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Re: 🗡️ DD: Dagger Disease - The Knife Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2018, 09:34:21 PM »

No, Sorry, They are custom made for collectors by artisans who find the knife an attractive collectible like you do.

The cheapest among the one's pictured are a couple of grand. While they obviously can be used most just admire them as works of art, much like gun collectors collect pistols but rarely shoot them.

Not amazon fare but the stuff of gun and weapon collector antique sort of shops or shows that are held a few times a year for collectors and enthusiasts.

                                 
                                         SOG S1 Bowie Original | SOG Knives Collectors

                                         http://temp.sogknivescollectors.com/theknives/s1-bowie-original/
                                         

LOL.  I wouldn't pay a couple of grand for any knife, no matter how beautiful.  That is fucking nuts.

I actually just ordered a nice Bowie Knife that uses the same steel as that SOG.  I figured I should have a real Crocodile Dundee style Macho Man's knife in the collection.  :icon_sunny:


$26.99 on smile.amazon.com with FREE shipping!

It's as good as the SOG and a LOT cheaper!  Just as good looking too.

You gotta be nuts to spend $1000s for a fucking knife.  Only an idiot collector would do that.  ::)

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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2018, 03:34:55 AM »

No, Sorry, They are custom made for collectors by artisans who find the knife an attractive collectible like you do.

The cheapest among the one's pictured are a couple of grand. While they obviously can be used most just admire them as works of art, much like gun collectors collect pistols but rarely shoot them.

Not amazon fare but the stuff of gun and weapon collector antique sort of shops or shows that are held a few times a year for collectors and enthusiasts.

                                 
                                         SOG S1 Bowie Original | SOG Knives Collectors

                                         http://temp.sogknivescollectors.com/theknives/s1-bowie-original/
                                         

LOL.  I wouldn't pay a couple of grand for any knife, no matter how beautiful.  That is fucking nuts.

I actually just ordered a nice Bowie Knife that uses the same steel as that SOG.  I figured I should have a real Crocodile Dundee style Macho Man's knife in the collection.  :icon_sunny:


$26.99 on smile.amazon.com with FREE shipping!

It's as good as the SOG and a LOT cheaper!  Just as good looking too.

You gotta be nuts to spend $1000s for a fucking knife.  Only an idiot collector would do that.  ::)

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Understood and agreed on both points.

The Bowie has a very special masculine and powerful look  which I like. As to being a value shopper, that's me as well. Always looking for the most bang for a buck.

Were it a knife I were shopping for, used would not be out of the question for me either. What else is so durable and useful for such a long period of time?

What one can buy for a very low price at a flea market that looks like a piece of old junk to the seller and what can be done to it by the buyer when he takes it home and applies some elbow grease in restoring it is something value shoppers are keenly aware of.

This one will look as good and cut as good as a two grand one for us cheap pricks.  :icon_mrgreen: :laugh: 


                                       


                                       

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Re: 🗡️ DD: Dagger Disease - The Knife Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2018, 04:06:14 AM »
This one will look as good and cut as good as a two grand one for us cheap pricks.  :icon_mrgreen: :laugh: 


                                       
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Too Gaudy for me.  I'm not bidding on that one.

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🗡️ DD: Dagger Disease - How SHARP are your knives?
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2018, 04:21:22 AM »
I decided to do the Paper Test on a few of my knives, the new Damascus Steel Blades and some of my old "Go To" blades from the last decade, predating my becoming a Cripple.  You'll see quite a variety here in levels of sharpness amongst these blades, which range from a couple of my Folders I call "Big Brother" and "Little Brother" to a few Cooking Knives and the new Damascus Steel Razor & Skinning Knife.  Which one do you rank as Sharpest?  Which one is in most need of some TLC because it has turned into a fucking piece of shit because I have ignored it?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/LHSSjlWJl8w" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/LHSSjlWJl8w</a>

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Re: 🗡️ DD: Dagger Disease - The Knife Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2018, 04:28:06 AM »
This one will look as good and cut as good as a two grand one for us cheap pricks.  :icon_mrgreen: :laugh: 


                                       
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Too Gaudy for me.  I'm not bidding on that one.

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Yes, a bit outlandish for sure. Chosen just as an example of what is available used with free shipping as well.

Remember though that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, one man's junk another's treasure.

Let's try another for your more modern taste.

