sweet collection..I should post mine one day...no where near as cool as yours but I have a few big blades floating around the house. :-)
Do it dude!! I love knives! Got my 1st swiss army knife when I was 5 years old, and never looked back
Going to re-title the thread actually to open it up for others to add their photos. Bring 'em on!!
I can already imagine it..
The Cord project.
Take the Blob's waistline, mix it with Xavier's hairstyle and Wolverines body hair, combine them and you get...
Fixed that for you, but thanks for the compliment
Re the knives, you are absolutely right. The Tom Brown Tracker (Hunted movie), was a real stroke of luck, as it retails around £240, and I got it unused off of ebay for £75 !!. It is a very heavy duty knife, and to be honest, I quite like to use it to cut back the bushes and thick foliage in the garden. It holds a great edge, but has zero stabbing ability, so despite how the movie portrayed it, it was never designed to be a fighting knife. It throws well though, but you have to throw like a hatchet, not a knife, as you want the belly to strike wood, not the point for a deep bed and guaranteed stick.
Most of my blades are 'Drawer queens' in that some have not even cut paper, and are collected for aesthetic value and the pleasure of ownership alone. The movie replica's are prime examples of this.
For a functional blade, I have come to trust carbon steel over stainless every time in any blade over 4 inches long. They take more care (cleaing, oiling etc), but for robust use, and on the spot re-honing I dont think you can beat it as a material.
My swiss army knife is something I always carry. A lot of the guys at work prefer leatherman style multitools, but I just find them bulky, and you can't get the ease of rotation in the screwdrivers on them. Also, my swiss army has a relatively large 4 inch blade, allowing enough edge for proper cutting. Multitools just dont have that, so I find them inferior for purpose.
My Pride and joy on their is my self designed, forged to order Bowie. A lot of thought went into that knife, and it is a serious piece of kit.
Next up is a John fitzen knife. Not sure if we will go for the Tank or the Bulldog, but either way, they are serious knives.