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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #280 on: February 01, 2020, 03:56:50 pm »


This is the Condor knives Hardy wanted you to look at earlier. The pic doesn’t 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 #281 on: February 01, 2020, 03:59:59 pm »
Yes, the sheaths draw my attention 

Confession 1 - i dont like sharpening knives
Confession 2 - i dont like damascus steel. Nor any form of colour. Only like various shines of ss.  ( i know, i know)
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #282 on: February 01, 2020, 04:09:13 pm »
Yes, the sheaths draw my attention 

Confession 1 - i dont like sharpening knives
Confession 2 - i dont like damascus steel. Nor any form of colour. Only like various shines of ss.  ( i know, i know)

The Condor knives doesn’t have damascus.
I know Hardy is not a big fan of damascus either.


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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #283 on: February 01, 2020, 04:14:02 pm »


This is the Condor knives Hardy wanted you to look at earlier. The pic doesn’t 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 #284 on: February 01, 2020, 04:23:40 pm »
Found 2 more stuck away in my Office!!  :biggrin:
1. The Mayne Knife is Handmade bought it at Nottingham Road last year
2. Another Honey Badger
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #285 on: February 01, 2020, 04:27:38 pm »
I have a sh!tload of knives.
Most inherited, some self bought.

I always have one in the pocket, but they are mostly cheapies.
The sentimental and more expensive cutters are all locked away.

One of my daily carries :

Small, lightweight with a cleaver-like blade - Nice :thumleft:
Another daily carry - this one gives me a chubby ;D
Now that is something special.
Looks like the pocket knife a hobbit would carry in Lord of the rings..
Really cool blade @dookie

its actually Dwerg's sword

Hey stoppit!!!

Won’t allow you to talk that way about Dwerg.

He’ll never be able to wield such a long sword.
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #286 on: February 01, 2020, 04:36:14 pm »
Sommer net twee "messe" wat dalk nie so algemeen is nie.  Die een is 'n Wilkinson .303 bajonet waarvan ek die geweer self ook het, alhoewel hy gedeaktiveer is.  Sy inklikmeganisme werk nog seepglad - ongelooflik wat die oumense met basiese gereedskap kon vermag sonder vandag se tegnologie.  Die ander een 'n vleisbyltjie uit Engeland.  Ek moet eintlik by my Pa uitvind wat hul stories is maar beide was my Oupa of Oupagrootjie s'n.
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #287 on: February 01, 2020, 04:40:10 pm »
Sjoe - regte erfstukke daardie. :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #288 on: February 01, 2020, 04:42:33 pm »

Its wit Olienhout from my wife’s 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 #289 on: February 01, 2020, 04:45:29 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

I like it - Putting a mirror edge on a well used knife soothes the soul.
If you strop regularly, you will never have to sharpen a knife.
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #290 on: February 01, 2020, 04:52:19 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

I would think so Kilroy. Harry Riley and my grandfather were partners in Cheetah Safaris from the 50's to early 80's. They built the first two houses in Maun.
They hunted really big. The family magazine prior to Huisgenoot was called "Die Brandwag" I think. They did a sixteen episode story about my grandad's life.
My grandfathers house was turned into Maun museum and Harry's house became the famous Riley's garage right in the middle of Maun.
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« Reply #291 on: February 01, 2020, 07:32:58 pm »
Another one dug out the archives!!!  :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #292 on: February 01, 2020, 08:03:51 pm »
@DirtRebell are you buying that JR set? If not, plse link, if so, shout if you see something like this again.

No I'm not buying it, will get the number for you 👍
 
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« Reply #293 on: February 01, 2020, 08:38:13 pm »
Nein Nein  :'( years ago my bayonets and knife collection were taken through affirmative shopping. Safe and all  :'(
Still looking for good pieces from the great War and forwards. Not folders but I have a connection with them for some odd reason.
Some of the prices are insane.
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #294 on: February 01, 2020, 08:42:38 pm »
Bertie Rietveld has been voted in as a member of the AKI - Art Knife Invitational. (USA).
Only 25 members and they host a prestigious knife show every second year.
This is truly an honour and we are very very happy with the news.
Please google Art Knife Invitational to see some awesome knives and to see what it's all about....

http://artknifeinvitational.com/

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« Reply #295 on: February 01, 2020, 08:53:13 pm »
Bertie Rietveld has been voted in as a member of the AKI - Art Knife Invitational. (USA).
Only 25 members and they host a prestigious knife show every second year.
This is truly an honour and we are very very happy with the news.
Please google Art Knife Invitational to see some awesome knives and to see what it's all about....

Baie geluk @Straatkat  :thumleft:

Been to his Place it is amazing to look at his quality of Craftsmanship the man is a genius major respect just to poor to purchase his creations!! Well done boet!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
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« Reply #296 on: February 01, 2020, 09:42:15 pm »
Thanks Guys, I have been trying to get in for many years, my Canadian friend Wolfgang Loerchner has proposed me countless times, but Americans are very patriotic and vote their own in most times. A space only opens up when someone dies or retires. When that happens the members vote for one of the proposed members and the lucky person who gets the most votes is voted in.
It is VERY hard for anyone to get voted in, and is the dream of many, many knifemakers the world over, the pinnacle in any knifemaking career, I am very honored to have made the cut.
The actual show only lasts 3-4 hours and all the collectors that are invited to attend jet in from all corners of the globe to purchase the creme de la creme of art knives from 25 of the best art knife makers in the world. I have 18 months to come up with some  spectacular art pieces, definitely a challenge I would have to rise to. Quite daunting.
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #297 on: February 01, 2020, 09:46:44 pm »
Thanks Guys, I have been trying to get in for many years, my Canadian friend Wolfgang Loerchner has proposed me countless times, but Americans are very patriotic and vote their own in most times. A space only opens up when someone dies or retires. When that happens the members vote for one of the proposed members and the lucky person who gets the most votes is voted in.
It is VERY hard for anyone to get voted in, and is the dream of many, many knifemakers the world over, the pinnacle in any knifemaking career, I am very honored to have made the cut.
The actual show only lasts 3-4 hours and all the collectors that are invited to attend jet in from all corners of the globe to purchase the creme de la creme of art knives from 25 of the best art knife makers in the world. I have 18 months to come up with some  spectacular art pieces, definitely a challenge I would have to rise to. Quite daunting.

Just had a look at the 2019 members and their art. Mind blowing what people can achieve.
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #298 on: February 01, 2020, 10:14:53 pm »
Well done Bertie :thumleft: :thumleft:  and well deserved too
 

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« Reply #299 on: February 01, 2020, 10:45:50 pm »
Well done Bertie :thumleft: :thumleft:  and well deserved too



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