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    What does your knife weigh?

    I recently pulled out an old hunting knife I made to give it a bit of a polish up. Then got the knife I have been using regularly (a folder) and weighted them both. I was surprised that the fixed blade was only 66 grams heavier than the folder. Blade length is comparable and the fixed blade is full tang. Does anyone actually care what their knife weighs or is it just cookers and packs?
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    Can't remember how much they weigh and can't be arsed to go downstairs and weigh them but my Mora and Spyderco are both noticeably lighter than the others I have- and they're generally the two that get to come. So yes I must care.

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    My buck 112 ranger that lives on my hip is 160 grams

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatLabrador View Post
    My buck 112 ranger that lives on my hip is 160 grams
    Ok. Slightly less than mine with sheath.
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    A while back I had the brilliant idea of getting a K.O.A. Bush Camp knife. Good knife but way too big to actually carry around. Also a bit too big to be practical on a solo trip. Ended up leaving it at home after the first outing. Now I just carry my Benchmade folder most of the time. If I'm feeling lucky I take the boning knife. Bush Camp knife weighs 235 grams, Benchmade weighs 167 grams, Victorinox boning knife weighs 130 grams but needs a sheath of some sort.
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    Something like 65 grams (cold steel pendleton mini hunter). It does the job and weighs next to nothing. It's not like I'm using it to bone out 10 animals in a row in a hurry.

    I also have a Benchmade Saddle Mountain Hunter which is more like 130-140 grams which I take on day trips or where weight isn't an issue or where I might deal with butchering multiple animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntGatherRepeat View Post
    A while back I had the brilliant idea of getting a K.O.A. Bush Camp knife. Good knife but way too big to actually carry around. Also a bit too big to be practical on a solo trip. Ended up leaving it at home after the first outing. Now I just carry my Benchmade folder most of the time. If I'm feeling lucky I take the boning knife. Bush Camp knife weighs 235 grams, Benchmade weighs 167 grams, Victorinox boning knife weighs 130 grams but needs a sheath of some sort.
    I can make you a kydex sheath to carry if you want, would cost somewhere around $25-$35 but would need the knife for a custom fit.
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    Mercators weigh stuff all. It's all I need, even though I have other fancier knives.
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    For those that use them, your Bacho will run about 105 grams
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    Mora with plastic sheath 118 g. Spyderco delica 4 folder 68 g

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    Never worried about knife weight, it pales into insignificance when compared to good steel and edge holding retention and re-sharping.
    A shit knife is a frustrating tool that seems to fight against you and adds a lot of work to the job at hand.
    A great knife is a thing of joy to use and believe me if it weighs a bit more than a crap knife you wont even think about it, you will bless it, treasure it, look after it but you wont weigh it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    Never worried about knife weight, it pales into insignificance when compared to good steel and edge holding retention and re-sharping.
    A shit knife is a frustrating tool that seems to fight against you and adds a lot of work to the job at hand.
    A great knife is a thing of joy to use and believe me if it weighs a bit more than a crap knife you wont even think about it, you will bless it, treasure it, look after it but you wont weigh it.
    So what do you use?
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    So what do you use?
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    The top knife is an Ontario RAT 1 folder, cheap but has AUS 8 steel, had it a year now, my main rabbit knife but could be used on larger game, resharpens well, holds an OK edge.
    Next one is a Kershaw , very sharp , good handle ergonomics , blades to wide for my liking but a good work horse.
    Next is a dirty old Green River boning knife and is probably my favorite, cost $35 from Wrightsons and I had a sheath made for it , the thing performs well above its price point.
    So nothing very high end or flash I am afraid , not much bling factor but just knives that perform well and I like using.

    The bottom pic is a simple butchery set a mate in the meat trade gave me as a birthday gift a few years back, works really well and lets me pretend it looks like I know what I am doing......which I don't.
    Having a go at someone else's trade soon gives you a healthy respect for their skill set.

 

 

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