Knives Again

I like these knives, though I prefer the shorter one as the balance is better. The blades are stainless grade unspecified made in Spain, the shorter is 190mm blade length, the longer 250mm. The curve in the handle (the knives are identical except for length) sits well in the hand, though that curve means that in an upside down grip (ie edge up) the comfortable grip is forward of the guard. That groove is not a blood groove (Grrr) it’s a fuller. It’s purpose is to lighten the blade without weakening it, if you can’t remove your blade it’s not the vacuum “holding” it. I’ve polished them up (not finished yet, I love having a workshop). One last thing is the sheath’s restraining strap, most have nothing past the fastener as it’s cheaper and that is false economy. That 20mm extra makes it  so much easier to release that you only need to brush past it to release. As a good basic knife at around a A$100 (when bought) I certainly recommend them.


4 Responses to “Knives Again”

  1. 1 yankeedog
    February 13, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    These remind me a bit of a Ka-bar USMC fighting knife. On first glance, I thought you laid hands on a couple of bayonets.

  2. 2 Moko
    February 13, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Yeah, same with YDog, I thought bayonets as well. You’d think a groove like that wouldn’t drop the weight noticeably?

  3. 3 bangarrr
    February 13, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Bayonets have certainly changed from what they were understandable considering the fire power a modern soldier has in comparison with the past. The need to show some one cold steel just isn’t that great any more.

    On blades this size that fuller is more aesthetic than anything else, if you changed the grind to a hollow grind you’d loose more weight than the fuller provides. Then again every little bit helps.

  4. 4 barnesm
    February 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    pardon my ignorance What’s a fuller? and will it make it easier to pull the weapon out of a zombies brain.

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