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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #740 on: March 14, 2020, 09:41:59 am »
I got this one recently and itís becoming something special in my eyes.
What a solid cutting tool. Itís like the love child of the Native and PM2.

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It just shows what a little attention to ergonomics can do...
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #741 on: March 15, 2020, 03:43:34 am »
I got this one recently and itís becoming something special in my eyes.
What a solid cutting tool. Itís like the love child of the Native and PM2.

Spyderco Shaman




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It just shows what a little attention to ergonomics can do...

Wallmart near me has got 1 left for usd 42, thought of buying it but got distracted by some of the other nice offerings from CRKT and Buck and end up walking out non decisive  :lol8:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #742 on: March 15, 2020, 10:30:01 am »
I'm sure Walmart sells the Tenacious for $42.
Most good knife dealers sell the Shaman for $202 in the US.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #743 on: March 15, 2020, 08:22:09 pm »
These American Sodbusters look rather interesting.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #744 on: March 15, 2020, 09:44:06 pm »
Classic working knives, Case offers two steels and neither of them are fantastic but will do if you can touch up quite often.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #745 on: March 16, 2020, 01:21:15 am »
I'm sure Walmart sells the Tenacious for $42.
Most good knife dealers sell the Shaman for $202 in the US.

You are probably right yes, I see on LA Police gear site quite a few and some Spyderco are made in China, others in Japan and yet some in Italy. There should be a quality difference for sure if only steel and tempering
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #746 on: March 16, 2020, 07:11:05 am »
Ek sien by ons Koorporasie verkoop hulle Remington messe. Is hulle goed?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #747 on: March 16, 2020, 11:00:05 am »
Ek sien by ons Koorporasie verkoop hulle Remington messe. Is hulle goed?
Not normally.
Remington just adds its name onto different Chinese cheap knives.
You may find a good one in the lot but its unlikely.

These knives are usually made of soft steel like 420J2, 440A, 3Cr12 etc.
While these are shiny and quite stainless they are very bad blade steels.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #748 on: March 17, 2020, 12:34:33 pm »
So how do you guys store your knives? I'm thinking of something like a tool roll. Perhaps an old leg from a pair of jeans cut off and sewn into a form of a tool roll.
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #749 on: March 17, 2020, 12:46:20 pm »
Most of my stuff is all over the place, drawers, cupboards, car etc. Some that I do not use in a wooden box lined with felt. I do lightly oil knives when I remember, well the higher carbon ones. Some I have forced a patina on them but I do not know if that is the right thing to do, seems to protect them somewhat but still oil and leave.


Edit: don't leave them in a leather sheath, the tanning process can leave chemicals that will destroy a blabe, high carbon, so I am told.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #750 on: March 17, 2020, 04:17:39 pm »
Spyderco make some interesting knives too.
This one is designed along the lines of the traditional knives of the Chokwe tribe; found from Central and Northern Angola into DRC.
A modern titanium frame lock.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #751 on: March 20, 2020, 02:11:25 pm »
This is a really good carry knife.
Big quality blade for a small weight and pocket real estate penalty.



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #752 on: March 20, 2020, 02:25:50 pm »
Looking for a good quality Higonokami
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« Reply #753 on: March 20, 2020, 03:14:35 pm »
This is a really good carry knife.
Big quality blade for a small weight and pocket real estate penalty.



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #754 on: March 20, 2020, 09:19:16 pm »
Cannot argue with you there, my edc. Very handy and capable.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #755 on: March 21, 2020, 09:29:55 am »
I stumbled across this young you tuber Alec Steele and immediately subscribed, this youngster is an absolute genius with steel, thoroughly enjoy his whole presentation and his creations, highly recommended 
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #756 on: March 23, 2020, 08:30:27 am »
Felt like a change so Iím carrying this Zero Tolerance for a bit.
Just a simple ZT0350 assisted flipper.
I always carry a Swiss Army knife and a torch as well as any one handed opening knife.




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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #757 on: March 28, 2020, 12:54:14 pm »
While in lockdown I am doing a lot of braaing.
I will be using larger Spydercos for utility while at home.

Military.
This one in s30v with Orange G10. My B-FOK.
Big Orange Knife.



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #758 on: March 28, 2020, 01:38:52 pm »
While in lockdown I am doing a lot of braaing.
I will be using larger Spydercos for utility while at home.
Military.
This one in s30v with Orange G10. My B-FOK.
Big Orange Knife.
Now that does look like a working knife. Big, comfy handle. Lots of beautiful knives out there that will raise a blister within minutes.