Siegdrifa: I checked some french web site and the price of the Douk Douk L'Ecureuil (squirel) is 16.65€
So with the change, if the knife is in good shape, i think 20$ is a fair price.
Siegdrifa: The Douk Douk is actualy a 100% french knife, created in 1929 by Cognet coutellerie, for foreign market.
Also, Cognet produced different version of Douk Douk for different foreign market.
I bought one for my father's birthday because i heard good thing on this knife, and i was a little decived, i thought the handleling would be not great ... but after a few test, i changed my mind completly, i really like having it in my hand it is a very reliable knife.
Getting one for me soon.
Kevin Mason: Hmmm,do you think the Squirel Douk Douk off ebay is worth the 20$???:O
captainkid1: That's odd because I read everywhere the steel is actually very soft. :)
captainkid1: looks like a fun sharp knife. But I'm not paying $30 for one.
lamargreenleaf: It looks like a copy of my German made Mercator K55K.
acadjionne: fellow cutlerylover, the most information is @ .douk-douk. where they say the blade "forged AFNOR XC (0.75% C, 0.70% Mn, 0.30% Si) water hardening carbon steel @ HC 50-53," and there r 5 other parts to it. A legend created by coutelier M.C. Cognet, Thiers, France since 1929. the new models r interesting too - there's even table knives. Cheap, ultra-reliable and excellent material quality for hard chores.
MJFallout: He actually said "the south Africans have the Okapi knife"
There you go, easy to find now.
Sensei Vertebrae: Higonokami?
Karalix: Well, in facts, it is totaly a french knife, made in France from the beginning. It was meant to be sold in Melanesia but it was a total commercial failure and they had to sell their stocks somewhere else, and it was really popular in Noth Africa.
Shawn Swigart: Its french and says so on the blade they are about 25.00 for the small. Hardest steel I have ever seen on any pocketknife
BLiZZARDKASTLE: "the south african tavio copi knife", I couldn't find it, spelling?
irlrp: Yeah, and the fact that there is no lock makes it legal to carry in france.
Mockthewar: Like your mom.
Mockthewar: It's such a simple and efficient construction. So why paint and etch all that shiat onto it?
I don't get it.
Mockthewar: Yeah, you French know about folding...
ricky18ization: its a beautiful design
pilozard: Hehe he said Penetration
Milo Fayne: Great video, keep up the good work. Just a couple of side notes; firstly when you were talking about legality, in the UK its actually the cutting edge that's measured for these purposes and secondly: Scimitar is pronounced as of there were no c so really should be spelt Simitar. Thanks again for the great vids.
MrZilbon: Nope it's not. It was popular in africa so he thought it wasn't a french knife but it is.
MrZilbon: Interesting video but actually douk douk have always been french knives. They have always been produced in the same french city and the reason you are mistaking is that they were very popular in north africa. It was originaly created to be sold in australia.
Justmyopinionlol: they're kind of pricey though...and only vintage knives left. I don't find any new Pradel. Thanks for the comment though.
pkdiddy: Yes, Pradel knives.
Justmyopinionlol: thanks for the review. Even though it's ugly as hell, I love its history.
Justmyopinionlol: this is probably the ugliest knife I've ever seen too LOL
Justmyopinionlol: besides douk douk and opinel are there other affordable french made knifes?
Dan39991: @theok20 The Pocket Bushman was inspired by the Douk Douk, yes, but I wouldn't call it a copy. The blade, handle shape, size, and materials are different, not to mention that the Pocket Bushman has a lock.
Theo Kennerley: do you think the cold steel pocket bushman was copied off this like they did with the kudu being a copy of the okapi
fstgeorge: okay i want this knife and the keychain!
newhuskytwenty: Cheap French knife to be sold in their colonies, but the edge used to be very, very sharp as only were the ancient carbon steel blades
tim52396: The handle of this knive and the Cold Steel Pocket Bushman have a similar design/style.
MrJVote: Invented by a French guy in the 1930s. The little wizard guy was picked out of a book by the French guy because he thought it was cool. Reason it was invented was for the colonial trade. You see, France was once a one of the great powers of the world and this guy invented this knife to be sold to France's overseas colonies.
It was invented by a French guy and made by other French guys working for a French company in France. How is that not a French knife?
CouteauDeBoucher: Manufactured in france by a french company. Just because it had a meleanesian picture doesn't change who made it and where. It was designed for THAT market.
2010blackhawkdown: well done, you can use wikipedia, if you read the whole article you wouldve seen this too "The handle depicts a "douk-douk", or Melanesian spirit incarnation"
CouteauDeBoucher: "The douk-douk is a French pocketknife of simple sheet-metal construction. It has been manufactured by the M. C. Cognet cutlery firm in Thiers, France, since 1929."
2010blackhawkdown: maybe it is today,but it didnt originate in france
CouteauDeBoucher: It was made by french people by a french company, for a foreign market. It is french.
2010blackhawkdown: he was saying its origins arent french, which is true
MrMetalBurrito: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA XDXDXDXDXD OH MY freakING GOD THAT IS SO freakING FUNNY WHERE THE freak DO YOU COME UP WITH IT?!?!? HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAH XDXDXDXDDDDD HHAHAHAHA LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHASAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH
MrJVote: It is a French knife, made in France for foreign trade.
Febeleh: I like both, but honestly, go with the Mercator. It has a lock (lock-back), while not necessary, it is nice to have a bit of safety, and personally, I think the Mercator has a better blade style. They're both similar, have a carbon steel, really the only reason to get a Douk-Douk is to have a knife that also has a bit more history (not saying the Mercator doesn't).
rachet197: nailnick not thumb nail notch.....
HemiFreak94: where did you pick this one up i want one
Theunit236: Just bought an opinel no.6 now I can't choose between the douk douk and the mecator k55k
Maximilien Denis: non.
kenshinbattousai374: When getting mugged in France....
Hiruvalye: If you ever get a girlfriend, you should do a review of her XD
Mrseb1977: I like opinels too (I got an Opinel too), anyway I prefer Douk-douk.
Living Social: I got a groupon from Miami and almost got tricked. The description was way off for that the deal they were offering. I found groupon reviews that several people had the same issue. Luckily Groupon honor a refund, but my time was wasted.