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just like Thro said:
“…this knife is so smooth and fun to flip.”

i never understood the Fidget Spinner craze.
flipping folders for fun is so much better.

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EnZo Trapper 95 with N690Co steel Scandi grind. Green canvas micarta. Blade at the spine is 3.5mm thick. Made in Finland.

Not exactly budget as in chinese budget, but as far as quality bushcraft knives go, this was about $140 with the leather sheath, vs $300 to $500 for bespoke knives.

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Got the Mosfiata Nakiri… quality seems reasonable for the price. Good at chopping veggies.

Need to find a better sharpener for it as I’m not sure if my cheap manual 2-stage sharpener is going to do it justice.

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I bought an EnZo Birk 75 folder in D2, carbon fiber scales and Scandi grind a few years back and love the knife.

Made in Taiwan and not Finland, but great nevertheless.

German D2 too boot.

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So that Mosfiata Nakiri just feels too big and unwieldy. Going to send it back.

For basic chopping duty, these cheap Thai Kiwi knives for $12 a pair (even cheaper if you can find them locally at an Asian grocery store) are hard to beat.

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One of the most impressive pocket knives I have reviewed lately:

Review: Review With Armour Thor

My reviews about knives: : http://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/

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Pete7874 wrote:
For basic chopping duty, these cheap Thai Kiwi knives for $12 a pair (even cheaper if you can find them locally at an Asian grocery store) are hard to beat.

I got similar knives (sticker with impossible glue across the handle and all) for like 5bux a pop on Amazon, hoping they’d cut through frozen meat.

Ah, found ‘em. These… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008QP3PTE/

Tried regular chef’s knives (Henckel, Wüstof, Kuma) and even a nice cheap budget Choinese cleavah (Winco), but they’re all thick bladed and act more like a wedge than a razor, and it takes 10min+ to cut a slab off a frozen pork loin.

I thought the thinner blade of those cheepcheepcheep knives would work better, but not really. Less “wedging”, but still lots of work. And the blade tips bend when you look at ‘em wrong, so gotta be careful.

Short of a bandsaw, anyone got recs for a knife that might be made for something like that?

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And the blade tips bend when you look at ‘em wrong, so gotta be careful.


After 5+ years, the tip on my old Kiwi knife (like the one you linked to) is still intact. I do not use it for cutting frozen stuff though. Not really sure what would be good for that duty. I usually cut larger meats into smaller portions BEFORE freezing them if I know I’m going to only need to defrost a part of it at a time.
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Things like chicken parts, etc., I could just open the end of the (frozen) package and “break off” however many drumsticks, etc., I’d want to use, then reclose the package and not taint the remainder.

But I would get pork-loin “steaks”, like 3-4 on a tray, and when we were all snowed in up here, I called in an order vs going there, and asked for 2 trays. Oh, they sent two trays of 4lb whole PLs. Facepalm Still working on the last of the 2nd one.

What I tried was like cutting an ice-cream cake, ie, heating the blade in hot water and cutting a little deeper with each pass, but it didn’t help all that much.

I figured with all the brazillion types of specialised knives, from bread knives to filleting knives and whatnot, there had to be something more or less “fine-tuned” to cutting frozen foods.

Back to the ol’ Kiwis, I guess…

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Lightbringer, why are you putting yourself through such tremendous agony while cutting frozen meat? Big Smile Just buy the right tool for the job and be done with it. I own the 22” and it disassembles in 10 seconds for the dishwasher. Many people use a regular hacksaw with great success… after they have been through the dishwasher to sanitize.

https://www.amazon.com/Weston-Butcher-Stainless-Steel-47-1601/dp/B001BQA...

or

https://www.amazon.com/Weston-Butcher-Stainless-Steel-47-2201/dp/B000T3O...

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Whoa… I could be like the Dexter with that thing. LOL

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Lightbringer wrote:
I figured with all the brazillion types of specialised knives, from bread knives to filleting knives and whatnot, there had to be something more or less “fine-tuned” to cutting frozen foods.

Here you go. Smile

https://www.amazon.com/VBENLEM-110V-Commercial-Bone-Machine/dp/B084C3SK1R

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Mmmm, not quite “budget”, but… LOL

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Have we done a knife group buy on the forum? A BLF knife?
I misplaced my last Sanrenmu 763 G10 last week and would like to get another but wasn’t pleased with the replacement SRM has to offer. The old G10 763 was a favorite of mine for the build and the price I was getting it for. There was a rumor that there once was a orange G10 763. Love

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xatu wrote:
One of the most impressive pocket knives I have reviewed lately:

Review: Review With Armour Thor

I was very impressed.

I did some searching, and I found this knife for sale at a good price on amazon. (Link below.)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08L9VYTGJ/

25$ prime shipped, Amazing price and quality. Thanks a lot for bringing this to my attention.

My only gripe is that I could not find this price in the Green color. Sad

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gman9 wrote:
I was very impressed.

I did some searching, and I found this knife for sale at a good price on amazon. (Link below.)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08L9VYTGJ/

25$ prime shipped, Amazing price and quality. Thanks a lot for bringing this to my attention.

