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"Timur Knives" "from Canada"

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by Thomas Linton, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    To investigate this eBay seller, I ordered a: "8 INCH CUSTOM MADE 1095 HC STEEL BUSHCRAFT KNIFE SCANDI GRIND WOOD TIMUR KNIVES"

    Delivery was said to be estimated in eight days. It arrived in five days.

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    The primary bevel is hollow ground about 40% up the width of the blade. There is a small secondary bevel. So, not "official" British definition of "Scandi." Sharp. Not sure of metallurgy without use.

    Grind symmetry is perfect to the eye except just OK at the plunge. Satin finish.

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    Fit and finish of the handle is flawless. Nice wood. Rivets perfect. No liners.

    Sheath is dangler pouch and better then I expected for the price ($56.00) - fully functional, if thin leather, with an edge welt.

    Knife in sheath is 7.9 oz.

    The claim that the knife is "From Canada" is clearly a lie. As others have noted, the package is from Wazirabad, Pakistan, sent by DHL.

    Bottom line: Seems well worth the modest price, dependent on heat treatmment.

    Is it 1095? If you buy from such sellers you have to accept a degree of mystery.

    I won't buying another from Timur Knives "from Canada." When one does a Quartermaster or CFK, relying on integrity in other respects seems foolish.

    Prior threads:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/s...s-for-50-What-s-going-on-here?highlight=timur

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/s...eally-Pakistan-Carnival-Crap)?highlight=timur
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2017
  2. Dair

    Dair Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 14, 2017
    Nice looking puukko, if it was made in Canada i would totally buy one at the price, just for the sake (that i'm canadian and love puukkos haha)
    Though then again, the price would probably be a lot more if the work wasn't out sourced...
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  3. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Bevel is not high enough, and it's hollow ground. Also has lanyard hole. Has a ricasso. So a Finn would not call it a "puukko" (except for marketing purposes) and it's their national knife.

    On the other paw, it's closer to a puukko than many knives given that label.

    I knew it was unlikely to be "from Canada," but it looked good enough to investigate.
     
  4. Dair

    Dair Basic Member Basic Member

    42
    Mar 14, 2017
    Well, yeah, i'm just being general i guess :)

    And, well said haha
     
  5. BrandoSpoke

    BrandoSpoke Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    215
    Mar 14, 2017
    if they gave more specific specs and had sold it from a reputable dealer, i probably would have gotten one for myself cause that looks really nice
     
  6. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    After two efforts to discuss this with "Timur," and getting brushed off, I left negative feedback: "Knife OK. Made in/shipped from Pakistan NOT Canada." Gave five stars for all but description.

    It was his 12th Negative and 8th Neutral in the past 12 months - all seem to be, at least primarily, over false Canadian origins claims.

    "Timur" then left retaliatory feedback: "This buyer has trouble with his AA AA AA. Beware"

    eBay claims he a goner with eBay for misrepresenting the origin of his knives. "Not fair" to Pakistani sellers who don't lie.

    Too bad. As noted above, this is not junk. Better than some famous "made in USA/Germany.England" imports. Just could not leave off cheating.

    And if eBay won't fix it, Jared West has helped me find the cutlery guy at the feds.
     
  7. LG&M

    LG&M

    Dec 19, 2005
    Good report, Thank you for taking one for the team and taking the time to post.
     
  8. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    He's back on the Bay, selling his knives as from "Wazirabad, punjab, Pakistan." Prices slightly lower.
     
  9. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    One final note: the knife I bought as "Scandi" was in fact hollow ground with a secondary bevel. I don;t think it is a deliberate disception so much as he uses "scandi" as a "good" adjective but does not know what it means. Sort of like CFK advertising their D2 as forged for hours until they learned that makes no sense.
     

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