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Bladed Weapons

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
5 years 39 weeks ago, 8:55 PM

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put that hatchet in a bucket of water to make the handle swell back up.have to do it once in a while.wipe with oil when done to prevent rust.

5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:07 PM

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Thanks GP, didn't even think of that for the handle. I will give that a shot.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 5:06 AM

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This works to Greasy

the way my Grand-dad would store hatchets and axes was leaving the heads sticking in a bucket of sand soaked in motor oil year round.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 9:17 PM

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try this site

http://sogknives.com/ for starters, they are good quality and affordable.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:12 PM

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I've seen these knives

I've seen these knives before, I don't know anyone who owns one though so I didn't have the chance to see one in person or ask about the durability.

"...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
5 years 39 weeks ago, 5:12 AM

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I just got one.......

Haven't had it but about two weeks, but love it! Can pick one up off EBay for around $55, if you look hard enough!

SOG Aegis
Aegis AE-01 Aegis (ee-jis), which in Greek means shield or protection, is also the code name for the world's premier integrated air defense system and the sea-based element of the United States Ballistic Missile Defense System. Our comprehensive Aegis line of premier folders is fully integrated with top end systems. Start to open the knife, and let Aegis finish the action with a bang, using one of the surest assisted technologies (S.A.T.) out there! Our trademark bayonet reversible clip, built in safety with red/ready to go, checkered DigiGrip™ handles, and tacky rubber inserts all contribute to make Aegis a platform for today's changing world. Cover your back with Aegis outdoor or tactical blades. Taken from SOG's Website

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 3:37 PM

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veary nice

there is still time to get some knifes, I saw some on WWW.RSRGOUP.COM KERSHAW KNIVES OUR REMINGTON ALSO COLD STEEL.

5 years 39 weeks ago, 9:21 PM

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do you have a SOG?

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:30 PM

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yes the

Vietnam Tomahawk.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:34 PM

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yeah, I knew that. I was asking about the folding or fixed blades

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 7:36 AM

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my son has one

fixd blade SOG,and that folder that shak has is my next purchase,i carry a Gerber Gator now but its a sheath folder,i like the assisted opening feature.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:40 PM

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How do you like it? I noticed the SOG vietnam tomahawk weighs 1.5 lbs and the tactical tomahawk and the hand axe weigh in around 1 lb., and I'm used to something with a little more heft for use in chopping wood or whatever else a hatchet might be needed for.

Do you find it still has enough heft even at 1 lb. total weight?

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 7:32 AM

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I like it

all the weight is in the head,the handle is fiberglass,the way the blade is attached and reinforced at the handle i think makes it very sturdy,i am adding a paracord lanyard.If your looking for a firewood hatchet this might be a little to light,but by being light its more apt to be carried than stashed in the truck.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 11:53 PM

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420 Stainless-commonly used in cheap knives. If you're a diver you want 420 stainless. It contains less than .5% carbon and a significant percentage of chromium. This makes 420 stainless corrosion resistant, but with poor edge retention qualities (less hardness).

440 Stainless (A-B-C) This steel contains chromium and more carbon than 420. A blade that just says 440 is likely 440A. 440C is considered a high quality stainless for a blade. It has a hardness of ~57 Rockwell. Any 440 is less corrosion resistant, but better at edge retention (also more difficult to sharpen, as a side note).

AUS-6, 8, 10. Japanese stainless steel, similar to the 440 grades, but with a little less carbon in each grade. This also includes vanadium, which increases the blade's resistance to wear. It also has slightly less chromium than the 440's, which gives it better edge retention as well.

Carbon Steel-often displays a number grade which can be used to approximate carbon content of the steel. Carbon is present in all steel, as the percentage increases it improves hardness and tensile strength, as well as decreasing corrosion resistance. 1095 steel is ~.95% carbon, for instance-this is commonly used to create a well known knife named the Ka-Bar.

A couple examples of the steels above-

Gil Hibben throwing axes-420 Stainless-decent hand axe that is a suitable thrower. You'll need to keep this sharp regularly, but it won't rust easily..