My only gripe is that I could not find this price in the Green color. Sad

Does anyone know if this is real D2? Lots of experience has me doubting the steel stamps on more obscure companies until we have confirmation, either through XRF or lots of use and sharpening. (The latter isn’t exact but can generally tell the difference between D2 at reasonable hardness and usual substitutes such as 8Cr13Mov, 5Cr15, etc.)

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Chronovore wrote:
gman9 wrote:
I was very impressed.

I did some searching, and I found this knife for sale at a good price on amazon. (Link below.)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08L9VYTGJ/

25$ prime shipped, Amazing price and quality. Thanks a lot for bringing this to my attention.

My only gripe is that I could not find this price in the Green color. Sad

Does anyone know if this is real D2? Lots of experience has me doubting the steel stamps on more obscure companies until we have confirmation, either through XRF or lots of use and sharpening. (The latter isn’t exact but can generally tell the difference between D2 at reasonable hardness and usual substitutes such as 8Cr13Mov, 5Cr15, etc.)

I just received mine and didn’t really care for it so I’m sending it back.

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Hello guys!. My last review, the SRM 1168.

Review link: https://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/2021/04/review-srm-1168.html

My reviews about knives: : http://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/

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US $31.01 6%OFF | Cmbmadeknives CNC CMB-01 14C28N Steel Blade G10 Handle Camping Outdoors Folding Pocket Knife Hunting Knife EDC
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mODLizx

Is this a copy, clone, fake?

Thoughts?

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chooma wrote:
US $31.01 6%OFF | Cmbmadeknives CNC CMB-01 14C28N Steel Blade G10 Handle Camping Outdoors Folding Pocket Knife Hunting Knife EDC
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mODLizx

Is this a copy, clone, fake?

Thoughts?

If you are looking for a good quality 14c28n knife.
Check out Harnds, i have the assassin, wind and giant silkworm.
They are al very good quality knives

Harnds Giant Silkworm

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regarding “budget”, do we also consider Craig’s List, eBay, etc.?
for example, i just bought one of these on CL for $70:

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What do you need a machete for?

Gonna do some Friday the 13th roleplaying?

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it is a Parang.
Machete is so
F13th 80’s.
lol.

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Okay, so it's a parang.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parang_(knife)

They're still pretty similar to a machete.

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Thro wrote:
chooma wrote:
US $31.01 6%OFF | Cmbmadeknives CNC CMB-01 14C28N Steel Blade G10 Handle Camping Outdoors Folding Pocket Knife Hunting Knife EDC
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mODLizx

Is this a copy, clone, fake?

Thoughts?

If you are looking for a good quality 14c28n knife.
Check out Harnds, i have the assassin, wind and giant silkworm.
They are al very good quality knives

Harnds Giant Silkworm
!{width:60%}https://i.imgur.com/DmGAWx7.jpeg!

I am more interested in the was this knife opens, check out the video. Isti says there is a CRKT that opens the same way.

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Thro wrote:
If you are looking for a good quality 14c28n knife. Check out Harnds, i have the assassin, wind and giant silkworm. They are al very good quality knives

I was very happy to see the Harnds Talisman upgraded to 14C28N.

I have the older AUS-8 version. It’s a great knife for what it is but it never seemed to get the love it deserved. Some of that has to do with distribution and brand recognition in the United States. Some of it might have been the steel. At least when I discovered it, Civivi was already on the scene and AUS-8 just didn’t feel very exciting for the price. The edge retention was decent for AUS-8 but budget knives in better steels tended to push it out of my EDC rotation.

That seemed like a shame because it was otherwise a gem. It remained my go-to example for sweet action on a budget knife. I found myself wishing it was available in better steel… and now it is!
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Chronovore wrote:
I was very happy to see the Harnds Talisman upgraded to 14C28N.

I have the older AUS-8 version. It’s a great knife for what it is but it never seemed to get the love it deserved. Some of that has to do with distribution and brand recognition in the United States. Some of it might have been the steel. At least when I discovered it, Civivi was already on the scene and AUS-8 just didn’t feel very exciting for the price. The edge retention was decent for AUS-8 but budget knives in better steels tended to push it out of my EDC rotation.

That seemed like a shame because it was otherwise a gem. It remained my go-to example for sweet action on a budget knife. I found myself wishing it was available in better steel… and now it is!

I also noticed this Big Smile
along with the Time (what i think is a new model), also in 14C28N.

so… might add these 2 to the collection Innocent

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bassoverflow wrote:
Chronovore wrote:
gman9 wrote:
I was very impressed.

I did some searching, and I found this knife for sale at a good price on amazon. (Link below.)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08L9VYTGJ/

25$ prime shipped, Amazing price and quality. Thanks a lot for bringing this to my attention.

My only gripe is that I could not find this price in the Green color. Sad

Does anyone know if this is real D2? Lots of experience has me doubting the steel stamps on more obscure companies until we have confirmation, either through XRF or lots of use and sharpening. (The latter isn’t exact but can generally tell the difference between D2 at reasonable hardness and usual substitutes such as 8Cr13Mov, 5Cr15, etc.)

I just received mine and didn’t really care for it so I’m sending it back.

What was wrong with it ?

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here is a $2.60 (free shipping) example from from Smith & Wesson using code Groundhog….

last time, these sold out fast.

https://store.smith-wesson.com/sale/?srule=price-low-to-high&avad=2906_e...

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