Sunfish Knife by Trixie & Milo / “Mack the Knife”

The box the knife comes in is cool by itself . . .

Picked up 2 of them – the “Ace of Spades” . . .

And the “Pin Up Girl” . . .

Trixie & Milo’s sunfish pattern knives have the traditional chunky main blade – but the second blade is a utility blade . . .

Now I have an excuse to buy a different brand of beer to try the bottle opener on – I hope you folks appreciate the sacrifices I make for all y’all – Just Saying . . .

Looks like the Ace of Spades brass bolsters need a little polishing!

Good size knives – fill the hand and have a good weight to them – you won’t mistake them for a modern carbon fiber “tacticool” mall ninja knife – LOL!

A modern manufactured old timey knife – the designs on the scales and the solid brass bolsters are real old school cool . . .

“Stay Sharp”

Trixie & Milo knives are available at a variety of sites <<< CLICK HERE >>> as well as Amazon . . .

Bottom line?? Absolute cool stuff – 35 bucks is basically an impulse buy that is well spent money – real pleasantly surprised at the fit and finish for the price – and totally subjective – they FEEL GOOD in the hand – 17CR17MoV is basically Chinese 440A stainless ( yes – they are made in China ) – they are sharp and can be resharpened – and will hold that edge reasonably well – and that big blade will take care of just about any task you want to use it for . . .

About the only downside – they are a little too nice to live in a pocket full of junk – they are not really a “daily driver” – BUT – I have a review of another “sunfish” pattern coming up that is going to get a lot of “driving” time . . .

What’s in YOUR pocket?

A little note about knife steel – there are differences – some very significant – in the various types of metal(s) used in blades – some are as simple as 440A stainless/surgical stainless – to some truly exotic blends – there are some things you need to think about – the main one being is what is YOUR intended use for the knife? – the same basic knife pattern can vary from 25 to 50 bucks – to 200 plus dollars when you start getting into exotic blade materials – the “harder” the blade material / the harder to sharpen it and the more brittle it becomes – average knife use – open packages – cut sausage / cheese – cut a thread off you shirt – you really don’t need the “latest greatest” steel – the best advice I can give you? Find a “pattern” that appeals to you ( you can go down quite a rabbit hole HERE ) – stockman – trapper – dogleg – then buy several different ones from different manufacturers – some of the most useful knives I have owned have been very inexpensive – but they performed the tasks well that I used them for . . .

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!

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