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#1 Mike Hunt

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:01 PM

Talk about a broad spectrum for a post.

As for me, I mostly collect military knives and bayonets. Namely US blades if I can get them.

I have one for each of my US rifles and shotguns that can take them, the others I have a USGI Kabar.

I wish I could find a V42 Stiletto, or a replica made to the specs of the original, hell even a British COmmando knife would be nice to hide away on my person, if only I could remember who still makes them the old fashioned way.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:11 PM

Ka-Bar is all I really have. I got a nice one from Browning. Actually I have a nice Remington big game knife and a nice little DU knife made by Schrade. I have a sharp as hell fishing knife I believe by Schrade also. I guess that is all the knives I have other than kitchen knives.

The one blade I really want is a real NCO sword.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:18 AM

Our battalion SgtMaj would present you with a sword when you were promoted to NCO. I still have mine in my gun cabinet.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:55 AM

I have been carrying Benchmade knives latley... this is the one on my person now: http://www.benchmade.com/products/581

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:10 AM

I carry a Snap-on knife that takes replaceable utility knife blades. Blade gets dull, I either flip it around to the other side or pitch it for a new one. Much more convenient for my uses.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:40 PM

I love big knives. I use a Ontario rtak 2 mainly but I've just added buck hoodlum to my collection of camping/survival knives. I came across this knife when I was watching the late Ron Hood promoting it in a you tube video.  I own all kinds mainly fixed with a pocketknives thrown in.  Some of most rugged are made from concrete saw blades. My uncle makes those.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

I love big knives too.  It's hard to find a big quality survival knife.  I saw a custom made one at the gun show this last weekend, it had a 10" blade, sharp as hell sawtooth back and hollow para cord wrapped handle, $950.  Can't really afford that.  I have a Buckmaster.  I don't know if it's still made anymore, I'm not a knife guy.  I have maybe 3 knives total.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:08 PM

I was using my sharp arse Browning knife and when I was done I went to close it. It really helps to push it closed on the side that isn't sharp. Yes it went deep.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:01 PM

I don't care what knife it is or what it's got, no knife is worth $950 to me. That's just crazy

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:51 PM

For $950 it better be a sword.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

A knife like that is handcrafted, kinda like a $4500. 1911.  I'd like one, but to me that IS another 1911, and I'll stick with my Buckmaster.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:52 PM

I'm a welder/fabricator. I know what it takes to make a knife and it's not $950, or at least not to me. I could see maybe half that number.
I'm like you Brian, I'd rather spend the that money on another gun.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:53 PM

Remember, Ron knows steel

#14 M21guy

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:31 PM

Ron, da man of steel. Pimping it since he started.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:36 PM

Word!!

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:01 PM

Fo shizzle me nizzle.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:20 AM

You got that right Big Pimpin!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:02 PM

I always say you're the in-house metals man!
The labor I believe comes from making it from the steel itself.  Unless they are just putting it ina CNC machine and pushing a button.  I thought they were hand made though, they're fantastic.  I can't justify the expense though.
I heard the Mad Dog ATAK is now around $1600.  That was the one that the Navy SEALS picked, and when the contract fell through, some still bought it out of their pocket.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:36 AM

Heck, maybe I need to make some knives and sell. I may be going about this metal fabrication in the wrong direction. Lol

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:26 AM

A Corporal in my unit used to hammer out nice knifes from leaf springs he'd get from the junkyard. that took a lot of hammering, but they were a labor of love.




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