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Offline NoseWarmer

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Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« on: April 16, 2018, 09:07:42 PM »
So I got sucked into the wormhole of the Internet yesterday and found this knife on eBay, I said to myself; "Self, place a bid...", I did and now I'm the new owner of this knife. It was kind of a Impulse thing.





Here is how it was advertised on eBay;

10" OVERALL - 5 1/8" HOLLOW GRIND BLADE

iPak Survival knives are made to be used. They are built to be rugged and tough and lack the high finishing work of the CFK Knives they may have some light cosmetic manufacturing blemishes on the handles.

D2 Tool Steel is a high-carbon, high-chromium, air-hardening tool steel that is characterized by a relatively high attainable hardness and numerous, large, chromium-rich alloy carbides in the steel. D2 provides an effective combination of wear resistance and toughness. Vacuum Hardened to 58-60HRC

4 5/8" Cutting Edge
1 3/8" Wide Blade
90-Degree Spine
4 7/8" Long Comfort Grip Handle
3/16" Thick at the Spine
90-Degree Spine
Gimping on Spine
Aluminum Rod Pins
Brass Lanyard Hole
Weight: 8 Ounces
Handcrafted Cowhide Leather Belt Sheath Included
There is a slot on the sheath for a fire starter - Not Included

And a link to their website; http://www.customforgedknives.com/
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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 09:31:55 PM »
No experience with them Nose but I like the looks of the one you bought.  They seem to be pretty good at marketing their products and they do give you an idea of where things are made.  The specs on the knife are good.  Don't know what you paid for it but if you bought it at a price you are happy with you will be okay.  Save that warranty certificate and don't use it as a pry bar.  :)
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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 09:37:04 PM »
No experience with them Nose but I like the looks of the one you bought.  They seem to be pretty good at marketing their products and they do give you an idea of where things are made.  The specs on the knife are good.  Don't know what you paid for it but if you bought it at a price you are happy with you will be okay.  Save that warranty certificate and don't use it as a pry bar.  :)

Shame on me, but I didn't do any research on the "Brand" prior to the bid. I was amazed that there were made in the UK, considering they have an Oregon logo.

I'll be honest, the winning bid was $35.00 with shipping...
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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 09:55:13 PM »
Well, I don't think you got hurt too bad on that deal at all.   Nice looking outfit! :thumbsup:
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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 10:13:36 PM »
Well, I don't think you got hurt too bad on that deal at all.   Nice looking outfit! :thumbsup:

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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 05:13:26 PM »
The knife looks nice, the steel is good.  As long as the heat treat is good, you stole it.  Hope it works for you.

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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 06:27:19 PM »
The knife looks nice, the steel is good.  As long as the heat treat is good, you stole it.  Hope it works for you.

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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2018, 03:49:38 PM »
Looks like a deal. Let us know how it holds the edge, and how it sharpens
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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 07:08:26 PM »
Looks like a deal. Let us know how it holds the edge, and how it sharpens

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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2018, 05:13:04 AM »
How's that Blade holding up?
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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2018, 11:36:45 AM »
Yes,I would like to hear how you like it also.
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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2018, 03:17:07 PM »
Sorry for the delay...

I will say, the knife is a beast, 10" long and it will fill your hand.

The edge is razor sharp and the blemishes that were advertised are basically unseen.

I'll be honest, I haven't really put it through the paces other than some normal messing around with it, cutting 550 cord, paper, cardboard and a few wood products.

I don't really care for the sheath, it is heavy duty and does the task, but I think a nice Kydex sheath would complement it more.





All in all, I didn't get hurt for the price.
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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2018, 05:13:31 PM »
Have you tried it in the kitchen yet?  If not, why not turn it over to the little woman for a week? :shrug:  That'll tell us all a LOT about how handy it'll be for some of the other more mundane duties that we expect of a 'field' knife. ;D
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Re: Does Anyone Have Experince with iPak Knives?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2018, 09:29:43 PM »
Have you tried it in the kitchen yet?  If not, why not turn it over to the little woman for a week?

I'll have to do that, however, I would be the "little woman", I do 99% of the kitchen tasks :)
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