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Thread: Parry Blade: Survival Knife

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    Parry Blade: Survival Knife


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    So I stumbled on to this blade and wanted to know what you think. It looks like it could be very gimmicky,or it might be very useful, I can't really tell (reminds me a little of the tom brown tracker). Here is the specs:
    Blade: x46Cr13 - 420 stainless steel coated in black DuPont Teflon

    Hardness: Rockwell 57-58Rc

    Overall length: 13.75" (34.9cm)

    Blade length: 8.75" (22.2cm)

    Blade thickness: 1/4" (6.4mm)

    WEBSITE: http://scorpionknives.com/mel_parry.htm

    SO, is it a good all-around survival knife or just a waste of cash?

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    Gimmick. It's sucker bait.

    Pick up a 4 inch fixed blade designed by a knife designer and a folding saw to go with it. That pair's going to be way more effective in the woods.

    If one wants to play "survival" in the wild...then I'm sure that thing is great. Just don't go too far away from the car.

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    I agree. Get a real knife.

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    It was obviously inspired by Spanish military/combat knife designs.
    http://www.aceros-de-hispania.com/kn...-combate-nieto

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    strange double post. Sorry!

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    If your idea of a survival knife is an overpriced bookend.. i say get it!
    If 13 is an unlucky number then so should the letter B be, because B looks like a scruntched together 13... "hello what is your name?" "Bob" "Get the @#$# away!" - M. Hedberg

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    I'm iffy on the steel ,
    The knife is strong and heavy, made from ¼” (6.4mm) thick high tensile carbon spring steel hardened to 57-58 Rc and coated in black DuPont Teflon
    and then

    Specification

    Blade: x46Cr13 - 420 stainless steel coated in black DuPont Teflon
    x46Cr13 being 4Cr13

    So is it 420HC , 420J2, or 4Cr13....

    I don't mind the overall appearance of the knife but since the steel is sort of , out there I think it is waaaayyy overpriced , considering you can get a sweet Becker for way less and you know what you are getting. My 2 cents.

    Tostig

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    You sure can buy alot of originals for the price of just one knockoff

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    Muela of Spain has been selling that knife outline as a "combat bowie" for over 10 years (probably much longer than that), and for between $25-35.

    I don't think there's anything innovative or special about the Parry blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWL View Post
    ...I don't think there's anything innovative or special about the Parry blade.
    Except for the ridiculous price given the cheap steel.

    -sh00ter

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    I see the MSRP is $325. I agree with the other posters that

    • x46Cr13 is just another name for 420HC.
    • $325 is a pretty high price for that knife in that alloy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWL View Post

    I don't think there's anything innovative or special about the Parry blade.
    Well, the ad copy is pretty creative.

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    Reminds me too much of this one:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...rd-of-this-guy

    Not really my kind of tool, but to each his own.

    ~Chris

    ps - don't read too far into that thread - you'll either get a headache or die laughing.
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    someone allready beat me tot he discrepency in the steel description ... dont touch it with even someone elses 40 foot pole ... its junk

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    Hey, you'll always find at least some people to buy any sort of junk you care to hype up as long as there are those who buy on emotion in lieu of logic.

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    You just summed up the political process ...

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    for that much, its a bit of a gimmick

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    looks dated and no wonder...circa 1995
    even back then, it's high price hand-mades foiled it's planned introduction into the UK's SAS.
    http://survivalcache.com/survival-ge...urvival-knife/

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcinek View Post
    Gimmick. It's sucker bait.

    Pick up a 4 inch fixed blade designed by a knife designer and a folding saw to go with it. That pair's going to be way more effective in the woods.

    If one wants to play "survival" in the wild...then I'm sure that thing is great. Just don't go too far away from the car.
    +1. All said.

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    Skimmed through most of the hype on it and never once saw where they were humble enough to even mention a Spanish influence...maybe I missed it.

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