Douk Douk Model 815 Folding Knife Review | OsoGrandeKnives

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The Douk-Douk Folder measures 4 3/8″ closed and features a 3 1/8″ carbon steel blade with Douk-Douk scroll etching. Ferro-blackened folded steel handles with bail. Front handle is etched with Douk-Douk artwork. Bulk packed.

Famous in the former French colonies for over 70 years and used recently for decades by the Army and in the French Foreign Legion, these are tough, working knives.


Blade Length: 3-1/8″
Overall Length: 7-1/2″
Handle Length: 4-3/8″
Handle Material: Ferro-Blackened Stainless Steel
Weight: 2.4 oz.
Made in France

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Luigi B says:

It’s VERY much like the traditional HIGONOKAMI knife from Japan.


Love the strong backspring! They are razor sharp so be careful!

blk stone says:

is that the medium model? I’m thinking of purchasing the medium.  Is it took big?

Jörgen Eriksson says:

Cool blade sir !

Kagemusha Warrior says:

Thanks mate. Great review.

This is great little knife.I have always found that when it comes to equipment that you need to rely, basic is best. This is basic at its best. Moreover, as you have pointed out, it has been tried and tested by some of the roughest and toughest in the world.

The carbon steel is XT75. It is very easy to keep sharp and keeps a better edge than anything of stainless steel in construction.

A comparable knife (if you are interested) in the Mercator ‘Black Cat’ K55K. You cannot go wrong with either knife. The ‘Black Cat’ is to the German army what the Douk Douk is to the French. It is also made with XT75 carbon steel.

On the face of it the K55K is a more sophisticated knife. It looks far more refined than the Douk Douk (which is a bit ‘agricultural’) and has a looking blade.

I have been ‘road testing’ them both for a number of years.

I would go with the Douk Douk. What it lacks in style in amply makes up for in ruggedness and dependability. When it comes to it, in the field, these are the qualities that you value most.

paul greenwood says:

Douk Douk just means ‘knife’. The engraving on the handle is of the Melanesian god of Death.

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