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bratstvo knife
by: Bruno

Hi! I'm Bruno
I still have the knife and even is not full-tang, it worked really good. When I used it, I did not know about the low resistance of the not full tang and it never broke.
Thanks for your comments. You're great.

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1 correction to my correction
by: Anonymous

I think I said there are 8 versions of this knife. I was mistaken. I just realized there is no uncoated version of the 143, as far as I know. I believe it only comes in the black coated finish.

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Good review, but...
by: Anonymous

This knife doesn't weigh anywhere near 1 pound. That's what the Becker BK-2, at 1/4" thick and just over 10" long overall, weighs. The largest version of this knife, the Paklite 143 weighs 2.5 ounces, according to Buck. BTW, that seems to be what you've got there, which means the specs you included are incorrect. Those specs are for the smallest Paklite Skinner, the 140. The 143 has a 3 7/8 inch long blade. The 143 is a Walmart exclusive and you won't find it or its specs on the the Buck Knives website. The specs are on the packaging, however.

BTW, technically there are at least 8 versions of this knife. The 140, the 141 and the 143, and all three come in both black traction coated and uncoated finishes and the 140 and 141 are also available with an orange coated finish. Buck really went nuts with this knife.

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exactly
by: Anonymous

well put, stribor!

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Bratstvo Knife
by: Stribor

Hi Bruno,
I read your article and I think I can help you.
Your knife is manufactured in a "Brotherhood" cutlery in Ohrid, the former Yugoslavia, and now Republic of Macedonia.
Both the form and the concept of the knife are based on the original Jimmy Lile’s knife used in the film "First Blood” and it has nothing to do with Serbian tradition as claimed Saykh Idris. (Contrary to popular opinion created by the Western media, the Serbs are peaceful and hospitable people. They rarely fight, and even more rarely used any weapons, knives the least, so regarding any "styles" can’t be a word - these are pure fabrications.)
440C designation means the type of stainless steel used for making blades and it is identical to that used forms in the original. "C" means it contains chromium (carbon is implied). This is excellent steel, and it has long been considered the best raw material for making knives, and it is still widely used. Many blades of the "Puma" are made of that steel, as well. I own an older model of the knife "Bratstvo" similar to yours, just a "clip point". I can confirm that the blade has excellent properties. Everything else is questionable because of the general concept. I think that these knives are good only for what they were originally designed - for making movies. The name of the factory "Bratstvo" does not mean "clan" but literally "Brotherhood." For what is meant by the term "clan" Serbs uses the term "pleme".
Apologize for my bad English.
Cheers!


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