Ka-Bar-1095 Carbon is most commonly used for these renowned combat knives.

SOG's Daggert2-AUS-8 One of SOG's newer model combat knives, comes with a kydex sheath.

If you're looking for a combat knife, the Ka-Bar mentioned above as well as the Sykes Fairbairn (British commando knife) are good options in my opinion.

Another thing that you should consider when looking at blades is the tang-any fixed blade you purchase should be full tang, meaning the steel in the blade extends to the butt cap of the hilt-anything less isn't as safe.

A third point to consider is the temper (heat treatment). A poor temper can wreck quality steel, while a good temper can significantly improve poorer quality steel. Carbon steel can be differentially heat treated (meaning one edge of the blade has a greater temper for a hard edge on the cutting side, with a stronger back on the side of the blade with a lesser temper.) Unfortunately, temper cannot be assessed by the eye-your best bet is to stick with a reputable knife maker. Temper is the most important factor in creating a good strong, hard blade, but due to the difficulties in assessing it in a constructed blade, steel type and blade shape are more likely to be evaluated when most people look at them.

Like a good gun, a good blade should fit your hand well, particularly if you ever intend to use it for combat. If expect you may use a blade for combat at some point, I do suggest that you do get some training with it.

The list above is not even close to exhaustive, but covers some of the common steels used. Several other elements can be mixed with steel to change the physical properties of the alloy as well. A little more research on the internet should give you a good idea of what other options are out there. I like the three knives listed above, but note that it is my personal preference-they may or may not work well for you. Hope that helps!

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:00 AM

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Thanks Doom, very helpful info!

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:45 AM

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what do you think of the Natural being offered on CRKT?...Im looking doe an everyday carry and i love the look .im not into the double bladed boyscout looking knives.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 12:22 AM

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Ebear-CRKT Natural

Looks like a good qualtiy blade-Rockwell of 58-59 would put it in the 440C class (that's what I saw advertised on it at least-I've never held/seen one of these in person)-although the steel-8Cr13MoV-is a Chinese version of stainless that is supposed to temper to about Rockwell 56-58. I've got several folders, I consider them good utility knives, but I do prefer a full tang (fixed) blade for self defense that is balanced for throwing. I'm not a big fan of the finger grips on the hilt-it may not feel natural when you reverse your grip on them from blade forward to blade backward. Many folding knives are designed to be held blade forward.. I've also lost a couple knives that had the "removeable" gear clip, btw. Looks nice though, I'll agree with that.

Here's the part you really won't like though-
From the Illinois code:
720 ILCS 5/33A-1... A person is considered armed with a
dangerous weapon... when he carries on or about his person
or is otherwise armed with a category I or category II
weapon. (b) A category I weapon is a [firearm or] a knife
with a blade at least 3 inches in length, dagger, dirk,
switchblade knife, stiletto, or any other deadly or
dangerous weapon of like character.

Even the small one is illegal in Illinois, with a 3.25" blade. With the "outburst" mechansim, that may also be considered a switchblade by your local authorities (although outburst mechanism can be removed.) Either way, under your state's draconian weapons laws, it sounds like you can go to jail for that knife for possession of a dangerous weapon just based on the blade length if the resource I found is accurate. .The page I found this on was updated on 12/18/2010, according to the time stamp, so I believe it is currently accurate. That definition of a category I weapon is pretty broad man, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 7:32 AM

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better stick to

your nail file ebear.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:18 AM

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I think it would be

easier to state what is legal in Illinois rather than illegal, and speaking of illegal, ebear, hows your family? Merry Christmas buddy

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 7:13 PM

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lmao!!!!

well now. i've got my mind right....im now gonna get the Kershaw Zero Tolerance either the 200 or the 350...i really liked the Stryder 300 but 235.00 is allot for a knife....the ones im looking at are around 112.00 - 130.00...I checked out the 300 and wow!!!! as far as the laws...i'll take my chances i guess.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 12:19 AM

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Kershaw..

I've the Blur Tanto clipped in my back pocket ( my cut anything ) and clipped in my front pocket is my Leek (my scalpel)...

Diamond honed, and the steel never looses an edge...

