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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:11 PM
But I thought some of you would get a kick out of this:
(Be sure to read the video description before attempting this yourself... )
This post has been edited by Silent-7: 04 June 2012 - 06:11 PM
Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:10 PM
But perhaps I shall revive the topic of blades - How does one determine if a knife is of high quality or not? I have a roughly 6" fixed blade that I picked up which has no manufacturer on it or anything. That's not a good sign probably. But I'm at a loss to determine if what I have is "so-so" or just complete crap...
Posted 05 June 2012 - 05:20 PM
The more carbon there is in the steel, the stronger (and more brittle it is), stainless steel is just an alloy of iron, which has carbon and chromium in it - the chromium prevents the rusting to occur.
High carbon steels are easier to sharpen, and hold an edge better - but rust unless oiled regularly.
Stainless steels take longer to sharpen, retain an edge reasonably well, and do not rust as quuickly.
Are there no markings at all, not even like an Rc followed by some numbers tattooed on the hilt ?
What kind of grip does it have, and is it full tang ?
This post has been edited by klaatu: 05 June 2012 - 05:44 PM
Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:28 PM
The grip itself is a fairly hard rubber of some sort.
The only marking is "Stainless China" at the base of the blade. >.>
Here's a pic of each side...
For reference, the TOTAL length is 9-7/8"
This post has been edited by Silent-7: 05 June 2012 - 11:29 PM
Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:23 PM
Probably make a good, cheap beater for truck, boat, whatever duty. It might be a full tang, but it's more likely a rat tail tang with a heavy buttcap. Can you see any of the tang on the buttcap?
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