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Cheap and Cheerful Traditionals.

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Just Tom., Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    If it's small enough it's legal here in California, it would be nice if the limit was dropped.
     
  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I love the inexpensive knives that ordinary folks use and carry everyday around the world :) :thumbsup:

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  3. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    Imperial hammer brand cattle knife, 1938-1941 stamp.

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  4. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
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  5. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
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  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That's a good one Gev, been trying to upload pics of mine for the past 30 minutes o_O :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    One of my favorites and too bad out of production ? I put mine in my pocket for a little work around here. Dag nab those finicky connections ! Gice Scruff a hello for me !

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  8. Just Tom.

    Just Tom.

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    Apr 24, 2019
    I’m not sure how I feel about this one. The spring and liners seem to be formed together from a single piece of stamped metal, and the bail makes a cheap tinny clinking noise. The overall handle quality seems to be about on par with your average pair of nail clippers, and the pull is very stiff. The blade, however, is very good and stout with no play in any direction, and the carbon steel (1055 I think) holds a nice edge. I think I would carry it a lot more if it wasn’t so hard to open.
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  9. Just Tom.

    Just Tom.

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    Apr 24, 2019
    You would think with a name like CastorAitor it would at least have a spey blade... :D:rolleyes:
     
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  10. davek14

    davek14

    May 30, 2009
    :p:p:p:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  11. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    :eek:;)
     
  12. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I'm 99% positive there's a black ranger stockman like this in an 11$ 10 knife lot I've got coming from eBay.
    Utica and Colonial were two names mentioned as makes, but nothing was specified which is why I got it so cheap.
    Looks to be carbon steel and In excellent using condition.
    Maybe it'll turn me onto the stockman pattern
     
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  13. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    I just got a Chinese made kissing crane single blade barlow at a yard sale about 30 minutes ago with the exact same cover material as that RR. Kinda confirmed my suspicion that it is made in the same factory. Pics inbound as soon as I can take them and upload,but like Jack my service is being wonky.
     
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  14. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
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    Here's the Chinese Kissing Crane, looked them up, they go for about 10 bucks. Looks to be made in the same factory as Rough Rider, overall its a pretty good knife. Edge could use a reprofile,needs thinned down some.
     
  15. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
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  16. lonestar1979

    lonestar1979

    Mar 2, 2014
    I have and mostly edc and use these inexpensive traditional knives,and find them more useful than new ,expensive,overbuilt and sometimes useless modern offerings.These knives have thinner blades with basic and time proven blade shapes and steels that are easy to sharpen and maintain and to lose them or brake is not a big deal,and theyre also sheeple friendly to use in public.I edc okapi right now,and after blade regrind its amazing cutter,doesnt hold edge for long but is super easy to sharpen or touch up.Also opinels cant be beat for price and cutting ability out of box,along with victorinox saks(most useful knife ever).Have couple douk douks,3mercators ,few Case and rough rider knives too,theyre all rotated and serve me very well.
     
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  17. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001

    Lovely knife Gev.

    They do exert a pull, don't they?

    The most expensive knife in this bunch is the lambsfoot, and it wasn't expensive at all.

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  18. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Here's a cheap and cheerful traditional:
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  19. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015

    What is this model called? It is a new one on me. The only Okapis I have seen have the external back spring. Of these, the winner in my book is the Biltong, with its snappy sheepsfoot blade. There is one in my pocket every day.

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  20. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Three of them, $24 shipped. moras.jpg
     

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