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Winchester Knife Sale- $10, good deal? (photo)

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tbhracing, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. tbhracing

    tbhracing Senior Member

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    Walked into Big 5 to look at the Remington Knifes on sale NEW for $10 and walked out with the better Winchester instead. For $10, I couldnt pass it up.

    Feedback please.

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  2. harleyfx69

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    it all depends on the blade steel,

    big 5 doesnt exactly sell the highest quality knives,

    ive probably got 20-30 of them ,

    one of the ones i liked more, would take a very sharp edge, but as soon as you cut something the steel would fold over onto itself it was very soft and most likely had a botched heat treatment,

    others are very good, but wont take an edge,

    and i coughed up the 200 bucks and bought an emerson and its lasted longer than all those combined ..
     

  3. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

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    You just wasted your money. For the same amount you could have got a high quality Swiss made Victorinox.
     
  4. raxar

    raxar Golliwog

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    For the most part I am not a fan of cheap knives, but rarely you will get one that isn't too bad. Last fall I picked up a "Dakota" 2 knife set that was on clearance for $2.50 and have been really impressed with the fixed blade. I got it sharp enough to cut hair off my arm, and after splitting firewood with it it's still maintained a decent edge. So maybe you'll luck out.

    I did carry a little Winchester folder for a while, and it worked pretty well, untill I tried to use it to loosen a flathead screw and I broke about 1/2 an inch off the tip of the blade.
     
  5. ray9898

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    Winchester is bottom of the barrel when it comes to quality. It is low end stuff with their name on it.
     
  6. DR. HOUSE

    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    Just an everyday beater, their blades arnt the best.

    They should stick to rifles.

    with that said, Its only $10.

    You cant go to wrong.
     
  7. tbhracing

    tbhracing Senior Member

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    Oh wow. I should mention the handle or housing is not plastic, but a smooth alloy or metal. I am not a knife expert, but it doesnt seem like a bad knife. I dont use them much, just had to gab the last one.

    Obviously Winchester just adds their name to the product, but again, for $10, it was a nice buy to me.
     
  8. Squaw Man Wolfer

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    This question has been discussed before. Without a doubt, Winchester has prostituted thier brand name, producing a lot of crap. That said, theySOMETIMEs make a good knife. They are just renting out the name. Okay, so for ten bucks, what do you think you are getting?

    440 stainless steel is a good start, but that doesn't tell you dick about how well the steel was tempered. But even mediocre steel can still be a useful blade.

    The big question is how strong and reliable is the lock? A bad lock leads to bad cuts on fingers.
     
  9. Critias

    Critias Freelancer CLM

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    *shrugs* It's $10, for what I'm assuming is a pretty casual-use, daily carry, everyday cutter sort of knife. How long does it have to last, and how many boxes and envelopes does it have to open, to feel worth $10 to you?

    No big deal either way, if y'ask me.
     
  10. tbhracing

    tbhracing Senior Member

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    Thanks C. I just figured it would be a nice to have in my travel or work bags. If I was a LEO, I would definitely get a Bench Made with open assist.

    Oh well. :)
     
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    BEER bad example

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    winchester, smith and wesson, and colt should all stick to firearms and leaves their good name off cheap chinese crap knives, and so far i've yet to see a knife branded with any of the 3 that wasn't cheap chinese crap.
     
  12. tbhracing

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    Sounds fair. I do have my heart set on a Bench Made with spring assist someday.
     
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    BEER bad example

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    as far as i know benchmade is still 110% quality. personally i'm still saving up for an infidel.
     
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    +1. Victorinox Swiss Army knives are the best thing you can put in your pocket for a cool $20. The Winchester knives I have seen were about as good as the $2 knives in the bucket at the gas station. I guess the Winchester would be okay for a tool box knife or a "keep it in my pocket for a last ditch self-defense tool" knife. But if you really want quality and utility head over to Wally's or the hardware and get a Victorinox.
     
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    Buy American
     
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    Pima Pants Urine Idiot

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    I believe they are imported by Taylor Brands, a company that has purchased "rights" to Winchester, Smith and Wesson, Shrade Cutlery, etc. All made in the Worker's Paradise.
     
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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    For $10-15 more you could have got a US made Buck 110.
     
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    gtrcivic Hokie Glocker

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    cabelas has the kershaw storm II for $25 shipped... picked it up, looks nice, heavy, and sharp as heck.
     
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    Start saving your spare cash (like the $10 you just spent on a junk knife) and you'll eventually have enough to buy a decent blade. A quality knife can last a life-time.
     
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    I've got a benchmade 580 barrage, and the 154 cm holds it's edge forever compared to 440, 420, AUS8 and similar.