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Alternatives to Swamp Rats

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Ian111, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2005
    I second the HI suggestion.:thumbup:

    If you want a warranty, take note that you must buy it from HI, as it does not extend to knives on the secondary market.
    The chance of breaking one is almost nonexistant, however.
     
  2. STEVENKIM

    STEVENKIM

    294
    Nov 28, 2005
    "boys and their toys"
     
  3. nozh2002

    nozh2002 Banned BANNED

    Jun 9, 2003
    G-Sakai Bosen Enkuto - with laminated powder metallurgy high carbon high speed steel SRS15 63HRC (also high tungsten, high chromium, high vanadium and high molibden), convex grind 6 1/2" x 1/4 " x 1" - $170

    http://www.gsakai.co.jp/jp/english/shop/shop_gsaka6.html
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    J.P.Peltonen - SissiPukko M95 - handforged carbon steel, full flat grind 6" x 0.22" x 15/16" ~$90

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    Thanks, Vassili.
     
  4. fdchase

    fdchase

    25
    Dec 17, 2005
    recently purchased a 16.5" Chiruwa and 12" Villager from HI. great tools. check out their forum here. it is very friendly and informative. you can find many pics of their khukuris on display and in use there.

    during my wait for SR knives, i purchased the RD7 and HI knives expressly for their reputations of toughness and quality. i was happy that they also happened to be in a price range that i was willing to spend on a knife. have not been disappointed.

    do others prioritize features they look for in a knife? in what order do they fall?
     
  5. sawgrass7

    sawgrass7 Gold Member Gold Member

    201
    Nov 30, 2005
    Hey Hachetjack -
    what is that sweet first blade in the picture of the 3? A Ranger?
    thanks.
     
  6. Angelus1781

    Angelus1781

    702
    Feb 22, 2003

    Thats exactly why I own both. Its money well spent knowing I will have these knives for life whatever happens.
     
  7. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack

    May 24, 2005
    Yes, it's a Ranger RAK with micarta handles. Glad you like it.

    Hatchetjack-
     

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