what happened to the knife in the pic? Looks like it got "bungi" What did it hit?
Hi Senti, I'm not quite sure but my guess was it was a knife to knife contact. it is actually more common than most people realize. the Vaciadors see this all the time. Could also be blade to garol contact. That is why when evaluating a knife it is good to check it post fight. this knife actually did well _ the tip came out pretty sharp (considering it cut through bone) and the blade "bungi" is actually preferred over the blade folding up, for cutting reasons.
I was also trying to see if the Blade would twist or break due to the very narrow profile. Im glad it didn't, considering these were cocks. still learning each day :-)
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Bon Appetit! Just teasing you guys out there but sincerely hoping I could share with all of you the great "ROOSTER STEW" - that's what I tell my kids hahahahahaha
This particular knife used was 33/4 inches long. The rooster is medium stationed, short shank so the knife tip was exactly at the featherline when the legs were stretched out straight. Seeing the wound and penetration depth, my opinion is that i should have used a tad shorter knife - 31/2 for this rooster. For a faster kill. But again, a win is a win. :-)
Thanks Jovie! We missed you and Joey at the pit!
Filamex, yesterday before the fight i told the group that this bird was a candidate for culling thats why he was brought to the taritari session. After the fight, so many wanted to get him - save him from the katay board. Hahahaha. But my driver who was feeding the rooster for the past few weeks beat them to the draw. So its back with him. Apparently this rooster already was mated to his assortment of hens and has offspring being set. Swerte sya. The rooster i mean.
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Dondi, dont forget our "acquisition plan" ;-) im sure Joey will cheer you on as much as I would! Go go Dondi!!!
I cnat seem to find my 2 apollo knives. I cant imagine where they would go since i remember putting them in my case. Age age age - though we become more precious and valuable with time, all we are good for is breeding duty hahahaha
http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...P1010878-1.mp4 a fight video from tiny
an Argentinian fowl
[QUOTE=jailbird;4048044]Dondi, dont forget our "acquisition plan" ;-) im sure Joey will cheer you on as much as I would! Go go Dondi!!!
GO GO ODDBIRD, GO GO DONDI!!!!!
Sir Jb, with your description of the roosters station, yup, I agree that 3 1/2 inch might have been a better knife for him or a 3 3/8 inch might have performed best with regard to length. Looks though that the rooster is a cock with a good body size thus, a wider blade could have been used. That kind of blade you used are for lighter birds in my opinion. But then again, he won and that's what it's all about, right?
i was searching for knife tying and i was brought here....eniwe..makikitambay lang muna ...interesting discussion on knives and knife-tying...tanx sir JB for this thread...and for the valuable insights as well..neophyte lang din sa pagtatari..as i write this..i only tied 6x..2w and 4 loss...the first time i tied..loss agad hehehe..out the 6 i tied one of my own..luckily it won..the rest belong to friends and friends of friend..in the pits i just observe how the mananari tie their knives..sumtimjes i casually sneak behind them while mounting the blade..just to get some idea..and try it myself...DIY ika nga...baka mging suki ako dito...this coming sat and sun ill fight 2 of own cocks...ill personally tie it...wish me luck...ill get back here for sum updates...
btw, sir JB matanong lang kung maganda ang tari na gawa sa damascus steel?
Hi DucalWong, welcome to the thread and keep posting. Am sure one of these days your wins will outnumber your losses. At this very moment our good threadmate Joey H just scored 2 Wins out of 2 fights in SPC sagupaan elims. He used Apollo knives 1/4 inch above the featherline both wins impressive and against big name entries/gaffers. CONGRATS JOEY! GOGOGOGOGO!!!!
On Damascus steel, I actually have been trying to find and buy a damascus sword - problem is that Damascus steel is a fabled item. No one really knows how the original damascus steel was really made. There are now many purported Damascus steel swords, knives etc for sale but I'm not sure if they just call them damascus because of design nuances - or because they actually discovered the secret of making damascus steel. So far we have many modern options from Crucible Particle Metals. To prehardened saw blades and other raw steel that can be worked into the proper combination of toughness, hardness and point/blade sharpness. If you have steel you believe is good, I guess the only way is to test it.
Here's a video of our fight using a "tari" 1 inch above the feather line. It was because I do not have a shorter knife with me that time so i used a 4 1/4 incher
The red rooster tied with a 4 1/4 incher knife.
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Joey was using 1/4 inch above the featherline today and scored 3 wins out of 3 fights. Perfect score!! CONGRATS JOEY!!!!
Yes Saint, im franticaLLY LOOKING for those knives!!