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Sneak Peek – American Kami Trench Knife

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15 Responses to “Sneak Peek – American Kami Trench Knife”

  1. Joe says:

    Talk about gaudy. I think I saw these for $15 on BudK

  2. Patrick says:

    American Kami needs to take the sales from a single knife and pay a web designer to update his website. It’s atrocious.

    • SSD says:

      Like most custom knife makers, he sells through every run. I understand that the website can be frustrating, it was for me when I first heard about DJ and wanted to learn about his blades, but he doesn’t really need it to make a living.

      • Patrick says:

        Yeah, I get that he sells through his small batch runs really quickly, and doesn’t really NEED the website to help move his (pretty awesome) product. It would just be appreciated if it was a little more user friendly. There are some great looking blades on it, it’s just so damn frustrating to navigate is all.

  3. Ajax says:

    IMO, that guard might ought to be swept back-looks like you are looking out on some stabbing capabilities with that design. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me.

  4. Bob M says:

    What’s the purpose of the hook?

  5. Dellis says:

    Many times “hooks” in a fighting knive, which is a misnomer itself, are used to hook and catch your opponents blade. It’s also a guard of sorts.

    The knife is a neat collector item but I can almost guarantee that if you used this knife in any way to defend yourself and happened to injure or kill your attacker you’re gonna have a hard time explaining yourself before judge and jury!

    • Bill says:

      Wasn’t the theory also that a twist of the knife could supposedly break an opponent’s blade if it was captured in the guard?

      I really doubt that these are going into the field. I can’t even think of a practical way to carry it without interfering with other kit. And it’s a unitasker – I don’t think it’s what you want for shaving fuzz sticks or prying open filing cabinets.

      • "Bob" says:

        In theory, yeah. In practice, it’s damn hard if not impossible.

      • "Bob" says:

        Snapping a blade worked a lot better back in the day when the swords were very thin and light, and the style of fighting meant catching the blade in a nock (usually located on the guard or the base of the blade) was a real possibility.

        With thick, short knives it would be extremely difficult, as well as impractical.

      • Dellis says:

        As Bob noted, yea that was the “thought” or idea but in a “knife fight”, which is up close and in your face, putting that into application is another story.

  6. Chris K. says:

    Awesome design, really captures the spirit of WWI trench knives. Amazing to think they used to issue stuff like that back in the day.

  7. Thanks for sharing these, E. I am extremely excited about them.

    Jeez… Tough crowd! A guy could get his feeling hurt. LOL!

    All I can say about these is that they are going to be badass when they are finished, and either you get where I’m going with them or you don’t.

    Now if you will excuse me, I do believe that these handles should have a big fat bowie blade option before I start cutting steel for them this coming week… 😉

  8. Matt says:

    I like it. I like it a lot.