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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #320 on: February 03, 2020, 07:07:34 am »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #321 on: February 03, 2020, 08:04:10 am »
Spyderco Gayle Bradley folder.
Serious cutting tool this one, hollow grind M4 just cuts and cuts.
The knife is designed for hard use with all the edges rounded and lock almost hidden to not inadvertently be pressed.
They make knives in about 9 factories around the world and this is made in the Taichung Taiwan partner.
M4 rusts if you look at it wrong so it takes a bit of care.




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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #322 on: February 03, 2020, 10:57:55 am »
I am by no means a collector / fundi on knifes but I like them and carry my little red one every day on me.

First one actually belongs to my wife. Think it is from her grandmother.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #323 on: February 03, 2020, 11:00:38 am »
The second one is a parraslagter made by my late father in law.  Back in my heydays we also made knife handles from colored disks of perspex or sometimes leather.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #324 on: February 03, 2020, 11:07:04 am »
The next 3 knifes I made on Marion Island 2006/ 2007.
I had no access to any good steel and these were made just to pass time (14 months is a long time with 12 people on a remote Island). So they are not hardened or sharp.
They were made using a small baby grinder only.
The wood on the handles are a piece of driftwood, a piece wood that the base sits on and was buried in the ground.
The other one was made from an old jean and a red table cloth that gave its life for my handle.
The one blade has a copper nail that I found close to where I dug out the piece of wood.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #325 on: February 03, 2020, 11:09:34 am »
The next one is just a cheap Chinese thing I think. But I liked it and bought it.
It has DOW USA on it.  No idea and sure it is worth R65.00 I paid for it

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #326 on: February 03, 2020, 11:10:46 am »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #327 on: February 03, 2020, 11:15:32 am »
Then 2 very special knives. Joseph Rodgers

My stepfathers family had a trading store between Lusikisiki and Port St Johns called Bukazi.
We use to go there for our December holidays.
This is where I had to BUY these knives from the old man.
He believed that if you give a knife you CUT the friendship.

These are well used and could do with a bit of love.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #328 on: February 03, 2020, 11:19:09 am »
When I turned 50... long long time ago  :laughing4: I went to http://www.herbst.co.za/
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #329 on: February 03, 2020, 11:21:46 am »
I liked these cheap little Chinese things as novelty knives and started fitting nice handle materials to them. Anything from Micarta to real wood, For R 35.00 they made cheap gifts  :imaposer:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #330 on: February 03, 2020, 11:24:48 am »
On the topic of vintage EDC's, this is one I inherited from George Henry Flintstone the 1st.

Fused powder blades were the rage back then. Bit of a bitch to sharpen though.

 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #331 on: February 03, 2020, 11:40:09 am »
When I turned 50... long long time ago  :laughing4: I went to http://www.herbst.co.za/
On a Saturday I turned out this little folder with their help.



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #332 on: February 03, 2020, 12:33:42 pm »
The top one in the display is a Persian Pesh Kabz, quite an interesting dagger, the cutting edge is blunt and the tip of the blade is reinforced for stabbing

According to, and courtesy of Wikipedia:
The pesh-kabz or peshkabz (Persian: پیش قبض‎, Hindi: पेश क़ब्ज़)[1] is a type of Indo-Persian knife designed to penetrate mail armour and other types of armor.[2][3][4] The word is also spelled pesh-quabz or pish-ghabz and means "fore-grip" in the Persian language; it was borrowed into the Hindustani language.[1] Originally created during Safavid Persia, it became widespread in Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent during Mughal period.[5]

The bottom one on the display is a Nepalese Kukri, nice piece that was probably manufactured as a display unit, though it is robust enough to be used as a knife
 
The bottom one on the page is a Thai bush knife, not really valuable or expensive, in fact it was dirt cheap, less than R100, bought it in Thailand at a local market, the locals use them as an axe and meat cleaver and and, not sure what steel they use but it seems to be pretty hard and robust
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #333 on: February 03, 2020, 12:34:14 pm »
Nee nog nie weer n folder gemaak nie. Ek het al begin om parte vir n folder te maak maar dit le iewers in n kas

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #334 on: February 03, 2020, 12:37:49 pm »
Nee nog nie weer n folder gemaak nie. Ek het al begin om parte vir n folder te maak maar dit le iewers in n kas
Is dit moeilik?
Mora het los lemme te koop vir 'n verskeidenheid van hulle modelle, almal met rat-tail tangs. Ek wil graag vir my 'n folder bou met een van hulle lemme.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #335 on: February 03, 2020, 12:40:09 pm »
Dis nie ontmoontlik nie. Parte moet akkuraat wees sodat hy mooi werk.
Die moeilikste is die aanmekaar sit. Styf maar nie te styf nie sodat hy mooi toeklap

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #336 on: February 03, 2020, 03:21:21 pm »
Spyderco Paramilitary 2
This thing cuts.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #337 on: February 03, 2020, 03:31:49 pm »
Nee nog nie weer n folder gemaak nie. Ek het al begin om parte vir n folder te maak maar dit le iewers in n kas
Myself ingeskryf vir n kursus om te leer folders maak. Nog altyd gefasineer met die proses om n A graad folder aanmekaar te sit.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #338 on: February 03, 2020, 03:34:26 pm »
My EDC is an Opinel No6. She get used daily and I have no idea how old
 
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« Reply #339 on: February 03, 2020, 03:39:34 pm »
Nee nog nie weer n folder gemaak nie. Ek het al begin om parte vir n folder te maak maar dit le iewers in n kas
Myself ingeskryf vir n kursus om te leer folders maak. Nog altyd gefasineer met die proses om n A graad folder aanmekaar te sit.

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