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Katz Black Kat Knife

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posted on Feb, 17 2020 @ 12:51 PM
I love this knife.

Bad points. It's stainless, hollow ground, very thick and the handle will give you blisters if you use it for too long.

Good points. That shape!

It's feels natural to flip it between different grips depending on the job at hand. It's light in the hand, but good for chopping. The jimping is perfect for a midships grip when cutting vegetables straight into the pot. For any piercing jobs the curve puts the wrist at a much stronger angle. The sheath works fine and is very light.

Living alone under canvas in an area notorious for big cats I feel comfortable with this knife beside me. Not that it would do me any good in a big cat situation but the reassurance is there. I wanted one for years but only bought it because it was half-price.

posted on Feb, 17 2020 @ 02:42 PM
a reply to: Kester

Thanks, my friend!

I just found one of these on Ebay based on your info, and put it on my watch list. I really don't 'need' to spend the money hah, but maybe someone else here on ATS needs it faster hahahah … great evaluation, nice knife, great thread!

posted on Feb, 17 2020 @ 03:28 PM
a reply to: Kester

That's the shape I always wanted in a piece of NONsulphurized D2,
Kester. I think some good wrangler's glove about 1/4 in thick for that checkered
double cut file of a grip, though. Yeow, I got a blister on my cornea just
lookin' at it!
It's too bad David Yellowhorse doesn't make many fixed blades under $400
anymore... but God they're worth it. I saw one of his old stag handles on
eBay (for about four hours, POOF*) for only 650. Yeah I cried.
That blackie, though.. you can always take the sharp corners off the micarta
to about half the height so your skin stays on after a couple bags of carrots.
Half price? It was a SUPER deal!

posted on Feb, 17 2020 @ 03:54 PM
a reply to: Kester

One word for the manufacturer + model denomination.

Fallkniven A1

In its class there is nothing like it.

Don’t compromise.

I was fortunate to get hold of a couple of them about 7yrs ago.


posted on Feb, 18 2020 @ 06:48 PM
a reply to: Kester


or a kukri


posted on Feb, 18 2020 @ 07:08 PM
a reply to: Liquesence

I have both of those!!

I luvs me some k-bar!!

This past weekend I bought a "damascus" knife, and a small, well, battleaxe (it's nearly big enough to play one on TV!) both made by a gentleman in Oklahoma. I honed up the knife today, it didn't need much, and tried it out. Sweet!! Well worth the 90 dollars I paid for it.

The axe should work very well, too. Trimming up trees and what-not...or just hangin' on the wall.

posted on Feb, 18 2020 @ 08:09 PM
a reply to: seagull

I do own a Ka Bar, but not the one I pictured. I have the traditional leather handle with a smooth blade. They are incredibly reliable and versatile survival knives. The one pictured is better suited for all weather, since the stock won't swell if wet.

I don't have a kukri, but they are equally, if not more (imo), important as a survival knife, for the fact they can cut, chop, hack, etc, both plants, wood, and animal.

I had a nice tomahawk I made from a shingling hammer years ago, but that was stolen (long story).

I need to invest in a good tomahawk.
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posted on Feb, 21 2020 @ 07:35 AM
a reply to: Liquesence

I've got one of these.

Made by this lady.

I got it in trade for some handmade clothing. Even without paying cash for it I had a hard time bringing myself to use it, it seems so precious. It cuts superbly.
edit on 21 2 2020 by Kester because: (no reason given)

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