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13 hours ago, Rick Walker said:

Cold Steel makes some excellent training knives. I have a training knife and hawk I use nearly every day and even my 8-year olds get in on the fun as they are learning some basic moves very slowly and deliberately.

There is nothing better than a well used knife. I have probably close to 100 knives and I am not particular on the make and model. If I see one at Walmart that I like, I buy it. I am a huge fan of SOG and Cold Steel. The Cold Steel neck knives are small, but are amazingly sharp, concealable, and would get the job done in a pinch. I wear one nearly every where I go. I am not huge on spending a ton of money on a knife. As long as it is comfortable and durable, I am good. I think people go crazy spending top dollar on weapons when it is not necessary.

Case in point, and not knife related, but my father received an old 9mm hand gun for some work he did on a local farmer's kick baler. Once he got it home he looked it over and saw 1-Philips head screw in the hand grip and realized that one screw was all he needed to twist to take it apart. After taking it apart, he noticed just how cheap it was made. To add insult to injury, the gun weighed as much as a couple of bricks. I saw it in his safe one day and asked about it and he said a guy gave it to him in trade for work, but he was scared to shoot it. I filled the magazine, took it outside, and put all of the rounds center mass from 20 yards. I ran at least 500 rounds of FMJ and hollows through that thing that afternoon without as much as a hiccup and it was deadly accurate. The next day I went to the gun store with my dad and the shop owner said he wouldn't give my dad $10 for it, so I took it. It is too heavy to by my EDC, but it is close by in my house for quick grab and go if need be. It may be heavy and ugly as hell, but it always works, and it is accurate as hell. 

-Rick

 

My poor father in law had two guns shit the bed on him one day. One (S&W 40) had a faulty firing pin and the other, a 9mm which i don't remember had the slide stop break while we were on the range last week. That's why auctions aren't the best place to buy guns. 

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On 1/4/2019 at 1:49 PM, Rick Walker said:

Cold Steel makes some excellent training knives. I have a training knife and hawk I use nearly every day and even my 8-year olds get in on the fun as they are learning some basic moves very slowly and deliberately.

There is nothing better than a well used knife. I have probably close to 100 knives and I am not particular on the make and model. If I see one at Walmart that I like, I buy it. I am a huge fan of SOG and Cold Steel. The Cold Steel neck knives are small, but are amazingly sharp, concealable, and would get the job done in a pinch. I wear one nearly every where I go. I am not huge on spending a ton of money on a knife. As long as it is comfortable and durable, I am good. I think people go crazy spending top dollar on weapons when it is not necessary.

Case in point, and not knife related, but my father received an old 9mm hand gun for some work he did on a local farmer's kick baler. Once he got it home he looked it over and saw 1-Philips head screw in the hand grip and realized that one screw was all he needed to twist to take it apart. After taking it apart, he noticed just how cheap it was made. To add insult to injury, the gun weighed as much as a couple of bricks. I saw it in his safe one day and asked about it and he said a guy gave it to him in trade for work, but he was scared to shoot it. I filled the magazine, took it outside, and put all of the rounds center mass from 20 yards. I ran at least 500 rounds of FMJ and hollows through that thing that afternoon without as much as a hiccup and it was deadly accurate. The next day I went to the gun store with my dad and the shop owner said he wouldn't give my dad $10 for it, so I took it. It is too heavy to by my EDC, but it is close by in my house for quick grab and go if need be. It may be heavy and ugly as hell, but it always works, and it is accurate as hell. 

-Rick

 

I have a training tomahawk from Cold steel, they're great. I use them alot when training technique. Although i'd probably get destroyed if I tried to spar with them, hehe.

I find it fascinating that EDC carry of knives and guns is legal in parts of the world. Here in scandinavia it's forbidden unless you're at work. 

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3 minutes ago, xyzzm said:

I have a training tomahawk from Cold steel, they're great. I use them alot when training technique. Although i'd probably get destroyed if I tried to spar with them, hehe.

I find it fascinating that EDC carry of knives and guns is legal in parts of the world. Here in scandinavia it's forbidden unless you're at work. 

