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Necessary for those trips to Transylvania .
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Knifu?
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Oh marry me, my sweet knifu!
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knifu huh...I'm picturing, like, a regular kitchen knife, but, with, like, giant, sparkly, anime eyes
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A perfect Knife for what? Cooking? Eating? Throwing?
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TBH, I think most folding knives are a waste of steel. You sacrifice stability just because you don't want to deal with a sheath? They are also a huge pain to sharpen by waterstone, which is my preferred method of sharpening. You have almost no space to work with at the base of the knife (where the bevel is often sort of curved) and the steel particles get into the handle and everywhere. All-in-all, I just don't like most folding knives. Only straight razors seem like a sensible folding design. The blade is easy to access and shaped in a way that allows for easy sharpening, the handle is simple and easy to clean. And they aren't designed to withstand impacts, so you don't need a fixed-blade straight razor.

The only situation I'd prefer a folding knife is if I need a tool knife stashed in my car that will see little proper care because I'm going to leave it there forever and use it to do stupid things like open condiment packets and letters. I have this knife that I keep around for such uses.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

TBH, I think most folding knives are a waste of steel. You sacrifice stability just because you don't want to deal with a sheath? They are also a huge pain to sharpen by waterstone, which is my preferred method of sharpening. You have almost no space to work with at the base of the knife (where the bevel is often sort of curved) and the steel particles get into the handle and everywhere. All-in-all, I just don't like most folding knives. Only straight razors seem like a sensible folding design. The blade is easy to access and shaped in a way that allows for easy sharpening, the handle is simple and easy to clean. And they aren't designed to withstand impacts, so you don't need a fixed-blade straight razor.

The only situation I'd prefer a folding knife is if I need a tool knife stashed in my car that will see little proper care because I'm going to leave it there forever and use it to do stupid things like open condiment packets and letters. I have this knife that I keep around for such uses.


Those old folding bucks aren't bad, very stable, very nice. Mind you I said OLD BUCKS, well the one I have isn't super old, but yeah, it's nice and heavy.

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All knives are created equal.
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Pean-p wrote:

All knives are created equal.


All knives are not created equal. Some are created sharper, or more beautiful or with creators of greater status. Some, by contrast, are created weak of blade or of handle, or with few, if any, roles. All knives are different. Yes, the very existence of knives is discriminatory! That is why there is war, violence and unrest. Inequality is not evil. Equality is!
What became of the EU that claimed all are equal? It is in constant conflict because its tenets go against knives' nature! The Middle Eastern Federation, which harbors similar sentiments, is constantly mired in sloth. But our Britannia is not like them! We put an end to wars and evolve with every conquest! Britannia alone looks forward and moves toward a better future.
The destruction of my previous kitchen knife is yet more proof that our empire is evolving. Fight! For the future rests in the hands of its welders! All hail Britannia!


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Those old folding bucks aren't bad, very stable, very nice. Mind you I said OLD BUCKS, well the one I have isn't super old, but yeah, it's nice and heavy.



Mine used to be my dad's. It's like 30 years old. I like the way clip-point knives look and I do sharpen this knife but I don't make a fuss over using it against hard objects like coconuts and wooden boards.
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Morbidhanson wrote:


VZ68 wrote:

Those old folding bucks aren't bad, very stable, very nice. Mind you I said OLD BUCKS, well the one I have isn't super old, but yeah, it's nice and heavy.



Mine used to be my dad's. It's like 30 years old. I like the way clip-point knives look and I do sharpen this knife but I don't make a fuss over using it against hard objects like coconuts and wooden boards.


Well, that's what it's meant for, it's a tool! I need to get the nose on mine reshaped though.
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I personally want a katana myself, but I'm not sure if they're legal or not. Switchblades aren't where I am, i beleive, but they're banned in most places. I'd prefer either of those. Katanas may be long, but they get the job done.
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Different knives are designed for different purposes. You wouldn't want to use the same style knife to shuck oysters and to cut a watermelon or decapitate a water buffalo. You could probably find a knife that would do all three jobs but it wouldn't do all three WELL. Since the original poster never specified what the perfect knifu's use was, it appears most of the posters have assumed it was for self defense or cooking. Should I want a knife for self defense, I'd probably choose a Bowie or an Applegate Fairbairn. For cooking, I'd want a nice chef's knife - like the one I have from Thiers Issard. Should it ever happen that I need to decapitate a water buffalo, there is a Kukri designed for that.
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VZ68 wrote:
Those old folding bucks aren't bad, very stable, very nice. Mind you I said OLD BUCKS, well the one I have isn't super old, but yeah, it's nice and heavy.



That was my fav knife...... it broke believe it or not..... best damn knife i ever had.... (it's death was tragic but unavoidable. It probably saved my life seeing as i was freezing and needed to get inside and it was the only reason i got into a building.)
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animegirl2222 wrote:

I personally want a katana myself, but I'm not sure if they're legal or not. Switchblades aren't where I am, i beleive, but they're banned in most places. I'd prefer either of those. Katanas may be long, but they get the job done.


Well in most of the provinces of Canada they are technically legal carry. As the wording of the law simply states all fixed blades and folding knives of greater then 4 inches must be worn openly and in a highly visible place. Though I really don't see the purpose of a sword in a day and age where blades are only useful self defence tools in the ability for quick and hopefully unseen strikes. A three and half foot curved blade is the opposite of that.
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