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Low Budget Full Tang Knife?

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Erbswurst, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. z_bumbi

    z_bumbi Member

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    Low budget: Mora 511. Cheap, a lot of colors other than black. Sharp from the start and easy to shapen. It's not for heavy batoning and slashing.

    Slight higher: hultafors ok4. Full lenght tang, 3,2 mm blade, sharp from the start, easy to sharpen. Can be used for batoning. The sheat has a built in loop for a firesteel.

    Not longer low budget but cristmas is around the corner.
    Sissipuukko: secure leather dangler sheat, sharp, the newer ones have a thinner blade (the older ones have different grind), comfy handle.
    Jägaripuukko: secure leather dangler sheat, sharp, 4 mm blade with two different heat treatment so the blade can withstand a lot of abuse. If you break it you have done something very naughty with it.
     
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    This has prompted me to look about but as I thought, there really isn’t anything about for a small budget.

    There is the Cold Steel GI Tanto that is full tang, currently under £25 and the 1055 mid carbon steel appears to be well received but that is neither 4 inch blade nor probably the style that would “please” everybodys taste. It does make a stronger case for itself for someone willing to put the time in and modify it like a lot of people do.
     
  3. Jared

    Jared Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    A green river / hunters dadley can be had for under £20 there full tang not stick and considering there history and the time of there use, it is one of the first wilderness knives so should be good for some thing :D
     
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    Bung me a fiver and I’ll send you one .. really ;-)
     
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    I see there is some love for the Mora Garberg out there .. not quite to my taste and looks expensive for what it is, but a full tang apparently
     
  7. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    EKA also make some fulltang knives, at a competitive price point ( compared to the somewhat utilitarian Garberg)
     
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    Steel will ,real steel and schrade make quite a few full tang knives at bargain prices some with d2 steel .I myself have a manly patriot which i paid £45 direct from bulgaria d2 steel and kydex sheath
     
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    As TS is in germany there have to be a ton of used scouting knives floating around. Most (all?) made in solingen.
     
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    I have one, there very good and the plastic sheath system is ace, but not cheap as it is the top of what Mora do
     
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    Are you aware that Mora offer a “heavy duty” version of the companion? Almost full tang, ridiculously cheap, easy to sharpen and pretty lightweight.
     
  12. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    What is the definition of 'full tang' ?

    Rat tangs run all the way through but are not exposed top and bottom.
    For me, a Full Tang means that the metal is exposed all around the handle.
     
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    and right you are. I just wanted to point out that the rat tang in the "heavy duty" version is almost as long as a full tang, and therefore will be robust enough for @Erbswurst.
     
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  14. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    The benefit of not having metal showing at the top is that if the handle is made from a nice cushioning polymer, it is also cushioned on the spine side.
    Nicer to use hard!
     
    #34 Janne, Sep 16, 2019 at 9:19 PM
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