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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #200 on: January 31, 2020, 06:25:39 pm »
Vertel bietjie vir die mense hoekom 'n Kukri of hoe jy hom ook spel so n klein tonngetjie het naby die handvatsel.
Dit lyk vir my soos iets in jou keel  :laughing4:

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #201 on: January 31, 2020, 06:30:01 pm »
This Knife given to me by Daughters Best friend she is from Argentina descent this is what the Gaucho (Cowboys carry) it given to you as a blunt blade you have to sharpen it your self!! 
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #202 on: January 31, 2020, 06:31:35 pm »
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #203 on: January 31, 2020, 06:34:37 pm »
Vertel bietjie vir die mense hoekom 'n Kukri of hoe jy hom ook spel so n klein tonngetjie het naby die handvatsel.
Dit lyk vir my soos iets in jou keel  :laughing4:

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #204 on: January 31, 2020, 06:35:30 pm »
May I ask a question without derailing the fred Hardy. I always have my Leatherman or CRKT on me. When traveling by air I have to go naked. Had a cheap multitool confiscated at customs leaving before.

Any solutions? More utility than tactical.

I have often considered the TSA safe options by Leatherman and others but just concerned it will also be confiscated by the airport goons.

Johan - Hulle konfiskeer net met hand luggage. As jy 'n koffer het, bere die mes daarin
Dis die neukery Hardy,ek reis altyd met slegs ‘n rugsak. Sal my maar blootstel aan donker Afrika. Dal dalk sommer n mes by die hotel eetkamer “leen”.
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #205 on: January 31, 2020, 06:37:15 pm »
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #206 on: January 31, 2020, 06:37:39 pm »
This Knife given to me by Daughters Best friend she is from Argentina descent this is what the Gaucho (Cowboys carry) it given to you as a blunt blade you have to sharpen it your self!!

Gaucho knives - highly collectible
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #207 on: January 31, 2020, 06:38:14 pm »
Hier is myne. Boonste een is my kampmes. Het as geskenk by vriend gekry. (Hy maak hulle self). Het vir my seun ook een gegee. Middelste een is 'n Kaliber wat ek by Cape Union Mart gekoop het. Nie die beste nie maar ek het gehou van gewig. Weet nie watse staal die lem is nie.  Die kaliber dra ek elke dag saam. Verbasend hoe lank lem skerp bly. Onder is my Leatherman Wingman wat ook elke dag in werksak saamgaan.
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #208 on: January 31, 2020, 06:39:00 pm »
May I ask a question without derailing the fred Hardy. I always have my Leatherman or CRKT on me. When traveling by air I have to go naked. Had a cheap multitool confiscated at customs leaving before.

Any solutions? More utility than tactical.

I have often considered the TSA safe options by Leatherman and others but just concerned it will also be confiscated by the airport goons.



Johan - Hulle konfiskeer net met hand luggage. As jy 'n koffer het, bere die mes daarin
Dis die neukery Hardy,ek reis altyd met slegs ‘n rugsak. Sal my maar blootstel aan donker Afrika. Dal dalk sommer n mes by die hotel eetkamer “leen”.

Ek sit met dieselfde probleem
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #209 on: January 31, 2020, 06:41:51 pm »
Hier is myne. Boonste een is my kampmes. Het as geskenk by vriend gekry. (Hy maak hulle self). Het vir my seun ook een gegee. Middelste een is 'n Kaliber wat ek by Cape Union Mart gekoop het. Nie die beste nie maar ek het gehou van gewig. Weet nie watse staal die lem is nie.  Die kaliber dra ek elke dag saam. Verbasend hoe lank lem skerp bly. Onder is my Leatherman Wingman wat ook elke dag in werksak saamgaan.

