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casual_thinker
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Postby casual_thinker » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:37 pm

Greetings ladies and gents from SW London!

It's always a pleasure to meet people with a passion for "specialist cutlery". I've briefly read through a few of the topics on the forum and noticed the majority of posters here are fond of the larger blade, to say the least. I was just curious as to how many of you carry pocket knives day to day for the less exciting tasks of everyday life such as dissecting the contents of your lunchbox. I noted one member who's obviously a big fan of spyderco and benchmade, more power to that man!

I have to admit now that I have a fairly large collection of sharps, but not one single sword. The closest in my collection is a Kanetsune damascus steel hunter from Seki City Japan. I'm no martial artist/ninja, but maybe it's up to the good people of uk-blades to tip me over the edge and into the realm of the katanas and ppk's (whatever they are).

As soon as I learn how to post pictures i'll up some of my collection for people to see.
I look forward to hearing people's feedback and spending time on this forum.

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Postby Geord » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:24 pm

don't carry a knife around, its just asking for police trouble these days, i used to have a swiss army knife as a kid till my dad broke it trying to fix a watch. i was gutted, still got it some were, but he managed to snap the biggest blade on it.

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Postby casual_thinker » Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:36 pm

I can understand the concern Geord, the current anti-knife climate being promoted by the media has left a lot of people feeling cold at the thought of carrying a knife. But there's nothing wrong with a good old swiss army knife! Mine gets used for everything from opening beer bottles to picking the dirt from under my nails (not that i've always got that much time to waste *ahem). Plus, you can't really get arrested for carrying one, as it's under 3" and a non-locking blade. Perfectly legal!
"If I had a feminine side it'd be in the kitchen making my masculine side a sandwich"

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Postby casual_thinker » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:35 pm

Giving it some thought, for those who want the samurai style flair and stay within the uk carry laws, you may be interested in the Higonokami knife.

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These little beauties are carried by a large number of young men in Japan for sharpening pencils and whatnot. This is the 75mm blade version you can get for around £15. When I first got mine, I ran it over a loaded strop a few times and believe me, these things are scarily sharp. They cut a free hanging hair no bother. I can't tell you what the steel type is, but the description on the site was:

" A core of hard carbon steel that makes for remarkable edge-holding ability sandwiched between two layers of softer steel."

Let me know what you think.
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Postby Lucius Vorenus » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:25 pm

Very sweet, looks a bit like a barbers shaving knife :>
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Postby Bandit6738 » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:14 pm

That looks and sounds like a beautiful knife. Im a biker and work in the car game, so ive got a victorinox swiss army knife. It goes everywhere with me and has pulled me out the sh*t many times. Its the best £60 ive ever spent.

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Postby Geord » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:01 pm

i might have to buy anouther swiss army knife, in memory of my poor broken one. that japanise blade is nice, though i cant imagine using it.


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