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“These are some of my favorite blades. Their attributes carry weight, speed, high quality, and value combine make them benchmarks in the knife world. These are blades that I love using and they get high recommendations from me.” NutnFancy

Cold Steel and Spyderco.

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Cold Steel Warhead: “World's Most Portable Spear” by Nutnfancy

Uploaded on Mar 20, 2009

Inside the Cold Steel Warhead knife is a spear screaming to get out. Technically a dagger, the affordable Warhead seems to be more spear, just without the handle. The broad hollow-ground double edged blade surely can function in several hand held self-defense roles and offers an impressive 9 inches of reach. Its thinness makes achievement of razor sharp edges possible, a rarity in the type. But don't expect wide ranging utility from this blade. Just like all double edged blades, it is limited in purpose and would be hard pressed to function as an all-around, woods-capable survival blade. Also the tip might be prone to bending in this spring steeled dagger…but I prefer it in the “spear role.” The Warhead's primary mission is the thrust and here it will excel, making broad shearing cuts that produce a lot of damage. Two handle varieties are (were) offered and the 550 paracord version is shown. The cord-wrapped handle shown is a little too thin in dimensional thickness, even with the leather inserts. Users can “Camoform®” wrap the handle for better traction and thickness if needed. The poly-handled version might be more hand-filling. In the role of combat blade in the hands of a skillful soldier, the Warhead will serve with deadly effect. But the Warhead's real calling is that of functioning as a wicked spearhead on the end of a shaft. in this POU, Cold Steel's choice of 1055 medium carbon steel for the Warhead makes sense: it can absorb more shock without breakage albeit at the expense of some edge holding. I suspect when properly attached and fitted, the Warhead spear will offer amazing striking power and deadliness (great close range hunting implement; use care not to break tip). Other upsides include: a lightweight functional sheath that won't retain water, hollow grinding, an exposed pommel for striking, extreme affordability ($20 more or less), and excellent low carry weight (just 11 ounces total!). For the very affordable cost, the CS Warhead seems a good fit to the kit of most adventurers and soldiers. /////////////Nutnfancy Likeability Scale: 10 of 10 (price considered)



Spyderco Resilience: “Big Blade for Bad Times” by Nutnfancy:

Uploaded on Jan 11, 2011

Daddy likes the big blades and sometimes that's just what you'll need…even in a folder. Well check this: for around $40 you can score a large, quality-built tactical folder. You can thank Spyderco for that options. Enter the outstanding Spyderco Resilience model. It's another TNP “Hall of Famer” that gets just about all the details right: big 4.5“ leaf shaped full flat ground blade, uber fast deployment (Teflon and phosphor bronze bushings, good balance), strong stop pin, tight lockup up, pillar construction, strong clip position-able to all four corners, excellent jimping, reasonable carry weight (5.2 oz), and excellent fit and finish. Yes the 8Cr13Mov blade steel ain't the best: it will rust on you if you don't take care of it (I call it semi-stainless only). But it sharpens easily and holds an adequate edge. If you want to increase cool factor and increase its rust resistance you can coat it with a high quality option (DuraCoat currently preferred for its colorations and relative durability). The medium traction/quality G10 scales are adequate but not impressive. The knife carries relatively deep in pocket and the lanyard hole (which is tubed) is larger than “baby bear” and “momma bear” in the lineup (Persistence, Resilience). In handle retention also has been improved (forgot to show that) and is no longer seems to be an issue. Value is extreme: around $40, give or take a few but I wouldn't sweat a few bucks. POUs will center mainly on emergency defensive knife or food preparation blade (yep) with some guys even pressing the Resilience into the EDC role (too big for me). Highly impressive and respresenting excellent value, the big Spyderco Resilience impressively rounds out the Tenacious family. This big blade might be just the thing to have for bad times. Nutnfancy Likability Scale (price considered): 10 out of 10

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"Dagger vs Bowie Dilemma"

by Nutnfancy

Uploaded on Mar 19, 2009

Discussing some considerations in choosing between a dagger or single edged combat blades. For rapid access and multi-presentation deadliness, a broad-bladed dagger can be deadly. For overall utility and still impressive fighting capabilities, a well-designed single edge blade will usually win my “loadout weight” war.


