Post by LG Martial Arts on Oct 21, 2018 16:05:15 GMT
Sorry, I don’t trust ANY blades coming out of Pakistan. Too many issues to bring up in a short response post.
Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher. ~Morihei Ueshiba
Nah, kiridashi is a traditional Japanese style of tool knife. That just looks like a modern tacticool variation.
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Pakistan has a long history of metal working and enough technology to build/maintain nuclear weapons, etc., but for the past couple of decades they have held up the bottom end of the knife market. Carbon steel and wood/horn/bone handles is not rocket science. Damascus is an iffy thing. Purdy, but will it hold up? The right company should be able to make a quality product at a good price. If they can match Windlass they would be doing good. If they could match Condor they would be doing good but they would have to be doing niche designs and beat Condors price by a little.
I don't doubt there are great makers in Pakistan, but to make money on the high end stuff they would have to export to the richer countries which means building a name for their company or working for an established American company to build their brand name. KOA has been marketing Devil's Edge for some time, but judging by the number of seconds they sell (as seconds) Devil's Edge has a long way to go.
I have been watching some Musso bowies on ebay, but with prices from 20 bucks to 350 bucks I need to see some reviews and see somebody build a reputation.
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