About What is your Favorite Knife? Page 4
|December 19th, 2005||#31|
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EDIT: Found exactly the Knife I'd want up there.
a big blade, I'd take a Kukri over just about anything. I'd get it custom made, Damascas steel prolly. Something that will take quite a beating. A Roman Gladius is wouldn't be a bad choice either, but it would be a bit larger. One of those two would be excellent for situation where I've got no gun or I'm out of ammo. The Kukri also is great for hacking your way through underbrush and chopping down small trees, so its a great all-around thing to have with you.
Small blade, there are lots that I like and I'd have a lot of shopping to do.
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Last edited by Redleg; December 19th, 2005 at 19:29..
|December 19th, 2005||#32|
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Frederick 1, Barbarossa
|December 21st, 2005||#33|
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Interesting. Is it a Damascas steel blade by any chance? I know that many in India specialize in making Damascas, but no idea if it was being done in WW2. I wonder what the value of the knife would be exactly?
|December 21st, 2005||#34|
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engraving carbon knives... yes, I believe it is possible. Pricing would be your one majro concern.
I agree on the Khukuri, I've always wanted one (big machete user and conneseiur). Personally, I wouldn't mind an Emerson CQC6 or maybe a Frequent Flyer. But I don't need anything expensive. A nice caping knife and a plethora of utility knives, and I'm set for everything from hunting to personal defense.
|December 21st, 2005||#35|
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Not sure I follow the "engraving carbon knives" bit, since a correctly forged Damascas steel blade gets its look from the method in which it was forged. I certainly wouldn't bother with a fake, painted/printed on Damascas. Be kinda pointless. The whole reason to go with Damascas is because its extremely good steel. The cost would most certainly be prohibitive, but an excellently made Damascas Kukri would cost less than many firearms.
A few different small throwables wouldn't be bad to have along. Mostly would want my Leatherman Wave along for the rest of utility functions.
|December 21st, 2005||#37|
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Nice choices of knives in here. These days my favorite kind of knife is a steak knife with a nice thick cut of black angus 8)
Seriously, I guess the one I've carried the most is the old classic Buck Model 110.
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|December 21st, 2005||#38|
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I don't think you can fool Mother Nature with trying to pass off acid etched blades for Damascus. They are made by layering different metals then folding, punching, twisting, while hammer welding the steel. Every maker has his own patterns. Acid only etches the surface but unless there aren't layers, they wont turn out a pattern.
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Last edited by Missileer; December 21st, 2005 at 19:58..