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Your most fun irrational knife

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

  1. marcinek

    marcinek

    Jan 9, 2007
    Really, if we took a good, hard, honest look, I think we would find the vast majority of our knives are irrational fun. I know mine are.

    Clearly the vast majority of the world functions just fine with one knife...and probably a knife we would consider crap. They would probably consider an SAK as a piece of tarted-up silliness.

    Honestly, I know I can get through a typical day with a Vic Classic, and, if need be, kick up to a bigger Vic like a Super Tinker and be completely covered. Are those the only two knives I own? Of course not! I own machetes for Scagels sakes and I live in a major metropolitan area. What the heck am I gonna do with a machete? Let alone 3 of them?!?

    Its all irrational fun. Its why we have them. Its why we come here and talk about them....which is even more irrational. :)
     
  2. DallasSTB

    DallasSTB Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2009
    Hehe, lots of guilty pleasure going on here. If knife collecting isn't fun - why do it?

    Sometimes you just hafta buy some like this...
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    or this....
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    just because they're big and cool. :cool:
     
  3. 6850

    6850 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Sorry no pics...
    But one of them is my ZombieTools Vakrah (sp).

    They hire Americans in Montana, and use all materials sourced from the USA.
    They make the whole vast selection of sharps in house, and they are a successful company in slow economy!
    Fun bunch of dudes, love their job...
    When I grab that Kukri on steroids, I am the baddest MOFO in my 4.5 acres!!

    Thanks for starting me on a Busse addiction DallasSTB!
    Those CRKTs are nice! I have a cheap tan version... One of the few knives I'm ok with not having a dual guard...
     
  4. Claus0BF

    Claus0BF

    43
    Jun 2, 2014
    You're definately right... But man, you're being too serious! [emoji6]
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  5. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    That is a beauty :thumbup: $ 25.00 very well spent :cool: and doesn't appear irrational to me at all.

    Otherwise - sorry I can't contribute to the conversation. None of my knives qualify to the question. Oh well...
     
  6. EChoil

    EChoil Banned BANNED

    May 22, 2014
    Two cheapo irrationals come to mind:

    I've posted here before how my Cold Steel Ti-Lite IV was such a revelation once I purchased it. I had sniffed it online for a long, long time....finally saw one in person and bought it right away. Far exceeded expectations once I saw and handled it. Still does. A very "fun" knife. I like my Ti-Lite VI too, but the blade is too massive to be the fun flicker the IV is.

    I also have a Boker Plus Kalashnikov auto that is fun to play with...opens with more kick than any auto I own. Tough knife. Just biding the time until the spring snaps and its value doubles as a gravity knife. :) Picked it up for around $30 at a gun show--I listened to the vendor tell me for ten minutes how if it ever broke, Boker would fix it. What b.s. !
     
  7. Claus0BF

    Claus0BF

    43
    Jun 2, 2014
    That's cool! [emoji4] ... finding reasons to actually use such an irrational knife!
     
  8. jday2727

    jday2727

    564
    Jul 8, 2015
    300-1 Axis Flipper for me.
     
  9. sixgunner58

    sixgunner58

    35
    Dec 26, 2014
    Lightning OTF knife. Cheap & fun.http:// [​IMG]
     
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  10. stricknine

    stricknine

    Nov 12, 2008
    I got one of these and love it.
     
  11. jackal_727

    jackal_727 Gold Member Gold Member

    907
    Aug 25, 2010
    That thing is a beast! Mind if I ask who made it?

    On subject, my throwing knives. They're literally made for fun and not much else. A close second would be balisongs.
     
  12. Hawgsnawt

    Hawgsnawt

    679
    Aug 16, 2015
    Internet search Aranyik

    They were so cheap that I ended up ordering an E-toh with hole, E-nep, Extended latin machete and this thing which is listed as a Hybrid Machete 3.5 inch.... they also have the same knife in a 4 inch deep belly, but it starts to look too much like a cleaver to me and IMHO the extra weight of the taller blade would just make it more unwieldy without adding really anything to the chopping performance.

    Of the 4 I got... this one is very clearly ( at least to me ) the clear winner in use...

    The Etoh has a straight blade edge which keeps it from biting as deep as it should in wood, likely a GREAT pineapple or coconut knife though
    The Enep has a very pronounced curve to the edge ....its sweet spot actually chops better than this one, but its sweet spot is so small this one actually cuts more material with its slightly curved edge.
    The Latin Machete is a beast in its own right, easily short sword length but due to being Latin pattern, its not the best chopper, FANTASTIC on woody grasses and thin twiggy limbs as you would expect a Latin pattern to be, but still almost 1/4 inch thick and built like a tank, it CAN chop logs if needed, its just not the most efficient at it.

    This Hybrid machete though... is solid gold. Enough curve to always be presenting a shearing edge to the target, just the right length for a true wood processing tool, enough mass to make the work easy, and the whole darned thing is sweet spot...I love it!
     
  13. upnorth

    upnorth

    Nov 25, 2006
    Lord isn't this my truth, lol........So many toys, some of us even get into axes. I try to justify much of this with my outdoor interests, but that reasoning can get pretty thin at times. Maybe the one that makes me blush a bit is the Condor Combat machete. Straight out of a Waking Dead episode, lol.
     
  14. jackal_727

    jackal_727 Gold Member Gold Member

    907
    Aug 25, 2010
    Thank you sir! I'm now about to order a few more knives! I'm not sure if I should actually be thanking you or blaming you for all the money I'm about to spend lol.
     
  15. Gaston444

    Gaston444

    Oct 1, 2014
    This one felt like it was, but it is quite a bit more functional than it looks (the apparently useless sawback works fairly well as a "chopping" edge, especially going through knots). I did have to take it apart and reassemble it while roughing up the tube interior with a drill, to make the entirely re-done G-Flex joint more secure. It also wasn't set perfectly straight to the handle originally, but now it is. The sheath has been changed now to an Ontario 8613 nylon sheath (better scratch-free liner), the sheath tip similarly folded over shorter as here on this old TOPS sheath.

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    It doesn't look like it, but the edge is extremely thin and yet strong, very durable while chopping, even at around 12 per side, probably one of the sharpest knives I have ever owned. The oversized 1.15" inner diameter handle, outer 1.25" (almost no hollow handle significantly exceeds 0.85" inner/1" outer) allows shoving a strong handle or stick inside the tube, which can't be done at all on the usual size.

    Gaston
     
  16. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Fun thread. I would agree that the majority of my blades are unnecessary/just for fun, but my katana probably wins for most irrational. I have a LOT of fun with it though, nice way to blow off steam :D

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    Cheness Tenchi
     
  17. onojoe

    onojoe Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2013
    Its got to be my White River Knucklehead. I never use neck knives, but sometimes just have to put it on.

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  18. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    Just ordered this... Bead blasted PCC. Balis are pretty much toys.


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  19. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
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    My CRTK Krommer.
     
  20. gadgetgeek

    gadgetgeek

    May 19, 2007
    SOG pentagon elite 2. Havn't carried it in a long time (partly since its in storage) but it was never a really "practical" knife, but fun as all get out.

    Silliest fun though was getting a ka-bar khuk on the same day a buddy got his henwei practical plus katana. So what to do with them? use them a steak knives of course!
     

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