Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by JParanee, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Arathol


    Jan 1, 2003
  2. Otto Carpenter

    Otto Carpenter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2016
    Everything I know, I learned from Foghorn Leghorn.
  3. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Nick always rambles but this particular review is really funny! I listened to the whole thing in background while doing other things on the Net, which is how I generally listen to his and other long winded reviews.

    The good: He likes how well the knife is designed and made. The bad: The only use he thinks the knife is any good for is to cut carpets.

    1st tidbit: He knows everyone will say that it's a karambit and designed for SD. Quote: "I believe that the very best knife SD tool is a pair of running shoes." [LOL!]

    2nd tidbit: Quote: "The very best use of a karambit style knife is as a carpet knife. That's why they are shaped that way." [Huh?]

    3rd tidbit: He really likes the way the knife can be quickly deployed. Reason? When the client is returning and you're just finishing up laying the carpet and see a tiny bit of carpet that still needs to be cut, you can whip out the knife and cut it in seconds. [Dumb]

    The entire "review" reads like a radio comedy script and, as with most comedy routines, the thing that makes it "funny" is the irony of the situation and the sarcastic way it is described from the comedian's point of view. It's funny if you "get it" (even if you don't agree w/his POV) but not if you don't.

    In this case, while Nick raves about the quality of the design and the construction of the knife but he is also dismisses it as a niche knife that he really doesn't understand the need or use for anything other than for carpet cutting. So, IMO, Nick's review of the Provoke is entirely meaningless because he has absolutely no understanding of how to use a karambit and cannot properly assess its usefulness for that purpose.

    One of (if not) the worst knife review of Nick's that I've seen and/or heard but funny nonetheless.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
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  4. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    ... yeah, but he literally says as much several times during the review. That he's not a karambit person and doesn't train for self defense with a knife or carry one for that purpose, and that he's reviewing it because it's a cool mechanism and someone sent it to him. My favorite is him repeating that it will be great for all your karambit-ing needs. :D
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  5. MittenStateMashers


    Dec 12, 2018
    I can do it in three words......”KerRumpIt carpet cutter”.
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  6. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    All right, the first batch of 25 from Millit is out... 35 more coming this week. Somebody's got to have theirs in hand already. Spill the beans.
  7. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Well mine finally ended up here a few weeks ago and ................

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  8. Ghostmeat


    Mar 31, 2011
    I had a weird idea... chisel grind the tip? Could be fun! The Bullnose Provoke! Hah.

  9. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Wouldn't that just make a short blade even shorter?
  10. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    A chisel tip adds +3 damage.
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  11. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Oh snap, what about a vorpal chisel tip?

    Time to go break the ends off all my knives!
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