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Your most fun irrational knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Claus0BF, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Claus0BF


    Jun 2, 2014
    Okay, I know there may be a lot of similar threads going on here in these forums - but I do not recall one, which catches exactly what I would like to be talking about here.

    I recently acquired a knife - I will be talking about which one it is later - that just makes me smile when I grab and use it. So this should be the topic of this thread:

    Is there any one special knife to you fellow knife afficionados, that you think is just plain fun to use or fondle, although it doesn't fit to your knife habits and usage? And started carrying and using it just because?

    I'm not especially talking about which folding knife is most fun to flick during watching television - which may also be a valid reason for your favourite fun knife - but it may also be any kind of knife, for example any fixed blade you enjoy to hold in your hands and use.

    To make clear what I would like to be talking about, I'll try to explain, what is my most fun knife (at the moment) and why:

    It is the Cold Steel Broken Skull.

    Until I got this knife I wasn't into big folders at all. I thought they are unnecessary for me and my uses for a folding knife. And I still think they are. But hey, this knife is fun!

    Just opening the 4 inch blade and feeling and hearing the ridiculously overbuilt Tri Ad Lock engage makes me smile.

    This knife is so well designed. It fits my hand vrry well. It is big but lightweight. The balancing point is just right at the spot where I like it to be: exactly at my index finger.

    The texture of the G-10 scales is much to coarse, but it feels great.

    A black clip point blade? With the words “Broken Skull“ on it? And the name of a wrestler I don't even know or care about? Hell yeah!

    Closing the knife really isn't for weak fingers - the locking mechanism needs a strong push on the lock bar.

    Something in the overall looks and haptics of this knife really appeals to me - maybe because I think it shouldn't... :)

    Well guys and gals, is there any knife you feel similar to? I would enjoy reading your elaborations about it!

    Oh, and please don't take this thread too serious - it's all about the fun! :)
  2. Basp2005


    Dec 6, 2015
    Balisong, the only reason I have one, is to have one in the collection. People hear you have a knife collection and they always ask about the butterfly knife. :)
  3. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    Funny you mention Cold Steel. I bought a Talwar 4" serrated for when my wife and I are out together. The handle is extremely ergonomic and the fit and finish was exceptional for a $49 knife. I love holding in my hand but when I look at it I feel like I should be wearing a turbin or something.:D
  4. not a zombie fan

    not a zombie fan

    May 29, 2014
    My favorite irrational knife is my WASP injection knife. I've never used it for anything other than going Gallagher on some melons. How can one not smile when making produce explode? I traded a bigass teak stump I had for it at an antique shop. No idea what steel it is, never sharpened or done a cut test with it and dont care. My inner 14 year old will never regret that trade.
  5. McBokerson


    Aug 3, 2013
    Definitely my cheap chinese jaguar balisong. It's a fun little knife to play around with. Flips great due to the heavy, solid steel handles.
    It serves no purpose however, as I dulled the edge for my own safety...
  6. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    My big chopper Busse knives likely fall into that category.

    Ibe owned a FBMLE, Basic 11, KZII, Rattle Hawk, and a double handful of other smaller and medium sized ones.

    Really, for big choppers, I don't get too much real world use out of them. Mostly play time.

    I have a Busse WTF and Cleaver on order now too.

    Last edited: Apr 28, 2016
  7. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    Without a doubt my Fletcher Knives Mini Karniboro fits this to a t! It serves no practical application for me but for some reason I just love this knife. I find reasons to carry and use it but they are not very good reasons! Makes me smile like a champ every time I pull it out of the sheath though!

  8. killgar


    Sep 24, 2002
    The knife on top. It's a switchblade I made using the blade and spring/lock from an AGA Campolin Hunter. With the exception of the blade, everything you see is all my original work (although I did modify the blade too).

    I call it "the Beast" because of it's size and heft. It's a monster switchblade.

    I have absolutely no practical use for it, I built it for the enjoyment of building it, and owning it.

    The full size Spyderco Military is for size comparison.

  9. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Swords are my most fun irrational blades.

  10. Claus0BF


    Jun 2, 2014
    Nice to read you all's replies! Keep em coming! [emoji106]
    [emoji33] [emoji3]
  11. Armadew

    Armadew Reisloafer

    Nov 22, 2006
    The Beast is awesome!

    For me, it would be my Janisong.
  12. Wotan


    Jun 1, 2003
    Must be my Mikov switchblade.
    Absolutely useless, but rises the eyebrows of the PC crowd:)
  13. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Seems like autos are quite irrational!! Mine is my Godfather! 4" dagger that even with a mirror edge doesn't cut all that well.....but who cares!! It's so much fun!!
    Love it!!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    It would be this thing. Serves no practical purpose for me. But damn. Look at it!

  15. ThePeacent


    Sep 15, 2013

  16. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Balisong. No real use for it, can't carry it legally in Washington, I suck horribly at flipping it...

    But damn, it's full of irrational fun.
  17. Alfazulu


    Mar 24, 2016
    What is the zip tie for on these blades?
  18. Tachead7075


    Apr 7, 2016
    Likely a make shift "wave" to assist with opening.
  19. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Yeah, but what are the other 2 zip ties for then?

    (he knows I kid, Love his Salt pics)
  20. Hawgsnawt


    Aug 16, 2015
    I just can't help it.... darned thing was 25 bucks, weighs 2.2 pounds, almost 2 feel long and chops like a ninja on crack ( karate chop joke.... get it?....no?.....nevermind )


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