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Special Interest Groups => Blades, folders, multi tools, axes => Topic started by: Hardy de Kock on January 25, 2020, 08:53:49 pm

Title: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 25, 2020, 08:53:49 pm
I know there are other knife threads that has been posted before, but I would like to start a thread specifically on folding knives. This includes:
Fixed Blades
Folders
Slipjoints
Karambits
Out the Front (OTF)
Swiss Knives and other Multi tools.

Hopefully this thread will grow into a resourceful platform, where we all will learn from each other. I am not sure if this thread can be used to sell or swap knives, but I am sure admin wont have a problem with that - @Kilroy
Please show off your favorite EDC (Everyday Carry Knife) when you comment.
Thanks


Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 25, 2020, 09:35:36 pm
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 25, 2020, 09:45:40 pm
I really like (in no particular order)

1. Zero Tolerance
2. Hinderer knives (Rick Hinderer,apart from making brilliant knives under his own brand, from time to time teams up with Zero Tolerance as designer for some of their more beefy knives)
3. Chris Reeve knives
4. Spyderco
5. Pohl Force
6. Bastinelli Creations
7. Fox knives
8. Cold Steel
9. Kizer
10. Benchmade
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: zacapa on January 25, 2020, 10:23:57 pm
11.Honeybadger
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: NoRush on January 26, 2020, 04:02:26 am
thanks Hardy, Have a lot to learn.
So far had good service from Cold steel. EDC used at work for various jobs.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 04:42:35 am
thanks Hardy, Have a lot to learn.
So far had good service from Cold steel. EDC used at work for various jobs.

We all do boet. Which Cold Steel do you use / prefer? I like their beefy knives a lot.
I have the:
Cold Steel - Andrew Demko 10
Cold Steel - Andrew Demko 15
Cold Steel - SR1 Lockback Tanto 62LA









Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: NoRush on January 26, 2020, 05:04:05 am
Hardy, I bought this a long time ago, no name on the knife but looks like
tanto type blade with thumb opening knurled knobs for one handed use and styled to look like
military type knife you would find on a marine/soldier. Fits very nicely into the hand.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 05:16:30 am
Hardy, I bought this a long time ago, no name on the knife but looks like
tanto type blade with thumb opening knurled knobs for one handed use and styled to look like
military type knife you would find on a marine/soldier. Fits very nicely into the hand.

Have you got a pic that you can upload?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 07:20:05 am
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 11:57:19 am
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 11:59:14 am
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 26, 2020, 12:35:16 pm
Vir baie jare dra ek nou al elke dag hierdie cheapie saam met my. Ek het drie van hulle, maar twee is veilig gebÍre vir wanneer hul dag kom.

As ek die geld kan hÍ van die hoeveelheid springbok biltong wat hy al gekerf het en voersakke wat hy al oopgesny het dan was ek n ryk man. Ek het wel n Lamb Foot wat iemand my persent gegee het, maar gebruik hom nie ,want ek is te bang ek verloor hom.

PS: ek het my post ge edit ek het n Real Lamb Foot en nie n Joseph Rogers. :deal:



Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 02:12:25 pm
Vir baie jare dra ek nou al elke dag hierdie cheapie saam met my. Ek het drie van hulle, maar twee is veilig gebÍre vir wanneer hul dag kom.

As ek die geld kan hÍ van die hoeveelheid springbok biltong wat hy al gekerf het en voersakke wat hy al oopgesny het dan was ek n ryk man. Ek het wel n Joseph Rogers wat iemand my persent gegee het, maar gebruik hom nie ,want ek is te bang ek verloor hom.

Ja nee Chris - Die' messe is darem wragtig goeie waarde vir geld gewees. Ek glo dat vandag se jong seuns / manne hulself doodskrik, as jy vir hulle 'n Victorinox/Okapi/ Joseph Rodgers messie gee as 'n geskenk.
Ek stuur vir jou 'n klein Leatherman (Jy het eerste jou mes gepost op die thread :thumleft:) as 'n geskenk.
Geniet hom :laughing4:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on January 26, 2020, 03:01:12 pm
Vir baie jare dra ek nou al elke dag hierdie cheapie saam met my. Ek het drie van hulle, maar twee is veilig gebÍre vir wanneer hul dag kom.

As ek die geld kan hÍ van die hoeveelheid springbok biltong wat hy al gekerf het en voersakke wat hy al oopgesny het dan was ek n ryk man. Ek het wel n Joseph Rogers wat iemand my persent gegee het, maar gebruik hom nie ,want ek is te bang ek verloor hom.

This is my EDC - Bestech Texel with D2 steel.
I have a funny feeling that I am going to spend a lot of time on this thread. :3some:

Specifications
Blade Length: 8.2 cm
Cutting Edge: 8 cm
Handle Length: 10.79 cm
Overall Length: 18.99 cm
Blade Thickness: 3.3 mm
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Two-Tone Satin/Stonewash
Handle Material: Translucent G10
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vuurmaker on January 26, 2020, 03:03:28 pm
Vir baie jare dra ek nou al elke dag hierdie cheapie saam met my. Ek het drie van hulle, maar twee is veilig gebÍre vir wanneer hul dag kom.

As ek die geld kan hÍ van die hoeveelheid springbok biltong wat hy al gekerf het en voersakke wat hy al oopgesny het dan was ek n ryk man. Ek het wel n Joseph Rogers wat iemand my persent gegee het, maar gebruik hom nie ,want ek is te bang ek verloor hom.

Ja nee Chris - Die' messe is darem wragtig goeie waarde vir geld gewees. Ek glo dat vandag se jong seuns / manne hulself doodskrik, as jy vir hulle 'n Victorinox/Okapi/ Joseph Rodgers messie gee as 'n geskenk.
Ek stuur vir jou 'n klein Leatherman (Jy het eerste jou mes gepost op die thread :thumleft:) as 'n geskenk.
Geniet hom :laughing4:
Sommer net n storie van ons familie se kinners se jongdae

N instelling het gevorm toe 3 van die jongmanne se ouderdomme gewissel het tussen 10 en 3

As ons gaanwild kamp moes hul help vuur maak, stap stokke sny om spinnerakke weg te vee uit die bospaadjies, skerpioene wegjaag ens
Natuurlik ook stokke sny vir stokbrood en marshmallows braai.

So het hul geleer om met n mes te werk en self liefde vir messe ontwikkel

Hier gedurende die grootdae wat nou verby is probeer ek met my sukkelende dom hande (Carpal tunnel sindroom)iets sny, so gebeur dit dat ek na my toe sny, Simon nou n wereldwyse Stellies student het nader gestaan die mes saggies uit my hand geneem en saggies gesÍ kan ek help......

Mens sny mos nie na jou toe, soos oom ons geleer het

Manne ek was sommer trots en hartseer so op die selfde tyd

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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 03:31:20 pm
Dankie vir die deel. Wat se mes dra jy deesdae, @Vuurmaker ? Ek hoop die Carpal Tunnel storie kom reg.

Ja, dit is vir 'n tegnologiese gestremde persoon soos ek hartseer om te sien dat jong seuns baie meer belangstel in die nuutste telefoon, I-pad ens, instede van 'n blinknuwe sakmes.
Jong, ek ht by my oupa grootgeword en die ou man was verskriklik erg oor netheid op voertuie,vuurwapens en messe.
Hy het gereeld inspeksies gedoen op al die plaas se wapens en dan sommer ook gekyk of ek my mes ordentlik onderhou.
Hy het my ook vertel dat jy nie vir 'n vriend 'n mes gee sonder om 'n muntstuk in ruil daarvoor te kry nie. Blykbaar lei die legende dat jou vriendskap met die persoon skade sal lei, as die mes gratis gegee word - vandaar die muntstuk storie.
Enigeiemand anders al die storie gehoor?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 03:35:51 pm
My dra mes vir vandag - Andrť de Villiers Hummer Titanium Framelock & G10
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on January 26, 2020, 03:46:29 pm
Dankie vir die deel. Wat se mes dra jy deesdae, @Vuurmaker ? Ek hoop die Carpal Tunnel storie kom reg.

Ja, dit is vir 'n tegnologiese gestremde persoon soos ek hartseer om te sien dat jong seuns baie meer belangstel in die nuutste telefoon, I-pad ens, instede van 'n blinknuwe sakmes.
Jong, ek ht by my oupa grootgeword en die ou man was verskriklik erg oor netheid op voertuie,vuurwapens en messe.
Hy het gereeld inspeksies gedoen op al die plaas se wapens en dan sommer ook gekyk of ek my mes ordentlik onderhou.
Hy het my ook vertel dat jy nie vir 'n vriend 'n mes gee sonder om 'n muntstuk in ruil daarvoor te kry nie. Blykbaar lei die legende dat jou vriendskap met die persoon skade sal lei, as die mes gratis gegee word - vandaar die muntstuk storie.
Enigeiemand anders al die storie gehoor?
Ja, maar net omdat jy my daarvan vertel het. :laughing4:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 26, 2020, 04:28:28 pm
Karoo Rider gee vir sy twee seuns messe vir verjaarsdae en kersfees sodat hulle n mes collection kan opbou en dalk later soos hulle ouer word self kan begin messe aanskaf.

Dankie vir die geskenk Hardy, word waardeer. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 04:38:16 pm
Karoo Rider gee vir sy twee seuns messe vir verjaarsdae en kersfees sodat hulle n mes collection kan opbou en dalk later soos hulle ouer word self kan begin messe aanskaf.

Dankie vir die geskenk Hardy, word waardeer. :thumleft:

Slim pa daai.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 26, 2020, 04:43:19 pm
Karoo Rider gee vir sy twee seuns messe vir verjaarsdae en kersfees sodat hulle n mes collection kan opbou en dalk later soos hulle ouer word self kan begin messe aanskaf.

Dankie vir die geskenk Hardy, word waardeer. :thumleft:

Slim pa daai.
Moet sÍ ek is baie trots oor hoe my maat sy twee seuns in die dorp groot maak. Hy kry hulle vroeg uit die vere en uit by die agter hekkie wat sommer die begin van n stap roete is van 12 kilos dink ek. Het ook nou onlangs nuwe klim gereedskap vir hulle gekoop sodat hy hulle kan leer berg klim ( ek is nie so happy daaroor)  Wens ek was n geldgat dat ek hom n grondjie kan koop naby die dorp om die seuns op te kan groot word. Daar is niks soos plaas groot word met diere en chores om gedoen te word.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: frankmac on January 26, 2020, 04:46:09 pm
What's the best steel for an EDC (You Tube)

Great thread this, Hardy. This bloke is obviously one of those very knowledgeable people but I couldn't help looking at his hands.

Not the type I would associate with requiring an EDC knife and he seemed to have no scars associated with frequent knife use. 

I love a decent pocket knife and have quite a few but budget contraints restrict me to the more modest ones. 

I mentioned previously in another thread of my dad's old Okapi which cut a Swazi policeman's fingers in the 70's. Dad had to show some Swazi princess around the sugar estate and she wished to sample some sugar cane.

My dad offered to cut her a piece whereupon an overzealous plod decided he would oblige and grabbed the Okapi. He was then cautioned to be careful as the knife was sharp.

The inevitable happened and the fellow had to be carted off to the clinic for stitches.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Noneking on January 26, 2020, 04:53:51 pm
Nie ń regtig ń mes ou nie, maar die een is baie na aan my hart. My Oupa het hom vir my so 33 jaar gelede gekoop toe ons nog gereŽld op sy wildsplaas gejag. As ek mooi daaraan dink die enigste geskenk wat ek ooit van hom ontvang het .......



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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 26, 2020, 04:55:23 pm
Fracmac those middle three dark ones lying verical I have one of those. Blade very very hard difficult to get sharp with my normal method on fine sandpaper.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vuurmaker on January 26, 2020, 04:59:26 pm
Hardy jy laat mens nou ver en hard dink

Die een links van my seun gekry

Opinel van my susterskind gekry voordat hy Kanada toe verhuis het, special mes wat aan n oorlede vriend van hom behoort het

Swiss army rooie het my broer in die 90's by die fabriek in Switserland gekoop, nog nooit die groot lem gebruik, slegs die kleintjie

Dan nog so paar cheapies, 2 by die werk in elke kar iewers een of 2, in die kamp goete n paar en in die bike toolboks nog een of 2, elkeen met sy eie storie (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200126/66ff8d50eec90e161365ba8dabe08376.jpg)

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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Guardian on January 26, 2020, 05:02:46 pm
My EDC. Mens besef nie hoe baie jy Ďn mes nodig het totdat jy een begin dra nie.

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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Noneking on January 26, 2020, 05:23:48 pm
Die ou Puma het my ma in 2001 uit my Oupa se kas gevat die dag wat hy oorlede is en dit vir my gegee.


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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Guardian on January 26, 2020, 05:34:53 pm
Die ou Puma het my ma in 2001 uit my Oupa se kas gevat die dag wat hy oorlede is en dit vir my gegee.


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Canzius daai Puma is Ďn versamel stuk. Baie mooi mes...


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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 26, 2020, 05:37:26 pm
Canzius daai Puma is Ďn versamel stuk. Baie mooi mes.

Nogal n drie lem ook of kyk ek sleg?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Guardian on January 26, 2020, 05:43:09 pm
Die ou Puma het my ma in 2001 uit my Oupa se kas gevat die dag wat hy oorlede is en dit vir my gegee.


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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Noneking on January 26, 2020, 05:45:30 pm
Canzius daai Puma is Ďn versamel stuk. Baie mooi mes.

Nogal n drie lem ook of kyk ek sleg?


Korrek ja
As oorvertelling reg is, is die mes ongeveer 45 jaar oud? Kan dit wees?


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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Noneking on January 26, 2020, 05:46:34 pm
Die ou Puma het my ma in 2001 uit my Oupa se kas gevat die dag wat hy oorlede is en dit vir my gegee.


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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 05:54:28 pm
Karoo Rider gee vir sy twee seuns messe vir verjaarsdae en kersfees sodat hulle n mes collection kan opbou en dalk later soos hulle ouer word self kan begin messe aanskaf.

Dankie vir die geskenk Hardy, word waardeer. :thumleft:

Slim pa daai.


Moet sÍ ek is baie trots oor hoe my maat sy twee seuns in die dorp groot maak. Hy kry hulle vroeg uit die vere en uit by die agter hekkie wat sommer die begin van n stap roete is van 12 kilos dink ek. Het ook nou onlangs nuwe klim gereedskap vir hulle gekoop sodat hy hulle kan leer berg klim ( ek is nie so happy daaroor)  Wens ek was n geldgat dat ek hom n grondjie kan koop naby die dorp om die seuns op te kan groot word. Daar is niks soos plaas groot word met diere en chores om gedoen te word.

Julle het nie dalk erens ń akker of twee wat leeg staan nie? Leer daai laaities groente boer, vir julle almal. Klink regtig of Karoo Rider ń plan het met sy seuns.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 05:57:31 pm
Die ou Puma het my ma in 2001 uit my Oupa se kas gevat die dag wat hy oorlede is en dit vir my gegee.


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Puma stock knives is legendaries Canzius
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kaboef on January 26, 2020, 06:00:45 pm
Ek trek ook maar hier in en skuif my stoel nader.

n Knipmes is n ding waarsonder ek nie kan klaarkom nie. My silwer Victorinox gaan orals saam met my.
Het n Kershaw wat ek gebruik vir jag. Cheap messe, maar hulle doen hulle ding.

My pa het n redelike mesversameling gehad wat nou in my ma se besit is. Sy gee nou vir al die kleinseuns elke jaar n mes vir hulle verjaarsdae.

Het julle al daar rooi messe gesien wat Kaap Agri deedae aanhou. Selfde fabrikaat as die snoeisker. Kan nie nou die naam onthou nie. Fal...something.
Lyk baie mooi, en baie prakties.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 06:03:11 pm
Hardy jy laat mens nou ver en hard dink

Die een links van my seun gekry

Opinel van my susterskind gekry voordat hy Kanada toe verhuis het, special mes wat aan n oorlede vriend van hom behoort het

Swiss army rooie het my broer in die 90's by die fabriek in Switserland gekoop, nog nooit die groot lem gebruik, slegs die kleintjie

Dan nog so paar cheapies, 2 by die werk in elke kar iewers een of 2, in die kamp goete n paar en in die bike toolboks nog een of 2, elkeen met sy eie storie (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200126/66ff8d50eec90e161365ba8dabe08376.jpg)

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Opinels is classics Vuurmaker - Deesdae word daar ďcustomĒ werk op die Opinels gedoen.
Ja. ons het ook so noodgeval rugsak  met ń mes, byltjie, flits, tou, tools etc vir elke voertuig. 
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Noneking on January 26, 2020, 06:08:21 pm
Die ou Puma het my ma in 2001 uit my Oupa se kas gevat die dag wat hy oorlede is en dit vir my gegee.


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Vind ek vandag uit ja......
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 06:08:42 pm
Ek trek ook maar hier in en skuif my stoel nader.

n Knipmes is n ding waarsonder ek nie kan klaarkom nie. My silwer Victorinox gaan orals saam met my.
Het n Kershaw wat ek gebruik vir jag. Cheap messe, maar hulle doen hulle ding.

My pa het n redelike mesversameling gehad wat nou in my ma se besit is. Sy gee nou vir al die kleinseuns elke jaar n mes vir hulle verjaarsdae.

Het julle al daar rooi messe gesien wat Kaap Agri deedae aanhou. Selfde fabrikaat as die snoeisker. Kan nie nou die naam onthou nie. Fal...something.
Lyk baie mooi, en baie prakties.

As jy vir Visarend vra, gaan hy jou vertel ń Kershaw is die beste waarde vir geld, as dit by knipmesse kom.
Dis moer nice dat jou ma, jou pa se passie so by die kleinkinders integreer.  :thumleft:
Jy maak my nou nuuskierig oor daai Kaap Agri mes.
Edit - nou gaan kyk, en dit lyk na Falco?. Ken dit glad nie, maar dit lyk bleddie nice  :thumleft:
Title: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Guardian on January 26, 2020, 06:21:32 pm
My cleaver. Werk baie goed vir die toere..
Artisan Cutlery - Osprey

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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kaboef on January 26, 2020, 06:23:04 pm
Jis. Falco.

Ek het al baie staan en kwyl daar by die kooperasie voor die Falco rak.
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 06:27:50 pm
What's the best steel for an EDC (You Tube)

Great thread this, Hardy. This bloke is obviously one of those very knowledgeable people but I couldn't help looking at his hands.

Not the type I would associate with requiring an EDC knife and he seemed to have no scars associated with frequent knife use. 

I love a decent pocket knife and have quite a few but budget contraints restrict me to the more modest ones. 

I mentioned previously in another thread of my dad's old Okapi which cut a Swazi policeman's fingers in the 70's. Dad had to show some Swazi princess around the sugar estate and she wished to sample some sugar cane.

My dad offered to cut her a piece whereupon an overzealous plod decided he would oblige and grabbed the Okapi. He was then cautioned to be careful as the knife was sharp.

The inevitable happened and the fellow had to be carted off to the clinic for stitches.  :biggrin:

Francmac - I probably have more knives than the average guy, and I can tell you that price does not always determine quality.

Chantal Burger's Bestech Texel costs R900 but it cuts as well as anything out there. All Bestech knives comes with D2 steel blades (Fantastic tool steel that holds an edge well) and steel liners that supports the handle scales.
I have seriously expensive custom knives that has way inferior bladestock.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Offshore on January 26, 2020, 06:39:41 pm
Julle bedoel nie dalk Bahco nie? Kom uit Swede uit en hulle maak besonderse Byle ook.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: frankmac on January 26, 2020, 06:40:29 pm
Fracmac those middle three dark ones lying verical I have one of those. Blade very very hard difficult to get sharp with my normal method on fine sandpaper.

Chris, all 3 are Joseph Rogers. I used to use the Lansky to get the correct angle but now have one of those Warthog sets which seems to work fine.

I still use the sharpening steel for touch up.


Francmac - I probably have more knives than the average guy, and I can tell you that price does not always determine quality.

Chantal Burger's Bestech Texel costs R900 but it cuts as well as anything out there. All Bestech knives comes with D2 steel blades (Fantastic tool steel that holds an edge well) and steel liners that supports the handle scales.
I have seriously expensive custom knives that has way inferior bladestock.


True this, Hardy but sometimes one wants something for it's aesthetic qualities and not necessarily practicality.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 06:43:30 pm
Julle bedoel nie dalk Bahco nie? Kom uit Swede uit en hulle maak besonderse Byle ook.

Hi Offshore - Nee, ek het gaan kyk. Falco is die naam. Bahco is besonderse messe - Erg in kompetisie met Morakniv messe. Scandi grind, sweedse staal - puik messe
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 06:45:02 pm
Fracmac those middle three dark ones lying verical I have one of those. Blade very very hard difficult to get sharp with my normal method on fine sandpaper.

Chris, all 3 are Joseph Rogers. I used to use the Lansky to get the correct angle but now have one of those Warthog sets which seems to work fine.

I still use the sharpening steel for touch up.


Francmac - I probably have more knives than the average guy, and I can tell you that price does not always determine quality.

Chantal Burger's Bestech Texel costs R900 but it cuts as well as anything out there. All Bestech knives comes with D2 steel blades (Fantastic tool steel that holds an edge well) and steel liners that supports the handle scales.
I have seriously expensive custom knives that has way inferior bladestock.


True this, Hardy but sometimes one wants something for it's aesthetic qualities and not necessarily practicality.  :thumleft:

Very true
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Offshore on January 26, 2020, 06:50:03 pm
Baie interesante Thread Hardy. Ek is nou so begeesterd dat ek nounet gou een van die Bahco Byle moet plaas. Jammer vir die Hijack.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Offshore on January 26, 2020, 06:50:48 pm
 :ricky:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 07:45:31 pm
:ricky:

Nou maar dan gaan ek ook Hijack - Jy krap nou aan een van my groot passies - Kry popcorn...
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Offshore on January 26, 2020, 07:50:15 pm
Liewe Doner, don't Stop. Vertel asb meer oor die Byle.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Karoo Rider on January 26, 2020, 09:04:44 pm
Karoo Rider gee vir sy twee seuns messe vir verjaarsdae en kersfees sodat hulle n mes collection kan opbou en dalk later soos hulle ouer word self kan begin messe aanskaf.

Dankie vir die geskenk Hardy, word waardeer. :thumleft:

Slim pa daai.
Moet sÍ ek is baie trots oor hoe my maat sy twee seuns in die dorp groot maak. Hy kry hulle vroeg uit die vere en uit by die agter hekkie wat sommer die begin van n stap roete is van 12 kilos dink ek. Het ook nou onlangs nuwe klim gereedskap vir hulle gekoop sodat hy hulle kan leer berg klim ( ek is nie so happy daaroor)  Wens ek was n geldgat dat ek hom n grondjie kan koop naby die dorp om die seuns op te kan groot word. Daar is niks soos plaas groot word met diere en chores om gedoen te word.

Dankie Chris, ek waardeer die woorde opreg.

Ja die mes ding het eintlik begin toe die oudste gebore is. Ons was op Worcester by die Medi Clinic en die ou het daar in die broeikas gelÍ en my vrou het toe sy tot verhaal kom gesÍ ek moet "iets vir my seun gaan koop", bedoelende (vind ek later uit) iets soos 'n teddybeer of rattle of wat ookal. Ek was nog nie so in voeling met die baba storie nie en dwaal toe daar in Worcester se hoofstraat rond en gewaar 'n tipe buitelugwinkel so in 'n stegie. Hulle het nie een teddybeer gehad nie maar wel 'n groot verskeidenheid knipmesse...  By die hospitaal gekom was my vrou geweldig "teleurgesteld" in my met die rooi Victorinox.

So hou ek toe maar die knipmes in sy boksie. So twee jaar later maak kleinboet ook sy verskeining op Worcester en weer is ek na die teddybeerlose buitelugwinkel.  Met elkeen se 5de verjaarsdag het ek 'n berg trippie met elk gedoen waar ons in die veld geslaap het en die amptelike oorhandiging plaasgevind het.

Ekself het ook so een of twee knipmesse maar is lief vir 'n Leatherman, dra daagliks een by die werk.  Langs my bed is 'n 1907 Wilkinson bayonet maar dis nie vir biltong kerf nie!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: zacapa on January 26, 2020, 09:19:20 pm
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on January 26, 2020, 09:31:58 pm
Liewe Doner, don't Stop. Vertel asb meer oor die Byle.

@Offshore  Wag tot hy die res van die Tomahawks begin uitpak...
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Offshore on January 26, 2020, 09:35:16 pm
Liewe Doner, don't Stop. Vertel asb meer oor die Byle.

@Offshore  Wag tot hy die res van die Tomahawks begin uitpak...
Ek wag geduldig. Male Jewellery.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 09:43:26 pm


These Honeybadgers is the new craze. Like Bestech they are seriously good value for money - and they weigh almost nothing. Loving the D2 steel  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 26, 2020, 09:47:44 pm
Karoo Rider gee vir sy twee seuns messe vir verjaarsdae en kersfees sodat hulle n mes collection kan opbou en dalk later soos hulle ouer word self kan begin messe aanskaf.

Dankie vir die geskenk Hardy, word waardeer. :thumleft:

Slim pa daai.
Moet sÍ ek is baie trots oor hoe my maat sy twee seuns in die dorp groot maak. Hy kry hulle vroeg uit die vere en uit by die agter hekkie wat sommer die begin van n stap roete is van 12 kilos dink ek. Het ook nou onlangs nuwe klim gereedskap vir hulle gekoop sodat hy hulle kan leer berg klim ( ek is nie so happy daaroor)  Wens ek was n geldgat dat ek hom n grondjie kan koop naby die dorp om die seuns op te kan groot word. Daar is niks soos plaas groot word met diere en chores om gedoen te word.

Dankie Chris, ek waardeer die woorde opreg.

Ja die mes ding het eintlik begin toe die oudste gebore is. Ons was op Worcester by die Medi Clinic en die ou het daar in die broeikas gelÍ en my vrou het toe sy tot verhaal kom gesÍ ek moet "iets vir my seun gaan koop", bedoelende (vind ek later uit) iets soos 'n teddybeer of rattle of wat ookal. Ek was nog nie so in voeling met die baba storie nie en dwaal toe daar in Worcester se hoofstraat rond en gewaar 'n tipe buitelugwinkel so in 'n stegie. Hulle het nie een teddybeer gehad nie maar wel 'n groot verskeidenheid knipmesse...  By die hospitaal gekom was my vrou geweldig "teleurgesteld" in my met die rooi Victorinox.

So hou ek toe maar die knipmes in sy boksie. So twee jaar later maak kleinboet ook sy verskeining op Worcester en weer is ek na die teddybeerlose buitelugwinkel.  Met elkeen se 5de verjaarsdag het ek 'n berg trippie met elk gedoen waar ons in die veld geslaap het en die amptelike oorhandiging plaasgevind het.

Ekself het ook so een of twee knipmesse maar is lief vir 'n Leatherman, dra daagliks een by die werk.  Langs my bed is 'n 1907 Wilkinson bayonet maar dis nie vir biltong kerf nie!

Dit was nou lekker om dit te lees Karoo Rider. Jou laaities is geseend.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 27, 2020, 06:36:07 am
I will post a series of Meet your Maker videos. The magicians that design the knives we love so much.

I am going to kick off with a few of my favourites.

Rick Hinderer - Owner of Rick Hinderer Knives, that also collaborates with Zero Tolerance occasionally as the head designer on some of their knives - Enjoy

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Noneking on January 27, 2020, 07:39:21 am
Vir baie jare dra ek nou al elke dag hierdie cheapie saam met my. Ek het drie van hulle, maar twee is veilig gebÍre vir wanneer hul dag kom.

As ek die geld kan hÍ van die hoeveelheid springbok biltong wat hy al gekerf het en voersakke wat hy al oopgesny het dan was ek n ryk man. Ek het wel n Joseph Rogers wat iemand my persent gegee het, maar gebruik hom nie ,want ek is te bang ek verloor hom.

This is my EDC - Bestech Texel with D2 steel.
I have a funny feeling that I am going to spend a lot of time on this thread. :3some:



Specifications
Blade Length: 8.2 cm
Cutting Edge: 8 cm
Handle Length: 10.79 cm
Overall Length: 18.99 cm
Blade Thickness: 3.3 mm
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Two-Tone Satin/Stonewash
Handle Material: Translucent G10
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry


Mooi mes!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on January 27, 2020, 08:32:56 am
Vir baie jare dra ek nou al elke dag hierdie cheapie saam met my. Ek het drie van hulle, maar twee is veilig gebÍre vir wanneer hul dag kom.

As ek die geld kan hÍ van die hoeveelheid springbok biltong wat hy al gekerf het en voersakke wat hy al oopgesny het dan was ek n ryk man. Ek het wel n Joseph Rogers wat iemand my persent gegee het, maar gebruik hom nie ,want ek is te bang ek verloor hom.

This is my EDC - Bestech Texel with D2 steel.
I have a funny feeling that I am going to spend a lot of time on this thread. :3some:



Specifications
Blade Length: 8.2 cm
Cutting Edge: 8 cm
Handle Length: 10.79 cm
Overall Length: 18.99 cm
Blade Thickness: 3.3 mm
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Two-Tone Satin/Stonewash
Handle Material: Translucent G10
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry


Mooi mes!

Baie dankie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 27, 2020, 10:21:09 am
Meet your Maker video nr. 2

Spyderco - Another VERY successful knife brand from the US, with a reputation for quality and customer service. I believe Kilroy is an avid Spyderco enthusiast. :deal:


Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: punisher on January 27, 2020, 11:54:11 am
 O0 <<<<<im just putting my ugly mug here , so i can see more of these fab knives


i used to collect knives when i was young boy , had a bout 30 or so , from your common garden okappie right to a tiny fold knife with sail boats on the handle , it was no more that an inch and a half long closed

sadly they are all gone , i cannot explain it but they gone  :'(
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Knucklhead on January 27, 2020, 12:02:05 pm
look up meades knives on instagarm or google or u tube....a mate of mine in PE...very mooi  :deal:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 27, 2020, 12:02:56 pm
look up meades knives on instagarm or google or u tube....a mate of mine in PE...very mooi  :deal:

will do :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Knucklhead on January 27, 2020, 12:07:46 pm
look up meades knives on instagarm or google or u tube....a mate of mine in PE...very mooi  :deal:

will do :thumleft:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thysmeades/videos?disable_polymer=1
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 27, 2020, 12:15:26 pm
O0 <<<<<im just putting my ugly mug here , so i can see more of these fab knives


i used to collect knives when i was young boy , had a bout 30 or so , from your common garden okappie right to a tiny fold knife with sail boats on the handle , it was no more that an inch and a half long closed

sadly they are all gone , i cannot explain it but they gone  :'(

It is a good time then to get up, go to the store and buy yourself a nice flipper Punisher. I can try and give you advice on whatever budget you might have available.
Take care
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Offshore on January 27, 2020, 12:25:47 pm
My Everyday Farm Knives, Kershaw for the Day and the Laquiole for the more important Business of the Day.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 27, 2020, 12:58:45 pm
My Everyday Farm Knives, Kershaw for the Day and the Laquiole for the more important Business of the Day.

Beautiful - I see you like the wood/brass combo. Stunning knives
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 27, 2020, 01:00:43 pm
My Everyday Farm Knives, Kershaw for the Day and the Laquiole for the more important Business of the Day.

Beautiful - I see you like the wood/brass combo. Stunning knives

The jimping on the thumb rest of that Laquiole is pure art
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on January 27, 2020, 01:11:52 pm
Lyk my ek sal ook my ou messie of twee moet uitkrap en hier wys :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 27, 2020, 04:40:11 pm
Bastinelli Trigger Framelock
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: roxenz on January 27, 2020, 05:19:10 pm
My Everyday Farm Knives, Kershaw for the Day and the Laquiole for the more important Business of the Day.
I like that Kershaw! Lots. I have the Kudu, which is very solid and the size that I wanted, but the handle will quickly give you blisters if used extensively. But your Kershaw has a real honey of a handle: well rounded and unlikely your grip will slip.  ;)
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Offshore on January 27, 2020, 05:57:52 pm
Hardy, kindly share your favourite Sharpeners with us. Is there a 30 06 of Sharpeners, one that you can quickly use while skinning?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 27, 2020, 06:40:35 pm
Hardy, kindly share your favourite Sharpeners with us. Is there a 30 06 of Sharpeners, one that you can quickly use while skinning?

Offshore - I use the KME system. It is a bit pricey, but like most things it pays for itself over a long period and it is seriously precise.
I do not use any of these quick sharpening systems as it damages the edge of the blade.
Knife sharpening happens every two weeks in my house and I enjoy the process of restoring a dull blade to it's former glory.
I have attached a link to what I think is the best knife website in the country. Martin Nel is the owner of this website and business, and one of those guys that I really enjoy doing business with.
You will be able to see the different sharpening systems available on his site, and of course there are knivessssssssss.

Enjoy

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/



Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 05:33:24 am
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 05:49:52 am
Hardy, kindly share your favourite Sharpeners with us. Is there a 30 06 of Sharpeners, one that you can quickly use while skinning?

Offshore

I forgot to mention stropping yesterday. Stropping is basically the sharpening (keeping the knife sharp more likely) on a leather strop. It works brilliantly once you understand it.
You can literally use a piece of leather(an old leather belt works well) glued onto a bench, table etc and continue with the horizontal movements rotating between sides.
The average guy only needs his knife to be sharp enough to cut, skin (as you mentioned) etc. Stropping is a cheap and effective way of keeping your knife sharp. It wont be of much help if you are going to try and sharpen a totally blunt knife with it though.
I have found that a good metal polish rubbed onto the leather also works well.


Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on January 28, 2020, 06:12:40 am
Hardy, kindly share your favourite Sharpeners with us. Is there a 30 06 of Sharpeners, one that you can quickly use while skinning?

Offshore

I forgot to mention stropping yesterday. Stropping is basically the sharpening (keeping the knife sharp more likely) on a leather strop. It works brilliantly once you understand it.
You can literally use a piece of leather(an old leather belt works well) glued onto a bench, table etc and continue with the horizontal movements rotating between sides.
The average guy only needs his knife to be sharp enough to cut, skin (as you mentioned) etc. Stropping is a cheap and effective way of keeping your knife sharp. It wont be of much help if you are going to try and sharpen a totally blunt knife with it though.
I have found that a good metal polish rubbed onto the leather also works well.



I am fairly new and inexperienced to sharpening and I find the possibility of ruining the blade frightening. Hardy showed me how to keep the knife sharp with a leather strop and I promise you that you wont need a sharpening system if you strop your knife once a week. It actually keeps the edge sharper than any system can. My 5 cents O0
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: fixit on January 28, 2020, 06:49:09 am
Had my little pocket knife now for 42 years... :biggrin:

I wonder if there are still some like this around?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 06:55:05 am
Jeez - 42 years?

It is beautiful. I often wonder what these knives cost back in those days. Surely there arenít many other tools that you buy, that last this long. What brand is it Fixit?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: fixit on January 28, 2020, 07:02:34 am
Jeez - 42 years?

It is beautiful. I often wonder what these knives cost back in those days. Surely there arenít many other tools that you buy, that last this long. What brand is it Fixit?

It was a craze, when I was about 8-10 years old. Every second kid had one. They were sold on a card in most of the small shops, like the Okapies, but very good  (better) quality knives, yet no name brand on them? On the blade there is just a stamping " Rostfrei" Language?

I lost this one for a few years, and when we moved house, it reappeared again. Was wedged in the side of a drawer. Now I've attached a bottle opener to it, so it can't slip away again :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: frankmac on January 28, 2020, 07:04:28 am

I forgot to mention stropping yesterday. Stropping is basically the sharpening (keeping the knife sharp more likely) on a leather strop. It works brilliantly once you understand it.
You can literally use a piece of leather(an old leather belt works well) glued onto a bench, table etc and continue with the horizontal movements rotating between sides.
The average guy only needs his knife to be sharp enough to cut, skin (as you mentioned) etc. Stropping is a cheap and effective way of keeping your knife sharp. It wont be of much help if you are going to try and sharpen a totally blunt knife with it though.
I have found that a good metal polish rubbed onto the leather also works well.


I recall my dad using one for his cut throat razors. Hung on the back of the bathroom door and had a canvas side and a leather side.

I've just got some leather offcuts to refurbish my Estwing hammers' handles so this gives me another project  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: fixit on January 28, 2020, 07:19:31 am
Jeez - 42 years?

It is beautiful. I often wonder what these knives cost back in those days. Surely there arenít many other tools that you buy, that last this long. What brand is it Fixit?

Ok, so it seems to be German make. Found this on E-bay.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Offshore on January 28, 2020, 08:08:03 am
I've just got some leather offcuts to refurbish my Estwing hammers' handles so this gives me another project  :thumleft:

Love the Estwing Range, I have a Hatchet and the Geologist Rock Pick which I keep purely for a Home invasion, perfect to crack an Indigenous Skull.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wild Hearted Son on January 28, 2020, 08:13:51 am

i used to collect knives when i was young boy , had a bout 30 or so , from your common garden okappie right to a tiny fold knife with sail boats on the handle , it was no more that an inch and a half long closed

sadly they are all gone , i cannot explain it but they gone  :'(

Me too, since I was 9.
I had boxes & boxes of them.
Sadly,  all affirmative shopped several years ago.

Enjoying the thread though.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 08:15:23 am
Spyderco Paramilitary 2
This thing cuts.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on January 28, 2020, 08:28:02 am
Ek het ook 'n mes wat my oor-grootjie in die oorlog gebruik het.
Nog in puik kondisie.
Die lem net al 4x moes vervang en die hef 5x. Maar verder makeer niks.

 :biggrin:

Hier is my Kershaw, spring-loaded, vir edc, en my Bestech starfighter.

Die kershaw eendag verloor, na 4 maande maar vrede gemaak daarmee dat dit laaste sien was.
Stop toe eendag by Piet Biltong in Bellville (lekkerste biltong in die hele kaap), en met die uitloop vra die eienaar my of ek nie met vorige besoek, maande gelede, iets daar verloor het nie. Nee sÍ ek, kan nie dink nie. Hy vra toe of ek nie dalk 'n messie mis nie. Wragtag, met die uitloop en bike opsaal het die mes uit my sak gehaak en in die gruis grond geval. Met toesluit tyd sien die man toe toevallig die mes daar lÍ en vermoed toe dat dit myne moet wees, aangesien ek met die bike daar stop gewoonlik.

Ek kon my geluk nie glo nie. Dat mens so verkneg kan word aan 'n maklik vervangbare mes.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 08:33:45 am
Ek het ook 'n mes wat my oor-grootjie in die oorlog gebruik het.
Nog in puik kondisie.
Die lem net al 4x moes vervang en die hef 5x. Maar verder makeer niks.

 :biggrin:

Hier is my Kershaw, spring-loaded, vir edc, en my Bestech starfighter.

Die kershaw eendag verloor, na 4 maande maar vrede gemaak daarmee dat dit laaste sien was.
Stop toe eendag by Piet Biltong in Bellville (lekkerste biltong in die hele kaap), en met die uitloop vra die eienaar my of ek nie met vorige besoek, maande gelede, iets daar verloor het nie. Nee sÍ ek, kan nie dink nie. Hy vra toe of ek nie dalk 'n messie mis nie. Wragtag, met die uitloop en bike opsaal het die mes uit my sak gehaak en in die gruis grond geval. Met toesluit tyd sien die man toe toevallig die mes daar lÍ en vermoed toe dat dit myne moet wees, aangesien ek met die bike daar stop gewoonlik.