You should visit some southern states. Here in Georgia, it is not uncommon to see 20+ people open carrying a handgun on their hip when you go out for dinner or shopping. It is just part of our culture. I always carry concealed, never saw the need to let everyone know I was packing. Only time I open carry is in the woods, or if I am headed into an area where I feel it might do me well to let those around me I have a gun.

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On 1/7/2019 at 7:43 PM, Rick Walker said:

 

You should visit some southern states. Here in Georgia, it is not uncommon to see 20+ people open carrying a handgun on their hip when you go out for dinner or shopping. It is just part of our culture. I always carry concealed, never saw the need to let everyone know I was packing. Only time I open carry is in the woods, or if I am headed into an area where I feel it might do me well to let those around me I have a gun.

Rick, I hope things are going well in Georgia bro!

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I used to make knives when I was living in Canada, I always loved them, making them brought it to the next level. I just bought my house in GA in the country so I will eventually start to tool up again. This is the last one I made before leaving in 2015. I gave to a friend of mine that helped me trouble shoot my custom rifle. he was happy. Its a southern style Bowie made from 1095 carbon steel. The grip is cocobolo and the guard and pummel are made from an antique railroad spike, I left the riveted tang on purpose to give it the rustic look and to showcase the old technique. The blade is slow rust blued.

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On 1/25/2019 at 12:42 AM, tselegala said:

I used to make knives when I was living in Canada

Man, that looks beautiful! 

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5 hours ago, xyzzm said:

Man, that looks beautiful! 

Thank you buddy!

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On 1/4/2019 at 1:49 PM, Rick Walker said:

Cold Steel makes some excellent training knives. I have a training knife and hawk I use nearly every day and even my 8-year olds get in on the fun as they are learning some basic moves very slowly and deliberately.

There is nothing better than a well used knife. I have probably close to 100 knives and I am not particular on the make and model. If I see one at Walmart that I like, I buy it. I am a huge fan of SOG and Cold Steel. The Cold Steel neck knives are small, but are amazingly sharp, concealable, and would get the job done in a pinch. I wear one nearly every where I go. I am not huge on spending a ton of money on a knife. As long as it is comfortable and durable, I am good. I think people go crazy spending top dollar on weapons when it is not necessary.

Case in point, and not knife related, but my father received an old 9mm hand gun for some work he did on a local farmer's kick baler. Once he got it home he looked it over and saw 1-Philips head screw in the hand grip and realized that one screw was all he needed to twist to take it apart. After taking it apart, he noticed just how cheap it was made. To add insult to injury, the gun weighed as much as a couple of bricks. I saw it in his safe one day and asked about it and he said a guy gave it to him in trade for work, but he was scared to shoot it. I filled the magazine, took it outside, and put all of the rounds center mass from 20 yards. I ran at least 500 rounds of FMJ and hollows through that thing that afternoon without as much as a hiccup and it was deadly accurate. The next day I went to the gun store with my dad and the shop owner said he wouldn't give my dad $10 for it, so I took it. It is too heavy to by my EDC, but it is close by in my house for quick grab and go if need be. It may be heavy and ugly as hell, but it always works, and it is accurate as hell. 

-Rick

 

Totally with you on this Rick.

I mean if you use your knife a lot, you might do some serious damage to it and you might not want to do that to your precious 500 dollar knife.

Also no matter what kind of steel its made of, your knife will get dull, and those "high tech" steels are just beyond frustrating to sharpen...

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On 1/25/2019 at 12:42 AM, tselegala said:

I used to make knives when I was living in Canada, I always loved them, making them brought it to the next level. I just bought my house in GA in the country so I will eventually start to tool up again. This is the last one I made before leaving in 2015. I gave to a friend of mine that helped me trouble shoot my custom rifle. he was happy. Its a southern style Bowie made from 1095 carbon steel. The grip is cocobolo and the guard and pummel are made from an antique railroad spike, I left the riveted tang on purpose to give it the rustic look and to showcase the old technique. The blade is slow rust blued.

 

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Awesome knife, brother!

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