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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #340 on: February 03, 2020, 05:41:57 pm »
Hells bells, what a nice and interesting thread.    Read each and every post here and very very nice blades and great knowledge all round.  Thanks to all involved who started this, much appreciated.   :deal: :thumleft:

Knife's, as a matter of fact, any thing with a blade or kind of blade or shape of a blade is my weak point.  I do have a reasonable collection of knifes which I will post here soon.

In the mean time this is my new EDC's, just love them to bits. 

 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #341 on: February 03, 2020, 05:53:54 pm »
My EDC is an Opinel No6. She get used daily and I have no idea how old

Opinel must be the best value for money knives ever made. No 6 is an EDC favourite. Get some Balistol to clean up the blade. It works brilliantly :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #342 on: February 03, 2020, 05:57:24 pm »
Hells bells, what a nice and interesting thread.    Read each and every post here and very very nice blades and great knowledge all round.  Thanks to all involved who started this, much appreciated.   :deal: :thumleft:

Knife's, as a matter of fact, any thing with a blade or kind of blade or shape of a blade is my weak point.  I do have a reasonable collection of knifes which I will post here soon.

In the mean time this is my new EDC's, just love them to bits. 

 

Thanks Louis - Great EDC's there.

Quick question - Do you favour the cleaver type blades and if so why?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #343 on: February 03, 2020, 08:13:02 pm »
Hells bells, what a nice and interesting thread.    Read each and every post here and very very nice blades and great knowledge all round.  Thanks to all involved who started this, much appreciated.   :deal: :thumleft:

Knife's, as a matter of fact, any thing with a blade or kind of blade or shape of a blade is my weak point.  I do have a reasonable collection of knifes which I will post here soon.

In the mean time this is my new EDC's, just love them to bits. 

 

Thanks Louis - Great EDC's there.

Quick question - Do you favour the cleaver type blades and if so why?

Ta, and yes I do favour the cleaver type blades.  I did not know, or should I rather say did not realize, the potential of these type of blades.    Simple reason, it can be used as a knife, a chopper, a cleaver, wood chipper/splitter, spreading butter, chopping veggies/onions/potatoes/garlic, you name it, it is almost all the knifes in one without being an utility knife.   
I just came back from a almost 2 week Nam trip and the Besteck Hornet was the only knife I used throughout the trip.  No other knife was needed.   To me it is an all rounder.   The blades are robust and keep it's edge for a long time.   :thumleft:

Like I said, I am in love with these knifes.   :deal:    :biggrin:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #344 on: February 03, 2020, 08:15:46 pm »
What do you recommend - 10cm plus blade, folder, cleaver/chopper - general camp food prep. Chef knife, etc

Or if nothing, where to buy the Artisan Cutlery Tomahawk..big one in G10
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #345 on: February 03, 2020, 08:18:04 pm »
What do you recommend - 10cm plus blade, folder, cleaver/chopper - general camp food prep. Chef knife, etc

Or if nothing, where to buy the Artisan Cutlery Tomahawk..big one in G10

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #346 on: February 03, 2020, 08:19:38 pm »
Just get a Spyderco Military and use the chopping to a chopper
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #347 on: February 03, 2020, 08:21:51 pm »
Jy maak my bankrot de Kock :imaposer:

Spider has something similar - start with R if I recall, but small blade.  Nah, big folder chopper. Work the food and impress the lasses...

 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #348 on: February 03, 2020, 08:26:18 pm »
What do you recommend - 10cm plus blade, folder, cleaver/chopper - general camp food prep. Chef knife, etc

Or if nothing, where to buy the Artisan Cutlery Tomahawk..big one in G10

Kry vir jou die een links op die foto, as hy nie werk nie kan jy ten minste iemand met hom doodgooi al is die lem toegevou.   :lol8: 



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #349 on: February 03, 2020, 08:30:34 pm »
Met die laaste skaapkop ete daar by Vaalbaas moes ek net keer of oom Vissie het my Joseph Rodger onteien. Praat nie eers van Jakkalasie nie....hy wou hom sommer VAT :laughing4:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #350 on: February 03, 2020, 08:33:49 pm »
Met die laaste skaapkop ete daar by Vaalbaas moes ek net keer of oom Vissie het my Joseph Rodger onteien. Praat nie eers van Jakkalasie nie....hy wou hom sommer VAT :laughing4:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #351 on: February 03, 2020, 08:37:12 pm »
Ons wag :ricky:

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« Reply #352 on: February 03, 2020, 08:44:29 pm »
Beautiful knives. What is the purpose of the small piece of string attached to the knives?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #353 on: February 03, 2020, 08:51:57 pm »
Beautiful knives. What is the purpose of the small piece of string attached to the knives?


Extra grip around your wrist so that the knife does not slip out of your hand, easy to pull out of your pocket, if you need a piece of string to tie something you have a piece nearby and lastly for me also a decorative piece.   :biggrin: 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #354 on: February 03, 2020, 08:56:35 pm »
Beautiful knives. What is the purpose of the small piece of string attached to the knives?

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a Folder is usually between 17cm and 22cm in overall length.  (22cm and longer is huge in folder terms)
For exactly the reason Kilroy mentioned earlier (chopping food etc), you can "extend" the length of the knife by clenching the lanyard with your middle, ring and pinky finger for leverage, whilst chopping with the thumb and index finger. This enables a quicker chopping action because of the extra length.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #355 on: February 03, 2020, 09:10:16 pm »
On a yacht hy hang mine secure too.  Still want to devise a trip to secure it to my belt/ belt lussie with a quick release. As daai ding val is hy weg.

Luister na nog een van my idiotiese verhale.

Ek service die boorgat pomp daar by makekeng. Discn kak storie met die high pressure pyp en die duk 24v kabel daar by die head. Nou sit ek metvmy dikgat op my gat so half wydsbeen oor die head pyp en werk die cable ties wat die pyp elek kabel en optrektou bymekaar hou met my leatherman.  Heeltyd se ek vir myself...moet nou nie die fokken ding soos n poephol in die gat laat val nie.  Toe ek die clamps moet draai toe trek ek die spul so bietjie skeef dat as hy val, hy die gat sal mis. En daar glip die ding en val, seker so 50cm van die gat af. Ek gryp ek klap hom half nader, maar sny myself, ding hop so 2 keer in die gat in. Ek wil weer gryp, maar die eerste gryp se sny kortsluit my brein. Doef doef glouk glouk - gone..

Ek was befok vir myself. Dit was n pulse. Enigeste mid size een met 3 sizes flat skroewedraaiers. Great vir electrical werk.  Het weer een, sien foto, maar dink dis n fake. Sker werk nie en is snaaks gemasjieneer.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #356 on: February 03, 2020, 09:11:09 pm »
Thoughts on this Honey Badger?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #357 on: February 03, 2020, 09:26:40 pm »
Wayne

I love the Wharnecliffe style blade (read cleaver).
I had a bad introduction to Honeybadger knives BUT everybody else seems to love them.
I walked into a Cape Union Mart to look at them, and found that there was blade play on both the knives that I looked at. It pissed me off and I left.
I believe it was a bad batch. I have only heard good things about Honeybadgers.
The handle material is brilliant from what I remember.
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« Reply #358 on: February 03, 2020, 09:29:49 pm »
Thanks Hardy. My two Honey Badgers have been solid from the get go. Just need to decide if I want the medium or large Wharncliffe.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #359 on: February 03, 2020, 09:32:02 pm »
Thanks Hardy. My two Honey Badgers have been solid from the get go. Just need to decide if I want the medium or large Wharncliffe.
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