Ek kon my geluk nie glo nie. Dat mens so verkneg kan word aan 'n maklik vervangbare mes.

Ja, cudos vir die winkeleienaar wat so eerlik was :thumleft: Ek is mal oor daai Bestech. Het hy ook D2 staal?  Dit sal op die lem staan.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Fudmucker on January 28, 2020, 08:36:59 am
Had my little pocket knife now for 42 years... :biggrin:

I wonder if there are still some like this around?

I have one too...  :)

somewhere.  ::)

Now I am into Opinels.  Such a simple, efficient, effective and economical design.
Locks to prevent kids messing with it.
Locks when open to prevent.taking your fingers off.
All with a turn of a rotating clip.  :thumleft:

They make them in different sizes so you can find the one that exactly meets your needs.

These 3 are the most elegant of folding knives I have ever seenÖ
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on January 28, 2020, 08:38:55 am
Ek het ook 'n mes wat my oor-grootjie in die oorlog gebruik het.
Nog in puik kondisie.
Die lem net al 4x moes vervang en die hef 5x. Maar verder makeer niks.

 :biggrin:

Hier is my Kershaw, spring-loaded, vir edc, en my Bestech starfighter.

Die kershaw eendag verloor, na 4 maande maar vrede gemaak daarmee dat dit laaste sien was.
Stop toe eendag by Piet Biltong in Bellville (lekkerste biltong in die hele kaap), en met die uitloop vra die eienaar my of ek nie met vorige besoek, maande gelede, iets daar verloor het nie. Nee sÍ ek, kan nie dink nie. Hy vra toe of ek nie dalk 'n messie mis nie. Wragtag, met die uitloop en bike opsaal het die mes uit my sak gehaak en in die gruis grond geval. Met toesluit tyd sien die man toe toevallig die mes daar lÍ en vermoed toe dat dit myne moet wees, aangesien ek met die bike daar stop gewoonlik.

Ek kon my geluk nie glo nie. Dat mens so verkneg kan word aan 'n maklik vervangbare mes.

Ja, cudos vir die winkeleienaar wat so eerlik was :thumleft: Ek is mal oor daai Bestech. Het hy ook D2 staal?  Dit sal op die lem staan.

Nee sien nie d2 nie.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 09:09:52 am
Ek het ook 'n mes wat my oor-grootjie in die oorlog gebruik het.
Nog in puik kondisie.
Die lem net al 4x moes vervang en die hef 5x. Maar verder makeer niks.

 :biggrin:

Hier is my Kershaw, spring-loaded, vir edc, en my Bestech starfighter.

Die kershaw eendag verloor, na 4 maande maar vrede gemaak daarmee dat dit laaste sien was.
Stop toe eendag by Piet Biltong in Bellville (lekkerste biltong in die hele kaap), en met die uitloop vra die eienaar my of ek nie met vorige besoek, maande gelede, iets daar verloor het nie. Nee sÍ ek, kan nie dink nie. Hy vra toe of ek nie dalk 'n messie mis nie. Wragtag, met die uitloop en bike opsaal het die mes uit my sak gehaak en in die gruis grond geval. Met toesluit tyd sien die man toe toevallig die mes daar lÍ en vermoed toe dat dit myne moet wees, aangesien ek met die bike daar stop gewoonlik.

Ek kon my geluk nie glo nie. Dat mens so verkneg kan word aan 'n maklik vervangbare mes.

Ja, cudos vir die winkeleienaar wat so eerlik was :thumleft: Ek is mal oor daai Bestech. Het hy ook D2 staal?  Dit sal op die lem staan.

Nee sien nie d2 nie.

Daar behoort ń beskrywing van die staal op die lem te wees.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on January 28, 2020, 09:11:18 am
Nee beslis nie.
Ek neem aan D2 is beter gehalte staal?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 09:25:21 am
Nee beslis nie.
Ek neem aan D2 is beter gehalte staal?

Die mes hierbo is ook 'n Bestech, en ja D2 is puik staal, maar daar is baie tipes staal wat puik is vir knipmesse.
Bestech het die laaste tyd net D2 begin gebruik, en daarom die vraag.
Die verskillende staal bepaal die karakter en eienskappe van die lem.
D2 hou sy edge baie goed, en bly lank skerp, maak ook maklik skerp, maar hy kan roes, en daarom moet mens dit maar gereeld met Ballistol afvee.
M390 roes glad nie, maar is 'n bitch om skerp te maak.
Bohler N690 val so tussen die bogenoemde twee staal tipes
Daar is 'n moerse groot verskeidenheid puik staal
Jou bestech is seker die mooiste een wat ek al gesien het, en hulle is nie meer niet te koop nie. Aluminium raam?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 09:29:32 am
Had my little pocket knife now for 42 years... :biggrin:

I wonder if there are still some like this around?

I have one too...  :)

somewhere.  ::)

Now I am into Opinels.  Such a simple, efficient, effective and economical design.
Locks to prevent kids messing with it.
Locks when open to prevent.taking your fingers off.
All with a turn of a rotating clip.  :thumleft:

They make them in different sizes so you can find the one that exactly meets your needs.

These 3 are the most elegant of folding knives I have ever seenÖ

Baie mense doen nou custom werk op Opinels - Puik waarde vir geld en hulle sny baie baie goed.

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on January 28, 2020, 09:41:22 am
Nee beslis nie.
Ek neem aan D2 is beter gehalte staal?

Die mes hierbo is ook 'n Bestech, en ja D2 is puik staal, maar daar is baie tipes staal wat puik is vir knipmesse.
Bestech het die laaste tyd net D2 begin gebruik, en daarom die vraag.
Die verskillende staal bepaal die karakter en eienskappe van die lem.
D2 hou sy edge baie goed, en bly lank skerp, maak ook maklik skerp, maar hy kan roes, en daarom moet mens dit maar gereeld met Ballistol afvee.
M390 roes glad nie, maar is 'n bitch om skerp te maak.
Bohler N690 val so tussen die bogenoemde twee staal tipes
Daar is 'n moerse groot verskeidenheid puik staal
Jou bestech is seker die mooiste een wat ek al gesien het, en hulle is nie meer niet te koop nie. Aluminium raam?

Dankie, jy ken duidelik jou messe. Ek is maar 'n appy biltongkerwer.

Die lem is CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel, en die hef is titanium.
Ligte mes met gevoel van top kwaliteit. Ek dra hom min, bang vir verloor.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 10:17:57 am
Nee beslis nie.
Ek neem aan D2 is beter gehalte staal?

Die mes hierbo is ook 'n Bestech, en ja D2 is puik staal, maar daar is baie tipes staal wat puik is vir knipmesse.
Bestech het die laaste tyd net D2 begin gebruik, en daarom die vraag.
Die verskillende staal bepaal die karakter en eienskappe van die lem.
D2 hou sy edge baie goed, en bly lank skerp, maak ook maklik skerp, maar hy kan roes, en daarom moet mens dit maar gereeld met Ballistol afvee.
M390 roes glad nie, maar is 'n bitch om skerp te maak.
Bohler N690 val so tussen die bogenoemde twee staal tipes
Daar is 'n moerse groot verskeidenheid puik staal
Jou bestech is seker die mooiste een wat ek al gesien het, en hulle is nie meer niet te koop nie. Aluminium raam?

Dankie, jy ken duidelik jou messe. Ek is maar 'n appy biltongkerwer.

Die lem is CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel, en die hef is titanium.
Ligte mes met gevoel van top kwaliteit. Ek dra hom min, bang vir verloor.

Puik staal - Spyderco gebruik dit ook, :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Daar is geen noemenswaardige verskil tussen S30 en S35 nie. Laat weet my asb as jy ooit daai mes wil verkoop :pot:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: RobD on January 28, 2020, 10:31:16 am
My EDC,

Not I suppose great quality but a nice enough knife that does the job.

What say those numbers on the blade, Hardy?

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 11:13:22 am
My EDC,

Not I suppose great quality but a nice enough knife that does the job.

What say those numbers on the blade, Hardy?

Looks like the Kershaw Volt 2?
One of the most popular EDCí knives ever.
8Cr13Mov steel - very hard and excellent edge retention. Not so easy to sharpen though.

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: RobD on January 28, 2020, 11:16:51 am
My EDC,

Not I suppose great quality but a nice enough knife that does the job.

What say those numbers on the blade, Hardy?

Looks like the Kershaw Volt 2?
One of the most popular EDCí knives ever.
8Cr13Mov steel - very hard and excellent edge retention. Not so easy to sharpen though.

Thanks Hardy, appreciate it.....
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: RobD on January 28, 2020, 11:19:10 am
My EDC,

Not I suppose great quality but a nice enough knife that does the job.

What say those numbers on the blade, Hardy?

Looks like the Kershaw Volt 2?
One of the most popular EDCí knives ever.
8Cr13Mov steel - very hard and excellent edge retention. Not so easy to sharpen though.


Volt SS.. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: fixit on January 28, 2020, 11:23:50 am
I see this on GT. Don't know the person selling, but just in case someone is interested?\
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: dookie on January 28, 2020, 11:39:15 am
I have a sh!tload of knives.
Most inherited, some self bought.

I always have one in the pocket, but they are mostly cheapies.
The sentimental and more expensive cutters are all locked away.

One of my daily carries :
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on January 28, 2020, 12:07:19 pm
dankie Hardy, ek wou al verkoop, maar toe weer besluit om te hou, 'n redelike prys 2de hands sal my dalk iets laat verloor wat moeilik kan vervang.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Challa on January 28, 2020, 12:51:06 pm
Opinel No8 , Stainless Steel.

Always in my bike jacket.

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on January 28, 2020, 01:39:32 pm
I have this knife, I have had it a long time so it must be good. It cost a lot, like R500.
Its so sharp it cuts paper easily.

You can cut like a whole piece of biltong before you need to sharpen it again, its really good steel.

Its a Gerber, good stuff like Bear Grylls.

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 01:41:07 pm
dankie Hardy, ek wou al verkoop, maar toe weer besluit om te hou, 'n redelike prys 2de hands sal my dalk iets laat verloor wat moeilik kan vervang.

Ek sou hom hou - moer spesiale Bestech daai
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 28, 2020, 01:43:33 pm
I have this knife, I have had it a long time so it must be good. It cost a lot, like R500.
Its so sharp it cuts paper easily.

You can cut like a whole piece of biltong before you need to sharpen it again, its really good steel.

Its a Gerber, good stuff like Bear Grylls.

One of the original stock Gerberís - quickly becoming a rare find.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on January 28, 2020, 09:13:58 pm
Vir baie jare dra ek nou al elke dag hierdie cheapie saam met my. Ek het drie van hulle, maar twee is veilig gebÍre vir wanneer hul dag kom.

As ek die geld kan hÍ van die hoeveelheid springbok biltong wat hy al gekerf het en voersakke wat hy al oopgesny het dan was ek n ryk man. Ek het wel n Joseph Rogers wat iemand my persent gegee het, maar gebruik hom nie ,want ek is te bang ek verloor hom.

This is my EDC - Bestech Texel with D2 steel.
I have a funny feeling that I am going to spend a lot of time on this thread. :3some:

Specifications
Blade Length: 8.2 cm
Cutting Edge: 8 cm
Handle Length: 10.79 cm
Overall Length: 18.99 cm
Blade Thickness: 3.3 mm
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Two-Tone Satin/Stonewash
Handle Material: Translucent G10
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry

My other favorite - Artisan Cutlery Corsiar
Loving the mini - cleaver blade
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Jovan on January 28, 2020, 10:05:09 pm
I have a few and have made a few folders.

Will post some pics when I get a chance.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: armpump on January 28, 2020, 10:22:32 pm
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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 05:39:35 am
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 05:40:47 am
I have a few and have made a few folders.

Will post some pics when I get a chance.  :thumleft:

Please do - can't wait :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 05:43:06 am
Opinel No8 , Stainless Steel.

Always in my bike jacket.

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 06:30:25 am
Cold Steel SR1 - Lockback Tanto
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Nutcracker on January 29, 2020, 06:58:25 am
I have a sh!tload of knives.
Most inherited, some self bought.

I always have one in the pocket, but they are mostly cheapies.
The sentimental and more expensive cutters are all locked away.

One of my daily carries :
I have one of these, one of my favorite knives
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 07:03:28 am
I have a sh!tload of knives.
Most inherited, some self bought.

I always have one in the pocket, but they are mostly cheapies.
The sentimental and more expensive cutters are all locked away.

One of my daily carries :

Small, lightweight with a cleaver-like blade - Nice :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: dookie on January 29, 2020, 09:04:48 am
I have a sh!tload of knives.
Most inherited, some self bought.

I always have one in the pocket, but they are mostly cheapies.
The sentimental and more expensive cutters are all locked away.

One of my daily carries :

Small, lightweight with a cleaver-like blade - Nice :thumleft:
Another daily carry - this one gives me a chubby ;D
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on January 29, 2020, 10:01:29 am
I have a sh!tload of knives.
Most inherited, some self bought.

I always have one in the pocket, but they are mostly cheapies.
The sentimental and more expensive cutters are all locked away.

One of my daily carries :

Small, lightweight with a cleaver-like blade - Nice :thumleft:
Another daily carry - this one gives me a chubby ;D
Now that is something special.
Looks like the pocket knife a hobbit would carry in Lord of the rings..
Really cool blade @dookie
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: punisher on January 29, 2020, 10:05:17 am
I have a sh!tload of knives.
Most inherited, some self bought.

I always have one in the pocket, but they are mostly cheapies.
The sentimental and more expensive cutters are all locked away.

One of my daily carries :

Small, lightweight with a cleaver-like blade - Nice :thumleft:
Another daily carry - this one gives me a chubby ;D
Now that is something special.
Looks like the pocket knife a hobbit would carry in Lord of the rings..
Really cool blade @dookie

its actually Dwerg's sword
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 10:09:49 am
I have a sh!tload of knives.
Most inherited, some self bought.

I always have one in the pocket, but they are mostly cheapies.
The sentimental and more expensive cutters are all locked away.

One of my daily carries :
:

Small, lightweight with a cleaver-like blade - Nice :thumleft:
Another daily carry - this one gives me a chubby ;D
Where did you get this Jaques? - Stunning knife
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 10:11:52 am
I have a sh!tload of knives.
Most inherited, some self bought.

I always have one in the pocket, but they are mostly cheapies.
The sentimental and more expensive cutters are all locked away.

One of my daily carries :

Small, lightweight with a cleaver-like blade - Nice :thumleft:
Another daily carry - this one gives me a chubby ;D
Now that is something special.
Looks like the pocket knife a hobbit would carry in Lord of the rings..
Really cool blade @dookie

its actually Dwerg's sword

 :imaposer: @Dwerg - He is actually stronger than people think - and he can handle a beer or 10 with the utmost disrespect it deserves.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: dookie on January 29, 2020, 12:21:29 pm
I have a sh!tload of knives.
Most inherited, some self bought.

I always have one in the pocket, but they are mostly cheapies.
The sentimental and more expensive cutters are all locked away.

One of my daily carries :
:

Small, lightweight with a cleaver-like blade - Nice :thumleft:
Another daily carry - this one gives me a chubby ;D
Where did you get this Jaques? - Stunning knife
It was a group buy present for one of the (now undercover) Rebelz Bike weekends.
@Allegro was involved in the sourcing, personalised engravings and such.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Dorsland on January 29, 2020, 01:12:20 pm
Ek is nou nie wat mens kan noem 'n versaamelaar nie maar ek het 'n paar messe in my besit.  Meeste het ek al baie jare en 'n paar het vir my besonderse sentiment daaraan gekoppel.  Niks is baie spesiaal in terme van meskunde nie.  Meeste gebruik ek omtrent glad nie, behalwe natuurlik my Leatherman Supertool 300 wat ek elke dag dra en gebruik  Hy is tans by Awesome Tools vir 'n reparasie.

'n Paar kiekies:

1. 'n Kershaw wat 'n eks meisie vir my as Kersgeskenk gegee het.  Sy het nogal goeie smaak gehad. Ek glo die mes is ook nogal nie tť sleg nie .  :lol8:

2. My CRKT M16-13SFG.  Hierdie is waaragtig 'n lekker mes, hy loop saam oral waar ek af van die plaas gaan as my EDC saam my kettie. Hy gaan jou sny dat jy na jou ma verlang.

3. Sommer 'n goedkoop KA-Bar Dozier Design mes wat ek op Takealot gekoop het om elke dag hier op die plaas te dra.  Ek sny baalnette met hom oop en hy hou nogal sy skerp verbasend lank vir sulke rowwe werk.

4. en 5. Ook 'n redelike goedkoop klein Victorinox Swiss Army mes, die rooie.  Kan nie sy geskiedenis onthou nie maar hy en die silwer een woon in 'n laai.  Die silwer een het ek by my Pa gekry en terwyl hy maar 'n Victorinox kopie is, is hy spesiaal omdat my Pa hom vir my gegee het.

6. Jammer Hardy, dis nie 'n knipmes nie maar ek dog hy hoort dalk ook hier as spesiale benoeming.  Dis my pa se dra mes wat uit die vroeŽ 50s uit dateer.  My pa het baie werk in Sentraal en Oos-Afrika destyds gedoen toe Afrika nog wild was. Ek wil sy ou 8mm films op DVD oorplaas want hulle is waaragtig 'n TV series werd.  Dis Afrika soos ons hom nooit ooit weer sal sien nie.  Wild wat volop en nie menssku was nie, ongerep, bitter min mense en dorpe, willer as die Wildtuin.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Dorsland on January 29, 2020, 01:14:51 pm
En laastens, 'n Victorinox Swiss Army wat my pa as Kersfeespersent aan my gestuur het Desember 1979 toe ek Kersete in die basis op Ruacana geniet het voordat ons daai aand op patrollie uit was.  My webbelt het deur daai toulussie gegaan en daai mes het in my bomverbandsakkie gewoon.

Dis 'n bitter spesiale mes en hy woon in my kluis.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Noneking on January 29, 2020, 01:19:51 pm
En laastens, 'n Victorinox Swiss Army wat my pa as Kersfeespersent aan my gestuur het Desember 1979 toe ek Kersete in die basis op Ruacana geniet het voordat ons daai aand op patrollie uit was.  My webbelt het deur daai toulussie gegaan en daai mes het in my bomverbandsakkie gewoon.

Dis 'n bitter spesiale mes en hy woon in my kluis.


Geld kan dit nie koop nie!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 02:55:14 pm
Johan

Dit is opvallend hoe elke mes vir elke ou iets spesiaals beteken. Ek dink die eenvoud van 'n mes maak dat hy net plesier gee, en geen moeilikheid soos 'n voertuig of 'n KTM nie. 8) 8)
Ek het ongelukkig nie met 'n pa groot geword nie, maar verstaan heeltemal dat daardie messie in jou kluis slaap.
Ek het nooit geweet jy was in Ruacana gestassioneer nie?
My oupa het self baie werk in Afrika gedoen. Hy (Harold de Kock) en Harry Riley was die twee stigters van Maun in Botswana. Google dit (een van die artikels noem dat hy en Harry verdrink het in die Delta tydens 'n vloed wat nie waar is nie. Hulle is net met die rivier afgetrek Maun toe) - baie interesant. My oupa het die konsessie gehad om olifant en crocs se getalle te verminder in die Delta. Sy sukses hiermee het gemaak dat hy deur verskeie ander regerings genader is om dieselfde werk vir hulle te doen. Van kleintyd af moes ek al leer om kos vir die oumanne te maak in die kamp, en moes ook al vroeg leer raakskiet, slag ens.
Ek het al sy gewere en messe geerf nadat hy oorlede is en verstaan heeltemal dat - Soos Nonking tereg genoem het, dat geld nie die goed kan koop nie.
Ek het 'n hele versameling vaste lemme. - Hulle slaap ook rustig in die kluis. Visarend het al van hulle gesien. Hy is net so lief vir messe.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 29, 2020, 04:48:05 pm
I have a major mixed collection of Folding Knifes some various Fixed Blades some Cut throats & some Axes I have collected over +/- 35 years!!  :thumleft:
Unusual Folders being my Favourite!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tampan on January 29, 2020, 04:54:08 pm
Ek het ook 'n groot swakheid vir 'n mes en dra elke dag van my lewe, een of ander weergawe. Op die plaas is dit altyd my Leatherman Surge en ek dink nie daar het al een dag verby gegaan waar ek hom nie ten minste eenmaal gebruik het nie.
Andersins hang dit maar af waarheen ek oppad is en wat ek daar gaan doen. As ek na 'n braai of spitbraai gaan, is dit een van die kleiner knipmesse wat lekker dra en goed sny.

As ek op die pad is, of na of in enige dorp of stad moet rondloop of ry, gaan ek nooit sonder my Spyderco Karahawk C170 nie. Ek het gelukkig nog nooit nodig gehad om hom te gebruik nie, maar hy is niemand se maat nie...

'n Foto van 'n paar:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 05:10:16 pm
I have a major mixed collection of Folding Knifes some various Fixed Blades some Cut throats & some Axes I have collected over +/- 35 years!!  :thumleft:
Unusual Folders being my Favourite!

Oskosh - I have heard about your collection, and after our chat the other day, I am very interested to see some of your "unusual folders" as you call them.
Gooi some pics.
What do you carry daily?
With a collection of 500 plus knives you surely are spoilt for choice.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 29, 2020, 05:36:23 pm
Hardy will post some picks will just need to resize them! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 05:54:26 pm
Ek het ook 'n groot swakheid vir 'n mes en dra elke dag van my lewe, een of ander weergawe. Op die plaas is dit altyd my Leatherman Surge en ek dink nie daar het al een dag verby gegaan waar ek hom nie ten minste eenmaal gebruik het nie.
Andersins hang dit maar af waarheen ek oppad is en wat ek daar gaan doen. As ek na 'n braai of spitbraai gaan, is dit een van die kleiner knipmesse wat lekker dra en goed sny.

As ek op die pad is, of na of in enige dorp of stad moet rondloop of ry, gaan ek nooit sonder my Spyderco Karahawk C170 nie. Ek het gelukkig nog nooit nodig gehad om hom te gebruik nie, maar hy is niemand se maat nie...

'n Foto van 'n paar:


Ek het ek ook so Karambit. Myself al mooi gekerf.
Tampan - Wat is die naam van messe wat in daai ry gepak is?

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 05:56:00 pm
Hardy will post some picks will just need to resize them! :thumleft:

Ever heard or seen the Spydeco Navaja? - The question will make sense when you get my whats app video
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on January 29, 2020, 06:11:47 pm
Hardy will post some picks will just need to resize them! :thumleft:
Axes and Picks. Wow


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 29, 2020, 06:12:16 pm
Hardy will post some picks will just need to resize them! :thumleft:

Ever heard or seen the Spydeco Navaja? - The question will make sense when you get my whats app video

Big Spyderco fan bought my first one & sharpening kit at Kaylami Race track, First Toys for Boys at the time the knife I bought was R32.00 the sharpening kit about the same in the early 80's! Have not checked the Navaja yet but then again they have gone ridiculously expensive! Imported some Chinese blades & was very surprised at the quality of there blades!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 29, 2020, 06:31:07 pm
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 05:26:41 am
Our next knife brand is very special, because he is a South African, who made it to the top of the world stage

Chris Reeve Knives was founded as a sole proprietorship in January 1984, with Chris Reeve making custom knives in the single garage attached to the house in which Reeve was living in Durban, South Africa. In March 1989, Reeve and his partner Anne Reeve immigrated to the United States, and CRK commenced manufacturing in Boise, Idaho. In July 1993, Chris Reeve Knives, sole proprietorship, became Reeve Incorporated, doing business as Chris Reeve Knives. Reeve collaborated with Dick Barber of Crucible Materials Corporation to develop CPM S30V steel as a knifemaking steel in 2003. Chris Reeve Knives has collaborated with William Harsey Jr. on several fixed blade knife projects, and serves as the manufacturer of these knives.

Chris Reeve Knives is now an American knife manufacturing corporation with international sales and distribution headquartered in Boise, Idaho, that designs, develops, and sells folding pocket knives and fixed-blade knives. Its products include the Sebenza, Inkosi, Umnumzaan, TiLock, Mnandi folding knives, Impinda slip joint, and the Green Beret, Pacific, Professional Soldier, Nyala, and Sikayo fixed blade knives. Chris Reeve Knives' industry contributions include the Integral Lock, contributions to the blade steel CPM S35VN, and has won Blade Magazine's Blade Show Manufacturing Quality Award 15 times.



Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 07:13:43 am
My knife for the day:

Maybe a little too beefy to use as an EDC for the smaller person, but for me this is knife perfection.
CPM20CV blade and Titanium handle.

Hinderer XM24 - Spanto blade

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: charlesvh on January 30, 2020, 07:16:58 am
My versameling
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 07:25:38 am
My versameling

Man ek hou van daai vaste lem heel bo.
Jy is duidelik lief vir daai model Leatherman.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: charlesvh on January 30, 2020, 07:34:57 am
Dankie. Ja daai is my braai mes. Muela is die vervaardiger. Made in Spain. Daai opinel is my smeer mes vir kampering. Leatherman. My Boksburg wat uitkom. Hou van carbon fibre.  :)
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on January 30, 2020, 09:25:20 am
My interest in knives had been lying dormant for decades until a couple of years ago. I decided to spoil myself and bought a Leatherman Crater.
It lived in the car but saw little use.

In the meantime my interest in wood picked up until the penny dropped. Out came the knife and a piece of wood and I was whittling away. First I was just shaving away but soon I started trying to carve shapes and details. It wasn't long before the blisters showed up. So I made the little carver from a piece of hacksaw blade and meranti dowel. The ergonomics were in another league and the Crater was only used for de-barking a branch from then on.

I read that Picasso used an Opinel no.5 to carve his wooden sculptures, so I ordered a no. 6 and no. 9. The thin, sharp blades just melted through the wood and the handles were reasonably comfortable in a variety of grips. Despite its size, the no. 6 felt cumbersome and difficult to control when carving details, especially when using the very tip.

I soon added the small Okapi to the collection. It required extensive re-grinding of the cutting edge but it quickly became my go-to knife for whittling. Using the Okapi and Opinel side-by-side it became clear why the Opinel struggled with carving using the blade tip: the angle at which the cutting edge meets the spine is too big and points too high. The blade remains full-width for too long and then tapers too fast.
The narrow clip point on the Okapi (R80!) combined with its pen-like handle gives it carving ability that would rival the best scalpel.

When taking the dogs for a walk I would source whittling stock from unsuspecting trees on the sidewalk. On green branches the no. 9 Opinel still worked the best but the blade felt a little flimsy against thicker, dry hardwoods. So I ordered a Mora Companion and a few loose Mora Classic no. 1 blades.

I instantly fell in love with the Scandi grind and it was immediately obvious why it is rated as such a great knife for bushcraft. The first Classic blade got a handle shaped true to the original Classic handle and it must be the most ergonomic shape ever for multiple grips. A true carpenter's knife.

I am now dreaming of a folding Mora, shortish blade like the Classic 2/0 but in stainless steel, and perhaps a small folding saw blade for those trees that like to fight back...

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 09:59:30 am
Morakniv knives must be some of the best knives in the world.
Love the skandi grind, and their steel is top notch.
Our favorite kitchen cutlery :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on January 30, 2020, 10:05:08 am
I am dreaming of one of these: https://fallkniven.se/en/knife/gpdi/
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 10:14:08 am
Knife porn :biggrin: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: fixit on January 30, 2020, 10:14:21 am
I am dreaming of one of these: https://fallkniven.se/en/knife/gpdi/

Wow! What a beaut!  R4k  ::)
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on January 30, 2020, 01:16:39 pm
Bit late to this thread due to my run in with the local sherriff on another part of the forum. Also love knives, have a couple. Not very expensive  but most of them have a special memory attached to them. Will take some pics and post when I get have a free moment.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 01:36:21 pm
Bit late to this thread due to my run in with the local sherriff on another part of the forum. Also love knives, have a couple. Not very expensive  but most of them have a special memory attached to them. Will take some pics and post when I get have a free moment.

Please do
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on January 30, 2020, 02:19:16 pm
Two current EDC folders, I change as my mood changes on a monthly basis. I must note that although I spend some good money on knives I do use them. Pity as some of them are stunning pieces of engineering and art but that is what they are made for not?

The bench made has an excellent action and the steel holds an edge well, the honeybadher is just weirdly super for the price.
The badger is abused, light resharpening once a week, stopped daily and does not loose material. It cuts paper easily.

When I get time to gather everything from the safe, tool trolly and various strategic knives spots I will send a pic of the small collection.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 02:30:52 pm
Two current EDC folders, I change as my mood changes on a monthly basis. I must note that although I spend some good money on knives I do use them. Pity as some of them are stunning pieces of engineering and art but that is what they are made for not?

The bench made has an excellent action and the steel holds an edge well, the honeybadher is just weirdly super for the price.
The badger is abused, light resharpening once a week, stopped daily and does not loose material. It cuts paper easily.

When I get time to gather everything from the safe, tool trolly and various strategic knives spots I will send a pic of the small collection.

I had a bad experience with a Honeybadger  - I walked into a Cape Union Mart to look at it, as everyone was talking about it. The first one was the large tan - and the blade was loose, so I asked for another, thinking it might be the demo everyone is testing. Unfortunately the second one did the same, out of the box.
As far as your Benchmade is concerned - Steel does not get much better than M390
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on January 30, 2020, 02:38:15 pm
Odd that about the honeybadger. Mine is solid as a rock and I am not afraid to use it because of the economical price. Will it be around with me in 20 years. Probably not. I am hard on knives. Respect them but hard.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 02:42:03 pm
Odd that about the honeybadger. Mine is solid as a rock and I am not afraid to use it because of the economical price. Will it be around with me in 20 years. Probably not. I am hard on knives. Respect them but hard.

Yeah - maybe a batch with loose pivots.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on January 30, 2020, 02:57:33 pm
Could be, but seriously good value for Mandela spent. I take it out for whatever I need to butcher (not meat) and it holds up to the task. It is a bit light though and makes heavy tasks a tad niggly sometimes. A solid blade makes life easier sometimes if you get my meaning.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on January 30, 2020, 05:26:35 pm
I am dreaming of one of these: https://fallkniven.se/en/knife/gpdi/


etter dis mooi
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on January 30, 2020, 07:08:17 pm
I also have one of those knives with the fat tick on.
I think mine is a dud though, the blade is all bent and they only sharpened it on one side.

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Battlestar on January 30, 2020, 07:33:08 pm
Awesome thread. Will post some pics of my lot tomorrow. Spyderco Endura and Leatherman Signal are my daily carry then I have a box of tricks with others  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 07:38:53 pm
I also have one of those knives with the fat tick on.
I think mine is a dud though, the blade is all bent and they only sharpened it on one side.

Spyderco? - Can you post a pic of it?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 07:42:09 pm
Awesome thread. Will post some pics of my lot tomorrow. Spyderco Endura and Leatherman Signal are my daily carry then I have a box of tricks with others  :thumleft:

Welcome Battlestar - show your goods :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tonteldoos on January 30, 2020, 08:10:30 pm
Bought this from a guy on my way to the coast.. The guy was outa cash... He reckoned he paid over R2k but I doubt it somehow  so unsure whether I bought a dud or.. So I gave him R600
Any knowledge about the knife
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on January 30, 2020, 08:26:37 pm
If it is a genuine Boker anything from 80 US to 500 US. Well that is what I have seen certain of their knives go for.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: CliveG on January 30, 2020, 08:42:29 pm
 I had a laugh watching Chris Reeve's video. See the end of his finger on his right hand that he shot off, testing his tigger pull on his 38 in his bedroom. He used to race road bikes in the 70's.
When BMW bought out their K1000, Chris did a flat out run from Durban to JHB for BMW. I still have some of his knives he made for me, #60, forget the other ones number.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 09:04:16 pm
Bought this from a guy on my way to the coast.. The guy was outa cash... He reckoned he paid over R2k but I doubt it somehow  so unsure whether I bought a dud or.. So I gave him R600
Any knowledge about the knife

Boker makes good knives Tonteldoos.
The very famous knife designer Dietmar Pohl, who now designs knives under his own brand Pohl Force use to be the head designer for Boker.
No idea about the price, but R600 was a bargain for sure.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 30, 2020, 10:06:43 pm
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 07:11:54 am
Knife for the day
Zero Tolerance 0095 Tan & Black
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Noneking on January 31, 2020, 07:49:03 am
Knife for the day
Zero Tolerance 0095 Tan & Black


 :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on January 31, 2020, 07:51:54 am
Is there a reason that you practically never see a Scandi grind on a folder?

I browsed through Animal Gear's online knives, all 1100 of them, almost all of them folders. I saw two Scandi folders, both from Helle. That was it.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 08:03:01 am
Is there a reason that you practically never see a Scandi grind on a folder?

I browsed through Animal Gear's online knives, all 1100 of them, almost all of them folders. I saw two Scandi folders, both from Helle. That was it.
'
Real Steel also offers Scandi grind blades on some of their folders.
It is however true that scandi grind is seen as a bushcraft blade, and therefor more popular on fixed blades as oppose to folders.
Full flat grind slice much better than Scandi, whereas scandi will always be a tougher and more robust grind for the purposes of bushcraft etc.
Check out Morakniv knives for your scandi craving
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: fixit on January 31, 2020, 09:00:22 am
Bought this from a guy on my way to the coast.. The guy was outa cash... He reckoned he paid over R2k but I doubt it somehow  so unsure whether I bought a dud or.. So I gave him R600
Any knowledge about the knife

Not sure if this is the one?  ::)

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Battlestar on January 31, 2020, 10:25:47 am
Awesome thread. Will post some pics of my lot tomorrow. Spyderco Endura and Leatherman Signal are my daily carry then I have a box of tricks with others  :thumleft:

Welcome Battlestar - show your goods :thumleft:

My Boodle

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 10:38:28 am
Awesome thread. Will post some pics of my lot tomorrow. Spyderco Endura and Leatherman Signal are my daily carry then I have a box of tricks with others  :thumleft:

Welcome Battlestar - show your goods :thumleft:

My Boodle

Nice collection Battlestar :thumleft: - I dig those Condor fixed blades. I have a few myself. They do make kick ass sheaths too.
I see you are a bit of a Spyderco fan
I like the variety in your collection.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 10:41:20 am
Bought this from a guy on my way to the coast.. The guy was outa cash... He reckoned he paid over R2k but I doubt it somehow  so unsure whether I bought a dud or.. So I gave him R600
Any knowledge about the knife

Not sure if this is the one?  ::)

699 indicative price sounds cheap - Not sure I believe the discounted price though.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Battlestar on January 31, 2020, 10:53:04 am
Awesome thread. Will post some pics of my lot tomorrow. Spyderco Endura and Leatherman Signal are my daily carry then I have a box of tricks with others  :thumleft:

Welcome Battlestar - show your goods :thumleft:

My Boodle

Nice collection Battlestar :thumleft: - I dig those Condor fixed blades. I have a few myself. They do make kick ass sheaths too.
I see you are a bit of a Spyderco fan
I like the variety in your collection.
I have actually thinned it out little over the years.

Yes I love Spyderco especially the Endura. It gets used extensively every day as does the Leatherman. The Condor knives are very good value for money. I had been looking for a decent bush craft knife and came across this Condor SBK. Was going to pull the trigger on a TOPS Brother of Bush Craft knife but couldnt justify the price tag. I can highly recommend the Knife Guy. He has some great brands at good prices and service is tip top.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on January 31, 2020, 11:12:30 am
I also have one of those knives with the fat tick on.
I think mine is a dud though, the blade is all bent and they only sharpened it on one side.

Spyderco? - Can you post a pic of it?
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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on January 31, 2020, 11:20:44 am
Quote
Quote
Not sure if this is the one?  ::)

699 indicative price sounds cheap - Not sure I believe the discounted price though.
Yeah, paying over R150 is a rip off ; thatís what they cost at China Mall Midrand.


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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 11:29:07 am
Quote
Quote
Not sure if this is the one?  ::)

699 indicative price sounds cheap - Not sure I believe the discounted price though.
Yeah, paying over R150 is a rip off ; thatís what they cost at China Mall Midrand.

You mean it may be a copy?

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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 11:33:16 am
I also have one of those knives with the fat tick on.
I think mine is a dud though, the blade is all bent and they only sharpened it on one side.

Spyderco? - Can you post a pic of it?
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Not sure if you joked about the design of your Spydie, and if it is in actual fact bent. Either way - nice knife
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on January 31, 2020, 01:36:18 pm
So herd is my small and modest smartie box collection. Some with history and memories.
Pic 1- SAK Mountaineer.  Christmas present from my wife roughly 25 years ago.
Pic 2 - Also a Christmas gift from my wife when she worked at Toyota.  Drew blood the same day when I cut myself slicing biltong.
Pic 3 - Leatherman Kick purchased on the way from a Buff Rally about 12 years ago.
Pic 4 - SAK Forrester 111mm. Purchased from the Swiss Army Knife factory shop when on holiday in Switzerland in 2017.
Pic 5  - Opinel with carbon blade. Part of a birthday present.
Pic 6 - Honey Badger flipper. Carry it almost every day.
Pic 7 - Honey Badger  claw.
Pic 8 - 58mm SAK Rambler. Bought this one for its online Phillip's screwdriver which I often need. Lives in the money pocket of my jeans.
Pic 9 - SAK with USB. Gifted to me from a good friend
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on January 31, 2020, 01:40:28 pm
Next up are just a couple of cheapies that were bought on a whim.
Pic 1 & 2 - Cheapies.
Pic 3 & 4 - I believe these are also cheapies from my daughter for various birthdays.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on January 31, 2020, 01:42:04 pm
These two are from my late father when we sorted out his cupboards after he passed away.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on January 31, 2020, 02:15:08 pm
Another fat tick
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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 02:37:50 pm
Endela?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 02:40:09 pm
So herd is my small and modest smartie box collection. Some with history and memories.
Pic 1- SAK Mountaineer.  Christmas present from my wife roughly 25 years ago.
Pic 2 - Also a Christmas gift from my wife when she worked at Toyota.  Drew blood the same day when I cut myself slicing biltong.
Pic 3 - Leatherman Kick purchased on the way from a Buff Rally about 12 years ago.
Pic 4 - SAK Forrester 111mm. Purchased from the Swiss Army Knife factory shop when on holiday in Switzerland in 2017.
Pic 5  - Opinel with carbon blade. Part of a birthday present.
Pic 6 - Honey Badger flipper. Carry it almost every day.
Pic 7 - Honey Badger  claw.
Pic 8 - 58mm SAK Rambler. Bought this one for its online Phillip's screwdriver which I often need. Lives in the money pocket of my jeans.
Pic 9 - SAK with USB. Gifted to me from a good friend

I can see you use all your knives Wayne - Iike the tanto Grizzly look.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tonteldoos on January 31, 2020, 02:42:37 pm
Quote
Quote
Not sure if this is the one?  ::)

699 indicative price sounds cheap - Not sure I believe the discounted price though.
Yeah, paying over R150 is a rip off ; thatís what they cost at China Mall Midrand.


