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Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by Jhansenak47, Oct 19, 2018.
Wouldn't it be ironic if someone reviewed her knife in the same manner she reviewed the S1?
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?
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.
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.
Well, that's always a heads-up...
I'm beginning to think we were twins selerated at birth!
'Could be - I'm Norwegian.......
That would be epic!
She lost me right then and there.
I have punished several S1 knives and was barely able to scratch one.
Overdramatization. Just like Hollywood. She created something like a train wreck that people felt they had to see.
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.
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.
I think she might just be trying to make a buck after being de-monitized.
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.
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.
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.
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
So being a hunter/gatherer is all luck?
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.