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It's fine if you want to pay $150 for a mantle peice. However, anything I've ever seen from "union cutlery" has been cheap, soft, poorly heat treated steel. I wouldn't use for anything by display.
 

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United's knife line includes many good-looking knives at very inexpensive prices. United Cutlery are known for movie replicas, but not for serious hard-use knives. Factor that into your decision. Great replicas, btw!
 

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It's fine if you want to pay $150 for a mantle piece. However, anything I've ever seen from "union cutlery" has been cheap, soft, poorly heat treated steel. I wouldn't use for anything by display.
I agree with you although I've found they take a little more care in their Gil Hibben line of knives--I wouldn't go rushing out and buy one just saying they're a little better...

Regardless, you could buy 6, 7 maybe 8 machetes for the same price or a machete, field knife, folding saw and hatchet...Although maybe a little better made they are made predominately as display pieces not true working knives...Sure you'd get some use out of it but why bother...Buy it, mount it on the wall with all the other Rambo knives and appreciate it as it was meant to be...

If you'll notice on the original the whole thing is sharpened including the top portion while on the United version nothing is sharpened and they are supplying a display piece...they'll bevel the area down but won't put a fine edge to it...
 

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Is it just me or the handle looks like it could be uncomfortable? I know most knives feel great in the hands at first but the way that handle shapes suggests to me that good grip is hard to come by.
 

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If you paid $1850 for it I don't reckon the handle will be uncomfortable. Unless you plan to use it regularly for cutting.
 

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Looks like a fantasy knife to me.

You could get yourself something decent for the same price as that.
 

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Or...

you could just do what John Rambo would do.

Make the thing out of cheap spring steel and quench it in the blood of some dog eating bastages!!!

Why buy a knife to emulate a man who made his himself?

Make it. Its quick and easy really. And no I don't mean MOVIE quick and easy I mean a day or two of effort.

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My buddy has the copy from the movie with the leather wrapped handle and it is actually a very well made knife. It's obviously a serious chopper duew to the weight and blade geometry. The sheath is also very nice and is above and beyond wht you would normally find on a knife in that price range.
 

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Looks ridiculous. I suppose if you need to do some machete work, or gollock a zombie across the forehead...
About United Cutlery; most of their stuff is silly, but I just recieved their (stupidly named) "Special Agent Shoulder Harness Knife".
Yes, its for self defense only, and sounds Hollywood, but it's a wicked little knife that's build really good for the 15-30 dollar range. Mine's very sharp, and it's ergonomics and grip make it a really effective fighting implement. I was surprised at its quality.
For a survival knife, though, one would be better served by another company than United.
 
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