Knife Review : Douk-Douk Knife

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13BRAVO REDLEG: The backspring "breaks in" and lightens with use. They will always be sharper than a Mercator!

steppenwolf: so, what is the american version of the douk douk or opinel? as far as i know, there is none.

Christopher Brotons: I edc one

Murphy Sims: I find my self More often than not clicking on random knife review videos and often watch about 10 seconds and shut it off because the knife isn't appealing to me but every time I click on one of your videos before I know it's one of yours and regardless of I like the knife or not I watch it all the way through great videos awesome attitude thanks man keep it up

Dwight E Howell: My knife has made in France on the blade. I do think you missed a few points. 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.

Michael Woodsdale: Black cat review / comparison???

tony sal: k55k

sergeantbigmac: I think id prefer the German Mercator 'cat knife'. Basically same construction (slim sheet metal handle) but it has a lock... Im not like some guys and need a locking mechanism, because lets face it most of the stuff youre using a pocketknife for everyday is pretty light stuff. Like I carried an old buck knife for years and worked fine for me....
But if I have the option (and in this case for virtually the same knife) ill pick the one with the lock.

Brian Hayden: You sort of sound like Jason Alexander.

Blue Lane Frontier: Could you expand on that list of affordable workhorse knives from different cultures? I recently have been particularly interested in such blades but am not familiar with many varieties. Thanks much, and good review.

wisc flank: Dude, it is a french knife. It is and has always been produced in France. It's been designed in France too, for the oceania market. Gaspard Cognet designed it. And he's not Melanesian. Saying  it arrived in France because the soldiers confiscated them in Africa is cute though.

FPS Knifer: I have the larger version of this sorcier model. I got it as a gift and have been carrying it for a few months now. The backspring on these is crazy! I'm amazed I haven't sliced a finger off yet - these snap closed like a damn guillotine. Not your everyday folder & people used to the modern creature comforts might not dig these knives, but they're well designed & excel in many areas. Portability is an obvious advantage here.

SingDing10: I like this lighting, it makes the video seem very homely and relaxing.  Great vid as always!

paul greenwood: I have one. Legal here in the UK, the most reliable supplier is Heinnie Haynes near Cardiff.

1845Raven: I read recently that French knife maker Fred Perrin was a fan of these knives.  I also read the Douk-Douk knives are made in France.  They are made of XC75 steel.  I believe a US steel equivalent would be 1075 steel.  Also, the steel is hardened to 52-53 HRC.  That's a very low rockwell for HC steel, but I figure for a variety of reasons--value, etc., the low rockwell is fine.

MrHassancehef: sorry, but your history is false

blk stone: how big is the large?

Patrick McCormack: I own the small and large sized Douk-Douks. I gave them out as gifts to the groomsmen at my wedding. Fantastic knife. I carry the small version everywhere. I read somewhere that part of the reason they were outlawed by the French in the colonies was because assassins were known to pinch the handle shut beneath the blade once opened, turning the knife into a stiletto dagger. It was outlawed due to the rise in stealthy murders and assassinations.

ByeByeAnotherDay: Indeed. The Douk Douk character was put on it to make it sell better in Oceanian colonies. It later sold pretty much everywhere in French colonies and territories. Later came variations, like the El-Baraka with a Berber star for Maghreb colonies, the Tiki with a Polynesian character on it, and even a French version, l'Ecureuil, with a squirrel. But it was always a French knife made in France. Melanesians didn't even knew how to work steel when they were colonized.

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Knife Review : Douk-Douk Knife 5 out of 5

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