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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2320 on: October 09, 2021, 11:00:36 am »
Sure this knife thing os some sort of a disease but I got my fix with the Buck Ranger 112 and my EDC on the Sitivien 102 and 103
I have finally found what is working for me

Maybe a disease, but I received a folder today that I bought on looks, a bit disapointed, looks good on photos and think it will do a job, but feels not worth it.
Think CIVIVI should do away with the nice pouch and free cap and focus on the knife

Sorry to hear, which one did you get?
I know the Elementum is rather popular.
I havent had a Civivi to date in hand yet but the one featured here with the copper flakes scales and Damascus steel blade is doing it for me on the pictures.
Not cheap at $100 for me but thinking about it.

Chinese manufacturer that has only impressed me this far is Kizer, especially with the Dukes and the mini Sheepdog.
I havent told anybody at work they are Chinese folders and the guys would not bother to google since they are Benchmade diehards but all of them were very impressed by these knives.
Yet the ‘plain Jane’ came and stole the show in the ‘working class’ folders dor me in the form of something I have never even heard of before and that is Citivien.
Pity we all are spread out so far, would have been nice to have a ‘knife and Tomahawk’ bash where everyone could have  showed their blades

Tom, the CIVIVI Imperium C2106C
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2321 on: October 09, 2021, 12:16:15 pm »
My CRK travels in a Civivi pouch :biggrin:
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Most people say "Be like Elon" or "Be like Bill". I say "Be like Pablo" :biggrin:
 

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« Reply #2322 on: October 09, 2021, 12:18:34 pm »
@heinzz We knives are supposed to be Civivi with better materials. Maybe check that out. Or stick to Kizer.
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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« Reply #2323 on: October 09, 2021, 01:04:52 pm »
@heinzz We knives are supposed to be Civivi with better materials. Maybe check that out. Or stick to Kizer.
Jip will do. The Kizer was twice the price of the CIVIVI and it is all in the material.

But as I said previously I am done now. I am not a collector.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2324 on: October 12, 2021, 08:33:47 am »
No knife - About a knife

Ontario Rat 1 bites  :lol8:

I did not even feel it or realize - Until the project was full of blood. Surgical sharp!
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2325 on: October 13, 2021, 08:56:23 am »
No man, I have an old rusted panga that will cut deeper than that.  I've even had a better cut from an angle grinder, and everybody knows that that is a blunt instrument
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2326 on: October 13, 2021, 09:01:10 am »
No man, I have an old rusted panga that will cut deeper than that.  I've even had a better cut from an angle grinder, and everybody knows that that is a blunt instrument

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2327 on: October 16, 2021, 08:23:24 am »
I recently came across a few YT videos where people made mini tool kits for their multitools. That was very interesting, and unsurprisingly it cost me some money to slap something together for myself...  8)

This is the result.

Leatherman Surge
LM flat bits (most common ones)
LM bit extender
One Wiha double sided bit (Philips #1 and #2 - for use in bit extender)
AAA LED flashlight
Surge's metal/diamond file in plastic sheath
Extra metal saw blade (to use with the Surge's T-shank adapter)
Teng Tools 1/4 inch bit ratchet (can drive bits directly or via extender)

The pouch has a tiny bit of unused space. It is tempting to stuff more in there, but I prefer not to overload it. It is a small general purpose kit to grab when the need arise.









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« Reply #2328 on: October 16, 2021, 08:44:02 am »
I like that set up  :thumleft:1
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2329 on: October 16, 2021, 11:56:00 am »
I spoke too soon... I did manage to cram more stuff in....  :lol8:

The Wiha double-sided bits are superior to the LM 2D bits, and they work as a drop-in equivalent in the bit LM extender and ratchet. So I replaced the LM bit set with a Wiha set.



I think these bit sets have been discontinued, but I could still find a few online.


I kept one flat bit in the Surge bit driver.



Thicker, but still fits.



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2330 on: October 18, 2021, 06:40:01 am »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2331 on: October 18, 2021, 07:45:07 am »
Sweet
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 #2332 on: October 18, 2021, 03:53:24 pm »
Its so beautiful to me.  :biggrin: :biggrin:
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« Reply #2333 on: October 18, 2021, 04:05:53 pm »
Its so beautiful to me.  :biggrin: :biggrin:

I had an image in my mind of you singing this to your Sebenza


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« Reply #2334 on: October 18, 2021, 06:52:57 pm »
 :imaposer:
I used to be called Captain Slow but then i got Zef
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« Reply #2335 on: October 20, 2021, 03:21:57 am »
🍾 I got the knife I never knew existed, and I am super chuffed.
It is just a thing of beauty although I am not particularly fond on coloured blades.
They just have this one model available and I had to jump at it.
$84 put it along my Spiderco Delica 4 price wise and that is the most expensive knives I own.
I am done buying knives for myself now.
I have a good collection and each and everyone will be used and got it’s place.
Just a note. I am not a guy that can or will spent more than let’s say $84 on a knife and if anybody needs a ‘budged man’s advice I can tell you this much:
I own a few American names (and made in the USA) and rhen a Spiderco made in Japan.
However; all my Kizer blades by name
1. Gemini
2. Dukes (excellent working knife/hollow grind)
3. Mini Sheepdog
4. Sheepdog
Are just outstanding in build and finish. All of them came hair popping sharp out of the box.

The Old bear traditional handmade knives from Italy are without a doubt better in my opinion than the Frans made Opinel. Especially the locking mechanism as well as choice of wood for the handel.

The traditional old-school Buck 110 hunter and my favourite 112 Ranger with their back lock and engraved wooden scales mix with brass is just simply classic and sort of stand alone. A firm favourite and cool in it’s leather box. It has got it’s place sure thing.

The best no nonsense working knife would/Should have been my CJRB Feldspar but it has to have a very easy one-hand deploying blade and this one only got the thumb-studs on the blade which is a hit and miss (nearly cut myself a couple of times) and to less concern was two or three light rust stains on the new D2 steel which Is probably not a biggy for a working knife.
I kept looking; the Kizer Leek is ok and I carry it often but the blade is just too small (narrow) to my liking.
It gets the job done, deploys fast and sharpen very easy but closing is not its strong point.

Working knives are from the same manufacturer, the Citivien 102 and 103. Smooth deployment like Kizer, back flipper and D2 steel and no hint of rust. Stats sharp after extensive use and it is just solid and easy to live with.
I will recommend them highly for anyone that needs a working knife although I doubt it is available in SA and this teo specific models. The pivot on bearings, have strong g10 scales, perfectly centred and no wobble.
Good pocket clip as well.
At under $28 delivered a bargain of note.

That is my 2cent

I am by no means a knife boffin, just a simple working man on a budged sharing my experience.
I am done shopping now for real.
Happiness  :3some:

 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2336 on: October 20, 2021, 05:35:07 am »
"I am by no means a knife boffin, just a simple working man on a budged sharing my experience.
I am done shopping now for real."
Nicely put Tom  :thumleft:
 
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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 #2338 on: October 20, 2021, 08:04:05 am »
@Kaboef   

https://www.sharpedge.co.za/coast-dx625-double-lock-tan-w-partially-serrated-blade-blister

I should have a review for you guys later today  :biggrin:
I just hope the scales are more real feeling than the Griptilian.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2339 on: October 20, 2021, 08:07:08 am »
@Tom van Brits congrats!
Kizer does make excellent knives.

Good working knives do not have to come at a great cost that is for sure.
I wish I could get my hands on a Sitivien but I have not sourced a supplier here in SA.
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