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OMG! Talk about a flashback! Bought one of those when I was like 14. We called them our "Rambo" knives.

The knife did not hold an edge
The compass would not hold a bearing
The sheath separated at the seams and tore
The fishing line was kinked up
The bobbers did not float
And the hooks were way too small

But it was waaaaay cool then!

BTW--the phone number still works. They do not have the knife anymore.
 

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I find myself wondering what in "Non-molecular" steel. I think I remember drooling over these but not having 10 bucks!
BTW, did you notice the guys holding their plates over the fire... Man, these guys are SURVIVORS!
 

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Had one with a camo handle but a black sheath. Never bothered with the survival equipment or the compass, but the sawback scaled fish great. I just used it for cleaning fish and the one I had was not stainless. Maybe it was "1095 Molecular" steel.
 

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I find myself wondering what in "Non-molecular" steel. I think I remember drooling over these but not having 10 bucks!
BTW, did you notice the guys holding their plates over the fire... Man, these guys are SURVIVORS!
haha.... ya.. I rember I wanted one and my friend got it and it broke the frist time we used it.. was funny Ill throw it like the guy did on tv.. snap off goes the handle.. well that was a piece of sh.... I still got the knives I got and looking back I shouldnt have gotten ones that are so expensive because the ones I got were ment to be used and I still have them.. frist knife was my grandfathers folding knife 2 blades small one and even smaller one second knife was a swiss army knife with antler handles thrid knife was my grandfathers old fishing knife fixed blade he used it so much that the edge at the front is rounded because the part were you cut is worn out so much got it with rod and pole in the fishing box he gave me.. Still got it to this day and still use it.. alot of the stuff I buy today breaks I throw it away and i go back to my older stuff and it still works like the day befor...
 

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Thanks, kev. Suddenly I'm 12 and drinking Bartles and James wine coolers in my buddy's backyard while trying to sharpen that thing. I honestly can't remember how it even got to me. Maybe I traded some GI Joes? Who knows. I wanna say it was confiscated when I moved to Wyoming.

Sadly, that one STOOOOOPID knife gave me both a love of cruddy cheap knives and also stupidly large "survival" knives. Flea markets are hell on my wallet.
 

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I had one of those too. The blade broke twice and I fixed it. The wire say did not even get to be used because it broke when I unfolded it. The sharpening stone just made the knife more dull.

I learned so much from that thing. Every kid should have one.
 

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Sadly I remember that very commercial when growing up in 1980's Cleveland. I thought how cool is that! Not until I got My first survival knife (the AFSK) that when I went to local flea market did I realize what a picece of crap they really were! The sad part is just last week I seen several dealers selling the same pieces of crap in black or camo sheath!!! It may be two decades later but it keeps coming back from the grave to haunt us!!


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Sadly I remember that very commercial when growing up in 1980's Cleveland. I thought how cool is that! Not until I got My first survival knife (the AFSK) that when I went to local flea market did I realize what a picece of crap they really were! The sad part is just last week I seen several dealers selling the same pieces of crap in black or camo sheath!!! It may be two decades later but it keeps coming back from the grave to haunt us!!


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******* World or Toothless Creek? (Traders World and Turtle Creek, respectively).

MAN I miss those. If nothing else, for the bratwurst while polka music was blasted at ear-crushing level while watching the crowd over by that cheapo tool place. Got a great suede hat down there, and heaven knows how many tools for jobsites (where they often disappeared).

If for some strange reason I am ever back in that area, I will be going there again. Loved 'em, but never found a junky "Survival" knife down there. Goodness knows I got my fill of other cheap knives though.
 
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