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Offline bud500

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1000 on: August 20, 2020, 09:49:39 am »
@shark_za  with the amount of knives you have, please show us how you store them and keep them organised. I find it a challenge and always "lose" a knife or 2 for a few months.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1001 on: August 20, 2020, 10:19:18 am »
Which knives would you recommend for tactical use?  Say in a webbing or light combat vest or with a bulletproof jacket. Something useful, not a GV long dagger or rambo paddaslagter.  What do the experts use?  Security, tactical, swat teams?  What must such a knife typically do?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1002 on: August 20, 2020, 11:36:10 am »
I'm not a tactical operator so I dont know.

I would just use a SRK if I had to have a vest mount knife.

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/products/cold-steel-srk-c49lck

@shark_za  with the amount of knives you have, please show us how you store them and keep them organised. I find it a challenge and always "lose" a knife or 2 for a few months.

No, Im not the one. LOL, I lose more knives than I know about.  I have a few rolls and boxes and then the side table has about 10 that rotate.

 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1003 on: August 20, 2020, 01:44:57 pm »

@shark_za  with the amount of knives you have, please show us how you store them and keep them organised. I find it a challenge and always "lose" a knife or 2 for a few months.

No, Im not the one. LOL, I lose more knives than I know about.  I have a few rolls and boxes and then the side table has about 10 that rotate.

 ;D sounds the same as me then.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1004 on: August 21, 2020, 08:19:36 pm »
Onlangs as geskenk gekry, deur plaaslike mesmaker gemaak. Damascus staal met appelkooshout. Baie uniek dink ek!
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« Reply #1005 on: August 22, 2020, 06:46:11 pm »
Which knives would you recommend for tactical use?  Say in a webbing or light combat vest or with a bulletproof jacket. Something useful, not a GV long dagger or rambo paddaslagter.  What do the experts use?  Security, tactical, swat teams?  What must such a knife typically do?

Here  https://www.crkt.com/collection/m-16/m16-03s-classic.html

Exactly what this knife was made for.  Affordable as well.  Get the one with the black blade.  It is this knife that convinced me that the black blades are actually quite nice.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1006 on: August 23, 2020, 07:59:12 am »
Will a fix blade not make more sense for tactical use? 
 
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« Reply #1007 on: August 23, 2020, 01:13:22 pm »
Will a fix blade not make more sense for tactical use?

Sure.  Are you going to war? If not, a folder will do the job.  The CRKT has a safety so that it cannot close in on your hand.  Very cool design :


Don't overthink this one too much.  That CRKT is an excellent choice.  I think even @Hardy de Kock recommended it after I mentioned it in a previous post.

It flicks very fast and easy - see the video.  That is a tanto, but it shows you the open/close/lock performance nonetheless.
 

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« Reply #1008 on: August 23, 2020, 01:15:40 pm »
Here you go : https://www.takealot.com/crkt-m16-01kz-zytel-plain-black/PLID41221882

But I suggest you rather support a forum member, even if it cost you R50 or R100 more. 
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1009 on: August 23, 2020, 01:22:22 pm »
Which knives would you recommend for tactical use?  Say in a webbing or light combat vest or with a bulletproof jacket. Something useful, not a GV long dagger or rambo paddaslagter.  What do the experts use?  Security, tactical, swat teams?  What must such a knife typically do?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1010 on: August 24, 2020, 08:26:42 am »
Guys in my mind a fix blade will be better. This is purely for tactical use.  Not to big though. Think a 8-12 cm blade? 
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1011 on: August 24, 2020, 09:19:17 am »
 

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« Reply #1012 on: August 24, 2020, 09:30:49 am »
Sold out! :(

That is a GREAT knife, exactly what I was looking for.  Perhaps a bit pricy for a fixed blade that might not be a good cutter, since that is not it's intended use.

But, SK-5 looks decentish : https://knifeup.com/sk-5-steel-guide/
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1013 on: August 24, 2020, 10:19:39 am »
I ordered this just after lock down, one or two hickups along the way but ill have it by the end of this week:







And then looking for a daily. . .

Medium size with a nice and sturdy clip.  CRKT, kershaw, spyderco, 1K ish. . .
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« Reply #1014 on: August 24, 2020, 10:21:29 am »
Very nice, from Wayne?

Cheapest worthwhile Spyderco I can think of is the Tenacious. Not sure what they cost these days?

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https://www.loot.co.za/product/spyderco-tenacious-serrated-knife/kcmr-5864-g090

In budget, but be warned - it'll be a gateway drug to something like the Para 2.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1015 on: August 24, 2020, 10:27:08 am »
Very nice, from Wayne?

Cheapest worthwhile Spyderco I can think of is the Tenacious. Not sure what they cost these days?

EDIT:
https://www.loot.co.za/product/spyderco-tenacious-serrated-knife/kcmr-5864-g090

In budget, but be warned - it'll be a gateway drug to something like the Para 2.

Correct yes, actually bought 2!

That Spyderco does not excite me.  Im going through a FDE/Olive green phase at the moment so something along those lines.
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« Reply #1016 on: August 24, 2020, 12:36:30 pm »
I've got a tactical vest as my "grab" outfit. I've attached my Glock Feldmesser, not because it is the best, but simply because I have one. Its a sturdy, no nonsense knife.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1017 on: September 03, 2020, 06:36:35 pm »
Guys in my mind a fix blade will be better. This is purely for tactical use.  Not to big though. Think a 8-12 cm blade?

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Rough Ryder RR1870 Large Tactical Fixed Blade
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This full tang, large wide belly fixed blade from Rough Ryder features high quality black G10 handles with red liners and 440 stainless steel blades. It includes a black molded composite sheath that allows you to secure this knife just about anywhere.
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« Reply #1018 on: September 03, 2020, 07:41:30 pm »
That is a solid looking blade.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1019 on: September 04, 2020, 07:24:11 am »
Jeez Oshkosh, i was more looking for a dagger type of blade but this seems such value for the money?

Ok, iím in tx. Will pick up in Centurion.

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