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Since My First Post!!
by: Brian

Hello,

I actually just now found this really old post of mine. So I thought I would give a brief Update about my knife collection.

Since posting about my Voorhis Hollow Handle Rambo style knife, I have acquired many high end production and handmade knives. And especially some very high end handmade hollow handle knives.

Some of my new knives include a very rare and unique First Blood movie knife, made by Canadian madter knifemaker, Bill Schiller. I also now have my 2nd dream knife...the Schiller one being my first...but my 2nd is my handmade First Blood movie knife made by Ray Matton himself!!

Yes folks, I have really moved up in the knife world. Other awesome handmade knives include my Andrew Clifford handmade Sly II style hollow handle knives, my Cold Steel Trail Master Bowie knife made with San Mai III steel.

Then I have my awesome TOPS Knives full tang knives, my supreme hefty Bushcraft knife made by Tim Spry/Spry Knives, called the Bushmaster.

I even have a couple of Extrema Ratio knives, a couple very big and hefty CFK IPAK Survival Bowie Knives. And my newest one that will be arriving soon...my brand new Russian handmade hollow handle D2 steel knife, the Kizylar 40081 X Survivalist Extreme Hollow Handle Survival Knife.

I have sooo many more than these named few. And so, folks, as you can see, I have truly moved up into the world of knives!! Thanks fer readin'!!

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My Handmade High Quality Survival Knives
by: Anonymous

Hello, I happen to love knives! I have since I was a little boy. However, when I was a kid, I grew up poor and had to be excited about getting the cheapo Barlow pocket knives or the Buck ripoff Pakistan cheaper lockback knives. It gloomed me out so much that it wasn't long before I just got tired of only being able to have the crap knives, so I just let my love for them go by the wayside. Now however, over 30 years later, my love for knives have suddenly re-emnerged. This time however, I don't have to settle for the 5th rate cheapo knives. Well, it started out that way yet again. But it wasn't long before I boosted from the chep Ramster Buck 184 ripoff copy knife, the the more exquisite and higher quality SOG knives. Then from there I went to the Cold Steel Trail Master knife. Now however, and I can also say Finally, I am able to get just about the top of the line in knives, preferrably survival knives. My favorite ones are my handmade ACK survival knives. These are very unique made knives which they have round para cord-wrapped handles resembling hollow handles. However, these are not two-piece hollow handles at all, but rather they are full round tang knives, and they are immaculate and just about the best made knives I have ever seen. I also have a high quality true hollow handle First Blood style knife made by Steve Voorhis. That knife might be two-piece hollow handle, but believe me, it is practically unbreakable! I call it the Rambo Knife On Steroids because it is 100% steel. Even the handle guard is a heavy high carbon steel. This knife is massive and my 3rd favorite. I have many knives now ranging from high quality handmade and production knives, all the way down to the super cheapo Mtech and United Cutlery tincan blade knives. In either event, I just absolute love my knife collection, and from here on out it will be consoisting of high quality handmade survival, bowie, and fixed blade knives Only!!

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What kind of steel?
by: Anonymous

Interesting concept. Kinda makes me think of the Mora 2000 and 2010 knives, except for that sawback. How would you baton with that?


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knife reveiw
by: John B.

OOPs! I meant 57 Rockwell hardness, "Anonymous"...as you may have suspected. I personally like the duribility of an Aus8a or a 420 high carbon stainless steel in a survival/hunting knife and single smooth and sharp edge; drop point would be one of my favorites, and either a f. h. flat grind or hollow grind, as you had mentioned.
Enjoyed reading your comments here and think that you made a great point; amongst others, on "batonning", in how it quickly dulls your blade/s

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knife review
by: Anonymous

I think you need to work on your grind. I see where you're going keeping your edge separated into a section for batonning/splitting and a section or finer work like skinning, etc. This is similar to the Tom Brown Tracker design. In my opinion, this is a bit of a gimmick. With the exception of skinning, most of your finer work requiring dexterity will be done at the base of the blade (where you have placed your wedge for splitting), and not at the distal end of the blade where you will do your chopping and slashing. By adding a choil, you can choke up on your blade and accomplish this. There really is no reason to divide your edge. This only interrupts your draw stroke and reduces slicing power. Batonning will always dull your blade quickly and you need to keep this in mind in a survival situation. Also, it looks like your blade is almost full thickness until the very edge. Try taking back your edge at least to half the width of the blade (I prefer a full height flat or convex grind). This will improve your chopping/cutting ability. Finally, if the former comment is correct, I would not suggest an RC in the 60s. You'll have a much tougher blade if you use a carbon steel like 1095 or a tool steel such as 5160 or O1 and keep the Rockwell in the mid to high 50s. Makes sharpening much easier too...especially in the bush.

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I like it.
by: John B

Great looking knife Dan. I can see where a multi-edged utilitarian knife would be of interest to any who wish to travel a bit lighter and not be weighed down with a multitude of blades of various lengths and styles. If the blade is 3/16 or better in thickness and a hardness of not less than 67 rc there should be a market out there for you. As far as the price goes, it's not at all unreasonable, as I have paid much more for knives that suit a speciffic need for me. Good luck to you on your venture!

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Neccessary
by: Anonymous

I see survival knives all the time, and while I think your knife is very unique and utilitarian I sometimes wonder if we survivalist try to 'all-in-one' just a little too much.

My philosophy is that a simple fixed bladed knife should be more than enough for just about any/all survival situations. The key ingrediant I have always espoused is the ingrediant of knowledge and less about tool functionality.

Don't get me wrong, that one simple knife should be a very quality instrument, but with a little practice one should be able to skin, saw, chop and cut with a single and simple edge.

My only other gripe about survival knives as a whole is that they are WAAAYY too expensive. Granted a quality tool costs a little more than lesser-quality machine stamped stuff, but one should never have to spend more than a $100 for a great simple, fixed-bladed knife.

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nice work
by: Shaykh Idris

but all of this can be done with a split rock!

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Nice
by: Anonymous

Looks good but is very similar to the Tom Brown's Tracker survival knife

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