Show off your knives (or other sharp and pointy things)

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Sparky_D, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D I'm a frayed knot...

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    I noticed a few knife enthusiasts in the "What are your other hobbies" thread, so I figured I'd start a thread to show off your knives.

    Here, you can post pictures of your collections or favorite blades, be they fixed, folding, wrapped, unwrapped, long, short, somewhere in between, factory, custom, handmade, improvised, common, rare, pointy, blunt, whatever...

    I'll start off with pics of some of my primary fixed blade knives:

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    Clockwise from top left; Ka Bar BK2, BK14, ESEE Izula, Glock 78 (Blk and OD), Cold Steel GI Tanto, Cold Steel SRK (Japan), Ontario Pilots Survival Knife (6-91), Gerber LMF II (CB), Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate, Gerber Prodigy, S&W HRT2, S&W HRT1


    Now, let's see yours :D
     
  2. MrParacord

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    How is that Bear Grylls knife? Is that version 1 or 2?
    I wanted that knife when it first came out but then they quickly made a version 2 due to some flaws.
     

  3. HardcoreSlot

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    Just pass on all of those BG Gerbers... they have 7 I think that are recalled for one thing or the other... bad steel bad sheaths. just not great stuffs.

    Here is one of my custom blades. Forged out of a farrier's rasp then ground, beveled, and heat treated. Oak handles and leather dangler sheath with ferro rod holder. This is my personal beater, and I hammered the hell out of it on a handful of camping trips this summer. Its is sharp as heck and stays that way. I did baton it a little big to make sure my heat treat was sufficient, and even tho the full flat grind isnt the best for that it performed well. Most camp tasks were a breeze with it. This thing is a marshmallow stick MACHINE! lol.

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    And my current EDC blade is the new(ish) Emerson built by Kershaw CQC-4k.
    This thing has a 3+ in blade and is built like a tank but is still really lightweight. only 4oz.
    The wave is way cool. comes out of the pocket and is open in an instant. and that tacticooool color, mmmmmm.....
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  4. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D I'm a frayed knot...

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    It's the Version 2. The V1's had pommel issues, IIRC.

    I used it for one weekend camping session as my primary blade.

    It held up nicely. The ferocium rod made quick work of starting a fire with some dried moss as tinder. The blade kept its edge without needing redressing.

    I used the pommel to hammer in my broad aluminum GI tent stakes (you know the ones) as well as the tripod for my camp fire. I was able to pound them into the hard packed ground with little problem.

    I also battoned some 2-3" branches for kindling and it made quick work of them.

    The grip's a little thin in my big hands, but I would feel pretty comfortable relying on this as my primary blade in the field.

    It was actually one of the first that I bought when looking for a field knife. The ferocium rod and built in sharpener were big selling points. I would have preferred one without serrations, but I got it at such a good price, I wasn't about to complain.

    From the above list, my preferred primary field knives are (in order of preference):

    1: Ka Bar Becker BK2
    2: Cold Steel SRK
    3: Gerber LMF ii
    4: Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate
    5: Gerber Prodigy
    6: Glock 78
    7: Ontario Pilots Survival
    8: Cold Steel GI Tanto

    The other 4 blades are too small, IMHO, for a primary field knife.
    The ESEE and BK14 are fantastic secondary blades, but the steel and the sheaths on the S&W HRT knives is lacking.
     
  5. MrParacord

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    I'm glad the BG knife worked for you. I haven't heard any bad things about the second version of that knife like I did about the first version.
     
  6. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D I'm a frayed knot...

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    I have to agree with Hardcore that the Bear Grylls Gerbers are pretty overhyped and generally overpriced (the BG-U is the essentially a branded Prodigy with a flat pommel), but I got mine at Target with online price match to $34.00 + tax. I just couldn't pass it up.

    I do still want to get the BG hatchet, but my Eastwing does just fine, so there's no urgency. I'll wait for a super deal to be had...
     
  7. ThePrepDerp2

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    Uh..... Bear grylls paracord knife and Ritter rsk mk5 and that's it... Wow
     
  8. MrParacord

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    I've been carrying this knife for about 3 weeks now. I have two of them but one stays at home.

    I'm still trying to figure out if I want paracord on it or not. Just ignore the paracord on the knife.

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  9. crabapple

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    I carry a P-38 can opener on my car keys & house keys.
    I carry a Stonebridge combo blade folder, a buck folder as a back up.
    I have a Rostfrei folder, & a mini Kut Master combo folder.
    All my straight blade knife are custom bench made knifes.
    All have exotic wood handles, I use the chef knife more then all the other straight blade knives.
    I wish I could say I made the custom blades, but they were made by "Peak Knives" in S.C.
    Peak Knives is a one man operation, but one of the best of 5 or 6 knife maker here, that I know.
    Most of you will not know the folders name, because they are cheap Chinese blades.
    I would not want to kill a bear with them, but I do not bear hunt, so they do just fine.
     
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  10. MrParacord

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    How do you keep your P38 from opening while on your keys?
     
  11. crabapple

    crabapple New Member

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    It can happen, but not often.
    I think the keys on each side keeps it close.
    I got the P-38 in basic training in the Winter of 79-80.
     
  12. cv66seabear

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    Oh thank goodness thought I was the only one who can't stop buying knives!
    I'll put some pics together!
    :)
     
  13. MrParacord

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    I was thinking about some kind of sleeve to carry a P38 and attach it to a keyring.

    I got my P38 last year at a Outdoor Sports show.
     
  14. HardcoreSlot

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    How about an o-ring that is just big enough to go around the P38 and keep it closed? maybe notch it so it stays in place?
     
  15. crabapple

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    O-ring is a good ideal.
    You could use electric heat shrink tube also.
     
  16. MrParacord

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    I would have to buy a wider sized heat shrink tubing.
     
  17. ThePrepDerp2

    ThePrepDerp2 New Member

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    Getting myself a victorinox huntsman as a present for myself for getting all a's this semester
     
  18. dirtneck23

    dirtneck23 New Member

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    ImageUploadedByParacord Forum1422584119.787584.jpg here is what I carry
     
  19. ThePrepDerp2

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