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#851654 - 08/03/08 10:27 PM I found a awesome knife cheap!!!!!
Big J
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I know you guys are going to think I am nuts but let me tel ya. If you go to a walmart and find a knife in a canvass or leather sheath in a plastic adult proof pack hanging on the rack and it says OZARK TRAIL on the package. Buy it!! I swear this thing catches an edge faster than any knife I have ever seen. I mean you can make this dude a razor with very little effort. It smokes every other knife I have owned and I have some good ones!! I swear you will not believe how awesome this blade is. it will be my primary knife this year in my Bag!! I mean scary sharp!!
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#851779 - 08/04/08 06:07 AM Re: I found a awesome knife cheap!!!!! [Re: Big J]
trealtree
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interesting
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#851848 - 08/04/08 07:05 AM Re: I found a awesome knife cheap!!!!! [Re: trealtree]
Hogbear
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Usually a knife that is very easy to sharpen won't hold the sharp edge very long. The manufacturers use a softer steel for cheaper knifes because it's easier to stamp out the baldes quickly without a lot of grinding. That's not necessarily a bad thing as everything is a compromise. If you have a very wear-resistant steel that is hardened to a very high rockwell hardness, it will hold an edge a looong time, but it's a tough job to re-sharpen the thing unless you use a diamond hone. The softer steels that wear faster won't hold an edge nearly as long, but they're easy to get realy sharp with a whetstone. My father prefers the softer steels and he hated a knife that I got him in S30V steel because when it eventually got dull from cutting roots on fruit trees and digging in the dirt and such, it was such a pain to sharpen.
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#851900 - 08/04/08 07:34 AM Re: I found a awesome knife cheap!!!!! [Re: Hogbear]
Big J
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I think I like a soft steell then. I just Cut away with it and when it dulls run it thru my Warthog 7 or 8 times and Back to razor!! As long as it willl feild dress a couple deer real quick before resharpening. That is all I am looking for. The gerber is a soft steel and thin. This is a much thicker blade but looks similar to it. And hey if I lose it? No big whoop!!
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#853320 - 08/05/08 12:05 AM Re: I found a awesome knife cheap!!!!! [Re: ]
PDenning25
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Sounds like a diamond in the rough
last year at a garage sale I bought a 7 " fixed blade for 2 dollars
Its stainless and a bugger to sharpen
But with a little time on my diamond hone and leather strap I can shave with it
Just because they cost less doesnt mean they are cheap
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#960018 - 10/08/08 09:53 PM Re: I found a awesome knife cheap!!!!! [Re: Big J]
Timber Ghost
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 Originally Posted By: Big J
I know you guys are going to think I am nuts but let me tel ya. If you go to a walmart and find a knife in a canvass or leather sheath in a plastic adult proof pack hanging on the rack and it says OZARK TRAIL on the package. Buy it!! I swear this thing catches an edge faster than any knife I have ever seen. I mean you can make this dude a razor with very little effort. It smokes every other knife I have owned and I have some good ones!! I swear you will not believe how awesome this blade is. it will be my primary knife this year in my Bag!! I mean scary sharp!!
Yes, and they cost about 10 dollars. I have quite a few knives ,some fairly costly, and I carry and use this knife a lot. Heck of a knife for the money.
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#960457 - 10/09/08 08:11 AM Re: I found a awesome knife cheap!!!!! [Re: Timber Ghost]
eightpointer
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Cool. I always hate when I spend a ton on something and then break it or lose it.
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#963102 - 10/10/08 01:26 PM Re: I found a awesome knife cheap!!!!! [Re: eightpointer]
DOC1187
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good deal
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