Post your hollow handle survival knives

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  1. Iz

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    I like 'em. Post yours up if you have one, everything from the cheap wal-mart specials from the 80's to the Chris Reeves and Randalls.
    I don't have a pic but I've got a video of my buckmaster 184 that my buddy Sgt Mac gave me.
    [video=youtube;kB0G8fK1Xm0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB0G8fK1Xm0&feature=player_embedded[/video]


    Post 'em if you got 'em. If you think they're mall ninja, good for you. I don't care.
     
  2. madmax

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    LOL. Here's the ubiquitous Bushman. Bought as a 3 fer'.
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    And my sheath for it.

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    I wish I still had my old Parker. sigh
     
  4. Iz

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    I forgot about the bushman, good call Max.
     
  5. Iz

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    Is that the guy that made the sunfish model? If so I always thought that was one cool knife.
     
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    Not sure on the Sunfish. Parker Brothers Knives was out of Chattanooga TN. But many of their knives were made in Japan. The made several "rambo" style knives. I had a 8" long saw back with hollow handles and leather sheath. It was a beast!

    Like this one:
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    Used to spear a lot of stuff with those as a kid. Great fun sticking them in trees, frogs etc...I can't find mine now but I am guessing it is in a box with the throwing stars, numchucks and other toys from the era...:54:
     
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    I loved my throwing stars, and my friend and I made our own pair of nunchuks. Never had the hollow handled knife though. I think I was missing out...
     
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    Swweeeeet Buckmaster. Ive been looking for one of those for years for a good deal. I dont have any, but im with you Iz. I like em.
     
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    everybody thinks that rambo started this thing.

    i recall a picture of a "rambo" knife made in sheffield, england .
    at the turn of the previous century for nimrods hunting in africa and india.
    i think it was called the shakespear.
     
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    *Sigh* I had the very first buckmaster Survival knife model made when I was in the Army. Loved that knife, even though I never could figure out what the pegs that screwed onto the cross peice were for? But that was one tough knife. Unfortunately when it came time for me to ship back to the States, I sold it to my roommate.
     
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    Cool knife, bro. It just popped into my head who I was thinking of when I asked that question. Robert Parish.
    This is a sunfish model he made.
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    I'd like to see that if you can find some info on it. The first hollow handle knife I know of is the Randall 18 attack, I didn't realize there were any before that.
     
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    Iz - I like them too. It's hard to talk about the good one's cause folks got blinded for a while by the cheap, poorly manufactured stuff that circulated around post-Rambo. I have several Aitors and some others that I will post up soon!
     
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    Awesome, man! Looking forward to it.
     
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    I always wanted a Chris Reeves one piece when I was a kid and got one in a trade a couple years ago. Its a cool knife but too heavy in the handle and feels dead in the hand but its a Chris Reeves one piece made in the USA and he nolonger makes this design so I will keep it for nostalgia sake.

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    I have one more I just saw when I was putting the Chris Reeves knife up. Its a very special one because it belonged to my brother. He got the knife when I went off to basic training in 88, he was 10, and he wanted to be like his big brother. I was told he carried it everywhere and since we lived out in the country a boy could do that. After he died The knife along with all his knives and things were given to me. My Dad and I opened the handle to see what he had placed in their that he thought he would need to "survive". We laughed and cried as all the matches and fishing tackle fell out. He always said he could catch fish and live just fine and I guess he was prepared to do just that.

    This is a crappy little knife but one of my most prized. Hope you enjoyed the story that goes with it.

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    It's a Parker K-692. I think i got it in the late 80's.

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    That parker is awesome! I miss mine!
     
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    Awesome knife, man. I dig those Reeves knives.
     
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    I totally had that same knife growing up, with the same camo sheath w/ a stone pouch on the front. It was lost somewhere in the adventures of boyhood.
     
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    Excellent story, man. Just excellent. And a great knife because of the story. I'd cherish it too.
     
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    Now this is my kind of thread.
    Randall 18
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    Chris Reeve Mountaineer 1
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    Group shot of survival knives(not all hollow). Chris Reeve Shadow IV on the right and Aitor Jungle King 2 on the bottom.
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  25. Iz

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    That's what I'm sayin'! Great knives, man. I'm gonna have to look up the Aitor, I've never heard of it before.
     
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    I have an aitor jk2 packed away somewhere. I'll have to look for it.
     
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    I will say this, This is the coolest thread I have seen in a long time and those knives look good except they are way too clean man! Notice all the spear points. I love spear points!
     
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    Thanks. Beware of all the chinese copies of the Aitor, the real thing is made in Spain.
     
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    I have a sunfish and its big brother
     

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    Oh yeah, now we're talking.
    This thread is getting addicting.
     