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 8:59 PM

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I love knives. I'm actually more comfortable using a knife than a gun for a variety of reasons. Things I hold to be true:

1. Every folding knife I've spent less than $50 on has been a disappointment, or even a dangerous piece of junk. For most fixed blades I use this as a guideline; if I spend less than $50 it strictly for a dedicated-use or limited-use tool.

2. Gil Hibben reads/looks at/watches way too much Star Trek, Conan the Barbarian, etc.

3. Most factory knives designed with assistance from Top-40 special operations personnel (Marcinko, etc.) are way overpriced and under-performing.

4. Custom knives are worth it, but only if they fulfill a specific need or mission requirement that a good factory blade cannot. I'm in month 16 in the wait for a Mad Dog...his stuff is worth it, and the proto I'm waiting on looks exactly like a knife I've wanted to 'commission' for a good while now.

5. Most knives, even expensive factory blades, have poorly made sheaths. I realized that most folks buying a $250 Cold Steel blade will rarely if ever carry it, don't know how to use if efficiently, and often never use it at all. It's still annoying for those of us who pay good $$ for a good $$ only to find out the hard way that the crummy plastic or pseudo-leather sheath will break the first time you train with the knife.

6. The only folders that have never let me down are Benchmade and Spyderco (non-Byrd only!). Spyderco has consistently surpassed my expectations, with both their folders and their fixed blades.

7. In general, with very few real-life exceptions, knives are for cutting/stabbing/slicing, and axes/hatches are for splitting, cleaving, and hacking. Experience outdoorsmen carry both, and know that one rarely does the job of the other very well.

5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:00 PM

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You do know you're knives, I have been looking for a belt with knifes on it. But right now I need another pair of jean's this keep falling, and I have been eating all day to day, so I can keep up. and not feel tired. our loose more weight.

5 years 38 weeks ago, 6:45 PM

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I know an arobic exersise that will help you gain weight....you'll see results in about ohhh..9 months or so....im trained profetionally in this ancient mexican art

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 4:33 PM

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Ebear No Thank you

Not for me, I got enough on my Plate right now.

5 years 38 weeks ago, 6:46 PM

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ok....we can do this in a pot if you like

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 6:55 PM

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but seriously

give me some good Sheath sites to check out. i wanna get one for my new folder.im thinking 5 inches and a good surdy material cause i have the g-10 scales on the handle.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 11:46 AM

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Blind Horse Knives

Take a look at Blind Horse Knives, Yes, they are of high carbon steel...yes you have a choice of handle material,,,and yes they come with a good quality sheath. Now, before all the hooplaaaa about rusting, etc....think about ease of sharpening, edge hold, etc.....Yes I do own a number of knives, such as Randall, R.A.T. (now ESSE), Ontario (from way back), SOG's, and more...These BHK's are designed, and made as tools to use, and are a bargain, for the price! Check it out...Not bad at all.

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5 years 38 weeks ago, 12:01 PM

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i checked out the site....You are right very nice knives...however i live and work in the city and fixed blades are not condusive to my environment. i needed a good folder which i now have. but i would recomend this site to my fellow rednecks who only wear shoes for weddings or as they call them " family get togethers....lol j/k...good site though

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 10:09 AM

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Ah, knives.

So happy to see this has been added. I'll try not to blow my load on one post here, so just a few ideas on general purpose knives:

CRKT has some great folders and their M16-series holds an edge very well. The tanto-style blade is a bit harder to sharpen thatn a curved blade.

Ken Onion folders by Kershaw are great little knives, and that speed assist opening really makes them quick.

Benchmade folders are good, but a pit pricey for utility knives and they don't hold their edge as well as they should for the money.

Gerber folders are garbage.

