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Has any one had any experience with these knives?
I am thinking of buying a machete or bush knife from them to see how they go... they seem cheap and are made of carbon steel but i guess i would like to hear some first hand experience.
the link dosnt work for me, anyone else have problems?
works when i click it... try googling Okapi Knives
Wouldn't work for me either - I got 'GateWay time out' and when I googled okapi knives and found www.okapi-knives.com (http://www.okapi-knives.com/) I got the same response.
It did, however turn up this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/14-inch-Okapi-bush-knife-machete-carbon-steel-blade_W0QQitemZ320175265871QQi hZ011QQcategoryZ7306QQssPageNa meZWD (http://cgi.ebay.com/14-inch-Okapi-bush-knife-machete-carbon-steel-blade_W0QQitemZ320175265871QQi hZ011QQcategoryZ7306QQssPageNa meZWD)VWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Are these what you are looking at/for?
I've no experience of the knife or company, so can't I'm not much use there - sorry
works for me now, i havent any experience with them so cant comment.
not sure what they mean by magnetized carbon steel. maybe they mean heated to non magnetic and then quenched to magnetic again thus hardening the steel?????
Hi ,4040 !
I do have some experience but only with the Okapi folders,specifically the one with the ring pull closure.
However, you are considering a large fix blade and I have no knowledge of these things.
I can say, that the steel blade of the folders, is considered to be soft-ish in comparison with the apparant standards required by modern users.
These were always supposed to be cheap working tools and they do work, within their limits. They,re very easy to sharpen, and they need to be regularly sharpened during use.
But, saying that; the hardworking trawlermans gutting and netting knifes were often cheap and softish too, and they kept them keen, by a few passes with the long, round steel.
I believe that since the late 1960's , Okapi have manufactured an unbelievably large proportion of all the bush/work knifes used in Africa......and I would assume that they wouldn,t have sold many of them, had they been unfit for their purpose.
Why not contact them for a little updated input.