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Clyde

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I do holsters as well.

So what’s the budget we are looking at? If you are ok with the Recon Tanto than let’s get a GI Tanto instead. The recon Tanto is a sharpened crowbar. Its meant for marines to abuse. Lol.

The GI Tanto is a fighter and it’s good carbon steel. It’s also better once modified and I can do all this for you easy. Just bring it too me and in an hour or two we can make you a sweet fighting knife.

https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-T...+steel&qid=1581489398&sprefix=GI+tanto&sr=8-2

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This is a custom job I did for an ICE agent. He has this on his plate carrier. It’s a wicked fighter.
Look up GI Tanto destruction tests on YouTube and you’ll be shocked at what this blade endures.
Mine arrived in the mail today! Looks even better in person than the photos online.
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is now selling some custom made Damascus fixed blade knives. I've got my eye on a couple beauties.
Hello AC, I have /had 2 damascus blades. 12 cm and 13 cm long blades. In Germany you can legally carry up to 12 cm, fixed blades. (except where large groups of people, soccer games and such are) I loaned one out to a student during a survival class I was giving. 3 day later, I got an empty sheath back. He had no idea how it got lost. 3 weeks later, in another camp, I went out in the woods to take a leak and low and behold! my knife! The blade was so rusted I had to do a re-shape, the buffalo horn and cherry wood grip were both shot to hell. He had been to the toilet, pulled his pants down, the leather strap was open and it fell out of the sheath evidently.
Anyway, the story goes to show how fast a damascus blade goes bad. You need to oil, wax or keep them absolutely dry or the softer parts rust in only days...
This one here is 13 cm (blade) 5.1 inches and overall 27 cm (10 1/2 in.) The brass/hardwood/buffalo grip is a bit slippery and has no finger guard. If wet and the target is hard, you will be very much likely to slice a few fingers...
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It has a 7" blade and is 12" overall.
It is super comfortable to use, and a great edge right out of the box.
I have had good experience with my Cold Steel knives as well. It is a bit longer than I prefer for most things and I find it harder to use a larger knife because my hands are small. It is a nice blade though.
 

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I have a Spyderco Street Beat and like it. My knife fighting skills are worthless but I do EDC this knife from time to time as a backup to my carry pistol.




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Best for... is a very subjective term. Depends on the use of the item. If one wants 0 to 60 mph quickly than a Corvette is the right choice. If you want to move household items than a U Haul truck is more useful. Got K Bars,Buck,Swiss Army and Leatherman. All useful tools for the proper tasks at hand. My EDC is a Leatherman.
 

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I have several ka-bar knives that I've accumulated over the years.

I have a next-generation stainless, a WWII style basic brown leather one, 2 D2 steel ka-bars, and a bunch of others.

I recently aquired a rare stainless tanto-style ka bar off ebay. Pricey, but worth it.

I also have 2 Camillus marine utility knives (a lot like a ka bar).

I used my ka bar for everything when I worked in my parent's barn and outside their home. I've used it hiking, and everywhere else.

It's a great knife.
 

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I’m not saying that some kabars aren't good. I’ve personally broken 2 with standard use (wood batoning) and bent one from throwing it once. This isn’t the first time I’ve had em bend like this either. In my opinion they have cheapened out on some of their production methods. However the camillus ones I’ve never witnessed a failure. And their BK line is pretty damn good too. One thing to note is that any military mass produced knife is in most cases junk. Made as cheap as possible with lots of corners skipped.


Here’s video evidence of what I’ve experienced. Now if it only happens here or there fine, however I’ve heard this complaint enough to make me concerned about there marine knife products. I haven’t heard of the same issues from their Becker lines.
 

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Fixed blade = ka bar Becker bk2 nothing even close . When it fills ( which is hardly ever) 5 minutes on a 1000/6000 whetstone and it shaved my arms again


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The BK2 is an absolute proven work horse in my opinion. I’ve never personally witnessed it fail and I’ve put it through some absolute knife abuse. (Literally used it and a hammer to cut down a 5 inch round tree) Short story but never challenge me to cut down a tree with a knife. Lol. Like I said kabar does have some good knives. Just not all.
 

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Double edge minimizes uses adds none


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I disagree with your idea about a double edge limiting usefulness.

I used to be a paramedic, and--against protocol--a colleague of mine used to carry a double edge knife for rescue work.

If you are in an upside-down, crushed-up car that's in a canal, and you're trying to rescue a drunk in this tangled-up space with limited light and limited mobility, a double-edged knife is good to have because it can cut from both sides without risking losing the knife by turning it in your grip.

Also, if you're rappelling or using rope in a confined space, it can become tangled around your neck or a limb, so cutting rapidly without a lot of thought (and manual manipulation) is important.

A dounle-edged knife lends itself to this.
 

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Pretty limited range of specialized uses if you ask me when you consider your taking away the 1/4 inch steel back of a bk2 that can be hammered for splitting, striking fire steel , grinding, and leveling


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