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    Fixed Blade Bugout (-ish)?

    I'd have a look around at some of the production versions of the Kephart design, personally. Most will have some handle swell even though the originals don't, and while the blade shape isn't exact it's in the same ballpark and should do the same jobs.
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    Why a cleaver blade?

    Although I also dislike cleaver style knives, I think aesthetics might actually be a real reason that people might enjoy them. Having a flat "nose" on the knife lends itself to a different visual appeal than many other knives. Also there could be argued to be a small benefit in longevity. The...
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    So I'm Thinking About A Khukuri...

    I'll send in another vote for a traditionally made Khukuri. If you have no real use for one (don't worry, neither do I!) then the cool factor of having a genuine hand made piece from Nepal becomes all the more worth it. In particular, if you want something ultra useful without spending a bunch...
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    Collecting: What’s your plan/goal?

    My ideal collecting goal is to get things of which I like the idea, whether that be custom or production. (My wish list at this point is several hundred knives long) In reality though, my priority is filling a niche with whatever my next purchase is. I've got several edc knives, I've got a few...
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    Pointless knives , what are they good for ?

    Although I also dislike cleaver style knives, I think aesthetics are another reason that people might enjoy them. Having a flat "nose" on the knife lends itself to a different visual appeal than many other knives. Also there could be argued to be a small benefit in longevity. The straight edge...
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    which cold steel recon 1 blade style to get?

    Tanto is great for a lot of rough work, the abrupt angle that Cold Steel does is very useful for things like scraping. Plus the tanto will be hardest to break off the tip. Personally I chose the spear point when I got mine. The belly on the blade lends itself to a wider variety of tasks in...
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    What’s your preferred folder size

    Medium category exclusively for me unless I'm in a place with a length limit, which thankfully Canada doesn't have (yet).
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    Neck knife?

    For me, the main use of my knack knife in situations where I don't want to lone out my good folder but I'm wearing clothes that don't properly facilitate carrying a second one. Often times this means wearing slacks or smaller pocketed pants. Plus the neck knife being a fixed blade means it's one...
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    Is it safe to send a friend a regular folder if I'm in the US and he's in Canada?

    I'll agree that for a better answer, you'll have to be a bit more specific on the style and build of the knife. That said, the border law as it is now basically defines any one handed knife as illegal so there will always be an element of risk to sending something through the mail. Disassembly...
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    Bring it back!

    ZT 0620 & 0630! If I could get those again, preferably with thinner stock, I would jump on it.
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    The "one knife" question. With a difference.

    My grandpa was a serious hunter throughout his life, he's taken almost every game animal in Canada. Sadly I just missed being able to hunt with him as he got too old just as I came of age. But throughout his entire life, he exclusively used a Grohmann #1. That knife still has some life in it...
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    A strange knife grip trend

    I think the idea is to create an extremely grippy handle like can be done with a cord wrap, but by making it out of a solid handle scale you can have it made by machine in bulk instead of by hand. Plus, maybe even more importantly to the producers, it removes the risk of having the wrap come...
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    Giveaway: Aurora Borealis Kodiak Chopper ! WINNER ANNOUNCED + OFFER

    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome blade! If I get lucky and win, I'd love a satin finish with a green handle.
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    HRC for bone cleaver

    I know that there are tons of talented smiths who sell here on the forum. I'd recommend have a look at some of their work first as it helps support the community. There is a whole sub forum for makers who make kitchen knives and I've seen some wonderful stuff there.
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    HRC for bone cleaver

    Yeah, the trouble is that edge holding and brittleness tend to go hand in hand. If you want something to cut through bone with any amount of regularity, it will have to be pretty soft to keep from breaking or getting tons of chips in the edge. Unless you used something that was extremely thick...
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    Kukri Question

    I'll throw in another vote for Himalayan Imports. I have 2 and they are pretty much bomb proof knives. If your friend knows knives, then they would probably appreciate the khukuri being an authentic piece that was made by hand. It helps add to the thoughtfulness of the gift, I think. Plus...
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    Recommendation? Kershaw Camp 18 vs Condor El Salvador machete

    Hey Everyone, So after a couple days of deliberation I've landed on the Camp 18. It's the only one I can get locally, and the plastic sheath is nice because I can store it without worrying about leather getting damp or drying out or anything, which is nice. Thanks to everyone for their input...
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    Recommendation? Kershaw Camp 18 vs Condor El Salvador machete

    Thanks for the suggestion bikerector! I hadn't considered a custom piece because about $150 total is my max budget at the moment. But knowing that I might be able to get something Canadian made is certainly really nice. I'll definitely keep an eye out for David's work on the forum in the future...
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    Recommendation? Kershaw Camp 18 vs Condor El Salvador machete

    Interesting point on the Skrama, Henry. Maybe I'll pick one up some time, but perhaps not now if I've already got some options. I was thinking about getting just a classic Tramotina, but because I am in a smaller Canadian city, nowhere has any that I can pick up locally. It's all Gerber stuff...
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    Recommendation? Kershaw Camp 18 vs Condor El Salvador machete

    Oh yeah! I've heard if it from when that company's puuko design got a lot of traction a few years back, but hadn't even considered it as an option. That's a great idea, thank you.
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