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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1380 on: March 19, 2021, 06:13:13 am »
Ja Tom, maybe you can help out a buddy if the item cannot be obtained in South Africa at all, but generally it would be better for you not to be a free courier.  :thumleft: You have done enough for other folks to have proven your good heart...  ;D
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1381 on: March 20, 2021, 07:33:29 am »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1382 on: March 23, 2021, 09:40:40 am »
So I was looking for a Spyderco Native Chief cpm s90v sprint run and it seems there are none around, anywhere, I turned my attention to finding the normal Native Chief cpm S30V, this too proved difficult but I managed to find  1 in the country and ordered it. Spyderco Delica 4 and Bestech Knives Toucan for reference of size.

Its big and sharp as hell out of the box. It is incredibly light for its size.


Overall Length
9.08" (231mm)
Blade Length
4.08" (104mm)
Steel
CPM S30V
Closed Length
5.08" (129mm)
Edge Length
3.58" (91mm)
Weight
3.9oz (111g)
Blade Thickness
0.125" (3.2mm)
Handle
G-10
Clip Position
Ambi
Tip Carry Position
4-position
Lock Type
Back Lock
Grind
Full-Flat

Something about S30V steel
https://www.hudsontoolsteel.com/technical-data/steelCPMS30V
« Last Edit: March 23, 2021, 09:41:56 am by mox »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1383 on: March 23, 2021, 04:28:50 pm »
Very pointy with a fragile tip.
It has its good points.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1384 on: March 23, 2021, 04:46:45 pm »
 :deal:
Very pointy with a fragile tip.
It has its good points.
Well, itís not supposed to be a pry bar.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1385 on: March 23, 2021, 07:00:10 pm »
Some Japanese Blades from SharpEdge less 20%!
If you have the Moola you can Go to Town!!!  :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1386 on: March 23, 2021, 07:04:43 pm »
So I was looking for a Spyderco Native Chief cpm s90v sprint run and it seems there are none around, anywhere, I turned my attention to finding the normal Native Chief cpm S30V, this too proved difficult but I managed to find  1 in the country and ordered it. Spyderco Delica 4 and Bestech Knives Toucan for reference of size.

Its big and sharp as hell out of the box. It is incredibly light for its size.


Overall Length
9.08" (231mm)
Blade Length
4.08" (104mm)
Steel
CPM S30V
Closed Length
5.08" (129mm)
Edge Length
3.58" (91mm)
Weight
3.9oz (111g)
Blade Thickness
0.125" (3.2mm)
Handle
G-10
Clip Position
Ambi
Tip Carry Position
4-position
Lock Type
Back Lock
Grind
Full-Flat

Something about S30V steel
https://www.hudsontoolsteel.com/technical-data/steelCPMS30V

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1387 on: March 23, 2021, 07:38:18 pm »
So I was looking for a Spyderco Native Chief cpm s90v sprint run and it seems there are none around, anywhere, I turned my attention to finding the normal Native Chief cpm S30V, this too proved difficult but I managed to find  1 in the country and ordered it. Spyderco Delica 4 and Bestech Knives Toucan for reference of size.

Its big and sharp as hell out of the box. It is incredibly light for its size.


Overall Length
9.08" (231mm)
Blade Length
4.08" (104mm)
Steel
CPM S30V
Closed Length
5.08" (129mm)
Edge Length
3.58" (91mm)
Weight
3.9oz (111g)
Blade Thickness
0.125" (3.2mm)
Handle
G-10
Clip Position
Ambi
Tip Carry Position
4-position
Lock Type
Back Lock
Grind
Full-Flat

Something about S30V steel
https://www.hudsontoolsteel.com/technical-data/steelCPMS30V

