Great experience with their knives

Dergyll

Gold Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2021
Messages
312
Just wanted to give a shout out, got the paracord backpacker and what a great well made piece. A little larger than expected but the grind and box it came in are superb.

Very quality product, best of luck to you guys.
 

Dergyll

Gold Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2021
Messages
312
It's so thin and carrieable, very underrated fixed blade company.

Gotta thank DCA over at knifecenter for showing me this great piece.
 

madcap_magician

Gold Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2005
Messages
4,755
The Backpacker, Caper, and Backpacker Pro are some of the finest small fixed blades you can get. Impeccable finish, grind, chamfering, and stonewashing.
 
  • Like
Reactions: DMG

Mr opinionated

Basic Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2021
Messages
207
I been debating on purchasing a White River M1 backpacker knife or the Cold Steel Spike. I don't know which one to get.
 

Dergyll

Gold Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2021
Messages
312
They're different knives, the cold steel is mainly for "tacticool" while the WR is for 99% everything else. It's got a pretty acute tip and can be tacticool too if needed.

I think you'll find the craftsmanship and material to be a few echelons above cold steels that will justify spending the extra money.

Kittery Taping Pest has WR knives, and they're the only company I know that let's you use coupons on their expensive knives. I got my WRs there with their tuesday coupon that was 25% off, great deal. Just google for the coupon, it changes sometimes but almost always public.

Good luck!
 

Mr opinionated

Basic Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2021
Messages
207
Definitely get the White River. Get it with the scales though.
I could not afford the scaled one. I plan on buying or making scales in the not too distant future. I may even try to contact WR to see if I purchase the material if they will cut some to size.
 

Mr opinionated

Basic Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2021
Messages
207
They're different knives, the cold steel is mainly for "tacticool" while the WR is for 99% everything else. It's got a pretty acute tip and can be tacticool too if needed.

I think you'll find the craftsmanship and material to be a few echelons above cold steels that will justify spending the extra money.

Kittery Taping Pest has WR knives, and they're the only company I know that let's you use coupons on their expensive knives. I got my WRs there with their Tuesday coupon that was 25% off, great deal. Just google for the coupon, it changes sometimes but almost always public.

Good luck!

The only thing I got left by C.S. is a red Dragon walking stick and a vintage first year production Bushman. I got a bad feeling Cold Steel will discontinue a lot of their stuff being their online store is still nearly empty almost a year after the GSM buyout.

What turned me off from Cold Steel is not their videos or some of their tacticool stuff. I give them props for trying to have a diverse line up. But their rabid fan base and horrible cult mentality.

I also like the deep Belly and 4 inch handle on the Backpacker which can accommodate my large hands.
 
Last edited:

Dergyll

Gold Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2021
Messages
312
Definitely look at their other lineups as well, they're all good stuff. If I see the coupon go up for a week I'll try to remember to post it here.

I have 3 cold steels and they're...okay. I honestly dont carry any of them but they make good beater knives around the house.

Have fun shopping!
 

Mr opinionated

Basic Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2021
Messages
207
Definitely look at their other lineups as well, they're all good stuff. If I see the coupon go up for a week I'll try to remember to post it here.

I have 3 cold steels and they're...okay. I honestly dont carry any of them but they make good beater knives around the house.

Have fun shopping!
I already purchased the backpacker from Dull Knife Terminator which is an authorized online store and EBAY retailer.
And I got mine ordered last night in s35v and Ion coat newest release for $90 free shipping already on the way. And yes I did research them and get verification that they are a legit authorized White River dealer.

I also wanted to thank you for the Kittery Taping Post store link and already subscribed to them online. And plan on making a purchase from them as well.
 

greenstickynote

Gold Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2014
Messages
308
I'd like to get a paracord backpacker but until I see a pic of it in hand in holding off even though I really really want one !
 

Dergyll

Gold Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2021
Messages
312
There you go bud. Mine's killed mostly fruit (alot of fruit), a few snickers bars (when you really need that calories) and 2 hotdogs. Stonewash hides everything, looks like the day I bought it after cleaning with alcohol pad.

Did I talk about how thin the sheath is? Holy moly.
optimized-6f8b.jpg optimized-wmeu.jpg
 

Mr opinionated

Basic Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2021
Messages
207
There you go bud. Mine's killed mostly fruit (alot of fruit), a few snickers bars (when you really need that calories) and 2 hotdogs. Stonewash hides everything, looks like the day I bought it after cleaning with alcohol pad.

Did I talk about how thin the sheath is? Holy moly.
View attachment 1530989 View attachment 1530990
You got a damn good camera lol. I'm jealous.
 
Top