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Looks the same.. how to tell if it is a fake?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on January 31, 2020, 02:45:39 pm
Endela?
Delica G10



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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on January 31, 2020, 02:47:03 pm
Quote
Quote
Not sure if this is the one?  ::)

699 indicative price sounds cheap - Not sure I believe the discounted price though.
Yeah, paying over R150 is a rip off ; thatís what they cost at China Mall Midrand.


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Looks the same.. how to tell if it is a fake?
Boker do not make a model like this. Itís a Chinese knife with Boker written on it.


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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on January 31, 2020, 04:16:38 pm
Does anyone know what steel is used on Okapi's these days?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 04:50:24 pm
Quote
Quote
Not sure if this is the one?  ::)

699 indicative price sounds cheap - Not sure I believe the discounted price though.
Yeah, paying over R150 is a rip off ; thatís what they cost at China Mall Midrand.


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Looks the same.. how to tell if it is a fake?
Boker do not make a model like this. Itís a Chinese knife with Boker written on it.


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Ja - I agree with ZAS for what it is worth. Sorry boet, seems as if you have been conned.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 04:54:00 pm
Another fat tick
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ZAS - How big are you? Is the Delica not too small for your hands? Nick Shabazz loves it
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 05:06:23 pm
Spyderco:
- Military
- Paramilitary 2
- Paramilitary 3

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on January 31, 2020, 05:19:38 pm
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ZAS - How big are you? Is the Delica not too small for your hands? Nick Shabazz loves it
Itís a great knife, I like the smaller 3 inch blades knives. Will show you some in the next while.
Endela only comes in FRN for now.
Nice size too.

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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 05:34:23 pm
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ZAS - How big are you? Is the Delica not too small for your hands? Nick Shabazz loves it
Itís a great knife, I like the smaller 3 inch blades knives. Will show you some in the next while.
Endela only comes in FRN for now.
Nice size too.

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VG10 steel? - Was it a sprint run?

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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 05:37:57 pm
I see the Spydie and your right hand ring finger has been formally introduced?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 31, 2020, 05:53:32 pm
My Small collection!!!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 31, 2020, 05:57:09 pm
Some More!!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 31, 2020, 06:01:01 pm
And More!!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 31, 2020, 06:05:30 pm
Oshkosh jy sal lemoen skil lat dit kak by jou!!! ;) :lol8: :drif:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 31, 2020, 06:07:36 pm
And More!!
Title: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Dorsland on January 31, 2020, 06:10:30 pm
May I ask a question without derailing the fred Hardy. I always have my Leatherman or CRKT on me. When traveling by air I have to go naked. Had a cheap multitool confiscated at customs leaving before.

Any solutions? More utility than tactical.

I have often considered the TSA safe options by Leatherman and others but just concerned it will also be confiscated by the airport goons.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 31, 2020, 06:12:19 pm
Last Bit!!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 31, 2020, 06:17:33 pm
'O' There is more!!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 31, 2020, 06:17:43 pm
I did not know Leatherman makes "normal" knives :thumleft: :drif:

Wow Oshkosh!!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :drif:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 06:18:52 pm
May I ask a question without derailing the fred Hardy. I always have my Leatherman or CRKT on me. When traveling by air I have to go naked. Had a cheap multitool confiscated at customs leaving before.

Any solutions? More utility than tactical.

I have often considered the TSA safe options by Leatherman and others but just concerned it will also be confiscated by the airport goons.

Johan - Hulle konfiskeer net met hand luggage. As jy 'n koffer het, bere die mes daarin
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 31, 2020, 06:22:39 pm
The Last!! There might be some lost in translation have not gone through my collection in years!!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 06:23:42 pm
Fokkit Oshkosh - Knife cleaning in your house might just take up some time..
Big up - Incredible collection
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on January 31, 2020, 06:25:39 pm
Vertel bietjie vir die mense hoekom 'n Kukri of hoe jy hom ook spel so n klein tonngetjie het naby die handvatsel.
Dit lyk vir my soos iets in jou keel  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 31, 2020, 06:30:01 pm
This Knife given to me by Daughters Best friend she is from Argentina descent this is what the Gaucho (Cowboys carry) it given to you as a blunt blade you have to sharpen it your self!! 
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on January 31, 2020, 06:31:35 pm
Now that is a thing of beauty
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 06:34:37 pm
Vertel bietjie vir die mense hoekom 'n Kukri of hoe jy hom ook spel so n klein tonngetjie het naby die handvatsel.
Dit lyk vir my soos iets in jou keel  :laughing4:

Various unconfirmed theories - Some say it is there to stop the enemies blood from running onto your hand.
Unconfirmed as I said 8)
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Dorsland on January 31, 2020, 06:35:30 pm
May I ask a question without derailing the fred Hardy. I always have my Leatherman or CRKT on me. When traveling by air I have to go naked. Had a cheap multitool confiscated at customs leaving before.

Any solutions? More utility than tactical.

I have often considered the TSA safe options by Leatherman and others but just concerned it will also be confiscated by the airport goons.

Johan - Hulle konfiskeer net met hand luggage. As jy 'n koffer het, bere die mes daarin
Dis die neukery Hardy,ek reis altyd met slegs Ďn rugsak. Sal my maar blootstel aan donker Afrika. Dal dalk sommer n mes by die hotel eetkamer ďleenĒ.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 31, 2020, 06:37:15 pm
Fokkit Oshkosh - Knife cleaning in your house might just take up some time..
Big up - Incredible collection

@Hardy de Kock
Thanks Hardy it just a passion I have! I have bought knifes all over the country if I like I buy. I have bought a number of blades from China which surprised the Sh#t out me to Quality & Build. I sent you a Link to DHGate where I have bought most of my Blades & not one of them is cr@p.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 06:37:39 pm
This Knife given to me by Daughters Best friend she is from Argentina descent this is what the Gaucho (Cowboys carry) it given to you as a blunt blade you have to sharpen it your self!!

Gaucho knives - highly collectible
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: MooseRider on January 31, 2020, 06:38:14 pm
Hier is myne. Boonste een is my kampmes. Het as geskenk by vriend gekry. (Hy maak hulle self). Het vir my seun ook een gegee. Middelste een is 'n Kaliber wat ek by Cape Union Mart gekoop het. Nie die beste nie maar ek het gehou van gewig. Weet nie watse staal die lem is nie.  Die kaliber dra ek elke dag saam. Verbasend hoe lank lem skerp bly. Onder is my Leatherman Wingman wat ook elke dag in werksak saamgaan.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 06:39:00 pm
May I ask a question without derailing the fred Hardy. I always have my Leatherman or CRKT on me. When traveling by air I have to go naked. Had a cheap multitool confiscated at customs leaving before.

Any solutions? More utility than tactical.

I have often considered the TSA safe options by Leatherman and others but just concerned it will also be confiscated by the airport goons.



Johan - Hulle konfiskeer net met hand luggage. As jy 'n koffer het, bere die mes daarin
Dis die neukery Hardy,ek reis altyd met slegs Ďn rugsak. Sal my maar blootstel aan donker Afrika. Dal dalk sommer n mes by die hotel eetkamer ďleenĒ.

Ek sit met dieselfde probleem
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 06:41:51 pm
Hier is myne. Boonste een is my kampmes. Het as geskenk by vriend gekry. (Hy maak hulle self). Het vir my seun ook een gegee. Middelste een is 'n Kaliber wat ek by Cape Union Mart gekoop het. Nie die beste nie maar ek het gehou van gewig. Weet nie watse staal die lem is nie.  Die kaliber dra ek elke dag saam. Verbasend hoe lank lem skerp bly. Onder is my Leatherman Wingman wat ook elke dag in werksak saamgaan.

Wie is jou vriend? Ek hou baie van daai kapmes - Iets tussen 'n machete en 'n kukri. Weet jy watter tipe staal hy gebruik het daar?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 06:49:03 pm
Pohl Force - Alpha Four Desert Tactical
It is big, and I love it
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 31, 2020, 06:49:38 pm
Oshkosh jy sal lemoen skil lat dit kak by jou!!! ;) :lol8: :drif:
@ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS
It is just in my blood to collect, I love it!!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on January 31, 2020, 06:58:39 pm
May I ask a question without derailing the fred Hardy. I always have my Leatherman or CRKT on me. When traveling by air I have to go naked. Had a cheap multitool confiscated at customs leaving before.

Any solutions? More utility than tactical.

I have often considered the TSA safe options by Leatherman and others but just concerned it will also be confiscated by the airport goons.

Johan - Hulle konfiskeer net met hand luggage. As jy 'n koffer het, bere die mes daarin
Dis die neukery Hardy,ek reis altyd met slegs Ďn rugsak. Sal my maar blootstel aan donker Afrika. Dal dalk sommer n mes by die hotel eetkamer ďleenĒ.

@Dorsland

Maybe not your cup of Tea but worked for me they did not know what it is it just looks like a key!!
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: zacapa on January 31, 2020, 07:28:41 pm
Now here's a classic knife. My mate down the road had one in Edenvale back in the mid '70's. Terry and his father went hunting in Rhodesia twice a year. The double garage rafters were always covered in biltong drying out and between knives - rifles - shotguns - swimming pool - trampoline and much game biltong we were a happy bunch of 12 year olds. Not a folder but oh so nice!

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 07:38:33 pm
Now here's a classic knife. My mate down the road had one in Edenvale back in the mid '70's. Terry and his father went hunting in Rhodesia twice a year. The double garage rafters were always covered in biltong drying out and between knives - rifles - shotguns - swimming pool - trampoline and much game biltong we were a happy bunch of 12 year olds. Not a folder but oh so nice!



There is one for sale in the sales thread
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on January 31, 2020, 07:55:42 pm
Now here's a classic knife. My mate down the road had one in Edenvale back in the mid '70's. Terry and his father went hunting in Rhodesia twice a year. The double garage rafters were always covered in biltong drying out and between knives - rifles - shotguns - swimming pool - trampoline and much game biltong we were a happy bunch of 12 year olds. Not a folder but oh so nice!


Regarded as one of the best knives ever made :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 07:01:59 am
Knife of the day
Cold Steel Andrew Demko 15
The launch of the Scorpion lock
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: fixit on February 01, 2020, 07:15:56 am
Some fantastic looking knives here, but my personal choice would still be a wood or bone handle. Just something about the new modern knives that doesn't sit well with me. Yes, sure they are probably much stronger and lend themsevles to more complex designs, but I'm still old school.. :biggrin:

Have a friend who I built a knife grider for that has offered to make me a knife of my choice. Still thinking about what shape I would like to have.

As for the grinders, I started making up another 5 of them, but got side tracked by other work. The main problem with these machines, is the cost of the drive train.
 
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 07:19:04 am
Dorsland - yes wrap deep in your book in luggage. :thumleft:

@Oshkosh
Tell me more about that Skean Dhu plse...  mine got stolen.  Wore it with my uniform at CTH.  Also wore a Dirk and Claymore - but those were regimental issues.

Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 07:33:00 am
Some fantastic looking knives here, but my personal choice would still be a wood or bone handle. Just something about the new modern knives that doesn't sit well with me. Yes, sure they are probably much stronger and lend themsevles to more complex designs, but I'm still old school.. :biggrin:

Have a friend who I built a knife grider for that has offered to make me a knife of my choice. Still thinking about what shape I would like to have.

As for the grinders, I started making up another 5 of them, but got side tracked by other work. The main problem with these machines, is the cost of the drive train.

Fixit - I have a few templates that I can send you. I have a lot of fixed blades, and of all of them I like the Chris Reeve Pacific Black the most.
Will post a pic a little later - Brilliant design



I have two - Black and Flat Dark Eart - Mine is also not serated
Title: Re: Folding knives, Fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 08:07:46 am
Saturday porn
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 01, 2020, 08:12:57 am
Anyone here with folding saws? Silky's, Samurais, Husky's, Opinels?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 09:24:05 am
Hardy, firstly i dont want to stuff up your thread.  So plse advise - are we only talking folders or does any blade go.  Happy to start a new thread if required.

Want to post some pics and have some discussions.  Got some real Kukris and want to chat about fix blades and axes?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Offshore on February 01, 2020, 09:30:48 am
Saturday porn.

A magnificent Collection, beautifully presented,your Pride is tangible. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 10:01:50 am
Hardy, firstly i dont want to stuff up your thread.  So plse advise - are we only talking folders or does any blade go.  Happy to start a new thread if required.

Want to post some pics and have some discussions.  Got some real Kukris and want to chat about fix blades and axes?

Kind of you to ask - I think we should change the topic name. Numerous people have asked for this.
Thanks
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 01, 2020, 10:05:54 am
Heel boonste foto watse bike het die geel voor mudguard?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: pwt on February 01, 2020, 10:17:59 am
Anyone here with folding saws? Silky's, Samurais, Husky's, Opinels?
Something for you, a pic of my three monkey Wakizashi, not a folded blade but forged and properly heat-treated

Courtesy Martialartswords.com
(Perhaps the greatest difference between the katana and the wakizashi is the length. While there are always exceptions, most wakizashi featured a blade length of 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 cm), whereas the katana featured an average blade length of 23 5⁄8Ė 28 3⁄4 in (60 to 73 cm).Feb 1, 2018)

And a pic of my working knifes: the top OTF (out the front) Cobratec is a nice working knife and I love the easy deployment whilst working, this is a budget OTF and not my ultimate choice, would love something like a Microtech or even a  Benchmade Infidel OTF.
The Leatherman Surge speaks for itself and it is still my choice when talking multitool
The Spyderco Salt series is my underwater working knife, I also carry a larger fixed blade Greenriver but inevitably always end up using my Spyderco
Lastly my trusted little Kershaw Biltong knife   
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 10:20:06 am
Cool blades - I have two Microtech Socom's if you are ever interested.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: pwt on February 01, 2020, 10:50:36 am
Cool blades - I have two Microtech Socom's if you are ever interested.
Thanks, always looking, so please post
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 10:59:49 am
Dorsland - yes wrap deep in your book in luggage. :thumleft:

@Oshkosh
Tell me more about that Skean Dhu plse...  mine got stolen.  Wore it with my uniform at CTH.  Also wore a Dirk and Claymore - but those were regimental issues.

@KiLRoy
My Sister gave it to me as a gift when they came back from the UK.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 01, 2020, 11:06:15 am
The Delica G10 was a sprint run in the usual VG-10.
The Endela shown is only available in FRN and VG-10 at this point.
Today Iím also carrying another FRN VG-10 folder.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200201/6965512d3517a25094e1153a6c537988.jpg)


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Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 11:15:59 am
Do tell..
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 11:25:51 am
Cool blades - I have two Microtech Socom's if you are ever interested.
Thanks, always looking, so please post

Have patience - Our signal is pretty non-existent because of load-shedding.
Will post asap
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 11:29:47 am
Cool blades - I have two Microtech Socom's if you are ever interested.
Thanks, always looking, so please post

Microtech Socom - The kick on this thing is unreal
Title: Re: Folding knives, Fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 11:40:16 am
Saturday porn

@Hardy de Kock  very impressive!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, Fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 11:46:15 am
Saturday porn

@Hardy de Kock  very impressive!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Thanks - all of them done by myself with my limited artistic skill.
I love Tomahawks
Title: Re: Folding knives, Fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: fixit on February 01, 2020, 11:58:49 am
Saturday porn

@Hardy de Kock  very impressive!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Thanks - all of them done by myself with my limited artistic skill.
I love Tomahawks

Really nice work there hardy :thumleft:

Do prey tell how. Are the blades welded onto the holder or is that a forged piece?
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 12:18:58 pm
Hardy, firstly i dont want to stuff up your thread.  So plse advise - are we only talking folders or does any blade go.  Happy to start a new thread if required.

Want to post some pics and have some discussions.  Got some real Kukris and want to chat about fix blades and axes?

Kind of you to ask - I think we should change the topic name. Numerous people have asked for this.
Thanks

I deleted the auction board since it doesnt get used and added a knife board. Took the liberty to make hardy, shark and oshkosh moderators.  Feel free to say no and for others to volunteer. See if we can move all blade related stuff to this board.  Ask mods for help if required. Think this interest group is big enough to warrant its own board?
Title: Re: Folding knives, Fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 12:20:03 pm
Saturday porn

@Hardy de Kock  very impressive!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Thanks - all of them done by myself with my limited artistic skill.
I love Tomahawks

Really nice work there hardy :thumleft:

Do prey tell how. Are the blades welded onto the holder or is that a forged piece?

I buy the blades as templates, fire forge it, reshape, file, grind and detail it, temper it again, and after that I start with the leather work. I absolutely believe that a blacksmith is what I should have become. I have serious respect for blacksmiths.  a Lost art
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 12:21:58 pm
Thanks Hein :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 12:26:15 pm
Thanks Hein!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 12:31:48 pm
While searching for the Skean Dhu for Kilroy these popped up!!
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 12:34:01 pm
While searching for the Skean Dhu for Kilroy these popped up!!

So you have a Fox Karambit then? - Nice :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 12:36:49 pm
Last Lot ( I Hope)!!!  :biggrin:

Lastly the very nice Axes I bought from @Vis Arend
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 12:37:58 pm
While searching for the Skean Dhu for Kilroy these popped up!!

So you have a Fox Karambit then? - Nice :thumleft:

It is a big Bugger!!!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on February 01, 2020, 12:44:44 pm
Here is my little collection altogether.
My wife gave me the crkt some years ago. Rest all to dad from dad.

Then 2nd pic is a set of 6 Joseph Roger table knives I got hold of on classic auction.
Best butter knives ever for making braaibroodjies.
Never knew Joseph Rogers made knives like this.

Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 12:51:11 pm
Here is my little collection altogether.
My wife gave me the crkt some years ago. Rest all to dad from dad.

Then 2nd pic is a set of 6 Joseph Roger table knives I got hold of on classic auction.
Best butter knives ever for making braaibroodjies.
Never knew Joseph Rogers made knives like this.
''

Those JR's are beautiful - and you posted that Bestech again. I have tried the whole of yesterday to source one without success
Title: Re: Folding knives, Fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: fixit on February 01, 2020, 12:53:05 pm
@Hardy de Kock  very impressive!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Thanks - all of them done by myself with my limited artistic skill.
I love Tomahawks
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Really nice work there hardy :thumleft:

Do prey tell how. Are the blades welded onto the holder or is that a forged piece?
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I buy the blades as templates, fire forge it, reshape, file, grind and detail it, temper it again, and after that I start with the leather work. I absolutely believe that a blacksmith is what I should have become. I have serious respect for blacksmiths.  a Lost art
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Bliksem! Well I take my hat off to you Sir. That is quite something to be able to do.
If you have a chance maybe start a thread on forging? Home built forges and what is needed.
I've tried getting a gas forge working, but I just cannot seem to get the heat high enough. As soon as i close the forge in, the gas won't burn.
I think coal fire outside would probably be the answer?
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 01:02:23 pm
Great board - thanx Hardy

@Oshkosh  i was so inspired by your skean dhu my memory got triggered @Straatkat  Bertie put me in touch with sean culhane (google his website) about a year ago when i was contemplating commissioning  him to make me a personalised skean dhu for my 50th. From dad to dad present. I ended up buying personalised bass rod.  So, iím just started talking with sean again about that skean dhu.  Anyone who know where i can find african turquoise stone ? 

You are right Hardy. There is something about a blade....
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 01:03:36 pm
Btw - plse let us all bother Bertie @Straatkat to join this board. He is a master and an old dog too..
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on February 01, 2020, 01:04:15 pm
Here is my little collection altogether.
My wife gave me the crkt some years ago. Rest all to dad from dad.

Then 2nd pic is a set of 6 Joseph Roger table knives I got hold of on classic auction.
Best butter knives ever for making braaibroodjies.
Never knew Joseph Rogers made knives like this.
''

Those JR's are beautiful - and you posted that Bestech again. I have tried the whole of yesterday to source one without success

Sorry to trigger you again😔
Nice to know its something rare.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 01:21:25 pm
Great board - thanx Hardy

@Oshkosh  i was so inspired by your skean dhu my memory got triggered @Straatkat  Bertie put me in touch with sean culhane (google his website) about a year ago when i was contemplating commissioning  him to make me a personalised skean dhu for my 50th. From dad to dad present. I ended up buying personalised bass rod.  So, iím just started talking with sean again about that skean dhu.  Anyone who know where i can find african turquoise stone ? 

You are right Hardy. There is something about a blade....

I second that - and he produces some of the finest Damascus :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 01:34:45 pm
So, i have a fist or two full of old folders. Mostly SAKs some with special memories. Nothing of interest to you.

So herewith my most commonly used folders excl a small SAK or two

You would id it easily
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 01:37:22 pm
2 fix blades - both handmade by lessor knowns.  One a school friend of mine.  Try guess the woods

Oh, and i love ropes and cords and knots (my nerd side)

Ps. kukris pics in the kukri thread
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 01, 2020, 01:40:19 pm
2 fix blades - both handmade by lessor knowns.  One a school friend of mine.  Try guess the woods

Bottom one Kiaat?
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 01:42:51 pm
Great board - thanx Hardy

@Oshkosh  i was so inspired by your skean dhu my memory got triggered @Straatkat  Bertie put me in touch with sean culhane (google his website) about a year ago when i was contemplating commissioning  him to make me a personalised skean dhu for my 50th. From dad to dad present. I ended up buying personalised bass rod.  So, iím just started talking with sean again about that skean dhu.  Anyone who know where i can find african turquoise stone ? 

You are right Hardy. There is something about a blade....

@KiLRoy try this Link:http://stonesforafrica.co.za
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 01, 2020, 01:48:24 pm
Handle I made for a Mora Classic, commissioned by a fried for his 10yr old son. Bulletwood and Milkwood.
And my "Dremel tool for men" with which a do the shaping.
 
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 01:58:01 pm
Think the bottom one is kiaat. Its a Herman van Seventer knife. Bought it for R850 on sharp edge special.  Ridiculous price for a hand made fine quality knife.  Why buy mass produced?

To one is from a friend when he started off.  Real amateur knife but functional.  The steel is too thick, but so solid. Told him i want to be able to gut, skin and slice upward through the breast of a hanging kudu.  I can, but not the best skinner

Its wit Olienhout from my wifeís grandfathers farm near Kammieskroon.

My favourite wood for knives is Tambotie.  Love the look and the smell.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 01:59:36 pm
Here is my little collection altogether.
My wife gave me the crkt some years ago. Rest all to dad from dad.

Then 2nd pic is a set of 6 Joseph Roger table knives I got hold of on classic auction.
Best butter knives ever for making braaibroodjies.
Never knew Joseph Rogers made knives like this.
''

Those JR's are beautiful - and you posted that Bestech again. I have tried the whole of yesterday to source one without success

@Hardy de Kock  Try Blades & Triggers Link: https://bntonline.co.za/brand/bestech/
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 02:08:47 pm
Those JR table knives are beautiful

Reminds me of my late grandfather whose family names got passed to me. He ate with his own JR table knife similar to this one, half the blade sanded away over the years.  Then when its braaivleis or when there is meat to be cut from stew bones, out came his JR lambfoot folder.

Confession: i hate sharpening blades. Its boring and repetitive
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 01, 2020, 02:13:05 pm

Its wit Olienhout from my wifeís grandfathers farm near Kammieskroon.

My favourite wood for knives is Tambotie.  Love the look and the smell.

There is something extra sentimental about using local woods. It has become a bit of an obsession for me - if I see a tree I want to know what it is and what the wood was used for traditionally.

I picked up a log in the field near the rubbish tip the other day. No sign of rot or insects, so obviously durable. Ran a piece through the bandsaw and gave it a sanding and oil. I wish I knew what it is because I WANT MORE! Not even sure if it is indigenous...

The last pic is a piece of Kershout, treated with a solution of vinegar and steel-wool. The tannins react and turn black.



Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 02:14:01 pm
So, i have a fist or two full of old folders. Mostly SAKs some with special memories. Nothing of interest to you.

So herewith my most commonly used folders excl a small SAK or two

You would id it easily

Curious to know - Do you use serrated edge cutters more than plain edge?
Very nice mix there - H1 steel on the salt spydie?
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on February 01, 2020, 02:15:33 pm
Those JR table knives are beautiful

Reminds me of my late grandfather whose family names got passed to me. He ate with his own JR table knife similar to this one, half the blade sanded away over the years.  Then when its braaivleis or when there is meat to be cut from stew bones, out came his JR lambfoot folder.

Confession: i hate sharpening blades. Its boring and repetitive

They are special to me, and use them daily. Pretty sharp too.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 02:19:24 pm
My edcís.
I try to wear a different knife everyday of the month.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 02:26:33 pm
Glad you asked.

No i dont. Only the Spider and the HoneyB

Was looking for an edc tactical knife. Self protection. Wanted the Civilian G10. But fark Usd335. Ended with the Tasman salt at usd 130. Close to same thing and ideal for my yachting too. Very rust resistant

So here us where im fucked up...

Just got it from the post office. Went straight to pub to show @pielas.  After a few beers while playing with it, it fell from my hands to the bartop. I tried to catch it. It landed on its back with serrated blade upwards as i tried to catch it. I barely touched it. Cut me 9 stiched on the side of my middle finger :imaposer:  i knew it was a keeper

But, this is where you need to know me and my strangeness.  I felt to kak to where this as a edc. Its too special for the more mundane tasks. So i bought the honey badger. As you can see besides from the locking mechanism its very close to the spider.  Now my spider is gathering dust while the HB get used. I know im stange.  I dont know how i will sharpen these blades. Will take it to a pro i guess. All my other blades are normal.

Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on February 01, 2020, 02:35:51 pm
Those JR table knives are beautiful

Reminds me of my late grandfather whose family names got passed to me. He ate with his own JR table knife similar to this one, half the blade sanded away over the years.  Then when its braaivleis or when there is meat to be cut from stew bones, out came his JR lambfoot folder.

Confession: i hate sharpening blades. Its boring and repetitive

They are special to me, and use them daily. Pretty sharp too.

Saw this on fb now
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 02:36:09 pm
Glad you asked.

No i dont. Only the Spider and the HoneyB

Was looking for an edc tactical knife. Self protection. Wanted the Civilian G10. But fark Usd335. Ended with the Tasman salt at usd 130. Close to same thing and ideal for my yachting too. Very rust resistant

So here us where im fucked up...

Just got it from the post office. Went straight to pub to show @pielas.  After a few beers while playing with it, it fell from my hands to the bartop. I tried to catch it. It landed on its back with serrated blade upwards as i tried to catch it. I barely touched it. Cut me 9 stiched on the side of my middle finger :imaposer:  i knew it was a keeper

But, this is where you need to know me and my strangeness.  I felt to kak to where this as a edc. Its too special for the more mundane tasks. So i bought the honey badger. As you can see besides from the locking mechanism its very close to the spider.  Now my spider is gathering dust while the HB get used. I know im stange.  I dont know how i will sharpen these blades. Will take it to a pro i guess. All my other blades are normal.

Another quick story - Good friend of mine collected expensive handmade folders, and always carried his cheap Buck (which did the job fine). I had a call from his wife the other day to ask if I am interested in his collection. You see, he passed away in Somalia (work related) and never got to use any of these beautiful pieces himself.
I promised myself that I would never again turn a folder that was made to use with pride and joy,  into vault / safe jewellery
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 02:59:33 pm
I know, you are right.  Im a product of poor upbringing. Always thinking i dont deserve it.  My current GS is my most expensive bike i ever bought. R85k. I never bought a new car.  In all honesty i can afford it more than many. I just cant get myself to do it. But will drop R1000 on bar bill without a thought :imaposer:

When i buy things - its never the cheapest, but never the expensive/best.  I always look for things at the optimal value for money point.  I have made some penny wise pound foolish decisions too.  I do proper research though.  Often too much. Over analyzing and under using.. :laughing4:

Do you like binoculars?

Btw Hardy, that Riley guy your grandfather knew, was he the one writing (or being written about) in the old Mamn/Magnum magazines of the 80s?  They had that monthly from Maun. Fabulous stories.  Fuck i swear Man magazine shaped me more than the Bible in my highschool years
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on February 01, 2020, 03:01:14 pm
My other significant other:
Artisan cutlery - The Tomahawk.

There is something very special about a cleaver blade folder.
The action on this piece is lightning quick and the D2 blade cuts first time, every-time.
It is super light to carry, but it packs a serious punch.

a Folder says more about its owner than any car or bike can.
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Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 03:13:24 pm
My other significant other:
Artisan cutlery - The Tomahawk.

There is something very special about a cleaver blade folder.
The action on this piece is lightning quick and the D2 blade cuts first time, every-time.
It is super light to carry, but it packs a serious punch.

a Folder says more about its owner than any car or bike can.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200201/b2ebd9ff839a2dd9736e318b4fe72b70.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200201/603b7e38469c3bdc5c415fe9987f3bab.jpg)


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Nice Blade Chantal!!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 03:15:20 pm
What do you use it for?  The blade seems to be able to do classic chopper chores?

Utility knife or more specialised ?
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 03:19:10 pm
@DirtRebell are you buying that JR set? If not, plse link, if so, shout if you see something like this again.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on February 01, 2020, 03:27:35 pm
What do you use it for?  The blade seems to be able to do classic chopper chores?

Utility knife or more specialised ?

Both actually.
On tours we often find that riders run out of energy. a Quick snack consisting of biltong, fruit etc. usually sorts out this problem. We canít unpack the kitchen car for this quick stop every time and have learned to carry a folder for this purpose.
Whether I have to cut a watermelon, piece of Namibian biltong or heavy duty cable-ties, this blade works for everything.
And it looks cool.


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Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on February 01, 2020, 03:29:16 pm
My other significant other:
Artisan cutlery - The Tomahawk.

There is something very special about a cleaver blade folder.
The action on this piece is lightning quick and the D2 blade cuts first time, every-time.
It is super light to carry, but it packs a serious punch.

a Folder says more about its owner than any car or bike can.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200201/b2ebd9ff839a2dd9736e318b4fe72b70.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200201/603b7e38469c3bdc5c415fe9987f3bab.jpg)


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Nice Blade Chantal!!!  :thumleft:

Thanks @Oshkosh still admiring your collection - Wow.


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Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 03:32:44 pm
Thought i make a good chopper, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese - kind of chinese chopper style.  I like that style. What make?
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 03:39:37 pm
Check this simple fix blade. Hand made, good steel. R950... i mean... https://www.sharpedge.co.za/herman-van-seventer-medium-skinner-w-mulberry-wood-handle
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 01, 2020, 03:43:19 pm
I am seriously looking at the Honey Badger Wharncliffe. On the subject of steels, what makes Damascus special? Or is it just for looks? How is Damascus steel actually made?
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on February 01, 2020, 03:47:43 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200201/054eabf5a92b964ba5b1ac9393824359.jpg)

This is the Condor knives Hardy wanted you to look at earlier. The pic doesnít tell the full story. It looks like something out of some Amazonian tribe. The sheaths, as with the knives is seriously good quality.
He loves these Condor knives.


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Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 03:53:33 pm
My edcís.
I try to wear a different knife everyday of the month.

Like your storage bags!!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on February 01, 2020, 03:53:34 pm
I am seriously looking at the Honey Badger Wharncliffe. On the subject of steels, what makes Damascus special? Or is it just for looks? How is Damascus steel actually made?

Damascus is special for the look, and the effort that was put into it.
Here is a link
https://youtu.be/ippJgTL7Qo0


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Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 03:56:50 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200201/054eabf5a92b964ba5b1ac9393824359.jpg)

This is the Condor knives Hardy wanted you to look at earlier. The pic doesnít tell the full story. It looks like something out of some Amazonian tribe. The sheaths, as with the knives is seriously good quality.
He loves these Condor knives.


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Nice like the unusual!!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 03:59:59 pm
Yes, the sheaths draw my attention 

Confession 1 - i dont like sharpening knives
Confession 2 - i dont like damascus steel. Nor any form of colour. Only like various shines of ss.  ( i know, i know)
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on February 01, 2020, 04:09:13 pm
Yes, the sheaths draw my attention 

Confession 1 - i dont like sharpening knives
Confession 2 - i dont like damascus steel. Nor any form of colour. Only like various shines of ss.  ( i know, i know)

The Condor knives doesnít have damascus.
I know Hardy is not a big fan of damascus either.


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Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on February 01, 2020, 04:14:02 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200201/054eabf5a92b964ba5b1ac9393824359.jpg)

This is the Condor knives Hardy wanted you to look at earlier. The pic doesnít tell the full story. It looks like something out of some Amazonian tribe. The sheaths, as with the knives is seriously good quality.
He loves these Condor knives.


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Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 04:23:40 pm
Found 2 more stuck away in my Office!!  :biggrin:
1. The Mayne Knife is Handmade bought it at Nottingham Road last year
2. Another Honey Badger
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: dookie on February 01, 2020, 04:27:38 pm
I have a sh!tload of knives.
Most inherited, some self bought.

I always have one in the pocket, but they are mostly cheapies.
The sentimental and more expensive cutters are all locked away.

One of my daily carries :

Small, lightweight with a cleaver-like blade - Nice :thumleft:
Another daily carry - this one gives me a chubby ;D
Now that is something special.
Looks like the pocket knife a hobbit would carry in Lord of the rings..
Really cool blade @dookie

its actually Dwerg's sword

Hey stoppit!!!

Wonít allow you to talk that way about Dwerg.

Heíll never be able to wield such a long sword.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Karoo Rider on February 01, 2020, 04:36:14 pm
Sommer net twee "messe" wat dalk nie so algemeen is nie.  Die een is 'n Wilkinson .303 bajonet waarvan ek die geweer self ook het, alhoewel hy gedeaktiveer is.  Sy inklikmeganisme werk nog seepglad - ongelooflik wat die oumense met basiese gereedskap kon vermag sonder vandag se tegnologie.  Die ander een 'n vleisbyltjie uit Engeland.  Ek moet eintlik by my Pa uitvind wat hul stories is maar beide was my Oupa of Oupagrootjie s'n.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 04:40:10 pm
Sjoe - regte erfstukke daardie. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 04:42:33 pm

Its wit Olienhout from my wifeís grandfathers farm near Kammieskroon.

My favourite wood for knives is Tambotie.  Love the look and the smell.

There is something extra sentimental about using local woods. It has become a bit of an obsession for me - if I see a tree I want to know what it is and what the wood was used for traditionally.

I picked up a log in the field near the rubbish tip the other day. No sign of rot or insects, so obviously durable. Ran a piece through the bandsaw and gave it a sanding and oil. I wish I knew what it is because I WANT MORE! Not even sure if it is indigenous...

The last pic is a piece of Kershout, treated with a solution of vinegar and steel-wool. The tannins react and turn black.

Have you ever tried your hand at "burl" @WeeStrom ?
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 04:45:29 pm
Those JR table knives are beautiful

Reminds me of my late grandfather whose family names got passed to me. He ate with his own JR table knife similar to this one, half the blade sanded away over the years.  Then when its braaivleis or when there is meat to be cut from stew bones, out came his JR lambfoot folder.

Confession: i hate sharpening blades. Its boring and repetitive

I like it - Putting a mirror edge on a well used knife soothes the soul.
If you strop regularly, you will never have to sharpen a knife.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 04:52:19 pm
I know, you are right.  Im a product of poor upbringing. Always thinking i dont deserve it.  My current GS is my most expensive bike i ever bought. R85k. I never bought a new car.  In all honesty i can afford it more than many. I just cant get myself to do it. But will drop R1000 on bar bill without a thought :imaposer:

When i buy things - its never the cheapest, but never the expensive/best.  I always look for things at the optimal value for money point.  I have made some penny wise pound foolish decisions too.  I do proper research though.  Often too much. Over analyzing and under using.. :laughing4:

Do you like binoculars?

Btw Hardy, that Riley guy your grandfather knew, was he the one writing (or being written about) in the old Mamn/Magnum magazines of the 80s?  They had that monthly from Maun. Fabulous stories.  Fuck i swear Man magazine shaped me more than the Bible in my highschool years

I would think so Kilroy. Harry Riley and my grandfather were partners in Cheetah Safaris from the 50's to early 80's. They built the first two houses in Maun.
They hunted really big. The family magazine prior to Huisgenoot was called "Die Brandwag" I think. They did a sixteen episode story about my grandad's life.
My grandfathers house was turned into Maun museum and Harry's house became the famous Riley's garage right in the middle of Maun.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 07:32:58 pm
Another one dug out the archives!!!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on February 01, 2020, 08:03:51 pm
@DirtRebell are you buying that JR set? If not, plse link, if so, shout if you see something like this again.

No I'm not buying it, will get the number for you 👍
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 01, 2020, 08:38:13 pm
Nein Nein  :'( years ago my bayonets and knife collection were taken through affirmative shopping. Safe and all  :'(
Still looking for good pieces from the great War and forwards. Not folders but I have a connection with them for some odd reason.
Some of the prices are insane.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 08:42:38 pm
Bertie Rietveld has been voted in as a member of the AKI - Art Knife Invitational. (USA).
Only 25 members and they host a prestigious knife show every second year.
This is truly an honour and we are very very happy with the news.
Please google Art Knife Invitational to see some awesome knives and to see what it's all about....

http://artknifeinvitational.com/

Baie geluk @Straatkat  :thumleft:

Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 08:53:13 pm
Bertie Rietveld has been voted in as a member of the AKI - Art Knife Invitational. (USA).
Only 25 members and they host a prestigious knife show every second year.
This is truly an honour and we are very very happy with the news.
Please google Art Knife Invitational to see some awesome knives and to see what it's all about....

Baie geluk @Straatkat  :thumleft:

Been to his Place it is amazing to look at his quality of Craftsmanship the man is a genius major respect just to poor to purchase his creations!! Well done boet!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Straatkat on February 01, 2020, 09:42:15 pm
Thanks Guys, I have been trying to get in for many years, my Canadian friend Wolfgang Loerchner has proposed me countless times, but Americans are very patriotic and vote their own in most times. A space only opens up when someone dies or retires. When that happens the members vote for one of the proposed members and the lucky person who gets the most votes is voted in.
It is VERY hard for anyone to get voted in, and is the dream of many, many knifemakers the world over, the pinnacle in any knifemaking career, I am very honored to have made the cut.
The actual show only lasts 3-4 hours and all the collectors that are invited to attend jet in from all corners of the globe to purchase the creme de la creme of art knives from 25 of the best art knife makers in the world. I have 18 months to come up with some  spectacular art pieces, definitely a challenge I would have to rise to. Quite daunting.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 01, 2020, 09:46:44 pm
Thanks Guys, I have been trying to get in for many years, my Canadian friend Wolfgang Loerchner has proposed me countless times, but Americans are very patriotic and vote their own in most times. A space only opens up when someone dies or retires. When that happens the members vote for one of the proposed members and the lucky person who gets the most votes is voted in.
It is VERY hard for anyone to get voted in, and is the dream of many, many knifemakers the world over, the pinnacle in any knifemaking career, I am very honored to have made the cut.
The actual show only lasts 3-4 hours and all the collectors that are invited to attend jet in from all corners of the globe to purchase the creme de la creme of art knives from 25 of the best art knife makers in the world. I have 18 months to come up with some  spectacular art pieces, definitely a challenge I would have to rise to. Quite daunting.

Just had a look at the 2019 members and their art. Mind blowing what people can achieve.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 01, 2020, 10:14:53 pm
Well done Bertie :thumleft: :thumleft:  and well deserved too
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Straatkat on February 01, 2020, 10:45:50 pm
Well done Bertie :thumleft: :thumleft:  and well deserved too



Dankie Hein
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 01, 2020, 10:47:52 pm
Go Moer them Boet you can!!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Brink on February 02, 2020, 12:50:59 am
Nein Nein  :'( years ago my bayonets and knife collection were taken through affirmative shopping. Safe and all  :'(
Still looking for good pieces from the great War and forwards. Not folders but I have a connection with them for some odd reason.
Some of the prices are insane.

