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Parry Blade: Survival Knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by NJWHN95, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. NJWHN95


    Jun 25, 2011
    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?
  2. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    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.
  3. CapitalizedLiving


    Dec 1, 2007
    I agree. Get a real knife.
  4. sven56


    Jan 29, 2002
  5. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    strange double post. Sorry!
  6. myowngod


    Dec 3, 2009
    If your idea of a survival knife is an overpriced bookend.. i say get it!
  7. Tostig


    Jun 16, 2009
    I'm iffy on the steel ,
    and then

    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.

  8. sven56


    Jan 29, 2002
    You sure can buy alot of originals for the price of just one knockoff
  9. CWL


    Sep 15, 2002
    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.
  10. sh00ter01


    Sep 26, 2007
    Except for the ridiculous price given the cheap steel.

  11. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    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.
  12. singularity35


    Mar 1, 2010
    Well, the ad copy is pretty creative. ;)
  13. orca8589

    orca8589 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011
  14. Myal


    Jun 7, 2003
    someone allready beat me tot he discrepency in the steel description ... dont touch it with even someone elses 40 foot pole ... its junk
  15. sven56


    Jan 29, 2002
    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.
  16. Myal


    Jun 7, 2003
    You just summed up the political process ...
  17. orchunter93


    Oct 4, 2010
    for that much, its a bit of a gimmick
  18. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
  19. tonijedi


    Sep 21, 2009
    +1. All said.
  20. sven56


    Jan 29, 2002
    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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