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    Username Post: Speaking of neck knives...        (Topic#80312)
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    08-20-01 00:18.00 - Post#80312    

    The topic of neck knives has come up in a couple of threads in this forum so I thought I would start a thread on neck knives. I think neck knives are especially handy for outdoor use and especially for backpacking, where a fixed blade on the belt can interfere with the hipbelt. My current favorite is the Rekat General Utility neck knife. This is a dandy blade that comes with a kydex sheath and chain for neck carry. It's also very easy to cord wrap. I used mine heavily this summer and took it fishing at every opportunity. It did everything I asked of it.

    Here's a pic:

    But as much as I like my Rekat, as soon as I get good neck sheaths made for these two (a Marbles mini-caper and a Caffrey EBK) I think they will become my favorites.

    Any other favorites out there?

    [ August 20, 2001: Message edited by: Hoodoo ]


    James Nowka
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    08-20-01 02:01.00 - Post#80313    

        In response to Hoodoo

    Hi Terry, A few of my favorites...
    It would be wise of you to hook up with Mike @River City Sheathsfor your other 2 he is currently doing the Pikuni sheaths for REKAT. Mike has a great handle on what works and what doesn't!
    James Nowka

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    Michael Bennett
    Journeyman KnifeNut!
    08-20-01 07:07.00 - Post#80314    

        In response to James Nowka

    I have a favorite wall-hanger:

    The lower is a Rob Simonich Talonite custom. The upper is a Camillus/Simonich Talon in Talonite. Unfortunately, I'm afraid to use them - they're NIB and I want to keep them that way.

    My user is home made. No pic, but I'll post one if I do snap a photo. It's 1095 with micarta scales.

    It's sort of similar to that Marbles, which, BTW, is a fine looking knife.


    V Shrake
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    08-20-01 10:33.00 - Post#80315    

        In response to Michael Bennett

    My "user" neck knife (no surprise here) is my Mora 2000. Used it last night, in fact, to clean some quail. I also have the REKAT Utility Knife (RUK). I carry my RUK as a last-ditch, concealed kit knife. I made a shoulder system for it from paracord and a nylon shoulder strap from an old ALICE pack, and carry it under my right arm. I also attached a small pouch to it containing a mini kit. I wear it ALL the time when I'm awake, under my t-shirt, and never use it in public. It should get past anything except a pat-down or metal detector. Plus, I don't need pockets to carry this kit. :~} Sure, it's a little "James Bondish", but it's fun and COULD conceivably be a life-saver at some future point.
    "Common sense, isn't" L. Long

    Master Member KnifeNut!
    08-20-01 12:53.00 - Post#80316    

        In response to V Shrake

    I have been carrying a Busse Assault Shaker as a neck knife for about 3 months,and find it to be very handy.At work I use belt carry using a Bladetech Tekloc, but on weekends and in the field I use a neckcord.It`s thick but no way are you going to break it! It takes a great edge and keeps it very well.
    JK Handmade Knives
    708-479-9328 (8am-8pm CST)

    Master Member KnifeNut!
    08-20-01 12:57.00 - Post#80317    

        In response to Stomper

    V Shrake
    The idea of a mini kit in a shoulder rig sounds like a great idea.What do you carry in it?
    JK Handmade Knives
    708-479-9328 (8am-8pm CST)

    Journeyman KnifeNut!
    08-20-01 12:59.00 - Post#80318    

        In response to Stomper


    Go ahead and use at least one of your Talonite blades. It's some pretty amazing material. I've got a Talonite Carnivore and a Talon like yours. Rob designs his knives to be used. Love the Pikuni and I usually go in for bigger knives.


    I'd be glad to make up a couple sheaths for your knives. Contact me if interested.


    Thanks for the vote of confidence!


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    Master Member KnifeNut!
    08-20-01 14:25.00 - Post#80319    

        In response to MSastre

    Hey Mike, live a little. Go cut something with that Talon!

    Great looking knives guys. The more I carry a neck knife, the more I discover how handy they are. They kinda freak out the sheeple, though, although I often find newbies looking kinda hangdog 'cause they wish they had a neck knife. A lot of guys never even heard of them. Just goes to show you how far we have yet to go to educate the public.

    Mike (River City Mike),
    You have mail.

    Hoodoo Outdoor Survival Links

    Master Member KnifeNut!
    08-20-01 14:31.00 - Post#80320    

        In response to Hoodoo

    I love using neck knives outdoors!

    Very handy fishing, esp. when wearing waders!

    Current one is a Blackwood small hunter in stellite with seperate belt and neck sheaths. Slightly on the big side for me (3.5"), so I am having Tom Mayo make me a smaller one in talonite (2.5"). If you have not guessed it I prefer those non rusting Haynes alloys for carry next to sweaty old me. Stay sharp forever too.

    ------- underzealot

    Journeyman KnifeNut!
    08-20-01 15:48.00 - Post#80321    

        In response to bandaidman

    Nice knives gentlemen!
    Shoot, I am still a step behind, still without any neck knife.

    Michael Bennett, very nice knives. I can understand you hesitating to use them. That is why we always need some "working knives" too .

    Hoodoo and V Shrake, that REKAT Utility looks like a beefy little knife. What steel and price?

    Certainly, Moras have been made into neck carry knives (e.g. by Hoodoo and V Shrake) and the plastic sheet is essential in it to protect the person. Also, Native Americans often wore smaller knives in their neck so there is quite a history of this.

    Although I mentioned it in another post, I like the Camillus Arclite with a low grade but less corrosive and inexpensive steel and also some of Newt Livesay's neck knives at . Look for models 702S, 702-EX and 136.

    HM aka Sir Vivor

    [ August 20, 2001: Message edited by: HM ]


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