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    09-19-2013, 06:21 PM
Need a good knife

I'm tired of working with dull knives for cutting both kinds of twine. I'd like a knife that doesn't lose it's edge after cutting two strings, yet will take a nice edge. Living rural, the selections for small knives is the pits. Anyone have any recommendations?
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    09-19-2013, 06:39 PM
Green Broke
A KA-BAR (just kidding).

Or, you can go online and buy a knife. My knife is an assisted open Tac-Force Speedster Model with a 3 inch blade (1 inch serrated, 2 inch straight edge). Although you may need to sharpen it initially when you first get it mine stays really sharp for a while as long as I don't frequently carve wood with it.
    09-19-2013, 06:45 PM
Green Broke
Get a real knife. Tool steel griptilian from Cabelas. Very good steel . Take care of it and use it for cutting. Not digging or prying or turning screws, etc .
Benchmade® D2 Steel Griptilian® Serrated Blade Knives : Cabela's
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    09-19-2013, 06:50 PM
Green Broke
The benchmades with X15 T. N are also good steel, any thing that simply says stainless, or 440 , 420, etc is garbage. Good steels are D2, X15 t.n, AUS 8,
    09-19-2013, 06:55 PM
Thanks Joe. Good to know about the grades of steel. I shall check Cabela's.
    09-19-2013, 07:15 PM
My favorite:

Spyderco Ambitious. The smallest of this line:

From top to bottom: Ambitious, Tenacious, Resilience.

Available at Amazon. Built sturdy, but small enough that folks won't freak.

    09-19-2013, 09:34 PM
I'd get a folder if I were you (OP). Lots of good knife/knive companys out there. Besides one previously mentioned some names that come to mind SOG/BUCK/GERBER/CKT/ETC. I must own over 80 knives and maybe 5 axe/hachets. Yeah I know got it bad since I was a boy.

Wanna recommend a fix blade that won't break the bank, ten bucks plus shipping comes w/sheath
Mossy Oak Hunting Tanto Blade: Hunting :

Very sad to say most knives nowadays come from "China".
Some of the cheap Chinese junk IMO is/are brands Remington/Winchester just two that come to mind.

Thread also reminded me I traded a set of spurs the other day(Mexican) for a Camillous brand knive worth about $125+ nib. Even Schrade nowadays is owned by Taylor and comes from China.

Oh BTW if you carry it out in public and blades to long You might need a CWL if You are old enough and don't have one, just a thought.

    09-19-2013, 09:46 PM
Years ago I'd found a knife beside the road with about an 8" blade. It looked like it had been driven on many times. I picked it up, cleaned it up and it turned out to have a very good blade. It probably cut over 4000 twine, including the plastic twine. A fellow was moving some bales for me and the knife disappeared. I've sure missed it. After I posted I went rooting for a box knife and found my son's old fillet knife in it's leather case. It is now my bale knife and is sharp.
    09-19-2013, 09:51 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Rawhide    
Besides one previously mentioned some names that come to mind SOG/BUCK/GERBER/CKT/ETC.
I've heard from many knife experts that you do not want a Gerber knife. They don't last very long and they aren't as good as they're advertised.
    09-19-2013, 10:43 PM
I carry two BEAR branded knives and am happy with both. Pics available if ya like.

Priced well, can sharpen, and hold a decinte edge.

I like em well enough, top line, probly not, but I don't feel bad stuffing it in the dirt either
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