Brand New Free Shipping 12.95  How's that for value shopping?  Can you cxl the Amazon order??  :laugh: ;D

                                   


                                     
   
Survivor Fixed Blade Knife
    12" Overall Length
    7.25" Stainless Steel Blade - Reverse Serration
    3.5mm Blade Thickness
    4.75" Brown Wood Handle
    Includes Nylon Sheath
    Item is Brand New and Factory Sealed
    30 Day Money Back Guarantee


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Re: 🗡️ DD: Dagger Disease - The Knife Thread
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2018, 04:37:32 AM »
Let's try another for your more modern taste.

                                   
   
Survivor Fixed Blade Knife
    12" Overall Length
    7.25" Stainless Steel Blade - Reverse Serration
    3.5mm Blade Thickness
    4.75" Brown Wood Handle
    Includes Nylon Sheath
    Item is Brand New and Factory Sealed
    30 Day Money Back Guarantee


That's a good looking blade at a really good price for sure.  However, they don't list the type of steel used in the ad, which is the first thing I check out before making a BUY on a knife.

The other issue would be I already have  a couple of knives in this category, and this one doesn't look better.  In this category, I would only go for a new one in Damascus Steel.

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Re: 🗡️ DD: Dagger Disease - The Knife Thread
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2018, 05:19:29 AM »
I see Santa brought Eddie a new tongue sharpener....
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Re: 🗡️ DD: Dagger Disease - The Knife Thread
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2018, 05:25:10 AM »
I see Santa brought Eddie a new tongue sharpener....

Where do you see that?  Link please.

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Re: 🗡️ DD: Dagger Disease - The Knife Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2018, 06:54:17 AM »
Ah hell. I'll throw in. I have been meaning to write an article called "I like Big Knives and I can not lie".... if only as an excuse to post this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbhYz8_jPNc

My general rule is never to get a knife that is worth more than 100$

This was a hard learned rule.

In one situation, the knife fell out of its sheath during a hard run when....um.... doing something I wont post on line. I put myself in much more danger sneaking back past people to try and find it.

Worse. It was eventually stolen.

The insight came when I asked myself.... "Am I comfortable wiping fingerprints off this, dropping it in a dumpster and walking away". If you have to think about it, your knife costs too much.

The good news is that alot of amerikan knife companies understand this pricing if only for consumer friendliness.

I've bought two knives this year. One is my daily farm carry. I've had good luck with Ontario Knife company (Though their sheaths have gone down hill. I rebuilt an old sheath for it) Its a bowie. I find it a teeny bit light as my tendency is wanting the ability to get through bone. I should have gone one size up but most folks would find this huge. It's a shocking fight stopper and keeps visitors honest.... But I cant carry it off property because of canadian knife laws.

http://ontarioknife.com/shop/sp-5-bowie-knife.html

The next would be to point out that ColdSteel has a huge selection (of ugly knives) that are cheap and designed to be abused. The bowie machete is right priced

https://www.coldsteel.com/

But on a different direction, I bought a traditional Buck119 for a freind this year

 https://www.buckknives.com/product/119-special-knife/0119FAM01/

part of the reason for this is he is very Grey Man. He used to be a visually huge personality but he completely shifted his look to not be targeted by The Man. One of the reasons for the buck is that it comunicates to other experienced bush guys (hunters, loggers, farmers) that you know what you are doing (in a very conservative way) plus it stays in legal carry length and communicates tool instead of weapon.

As a bonus, This is what I added to my tac vest. It was hard to find it without serades but I eventually did.

https://www.gerbergear.com/Knives/Fixed/StrongArm-Fixed-Blade-Black-FE_31-002882

Second bonus is, this is the knife that never leaves my hip. It mainly because of the low profile of the sheath so it is never in the way and I forget about that it is there. Plus it doesnt look offensive.. and stays in the 3inch blade for several cities knife laws

https://www.buckknives.com/product/paklite-skinner-knife/0140FAM01/

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Re: 🗡️ DD: Dagger Disease - The Knife Thread
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2018, 08:30:35 AM »
Once the most common, but now hard to find, carbon steel knives are the easiest to put an edge on.

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« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2018, 08:57:47 AM »
When it comes to shear value, I find it hard to belive that there would be anything of quality better than this.

 https://www.coldsteel.com/tanto-machete-clampack.html

Plus, it is right sized for the job... and might be a suitable replacement for a billhook in tight places.