Wie is jou vriend? Ek hou baie van daai kapmes - Iets tussen 'n machete en 'n kukri. Weet jy watter tipe staal hy gebruik het daar?
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #210 on: January 31, 2020, 06:49:03 pm »
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #211 on: January 31, 2020, 06:49:38 pm »
Oshkosh jy sal lemoen skil lat dit kak by jou!!! ;) :lol8: :drif:
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #212 on: January 31, 2020, 06:58:39 pm »
May I ask a question without derailing the fred Hardy. I always have my Leatherman or CRKT on me. When traveling by air I have to go naked. Had a cheap multitool confiscated at customs leaving before.

Any solutions? More utility than tactical.

I have often considered the TSA safe options by Leatherman and others but just concerned it will also be confiscated by the airport goons.

Johan - Hulle konfiskeer net met hand luggage. As jy 'n koffer het, bere die mes daarin
Dis die neukery Hardy,ek reis altyd met slegs ‘n rugsak. Sal my maar blootstel aan donker Afrika. Dal dalk sommer n mes by die hotel eetkamer “leen”.

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Maybe not your cup of Tea but worked for me they did not know what it is it just looks like a key!!
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #213 on: January 31, 2020, 07:28:41 pm »
Now here's a classic knife. My mate down the road had one in Edenvale back in the mid '70's. Terry and his father went hunting in Rhodesia twice a year. The double garage rafters were always covered in biltong drying out and between knives - rifles - shotguns - swimming pool - trampoline and much game biltong we were a happy bunch of 12 year olds. Not a folder but oh so nice!

 

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #214 on: January 31, 2020, 07:38:33 pm »
Now here's a classic knife. My mate down the road had one in Edenvale back in the mid '70's. Terry and his father went hunting in Rhodesia twice a year. The double garage rafters were always covered in biltong drying out and between knives - rifles - shotguns - swimming pool - trampoline and much game biltong we were a happy bunch of 12 year olds. Not a folder but oh so nice!



There is one for sale in the sales thread
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #215 on: January 31, 2020, 07:55:42 pm »
Now here's a classic knife. My mate down the road had one in Edenvale back in the mid '70's. Terry and his father went hunting in Rhodesia twice a year. The double garage rafters were always covered in biltong drying out and between knives - rifles - shotguns - swimming pool - trampoline and much game biltong we were a happy bunch of 12 year olds. Not a folder but oh so nice!


Regarded as one of the best knives ever made :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #216 on: February 01, 2020, 07:01:59 am »
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #217 on: February 01, 2020, 07:15:56 am »
Some fantastic looking knives here, but my personal choice would still be a wood or bone handle. Just something about the new modern knives that doesn't sit well with me. Yes, sure they are probably much stronger and lend themsevles to more complex designs, but I'm still old school.. :biggrin:

Have a friend who I built a knife grider for that has offered to make me a knife of my choice. Still thinking about what shape I would like to have.

As for the grinders, I started making up another 5 of them, but got side tracked by other work. The main problem with these machines, is the cost of the drive train.
 
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #218 on: February 01, 2020, 07:19:04 am »
Dorsland - yes wrap deep in your book in luggage. :thumleft:

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Tell me more about that Skean Dhu plse...  mine got stolen.  Wore it with my uniform at CTH.  Also wore a Dirk and Claymore - but those were regimental issues.

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #219 on: February 01, 2020, 07:33:00 am »
Some fantastic looking knives here, but my personal choice would still be a wood or bone handle. Just something about the new modern knives that doesn't sit well with me. Yes, sure they are probably much stronger and lend themsevles to more complex designs, but I'm still old school.. :biggrin:

Have a friend who I built a knife grider for that has offered to make me a knife of my choice. Still thinking about what shape I would like to have.

As for the grinders, I started making up another 5 of them, but got side tracked by other work. The main problem with these machines, is the cost of the drive train.

Fixit - I have a few templates that I can send you. I have a lot of fixed blades, and of all of them I like the Chris Reeve Pacific Black the most.
Will post a pic a little later - Brilliant design



I have two - Black and Flat Dark Eart - Mine is also not serated
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