Watch me Fail!!

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by knowbody777, May 18, 2013.

  1. knowbody777

    knowbody777

    215
    May 8, 2013
    okay so I decided to put my BK7 to the bottle cut test... maybe I don't know some of the secrets to this thing cause I made myself look like a fool in front of my kids.
    Here I am about to be awesome:
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    Here I am swinging hard:
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    Here I am watching in disbelief as the bottle flies away as if I hit it with a friggin' baseball bat!
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    I then decided my technique must have been off. time for attempt number 2.

    this is the windup:
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    This is contact:
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    This is me getting sprayed in the face as I cut through about half of the bottle:
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    thoughts

    A. This is with the factory edge
    B. Did I do something wrong?
    C. How do I learn to live with myself?
     
  2. Tbaggin

    Tbaggin

    399
    Apr 29, 2012
    Helps if you fill the bottle. Sharpen the knife maybe?
     
  3. thebrain

    thebrain

    Dec 12, 2007
    Answers
    A. The factory edge is probably a little obtuse, if you thin the shoulders of the edge a bit it will cut like a razor but will not be as tough.
    B. You should swing at a slight downward angle, to aid in a more shearing cut.
    C. It may take some time. Take some solace in the fact is will not be the last time they see you fail ;)
     
  4. Jamboi

    Jamboi

    384
    Feb 7, 2013
    I'll take C for $500 Alex. You get used to it. At some point they start teaching you stuff.

    I tried to do the bottle cut thing too once, with the same effect. It just went flying across the shop. I was looking in the pics for a wrist or finger lanyard. Did you have one on?
     
  5. orca8589

    orca8589

    Jan 27, 2007
    Silly. Before you can cut a bottle in half, you're supposed to practice on badgers, hornet's nests, barrels of toxic waste, and dynamite. Make sure your kids film these practice sessions - from a safe distance, or a hardened bunker, if necessary - and post it here. We're hard up for some good entert... er, practice videos. :D

    Actually, you got the same results I got with my old Camillus BK7. Once I put a better edge on it, it would cut through a water bottle but it still went flying. How some guys get a knife to go through several full water bottles at one time is beyond me. (I haven't used a Kabar BK-7, so I don't know if there's a difference between the factory edges.

    ~Chris
     
  6. knowbody777

    knowbody777

    215
    May 8, 2013
    Jamboi,

    I did not use a lanyard of any sort.

    Tbaggin,

    Immediately following I figured I should have filled it all the way. I also remembered that most often I see this with thinner water bottles.
     
  7. Jamboi

    Jamboi

    384
    Feb 7, 2013
    Seems like zombie tools cut through 10 bottles, or maybe they were beer cans, with one of their swords. One of the best cuts I have seen. Get some of those Sams or dollar general water bottles, they are paper thin. You might be able to 3 or 4 of them and that would impress the kids.
     
  8. iwouldhurtafly

    iwouldhurtafly

    Dec 3, 2010
    You will also notice that people mostly cut water bottles online... The thin plastic of certain water bottles makes them fairly easy to cut. Pop bottles tend to be a little thicker and tougher. Probably to deal with being under pressure etc etc. This doesn't mean they can not be cut, but it just takes a pretty sharp edge, inertia, and hitting them at an angle. Grab you some thinner bottles, strike either at an upward or downward angle, yell curse words at them, and you will see quite a difference. Oh and milk jugs/water jugs are a lot of fun to cut too. They cut pretty easy.

    And by the way, good on you for showing your "fail." That takes an amount of guts. A lot times people only show themselves in a positive light and never dare to share their "attempts." Glad your able to have fun with it.

    :thumbup:
     
  9. Tommythewho

    Tommythewho

    775
    Aug 21, 2011
    Watch some Cold Steel videos
     
  10. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Yeah, forget the water bottles...lets stab some denim clad dead pigs! :D
     
  11. iwouldhurtafly

    iwouldhurtafly

    Dec 3, 2010
    YES!..... :thumbup:
     
  12. knowbody777

    knowbody777

    215
    May 8, 2013
    I must find a way to make this happen!
     
  13. Dodge

    Dodge

    361
    Sep 6, 2008
    I've had luck with the top off.
     
  14. acerpower

    acerpower

    493
    Apr 27, 2013
    Oh great, now I'm going to have to try this.
    I'll try it alone first, my kids still think I'm perfect.:D
     
  15. knowbody777

    knowbody777

    215
    May 8, 2013
    Haha, yes... learn from my mistakes sir!
     
  16. idaho

    idaho

    951
    May 5, 2005
    A ) Yep, its quite dull/uneven.
    b ) Even more yep.
    First of all - cut in oposite direction - to the left, use your hips - like in boxing. If it is single bottle - cut diagonally.
     

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