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New metal Svord Peasant knives
on: February 29, 2012, 07:49:05 PM
Having a soft spot for Svord Peasant knives I was quite happy to receive today these two, part of the new “Slim Metal” range.

I got a blue and a zinc coloured one.




Note that the Zinc coated one is steel (magnetic) and the other coloured ones are Anodized aluminium (non magnetic). The steel one is noticeably heavier, though not by much; they have similar weight to the wooden and plastic ones. Since they both have the same thickness of handles (2mm) I would expect the steel one to be stronger and more robust.

The zinc one looks like bare metal (hard to show in pictures), unpainted but polished. When I saw it at first I though that someone has forgot to attach the handles to it, like a SAK would look when you take the plastic handles off.

The blue one looks like it had a cheap paint job, with visible lines (see pictures)that appear like the paint had run, though it is supposed to be anodized.

They both fell flimsy in the hand, with their handles moving about as there are no spacers to keep them apart at a fixed distance. The impression you get is that someone just tooka Peasant knife apart and stuck too thin pieces of metal to the sides as handles...

Note that one side, with the screw heads looks good but the other one looks very industrial. The screws appear secured to the ugly round bolts and not designed for easy disassembly.
The blades were the usual Svord peasant blades, sharp but with uneven grinds.

I took my pictures in honour of "Braveheart"   :salute: [Go Gareth!](celebrating the New Zealand and Scotland collaboration)!  :D







Also the shape and width of the handles is similar to the other peasant knives.





The new metal ones are significantly thinner.





Here is a comparison with the metal handles of an ST300.



The movement of the blade is similar to the other peasant knives. The metal ones have a bit better “lock up” (stiffness) than the wooden ones and the wooden ones are better than the plastic ones.

Still, for me, the plastic ones seem the more complete knife.



Pros:

Usual Svord charm
Thin and strong
Colourful

Cons

Cheap looking, for their price
Flimsy built and paint finish
Ugly looking bolts
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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 08:10:19 PM
It does look like someone forgot to put the handle scale on.  :P


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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 08:45:30 PM


 :D

Well I like my wooden handled one just fine, and have even considered a coloured plastic one as well, but I can't say these are screaming "buy me". :-\  I guess if you were trying to pack one into a tight space?  But otherwise I don't quite see the attraction of them. :think:  And yes; the zinc plated one does just look unfinished. :)
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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 09:30:05 PM
Have you been tempted to play lego and treat the metal scales as liners and attach the plastic ones either side? :)
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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 09:31:19 PM
It does look like someone forgot to put the handle scale on.  :P

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Yep needs nice plastic scales adding  :tu:
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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 09:33:07 PM
If I was going down that way I should put some stag or bone scales on...
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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 09:34:34 PM
 :pok:

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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 09:41:17 PM

 :pok: Stag

 :popcorn:

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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 09:42:18 PM
I do have some more IKEA chopping board bits left...


That is about the limit for me...  :D

I assume Stag is similar, right?
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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 06:09:08 PM
Here's a video for you Svord lovers out there :D

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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 06:22:45 PM
I really must treat myself to a svord,but it will be a wooden handled model as not keen on the metal ones, but stag  ::)   :pok:   :pok:  :D


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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 06:27:12 PM
I actually liked the industrial look of the zinc coloured one. The ergonomics seems beyond horrible, though. My hand hurts just looking at those pictures.


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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012, 06:44:29 PM
ZED, my limit is plastic... Talk to Neil for Stag  :D

Steinar, the metal is pretty weird feeling; thin, rattles, the handles move in your hand, feels like if you twist the handles they will bend..

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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #13 on: March 15, 2012, 06:50:24 PM
ZED, my limit is plastic... Talk to Neil for Stag  :D

Steinar, the metal is pretty weird feeling; thin, rattles, the handles move in your hand, feels like if you twist the handles they will bend..

 :D  i do like stag  :drool:  can you imagine one of these in stag  :drool:  :tu:


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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #14 on: March 15, 2012, 06:52:09 PM
Steinar, the metal is pretty weird feeling; thin, rattles, the handles move in your hand, feels like if you twist the handles they will bend..

Sounds like the knife would be pretty bad for some actual work. The whole thing seems a little gimmicky to me having read this.


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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #15 on: March 18, 2012, 11:35:12 PM
I'm bumping this with a question:  did they also make a smaller keychain version with metal scales?

I have a "SVORD" labeled knife that's 4 inches long, tip to tip, closed, with a 2 inch blade that I can't find information on. :think:


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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #16 on: March 18, 2012, 11:58:02 PM
We need pictures Sazabi  :pok:

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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #17 on: March 19, 2012, 12:06:14 AM
I don't have a regular Peasant knife anymore, so I can't show it compared to each other.  I'll grab a banana; that's close to the same size. :P


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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #18 on: March 19, 2012, 12:24:15 AM


I was hoping you were going to teach me about a new Svord not a


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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #19 on: March 19, 2012, 12:29:07 AM
XD  The bananas we have are too large; BO PST to the rescue. XD




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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #20 on: March 19, 2012, 12:33:33 AM
Svord does make custom versions so maybe this is one of those?


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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #21 on: March 19, 2012, 12:39:02 AM

Thanks Saz  :salute:
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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #22 on: March 19, 2012, 07:07:21 AM
I have not seen one like that before...
May be something they did to advertise, may be a custom order, may be something modified by a user.

It looks like the blade is SS, is it?
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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #23 on: March 19, 2012, 12:17:11 PM
Not seen the baby one either.  Cool find :tu:
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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #24 on: March 19, 2012, 02:01:19 PM
I'll need to check once I'm more fully awake; how do you tell if it's SS or carbon again?  Isn't it something with wavy lines?

Neil: Also, as I was falling asleep, I thought I'd remembered you or one of our members having something similar.  Don't know if I imagined it or not. :think:


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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #25 on: March 19, 2012, 03:36:54 PM
I'll need to check once I'm more fully awake; how do you tell if it's SS or carbon again?  Isn't it something with wavy lines?

Neil: Also, as I was falling asleep, I thought I'd remembered you or one of our members having something similar.  Don't know if I imagined it or not. :think:

Apart from seeing if it rusts  :D carbon steel leaves a metalic taste/smell on items it cuts which SS does not .
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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #26 on: March 21, 2012, 06:27:20 PM
I used a wooden scaled Svord for a couple of years and loved it - once the scales had been sanded and oiled it was a very comfortable blade and the steel is excellent. I don't like these new metal scales at all. They seem too gimmicky. Why mess with a winning product (Opinel.....)

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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #27 on: March 21, 2012, 06:36:43 PM
Because some people like the pretty colours (   :pok:   Mat)

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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #28 on: March 21, 2012, 06:44:45 PM
Wood can be painted many pretty colours;

Red, yellow, pink, purple, green, orange or blue.
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Re: New metal Svord Peasant knives
Reply #29 on: March 21, 2012, 06:50:29 PM
I'm with you liking the wood scales Magentus, the metal scales look like mod fodder to me  ::)

I really just wanted to give Mat a  :pok:
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