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Offline RobD

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #860 on: May 05, 2020, 12:03:52 pm »
Here is a knife I made on order.
Yes I’m also a product of the Herbst school and tutoring from my Dad.

N690 with Wild Olive slabs.

What is the function of the grooves on the back of the blade near the handle?
 

Offline alphadog

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #861 on: May 05, 2020, 01:47:12 pm »
gives grip for your thumb, when you want to apply more pressure to the blade
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #862 on: May 05, 2020, 01:56:19 pm »
gives grip for your thumb, when you want to apply more pressure to the blade

Cool, thank you! :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #863 on: May 05, 2020, 02:28:42 pm »
Ja as Alphadog said, I guess.

I made this knife as per the spec on the order, so that feature wasn't my call. Also was much easier to do than I initially thought. Just have to be slow and precise or be prepared to lose drill bits.
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« Reply #864 on: May 08, 2020, 04:59:16 pm »
Thoughts on this or is it a gimmick?

https://www.sharpedge.co.za/kershaw-pub-multi-function-folding-knife-w-stonewash-blade-finish

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #865 on: May 08, 2020, 05:07:54 pm »
Thoughts on this or is it a gimmick?

https://www.sharpedge.co.za/kershaw-pub-multi-function-folding-knife-w-stonewash-blade-finish

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #866 on: May 08, 2020, 08:42:51 pm »
Ja as Alphadog said, I guess.

I made this knife as per the spec on the order, so that feature wasn't my call. Also was much easier to do than I initially thought. Just have to be slow and precise or be prepared to lose drill bits.

Indeed a man of many talents. Not only good for tucking a fellow dog in at night at applying beauty cream.   :biggrin:  Like the shape of that knife.  O0
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #867 on: May 09, 2020, 07:54:21 am »
Thoughts on this or is it a gimmick?

https://www.sharpedge.co.za/kershaw-pub-multi-function-folding-knife-w-stonewash-blade-finish

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Cool little utility knife that is "non locking" but still wont close on your hands.
Made specifically for markets that regulate this feature but perfectly usable and neat.
8Cr13 is ok if you use it lightly and can sharpen it , always good to have a bottle opener.
 
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #868 on: May 10, 2020, 12:33:57 pm »
I tried posting a pic but when clicking "Post" it just opened up a new reply window.
Can anyone even read this?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #869 on: May 10, 2020, 12:36:00 pm »
I finally made a proper handle for my bush knife. The scales are Rooikrans, straight from a R15 bag of firewood.
The spine inlay is warthog tusk and African Blackwood (I nicked a piece from the end of SWAMBO's walking stick  :peepwall:.)

The blade is 4mm 14C28 and was made by Piet vd Westhuizen in Mosselbay. The shape and grind is based on the Mora Garberg.

 

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« Reply #870 on: May 10, 2020, 01:01:05 pm »
I finally made a proper handle for my bush knife. The scales are Rooikrans, straight from a R15 bag of firewood.
The spine inlay is warthog tusk and African Blackwood (I nicked a piece from the end of SWAMBO's walking stick  :peepwall:.)

The blade is 4mm 14C28 and was made by Piet vd Westhuizen in Mosselbay. The shape and grind is based on the Mora Garberg.
Joh! That handle is awesome

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #871 on: May 10, 2020, 01:45:17 pm »
I will second that. Absolutely stunning knive all round. I would love to have one  :thumleft:
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« Reply #872 on: May 10, 2020, 02:20:20 pm »
I finally made a proper handle for my bush knife. The scales are Rooikrans, straight from a R15 bag of firewood.
The spine inlay is warthog tusk and African Blackwood (I nicked a piece from the end of SWAMBO's walking stick  :peepwall:.)

The blade is 4mm 14C28 and was made by Piet vd Westhuizen in Mosselbay. The shape and grind is based on the Mora Garberg.

My biltong knive on post 837 also Piet van der Westhuizen.
 

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« Reply #873 on: May 10, 2020, 08:10:33 pm »
Looking for someone who can make a nice wooden handle for an old one piece forged steel camping hatchet, similar to those on the designer knives. Old rubber grip is wrotten and of no use to hold. Anyone with guidance on who can help in Gauteng area.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #874 on: May 13, 2020, 08:09:01 pm »
Picked this up today for a sweet price. I like the ruggedness of it, and it said "take me"!



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« Reply #875 on: May 14, 2020, 08:40:02 am »
I own quite a few knives, but these are some of my favourites.

I don't really collect knives and keep them boxed.  I generally toss the box immediately and it goes in my pocket.

I still want a Protech and 940.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #876 on: May 14, 2020, 08:49:44 am »
The Bugout, Delica and Exkelibur are EDC classics.
 

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« Reply #877 on: May 16, 2020, 12:54:59 pm »
The one in the middle is Burger LEXK, it is not branded.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #878 on: May 17, 2020, 09:55:16 am »
Nothing to contribute but to ask advice.

I am looking for an EDC folder to be used (hopefully not used) for self defence. Not too big, maybe 100mm blade maximum, light as possible, obviously easy opening (assisted?) and I don't want to spend more than R1 000, maybe R1 500. Considering one of the Honey Badgers (which one?) or the Al Mar Ultralight Eagle w/Satin Finish Blade 4".

School me please.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #879 on: May 17, 2020, 10:16:02 am »
Nothing to contribute but to ask advice.

I am looking for an EDC folder to be used (hopefully not used) for self defence. Not too big, maybe 100mm blade maximum, light as possible, obviously easy opening (assisted?) and I don't want to spend more than R1 000, maybe R1 500. Considering one of the Honey Badgers (which one?) or the Al Mar Ultralight Eagle w/Satin Finish Blade 4".

School me please.

Husky - Opinions will rightfully differ here but for R1000 - R1500 you can get a much better knife than a Honeybadger.
Bestech has got a fantastic range in D2 steel, and even some of the Spyderco’s come into play.
Can I ask why you would want assisted opening?
I know a few of the Kershaw offerings comes with A/O, and most Kershaws come in under 1500
I would also look at Kizer, Real Steel etc.