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Posted: 10/21/2016 2:05:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2016 2:06:57 PM EDT by ferfal308]
No, really.
I wanted one for my collection but prices for these can be stupid high. Sure, Ive got better ones, but I wanted one for many years now. Its actually very light and compact overall. I see why they were highly regarded back in the day.
Easily took a nice edge too.



FerFAL
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 2:40:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2016 2:46:18 PM EDT by freeride21a]
AWESOME!!

This is the one I got as a kid in the 80's. Still have it!




ETA.. that one has the slingshot on it!!!! I think i have one of those too!!!! I will have to find my box o knives from my childhood. I totally forgot about that knife.

here is the one I have, slightly different than yours. Thanks for bringing that memory back!
BUDK
http://www.budk.com/Survival-Knife-Survival-Kit-with-Built-In-Slingshot-1124



Link Posted: 10/21/2016 3:11:32 PM EDT
My experiance with that knife with the slingshot, is that under hard use the blade will break from the handle at the hilt. At least that's what happened with mine.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 3:58:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2016 3:59:36 PM EDT by ferfal308]
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Originally Posted By freeride21a:
AWESOME!!

This is the one I got as a kid in the 80's. Still have it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gj9CMvwfv4


ETA.. that one has the slingshot on it!!!! I think i have one of those too!!!! I will have to find my box o knives from my childhood. I totally forgot about that knife.

here is the one I have, slightly different than yours. Thanks for bringing that memory back!
BUDK
http://www.budk.com/Survival-Knife-Survival-Kit-with-Built-In-Slingshot-1124

http://images.ontheedgebrands.com/images/A17-BKXL49.jpg

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Originally Posted By freeride21a:
AWESOME!!

This is the one I got as a kid in the 80's. Still have it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gj9CMvwfv4


ETA.. that one has the slingshot on it!!!! I think i have one of those too!!!! I will have to find my box o knives from my childhood. I totally forgot about that knife.

here is the one I have, slightly different than yours. Thanks for bringing that memory back!
BUDK
http://www.budk.com/Survival-Knife-Survival-Kit-with-Built-In-Slingshot-1124

http://images.ontheedgebrands.com/images/A17-BKXL49.jpg


Thats very cool. It has the Marto style wire cutter hole.
Originally Posted By OmegamanX:
My experiance with that knife with the slingshot, is that under hard use the blade will break from the handle at the hilt. At least that's what happened with mine.

Was it that smae model?
even the cheapo copies are surprisingly tough. I was given this one when I was 10 year old. Literally a washer and a nut on the inside of the plastic handle just keeping it in place. I used it to dig, cut pine tree branches, build shelters, break rocks, used it as a throwing knife all summer long. I mean the kind of stupid stuff a kid puts a knife through and its still solid today, heres a pic along the Aitor.

In the case of Aitors, they are tough as nails. Googling Aitor Jungle King Fail/broken this is the only pic I found. The blade snaps before the pinned tang.

FerFAL
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 4:13:37 PM EDT
With mine, I bought it about 20 years ago. It broke off within a month, right where the handle fastened to the blade. The plastic itself snapped off. It may have just been a fluke, but kept me from buying another as a replacement.

I went to a Buckmaster 184. Pricey, but built like a tank!


Link Posted: 10/21/2016 4:24:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By OmegamanX:
With mine, I bought it about 20 years ago. It broke off within a month, right where the handle fastened to the blade. The plastic itself snapped off. It may have just been a fluke, but kept me from buying another as a replacement.

I went to a Buckmaster 184. Pricey, but built like a tank!


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Cant say I use my Buckmaster. Given the price the ones in new condition are going for, by the time I thought about using it, it would have been a shame so it stayed in the collection rather than use rotation.
Its one fat heavy blade though. The Jungle King II is used by the military here and its far lighter, user friendly.
FerFAL
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:45:40 PM EDT
One thing I did notice in the picture posts is that the ones pictured seem to have a metal handle and better blade steel than the cheapee I bought back in the day.!

Link Posted: 10/21/2016 8:23:07 PM EDT
My dad bought me a Aitor Jungle King back in the 80's when I joined the National Guard.

I opened a ton of 81mm mortar ammo with that knife. The recurve of the blade made it easy to follow the notch in the cardboard tube the rounds came in. I found cutting them open easier and less messy than ripping off the tape.

I still have lying around somewhere. The slingshot tubing gave up the ghost many years ago.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:44:06 AM EDT
I prefer the original.

Link Posted: 10/22/2016 7:15:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jeepnik:
I prefer the original.

<a href="http://s49.photobucket.com/user/Jeepnik/media/Knifes/RANDALLATTACK.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/Jeepnik/Knifes/RANDALLATTACK.jpg</a>
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That is a good looking blade! But keep your $600 Randals out of this thread!!
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 12:20:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By freeride21a:



That is a good looking blade! But keep your $600 Randals out of this thread!!
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Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Originally Posted By jeepnik:
I prefer the original.

<a href="http://s49.photobucket.com/user/Jeepnik/media/Knifes/RANDALLATTACK.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/Jeepnik/Knifes/RANDALLATTACK.jpg</a>



That is a good looking blade! But keep your $600 Randals out of this thread!!


Ah, a net Nazi speaks. Since one fellow mentioned Buckmasters, and I've seen them on fleabay for more than I paid for my Randall, and no price range was brought up, I figure it's appropriate.

Now had the OP wanted to talk just about cheap ones he'd have said so.
Link Posted: 10/23/2016 3:44:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jeepnik:


Ah, a net Nazi speaks. Since one fellow mentioned Buckmasters, and I've seen them on fleabay for more than I paid for my Randall, and no price range was brought up, I figure it's appropriate.

Now had the OP wanted to talk just about cheap ones he'd have said so.
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Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Originally Posted By jeepnik:
I prefer the original.

<a href="http://s49.photobucket.com/user/Jeepnik/media/Knifes/RANDALLATTACK.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f271/Jeepnik/Knifes/RANDALLATTACK.jpg</a>



That is a good looking blade! But keep your $600 Randals out of this thread!!


Ah, a net Nazi speaks. Since one fellow mentioned Buckmasters, and I've seen them on fleabay for more than I paid for my Randall, and no price range was brought up, I figure it's appropriate.

Now had the OP wanted to talk just about cheap ones he'd have said so.


LOL I was just messing with ya.
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