In the same position with affirmative shopping,,,,,

I had 11 different bayonets from WWI and II as well as Anglo Boer War and American Civil War up to FN (R1) and AK47.
My biggest loss was a Solingen Fighting Knive with bayonet fitting, known as "officers" bayonets in some circles
Also an original Puma and a Bowie and about 7 x very rare original "Cutthroats"
35 Blades lost that day,,,,

Only left with a few knives and some Leatherman's now :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Brink on February 02, 2020, 12:59:58 am
Very interesting Youtube channel (if you can get past the odd laugh/chuckle and German humour)

<iframe width="727" height="409" src="
" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

He also does slingshots, crossbows and repeat fire bows.

Serious inventor and a master with plywood,,,,,

WARNING: - Do not start watching if you are short of time.

DOUBLE WARNING: - The laugh/chuckle can put you off watching, but is is more than worth getting over it.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Brink on February 02, 2020, 01:03:33 am
Some seriously decent pricing from this site - https://www.gearbest.com/c_11503/knive/3.html

Look at some of the tests that was done in this video to determine if the knives are worth it or not,,,,,

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Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 02, 2020, 08:06:13 am
Knife for the day
Zero Tolerance 00350

Small knife with a big attitude
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on February 02, 2020, 08:17:31 am
Very interesting Youtube channel (if you can get past the odd laugh/chuckle and German humour)

<iframe width="727" height="409" src="
" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

He also does slingshots, crossbows and repeat fire bows.

Serious inventor and a master with plywood,,,,,

WARNING: - Do not start watching if you are short of time.

DOUBLE WARNING: - The laugh/chuckle can put you off watching, but is is more than worth getting over it.

He's the guy who produced the fake slingshot/ball-bearing ricochet injury.
I like watching him, and yes, also share your sentiments re his antics. Hehehe.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on February 02, 2020, 09:49:57 am
@DirtRebell are you buying that JR set? If not, plse link, if so, shout if you see something like this again.

No I'm not buying it, will get the number for you 👍

Pm sent
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 02, 2020, 09:53:39 am
Knife for the day
Zero Tolerance 00350

Small knife with a big attitude
I have one of these too ; quite a nice one it is.
Ken Onion design.


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Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 02, 2020, 09:55:32 am
Spyderco Police lightweight yesterday, Endela today.
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Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 02, 2020, 09:55:55 am
I like it - despite the assisted opening.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 02, 2020, 09:58:01 am
Spyderco Police lightweight yesterday, Endela today.
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Nice -   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Fudmucker on February 02, 2020, 12:05:47 pm
This Knife given to me by Daughters Best friend she is from Argentina descent this is what the Gaucho (Cowboys carry) it given to you as a blunt blade you have to sharpen it your self!!
This is a tradition (superstition) stemming from not gifting you anything that may cause you injury.
I once gave a friend from Europe a gift of a folding knife for his visit to South Africa.
He thanked me wholeheartedly and said he regretted but he could not accept it as a gift.
He then offered to buy it from me for R1.
I thought it odd, but accepted and the exchange took place.
Afterward, his wife told me that buying the knife meant that I would be freed of any guilt should he cut himself with it at any time.
I think it is a wonderful tradition and have adopted it myself.


Vertel bietjie vir die mense hoekom 'n Kukri of hoe jy hom ook spel so n klein tonngetjie het naby die handvatsel.
Dit lyk vir my soos iets in jou keel  :laughing4:

Various unconfirmed theories - Some say it is there to stop the enemies blood from running onto your hand.
Unconfirmed as I said 8)

The Gurkha tradition is that you do not draw the kukri from its sheath unless it is going to draw blood.
If you do not draw blood from your enemy, then you must draw blood from yourself by pricking your finger with that little pointed piece.
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 02, 2020, 03:15:29 pm
This Knife given to me by Daughters Best friend she is from Argentina descent this is what the Gaucho (Cowboys carry) it given to you as a blunt blade you have to sharpen it your self!!
This is a tradition (superstition) stemming from not gifting you anything that may cause you injury.
I once gave a friend from Europe a gift of a folding knife for his visit to South Africa.
He thanked me wholeheartedly and said he regretted but he could not accept it as a gift.
He then offered to buy it from me for R1.
I thought it odd, but accepted and the exchange took place.
Afterward, his wife told me that buying the knife meant that I would be freed of any guilt should he cut himself with it at any time.
I think it is a wonderful tradition and have adopted it myself.


Vertel bietjie vir die mense hoekom 'n Kukri of hoe jy hom ook spel so n klein tonngetjie het naby die handvatsel.
Dit lyk vir my soos iets in jou keel  :laughing4:

Various unconfirmed theories - Some say it is there to stop the enemies blood from running onto your hand.
Unconfirmed as I said 8)

The Gurkha tradition is that you do not draw the kukri from its sheath unless it is going to draw blood.
If you do not draw blood from your enemy, then you must draw blood from yourself by pricking your finger with that little pointed piece.

The tradition of giving a coin when you are gifted with any kind of knife is a very old tradition.
With regards to the Gaucho (Cowboys carry) that I think is different scenario.
Link

Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 02, 2020, 05:21:53 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 02, 2020, 05:23:21 pm
Welkom terug Louis. Hoe was jou trip? Ons het die seksie net vir jou gestig. Moenie terughou nie.
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 02, 2020, 05:27:16 pm
Welkom terug Louis. Hoe was jou trip? Ons het die seksie net vir jou gestig. Moenie terughou nie.

Moer lekker gewees, net bitter warm en droog.  En dan natuurlik uit talent loep hardloop en my gat afgeval al op die 3de dag.   :eek7:  Maar nou veilig terug. 

Baie dankbaar vir die seksie, sien uit om op te vang en fotos te gooi.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 02, 2020, 05:30:05 pm
Lekker man. My talent 2 up op die koei was maar altyd min.  En my vrou kak my stink uit. ( en kannie fokken stilsit nie).  Ons 2 up tyd begin nou. Beide 51.  Daar was altyd kinders. So nuwe ding vir my. Begin n thread met tips Louis.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mike gs on February 02, 2020, 06:13:28 pm
Here are two very different little biltong knives I have. Pretty as can be. One made by Frank Goldschmidt.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200202/6993a32d160f5c2f5c6412993d821e6e.jpg)

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 02, 2020, 06:19:34 pm
Beautiful - FG is a true blacksmith  :thumleft:

a Lot of knife makers nowadays buys the steel pre-cut.
This guy does it the right way
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 03, 2020, 06:58:00 am
Knife for the day
Bestech Hornet - Affordable D2 steel folder with a seriously functional blade

The BG12B flipper is full-size flipper design from Bestech Knives. It is also part of their G10 lineup of knives that offer great designs at an excellent price. The 8.89 cm modified sheepsfoot blade is made from D2 tool steel with a two-tone finish. The action riding on ball bearings is buttery smooth and the lockup is nice and tight. The ergonomic handle is made from G10. The shape and the thumb ramp are perfectly executed for comfortable extended cutting tasks. The pocket clip is stainless steel and set up for right-hand tip-up carry.
Specifications
Blade Length: 8.89 cm
Cutting Edge: 7.62 cm
Handle Length: 11.58 cm
Overall Length: 20.47 cm
Blade Thickness: 3.8 mm
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Two-Tone, Satin/Stonewash
Handle Material: G10
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry


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Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 03, 2020, 07:07:34 am
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 03, 2020, 08:04:10 am
Spyderco Gayle Bradley folder.
Serious cutting tool this one, hollow grind M4 just cuts and cuts.
The knife is designed for hard use with all the edges rounded and lock almost hidden to not inadvertently be pressed.
They make knives in about 9 factories around the world and this is made in the Taichung Taiwan partner.
M4 rusts if you look at it wrong so it takes a bit of care.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 10:57:55 am
I am by no means a collector / fundi on knifes but I like them and carry my little red one every day on me.

First one actually belongs to my wife. Think it is from her grandmother.
 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 11:00:38 am
The second one is a parraslagter made by my late father in law.  Back in my heydays we also made knife handles from colored disks of perspex or sometimes leather.
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Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 11:07:04 am
The next 3 knifes I made on Marion Island 2006/ 2007.
I had no access to any good steel and these were made just to pass time (14 months is a long time with 12 people on a remote Island). So they are not hardened or sharp.
They were made using a small baby grinder only.
The wood on the handles are a piece of driftwood, a piece wood that the base sits on and was buried in the ground.
The other one was made from an old jean and a red table cloth that gave its life for my handle.
The one blade has a copper nail that I found close to where I dug out the piece of wood.
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Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 11:09:34 am
The next one is just a cheap Chinese thing I think. But I liked it and bought it.
It has DOW USA on it.  No idea and sure it is worth R65.00 I paid for it
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 03, 2020, 11:10:46 am
Die boonste een met gat in die hef is stunning Woody!!! :thumleft: :drif:

Jy kan gerus jou hand try met mes maak in jou aftrede. :deal: :thumleft:
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Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 11:15:32 am
Then 2 very special knives. Joseph Rodgers

My stepfathers family had a trading store between Lusikisiki and Port St Johns called Bukazi.
We use to go there for our December holidays.
This is where I had to BUY these knives from the old man.
He believed that if you give a knife you CUT the friendship.

These are well used and could do with a bit of love.
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Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 11:19:09 am
When I turned 50... long long time ago  :laughing4: I went to http://www.herbst.co.za/
On a Saturday I turned out this little folder with their help.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 11:21:46 am
I liked these cheap little Chinese things as novelty knives and started fitting nice handle materials to them. Anything from Micarta to real wood, For R 35.00 they made cheap gifts  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 03, 2020, 11:24:48 am
On the topic of vintage EDC's, this is one I inherited from George Henry Flintstone the 1st.

Fused powder blades were the rage back then. Bit of a bitch to sharpen though.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Exploratio on February 03, 2020, 11:40:09 am
When I turned 50... long long time ago  :laughing4: I went to http://www.herbst.co.za/
On a Saturday I turned out this little folder with their help.



Daai is baie smart.

Maak jy nog?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: pwt on February 03, 2020, 12:33:42 pm
The top one in the display is a Persian Pesh Kabz, quite an interesting dagger, the cutting edge is blunt and the tip of the blade is reinforced for stabbing

According to, and courtesy of Wikipedia:
The pesh-kabz or peshkabz (Persian: پیش قبض‎, Hindi: पेश क़ब्ज़)[1] is a type of Indo-Persian knife designed to penetrate mail armour and other types of armor.[2][3][4] The word is also spelled pesh-quabz or pish-ghabz and means "fore-grip" in the Persian language; it was borrowed into the Hindustani language.[1] Originally created during Safavid Persia, it became widespread in Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent during Mughal period.[5]

The bottom one on the display is a Nepalese Kukri, nice piece that was probably manufactured as a display unit, though it is robust enough to be used as a knife
 
The bottom one on the page is a Thai bush knife, not really valuable or expensive, in fact it was dirt cheap, less than R100, bought it in Thailand at a local market, the locals use them as an axe and meat cleaver and and, not sure what steel they use but it seems to be pretty hard and robust
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 12:34:14 pm
Nee nog nie weer n folder gemaak nie. Ek het al begin om parte vir n folder te maak maar dit le iewers in n kas
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 03, 2020, 12:37:49 pm
Nee nog nie weer n folder gemaak nie. Ek het al begin om parte vir n folder te maak maar dit le iewers in n kas
Is dit moeilik?
Mora het los lemme te koop vir 'n verskeidenheid van hulle modelle, almal met rat-tail tangs. Ek wil graag vir my 'n folder bou met een van hulle lemme.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 12:40:09 pm
Dis nie ontmoontlik nie. Parte moet akkuraat wees sodat hy mooi werk.
Die moeilikste is die aanmekaar sit. Styf maar nie te styf nie sodat hy mooi toeklap
Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tony the Boney on February 03, 2020, 03:21:21 pm
Spyderco Paramilitary 2
This thing cuts.

 :thumleft: very nice!
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Exploratio on February 03, 2020, 03:31:49 pm
Nee nog nie weer n folder gemaak nie. Ek het al begin om parte vir n folder te maak maar dit le iewers in n kas
Myself ingeskryf vir n kursus om te leer folders maak. Nog altyd gefasineer met die proses om n A graad folder aanmekaar te sit.

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Post by: Tony the Boney on February 03, 2020, 03:34:26 pm
My EDC is an Opinel No6. She get used daily and I have no idea how old
 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 03:39:34 pm
Nee nog nie weer n folder gemaak nie. Ek het al begin om parte vir n folder te maak maar dit le iewers in n kas
Myself ingeskryf vir n kursus om te leer folders maak. Nog altyd gefasineer met die proses om n A graad folder aanmekaar te sit.

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Jy sal nie spyt wees nie. Dis lekker
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 03, 2020, 05:41:57 pm
Hells bells, what a nice and interesting thread.    Read each and every post here and very very nice blades and great knowledge all round.  Thanks to all involved who started this, much appreciated.   :deal: :thumleft:

Knife's, as a matter of fact, any thing with a blade or kind of blade or shape of a blade is my weak point.  I do have a reasonable collection of knifes which I will post here soon.

In the mean time this is my new EDC's, just love them to bits. 

 
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Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 03, 2020, 05:53:54 pm
My EDC is an Opinel No6. She get used daily and I have no idea how old

Opinel must be the best value for money knives ever made. No 6 is an EDC favourite. Get some Balistol to clean up the blade. It works brilliantly :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 03, 2020, 05:57:24 pm
Hells bells, what a nice and interesting thread.    Read each and every post here and very very nice blades and great knowledge all round.  Thanks to all involved who started this, much appreciated.   :deal: :thumleft:

Knife's, as a matter of fact, any thing with a blade or kind of blade or shape of a blade is my weak point.  I do have a reasonable collection of knifes which I will post here soon.

In the mean time this is my new EDC's, just love them to bits. 

 

Thanks Louis - Great EDC's there.

Quick question - Do you favour the cleaver type blades and if so why?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 03, 2020, 08:13:02 pm
Hells bells, what a nice and interesting thread.    Read each and every post here and very very nice blades and great knowledge all round.  Thanks to all involved who started this, much appreciated.   :deal: :thumleft:

Knife's, as a matter of fact, any thing with a blade or kind of blade or shape of a blade is my weak point.  I do have a reasonable collection of knifes which I will post here soon.

In the mean time this is my new EDC's, just love them to bits. 

 

Thanks Louis - Great EDC's there.

Quick question - Do you favour the cleaver type blades and if so why?

Ta, and yes I do favour the cleaver type blades.  I did not know, or should I rather say did not realize, the potential of these type of blades.    Simple reason, it can be used as a knife, a chopper, a cleaver, wood chipper/splitter, spreading butter, chopping veggies/onions/potatoes/garlic, you name it, it is almost all the knifes in one without being an utility knife.   
I just came back from a almost 2 week Nam trip and the Besteck Hornet was the only knife I used throughout the trip.  No other knife was needed.   To me it is an all rounder.   The blades are robust and keep it's edge for a long time.   :thumleft:

Like I said, I am in love with these knifes.   :deal:    :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 03, 2020, 08:15:46 pm
What do you recommend - 10cm plus blade, folder, cleaver/chopper - general camp food prep. Chef knife, etc

Or if nothing, where to buy the Artisan Cutlery Tomahawk..big one in G10
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 03, 2020, 08:18:04 pm
What do you recommend - 10cm plus blade, folder, cleaver/chopper - general camp food prep. Chef knife, etc

Or if nothing, where to buy the Artisan Cutlery Tomahawk..big one in G10

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 03, 2020, 08:19:38 pm
Just get a Spyderco Military and use the chopping to a chopper
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 03, 2020, 08:21:51 pm
Jy maak my bankrot de Kock :imaposer:

Spider has something similar - start with R if I recall, but small blade.  Nah, big folder chopper. Work the food and impress the lasses...

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 03, 2020, 08:26:18 pm
What do you recommend - 10cm plus blade, folder, cleaver/chopper - general camp food prep. Chef knife, etc

Or if nothing, where to buy the Artisan Cutlery Tomahawk..big one in G10

Kry vir jou die een links op die foto, as hy nie werk nie kan jy ten minste iemand met hom doodgooi al is die lem toegevou.   :lol8: 



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Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 08:30:34 pm
Met die laaste skaapkop ete daar by Vaalbaas moes ek net keer of oom Vissie het my Joseph Rodger onteien. Praat nie eers van Jakkalasie nie....hy wou hom sommer VAT :laughing4:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 03, 2020, 08:33:49 pm
Met die laaste skaapkop ete daar by Vaalbaas moes ek net keer of oom Vissie het my Joseph Rodger onteien. Praat nie eers van Jakkalasie nie....hy wou hom sommer VAT :laughing4:

Jou ou suinige duct tail, toe koop ek maar my eie, nou het ek al 3.   :biggrin:  Gaan binnekort my ou karige stelletjie vir julle wys.   :thumleft:
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Post by: woody1 on February 03, 2020, 08:37:12 pm
Ons wag :ricky:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Riebeek on February 03, 2020, 08:44:29 pm
Beautiful knives. What is the purpose of the small piece of string attached to the knives?
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Post by: Vis Arend on February 03, 2020, 08:51:57 pm
Beautiful knives. What is the purpose of the small piece of string attached to the knives?


Extra grip around your wrist so that the knife does not slip out of your hand, easy to pull out of your pocket, if you need a piece of string to tie something you have a piece nearby and lastly for me also a decorative piece.   :biggrin: 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 03, 2020, 08:56:35 pm
Beautiful knives. What is the purpose of the small piece of string attached to the knives?

Riebeek

a Folder is usually between 17cm and 22cm in overall length.  (22cm and longer is huge in folder terms)
For exactly the reason Kilroy mentioned earlier (chopping food etc), you can "extend" the length of the knife by clenching the lanyard with your middle, ring and pinky finger for leverage, whilst chopping with the thumb and index finger. This enables a quicker chopping action because of the extra length.
Will post a quick pic. Excuse my dirty hands - serviced a Cruiser just before I read your comment
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 03, 2020, 09:10:16 pm
On a yacht hy hang mine secure too.  Still want to devise a trip to secure it to my belt/ belt lussie with a quick release. As daai ding val is hy weg.

Luister na nog een van my idiotiese verhale.

Ek service die boorgat pomp daar by makekeng. Discn kak storie met die high pressure pyp en die duk 24v kabel daar by die head. Nou sit ek metvmy dikgat op my gat so half wydsbeen oor die head pyp en werk die cable ties wat die pyp elek kabel en optrektou bymekaar hou met my leatherman.  Heeltyd se ek vir myself...moet nou nie die fokken ding soos n poephol in die gat laat val nie.  Toe ek die clamps moet draai toe trek ek die spul so bietjie skeef dat as hy val, hy die gat sal mis. En daar glip die ding en val, seker so 50cm van die gat af. Ek gryp ek klap hom half nader, maar sny myself, ding hop so 2 keer in die gat in. Ek wil weer gryp, maar die eerste gryp se sny kortsluit my brein. Doef doef glouk glouk - gone..

Ek was befok vir myself. Dit was n pulse. Enigeste mid size een met 3 sizes flat skroewedraaiers. Great vir electrical werk.  Het weer een, sien foto, maar dink dis n fake. Sker werk nie en is snaaks gemasjieneer.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 03, 2020, 09:11:09 pm
Thoughts on this Honey Badger?
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Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 03, 2020, 09:26:40 pm
Wayne

I love the Wharnecliffe style blade (read cleaver).
I had a bad introduction to Honeybadger knives BUT everybody else seems to love them.
I walked into a Cape Union Mart to look at them, and found that there was blade play on both the knives that I looked at. It pissed me off and I left.
I believe it was a bad batch. I have only heard good things about Honeybadgers.
The handle material is brilliant from what I remember.
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Post by: Wayne on February 03, 2020, 09:29:49 pm
Thanks Hardy. My two Honey Badgers have been solid from the get go. Just need to decide if I want the medium or large Wharncliffe.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 03, 2020, 09:32:02 pm
Thanks Hardy. My two Honey Badgers have been solid from the get go. Just need to decide if I want the medium or large Wharncliffe.
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LARGE  :deal: :3some:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 03, 2020, 09:37:02 pm
Wat is dit? Het HB een?

My HB is solid Hardy. Gee hulle nog n kans.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: zacapa on February 03, 2020, 09:55:54 pm
Ditto re: the Honeybadgers. I got a medium and large flipper. Zero blade play and solid knives for the last year. Large for sure is what fits my hand better
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 03, 2020, 10:09:50 pm
Ditto re: the Honeybadgers. I got a medium and large flipper. Zero blade play and solid knives for the last year. Large for sure is what fits my hand better

Did you come right with the Puma?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: frankmac on February 04, 2020, 05:51:38 am
Beautiful knives. What is the purpose of the small piece of string attached to the knives?


Extra grip around your wrist so that the knife does not slip out of your hand, easy to pull out of your pocket, if you need a piece of string to tie something you have a piece nearby and lastly for me also a decorative piece.   :biggrin:

Earlier years I used to tie the long lanyard to my short's belt loop. Never lost my knife and those who wished to borrow it (mainly Owambos), had to do it with me attached.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 04, 2020, 06:17:30 am
Beautiful knives. What is the purpose of the small piece of string attached to the knives?


Extra grip around your wrist so that the knife does not slip out of your hand, easy to pull out of your pocket, if you need a piece of string to tie something you have a piece nearby and lastly for me also a decorative piece.   :biggrin:

Earlier years I used to tie the long lanyard to my short's belt loop. Never lost my knife and those who wished to borrow it (mainly Owambos), had to do it with me attached.

 :biggrin:  Also a great idea, although some pro's and cons in my case.  I hardly wear pants or shorts that needs a belt.       
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 04, 2020, 07:27:14 am
Knife for the day
Zero Tolerance Sinkovich 456 Titanium
One of my favourite folders
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 04, 2020, 07:32:13 am
Very nice.   :thumleft:
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Post by: Tony the Boney on February 04, 2020, 08:25:16 am
Ultra modern design.  :thumleft:
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Post by: Tony the Boney on February 04, 2020, 08:46:23 am
Bought this from a guy on my way to the coast.. The guy was outa cash... He reckoned he paid over R2k but I doubt it somehow  so unsure whether I bought a dud or.. So I gave him R600
Any knowledge about the knife

This is interesting, The original Bokers were known as the Tree brand. The Chinese don't seem to copy the Tree but they do copy the Boker.
This one looks very new. I have a couple of Bokers which I'll post later
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 04, 2020, 09:45:52 am
A lovely little EDC knife in a great steel. Itís actually a back lock with a stop pin, one of the toughest locking mechanisms there is.

Perfection from Taichung again.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: trevo on February 04, 2020, 11:08:01 am
Gift from my wife, knife making course, or else it was a stripper for the day  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: trevo on February 04, 2020, 11:08:53 am
Some of my collection
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on February 04, 2020, 11:09:26 am
Copycat  :laughing4:

Was this also at Herbst ?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on February 04, 2020, 11:11:01 am
My Birthday present to myself.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: trevo on February 04, 2020, 11:20:07 am
Copycat  :laughing4:

Was this also at Herbst ?

JIP  :imaposer:
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Post by: Tony the Boney on February 04, 2020, 11:51:07 am
Quote
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Not sure if this is the one?  ::)

699 indicative price sounds cheap - Not sure I believe the discounted price though.
Yeah, paying over R150 is a rip off ; thatís what they cost at China Mall Midrand.


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Looks the same.. how to tell if it is a fake?

Chinese will copy anything that is a popular brand, Generally the giveaway is the rivet/screw type (all seem to be made in the same factory) and the word "China"on the blade.
Naturally the quality isn't exactly the same but close! Ideally collect hand made knives...they can't copy those  ;D
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DEE 1150 on February 04, 2020, 04:40:50 pm
What Is It About Knives ?

From a young age I am absolutely "fascinated" with knives. I use the word "fascinated" in lack of a better description for the "feeling" I have for knives. I always thought of myself as a knife-nut, but after joining knife forums the past couple of years, I realized that I'm actually a mild knife-nut  :imaposer:

I found this topic "What is it about knives" on one of the knife forums and like to share some of the guys comments with you. The ideas and words are not my own, but I can surely associate with them to put a description to this "feeling" we have for knives.

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"The question "What is it about knives ?" most probably stems back to ancient man when he discovered the first cutting tool, namely the flint. That was a, as important discovery as fire, and with flint and fire, opened a whole new world to him. The same reason why we can sit and stare at fire for hours, mesmerized by the flames. The flint, or for a better word knife, allowed man to hunt by using it as a spear and for hacking up meat, also as a defensive weapon to protect himself. So I would say that these two items are imprinted in our DNA from hundreds of thousands of years ago and therefor our fascination with blades and fire."

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"There is something called Meme Theory, where ideas and culture are passed on from person to person, generation to generation, until it becomes something stronger than a feeling. Why when we see something that stirs deep inside, do we feel such passion for it ? It must be because our ancestors, all the way to the beginning of time, have seen the same things and have been inspired the same way we are. This is why we find comfort in fire, knives, sunrises and companionship. Knives are an integral part of our lives and culture and I think many years into the future when knives are rare, if someone who has never seen a knife, sees one for the first time, will feel that ancient instinct buried deep inside, and just know that this is a thing of value . . . ."



Myself:
I am not a knife collector, I simply kept (still keep) the knives that crossed my path over the years. I'm a knife user and most of my knives have been well used and then retired at some point, giving them great sentimental value. Only a handful have not been used and that's mostly because they were a bit more expensive and I feel sorry to use them, but in general not my style. I also have a few knives that were past on from my grandfather to father, from my mother to me and two really small folding knives from my mother in law. Unfortunately no Pumas or JR's, but still interesting knives.

My first knife was a fixed blade hunting knife (jagmes) The knife was sitting in a display cupboard with other knives in our town's agricultural farm shop for the astronomical amount of R12,00. This was around 1982 and my monthly allowance was R1 (yes, that BIG coin ones) I saved for a full year, not spending on anything.....ever !  At least once a month I will go check if it was still in that display cupboard,. . . . . pounding heart the last few steps . . . . RELIEVE when it was still there ! Then one day I walked into that shop like Jeff Bezos, ask the manager to please unlock that cupboard for me one last time and bought my first knife. It was the proudest day of my childhood life when I finally became a knife owner/user/keeper/wielder !  Carrying a huge knife like that on your hip, scavenging barefoot into the bush and mountains, made you feel invincible ! (although most blood was spilled by self inflicted cuts  :redface: )

The "Jagmes" with some other childhood memorabilia.
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My first folding knife was an Okapi (second one from the bottom in pic)
I slept with this knife under my pillow each night, probably just because I treasured it so much. Those days were tough and we did not have much personal possessions. Because I got some chirps from other kids for the big hunting knife sitting on my hip, the folder quickly became my favorite, because I could carry it in my pocket without somebody noticing it. (these days they call it concealed carry :biggrin:). From dissecting frogs, cutting breast meat from doves, eating all sorts of fruit, to cutting your next ketty mik . . . . the Okapi did it all.  Man I loved that knife !!
 (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3zrXUJFMLag/USjpsNmb7WI/AAAAAAAAA4o/KVxb9r7WYhU/s400/Okapi.png)



Hardy, I must just say: Your knife collection is top notch sir !





Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 04, 2020, 06:47:06 pm
What Is It About Knives ?

From a young age I am absolutely "fascinated" with knives. I use the word "fascinated" in lack of a better description for the "feeling" I have for knives. I always thought of myself as a knife-nut, but after joining knife forums the past couple of years, I realized that I'm actually a mild knife-nut  :imaposer:

I found this topic "What is it about knives" on one of the knife forums and like to share some of the guys comments with you. The ideas and words are not my own, but I can surely associate with them to put a description to this "feeling" we have for knives.

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"The question "What is it about knives ?" most probably stems back to ancient man when he discovered the first cutting tool, namely the flint. That was a, as important discovery as fire, and with flint and fire, opened a whole new world to him. The same reason why we can sit and stare at fire for hours, mesmerized by the flames. The flint, or for a better word knife, allowed man to hunt by using it as a spear and for hacking up meat, also as a defensive weapon to protect himself. So I would say that these two items are imprinted in our DNA from hundreds of thousands of years ago and therefor our fascination with blades and fire."

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"There is something called Meme Theory, where ideas and culture are passed on from person to person, generation to generation, until it becomes something stronger than a feeling. Why when we see something that stirs deep inside, do we feel such passion for it ? It must be because our ancestors, all the way to the beginning of time, have seen the same things and have been inspired the same way we are. This is why we find comfort in fire, knives, sunrises and companionship. Knives are an integral part of our lives and culture and I think many years into the future when knives are rare, if someone who has never seen a knife, sees one for the first time, will feel that ancient instinct buried deep inside, and just know that this is a thing of value . . . ."



Myself:
I am not a knife collector, I simply kept (still keep) the knives that crossed my path over the years. I'm a knife user and most of my knives have been well used and then retired at some point, giving them great sentimental value. Only a handful have not been used and that's mostly because they were a bit more expensive and I feel sorry to use them, but in general not my style. I also have a few knives that were past on from my grandfather to father, from my mother to me and two really small folding knives from my mother in law. Unfortunately no Pumas or JR's, but still interesting knives.

My first knife was a fixed blade hunting knife (jagmes) The knife was sitting in a display cupboard with other knives in our town's agricultural farm shop for the astronomical amount of R12,00. This was around 1982 and my monthly allowance was R1 (yes, that BIG coin ones) I saved for a full year, not spending on anything.....ever !  At least once a month I will go check if it was still in that display cupboard,. . . . . pounding heart the last few steps . . . . RELIEVE when it was still there ! Then one day I walked into that shop like Jeff Bezos, ask the manager to please unlock that cupboard for me one last time and bought my first knife. It was the proudest day of my childhood life when I finally became a knife owner/user/keeper/wielder !  Carrying a huge knife like that on your hip, scavenging barefoot into the bush and mountains, made you feel invincible ! (although most blood was spilled by self inflicted cuts  :redface: )

The "Jagmes" with some other childhood memorabilia.
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My first folding knife was an Okapi (second one from the bottom in pic)
I slept with this knife under my pillow each night, probably just because I treasured it so much. Those days were tough and we did not have much personal possessions. Because I got some chirps from other kids for the big hunting knife sitting on my hip, the folder quickly became my favorite, because I could carry it in my pocket without somebody noticing it. (these days they call it concealed carry :biggrin:). From dissecting frogs, cutting breast meat from doves, eating all sorts of fruit, to cutting your next ketty mik . . . . the Okapi did it all.  Man I loved that knife !!
 (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3zrXUJFMLag/USjpsNmb7WI/AAAAAAAAA4o/KVxb9r7WYhU/s400/Okapi.png)



Hardy, I must just say: Your knife collection is top notch sir !


There is not one person here that would not agree with the fact that your story is exactly what makes knives so fascinating.
I can only imagine what it felt like when you finally commissioned the shopkeeper to take your savings and hand over that beautiful blade.
You Sir, in my opinion, are a true enthusiast.
Thank you for the kind words, but there are people on this forum with seriously nice collections.  :thumleft:

If only they would start showing it... Calling @Visarend
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 04, 2020, 07:07:50 pm
Hunter with D2 steel and Damascus bolsters
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Bensien on February 04, 2020, 07:16:50 pm
Iím not much of a pocket knife fan, which is why I only have about twenty. The knives in the photo  are the ones that are in my office at the moment. The other ones are in my vehicles, jacket pockets, bedside drawer and other places where I will probably find them sometime in the future. Most of my pocket knives, except for a few well-intentioned but misguided gifts from friends and family, are in the low-to medium price bracket.

I find that fixed blade knives are more practical for dirty work like skinning and  dressing game, or even chopping vegetables and peeling fruit. Properly cleaning a a pocket knife afterwards is a PITA.  MY EDC knife is a CRKT Stiff K.I.S.S  that I carry in a multipurpose sheath. I do prefer the Swisschamp to a Multi-tool though.  The pliers are a bit of a joke, but the other tools make up for it.. For instance, what would I do without the pressurized ball point pen if I ever need to write a letter in zero gravity?

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Exploratio on February 04, 2020, 07:21:03 pm
I am spending way too much time on this thread.
Here is something I made. When riding and carrying a handgun on your person, there is always a chance of loosing the firearm. Riding gear is not concealed carry friendly. So I made myself a chest rig. But then I thought what about a blade. So made a copy of Benchmade's Instigator. This one from 4mm N690 stainless. Full flat grind. Very slim silhouet because it rides between the gun and your chest.
The sheath is incorporated in the holster.
Stainless to prevent rust. Inside your jacket is moisture from sweat.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200204/586d46c4e57ab2aabc9f7ad390af1ccb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200204/d51d2c55736ec4251ed71c49ae24888e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200204/9c3ae713ba2a0d8d76a1e88bb96a0d13.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200204/1dff072dcf142db1f856c13c23320ec3.jpg)

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 04, 2020, 07:38:50 pm
Iím not much of a pocket knife fan, which is why I only have about twenty.  :thumleft: The knives in the photo  are the ones that are in my office at the moment. The other ones are in my vehicles, jacket pockets, bedside drawer and other places where I will probably find them sometime in the future. Most of my pocket knives, except for a few well-intentioned but misguided gifts from friends and family, are in the low-to medium price bracket.

I find that fixed blade knives are more practical for dirty work like skinning and  dressing game, or even chopping vegetables and peeling fruit. Properly cleaning a a pocket knife afterwards is a PITA.  MY EDC knife is a CRKT Stiff K.I.S.S  that I carry in a multipurpose sheath. I do prefer the Swisschamp to a Multi-tool though.  The pliers are a bit of a joke, but the other tools make up for it.. For instance, what would I do without the pressurized ball point pen if I ever need to write a letter in zero gravity?

Bensien - Have you got the name of the marked knife. Looks like the perfect biltong cutter.


Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 04, 2020, 07:43:51 pm
I am spending way too much time on this thread.
Here is something I made. When riding and carrying a handgun on your person, there is always a chance of loosing the firearm. Riding gear is not concealed carry friendly. So I made myself a chest rig. But then I thought what about a blade. So made a copy of Benchmade's Instigator. This one from 4mm N690 stainless. Full flat grind. Very slim silhouet because it rides between the gun and your chest.
The sheath is incorporated in the holster.
Stainless to prevent rust. Inside your jacket is moisture from sweat.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200204/586d46c4e57ab2aabc9f7ad390af1ccb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200204/d51d2c55736ec4251ed71c49ae24888e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200204/9c3ae713ba2a0d8d76a1e88bb96a0d13.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200204/1dff072dcf142db1f856c13c23320ec3.jpg)

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Like this idea a lot. Did you make the knife yourself? That N690 Bohler steel is fantastic blade steel.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Exploratio on February 04, 2020, 07:50:26 pm
Yes, as a hobby, I tinker with knives.

I try to follow @Straatkat 's philosophy,  make you own before you buy. Not so easy though


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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Bensien on February 04, 2020, 08:27:24 pm
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Bensien - Have you got the name of the marked knife. Looks like the perfect biltong cutter.

It's called a Biltong Tjom and falls in the cheap but cheerful class.  They used to retail for about R450 but the price has come down lately. For what you pay it is not bad at all.. It is sturdy, smooth opening with zero play, the blade takes and holds and edge quite well and the fit and finish is better than the price would suggest
https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/product/biltong-tjom-knife
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oubones on February 04, 2020, 08:32:40 pm
The two bayonets have not worked, the rest have worked well for me over many years.
Many an animal has been skinned and cut up with them.
My humble collection.
The newest given to me by a good friend a few weeks ago, so no marks or wear yet.
Bestech Texel et D2 steel :thumleft:
My oldest dates from 1907.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 04, 2020, 09:00:08 pm
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Bensien - Have you got the name of the marked knife. Looks like the perfect biltong cutter.

It's called a Biltong Tjom and falls in the cheap but cheerful class.  They used to retail for about R450 but the price has come down lately. For what you pay it is not bad at all.. It is sturdy, smooth opening with zero play, the blade takes and holds and edge quite well and the fit and finish is better than the price would suggest
https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/product/biltong-tjom-knife

Thanks
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 04, 2020, 09:03:20 pm
The two bayonets have not worked, the rest have worked well for me over many years.
Many an animal has been skinned and cut up with them.
My humble collection.
The newest given to me by a good friend a few weeks ago, so no marks or wear yet.
Bestech Texel et D2 steel :thumleft:
My oldest dates from 1907.

Hennie - the yellow & black knife just above the Texel - Has it got a name on it?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 04, 2020, 09:06:39 pm
The two bayonets have not worked, the rest have worked well for me over many years.
Many an animal has been skinned and cut up with them.
My humble collection.
The newest given to me by a good friend a few weeks ago, so no marks or wear yet.
Bestech Texel et D2 steel :thumleft:
My oldest dates from 1907.

It is a British 1907 bayonet for the Lee Enfield SMLE rifle. Used through Ww1, Ww2 and by SAP. Yours is by Sanderson, one of the more prolific makers.
Info on your bayonet from a friend of mine :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oubones on February 04, 2020, 09:10:01 pm
It is a cheap DOW, but I found it very handy for deboning etc.
It came without any sheath.
The Roland Ward Forest Hunter was my carry knife for a period.
The set is not made out off very good steel, but worked hard.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Noneking on February 04, 2020, 09:47:09 pm
This thread inspired me to buy my very first EDC. Amazed at how much Iím using it. Wonder how I got along without it??
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 05, 2020, 04:36:39 am
This thread inspired me to buy my very first EDC. Amazed at how much Iím using it. Wonder how I got along without it??

Nice to read this - Gooi pics Cansius
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Noneking on February 05, 2020, 06:56:24 am
This thread inspired me to buy my very first EDC. Amazed at how much Iím using it. Wonder how I got along without it??

Nice to read this - Gooi pics Cansius

Gehou van die Bestech Texel wat Chantal  Gebruik se voorkoms en verbaas oor prys. Knife guy in onder 24 uur by by afgelewer


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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 07:04:51 am
Baie netjies, geluk met jou nuwe EDC.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tampan on February 05, 2020, 07:30:45 am
I must vouch for Martin, The Knife Guy. In my opinion his prices are very reasonable and his service is absolutely excellent. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 05, 2020, 07:34:18 am
Knife for the day
Microtech Socom Auto
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 05, 2020, 07:38:18 am
This thread inspired me to buy my very first EDC. Amazed at how much Iím using it. Wonder how I got along without it??

Nice to read this - Gooi pics Cansius

Gehou van die Bestech Texel wat Chantal  Gebruik se voorkoms en verbaas oor prys. Knife guy in onder 24 uur by by afgelewer


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Canzius
That Texel is seriously good value for money, with amazing blade steel. Most of my friends changed to Bestech and never looked back. I think they call that color Jade. Very pretty.
Learn to use a piece of leather as a strop, and you will never have to sharpen it
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 05, 2020, 08:35:39 am
Great knife that flipper.
D2 is a good steel if you keep it clean.

Also look at these ; they are some of the slickest handiest liner locks you will find.

Ontario RAT Model 1 and Model 2
Even if you get them in AUS8 you wonít be sorry.


