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Chinook questions

Postby old_dog » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:57 pm

I'm confused.

Dr.Snubnose did some meat tests on the Chinook II (flat grind) aka Chinook III in 2006:

He compared it to earlier test on the Chinook II (hollow grind) and found the hollow grind superior to the flat grind for slashing.

On the other hand, James Keating in a 2006 interview stated the flat ground III superior to the hollow grind II in slashing: ... =2&t=22573


As far as stabbing penetration, the only thing I've found is a 2010 youtube video (in Russian) of a Chinook III versus some sort of unidentified kevlar or soft body armor:


I like the basic design of the Chinook but would like to get the sharpest, pointyist pencil in the box.

Should I get II (hollow grind), III or IV, both flat ground? I don't care enough about other improvements (lock, weight etc.) to base a decision on them.

Any advice or other testing that may be out there?

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Re: Chinook questions

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:02 pm

All I know is that I want one.

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Re: Chinook questions

Postby Chinook3 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:24 pm

Get the Chinook 4, it’s the best version yet. Longer blade, new lock and finger guard. And yes nice and pointy.
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Re: Chinook questions

Postby ThePeacent » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:51 am

well given his username ^^^ I'd take his advice :D
but also because:

a longer blade is a very desirable upgrade in the latest model regarding SD, something more important that a slight grind change or a bit pointier tip, also lock importance cannot be overstated for this uses and a stronger lock is much of an improvement :cool:

and a fingerguard is also of prime importance if stabbing and quick, aggressive movements are planned :spyder:

basically what he said :p

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