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Thread: Fixed blade knife usefulness

  1. #21
    They are called jimping. I have no idea if I spelled that right.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    By the Mouse House AKA The Big D
    Quote Originally Posted by bobboberson View Post
    They are called jimping. I have no idea if I spelled that right.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    i always have a few blades with or on me. They have a ton of uses. I keep a fixed blade in all of my vehicles and i always have my benchmade griptilian folder on me, which is what sees the most use.
    2004 Toyota 4Runner 4.7l v8, Sport Edition 4x4

    Chris -- KG7UAX

  4. #24

    Default file work on blade spine.....

    "Jimping" or "file work", commercial or custom to give more traction to a thumb/finger at the base of the blade to prevent slipping in hard use. mjmcdowell

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Portland, OR
    I have a cheap Kabar that does everything I need, and I use it constantly, both at home and on the road. It holds an edge well enough that I don't hesitate to use it as a cooking knife if I fail to remember to bring my "real" knives. No crazy survival stories here, but it's been a handy companion.
    '92 Cummins Ram - Super sexy build thread

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    I'll cast another vote for the ESEE knives. I just bought an ESEE 4 that I haven't really used yet. But, I also have the Izula II that is very handy and tough for its size.

    Last edited by PaintRock; 12-09-2012 at 03:43 PM.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Jacksonville, FL USA
    I don't leave home without a Becker Necker. Not expensive, tough and has a bottle opener on the handle. I find myself using it at least once a day...if not cutting something then at least opening an IPA. It's a life saver.

    In camp, I supplement my Necker with a Becker BK2. You can't beat 'em. Chops wood (even useful for battoning) , cuts chicken, paracord, veggies, prys anything you'd need to pry and shaves fatwood (fatlighter, lighterknot, etc.)

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    I daily carry an ESEE Izula...fits in my front pocket and I use it for everything from opening boxes to sharpening sticks to fire-starting. Good solid, small knife.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    British Columbia, Canada
    who makes those knives? beautiful!!
    Quote Originally Posted by toymaster View Post
    I much prefer a fixed blade. My daily carry is a folder lock-blade but that is just for convenience. When I am out and about in the woods I always wear a fixed blade. The first one is my favorite hunting knife. The second one I am getting made for my son for his B-day (and me one too ) It should serve him well for a long time.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Clark, Wyoming
    ^^^^^ The first one is by Jason Knight
    The bottom one is by Burt Foster
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    2000 F350 CC LWB 7.3 4x4
    2003 F550 6.0 4x4
    2006 R1
    2011 M416 style adventure trailer

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