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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2000 on: August 23, 2021, 06:04:06 pm »
I got two knives in the mail. Guess what they are..... :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2001 on: August 23, 2021, 07:13:05 pm »
I got two knives in the mail. Guess what they are..... :biggrin:

Cvivi Titanium and Sheepdog Titanium?

I personally am put off by D2 now, got a rustspot on my D2 and then learned it is not Stainless

My favourite steel is not on my favourite knife: VG10
It is undoubly holding a better edge
That is my made in Japan Spyderco Delica4

But a close second and my favourite knives: Kizer with the 690 SS
Holds up way longer than the cheap SS on the CRKT and other knives
I will not buy a D2 blade again
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2002 on: August 23, 2021, 07:24:08 pm »
Tom i do not like D2 at all. It stains bad. I sold my only D2 knife the other day.

You got one right Tom. Sheepdog XL brown micarta.

The other one you still need to guess :biggrin:
I used to be called Captain Slow but then i got Zef
Most people say "Be like Elon" or "Be like Bill". I say "Be like Pablo" :biggrin:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2003 on: August 23, 2021, 07:31:56 pm »
Tom i do not like D2 at all. It stains bad. I sold my only D2 knife the other day.

You got one right Tom. Sheepdog XL brown micarta.

The other one you still need to guess :biggrin:

Yes Cappie I dis not even use the D2 Yet and spotted the rust spot/stain
No I’ll stay with Kizer 690 steel
That Dukes is such a lovely folder, perfect in every way, hollow grind is defiantly a better slicer
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2004 on: August 24, 2021, 12:12:29 pm »
The second knife i ordered was a Honey badger large drop point. Quite excited about this one.
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 #2005 on: August 24, 2021, 04:29:45 pm »
The second knife i ordered was a Honey badger large drop point. Quite excited about this one.
Love my Honey Badgers

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2006 on: August 24, 2021, 07:38:52 pm »
Was at Blades and Triggers in clearwater earlier. Had to drag me out of there. Almost procured an orange handled Honey Badger. Suck lekker good value knives.
FCK, should have bought it.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2007 on: August 24, 2021, 07:42:07 pm »
The second knife i ordered was a Honey badger large drop point. Quite excited about this one.
That’s a catch 22 - D2 without finger choil vs 18CR with choil. Not sure why they would have a finger choil on a large knife?

Either way, they’re very lekker knives. 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2008 on: August 24, 2021, 08:12:16 pm »
Ja i don't like D2 so i got the cheaper one.
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 #2009 on: August 25, 2021, 10:51:56 pm »
Honey Badger does not care. My newest blade.

This one will stay in the collection. Its a little rough around the edges but i like it.

I might be able to improve it with a Dremel though.  :imaposer:
I used to be called Captain Slow but then i got Zef
Most people say "Be like Elon" or "Be like Bill". I say "Be like Pablo" :biggrin:
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2010 on: August 25, 2021, 10:57:56 pm »
From a collectors point of view a beautiful blade, but using as an edc personally no.
That scales can collect a lot of grime and it will be a nightmare to keep it clean since I use my edc for work and eating
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2011 on: August 25, 2021, 11:00:55 pm »
From a collectors point of view a beautiful blade, but using as an edc personally no.
That scales can collect a lot of grime and it will be a nightmare to keep it clean since I use my edc for work and eating

Agreed. If they put micarta on it it will be much better.
I used to be called Captain Slow but then i got Zef
Most people say "Be like Elon" or "Be like Bill". I say "Be like Pablo" :biggrin:
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2013 on: August 26, 2021, 03:10:22 pm »
@Captain Zef - Congrats on the Honey Badger excellent knives for the price. My few are still going strong and I cant complain about them.
 
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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2014 on: August 27, 2021, 04:35:46 am »
Think it was $16 for the No 8 Opinel
Mine gone missing in the house, I leave it on the kitchen with the No 9 and No 12
So I ordered a new one…then one of the youngsters said: sorry I am borrowing it, it is in my work bag :dousing:
So I said he can keep it 😅
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2015 on: August 27, 2021, 04:37:39 am »
I have also ordered a medium ‘Old Bear’ but it will only be delivered around the 3rd of Sept
Looking forward to compare it with the Opinel
They are just somehow special
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2016 on: August 27, 2021, 05:41:35 am »
You can never go wrong with a No. 8 .
@Tom van Brits I really hope you enjoy the Old Bear as much as I enjoy the ones I have.
Let us know your thoughts.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2017 on: August 27, 2021, 12:39:11 pm »
This has been in my pocket for the last three weeks straight. All my expectations have been met. Truly a fantastic knife.

Here's to the next 40 years of carrying this.  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Hell yes!!

Another worthy upgrade - much kinder on the pockets.



@johanp How does the Hawk clip change the overall thickness of the knife? Looks like it adds a bit
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2018 on: August 27, 2021, 01:39:39 pm »
So it's been a little while since I changed the scales on the Griptilian and I can definitely say I am really happy I did.
From a knife that disappointed  out of the box and was put into a drawer it has really become a superb EDC for me. The S30V steel takes a wicked edge and retention is not bad although I did roll the edge in a couple of places, I think that was from giant copper staples. No worries though, the KME sorted that out.

The scales added some weight but this makes the whole knife feel even better 109g to 130g and I think the vintage green looks great.

Even if the one photo gives the knife a big arse  :biggrin:
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2019 on: August 27, 2021, 02:03:17 pm »
D2 tool steel:
Yes it is not stainless, some call it semi-stainless or near stainless. It is not but it does have 11-12% Chromium and a stainless steel needs to have at least 10.5% in it. So where is the problem with D2( is it a problem?) It has 1.40 -1.60 Carbon. So it is a high Carbon high Chromium steel that actually resists rust pretty well.

I just keep my D2 clean: wipe it down and at the end of the day I rinse with clean water. I have a cloth that is impregnated with mineral oil( baby oil if you wish) not dripping. That I wipe all my knives down before packing them away for the night or before they are stored until the next rotation.

I really have had no issues with the D2 in terms of rusting.