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Title: Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tony the Boney on February 05, 2020, 08:43:41 am
Bought this from a guy on my way to the coast.. The guy was outa cash... He reckoned he paid over R2k but I doubt it somehow  so unsure whether I bought a dud or.. So I gave him R600
Any knowledge about the knife

This is interesting, The original Bokers were known as the Tree brand. The Chinese don't seem to copy the Tree but they do copy the Boker.
This one looks very new. I have a couple of Bokers which I'll post later

I'm correcting myself here...the Chinese copied the tree symbol as well. On the boxes and on the knives as well.
Will post the real thing and copies for you
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tony the Boney on February 05, 2020, 01:05:24 pm
One of my favourites...a genuine BOKER stockman green handle.
Estimated  to be about 30 years +
Would love to get an acurate Date Of Manufacture
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tony the Boney on February 05, 2020, 01:08:22 pm
Another pic of the Boker stockman

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 05, 2020, 01:58:42 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tony the Boney on February 05, 2020, 03:53:06 pm
A slightly bigger Boker with Ivory handle.
This one has an identity crisis....German brand made at the North American Boker factory
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 05, 2020, 04:18:34 pm
A slightly bigger Boker with Ivory handle.
This one has an identity crisis....German brand made at the North American Boker factory
Beautiful

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 05, 2020, 05:01:15 pm
I was lucky enough to get hold of this beauty yesterday

The Knife: ďThe Bone CollectorĒ
Blade: 1075/Ni Damascus
Handle: African Blackwood
Blade Length: 145mm
Total Length:270mm
Hight: 44 mm
Grind: Hollow
Finish: Etched
Embellishments: Custom Mosaic Pins Red and Yellow Liners
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 06:02:41 pm
I was lucky enough to get hold of this beauty yesterday

The Knife: ďThe Bone CollectorĒ
Blade: 1075/Ni Damascus
Handle: African Blackwood
Blade Length: 145mm
Total Length:270mm
Hight: 44 mm
Grind: Hollow
Finish: Etched
Embellishments: Custom Mosaic Pins Red and Yellow Liners

Nee bliksem, dis mooi.   :deal: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Takashi on February 05, 2020, 06:54:24 pm
Damn Hardy, daai is nou 'n mooi mes.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Exploratio on February 05, 2020, 07:13:48 pm
Daar is baie bywoorde en byvoeglike naamwoorde om daardie Eric Els skepping te beskryf. Mooi is sekerlik een daarvan. Daai ou mag maar.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 05, 2020, 07:29:59 pm
Dankie julle - Wie van  julle ken Neels Pretorius se werk? - Ivoor en N690 staal
Hy is besig om vir my 'n stel te maak
3 verskillende groote "Hunters" en 1 Bird en Trout messie.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 05, 2020, 07:47:11 pm
As jy na my mes foto kyk wat my pel gemaal het - dis baie die ou se styl wat ek laaik. Drop point met sterk bolster. Ek laaik neels se designs.

Eks vol kak met B&T mes. Dit moet n delicate mes wees. Baie maak dit te dik en groot.

My vereistes

Salt water resistant steel
It must be able to fillet fisk.  Trout, so flexible blade.
I dont like it too pointy. Slightly rounded to the front. 
Ivory works great for grip.
Gut hook is a nice addition
4-6 inches blade
Makes more practical sense in a folder. Around neck when wading and running after a stubborn retriever in reeds

Iíll post some pics
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 05, 2020, 07:54:34 pm
Ok, B&T designs

Eerste foto, net die boonste een
Tweede foto, bo heel links (lem moes net langer wees) , 5de van regs - lem seker die laaste, maar like nie die grind nie. Te veel van n rug
Onder 5de van regs, maar dis iets anders

So mengsel tussen n fillet en pairing mes met meer ronde punt. In n folder.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 05, 2020, 08:04:41 pm
Ja nee kyk - dis nie asof jy vol stront is of so iets nie. :imaposer:
Ek hou van hoe jy dink - dis "n baie praktiese ontwerp.
Vang jy forel?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 05, 2020, 08:08:48 pm
I dont have a huge collection since I'm always handing it out as presents but these ones are special to me and for the exception of the folded Victoria Knox which I got as a present at 2011 WD bash - engraved and all I am using them.
Yes my Learherman wave plus gets used most as well as my Gerber but i use all of them.
SOG seal pub my favorite second to the CRKT M16 Iraqi edition.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 08:15:28 pm
Ok, B&T designs

Eerste foto, net die boonste een
Tweede foto, bo heel links (lem moes net langer wees) , 5de van regs - lem seker die laaste, maar like nie die grind nie. Te veel van n rug
Onder 5de van regs, maar dis iets anders

So mengsel tussen n fillet en pairing mes met meer ronde punt. In n folder.

Baie netjies, ek skool skaam om my messe te plaas.   :thumleft: :thumleft:

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 08:16:07 pm
I dont have a huge collection since I'm always handing it out as presents but these ones are special to me and for the exception of the folded Victoria Knox which I got as a present at 2011 WD bash - engraved and all I am using them.
Yes my Learherman wave plus gets used most as well as my Gerber but i use all of them.
SOG seal pub my favorite second to the CRKT M16 Iraqi edition.

Pragtig Tom, jy is soos ek, dit wat ek het gebruik ek.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 05, 2020, 08:16:22 pm
Ja nee kyk - dis nie asof jy vol stront is of so iets nie. :imaposer:
Ek hou van hoe jy dink - dis "n baie praktiese ontwerp.
Vang jy forel?

Nee, ek het blykbaar n agricultural cast motion :imaposer:  its tussen n fit en n speedqueen wasmasjien.  Ek vang egter vis. See vis. Ek waardeer die skill though. Wens ek kon.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 05, 2020, 08:20:55 pm
Ok, B&T designs

Eerste foto, net die boonste een
Tweede foto, bo heel links (lem moes net langer wees) , 5de van regs - lem seker die laaste, maar like nie die grind nie. Te veel van n rug
Onder 5de van regs, maar dis iets anders

So mengsel tussen n fillet en pairing mes met meer ronde punt. In n folder.

Baie netjies, ek skool skaam om my messe te plaas.   :thumleft: :thumleft:

Nee nee dis nie my messe nie.  Dus B&T messe wat ek al lank na kyk om my design reg te kry.  Ek steel maar so met die oog

Die een is ook naby. Sien hy moet bietjie van punt he om vis en voel se vel te pierce, maar nie n moerse een wat alles stukkend sny nie. Sy blade is weer bietjie te breed en ek reken nie genoeg flex nie
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 05, 2020, 08:23:32 pm
Hardy, die ivoor messe. 3 pic heel onder. Dis ek daai.  Hy praat met my.

Sien my poging
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 08:24:33 pm
Ek gaan nou ophou skaam voel en my messe gooi.     :patch:

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 08:26:46 pm
My collection of knifes throughout the years.  At 1st I collected whatever I could, nowadays I am more specific.  I have plenty cheapies and some more expensive, but to me there is no such a thing like a crap knife, anything with a blade will do for me.  I also need to mention, that I use my knifes, not all the time, but they get used and some has done some hard labour throughout their live with me.  I believe whatever you buy or get must be used, not abused, used.   

So, letís start with my Leatherman collection.
1 and 2  -  You will see the following:
Super Tool 200.  Got this one from my daughter, she bought it in England in 2002 fir next to nothing. 
Surge
MUT
Wave
Wingman
Freestyle
Sidekick
2 X Micraís, one old and one a newer version
Style Juice
Skeletool

3  -  My DOW collection
1 X Fixed blade and 7 different folding knifes.  Some need serious attention. 

4  -  My 3 Joseph Rogerís

5  -  2 Kaliberís

6  -  3 X Different sizes of the old and trusted OKAPI.

7  -  My Kershaw Collection
2 X Folding knifes
1 x Kitchen set with 6 blades
1 X Kitchen set with 3 blades

8  -  My special Kershaw
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 08:28:08 pm
MORE

9  -  My Spyderco, not a great photo but you get the idea

10  -  Honey Badger

11  -  My Lanskyís, every house should have one. 
I have a big and small one in my collection, the car and bikes keys has itís own. 

12  -  My special collection.
WE Knife
Besteck Hornet
STECK Cleaver
CJRB Cleaver
MTECK Mini Cleaver2 X TAC Force Folders

 13  -  My fishing knife collection, not that they are used for fishing. 

14  -  Some utility knife, includes some wannabee ďLeathermanĒ and ďSwiss ArmyĒ knifes and a few Victorinoxís.  Most well used. 

15  -  All kind of folding knifes, a Gerber, Senator and the real backstreet fighting knife and a few flippers for good measure.  In other word, ďmoennie met my k@k soek messeĒ. 

16  -  My mini collection. 
Some keyring folding knifes, a bullet knife, a baby Opinel and then most probably the smallest knife I have ever seen, also received as a present from a friend on this forum.  The little one above the lighter to give you an idea. 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 08:29:14 pm
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17  -  Fixed blades, nothing special but I liked them and got them at a cheap price. 

18  -  My special collection of fixed blades, hand forged by a gentleman on this forum. 

19  -  A Tekut that was my EDC until I broke it on a ďskaapkop eteĒ.

20  -  Some letter openers

21  -  3 Throwing knifes

22 and 23 -  The big dudes for last

Bayonet
The Kurki and the baby
Kaliber
Gerber
And my favourite, Silky NATA Chopper


Well thatís that. 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 08:33:16 pm
 :o, is daar al so baie?  Geen wonder die kas raak te klein nie. 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 05, 2020, 08:35:22 pm
Bliksem Louis, jy is n samurai...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 08:36:40 pm
:o, is daar al so baie?  Geen wonder die kas raak te klein nie.

As ek dood is moet hulle asb nie verkoop teen die prys wat ek jou vertel het waarvoor ek hulle aangekoop het nie.   :eek7:    :patch:    :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 08:37:46 pm
Bliksem Louis, jy is n samurai...

Dankie, Hein, maar ek begeer nog so oorspronklike een.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 05, 2020, 08:46:54 pm
Snaaks dat jy dit noem... so klompie jare terug het ek bietjie geresearch daaroor.  Sal bietjie my notas probeer kry.  Katana?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 05, 2020, 08:50:34 pm
Daai een, maar soos ek se, ek begeer, glo nie ek kan bekostig nie.  Ek skat hulle is amper onbekostig duur, in ons land in elk geval.   :eek7:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on February 05, 2020, 09:10:54 pm
Sjoe maar julle is n klomp bangatte om so baie messe te he. :laughing4:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on February 05, 2020, 09:20:58 pm
Jy het my pas herinner ek het ook so 'n Buck, skoon gevergeet van die mes.
Die een plaaswerker (met oŽ soos 'n arend vir 'n bok)het dit vir my op sy slypklip vlymskerp gemaak. Die lem wys nou die metode wat gebruik is maa vir my gee dit karakter.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on February 05, 2020, 09:24:48 pm
mooi versameling Visarend - ek hou van die patroondop messie, dit lyk interressant.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DirtRebell on February 05, 2020, 09:26:36 pm
Hier word nou oor messe gepraat, maar wat definieer 'n dolk?
Die onderste mes/swaard/dolk op Visarend se briewemes foto lyk nou vir my nes 'n dolk.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Riebeek on February 05, 2020, 09:30:06 pm
Ek het vanaand al my messe by my pa se huis uit n trommel gaan haal. Hoe maak ek met die effense roes aanslag op die lemme?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 05, 2020, 09:31:33 pm
Is dolk nie n dagger nie? Grooterige steek ding.

Ook op my wishlist. Fairbairn Sykes
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 05, 2020, 09:32:49 pm
Ek het vanaand al my messe by my pa se huis uit n trommel gaan haal. Hoe maak ek met die effense roes aanslag op die lemme?

Seker maar staalwol en olie. Maar hoor eerder by die kenners
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 05, 2020, 10:30:59 pm
Ek het vanaand al my messe by my pa se huis uit n trommel gaan haal. Hoe maak ek met die effense roes aanslag op die lemme?

Jy kan die lemme smeer met 'n mengsel van koeksoda en asyn.
Los dit op vir 10 minute en was af.

of

As dit net effens geroes is soos in jou post beskrywing - Spyt of smeer met WD 40 (Nie Q20 nie.) Gebruik maar genoeg en los die messe vir 'n dag of twee.
Dit behoort dit mooi skoon te kry.

Jy kan nadat dit skoon is die lem met 'n dun laag Balistol (geweer olie) smeer wanneer die messe gestoor word.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 05, 2020, 10:40:56 pm
Is dolk nie n dagger nie? Grooterige steek ding.

Ook op my wishlist. Fairbairn Sykes
I have one for you.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 05, 2020, 11:06:53 pm
Genade oom Vis maar jy het n versameling en n half!!  :o
Baie mooi!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 06, 2020, 07:01:37 am
Knife for the day
Zero Tolerance 00562 Titanium

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 06, 2020, 07:14:27 am
 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tony the Boney on February 06, 2020, 08:22:43 am
Dankie julle - Wie van  julle ken Neels Pretorius se werk? - Ivoor en N690 staal
 :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tony the Boney on February 06, 2020, 08:31:41 am
The GERBER MK 1 which I bought new in 1982.
Interesting point is that this was the last time they used the old emblem.
Later models displayed a more modern "sword in the rock"
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tony the Boney on February 06, 2020, 08:42:54 am
The GLOCK FM 81, yep, made by the same folk who make the famous firearms.
Here we have the Black and Tan examples.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 06, 2020, 09:59:47 am
The GLOCK FM 81, yep, made by the same folk who make the famous firearms.
Here we have the Black and Tan examples.

Unbreakable knives - Seriously good quality
If you ever want to sell them - please let me know
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 06, 2020, 10:22:22 am
When the words unbreakable show up I think of this one of mine.

XHP is like a stainless D2

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 06, 2020, 10:34:48 am
When the words unbreakable show up I think of this one of mine.

XHP is like a stainless D2

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I love the Cold Steel knives - Have you ever had the AD10, AD15 or the SR1 in your hand? - They want to knock down buildings.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on February 06, 2020, 12:13:49 pm
This thread inspired me to buy my very first EDC. Amazed at how much Iím using it. Wonder how I got along without it??

Nice to read this - Gooi pics Cansius

Gehou van die Bestech Texel wat Chantal  Gebruik se voorkoms en verbaas oor prys. Knife guy in onder 24 uur by by afgelewer


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Jy gaan die mes baie geniet, en jy sal verbaas wees hoeveel keer per dag jy hom gaan gebruik.
Geniet hom  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Rossdog on February 06, 2020, 01:59:33 pm
The GLOCK FM 81, yep, made by the same folk who make the famous firearms.
Here we have the Black and Tan examples.

I have one in olive green.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tony the Boney on February 06, 2020, 02:48:05 pm
SKINNER
This baby was made by a ZA De Beer of Postmasburg about 40 years ago.
I'm very fond of this stompie
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 06, 2020, 02:50:04 pm
Who else like Buck knives? I have learned from the old people that they value Buck and an old omie asked me to bring him back one from the USA.
I end up buying 4 as gifts, and had to ask my son to source me another one since I handed mine out as well.
What I like about it is that certain models are still Made in America and it is displayed - cost usd10 more but a bargain
Now that knives are working knives, hold an edge and just a pleasure.
Many of the fancy knives mentioned here in the thread are made in Taiwan (CRKT) and China under license.
I personally don't have a problem with this wrt manufacturing and component quality but rather with the fact that these are sourced out to other countries and work opportunities lost for the people in country of origin - all this sadly just for better profit margins 
I would much rather pay that usd10 extra to know I support the product manufactured in country of origin but maybe the majority of users don't share my sentiment.
Gerber is also made in China and I own one of their multi tools equipped with a big strong plier which I get to use almost daily in the States - excellent quality regardless
I have just shared this out of interest
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 06, 2020, 02:52:51 pm
Who else like Buck knives? I have learned from the old people that they value Buck and an old omie asked me to bring him back one from the USA.
I end up buying 4 as gifts, and had to ask my son to source me another one since I handed mine out as well.
What I like about it is that certain models are still Made in America and it is displayed - cost usd10 more but a bargain
Now that knives are working knives, hold an edge and just a pleasure.
Many of the fancy knives mentioned here in the thread are made in Taiwan (CRKT) and China under license.
I personally don't have a problem with this wrt manufacturing and component quality but rather with the fact that these are sourced out to other countries and work opportunities lost for the people in country of origin - all this sadly just for better profit margins 
I would much rather pay that usd10 extra to know I support the product manufactured in country of origin but maybe the majority of users don't share my sentiment.
Gerber is also made in China and I own one of their multi tools equipped with a big strong plier which I get to use almost daily in the States - excellent quality regardless
I have just shared this out of interest

You sure about Gerber being made in China? - I believe it to be Portland - Oregon.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tony the Boney on February 06, 2020, 02:59:00 pm
Who else like Buck knives? I have learned from the old people that they value Buck and an old omie asked me to bring him back one from the USA.
I end up buying 4 as gifts, and had to ask my son to source me another one since I handed mine out as well.
What I like about it is that certain models are still Made in America and it is displayed - cost usd10 more but a bargain
Now that knives are working knives, hold an edge and just a pleasure.
Many of the fancy knives mentioned here in the thread are made in Taiwan (CRKT) and China under license.
I personally don't have a problem with this wrt manufacturing and component quality but rather with the fact that these are sourced out to other countries and work opportunities lost for the people in country of origin - all this sadly just for better profit margins 
I would much rather pay that usd10 extra to know I support the product manufactured in country of origin but maybe the majority of users don't share my sentiment.
Gerber is also made in China and I own one of their multi tools equipped with a big strong plier which I get to use almost daily in the States - excellent quality regardless
I have just shared this out of interest
Thanks Tom, enjoy Buck knives for sure.
Making knives away from the country of origin creates a problem because you never really know what is fake or not.
Copies from PRC have destroyed the market but you can still collect quality blades.
It's still nice to collect even if you're aware most of what you have are fake. Show us the Buck blades!
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 06, 2020, 03:01:45 pm
Love the Buck knives. From what I can gather, they rather popular in the US of A

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tony the Boney on February 06, 2020, 03:04:08 pm
Here are 2 Chinese (fake) GERBER knives
Even the boxes are copied in every way.
They love using a famous brand name knowing it WILL be bought


Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on February 06, 2020, 03:22:41 pm
Ek is seker ek het Buck messe vandag hier by ons SSK Koorporasie gesien
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 06, 2020, 05:25:21 pm
Who else like Buck knives? I have learned from the old people that they value Buck and an old omie asked me to bring him back one from the USA.
I end up buying 4 as gifts, and had to ask my son to source me another one since I handed mine out as well.
What I like about it is that certain models are still Made in America and it is displayed - cost usd10 more but a bargain
Now that knives are working knives, hold an edge and just a pleasure.
Many of the fancy knives mentioned here in the thread are made in Taiwan (CRKT) and China under license.
I personally don't have a problem with this wrt manufacturing and component quality but rather with the fact that these are sourced out to other countries and work opportunities lost for the people in country of origin - all this sadly just for better profit margins 
I would much rather pay that usd10 extra to know I support the product manufactured in country of origin but maybe the majority of users don't share my sentiment.
Gerber is also made in China and I own one of their multi tools equipped with a big strong plier which I get to use almost daily in the States - excellent quality regardless
I have just shared this out of interest

You sure about Gerber being made in China? - I believe it to be Portland - Oregon.

Yes Hardy

You get a copy which is shown in another post (fake Gerber) and then the one you buy in the USA which clearly say on the packaging "made in China" with an added license number. The packaging is completely different to what we see in another post as well, all Gerbers come in a plastick vacuum shaped packaging

I have been looking for my old Gerber that I baught in a US Px shop in Iraq 2005 and found it today. That one still have an etching on the blade that says Portland USA.
Sadly most of these big names are now under license.
When Gary was with me in Bass pro shop I have shown him that almost all the leatherman products including knives are made in China and only top of the range from usd 120 up in USA.
But yes, I am a huge Gerber fan and definitely made under license in China now.
Regardless, I had a lifetime guarantee on my leatherman which broke and was offered a Gerber instead which I accepted since it has the proper pliers. I cant fault its quality.
In the end I got a leatherman wave plus for Usd89 to bring home since I like these multi tools a lot.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 06, 2020, 05:33:56 pm
This old Gerber still had a serrated edge on the belly which I dont fancy at all.
It cost a bit of elbow grease but I have honed it smooth edge this afternoon
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Rossdog on February 06, 2020, 06:51:43 pm
Tom, I have the same knife, got it about 20 years ago. Mine still has the serrated area. I think it is called the Gator if I'm not mistaken.

I'm also not a huge fan of serrated edges, but this knife was always on my belt when I had to either put a tracking collar on or remove one off an elephant/lion/rhino. The serrated edge cut through that thick conveyer belt type collar material as if it was designed to do the job. It would be good for slicing through seat belts also in an emergency situation.

That rubber handle is pretty comfy too.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 06, 2020, 07:26:42 pm
Tom, I have the same knife, got it about 20 years ago. Mine still has the serrated area. I think it is called the Gator if I'm not mistaken.

I'm also not a huge fan of serrated edges, but this knife was always on my belt when I had to either put a tracking collar on or remove one off an elephant/lion/rhino. The serrated edge cut through that thick conveyer belt type collar material as if it was designed to do the job. It would be good for slicing through seat belts also in an emergency situation.

That rubber handle is pretty comfy too.

Agree 100%, very good blade and design and the serrated edge part was good for the first maybe 10 years of use, but then I couldn't find the right tool to sharpen it. I have got a Lansky but could not source the round stones locally.
Regardless, it stays one of my favorites!!
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 06, 2020, 07:49:35 pm
Who else like Buck knives? I have learned from the old people that they value Buck and an old omie asked me to bring him back one from the USA.
I end up buying 4 as gifts, and had to ask my son to source me another one since I handed mine out as well.
What I like about it is that certain models are still Made in America and it is displayed - cost usd10 more but a bargain
Now that knives are working knives, hold an edge and just a pleasure.
Many of the fancy knives mentioned here in the thread are made in Taiwan (CRKT) and China under license.
I personally don't have a problem with this wrt manufacturing and component quality but rather with the fact that these are sourced out to other countries and work opportunities lost for the people in country of origin - all this sadly just for better profit margins 
I would much rather pay that usd10 extra to know I support the product manufactured in country of origin but maybe the majority of users don't share my sentiment.
Gerber is also made in China and I own one of their multi tools equipped with a big strong plier which I get to use almost daily in the States - excellent quality regardless
I have just shared this out of interest

You sure about Gerber being made in China? - I believe it to be Portland - Oregon.

Yes Hardy

You get a copy which is shown in another post (fake Gerber) and then the one you buy in the USA which clearly say on the packaging "made in China" with an added license number. The packaging is completely different to what we see in another post as well, all Gerbers come in a plastick vacuum shaped packaging

I have been looking for my old Gerber that I baught in a US Px shop in Iraq 2005 and found it today. That one still have an etching on the blade that says Portland USA.
Sadly most of these big names are now under license.
When Gary was with me in Bass pro shop I have shown him that almost all the leatherman products including knives are made in China and only top of the range from usd 120 up in USA.
But yes, I am a huge Gerber fan and definitely made under license in China now.
Regardless, I had a lifetime guarantee on my leatherman which broke and was offered a Gerber instead which I accepted since it has the proper pliers. I cant fault its quality.
In the end I got a leatherman wave plus for Usd89 to bring home since I like these multi tools a lot.

I have a friend (Irishman) that works for the Fiskars group, who owns Gerber, among many other brands, and he told me that they still make some of their products in the US. I believe that under the Trump administration, it actually becomes more and more cost effective to manufacture locally.
I sent him a text to find out how many of their products are made in Portland and will let you know when he replies.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 06, 2020, 08:46:34 pm
That's correct Hardy, Trump is putting pressure on some American found companies to bring manufacturing back to home soil. The biggest I've heard is John Deere since I am in the agricultural sector and get news on the ground from the farmers and corporations.
Just an example and I can sent a picture,  my CRKT M16 which was an soldier issue and sought after knives was made in Taiwan back in 2005.

Like said we never seen any degraded products but still, I have paid usd 32 for BUCK made in USA opposed to usd 20 for Made in China.

Once back I'll sent you guys pictures of the packaging since China and Taiwan is no longer etched on the blade but only on the packaging material.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 07, 2020, 06:16:44 am
You sure about Gerber being made in China? - I believe it to be Portland - Oregon.

Only a handful of Gerber knives are made in the USA, the majority of the good ones were made in Japan, these were the ones that got them a reputation of quality.
The G in G-Sakai, knife maker in Seki City, is for Gerber. 

I would say most of their knives are made in China now
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 07, 2020, 06:59:25 am
Knife for the day
Kizer Sheepdog XL

By FAR the best value for money knife in my collection.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: pietas on February 07, 2020, 07:06:17 am
Question about blade shapes and foldable knifes:
If I look at the variety of blade shapes available (not the material it is made of), for a single brand, at for example on the knifeguy site, what shape would be a good one for general usage?

Besides the obvious shapes, with definate uses eg. skinner type with short stubby bade. How does one differentiate?

Hope my clear as mud question makes sence
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 07, 2020, 07:07:13 am
Knife for the day
Kizer Sheepdog XL

By FAR the best value for money knife in my collection.
That looks like a meneer!!

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 07, 2020, 07:10:56 am
Knife for the day
Kizer Sheepdog XL

By FAR the best value for money knife in my collection.

Another beaut.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 07, 2020, 07:19:08 am
Question about blade shapes and foldable knifes:
If I look at the variety of blade shapes available (not the material it is made of), for a single brand, at for example on the knifeguy site, what shape would be a good one for general usage?

Besides the obvious shapes, with definate uses eg. skinner type with short stubby bade. How does one differentiate?

Hope my clear as mud question makes sence
Whats your budget?
Get the Spyderco Endela as the best general purpose EDC knife.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 07, 2020, 07:21:03 am
Question about blade shapes and foldable knifes:
If I look at the variety of blade shapes available (not the material it is made of), for a single brand, at for example on the knifeguy site, what shape would be a good one for general usage?

Besides the obvious shapes, with definate uses eg. skinner type with short stubby bade. How does one differentiate?

Hope my clear as mud question makes sence

Pietas - This is actually the question every newcomer should ask - thanks for that.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 07, 2020, 07:33:52 am
I'll watch the vid a bit later but I do think it often comes down to personal choice. For me I find drop-points to be the most versatile - yes they are not good at everything and sometimes I need a knife more suited to a task.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 07, 2020, 12:21:31 pm
The Spyderco leaf shaped blade is very practical for every day carry.
If you like mid sized knives here are two of the best.
The one is my ďyou can only have oneĒ knife.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 07, 2020, 03:12:10 pm
this must be one of the prettiest folders i ever saw.

even folded it reminds me of chinese junk

if only it wasnt so expensive...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 07, 2020, 03:36:16 pm
Knife for the day
Kizer Sheepdog XL

By FAR the best value for money knife in my collection.

Baie mooi  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 07, 2020, 03:38:57 pm
Hein
The Kizer Sheepdog XL is what you need I think.
I have two - if you are interested.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 07, 2020, 04:01:58 pm
this must be one of the prettiest folders i ever saw.

even folded it reminds me of chinese junk

if only it wasnt so expensive...

Daai is mooi, maar jy sal betaal vir daai spyder.   :deal:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 07, 2020, 04:12:36 pm
this must be one of the prettiest folders i ever saw.

even folded it reminds me of chinese junk

if only it wasnt so expensive...

Daai is mooi, maar jy sal betaal vir daai spyder.   :deal:

En van die reviews is maar kak
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 07, 2020, 04:41:03 pm
Kizer Sheepdog se lem is nogal swaar - wat nodig is in 'n cleaver
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 07, 2020, 04:46:03 pm


@Kilroy If the message at 22:30 into the video does not convince you, nothing will :pot:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Bensien on February 07, 2020, 04:56:06 pm
this must be one of the prettiest folders i ever saw.

even folded it reminds me of chinese junk

if only it wasnt so expensive...

It looks a bit like a cut throat razor with a slow metabolism  :biggrin:. Iíve always liked the look of the Assist. I think they designed it on purpose to resemble a cartoon crocodile.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 07, 2020, 05:38:42 pm
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 07, 2020, 05:40:26 pm
Ok, mr De Kock. Wil daai sheepdog n go gee. Dis mos die XL.  Stuur vir jou pm
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 07, 2020, 06:00:07 pm
Ek het jou geantwoord. Ek kyk gou of ek vir jou een in PTA kan opspoor. Hou jou op hoogte. Gee met graagte die een maar die koerier koste is onnodig as ons dit kan vermy.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 07, 2020, 06:05:06 pm
Shap tx
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 08, 2020, 01:48:57 pm
Got this one today for R210. It's the stainless No 9

The carbon steel is about R40 cheaper but rust.

Then I had a long talk with the owner, and he has shown me Spridercro @ R1700 and guess what? Made in China
The other models ranging from R2400 to R2800 still 100% origional
I asked him about Gerber and he took various out of the show case - most made in China but again the top models States....Same with CRKT and BUCK.
Man this guy is passionate about his blades and also offer a sharpening service but that I do myself.
My son was with me and we handled more knives today than ever before in our lives  :lol8:

Interesting to see that a USA made BUCK Bantam cost R550 in SA, usd 32 in Florida and only usd 17 in Minot North Dakota
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 08, 2020, 05:29:13 pm
Got this one today for R210. It's the stainless No 9

The carbon steel is about R40 cheaper but rust.

Then I had a long talk with the owner, and he has shown me Spridercro @ R1700 and guess what? Made in China
The other models ranging from R2400 to R2800 still 100% origional
I asked him about Gerber and he took various out of the show case - most made in China but again the top models States....Same with CRKT and BUCK.
Man this guy is passionate about his blades and also offer a sharpening service but that I do myself.
My son was with me and we handled more knives today than ever before in our lives  :lol8:

Interesting to see that a USA made BUCK Bantam cost R550 in SA, usd 32 in Florida and only usd 17 in Minot North Dakota

Certain blade length and blade operation methods (out the front or auto flip) is banned in certain states in the US,Tom.
I believe they are taxed differently too.
Spyderco use to supply the military with the Spyderco Miltary knife. It had a 4 inch + blade. It got banned in certain states because of the blade length, which saw the birth of the Paramilitary 2, which had a shorter blade. Again some states banned the PM 2 blade length, which is why we have the PM 3 now.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 08, 2020, 05:31:29 pm
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 08, 2020, 05:35:56 pm
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 08, 2020, 05:38:32 pm
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 08, 2020, 05:41:02 pm
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 08, 2020, 05:46:54 pm
Guys and girls

The Bestech Kendo and pratically the whole Bestech range that was chosen as the best knife in the video in the previous post is for sale from the Knife Guy in South Africa for under 800 rand.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 08, 2020, 07:30:16 pm
Hardy are you serious? More than 4 inch blade illegal in certain states but you can buy an AR ?  Its a strange place...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 08, 2020, 07:36:43 pm
Hardy are you serious? More than 4 inch blade illegal in certain states but you can buy an AR ?  Its a strange place...

We can agree on that for sure:
Some of the laws in some of the US states with regard to knives is very questionable.

Entertain yourself with this:
https://knifeup.com/knife-laws/
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 08, 2020, 07:55:51 pm
I'm not a knife fundi but have a few. Yesterday I bought a Honey Badger large flipper from Kloppers and am blown away. I usually carry a Leatherman c33 but might be my new edc...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 08, 2020, 08:04:43 pm
I'm not a knife fundi but have a few. Yesterday I bought a Honey Badger large flipper from Kloppers and am blown away. I usually carry a Leatherman c33 but might be my new edc...

Another happy Honeybadger customer - These badgers are taking over. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 08, 2020, 08:24:24 pm
Very affordable too...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: frankmac on February 08, 2020, 10:16:20 pm
Hardy are you serious? More than 4 inch blade illegal in certain states but you can buy an AR ?  Its a strange place...

Canada is even more full of kak. One of my Canuck ex-colleagues couldn't get me an assisted opening knife on his break so I had to make do with a standard one.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 09, 2020, 12:46:54 am
I'm not a knife fundi but have a few. Yesterday I bought a Honey Badger large flipper from Kloppers and am blown away. I usually carry a Leatherman c33 but might be my new edc...
I have the medium Honey Badger flipper. Carry it every day.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 09, 2020, 01:29:05 am




Gr8 video, thanks  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 09, 2020, 05:35:41 am


Hardy, ek weet jy ken mense wat mense ken wat ander mense ken wat ............ :biggrin:

Waar kan ek die WE, die Artisancutlery Tomahawk en Besteck Kendo wat in die video gewys word, kry in SA?.  Ek soek daai messe asb.   :drif: :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 09, 2020, 06:51:08 am


Hardy, ek weet jy ken mense wat mense ken wat ander mense ken wat ............ :biggrin:

Waar kan ek die WE, die Artisancutlery Tomahawk en Besteck Kendo wat in die video gewys word, kry in SA?.  Ek soek daai messe asb.   :drif: :drif: :drif:

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/search?q=kendo*+     

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/civivi/products/civivi-wyvern-c902b

Ek kan jou help met die Artisan Cutlery Osprey - Nog beter as die Tomahawk vir jou doeleindes
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 09, 2020, 06:54:48 am

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/search?q=kendo*+     

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/civivi/products/civivi-wyvern-c902b

Ek kan jou help met die Artisan Cutlery Osprey - Nog beter as die Tomahawk vir jou doeleindes

Dankbaar.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 09, 2020, 09:19:11 am
Does anyone have experience with Kershaw blades in M390 and how it compares to sub R1k options in D2?
Specifically with regards to edge retention and ease of sharpening. Even more specifically, the ability to sharpen freehand on non-diamond stones.
The reason I ask is because of hardness test data I came across on YouTube. The guy from luvthemknives tests the blades on actual production kives. It seems that many of the M390 samples tested slightly softer than the "recommended " Rockwell specs. Just wondering if this translates into easier sharpening and/or lower edge holding.
I also saw a forum discussion where someone mentioned he actually find his M390 blade easier to sharpen  than s30v.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 09, 2020, 10:12:41 am
Does anyone have experience with Kershaw blades in M390 and how it compares to sub R1k options in D2?
Specifically with regards to edge retention and ease of sharpening. Even more specifically, the ability to sharpen freehand on non-diamond stones.
The reason I ask is because of hardness test data I came across on YouTube. The guy from luvthemknives tests the blades on actual production kives. It seems that many of the M390 samples tested slightly softer than the "recommended " Rockwell specs. Just wondering if this translates into easier sharpening and/or lower edge holding.
I also saw a forum discussion where someone mentioned he actually find his M390 blade easier to sharpen  than s30v.

WeeStrom

All the super steels have a couple of things in common.
Sharpening takes longer
Edge retention is brilliant
I would choose M390 over almost any steel if I had the choice. It also sharpens a little better than D2, and S30V.
S30, S25 and S20 is also fantastic for the same reason.
I find that Bohler N690 is almost the best in everything, and it must be my favorite steel for folders. 
D2 is a hardworking, honest extremely tough steel. Unfortunately it can rust if you do not keep the blade oiled.
Go with the M390 - you won't be disappointed.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Straatkat on February 09, 2020, 04:38:32 pm
Any knife steel is only as good as the heat treatment done on it.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 09, 2020, 04:57:03 pm
Any knife steel is only as good as the heat treatment done on it.

True.   :thumleft: 
For interest sake, I wonder how the knife companies like Kershaw, Spyderco and the like do their heat treatment on factory made knifes.  I suppose on a conveyor tipe of bed through an oven of sorts then .................?     :patch: :patch:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 09, 2020, 05:38:06 pm
Spyderco use to supply the military with the Spyderco Miltary knife.
This never happened.
The Military was Sals take on a knife that was perfect for someone in the military but never got purchased by any government agency or military.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Dorsland on February 09, 2020, 05:57:45 pm
Ek het bietjie op The Knife Guy se webblad gaan loer. My wenslys is gans en al tŤ lank. Jammer so baie van sy messe is uitverkoop. Of eintlik is dit seker maar Ďn goeie ding.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 09, 2020, 06:31:58 pm
Spyderco use to supply the military with the Spyderco Miltary knife.
This never happened.
The Military was Sals take on a knife that was perfect for someone in the military but never got purchased by any government agency or military.

True - to some extent.
Spyderco had a program (I think they still do) whereby military personnel can purchase their knives at a discounted rate with the concealed knife grant they get issued with. a Unit that I worked with in Somalia all had the same Spyderco's. That is when I learned about Spyderco for the first time.
I have no idea if the US government ever purchased Spyderco's in bulk - but I would not bet against it.
 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 09, 2020, 08:35:28 pm
Die goed waarvan ek hou, messe, braai en so ou kleintjie op die kant.   :thumleft:

Stuff I like, knifes, a braai and some refreshment on the side.     :biggrin:

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 09, 2020, 08:36:50 pm
Ek het bietjie op The Knife Guy se webblad gaan loer. My wenslys is gans en al tŤ lank. Jammer so baie van sy messe is uitverkoop. Of eintlik is dit seker maar Ďn goeie ding.

Wees bly, dit raak verslawend en kan jou duur te staan kom.   :biggrin: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 09, 2020, 09:11:58 pm
Die goed waarvan ek hou, messe, braai en so ou kleintjie op die kant.   :thumleft:

Stuff I like, knifes, a braai and some refreshment on the side.     :biggrin:

Mooi Man..
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: McOets on February 09, 2020, 10:31:04 pm
My go to folding EDC knives

Leatherman Skeletool KBx
Dart-XT
Kershaw





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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 10, 2020, 05:25:50 am
My go to folding EDC knives

Leatherman Skeletool KBx
Dart-XT
Kershaw

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 :thumleft:  :thumleft:  I love those little Skeletools. 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: LRFan on February 10, 2020, 06:59:35 am
Hier is my klein versameling messe.
Die boonste mes is handgemaak deur 'n ou omie in Vanderbijlpark so 12 jaar terug, super skerp kan nou nie die staal
se graad onthou.
Die 1st Opinel het ek al van 1997 het hom in 'n village in Zambia verloor 2 dae later toe ons weer daar stop, gee die man
hom vir my terug en se hy het dit onder my stoel opgetel, respek vir hom.
Die rooi messie is altyd in my tankbank op bike.
Die multi tool se maak ken ek nie, by my pa gekry niggie se man dit van Irak gebring toe hy daar was.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 10, 2020, 07:11:05 am
Baie nice - Ek hou baie van daai Boker en die Omie van VDBP se handgemaakte Bowie/ Hunter.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 10, 2020, 07:33:22 am
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Battlestar on February 10, 2020, 07:36:25 am
Any knife steel is only as good as the heat treatment done on it.

True.   :thumleft: 
For interest sake, I wonder how the knife companies like Kershaw, Spyderco and the like do their heat treatment on factory made knifes.  I suppose on a conveyor tipe of bed through an oven of sorts then .................?     :patch: :patch:

Correct exactly as you explained. There are few videos on you tube by various manufacturers on how they heat treat.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: 1ougat on February 10, 2020, 07:52:20 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: trevo on February 10, 2020, 07:53:32 am


Wees bly, dit raak verslawend en kan jou duur te staan kom.   :biggrin: :thumleft:
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EEissh vertel my daarvan  :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 10, 2020, 04:00:08 pm
Kry ek toe nou n probleem met my Opinel - ek werk gou in die reen met hom, die hout swel en daar kry ek hom toe maar nie weer oop nie  :xxbah:

So sit en wonder ek nou hoe gaan ek die probleem aanspreek, en wend my tot die universiteit van youtube  :deal:

Daar leer ek toe van die unieke 'tik' aksie agter op die hef om die lem uit te lig, net ver genoeg om behoorlik beet te kry en oop te maak asook om hom mooi uit te droog en dan n druppel meubel olie daar waar die hef nou artikileer. Well, intussen het daai mes oortyd gewerk en ek hou net al hoe meer van hom. n Nuwe werkersmes gunsteling.

