Post by RufusScorpius on Sept 19, 2018 0:57:38 GMT
I'm looking to pick up a new knife in the next week or so and I was looking at the Czech made Mikov Predator knife. There is little about the knife on the internet, but from what scant evidence I've found it seems to be a good knife.
And yes, yes, I know there are a ton of "regular" knives available for that price range, but I like things that are a bit off the beaten track. So please, no "buy X brand instead" comments, I'm not interested in that, just want to know about the Predator so I can make an informed decision whether or not to spend my money.
It is a nice toy to have and play around, but hardly a usable knife in terms of actually doing something other than cutting paper/plastic bag once in a while.
Depends on what you are going to have it for.
It clicks nicely and is fun to have. Blade a bit on a softer side. If you like the looks then surely go for it, but if you plan on EDCing it (especially with some heavier every day work) then you might think again.
Post by RufusScorpius on Sept 19, 2018 10:17:16 GMT
I was considering it for another EDC knife to put into rotation. They advertize 420 stainless for the blade, and that would be the absolute minimum hardness for my needs. From all accounts, it's a well put together knife, even if the blade material is "soft".
Still, it's an unusual knife- I've never seen anybody carry one and for that reason alone I might get one, although $80 seems a bit on the high side for a knife that I would be carrying more for style than function. Maybe there is a reason it's not popular outside of the Czech Republic?
So basically what you are saying is that it's more of an hipster knife than a workmans'?
Post by RufusScorpius on Sept 19, 2018 21:46:26 GMT
I live in the States and there are only one or two retailers that even sell it. So I would say that it's extremely rare here- most examples run between $70 for the ABS scales up to about $140 for the stag.
I might buy it anyways. I've got plenty of other knives for various tasks. Might be fun to carry something quirky to cut open my next FedEx delivery.
Post by RufusScorpius on Sept 23, 2018 20:49:31 GMT
Ok, thanks for the input. After doing some more research, most of what I've found out about the knife is that it's an expensive toy for the most part. Well put together and very durable, but not much use for anything. Since I really don't like having things I can't use, I've decided against the Mikov for now.
I did purchase a Nieto Campana with a Thuja (Cypress) wood handle and 14C28N Sandvik steel blade for a bit less than the Mikov would have cost me. There was no debating the Nieto, it's really nice looking and NOBODY has anything bad to say about them. And it was love at first sight, I really like the way it looks!
stormmaster: theres a piece out there i want but cannot afford, quite sad
Feb 23, 2020 19:34:30 GMT
christain: Nothing new coming for me either. But...spring is just around the corner, and that means 5 and 6 day work-weeks. Already have a few things on my list.
Feb 23, 2020 1:26:52 GMT
ouroboros: No new sword for Ouro this month 🤪
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ouroboros: 33F/1C...despite the lack of negative sign...its cold where I dwell...the deadline for my employers lawyer to get back to me has passed 18hrs ago
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legacyofthesword: LK Chen swords arrived yesterday. Review incoming (hopefully I'll have it done this weekend).
Feb 22, 2020 5:41:39 GMT
ouroboros: No...have you? (Hahaha I know what wifey n i will watch tonight...Alien and Aliens)
Feb 21, 2020 1:44:52 GMT
RufusScorpius: Hey, Ouro, you even been mistaken for a man?
Feb 21, 2020 1:14:33 GMT
ouroboros: Hahaha twas only a poor attempt at Aliens humor
Feb 21, 2020 0:43:58 GMT
christain: DO IT! My armor is radiation-proof. Also, I have a source for Astro-Turf. Problem solved. .........
Feb 21, 2020 0:12:42 GMT
ouroboros: I say we take off and nuke the whole site from orbit--it's the only way to be sure
Feb 20, 2020 23:21:21 GMT
RufusScorpius: Satellite GPS plot of Christain's property, enter into the Automatic Geometry Guidance and resurface and re-slope his entire property. Then spray it with that green seed mix from a high pressure hose. Should take 20 minutes for the whole job.
Feb 20, 2020 23:19:11 GMT
RufusScorpius: Oh man, you let slip my gimmick. And I was going to do it by remote piloting using GPS data mapping
Feb 20, 2020 23:15:36 GMT
treeslicer: Rufus, why do I get this picture of you, in armor, driving some piece of air-conditioned heavy equipment you borrowed from the local railroad, scraping Christain's lawn down to bare dirt, then scattering gravel ballast all over it?
Feb 20, 2020 23:11:27 GMT
RufusScorpius: I made you a promise I would cut your grass in armor and I fully intend to keep it. I just can't promise a time. But it's gonna happen.
Feb 20, 2020 11:28:49 GMT
christain: I think Spring is gonna come early this year, so there'll be plenty of time for mower-jousting.
Feb 20, 2020 8:46:00 GMT
christain: Come and help me MOW my grass in your Roman gear!-------
Feb 20, 2020 8:38:25 GMT
RufusScorpius: Primarily for MOW. Operator training, mechanics, track structure and geometry, hydraulics, electric, PLC, and so forth.
Feb 20, 2020 2:22:01 GMT
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