Overall, my choice would be a CRKT folder for defense or utility, but my next knife is going to be a Cold Steel Spartan to see how I like that brand's folders. I have an SRK and Recon Tanto, and they are both great

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 11:17 AM

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Matt............

the are several good knife makers/brands out there.One thing to is consider what you will be using for.And always maintain the edge,the best thing is to check it after every use or as often as possible to maintain it's ultimate sharpest.Keep the egde consistance from day one.Buy a less expensive knife and practice honing,it's an art.That's my opinion.Good knife brands,Gerber,Benchmade(pricey but for $5.00 they will factory sharpen anytime and repair anything for free),SOG,Schrade(old timer),Buck,Kershaw,Emerson(real pricey)Chris Reeves(pricey).I own at least one of all these brands..Benchmade(mostly) and Gerber (I have many of each).Also Matt beware of E-Bay knives a lot of knock-offs out there.......Sportmans guide has good deals on some major brand names....these my be knock-offs or seconds but would be good to start off with.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 8:46 PM

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Thanks Sarge, I think I will start out with a couple lower-end Gerbers. They have some good folders and fixed blades that are fairly inexpensive. I have already picked up a stone and some honing oil and I'm going to work on a couple old kitchen knives laying around. Does anyone use a strop for between-use "polishing"?

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The above caused me to bring this old post of mine out of retirement..for those who havent seen it. i got a little "to serious" about knife sharping some years ago when i had an extra income bussiness doing it.. following is from a lot of trial and research.. This is one of my favorite subjects in the world, which i guess goes to show what an odd ball i really am.. I just commented about what a strange and wonderful world our Gunsluts is, and maybe this is the sorta thing that makes it that way..

Some things in life can't be defined in normal parameters.. A group of liberals sitting around talking about sharpening knifes is sorta hard to imagine.. yet im guessing you guys are with me on this one, putting an edge on a blade.. a real edge, not a burr ridden edge that "feels" sharp, but a razor to scalpel sharp edge that you honestly dont feel when your cut, is a true form of artistry, and can be one of lifes little pleasures..

So with that in mind.. lets talk about it. Let me say as an opener that in the last 30 years that i have been "serious" about this subject, I've noticed when ever the subject comes up, and i bring up some pointers, i get that, hold on bubba, im an Alpha fuck'n male.. I know how to sharpen a knife attitude.. and good on ya if you do.. but if you will listen for a bit i might be able to take you from sharp to razor edge.. to razor to scalpel edge.. for real..

In 1980 i was given a tri stone sharping kit.. sure you've all seen them or have them.. For reasons unknown to me, i fell in love with putting an edge on a blade.. this progressed to buying a number of hard Arkansas stones..and as it was before the age of the Internet, doing research was difficult, it started with a lot of reading, conversations with others, the usual stuff..

At the same time i was camping with the same group of guys every weekend, and i would take my stones along (obvious, but talking about the sharping ones dummies) .. Like all of life, getting positive reinforcement, (and free beer and doobies) goes a long way toward making you excel at a field..

So pretty soon i started stropping with leather, this believe it or not is not half as easy as the old barber throwing the straight razor up and down a couple of times.. and as a matter of fact that's exactly how i finally learned how to do it.. i talked to three of four old time barbers.. I've always cut my own hair (#2 clipper) so i would go into a neighborhood shop, look for the oldest guy there, and just tell him i was really into putting on an edge.. That did it.. Every man likes to share something thier good at.. (hence this post kids).. and i was soon doing scalpels. period !

The whole thing starts with angle, runs 20 degree thing is on the money for all around knife, and 25-30 for an edge that lasts longer or gets harder use.. When i was going for scalpel i would drop down below 15 degrees.. but that's a different story. 20 degrees is a good rule of thumb.. runs also said don't worry about "drawing" the blade a circle will do the job.. yes and no. a circle works, but not nearly as well.. to get the best edge pure and simple you have to do the "slice" thing.. a lot of this is lubrication..(I'll leave the obvious female jokes aside) but it's just as important.. You have to keep the stone really wet to keep it the shavings off it.. Lets try to do this by the numbers..

1) the hardness of the stone.. the softer the stone the more it will grind the blade, rule of thumb is to continue harder and harder stones till the blade starts to "roll".. you can absolutely feel this..

2) After you have an edge that can shave the hair off your arm, your now getting close..

3) At this point you really have to have a good hard arkansas stone.. focus on dropping the angle little by little each time (always doing slices) till you feel the edge "roll"..

