The little knife that could

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  1. Bushcraft-kelso

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    Hey all I done what I thought was gonna be a short outting on the durability of the $1 stainless knife I used in my $10 outting.. IMG_20180402_192005.jpg Well I thought I would play with it a little more today...
    Feather sticks and shavings.. like a boss.. IMG_20180402_192504.jpg then afew notches.. IMG_20180402_193055.jpg done just fine!
    Then a odd plant caught my eye...
    So I went to check it out, with my goat in toe! IMG_20180402_193247.jpg No idea that it is.. but it looks cool!
    Then I seen it.. the test I had been wanting to try for this knife.. it's destiny!
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    Oh yes..
    And this was not just a sappling..
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    I believe this would qualify as a tree..
    Let the work begin!
    IMG_20180402_193809.jpg so I beat, and beat..
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    I periodically checked the blade for play, still felt like it did when I started.. IMG_20180402_194645.jpg
    Im not totally sure of diameter of this but it's a good 4 1/2". My goat would eat the chips so cutting this down not only was for the greater good of bushcraft.. but fed some wildlife.. IMG_20180402_194923.jpg well.. I beat some more.. continued below
     
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    Great test!
     
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    Fine review and great little blade! Thanks,

    ezra
     
  4. Bushcraft-kelso

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    And I beat and beat and beat...
    By this point there was slight play in the handle.. IMG_20180402_195254.jpg TIMBER! Yet again.. can't believe this knife didn't blow apart or break after about the 200th hit.. and I wasn't just tapping it..it cost a dollar.. trust me I was smacking it.. IMG_20180402_195423.jpg I cut untill it fell on its own I didn't push at all.. after all this beating on a poplar (I know it's not that hard) I'm still surprised it stayed in one piece.. it had a little play in the handle by the time I was done.. but still in one piece.. as for the edge.. IMG_20180402_195708.jpg Still got it..
    For a dollar I don't think u can get much better.. tho.. I have some plans for the not so didn't future.. and it involves another $1 knife..
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    And some other items.. I hope they hold up like the ones from my $10 adventure! Anyway.. I wouldn't trust my life to this wicked awesome nearly monomolecular edged tool of bushcraft that costs 100 pennies.. but it shows that it don't take a super expensive blade to get ya outta jam. I bet this knife would last a long time with normal use ( shavings, cutting cordage, notches and things of that nature ) as for how many trees of this size this will cut down.. guess I'll start that challenge with # 1
    Thought I'd share !
     
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    Just because a knife is inexpensive doesn't mean it won't work well. Good write up young fellar. joe
     
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    Awesome! :dblthumb:
     
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    Thanks for showing us that. I have a couple like the green one. Work pretty good in the kitchen for a cheap knife.
     
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    That's a good solid test, well done!
     
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    Nice! You have demonstrated that a knife doesn't need to be expensive to get the job done. And I learned that goats eat wood chips (!), a factoid unbeknownst to be before.:eek::D
     
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    So, can you heat up the handle and squish it to retighten the blade?
    Nice work thus far!
     
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    My friend has a serrated version of that knife that I found at Goodwill, he swears by it for garden work.
     
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    @Bushcraft-kelso Where did you purchase the $1 knives you used in this post?
     
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    Dollar tree :)
     
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    Thanks. I like the green one that comes in a sheath. Will go pick one up.
     
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    The green one is from Wally world for 93ยข @hillst1 in the cooking section
     
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    I misread your post, black one is from dollar tree and the green walmart
     
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    I have another one of these knives just waiting for the right time!!
     
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    Half the tools performance is the operator.
     
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    I still believe you channeled your inner Chuck Norris and dropped that tree with a slow-motion flying kick... Ask the goat....
     
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    I wish!! I would have saved a half an hour using the knike!!
     
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