The Romance Novel Knife

Why does it always seem every knife has a story? Take this small hunter I got a few years ago from some guy on Facebook …well I know I probably shouldn’t have purchased it that way but I did and here’s why I bought this particular knife.

This guy is named Bill Burke and he posted video of the tests he performed on the knife. Test is the official word for what he did but it didn’t look all that official. While holding the knife in one hand and a romance novel in the other and proceeded to saw the book in half. There was no mistaking the genre either …he loudly proclaimed romance and completely cut it through. He really seemed to enjoy it although I can’t say it did the book any good. He seemed to have an endless supply of books and he kept making knives. Over time he had a pretty good following.

I am sorry that I didn’t keep a video of because it was always fun to watch although I don’t condone cutting up books it seemed to make him happy and if he had any trace of hostility it was taken out on a paperback and nothing else.

I don’t really know much about the actual steel used but if you think about it we were in the somewhat heady days of knowing a little about different types of steel. I’m pretty sure the steel is of the 1095 variety I’m not positive though, it does sharpen very easily and holds an edge rather well. The fit and finish is not perfect however it’s very serviceable and cuts quite well. It serves as an excellent EDC. The handle is smooth but I’ve had no trouble hanging on to the knife. I’ve enjoyed this knife for many years but I have never used it to cut a romance novel.

It fits rather neatly into a Rapala sheath and I can wear it on my belt.

I’ll never be a romance novel writer but I like knives and they almost always have a story to tell.