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    KNIFE REVIEW: Milwaukee Tool

    Think thereís a twenty dollar fixed blade out there thatíll get the job done? I think I found two.
    I know plenty of blade aficionados that have some really decent knives at home. Iím talking some really nice ish... at home, tucked away, in the safe or as in my case, an old foot locker. Many still in the box. Some were like...gun expensive. And they never get used really although Iíll pull one or two outnow and then, like fine watches, to carry on my person, JIC, part of my EDC. Maybe while Iím out at this get together Iíll find a chore that needs my knife and then Iíll get to show it off to another knife guy or not. These are like gentlemenís knives. Conversation pieces. We take them out and pass them back and forth (with complete immunity because thereís no chance of an accidental shooting) just like the Indians and traders, each admiring the otherís knife. Anyway, maybe some of you can relate, without actually admitting to anyone here of course.

    Brings me to a couple of real world fixed blades that should fill your needs until SHTF and you drag out all the good ish. I saw these at Home Depot I donít know how many months ago and Iíve put them to the test on my little excursions in the outdoors as well as every day chores. I believe the retail was 19.97 and tax. Blades are 3mm thick and have a Kershaw feel. Theyíve been plenty stout enough for my needs. They are frosted but I believe theyíre either high carbon or maybe that new Chinese alloy. Might try to research that today.
    The double edge is the one Iíve used most and itís performed and held up fine. The serrated edge is extremely effective and looks easy to sharpen with the ceramic rods. The other has been a great utility blade and does well on general purpose camping chores and any wood carving task. The edge holds up fine. Iíd buy these again if I lost one or somehow damaged one. The handles are molded hard rubber I think. That dense stuff that feels heavy and somewhere between plastic and rubber.
    The sheaths are straight forward and well built for belt carry or attaching to a pack. There are lanyard holes but no lanyard so youíll have to supply the old bootlace if you want insurance against loss. They both have very positive locks, however, and it takes the right bit of effort to unsheathe and return the blade. The one Iím pointing to in the pic below has the lock on each side.
    Thatís all I can think of to say about them but Iíll answer any questions. Also keep in mind that one of my favorite heavy camp knives is the old cold steel true flight thrower so, Iím not to be trusted at all when it comes to rating knives for the rich and famous..




    Sorry about the wait on the pics. They were on my old phone and had to email them and copy to my current phone.
    Last edited by Magdump; October 4th, 2019 at 11:44 AM.
    Contrary to popular belief, a head shot is not necessarily a guaranteed kill shot....but it sure does take the fight out of 'em.

    and if one in every 100,000,000 M&M's contained enough cyanide to kill a person, the Mars candy company would be forced by public outcry to correct itóóó
    Bangswitch

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    Excellent working knives. I've had one of the Cold Steel Tru Flight for years. Great Camp Knife. Those things are tougher than nails.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by mukwah View Post
    Excellent working knives. I've had one of the Cold Steel Tru Flight for years. Great Camp Knife. Those things are tougher than nails.

    Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
    Lol, yup. The Tru Flight has been one I keep buying and tucking here and there. Not sure how many I’ve bought since the 80’s but as cheap as they are it don’t matter. I get my money’s worth out of them.
    Contrary to popular belief, a head shot is not necessarily a guaranteed kill shot....but it sure does take the fight out of 'em.

    and if one in every 100,000,000 M&M's contained enough cyanide to kill a person, the Mars candy company would be forced by public outcry to correct itóóó
    Bangswitch

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    For the price, I'd rather a Mora.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdump View Post
    Think there’s a twenty dollar fixed blade out there that’ll get the job done? I think I found two.
    I know plenty of blade aficionados that have some really decent knives at home. I’m talking some really nice ish... at home, tucked away, in the safe or as in my case, an old foot locker. Many still in the box. Some were like...gun expensive. And they never get used really although I’ll pull one or two outnow and then, like fine watches, to carry on my person, JIC, part of my EDC. Maybe while I’m out at this get together I’ll find a chore that needs my knife and then I’ll get to show it off to another knife guy or not. These are like gentlemen’s knives. Conversation pieces. We take them out and pass them back and forth (with complete immunity because there’s no chance of an accidental shooting) just like the Indians and traders, each admiring the other’s knife. Anyway, maybe some of you can relate, without actually admitting to anyone here of course.

    Brings me to a couple of real world fixed blades that should fill your needs until SHTF and you drag out all the good ish. I saw these at Home Depot I don’t know how many months ago and I’ve put them to the test on my little excursions in the outdoors as well as every day chores. I believe the retail was 19.97 and tax. Blades are 3mm thick and have a Kershaw feel. They’ve been plenty stout enough for my needs. They are frosted but I believe they’re either high carbon or maybe that new Chinese alloy. Might try to research that today.
    The double edge is the one I’ve used most and it’s performed and held up fine. The serrated edge is extremely effective and looks easy to sharpen with the ceramic rods. The other has been a great utility blade and does well on general purpose camping chores and any wood carving task. The edge holds up fine. I’d buy these again if I lost one or somehow damaged one. The handles are molded hard rubber I think. That dense stuff that feels heavy and somewhere between plastic and rubber.
    The sheaths are straight forward and well built for belt carry or attaching to a pack. There are lanyard holes but no lanyard so you’ll have to supply the old bootlace if you want insurance against loss. They both have very positive locks, however, and it takes the right bit of effort to unsheathe and return the blade. The one I’m pointing to in the pic below has the lock on each side.
    That’s all I can think of to say about them but I’ll answer any questions. Also keep in mind that one of my favorite heavy camp knives is the old cold steel true flight thrower so, I’m not to be trusted at all when it comes to rating knives for the rich and famous...
    Are the Milwaukee's balanced for throwing like the Cold Steel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thperez1972 View Post
    Are the Milwaukee's balanced for throwing like the Cold Steel?
    I doubt it, but that Cold Steel is a heck of a thrower.
    Last edited by Magdump; October 4th, 2019 at 04:45 PM.
    Contrary to popular belief, a head shot is not necessarily a guaranteed kill shot....but it sure does take the fight out of 'em.

    and if one in every 100,000,000 M&M's contained enough cyanide to kill a person, the Mars candy company would be forced by public outcry to correct itóóó
    Bangswitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhal23 View Post
    For the price, I'd rather a Mora.

    I’ve had a few of the Morakniv models, mostly the lower end $20 or less knives. The only one I’ve seen compare is the Companion for price. Less than that and the blades actually get flexible. I never felt very confident using one of the lower end models (almost feels disposable to me) as they just don’t seem to have much of a blade, as opposed to that handle. They got plenty of handle. I know they’re hailed by the bush craft crowd, but I feel I’d need to break into the $50+ tier to come close to either of these. I’m not really a fan of the grind/edge either, but to each his own.
    What is it you like about the Morakniv?
    Contrary to popular belief, a head shot is not necessarily a guaranteed kill shot....but it sure does take the fight out of 'em.

    and if one in every 100,000,000 M&M's contained enough cyanide to kill a person, the Mars candy company would be forced by public outcry to correct itóóó
    Bangswitch

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