>>593589 Why would op need to carry a brick who lacks cutting abilities and it's a pry bar instead?
>>593576 The knife is great and will serve you fine. It's a shame they cost so much here in europe, we always get rapped. Americans pay like $85 for that knife which is a great deal, we end paying twice as much, we could get a Survive in 3V steel for that price. If you have a m8 in the US ask him to send it to you.
>>593608 I like the 5 but for most tasks is not the best, yeah it's an indestructible beast but since the original purpose is to cut things, I don't think is the best option. Maybe in urban survival and if you need to cut through a car door it will come in handy.
>>593649 Ah, I thought the exchange rates were supposed to be closer right now, still though, it's about 120 in the us, $60 more doesn't sound that much compared to a lot of the things I've seen euros import
I can't imagine what the Australians pay, they always seem to have the biggest mark ups
>>593576 Op don't listen to >>593589 The 4 is a far better knife even if it is an inferior pry bar. As far as the price goes that's expensive, I'm in Aus and I order direct out of the US to avoid paying local prices, generally get it for somewhere in the middle between US and local prices.
>>593672 well, if you can look past all the hate, it's actually a pretty decent knife. And that's coming from someone who actually used it, as opposed to the legions of parrots just repeating "it sucks" over and over.
>>593669 I never said i was going to baton with a prybar, but you can get a small prybar and the ability to pry with is not something i'd choose a knife for.
>>593682 nah. I had money to burn, and it was one of those "i want it because reasons" purchases that turned out to be quite decent (baring the absurd price tag), but I'm not complaining.
>>593790 >risk 150 to win 100 i don't know what the overall chances are from random population sample but i would say pretty low out of 10 guys like 1 will actually send you the knife. maybe i'm just too distrustful of humans but it's their logical move this is how they maximize their profit. unless they are planning on long term business in which case the first couple of items will be delivered then if it catches on they can just disappear with the money like a one man pryamid scheme.
>>593823 Honestly I'm the guy you originally asked and I would send it to you, but I'm not sure I would be willing to trust so easily
Let me look into what it actually takes to ship internationally and if it's not too much trouble I might do it
May I ask why the bk2 though?
There are other great designs, if you like that size and style I would personally go with the bk10, it's a little thinner so it will cut better and be lighter to carry but by all accounts it doesn't give up much toughness or usefulness
>>593831 i wouldn't trust anyone unless i knew they have it in their best interest to actually deliver because they are not only legally responsible but also put their name and livelihood on the line.
ebay is neat cause you kinda have some guarantees and help to deal with wrongful deliveries. but we are talking bout circumventing the law here.
for example a guy puts up an ad that he will sell you a used esee 4 for $90 but he tells you informally (like on 4chan) it's actually brand new item he buys for you especially then you buy it and get delivered a beat up crap that was jerked on you can't complain much.
so i don't know trust is important, nobody will bother to work building up that trust unless they plan on doing a long term business imho.
I have pried nailed wooden boards to make a fire. I have pried some bark from trees.
I have also used the extra thickness of my knife in an emergency chopping. It was raining a lot and the fire was extinguishing. I had to pick up a thick branch and quickly chop it. I could not have done that with a thinner knife.
>>594126 >You could have gotten a Beck for less than that.
tbh, shipping, tax, and customs would've hit me anyway. the "price" was 300 (and that's overpriced), but that's beside the point. Point is - I paid a shitload of monies for it - way more than reasonable, but like that saying "time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time".
Sebongos are 550+ euro around here too. Ah, the wonders of living in EU. On the flipside - Polish knife laws are the best - I could legally edc my tracker, or my FS (not that there's any particular reason to do that).
I'd rate tops in the 7/10 average. Like I said - the tracker is quite decent if you manage to get over the fact that the primary edge is supposed to do most of the cutting (iirc, Brown's original design called for the secondary edge to be harder, and the recess is supposed to protect it from impact while you're chopping/cutting with the primary edge). While not immediately obvious, the primary has just over 4'' of cutting edge, and a very nice belly, but a 1/4'' blade isn't going to work wonders. Still, when using that belly properly, it's a surprisingly good slicer, and the angle, though weird at first, turns out to be "just right". It's just that most of the time, it's completely redundant.
>>594127 1/4'' knives really are overkill. current trend is 1/8'' thick, ~4'' blade, or 5/32'' thick, 5'' blade, and that's quite enough.
>>594166 dunno it's just a wedge if it has a very short handle (like a fiskars x5) you will tire out quick if you strike with it you can't really deliver the force that you would with a long handled axe, batoning it would be my choice but never tried it it might not work for some reason.
>>594146 7/10is a reasonable average, some of their designs are easily 9/10 and every one of their knives I've seen had about a 10/10 fit and finish but the thick models tend to have thick edges, unsurprisingly
>>594169 there's more to it than just edge. I can easily get my tracker hair-popping sharp (it's 1095 after all, and properly heat treated), and I can slice bread with it no thicker than with my 3/32'' thick kitchen knife. But it's kind of a pointless excercise. Ars Pro Arte if you will.
pretty much anything goes, but if it's really large, like a machete, you need a good reason. And you're generally beter off with CC, so as not to scare the sheeple, but we can carry fixed blades, automatic knives, any type of lock (including balisongs), gravity knives, etc.
On the opposite spectrum, are the gun laws - it takes about 11 months to get a sporting license, provided you are a member of a sporting club and take part in competitions. A self defence license requires you to actually prove that there is a reason you are more likely than usual to be attacked, and at the end of it, there is some clerk who will arbitrarily decide if it's true, or if he wants to deny you the license "because you are not at an increased risk". That on top of all the medical and psych evaluation, and a 2 part (theory and practice) exam.
Unless you want a black powder gun, then you just go and order one online.
>>594223 Nice. I also live in Europe and can't complain to much, yes I can't carry balisongs or automatic knives, neither can carry something larger than 10cm blade, fixed or folder in urban environments without reason to it, but other than that I'm ok.
The laws could be better, something like yours would be neat but at least is not on the level of UK, Germany, Denmark and so on.
technically. Though tops sawbacks are better suited for making square notches, than actually sawing wood (the original tracker, made by Lombi, and the Beck version, used in the hunted, had a wood saw).
Also, the first notch is deeper, and supposed to be a wire breaker, but I found it works quite well as a hook for wire handles on cups/pots, and grill grates.
>>598356 from the top of my head: - splitting logs is often a make a wedge and yank it and pry it apart job, unless you want it to take forever. - pry of bark from trees or logs - you find touchwood still strongly attached to the tree but want to dry it out for tinder i have found ones that didn't dislodge from being hit with rocks. you can cut/pry them off. - you find a door like an abandoned cabin and want to pry the door open or dislodge boards form it, or pry off the lock. - random item from your gear gets stuck and you have to pry it open with something like metal boxes with stuck lid or whatever
Esee 6 is a really nice jack of all trades knife. i use it more in my kitchen the the woods actually it is damn nice for working meat and fish. its pretty heavy though and i do wish i had bought one of their smaller models but at the price i got it at i dont have buyers remorse at all. gives me the tinglies when i fondle it. the balance is fantastic and i love the choil but now i have so many knives i cant really justify buying another Esee and i have knives that fill that role now. love the handle where it can go from jet black when its been used to almost white with just soap and a little scrub
>>599645 Shipping to get a replacement will likely cost you 1/3 of the knife though, at least that's what I pay to get stuff sent to me also the other knife he mentioned, you're gonna have a hell of a time breaking a 3v blade.
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