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    never really seen such before








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    i had something like that as a kid. but there was no fold out piece to cover the extra blade sticking out the back. i think i found it on the side of the road.

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    a folding pruning saw makes more sense

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    my knife was cheap, and totally worthless for anything i could think of as a 10 yr old.

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    probably why it was thrown out he car window and left on the side of the road for your to find
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    probably why it was thrown out he car window and left on the side of the road for your to find

    probably! (and hopefully not a murder weapon)

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    New one on me. Hard to see the utility.
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    Wow. Why would a guy want that, I wonder. Still big enough even folded that it's a pain to carry around, and almost certainly worse (more fragile!) at any "big knife" tasks than even a fixed-blade that is the same size as that thing when it's folded up. If it's some kind of self defence weapon, it would take far too long to deploy... and I can think of countless alternatives better for the purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Wow. Why would a guy want that, I wonder. Still big enough even folded that it's a pain to carry around, and almost certainly worse (more fragile!) at any "big knife" tasks than even a fixed-blade that is the same size as that thing when it's folded up. If it's some kind of self defence weapon, it would take far too long to deploy... and I can think of countless alternatives better for the purpose.

    In all, a great collector piece, because it has got to be rare!

    hey, to a 10yr old boy it was COOOOOOOOL. who cares about any practicality?


    haha, i was more likely to cut myself with it trying to get it out of my pocket with that protruding blade out of the back

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    It has the look of a traditional sort of thing a yak herder, say, might use to skin yak rustlers. Or for the yak castrating ritual in the spring. But that's a yuuge knife even for yak castration, you might say, however, one can never be certain that future yaks won't be much larger, which includes then a corresponding increase in the likelihood of larger yak rustlers, as well.

    And just imagine, if you wanna, some fine spring day, the whole village is gathered for the annual yak nutting, and your turn arrives and a really ginormous yak, just an immense yak, is wrangled up right in front of you. Everyone's watching, and you brought what, a small folding yak castrating knife. How embarrassed you might feel then, huh?
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    lmfao
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    Oh sure. Yak it up.
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    what's a yak butter knife look like?

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    And Alan, I didn't catch your earlier post till now. Yak husbandry a big 4H thing where you grew up? .

    As a 10 year old I'd have thought it was cool too...
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    It's called a "Rampuri" and it used by thugs and gangsters

    from Wikipedia:

    The Rampuri is an Indian gravity knife of formidable reputation having a single-edged blade roughly 9 to 12 inches long. Usually it is the switchblade type but there are step-lock types available as well.[1][2] It formed the basic weapon for Indian thugs or "goondas" during the beginning of the 19th century.[citation needed] The name Rampuri comes from the town of Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. The royal bladesmiths of local Nawabs of Rampur started making knives after the popularization of firearms after the 18th century.

    The Rampuri is still in use today as a crime weapon,[3] by the local Indian Mafia although locally made guns and sophisticated automatic pistols have largely taken their place. However, in mid 1990s, the Government of Uttar Pradesh banned making such knives longer than 4.5 inches of blade length, which led to the drop in popularity of the knife, which even made its way to crime thrillers of Bollywood in the 1960s and 1970s.[4]
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    Pic stolen from Anne’s Facebook:
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    Thrift shop find, pretty badass.

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    I have a couple of these Navajas...
    (I don't know why, they just fell into my lap as interesting antiques)

    This one is 20" long


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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    And Alan, I didn't catch your earlier post till now. Yak husbandry a big 4H thing where you grew up? .

    As a 10 year old I'd have thought it was cool too...
    no, but yakety sax was a big thing



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    Choose an Opinel. The official knife of Corsican thugs and pirates.

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    That's pretty useless, as far as I can tell. Some things are manufactured expressly to be different so they can be sold as being unique in some way. Its design purpose being to part people from their money.

    Or, maybe it circumvents some law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Choose an Opinel. The official knife of Corsican thugs and pirates.
    Cheap, disposable, great cutting geometry and a primitive way to lock the blade in place. And available in a range of sizes to accommodate any size of intended victim. What's not to like?

    And in your off time, a pretty good pocket knife too, with a blade more apt to slice and peel your Apple than to split it.
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    I have one of these, too, I don’t even know where I got it. I think it had a sheath maybe.

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    I don’t think I’ve ever used it, maybe to cut fiberglass insulation once. It just sits in a drawer in the workbench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    I have one of these, too, I don’t even know where I got it. I think it had a sheath maybe.

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    I don’t think I’ve ever used it, maybe to cut fiberglass insulation once. It just sits in a drawer in the workbench.


    that looks about like the one i had from what i can remember. (10yrs old is a LONG way away these days)

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    This cool Opinel is my sons. Do you guys know what itís for?
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    I once bought an old tool box at a garage sale. I wanted the box and the large crescent wrench among the junk inside.
    Got it home and found a KaBar fighting knife inside. WW2 issue. It was fascinating and kinda creepy. My brother borrowed it to go camping, and lost it.

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    Pruning knife, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Pruning knife, I think.
    Do pruning knives have a built in brush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    This cool Opinel is my sons. Do you guys know what it’s for?
    I think it's gardeners knife. Used for taking cuttings from fruit trees. My wife has a similar blade on a Japanese knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    This cool Opinel is my sons. Do you guys know what it’s for?
    Mushroom knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Mushroom knife.
    that's probably it. Pruning knives sometimes have a bump on the back or somewhere to open up the bark enough to insert a bud for grafting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Mushroom knife.
    it does look kinda trippy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Mushroom knife.
    Bingo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    It has the look of a traditional sort of thing a yak herder, say, might use to skin yak rustlers. Or for the yak castrating ritual in the spring. But that's a yuuge knife even for yak castration, you might say, however, one can never be certain that future yaks won't be much larger, which includes then a corresponding increase in the likelihood of larger yak rustlers, as well.

    And just imagine, if you wanna, some fine spring day, the whole village is gathered for the annual yak nutting, and your turn arrives and a really ginormous yak, just an immense yak, is wrangled up right in front of you. Everyone's watching, and you brought what, a small folding yak castrating knife. How embarrassed you might feel then, huh?
    Very educational and thought-provoking, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    it does look kinda trippy
    Don't need a knife for them sorta 'shrooms.

    Or so I've heard...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    And available in a range of sizes to accommodate any size of intended victim. What's not to like
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