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Knife or Death

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Jo the Machinist, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Goldberg again said, "30 seconds penalty" in the Knife Fight run of one of the contestants from last night!
     
  2. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Skill has a LOT to do with it. The 2 contestants in Dead Run last night had a 12" and 16" blade, so not very big blades at all. I think skill has a LOT to do with it, although size of blade does give an advantage. Another thing I noticed is lack of sharpness on some of the blades, which will put you behind the curve.
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ 12" & 14" respectively as memory serves me ;)
     
  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Yeah, I could be mistaken. You get my point though.
     
  5. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    254
    Jan 17, 2014
    Skill definitely is key.

    What I'm trying to say is that a skilled competitor, who's practiced with a long blade, would have a significant advantage over a skilled competitor with a short blade, or a poorly skilled one with a long blade.

    The funny part is that the vast majority of competitors with the most practice, experience and skill in chopping solid targets, have the most experience with shorter blades (understandably so), and that is what they bring with them.

    Conversely, most of the competitors I've seen bringing longer blades (just about everyone who brought some type of sword?), have little, to no skill, cutting anything but air, or maybe fruit, at the most.

    Even regular tameshigiri (practice/test cutting) on rolled tatami would have given the sword users, better cutting form and technique, as opposed to their 'swinging a baseball bat/tree branch like a child' approach.

    The guy with the Oakeshott sword in S1 did incredibly well for someone who wasn't really in shape, and didn't have the level of skill many of the guys with short choppers do.

    I'll say that the sword he brought (and handmade himself) was also undoubtedly the best made sword on the show thus far. It held up to everything, and retained its edge well, unlike all the air ninja specials.

    Even the kid on S2 E2 with the ridiculously long sword, demolished the crates in a couple of swings each, where everyone else needed 8-20+ chops.
     
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  6. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    And in the end, the 2 contestants with the shortest blades make it to the final run! I didn't see any commercials for next week, so I still don't which episode my wife or I am appearing on!
     
  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I saw your wife on the opener's preview, but doesn't necessarily mean that was a preview for next week. Maybe it was or maybe just a collage of things to come in the next few epis!
     
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  8. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Well I won't be on the show anytime soon and I'll have PLENTY of time to watch you and your better half. I'm still under a nerve block. I had my rotator cuff repaired today. 30 days in a sling. About 6 mos to fully heal.
    But I can't wait to see you two wailing away!
     
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  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Dang Timbo, you better heal up quick!
     
  10. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    254
    Jan 17, 2014
    To use a shooting analogy:

    If a firefight was imminent, I'd take Jerry Miculek with a Ruger LCP by my side, over some random guy with an AR who's only shot 100 rounds through it.

    There's no question that the AR is a better option for a firefight. Just because Jerry's skill easily overcomes the ballistic disadvantage of the LCP, vs someone with little training, armed with an AR, doesn't change that.

    Jerry with an AR would have an incredible advantage.
     
  11. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    254
    Jan 17, 2014
    Ugh. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    I injured mine last June. Chose to see if PT/rehab could help avoid surgery. It's been 15 months (12 months of PT. Couldn't even start for the first 3 months after the injury)

    It's still not 100%, but it's definitely better than it was after the injury.
     
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  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery Unc. Timbo :thumbsup:
     
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  13. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Congrats on your run on last nights show @Justin Presson ...you had a pretty good run ... and came so close .. but looked fun hopefully you had a blast running the coarse.

    JJ
     
  14. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Which one was he?
     
  15. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
  16. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    He was the contestant that was runner up by a small margin ... one of the only 2 to complete the first part on last nights episode ... I was hoping he would pull it out ... he is a BF member and I believe he made his knife for the show.
     
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  17. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I hope she got Travis straightened out .. lol
     
  18. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    He's holding a CPK MC in his hand. I know he loves the CPK knives, he told me off camera!
     
  19. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    that's awesome!
     
  20. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    @Justin Presson, I was pulling for you last night, before I even knew who you were! Spectacular run man!
     

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