Small knives

Pious Pigeon
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Small knives

Postby Pious Pigeon » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:52 pm

I've got a real love for small fixed blades at the moment. I saw a serrated one of these on BladesUK and I'm very tempted by it.

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I've also put an order in for a Bastinelli Moon Kiss as well. A lot of French knife designers like Fred Perrin do little "hideaway knives" like the La Griffe and Heron and I think they're brilliantly designed.

Moon Kiss:
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The Heron:
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Does anyone else like the little tiddlers or have any in their collection? If so, pictures would be nice. :mrgreen:

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Re: Small knives

Postby Mellony » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:10 pm

Yup, I do love a good utility knife - every house should have one!

After buying a few cheaper ones though (that held their edge like a piece of cheese); I finally got fed-up and splashed out on a Spyderco UKPK a few years ago - and it’s been a fantastic little knife ever since.

Used it thousands of times - mostly on cardboard and it has held its edge brilliantly (Never had to sharpen it! Although it will need doing soon)

So whilst I’ve got no good reason to buy a new small knife – I do love the look and feel of the “Cold Steel Scimitar Spike” – just need to find a decent review on it before I make up my mind (@ £44 its significantly cheaper than the UKPK and that makes me doubt its edge – don’t suppose you have ever come across one?)
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Re: Small knives

Postby Pious Pigeon » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:00 pm

I definitely agree, the UK Penknife is a blinding little knife. I've had a few different variations through the years and they've all been top notch.

I've not owned a CS spike before, but from my experience all their stuff I've had comes shaving sharp and they hold a relatively good edge. The steel's nowhere near the quality of the s30v that spyderco use in their UKPK's, but that's why it's so much cheaper.

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Re: Small knives

Postby Lone Wolf » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:27 pm

I've got a lovely one from Spain the blade is similar in shape to the first one you pictured, it has a section I'm sure is for cutting rope or nets on the back as it was sold as a fishing knife, its full tang with a very pale natural wood handle thats a light fudge colour. Its lovely you hold it in a clenched fist and the blade protrudes from between your fingers.

Oh and I've also got a little renno and toledo keyring folding knife.

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Re: Small knives

Postby Geordie Ross » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:06 pm

I don't really like small knifes unless they're for throwing, I have a penchant for daggers khukiris and Bowies, other than that, its swords all the way.
PS is that "heron" design a bit close to a push knife?
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Re: Small knives

Postby wtf? » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:42 pm

PS is that "heron" design a bit close to a push knife?


Close... But not actually. You gotta love a good technicality. Interestingly... Im not entirely sure its illigal to own one anyway. Buy, sell, carry, yes... But not own.
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God i LOVE these things.

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Im not sure what weapons will be used to fight WWIII, but i know that WWIV will be waged with wooden sticks.


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