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CollectorKnives / LionSteel Otnat

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by L.H.S, May 16, 2018.

  1. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    What say you?!?!

    I think it looks pretty cool. I was actually in the process of ordering a custom knife on a similar frame when I got the text.

    What is this kind of pattern called?

    I'm sure it will be popular!!!
  2. supratentorial


    Dec 19, 2006
    It's a folding hunter. A particularly popular old pattern.... one might argue that it is the traditional pattern that had the greatest influence on present day knife designs.
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  3. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I missed what the blade steel is. Did Mike mention that in the video?
  4. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    I think the different blade shape threw me off from recognizing the hunter handle shape. o_O
  5. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Is there a photo or link with this thread? I'm not seeing the subject knife.

  6. supratentorial


    Dec 19, 2006


  7. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Otnat. Reverse tanto. I get it. :rolleyes:

    These hybrid modern/traditional knives haven't really piqued my interest, and I personally find the blade on this one to be... well... ugly. Just my 2¢.
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  8. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    And that's coming from a guy who carried a Benchmade 940 every day for close to 10 years (before getting into traditional knives). :D I think maybe it's the far-forward shortish-long pull. Something about it just looks odd to me.
  9. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    I wish you luck with them, Mike. Just not really my thing.
  10. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Hopefully there will be another version with a thumbstud instead.
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  11. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Thanks for the view. I think it has potential but would certainly not want to buy it without trying it in hand.
    I'd sharpen that little swedge and find it useful.

  12. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    I like that they're doing something different but my money's on hold for one of the sheepsfoot Dom's that should be coming out soon. I think the long pull would look less out of place if the knife was closed. I could do without the swedge and the plunge line looking thing on the spine it creates. Messes up the flow of the blade and gives too much of a tactical look, kind of like the CRKT M-16 spearpoint knives. Does make me think it could be a sexy blade with some slight modifications.
  13. Dean51


    Aug 30, 2014
    The swedge looks like the GEC #43 Northfield, I'm sure I don't care for the reverse tonto. I can see where the modern guys might like the blades shape. I would rather see the #43's blade shape on it, with that change I'll be all over it. A 3 7/8″, M390, hunter. :) :)
  14. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I'm sorry, but I don't care for it at all. I don't like the blade shape, and the pull is waaaay too far toward the tip. It would feel very awkward to open.
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  15. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Interesting looking knife, but it looks a little big for my daily carry.
  16. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    The position and shape of the long pull reminds me of the scagel slip joints with the open pull. I wonder if this one would look better with the pull drilled through?
  17. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    I am happy to see more of these modern traditionals but this model I will pass on at least at this time.
  18. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    It is really a pinch open blade, thus I put the pull where it would be good traction for those folks that pinch or be a good pull for the rest of us. It's not for everyone.
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  19. Copperberry


    Apr 5, 2018
    I love everything about that knife other than the position of the pull. So close!
  20. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    Even in the modern tactical knife World, from where I hail from, the reverse tanto is not everyone’s cup of tea. It is definitely my style. I love Tantos. I now have the clip Shuffler which I also love. I guess my point is that there’s a whole herd of us modern folder folks who are and will be attracted to the essential traditional style, but with modern touches like blade steels, grinds, and materials. I’m debating which version I will get. I’m thinking the canvas micarta. I hope it’s nice and rough. I also would have liked Stag. Mike, I like your devotion to your projects. Kudos.
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