K-Bars  Half-Face Blades enthusiasts thread

Jlknights61

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The widow cub today was 🔥

Unfortunately for me everyone else thought so too, damn thing was sold out inside of 15 seconds never even got it in my cart.

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Been following HFB for years finally decided to jump in on the last drop. No issues getting one I liked. Will update with a photo when it comes. Been needing a new gutting/farm knife for awhile. Been using cheap Gerber's forever but figured might as well up the knife game

Got my tracking. Assuming it'll be in the mail tonight! Like waiting on a suppressor stamp!
 
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Been following HFB for years finally decided to jump in on the last drop. No issues getting one I liked. Will update with a photo when it comes. Been needing a new gutting/farm knife for awhile. Been using cheap Gerber's forever but figured might as well up the knife game
Agreed. Have one coming and excited as hell to use it. Hoping for a good deer this year during archery season.
 
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I was gifted this beautiful Disaster Breacher last week and scored a Disaster Jr on the drop this saturday. And thats what starts the downward spiral into knife collecting. wish me luck :LOL:
 

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I see this thread pop up and thought I would contribute. HFB made this for me in ‘13 or ‘14. I carried it on a couple of deployments, sadly besides opening stuff it saw no real work. Shame too, it came to me dangerously sharp!
 

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I had to hold back on ordering another one today. I've had the same knife for probably 10-15 years and haven't lost it and hope to keep this one much longer but was like maaayybbbbeee I need a back up
 

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The drops are so fucking fast, its hard to grab them. I learned over the last few weeks to look at their FB/IG pre-release pics and decide what you want from there and go after only that.
thats a great idea. i refreshed the page at 1202 and 75% of the knives were sold out lol. oh well. on to the next one!
 

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Found something hiding in the deep dark web. HFB Filson colab knife.
 

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@sirhrmechanic let us know how the book is. I just finished a long read and it’s time for a fresh start on a new one.
Actually, it's excellent. I read it as a manuscript.

It is NOT a deep academic book on the OSS. It was started as an Osprey "OSS for Dummies" book sort of thing. But then the publisher switched gears and expanded it a bit. So the way I would describe it is as a primer on the OSS and the SOE... and if you like what you read, it will give you a fantastic link into some of the great literature on the subject.

It was also written by a guy who BTDT and got all the T-shirts doing the same thing in the Cold War. So it's written from a 'guy behind enemy lines' Berlin SF operator during the height of the Cold War. So he knew how to dissect the stories.

Is it the most detailed book on the OSS and SOE ever? No. Is it a book that will totally whet your appetite for the whole history. Darn right!

BTW, all typos or errors in the book are my fault, not Jim's. I was one of the copy editors. So.... if I missed anything, it's on me. ;-) And I took a couple of photos in the book. So.... I am biased.

Cheers,

Sirhr
 

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    Will someone school me on these? I mean they are badass looking pieces, no doubt about it but there are a lot of good knife makers out there. Why does everyone want these so bad? Just curious. I wouldn’t mind having one myself but I’m not going to scour the internet or have bid wars every week to try and get one. Someone that turned me on to these days he has been trying to snag a certain one for years. That’s crazy.
     

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    Will someone school me on these? I mean they are badass looking pieces, no doubt about it but there are a lot of good knife makers out there. Why does everyone want these so bad? Just curious. I wouldn’t mind having one myself but I’m not going to scour the internet or have bid wars every week to try and get one. Someone that turned me on to these days he has been trying to snag a certain one for years. That’s crazy.

    You are correct with your assessment above. They have a very strong customer base that has grown and grown over the years. One of the way to look at these is through the lens of non-custom vs custom. You can get a badass HFB blade, non custom, that will do EVERYTHING and more you want it to for less than 400-500, easy day. These have no custom grips, no fancy blade finishes/stains, no rock work on the back of the spine, etc, just true utility tools.

    But once you want one with fancy grips, exocit wood/bone, acid finishes, and/or certain hard to find models, that strong customer base will dramatically drive up the price/value of those.
     

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    I keep a breacher in my daily bag that i travel with. Dont use it much as i want that sucker razor sharp for when that emergency comes. Have a dj and cj in strategic places in the house. Have an older Emerson cqc7 in my pocket 24/7 that i use for cutting stuff. If I'm feeling real froggy i might lick peanut butter off it but no way if someone else is walking around the kitchen.
     

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    I carry my sub human senator, Xyphoid, on my belt and my Shpos folder in my pocket almost every time I leave the house.