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
ParasitSam: I find the history behind knives fasinating. Great video, hope to see more
and hear more history abut knives.
Justin Diehl: i really like these more historical reviews really really interesting
kakage98: so simple yet so elagant
cutlerylover: @masterdurchgriff read the rest of the comments
Jorg: @cutlerylover also, after this rather arrogant remark of yours it would be
nice if you give some more details about that 'researched info'.. something
concrete that dates back from before Cognet's 1929 patent perhaps?
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
BALJIT147: the french have this, the Scandinavians have that, jeff has everything i
have ever heard of
flashdamingo: @flashdamingo I read the WW2 issue clasp knives were made by wittingslowe
here in OZ and donated to the war effort. Ironically the later issue knives
like my one were branded Shelham (sheldon hammond ?) and made in japan. The
newer Black wolf ones are made in china I think. They are a rough and tough
user. Do a search for australian military knives clasp knives for more info.
notreallydaedalus: @bbgunmaster13 Cut with the blade and not the spine, you'll be fine ;).
Seriously, I've carried and used slip-joints most of my life (mostly
Victorinox), and have never had one close on me when I wasn't expecting it.
cutlerylover: @marksgearreviews my info came from a discussion thread on a knife related
forum with 7 different peopel talkign to each other and agreeing on that
specific history, 3 of the men custom knife makers in which I respect a
great deal, if Im wrong thats fine, please correct it in a comment with the
correct info and YOUR sources, it will be noted
cutlerylover: @sooot175 the SVORD peasant knife, its a friction folder, search
knivesandstuff for videos on it
MadNumForce: I've seen with my very eyes the stamping machines used to cut the blades,
handles and lanyard loops, and the other machine Gaston Cognet designed
himself to mount a knife (put all the pieces in place, slip the axis/pins,
and cut it) with such a hard spring. Since 1929, it had to be fixed many
times, but it basically never changed. the Manufacture of Cutlery Cognet
(MCC) has been in the same factory for more than one century, and when
digging the ground for some reason, they've found an old die.
ilikeknives00: Where can u get those?? They look sweet!!
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
tim52396: The handle of this knive and the Cold Steel Pocket Bushman have a similar
cam131313cam: @cutlerylover i think thats NZ but we steal everything of theirs thats good
any way so... :)
cutlerylover: @masterdurchgriff ok but let me ask you this 1st...what do you feel about
this knife makes it so unique to congets desing? is it the blade style, the
rolled over one piece handle? the backspring? narrow that down for me and
Ill give you an example of a knife that was invented before it...
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.
cutlerylover: @masterdurchgriff Im thinking we were arguing ior disussing 2 different
ideas, I stand corrected in that this very specific knife was designed by a
frenchman and is a big part iof french culture, yes...I was talking more to
the fact that its not the 1st of its kind, but its specific configuration
astaschak: @JoeDurobot ok, i don't really care all that much about its history, its
not that important to me, buy any ways, i was just letting you know if you
already didn't that wiki isn't the best. but no matter the history its a
cool little knife
FatzoMcUgly: @fireblind No need, it's got a backspring.
cutlerylover: @airsoftgunner47 just noted as high carbon, 1055 or similar perhaps?
CouteauDeBoucher: It was made by french people by a french company, for a foreign market. It
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.
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).
kakage98: 29 more till 1000 :D!!!!!!!
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
pilozard: Hehe he said Penetration
cutlerylover: @JoeDurobot my research goes way past wikipedia, which for the most part is
a comon collection of thoughts and facts, you do know anyone can post info
on there right? I can go there right now and post its a knife made out of
mustrard that tastes good on pickles...lol, wiki is a good place to start
but not law...
notreallydaedalus: @ltm7575 First thing I think of is the Buck folding hunter, personally.
Second, maybe the Case Stockman. But I'm no expert!
pkdiddy: Yes, Pradel knives.
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
zanuha: @leatherfacefan1974 You should have asked for an education.
Jorg: I did, this was a reply of some time before we discussed its origines in
the other replies. For all clarity and for those who might be following
this, let me reiterate and pls correct me if I'm wrong. Your statement is
based upon the fact that this knife, although designed and produced by a
french cutler, has actual other origins.. The heft is a copy of the older
German Mercator 5KK5 katze, the scimitar blade is a persian design and even
the douk-douk figurine is malenese.. We do agree on this
Justmyopinionlol: besides douk douk and opinel are there other affordable french made knifes?
tjr1411: @stabnshoot im pretty sure this is a small.
stabnshoot: is this a small, medium or large douk douk?
DaBossk: do u know what my favorite part of shooting hoops is? 3 2 1 ..... overtime!
toddman22410: FIRST! to dislike.
MrZilbon: Nope it's not. It was popular in africa so he thought it wasn't a french
knife but it is.
ltm7575: @notreallydaedalus yeah id probably agree with that
EasternGateGuardian: @cutlerylover you guys are both right:The external engraving of the
douk-douk was created in 1929 for sales to France's colonies on Oceania.
The handle depicts a "douk-douk", or Melanesian spirit incarnation. from
cutlerylover: @masterdurchgriff I know, whats accepted as custure and whats actualy true
are 21 sdifferent thigns, take the balsiong, its a french
invention...although any single Filipino will tell you their ansestors
invented iot and its part of their culture, YES they adopted it more than
any other country or people, BUT they didnt invent it, lol
ballietbran: i'm guessing you work alot. do you have an iphone that you use to check on
youtube videos or do you just have lots of spare time. thanks! :)
notreallydaedalus: @masterdurchgriff French fries got their name from the cut -- long & thin
is called frenching, which I believe is their technique. They should really
be called frenched fried potatoes, but you know how we Americans like to
MadNumForce: This die dates back from Napoleon era, and were hidden to avoid being
destroyed when regime changed, and now they've put it in production back
again, with that same two century old die. Knifemaking in Thiers is about
as old as the American Constitution, and Cognet (with their hare and
greyhound marking) is an old maker, designer and inventor of the Douk-Douk.
Mercator used the folded handle design first, but it's a backlock, and
needs much more work, it's obvious to anyone who has both and I do.
B4TT3RY .: @cutlerylover *fangirl scream*
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.
EMT: Thanks! They sometimes skip corners and take the easy way. If they ever did that, I suggest you consult with a paralegal or lawyer. This way they won't be able to cheat you.