WTS - Yakut knife

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  1. Pharmer

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    IMG_6861.PNG I just received this knife the other day. It's pretty cool. Nice and lightweight, I guess I'm just not a hidden tang kind of person. It's a neat knife I just don't see myself carrying it and don't want to return it.

    I'll get pics at home later.

    $175 F&F shipped
     
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    Beautiful knife wish I have the $ for it :17:who ever gets it well be blessed to have it.
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    Hand Forged Traditional Siberian Yakut/Evenki necker

    Regular price$179.00 USD

    Blade: 3" long Forged SAE52100 high carbon steel

    Handle: birch true burl and reindeer antler bolster.

    Sheath: Genuine leather with bone beads for length regulation.

    WHAT ARE SIBERIAN YAKUT KNIVES?
    Traditional Yakut knives are as symbolic of Siberia, as khomus, Siberian Tigers, fossilized Mammoth tusks or Yakut diamonds. Moreover, for many centuries, the knives have played a much larger role in the lives of the indigenous people of Siberia, than all the gems lying in the ground. The importance of this item to the Siberian people is captured in an old saying: “Knife – my third hand”. Knife – an indispensable companion of almost any traditional craft. It is carried while fishing and hunting, while also used when carving and working in the kitchen. A craftsman may even use a knife as a wood planer.
    Geometry
    Getting a Yakut knife is a learning experience. Yakut knife’s blade has a concave/convex geometry with a hand-forged or machined fuller one one side.
    The first most common impression from the sceptics is that “as you sharpen a blade like that, you will run out of the cutting edge”

    This idea is due to a misunderstanding on how to sharpen a Yakut. You sharpen a Yakut blade by laying the knife flat on the fuller side. Over time the fuller gets less deep, but you always have an even amount of steel on the edge. If you were to sharpen it like a “conventional” knife, then yes eventually you would lose the edge. Sharpened correctly will result in a razor thin edge with a strength of a knife and you never run out of the edge to cut with.
    There are many theories on where this concave/convex geometry originates. Most likely it was inherited from the early bone knives used by the native Siberians such as Evenki and other indigenous people.
     
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    Thanks. It's pretty cool, just not for me. I'm trying to be better about cutting back on gear etc I won't likely use or use much.
     
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    Thank you Sir.

    They're an interesting concept. If you read about them you'll find some discussion as to where and how they think the came about and originated etc. I found it interesting anyway lol.
     
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    I'll definitely check it out. I think there was a good discussion on here about these knives not too long ago also. Thank you very much
     
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    Thanks Michael. I missed that thread. I'll have to search for it. I'm always interested in that sort of discussion just like the Sami people.
     
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    A few more pics from my phone.
     
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    The blade grind more for right hand ?
     
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    Interesting blade,
     
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    I think it's the same knife. In some pics he is holding it edge up. Sorry his pics I copied didn't come through as sharp as I thought.

    When I was reading there was mention of a right vs left orientation. This one didn't specify, so I guess it would be right handed used with the concave/ fuller side out. I haven't cut a thing with it. All I did was open it and handle it a little. It's nice and light.
     
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    Yea I think so too. On these you lay them fuller side down on some fine sandpaper or a stone and work them back and forth to sharpen them that way you maintain the same edge.
     
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    Two different knives,the side groove on a different sides.
    Left picture with left side groove/right side convex (more for left hand),
    right picture with right groove side/left side convex (more for right hand)
    Which one do you have?


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    That's the same knife just oriented differently. The top pic is edge down. The bottom pic is edge to the left. Take the top pic and imagine flipping the knife handle up from the 7 o'clock to the 2 o'clock position. Hope that helps?

    I took some of my own pics and they are posted in post 9 above. Hopefully that will give you a better idea. They're a little sharper and better lighting.
     
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    Agreed, the post #9 is the same knife, actually better for right hand.
    The post #15 is two different knife.
    You have to post your own pictures in post #1
     
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    Who knows. Looks like the same knife in the pics but maybe one pic was taken with a mirror and the image flipped or something?

    Regardless I went ahead and removed his pics so interested parties can look at mine and decide and they won't be confused.

    It's a neat knife hopefully someone else besides myself would like to get some use out of it.

    If anyone would like any additional pics just let me know.
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    These are really cool knives. If the blade was just 3/4" longer it would be a wish list item for me.
     
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    Thanks folks.
     
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    Any trade interest? Prefer cash but you never know.
     
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    Trade for a Benchmade Bugout or Proper?
     
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    Bump for a sweet knife and a great guy
     
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    Thank you Michael.
     
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    Any other trade options out there?
     
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    SOLD. Thank you.
     
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    I’ll be including an Yakut knife in an upcoming Pass-around!
     
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