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Knives and daggers

List of daggers List of blade materials

Types of knives

Aircrew Survival Egress Knife Athame Balisong/Butterfly Ballistic Ballpoint pen knife Bayonet Boline Bolo Boning Boot knife Bowie Bread knife Cane knife Cheese knife Chef's knife Cleaver Clip point Combat knife Commander Corvo CQC-6 Dagger Deba bōchō Diving knife Drop point Electric knife Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife Gerber Mark II Ginsu Grapefruit knife Gravity knife Hunting dagger Hunting knife Jacob's ladder Karambit Kīla Kirpan Kitchen knife Kukri Laguiole knife Machete Mandau Mezzaluna Misericorde Mora knife Multi-tool Nakiri bōchō Navaja Neck knife Opinel knife Palette knife Pantographic knife Penknife Penny knife Pocket knife Putty knife Puukko Rampuri Rondel dagger Sabatier Sami knife Santoku SARK Scalpel Seax Sgian dubh Sharpfinger Shiv Sliding knife Smatchet SOG Knife Straight razor Strider SMF Survival knife Swiss Army knife Switchblade Taping knife Throwing knife Tomato knife Trench knife Tumi Ulu Utility knife Warrior knife X-Acto Yanagi ba Yataghan Types of daggers Anelace Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knife BC-41 Bagh nakh Baselard Bichawa Billao Bollock dagger Cinquedea Dirk Ear dagger Facón French Nail Hachiwara Hunting dagger Jambiya Kaiken Kalis Kard Katar Khanjar Kris Mark I trench knife Ocean Edge Knife Parrying dagger Poignard Push dagger Seme Shobo Sica Stiletto Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife Tantō Marine Raider Stiletto V-42 Stiletto Yarara Parachute Knife Yoroi tōshi Knife manufacturers Aitor Al Mar Knives American Tomahawk Company Bear MCG Benchmade Böker Buck Knives Caber Camillus Cutlery Company Cattaraugus Cutlery Company Chris Reeve Knives Cold Steel Columbia River Knife & Tool Cuisinart Cutco Cutlery DOVO Solingen Dexter-Russell Eikhorn Ek Commando Knife Co. Emerson Knives, Inc. Erizo F. Dick Fällkniven FAMAE Fiskars Füritechnics Gerber Legendary Blades Global Golok Hanwei Imperial Schrade J. A. Henckels KA-BAR Kershaw Knives KitchenAid Korin Japanese Trading Company Kyocera Leatherman Mad Dog Knives Microtech Knives Morseth Murphy knives Ontario Knife Company Opinel Pro-Tech Knives Randall Made Knives Ranz Rigid Knives Rösle SOG Specialty Knives Sabatier Aîné & Perrier Spyderco Strider Knives Survival Aids TEKNA Thiers Issard Victorinox W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. Walther arms Wenger Western Knife Company Wilkinson Sword Windlass Steelcrafts Wüsthof Yarara Ltd Knifemakers A.G. Russell American Bladesmith Society Rex Applegate James Black Blackie Collins John Nelson Cooper Ernest Emerson Jerry Fisk Phill Hartsfield Bill Harsey, Jr. Gil Hibben Knifemakers' Guild Zanjan Knifemakers Jimmy Lile Bob Loveless Bob Lum William F. Moran Ken Onion Ralph Osterhout Walter Doane “Bo” Randall, Jr. Chris Reeve Jody Samson William Scagel Robert Terzuola Michael Walker Buster Warenski Daniel Winkler

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A knife (plural knives; possibly from Old Norse knifr ("blade")) is a tool with a cutting edge or blade often attached to a handle or hilt. One of the earliest tools used by mankind, knives appeared at least two-and-a-half million years ago, as evidenced by the Oldowan tools. Originally made of wood, bone, and stone (such as flint and obsidian), over the centuries, in step with improvements in both metallurgy and manufacturing, knife blades have been made from copper, bronze, iron, steel, ceramic, and titanium. Most modern knives have either fixed or folding blades; blade patterns and styles vary by maker and country of origin.

Knives can serve various purposes. Hunters use a hunting knife, soldiers use the combat knife, scouts, campers, and hikers carry a pocket knife; there are kitchen knives for preparing foods (the chef's knife, the paring knife, bread knife, cleaver), table knives (butter knives and steak knives), weapons (daggers or switchblades), knives for throwing or juggling, and knives for religious ceremony or display (the kirpan).

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