NEW JOKER NOMAD KNIFE | Bushcraft & Survival

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    WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS NEW KNIFE?

    I'm interested to know what anyone's experience has been with a Bohler N695 Stainless Steel knife. I just bought this JOKER NOMAD. Made in Spain. I will be taking it out to put it through testing. So far I'm happy with the purchase and quality of the craftmanship.

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    For those interested: I recently did a first impressions video on this knife. Here:

     
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    N695 is made by Bohler Uddeholm.
    Their version of 440C.

    Quite a nice looking blade.
     
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    Like me some Bohler, Austrian.
     
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    Victorinox, Muella, LionSteel, now Joker. Everyone jumps on a bushcraft bandwagon recently... overall looks good, but seems to be a bit thick for the purpose. In EU it costs 110 EUR (roughly 120 USD) which is not bad for that knife. I see that as an answer to Mora Garberg or Benchmade Puukko. If they make it in 3V it'd be an instant winner imho.
     
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    It is thick at 5mm. It should be good for battoning, chopping, and other camp woodcraft. Probably not the best geometry for fine wood work. I’ll be testing it soon!
     
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    @Sooner99 where did you buy the knife, just asking out of curiosity?
     
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    I bought it on Amazon for $129. There is only one seller selling this knife on Amazon. They have a few other models too. The Nomad without the ferro rod sells for about $110 if I remember correctly.
     
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    This is Joker’s smaller Bushcrafter Model. CV-120-P. Released for 2019. I’d like to get one of these eventually!
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    This is the Joker Nomad in black micarta.

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    I'll have to check them out after a bit. I kind of like the looks of the bushcrafter too. They make a bushcraft type of knife with a scandi grind. I have seen them sold in the European maket but never in the States. Can't remember what they were calling that model off the top of my head.
     
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    The one with Scandi is the EMBER model. Pics posted. Sells for $104 with ferro rod option.
     
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    Fwiw, I believe they make knives for Casstrom
     
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    Nope, that wasn't the one I saw. It was a different model. I don't know if I'd be lucky enough to come across it again on the interwebs, but I'll take a gander to see if I can find it.
     
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    Must be my lucky day, I actually was able to find it. Joker BS-9 Nordico, 14C28N steel.

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    I concur. The owner of Casstrom, David Cassini Backstrom, has mentioned Cuchilleria Joker makes some of their knives a couple of times.
     
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    Nordico and Ember look good!
     
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    I learned something new. Thanks!
     
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    Friday I made a knife dangler out of an old leather belt for this knife and some hardware from Hobby Lobby. Total cost: less than $5.00. I posted the supplies and instructions in the 'Self-Made' forum. Some people like them, others don't. Tell us what you think!
     
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    Love everything about it. The design is sweet, the fit and finish are awesome, great materials, colors, sweet steel. Only thing I dislike (personl preference only) is that cheesy name Joker on the blade. Everything else is delicious.
     
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    I hear you. Not 100% sure if Joker is the last name of the owner or what other significance it has. The company joker emblem is not too bad. But when it comes to names; Spyderco, Buck, Benchmade, KA-Bar, Fallknieven, Morakniv, ESEE (standing for Escuela De Supervivencia En La Selva), etc. Most are names of founders, others for some type of symbology.

    Doing some research and from what I have gathered, the city of Albacete, Spain where the knives are built dates back to 1269 and knife craftsmanship started in the 1400's. The city is known for its knives, entertainment and festivals to include Carnival in the spring where there apparently is a contest for jokes/joksters. There is a saying in Albacete that translates to "the knife Albacete not give away, the friend sold at a symbolic price, so do not cut friendship ." There is even a Museum of Cutlery Albacete.

    The name is odd/unique but it appears to have historical significance and ties to the region's entertainment and knife lineage.

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    Very nice looking knife.... Did you have the chance to test it?
    ANOTHER QUESTION (to everybody) is:
    Which are the results of the comparison of that knife to the well known and appreciated Terävä Jääkäripuukkos (110 or 140) stainless steel. Each of them costs the half of the Spanish knife price.....
     
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