A Knife I've Been Evaluating

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    A Knife I've Been Evaluating

    Hello,

    I attended an estate sale a while back. There were a bunch of knives there. I was looking for an ultralight that was durable enough to use as a backup in my pack, and I ended up buying a bunch of them as that's how they were being sold.


    This thing is a complete mystery. It says "Bekizo" but I cannot find any reference to them with Google.

    I do not know if these are what the knife aficionados would refer to as "pot metal." I do know it's better than a dagger I picked up at a fair or some place similar. What I do know is that it sharpens and holds that edge. If bent, the blade flexes almost like spring steel.

    This knife has a blade that is 5-1/2" long. The handle is made of paracord. On the back is a saw and what looks like a fish scaler, and that thing at the front can serve as a bottle opener, though I'm not sure of what its purpose is.

    Altogether it weighs a couple of ounces.

    The blade will sharpen on a piece of slate after a while.

    I truly don't know what to make of this thing. I do know I'll be carrying one in my pack as it's more durable than my Master Hunter (Cold Steel) and lighter than a K-Bar (and much less expensive, though I don't want to call it "cheap"), but sharpens up about the same way.

    Very interesting piece.

    Josh <><

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    BEKIZO FIXED BLADE BOWIE (IT'S HERE) - eBay (item 160200170555 end time Sep-13-08 20:38:37 PDT)

    It is difficult to find, but there are several listed on eBay for $5.
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    personally, i wouldn't trust a $5 knife; that's like trusting a $10 gun.

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    looks like something from the mall-ninja collection...I just sayin'
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    Hey, if it works... just sayin' ;)

    Like I think I said, this is the most inexpensive in my collection, but it's not cheap.

    I didn't get it through an auction site, and so I had no preconceptions due to price.

    It's hung in there.

    Josh <><

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    The name "Bekizo" is probably a name "knock off" of a much more established Japanese cutlery company which would be SEKIZO Knife Company.
    Sekizo has a good reputation for making good quality knives that are not real expensive. I believe that they mostly make mid to lower priced Japanese kitchen cutlery.
    My guess is that Bekizo picked their similar name in order to borrow a bit of established name recognition while producing a lower quality knife.

    Whatever works for you in the way of a knife is fine with me.
    There are a ton of laser cut mass produced knives being cranked out these days.
    They usually start out as laser cut blanks from ATS-34 Stainless flat stock and are ground "stock removal" sharpened and then bulk hardened.
    If the labor cost is cheap they can be made quite inexpensively.
    Some are better than others and some are totally worthless junk so really test it out before you trust it with your life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua M. Smith View Post
    it's more durable than my Master Hunter (Cold Steel)
    Please quantify "more durable." Edge retention, shatter resistance...?

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    Doesn't look like the saw feature is usefull as a saw - teeth are too far apart. Probably helps out for weight reduction more than anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    Please quantify "more durable." Edge retention, shatter resistance...?
    I'm referring to the fact that it will flex and spring back into shape, rather than break.

    Josh <><

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    I was thinking it looks like a knockoff TOPS knife.
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    Hey, whatever, if it works for ya, great!
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    the blade is actually fairly nice, its light weight, and has a nice edge, i bought one at my local gun show, and it is a easy to sharpen knife. yes i know, if its easy to sharpen, its easy to dull out, but that's not the case, it stays sharp for a good while.... the only complaint i have with the knife is its paint job (which is easy to fix) and the sheath. i don't like the sheath because its too flimsy for me, and the paint job is horrible but i am going to take a dermal and buff the pain off of it.

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