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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #260 on: February 01, 2020, 02:13:05 pm »

Its wit Olienhout from my wifeís grandfathers farm near Kammieskroon.

My favourite wood for knives is Tambotie.  Love the look and the smell.

There is something extra sentimental about using local woods. It has become a bit of an obsession for me - if I see a tree I want to know what it is and what the wood was used for traditionally.

I picked up a log in the field near the rubbish tip the other day. No sign of rot or insects, so obviously durable. Ran a piece through the bandsaw and gave it a sanding and oil. I wish I knew what it is because I WANT MORE! Not even sure if it is indigenous...

The last pic is a piece of Kershout, treated with a solution of vinegar and steel-wool. The tannins react and turn black.



 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #261 on: February 01, 2020, 02:14:01 pm »
So, i have a fist or two full of old folders. Mostly SAKs some with special memories. Nothing of interest to you.

So herewith my most commonly used folders excl a small SAK or two

You would id it easily

Curious to know - Do you use serrated edge cutters more than plain edge?
Very nice mix there - H1 steel on the salt spydie?
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #262 on: February 01, 2020, 02:15:33 pm »
Those JR table knives are beautiful

Reminds me of my late grandfather whose family names got passed to me. He ate with his own JR table knife similar to this one, half the blade sanded away over the years.  Then when its braaivleis or when there is meat to be cut from stew bones, out came his JR lambfoot folder.

Confession: i hate sharpening blades. Its boring and repetitive

They are special to me, and use them daily. Pretty sharp too.
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #263 on: February 01, 2020, 02:19:24 pm »
My edcís.
I try to wear a different knife everyday of the month.
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #264 on: February 01, 2020, 02:26:33 pm »
Glad you asked.

No i dont. Only the Spider and the HoneyB

Was looking for an edc tactical knife. Self protection. Wanted the Civilian G10. But fark Usd335. Ended with the Tasman salt at usd 130. Close to same thing and ideal for my yachting too. Very rust resistant

So here us where im fucked up...

Just got it from the post office. Went straight to pub to show @pielas.  After a few beers while playing with it, it fell from my hands to the bartop. I tried to catch it. It landed on its back with serrated blade upwards as i tried to catch it. I barely touched it. Cut me 9 stiched on the side of my middle finger :imaposer:  i knew it was a keeper

But, this is where you need to know me and my strangeness.  I felt to kak to where this as a edc. Its too special for the more mundane tasks. So i bought the honey badger. As you can see besides from the locking mechanism its very close to the spider.  Now my spider is gathering dust while the HB get used. I know im stange.  I dont know how i will sharpen these blades. Will take it to a pro i guess. All my other blades are normal.

 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #265 on: February 01, 2020, 02:35:51 pm »
Those JR table knives are beautiful

Reminds me of my late grandfather whose family names got passed to me. He ate with his own JR table knife similar to this one, half the blade sanded away over the years.  Then when its braaivleis or when there is meat to be cut from stew bones, out came his JR lambfoot folder.

Confession: i hate sharpening blades. Its boring and repetitive

They are special to me, and use them daily. Pretty sharp too.

Saw this on fb now
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #266 on: February 01, 2020, 02:36:09 pm »
Glad you asked.

No i dont. Only the Spider and the HoneyB

Was looking for an edc tactical knife. Self protection. Wanted the Civilian G10. But fark Usd335. Ended with the Tasman salt at usd 130. Close to same thing and ideal for my yachting too. Very rust resistant

So here us where im fucked up...

Just got it from the post office. Went straight to pub to show @pielas.  After a few beers while playing with it, it fell from my hands to the bartop. I tried to catch it. It landed on its back with serrated blade upwards as i tried to catch it. I barely touched it. Cut me 9 stiched on the side of my middle finger :imaposer:  i knew it was a keeper

But, this is where you need to know me and my strangeness.  I felt to kak to where this as a edc. Its too special for the more mundane tasks. So i bought the honey badger. As you can see besides from the locking mechanism its very close to the spider.  Now my spider is gathering dust while the HB get used. I know im stange.  I dont know how i will sharpen these blades. Will take it to a pro i guess. All my other blades are normal.

