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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:52 PM

No, the buttcap is completely closed off on the end.

That's roughly the quality I figured it was. I had to at least ask about it because I just love the feel of it - it fits in my hand better than any knife I've owned (not that I own any fantastic knives by any means). Plus the shape/styling of it fits my preferences perfectly. I plan to take good care of it - not because it's super valuable or whatever, but because I hope to be able to use it for a long time. B)
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:34 PM

Eh, I buy my knives to use. I maintain them well, but "take care" always implied babying stuff to me.

My Izula II ran me almost a c-note, and I use the thing as a pry bar, icepick, and for everything from cutting open boxes, to skinning game, to cracking bones and prying open joints (only on smaller game thusfar).

My KaBar get used as a throwing knife occasionally. I've bent the hell outta the guard, and bent it back. When it gives out, I'll replace it with something else.

I've used my Spyderco to pry staples and cut pieces out of drywall. Benchmade too. Yes, I've done minor carpentry with a folding knife.

Knives are tools. If I keep and carry one, it's one I can implicitly trust to handle what I throw at it.

Different topic, I'm debating what tomahawk to pick up.

Up in the air between one of the SOG offerings, and Cold Steel's Trail Hawk. CS has a better blade steel and easier to use hammer on the poll, but the SOG is stainless, offers the option of blade, hammer, and spike. And it's a tossup between the smaller FastHawk and the regular full sized Tactical Tomahawk.

If the SOG handle breaks, I'll need a whole new tomahawk. If the CS handle breaks, I can carve a new handle out of a tree limb using just the axe head. And the CS is more affordable. Both are nice. The edge geometry could be better on the CS, but it's serviceable.

Hell, I could get the CS Trail Hawk AND the CS Spike Hawk and get all the cool "FILTERED" for the price of the bigger SOG at Gander Mountain.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:28 PM

It seems the cold steel is a better option because if the handle does break it is easily replaceable. I dont know much about metal quality so I can't really say anything about that here. Just my 2 cents.

edit: Maybe easily isnt the best word, but replaceable is what is key there...

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:33 PM

Hah. Yeah the CS have good carbon tool steel heads, while the SOG has 420J Stainless. Not great, but not abysmal.

Thing is, I'm not sure how many handles I could break. Of course, this is the Armageddon Diaries, so getting one with free 2-day from Amazon might not be an option later.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

Well would it be shipped USPS? They have a motto dont they? That should totally cover the Apocalypse.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:47 AM

Nah, their motto doesn't cover "Lava rain" and "Freaking Zombies".
I have a couple of Tomahawks. Basic stuff, wooden handles (which can be replaced), solid head. I've been throwing them for a few years. Keep the blade sharp enough, but haven't been keeping it up that much (don't want to wear it down).

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 03:17 PM

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Knives are tools.

Exactly. I always carry a knife (just a little BearMGC folder) and sometimes people ask me if I'm worried about getting mugged or something... :dry: I mean I'm sure it could be nice to have in that situation, but I currently live in Ames, Iowa for crying out loud. A knife has a heck of a lot more uses than only as a weapon...
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:31 AM

I used to carry a generic lock blade I got from A&N. Thing lasted me probably 10 years.
...had to ditch it in a drain one night. That was a sad night for me. Loved that knife.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:42 AM

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Well put. And I'm field testing a "tool" right now. I got the Bear Grills Survival knife for christmas to preform 'non-destructive' testing on. http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/B003R0LSMO

So far, I like it. I'll do a proper review write up later on.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:51 PM

I've carried a pocket knife with me since i was in elementary school. i didn't grow up with all the bs they have today of not allowing anything in schools. up until i was in college i carried a either a case, or a old timer, and usually both. the case was a single locked blade and the old timer was a 3 blade mini i used more than anything.

since then i've carried an assortment of different spring assisted single bladed knives that pretty much pop out like a switchblade. my fav is a short and stout one, only about a 2 1/2" blade, stainless steel. it doesn't hold its edge very well, but it's easy to sharpen quickly.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:06 PM

I had a little of the PC BS. When we had metal detectors, I'd stash mine in either my vehicle, a friends vehicle, or under something heavy.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:27 PM

I was home schooled from 6th grade on, so in yo face public school laws!!

And heres something else stupid, assisted knives. Assisted knives consist of spring or gravity knives as regulated my the Georgia State Law bla bla sh*$ bla bla government bla bla . Anyhoo, WTF, gravity operated??????????? My fist is gravity operated, shall I show someone how it works??

These fat bassterds need to stop telling us what we can and what we cant carry without a license.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:35 PM

View PostPistolWhipped, on 06 June 2012 - 10:34 PM, said:

Different topic, I'm debating what tomahawk to pick up.

Up in the air between one of the SOG offerings, and Cold Steel's Trail Hawk. CS has a better blade steel and easier to use hammer on the poll, but the SOG is stainless, offers the option of blade, hammer, and spike. And it's a tossup between the smaller FastHawk and the regular full sized Tactical Tomahawk.

If the SOG handle breaks, I'll need a whole new tomahawk. If the CS handle breaks, I can carve a new handle out of a tree limb using just the axe head. And the CS is more affordable. Both are nice. The edge geometry could be better on the CS, but it's serviceable.

Hell, I could get the CS Trail Hawk AND the CS Spike Hawk and get all the cool "FILTERED" for the price of the bigger SOG at Gander Mountain.



View PostPirate, on 07 June 2012 - 04:47 AM, said:

Nah, their motto doesn't cover "Lava rain" and "Freaking Zombies".
I have a couple of Tomahawks. Basic stuff, wooden handles (which can be replaced), solid head. I've been throwing them for a few years. Keep the blade sharp enough, but haven't been keeping it up that much (don't want to wear it down).




The only tomahawk, or what i call a tomahawk, that i own is an old indian, stone carved one. I've got lots of hatchets, some single side bladed and the other side blunted like a hammer, some are double sided blades, for tree chopping, some are long axe handled and some are just the short one handed style. All are wood handled, and i have a bunch of different weighted ones. I guess i never thought about getting a "tomahawk" because i had so many, or at least enough, hatchets.. whatever weight, size and chopping / cutting need. and i have never tried throwing any of my axes of hatchets at a tree ... it was always a pain in the ass to replace the wood stock and i didn't wanna break any doing something like that ... which i am sure that i invariably would have. I've got a few mauls also, those have been as handy for me as the axes and hatchets, if not more so.

I got to playing with my home-made hand chain saw the other day on some old stump wood by the fire pit. the chain came off of a 12" chain saw that was leaking more oil and gas than it was using, and they don't make the seals anymore. those things really work pretty sweet. i had been debating whether to attach a hand grip style, or a "t" handle style .. the "t" handle won out and it worked pretty well getting through that wood...plus i can just put the chain inside an old pair of gloves for storage, of course the "t" handles stick out, but the chain stays covered and takes up almost no space.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:59 PM

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