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JJ20198

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i WATCHED THE COLD STEEL SOLID PROOF THEM HANGING ON THEIR FOLDERS IS PRETTY NEAT AND I WOULD SAY THAT i WOULD TRUST MY BUCK 503T TO HOLD MY WEIGHT sO BEFORE i START TO RAMBLE iLL ASK WHAT IS YOUR KNIFE FAITH



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I found it pretty hard to read the ALL CAPS you wrote in, but I figure you must mean what knives we own we'd trust to hang off of.

I'll start: I'd trust hanging off my Dozier, Koster, Busse, and BRKT knives. :p

Edit: Oh yeah, I'd also trust my Fallkniven
 
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I suppose the only knife I would actually trust to hold my weight in any situation is my Swamp Rat Mini Mojo, but as a rule I try not to trust any knife in that way. If I had to use it to hold my weight I would be very cautious the entire time.
 

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Well, as I struggle to restrain myself from commenting on the post or poster, I will leave it at saying that I don't hang from knives, so the question is meaningless.
 
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Cold Steel knives are actually very good, somewhat better than their marketing. Sometimes the tests they subject knives to are ridiculous, the most ridiculous being the slicing up of a cut-resistant glove. They put the glove against a wood base, then, holding it against that base, commence with slicing it up like a watermelon. Clearly this isn't what the glove was intended to defeat and even a cheap Chinese beater will do the same.

That said, most knives made by reputable manufacturers are worth betting one's life on. The primary consideration is the lock, and yes, Buck makes a very hearty knife. Still, it's not a tactical, or fighting, knife. It opens slowly and generally resides in a leather sheath. And I wouldn't trust any linerlock unless it had a reinforcement like the Lake and Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS).

Cold Steel, Spyderco and Benchmade have very good locking systems. Cold Steel, in fact, has a new locking system out that seems to be even stronger than an axis lock. I'm carrying a Gunsite 5-incher most days and a Voyager 4-incher most others. If a cop ever searches me and asks me why I have a folder with a 5-inch blade, I'm going to tell him that my 6-inch Voyager sometimes sticks me in the back when I sit down!
 
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knife faith? is this like blade religion or sumtin? can we go door to door and preach about knives to the Sheeple?
 
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i WATCHED THE COLD STEEL SOLID PROOF THEM HANGING ON THEIR FOLDERS IS PRETTY NEAT AND I WOULD SAY THAT i WOULD TRUST MY BUCK 503T TO HOLD MY WEIGHT sO BEFORE i START TO RAMBLE iLL ASK WHAT IS YOUR KNIFE FAITH



(please do not post calling me weird for asking such an odd Question)

The question isn't the problem, it's the strange language you used to ask it.
 

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Well, as I struggle to restrain myself from commenting on the post or poster, I will leave it at saying that I don't hang from knives, so the question is meaningless.

Well stated.

I hang from my climbing rope on occasion, and cut stuff with my knives.
 

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Busse is probably the closest we'll ever get to a religious following of knife fanatics.
 

JJ20198

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I am asking if you would trust your knife to save you life cut through something ect please forgive the caps
 

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Since most of us carry reliable knives, the problem has less to do with the knives themselves, than with the medium we'd be dealing with. Hang from a knife? Hammered into wood, maybe. Jammed into a muddy riverbank, no. Cut through a line, probably, but not through a tree branch more than an inch or two thick.

Again and again we say it, and again there's always the toy factor that asks anyway: knives are for cutting. But what else can your knife do?
 

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True knives are for cutting

Nonsense. Knives have been designed for many things other than, or in addition to, cutting, including penetration, sawing, prying, and chopping. Kitchen knives are meant for cutting.

Hunting knives have to cut and hack, even pry. Utility knives need to cut and saw. Survival knives have to do all the preceding, and may even have to support one's weight. Fighting knives (and swords) are designed to deflect incoming blows, and to cut and penetrate flesh. E&E knives are meant to do all the above, and to saw and penetrate through seemingly impenetrable materials.

Otherwise, you could use a set of Boker ceramics for everything. That's what I use in the kitchen, but I'm not going to count on them for anything else. :)
 
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