4) The blade should now be sharp enough to easily shave hair..and will feel real sharp..that's not the edge.. this is so cool..this is the point where it gets fun.. your feeling the burrs, and as soon as you deburr you start getting into real sharpness...

5) Your now at the point of stooping.. and this takes a couple of different finishes of leather. the best thing to do is what i did... go to an old barber shop, and ask if they will sell you one of thier old ones.. they usually have three of four belts.. the old razor strap now has a "positive" purpose.. OK, guess it always did, but now a fun one..

6) The trick on stropping is actually pretty difficult, and a matter of practice.. the one thing i can tell you is don't do it the way you see it done on the screen.. never "roll" the blade.. again your going from softer to harder leather..and when you come to the edge of the draw "lift" the blade dont roll it..

7) After the burrs are off.. you go to paper.. drawing not slicing.. then you go to flat glass...
again your always drawing not slicing after you leave the stone..

At this point you should have a scary sharp edge.. this is where you can easily shave with it, and do a bit of minor surgery should the need arise.. enjoy.. I progressed to the point of having a home bussiness in Tucson "Ed's Edges".. and to this day, love...ya think.. the subject.

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Richland, MO, United States

I can get it shaving sharp with a stone and steel

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 32 weeks ago, 5:37 PM

Anonymous

SOG Japan

I have 2 sogs made in japan
the 'Desert Dagger' and the 'Boot' they both are worth more then chinamade anything.
The desert dagger can be seen in action in 'Kill Bill' with uma thurman dancing with it
This knife is perfect for Texas pig sticking

For axes its springfield and the SPAX

5 years 27 weeks ago, 12:21 AM

jay sedler

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as far as work axes go,for practical use,i havent found aything id trade my gerber/fiskars for yet.gerber has fiskars make their axes and paint on the geber logo that adds aprox50% more price.i have several fiskars and one gerber they all have very hard carbon steel heads so dont hit the ground or they chip,but you will almost never have to sharpen them,and the head will never come loose.they guarantee you cant break the handle either.my large one lives in the backyard year round for years now and is virtualy untouched dy the efects of the outdoors.the head has a deep bronze patina but thats it no pits and no uv damage to the handle.

CRY HAVOC and let slip the dogs of war!
4 years 31 weeks ago, 6:05 PM

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Smith & Wesson

I recently bought a S&W Extreme Ops with 3 1/4" blade and half serration and its a great knife! would recommend it great price too.

4 years 31 weeks ago, 6:29 PM

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Rugerman...

I've never used the S&W knives, but have some friends who have. Heard good things about them. Hope it works well for you. I generally use SOG or benchmade. I used to use gerber, till had a folder fold close on my fingers. Only issue I ever had, but once was enough. LOL!

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 10:39 AM

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Wal-Mart

Of all places is selling some really good knives, Gerbers especially, at awesome prices. I've bought several and am really happy with all of them.

4 years 29 weeks ago, 11:23 AM

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i carry a kershaw speed safe that can be purchased at wally world for quite a bit less than if bought at a gun or knife store

CRY HAVOC and let slip the dogs of war!
4 years 28 weeks ago, 9:59 AM

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Seen those!

jay sedler wrote:
i carry a kershaw speed safe that can be purchased at wally world for quite a bit less than if bought at a gun or knife store

Thought about getting one, too. Are they up to par with the Gerbers?

4 years 28 weeks ago, 11:28 PM

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it is my pocket blade of choice.not too expensive,not too cheap,hard hard steel,holds a good edge,but don't pry on it.had 2 now.woulda only had one,but the first i had for years,from when they first came out was lost/stolen.

CRY HAVOC and let slip the dogs of war!
4 years 28 weeks ago, 10:00 AM

MattyTheJet

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Okay

jay sedler wrote:
it is my pocket blade of choice.not too expensive,not too cheap,hard hard steel,holds a good edge,but don't pry on it.had 2 now.woulda only had one,but the first i had for years,from when they first came out was lost/stolen.

That's all I needed to hear. Going to check on one tomorrow.

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