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Handled Tatanka...

Postby twinboysdad » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:57 pm

a most behemoth of a knife. Not that heavy for its size either. The blade is impressively ground and swedged, but the handle is so massive it dwarfs the Millie's handle. The powerlock seems like something that could find its way to other models and was not crazy hard to depress. My smaller than average hands looked silly holding it and to flick it would require much larger hands. Someone is going to love this though, size wise it is a lot like the big Cold Steel Voyagers. Solid is an understatement

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby paladin » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:05 pm

twinboysdad wrote:a most behemoth of a knife. Not that heavy for its size either. The blade is impressively ground and swedged, but the handle is so massive it dwarfs the Millie's handle. The powerlock seems like something that could find its way to other models and was not crazy hard to depress. My smaller than average hands looked silly holding it and to flick it would require much larger hands. Someone is going to love this though, size wise it is a lot like the big Cold Steel Voyagers. Solid is an understatement
Who else wants to see Yablanowitz Spydie flick a Tatanka? :p

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby Wanimator » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:14 pm

I'd really like to see a comparison between the Tri-Ad and Power lock.

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Tatanka... now *that's* a knife!

Postby rodloos » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:11 pm

I received mine today. Wow. Very impressive (and massive)!

Mine was *very* sharp right out of the box. Even though knife is so large, I can still one-hand open and close it pretty easily. Mine came with a little note that cautions that even though the knife is large, it is not meant for chopping. And also warns to be careful closing the knife due to the size :).

Some quick cell phone pics:

If you thought a Manix 2 XL was large...
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And next to a K2, Manix2 XL, and Szabo:
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The perspective in the above picture is a little off since the Szabo is in front, it looks as big as the Tatanka, but it is about 1/2" or 3/4" shorter closed, and the blade is about 1/2" shorter than the Tatanka. You could almost use a two-handed grip on the Tatanka like a baseball bat :).

It might not be the blade of choice for around the office, but I love mine, it is going to be fun using it out of the office.
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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby twinboysdad » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:30 pm

A knife of this magnitude is not "a" Tatanka, it is just Tantaka.
"What kind of knife do you carry?"
"Tatanka"
"Oh, a friend has a Tatanka"
"It's just Tatanka, like Por-sha or Mizz-ur-ee"

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby adancingmonkey » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:35 pm

How does one flick a lock back? I find that I can't overcome that spring tension. RIL, BBL and Frame Locks I have no problem flicking open.

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby MacLaren » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:19 pm

Lol, wow.

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby paladin » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:52 pm

twinboysdad wrote:A knife of this magnitude is not "a" Tatanka, it is just Tantaka.
You sir, have just seized the trophy for P.O.T.D. ( Post Of The Day ) !

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby RamZar » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:43 pm

Reminds me of the "That's Not a Knife" scene in Crocodile Dundee:

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby senorsquare » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:32 pm

Wow, I thought the K2 was kind of cartoonish because of the large blade, but the tatanka just dwarfs it.

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby Bolster » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:19 pm

RamZar wrote:Reminds me of the "That's Not a Knife" scene in Crocodile Dundee:
If Croc Dundy had said it correctly, he'd have said:

"That's not knife."

With a knife of that size there's no need for an indefinite article, see.

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby Johnnie1801 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:49 am

Is the Tatanka made in Golden? That's got to go on my wishlist, it makes the Manix XL and K2 look like kindergarden knives :D

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby Donut » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:37 am

Johnnie1801 wrote:Is the Tatanka made in Golden? That's got to go on my wishlist, it makes the Manix XL and K2 look like kindergarden knives :D
I don't think so, I thought I saw someone say it was VG-10.
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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby Laethageal » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:05 am

I wonder how it carries? My K2 is close to hitting the bottom of my pocket. I think it's close to the biggest size I would carry even if out in the woods, thought I could maybe accept another 1/4" to 3/8" handle lenght if as slim as the K2. How much longer is the handle and how wide compared to the K2 when closed?
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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby Jazz » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:06 am

Someone please tell me what the point of a pocketknife that ridiculously big is.
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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby Laethageal » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:15 am

Don't know. Ain't a slicer with a blade 5.5mm thick at the middle of the blade. Ain't a chopper from the warning that it comes with. 9.2oz seems heavy too.
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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby Wanimator » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:41 am

A defensive role, and or military/tactical carry. The long handle gives superb reach.

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby vaisforlovers » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:06 am

Jazz wrote:Someone please tell me what the point of a pocketknife that ridiculously big is.
Folding, two-handed sword?

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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby jmh58 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:49 am

Well.. In my pocket 4 1/2 closed is all I care to carry.. Any thing above is too big for me!! John :)
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Re: Handled Tatanka...

Postby sal » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:54 am

We were getting requests to make some large folders. We've added a few to the stable.

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