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The Wait Is Over. From this thread, orders for the 2023 BladeForums Traditional Knife are open & here's your handy order button. OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS $200 ea, one per household, must have been a member prior to 3/2023
It's too thin and light for anything I need. But I'd pick one up if my keester were in a sling and it was the only thing handy.
Jim Six has given me a little (good natured, I'm sure) flak about my above statement since I hadn't actually handled one of the knives.
I made my point about my observations over on Newt's forums and thought that would be the end of it. But NOOOOOOOOO! Newt just can't leave well enough alone. He had to go and send me one of the dang things.
When the Brown truck of Joy arrived this afternoon, I opened my package to find a 7 1/8" long, 1/8" thick, 1/2" wide, double edged shiv. It's definitely a purpose driven design.
The grip serrations are a nice touch and will help immensely while driving the piece through a bad guy's temple, eye socket, or base of the skull. (Did I mention that it is a purpose driven design?)
The only problem I had with it has been cured with the help of a fine diamond benchstone. It's now a SHARP little shiv.
My wife took one look at it and said, "It's cute, I'm going to carry that." I snickered a little bit and looked over at her and she was giving me one of those looks that says, "I'm serious" and she said, "I'm serious!" It looks as if mamma has a new knife.
This knife would undoubtedly fit in the "dagger, dirk, or double edge weapon" prohibitions in some jurisdictions, so choose accordingly. My wife has my permission (as if she needs it) to carry anything she is comfortable with anywhere she wants. I would much rather get a call to bail her out than to identify her body.
If it's for you, get one. I tend to buy with utility foremost in mind and this thing just isn't for me.
[This message has been edited by the4th (edited 05-24-2000).]