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Old 08-13-2019, 04:29 PM   #61
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Just love a full sized Kabar!

Is the survival knife a Kabar too or a Camillus, or Ontario?
It is a Camillus pilot’s survival knife.
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It is a Camillus pilot’s survival knife.

Oh I'm very familiar with them.

Many manufacturers made them under government contracts, LanCay is about the most rare. Ontario Knife Company made them almost solo from the 1960s on.

I'd just love to have one made by Kabar in my collection.
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Any blade is only as safe as the user. Reminds me of when I handed a small snap-off razor to a guy (made by Olfa, great brand). Warned him it was new and very sharp, he immediately cut his finger. Knives that are slightly dulled from a little use might be more practical for some people... then there are others like another guy I work with, he insists on sharpening his own knives until they can shave hair off your arm.
I'm in the latter part of your example.

A sharp knife takes little effort to cut easily.

When a razor knife is dull is when guys start pulling hard on them rather than just swap the blade.

I use good quality blades and carry a little stone to hone the edge as I use them to get the most out of them but I know when it's time to toss them.
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Oh I'm very familiar with them.

Many manufacturers made them under government contracts, LanCay is about the most rare. Ontario Knife Company made them almost solo from the 1960s on.

I'd just love to have one made by Kabar in my collection.
Kaber has never disappointed me.
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This the only "knife" I carry. Does everything I need a blade to do!

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Kaber has never disappointed me.

First fixed blade knife I ever owned.

I have several from a basic hunter, to a folding skinner, to a specialized (TDI) back up blade.

I have one with me any time I'm out of the house.
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This the only "knife" I carry. Does everything I need a blade to do!

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Solid choice, I gave my one to my first year, wait second year guy.. Good design, plenty rugged.

And to @SoutheastPower .. I think you're right on this one, I will have to check the serrated one up close but I think you've talked me out of it, that and the poor blade design on that serrated Bugout. Who wants one where it drops back that far and loses an extra 1/4" on the bottom of cutting blade... kinda looks like they phoned that one in.

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What's the one bottom right just under the SOG? That's a nice shape.

I was going to say I called it with the M16 CRKT'S but upon closer inspection it's not quite. Decent knife for a large folder.

I see a lot of serrated blades.. Any experience with the Benchmade serrated?
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And since we are all getting ours out.. Go big or go home. My kitchen knives ATS 34 crafted by a fellow that worked at a steel mill for over 30yrs. Worked with him at the Springbank Airport doing aircraft hangars. He put a lefty friendly handle on the big chef there. I picked it up before and said it's nice but feels funny.. "That's cuz you're wrong handed!" "I got one at home where half the handle broke while I was making it..". The rest was just cuz they're awesome and I had a cash job on the side.

Crazy old guy spent as much time making stealth beer coolers out of cardboard boxes as anything. Always had two lawn chairs and a six pack of Black Ice.
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What's the one bottom right just under the SOG? That's a nice shape.

I was going to say I called it with the M16 CRKT'S but upon closer inspection it's not quite. Decent knife for a large folder.

I see a lot of serrated blades.. Any experience with the Benchmade serrated?
Bottom right in which post#?

Serrated knives suit a specific task, rescue blades primarily.

I've had a couple Bechmade's that were gifts.

I'll stick with Kershaw, CRKT, and SOG for daily carry.

Smith & Wesson is what was in my First Aid bags, jackets, etc.

Kabar and CRKT is primarily what I carried on Uncle Sam's time clock.

Klein, Gerber, or Case for daily work tasks.
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And since we are all getting ours out.. Go big or go home. My kitchen knives ATS 34 crafted by a fellow that worked at a steel mill for over 30yrs. Worked with him at the Springbank Airport doing aircraft hangars. He put a lefty friendly handle on the big chef there. I picked it up before and said it's nice but feels funny.. "That's cuz you're wrong handed!" "I got one at home where half the handle broke while I was making it..". The rest was just cuz they're awesome and I had a cash job on the side.

Crazy old guy spent as much time making stealth beer coolers out of cardboard boxes as anything. Always had two lawn chairs and a six pack of Black Ice.
Oh I just pulled out a few decent ones that I like the designs.
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Is that the best ya got MechD? Such a light weight.
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Pic of the day.. Kershaw Natrix somewhere about 3g, seems the large one is lighter than the small but that seems wrong.

Checked Blade HQ.. The mini 2.75" blade is a 2g knife.. The regular Natrix is 2.9g and 3.25" blade. (Turns out it's the copper handle that adds the weight)

Kershaw hates lefty's!! after a little digging it turns out if you flip the carry clip the liner lock isn't secured as well since it rely on the two screws for extra support.
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Is that the best ya got MechD? Such a light weight.

I see your silverware and raise you a German battle ax:
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