Now I know the main purpose of this site is for the discussion of firearms, but I recently have become very interested in bladed weapons/tool, especially knives and hatchets.
Is anyone fairly knowledgeable about blades?
Currently I have a few pocket/utility knives, mostly folding. I have a couple of fixed blade knives that I bought when I was a teenager because I thought they looked cool, but they are fairly soft steel and aren't very useful for anything.
I have an old hatchet I inherited from my dad that has a wood handle, but the axe head always comes loose, I have it shimmed right now to stay put.
I want to buy a new multi-purpose hatchet and a couple of new knives for general use. Nothing really specialized as of yet (such as hunting).
Any suggestions on where to start? I have started reading some on what kind of steel is best, but I figured you all might be able to put it in plain language for me.
"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
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