Mox my Spyderco Delica 4 was my first ever purchase that I could have shaved with out of the box.
I bought the leather stop and made it even better, and now after every use in the night at home I'll give it some honing on the leather strop. Amazing, my first but not las Spyderco.
However I must add that the one managers usd 300 benshmade is also as sharp out the box and way more beutiful but I can't afford to pay that money on a tool I uses daily.
I am not a collector, I uses each and every knive except bothe my Iraq special edition M16 CRKT.'s
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1388 on: March 23, 2021, 07:50:39 pm »
Tom I too use every single knife I own, occasionally I purchase one and think to myself it is just too beautiful to use but then I remind myself what it was created for and that is to be used. I don't see the point of having money sit in a box gathering dust . I have two delica 4  :biggrin: the one pictured above and then one with the Emmerson opener blade, very handy.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1389 on: March 26, 2021, 05:52:42 pm »

Iím not really into fixed blades, but this a new overall favourite.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1390 on: March 26, 2021, 05:59:04 pm »

Iím not really into fixed blades, but this a new overall favourite.

Very popular knives these Esee's.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1391 on: March 27, 2021, 03:34:59 am »
I really love those Esee's
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1392 on: March 27, 2021, 05:10:06 pm »
Quick question.

I see these Sheepdog XLs are made of a different steel. Mine at home is 154CM. I like 154CM. I got it on some other knives.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Kizer-Vanguard-Sheepdog-XL-C01C--118482

The new steel is CTS-BD1N. Is this better than 154CM or whats the story?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1393 on: March 27, 2021, 05:52:11 pm »
Quick question.

I see these Sheepdog XLs are made of a different steel. Mine at home is 154CM. I like 154CM. I got it on some other knives.

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Kizer-Vanguard-Sheepdog-XL-C01C--118482

The new steel is CTS-BD1N. Is this better than 154CM or whats the story?
From what Iíve read theyíre very similar with CTS-BD1N being slightly better in some aspects.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1394 on: March 27, 2021, 05:54:43 pm »

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1395 on: March 27, 2021, 06:03:21 pm »
Thanks manne.

BTW i just tried ordering from Blade HQ and they do not sell to South Africans. Pfffttttt

Knifecenter is happy to take my money though. :biggrin:

Just ordered this boy as my office EDC.

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/CIVC2015DS1/civivi-knives-c2015ds-1-appalachian-drifter-slipjoint-flipper-knife-damascus-clip-point-blade-gray-g10rose-carbon-fiber-handles
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« Reply #1396 on: March 27, 2021, 06:18:56 pm »
Thanks manne.

BTW i just tried ordering from Blade HQ and they do not sell to South Africans. Pfffttttt

Knifecenter is happy to take my money though. :biggrin:

Just ordered this boy as my office EDC.

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/CIVC2015DS1/civivi-knives-c2015ds-1-appalachian-drifter-slipjoint-flipper-knife-damascus-clip-point-blade-gray-g10rose-carbon-fiber-handles

Impressive,  just watched the product video.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1397 on: March 27, 2021, 06:21:31 pm »
Its got a really thin blade for cutting apples etc. Thats what i will use it for anyway. Needs to be under 3 inches and i always wanted a Damascus blade. So i got it all in one.

I just hope that detent ball is not too pap. Because then i will sell it again.
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« Reply #1398 on: March 27, 2021, 06:22:13 pm »
Thanks manne.

BTW i just tried ordering from Blade HQ and they do not sell to South Africans. Pfffttttt

Knifecenter is happy to take my money though. :biggrin:

Just ordered this boy as my office EDC.

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/CIVC2015DS1/civivi-knives-c2015ds-1-appalachian-drifter-slipjoint-flipper-knife-damascus-clip-point-blade-gray-g10rose-carbon-fiber-handles
Very very nice. Played with one at BNT.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1399 on: March 29, 2021, 07:05:08 pm »
Just got my Stainless Opinel No8. To me this is the perfect pocket knife if only it had a pocket clip  :imaposer:
The blade is so beautiful and simple. Easy to sharpen. A real joy. The best of all is i paid about 20 USD for it. Amazing.

I got a number 12 coming today also that i will use for cooking on the road. It will stay in the USA.
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