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Hacking knives

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Hacking knives
on: March 07, 2008, 09:12:36 PM
These are new to me. They seem to be a UK thing. Anyone know about these? All I know is they are designed to be struck on the back of the blade with a hammer.

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Re: Hacking knives
Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 09:19:47 PM
looks like any "tradie" knife in tool boxes the world over. Most sharpened stiletto thin after years of damage against nails and wire.
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Re: Hacking knives
Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 10:11:09 PM
Yeah there just odd job knives mate, I had a similar one when I was a painter and decorator :)
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Re: Hacking knives
Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 10:44:05 PM
looks like any "tradie" knife in tool boxes the world over. Most sharpened stiletto thin after years of damage against nails and wire.

I have been around tools my whole life and can not remember ever seeing one of these. When I used to hang duct work we had to manually cut the rectangular holes for the registers. We used a screwdriver and whacked on it with a hammer. I certainly would have used one of these if they were around.Have these just not been available in the States?

I need to hear from some good ol' ugly Americans. :D

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Re: Hacking knives
Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 11:57:16 PM
I have the Sheffield one in the last picture. The handle is too small and great big chips broke off the edge when I used it as a pry-bar. But it gets exceptionally sharp for a $10 knife and seems to handle hammer blows fine. Mine came from Duluth Trading Co. a few years ago.

I've done a variety trade jobs off and on since I was old enough to drive and haven't ever seen anyone use a knife of that type. Must be an English thing.


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Re: Hacking knives
Reply #5 on: March 08, 2008, 12:49:16 AM
I've never seen one before this thread...they look of decent quality and not "throwaway" knives though.  Nevermind what they were designed for; what do you use them for?
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Re: Hacking knives
Reply #6 on: March 08, 2008, 12:50:52 AM
Now?

Holding down papers in my desk drawer. I tried to sell it but no one bought it and I never got around to giving it away.


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Re: Hacking knives
Reply #7 on: March 08, 2008, 02:35:05 AM
I have the Sheffield one in the last picture. The handle is too small and great big chips broke off the edge when I used it as a pry-bar. But it gets exceptionally sharp for a $10 knife and seems to handle hammer blows fine. Mine came from Duluth Trading Co. a few years ago.

I've done a variety trade jobs off and on since I was old enough to drive and haven't ever seen anyone use a knife of that type. Must be an English thing.

I got the Sheffield from Duluth also. I have been getting things from those guys for years and had never seen them for sale until about a year ago. They were on there for a while then disappeared for a couple of months, then showed up again. I snagged this one a few weeks ago.

The other one came from Lee valley Tools.

One of the main uses for the tool is for cutting electrical cable or removing window putty according to the people who sell them.

Here is where I got mine.

http://www.duluthtrading.com/search/searchresults/69137.aspx?feature=Product_3&kw=hacking+knife

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=1&p=54870&cat=1,51222&ap=1

Here is a slightly different take on it.

http://www.countycomm.com/eodrtool.htm

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Re: Hacking knives
Reply #8 on: March 08, 2008, 02:59:59 AM
I think I've heard of them, but never seen them and I've never seen them in the states (not that I've looked for such tools).

What are they meant to "Hack?" they seem to small to baton logs. hmmm


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Re: Hacking knives
Reply #9 on: March 08, 2008, 04:11:03 AM
Maybe I should have said The Commonwealth rather than the World.

What do you yanks have as general utility knives?


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Re: Hacking knives
Reply #10 on: March 08, 2008, 04:15:23 AM
What do you yanks have as general utility knives?

These.

On any given jobsite here in the US there must be dozens of different types of those knives.


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Re: Hacking knives
Reply #11 on: March 09, 2008, 05:04:39 AM
Never saw those kind of knives (original post) in my construction years either... I've cut a lot of cable, but never used a hammer to do it! They look interesting though.


 

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