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Knife breakage

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Janne, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. chimpy leon

    chimpy leon Full Member

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    Just cheapo rubbish nowt good.

    like the hollow handle Rambo knife I had when I was about 8 or 9 - Used it once as a throwing knife, so inevitably handle and blade parted ways quickly. I don’t think many people had a long term relationship with these type of knives though??

    An all black, riveted, steel-handled lock knife with over pronounced finger grooves - if I remember that lasted one use only before the blade no longer locked. What a horrible turd of a knife that was.

    Winchester sheath knife battoning some small diameter wood that a 4mm blade should have coped with easily. Broke the blade in half. Used the sheath for an Esee 3.
     
  2. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    My radio operator insisted on carrying a Rambo knife. His snapped when he tried to lever up a petrol spare container ( Jerry can).
    It was around -35C. The German manufacturer did not think anybody would use it I guess...

    We laughed and made fun of him for a long time after that.
    Edited - correct name inserted
     
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  3. HillBill

    HillBill Bushcrafter through and through

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    Jerry can I think you're referring to.
     
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  4. Laurentius

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    I once broke the tip off my dad's old sheath knife using it to pry. No worries though, him being a grinder he just reground it, a little bit shorter.
     
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  5. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Wish he was here. Scissors, garden shears, plenty of jobs for him!
     

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