Lees ek nou van n Leatherman wave plus wat teen n baie goeie prys aangebied word splinternuut op die forum. Werk toe gou uit met die som pompie; ons betaal vir presies dieselde Leatheman wave plus met sakkie in Amerika op vandag se wisselkoers R1299,40. Hoekom is hierdie produk so duur by ons Leatherman?
Impala vleis in Brits vra R210 vir n nommer 9 Opinel stainlessteel - Cape Union mart vra R450 Wtf  ???
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Exploratio on February 10, 2020, 05:12:11 pm
Had to dig this out today. Not in production anymore. Wifey gave this to me many moons ago. Stays in the safe.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 10, 2020, 08:28:05 pm
Kry ek toe nou n probleem met my Opinel - ek werk gou in die reen met hom, die hout swel en daar kry ek hom toe maar nie weer oop nie  :xxbah:

So sit en wonder ek nou hoe gaan ek die probleem aanspreek, en wend my tot die universiteit van youtube  :deal:

Daar leer ek toe van die unieke 'tik' aksie agter op die hef om die lem uit te lig, net ver genoeg om behoorlik beet te kry en oop te maak asook om hom mooi uit te droog en dan n druppel meubel olie daar waar die hef nou artikileer. Well, intussen het daai mes oortyd gewerk en ek hou net al hoe meer van hom. n Nuwe werkersmes gunsteling.

Lees ek nou van n Leatherman wave plus wat teen n baie goeie prys aangebied word splinternuut op die forum. Werk toe gou uit met die som pompie; ons betaal vir presies dieselde Leatheman wave plus met sakkie in Amerika op vandag se wisselkoers R1299,40. Hoekom is hierdie produk so duur by ons Leatherman?
Impala vleis in Brits vra R210 vir n nommer 9 Opinel stainlessteel - Cape Union mart vra R450 Wtf  ???

Stay away from CUM, Outdoor Warehouse and the like, their prices pay for the franchise.  Ripoff.     :deal: 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 10, 2020, 09:03:03 pm
Kry ek toe nou n probleem met my Opinel - ek werk gou in die reen met hom, die hout swel en daar kry ek hom toe maar nie weer oop nie  :xxbah:

So sit en wonder ek nou hoe gaan ek die probleem aanspreek, en wend my tot die universiteit van youtube  :deal:

Daar leer ek toe van die unieke 'tik' aksie agter op die hef om die lem uit te lig, net ver genoeg om behoorlik beet te kry en oop te maak asook om hom mooi uit te droog en dan n druppel meubel olie daar waar die hef nou artikileer. Well, intussen het daai mes oortyd gewerk en ek hou net al hoe meer van hom. n Nuwe werkersmes gunsteling.

Lees ek nou van n Leatherman wave plus wat teen n baie goeie prys aangebied word splinternuut op die forum. Werk toe gou uit met die som pompie; ons betaal vir presies dieselde Leatheman wave plus met sakkie in Amerika op vandag se wisselkoers R1299,40. Hoekom is hierdie produk so duur by ons Leatherman?
Impala vleis in Brits vra R210 vir n nommer 9 Opinel stainlessteel - Cape Union mart vra R450 Wtf  ???

Stay away from CUM, Outdoor Warehouse and the like, their prices pay for the franchise.  Ripoff.     :deal:

What he said... i found my Honey badger for almost R200 cheaper at Kloppers..
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 10, 2020, 09:51:14 pm
Kry ek toe nou n probleem met my Opinel - ek werk gou in die reen met hom, die hout swel en daar kry ek hom toe maar nie weer oop nie  :xxbah:

So sit en wonder ek nou hoe gaan ek die probleem aanspreek, en wend my tot die universiteit van youtube  :deal:

Daar leer ek toe van die unieke 'tik' aksie agter op die hef om die lem uit te lig, net ver genoeg om behoorlik beet te kry en oop te maak asook om hom mooi uit te droog en dan n druppel meubel olie daar waar die hef nou artikileer. Well, intussen het daai mes oortyd gewerk en ek hou net al hoe meer van hom. n Nuwe werkersmes gunsteling.

Lees ek nou van n Leatherman wave plus wat teen n baie goeie prys aangebied word splinternuut op die forum. Werk toe gou uit met die som pompie; ons betaal vir presies dieselde Leatheman wave plus met sakkie in Amerika op vandag se wisselkoers R1299,40. Hoekom is hierdie produk so duur by ons Leatherman?
Impala vleis in Brits vra R210 vir n nommer 9 Opinel stainlessteel - Cape Union mart vra R450 Wtf  ???

Stay away from CUM, Outdoor Warehouse and the like, their prices pay for the franchise.  Ripoff.     :deal:

What he said... i found my Honey badger for almost R200 cheaper at Kloppers..
When at Kloppers and you ask the big guy whose name is James, you often get a little discount thrown in.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 11, 2020, 07:01:26 am
Knife for the day
VDKCO War Admiral M390
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 11, 2020, 10:48:23 am
Buck knives fit a specific niche in the industry where they hardly compete at the high end but offer good working knives made out of cheaper materials for the every day man.
Their Chinese made knives in 420J2 are pretty bad, you canít really heat treat that steel and get a useful edge. They use 420HC a lot that is also very low end but treat it to a level where it is just functional as a blade steel.
I do have a few of their knives and this particular one is a gift from my wife after an American trip.
Model 112 Ranger Pro in brown micarta with a s30v blade.
They had an engineer called Paul Bos working for them who made up their bulk heat treating processes; got it pretty spot on, and this treatment of cheap usually crappy 420HC steel is what makes them viable today. This knife itself shows bad workmanship but the steel and edge profile is spot on and it cuts.
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 11, 2020, 11:06:39 am
Buck knives fit a specific niche in the industry where they hardly compete at the high end but offer good working knives made out of cheaper materials for the every day man.
Their Chinese made knives in 420J2 are pretty bad, you canít really heat treat that steel and get a useful edge. They use 420HC a lot that is also very low end but treat it to a level where it is just functional as a blade steel.
I do have a few of their knives and this particular one is a gift from my wife after an American trip.
Model 112 Ranger Pro in brown micarta with a s30v blade.
They had an engineer called Paul Bos working for them who made up their bulk heat treating processes; got it pretty spot on, and this treatment of cheap usually crappy 420HC steel is what makes them viable today. This knife itself shows bad workmanship but the steel and edge profile is spot on and it cuts.
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I couldn't agree more, they really got a very good functional everyday use knife here and regardless of the bad workmanship - which is only about unrefined finish and nothing else in my opinion.
It is a local favourite with the farmers  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 11, 2020, 12:00:21 pm
At my desk I have another one lying here.

Itís a Buck 501 ďSquireĒ a nice little traditional wood and steel lockback.
This one was made in the anniversary year so only shows the anvil logo and not the usual date code.
Or you could say in 2002 they used the anvil for the date code.
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Lear300 on February 11, 2020, 01:33:40 pm
two of mine......I will take a pic of the collection later and post that too

1 - My cleaver - CJRB Cutlery Crag Flipper
Specifications
Blade Length: 3.43"
Cutting Edge: 3.23"
Closed Length: 4.76"
Overall Length: 8.15"
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.13"
Blade Style: Modified Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Handle Material: OD Green G10
Handle Thickness: 0.52"
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Reversible Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.3 oz.

2- Ruike P138-W

Specifications
Blade Length: 3.54"
Blade Material: 14C28N
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
Blade edge: Plain
Blade Grind: flat
Blade Finish: brushed
Handle Material: G10 Sand Colour
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.57 oz.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Lear300 on February 11, 2020, 01:40:48 pm
and then my custom made hunting knife......

Made by Theo Lyon  - Member of the Knife Makers Guild of SA

Daggah Boy II Hunter

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 11, 2020, 03:00:11 pm
Beautiful hunter
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 11, 2020, 03:23:39 pm
two of mine......I will take a pic of the collection later and post that too

1 - My cleaver - CJRB Cutlery Crag Flipper
Specifications
Blade Length: 3.43"
Cutting Edge: 3.23"
Closed Length: 4.76"
Overall Length: 8.15"
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.13"
Blade Style: Modified Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Handle Material: OD Green G10
Handle Thickness: 0.52"
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Reversible Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.3 oz.

2- Ruike P138-W

Specifications
Blade Length: 3.54"
Blade Material: 14C28N
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
Blade edge: Plain
Blade Grind: flat
Blade Finish: brushed
Handle Material: G10 Sand Colour
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.57 oz.

Very nice, I have the cleaver - CJRB Cutlery Crag Flipper, my EDC.  Love this knife to bits.   :thumleft: :thumleft: 

Beautifu; hunter as well.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on February 11, 2020, 03:25:09 pm
and then my custom made hunting knife......

Made by Theo Lyon  - Member of the Knife Makers Guild of SA

Daggah Boy II Hunter

This is special, very nice hunter.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Chantal Burger on February 11, 2020, 03:27:33 pm
Knife for the day
VDKCO War Admiral M390

Hierdie is op my Top 10, dit is baie mooi.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Buff on February 11, 2020, 04:05:46 pm
Wow, what a great thread, there's some beauties on here  :drif:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 11, 2020, 06:17:08 pm
Wow, what a great thread, there's some beauties on here  :drif:

Didn't know you are a knife enthusiast, Brett?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 12, 2020, 07:15:20 am
Bestech Toucan
Seriously good value for under R1000.
D2 steel and G10 scales with stainless steel liners.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Lear300 on February 12, 2020, 08:11:43 am
two of mine......I will take a pic of the collection later and post that too

1 - My cleaver - CJRB Cutlery Crag Flipper
Specifications
Blade Length: 3.43"
Cutting Edge: 3.23"
Closed Length: 4.76"
Overall Length: 8.15"
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.13"
Blade Style: Modified Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Handle Material: OD Green G10
Handle Thickness: 0.52"
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Reversible Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.3 oz.

2- Ruike P138-W

Specifications
Blade Length: 3.54"
Blade Material: 14C28N
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
Blade edge: Plain
Blade Grind: flat
Blade Finish: brushed
Handle Material: G10 Sand Colour
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.57 oz.

Very nice, I have the cleaver - CJRB Cutlery Crag Flipper, my EDC.  Love this knife to bits.   :thumleft: :thumleft: 

Beautifu; hunter as well.   :thumleft:

Yes, I alternate between the clever, the Ruike, and a Kershaw Natrix for my EDC.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 12, 2020, 08:20:47 am
Interesting point on that Bestech.  Kinda straight drop point?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 12, 2020, 10:11:27 am
Interesting point on that Bestech.  Kinda straight drop point?

Yes - When I saw it the first time I thought they wanted to merge a drop point and tanto blade. It does cut as smooth as a Meerlust Rubicon on a cold Cape Town winters evening...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 12, 2020, 12:14:52 pm
I do like smaller knives ; Spyderco have what they call ďlittle big knivesĒ that offer functionality way over their size.
This is a Dragonfly in G10 with VG10 steel.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: pietas on February 12, 2020, 12:45:26 pm
Does anybody have a Spyderco Native 5? Seems like a "smaller"-larger knife with good reviews.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 12, 2020, 01:22:51 pm
Yeah its a pretty good knife, I only have one in LC200N right now and use it when I goto the coast.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 13, 2020, 07:54:42 am
One to consider with the Native 5 is the Para 3 (this one is the lightweight)
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: P.K. on February 13, 2020, 11:31:20 am
Interesting point on that Bestech.  Kinda straight drop point?

Yes - When I saw it the first time I thought they wanted to merge a drop point and tanto blade. It does cut as smooth as a Meerlust Rubicon on a cold Cape Town winters evening...

Your analogy speaks to me.
Nice compact, functional knife.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 13, 2020, 03:46:05 pm
https://www.cjonline.com/article/20130726/news/307269838

Ok I may carry my Opinel No9  :ricky:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 13, 2020, 05:59:57 pm
Quick question, do you knife enthusiasts buy your knives online? i ask because I've been to several gun and outdoor stores around town and nobody seems to keep anything significant..
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 13, 2020, 06:19:22 pm
Quick question, do you knife enthusiasts buy your knives online? i ask because I've been to several gun and outdoor stores around town and nobody seems to keep anything significant..

Hi SmuGS

Try The Knife Guy - Super good service and by far the best prices in SA,
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 13, 2020, 06:22:28 pm
Knife for the day
Lionsteel ROK ARB M390
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 13, 2020, 07:05:43 pm
Quick question, do you knife enthusiasts buy your knives online? i ask because I've been to several gun and outdoor stores around town and nobody seems to keep anything significant..

Hi SmuGS

Try The Knife Guy - Super good service and by far the best prices in SA,

Yeah thanks, i've also been looking at SharpEdge. I just like to hold something in my hands and get a feel for it before I buy..
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 13, 2020, 07:21:09 pm
Quick question, do you knife enthusiasts buy your knives online? i ask because I've been to several gun and outdoor stores around town and nobody seems to keep anything significant..

Hi SmuGS

Try The Knife Guy - Super good service and by far the best prices in SA,

Yeah thanks, i've also been looking at SharpEdge. I just like to hold something in my hands and get a feel for it before I buy..

You will kick yourself for buying at Sharp Edge - I attached the prices on two exact knives from Sharp Edge and from Knife Guy
You will understand...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 13, 2020, 07:25:15 pm
Ah ok thanks. Not bought anything yet, still just looking. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 13, 2020, 07:27:51 pm
Ah ok thanks. Not bought anything yet, still just looking. :thumleft:

What is it that you are looking for - Can I help with something?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 13, 2020, 07:37:51 pm
Well on my list when funds are available are the Bestech Hornet, the Spyderco Resilience and the Kershaw Static. Trying to put money aside for the Slumdog Bash as well.... :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 13, 2020, 08:01:34 pm
Well on my list when funds are available are the Bestech Hornet, the Spyderco Resilience and the Kershaw Static. Trying to put money aside for the Slumdog Bash as well.... :biggrin:

The Bestech Hornet is a fantastic knife at an affordable price, but you are going to wait a while.
I do not know the Kershaw Static but the Resilience is a solid Spydie, like almost all their knives.
In which color would you want the Hornet, if you had a choice?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 14, 2020, 06:33:50 am
Knife for the day
Reate J.A.C.K Marble CF Bronze M390
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Lear300 on February 14, 2020, 09:19:28 am
Knife for the day
Lionsteel ROK ARB M390

Damn.....that is a beaut.

Where do I find one and what should I be looking at cost wise?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 14, 2020, 09:28:25 am
Knife for the day
Lionsteel ROK ARB M390

Damn.....that is a beaut.

Where do I find one and what should I be looking at cost wise?

+ 100000   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 14, 2020, 09:45:04 am
 Any comments on Top Kives?

MIL-SPIE 3.5 H-03 Cobolt Vanadium

What's your say on the steel?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 14, 2020, 10:44:32 am
Any comments on Top Kives?

MIL-SPIE 3.5 H-03 Cobolt Vanadium

What's your say on the steel?

N690 steel is so good for making knives that one prominent knife manufacturer uses only N690 steel. This steel has the right carbon content and the right cobalt content. An Austrian steel manufacturer, who is the current source for N690, is considered to be a worldwide leader in their production of N690 steel. Their steel composition is as follows: carbon 1.07%, chromium 17%, cobalt 1.5%, manganese .40%, molybdenum 1.10%, silicon .40% and vanadium .10%. The key to the hardness of N690 is the addition of cobalt in the steel matrix. The cobalt creates uniformity in the structure within the steel. The value of cobalt in a knife blade is it produces a fine edge with excellent edge retention.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 14, 2020, 10:45:49 am
Any comments on Top Kives?

MIL-SPIE 3.5 H-03 Cobolt Vanadium

What's your say on the steel?

Very good brand and very popular in the states. Military contracted supplier.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 14, 2020, 10:47:52 am
Knife for the day
Lionsteel ROK ARB M390

Damn.....that is a beaut.

Where do I find one and what should I be looking at cost wise?

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/lionsteel/products/lionsteel-rok-arb
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 14, 2020, 11:29:39 am
Ek staan verstom oor waar die fred al trek en ook die belangstelling en versamelings wat mense het.Ek het regtig nie geweet daar bestaan soveel verskillende soorte en make knipmesse. Ek leer elke dag deur hier te lees. :thumleft:
Ek lÍ plat op my rug by die lees van sommige messe se pryse!!! Duidelik is mes bymekaar maak nie vir die armes!! :eek7:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 14, 2020, 12:37:29 pm
Ek staan verstom oor waar die fred al trek en ook die belangstelling en versamelings wat mense het.Ek het regtig nie geweet daar bestaan soveel verskillende soorte en make knipmesse. Ek leer elke dag deur hier te lees. :thumleft:
Ek lÍ plat op my rug by die lees van sommige messe se pryse!!! Duidelik is mes bymekaar maak nie vir die armes!! :eek7:

Chris - Daar is puik messe vir R500 en daar is ook duur messe.

Die Bestech reeks waarvan ek gepraat het sny net so goed soos 'R5000 mes, en die staal is fantasties
Ek dink dit is baie interesanter om vir jouself 'n plafon te stel wat enige mes se koopprys aanbetref. Om dan jou tyd te vat en die beste vir jou plafon prys te koop is moer lekker.
Dit help ook nie jy betaal duur vir 'n mes wat jy nooit gaan gebruik nie.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wild Hearted Son on February 14, 2020, 02:32:27 pm

My EDCs
Came as a set.
Xmas pressie from vroulief.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 14, 2020, 04:49:47 pm

My EDCs
Came as a set.
Xmas pressie from vroulief.

That c33 is a great little knife..
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 14, 2020, 05:52:17 pm

My EDCs
Came as a set.
Xmas pressie from vroulief.

Treasure her, and your knives too.  8)
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: briv on February 14, 2020, 06:15:46 pm
@Hardy de Kock dalk kan jy bietjie meer lig op ou messe werp wat my oorlede pa nagelaat het. Ek onthou spesifiek die ou Puma, wat deel van sy bakkie cubieŽl was :sip:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 14, 2020, 06:26:56 pm
@Hardy de Kock dalk kan jy bietjie meer lig op ou messe werp wat my oorlede pa nagelaat het. Ek onthou spesifiek die ou Puma, wat deel van sy bakkie cubieŽl was :sip:

Briv - Die Original Bowie en die White Hunter is twee ICON messe van Puma. Hulle maak vandag nog daardie messe op dieselfde manier is in jou Pa se tyd. Hulle gebruik ongelukkig nie meer dieselfde kwaliteit leer as toe nie.
Daar was onlangs 'n Hunting knife poll wereldwyd, waar die White Hunter so ver gewen het as die "Best Hunting knife ever made" dit is nie eers waar nie.
Moet nooit die messe verkoop nie. Kry iemand wat die werk verstaan om die skedes en die messe vir jou mooi te restoureer.
Fok dis mooi.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 14, 2020, 06:58:28 pm
 :drif: Puma!
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 14, 2020, 06:59:47 pm
One of today's pocket companion. Needs some TLC.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: zacapa on February 14, 2020, 07:42:18 pm
Nice original Puma's in one of the last posts. You need to hold onto those knives - worth a pretty penny...  Made in Germany since 1956.

I made the mistake of going past my local gun & knife shop in Botha's Hill here in KZN and found a pretty nice affordable folder for less than 600 ZAR. Verry happy with it so far.
Tekut Tiburon - 12C27 Sandvik steel - 96mm blade and feels nice in my hands. Large folder - pointy blade - nice shape in the hand and easy to sharpen vlymskerp. My recently
acquired Puma WH will get moved on as my focus is also more on EDC.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 14, 2020, 07:49:38 pm
That Tekut really looks nice

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 14, 2020, 07:59:52 pm
Nice original Puma's in one of the last posts. You need to hold onto those knives - worth a pretty penny...  Made in Germany since 1956.

I made the mistake of going past my local gun & knife shop in Botha's Hill here in KZN and found a pretty nice affordable folder for less than 600 ZAR. Verry happy with it so far.
Tekut Tiburon - 12C27 Sandvik steel - 96mm blade and feels nice in my hands. Large folder - pointy blade - nice shape in the hand and easy to sharpen vlymskerp. My recently
acquired Puma WH will get moved on as my focus is also more on EDC.

Moved on? - I will take it or swop with folders zacapa (Not sure f I understood your comment correctly)
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 14, 2020, 08:02:59 pm
Nice original Puma's in one of the last posts. You need to hold onto those knives - worth a pretty penny...  Made in Germany since 1956.

I made the mistake of going past my local gun & knife shop in Botha's Hill here in KZN and found a pretty nice affordable folder for less than 600 ZAR. Verry happy with it so far.
Tekut Tiburon - 12C27 Sandvik steel - 96mm blade and feels nice in my hands. Large folder - pointy blade - nice shape in the hand and easy to sharpen vlymskerp. My recently
acquired Puma WH will get moved on as my focus is also more on EDC.

Nice looking folder - I like the "uphill" thumb rest behind the spine.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 14, 2020, 08:05:16 pm
Nice original Puma's in one of the last posts. You need to hold onto those knives - worth a pretty penny...  Made in Germany since 1956.

I made the mistake of going past my local gun & knife shop in Botha's Hill here in KZN and found a pretty nice affordable folder for less than 600 ZAR. Verry happy with it so far.
Tekut Tiburon - 12C27 Sandvik steel - 96mm blade and feels nice in my hands. Large folder - pointy blade - nice shape in the hand and easy to sharpen vlymskerp. My recently
acquired Puma WH will get moved on as my focus is also more on EDC.

@ChrisL  - This is what I meant. Great knives does not have to cost an arm and a leg.

Nice looking folder - I like the "uphill" thumb rest behind the spine.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 15, 2020, 03:30:12 pm
Eric Els Knife Art
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 15, 2020, 03:55:53 pm
 :o :drif: :drif: wow
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: frankmac on February 15, 2020, 04:56:48 pm
:o :drif: :drif: wow

Double wow. Those knife cases make them even more desirable.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 15, 2020, 07:26:06 pm
I will still get a Damascus Blade knife one day. I think they are stunning.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 15, 2020, 09:08:46 pm
 

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 16, 2020, 03:50:08 pm
I was about to click "Add to Cart" for some fancy imported super-steel folder when I came to my senses.

I called up a knife maker who's products I had seen on Sharp Edge. Yes, he said, he can make a blade to my desired shape, size and grind in Sandvik 14C28N. He modified the folder handle a little to suit my whittling needs. Mine is the Wharnecliffe Scandi second from the left.

This left enough small-change to also order from him a chunky full-tang bushcraft blade for which I want to build my own handle.



Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mike gs on February 16, 2020, 08:52:51 pm
Hell Hardy, I'm loving this thread. Thanks so much to you and the other contributors. I never really took an interest in the cleaver styled folders, but they are growing on me.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 17, 2020, 06:22:37 pm
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 17, 2020, 08:37:50 pm
Something a local leather guy made for my Swiss Army knife.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 17, 2020, 08:39:09 pm
That is art, beautiful.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 17, 2020, 09:01:50 pm
Who is your local leather guy? I want to buy some leather to make a strop..
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 17, 2020, 09:09:43 pm
Who is your local leather guy? I want to buy some leather to make a strop..

SmuGS, there's a nice leather shop in PE, my wife purchase leather from them when we are there.  Will ask her the name of the place.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 17, 2020, 09:10:58 pm
Who is your local leather guy? I want to buy some leather to make a strop..
He is in Lorraine. I tried to buy leather from him. He will not sell. He will however make you a custom type strop.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 18, 2020, 06:48:03 am
Also looking for a leather strop.  Where in gauteng?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 18, 2020, 06:52:00 am
Sharpening question.

Received the blade buddy yesterday. Will assemble it today.

Question. - angles to sharpen.

Kitchen knifes 20degrees
Folders and hunting knives 25degrees
Axe?

Or is there a way beside just judging it with my bad eyes to establish each knifeís current angle and just stick with that?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 18, 2020, 06:53:37 am
One more question for the okes who know...

What are the characteristics of the most common types of steel?  And what does it mean practically - iow maintenance and sharpening?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 18, 2020, 07:03:08 am
Kilroy, I find under 22/23 degrees good for kitchen knives - kak sharp but looses the edge. 22 - 30 degrees good for sharpnes and edge retention for EDC's working knives and above 30 for your axe's and such tools. I know the 22-30 range is rather vast and in my mind it depends on the properties of the steel used.

I find trying to match the manufacturers angle difficult but a good guideline for the particular blade.

I am no expert though.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 18, 2020, 07:15:46 am
Who is your local leather guy? I want to buy some leather to make a strop..
What size do you need?
I have some kangaroo leather offcuts. I am in Bluewater Bay.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 18, 2020, 07:20:03 am
Jeez i dont know mate. What sizes do you get?  About 50cm by 5 or so?  What does the experts recommend?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 18, 2020, 07:24:20 am
Who is your local leather guy? I want to buy some leather to make a strop..

SmuGS, there's a nice leather shop in PE, my wife purchase leather from them when we are there.  Will ask her the name of the place.   :thumleft:

SmuGS, there are 2 leathershop, Viroy Bargain Warehouse and then The Leather Shop.  Both in North End. 
1st Mentioned is the nice one, but don't know if they sell off cuts, the latter does.   
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 18, 2020, 07:27:22 am
I have one of the razor strops, wife got it for me(where, I think she imported it) although it does work on my EDC's it is not ideal and is really meant for razors.
The second pic is what I am looking to get, if anyone knows where to source locally.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 18, 2020, 07:30:21 am
Jeez i dont know mate. What sizes do you get?  About 50cm by 5 or so?  What does the experts recommend?

I would go a tad wider, more like between 400 - 500mm and 60 - 70mm.  At the end of the day a normal waist belt will also do though. 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 18, 2020, 07:32:34 am
I think kangaroo leather might be too soft. Actually I may just have an old leather belt somewhere that has become too short to go around my waist, will give that a try first.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 18, 2020, 07:41:26 am
I also have an old belt. Must it be mounted on a strip of wood? Or used as is?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 18, 2020, 07:44:05 am
I also have an old belt. Must it be mounted on a strip of wood? Or used as is?

What you prefer.  I like mine on a strip of wood.   Just seems to have more control.     :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Exploratio on February 18, 2020, 07:46:33 am
Sharpening question.

Received the blade buddy yesterday. Will assemble it today.

Question. - angles to sharpen.

Kitchen knifes 20degrees
Folders and hunting knives 25degrees
Axe?

Or is there a way beside just judging it with my bad eyes to establish each knifeís current angle and just stick with that?
Buy a cheap math set at your local super market. Butcher the protractor at the angle you need and set the tool rest / blade rest at that angle. Now you can confidently and consistantly reset it when you adjust it for different blades. You have kids, so maybe you can get something like that in their rooms. You bought plenty math sets already

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 18, 2020, 07:49:10 am
My new blade buddy has an angle setting gadget.  My question is about the right angle for the right blades
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 18, 2020, 07:53:40 am
I think kangaroo leather might be too soft. Actually I may just have an old leather belt somewhere that has become too short to go around my waist, will give that a try first.
Roo leather is very thin, so once mounted on a paddle it does not compress much.

The first paddle strop I made measures 6 x 15cm. For EDC use I will make my next one 4.5 x 20cm.

Keeping it narrow makes one-handed stropping easier, it concentrates the pressure on a narrow part of the blade. If you go wider you need to need to use it like a bench stone with the other hand on the blade to apply even pressure.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 18, 2020, 08:01:56 am
Take a look at this page about steels.

https://knifeinformer.com/discovering-the-best-knife-steel/

While there are many factors to a given steel you are really playing with a ratio of 3 main characteristics. Usually a trade off. pick 2 out of 3 scenario.

Toughness, Corrosion Resistance and Edge Retention.

Old carbon steels usually hold and edge and are tough (the dont shatter or chip, they bend or fold) but they rust.  Usually good for impact tools like Axes and choppers. 5160. 1095 etc.
Stainless steels just add chrome to resist oxidation but you usually lose toughness. They chip and snap.  These are good for smaller pocket knives where edge retention and corrosion resistance matter most.
Super steels do a lot of all three, and you pay for this, M390/204-P is probably the best balance for knives overall.
 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 18, 2020, 08:05:06 am
Super steels? 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 18, 2020, 08:08:29 am
Super steels? 
Marketing for modern steels usually made with particle technology to get fully homogeneous uniform structures. Purpose made for cutting tasks like tools or knives.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 18, 2020, 08:44:54 am
Tx Ron - you know your shit. How many Spiders do you have?  What steel are they made of?

Look what the fairy godmother send me from the karoo ( moerse tx Hardy - and plse send me your bank details. I cant stand owing people money :biggrin:)

The steel on the Sheepdog is very proper

Sizes comparison below. Its a monster.  Blade fall close under its own weight with the release mechanism on the bottom.....careful now :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: trevo on February 18, 2020, 09:45:26 am
Also received a few from Loxton  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 18, 2020, 09:51:43 am
jeez your fairy was nicer than mine  :thumleft:

model names?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: BigBoer on February 18, 2020, 12:11:06 pm
I've been making knives for the past 7 years and it outgrew the hobby stage and became a fully fledged side business.
Always up for a chat about knives.
I have a SERIOUS addiction to any and all blades but I collect mostly folders...lately I've acquired several Bestech folders, great value for money! :pot:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 18, 2020, 12:23:46 pm
Agreed
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 18, 2020, 12:38:12 pm
I've been making knives for the past 7 years and it outgrew the hobby stage and became a fully fledged side business.
Always up for a chat about knives.
I have a SERIOUS addiction to any and all blades but I collect mostly folders...lately I've acquired several Bestech folders, great value for money! :pot:

Great, nice seeing you here.     :thumleft: :thumleft:

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 18, 2020, 01:29:15 pm
Sharpening question.

Received the blade buddy yesterday. Will assemble it today.

Question. - angles to sharpen.

Kitchen knifes 20degrees
Folders and hunting knives 25degrees
Axe?

Or is there a way beside just judging it with my bad eyes to establish each knifeís current angle and just stick with that?
Buy a cheap math set at your local super market. Butcher the protractor at the angle you need and set the tool rest / blade rest at that angle. Now you can confidently and consistantly reset it when you adjust it for different blades. You have kids, so maybe you can get something like that in their rooms. You bought plenty math sets already

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actually were right - it has an angle adjuster but no markings for adjusting.  so, my gradeboog, toutjie from the line of the sanding belt them?

thanks for the tip - i thought it would come with some form of markings :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Dorsland on February 18, 2020, 01:29:40 pm
@Hardy de Kock Ek is oorgehaal vir my Angola trippie.  Dis nou nie 'n Leatherman Supertool 300 nie maar ek kan darem my naels skoon ek geslyp hou  :lol8:

Ek gaan hom sommer in my toiletsakkie saamry, hy lyk immers soos 'n naelknipper.  As hulle hom wil vat, R65 by Mica gewees.  Dis net 10.9 draairoomyse by Steers.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 18, 2020, 03:08:55 pm
@Hardy de Kock Ek is oorgehaal vir my Angola trippie.  Dis nou nie 'n Leatherman Supertool 300 nie maar ek kan darem my naels skoon ek geslyp hou  :lol8:

Ek gaan hom sommer in my toiletsakkie saamry, hy lyk immers soos 'n naelknipper.  As hulle hom wil vat, R65 by Mica gewees.  Dis net 10.9 draairoomyse by Steers.
Lekker messie daai - Leer daai klomp Angolese bietjie maniere Johan. Geniet jou trip
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 18, 2020, 03:15:58 pm
Sharpening question.

Received the blade buddy yesterday. Will assemble it today.

Question. - angles to sharpen.

Kitchen knifes 20degrees
Folders and hunting knives 25degrees
Axe?

Or is there a way beside just judging it with my bad eyes to establish each knifeís current angle and just stick with that?
Buy a cheap math set at your local super market. Butcher the protractor at the angle you need and set the tool rest / blade rest at that angle. Now you can confidently and consistantly reset it when you adjust it for different blades. You have kids, so maybe you can get something like that in their rooms. You bought plenty math sets already

Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk

actually were right - it has an angle adjuster but no markings for adjusting.  so, my gradeboog, toutjie from the line of the sanding belt them?

thanks for the tip - i thought it would come with some form of markings :thumleft:

Hein - download this app and any angle nightmares are gone.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 18, 2020, 04:56:24 pm
Tx Ron - you know your shit. How many Spiders do you have?  What steel are they made of?

Look what the fairy godmother send me from the karoo ( moerse tx Hardy - and plse send me your bank details. I cant stand owing people money :biggrin:)

The steel on the Sheepdog is very proper

Sizes comparison below. Its a monster.  Blade fall close under its own weight with the release mechanism on the bottom.....careful now :biggrin:
Some few Spydercos. Never counted.

So that Tasman will be in H1,  can you even call it steel if it has no carbon? Its hardened with Nitrogen and will not rust. Upside its really tough and will not break on you, one of the worst at holding an edge, Serrations protect the edges a little and make the most of a bad situation.
That Native is either 440V or s30v steel, I really like s30v even if it can be a bit chippy.
The Sheepdog is s35vn ?   s30v with added nobium that makes it easier on the grinding belts. Not much different to s30v to be honest.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: pietas on February 18, 2020, 05:41:02 pm
Sjoe! There are some seriously beautiful knives here. Time to save up
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 18, 2020, 06:41:25 pm
Tx Ron - you know your shit. How many Spiders do you have?  What steel are they made of?

Look what the fairy godmother send me from the karoo ( moerse tx Hardy - and plse send me your bank details. I cant stand owing people money :biggrin:)

The steel on the Sheepdog is very proper

Sizes comparison below. Its a monster.  Blade fall close under its own weight with the release mechanism on the bottom.....careful now :biggrin:
Some few Spydercos. Never counted.

So that Tasman will be in H1,  can you even call it steel if it has no carbon? Its hardened with Nitrogen and will not rust. Upside its really tough and will not break on you, one of the worst at holding an edge, Serrations protect the edges a little and make the most of a bad situation.
That Native is either 440V or s30v steel, I really like s30v even if it can be a bit chippy.
The Sheepdog is s35vn ?   s30v with added nobium that makes it easier on the grinding belts. Not much different to s30v to be honest.

https://bladeops.com/blog/what-is-cpm-s35vn-steel
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 18, 2020, 09:29:55 pm
Hardy, tx for the app. I used it. Accurate to within 1 degree I would say. But what dog is their in the background of your phone :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WP on February 19, 2020, 11:20:04 am
So I have been following this thread from scratch and it's a great thread. Except for the link to "thekniveguy" worst time of the month to have clicked on that link. I have been collecting knives since childhood and have quite a few. I will actually have to go and look for them from what I can recall i currently have the following:

Leatherman Supertool 300
Leatherman squirt x2
Leatherman C33
Leatherman Juice
Honeybadger large in D2 steel
Spiderco Endura 4 (MIght be fake not sure, do not know how to tell)
Gerber skeleton multitool
A couple of small fake red swiss army knives
Novelty folding knives which on bought with a places logo on (Almost like the spoons the ou tannies used to collect)
Wooden and brass handle folder
And then on its way (thanks to the Kniveguy)
Kershaw Shuffle II
Kershaw Static K3445

Still have alot to learn with regards to keeping these guys sharp, I have a Lansky set but am not getting it right like I would want to. I am unable to get the knives as sharp as they were brand new. Would also like to get that mirror edge. But I guess practice makes perfect.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 19, 2020, 12:06:11 pm
So I have been following this thread from scratch and it's a great thread. Except for the link to "thekniveguy" worst time of the month to have clicked on that link. I have been collecting knives since childhood and have quite a few. I will actually have to go and look for them from what I can recall i currently have the following:

Leatherman Supertool 300
Leatherman squirt x2
Leatherman C33
Leatherman Juice
Honeybadger large in D2 steel
Spiderco Endura 4 (MIght be fake not sure, do not know how to tell)
Gerber skeleton multitool
A couple of small fake red swiss army knives
Novelty folding knives which on bought with a places logo on (Almost like the spoons the ou tannies used to collect)
Wooden and brass handle folder
And then on its way (thanks to the Kniveguy)
Kershaw Shuffle II
Kershaw Static K3445

Still have alot to learn with regards to keeping these guys sharp, I have a Lansky set but am not getting it right like I would want to. I am unable to get the knives as sharp as they were brand new. Would also like to get that mirror edge. But I guess practice makes perfect.

Hi WP

Which Lansky set do you have, and which grit stones do you use? You will only get a true mirror edge once you start working with a 1800 grit and higher, together with a strop and some form of emulsion.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 19, 2020, 12:22:25 pm
When there are two weapons at the table.
One will cut you deep and the other is a Spyderco.
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 19, 2020, 12:23:10 pm
My Scandi folder is here!

I just love courier companies. They always bring me really cool stuff.

I have reserved the name Bundu Bash for the fixed blade I have ordered, so this model will have to be Shortcut.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 19, 2020, 12:26:44 pm
Hardy, please indulge me and I may be totally wrong.
If you only try hone the edge back to original sharpness and you are using the wrong angle you will never achieve the desired result.

At some stage I realised this when making this error and so called grinding a blade to my desired angle and worked sharpness. Good result but I lost material and that is not wanted.

I stand under correction.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 19, 2020, 12:27:50 pm
Spyderco Ulize
Designed by Uli Hennicke and made in the Japanese facility in Seki.
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 19, 2020, 12:32:42 pm
Spyderco Ulize
Designed by Uli Hennicke and made in the Japanese facility in Seki.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200219/dc0c367b3e18f9b095a98c24de90dbae.jpg)
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nice, look at the angle of the cutting edge, I would say 27 to 29 degrees. Sharp. Not a razor but should hold an edge to.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WP on February 19, 2020, 12:36:52 pm
So I have been following this thread from scratch and it's a great thread. Except for the link to "thekniveguy" worst time of the month to have clicked on that link. I have been collecting knives since childhood and have quite a few. I will actually have to go and look for them from what I can recall i currently have the following:

Leatherman Supertool 300
Leatherman squirt x2
Leatherman C33
Leatherman Juice
Honeybadger large in D2 steel
Spiderco Endura 4 (MIght be fake not sure, do not know how to tell)
Gerber skeleton multitool
A couple of small fake red swiss army knives
Novelty folding knives which on bought with a places logo on (Almost like the spoons the ou tannies used to collect)
Wooden and brass handle folder
And then on its way (thanks to the Kniveguy)
Kershaw Shuffle II
Kershaw Static K3445

Still have alot to learn with regards to keeping these guys sharp, I have a Lansky set but am not getting it right like I would want to. I am unable to get the knives as sharp as they were brand new. Would also like to get that mirror edge. But I guess practice makes perfect.

Hi WP

Which Lansky set do you have, and which grit stones do you use? You will only get a true mirror edge once you start working with a 1800 grit and higher, together with a strop and some form of emulsion.

I have the basic one with the 3 stones, they are marked Coarse, medium and fine. I also have one of the red Lansky jobbies where one just pulls the knive through.

I think we should do a knive show and tell day with a sharpening course... :deal:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: roxenz on February 19, 2020, 01:26:44 pm
My Scandi folder is here!

