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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #120 on: January 29, 2020, 01:14:51 pm »
En laastens, 'n Victorinox Swiss Army wat my pa as Kersfeespersent aan my gestuur het Desember 1979 toe ek Kersete in die basis op Ruacana geniet het voordat ons daai aand op patrollie uit was.  My webbelt het deur daai toulussie gegaan en daai mes het in my bomverbandsakkie gewoon.

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #121 on: January 29, 2020, 01:19:51 pm »
En laastens, 'n Victorinox Swiss Army wat my pa as Kersfeespersent aan my gestuur het Desember 1979 toe ek Kersete in die basis op Ruacana geniet het voordat ons daai aand op patrollie uit was.  My webbelt het deur daai toulussie gegaan en daai mes het in my bomverbandsakkie gewoon.

Dis 'n bitter spesiale mes en hy woon in my kluis.


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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #122 on: January 29, 2020, 02:55:14 pm »
Johan

Dit is opvallend hoe elke mes vir elke ou iets spesiaals beteken. Ek dink die eenvoud van 'n mes maak dat hy net plesier gee, en geen moeilikheid soos 'n voertuig of 'n KTM nie. 8) 8)
Ek het ongelukkig nie met 'n pa groot geword nie, maar verstaan heeltemal dat daardie messie in jou kluis slaap.
Ek het nooit geweet jy was in Ruacana gestassioneer nie?
My oupa het self baie werk in Afrika gedoen. Hy (Harold de Kock) en Harry Riley was die twee stigters van Maun in Botswana. Google dit (een van die artikels noem dat hy en Harry verdrink het in die Delta tydens 'n vloed wat nie waar is nie. Hulle is net met die rivier afgetrek Maun toe) - baie interesant. My oupa het die konsessie gehad om olifant en crocs se getalle te verminder in die Delta. Sy sukses hiermee het gemaak dat hy deur verskeie ander regerings genader is om dieselfde werk vir hulle te doen. Van kleintyd af moes ek al leer om kos vir die oumanne te maak in die kamp, en moes ook al vroeg leer raakskiet, slag ens.
Ek het al sy gewere en messe geerf nadat hy oorlede is en verstaan heeltemal dat - Soos Nonking tereg genoem het, dat geld nie die goed kan koop nie.
Ek het 'n hele versameling vaste lemme. - Hulle slaap ook rustig in die kluis. Visarend het al van hulle gesien. Hy is net so lief vir messe.
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #123 on: January 29, 2020, 04:48:05 pm »
I have a major mixed collection of Folding Knifes some various Fixed Blades some Cut throats & some Axes I have collected over +/- 35 years!!  :thumleft:
Unusual Folders being my Favourite!
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« Reply #124 on: January 29, 2020, 04:54:08 pm »
Ek het ook 'n groot swakheid vir 'n mes en dra elke dag van my lewe, een of ander weergawe. Op die plaas is dit altyd my Leatherman Surge en ek dink nie daar het al een dag verby gegaan waar ek hom nie ten minste eenmaal gebruik het nie.
Andersins hang dit maar af waarheen ek oppad is en wat ek daar gaan doen. As ek na 'n braai of spitbraai gaan, is dit een van die kleiner knipmesse wat lekker dra en goed sny.

As ek op die pad is, of na of in enige dorp of stad moet rondloop of ry, gaan ek nooit sonder my Spyderco Karahawk C170 nie. Ek het gelukkig nog nooit nodig gehad om hom te gebruik nie, maar hy is niemand se maat nie...

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #125 on: January 29, 2020, 05:10:16 pm »
I have a major mixed collection of Folding Knifes some various Fixed Blades some Cut throats & some Axes I have collected over +/- 35 years!!  :thumleft:
Unusual Folders being my Favourite!

Oskosh - I have heard about your collection, and after our chat the other day, I am very interested to see some of your "unusual folders" as you call them.
Gooi some pics.
What do you carry daily?
With a collection of 500 plus knives you surely are spoilt for choice.
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #126 on: January 29, 2020, 05:36:23 pm »
Hardy will post some picks will just need to resize them! :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #127 on: January 29, 2020, 05:54:26 pm »
Ek het ook 'n groot swakheid vir 'n mes en dra elke dag van my lewe, een of ander weergawe. Op die plaas is dit altyd my Leatherman Surge en ek dink nie daar het al een dag verby gegaan waar ek hom nie ten minste eenmaal gebruik het nie.
Andersins hang dit maar af waarheen ek oppad is en wat ek daar gaan doen. As ek na 'n braai of spitbraai gaan, is dit een van die kleiner knipmesse wat lekker dra en goed sny.

As ek op die pad is, of na of in enige dorp of stad moet rondloop of ry, gaan ek nooit sonder my Spyderco Karahawk C170 nie. Ek het gelukkig nog nooit nodig gehad om hom te gebruik nie, maar hy is niemand se maat nie...

