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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ericdraven, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. SharpieB

    SharpieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2017
    Lots of new knives posted here.

    My non safe queen, in tool steel, built like a tank knive is my ESEE6...

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  2. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    My newest "tank" of a knife is this little beast I got from Kosa_PL here on the forum. .18" of ELMAX, 3.75" blade, solid tang, and saber grind make for one tough combination of features.
    It had only seen some very light use when the picture was taken, but I just started putting it through the paces around our fire pit this past weekend and it's a solid performer.
  3. leghog


    Aug 10, 2013
    The WW2 UK Army Clasp knives were built like tanks too.

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  4. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017

    That’s the only tank folding knife I’d say I own.. but if fixed blades are welcome I don’t see how anything could compete with a HI CAK.

  5. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Well, this is an interesting topic and got me going back through my Imgur files to pick out a few knives "built like tanks"--IE beefy, hard use models. My Hinderers all qualify, for sure, and my CRKs, save my Mnandi, are all really solid and built to put-to-work. Some of my ZTs, present and former, qualify as well as the odd one here and there. No flies on my Shiros either as at least a couple of them are in my regular work rotation.

    The thing is, I don't usually find myself in situations where I need a knife to perform a task better achieved with a proper pry-bar, ax, saw, etc, as I usually have those tools handy at home, work, in the woods, or wherever. My knives tend to be used to cut things :rolleyes: in the more conventional sense.

    Anyway, here's a few samples of knives built like tanks but used more like knives. This beast came to me like this--


    --but ended up a much better "matter separator" (nice term, @Shorttime ) after a trip to Josh at REK.


    This Les George ZT is a big tank of a folder as is its slimmer cousin the WC/LG Eagle.


    Here's one I sold a while back, the mini-tank 0350. I kinda miss it, but it never got much carry.


    What could be a more tank-like folder than one with a handle cut from a solid block of metal.


    One more for now that's both one rugged piece of gear and a really good cutter too.


    I'll dig out a few more later....
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  6. Turbo4x4

    Turbo4x4 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    Wow! I like this topic!
    And like tanks- fixed and folding!
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  7. Czechnologist

    Czechnologist Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 17, 2018
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  8. 99cuts


    Apr 18, 2013
    Boker Vox Bobbi, my coconut opener

  9. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar

    Sep 1, 2016
    I have a Cold Steel 4Max. You could probably use it as a tank trap.
  10. ericdraven

    ericdraven Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    tank knives- aka take a beating and keep going, not talking about being a hammer of crow bar, just tough duty knives for tough jobs and trust
    the knive to do the job . aka knives for hard use not for felt in a case
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  11. Pilsner

    Pilsner Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2017

    Well that clears that up.
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  12. ericdraven

    ericdraven Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2013

  13. Pilsner

    Pilsner Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    You could buy an AUS-8 Rat-1 by that definition. Or a Morakniv. No need to go the whole Adamas, really, pleasing as they may be to the eye.
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  14. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    Well...I don't use knives typically as a hammer or crowbar...I use a hammer or crowbar.

    I do use my Vic Super Tinker just about every day, and I carry it with me because I trust it. (I can even pry with the screwdriver blade, but don't tell anybody).

    It's a good 15 years old at this point, so it sounds like it fits the "tank" knife definition you have made up.

    BTW...it helps one's "cred" on a knife discussion forum when they spell knife correctly. Take it or leave it....just putting it out there. :thumbsup:
  15. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    Or an AUS-8 Kabar Dozier Folding Hunter. In fact I did buy one and its great. It doesn't have green scales and the blade is not coated, but I have cut holes (stupidly) in drywall with it. Is that counting?

    Trying to get my hear around your "tank" knife concept. I got a Mora too...lock has never failed on me.
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  16. ericdraven

    ericdraven Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    knife Cred who would have thunk it , i do not think someone with old laptop with effed up key's can show cred but back on topic keep em comingp
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  17. ericdraven

    ericdraven Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Cheburkov Bulldog (Ti, M390)
    anyone know the lenght of blade. this knife looks like it eff something up
  18. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar

    Sep 1, 2016
    2.36 inches.

    It will only eff up tiny things.
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  19. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
  20. Silly Rabbit

    Silly Rabbit Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010

    Gotta love some jackhammer tool steel

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