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Old 10-03-2010, 02:43 AM
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I'm curious to see if anyone else owns one of his knives... I've had my Tac-11 for about 10 years now and it has been the most durable knife I've ever owned. They are quite expensive but if you read about what it takes to make one and what they can withstand, you'll see why. They were a bit cheaper when I bought mine. I don't know Mr. Johanning and I'm not trying to sell his knives. I'm just wondering if anyone else uses them.



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The writers from Tactical Knives, Blade Magazine and Knife Illustrated were really impressed with the knives but I haven't seen any coverage on them since the late 1990s and the occasional advertisement in one of the knife rags.

Super strong, durable knives and quite worth the price for the materials and workmanship--6" Tac-11 or Outrage $395, 5" Tac-10 $375

I'm just not that great a fan of the so called tanto [modified] point for anything other then a killing knife.
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The writers from Tactical Knives, Blade Magazine and Knife Illustrated were really impressed with the knives but I haven't seen any coverage on them since the late 1990s and the occasional advertisement in one of the knife rags.

Super strong, durable knives and quite worth the price for the materials and workmanship--6" Tac-11 or Outrage $395, 5" Tac-10 $375

I'm just not that great a fan of the so called tanto [modified] point for anything other then a killing knife.
I'm not really a fan of that point either but that's all he was making at the time I got mine. I really like the design of the Outrage though. I might end up with one of them or I might pick up a Hawke Hellion.
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Anyone else have experience with these knives?
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Sorry, no experience with it. It looks, though, like it has a very narrow utility.....to echo SeekHer, very good at one or two things, and poor at just about everything else....YMMV
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Sorry, no experience with it. It looks, though, like it has a very narrow utility.....to echo SeekHer, very good at one or two things, and poor at just about everything else....YMMV
What do you think it would be poor at?
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That style blade excels at stabbing. It would not be good for skinning or bushcraft although you can make it work for both just as you can use a screwdriver to pull a nail. But it's a really nice knife for what it was intended for.
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That style blade excels at stabbing. It would not be good for skinning or bushcraft although you can make it work for both just as you can use a screwdriver to pull a nail. But it's a really nice knife for what it was intended for.
Boot beat me too it. Skinning and bushcraft being the obvious areas of low utility for this design.
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Got it. Thanks fellas! It seems to work just fine for everything I've asked of it so far. But I don't try to do a lot of really detailed stuff with it.
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