'n Foto van 'n paar:


Ek het ek ook so Karambit. Myself al mooi gekerf.
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #128 on: January 29, 2020, 05:56:00 pm »
Hardy will post some picks will just need to resize them! :thumleft:

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #129 on: January 29, 2020, 06:11:47 pm »
Hardy will post some picks will just need to resize them! :thumleft:
Axes and Picks. Wow


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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #130 on: January 29, 2020, 06:12:16 pm »
Hardy will post some picks will just need to resize them! :thumleft:

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #131 on: January 29, 2020, 06:31:07 pm »
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #132 on: January 30, 2020, 05:26:41 am »
Our next knife brand is very special, because he is a South African, who made it to the top of the world stage

Chris Reeve Knives was founded as a sole proprietorship in January 1984, with Chris Reeve making custom knives in the single garage attached to the house in which Reeve was living in Durban, South Africa. In March 1989, Reeve and his partner Anne Reeve immigrated to the United States, and CRK commenced manufacturing in Boise, Idaho. In July 1993, Chris Reeve Knives, sole proprietorship, became Reeve Incorporated, doing business as Chris Reeve Knives. Reeve collaborated with Dick Barber of Crucible Materials Corporation to develop CPM S30V steel as a knifemaking steel in 2003. Chris Reeve Knives has collaborated with William Harsey Jr. on several fixed blade knife projects, and serves as the manufacturer of these knives.

Chris Reeve Knives is now an American knife manufacturing corporation with international sales and distribution headquartered in Boise, Idaho, that designs, develops, and sells folding pocket knives and fixed-blade knives. Its products include the Sebenza, Inkosi, Umnumzaan, TiLock, Mnandi folding knives, Impinda slip joint, and the Green Beret, Pacific, Professional Soldier, Nyala, and Sikayo fixed blade knives. Chris Reeve Knives' industry contributions include the Integral Lock, contributions to the blade steel CPM S35VN, and has won Blade Magazine's Blade Show Manufacturing Quality Award 15 times.



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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #133 on: January 30, 2020, 07:13:43 am »
My knife for the day:

Maybe a little too beefy to use as an EDC for the smaller person, but for me this is knife perfection.
CPM20CV blade and Titanium handle.

Hinderer XM24 - Spanto blade

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« Reply #134 on: January 30, 2020, 07:16:58 am »
My versameling
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #135 on: January 30, 2020, 07:25:38 am »
My versameling

Man ek hou van daai vaste lem heel bo.
Jy is duidelik lief vir daai model Leatherman.
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« Reply #136 on: January 30, 2020, 07:34:57 am »
Dankie. Ja daai is my braai mes. Muela is die vervaardiger. Made in Spain. Daai opinel is my smeer mes vir kampering. Leatherman. My Boksburg wat uitkom. Hou van carbon fibre.  :)
 
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #137 on: January 30, 2020, 09:25:20 am »
My interest in knives had been lying dormant for decades until a couple of years ago. I decided to spoil myself and bought a Leatherman Crater.
It lived in the car but saw little use.

In the meantime my interest in wood picked up until the penny dropped. Out came the knife and a piece of wood and I was whittling away. First I was just shaving away but soon I started trying to carve shapes and details. It wasn't long before the blisters showed up. So I made the little carver from a piece of hacksaw blade and meranti dowel. The ergonomics were in another league and the Crater was only used for de-barking a branch from then on.

I read that Picasso used an Opinel no.5 to carve his wooden sculptures, so I ordered a no. 6 and no. 9. The thin, sharp blades just melted through the wood and the handles were reasonably comfortable in a variety of grips. Despite its size, the no. 6 felt cumbersome and difficult to control when carving details, especially when using the very tip.

I soon added the small Okapi to the collection. It required extensive re-grinding of the cutting edge but it quickly became my go-to knife for whittling. Using the Okapi and Opinel side-by-side it became clear why the Opinel struggled with carving using the blade tip: the angle at which the cutting edge meets the spine is too big and points too high. The blade remains full-width for too long and then tapers too fast.
The narrow clip point on the Okapi (R80!) combined with its pen-like handle gives it carving ability that would rival the best scalpel.

When taking the dogs for a walk I would source whittling stock from unsuspecting trees on the sidewalk. On green branches the no. 9 Opinel still worked the best but the blade felt a little flimsy against thicker, dry hardwoods. So I ordered a Mora Companion and a few loose Mora Classic no. 1 blades.

I instantly fell in love with the Scandi grind and it was immediately obvious why it is rated as such a great knife for bushcraft. The first Classic blade got a handle shaped true to the original Classic handle and it must be the most ergonomic shape ever for multiple grips. A true carpenter's knife.

I am now dreaming of a folding Mora, shortish blade like the Classic 2/0 but in stainless steel, and perhaps a small folding saw blade for those trees that like to fight back...

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #138 on: January 30, 2020, 09:59:30 am »
Morakniv knives must be some of the best knives in the world.
Love the skandi grind, and their steel is top notch.
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« Reply #139 on: January 30, 2020, 10:05:08 am »
I am dreaming of one of these: https://fallkniven.se/en/knife/gpdi/