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Although Ed Fowler probably know what he's talking about....what kind of force would be needed to allow that point to break? I suspect it's more than most knives would be able to stand.
Robert, for me it's not so much the modern aspect that speaks to me in this knife. It's more the japanese style and polishing methods combined with the high performance steel.
It looks very nice. Mr. Ed Fowler and I had a conversation Tuesday about that little hole through the blade near the tip. That little hole is where that blade will break, however if they would have bored through the entire elongated groove the blade would be more rather to twist than break clean off as with holes. The elongated groove needs to be 3 times longer than the diameter of the hole for the twist theory to apply.
This research came from a study around the time of World War II. We (The United States) found that we were losing plane propellers and landing gear so a study was conducted to test the durability and decay rate of strength with temperature changes, stress, etc. The study covered many topics including metals that are stamped, drilled, hammered, forged by hand, forged by machine, grooved and most everything else you can think of.
While this knife looks very nice I personally would not purchase it. On my personal knife evaluation this knife would not work as well as some others I have like my old fashion MKII. If I were to collect display pieces (for myself) I might be interested.
I have pretty high expectations of my tools though.
I'll bet they are great but you miss what I mean. I like old time traditional style knives and for me to spend a good bit of money for a knife it would have to be the kind I favor. I'm not familiar with this brand but from what I have learned they are expertly made. The people that favor the more modern style knife seem to have a real winner here.
Robert, I like a good forged knife just as well as the next man. But you should see the performance of these blades. It's amazing.
I guess the people that like this style knife, with a great quality build, will pay these prices. I'm too traditional, for this style of knives, with high RC values. I have found few stock removal, high RC tempered knives that can hang with a good hammer forged carbon steel knife, in the field. Everyone has their favorite type of knife, steel, handle material, tempering tech. and so on. I am sure this must be a great high end knife in that class.
Alexander, I probably could not disagree with you on that one
I actually think the mark up isn't all THAT high. You have to consider in the costs.
They only use the BEST of materials (Superhigh hardness steels, specialised aluminium etc), have the BEST fit and finish out of any buisiness (I've heard from several people who owned one of their folding knives that they rival and may outshine even CRK knives who win manufacturers award every year including this one at BLADE) and combine high tech builds (the locks, the materials and the designs) with ancient techniques like the way the blades are polished.
Seriously....if they made a lefthanded version I'd sell half my collection to be able to own one.
George, I'll do that later, when I have more time. I gotta go feed the animals and tend to the garden for awhile. Some knives bring a high price because of their collectability. Maybe, that's what's happening here.
probably manufactured for a few hundred with huge profits - not too sure- it is for sale on a knife site I log onto over here in UK - check them out- just click the knife link down the LHS and you are into all the brands they sell-even some william henry's
I am unfamiliar with this brand of knife. Why such high prices? It appears to only have string for a handle material.
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