Coming soon...Livesay "UJI" review...

Oct 20, 1999
I order my first Livesay last week, an UJI FIGHTER, and I am expecting it sometime monday evening. Considering that the knife is solely for defense purposes, I will be testing it accordingly. Slashing is what I am truly interested in. The blade is said to benefit from a slight curve, which is also said to aid in "flesh damage!"
I will be very interested in your review Dangelo.My UJIS have become my most carried knives for over a year now.I have 4 of them now because every time I make it down to my Livesay dealer I buy one intending to give it as a gift to my dad or brother,but I end up keeping for myself.
To say that I love this knife is a complete understatement.There is a lot to like about this knife especially considering its price.

Hang around, because I may want to pick your brain about carry/concealment options. I am going to try and carry this piece upside down, strong side, as so that I can draw the piece and have it in reverse grip instantly, ready to attack/defend. How do you carry yours??? I have thought, since the price is extremely reasonable, that maybe take two of these guys, get a custom "X" style kydex rig that would allow both to be carried together, at the small of my back. We'll see ...???

Steve in NYC
I realy love my uji i carry it clipped inside my coat pocket handle down for summer it will go back to inside the pants.
everybody i show it to wants one.
Dangelo.I usually just stick the knife in my waistband so it is angled with the handle oriented to the right of my spine.If the waistband of your pants is baggy this wont work as the knife is very slim and might end up as a boot knife
It is pretty unobtrusive carried this way and I can even drive with it there without discomfort.If I want to draw the knife I reach behind me and grab the knife while pushing against the edge of the kydex with my thumbtip to pop the knife out.A static cord would work well too.I dont know if you might have seen this on Newt's forum but heres a link to some Uji discussion from some months back.
Heres another one:


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I don't understand how this bend causes a more lethal cut to the diaphram (as noted in the first thread linked in the above post). Could anyone shed some light?

Thanks, Bill Callahan
The curve makes it easier to get under the ribs into the diaphram. Also produces a nastier slash would than a straight blade.
In the quote from Newt I believe he was saying that the curve in the blade of the uji was an afterthought from his eels knife.This was a larger knife not available to the public.I dont think the uji was designed for the purpose of puncturing the diaphragm.It is however a great slasher and an easy to carry fixed blade.The curve in the tip of the blade is very slight and can only be seen with careful examination.I had a chance to do some slashing on a deer my dad had taken this year with his bow while it was hanging in the garage and the curved tip produced some very strange cuts.It seems to me that the curve in the tip produces a slight undercut.When you go to press the two sides of the cut back together they dont quite meet up properly.I hope this makes sense.Anyway I would hate to be cut by any of my knives and this one is no exception.But it really shines as a slasher and comes with a good price tag.

"-shutterbugs don't pass around their cameras and geezers don't pass around their trophy-wives.I don't hand over a knife."--OKG
Its already been done, the first part anyway, in reference to the poking and slashing and retention in your hand parts. Hack apart a roast or something for us (wife never left me alone with a knife and our uncooked dinner, I guess either the boys at TK either have a meat budget or more usefully a wife-travel budget)

Look in the archives for a review I did about 18 months or so back. I have since sold the Uji, as I found it had a great retention in the sheath, but the sheath did not have a great retention on me. Maybe just me, but the knife itself is pretty neat, though after condsideration it could really use a bigger handle.

he curved blade causes a wound that gapes al by itself. Simple as that.


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