Cutting Up with Uralists

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Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by OleanderSalad » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:03 am

I've collected knives my whole life. My wife says she suspects I have a deep rooted fear of encountering something or someone I won't be able to cut. :)

I'm a new Ural pilot, and was just wondering what other uralistas carry onboard in the way of sharp pointy steel things.

The picture shows most of my collection, so that's pretty much what I have on hand to choose from.

I'm leaning toward the Italian switchblades, but that's probably because I've seen Deadly Code about twenty times (gets better every time I see it).
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Re: Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by rougaroo » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:36 am

Picked this up recently. It's a Mirkov, made in the Czech Republic. The side-release thing is apparently seen only on the Czech blades, but it is very reliable and also easy to clean, service, or repair.

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Re: Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by scottmastrocinque » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:43 pm

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Re: Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by chaos2 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:45 pm

Years ago I got about a dozen cheap plastic lockbacks for a couple dollars at a garage sale. Never without one, compact and handy for so many things plus if I loose or break one it's no big loss.
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Re: Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by Lofty » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:00 pm

I carry a Leatherman Surge, which was gifted to me some years ago. Sold at Costco (at the time) as part of a gift box presentation, it included a nice leather holster, spare bit carrier and a folding knife with perhaps the sharpest out-of-the-box blade I've ever seen.

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Post by GHGoodwin » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:15 pm

Always, unless secutiry forces demand, a Swiss Army.

Here's the rest of my users.
Randall 5" Model 5 that's over 40 years old. Been all over Canada, Alaska, and a good bit of the stateside wilderness with me.
Spyderco sheepsfoot. My yard knife. Cutout is so I can snag it on something to get it open- like a pocket lip.
Ka-Bar is a fighter design I happen to like.
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This shows the choil line. The original edge went all the way back to the bolster along the grind line. Now I can put my thumb on top of the blade and my first finger in the choil. It's a kind of choke-up grip that gives me better leverage and better control of the tip.
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Re: Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by scottmastrocinque » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:47 pm

American Made, Schrade Boot Knife.

$20 including sheath, never broken one yet.

It’s based off of the Gerber Mark II but a fraction ( less than 1/4) of the Gerber price.

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My favorite is a Buck 110 with a modified spring release opening mechanism my best friend gave me as a gift last year.

Super nice knife.
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Re: Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:52 pm

Those are some fancy knives! I like to keep it simple with a plain folding lock blade "pocket" knife. :P

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Re: Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by scottmastrocinque » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:53 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Those are some fancy knives! I like to keep it simple with a plain folding lock blade "pocket" knife. :P


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Re: Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by OleanderSalad » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:47 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Those are some fancy knives! I like to keep it simple with a plain folding lock blade "pocket" knife. :P


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Careful there Tomcatfixer , you could ruin somebody's whole liver with that thing. :)

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Post by RC20 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:59 pm

Just a Buck knife for sausages and such.

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Re: Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by OleanderSalad » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:42 am

Pig sticka...

Russian sidecar motorcycle for scale.
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Post by codemonkey001 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:35 am

I don't carry nearly as much as I used to. Kinda minimalist insofar as what I keep on my person (there's more in the trunk of the Ural and in the panniers of my two-wheeler). Basically all I've got on me is what I can smuggle through the inspection at the county courthouse. closed it's about 2 1/2" long; I can tuck it behind my belt buckle when going through metal detectors.

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Re: Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:36 pm

Although I'm fond of euro spring knives & stilletos, I did not own an American Schrade type switchblade, mostly because the advertised ones were way to expensive. This Year Kelley's Surplus holiday sale offered a replica of the Schrade USA PARATROOP Switchblade for $19.95 - but stated it only threw the blade about 1/2 " out. So I bought one as a gamble - thinking I could carefully file the blade lobe & get it to work.
After it arrived - it took me about an hour to tweak the spring & lap in the blade - to make it snap open fully. The jigged plastic handle needed polishing to look right. Turns out to be a very satisfying facsimile of a USA Switchblade - which I may never find in my budget.
IT LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THIS PHOTO (except only marking is "STAINLESS" & mine has its Lanyard Loop) Quite a nice knife for $23. delivered.
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Re: Cutting Up with Uralists

Post by BRatigan » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:26 pm

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A few from my collection.
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