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Here are a few real boy's knives. All metal handles. Cost about $1.
IMHO, best place for more advice is the Nihonto Message Board. Experts from Japan and around the world.
It's all a matter of tradition. Most Western antiques - preservation, not restoration. However the Japanese tradition is restoration (when done...
Depends on what blade length you prefer. I like blades in the 3" range (Birk 75). If you like longer blades, then the Borka.
Actually, I doubt that the cost of proper repolishing would be worth the cost (>$1000).
Yes, as above. It is called a leuku. Helle makes good ones as does Stromeng. Both from 6 to 8".
Brisa of Finland has always made Enzo knives; just decided to change name. Nothing changed but the name. Brisa = Enzo.
I've the Enzo Birk 75 and the Enzo PK70, two of the finest knives I have (and that's a lot). Well made, good steel, razor sharp (literally),...
I don't use any. Use to try matching Kanji with Kanji tables - minimal success. Now I post copy of signature in Nihonto Message Board. They have a...
Tapio Wirkkala puukko are very good and VERY collectible. Check Ebay for prices and see what I mean.
Or you could regrind the back to shorten the blade a wee bit. Just grind slowly and cool a lot. I've done it with several knives.
Sorry, but this thread is about as realistic as a zombie apocalypse. I'm so old and decrepit, just let them come and eat my brain - they will go...
I read somewhere that Jarvenpaa was recently sold and bought by some sort of holding company. You heard anything about that?
Nice blade shape and good sheath, but what is all the black stuff on the blade? Fire scale?
I have several Rough Ryders and SMKW Marbles. Decent, functional knives for the price.
Anyone familiar with Ultra-X knives or company? Saw them on Knifecenter. Seems KC is getting several China knives I've never heard of. Are...
Try Ontario's "Old Hickory" knives. Good steel,easy to sharpen. Knifecenter carries them.
My 30+ year old SAK Tinker.
"Not sure how it points to where knife design is going."
Somewhere I wouldn't won't to be seen with it ;)
That's why I've carried a SAK Tinker for the last 30+ years. Before that a Queen barlow. No need for anything fancy (and expensive). My SAK...