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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #941 on: May 30, 2020, 07:54:06 am »

I ended up selling the Inkosi.
Iím not a CRK guy.


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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #942 on: May 30, 2020, 10:20:01 am »
I picked up this.ganzo for R350 delivered. Good quality. Steel not so sure about, but good value for a knife that I dont mind beating up.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #943 on: May 30, 2020, 08:02:41 pm »

I ended up selling the Inkosi.
Iím not a CRK guy.


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Out of interest, what did you not like about it?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #944 on: May 30, 2020, 08:50:16 pm »

I ended up selling the Inkosi.
Iím not a CRK guy.


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Out of interest, what did you not like about it?

Love Chris Reeve and the whole story behind his business. South African icon.
Have almost all his fixed blades and two or three folders.
I have found though that some people find his folders to be less value for money compared to other brands.
Have to give it to Chris though - his folders became the benchmark against which other folders are evaluated.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #945 on: May 30, 2020, 08:51:31 pm »

I ended up selling the Inkosi.
Iím not a CRK guy.


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Out of interest, what did you not like about it?

Love Chris Reeve and the whole story behind his business. South African icon.
Have almost all his fixed blades and two or three folders.
I have found though that some people find his folders to be less value for money compared to other brands.
Have to give it to Chris though - his folders became the benchmark against which other folders are evaluated.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #946 on: May 31, 2020, 12:04:54 pm »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #947 on: May 31, 2020, 12:56:41 pm »
A am looking for an advice / expert opinion please:

I want to buy new general pupose knife for trips. I am leaning heavily towards Morakniv Garberg as I like its no frills simplicity, scandi grind, full tang, Swedish manufacture and yet very reasonable cost.  I just need to decide whether to go for the Stainless or Carbon one.

I will use the knife for the basic camping puposes such as preparing wood for fire - splitting small logs (simple batoning) into kindling and shaving wood for firestarter (feather wood) and food preparation - the basic stuff

I have done my research and understand the basic plusses and minuses of each - carbon best for zoombie appocalypse (which does seem to be coming though) because of the ability to start fire just by striking rocks and because it is much easier to sharpen out in the sticks, stainless for minimum maintenance requirements as it doesn't rust unlike carbon, and slightly longer edge sharpness retention.

So my question is: How much more difficult it is to sharpen stainless knife in the sticks (I don't care at home - have plenty time there) compared to carbon one, assuming having minimum sharpening tools in the sticks (small diamond plate on the sheath or some such)? And how much more maintenance is required with carbon knife to prevent rust - is it enough just to wipe it out dry after each use or does it require much more?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #948 on: May 31, 2020, 02:08:09 pm »
A scandi grind is not good at all for food preparation. In fact it sucks.
For working wood and general cutting tasks like rope and straps its great.

Go for the Stainless Garberg, the hardcore survivalist guys only go for the carbon to strike flints for fire.
Striking a ferro rod is something completely different and the Garberg excels with a sharp spine.

The Garberg Stainless is as easy to sharpen as most carbon steels.  14c28n. Scandi grind makes it easier too, you are literally sharpening on a flat edge.
 

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« Reply #949 on: May 31, 2020, 03:39:40 pm »
A scandi grind is not good at all for food preparation. In fact it sucks.
For working wood and general cutting tasks like rope and straps its great.

Go for the Stainless Garberg, the hardcore survivalist guys only go for the carbon to strike flints for fire.
Striking a ferro rod is something completely different and the Garberg excels with a sharp spine.

The Garberg Stainless is as easy to sharpen as most carbon steels.  14c28n. Scandi grind makes it easier too, you are literally sharpening on a flat edge.

Thanks. To be honest, food preparation is probably too generous term for what I want to do (cut off slice of bread, eat bully beef out of can and possibly braai here and there) and I'm sure the knife will work for that just fine. Even at home I use sometimes cheap Mora Companion with scandi for food preparation like braai and for what I do it works fine - but it has narrower blade than Garberg which definitely helps with that.

Yes, scandi grind is by far the easiest to sharpen because of the flat profile - I have just seen some videos which showed that it takes much longer to get stainless sharp than carbon. But I cannot find carbon one in SA for sale now, so that solves that connundrum - I'm ordering the stainless one.

Thanks for advice.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #950 on: June 01, 2020, 07:10:27 am »


JohanP - how do feel about Zero Tolerance?
I like them a lot, but for some reason, I've never been able to get myself to pull the trigger on one. Maybe one day.
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« Reply #951 on: June 01, 2020, 07:16:50 am »
Speaking of cool things, my friend recently started modding knives, this came out pretty awesome I reckon.
I reckon I'll be ordering one soon.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #952 on: June 03, 2020, 10:17:57 am »
Here is a Chris Reeve knife.
He used to own this and gave it to my friend when he came over to visit.
His Dad and Chris raced bikes together here in SA.
Some wheeling and dealing and I got this old Spyderco ďStandardĒ in my collection.




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« Reply #953 on: June 03, 2020, 10:32:36 am »
Wow!
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #954 on: June 04, 2020, 08:37:44 am »
A little cheesy but I am planning on taking these two knives on my next hunting trip.
Buck 110 folding hunter and Cold Steel ultimate hunter.




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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #955 on: June 04, 2020, 09:29:25 am »
A little cheesy but I am planning on taking these two knives on my next hunting trip.
Buck 110 folding hunter and Cold Steel ultimate hunter.




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Nice, I don't think people realize what a machine the Buck 110 is until they see and hold one.
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« Reply #956 on: June 04, 2020, 09:56:37 am »
That Buck is a classic. Much copied, by many manufacturers.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #958 on: June 08, 2020, 08:47:21 pm »
Spyderco release special runs of knife models they already make but do these in special steels and colors.
This ďSprint RunĒ of the classic Japanese lockbacks is in a carbon steel called V-Toku2 laminated in 410 stainless.
Itís tough and holds a good edge and the stainless laminate keeps it quite rust resistant.

Endura
Delica
Dragonfly
Ladybug
Manbug

The Stretch and Meerkat are also part of this run not shown in this picture.




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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #959 on: June 08, 2020, 08:50:55 pm »
V-Toku2 sandwiched by SUS410. You can see the core steel is showing light patina on this Meerkat.



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