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Offline Rossdog

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #840 on: April 28, 2020, 07:37:11 am »
Any thoughts on this?

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I've got one Wayne. My Mrs bought it for me in Geneva. It's a solid, tough knife, and comes with a quality real canvass belt pouch. I use it as my work EDC knife. It's quite big though. Takes and keeps a fine edge.
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« Reply #841 on: April 28, 2020, 04:17:16 pm »
I'm not sure how I missed this thread....  :o
But anyway, lekker bonus lockdown reading, only on p8 now... :thumleft:

Might contribute later... just need to suss out the kakpraters... :peepwall:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #842 on: April 28, 2020, 05:24:20 pm »
Don't worry about the kakpraters, bud, this thread is too sharp for them...
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #843 on: April 28, 2020, 07:15:43 pm »
I'm not sure how I missed this thread....  :o
But anyway, lekker bonus lockdown reading, only on p8 now... :thumleft:

Might contribute later... just need to suss out the kakpraters... :peepwall:

Mind your tongue young man...
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #844 on: April 29, 2020, 11:52:25 am »
Don't worry about the kakpraters, bud, this thread is too sharp for them...

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #845 on: April 30, 2020, 01:58:01 pm »
A Spyderco fixed blade for a change.
One of the best diving knives in existence, the key is in the Serrations and Steel type.
H1 cannot rust as there is almost no carbon.
It is hardened with Nitrogen.
The Spyderco serrations design protects the soft steel and gives you a good working knife for cutting things like rope.
The opening hole is a trademark so they even put them on the fixed blades.




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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #846 on: April 30, 2020, 03:34:04 pm »
Excuse my ignorance but what is the purpose of a serrated blade?
I see one can buy knives with partly serrated blades as well
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #847 on: April 30, 2020, 03:43:53 pm »
It works well for cutting fibrous materials like rope and cloth.
It changes the cutting angle and you get better cuts on certain things.

I prefer a plain edge for everything apart for rope. The problem with H1 is that its super soft and needs the serrations to keep the edge geometry in tact.
Some also say the work hardening of the H1 steel when cutting these adds to the edge hardness. But I dont see this, its a geometry thing.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #848 on: April 30, 2020, 05:26:47 pm »
Excuse my ignorance but what is the purpose of a serrated blade?
I see one can buy knives with partly serrated blades as well

As Sharkie said, plus it slices cheese better... :deal:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #849 on: April 30, 2020, 05:30:24 pm »
Great slicer for self protection too
 

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« Reply #850 on: April 30, 2020, 05:38:18 pm »
Great slicer for self protection too

I haven't been so lucky to be attacked by cheese...
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #851 on: April 30, 2020, 05:50:15 pm »
 :laughing4: best comment during lockdown on WD  :spitcoffee:
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« Reply #852 on: April 30, 2020, 09:56:07 pm »
Here is a knife I made on order.
Yes Iím also a product of the Herbst school and tutoring from my Dad.

N690 with Wild Olive slabs.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #853 on: May 01, 2020, 04:21:38 am »
Here is a knife I made on order.
Yes Iím also a product of the Herbst school and tutoring from my Dad.

N690 with Wild Olive slabs.

Not just a pretty face then? Baie nice Deon.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 
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« Reply #854 on: May 01, 2020, 11:18:03 am »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #855 on: May 01, 2020, 02:09:05 pm »
I prefer a plain edge for everything apart for rope.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #856 on: May 02, 2020, 12:29:53 pm »
Some more Spyderco H1.
I carry and use this knife a lot when Iím on holiday at the coast.
Itís called the Pacific Salt.
Is like a 2 generations ago Endura but with the steel that does not rust.
Iíll probably switch to the LC200N Native as my main knife at the coast but will always have this chainsaw for ropes and like.




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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #857 on: May 04, 2020, 01:16:32 pm »
Here is a knife that I think everyone should grab and keep handy.
They work hard on wood and other hard ise tasks.
And they are as cheap as chips.

Mora Companion.
The bushcraft is even more sturdy but this will do.


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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #858 on: May 04, 2020, 01:56:15 pm »
Here is a knife that I think everyone should grab and keep handy.
They work hard on wood and other hard ise tasks.
And they are as cheap as chips.
Mora Companion.
The bushcraft is even more sturdy but this will do.
Good looking working knife. As you said price is right, although it seems to vary a bit (R195 at The Knife Guy, R299 at Outdoor Warehouse).
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #859 on: May 05, 2020, 10:49:58 am »
On the desk today , R2D2 and a SAK Pioneer.
Ontario Randall Adventure Training (RAT) model 2 in D2 steel.


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