Survival Lilly knife

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by Jhansenak47, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Wouldn't it be ironic if someone reviewed her knife in the same manner she reviewed the S1?
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  2. cardo

    cardo Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    I didn't see a divot in her micarta handle for a bow drill. Wasn't that one of her pans on the S1 when she used the brass grommet for a bow drill and it chewed up the handle?
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  3. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    I like the knife insofar as it comes out of a load of destructive tests, long thinking, and plenty of dirt time. I hunt, fish, camp, and spend just about every day outdoors working with horses, so I know what it is like to search for that perfect knife. Lilly's work reviewing products and showing folks basic outdoor skills in various locations brought her to the conclusion that HER perfect knife wasn't out in the market. So she designed her own. I applaud her for it. It's not the knife I'd choose, but her style of bushcrafting, influenced as it is by the current trend of baton-featherstick-pry, calls for this sort of knife. It's the same school of thought that gives us most of the Becker line, the Busses, and the Cold Steels. Given her following and the real requests Lilly received for a knife she'd design, she responded to the market. I hope she makes some money, makes some people happy, and gets more folks off their asses and outdoors.

    As for the knife itself, I agree that it's her take on an SRK. Given how much time the SRK spent as her primary knife, I suspect she looked at it and thought, "Its perfect except for this, this, and this." Maybe at some point she'll offer a replacement micarta grip scale with a metal reenforced divot for bow drilling as it was something she admired in another knife.

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  4. oldmanron


    Jun 19, 2012
    Yup. Exactly.
  5. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Thanks Zieg, you saved me a lot of typing. My only criticism of the knife itself is that it’s a little thicker than it needs to be imo, even for its stated purpose.
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  6. oldmanron


    Jun 19, 2012
    Well, that's always a heads-up...
  7. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    I'm beginning to think we were twins selerated at birth!
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  8. Brommeland


    Jul 28, 2003
    'Could be - I'm Norwegian.......
  9. Brommeland


    Jul 28, 2003
    That would be epic!
  10. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    She lost me right then and there.

    I have punished several S1 knives and was barely able to scratch one.

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  11. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Overdramatization. Just like Hollywood. She created something like a train wreck that people felt they had to see.
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  12. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    I have never seen one of her videos. But I watched the Fallkniven fall out on several forums such as this.

    It kind of cracks me up.
    Hundreds of folks say they are great knives and have been using them for years.
    One person does something ridiculous, breaks one, and the internet bursts into flames about it.

    Your over-dramatization/train-wreck analogy is a good one. Just because you can make a video, doesn't mean you should.
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  13. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    It's kinda like some of the covers on Time magazine. They are all trying to draw attention and sell magazines or become known.
    But, I do not think one should trash a great company just for viewers. If she was good, her merits would speak for themselves.
  14. unimogbert


    Jul 15, 2015
    I think she might just be trying to make a buck after being de-monitized.
  15. oldmanron


    Jun 19, 2012
    Well, from what I can see ... she is doing something really (OK, *really*) well.

    Go ahead. Have at 'er! Try to do it yourself:) There's hardly any competition out there.

    The kid deserves mucho credit. Simple as that.
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  16. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell

    Apr 20, 2001
    I can tolerate her better than some youtube "experts". She's not the best, but she's far from the worst. I cringe everytime she uses a rock to baton of knife though.
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  17. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Let's see her EXCEL on Naked and Afraid. I don't mean exist either. Let's see her get on that show and maintain her body weight.
    The only reason some of you guys follow her is because she's a decent looking, younger gal, and I'm not calling anybody out in particular. Primarily because I don't know you. I'm just talking human nature here. Please keep this civil and don't get your bowels in an uproar. :thumbsup:
  18. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    Given that naked and afraid may as well be a scripted show, it doesn't prove much. At the end of the day, you can't control for luck, so it matters little what someone sets out to prove. Some will survive, and some will not
  19. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    So being a hunter/gatherer is all luck?
  20. rwc53


    Dec 21, 2009
    Why would any sane person go into the wilderness naked, unless forced to do so? That show is purely for entertainment. Not saying the folks on there don't have to survive under difficult circumstances, just saying the whole concept is ludicrous.
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