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Ok got my stainless Douk-douk today and thought I'd give a short review of it,you'll have to excuse the fact that I haven't a camera worth a damn so I nabbed a pic off ye old 'net.

Construction:Well made and thin,I mean really thin! and it's not perfect as you can see some of the assembly is done by hand-this good since you can "use" it without a break-in :tu:

Weight:this is weird but I don't know any other way to say it;it's not heavy yet it feels solid..that's because of the all-metal construction.

Edge-this thing is sharp! strangely the back of the edge was somewhat dull but it sharpened up quick;the blade is thick enough at the base to be sturdy but it tapers nicely to the tip..and it's flat ground so you wind up with a really razor ready edge,I prefer just "sharp" though so I won't need to worry about chipping.

Blade steel-?? marked "440" on the tang,your guess is good as mine as to what kind :retard:

Action:this is a slip joint,yet unlike any I've run into so far....you have to put your mind to opening it,no glass smooth action here folks-it's rough! but it also assures you won't fold the thing on your fingers by accident,I honestly can't see this thing folding any other way then on purpose,and there's a stop half-way so getting it open means two hands or nothing...if you think you'll need a knife in a hurry carry a one-hand opener.

Lastly:this knife for something so thin is very comfy to cut with,the thin sharp edge and the fact that the folded round part of the handel sits against your hand make it good for even thick cardboard,also eventhough it is a bit large (about 4 3/4in closed and a 3 1/2in blade) it's kinda SAK harmless looking so you might not scare the "sheeple" too much carrying this around-but don't be fooled,this knife has a bloody,bloody history and I could see it being a mean defense knife...just how to get it open in a hurry? :cornfused

Hope you all like this short review.

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I thought for sure I was the only one in here who owned a Douk-douk.. :tu:
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Wild looking blade.:tu:

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Well I just found something new about this knife:you can "lock" it closed,just slip the bail over the blade! weird..
And since I'm satisfyed with it I'll give the best place to get them and post a pic of all types available+cost

Go here for best prices (large & small-$20.00 ex-large $50.00 inculdes S/H)
http://www.szaboinc.com/index1.html scroll to the bottom of the page (and don't drool on yer keyboard for all the other knives here :D )

And a pic of all the Douks they sell.

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I like it. The Douk-douk is a sweet little ethnic knife. Where did you get it?

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Allow me..


Go here for best prices (large & small-$20.00 ex-large $50.00 inculdes S/H)
http://www.szaboinc.com/index1.html scroll to the bottom of the page (and don't drool on yer keyboard for all the other knives here :D )



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hello to everybody (my first post)

the douk douk was designed and produce by Gaston Cognet in 1927 in thiers (france)
a very strong, good and low price knife it's my edc a this time
review by fred perrin
http://www.geocities....oukdoukrev.htm

a kydex seath to wear it around the neck by a friend -xavier Conil

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here a damascus version( the pic is very bad

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here som modified douk douk, with one open hand

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I've seen the damascus one,isn't worth about-what? $300.00 something? :shocked: and don't worry about the pic,in every one I've seen it looks corroded! :rof3: (they really need a better cameraman) :D

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Great pixs, arzh and welcome to Ramanon. :otay: Up until Krull's thread, I thought a douk-douk was an extinct bird. I like these informative posts... thanks for informing! :tu:
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thanks for your welcome

the damascus douk douk is around 650 € = 774.054 USD
the interest of the douk-douk for having a cheap price for a strong knife, so the damascus one is beautiful but no real interest
i don't know wher the name cames from, but for the extinct bird it's maybe be the dodo Posted Image

really happy to be there
sorry for my bad english
just want to speak about my passion :beernana:

cheers jerome

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These Douk-Douks look an awful lot like a knife we used to buy and carry when we were kids. Looked just like one of these, but had a black enamel handle (sometimes with K-99, a picture of a cat, or both), and a lock halfway up the spine. Carefully drilling out the main pivot pin, then some file work, and reassembly would result in a knife that could be opened with a flip of the wrist. Once the work was all done, it was time for Saturday Nite!
Nothing personal..........just my opinion!

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http://premiumknives...en_Germany.html

is that the one BO? does look simular

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These Douk-Douks look an awful lot like a knife we used to buy and carry when we were kids. Looked just like one of these, but had a black enamel handle (sometimes with K-99, a picture of a cat, or both), and a lock halfway up the spine.
Carefully drilling out the main pivot pin, then some file work, and reassembly would result in a knife that could be opened with a flip of the wrist. Once the work was all done, it was time for Saturday Nite!


as jamills73 said it's a Mercator K55;some info on it:
http://www.bladeforu...ht=Mercator K55

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I have a douk-douk. Very sharp indeed. Discreet little carrier. I don't like the way it closes. It has a great deal snap to it! YOW!!
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Yup, that's the baby! With one of these in your pocket you were instant baaaaadasssss...............When you're a jet, you're a jet allaway..I mean can you remember Natalie Wood in West Side Story? Nah, they don't make knives OR shows like that anymore! (Am I dating myself????)
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