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Coolest dang knife I have seen in a while

Discussion in 'Blades Section' started by JBoyette, Feb 14, 2020 at 10:39 PM.

  1. JBoyette

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    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    That's pretty awesome!
     
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    That's pretty wicked...
     
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    skiles Reloaded Charter Member Supporting Member

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    That is rather unique. I like it.
     
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    Been carrying one for several months. It is as awesome in the hand as it looks.
     
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    Pretty cool. there's a whole Karambit style of knife fighting.
     
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    well, from that video it seems more like there's a whole style of fighting that combines joint locks with use of edged weapons... but yeah.
    Few things are scarier to me than somebody whose eyes go completely dead and stare off into the distance when they're in the middle of free flowing like that. I have been pinned and choked out in some pretty spectacular ways by a few people that do that.
     
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    Watch out for this fella:

    https://dougmarcaida.com/
     
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    There is a reason he was introduced as the most dangerous man in the room". By Will Willis on Forged in Fire.
     
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    Doug Marcaida is one of those guys that I am concerned is selling snake oil...but in the end his snake oil...will keel...




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    Yep, saw them when they first came out. Kinda awkward for me for real use but it looks so very cool.
     
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    I get where you are coming from. He's collaborated with several knife companies to make signature blades, which gives that appearance. I met him this year at the SHOT Show and took one of his classes/demonstrations. I had the opportunity to talk with him and see his skills in action. In my opinion, he is a very humble person and a warrior. Does it make him a bad person for benefitting from his expertise as a warrior? To me no, it's not any different than Kyle Lamb, Pat McNamara, and even our own Combat Diver. Warriors have to make a living too and if there is a market for your special skills why not take advantage of your abilities. That doesn't mean I will take everything he says as the gospel on knives and fighting, but the dude is amazing to watch in person. I would like to study at his martial arts school.
     
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    It is neat...
    But in the real world, it's going to get lint, grit, whatever... in it.
    It's like a AR15 vs Ak- keep an AR15 clean and nice, it's great.
    Drop it in the mud, and the AK will still shoot and throw rocks at same time!

    It not going to be a every day carry- every day carry opens boxes, letters, cut tape...
    Maybe when you are going to the hood to pick up your kid from a party...
     
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    Years back in CQB they tried to teach us blade fighting and its benefits over other tools in arm’s reach. The main idea behind it was cutting tendons, ligaments and muscles resulted in immediate loss of use of a limb. With a standard type combat knife it was fairly a grip and slice ... with a Karambit it seems to be a more vicious hook and rake type action with a more nimble and faster blade. The blade design of the Karambit ain’t made for much anything else but fighting ... and if someone ever pulls one on me showing any type of technique I’m gonna start praying I got some way out because a knife fight is my last choice ... I almost think I’d rather get shot than sliced up by a person who halfway know how to use a blade.
     
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    I did a bit of knife training when I was in martial arts...we basically learned that when knives come out you >will< get cut. The goal is to cut your opponent in the right places and hope they don’t know as much as you.

    As far as the AK/AR thing mentioned above...gotta just put it out there that the reliability being grossly different between the two platforms has been highly over stated and mainly is a throwback of the first issued M16s in nam that had problems. Numerous sources out there display the ARs reliability even under adverse situations.

    Is the AK more rugged and reliable? Perhaps a little...but it isn’t the night/day difference some assume it to be.

    I would enjoy having one of these knives, looks like a good box cutter/letter opener/boogalooslicer


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    First thing our instructor said was In a knife fight you will get cut and almost everyone got an Oh Crap look on their faces. Turns out he was sooooo correct ... we all had at least a couple dozen red welts especially on our arms and front torso from the damn rubber training knives (we didn’t know about rash guard shirts then). The worst welts were on our forearms from the instructors showing the “best” quick stop cuts. I HATED THAT TRAINING!
     
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    It’s a really cool blade. But for speed of deployment I don’t think it’s any faster than a Emerson Wave equipped knife. Those things deploy coming out of the pocket.


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    I generally carry a "get off me" blade and a a utility blade. They vary from time to time but the Provoke has been in my pocket just about daily for the last few months. Lint and dust haven't been an issue. I did drop it in the mud under the porch about an hour ago. I had used it to cut open the package to a water filter under the house when I was replacing it. I was in an awkward position and couldn't easily reach my other knife.

    It'll get a bath and oiling later tonight.
     
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    Yep...
     
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    Thasts exactly who I was going to tag. lol..
     
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    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

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    That's a cool knife. For me the major advantage of a karambit style knife is the exposed finger ring and if it has a deployment hook/wave ala Emerson. If you can't have a fixed blade, a finger accessible, open on the draw type knife could be advantageous. But, I do find a karambit curve blade somewhat limiting as you use it in a reverse grip draw cut. I would prefer a straight blade so that I can use it in reverse pick/stabbing fashion. I know that configuraton is available, but haven't had my hands on one yet. And at the prices they're going for, I haven't been actively looking.
     
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    Certain Spyderco knives (Delica maybe?) Have an aftermarket finger ring available. If you get one with the Emerson wave and add that accessory it may get you there for around $100.00.

    I have that finger ring on a matriarch but it's more karambit-ish than straight, though straight enough to stab.
     
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    Of course the Fox 597 dart is about the same as the Delica plus the signet ring.