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För ett tag sedan gav Jeff Randall, mannen bakom ESEE en intervju kring knivar i allmänhet och hur han ser på knivar i synnerhet. Några utdrag kan vara intressanta för er att läsa, t.ex. hans åsikt i fråga om valet av stål:
Kolstål alltså, här utvecklar Randall detta:IW: Knives have been around for thousands of years. What technical innovation is still possible?JR: Maybe on the material side of things we will see some innovations. There are a lot of exotic steels being used in the industry, but after using a lot of them, I really can't see where the extra cost is justified in terms of performance, especially when it comes to a simple field knife. I'm just waiting for a portable light sabre or laser knife. In the meantime, I will stick with plain old carbon steel cutting edges and be happy.
En annan intressant aspekt gäller massproducerade knivar i jämförelse med top-end knivar:IW: There's so many different steels out there. How do you evaluate the abilities of each and apply that to knife design?JR: We don't. Carbon steels have been used to sustain life and wage war for a long, long time. It works, so why change it? The villagers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon use carbon steel every day to sustain themselves. They sharpen their knives on flat rocks and could care less about perfect edge angles, aesthetics or whether it's the latest fashion trend in steel.The only downfall to carbon steels is they will rust pretty quickly. And, while that doesn't bother us since it wears off with use and patinas up nicely, some folks are anal about keeping their knives pristine. So, we are answering that by coming out with a stainless steel line of knives.Me? I'll still be carrying carbon since it's easy to sharpen in the field and simply works for everything with a lot cheaper price tag. ESEE build simple, ugly knives that work.
Så, jag tycker hur som helst att Randall är väldigt ärlig när han ger följande svar:IW: In what ways does a quality knife differ from a seemingly identical one that's mass-manufactured?JR: I guess that question could apply to any industry that has custom shops as well as mass-production factories. Quality means controlling your processes, whether that's in a one-off piece or a mass-produced product. I've seen terrible quality from custom knife makers and exceptional quality from high-volume manufacturers. The reverse is also true.Quality knives will have symmetrical grind lines and edge grinds. They will also have exceptional fit and finish on mating surfaces such as where the handles meet the blade. Most important is the maker will have heat-treating processes down to a science and will do destructive testing on each batch of knives. Again, quality simply means controlling your processes and caring about the finest details as well as the overall picture.
Kanske något att ha i bakhuvudet när man läser produktreklam för fantastiska nya knivar, reklam som kan låta såhär:IW: What trends are currently influencing the knife market?JR: In all honesty, the knife industry is about 99 percent bullshit. We sell knives every day to people who will never use them. Knife buying is more of a want than a need.I grew up on a farm carrying a three-bladed "Old timer" pocketknife. It did everything I needed and got used daily. All these new weird shapes and designs that keep coming out are made just to have something new and "tacticool." Most companies refuse to speak the truth and just say, "the reason we designed this is because some mall ninja would think it's cool and spend money on it."Once you get in the real world of knife use, whether it's butchering a deer or building a fire, you will see that a simple, basic knife design is all that's really needed to perform the task.
Mitt tips är att det säkraste är att hålla sig till etablerade knivar med gott rykte, inte massproducerade knivar som köps in med försäljarens namn ditetsat men med design från annat håll...
- Knivarna har handslipad full V-egg som ger upp till 30% bättre skärpa än konventionella knivseggar*
- Hela kniven är smidd i ett homogent stycke högkvalitativt CrMoV 18 stål, eftersom vi bedömer att det ger de absolut bästa egenskaperna för en jaktkniv. Den höga halten Molybden och Vanadin gör CrMoV 18 stålet både mycket hårt och segt vilket ger den skarpa eggen dess fantastiska slitstyrka