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IPAK D2 tools steel knives... Take a good look!
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At the Oaks show this weekend, I came across one vendor selling these iPak knives. The knives are all D-2 tools steel, and all have very thick, full tang blades. I purchased this camp/survival model for $110, which may seem a bit steep to some, but this knife would be cheap at twice the cost. But other knives have much lower costs. It is a no bullshit heavy duty knife. Nearly as thick as an axe, and as strong as a hammer... You can baton through very hard and thick ( settle down ) wood. I already clamped this in a vice and there is zero flex, so you can pry very heavy stuff. The blade is "imperfect", meaning there are some some cosmetic details you wouldn't find on a high end... aka safe queen... knife. But at this price point, who give a shit?

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I am strongly recommending this knife and the manufacturer due to a simple philosophy of use: if you want a knife you can beat the crap out of, this is exactly that. I went with this camp knife because I like big knives, and a big knife can do any job a small knife would.



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I would like to get this cerakoted, and I definitely want a kydex sheath for it. I also might send it out for a few serrations (given the amount of edge real estate), and perhaps I might re profile the micarta grips a bit for some more grip. And even doing all that, it will still cost far less than most of the real shit kicker survival blades. Check an image search to see blade designs.

https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/i...pak+knives

(2 more pics to come)
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handles are easily removable to swap or if blade needs thorough cleaning due to prolonged moisture exposure...

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full 3/8th" thickness tang goes all the way through the handles.
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I have a big-assed kitchen knife that has a similar shape, but longer and it's pretty thick too.
I've looked at it and thought it would make for a good impromptu "spear" by attaching it to a pole. It just seems very sturdy.

Nice knife.
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What's the top part of the blade? It looks like a cut out But in the link it looks like a different metal or something.

Are the different shaped blades on the link for cool factor or for specific uses?
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RugerGirl;161835 Wrote:What's the top part of the blade? It looks like a cut out But in the link it looks like a different metal or something.

Are the different shaped blades on the link for cool factor or for specific uses?

I thought it was "notched" too, but looking at the top view I think it's a beveled section that photographed "dark" making it appear like there's a portion of the blade that is cut away.
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Emptymag;161836 Wrote:
RugerGirl;161835 Wrote:What's the top part of the blade? It looks like a cut out But in the link it looks like a different metal or something.

Are the different shaped blades on the link for cool factor or for specific uses?

I thought it was "notched" too, but looking at the top view I think it's a beveled section that photographed "dark" making it appear like there's a portion of the blade that is cut away.

Yeah, that's correct.
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I have never run across these knives. I checked the website and all the knives are for sale on Ebay. Wow, some really nice looking knives. D2 is a great tool steel. You got yourself a nice knife and a really good price.
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(02-15-2015, 07:04 PM)Emptymag Wrote: I have a big-assed kitchen knife that has a similar shape.

I was thinking the very same thing.
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#9
Well, this is a field knife. the design is to facilitate game processing as well as some bushcraft, which is why it has the shape it has. Picked up 2 more Ipaks, but very different from this.
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