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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2220 on: September 30, 2021, 03:50:26 am »
You get high end Learhermans which are really worth a second look for guys that donít mind spending more but the Wave is the most balanced in the sup $100
I like it more than the Supertool bit need the stronger and bigger pliers of said tool.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2221 on: September 30, 2021, 07:21:56 am »
You get high end Learhermans which are really worth a second look for guys that donít mind spending more but the Wave is the most balanced in the sup $100
I like it more than the Supertool bit need the stronger and bigger pliers of said tool.

I also carry a ST 300 as a daily driver. Only thing I ever missed on it was scissors. It is the perfect working manís tool. But its not really ďsexyĒ
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2222 on: September 30, 2021, 07:41:27 am »
You guys are going to laugh.

This is my Leatherman. Its the best Leatherman for me.
I had a Wave and a Charge TI. Those are too heavy for me.
If you are into electronics and programming the S2 is perfect. Its pretty sad that you don't get them anymore.
Its really light and pretty strong for the size.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2223 on: September 30, 2021, 08:26:27 am »
Not going to laugh, although I have a  WAVE, my Juice C2 travels on the bike with me

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« Reply #2224 on: October 01, 2021, 08:44:19 am »
Mini Elementum is coming.  :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2225 on: October 01, 2021, 08:51:52 am »
I gave my two Benchmades a little upgrade. Brought two large deep pocket clips from the states. It looks pretty sweet in my opinion.
The old griptilian looks new with this new clip.
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« Reply #2226 on: October 01, 2021, 09:01:50 am »
This thing really is something else.
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BMW F800GS Twin
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2227 on: October 01, 2021, 09:22:19 am »
Zefmail has arrived  :biggrin:

This is something else, it just feels right and the light weight knife with the heavy blade just adds to the quality feel.  Dankie Zef

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« Reply #2228 on: October 01, 2021, 09:29:11 am »
Congrats @Tman21.
 

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« Reply #2229 on: October 01, 2021, 09:31:37 am »
Zefmail has arrived  :biggrin:

This is something else, it just feels right and the light weight knife with the heavy blade just adds to the quality feel.  Dankie Zef


Stunning, congrats!
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2230 on: October 01, 2021, 12:27:07 pm »
Olight Drever

So I needed another EDC torch and decided to look at Olight and came across a package deal and ordered it.

Then I started thinking ''Olight  making knives now?''. Well not really and after some digging it sees they approached Kizer to make them a budget knife, I believe there is another, the Olight Split.

The blade is pretty decent made from Bholer N690 which has similar properties to VG-10. The knife it light and the action is good. Ergonomics are good.
Did I mention it is a budget knife? Well there is no blade play whatsoever and the action is great but the liner lock does not fill me with confidence, it seems a little light. I will not try an load this knife with much force. The clip seems to have been designed and manufactured by Civivi  :lol8:
It's a pity they did not spend a little more  on the liner lock. This could have been a very good knife.

It's not a knife I would go out and buy(though I have bought worse) but it is reasonable for mediocre tasks and for on the run food prep and eating.


Blade Length: 88.6 mm
Handle Length: 114.4 mm
Overall Length: 203 mm
Handle material: G10
Blade material: N690 Stainless Steel
Blade style: Sheepsfoot blade with full-flat grind and HRC60 hardness
Liner material: 3Cr13 Stainless Steel
Pocket clip material: 3Cr13 Stainless Steel
Weight:  96.9 g

As a package deal its okay.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2231 on: October 01, 2021, 12:30:31 pm »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2232 on: October 02, 2021, 11:01:55 am »
Zefmail has arrived  :biggrin:

This is something else, it just feels right and the light weight knife with the heavy blade just adds to the quality feel.  Dankie Zef



I am glad you like it bud. That knife is for a lifetime. That blade is seriously hard aswell so i don't think you will need another knife ever. :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2233 on: October 02, 2021, 11:03:22 am »
This thing really is something else.

When i am back in the states this will be ordered :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2234 on: October 03, 2021, 12:39:19 pm »
Iím on record that I like peasant knives and working manís folders - Opinel, Okapi, old Bear, MAM. I found this folder at an antique store in a small town in the WC. It looks like it could be a vinyard pruning knive, as I have bought similar shape folders in the NC wine region. It has a rough liner lock, but it uses nice wood and is very sturdy. There were 4, I took the one whose blade looks like it has never been used. Paid R40 and Iím as pleased as anything. Anyone knows more?
 

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« Reply #2235 on: October 03, 2021, 04:30:06 pm »
Pruning and garden knives has got more of a sickle blade shape.
I canít say it is not meant for agri but doubt
That blade is popular in communities where they discouraged Ďdangerous and tactical blades
They would normally not have a sharp point to prevent stabbing and the blade length should topically not be longer than 3 inches
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2236 on: October 03, 2021, 06:20:29 pm »
I got a question.

Is that a PM2 or a Para3  :biggrin:

I had to go through the painstaking task of putting those sterretjies in there.  :laughing4: :laughing4:
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« Reply #2237 on: October 03, 2021, 06:23:03 pm »
 :spitcoffee:
 

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« Reply #2238 on: October 03, 2021, 06:28:23 pm »
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Now i know how the oke at the Scope used to feel back in the day.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2239 on: October 03, 2021, 07:16:13 pm »
Pruning and garden knives has got more of a sickle blade shape.
I canít say it is not meant for agri but doubt
That blade is popular in communities where they discouraged Ďdangerous and tactical blades
They would normally not have a sharp point to prevent stabbing and the blade length should topically not be longer than 3 inches

Thanks. Iíve got a feeling that they are for grafting grape vines. I previously got grafting  folding knives at our local co-op and gave them to family members as biltong knives after I refinished the wood, as it had a similar shape to a biltong knife. But those were less elaborate and without a locking device.  But also nice wood.