Bushcraft knives on Etsy from Ukraine $21.60

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  1. Sabb0007

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    Hard to say. But usually the axioms “you get what you pay for” and “too good too be true” are correct more often than not :)
     
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    Buy one and tell us! Maybe we can all chip in a dollar or two and make it a passaround!
     
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    Ukraine Products can be good. Euro quality at Asian prices.

    I’d go in a few bucks on a pass around.
     
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    I wish they would show the spine thickness and give more details other than just "quality stainless steel". Although the knife looks good the sheath looks pretty corny.
     
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    Googled bps knives, guessing they’re worth a 20.00 crapshoot! Will be most likely what any other 20.00 stainless knife would be. DO IT!
     
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    They post the knife steel composition as:

    chemical composition
    C - 0.45-0.55
    Si - 1.0
    Mn - 0.5
    Cr - 14.0-15.0
    Mo - 0.5-0.8
    V - 0.1-0.2

    They also say to keep the knife dry and oil it.

    If that is the correct steel composition then it likely won't hold a great edge.
     
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    Dimensions
    Total length - 250 mm (9.84 inches)
    Blade length - 130 mm (5.11 inches)
    Blade thickness - 2.5 mm (0.078 inches)
    Angle of sharpened - 26 degrees


    Dimensions of the OP knife.
     
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    Their most expensive knife is 88.00USD. I strongly doubt this is some high end stuff, likely some rather inexpensive stainless steel. Some knives have forged D2 (would you forge out a knife for 28.00?), some 5Cr14MoV which is about like 420HC in a bunch of kitchen knives. For the money may be a fun thing to try but I wouldn't expect them to perform like stuff we have in the US.
     
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    I picked up the BPS-02 this past Summer.

    THe BPS-02 and Mora Clasic #2 for size reference.
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    The BPS comes with a leather slip over the blade and no sheath.
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    I concur what @MichaelBear has already said about the steel. The 5Cr14MoV would be on par with 420HC similar to a Case Knife temper from what I have seen so far.

    It is an interesting little knife. But I wouldn't waste my money on another one.
     
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    Doesn't look bad @buckfynn It actually is quite nice for the money. Have fun and please share your insight. Thank you
     
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    With shipping I paid around $40 so not so great of a deal. But it is is kind of cool knife the way it was made. I am considering re-handling a couple of Mora's with their style of build.
     

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