Join Date: May 2005
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Anyone use Bahco All Purpose knife?
Seen one of these the other day at the local garden store:
http://www.rittenhouse.ca/asp/product.asp?PG=1786 and know some of you use Bahco tools.
It is a lock blade with a very slim metal handle. I'm not looking for a Super Knife as cheap price, I am just curious if this is somewhat of a sleeper quality knife like Mora and Opinel, a knife that gets passed by in todays "tactical" world.
This could be a self-defence folder, as in protecting your hard earned cash when someone says, "Hey can I see your knife" and then proceeds to use your Woodlore to scrap rust off of a metal pipe Instead, out comes the garden special self-defence knife instead and you say, "Here, use this".
He who thinks, is a step ahead.
Join Date: Dec 2005
If that happened to you,I can see why you want something else.
My rule is don't lend my knife to anyone I can't trust to show it
the correct consideration or will misuse it.
Personally I wouldn't want aknife with a metal handle as the Bahco seems to have,particularly in a country that gets cold winters.
I would go for an Opinel with its wooden handle and locking
carbon steel blade,but thats just my preference as I've had one for all my adult life .
Join Date: Nov 2005
I don't care for metal handles either. In Indiana the winters are cold. I don't need a knife numbing me pinkies , but for a hack-around-knife it seems like it would suffice. Keep in mind that some day, if it's the only blade you have on you, your life may depend on it.
The exchange rate between the UK and the US makes me stay away from blades made on your side of the pond. I was sent an EKA Nordic T8 by a mate in Lincolnshire. Birthday present. It's in my pocket now. Seems to be an excellant knife. Not worth the inflated cost caused by the exchange rate. Never would have bought it myself. I just can't see paying a small ransom for knives made in the UK, Sweden or any of the other Nordic countries, therefore I no doubt miss out on using some fine blades. I won't pay the inflated prices that US knife makers want for their blades either. There are some fine, inexpensive blades on the market and I use some of those and have yet to have any let me down. Just avoid the obviously cheap junk out there.
Way I figure it, if a Kabar took care of me in several jungles in my service days and never let me down, it's good enough for me now that I'm in civvie life.
I bought a USAF pilot knife, modified it and have a knife that will do anything and every thing a Woodslore knife will do and do it just as well. Not an opinion. Facts proven by using it exclusively for a couple years now.
If you want that bahco, go for it. Just take a second, proven knife with you until you see if the bahco will do what you need it to do.
Join Date: Feb 2006
Interestingly enough I bought one of these here in Michigan just a couple of weeks ago. It doesn't have a metal handle though; the handle is made of some sort of plastic. Very light weight and slim. It carries in the pocket nicely. As it came from the box it did need some sharpening however. I see it as a great backup in a small kit. It was only $9.95 at the store where I bought it.
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