Another quick story - Good friend of mine collected expensive handmade folders, and always carried his cheap Buck (which did the job fine). I had a call from his wife the other day to ask if I am interested in his collection. You see, he passed away in Somalia (work related) and never got to use any of these beautiful pieces himself.
I promised myself that I would never again turn a folder that was made to use with pride and joy,  into vault / safe jewellery
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #267 on: February 01, 2020, 02:59:33 pm »
I know, you are right.  Im a product of poor upbringing. Always thinking i dont deserve it.  My current GS is my most expensive bike i ever bought. R85k. I never bought a new car.  In all honesty i can afford it more than many. I just cant get myself to do it. But will drop R1000 on bar bill without a thought :imaposer:

When i buy things - its never the cheapest, but never the expensive/best.  I always look for things at the optimal value for money point.  I have made some penny wise pound foolish decisions too.  I do proper research though.  Often too much. Over analyzing and under using.. :laughing4:

Do you like binoculars?

Btw Hardy, that Riley guy your grandfather knew, was he the one writing (or being written about) in the old Mamn/Magnum magazines of the 80s?  They had that monthly from Maun. Fabulous stories.  Fuck i swear Man magazine shaped me more than the Bible in my highschool years
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #268 on: February 01, 2020, 03:01:14 pm »
My other significant other:
Artisan cutlery - The Tomahawk.

There is something very special about a cleaver blade folder.
The action on this piece is lightning quick and the D2 blade cuts first time, every-time.
It is super light to carry, but it packs a serious punch.

a Folder says more about its owner than any car or bike can.



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« Reply #269 on: February 01, 2020, 03:13:24 pm »
My other significant other:
Artisan cutlery - The Tomahawk.

There is something very special about a cleaver blade folder.
The action on this piece is lightning quick and the D2 blade cuts first time, every-time.
It is super light to carry, but it packs a serious punch.

a Folder says more about its owner than any car or bike can.



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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #270 on: February 01, 2020, 03:15:20 pm »
What do you use it for?  The blade seems to be able to do classic chopper chores?

Utility knife or more specialised ?
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #271 on: February 01, 2020, 03:19:10 pm »
@DirtRebell are you buying that JR set? If not, plse link, if so, shout if you see something like this again.
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #272 on: February 01, 2020, 03:27:35 pm »
What do you use it for?  The blade seems to be able to do classic chopper chores?

Utility knife or more specialised ?

Both actually.
On tours we often find that riders run out of energy. a Quick snack consisting of biltong, fruit etc. usually sorts out this problem. We canít unpack the kitchen car for this quick stop every time and have learned to carry a folder for this purpose.
Whether I have to cut a watermelon, piece of Namibian biltong or heavy duty cable-ties, this blade works for everything.
And it looks cool.


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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #273 on: February 01, 2020, 03:29:16 pm »
My other significant other:
Artisan cutlery - The Tomahawk.

There is something very special about a cleaver blade folder.
The action on this piece is lightning quick and the D2 blade cuts first time, every-time.
It is super light to carry, but it packs a serious punch.

a Folder says more about its owner than any car or bike can.



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Nice Blade Chantal!!!  :thumleft:

Thanks @Oshkosh still admiring your collection - Wow.


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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #274 on: February 01, 2020, 03:32:44 pm »
Thought i make a good chopper, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese - kind of chinese chopper style.  I like that style. What make?
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #275 on: February 01, 2020, 03:39:37 pm »
Check this simple fix blade. Hand made, good steel. R950... i mean... https://www.sharpedge.co.za/herman-van-seventer-medium-skinner-w-mulberry-wood-handle
 

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« Reply #276 on: February 01, 2020, 03:43:19 pm »
I am seriously looking at the Honey Badger Wharncliffe. On the subject of steels, what makes Damascus special? Or is it just for looks? How is Damascus steel actually made?
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #277 on: February 01, 2020, 03:47:43 pm »


This is the Condor knives Hardy wanted you to look at earlier. The pic doesnít tell the full story. It looks like something out of some Amazonian tribe. The sheaths, as with the knives is seriously good quality.
He loves these Condor knives.


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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #278 on: February 01, 2020, 03:53:33 pm »
My edcís.
I try to wear a different knife everyday of the month.

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #279 on: February 01, 2020, 03:53:34 pm »
I am seriously looking at the Honey Badger Wharncliffe. On the subject of steels, what makes Damascus special? Or is it just for looks? How is Damascus steel actually made?

Damascus is special for the look, and the effort that was put into it.
Here is a link
https://youtu.be/ippJgTL7Qo0


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