Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts  (Read 64910 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mox

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2060 on: August 30, 2021, 08:49:06 pm »
Monday morning knives.  :biggrin:
I'll let you know what I think of each when I have had some time to play with them.

You sure have a good collection Mox, I have a total of 7 knives and my best is only $75 and here I thought I have Ďproblemí 😅😂
I am drooling currently over the Kizer Gemini Titanium with s35 blade
I am absolutely in love with the Gemini and wish they would bring it with a darker micarta like brown

A collection yes Tom but all of my knives work. I cannot justify spending money if they will not enhance my life. Some are not equal but in general every knife can have a purpose.

When I have some time I will document what I have and put a scale to what I think of them. I just need to figure out a rating system. 

Yes I have a problem. Just wish I had the time and money to create my ultimate knife. Only problem with that is I will have to create another and another and another  :lol8: I think you get the point.
 
The following users thanked this post: Tom van Brits

Offline Wayne

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2061 on: August 30, 2021, 08:50:00 pm »
Ok got it today :ricky:

The Olive wood is heavier than the beach wood that Opinel uses
It feels good in the hand like a Opinel no 8, this is the medium Old Bear
The locking mechanism is undoubly better than Opinel, it won me over, both in the open and closed position
The blade Iím not sure about but think it is 420 SS which is on par with most learherman
Only one complain bit I will enjoy working on it:
The beautiful wooden handle is rough, abselutely beautiful but rough, no way near the finishing touch of Opinel
Ill fix that
That is just fine

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

May the best of your today be the worst of your tomorrow.
 

Offline mox

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2062 on: August 30, 2021, 08:51:39 pm »
Monday morning knives.  :biggrin:
I'll let you know what I think of each when I have had some time to play with them.

You sure have a good collection Mox, I have a total of 7 knives and my best is only $75 and here I thought I have Ďproblemí 😅😂
I am drooling currently over the Kizer Gemini Titanium with s35 blade
I am absolutely in love with the Gemini and wish they would bring it with a darker micarta like brown


Expensive knives are not always best  :thumleft:
 
The following users thanked this post: Tom van Brits

Offline PapaDragon

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2063 on: August 30, 2021, 09:08:54 pm »
Ok got it today :ricky:

The Olive wood is heavier than the beach wood that Opinel uses
It feels good in the hand like a Opinel no 8, this is the medium Old Bear
The locking mechanism is undoubly better than Opinel, it won me over, both in the open and closed position
The blade Iím not sure about but think it is 420 SS which is on par with most learherman
Only one complain bit I will enjoy working on it:
The beautiful wooden handle is rough, abselutely beautiful but rough, no way near the finishing touch of Opinel
Ill fix that

That really looks awesome Tom..
I love My Opinels, but may just become an Old Bear convert..  :thumleft:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed with the things that you didn't do, than the things you did. Mark Twain
 
The following users thanked this post: Tom van Brits

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2064 on: August 30, 2021, 09:20:08 pm »
Ok got it today :ricky:

The Olive wood is heavier than the beach wood that Opinel uses
It feels good in the hand like a Opinel no 8, this is the medium Old Bear
The locking mechanism is undoubly better than Opinel, it won me over, both in the open and closed position
The blade Iím not sure about but think it is 420 SS which is on par with most learherman
Only one complain bit I will enjoy working on it:
The beautiful wooden handle is rough, abselutely beautiful but rough, no way near the finishing touch of Opinel
Ill fix that

That really looks awesome Tom..
I love My Opinels, but may just become an Old Bear convert..  :thumleft:

Same here  :biggrin:

 

Offline mox

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2065 on: August 30, 2021, 09:24:09 pm »
Hardened Aisi 420 steel - HRC 54/56
The Old Bears
 

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2066 on: August 30, 2021, 09:56:02 pm »
And this is how it all started:
 
The following users thanked this post: Captain Zef

Offline Battlestar

  • IF IM NOT HERE IM ON MY BIKE
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda CRF-250L
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 6,333
  • Thanked: 117 times
  • "LUX NOBIS DUX"
Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2067 on: August 31, 2021, 08:32:01 am »
So I have always been interested is "Bushcraft Knives" and tinkering around with them when out camping. As the blades were going to be abused I didnt want to drop huge money on them so I bought my first one a Condor Model SBK around 2 years ago and now today my second Condor the Terrasaur model. These knives are very very good value. Not the prettiest but 1095 Carbon steel full tang and tough as old boots. Pics below of the new arrival.




