Boat anchors/sharpened pry bars

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by upnorth, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. upnorth

    upnorth Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    I had a Becker BK-2 years back and wore it in the bush for half a year. I had a fondness for it, but moved on. And there was always a peripheral interest in getting a 5 into my ESEE knife group. Then I saw this thing one day this past summer, and I instantly wanted it. I bought it then ignored it for months. Later I decided to toss it into the trunk for the lake. I used it 4-5 times to split chunks off chain sawed rounds out at the lake, for evening fires with the warden. It felt better after sanding the scales here and there. I am a little surprised that I still like it despite the weight and crappy sheath. It came to mind just now that I also have a mega Kukri that I haven't touched in three years as I never did finish thinning the grip out. Ah well, it's there when I feel like it. Do you have a leaf spring out there that you like ?
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  2. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Got this monster on my hip today for doing some yard work. Its a Himalayan Imports Ang Khola Bowie. 15+" overall length, about 2lbs, and 3/8" thick.

    All my other knives of the bowie persuasion are razor sharp. This beast i keep sharp as a good axe. It will certainly cut and slice, but it functions more like a demolition tool over a knife. The fact i jeep it this way is because its just too heavy to worry about honing to a razor's edge. I don't hunt. I don't ever plan on finding myself elbows deep in a deer needing to dress game. This would not be the knife I would take for that anyway.

    What it does do is wreck stuff like a boss. Split and hack and chop. Not a fast knife, but she's brutal ;)
  3. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Hot damn, 2 pounds? Awesome beast right there.

    And a tanto ESEE? Pretty cool. Never seen one of those before.
  4. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Here’s my sharpened prybar. Khukuri House Gurkha Combat. 5160 truck springs. First Khuk I’ve owned.

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  5. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    That’s a big boy for sure. If I’m not mistaken that is an Ontario RD series, maybe RD7 tanto. I think they are in 5160 and incredibly tough.
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  6. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Thanks for the input. That’s a mean looking tip.
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  7. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    If I know I will be chopping, I take along a Condor Village Parang or Pack Golok.

    I still have my BK-2. Don't care for it. Never used it beyond cutting paper in the house as I just knew I wouldn't like it much in the woods. Like the BK-7 better but it is a bit larger than I like to carry in the woods for the most part unless I know I will need it. Hence the Condor's. I keep a machete in my pickup for random chopping needs. The Condors mostly get used at home but I'm not above lugging one with me in the woods if I know I will need it.
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  8. Ballistic4


    May 18, 2020
    I like my ka bar. Doesn't see much use. Don't e en know the model name. Used it to open some cans while camping once.
  9. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    This one can truly be used as a boat anchor.
    Svord Von Tempsky
    Around 2 1/4 pounds
    Small boat though.;)

    But I did use it to slice tomatoes after I sharpened it.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2020
  10. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Big knives are cool.

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  11. oldmanwilly

    oldmanwilly Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Looks like my first Khukuri from KH. What do you think of it? How well does yours hold an edge?
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  12. JOELSM

    JOELSM Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    I have a few sharp pry bars. I recently received Knife Connection after market scales for this ESEE 5. Fells like a totally different knife - in a good way. With the original scales it felt like I was holding a pry bar. These scales almost makes it feel svelte.

  13. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Can’t give a scientific answer, but edge holds up rather well. :) Cuts cardboard and rope just fine. Haven’t been able to test this baby out on wood processing just yet. I have medium to large-ish hands so the handle is a tad small for me. Wiggles a bit when I swing. That’s probably the biggest nitpick I have with this knife.

    The fatter handle of the Angkhola Kukri from Kailash sits better with me. Kailash is another excellent Khuk maker.

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  14. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Here is an oversized HI Ang Khola Bowie with an extended handle (see post #2 for a more typical example)


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    Here is a slightly bigger HI Ang Khola Bowie.;) This one was made by Bura and is 5/8" at the spine.

  15. DPC


    Dec 28, 2013
    Sharpened prybars are the best knife when you need a sharpened prybar.

    Rarely if ever do I need a knife just for cutting/slicing, and I wouldn't be here if it weren't for a sharpened prybar that once held my full body weight and allowed me to climb through the ice.
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  16. DangerZone98


    Dec 7, 2019
    Perfect for a three-handed grip!
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  17. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Let me introduce you to Busse knives
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  18. abcdef


    Oct 28, 2005
    I might unbox my Warlock some day if the occasion arises.
  19. BP_

    BP_ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    I like this one for tearing stuff up :)

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  20. Stairway


    Apr 16, 2020
    My Direware Hyper 90 might not anchor a boat, but a kayak or canoe - yeah, probably so.

    But I love it anyway........

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