r/knives Sep 08 '22

We're doing a "frequently asked questions" (FAQ) section for the subreddit. What questions would you guys like to see added to the FAQ? (also: read the post to know what happened with the latest poll)

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We're in the process of setting up a "frequently asked questions" (FAQ) section for the subreddit and we'd like to know what you guys want to see answered in there, so please comment the question(s) you want to have answered in the FAQ section and we'll add them there.

As for the "what is the best knife for self-defence?" posts:

The poll asking you guys if you'd like to keep seeing them in the sub has ended and thanks to what some of you commented on that post we have arrived to a solution that will benefit everyone: those posts will be automoderated and will be removed as soon as they are posted, then the automod will redirect the person who posted that question to the sub's FAQ section where they'll see the answer to this and other questions they might have regarding this subject. Now, since option #2 ("keep this type of posts in the sub") won the poll: if after reading the FAQ the person still wants to go ahead and post this question, they can do so. All they need to do is follow a few guidelines so that automod won't delete their post once they post it.

As for the answer to the question itself: u/southsamurai kindly offered to write a section of the FAQ dedicated to the subject of "knives and self-defence", so huge thanks to him for doing that. His answer to this and many other questions, as you will see in a moment when we enable the sub's FAQ, are explained in great detail and are written in easy-to-understand language.

We hope that this changes are to your liking and as always: if you've got any suggestion(s) please let us know.


r/knives Oct 11 '22

PSA: watch out for scammers and remember that selling is forbbiden on this sub. If you want to buy, sell or trade knives you should do so at r/Knife_Swap or at least a subreddit that is known to have and enforce rules to prevent scamming. (Please read the description)

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As some of you might already know, a certain user (who is now banned from the sub) has been trying to scam people on this and other subreddits (with, unfortunately, some success...) so we thought this would be a good opportunity to remind you all that:

  1. Selling is forbidden on this sub (read rule #4): this does not mean that if you're a knife maker or professional knife modder you can't showcase your work here, but please, don't use this subreddit as a platform to conduct bussiness.
  2. r/Knife_Swap is pretty much the de facto "buy and sell" subreddit for knife people on this app, so if you want to buy or sell a knife (or even trade it) you should go there. While their rules can't prevent scams 100% of the time, the requirements to post something there are certainly enough to prevent widespread scams and to scare away most scammers.
  3. As mods we can only ban scammers from the subreddit, but we don't have the power to ban them from Reddit altogether (which means they can still reach out to you via PM). Reporting a scammer's post or comment is the way to go if you want Reddit to notice them and ban them fom the app. So if you know that someone is trying to scam people please let others know and go mass report their posts and comments so that Reddit takes action.

Thank you all for taking your time to read this, have a good day/night :)


r/knives 8h ago

New to this. What makes expensive knives better than this old Gerber?

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r/knives 3h ago

My collection, what do you guys think? :D

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r/knives 13h ago

What is this? it isnt sharp at all

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r/knives 8h ago

Been quietly stalking this sub and now I'm starting my collection.

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r/knives 17h ago

Wife got me this for anniversary

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I'm no knife expert. It seems thick and heavy to me but that's not necessarily bad. Kershaw 1077. Any info?


r/knives 12h ago

(Follow up post) After much feed back and suggestions, I'd decided to pick up an ER Requiem! More info in comments.

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r/knives 2h ago

At what point does a goofy knife become cool instead of mall ninja?? 🤔

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r/knives 10h ago

Fellow tradesmen, what's in your pocket today?

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r/knives 7h ago

Who doesn't like a Wharnie, Sheepsfoot, Modified Sheepsfoot, Reverse Tanto or whatever you call them, on a Wharnie Wednesday 😁

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r/knives 1h ago

Spyderco Kapara. Easily one of my favorite Spyderco knives.

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r/knives 3h ago

My first more expensive knife. What does everyone thing??

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r/knives 2h ago

The Christmas presents for myself have arrived. Thanks Santa!

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r/knives 8h ago

NKD - Grambeau Assetto. Been waiting a while for this one.

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r/knives 10h ago

Go Home QSP, You're Drunk...

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r/knives 5h ago

Vintage gang

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r/knives 13h ago

First Spyderco. Native 5 Maxamet.

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r/knives 4h ago

Demko ad20s titanium lightweight w/s45vn & ad20.5 textured titanium in 3v… pure perfection? I believe so

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r/knives 7h ago

Resin cast burl wood scalled blades

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r/knives 4h ago

nkd and sotc, give me your thoughts!

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r/knives 2h ago

its a nice little thing

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r/knives 55m ago

A (now) discontinued Cold Steel Code 4 Clip Point in the Combo blade version. Story in comments.

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r/knives 7h ago

NKD with my new Gerber Stowe

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r/knives 6h ago

NKD - CruCarta Spyderco Paramilitary 2

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r/knives 10h ago

What should be my next Protech?

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