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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2440 on: November 16, 2021, 11:44:12 am »
@johanp will wait on your thoughts on that knife  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2441 on: November 16, 2021, 12:30:14 pm »
@El Zeffo and @johanp Not sure if I have jotted down some specs on the Benchmade 761 yet but it is a sweet knife. It has its faults but those give it character. I love the M390 steel.

I managed to put a convex grind onto the blade, Work Sharp Ken Onion Knife & Tool Sharpener with the grinding attachment. I know  ::) but I was trying my hand at free hand.

Now I remember that at some stage I had a similar problem as Cappie had with his Sebenza, I could not get this sharp again. It was roughly 20⁰ but convex.

 If you look carefully I now have a Convex-not  :biggrin:. that's what I call it. Convex and at 22⁰

Hope the pic is clear enough


 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2442 on: November 16, 2021, 12:34:38 pm »
After watching that vid earlier i understand the convex concept.  I decided to not sharpen the Sebenza more. Its sharp enough for now. I will do it properly later when its blunt.
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« Reply #2443 on: November 16, 2021, 12:34:54 pm »
I have not been making notes since I’m trying to avoid buying more knives. 🙈
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« Reply #2444 on: November 16, 2021, 12:39:42 pm »
Excuse the old cutting board but i already love this knife.
I can see me chopping things for years with this.  :biggrin: :biggrin:
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« Reply #2445 on: November 16, 2021, 01:00:39 pm »
Yes @Ghato makes excellent blades. Absolutely love mine and it will more than likely be passed down to my boy or girl such is the quality.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2446 on: November 16, 2021, 02:06:21 pm »
Yes @Ghato makes excellent blades. Absolutely love mine and it will more than likely be passed down to my boy or girl such is the quality.

Thanks for the compliment!

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« Reply #2447 on: November 16, 2021, 04:40:57 pm »
Guys I got no less than 9 requests from guys wanting me to bring them knives back from the States with a number of 12 folders ranging from 70 to 180 usd a piece.
I have given everyone the same answer which is that I am not sure about return dates since I have tried to extend and do Winter work. However now that I got a date and will be returning I have had a look at the amount of valuables I already have to bring back as well as these requests which will ad way over a thousand usd to my luggage with no insurance that it will be on the other side when I land.
Now I haven’t got the money to reimburse lost goods and don’t want to risk it.
If it was one or two requests it would have been a different story.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2448 on: November 16, 2021, 07:11:21 pm »
Opening a can of worms my friend.
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« Reply #2449 on: November 16, 2021, 07:30:25 pm »
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Opening a can of worms my friend.

Agreed.  And a bit “forward” if they’re not close friends anyway.
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« Reply #2450 on: November 17, 2021, 07:38:42 am »
PM2 in a fancy dress on nature.  :biggrin:

how are those scales treating you ?

Ok so i got them right now. I had to assemble the knife with Loctite for it to stay solid. The scales are lovely. Only problem i have with them is they are fairly slippery. They will be much better with that same finish as the Sebenza scales.
I would say they are pure aesthetics and a downgrade on function. The original scales are way more functional.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2021, 07:41:00 am by El Zeffo »
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 #2451 on: November 17, 2021, 07:48:05 am »
Have them sandblasted ??
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2452 on: November 17, 2021, 12:40:00 pm »
Have them sandblasted ??


I might. But it looks really good the way it is.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2453 on: November 17, 2021, 01:25:46 pm »
So my R380 bargain basement Maple knife started falling apart after two weeks.

Returned it, and got me a medium Honey Badger. R590.
Very nice. Loving it so far.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2454 on: November 17, 2021, 01:31:19 pm »
So my R380 bargain basement Maple knife started falling apart after two weeks.

Returned it, and got me a medium Honey Badger. R590.
Very nice. Loving it so far.

Cant go wrong with the Honey Badger.  Congrats  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2455 on: November 17, 2021, 01:34:40 pm »
Russians make some well priced knives https://rusblade.com/collection/Shirogorovs-knives  :imaposer:

I like some of the Shirogorovs and the CKF's

 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2456 on: November 17, 2021, 01:37:02 pm »
Russians make some well priced knives https://rusblade.com/collection/Shirogorovs-knives  :imaposer:

I like some of the Shirogorovs and the CKF's
One day when I’m all grown up. Shirogorov has been on my knife bucket list of a while now.
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« Reply #2457 on: November 17, 2021, 01:42:59 pm »
I don't know if I will ever be grown up enough to afford some of those.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2458 on: November 17, 2021, 01:45:48 pm »
I don't know if I will ever be grown up enough to afford some of those.
Yep, and even then I doubt I’d be able to justify it.

As die more affordable - anyone tried Kansept knives yet?
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« Reply #2459 on: November 17, 2021, 02:02:51 pm »
Not yet but watching for something I may like.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Kansept+nick+shabazz

Nick Shabazz has some reviews on a few of their knives.
 
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