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Message started by Rat Man on Aug 1st, 2018 at 4:57pm

Title: Now That's a Knife
Post by Rat Man on Aug 1st, 2018 at 4:57pm
I can never find a big enough survival knife. A while back a friend sold me this one. All I know about it is that it was hand made in the Philippines. Its blade is 12" and overall length is 18". I believe that it's hefty enough to lop someones head off. My search is over.
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Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by kicktheotter on Aug 1st, 2018 at 5:38pm
You could always try a kukri. 34cm long blade and feels great in the hand :D
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Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by timpa on Aug 5th, 2018 at 6:19pm
Ratman:
In the 80's I have to buy exactly the same knife. (it was not a handicraft) But I did not buy it.

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by Rat Man on Jun 7th, 2019 at 4:30pm

Kick wrote on Aug 1st, 2018 at 5:38pm:
You could always try a kukri. 34cm long blade and feels great in the hand :D

The friend who rents my attic, Mike, has a Kukri. Last week I cleared an overgrown patch of my yard with it. I agree, it is a nice blade.

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by vetryan15 on Jun 7th, 2019 at 5:41pm
It's a nice knife too bad anything bigger then 2.5in is illegal to carry in your state. It's a shame.  I can carry my seax knife anywhere.  That has an 8in blade, and overall its 12in.

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by Rat Man on Jun 10th, 2019 at 8:52pm
   If I'm walking the dogs around town I sort of pay attention to the law (sometimes).  If I'm camping or fishing I carry any knife I want. 

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by vetryan15 on Jun 18th, 2019 at 9:42am

Kick wrote on Aug 1st, 2018 at 5:38pm:
You could always try a kukri. 34cm long blade and feels great in the hand :D

Is that an authentic from Nepal? I been looking at getting one from there

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by Kick on Jun 19th, 2019 at 6:43pm
It is. I really recommend the website I got it from: Tora Blades. They are always behind schedule and you'll have to wait months for it to show up, but they are just fantastic.

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by vetryan15 on Jun 20th, 2019 at 3:39pm
Kukri international is one i have been looking at. They are one of the 3 biggest kukri blacksmith's in the country

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by Rat Man on Dec 6th, 2019 at 10:26pm
    I did my first chore with my giant survival knife.  I chopped the twigs off of a bamboo staff.  Just that little job buggered up the edge.  My impressive looking knife is a piece of crap.  Fortunately I have others. 

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by Kick on Dec 7th, 2019 at 2:51am
Ah that sucks. My kukri is great but the problem I have is I SUCK at sharpening knives. Almost all mine are blunt right now so I'll need to sit down and actually try and do some proper sharpening.

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 8th, 2019 at 7:24am

Kick wrote on Dec 7th, 2019 at 2:51am:
Ah that sucks. My kukri is great but the problem I have is I SUCK at sharpening knives. Almost all mine are blunt right now so I'll need to sit down and actually try and do some proper sharpening.

I just learned how to use whet stones last year.  I invested in a set of diamond stones, and some small Arkansas stones for when i am in the woods. But super easy to learn in my experience.  I dont have space to lay the stones on a table, so i have to hold it in my hand. Which is a bit of a learning curve.

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by Kick on Dec 8th, 2019 at 10:23am
That is my main problem is lack of decent sharpening equipment. I think I'm going to bite the bullet eventually and get some good ones.

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 8th, 2019 at 11:21am
https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/DMT-6-Dia-Sharp-Kit-P404C127.aspx this the main one i used. Got it at the same price. Its awesome,  and not too expensive.  Plus diamond stones last the longest, from my research.  The company was somewhat helpful

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by Kick on Dec 8th, 2019 at 12:26pm

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 8th, 2019 at 11:21am:
https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/DMT-6-Dia-Sharp-Kit-P404C127.aspx this the main one i used. Got it at the same price. Its awesome,† and not too expensive.† Plus diamond stones last the longest, from my research.† The company was somewhat helpful


That looks great but the problem I have is being in Finland. Shipping from America is basically a no-go. I need to really go and see what's available over here I think.

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Dec 8th, 2019 at 12:47pm
My absolute favorite bush knife is my customized Cold Steel Bushman. Itís hard to find good carbon steel blades like this these days, especially at a reasonable price, but this one does everything I want it to.
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Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 8th, 2019 at 1:55pm

Kick wrote on Dec 8th, 2019 at 12:26pm:

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 8th, 2019 at 11:21am:
https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/DMT-6-Dia-Sharp-Kit-P404C127.aspx this the main one i used. Got it at the same price. Its awesome,† and not too expensive.† Plus diamond stones last the longest, from my research.† The company was somewhat helpful


That looks great but the problem I have is being in Finland. Shipping from America is basically a no-go. I need to really go and see what's available over here I think.

I know, you might be able to find that type and brand  in Finland

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 8th, 2019 at 1:59pm
I ened up learning fow to forge knives, and now carry my own forged seax style knife. In my state its legal to carry even if its a foot long knife. Lol. Once i get my forge up and running i will be back in business to sell again. Done a few trades as well in the past.

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by Rat Man on Dec 10th, 2019 at 11:28pm

vetryan15 wrote on Dec 8th, 2019 at 1:59pm:
I ened up learning fow to forge knives, and now carry my own forged seax style knife. In my state its legal to carry even if its a foot long knife. Lol. Once i get my forge up and running i will be back in business to sell again. Done a few trades as well in the past.


I'll be looking forward to it.

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by vetryan15 on Dec 11th, 2019 at 12:24pm
My older ones i made, i have posted on Instagram.  Only made about 10
Screen name vetryan15

Title: Re: Now That's a Knife
Post by Rat Man on Dec 11th, 2019 at 9:18pm
    I just checked them out.  Good stuff.  I also have a Ball Python, Ka.  Ka is almost thirty years old.  I used to have big snakes but they died a while back.  I had a Columbian Red Tailed Boa and an Albino Burmese Python. 

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