The Biggest Little Knife: Daily Kiri Long Term Review


PDA






Sam Cade
September 13, 2013, 11:18 AM
New article up at Shootin' Reviews.

http://www.shootingreviews.com/the-biggest-little-knife-daily-kiri-long-term-review/


In this one I give up the folder and carry a 1.5" bladed fixed blade exclusively as EDC.

For six months. :eek:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=188902&stc=1&d=1379085429

If you enjoyed reading about "The Biggest Little Knife: Daily Kiri Long Term Review" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
JShirley
September 13, 2013, 11:23 AM
Sam,

I LOVE that pic. Is that on a car hood?

Sam1911
September 13, 2013, 11:36 AM
Wow, so very cool! Thanks for all your work!

Sam Cade
September 13, 2013, 11:45 AM
I LOVE that pic. Is that on a car hood?

It is the screen of a Microsoft Surface tablet angled juuuuust so. ;)

A professional photographer friend of mine was making some suggestions to up my photography game and this was one of them.

Yo Mama
September 13, 2013, 12:54 PM
So when can we get one again? :)

Sam1911
September 13, 2013, 12:59 PM
In progress! I've got a pile of steel going under the grinder soon. AEB-L and 440C.

:)

Sam Cade
September 13, 2013, 01:11 PM
On that note:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=188909&stc=1&d=1379091951


Super Daily Kiri with scales and choil. Blade is one of the unobtanium group of Wunderstahls that Sam O is wont to use. :evil:

Shanghai McCoy
September 13, 2013, 09:39 PM
Me Like!!!! :D

bikerdoc
September 13, 2013, 09:48 PM
Mine is an indispensable part of my daily kit. In addition to all what Sam said it whittles great.

Sam1911
September 13, 2013, 10:01 PM
Aww, that's awesome! :)

My boy Andrew ended up with one of my ECs and it has become the go-to family home surgery implement. Not a splinter yet has gotten away from that keen little point!

Deltaboy
September 14, 2013, 12:42 AM
Nice blade.

Dirty Bob
September 14, 2013, 09:16 PM
Great design and a very useful writeup. Many knife articles fail to test the knife in a meaningful way, but Sam's article was full of useful info. I wish more knives like this one were available. Well done all around!

Dirty Bob

Sam Cade
September 14, 2013, 09:41 PM
In addition to all what Sam said it whittles great.
Indeed it does! It is a pencil sharpening machine! :D

The SDK the above post is my Wife's teaching EDC. It probably sees more use than mine does. Box opener,scraper, pencil sharpener, craft knife etc etc.

Sam Cade
September 14, 2013, 09:52 PM
Sam's article was full of useful info.

Thanks! :o

How is this for a tidbit:
We average between 6-10 items of canned food in my kitchen per week. For six months, nearly every single one of those cans was opened using my S-O DK-EC.

..and this:
Since I stopped carrying a folder entirely when I started testing the DK and carrying it as a neck-knife. I suddenly had something that I haven't had since I was a small child.
Access to my right front pocket as storage.
I ended up buying a LCR so I would have something useful to put in it. :D

Sam1911
September 14, 2013, 09:53 PM
I did a micro-sized one once as a trial and a way to use a small bit of steel I had left over.

http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o588/OwensWeaponsmithing/Showroom/IMG_8584_zps5c51208c.jpg

Wish I'd taken a picture with something for scale, but the ball chain will have to do.

That ended up as a gift for a pal who hosted me for the weekend at a big shooting match and he's seemed well pleased.

Hmmm, I have a couple 3/4"x36" pieces of W2 that would make about 14 or 15 of those. Shame W2 isn't a great idea for a sweaty-duty neck knife, though a coating helps.

VA27
September 14, 2013, 10:27 PM
What is ABE-L?

Sam Cade
September 14, 2013, 10:38 PM
What is AEB-L?

This has a good general rundown:
http://www.devinthomas.com/faq.cfm

AEB-L was designed for razors, which need corrosion resistance, high hardness, and very acute edges. AEB-L has excellent corrosion resistance, in the same area as 440C or other popular stainless steels used in knives today, even though it only has 12.8% chromium.

TimboKhan
September 15, 2013, 07:51 AM
Sam, let me know when you are readybto take orders. I am definitely interested in one!

sent from my Galaxy Note II.

JShirley
September 15, 2013, 01:04 PM
Hmmm, I have a couple 3/4"x36" pieces of W2 that would make about 14 or 15 of those. Shame W2 isn't a great idea for a sweaty-duty neck knife, though a coating helps.

Sam, you should instead make some skinny (less belly) Pocket Defenders. Those don't need as much rust resistance.

But make DKs first.

John

Sam1911
September 15, 2013, 01:40 PM
Not a bad idea! They'll be very slim, almost no belly at all. And potentially very, very pointy. Some folks would like that.

VA27
September 15, 2013, 07:47 PM
Thanks! I'll have one made of that!

Shanghai McCoy
September 16, 2013, 07:55 AM
I like "very,very pointy"...:cool:

Deltaboy
September 21, 2013, 09:30 AM
Nice very nice little blades.

If you enjoyed reading about "The Biggest Little Knife: Daily Kiri Long Term Review" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!