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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #300 on: February 01, 2020, 10:47:52 pm »
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #301 on: February 02, 2020, 12:50:59 am »
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.

In the same position with affirmative shopping,,,,,

I had 11 different bayonets from WWI and II as well as Anglo Boer War and American Civil War up to FN (R1) and AK47.
My biggest loss was a Solingen Fighting Knive with bayonet fitting, known as "officers" bayonets in some circles
Also an original Puma and a Bowie and about 7 x very rare original "Cutthroats"
35 Blades lost that day,,,,

Only left with a few knives and some Leatherman's now :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #302 on: February 02, 2020, 12:59:58 am »
Very interesting Youtube channel (if you can get past the odd laugh/chuckle and German humour)

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He also does slingshots, crossbows and repeat fire bows.

Serious inventor and a master with plywood,,,,,

WARNING: - Do not start watching if you are short of time.

DOUBLE WARNING: - The laugh/chuckle can put you off watching, but is is more than worth getting over it.
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #303 on: February 02, 2020, 01:03:33 am »
Some seriously decent pricing from this site - https://www.gearbest.com/c_11503/knive/3.html

Look at some of the tests that was done in this video to determine if the knives are worth it or not,,,,,

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #304 on: February 02, 2020, 08:06:13 am »
Knife for the day
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #305 on: February 02, 2020, 08:17:31 am »
Very interesting Youtube channel (if you can get past the odd laugh/chuckle and German humour)

<iframe width="727" height="409" src="
" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

He also does slingshots, crossbows and repeat fire bows.

Serious inventor and a master with plywood,,,,,

WARNING: - Do not start watching if you are short of time.

DOUBLE WARNING: - The laugh/chuckle can put you off watching, but is is more than worth getting over it.

He's the guy who produced the fake slingshot/ball-bearing ricochet injury.
I like watching him, and yes, also share your sentiments re his antics. Hehehe.
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #306 on: February 02, 2020, 09:49:57 am »
@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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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #307 on: February 02, 2020, 09:53:39 am »
Knife for the day
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Small knife with a big attitude
I have one of these too ; quite a nice one it is.
Ken Onion design.


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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #308 on: February 02, 2020, 09:55:32 am »
Spyderco Police lightweight yesterday, Endela today.



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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #309 on: February 02, 2020, 09:55:55 am »
I like it - despite the assisted opening.
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #310 on: February 02, 2020, 09:58:01 am »
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #311 on: February 02, 2020, 12:05:47 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!!
This is a tradition (superstition) stemming from not gifting you anything that may cause you injury.
I once gave a friend from Europe a gift of a folding knife for his visit to South Africa.
He thanked me wholeheartedly and said he regretted but he could not accept it as a gift.
He then offered to buy it from me for R1.
I thought it odd, but accepted and the exchange took place.
Afterward, his wife told me that buying the knife meant that I would be freed of any guilt should he cut himself with it at any time.
I think it is a wonderful tradition and have adopted it myself.


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:

Various unconfirmed theories - Some say it is there to stop the enemies blood from running onto your hand.
Unconfirmed as I said 8)

The Gurkha tradition is that you do not draw the kukri from its sheath unless it is going to draw blood.
If you do not draw blood from your enemy, then you must draw blood from yourself by pricking your finger with that little pointed piece.
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I am far too short to be taken too seriously.

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #312 on: February 02, 2020, 03:15:29 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!!
This is a tradition (superstition) stemming from not gifting you anything that may cause you injury.
I once gave a friend from Europe a gift of a folding knife for his visit to South Africa.
He thanked me wholeheartedly and said he regretted but he could not accept it as a gift.
He then offered to buy it from me for R1.
I thought it odd, but accepted and the exchange took place.
Afterward, his wife told me that buying the knife meant that I would be freed of any guilt should he cut himself with it at any time.
I think it is a wonderful tradition and have adopted it myself.


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:

Various unconfirmed theories - Some say it is there to stop the enemies blood from running onto your hand.
Unconfirmed as I said 8)

The Gurkha tradition is that you do not draw the kukri from its sheath unless it is going to draw blood.
If you do not draw blood from your enemy, then you must draw blood from yourself by pricking your finger with that little pointed piece.

The tradition of giving a coin when you are gifted with any kind of knife is a very old tradition.
With regards to the Gaucho (Cowboys carry) that I think is different scenario.
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #313 on: February 02, 2020, 05:21:53 pm »
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #314 on: February 02, 2020, 05:23:21 pm »
Welkom terug Louis. Hoe was jou trip? Ons het die seksie net vir jou gestig. Moenie terughou nie.
 

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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #315 on: February 02, 2020, 05:27:16 pm »
Welkom terug Louis. Hoe was jou trip? Ons het die seksie net vir jou gestig. Moenie terughou nie.

Moer lekker gewees, net bitter warm en droog.  En dan natuurlik uit talent loep hardloop en my gat afgeval al op die 3de dag.   :eek7:  Maar nou veilig terug. 

Baie dankbaar vir die seksie, sien uit om op te vang en fotos te gooi.   :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives, fixed blades and axes - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #316 on: February 02, 2020, 05:30:05 pm »
Lekker man. My talent 2 up op die koei was maar altyd min.  En my vrou kak my stink uit. ( en kannie fokken stilsit nie).  Ons 2 up tyd begin nou. Beide 51.  Daar was altyd kinders. So nuwe ding vir my. Begin n thread met tips Louis.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #317 on: February 02, 2020, 06:13:28 pm »
Here are two very different little biltong knives I have. Pretty as can be. One made by Frank Goldschmidt.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #318 on: February 02, 2020, 06:19:34 pm »
Beautiful - FG is a true blacksmith  :thumleft:

a Lot of knife makers nowadays buys the steel pre-cut.
This guy does it the right way
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #319 on: February 03, 2020, 06:58:00 am »
Knife for the day
Bestech Hornet - Affordable D2 steel folder with a seriously functional blade

The BG12B flipper is full-size flipper design from Bestech Knives. It is also part of their G10 lineup of knives that offer great designs at an excellent price. The 8.89 cm modified sheepsfoot blade is made from D2 tool steel with a two-tone finish. The action riding on ball bearings is buttery smooth and the lockup is nice and tight. The ergonomic handle is made from G10. The shape and the thumb ramp are perfectly executed for comfortable extended cutting tasks. The pocket clip is stainless steel and set up for right-hand tip-up carry.
Specifications
Blade Length: 8.89 cm
Cutting Edge: 7.62 cm
Handle Length: 11.58 cm
Overall Length: 20.47 cm
Blade Thickness: 3.8 mm
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Two-Tone, Satin/Stonewash
Handle Material: G10
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry


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