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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2020, 12:02:05 pm »
look up meades knives on instagarm or google or u tube....a mate of mine in PE...very mooi  :deal:
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2020, 12:02:56 pm »
look up meades knives on instagarm or google or u tube....a mate of mine in PE...very mooi  :deal:

will do :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2020, 12:07:46 pm »
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #63 on: January 27, 2020, 12:15:26 pm »
O0 <<<<<im just putting my ugly mug here , so i can see more of these fab knives


i used to collect knives when i was young boy , had a bout 30 or so , from your common garden okappie right to a tiny fold knife with sail boats on the handle , it was no more that an inch and a half long closed

sadly they are all gone , i cannot explain it but they gone  :'(

It is a good time then to get up, go to the store and buy yourself a nice flipper Punisher. I can try and give you advice on whatever budget you might have available.
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #64 on: January 27, 2020, 12:25:47 pm »
My Everyday Farm Knives, Kershaw for the Day and the Laquiole for the more important Business of the Day.
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #65 on: January 27, 2020, 12:58:45 pm »
My Everyday Farm Knives, Kershaw for the Day and the Laquiole for the more important Business of the Day.

Beautiful - I see you like the wood/brass combo. Stunning knives
 
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #66 on: January 27, 2020, 01:00:43 pm »
My Everyday Farm Knives, Kershaw for the Day and the Laquiole for the more important Business of the Day.

Beautiful - I see you like the wood/brass combo. Stunning knives

The jimping on the thumb rest of that Laquiole is pure art
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #67 on: January 27, 2020, 01:11:52 pm »
Lyk my ek sal ook my ou messie of twee moet uitkrap en hier wys :thumleft:

I WOULD RATHER BE AN HONEST ASSHOLE .... THAN A FLIPPEN LIAR !   


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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #68 on: January 27, 2020, 04:40:11 pm »
Bastinelli Trigger Framelock
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #69 on: January 27, 2020, 05:19:10 pm »
My Everyday Farm Knives, Kershaw for the Day and the Laquiole for the more important Business of the Day.
I like that Kershaw! Lots. I have the Kudu, which is very solid and the size that I wanted, but the handle will quickly give you blisters if used extensively. But your Kershaw has a real honey of a handle: well rounded and unlikely your grip will slip.  ;)
 
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2020, 05:57:52 pm »
Hardy, kindly share your favourite Sharpeners with us. Is there a 30 06 of Sharpeners, one that you can quickly use while skinning?
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #71 on: January 27, 2020, 06:40:35 pm »
Hardy, kindly share your favourite Sharpeners with us. Is there a 30 06 of Sharpeners, one that you can quickly use while skinning?

Offshore - I use the KME system. It is a bit pricey, but like most things it pays for itself over a long period and it is seriously precise.
I do not use any of these quick sharpening systems as it damages the edge of the blade.
Knife sharpening happens every two weeks in my house and I enjoy the process of restoring a dull blade to it's former glory.
I have attached a link to what I think is the best knife website in the country. Martin Nel is the owner of this website and business, and one of those guys that I really enjoy doing business with.
You will be able to see the different sharpening systems available on his site, and of course there are knivessssssssss.

Enjoy

https://www.knifeguy.co.za/



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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2020, 05:33:24 am »
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2020, 05:49:52 am »
Hardy, kindly share your favourite Sharpeners with us. Is there a 30 06 of Sharpeners, one that you can quickly use while skinning?

Offshore

I forgot to mention stropping yesterday. Stropping is basically the sharpening (keeping the knife sharp more likely) on a leather strop. It works brilliantly once you understand it.
You can literally use a piece of leather(an old leather belt works well) glued onto a bench, table etc and continue with the horizontal movements rotating between sides.
The average guy only needs his knife to be sharp enough to cut, skin (as you mentioned) etc. Stropping is a cheap and effective way of keeping your knife sharp. It wont be of much help if you are going to try and sharpen a totally blunt knife with it though.
I have found that a good metal polish rubbed onto the leather also works well.


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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2020, 06:12:40 am »
Hardy, kindly share your favourite Sharpeners with us. Is there a 30 06 of Sharpeners, one that you can quickly use while skinning?

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I forgot to mention stropping yesterday. Stropping is basically the sharpening (keeping the knife sharp more likely) on a leather strop. It works brilliantly once you understand it.
You can literally use a piece of leather(an old leather belt works well) glued onto a bench, table etc and continue with the horizontal movements rotating between sides.
The average guy only needs his knife to be sharp enough to cut, skin (as you mentioned) etc. Stropping is a cheap and effective way of keeping your knife sharp. It wont be of much help if you are going to try and sharpen a totally blunt knife with it though.
I have found that a good metal polish rubbed onto the leather also works well.



I am fairly new and inexperienced to sharpening and I find the possibility of ruining the blade frightening. Hardy showed me how to keep the knife sharp with a leather strop and I promise you that you wont need a sharpening system if you strop your knife once a week. It actually keeps the edge sharper than any system can. My 5 cents O0
 
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #75 on: January 28, 2020, 06:49:09 am »
Had my little pocket knife now for 42 years... :biggrin:

I wonder if there are still some like this around?
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #76 on: January 28, 2020, 06:55:05 am »
Jeez - 42 years?

It is beautiful. I often wonder what these knives cost back in those days. Surely there arenít many other tools that you buy, that last this long. What brand is it Fixit?
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #77 on: January 28, 2020, 07:02:34 am »
Jeez - 42 years?

It is beautiful. I often wonder what these knives cost back in those days. Surely there arenít many other tools that you buy, that last this long. What brand is it Fixit?

It was a craze, when I was about 8-10 years old. Every second kid had one. They were sold on a card in most of the small shops, like the Okapies, but very good  (better) quality knives, yet no name brand on them? On the blade there is just a stamping " Rostfrei" Language?

I lost this one for a few years, and when we moved house, it reappeared again. Was wedged in the side of a drawer. Now I've attached a bottle opener to it, so it can't slip away again :biggrin:
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #78 on: January 28, 2020, 07:04:28 am »

I forgot to mention stropping yesterday. Stropping is basically the sharpening (keeping the knife sharp more likely) on a leather strop. It works brilliantly once you understand it.
You can literally use a piece of leather(an old leather belt works well) glued onto a bench, table etc and continue with the horizontal movements rotating between sides.
The average guy only needs his knife to be sharp enough to cut, skin (as you mentioned) etc. Stropping is a cheap and effective way of keeping your knife sharp. It wont be of much help if you are going to try and sharpen a totally blunt knife with it though.
I have found that a good metal polish rubbed onto the leather also works well.


I recall my dad using one for his cut throat razors. Hung on the back of the bathroom door and had a canvas side and a leather side.

I've just got some leather offcuts to refurbish my Estwing hammers' handles so this gives me another project  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #79 on: January 28, 2020, 07:19:31 am »
Jeez - 42 years?

It is beautiful. I often wonder what these knives cost back in those days. Surely there arenít many other tools that you buy, that last this long. What brand is it Fixit?

Ok, so it seems to be German make. Found this on E-bay.