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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1360 on: March 15, 2021, 02:39:02 am »
Fantasties. Laat ons weet hoe loop hy.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1361 on: March 15, 2021, 02:42:34 am »
Fantasties. Laat ons weet hoe loop hy.

Ek maak so, het sommer n leer strop ook gekoop om n bietjie die edge gereeld te hone.
17 dollar vir die leerstrop
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1362 on: March 15, 2021, 02:46:03 am »
Fantasties. Laat ons weet hoe loop hy.

Ek maak so, het sommer n leer strop ook gekoop om n bietjie die edge gereeld te hone.
17 dollar vir die leerstrop

Lekker maar ek hoor daai Spydercos is baie skerp uit die fabriek so jy sal vir n ruk n lekker edge he.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1363 on: March 15, 2021, 03:10:53 pm »
My Spyderco Endura is probably the single best folder I have have ever owned and I have had a few other brands. Had this Endura fully serrated model as an EDC for 9 years and counting. Gets used daily for cutting open boxes, cable ties, rope, plastic pallet strapping, PE fabrics in our production line etc. I keep it sharp using a Spyderco Sharp Maker.

« Last Edit: March 15, 2021, 03:11:52 pm by Battlestar »
Pass this way once!
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1364 on: March 16, 2021, 12:22:16 pm »
Wow Hardy lovely Micarta Z-wear Shaman.

This is made in their own factory in the USA, they also make knives in Italy, China, Taiwan and Japan.
2-3 factories in Taiwan, 2-3 makers in Japan, also just switched their Chinese maker.
The ones made in Taichung Taiwan are the best fit and finish of the lot, close to 100% accuracy build. USA is a close second but I love the models made in the one Japanese factory the most.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1366 on: March 17, 2021, 01:38:50 am »
Always been a SOG fan, since many soldiers are carrying them.
I have got a very good yet used example of one and thought to keep it now only in my sparce collection- every knive I got has worked and served me well at some stage of my life.
I will never become a collector, but I am holding on to those that served the purpose if that makes sense.

I see Gerber has got a breadknive at usd 88. Pok that is a must have for someone that like baking bread like me.
Will order one in due future!
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1367 on: March 17, 2021, 08:20:41 am »
Been using my Victorinox breadknife for going on 26 years now, still awesome.
Even includes a few stints in commercial kitchens.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1368 on: March 17, 2021, 08:26:49 am »
Always been a SOG fan, since many soldiers are carrying them.
I have got a very good yet used example of one and thought to keep it now only in my sparce collection- every knive I got has worked and served me well at some stage of my life.
I will never become a collector, but I am holding on to those that served the purpose if that makes sense.

I see Gerber has got a breadknive at usd 88. Pok that is a must have for someone that like baking bread like me.
Will order one in due future!

The Filson Titanium frame lock appeals to me  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1369 on: March 17, 2021, 03:03:35 pm »
https://hiconsumption.com/best-usa-made-knives/

On that list i want the Kershaw Leek, Spyderco Para 2 and 3, Chris Reeve Sebenza. I will buy the Sebenza for a special occasion.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1370 on: March 17, 2021, 09:15:42 pm »

I often have to cut cable ties, ropes, webbing and tarps.


For these applications you should be looking at inwardly-curved blades. Less chance of them slipping.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1371 on: March 17, 2021, 09:25:20 pm »

I often have to cut cable ties, ropes, webbing and tarps.


For these applications you should be looking at inwardly-curved blades. Less chance of them slipping.

I know Frank but I'm just old school and like a straight edge flat grind knife
I have had a couple, even with serated edge but they never appealed to me.
I was also just looking for something completely different, through the years I got stuck on CRKT and SOG as wel as Gerber.
I have purposely grind my serated edge off the Gerber and sharpened it with my Lansky sometime in January, a very good result and favorite working knive back home but the blade is to long for State laws.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1372 on: March 18, 2021, 01:18:43 am »
Thanks for recommending this knife Cappie, I like it :thumleft:

Made in Japan nogal
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1373 on: March 18, 2021, 02:49:06 pm »
Looks gorgeous.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1374 on: March 18, 2021, 03:00:36 pm »
If anyone knows where I can get my hands on a Spyderco Native Chief cpm s90v sprint run
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1375 on: March 18, 2021, 03:31:29 pm »
Guys it's still a long haul till the end of the year, but if anyone wants to risk buying a special knife in the States and have it sent to my address I'll gladly bring it back home for you.
The only thing I cannot assure is possible theft on the airway.
I have brought back a lot of smaller stuff for Wd's last year without incident.
I do not get involved with the ordering and payment.
Option is open
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1376 on: March 18, 2021, 04:52:27 pm »
I think you are opening a can of worms there Tom. Better not to make those offers lol
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1377 on: March 18, 2021, 08:44:59 pm »

I think you are opening a can of worms box of knives there Tom. Better not to make those offers lol
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1378 on: March 18, 2021, 10:06:40 pm »
Wise words of caution, it can cause endless pains if someone's nice expensive knive do walk away and I need to answer and fill out claim forms and deal with the shit.....ok sorry maybe not a good idea for the day and time we live in. The knive guy's prices are not bad either and we can support a South African right  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1379 on: March 19, 2021, 12:56:30 am »
I lost a R4000 leatherman once at OR Tambo. It still hurts. Just imagine an expensive knife for someone else.
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