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    Tell us about these.
     
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    Oh yeah, forgot to mention.

    I had a Buckmaster that I traded a mosin nagant m44 for. Sadly, I had a dumb streak and sold it. It was complete, both pouches, spikes, full survival kit. What was I thinking?!
     
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    That's right! Aitor makes a very good blade IMHO. Don Rearic (www.donrearic.com) used have to have some great back story on them... See the slingshots and survival knives article...
     
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    Case and KaBar both made hollow handled hunting knives in the late 1930s. Not many and not for long. I always assumed it was an attempt to sucker punch Marble's vis a vis Marble's primary products-trailing point hunting knives with a match safe included.

    The odd close timing might be coincidence-cooperating to drive a smaller competitor out of business would seem to be an anti competitive trust, and Federal law has some issues with those.
     
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    My Buck 184< Pat Pending and my son's Field and Stream little knife he uses as a neck knife. Being left handed and clumsy as all h3ll, he has a hard time with making shavings and feather sticks. This cheap F&S works fairly well for him and has a hollow handle with some survival stuffs in it.

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    Man, it's about time these fine blades get their love! Here are my hollow handles:
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    These are the contents of the Life Knife handle (original, I think):
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    One of the old KaBar hollow handle knives and a Chris Reeve
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    That kabar has to be one of the coolest knives I've ever seen. Do you know what the name of the model was?
     
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    Very cool info, Church. Was the case similar to the Kabar cockeyedhunter posted? Do you happen to know what the model names were?

    This is pretty interesting. I looks like the Randall 18 was a mix of the hollow handle knives you mention and the pilot's knife with the saw back. Or maybe not, it looks like those were the two influences though. This thread just went from awesome to....whatever is better than awesome.
     
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    I bought the KaBar a couple months ago from a BCUSA member and searched for information on it but found nothing. I need to ask kabar for some history on it. I did find another one recently on ebay that had a skinner styleblade that sold for cheap, I should have bid on it.
     
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    Yeah, man if you dig up some info on it I'd be glad if you shared it with me if you remember. That thing is all kinds of slickness.
     
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    My very first knife was a hollow handled "survival kit" knife I got off ebay. The blade promptly separated from the handle after striking it on a mag bar.
     
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    Google Martin Knives (of Texas I believe) and also the X-46, which is a hollow handle very much in the tradition of the Reeves made by Calico Forge and RPW Tactial
     
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    First ever I saw was the Rambo. Since though (and lots of drooling over steel), have seen in Shotgun News twice a Brit designed knife or repro that looks a lot like a Buckmaster, was from India being a colony...about 1900ish or earlier. Trying to find the source now...
     
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    Not Sarco or Charley's, its the one that always has the cartoon drawings of soldiers with the milsurp whatever they're selling. Not CDNN either. Know I've seen it. Even has serrations on it. Gonna have to get a new SGN when it comes out. Rrrr ...
     
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    I recieved this information on the hollow handled Ka-Bar from the Ka-Bar forum over at BF


    You have a Union Cutlery Model #2071-5. There were two series of knives: #2000 had aluminum hollow handles; #3000 had molded rubber handles. There were two blades for each handle. The 000 config had an 4-1/2" upswept skinner blade and the 071 was a bloodgrooved clip point. The clip points came in both 5 and 6 inch lengths. Yours is the 5 inch.
    Made in the 1930s up to the war.
    Hope this helps.

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    Paul Tsujimoto
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    The Case is pictured in the mega-scarce book "Survival Knives and Survival" by J E Smith. I gave my copy away. That book was published in '84 or '85 out of Statesborough GA, and is a truly wonderful snapshot of the survival knife scene in the mid-80s. He reviews stuff like the Danny Thornton Quicksilver, and a ton of custom and production knives falling into the general category of "survival"...not all hollow handled, either.

    The author died shortly after he did the book. He did one other, and the survival knife book got at least 2 editions. But they're still scarce as hell. One internet book dealer had the survival knife book for sale in mint condition for a hundred bucks.

    I substituted the term KaBar for a more correct Union Cutlery in a search engine, and found several of these sweet little knives for sale...but the Case has been pretty elusive as far as internet search. "+Case+hollow+handle+knife" has lead me to quite a few outfits selling tableware with hollowcast handles by the case.

    The author was a decent writer who was a funeral director in rural GA, and all around Kiwanis, Rotary, scoutmaster kind of guy He apparently did a lot of rough camping outings via the Scouts.
     
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    Great info, man. I'm gonna see if I can track one down. Thanks,J!

    Oh crap, just what I need, another pricey and rare book on my want list. :D That sounds like a pretty neat one to have though.
    It's now on my wish list. heh. Thanks, Church!
     

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