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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #980 on: August 06, 2020, 02:37:04 pm »
Thanks Hardy, looking at some of their fixed blades  :biggrin: are the folders any good?

PS, how is your recovery coming?

Not sure about their folders but the FB's are really good Mox.
The foot is properly fucked - but operation went well and now it is up to me to keep the foot airborne for a very long time. The challenge is to get the foot ready for operation 2, which wont happen if I don't sit still for 8 weeks.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #981 on: August 06, 2020, 07:14:09 pm »
Thanks Hardy, looking at some of their fixed blades  :biggrin: are the folders any good?

PS, how is your recovery coming?

Not sure about their folders but the FB's are really good Mox.
The foot is properly fucked - but operation went well and now it is up to me to keep the foot airborne for a very long time. The challenge is to get the foot ready for operation 2, which wont happen if I don't sit still for 8 weeks.
Learned to appreciate limb functionality over the last week or so.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #982 on: August 07, 2020, 08:02:10 am »
This is my small but beginners collection.

EDC
- Kershaw Shuffle II, love this folder and the Tanto style
- Honey Badger Medium Flipper, wear this the most and use it a lot
- Leatherman C33X Crater, have a wave too but this carries easier

Hunting
- Wasp, on my first hunting trip I did not have a knife. So on-route to Douglas we popped into Wimpy Kimberley for Breakfast and there was this small china shop. Bought this knife for R199 and to date the sharpest knife I own. Every year at the hunt it cuts and have not been sharpened 3 years running.

Toy
- This was the first knife I bought many years ago as I liked the look for a teen....can't seem to chuck it. The rubber grip is all snotty after the years and poor quality but it's my first.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #983 on: August 07, 2020, 08:04:41 am »
 :( Hardy, I wish you the best and quick healing, the frustration I can understand from my pelvis break in 2015 but it does get better  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #984 on: August 07, 2020, 07:17:50 pm »
Ganzo knives..? Anybody heard about them?
The other day I saw this knife at Cash Crusaders for a hundred bucks and the axis lock caught my eye so I bought it.



It felt a bit grubby so I stripped it. Cleaned and massaged the mating surfaces with 2000 water paper. I also de-burred the slot where the lock bar slides.
Also gave it a lick on the Lansky and it feels good, shaves cleanly..
Google tells me it's Chinese but the website has a New York phone number.
Blade says 440c, not the best but for a Chinese knife I'm not complaining.
https://ganzoknife.com/knife-ganzo-g738-black-green-orange/

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #985 on: August 07, 2020, 08:52:43 pm »
Yep, its Chinese but nothing wrong with that. Good score for R100.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #986 on: August 07, 2020, 09:25:01 pm »
@Hardy de Kock
Strongs Boet hope all works out with the recovery! :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #987 on: August 09, 2020, 08:03:56 am »
Ganzo is fine... ish.  I got one from Amazon to test it out.  Very good value for R300 I paid. 

The cons :
  • Very poor blade steel, soft as butter, cut a box or two and it goes blunt.  Yes boxes destroys blades, but a VG10 lasts weeks on a sharpen
  • Side to side blade play - not that bad, but it is there, I tightened mine, but then the blade is really sticky
  • The lock is ridiculously stiff - if they are not all like that, then there is a consistency problem
  • Sand get stuck in it very quickly and you cannot get it out easily - a Benchmade with the same style lock, is clean with a bit of running water

It is the type of knife that I carry on a Saturday around the house or when I go camping rough.  It is the type of knife that you would let your buddy use and if he says : "Wow, this is a really cool knife", you say "Take it, it is yours."

Again, it is worth the R300 bucks I paid for it, but it is not worth lets say R600.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #988 on: August 09, 2020, 10:00:31 am »
This looks tempting
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #989 on: August 10, 2020, 04:07:59 pm »
My collection from over the years..
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #990 on: August 11, 2020, 10:03:52 am »
New addition. Honey Badger Medium Flipper in D2 steel.

No frills , good value for money knife.

 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #991 on: August 13, 2020, 02:00:53 pm »
Sometimes even cheap knives are practical.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #992 on: August 13, 2020, 02:03:07 pm »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #993 on: August 13, 2020, 06:41:59 pm »
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I like the lines of that  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #994 on: August 13, 2020, 07:37:33 pm »
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Very classy. Where can that be purchased?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #995 on: August 13, 2020, 07:51:44 pm »
Same guy you seem to know above.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #996 on: August 14, 2020, 09:19:55 am »
Steek mes.... Real cloak and dagger. I saw it I liked it and it arrived today.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #997 on: August 14, 2020, 06:21:24 pm »
New Additions to my Collection!!  :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #998 on: August 14, 2020, 06:46:26 pm »
Ek het seker 5 Imperial messies.  Bedonnerde lekker messe.  Die staal is lekker hard, so hy raak lekker skerp.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #999 on: August 20, 2020, 09:38:53 am »
Latest knife for me.
I appreciate the Al Mar knives as they were made by Moki in Japan.
The company has drastically changed since Al Mar died and production of models resembling the old ones are now being made in China.
I thought Id get one to see.
This is the higher end titanium frame lock flipper in D2.  I think I will also get a lightweight one in 8Cr13Mov just to see.

A really sleek well made knife but almost clinically so compared to a hand fitted Japanese lockback.



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