22
Dec
10

Cheap Knives

I’ve been buying knives off eBay lately, just something that’s interesting and at the right price.

However you can also get

and taken apart, always a good idea to strip things down and inspect them.

So all that’s holding it together is a small weld joining the threaded rod to the (all to short) knife tang, and that weld is on one side only. The threaded rod is only four millimetres in diameter, I’d recommend six as a minimum. So I’ll keep it as a reminder to be careful what I buy, this knife is dangerous … to the user.

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9 Responses to “Cheap Knives”


  1. 1 yankeedog
    December 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    No doubt. Cheaply made/designed Chinese stuff. Looks impressive but will probably fall apart after a few uses.

  2. 2 bangarrr
    December 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    The real problem is that that weld will fail and it will fail under pressure ie when you are using it and the chances of injury are pretty good.

  3. 3 Barnesm
    December 22, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Well won’t be buying that one.

    The_weapon is getting a swiss army pocket knife of his own when he goes up to Scouts from Cubs in February. What’s your thoughts on the quality of the knife in such pocket knives.

  4. 4 bangarrr
    December 23, 2010 at 3:11 am

    The Swiss Army Knives (both manufacturers) are good tools, my one reservation is a lack of locking mechanisms (I have yet to come across any that physically lock the blade). For the tools it’s not a major issue, but I like my blades rigid with no chance of folding in on me.

    My solution is to carry a Leatherman (newer multi tools can have a locking mechanism) and a pocket knife with a locking mechanism (along with a torch). I like the larger frame and tools of a multi tool and the blade is only fractionally shorter than the pocket knife so all (multi tool, pocket knife and SAK) have a usable blade length. But horses for courses I use my knife a lot (work and elsewhere), if it didn’t see so much use I’d probably be a little less concerned about a locking mechanism.

    So decide on what tools will be most useful and how much to spend and go shopping. Congrats to the Weapon for making it to scouts.

  5. December 23, 2010 at 5:39 am

    How’s the blade? Is it a good blade & if so could you modify/rebuild the tang etc to make it into a decent safe knife?

    Mr Barnes… Have the Scouts introduced a Zombie Preparation Badge yet?

  6. 6 bangarrr
    December 23, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Nothing special BBA, but yes it could be “fixed” but not really worth it.

  7. December 25, 2010 at 10:17 am

    A very mery Christmas to you and yours, Bangar. I hope you found lots of sharp and pointy pressies under your tree. I could have done with some sharp and pointy pressies – Aunty Ann made the fruitcake this year, and nobody could cut it.

  8. 8 bangarrr
    December 25, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Thankyou CC, our family does presents for the kids alone. Good thing as I’m terribly hard to buy for 😉
    I hope you and yours had a great Xmas, and safe holidays.

    PS did you try a saw?

  9. December 30, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Yep. The Boss had inhaled a fair amount of Special Water, so he took the cake out to the shed. Fortunately, the chainsaw ran out of petrol before he hurt himself. The cake has not been seen since, but we’re assuming it’s in the shed somewhere. Merry Christmas, Rats! Assuming the rats have strong enough teeth to eat it, that is.

    Happy New Year to you and yours, Bangar. I hope 2011 brings you health, wealth and happiness.


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