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I Think My Knife is Junk #7484016 04/11/19 03:48 AM
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I paid like $13 for this piece of junk on Amazon. This thing is made in Switzerland (like chocolates and stuff). Wish I would have gone custom. [Linked Image]
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Re: I Think My Knife is Junk [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7484152 04/11/19 12:23 PM
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I would throw it away couldn't even cut of your leg


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Re: I Think My Knife is Junk [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7484227 04/11/19 01:36 PM
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Good grief, that's hideous!!

The knife looks OK, though.

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Originally Posted by hetman
I would throw it away couldn't even cut of your leg



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Re: I Think My Knife is Junk [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7484522 04/11/19 07:00 PM
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Legs don't see much sunshine huh..... bolt


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Re: I Think My Knife is Junk [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7484580 04/11/19 07:58 PM
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The question is, how long will it hold that edge?


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I can sharped a piece of angle iron that will shave just as good. It doesn't last though.

Re: I Think My Knife is Junk [Re: MikeC] #7484608 04/11/19 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeC
The question is, how long will it hold that edge?


Looks like at least 3-4 inches..... bolt


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Re: I Think My Knife is Junk [Re: MikeC] #7484699 04/11/19 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeC
The question is, how long will it hold that edge?


Are we cutting meat or trying to chop down a telephone pole?

For meat, it may need a couple licks on a steel during processing, which is partly to clean all the fat off the blade.
For the latter, I donít know and donít really care.

Are there any good, sensible testing procedures around, besides using it? If so Iíll try it, you know, for science and stuff. Iím not going to try to cut down a mesquite tree or anything though... I have a chainsaw for that.

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Re: I Think My Knife is Junk [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7484714 04/11/19 10:44 PM
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I wish I bought all knives for cutting; but thatís not reality, you buy because itís a disease.

Re: I Think My Knife is Junk [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7484726 04/11/19 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeC
The question is, how long will it hold that edge?


I am thinking that since victoronix is one of the go to knives in the meat cutting industry, probably quite a while.

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Originally Posted by Huntmaster
I wish I bought all knives for cutting; but thatís not reality, you buy because itís a disease.


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Re: I Think My Knife is Junk [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7484837 04/12/19 12:40 AM
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At least you didn't spend too much, seems to cut good and if you ever decide to shave your legs it'll do the job. roflmao

Re: I Think My Knife is Junk [Re: bjankowski] #7484877 04/12/19 01:27 AM
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Idk.... thatís about ten times more than I spend on razors... for me face.


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Re: I Think My Knife is Junk [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #7485217 04/12/19 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
Idk.... that’s about ten times more than I spend on razors... for me face.

Just messing with you bro, if it cuts and works for you and you're happy with it, it's a winner.

I can't buy the material to make a knife for $13.00, so you got a good deal.

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I seen better legs in a bucket of chicken. Oh wait, this is about knives. I got nothing.


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Originally Posted by bjankowski
At least you didn't spend too much, seems to cut good and if you ever decide to shave your legs it'll do the job. roflmao


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It all depends how often you shave your legs.

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I have a set of 4 Victorinox knives that I carry on the vet truck. One similar to the one in the OP, a straight boning knife, and a skinning knife. There's also a filet knife that came with the set but I don't use it much.
Are they cheap? yep. But if you go into any meat processing plant in the US, you'll probably find Victorinox knives.

I use them to cut post mortems on cows, deer, goats, what ever. They sharpen super fast with the little hand held carbide sharpener and hold the edge reasonably well.

The sharpener does remove a good amount of steel and will shorten the life of the blade, but for the price, I'll just buy more knives.

Do they stack up to the awesome customs made on here and a lot of places? No, but they are still good knives that work very well for the intended purpose.

Plan to get another set for my home deer processing.

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I host the Maine Meat Cutting School for the University of Maine. We bring in one of the top Meat Science teachers in the USA to lecture and teach cutting. He has a set of Victrinox he has used for 18 years that show wear from sharpening, but keep going. We give all students a 6" Victrinox boning knife who attend the course, and Dr. Rentfrow likes to say they come sharp enough to cut through your soul with the factory edge. They are good hard steel that require some effort to sharpen, but stay sharp a long time. I have a complete set, and I am continually impressed how well they hold an edge. Our local supplier sells victrinox 6" boning knives for $18. As said above, they are standard issue in every packing plant I have ever been in.

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Originally Posted by Colt W. Knight
I host the Maine Meat Cutting School for the University of Maine. We bring in one of the top Meat Science teachers in the USA to lecture and teach cutting. He has a set of Victrinox he has used for 18 years that show wear from sharpening, but keep going. We give all students a 6" Victrinox boning knife who attend the course, and Dr. Rentfrow likes to say they come sharp enough to cut through your soul with the factory edge. They are good hard steel that require some effort to sharpen, but stay sharp a long time. I have a complete set, and I am continually impressed how well they hold an edge. Our local supplier sells victrinox 6" boning knives for $18. As said above, they are standard issue in every packing plant I have ever been in.


That was kind of my point in posting this. I was on the meats team in college, worked at the meat lab, several deer processors, etc. Iíve been in quite a few beef and pork plants. What they all have in common: inexpensive, quality knives.

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My dad was into selling the used knives from the packing plants. I have some of them, still good and sharp as all get out.
He was at the biggest flea market in Houston one weekend and some cops stopped by. Told him they were wondering where all the knives they had been getting off of perps was coming from, LOL. Certain areas down there, that the first thing they checked was for "boners" stuck in between the layers of the leather uppers of boots. They told him they bet 95% had a boner stuck in there. He told him they ought to thank him for helping them thin the herd. He told em, look around, they get tanked up here, wearing their best duds, showing off their women and by nightfall they will be slashing each other up. All the while the older mothers were buying boners and skinners from him for 5 for $15 elbowing the cops out of the way.
They did the same thing at Waco, Weatherford and Ft.Worth when I went with him.
He got those knives in by the plastic 55 gallon drums, 4-5 barrels at a time.


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Dexter Russell is another fine packer knife maker. ****But.**** All those knives are made by robots. This forum is about craftsmanship, creativity and quality. Your coming off like someone who will go into a room full of master chefs and extoll the virtues of fried bologna. Kinda sad if you ask me.


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