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Survival Lilly knife

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

  1. Grease


    May 10, 2012
    Its not an unrealistic scenario. How many people sleep naked? Lets say you are woken up by a tornado. You flee, your house flies away, you're now naked with nothing. Or how many people have had to drop everything and run when the fires in California suddenly changed direction and headed right at them? Some of those homes are a bit secluded.
  2. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    She's Austrian and the knife is from Taiwan. This tell us what about Viking genes?:confused:
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  3. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Thought she was Swedish. My AUS8 is a Cold Steel . excellent in every way .The comments about the knife were all good , until they changed the steel .Very obvious if you go back through the posts. My assumption about being Chinese made was natural as I am very aware of the Chinese quality in many industries. !!
    I was brought up in a Norwegian family and neighborhood and knew many of the who had the real Viking genes . Like those who spent a winter in a lifeboat during the war in the North Atlantic. Or the 6 man team that destroyed the heavy water production of the NAZIs , lead by a 22 year old !
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  4. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Buddy, the answer you were looking for is "nothing." Not even sure what it tells us about Austrians. Does she ski?:D
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  5. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
    I live thousands of kilometers to north and I'm fine with mora. Pass.
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  6. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    I quite like the knife for its intended purpose. I'd buy one to try if it was simple to do so.
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  7. Shotgun


    Feb 3, 2006
    What are “Viking genes” and in what way do they give those with it an advantage?
  8. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Couple of new improved versions are now available. G10 scales and all stainless hardware.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
  9. cardo

    cardo Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Dec 7, 2012
  10. fielder


    Jan 25, 2011
    I have bought the knife not tested it extensively yet.
    In reply to earlier posts describing it as a sharpened pry bar, it is thinner than other such knives such as Esse 5 or BK2. It is no thicker than many other knives in its category.
    The handle is beautifully comfortable, the knife is.nicely balanced and fit and finish excellent
    I like the choice of steel. Aus 8 is reasonably tough and easy to sharpen which suits me. It also keeps the cost down.
    It arrived sharp, but could stand a little thinning behind the edge The sheath is good quality but a little too tight.
    I will evaluate the knife on its own merits, in the category it is, and irrespective of the designer. I know little about her other than the fact that she was helpful and communicative to deal with.
    Overall I like the knife and am glad I bought it.
    I'll report back when I have tested it more thoroughly .
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
  11. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Put these in the other thread, but will toss them in here.

    Overall, so far, it seems like a decent knife, price is a tad steep for AUS8, but not sure how much of that is the VAT taxes they have to pay on stuff there.





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  12. oldmanron


    Jun 19, 2012
    Hmm ... you seem like a fair and open-minded person ... I would feel exactly the same way. I always like to give a big thumbs-up to folks who can monetize (fairly and honourably) their online interests. Check-out "Long Island Watches" for a similar (but American) success-story. Ethical hustle ... it works for me ... :)
  13. murderedsongbird


    Apr 12, 2006
    Dutch bushcraft knives gave it a pretty scathing review. Lily commented in the video and was pretty pissed. It’s hilarious
  14. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    I love it! Do you mean The Survival Princess was pissed?
    I have zero respect for people who have to trash others to gain notoriety.
  15. buckfynn


    May 1, 2011
    Do you have a link to what Lilly said?
  16. murderedsongbird


    Apr 12, 2006
    I just checked the video again and it looks like she deleted her post. One commenter said that he asked her why she deleted it on another of her videos and she blocked him.
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  17. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    They didnt trash anything. They reviewed the knife like any other knife they review. It had its issues.
  18. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Yea, we'll go with that. You said she has issues?
  19. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Wat? Who said she had issues? Where do you read that?
  20. schwep


    Jan 4, 2017
    I guess everyone can have a series of personalized/labeled knives made in Taiwan. Just google WTG https://www.worktuffgear.com/custom.
    The APO-1 knife has at the very least gotten Lilly a lot of clicks. From the viewpoint that it does not matter what they say about you, as long as they talk about you, it must have been a great success. Good for her if she manages to make some money from it, it is not a too dishonest way to hustle. Look at all the screaming, dancing, jumping Youtube/Instagram 'influencers' out there who do nothing else but promoting stuff for money. Clearly she's not the greatest outdoor/survival expert, but then neither are hundreds of Youtube wannabees out there who dress up in camo and try to beat trees into submission with their tactical survival knives...
    I don't have the APO-1, as I think it's too much money for a knife that is obviously far from perfect. Just calling it an 'apocalypse' knife puts me off. Anyway, my Terävä Puukko 140 and Skrama are good enough (edit: I'd say better!). ;-)
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
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