« Last Edit: August 31, 2021, 08:49:45 am by Battlestar »
Pass this way once!
 

Offline mox

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2068 on: August 31, 2021, 09:03:12 am »
Condor knives are underrated, especially the bushcraft blades
 
The following users thanked this post: Battlestar

Offline Oshkosh

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2069 on: August 31, 2021, 12:10:37 pm »
@Gato

Received this Today.
What can I say this is one of the Best Hand made Knifes I have ever had the privilege to own!!! :drif: :drif:
Thanks Boet!!! :thumleft:
2017 R1200RS SPORT F#ck Me what an Animal!
2010 R1200GS ADV "The Comfy Chair with GRUNT"(SOLD)
2012 R1200RT "The Wife's Little Tourer"
 
The following users thanked this post: Captain Zef, Battlestar, Tom van Brits, RobD, johanp

Offline mox

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2070 on: August 31, 2021, 01:24:21 pm »
Very nice ! You won't be disappointed with that  :biggrin:
 

Offline Ghato

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Mpumalanga
  • Posts: 560
  • Thanked: 13 times
  • BMW R1250 GS Adventure
Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2071 on: August 31, 2021, 02:36:14 pm »
@Gato

Received this Today.
What can I say this is one of the Best Hand made Knifes I have ever had the privilege to own!!! :drif: :drif:
Thanks Boet!!! :thumleft:

Thanks Ted.

I'm so Glad that you are happy 👌🏼❗️
BMW 650 - Sold
BMW 1200 GS - Sold
Buell Ulyssis - Sold
KTM Super Duke R - Sold
BMW 1200 Adventure - Sold Ducati Multistrada 1200 - Happy!!
 

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2072 on: August 31, 2021, 03:40:27 pm »
They a near identical in size
 
The following users thanked this post: Captain Zef, johanp

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2073 on: August 31, 2021, 03:40:56 pm »
@Gato

Received this Today.
What can I say this is one of the Best Hand made Knifes I have ever had the privilege to own!!! :drif: :drif:
Thanks Boet!!! :thumleft:

Beautiful!!  :3some:
 

Offline Captain Zef

  • The Ultimate
  • Gentleman Dog
  • *
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 15,911
  • Thanked: 503 times
  • Oudtshoorn / Mosselbaai
Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2074 on: August 31, 2021, 04:27:41 pm »
They a near identical in size

Lekker foto Tom.
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:
 
The following users thanked this post: Tom van Brits

Offline Wayne

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2075 on: August 31, 2021, 06:41:03 pm »
They a near identical in size

Lekker foto Tom.
What he said

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

May the best of your today be the worst of your tomorrow.
 
The following users thanked this post: Tom van Brits

Offline Oshkosh

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2076 on: August 31, 2021, 06:51:32 pm »
Very nice ! You won't be disappointed with that  :biggrin:

@mox

It's my second one the other one was gifted to my son when I saw this baby!  :thumleft:
2017 R1200RS SPORT F#ck Me what an Animal!
2010 R1200GS ADV "The Comfy Chair with GRUNT"(SOLD)
2012 R1200RT "The Wife's Little Tourer"
 

Offline SmuGS

  • A very quiet
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 3,344
  • Thanked: 70 times
  • 101 078 km.
Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2077 on: August 31, 2021, 10:14:41 pm »
Monday morning knives.  :biggrin:
I'll let you know what I think of each when I have had some time to play with them.

Interested to hear about that button lock..
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
R1150gs,  KLE 500, XT660R.
 

Offline Captain Zef

  • The Ultimate
  • Gentleman Dog
  • *
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 15,911
  • Thanked: 503 times
  • Oudtshoorn / Mosselbaai
Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2078 on: September 01, 2021, 12:17:11 am »
 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :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:
 
The following users thanked this post: johanp

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2079 on: September 01, 2021, 01:17:40 am »
Maak daai Sheepdog n steak seer 😅