brusletto???

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by onnod, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    hey guys,<br>i maybe want to buy this knife but i aint sure,<br>it is a brusletto 15002<br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=21&u=17316359" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/31/63/59/naamlo10.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>i've had it in my hand in Norway but i was broke back then<br>does anyone have experience with them?<br>
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    I would sooner buy a Rat from ontario or ESEE ... but i like carbon steel more than stainless ...<br><br><br>It all depends on what it is for and some other things... tell us more <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    some more info:<br>Details<br><br>Brusletto - ´Brusletto-kniven` <br>Birch handle. <br>Convex ground blade 9,5 cm, <br>Stainless Swedish 12C27 knifesteel, <br>Hardness: 57-58 Rockwell <br>German silver ferrule. <br><br>Cowhide sheath with safety-insert. <br><br>DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THIS KNIFE ! The Brusletto-company gave this knife the Brusletto name. This knife is `the standard´in Norway, when it comes to the best price-quality ratio. This knife has everything every Brusletto knife has. It´s only that there are no ornaments that make it (unneccessarily) expensiv. The perfect grip, the thick and sharp steel, the strong seath... this is the best deal you can make..! <br><br>Next to Brusletto knives we also offer the great norwegian knife brands Helle, Haugrud and Strömeng. We specialize in scandiavian knife brands and handmade knives of scandinavian knifemakers.<br>Additional Information<br><br>country/region Norway<br>pricerange up to &euro; 50,-<br>blade_shape straight back<br>blade_grind convex grind<br>blade_steel stainless steel<br>blade_surface polished, shining<br>blade_mounting glued into handle<br>handle_material birchwood<br>finger stopper no finger stopper<br>seath material cowhide<br>seath safetyinsert No<br>wrapping Brusletto giftbox
     
  4. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Well, doing some research on the steel type of the Brusletto, I hear it is almost as good as carbon steel in edge holding, yet has the stainless characteristics. I suppose this would be a good investment, but I would still buy a Rat or ESEE knife before this for my own purposes... I'm thinking about an izuzu and givin it a custom handle... <br><br>I just pulled apart my cold steel rajah II to do some handle mods, that I like the idea of more than buying a pre-made knife... I would like to maybe do some filework on the tang also if I bought a full tang knife, a non-handled knife lends itself to this, combined with the great carbon steel and lifetime warranty you cant go wrong with ESEE...
     
  5. e_monster55

    e_monster55 New Member

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    I wouldn't know what to say about this knife, I like the look of cold steel knifes, though I own mainly Spyderco knives.
     
  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <img src="http://www.americanbushman.com/gallery/d/2535-1/RAT3_03.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  7. mr_paradox

    mr_paradox New Member

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    Make a bolo <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolo_knife" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolo_knife</a><br><br>There are many different types of bolo.<br>Ones that are almost like a meat cleaver for cutting wood, kinda like an ax.<br>Or ones that look more like traditional machette.<br><br>The best ones are made from used car/tricycle springs.<br>They run around $3-5<br>Somehow they cut out the shape of the bolo, and then grind it down.<br><br>A bolo is used for all sorts of things, from weeding a garden, husking coconuts, cutting bamboo etc.<br><br>Only problem is you have to oil them, or they rust, but when it wear out you just buy new one <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  8. brat boon

    brat boon New Member

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    <div>i like that knife but i have to much knife's now <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">
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    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i saw that on your topic lol
     
  10. cbsmith111

    cbsmith111 New Member

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    That looks like a fine knife. People who are not familiar with, or fond of, scandinavian knives are not going to like the looks of the one you posted. They are used to modern western style knives and tactical looking bullshit. I like the modern styles like that too, but an esee, etc. are a completely different type of knife. Don't let someone sway you to one of them if you want to old world style and utility of the scandinavian type. For their intended purpose they work just as well, and they have a beautiful form that just can't be matched by the modern styles. It just depends on what qualities are most important to you.<br><br>I have always liked the scandinavian style knives. I have meant to to purchase a finnish puukko for some time now, but have never got around to it. If you're not completely sold on the particular knife you posted check these out.<br><br><a href="http://www.ragweedforge.com/FinnishKnifeCatalog.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ragweedforge.com/FinnishKnifeCatalog.html</a><br><br>If you want the knife you asked about, then absolutely get it. It looks like a beautiful, simple, functional tool. Don't take anything I've said to be an insult to the type of knife that others have suggested. I love those too. I just think sometimes people get talked into buying something they don't really want just because other people say it is "better".<br><br>Good luck!
     
  11. mr_paradox

    mr_paradox New Member

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    <br>If you want the knife you asked about, then absolutely get it.<br>...<br>I just think sometimes people get talked into buying something they don't really want just because other people say it is "better".<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>That is very good advice about pretty much anything <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Often people are too worried about what other people think.<br>If owning said type of knife will give you pleasure go for it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  12. Sonic

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    <tr><td class="quote">Convex ground blade 9,5 cm, <br>Stainless Swedish 12C27 knifesteel, <br>Hardness: 57-58 Rockwell </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>good specs , the handle isn't something i'd keep but the blade is sweet, i'd say go for it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
     
  13. brat boon

    brat boon New Member

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    <div>maybe do you like this knife <a href="http://youtu.be/XgSKGmqwR9E" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://youtu.be/XgSKGmqwR9E</a> ???</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  14. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    thanks guys, no i can't make a bolo, no forge <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_mad.gif" alt="Mad" longdesc="8">
     
  15. gtmcfar

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    You don't need a forge to make a knife. Knife making is simply grinding or sanding the steel into the shape you want. This should be done slowly since the friction will cause heating which can change the temper of the steel. If you see a color change in the steel where you are grinding you got it too hot. You can dip steel in water while grinding to keep it cool. <br><br>You don't need great steel to make a knife either. Virtually any steel you grab and put an edge on will function better than most of the tools our ancestors worked with years ago. Quality steel will take a keener edge and hold it longer but most people obsess about this way too much in my opinion.
     
  16. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    <br><br>You don't need great steel to make a knife either. Virtually any steel you grab and put an edge on will function better than most of the tools our ancestors worked with years ago. Quality steel will take a keener edge and hold it longer but most people obsess about this way too much in my opinion. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Amen! I 'm frequently amazed by some of the steel discussions at the various knife related forums. People are convinced the NEED ZDP-189 at 64 HRC for their 3" edc knife. When I point out that the first metal knives were made from hammered copper and that people actually had to use them to SURVIVE, I usually get either "whatever" or "we've moved on since then." Sure, but that doesn't change the fact that people not only survived, but also created empires with edged weapons made of copper, bronze, iron, and very impure, very soft steel (by modern standards). I have nothing against modern "ubersteels," but I also don't blow off blades made of "lesser" metals either. <br><br>Anyway, rant mode off...<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> Yes, Brusletto makes fine knives. I prefer Mora, personally, as I'm a cheap SOB (lol), but Bruslettos are very nice. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"></span>