Shortcut looks like a really useful knife!  :thumleft: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 19, 2020, 01:46:02 pm
My Scandi folder is here!

Shortcut looks like a really useful knife!  :thumleft: :biggrin:

It needs a good sharpening before I can really put it to the test. I have a big stash of thick branches that need to be whittled into thin branches.

It is a chunky, hefty beast. It weighs more than my Mora Companion and Opinel No.9 combined!

Handmade, one-of-a-kind, wicked steel (Sandvik 14c28n) and all for under R1k!
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 19, 2020, 01:50:05 pm
Hardy, please indulge me and I may be totally wrong.
If you only try hone the edge back to original sharpness and you are using the wrong angle you will never achieve the desired result.

At some stage I realised this when making this error and so called grinding a blade to my desired angle and worked sharpness. Good result but I lost material and that is not wanted.

I stand under correction.

Mox - Did you intentionally grind at a different angle. You can research almost any folder's factory edge angle.
And yes - you are correct.. You will take away a lot of material if you do that.
Can I help to find the factory angle for your folder?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 19, 2020, 02:11:09 pm
angle for the Sheepdog Hardy?
Must also check the Spyders angles
actually also find a serated stone
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 19, 2020, 05:48:21 pm
angle for the Sheepdog Hardy?
Must also check the Spyders angles
actually also find a serated stone

17 degrees
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 19, 2020, 07:17:39 pm
Hardy, please indulge me and I may be totally wrong.
If you only try hone the edge back to original sharpness and you are using the wrong angle you will never achieve the desired result.

At some stage I realised this when making this error and so called grinding a blade to my desired angle and worked sharpness. Good result but I lost material and that is not wanted.

I stand under correction.

Mox - Did you intentionally grind at a different angle. You can research almost any folder's factory edge angle.
And yes - you are correct.. You will take away a lot of material if you do that.
Can I help to find the factory angle for your folder?

Hardy, sorry I was referring to WP's comment about trying to get his blades as sharp as factory and was asking you to verify my understanding.

I do find though on some blades I tend to get them even sharper than factory but I suppose that depends on what they put out vs what the end user wants.

Where do you source factory angles? Is it a black art secret?  :lol8:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 19, 2020, 08:32:44 pm
angle for the Sheepdog Hardy?
Must also check the Spyders angles
actually also find a serated stone

17 degrees

Jeez, thats kitchen knife angles. I like it.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 19, 2020, 08:50:51 pm
Hardy, please indulge me and I may be totally wrong.
If you only try hone the edge back to original sharpness and you are using the wrong angle you will never achieve the desired result.

At some stage I realised this when making this error and so called grinding a blade to my desired angle and worked sharpness. Good result but I lost material and that is not wanted.

I stand under correction.

Mox - for me, sharpening a folder blade sharper than 600 grit (which is very sharp) is enough. Anything past that and you are making the blade fragile.
It is not mirror edge I know, but the edge is still significant, and no strength has been taken away from the blade.
If you can slice through very thin paper with the knife, it should be sharp enough for almost anything.

Mox - Did you intentionally grind at a different angle. You can research almost any folder's factory edge angle.
And yes - you are correct.. You will take away a lot of material if you do that.
Can I help to find the factory angle for your folder?

Hardy, sorry I was referring to WP's comment about trying to get his blades as sharp as factory and was asking you to verify my understanding.

I do find though on some blades I tend to get them even sharper than factory but I suppose that depends on what they put out vs what the end user wants.

Where do you source factory angles? Is it a black art secret?  :lol8:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 19, 2020, 08:54:42 pm
Hardy, please indulge me and I may be totally wrong.
If you only try hone the edge back to original sharpness and you are using the wrong angle you will never achieve the desired result.

At some stage I realised this when making this error and so called grinding a blade to my desired angle and worked sharpness. Good result but I lost material and that is not wanted.

I stand under correction.

Mox - Did you intentionally grind at a different angle. You can research almost any folder's factory edge angle.
And yes - you are correct.. You will take away a lot of material if you do that.
Can I help to find the factory angle for your folder?

Hardy, sorry I was referring to WP's comment about trying to get his blades as sharp as factory and was asking you to verify my understanding.

I do find though on some blades I tend to get them even sharper than factory but I suppose that depends on what they put out vs what the end user wants.

Where do you source factory angles? Is it a black art secret?  :lol8:

No boet, but I have a relatively good understanding of google, and if you type the exact description of the folding knife, with the words blade angle or edge angle it more than often gives the results.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kelevra on February 20, 2020, 07:37:39 am
I got this recently. Don't know if its good or bad but it sure is pretty.

(https://www.knivesplus.com/media/VN-9415M26.jpg)
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 20, 2020, 08:23:39 am
Any knife is good.   :biggrin:  Pretty one this.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 20, 2020, 08:57:19 am
Victorinox normally means good

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 20, 2020, 09:48:46 am
I got this recently. Don't know if its good or bad but it sure is pretty.

(https://www.knivesplus.com/media/VN-9415M26.jpg)

Victorinox does not make bad knives Kelevra - as can be seen with your pic. I like it more than any other Victorinox
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: pietas on February 20, 2020, 01:18:09 pm
I got this recently. Don't know if its good or bad but it sure is pretty.

(https://www.knivesplus.com/media/VN-9415M26.jpg)

See it is called Hunter Pro
https://www.victorinox.com/global/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Large-Pocket-Knives/Hunter-Pro-M-Alox/p/0.9415.M26

Where did you buy it?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kelevra on February 20, 2020, 01:21:24 pm

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Nice looking knife. What is it called and where did you buy it?
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Thanks, its the Victorinox hunter Pro Alox. Got it from Dave Sheer (Pretoria arms)
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 22, 2020, 07:34:36 am
Knife for the day
Zero Tolerance 0095BW
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 22, 2020, 04:21:34 pm
Baie mooi  :thumleft:

Ek het mos nou aspris sonder messe en Learherman gekom met die oog om dit weer hier goedkoop te koop.
Net my 1 Opinel No9 saamgebring wat ek solank gebruik.
Intussen het ek klaar n paar baie mooi messe so vinnig kon sien toe ons gaan werk boots koop.
Nogal n baie mooi Smith & Wesson mes gister gesien, ek wonder nogal oor die kwaliteit want dit is nie duur nie - net so oor die 20 usd.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 22, 2020, 05:56:11 pm
Ek sien Martin het die Honeybadger's ingekry vir spot goedkoop.

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/new-arrivals
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 22, 2020, 11:31:14 pm
Ek sien Martin het die Honeybadger's ingekry vir spot goedkoop.

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/new-arrivals

Jy kan darem lekker k@k aanja.     :eek7:   :patch:    Sal dan seker maar een of twee moet koop.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 23, 2020, 05:21:21 am
Ek sien Martin het die Honeybadger's ingekry vir spot goedkoop.

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/new-arrivals

Jy kan darem lekker k@k aanja.     :eek7:   :patch:    Sal dan seker maar een of twee moet koop.  :biggrin:

Is jou beskuldiging eintlik ń verskuilde bedanking?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 23, 2020, 06:34:56 am
Ek sien Martin het die Honeybadger's ingekry vir spot goedkoop.

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/new-arrivals

Jy kan darem lekker k@k aanja.     :eek7:   :patch:    Sal dan seker maar een of twee moet koop.  :biggrin:

Is jou beskuldiging eintlik ń verskuilde bedanking?
   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 23, 2020, 06:52:23 am
I always thought Honey Badger is a SA brand?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 23, 2020, 06:56:30 am
Guys, maybe we should start a Ďsee this buyí thread? Basically pointing others to good value for money knives.  Those great finds. Typically on special or just a great buy for the money ito price vs quality/steel/etc?  Please also mention why its a good buy.... eg craftsmanship or the type of steel is only found in high end blades, etc..
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 23, 2020, 08:12:03 am
I fully agree - I do from time to time, want to sell a knife, to make space for something new. We can then offer it on this new suggested thread too.
I will add the thread as soon as I stop. Driving to Pta at the moment.
Hein - I also thought HB is a SA brand.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on February 23, 2020, 08:27:09 am
Designed and owned from SA but made in China? 

Waar gaan jy heen in Pta en hoe lank bly jy?

Ons kan eintlik die huidige wish list thread gebruik, maar besluit jy...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 23, 2020, 09:26:36 am
Designed and owned from SA but made in China? 

Waar gaan jy heen in Pta en hoe lank bly jy?

Ons kan eintlik die huidige wish list thread gebruik, maar besluit jy...

Ek bly by die City Lodge by Lynnwood Bridge
Ek gaan vir inplantate.
Ek dink 3 dae, maar ek hoop 2.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 23, 2020, 09:35:10 am
Honey Badger was the idea of the one local distributor of other knife products.
From a Chinese factory they were using.

The Chinese will sell them all over the world now, nothing is copyright.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 23, 2020, 01:06:50 pm
Ek sien Martin het die Honeybadger's ingekry vir spot goedkoop.

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/new-arrivals
Mmmm. That Honey Badger Wharncliffe is really tempting...

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: frankmac on February 23, 2020, 02:33:04 pm
Ek sien Martin het die Honeybadger's ingekry vir spot goedkoop.

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/new-arrivals
Mmmm. That Honey Badger Wharncliffe is really tempting...

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I lashed out and bought one. It says it's light so hopefully my rods won't drop to my ankles when I swagger/stagger around town.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 23, 2020, 07:18:24 pm
Ek sien Martin het die Honeybadger's ingekry vir spot goedkoop.

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/new-arrivals
Mmmm. That Honey Badger Wharncliffe is really tempting...

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I lashed out and bought one. It says it's light so hopefully my rods won't drop to my ankles when I swagger/stagger around town.
Which size did you go for?

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: frankmac on February 23, 2020, 08:17:25 pm

Which size did you go for?


The large. I like the idea of a big folder.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mike gs on February 23, 2020, 08:25:25 pm
I've buckled and created a profile on The Knife Guy. @Hardy as the creator of this thread I'm holding you fully responsible! My hopefully first of a few is on order. The Honeybadger Wharncleaver it is.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on February 23, 2020, 08:31:37 pm
That Wharncliffe sure seems to be a success.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 23, 2020, 08:42:01 pm
I've buckled and created a profile on The Knife Guy. @hardy as the creator of this thread I'm holding you fully responsible! My hopefully first of a few is on order. The Honeybadger Wharncleaver it is.

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I also placed an order last week already :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Jacques650 on February 23, 2020, 08:47:55 pm
Ditto, addictive, might regret finding this thread.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on February 23, 2020, 08:48:20 pm
Ek sien Martin het die Honeybadger's ingekry vir spot goedkoop.

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/new-arrivals

@Hardy de Kock
You Just cost Me 4 x Blades!!!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 24, 2020, 08:06:00 am
You guys are very negative - Why not, Hardy, you just helped me to get four more blades O0
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on February 24, 2020, 12:48:21 pm
So my parcel arrived this morning with a CRKT Pilar and a Kershaw Static.. These knives are works of art, I'm almost afraid to use them however I can see the Pilar being my new favourite biltong knife..
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Rossdog on February 24, 2020, 02:48:04 pm
I got this recently. Don't know if its good or bad but it sure is pretty.

(https://www.knivesplus.com/media/VN-9415M26.jpg)

See it is called Hunter Pro
https://www.victorinox.com/global/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Large-Pocket-Knives/Hunter-Pro-M-Alox/p/0.9415.M26

Where did you buy it?

I've got one of these also. My wife bought it for me while she was on a business trip to Switzerland. I think it's called the "Hunter". It's a big, solid knife. The scales are solid aluminium alloy. The blade length is about 12cm. It locks very positively. I haven't seen them for sale in SA yet. It comes with a quality Ripstop type pouch. Either this knife or my Kershaw Black Gulch are my EDC knives.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kaboef on February 25, 2020, 09:18:35 pm
Ok so I will pull in here as well.

Most of these knives belonged to my late father. He worked for Volkskas, later ABSA, for 30 years. Most he got as gifts from clients.
Some he gave away, some he kept.

Most of these knives have no value, except sentimental value. My mother brought them to my house this evening, with the wish that I give them to my various nephews on their birthdays. Incidentally, I posted about this earlier in the thread. Coincidence that she came around with the knives this evening.

Some of my own knives are also in here.


Lets start with some parraslagters.
Top one is sturdy as hell, and heavy too. Blade is nice and sharp.
Middle looks like a POS.
Bottom one is mine. Was given to me by Sam from VGK arms in Parow for assisting them at Huntex a couple of years ago. I managed a wine estate where Huntex was held. So its got sentimental value. Use it for hunting, but I prefer my big Kershaw for that. Later more about the Kershaw.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kaboef on February 25, 2020, 09:23:38 pm
Next up is couple of decent folders.
Two Joseph Rodgers among them.
The top one is handmade. Was given to my dad decades ago by someone in Keimoes/Kakamas. The actually lost the knife for a couple of years, and found it again under the seat of a car he sold to my uncle, then bought back after a long time. His favourite knife.

Pity the photo blurred a bit.
Also a close up of the three John Benzens. Dont know if its decent knives. Looks sturdy. Like working knives.



Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kaboef on February 25, 2020, 09:28:02 pm
Next is another mixed batch.
Top Kershaw is my hunting knife. I know you dont hunt with a folder. But I can open it with one hand, it's big, sharp, and has a lot of blood on it. Can tell a few stories. Got it from my brother in law.

Another smaller Kershaw, and some others. The bottom one is a rather nice knife to hold and look at.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kaboef on February 25, 2020, 09:29:50 pm
I have NO idea what the story is behind these three knives.

Small knife for scale.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kaboef on February 25, 2020, 09:31:08 pm
Couple of China specials.

And some memorial knives.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kaboef on February 25, 2020, 09:34:55 pm
Did I mention my dad worked for Volkskas?
He must have given away hundreds of these Victorinox knives. Luckily, he kept a few.


And lastly, my EDC. Also Victorinox.
I have lost two of them in the last 15 years. And always I get the same one as replacement. This one my wife bought me a year ago when I lost one I carried for +-10 years.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kaboef on February 25, 2020, 09:36:36 pm
The whole shebang.

Most of them will go to the boys in the extended family (there are quite a few...) over the next couple of years.


Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 26, 2020, 03:28:48 am
Amazing collection Kaboef!  :thumleft: !
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on February 26, 2020, 08:32:20 am
The courier came knocking yesterday.

Is it normal for the invoice to look like this soon after opening?

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on February 26, 2020, 08:39:10 am
The courier came knocking yesterday.

Is it normal for the invoice to look like this soon after opening?



 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Rossdog on February 26, 2020, 09:03:03 am
Ok so I will pull in here as well.

Most of these knives belonged to my late father. He worked for Volkskas, later ABSA, for 30 years. Most he got as gifts from clients.
Some he gave away, some he kept.

Most of these knives have no value, except sentimental value. My mother brought them to my house this evening, with the wish that I give them to my various nephews on their birthdays. Incidentally, I posted about this earlier in the thread. Coincidence that she came around with the knives this evening.

Some of my own knives are also in here.


Lets start with some parraslagters.
Top one is sturdy as hell, and heavy too. Blade is nice and sharp.
Middle looks like a POS.
Bottom one is mine. Was given to me by Sam from VGK arms in Parow for assisting them at Huntex a couple of years ago. I managed a wine estate where Huntex was held. So its got sentimental value. Use it for hunting, but I prefer my big Kershaw for that. Later more about the Kershaw.

The middle knife you refer to here is a Mundial. They were (are?) made in Argentina. Good quality carbon steel blade, but the pommel was aluminium and the handle plastic. If you are not attached to that knife, I'd love to buy it off you. My late brother had one just like that when we were kids. Or, I'll swap it for a another knife.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Rossdog on February 26, 2020, 09:07:07 am
Next up is couple of decent folders.
Two Joseph Rodgers among them.
The top one is handmade. Was given to my dad decades ago by someone in Keimoes/Kakamas. The actually lost the knife for a couple of years, and found it again under the seat of a car he sold to my uncle, then bought back after a long time. His favourite knife.

Pity the photo blurred a bit.
Also a close up of the three John Benzens. Dont know if its decent knives. Looks sturdy. Like working knives.

The John Benzen knives have an American sounding name, but they are Chinese. You can buy them from Crazy Store, so my guess is they not great... I've bought a few over the years and given them away as gifts to my trackers. None of them have ever complained, and they used to work them hard.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Kaboef on February 26, 2020, 11:45:16 am
Ross, I sent you a Whatsapp

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on February 27, 2020, 04:45:07 pm
My latest is a really well made knife.
Taichung made Spydercos are made with the finest fit and finish of any factory knife I have seen.

Brad Southard designed flipper in the best steel there is (in my opinion - just M390 by another name)

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: armpump on February 27, 2020, 10:22:28 pm
Very nice Ron

I still abuse my spyderco daily and it just plain works

Poor thing gets ripped through a kitchen knife sharpener weekly and just keeps going haha
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: RobD on February 28, 2020, 10:09:38 am
Next up is couple of decent folders.
Two Joseph Rodgers among them.
The top one is handmade. Was given to my dad decades ago by someone in Keimoes/Kakamas. The actually lost the knife for a couple of years, and found it again under the seat of a car he sold to my uncle, then bought back after a long time. His favourite knife.

Pity the photo blurred a bit.
Also a close up of the three John Benzens. Dont know if its decent knives. Looks sturdy. Like working knives.

Those ridges on the back of the bottom knife blade....... Are they functional?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Greenshields on February 28, 2020, 02:50:19 pm
Took these out of the oilcloth after 40 years-they polished up well.
These must be the most manufactured working knives of all time.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 28, 2020, 04:30:56 pm
Took these out of the oilcloth after 40 years-they polished up well.
These must be the most manufactured working knives of all time.

Very impressive :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: armpump on February 28, 2020, 04:54:47 pm
Anybody who perhaps knows origin ?

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on February 28, 2020, 07:57:51 pm
Took these out of the oilcloth after 40 years-they polished up well.
These must be the most manufactured working knives of all time.
Working? I think not.
I would not mind those.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Greenshields on February 29, 2020, 08:39:22 am
These were definitely every day soldiers knives.The AK 47 long bayonet was more the traditional trenching tool considering it came into service with the Soviets just after WW2 but the AKM bayonet was designed to be a soldiers belt knife and was used daily.It has a handy wire cutting notch,hooked blade and like the rifle was basically indestructible.
There are over 100M Kalashnikov designed rifles in circulation,the AK47,AKS with folding stock and the AKM being the ones involved in our bush war.


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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Daffyd on March 02, 2020, 09:51:41 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: armpump on March 02, 2020, 07:08:20 pm
Anybody who perhaps knows origin ?



Anybody ?

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 03, 2020, 09:18:03 am
Quote from: armpump
Anybody ?
Does not ring any bells.



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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 03, 2020, 09:22:44 am
Another one of my Spydercos
Made in the USA for a short while, they then had a similar model made in China in their Byrd product line.

Spyderwrench
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 03, 2020, 06:46:49 pm
My bike keys have a knife.
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on March 03, 2020, 08:24:08 pm
That Spyderwrench seems to be scarce and very collectable Ron?  How does it work?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Offshore on March 03, 2020, 09:13:16 pm
My bike keys have a knife.
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Does that Knife not stuff up your Surrounds of the Key Entry at Speed with the Turbulence?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 04, 2020, 09:06:50 am
There is no wind in the 1190's key area, maybe I don't go fast enough.   I did get it caught while turning once but its well behaved enough to stay on.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 04, 2020, 12:55:15 pm
The Spyderwrench is pretty rare and I don't regularly use it for anything. It has functional drivers and a nifty plumbers pliers.
Not something I would chase over a good leatherman.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: briv on March 04, 2020, 01:49:17 pm
3 on the right are my EDC 's, and then Olson's Lager promo.... Who remembers that. We always said "Olson's dors Kom ons vat 'n bier", and the far left one, my late father's EDC.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on March 05, 2020, 05:51:04 am
Ek het Ohlssons gedrink vir n paar jaar.

Jou pa se mes het so Sgian Dubh look aan hom? Ek laaik dit :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: RobD on March 05, 2020, 09:48:48 am
Ek het Ohlssons gedrink vir n paar jaar.

Jou pa se mes het so Sgian Dubh look aan hom? Ek laaik dit :thumleft:

In die army.... was lekker goedkoop :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: roxenz on March 05, 2020, 01:11:57 pm
OK, you guys win. The pressure had become unbearable, so I just had to order something from The Knife Guy. Kizer Splinter Black.  Can't wait for it to arrive...  :toothy10:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on March 05, 2020, 03:02:08 pm
Dit is mooi.  Pragtige keuse.  Prys as ek mag vra? 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Bill the Bong on March 06, 2020, 09:36:52 am
Ek het Ohlssons gedrink vir n paar jaar.

Jou pa se mes het so Sgian Dubh look aan hom? Ek laaik dit :thumleft:

In die army.... was lekker goedkoop :thumleft:

What is the similarity between Olsons and having sex in a boat?  Both are faarking close to water.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: roxenz on March 06, 2020, 09:45:57 am
Dit is mooi.  Pragtige keuse.  Prys as ek mag vra?
R1000 oppikop. Koerier ingesluit. Kannie waggie.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on March 06, 2020, 03:33:21 pm
You guys are very negative - Why not, Hardy, you just helped me to get four more blades O0

Well they were prompt with delivery, must say they are on the ball!!
O & thanks @Hardy de Kock!!!  :thumleft:
The collection.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on March 06, 2020, 06:50:24 pm
Cool to see - Happy for you boet. Cool collection there.
Ja, Martin is a very good supplier and nice to deal with
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on March 06, 2020, 07:51:30 pm
You guys are very negative - Why not, Hardy, you just helped me to get four more blades O0

Well they were prompt with delivery, must say they are on the ball!!
O & thanks @Hardy de Kock!!!  :thumleft:
The collection.

Nice knifes, but that last phodie, moer, that is awesome.   :drif: :drif: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on March 07, 2020, 11:09:52 am
You guys are very negative - Why not, Hardy, you just helped me to get four more blades O0

Well they were prompt with delivery, must say they are on the ball!!
O & thanks @Hardy de Kock!!!  :thumleft:
The collection.

 

Nice knifes, but that last phodie, moer, that is awesome.   :drif: :drif: :thumleft:

It is Vis but not very big, I just liked the shape!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 07, 2020, 01:59:55 pm
Some have been posted before others not. Some pricey and others not.
I don't even know where the other 3/4 are  :lol8: but there is always a knive to be found in my house.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 08, 2020, 07:16:25 am
A few more. Not all fantastic but they get the job done.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on March 10, 2020, 09:19:28 am
Who can ID this and approximate value please.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: roxenz on March 10, 2020, 11:25:59 am
Who can ID this and approximate value please.
I have no idea Louis. But please resist the temptation to clean it. It's authentic as is. And beautiful. 👌
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 10, 2020, 11:39:20 am
@Vis Arend - any markings on it.
Fairbairn-Sykers perhaps?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on March 10, 2020, 11:54:16 am
Thanks guys, not mine yet.   :biggrin:

Yes @mox, also thought so but then again what about the WW2 commando dagger?  or is the two basically the same?

It's not with me to look for any markings, and the woman who has it has no clue.   :eek7:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 10, 2020, 12:05:09 pm
When you get it send us pics of the markings - it still has what looks like good ones from what I can tell from that photo
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on March 10, 2020, 12:44:16 pm
Will do mox, still negotiating on a price.   :eek7: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Rossdog on March 10, 2020, 02:22:51 pm
Here's the real McCoy
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on March 10, 2020, 03:11:51 pm
Is it the Fairbairn Spyker?  The handle looks completely different.
In any case, it is on ts way to me.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 10, 2020, 03:48:49 pm
There were many variations I think and many were customised. Whatever it is I am intrigued.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on March 10, 2020, 03:57:27 pm
There were many variations I think and many were customised. Whatever it is I am intrigued.

Myself, received this answer from a knife forum. 

"Southern & Richardson WW2 British Commando dagger." 

So the search continue.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 10, 2020, 04:16:54 pm
Could very well be that
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: dookie on March 10, 2020, 04:18:26 pm
There were many variations I think and many were customised. Whatever it is I am intrigued.

Myself, received this answer from a knife forum. 

"Southern & Richardson WW2 British Commando dagger." 

So the search continue.   :biggrin:
The closest resemblance I could find on that dagger is TWS
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/wwii-fighting-commando-knife-airborne-487139304
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on March 10, 2020, 07:50:54 pm
Thanks dookie, seen that one also. similar but the one thing that I cant find is a match to the sheath.   

I think I will have more clues once the knife is by me.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Rossdog on March 11, 2020, 08:37:39 am
Nice find this. If only it could talk.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on March 11, 2020, 09:45:48 am
It would be shouting KILL KILL  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 11, 2020, 10:18:43 am
So I am looking for a VDK War Admiral V2 Bronze. :deal:

Seems to be as elusive as Krugers gold.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on March 11, 2020, 10:34:14 am
Nice find this. If only it could talk.

Was telling the wife yesterday.   :thumleft:   Would love to know the history of this knife?   :eek7:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on March 11, 2020, 10:35:43 am
So I am looking for a VDK War Admiral V2 Bronze. :deal:

Seems to be as elusive as Krugers gold.

 :eek7: :eek7:  Pretty nice prize tag to it.   :peepwall: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 11, 2020, 10:50:34 am
 :laughing4: Yes so I think my pocket is safe as I have no idea where I will be able to source one.
It's a pretty folder though.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on March 11, 2020, 04:35:55 pm
:laughing4: Yes so I think my pocket is safe as I have no idea where I will be able to source one.
It's a pretty folder though.

Knifeguy R3'995-00
E-Bay     R6'364-76 + Shipping R1'126-76   :eek7:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 11, 2020, 07:11:24 pm
Knife guy has no stock of the bronze. I am safe
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wild Hearted Son on March 12, 2020, 07:31:53 am
Who can ID this and approximate value please.

My Grandpa had something very very similar to that that he brought home from WW11.
He used it as a letter opener for years.

Std issue, AFAIK.
He was an AA gunner.

 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on March 12, 2020, 07:48:01 am
Who can ID this and approximate value please.

My Grandpa had something very very similar to that that he brought home from WW11.
He used it as a letter opener for years.

Std issue, AFAIK.
He was an AA gunner.

 :thumleft:

I suppose if some guys can use a R1 bayonet to clean their nails, with the R1 attached to the bayonet, you can use this knife as a letter opener.   :eek7:   :lol8:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 12, 2020, 09:02:44 am
Where do I find a Ka-Bar supplier locally ?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on March 12, 2020, 10:05:34 am
Where do I find a Ka-Bar supplier locally ?

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/collections/ka-bar
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 12, 2020, 10:29:16 am
Thanks, they don't stock the BK62 Becker Kephart
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 12, 2020, 11:40:42 am
I got this one recently and itís becoming something special in my eyes.
What a solid cutting tool. Itís like the love child of the Native and PM2.

Spyderco Shaman

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on March 12, 2020, 02:51:30 pm
Thanks, they don't stock the BK62 Becker Kephart

Link: https://www.wantitall.co.za/sportinggoods/ka-bar-becker-kephart-fixed-5-1-in-blade-walnut-handle-brown-bk62-overall-length-9-688__b07kjm9c2s
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on March 13, 2020, 03:11:00 am
:laughing4: Yes so I think my pocket is safe as I have no idea where I will be able to source one.
It's a pretty folder though.
Check out reply #523 on this thread.
And yes, it is special.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 13, 2020, 01:33:11 pm
:laughing4: Yes so I think my pocket is safe as I have no idea where I will be able to source one.
It's a pretty folder though.
Check out reply #523 on this thread.
And yes, it is special.
:thumleft:

On a different note I found this little guy in my office draw this morning.
For at least 10 years I have been wondering what this tool is on a little Victorinox .

I went looking earlier, it's an orange peeler   :imaposer: https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Orange+Peeler


Nice resource page here:
https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Tool+List
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on March 14, 2020, 09:41:59 am
I got this one recently and itís becoming something special in my eyes.
What a solid cutting tool. Itís like the love child of the Native and PM2.

Spyderco Shaman

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It just shows what a little attention to ergonomics can do...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on March 15, 2020, 03:43:34 am
I got this one recently and itís becoming something special in my eyes.
What a solid cutting tool. Itís like the love child of the Native and PM2.

Spyderco Shaman

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It just shows what a little attention to ergonomics can do...

Wallmart near me has got 1 left for usd 42, thought of buying it but got distracted by some of the other nice offerings from CRKT and Buck and end up walking out non decisive  :lol8:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 15, 2020, 10:30:01 am
I'm sure Walmart sells the Tenacious for $42.
Most good knife dealers sell the Shaman for $202 in the US.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on March 15, 2020, 08:22:09 pm
These American Sodbusters look rather interesting.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 15, 2020, 09:44:06 pm
Classic working knives, Case offers two steels and neither of them are fantastic but will do if you can touch up quite often.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on March 16, 2020, 01:21:15 am
I'm sure Walmart sells the Tenacious for $42.
Most good knife dealers sell the Shaman for $202 in the US.

You are probably right yes, I see on LA Police gear site quite a few and some Spyderco are made in China, others in Japan and yet some in Italy. There should be a quality difference for sure if only steel and tempering
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: woody1 on March 16, 2020, 07:11:05 am
Ek sien by ons Koorporasie verkoop hulle Remington messe. Is hulle goed?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 16, 2020, 11:00:05 am
Ek sien by ons Koorporasie verkoop hulle Remington messe. Is hulle goed?
Not normally.
Remington just adds its name onto different Chinese cheap knives.
You may find a good one in the lot but its unlikely.

These knives are usually made of soft steel like 420J2, 440A, 3Cr12 etc.
While these are shiny and quite stainless they are very bad blade steels.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: SmuGS on March 17, 2020, 12:34:33 pm
So how do you guys store your knives? I'm thinking of something like a tool roll. Perhaps an old leg from a pair of jeans cut off and sewn into a form of a tool roll.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 17, 2020, 12:46:20 pm
Most of my stuff is all over the place, drawers, cupboards, car etc. Some that I do not use in a wooden box lined with felt. I do lightly oil knives when I remember, well the higher carbon ones. Some I have forced a patina on them but I do not know if that is the right thing to do, seems to protect them somewhat but still oil and leave.


Edit: don't leave them in a leather sheath, the tanning process can leave chemicals that will destroy a blabe, high carbon, so I am told.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 17, 2020, 04:17:39 pm
Spyderco make some interesting knives too.
This one is designed along the lines of the traditional knives of the Chokwe tribe; found from Central and Northern Angola into DRC.
A modern titanium frame lock.

Chokwe
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 20, 2020, 02:11:25 pm
This is a really good carry knife.
Big quality blade for a small weight and pocket real estate penalty.
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on March 20, 2020, 02:25:50 pm
Looking for a good quality Higonokami
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DSRider.SA on March 20, 2020, 03:14:35 pm
This is a really good carry knife.
Big quality blade for a small weight and pocket real estate penalty.
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Agree, love mine  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Jacques650 on March 20, 2020, 09:19:16 pm
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: pwt on March 21, 2020, 09:29:55 am
I stumbled across this young you tuber Alec Steele and immediately subscribed, this youngster is an absolute genius with steel, thoroughly enjoy his whole presentation and his creations, highly recommended 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 23, 2020, 08:30:27 am
Felt like a change so Iím carrying this Zero Tolerance for a bit.
Just a simple ZT0350 assisted flipper.
I always carry a Swiss Army knife and a torch as well as any one handed opening knife.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on March 28, 2020, 12:54:14 pm
While in lockdown I am doing a lot of braaing.
I will be using larger Spydercos for utility while at home.

Military.
This one in s30v with Orange G10. My B-FOK.
Big Orange Knife.
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: roxenz on March 28, 2020, 01:38:52 pm
While in lockdown I am doing a lot of braaing.
I will be using larger Spydercos for utility while at home.
Military.
This one in s30v with Orange G10. My B-FOK.
Big Orange Knife.
Now that does look like a working knife. Big, comfy handle. Lots of beautiful knives out there that will raise a blister within minutes.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 02, 2020, 07:39:09 pm
Happy birthday @Oskosh
I hope you had a great day.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on April 05, 2020, 05:00:36 pm
Happy birthday @Oskosh
I hope you had a great day.

@Hardy de Kock
Hi Hardy Thanks for the Birthday Wishes, not much of a birthday with lock down, but at least my Lovely Wive made me a Dinner to remember for years to come!!!

Link: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=31482.3580
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 16, 2020, 07:47:48 am
On the table today, Spyderco Native 5 Salt.
LC200N is super rust resistant and keeps a good edge considering itís level of corrosion resistance.
H1 could not rust but it was soft like butter.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 16, 2020, 12:31:43 pm
https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Best-Knife-Steel-Guide--3368#seeMore

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 17, 2020, 10:53:24 am
I really like small EDC knives and have a few.
Like this Spyderco Chaparral Lightweight.
This model came out a while ago as a classic small gentlemanís carry knife in s30v and Carbon Fibre scales. They bring out different versions of this knife every year or so and these can he had in man jewelry like Titanium and brushed aluminum for big money.
They switched to CTS-XHP when they released the second version and it has been in this steel ever since.
The lightweight is not like any other Spydercos from Japan and has a stop pin mechanism and the awesome fold over clip. Made in Taichung the best of the factories Spyderco use.
The LW is the latest of the Chaparrals and the most practical of the lot.
Itís super thin and slicey.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on April 17, 2020, 11:08:41 am
I really like small EDC knives and have a few.
Like this Spyderco Chaparral Lightweight.
This model came out a while ago as a classic small gentlemanís carry knife in s30v and Carbon Fibre scales. They bring out different versions of this knife every year or so and these can he had in man jewelry like Titanium and brushed aluminum for big money.
They switched to CTS-XHP when they released the second version and it has been in this steel ever since.
The lightweight is not like any other Spydercos from Japan and has a stop pin mechanism and the awesome fold over clip. Made in Taichung the best of the factories Spyderco use.
The LW is the latest of the Chaparrals and the most practical of the lot.
Itís super thin and slicey.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: BlueAlp on April 17, 2020, 05:24:24 pm
Found this today while clearing out. Bought in SWA in '85.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: roxenz on April 18, 2020, 07:37:28 am
Found this today while clearing out. Bought in SWA in '85.
  :drif: looks proper
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 19, 2020, 02:08:44 pm
Spyderco Ulize
A German take on the Police.
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on April 20, 2020, 12:02:32 pm
Arrived Today from The Quarter Master
The Honey Badger WharnCleaver!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on April 20, 2020, 12:49:24 pm
Is quatermastes delivering during lockdown?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: threeper on April 20, 2020, 03:35:53 pm
Is quatermastes delivering during lockdown?
yes and click and collect
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on April 20, 2020, 03:42:25 pm
Is quatermastes delivering during lockdown?
yes and click and collect
thank you!
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on April 20, 2020, 03:54:50 pm
Is quatermastes delivering during lockdown?
yes and click and collect
thank you!

Yes, but I ordered reusable face masks with the Blade so therefore they sent the blade with the parcel so not sure if the blades & other equipment are on the essential list.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 20, 2020, 04:45:57 pm
Arrived Today from The Quarter Master
The Honey Badger WharnCleaver!  :thumleft:

I like that blade.  Chinese steel or tool steel option?  Which is best?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 21, 2020, 09:43:41 am
Is D2 a better option in the Honey Badgers than 8Cr13MoV ?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 21, 2020, 10:10:30 am
As with all blades it depends.

D2 is tougher (wont snap as easy) and it will hold an edge longer.
8Cr is more stainless and D2 will rust and pattern if not cared for properly.

8Cr is cheaper too. If you have a system to touch up the blade often there is no real reason to get D2.

But I would get D2.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 22, 2020, 08:38:20 am
Arrived Today from The Quarter Master
The Honey Badger WharnCleaver!  :thumleft:

I like that blade.  Chinese steel or tool steel option?  Which is best?

https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Best-Knife-Steel-Guide--3368#seeMore
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 22, 2020, 08:46:57 am
Which one would you prefer for sommer everyday use for my laaitie?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 22, 2020, 09:23:42 am
Will he keep it clean? 
D2 then. 

If he loses things a lot go for 8Cr13MoV and just keep replacing.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DSRider.SA on April 22, 2020, 09:25:09 am
Which one would you prefer for sommer everyday use for my laaitie?

You have the Blade Buddy to easily sharpen for him, I would say go for the 8Cr13MoV.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 22, 2020, 09:28:58 am
You have the Blade Buddy to easily sharpen for him, I would say go for the 8Cr13MoV.
This.
You save such a lot on going for the 8Cr and as long as you can touch it up and keep it sharp it will do whatever you need.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on April 22, 2020, 12:11:18 pm
Strange that 8Cr13MoV is considered a budget/cheaper material - I find it is a workhorse of note keeps an edge, gets extremely sharp and takes as much punishment as I throw at it. I find D2 to be finicky and sometimes just frustrating - very good steel for my 'nice' knives though.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 22, 2020, 03:09:15 pm
I wanna go hunting.
Some Cold Steel XHP

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 22, 2020, 07:17:08 pm
Strange that 8Cr13MoV is considered a budget/cheaper material - I find it is a workhorse of note keeps an edge, gets extremely sharp and takes as much punishment as I throw at it. I find D2 to be finicky and sometimes just frustrating - very good steel for my 'nice' knives though.

Tx for the headsup. Will try the 8Cr :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 25, 2020, 08:02:32 am
@Hardy de Kock  i miss your knife of the day posts mate.  Pretty please.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 25, 2020, 09:05:52 am
Strange that 8Cr13MoV is considered a budget/cheaper material - I find it is a workhorse of note keeps an edge, gets extremely sharp and takes as much punishment as I throw at it. I find D2 to be finicky and sometimes just frustrating - very good steel for my 'nice' knives though.

What do you find finicky about the D2 steel boet?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 25, 2020, 09:09:50 am
@Hardy de Kock  i miss your knife of the day posts mate.  Pretty please.

Will do Hein - been batting the influence of Covid19 on our industry.
12 operators in Botswana, Namibia and SA has called me in the last three weeks  to find out if I want to buy up their assets.
The Tourism industry will take a good couple of years to recover from this.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 25, 2020, 09:16:11 am
Geez, that hectic. Yes tourism, travel and hospitality- most severe affected.  Best of luck.  Any alternative sources of income you okes are exploring? 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 25, 2020, 09:33:30 am
I recently (thankful now) sold one of my other businesses in Pretoria. The new owner spoke to me a week ago and said that if he knew what was coming he would have offered 30% of what he paid.
I am good for now - Zero debt and I live in Loxton, where you can buy a big house on a 3000 m2 stand for under a million.
We grow some of our vegetables and buy meat directly from the farmers, which helps them too.
I am good for now. The industry is not, and for those that did not know, our tourism industry contributes almost 60% more towards SAís GDP than the mining industry
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 25, 2020, 09:38:29 am
More like 8.6% but it employs over 1.5 million people.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 25, 2020, 09:39:25 am
More like 8.6% but it employs over 1.5 million people.
Read what I typed
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 25, 2020, 09:51:38 am
For those who prefer their knives on the larger side, Zero Tolerance created the 0308.

The 0308 offers a beefy 3.75-inch blade of premium CPM-20CV stainless steel. The handle features coyote tan G10 on the front scale with a titanium back. Both front and back are heavily 3D machined for an ultra-secure grip. The 0.25-inch solid pivot features a custom nut that enables it to be adjusted in the field with a 0.5-inch wrench.

