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Well, first a good knifu would be ambidextrous so it can be manipulated with either, or even both hands at the same time. The back should be curved gracefully and have small dimples at the base of the spine. The belly should be sharp with only a slight curve, and have a full grind, with an up-swept top. The butt should be rounded and full so that it doesn't slip from your grip when in active use. Although some would prefer they have cryogenic treatment, usually heat treatment is much more desirable. The best knifu should be one that is easy-opening and folds without much resistance, and have a guard that is easily removable. I was going to include a description of the tang, but frankly that is best left to the imagination... Ideally knifus should have periodic maintenance done with a good honing oil. Finally, the knifu should be fully dressed with a leaf pattern design, with a satin finish and mother of pearl adornments. A knifu like that would have a high retention.


Ya had me till the folding bit. A good knifu is a fixed blade for maximum stability in both the stab and the slice.
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Ranwolf wrote:A good knifu is a fixed blade for maximum stability in both the stab and the slice.


Stabbing ability is a gimmick for most knife owners.

"But what if you get attacked by terrorists in a narrow hallway and you can't swing your arms?"
You die. You don't stab anyone, you die.
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Any knifu looks good in Yuno's hands!

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Any knifu looks good in Yuno's hands!



Is the knifu you like seeing in her hands symbolic of something else?
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Grade-A knifu. Too beautiful for this world, too pure.


Ocelot would love these


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Posted 11/22/15 , edited 11/22/15
Fixed blade all the way. I prefer a tanto-style knife for out-of-kitchen use. I can't think of many situations in which I'd prefer a folding knife. The folding joint is hard to clean in some knives and I feel safer using a fixed-bladed knife.

In the kitchen, I prefer a carbon steel santoku for general purpose use. Oh, and a heavy cleaver is a must for stuff like bone-in chicken. Can't really replace a cleaver. I do like using a nakiri for veggies, a deba for bone-in fish, and a yanagiba for sushi/sashimi prep, but the maintenance was laborious until I did it enough to get used to it.

I like laminated knives. Aogami cutting edge is so nice. White steel, VG-10, or molybdenum steel outer jacket.

Knives suitable for either hand are the standard, but I do prefer single-beveled blades (like on my yanagiba) for very delicate work with sashimi. A single-edged knife for use in the right hand only does take some time to get used to but I like the enhanced cutting performance and the ease of sharpening.
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Fixed blade all the way. I prefer a tanto-style knife for out-of-kitchen use. I can't think of many situations in which I'd prefer a folding knife. The folding joint is hard to clean in some knives and I feel safer using a fixed-bladed knife.

In the kitchen, I prefer a carbon steel santoku for general purpose use. Oh, and a heavy cleaver is a must for stuff like bone-in chicken. Can't really replace a cleaver. I do like using a nakiri for veggies, a deba for bone-in fish, and a yanagiba for sushi/sashimi prep, but the maintenance was laborious until I did it enough to get used to it.

I like laminated knives. Aogami cutting edge is so nice. White steel, VG-10, or molybdenum steel outer jacket.

Knives suitable for either hand are the standard, but I do prefer single-beveled blades (like on my yanagiba) for very delicate work with sashimi. A single-edged knife for use in the right hand only does take some time to get used to but I like the enhanced cutting performance and the ease of sharpening.


I agree with the safety of a fixed blade.
I'm always paranoid the folding blades will bite my fingers off, collapse or break at the hinge.
What I want for a kitchen knife is very different than what I want in an all purpose knife. For an every day thing, I like low carbon steel because it's easy to sharpen and not brittle, but for a kitchen knife, I like ceramic or stainless steel wafers.
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Posted 11/22/15
All knifu the perfect!. It what go on it that make it best.





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Gray45 wrote:

All knifu the perfect!. It what go on it that make it best.







A bayonet makes a shitty knife.

Also a nice combo of AK things on western knives, with bayonets from all different kinds of guns.
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Posted 11/22/15 , edited 11/22/15

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"But what if you get attacked by terrorists in a narrow hallway and you can't swing your arms?"
You die. You don't stab anyone, you die.


This basically, besides a fixed blade is much better and safer even in the slice. Folding knives are for idiots as a fixed blade will do everything better and safer.
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Posted 11/22/15

Ranwolf wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:




"But what if you get attacked by terrorists in a narrow hallway and you can't swing your arms?"
You die. You don't stab anyone, you die.


This basically, besides a fixed blade is much better and safer even in the slice. Folding knives are for idiots as a fixed blade will do everything better and safer.


Folding knives are for smart people that don't need their knives to be sharp or to take up more space than needed when not in use.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Folding knives are for smart people that don't need their knives to be sharp or to take up more space than needed when not in use.


1) A knife you can't shave with is worse then useless, for both self defence purposes and edcu. Dull blades will only end up hurting their users eventually. 2) Even for self defence purposes a knife only has to be at most 9 cm ( 3 and half inches), if a fixed blade of that length feels in the way you're wearing it wrong.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Folding knives are for smart people that don't need their knives to be sharp or to take up more space than needed when not in use.


1) A knife you can't shave with is worse then useless, for both self defence purposes and edcu. Dull blades will only end up hurting their users eventually. 2) Even for self defence purposes a knife only has to be at most 9 cm ( 3 and half inches), if a fixed blade of that length feels in the way you're wearing it wrong.


I don't know what you're talking about in point 1, a cut throat razor is a razor sharp folding knife.
and it's silly to suggest I would treat a fixed blade the same way I would a folding knife, if it's unsafe I wouldn't wear it that way but that doesn't mean I wouldn't wear a safer knife the same way and feel it's wrong.
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This is my knife. It's pretty nice, and very sharp. Not meant for self defense though, just cutting regular things.

My thoughts on fixed blade vs folding is that folding is best for light duty and convenience. A well made folding knife is perfectly safe for most everyday tasks, and not worrying about a sheath is nice. Can't really see myself unsheathing a fixed blade every time I need to open a box or cut some plastic. A folding knife with a blade more than 3 inches is overkill. You are kidding yourself if you think you are going to use a folding knife for self defense.

For heavy use or large knives that need to endure lots of pressure and abuse a fixed blade is safer/better.
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