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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2360 on: October 29, 2021, 02:09:38 pm »
I have run a few of my knives through my new worksharp... got 2 kitchen pairing knives to razor sharp.. bald forearm now  ???  and achieved the same with my CRKT (stayed clear of serrations) BUT had same issue as Cap'nZef with a Jean Du Bost Pradel knife... barely cuts paper  >:(   not withstanding use of a black whiteboard marker on the edge to ensure I matched angles... said knife is going to be introduced to my whetstone and if that does not work it will be farmed off.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2361 on: October 29, 2021, 02:49:26 pm »
Okay, I sometimes find that I will try and get a burr to form from one side and I will go on and on and nothing, I then start on the other side and achieve a burr then swap over and then go at that other side. Swap sides as the burr rises and with fewer and fewer strokes per side as I go up the grits. I then hone.

However I have also noticed that sometimes you fold the burr over too much, if that makes sense.

If you have not managed to get a blade sharp at a low grit it will not come sharp no matter what you do with high grits and hones.

I have stepped away from polishing edges, for my purposes which is still hair popping I will usually stop between 600 and 1500 grit depending on the blade and then just lightly strop or hone. ( at 300 - 360 grit the blade was scary sharp but gritty)

Some theorize that is you over polish an edge you actually flatten out the cutting edges.

https://www.hertzmann.com/articles/2013/edges/
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2362 on: October 29, 2021, 05:25:32 pm »
@Tom van Brits i did mark the edge with the black marker.

I've used the knife at lunch and dinner and its plenty sharp. I will just leave it like it is.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2363 on: October 30, 2021, 08:08:24 am »
Anybody know where i can buy a real Lynch clip for my PM2 in SA?
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« Reply #2364 on: October 30, 2021, 12:18:00 pm »
PM2 on the road.
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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 #2365 on: October 30, 2021, 01:30:07 pm »
Anybody know where i can buy a real Lynch clip for my PM2 in SA?

The Knife Guy is out of stock and I was only aware of him doing them. I'll ask around.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2366 on: November 02, 2021, 06:48:52 pm »
Ek waaragtig weer ietsie bestel. Eg Suid Afrikaans, maar die keer is dit laaste. Gaan die mes abuse. Kry dit blykbaar môre.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2367 on: November 03, 2021, 06:58:59 am »
 :peepwall:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2368 on: November 03, 2021, 06:59:53 am »
Ek waaragtig weer ietsie bestel. Eg Suid Afrikaans, maar die keer is dit laaste. Gaan die mes abuse. Kry dit blykbaar môre.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2369 on: November 03, 2021, 07:01:17 am »
It's tomorrow  :peepwall:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2370 on: November 03, 2021, 09:30:24 am »
It's tomorrow  :peepwall:

Gee die mesman tyd om sy shop te open. Nou net gekry. #300 van hoeveel weet ek nie.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2371 on: November 03, 2021, 09:32:11 am »
Ek waaragtig weer ietsie bestel. Eg Suid Afrikaans, maar die keer is dit laaste. Gaan die mes abuse. Kry dit blykbaar môre.
Elke keer is die laaste.

Ek gaan iets kaals moet post dat die Mods my kan ban, of dalk iemand insult :imaposer:

Of mesman Martin se site moet crash :xxbah:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2372 on: November 03, 2021, 09:36:13 am »
It's tomorrow  :peepwall:

Gee die mesman tyd om sy shop te open. Nou net gekry. #300 van hoeveel weet ek nie.

Awesome.
Honey Badgers are becoming well known and well liked across the globe, and for a knife to make it in the US market or for them to take notice you cant go wrong. Great knives.
I have a few  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2373 on: November 03, 2021, 11:03:53 am »
Hi Heinzz,

What model Badger is that..  looks like D2 / Medium /  Large etc?

Have had a look at Blades&Trigger and The Knife Guy... KnifeGuy's prices are much better... about to order one... all you fault  :lol8:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2374 on: November 03, 2021, 11:22:24 am »
Honey Badger Blackout Large Limited Edition D2 Flipper
No finger choil to increase usable length of the blade.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2375 on: November 03, 2021, 11:27:46 am »
Honey Badger Blackout Large Limited Edition D2 Flipper
No finger choil to increase usable length of the blade.

Jip that is the one. Honey Badger Large Black Flipper LTD Edition HB1286
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2376 on: November 03, 2021, 11:31:56 am »
Hi Heinzz,

What model Badger is that..  looks like D2 / Medium /  Large etc?

Have had a look at Blades&Trigger and The Knife Guy... KnifeGuy's prices are much better... about to order one... all you fault  :lol8:

My apologies, but it is you guys here that is causing me some difficulty in keeping to my promises.

The Knife Guys prices and service is tops for online shopping.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2377 on: November 03, 2021, 11:41:49 am »
Lekker knives those i just wish they would make a micarta version.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2378 on: November 03, 2021, 12:41:13 pm »
Today's lunch knife and carry. Both knives slice equally as well as each other.
The Elementum Button Lock has grown on me. The Opinel is a classic.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2379 on: November 03, 2021, 12:49:28 pm »
Calling on you people in the know.
Friend of mine wants to know the value of this knife - apparently it's from Argentina.
Any comments/suggestions?
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