parapyropig posted:stray round posted:
...but couldn't pull the trigger due to the fear of my hand slipping forward onto the edge if I'm ever attacked by a cardboard box and need to start sewing machine shanking...
With that resin-impregnated traditional grip (and your thumb over the "pommel"), you could dip your hand and motor oil, stab that thing though quarter inch steel plate, and your hand still won't slip forward.
Stray Round - I don't have the Obake, but I do have the custom Luc Burnley that the Obake was based on. To clarify Para's statement, in a Reverse Grip your hand is locked in. It's still freaky, but the cord wrapped handles offer a secure grip. I'd not be as confident in a fencer's or hammer grip stabbing into something though.
Re: the Yukanto - I think I've even seen them for around $65 on some knife distributors.