The 0308 opens with ZT's KVT ball-bearing system and is secured with a sturdy frame lock. The pocket clip is right/left-hand reversible and the handle hole pattern is compatible with many after-market clips. When you want a big knife, this is the one to get your hands on.


Specifications
Blade Length: 9.5 cm
Closed Length: 13.2 cm
Overall Length: 24.1 cm
Blade Material: CPM-20CV Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness: 3.96 mm
Blade Style: Clip Point
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Handle Material: Coyote Tan G10 with Bead Blasted Titanium Lock
Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
Pivot Assembly: KVT Ball Bearing System
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
Made in the USA
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 25, 2020, 09:59:26 am
I try to buy produce straight from farmers where possible. I wonder, distribution obviously needed, if that is not the model whe need to embrace much more?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 25, 2020, 11:22:15 am
I try to buy produce straight from farmers where possible. I wonder, distribution obviously needed, if that is not the model whe need to embrace much more?

Unfortunately with the truck hi-jacks and lootings, many distributors are trying to sell their fleets. But I hear you.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 25, 2020, 12:12:36 pm
My mistake, I read that wrong.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 25, 2020, 03:30:01 pm
My mistake, I read that wrong.

No problem - I suppose all the sectors are taking strain now
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on April 25, 2020, 06:34:34 pm
HARDY, leaving this as a not to self, will answer on the D2. Forgive me 2 L of pineapple Jiuce right now  :biggrin: and won'take sense.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 25, 2020, 07:35:37 pm
Letís take a look at another knife.
Victorinox 108mm Safari Hunter.
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 25, 2020, 08:07:56 pm
Letís take a look at another knife.
Victorinox 108mm Safari Hunter.
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 a Friend of mine is looking for one of these. Let me know if you can get your hands on another one please. He is in Gauteng
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on April 25, 2020, 08:22:24 pm
Letís take a look at another knife.
Victorinox 108mm Safari Hunter.
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 a Friend of mine is looking for one of these. Let me know if you can get your hands on another one please. He is in Gauteng

I have been looking for one as well, and got a lead now to where I may possibly find one in Nebraska.
That is a very handy knife
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 25, 2020, 08:33:05 pm
Letís take a look at another knife.
Victorinox 108mm Safari Hunter.
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 a Friend of mine is looking for one of these. Let me know if you can get your hands on another one please. He is in Gauteng

I have been looking for one as well, and got a lead now to where I may possibly find one in Nebraska.
That is a very handy knife

Tom - laat weet of jy twee kan kry asb
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on April 25, 2020, 08:33:35 pm
Letís take a look at another knife.
Victorinox 108mm Safari Hunter.
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on April 25, 2020, 08:37:02 pm
Looks like it is a withdrawn model.

https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Hunter+108mm

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on April 25, 2020, 08:38:40 pm
Here is another nice one, and at current exchange rate it should set you back around R950 (Just note tax was not added to the price)
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on April 25, 2020, 08:42:26 pm
Looks like it is a withdrawn model.

https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Hunter+108mm

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Sadly so, but maybe we lucky to get one in a store. I have seen various models on display here.
I try to avoid stopping and looking at these knives stands since I'm always tempted to justify another purchase  :lol8:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on April 25, 2020, 08:45:44 pm
Looks like it is a withdrawn model.

https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Hunter+108mm

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Sadly so, but maybe we lucky to get one in a store. I have seen various models on display here.
I try to avoid stopping and looking at these knives stands since I'm always tempted to justify another purchase  8:
Tom I know what you mean. 3 years ago we spent Christmas with my brother in law that lives in Switzerland. We spent time in the official Swiss Army Knife factory shop/museum. I was determined to buy a knife. Took me about 30 minutes to make up my mind. There were just to many to choose from.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on April 25, 2020, 09:14:25 pm
Looks like it is a withdrawn model.

https://www.sakwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page=Hunter+108mm

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Sadly so, but maybe we lucky to get one in a store. I have seen various models on display here.
I try to avoid stopping and looking at these knives stands since I'm always tempted to justify another purchase  8:
Tom I know what you mean. 3 years ago we spent Christmas with my brother in law that lives in Switzerland. We spent time in the official Swiss Army Knife factory shop/museum. I was determined to buy a knife. Took me about 30 minutes to make up my mind. There were just to many to choose from.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 25, 2020, 09:23:43 pm
Here is another nice one, and at current exchange rate it should set you back around R950 (Just note tax was not added to the price)
These are available in SA - He is specifically looking for the stag horn scales
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 26, 2020, 09:36:37 am
HARDY, leaving this as a not to self, will answer on the D2. Forgive me 2 L of pineapple Jiuce right now  :biggrin: and won'take sense.

 :imaposer:
Canít wait :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 26, 2020, 10:06:08 am
Ou Tom, if you ever stumble upon a Boker 93H.  https://www.knivesplus.com/BK-93H-Boker-knives-bird-knife.HTML

I will be forever in your debt and the money immediately in your account.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 26, 2020, 10:09:22 am
@Hardy de Kock  what will you recommend as a edc for a woman as todayís knife of the day. Bear in my that the lady in my life is not interested in a teeny toy knife. More a medium size utility. Maybe something with a screwdriver too.  Must be easy to open, not because of her nails, but because of her lack of nails.  Naelkouer.. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 26, 2020, 11:22:53 am
No, im not looking at scoring a knife from you, but thanks for the offer. Just trying to pick your brain and have the discussion. Maybe people think that girl knives must be small, but in my experience my wife certainly wants a proper tool rather than a dinky toy. (Ok, that may have come out wrong). Shes a DIYer and gardener. Her tools work
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 26, 2020, 01:02:29 pm
Hardy, i showed her some options. Her mind is made up. The Leatherman Crater c33t

https://www.awesometools.co.za/product/crater-c33t/

https://www.leatherman.com/knives

Leatherman prices in SA are normally on par with the USD prices in the US. But this one seems way higher. Must be around R600 if i do the rule of thumb conversion.  Import then
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 26, 2020, 02:48:27 pm
You ideally don't want a knife in 420HC unless you have a very simple and efficient sharpening system. 
The Crater is seriously low end but if you get it cheap and treat it as disposable then go for it.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 26, 2020, 02:50:13 pm
Is 420HC kak?  Shit didnt know that. Will look for something else. Simple knife with philips and flat screwdriver appeals
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 26, 2020, 02:56:49 pm
Skeletool with 154CM blade
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on April 26, 2020, 05:41:41 pm
KilRoy this one?

http://www.awesometools.co.za/product/no-9-diy-stainless/

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 26, 2020, 06:00:16 pm
Skeletool with 154CM blade

That is the one - I like it a lot too
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 26, 2020, 06:06:15 pm
No, im not looking at scoring a knife from you, but thanks for the offer. Just trying to pick your brain and have the discussion. Maybe people think that girl knives must be small, but in my experience my wife certainly wants a proper tool rather than a dinky toy. (Ok, that may have come out wrong). Shes a DIYer and gardener. Her tools work

I bought a collection of knives from a friend who wanted to cash out.
I do not use the Victorinoxís
And if I donít use it I usually give it away to someone who can use it.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 26, 2020, 06:09:06 pm
No, im not looking at scoring a knife from you, but thanks for the offer. Just trying to pick your brain and have the discussion. Maybe people think that girl knives must be small, but in my experience my wife certainly wants a proper tool rather than a dinky toy. (Ok, that may have come out wrong). Shes a DIYer and gardener. Her tools work
She canít be too fussy - She married you?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: armpump on April 26, 2020, 06:22:22 pm
Any Owen Wood knifes in collections chaps ?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on April 26, 2020, 06:44:51 pm
Any thoughts on this?

https://www.sharpedge.co.za/victorinox-hunter-pro-m-alox-silver-w-clip-and-paracord-lanyard

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 26, 2020, 06:49:50 pm
Very light duty knife this, check the size of the pivot pin and the steel is the usual 0.5% Carbon Stainless they use on the Swiss Armys.

What is going to be a cool knife is the Farmer X when it lands later this year.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 26, 2020, 06:52:23 pm
I always carry a Pioneer X with me, while other knives change often you will usually find this in my pocket along with the Fenix light.



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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on April 26, 2020, 07:03:21 pm
That Farmer X is really nice!

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on April 26, 2020, 07:20:41 pm
@Hardy de Kock D2 is a great steel and gets real sharp and holds its edge rather well but for a hard used EDC I find it PITA to maintain and keep it sharp the way I like a knife to be. It takes longer to resharpen than 8Cr.
Yes you cannot compare the steels but when looking for bang for buck on a hard used EDC I choose the cheaper option.
D2 and better steels I reserve for knives that I will use but would still like to pass down to my son and daughter one day.
Ps I always carry at least two EDC's. One nice one and one cheaper nice one  :lol8:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on April 26, 2020, 08:03:35 pm
KilRoy this one?

http://www.awesometools.co.za/product/no-9-diy-stainless/

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Wayne you joking  :lol8: but coming here I thought I'll bring a cheap knife for a starter knowing that I will buy me some proper knife like a CRKT or the likes at some stage. Well, I still haven't decided on a 'proper' daily knife since my cheap Opinel which is in daily use (sometimes abuse, not proper use....using it to prey open some plugged items) it still goes strong and easy to live and hard to ignore......best of all, since I am not yet good at honing knifes and get frustrated with my lansky this one only gets pulled through a very mark sharpener and holds that edge remarkably long :3some:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 26, 2020, 09:22:01 pm
KilRoy this one?

http://www.awesometools.co.za/product/no-9-diy-stainless/

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Wayne you joking  :lol8: but coming here I thought I'll bring a cheap knife for a starter knowing that I will buy me some proper knife like a CRKT or the likes at some stage. Well, I still haven't decided on a 'proper' daily knife since my cheap Opinel which is in daily use (sometimes abuse, not proper use....using it to prey open some plugged items) it still goes strong and easy to live and hard to ignore......best of all, since I am not yet good at honing knifes and get frustrated with my lansky this one only gets pulled through a very mark sharpener and holds that edge remarkably long :3some:

Tom - what is it that frustrates you about the Lansky?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on April 26, 2020, 11:10:07 pm
KilRoy this one?

http://www.awesometools.co.za/product/no-9-diy-stainless/

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Wayne you joking  :lol8: but coming here I thought I'll bring a cheap knife for a starter knowing that I will buy me some proper knife like a CRKT or the likes at some stage. Well, I still haven't decided on a 'proper' daily knife since my cheap Opinel which is in daily use (sometimes abuse, not proper use....using it to prey open some plugged items) it still goes strong and easy to live and hard to ignore......best of all, since I am not yet good at honing knifes and get frustrated with my lansky this one only gets pulled through a very mark sharpener and holds that edge remarkably long :3some:

Tom - what is it that frustrates you about the Lansky?

Hardy maybe I am not using the correct technique, I dont know but i fail with my results.
The L wire that you attach to the stone....well if you put it in one of the slots it still have play and it seems you need to constantly put slight downward pressure on it.....maybe if someone show me oneday I'll get it right.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Mr Zog on April 27, 2020, 04:16:47 am
KilRoy this one?

http://www.awesometools.co.za/product/no-9-diy-stainless/

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Wayne you joking  :lol8: but coming here I thought I'll bring a cheap knife for a starter knowing that I will buy me some proper knife like a CRKT or the likes at some stage. Well, I still haven't decided on a 'proper' daily knife since my cheap Opinel which is in daily use (sometimes abuse, not proper use....using it to prey open some plugged items) it still goes strong and easy to live and hard to ignore......best of all, since I am not yet good at honing knifes and get frustrated with my lansky this one only gets pulled through a very mark sharpener and holds that edge remarkably long :3some:

Tom - what is it that frustrates you about the Lansky?

Hardy maybe I am not using the correct technique, I dont know but i fail with my results.
The L wire that you attach to the stone....well if you put it in one of the slots it still have play and it seems you need to constantly put slight downward pressure on it.....maybe if someone show me oneday I'll get it right.

If you come past here on your way home in November / December I'll show you  :deal:  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 27, 2020, 04:28:36 am
Tom
Make sure you have the steel rod in the right way (placed on a table, the stone and the long section of the rod must be horizontal)
Work towards you and not away from you with very slight pressure - In other word use pulling strokes and not pushing strokes.
The downward pressure that you rightfully mention is to avoid any play in the degree slot - and yes you must do it that way.
Remember to use the honing oil on all the stones. It is also important to make sure you left enough blade space when clamping the knife, in order to avoid the stones catching the  clamps.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on April 27, 2020, 05:16:40 am
Tom
Make sure you have the steel rod in the right way (placed on a table, the stone and the long section of the rod must be horizontal)
Work towards you and not away from you with very slight pressure - In other word use pulling strokes and not pushing strokes.
The downward pressure that you rightfully mention is to avoid any play in the degree slot - and yes you must do it that way.
Remember to use the honing oil on all the stones. It is also important to make sure you left enough blade space when clamping the knife, in order to avoid the stones catching the  clamps.




Use very slight pressure as Hardy said, At 1st I also made the mistake by using to much pressure.   :thumleft:

I only use the honing oil to "clean" the stones though.  Hardy, do you suggest you use the oil while sharpening the blade?

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 27, 2020, 08:28:18 am
This was done with a Lansky on CPM S30V
I used oil on each stone
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 27, 2020, 09:01:52 am
Dont worry Tom, i find working with the Lansky also frustrating. I dont have the patience and dislike repetitive tasks.  That blade buddy machine is probably and overkill for my use, but damn, so convenient.  I sharpened all my knifes (about 12), my kichen knives - another 12 plus, the axes and some garden tools andc2 scissors in about a hour, maybe 90min.  Was great
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 27, 2020, 09:08:34 am
No, im not looking at scoring a knife from you, but thanks for the offer. Just trying to pick your brain and have the discussion. Maybe people think that girl knives must be small, but in my experience my wife certainly wants a proper tool rather than a dinky toy. (Ok, that may have come out wrong). Shes a DIYer and gardener. Her tools work
She canít be too fussy - She married you?

Very discerning, excellent taste, high standards... :imaposer:

Unlike me, shes not shy to use and abuse a tool.  So the catch is, something she can really use, but not too big, the werfdiere dont carry belts, so was thinking of something which can carry around the neck.  Must to be too heavy and big.  Either a knifecwith 2 screw drivers or a multitool.  We will appreciate the pliers, but not the other 4000 tools which never gets used. Medium size, but with sturdy tools. As i said, she abuse tools, so not top end stuff. (Yes I know  :biggrin:)
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 27, 2020, 09:09:58 am
http://www.awesometools.co.za/product/no-9-diy-stainless/

This looks promising...thanks okes.  Sturdy?

Can it take a lanyard?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on April 27, 2020, 10:33:25 am
I find the Lansky works better when you place it on its stand. A friend made me one. Basically just a upright shaft mounted onto a base. The shaft goes through that hole in the clamp.
But I find it time consuming and fiddly so I mostly use the Warthog sharpener.l

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: express on April 27, 2020, 01:48:30 pm
So paar van myne
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on April 27, 2020, 01:53:50 pm
@Hardy de Kock I am curious, what is the reason that you do not use Swiss Army knives?

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 27, 2020, 02:22:07 pm
@Hardy de Kock I am curious, what is the reason that you do not use Swiss Army knives?

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Pliers - nothing else as I do think they are wonderful tools
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Rossdog on April 28, 2020, 07:37:11 am
Any thoughts on this?

https://www.sharpedge.co.za/victorinox-hunter-pro-m-alox-silver-w-clip-and-paracord-lanyard

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I've got one Wayne. My Mrs bought it for me in Geneva. It's a solid, tough knife, and comes with a quality real canvass belt pouch. I use it as my work EDC knife. It's quite big though. Takes and keeps a fine edge.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: bud500 on April 28, 2020, 04:17:16 pm
I'm not sure how I missed this thread....  :o
But anyway, lekker bonus lockdown reading, only on p8 now... :thumleft:

Might contribute later... just need to suss out the kakpraters... :peepwall:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: roxenz on April 28, 2020, 05:24:20 pm
Don't worry about the kakpraters, bud, this thread is too sharp for them...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on April 28, 2020, 07:15:43 pm
I'm not sure how I missed this thread....  :o
But anyway, lekker bonus lockdown reading, only on p8 now... :thumleft:

Might contribute later... just need to suss out the kakpraters... :peepwall:

Mind your tongue young man...
Welkom Deon - Hoop jy geniet dit
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: bud500 on April 29, 2020, 11:52:25 am
Don't worry about the kakpraters, bud, this thread is too sharp for them...

 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 30, 2020, 01:58:01 pm
A Spyderco fixed blade for a change.
One of the best diving knives in existence, the key is in the Serrations and Steel type.
H1 cannot rust as there is almost no carbon.
It is hardened with Nitrogen.
The Spyderco serrations design protects the soft steel and gives you a good working knife for cutting things like rope.
The opening hole is a trademark so they even put them on the fixed blades.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: pietas on April 30, 2020, 03:34:04 pm
Excuse my ignorance but what is the purpose of a serrated blade?
I see one can buy knives with partly serrated blades as well
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on April 30, 2020, 03:43:53 pm
It works well for cutting fibrous materials like rope and cloth.
It changes the cutting angle and you get better cuts on certain things.

I prefer a plain edge for everything apart for rope. The problem with H1 is that its super soft and needs the serrations to keep the edge geometry in tact.
Some also say the work hardening of the H1 steel when cutting these adds to the edge hardness. But I dont see this, its a geometry thing.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: bud500 on April 30, 2020, 05:26:47 pm
Excuse my ignorance but what is the purpose of a serrated blade?
I see one can buy knives with partly serrated blades as well

As Sharkie said, plus it slices cheese better... :deal:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on April 30, 2020, 05:30:24 pm
Great slicer for self protection too
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: bud500 on April 30, 2020, 05:38:18 pm
Great slicer for self protection too

I haven't been so lucky to be attacked by cheese...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on April 30, 2020, 05:50:15 pm
 :laughing4: best comment during lockdown on WD  :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: bud500 on April 30, 2020, 09:56:07 pm
Here is a knife I made on order.
Yes Iím also a product of the Herbst school and tutoring from my Dad.

N690 with Wild Olive slabs.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 01, 2020, 04:21:38 am
Here is a knife I made on order.
Yes Iím also a product of the Herbst school and tutoring from my Dad.

N690 with Wild Olive slabs.

Not just a pretty face then? Baie nice Deon.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 01, 2020, 11:18:03 am
Very nice Bud500!!!! :thumleft: :drif:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 01, 2020, 02:09:05 pm
I prefer a plain edge for everything apart for rope.
And Cheese
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 02, 2020, 12:29:53 pm
Some more Spyderco H1.
I carry and use this knife a lot when Iím on holiday at the coast.
Itís called the Pacific Salt.
Is like a 2 generations ago Endura but with the steel that does not rust.
Iíll probably switch to the LC200N Native as my main knife at the coast but will always have this chainsaw for ropes and like.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 04, 2020, 01:16:32 pm
Here is a knife that I think everyone should grab and keep handy.
They work hard on wood and other hard ise tasks.
And they are as cheap as chips.

Mora Companion.
The bushcraft is even more sturdy but this will do.


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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: roxenz on May 04, 2020, 01:56:15 pm
Here is a knife that I think everyone should grab and keep handy.
They work hard on wood and other hard ise tasks.
And they are as cheap as chips.
Mora Companion.
The bushcraft is even more sturdy but this will do.
Good looking working knife. As you said price is right, although it seems to vary a bit (R195 at The Knife Guy, R299 at Outdoor Warehouse).
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 05, 2020, 10:49:58 am
On the desk today , R2D2 and a SAK Pioneer.
Ontario Randall Adventure Training (RAT) model 2 in D2 steel.


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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: RobD on May 05, 2020, 12:03:52 pm
Here is a knife I made on order.
Yes Iím also a product of the Herbst school and tutoring from my Dad.

N690 with Wild Olive slabs.

What is the function of the grooves on the back of the blade near the handle?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: alphadog on May 05, 2020, 01:47:12 pm
gives grip for your thumb, when you want to apply more pressure to the blade
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: RobD on May 05, 2020, 01:56:19 pm
gives grip for your thumb, when you want to apply more pressure to the blade

Cool, thank you! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: bud500 on May 05, 2020, 02:28:42 pm
Ja as Alphadog said, I guess.

I made this knife as per the spec on the order, so that feature wasn't my call. Also was much easier to do than I initially thought. Just have to be slow and precise or be prepared to lose drill bits.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on May 08, 2020, 04:59:16 pm
Thoughts on this or is it a gimmick?

https://www.sharpedge.co.za/kershaw-pub-multi-function-folding-knife-w-stonewash-blade-finish

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 08, 2020, 05:07:54 pm
Thoughts on this or is it a gimmick?

https://www.sharpedge.co.za/kershaw-pub-multi-function-folding-knife-w-stonewash-blade-finish

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Nice beer and biltong buddie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on May 08, 2020, 08:42:51 pm
Ja as Alphadog said, I guess.

I made this knife as per the spec on the order, so that feature wasn't my call. Also was much easier to do than I initially thought. Just have to be slow and precise or be prepared to lose drill bits.

Indeed a man of many talents. Not only good for tucking a fellow dog in at night at applying beauty cream.   :biggrin:  Like the shape of that knife.  O0
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 09, 2020, 07:54:21 am
Thoughts on this or is it a gimmick?

https://www.sharpedge.co.za/kershaw-pub-multi-function-folding-knife-w-stonewash-blade-finish

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Cool little utility knife that is "non locking" but still wont close on your hands.
Made specifically for markets that regulate this feature but perfectly usable and neat.
8Cr13 is ok if you use it lightly and can sharpen it , always good to have a bottle opener.
 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on May 10, 2020, 12:33:57 pm
I tried posting a pic but when clicking "Post" it just opened up a new reply window.
Can anyone even read this?

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: WeeStrom on May 10, 2020, 12:36:00 pm
I finally made a proper handle for my bush knife. The scales are Rooikrans, straight from a R15 bag of firewood.
The spine inlay is warthog tusk and African Blackwood (I nicked a piece from the end of SWAMBO's walking stick  :peepwall:.)

The blade is 4mm 14C28 and was made by Piet vd Westhuizen in Mosselbay. The shape and grind is based on the Mora Garberg.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Wayne on May 10, 2020, 01:01:05 pm
I finally made a proper handle for my bush knife. The scales are Rooikrans, straight from a R15 bag of firewood.
The spine inlay is warthog tusk and African Blackwood (I nicked a piece from the end of SWAMBO's walking stick  :peepwall:.)

The blade is 4mm 14C28 and was made by Piet vd Westhuizen in Mosselbay. The shape and grind is based on the Mora Garberg.
Joh! That handle is awesome

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on May 10, 2020, 01:45:17 pm
I will second that. Absolutely stunning knive all round. I would love to have one  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: express on May 10, 2020, 02:20:20 pm
I finally made a proper handle for my bush knife. The scales are Rooikrans, straight from a R15 bag of firewood.
The spine inlay is warthog tusk and African Blackwood (I nicked a piece from the end of SWAMBO's walking stick  :peepwall:.)

The blade is 4mm 14C28 and was made by Piet vd Westhuizen in Mosselbay. The shape and grind is based on the Mora Garberg.

My biltong knive on post 837 also Piet van der Westhuizen.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: DSoine on May 10, 2020, 08:10:33 pm
Looking for someone who can make a nice wooden handle for an old one piece forged steel camping hatchet, similar to those on the designer knives. Old rubber grip is wrotten and of no use to hold. Anyone with guidance on who can help in Gauteng area.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mike gs on May 13, 2020, 08:09:01 pm
Picked this up today for a sweet price. I like the ruggedness of it, and it said "take me"!

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: darthvader on May 14, 2020, 08:40:02 am
I own quite a few knives, but these are some of my favourites.

I don't really collect knives and keep them boxed.  I generally toss the box immediately and it goes in my pocket.

I still want a Protech and 940.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 14, 2020, 08:49:44 am
The Bugout, Delica and Exkelibur are EDC classics.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: darthvader on May 16, 2020, 12:54:59 pm
The one in the middle is Burger LEXK, it is not branded.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: husky on May 17, 2020, 09:55:16 am
Nothing to contribute but to ask advice.

I am looking for an EDC folder to be used (hopefully not used) for self defence. Not too big, maybe 100mm blade maximum, light as possible, obviously easy opening (assisted?) and I don't want to spend more than R1 000, maybe R1 500. Considering one of the Honey Badgers (which one?) or the Al Mar Ultralight Eagle w/Satin Finish Blade 4".

School me please.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 17, 2020, 10:16:02 am
Nothing to contribute but to ask advice.

I am looking for an EDC folder to be used (hopefully not used) for self defence. Not too big, maybe 100mm blade maximum, light as possible, obviously easy opening (assisted?) and I don't want to spend more than R1 000, maybe R1 500. Considering one of the Honey Badgers (which one?) or the Al Mar Ultralight Eagle w/Satin Finish Blade 4".

School me please.

Husky - Opinions will rightfully differ here but for R1000 - R1500 you can get a much better knife than a Honeybadger.
Bestech has got a fantastic range in D2 steel, and even some of the Spydercoís come into play.
Can I ask why you would want assisted opening?
I know a few of the Kershaw offerings comes with A/O, and most Kershaws come in under 1500
I would also look at Kizer, Real Steel etc.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on May 17, 2020, 10:23:15 am
Hardy, its a disaster - all the Kizer knives are sold out at The Knife Guy
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: darthvader on May 17, 2020, 10:27:30 am
CRKT M16.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200517/adf4c808a311a86250ee7f1232acf0fa.jpg)

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mox on May 17, 2020, 10:28:19 am
@husky consider Crkt
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: darthvader on May 17, 2020, 10:35:41 am
Or maybe this Buck, butt ugly, but assisted opening.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200517/b89a69ce83da8e78097f2347f4296a73.jpg)

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: darthvader on May 17, 2020, 10:39:38 am
The CRKT M16 is not assisted, but you flip it open with your index finger real fast. I like it more than the assist action.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 17, 2020, 11:01:25 am
The CRKT M16 is not assisted, but you flip it open with your index finger real fast. I like it more than the assist action.

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For sure
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 17, 2020, 11:03:28 am
Hardy, its a disaster - all the Kizer knives are sold out at The Knife Guy

Pound for pound, together with Bestech, I rate Kizer as the best value for money. Period.
I have spoken to Martin about it and he assured me that now that he can do business again, Kizer knives will soon be re-stocked.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on May 17, 2020, 12:29:44 pm
Nice thanks :imaposer:  like it too, would like to try the other models
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 17, 2020, 12:55:45 pm
Nice thanks :imaposer:  like it too, would like to try the other models

You happy with the Sheepdog so far?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: roxenz on May 17, 2020, 01:35:49 pm
Nice thanks :imaposer:  like it too, would like to try the other models
I just love the Kizer Splinter I bought from the Knife Guy - at R1000 delivered is was an absolute bargain. It's got a great feel, the open/close action is light and smooth. I took a needle file to the handle to round off a few of the machined edges. I'm constantly on the lookout for a reason to use it.  ;D
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: husky on May 17, 2020, 03:52:39 pm
Thank you for the replies.  I thought assisted opening would be quickest when wearing gloves but I am open to advice here.  I travel by car, bike and bicycle alone a fair bit, often off road or to very "quiet" places and I just need a last ditch defence; it are time methinks.

I will follow up on the suggestions for sure but keep em coming please.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 17, 2020, 04:05:18 pm
Thank you for the replies.  I thought assisted opening would be quickest when wearing gloves but I am open to advice here.  I travel by car, bike and bicycle alone a fair bit, often off road or to very "quiet" places and I just need a last ditch defence; it are time methinks.

I will follow up on the suggestions for sure but keep em coming please.

I see you are in KZN - Is rust a problem in your area?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 17, 2020, 05:34:32 pm
Thank you for the replies.  I thought assisted opening would be quickest when wearing gloves but I am open to advice here.  I travel by car, bike and bicycle alone a fair bit, often off road or to very "quiet" places and I just need a last ditch defence; it are time methinks.

I will follow up on the suggestions for sure but keep em coming please.
Get one of the new Byrd Cara Cara models with the Emerson opener.

https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/BY03BK2W/1793
It opens as you remove it from your pocket.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on May 17, 2020, 07:55:27 pm
Nice thanks :imaposer:  like it too, would like to try the other models

You happy with the Sheepdog so far?

Very  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tom van Brits on May 17, 2020, 10:16:24 pm
CRKT M16.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200517/adf4c808a311a86250ee7f1232acf0fa.jpg)

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Like I said before, in 2005 all psd members working for Safenet were issued with the M16 CRKT. It was referred to as a tactical blade and although I thankfully never needed it for last line self defense some rumored to have been and great praises and almost a cult following by soldiers and Private security detail.
I still swear by it but mine now a collector's item with the iraqi freedom fight etched on it.
Was looking the other day at one and will go back and buy it, cheap here at only usd 29.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Battlestar on May 18, 2020, 08:53:06 am
Thank you for the replies.  I thought assisted opening would be quickest when wearing gloves but I am open to advice here.  I travel by car, bike and bicycle alone a fair bit, often off road or to very "quiet" places and I just need a last ditch defence; it are time methinks.

I will follow up on the suggestions for sure but keep em coming please.

My 2 cents if using as last ditch self defense would be "hook" blade model that is serrated. I have a Spyderco Harpy that I carried for that exact reason.I now carry a Spyderco Endura fully serrated that performs as an EDC and last pitch self defense if necessary.

The harpy is for sale if you're interested
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Battlestar on May 18, 2020, 09:04:15 am
Just to add the Spyderco "finger" ring works well when wearing gloves  :thumleft:

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on May 18, 2020, 10:42:55 am
I am thinking of acquiring this Karambit!!  :thumleft:



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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Battlestar on May 18, 2020, 10:58:01 am
Very lekker

I like the Kydex pouch  :thumleft:

My thoughts on a serrated blade being good for self defense is its ability to cut through tough fabric such as leather,denim etc.

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: roxenz on May 18, 2020, 12:41:54 pm
The topic of a knife for self defense has been broached here. Using it effectively is something else, I think. It may warrant its own thread, so please delete this post of it may derail this thread.

Considering a knife for self defense, anything that would be somewhat like an EDC, will have to be modest in size. I have no doubt that there are experts who could defend themselves quite effectively with an "ordinary" EDC, and there must be some technical knowledge that could be transferred on this forum? I tried to imagine myself having to defend with my Kizer Splinter, or with a different type like a Spiderco claw design. The Splinter could be used to stab and cut. The Claw only cutting I think - although it would be better at cutting than the Splinter. But, what will work for which type of knife? And how/where makes for efficient stabbing or cutting? I have little clue, but I suspect that finding out as you go may not be the best way of learning this topic...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on May 18, 2020, 02:17:33 pm
Put this One in the Cart as Well!!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 18, 2020, 04:25:32 pm
Visarend has got one that he might want to sell.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on May 18, 2020, 04:46:54 pm
Visarend has got one that he might want to sell.

@Hardy de Kock
Thanks for the heads up will make contact.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on May 18, 2020, 04:48:03 pm
Put this One in the Cart as Well!!  :biggrin:

@Vis Arend

I believe you want to sell one of your cleavers
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 18, 2020, 06:03:26 pm
Visarend has got one that he might want to sell.

@Hardy de Kock
Thanks for the heads up will make contact.  :thumleft:
Not sure if he wants to Oskosh - I know he has too many that he does not use. I also know he has the STEC
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on May 18, 2020, 06:07:56 pm
@Hardy de Kock

No Sweat, let's see how it plays out! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on May 18, 2020, 06:40:33 pm
Put this One in the Cart as Well!!  :biggrin:

@Vis Arend

I believe you want to sell one of your cleavers

Yip, have one but not in that color.  I will WA you. 
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on May 18, 2020, 07:29:16 pm
Naand Oom Vis, weet jy al of daai Joggie stoker die tomahawk se handletjie gedoen het?  Hy sal laat ek afkom se sy lat self kom sny...
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on May 18, 2020, 07:41:00 pm
Naand Oom Vis, weet jy al of daai Joggie stoker die tomahawk se handletjie gedoen het?  Hy sal laat ek afkom se sy lat self kom sny...

Weettie, sal hom more vra, hy moet varkkos kom optel en 2l bottels.  Die bogger moet nog my nieshout ook kom aflaai.   :patch: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: KiLRoy on May 18, 2020, 08:19:17 pm
Vat hom vas Louis. Dis n van der Merwe daai
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 18, 2020, 08:47:47 pm
@Hardy de Kock

No Sweat, let's see how it plays out! :thumleft:

Shit boet, you moved fast - Enjoy that cleaver. It is fooking massive
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on May 19, 2020, 08:48:33 am
@Hardy de Kock

No Sweat, let's see how it plays out! :thumleft:

Shit boet, you moved fast - Enjoy that cleaver. It is fooking massive

All done & dusted, now just the wait!!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 20, 2020, 07:49:46 pm
I am planning to sell a few fixed blades and one or two folders.
Will post pics on the Wishlist & For Sale thread.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: mike gs on May 20, 2020, 08:04:01 pm
Gooi Hardy!

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on May 22, 2020, 03:34:01 pm
@Hardy de Kock

No Sweat, let's see how it plays out! :thumleft:

Shit boet, you moved fast - Enjoy that cleaver. It is fooking massive

All done & dusted, now just the wait!!  :biggrin:

Collected Today At Postnet!
Thank you @Vis Arend for the Cleaver & Hand Made Cover do appreciate!!  :thumleft:
If I can't Cleave the oke I can at least hammer him to Death it is Lekka Heavy!!!  :lol8:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 22, 2020, 03:36:16 pm
Nice
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: bud500 on May 22, 2020, 03:46:23 pm
Nice

A cup of tea is nice....
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Vis Arend on May 22, 2020, 04:09:30 pm
@Hardy de Kock

No Sweat, let's see how it plays out! :thumleft:

Shit boet, you moved fast - Enjoy that cleaver. It is fooking massive



All done & dusted, now just the wait!!  :biggrin:

Collected Today At Postnet!
Thank you @Vis Arend for the Cleaver & Hand Made Cover do appreciate!!  :thumleft:
If I can't Cleave the oke I can at least hammer him to Death it is Lekka Heavy!!!  :lol8:

Only my pleasure, sorry for the initials on the cover though.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 22, 2020, 05:14:55 pm
Nice

A cup of tea is nice....

Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: McSack on May 22, 2020, 05:21:10 pm
@Hardy de Kock

No Sweat, let's see how it plays out! :thumleft:

Shit boet, you moved fast - Enjoy that cleaver. It is fooking massive

All done & dusted, now just the wait!! 

Collected Today At Postnet!
Thank you @Vis Arend for the Cleaver & Hand Made Cover do appreciate!!  :thumleft:
If I can't Cleave the oke I can at least hammer him to Death it is Lekka Heavy!!!  8:
Yoh! I just saw the picture on the Tapatalk feed for this thread and I want one.
Where do I find such a piece of metal artistry?

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: bud500 on May 22, 2020, 05:21:23 pm
Nice

A cup of tea is nice....



 :laughing4: :peepwall:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 22, 2020, 05:24:58 pm
@Hardy de Kock

No Sweat, let's see how it plays out! :thumleft:

Shit boet, you moved fast - Enjoy that cleaver. It is fooking massive

All done & dusted, now just the wait!! 

Collected Today At Postnet!
Thank you @Vis Arend for the Cleaver & Hand Made Cover do appreciate!!  :thumleft:
If I can't Cleave the oke I can at least hammer him to Death it is Lekka Heavy!!!  8:
Yoh! I just saw the picture on the Tapatalk feed for this thread and I want one.
Where do I find such a piece of metal artistry?

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Howzit Grant
Check in with Alden on the Pickled Steel Facebook page
Send him a message saying you are looking for one of the BIG STEC assisted cleavers
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: McSack on May 22, 2020, 05:28:51 pm
@Hardy de Kock

No Sweat, let's see how it plays out! :thumleft:

Shit boet, you moved fast - Enjoy that cleaver. It is fooking massive

All done & dusted, now just the wait!! 

Collected Today At Postnet!
Thank you @Vis Arend for the Cleaver & Hand Made Cover do appreciate!!  :thumleft:
If I can't Cleave the oke I can at least hammer him to Death it is Lekka Heavy!!!  8:
Yoh! I just saw the picture on the Tapatalk feed for this thread and I want one.
Where do I find such a piece of metal artistry?

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Howzit Grant
Check in with Alden on the Pickled Steel Facebook page
Send him a message saying you are looking for one of the BIG STEC assisted cleavers
Schweet, thanks Hardy
...and I'm looking for a nice edc folder or two *if you know anyone who is wanting to offload any *

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: bud500 on May 22, 2020, 05:35:57 pm

...and I'm looking for a nice edc folder or two *if you know anyone who is wanting to offload any *


You can post your request here http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=245004.20
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 23, 2020, 05:22:39 pm

...and I'm looking for a nice edc folder or two *if you know anyone who is wanting to offload any *


You can post your request here http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=245004.20

There was another Bestech and a Titanium Framelock, but McSack took them both before I posted.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Oshkosh on May 25, 2020, 11:52:14 am
So placed an Order on E-Bay for 2 x Karambits @ $18.95 each, all in $56.40 Taxes & Shipping to Aramex Couriers Springfield Gardens NY 11413-4010
Will see what the Final cost will be when its delivered to my Residence!
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 25, 2020, 03:26:51 pm
I do like the Southard.
And I like beer.
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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: bud500 on May 25, 2020, 04:18:55 pm
I do like the Southard.
And I like beer.

I have neither... :'(
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: johanp on May 27, 2020, 08:40:47 am
Hardy, its a disaster - all the Kizer knives are sold out at The Knife Guy
Try Blades & Triggers.

+1 for Kizer.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 27, 2020, 11:36:32 am
Today I felt like the Caly 3 in my pocket.
HAP40 laminate.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Hardy de Kock on May 27, 2020, 12:58:21 pm
Bud500 & McSack

The courier is collecting your knives tomorrow morning - I will send the waybills the moment it has been collected.
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 28, 2020, 11:02:07 am
When Chinese 3Cr13 Karamibits start appearing you need to add some class back to the discussion.
Spyderco Spyderfly.
Quite rare and sought after.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: bud500 on May 28, 2020, 12:37:52 pm
When Chinese 3Cr13 Karamibits start appearing you need to add some class back to the discussion.
Spyderco Spyderfly.
Quite rare and sought after.

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Do you have an affiliation with The Knife Guy, or just a fan?
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 28, 2020, 12:41:06 pm
Hes a buddy, I buy a lot from him and he sends me stickers and mouse pads ;o)
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: johanp on May 28, 2020, 01:25:30 pm
When Chinese 3Cr13 Karamibits start appearing you need to add some class back to the discussion.
Spyderco Spyderfly.
Quite rare and sought after.

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Order has been restored.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: Tman21 on May 28, 2020, 01:29:43 pm
nee maar lekker :sip:
Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: johanp on May 28, 2020, 01:36:48 pm
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Since weíre busy restoring balance. My EDC, Chris Reeve large Inkosi drop point.
Title: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: big oil on May 28, 2020, 02:30:50 pm
My KA-BAR
Made in the USA
Same design since 1942
Marines, Navy, and Army use this knife.

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Title: Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
Post by: shark_za on May 28, 2020, 02:45:52 pm
Lovely, now we talking.