What is your Favorite Knife? - Page 4




 
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December 19th, 2005  
godofthunder9010
 
 
http://www.sitemason.com/files/kCplXa/kukri.jpg
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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.
December 19th, 2005  
Doppleganger
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
http://www.sitemason.com/files/kCplXa/kukri.jpg
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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.
I've got one of those blades as it happens. It was given to my dad by a member of the Ghurka Regiment when my dad was serving in Borneo with the Gordon Highlanders. It needs sharpened but it's the genuine article.
December 21st, 2005  
godofthunder9010
 
 
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?
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December 21st, 2005  
deerslayer
 
 
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  
godofthunder9010
 
 
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  
deerslayer
 
 
godofthunder: a poster above me asked about engraving carbon, so I just said it could be done. Major element here is cost, though.
December 21st, 2005  
DTop
 
 
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.



December 21st, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
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.




I watched a History Channel episode of "Shootouts" about 3 Soldiers taking out a mortar team in Iraq. They killed all but two who ran into a marsh and were firing from the reeds. One was killed by a Soldier but one of our guys was hit. The other two waited but didn't hear the last bad guy so one of our guys said "I'll get the _____! and pulled his combat knife and went in the water kicking around the bottom. The other insurgent got away in the fight but the knife our guy pulled was a KaBar. Still going strong after all these wars.
June 14th, 2012  
SGTSanderson
 
my favourite knife, well i say knife, is the sword that i bought in scotland, its called a claymore, you ought to see one of them
June 15th, 2012  
LeEnfield
 
 
The one that goes with the fork and spoon