Aranyik Survival Blade Review

 

 

**Update note – This is an imitation and not a real Aranyik.

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This is the Ebay Aranyik Survival/Camping/Fishing fix blade I ordered for $20 plus $10 shipping from a thaipride – a Thailand seller on ebay.

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First thing I noticed after unboxing is how small the handle is.

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You can see how crude the craftsmanship is.

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I then realized the tip of the blade wasn’t even sharpened.

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The snap on the sheath is a joke. You can see how the widest part of the blade can slip right through.

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I was really excited about getting a Aranyik knife. They are know to have superb blades. That part is still true. Everything else was more inadequate than I anticipated. That is why I decided to recondition it.  The pins used to fix the handles was aluminum so it was fairly easy to drill them off.

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After the removal of the wood I can see that again this blade was really crudely made. The drill/cut edges were still protruding.

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This is the other side that I filed flat.

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I’ve used the same process in making this handle and sheath as the other I’ve made from prior projects. Here are the links.

Overall I give this purchase Rating: ★★★☆☆

Although the blade itself is as expected, the overall assembly and design could use more pride and care into crafting it. Especially considering there are other knives in the commercial market in the $30 range, with a little more thoughtfulness into its overall construction will make it a great blade and great purchase in any person’s collection.

 

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4 thoughts on “Aranyik Survival Blade Review

  • April 7, 2014 at 8:16 am
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    It is not an Aranyik, even the stamping on the blade confirms that. Be careful when shopping on Ebay.

  • April 11, 2014 at 2:31 pm
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    Thanks for the info Miles. I failed to take notice of the stamp.

  • August 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm
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    hello your knife is genuine aranyik knife. they are many different style of knife that make here, aranyk its pliek a place , a town that makes tools for farm for agriculture.
    some good some bad, but we not have fake aranyik.. every knife make in the town is aranyik…
    your knife small cheap knife to buy in the market.

  • January 1, 2015 at 1:15 am
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    Its a real Aranyik. Just a smaller version. They got sizes from 1-6. Thats probably a 5 or 6. Aranyik is NOT a company name. Its a village thats famous for knives and metalwork. Like, California and surfboards. So all knives that are made in the village of aranyik is an “Aranyik blade” which is pretty much top dog for a blade here in Thailand. Even though they’re made by different blacksmiths from different homes its still handmade in Aranyik…Nice handlework. Im thinking about getting a 6inch aranyik sawback and modding out the handle. And about the sheath, thats just the way it is in Thailand with a lot of factory stuff. Dont feel bbad we are a 3rd world country. But the handmade sheaths are VERY nice. But more traditional. Nothing tactical or anything like that.

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