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What is the most beautiful knife on earth?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Alex17, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Alex17

    Alex17 Banned BANNED

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Forget about toughness, efficiency, reputation, sharpness, weight, size, year, price, designer, country... For once, let's just talk about BEAUTY. In YOUR eyes, what's the most beautiful knife on earth?

    Of course, it's a totally personal decision. But that's what makes the thread interesting: express your taste, regardless of other criteria.

    BUT you can't find a sh..ty knife beautiful, can you? Which makes the thread a little more complex than it seems... ;)

    So... please comment! say why you find THIS knife unbeatably great to look at. And let's not make it too politically correct: your taste is the only taste that matters to you, so you are RIGHT to prefer what you prefer. Be proud and stand your ground. When it comes to beauty, "IMHO" is for the weak. :)

    (Pics, or at leat links to pics, are highly welcome.)

    My choice: the Sog Tech Bowie (99018), because I immediately fall in deep love every time I see its perfectly-shaped shiny and dark blade. This blade made me start loving knives: it was the beginning of it all in my heart and will never be challenged, period.

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  2. Bohica2u

    Bohica2u

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    Jul 1, 2001
    I give this thread 5 stars!

    I would have to say the Randalls. Especially the Model 1's. I would be very happy with the Airman or #14's.

    These are on my bucket list for knives. I would (gulp) sell all the knives I own to have these three (but still have a folder :))
     
  3. Alex17

    Alex17 Banned BANNED

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    Dec 15, 2011
    I still prefer the Sog Tech, but I have to say that the #14 by Rendall... wow... what an impressively respectable beauty... nice choice, Bohica2u...
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  4. neuron

    neuron Moderator Moderator

    Apr 18, 2010
    Great thread idea! My vote goes to this Darrel Ralph custom Gunhammer. The materials (Chad Nichols stainless damascus with Stelllite 6K core, machined Nichols MokuTi handles, etc.) and design are beautiful/rare but also functional, which is important to me since functionality is actually a big part of what makes a knife appealing/beautiful to me.

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  5. Samael

    Samael

    Sep 30, 2007
    Did someone say "Randalls?"

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  6. rbmcmjr

    rbmcmjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 10, 2005
    What's the handle insert on that 12-9-14-25? Muskox?
     
  7. Samael

    Samael

    Sep 30, 2007
    Narwhal.
     
  8. gooeytek

    gooeytek

    Jul 12, 2011
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  9. GingivitisKahn

    GingivitisKahn

    Jun 8, 2010
    A thread about pretty knives *demands* pictures. Just saying a knife name - pshaw!

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    Beckerhead #42
     
  10. Samael

    Samael

    Sep 30, 2007
    By the way, Alex, not to ruin your day or anything, but your SOG is, well, to put it nicely, an "homage" to this knife:

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  11. Alex17

    Alex17 Banned BANNED

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    Dec 15, 2011
    With all respect to the original, am I allowed to prefer the "homage"? ;)
     
  12. Samael

    Samael

    Sep 30, 2007
    But of course.:D
     
  13. dePaul

    dePaul

    Aug 8, 2000
    Another Randall, this one is model 7-4.

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    ~Paul~
     
  14. neuron

    neuron Moderator Moderator

    Apr 18, 2010
    This thread is turning into a total Randall-fest. :grumpy:

    ;)

    Nice knives, fellas. The narwhal handle on that one is especially stunning!
     
  15. Alex17

    Alex17 Banned BANNED

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Wow. The surface of the blade looks as soft as human skin...
     
  16. nate1714

    nate1714

    Apr 16, 2005
    I would say for most affordable The Kershaw Chive.


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  17. DavidZ

    DavidZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    To my eyes - These two by Silvestrelli:


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    just so you know, I purchased these photos for use from Coop. He has incredible talent! :thumbup:
     
  18. Samael

    Samael

    Sep 30, 2007
    Indeed he does.:D

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  19. c10darren

    c10darren

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    Nov 30, 2011
    Excellent choices, but now for something completely different...

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    Ray Mears Woodlore Knife

    To me, simplicity is beauty. And this is a very simple knife. As an extension of that beautiful simplicity, scandi grinds just get me.
     
  20. threefeathers

    threefeathers

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    May 25, 2005
    I have 2 Model 1 Randalls, nothing I have seen beats them. That said I carry a K Bar in the field.
     

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