Four dollar knife review. (1 Viewer)

callmeG

Lurker
Joined
Mar 8, 2015
Messages
25
Current Location
farmville, NC
If you're not opposed to buying from wallyworld they have recently added several ozark trail knives for $3.87. I picked one up for a gift and got one for myself. I got the model 4028 "Tan flip opening knife" which features a 3" stainless steel blade and a 4" tan G10 handle. I chose this one because it's got a nice shaped blade that is not serrated. They had three other models which didn't really appeal to me as much, this one just looked like better quality. The blade doesn't come razor sharp out of the box but it's not bad, certainly serviceable. The blade is tight when locked without any wobble. Despite being called a flip opening knife the blade can't really be opened all the way with the flipper alone,but opens nice with the thumb stud. The handles have a nice texture. Overall, for $4 it's pretty decent. It's something you could carry without feeling too bad if it gets lost.
 
We sell all kinds of other stuff in our Etsy store!

creature

plastic wingnut in a microwave
Banned
Joined
Sep 23, 2009
Messages
1,712
Current Location
folks who know me have my #.
i think "The blade is tight when "fully extended" (rather than "locked") without any wobble would be more accurate, since the blades don't actually lock.,.. but for $4, hell yeah, they are a great piece of Chinese debt infliction..
 

Engineer J Lupo

Increasingly aggressive bro
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Dec 26, 2010
Messages
1,069
Age
44
Current Location
530 Rackerby, California
Website
youtu.be
I have one of those as well. It's actually really decent, everything you've said is fitting. One thing that's kind of a drag is the edge of the handle/grip. You can run a dremel grinding stone along it for just a real fast pass to take that edge down though, or hand sand it. Definitely a knife I wouldn't fuss over for long if I lost it, I think that's an important factor for me.. I've lost enough knives to know I don't want to spend hundreds, or thousands...
 
OP
callmeG

callmeG

Lurker
Joined
Mar 8, 2015
Messages
25
Current Location
farmville, NC
I agree with you about the handle. I took a file and beveled all the edges close to 45 degrees which was a huge improvement.
mu2ivkh-jpg.27486_Four dollar knife review._Weapons & Tools_Squat the Planet_5:53 PM

2zvxjmq-jpg.27487_Four dollar knife review._Weapons & Tools_Squat the Planet_5:53 PM
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$15.00
Goal
$100.00

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $15.00 of $50.00
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $15.00 of $75.00
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $15.00 of $100.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $15.00 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

Latest Status Updates

Roof vent is installed, fixed the side mirror, mounted the solar panels and ran the wires into the van. Currently working on putting in the floor. It's a lot but I'm making steady progress.
Anyone is Portland wanna kick it for a night and get motey'd up?!
Wowzers I'm glad I was off the site for the duration of The Pronoun Thread, as it's been titled. Holy shit. I know for a fact I would have gotten sucked into it and I'm not sure if that would've been a good thing lol
48 hours from HELL, lost thirteen hundred dollars, thats a fuckload on a pension! lost two ducks to the heat, the key for teh vespa is goign to cost an unbelievable amount says the cheerful vespa mechanic,and i need two new tyres, a new belt and rollersaswell! the generator died, wake up, the dogs cold and dead besides me and for the icing on the cake, lost my fucking bankcard and the bank tellers was a twat to me!!!ANYONE nearby bring booze and cigs and cheer!!!!FARRRKKKKKKK
On the side of the road 8 miles from Paint Rock, TX
Anyone have tips for cool chill spots dwntwn jacksonville,
Heading up to NYC soon. Gotta start from scratch again and been getting the itch to go somewhere anyways.
Almost to Jax anyone about?
Cinderella castle would make a damn good apocalypse house
A Simple Step Van wrote on snailormoon's profile.
Welcome to the site. Whattaya mean when you say you work with native Californian wildlife? Like, do you get paid for it or is it sarcasm? Curious am I. ~ peace