Good Sounds

Mar 7, 1999
Knives are not only pleasing to the eye and the hand, they sound good too. I've been enjoying the click of my Native after a quick flick of the thumb, the solid thock of my Vaquero after a solid flick of the wrist, the very soft sound of my Perkins coming from its sheath, and most recently the muffled, light pop and slide of my CS Tanto coming out of the Blade-Tech sheath.

Anybody else notice this or have I just spent too much time working alone in the cemetery?
Oh yeah!

Have you seen the thread on the olfactory component of micarta handles.
I can't wait to hear my SIFU go THWOCK!!

[This message has been edited by Dr.Lathe (edited 18 September 1999).]
There's nothing like the sound of a balisong being manipulated. I went through a period when I drove Mr. George at George and Son Cutlery in downtown Portland, Oregon crazy looking for balisongs that made nice, pure notes when handled.

Clay has some wave files on his site,

Balisongs -- because it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!
The "pop" of the integral lock on the Sebenza is very confidence inspiring.


Nothing pleases the ears like the sound of a DA SOCOM locking into place...very solid and definite, have heard it compared to chambering a round into a 30.06 and think that is a good description.
HA..... Chuck, thats funny. I can just see you standing there now.... "I'd like a Balisong, in the key of C please".

I'll have to try that next time I order online.

Clay G.