Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Share your thoughts on the worst over hyped knife you ever bought in your childhood or even recent. I will share 2. First one being the survivor knife on tv in the early 1980's. This thing came with a horrible sheath and was touted as 420 bonded molecular steel and upon seeing it thrown I had to have it. So in 82 or 83 I ordered this knife for $10 bucks plus shipping. Back in this day we did not have 2 day shipping or anything close to it. Try 8 to 10 weeks. I finally got my knife and went out in the yard to use it and I chucked it in a tree and the handle snapped clean off and broke in half in 2 places. The tip was bent 90 degrees to the right side, and the threaded steel that connected the knife to the handle was snapped off and lost in the grass to never be recovered. My second experience was recent with the Cold Steel Royal kukri. Blade was way off balance for a decent Kukri style machete. But that damn polypropylene handle sucked period. I tried it on brush and I felt a shock in my hand that felt very painful. Tried gloves, No help. Nasty hand shock. I gave it away a few days ago. Hand shock was so bad my hand hurt for a week afterwards. I never felt as horrible jolt to my hand as polypropylene puts out when hitting a few small branches or hardwood.