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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1980 on: August 19, 2021, 06:18:41 am »
Titanium Elementum is on the way  :drif:
Oh my!  :drif: That is beautiful Capt.!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1981 on: August 19, 2021, 06:59:57 am »
Titanium Elementum is on the way  :drif:
Now that is proper!!

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1982 on: August 19, 2021, 07:17:59 am »
Titanium Elementum is on the way  :drif:
Wow! I guess we all know what I'll be getting next.  :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1983 on: August 19, 2021, 07:29:01 am »
@johanp if you can find one.

I am struggling to find stock of knives I really want and like in SA. It's been getting worse month by month.

Need to fix my itch.
 

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« Reply #1984 on: August 19, 2021, 07:48:10 am »
@johanp if you can find one.

I am struggling to find stock of knives I really want and like in SA. It's been getting worse month by month.

Need to fix my itch.
It'll come, you just need to be patient.

I bought got the BladeHQ exclusive Elementum locally, and the tanto was available on launch day, so I doubt this one should be a problem.
The only problem for me would be deciding between the black and silver blades.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1985 on: August 19, 2021, 08:32:06 am »
Cold Steel Espada - Not carried everyday because its basically a folding sword. Razor sharp when I bought it, need a professional re-sharpen soon... any ideas who can help around fourways...
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1986 on: August 19, 2021, 11:20:37 am »
I needed to scratch an itch, took a gamble and ordered a real budget knife at a budget price of R715.50. Yes R715.50 !
Am I sorry? No. Is it a tank? No. Is it precision made with the best design and material ? No. Is it a Chris Reeve Knife or even a Benchmade TI Monolock. Nope.

What it is this and at R715.50 it’s not too shabby:

Knife Ruike P801 -SF

http://ruikeknives.com/store/product/p801-sf/

It comes with blue anodized ‘bling’ and pocket clip, the blue just does not ‘pop’ but I have seen worse. The clip is deep carry and time will tell how it will hold up. High-carbon chromium bearings give the deployment a good feel though use and time may improve the action. I am not going to fiddle with the pivot screw right out of the box as the action is good enough (recently I have had to do this with more expensive knives). Blade centering is excellent out of the box, once again, more expensive knives have proven worse out of the box.

The 420 stainless steel handle should provide great corrosion resistance. Sandvik 14C28N is the choice of blade material and is recommended by Sandvik @ 55-62HRC, Ruike claims a quenching and cryogenic process which should give 58-60 HRC. This should give a good middle ground with wear resistance, strength and edge stability.
Sandvik 14C28N can take a very sharp edge and I am keen to see how sharp I can get this blade. Out of the box it shaves hair but does not pop it.

It’s does not have a bad weight for a stainless steel handled knife, slightly more than the claimed 120g on the analogue scale in my office kitchen (junk and who knows about the calibration).

 https://www.bladehq.com/item--RUIKE-P801-Frame-Lock-Knife--60856
Specifications
•   Overall Length:8.25" - 200 mm
•   Blade Length:3.50"
•   Blade Material:Sandvik 14C28N
•   Blade Style:Drop Point
•   Finish:Stonewash
•   Edge Type:Plain
•   Handle Length:4.75"
•   Handle Material:Stainless Steel
•   Color:Gray
•   Weight:4.23 oz. - 120 g
•   User:Right Hand
•   Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
•   Knife Type:Manual
•   Opener:Flipper
•   Lock Type:Frame Lock
•   Brand:Ruike
•   Model:P801
•   Country of Origin:China

I’ll torture it a bit but not with heavy duty and let you if a real budget knife with some looks can perform.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2021, 11:48:54 am by mox »
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1987 on: August 19, 2021, 11:28:00 am »
Cold Steel Espada - Not carried everyday because its basically a folding sword. Razor sharp when I bought it, need a professional re-sharpen soon... any ideas who can help around fourways...

You could remove some skin with that  :biggrin: I am sure there is a WD up north that can help you out to sharpen that.

 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1988 on: August 19, 2021, 11:36:51 am »
shot thanks Mox man - will whip it off to one of the arms dealers... theres on in rivonia i believe may be good.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1989 on: August 19, 2021, 12:07:56 pm »
That Espada is super cool in my opinion.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1990 on: August 19, 2021, 12:08:57 pm »
Titanium Elementum is on the way  :drif:
Oh my!  :drif: That is beautiful Capt.!  :thumleft:

Just letting you guys know if i spot something nice on the horizon. I did not actually order one. I might though. :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1991 on: August 19, 2021, 05:57:38 pm »
Won this on Auction at Pickled Steel

Blade: 3Cr13 Stainless Steel
Blade finish: Standard Edge, Satin Finish
Handle: Black Pakkawood
Other Info:
Full Tang
Thumb Ridge
Lanyard Hole
6.25" overall with 5.25" wharncliffe blade
6" overall with 3" drop point blade
5.5" overall with 3" drop point blade
5.5" overall with 2.75" drop point blade
5" overall with 2.25" clip point blade and finger grooved handles
Black nylon sheath holds all
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1992 on: August 19, 2021, 06:02:06 pm »
Looks interesting :)
I used to be called Captain Slow but then i got Zef
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1993 on: August 19, 2021, 07:12:49 pm »
Looks interesting :)

The Missus has claimed them!  >:( :lol8:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1994 on: August 20, 2021, 01:00:19 pm »
I have a rat problem  :biggrin: RAT Model II

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=244749.msg4665533#msg4665533

Why? Well because they are solid, quality built, simple but excellent functioning design and the D2 Tool steel on them is excellent.

Even though the RAT II is slightly small it performs like a big knife with hard and difficult tasks  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1995 on: August 20, 2021, 01:29:30 pm »
Civivi NOx

https://www.civivi.com/products/civivi-nox-flipper-knife-c2110

Overall Length: 6.8" / 172.7mm
Blade Length: 2.97" / 75.4mm
Closed Length: 3.83" / 97.3mm
Blade Thickness: 0.12" / 3mm
Handle Thickness: 0.35" / 9mm
Weight: 3.09oz / 87.7g

Blade Material: Nitro-V
Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
Blade Grind: Hollow
Blade Finish: Satin

Handle Material: Stainless Steel
Handle Color/Finish: Gray

Pocket Clip: Tip-Up,L/R
Clip Material: Stainless Steel
Screws Material: Stainless Steel
Pivot Assembly: Caged Ceramic Ball Bearing
Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock

Just got it so some quick observations:
Very well made. It is small but you can choke up on it and if you are into that type of thing you can add a lanyard. It feels heavier than the 87.7g
Pocket clip is a little bit of a let down, it makes the whole knife thicker than the RAT II.
I am very interested in how the Nitro V Steel performs as I have 0 experience with this steel.

Looks like a great little slicer.

 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1996 on: August 20, 2021, 01:36:26 pm »
Forgot to add, Civivi also sent me a free Elementum in paper form  :lol8:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1997 on: August 20, 2021, 02:03:57 pm »
Its a good knife i hear.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1998 on: August 20, 2021, 02:06:27 pm »
The pocket clips are a no go for me on Civivi's. They need to work on it.

BTW i sold my Appalachian Drifter and my Rustic Gent to one dude.

Next to go is the Small Sheepdog. Its just too small for my hands.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1999 on: August 20, 2021, 08:05:51 pm »
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The pocket clips are a no go for me on Civivi's. They need to work on it.


But they did. The clip on the new Elementum has been tweaked.
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