True story. I was in the Jamaican bush with a Maroon Community Elder. As experienced as bush guy can be. He didnt use a large machete. His was about this size.

As a bonus, he explaned that this size machete was how they were able to be the first group of slaves to fight the British to a standstill and force them to the table for treaty rights. 

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Re: 🗡️ DD: Dagger Disease - The Knife Thread
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2018, 09:02:43 AM »
Once the most common, but now hard to find, carbon steel knives are the easiest to put an edge on.

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https://www.cabelas.com/product/OPINEL-N-CARBON/2747182.uts?slotId=1

You didn't answer my question about this Damascus Steel Skinner:


$43 with FREE shipping.

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« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2018, 09:46:07 AM »
When it comes to shear value, I find it hard to belive that there would be anything of quality better than this.

 https://www.coldsteel.com/tanto-machete-clampack.html

Plus, it is right sized for the job... and might be a suitable replacement for a billhook in tight places.

True story. I was in the Jamaican bush with a Maroon Community Elder. As experienced as bush guy can be. He didnt use a large machete. His was about this size.

As a bonus, he explaned that this size machete was how they were able to be the first group of slaves to fight the British to a standstill and force them to the table for treaty rights.

So how SHARP are they?  I wanna see a Paper Test!  Break out the vid cam!

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Re: 🗡️ DD: Dagger Disease - The Knife Thread
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2018, 11:09:14 AM »
When it comes to shear value, I find it hard to belive that there would be anything of quality better than this.

 https://www.coldsteel.com/tanto-machete-clampack.html

Plus, it is right sized for the job... and might be a suitable replacement for a billhook in tight places.

True story. I was in the Jamaican bush with a Maroon Community Elder. As experienced as bush guy can be. He didnt use a large machete. His was about this size.

As a bonus, he explaned that this size machete was how they were able to be the first group of slaves to fight the British to a standstill and force them to the table for treaty rights.

So how SHARP are they?  I wanna see a Paper Test!  Break out the vid cam!

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Other than my sword, I dont own any Cold Steel products.... but while looking around, I found this. next quality up. still cheap. I'ld like one oh these but I have too many knives. Why dont we start with the vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UksPe10FBpY&list=PLTe3RkKsOrwFf-aituXPZ0vnZcAXilZvl&index=5

and this is how cheap they are  https://www.coldsteel.com/black-bear-machete-with-sheath-clampack.html 36$ merican. Try not to cream on it

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« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2018, 11:39:28 AM »
When it comes to shear value, I find it hard to belive that there would be anything of quality better than this.

 https://www.coldsteel.com/tanto-machete-clampack.html

Plus, it is right sized for the job... and might be a suitable replacement for a billhook in tight places.

True story. I was in the Jamaican bush with a Maroon Community Elder. As experienced as bush guy can be. He didnt use a large machete. His was about this size.

As a bonus, he explaned that this size machete was how they were able to be the first group of slaves to fight the British to a standstill and force them to the table for treaty rights.

So how SHARP are they?  I wanna see a Paper Test!  Break out the vid cam!

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Other than my sword, I dont own any Cold Steel products.... but while looking around, I found this. next quality up. still cheap. I'ld like one oh these but I have too many knives. Why dont we start with the vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UksPe10FBpY&list=PLTe3RkKsOrwFf-aituXPZ0vnZcAXilZvl&index=5

and this is how cheap they are  https://www.coldsteel.com/black-bear-machete-with-sheath-clampack.html 36$ merican. Try not to cream on it

You don't need to use Cold Steel to do a sharpness test.  You can do them on any knife at all.  I also didn't mean commercial videos of a Knife you might own, but rather a video of your OWN knives.

Insofar as the vid goes, that is a rather unfair test cutting that lower leg.  It's laying on a cutting board which won't move at all when you strike it.   You try the same thing on a person standing up,the leg will move as soon as you strike it.  You'll make a deep cut in the muscle for sure, but it is highly unlikely you shatter the bone.

I just did the Tomato Test on some knives in the kitchen collection as well as the new Damascus Steel  Skiner.  They did pretty well with a VERY ripe tomato (gotta eat this one today or it goes bad).  I'll have the vid up later in the day.

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