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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #140 on: January 30, 2020, 10:14:08 am »
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #141 on: January 30, 2020, 10:14:21 am »
I am dreaming of one of these: https://fallkniven.se/en/knife/gpdi/

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #142 on: January 30, 2020, 01:16:39 pm »
Bit late to this thread due to my run in with the local sherriff on another part of the forum. Also love knives, have a couple. Not very expensive  but most of them have a special memory attached to them. Will take some pics and post when I get have a free moment.
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #143 on: January 30, 2020, 01:36:21 pm »
Bit late to this thread due to my run in with the local sherriff on another part of the forum. Also love knives, have a couple. Not very expensive  but most of them have a special memory attached to them. Will take some pics and post when I get have a free moment.

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« Reply #144 on: January 30, 2020, 02:19:16 pm »
Two current EDC folders, I change as my mood changes on a monthly basis. I must note that although I spend some good money on knives I do use them. Pity as some of them are stunning pieces of engineering and art but that is what they are made for not?

The bench made has an excellent action and the steel holds an edge well, the honeybadher is just weirdly super for the price.
The badger is abused, light resharpening once a week, stopped daily and does not loose material. It cuts paper easily.

When I get time to gather everything from the safe, tool trolly and various strategic knives spots I will send a pic of the small collection.
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #145 on: January 30, 2020, 02:30:52 pm »
Two current EDC folders, I change as my mood changes on a monthly basis. I must note that although I spend some good money on knives I do use them. Pity as some of them are stunning pieces of engineering and art but that is what they are made for not?

The bench made has an excellent action and the steel holds an edge well, the honeybadher is just weirdly super for the price.
The badger is abused, light resharpening once a week, stopped daily and does not loose material. It cuts paper easily.

When I get time to gather everything from the safe, tool trolly and various strategic knives spots I will send a pic of the small collection.

I had a bad experience with a Honeybadger  - I walked into a Cape Union Mart to look at it, as everyone was talking about it. The first one was the large tan - and the blade was loose, so I asked for another, thinking it might be the demo everyone is testing. Unfortunately the second one did the same, out of the box.
As far as your Benchmade is concerned - Steel does not get much better than M390
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« Reply #146 on: January 30, 2020, 02:38:15 pm »
Odd that about the honeybadger. Mine is solid as a rock and I am not afraid to use it because of the economical price. Will it be around with me in 20 years. Probably not. I am hard on knives. Respect them but hard.
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #147 on: January 30, 2020, 02:42:03 pm »
Odd that about the honeybadger. Mine is solid as a rock and I am not afraid to use it because of the economical price. Will it be around with me in 20 years. Probably not. I am hard on knives. Respect them but hard.

Yeah - maybe a batch with loose pivots.
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« Reply #148 on: January 30, 2020, 02:57:33 pm »
Could be, but seriously good value for Mandela spent. I take it out for whatever I need to butcher (not meat) and it holds up to the task. It is a bit light though and makes heavy tasks a tad niggly sometimes. A solid blade makes life easier sometimes if you get my meaning.
 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #150 on: January 30, 2020, 07:08:17 pm »
I also have one of those knives with the fat tick on.
I think mine is a dud though, the blade is all bent and they only sharpened it on one side.

 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #151 on: January 30, 2020, 07:33:08 pm »
Awesome thread. Will post some pics of my lot tomorrow. Spyderco Endura and Leatherman Signal are my daily carry then I have a box of tricks with others  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #152 on: January 30, 2020, 07:38:53 pm »
I also have one of those knives with the fat tick on.
I think mine is a dud though, the blade is all bent and they only sharpened it on one side.

Spyderco? - Can you post a pic of it?
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #153 on: January 30, 2020, 07:42:09 pm »
Awesome thread. Will post some pics of my lot tomorrow. Spyderco Endura and Leatherman Signal are my daily carry then I have a box of tricks with others  :thumleft:

Welcome Battlestar - show your goods :thumleft:
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« Reply #154 on: January 30, 2020, 08:10:30 pm »
Bought this from a guy on my way to the coast.. The guy was outa cash... He reckoned he paid over R2k but I doubt it somehow  so unsure whether I bought a dud or.. So I gave him R600
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« Reply #155 on: January 30, 2020, 08:26:37 pm »
If it is a genuine Boker anything from 80 US to 500 US. Well that is what I have seen certain of their knives go for.
 

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« Reply #156 on: January 30, 2020, 08:42:29 pm »
 I had a laugh watching Chris Reeve's video. See the end of his finger on his right hand that he shot off, testing his tigger pull on his 38 in his bedroom. He used to race road bikes in the 70's.
When BMW bought out their K1000, Chris did a flat out run from Durban to JHB for BMW. I still have some of his knives he made for me, #60, forget the other ones number.
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #157 on: January 30, 2020, 09:04:16 pm »
Bought this from a guy on my way to the coast.. The guy was outa cash... He reckoned he paid over R2k but I doubt it somehow  so unsure whether I bought a dud or.. So I gave him R600
Any knowledge about the knife

Boker makes good knives Tonteldoos.
The very famous knife designer Dietmar Pohl, who now designs knives under his own brand Pohl Force use to be the head designer for Boker.
No idea about the price, but R600 was a bargain for sure.
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #158 on: January 30, 2020, 10:06:43 pm »
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #159 on: January 31, 2020, 07:11:54 am »
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