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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #360 on: February 03, 2020, 09:37:02 pm »
Wat is dit? Het HB een?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #361 on: February 03, 2020, 09:55:54 pm »
Ditto re: the Honeybadgers. I got a medium and large flipper. Zero blade play and solid knives for the last year. Large for sure is what fits my hand better
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #362 on: February 03, 2020, 10:09:50 pm »
Ditto re: the Honeybadgers. I got a medium and large flipper. Zero blade play and solid knives for the last year. Large for sure is what fits my hand better

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #363 on: February 04, 2020, 05:51:38 am »
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:

Earlier years I used to tie the long lanyard to my short's belt loop. Never lost my knife and those who wished to borrow it (mainly Owambos), had to do it with me attached.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #364 on: February 04, 2020, 06:17:30 am »
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:

Earlier years I used to tie the long lanyard to my short's belt loop. Never lost my knife and those who wished to borrow it (mainly Owambos), had to do it with me attached.

 :biggrin:  Also a great idea, although some pro's and cons in my case.  I hardly wear pants or shorts that needs a belt.       
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #365 on: February 04, 2020, 07:27:14 am »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #366 on: February 04, 2020, 07:32:13 am »
Very nice.   :thumleft:
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« Reply #367 on: February 04, 2020, 08:25:16 am »
Ultra modern design.  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #368 on: February 04, 2020, 08:46:23 am »
Bought this from a guy on my way to the coast.. The guy was outa cash... He reckoned he paid over R2k but I doubt it somehow  so unsure whether I bought a dud or.. So I gave him R600
Any knowledge about the knife

This is interesting, The original Bokers were known as the Tree brand. The Chinese don't seem to copy the Tree but they do copy the Boker.
This one looks very new. I have a couple of Bokers which I'll post later
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #369 on: February 04, 2020, 09:45:52 am »
A lovely little EDC knife in a great steel. Itís actually a back lock with a stop pin, one of the toughest locking mechanisms there is.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #370 on: February 04, 2020, 11:08:01 am »
Gift from my wife, knife making course, or else it was a stripper for the day  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #371 on: February 04, 2020, 11:08:53 am »
Some of my collection
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #372 on: February 04, 2020, 11:09:26 am »
Copycat  :laughing4:

Was this also at Herbst ?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #373 on: February 04, 2020, 11:11:01 am »
My Birthday present to myself.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #374 on: February 04, 2020, 11:20:07 am »
Copycat  :laughing4:

Was this also at Herbst ?

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #375 on: February 04, 2020, 11:51:07 am »
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Not sure if this is the one?  ::)

699 indicative price sounds cheap - Not sure I believe the discounted price though.
Yeah, paying over R150 is a rip off ; thatís what they cost at China Mall Midrand.


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Looks the same.. how to tell if it is a fake?

Chinese will copy anything that is a popular brand, Generally the giveaway is the rivet/screw type (all seem to be made in the same factory) and the word "China"on the blade.
Naturally the quality isn't exactly the same but close! Ideally collect hand made knives...they can't copy those  ;D
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #376 on: February 04, 2020, 04:40:50 pm »
What Is It About Knives ?

From a young age I am absolutely "fascinated" with knives. I use the word "fascinated" in lack of a better description for the "feeling" I have for knives. I always thought of myself as a knife-nut, but after joining knife forums the past couple of years, I realized that I'm actually a mild knife-nut  :imaposer:

I found this topic "What is it about knives" on one of the knife forums and like to share some of the guys comments with you. The ideas and words are not my own, but I can surely associate with them to put a description to this "feeling" we have for knives.



"The question "What is it about knives ?" most probably stems back to ancient man when he discovered the first cutting tool, namely the flint. That was a, as important discovery as fire, and with flint and fire, opened a whole new world to him. The same reason why we can sit and stare at fire for hours, mesmerized by the flames. The flint, or for a better word knife, allowed man to hunt by using it as a spear and for hacking up meat, also as a defensive weapon to protect himself. So I would say that these two items are imprinted in our DNA from hundreds of thousands of years ago and therefor our fascination with blades and fire."



"There is something called Meme Theory, where ideas and culture are passed on from person to person, generation to generation, until it becomes something stronger than a feeling. Why when we see something that stirs deep inside, do we feel such passion for it ? It must be because our ancestors, all the way to the beginning of time, have seen the same things and have been inspired the same way we are. This is why we find comfort in fire, knives, sunrises and companionship. Knives are an integral part of our lives and culture and I think many years into the future when knives are rare, if someone who has never seen a knife, sees one for the first time, will feel that ancient instinct buried deep inside, and just know that this is a thing of value . . . ."



Myself:
I am not a knife collector, I simply kept (still keep) the knives that crossed my path over the years. I'm a knife user and most of my knives have been well used and then retired at some point, giving them great sentimental value. Only a handful have not been used and that's mostly because they were a bit more expensive and I feel sorry to use them, but in general not my style. I also have a few knives that were past on from my grandfather to father, from my mother to me and two really small folding knives from my mother in law. Unfortunately no Pumas or JR's, but still interesting knives.

My first knife was a fixed blade hunting knife (jagmes) The knife was sitting in a display cupboard with other knives in our town's agricultural farm shop for the astronomical amount of R12,00. This was around 1982 and my monthly allowance was R1 (yes, that BIG coin ones) I saved for a full year, not spending on anything.....ever !  At least once a month I will go check if it was still in that display cupboard,. . . . . pounding heart the last few steps . . . . RELIEVE when it was still there ! Then one day I walked into that shop like Jeff Bezos, ask the manager to please unlock that cupboard for me one last time and bought my first knife. It was the proudest day of my childhood life when I finally became a knife owner/user/keeper/wielder !  Carrying a huge knife like that on your hip, scavenging barefoot into the bush and mountains, made you feel invincible ! (although most blood was spilled by self inflicted cuts  :redface: )

The "Jagmes" with some other childhood memorabilia.





My first folding knife was an Okapi (second one from the bottom in pic)
I slept with this knife under my pillow each night, probably just because I treasured it so much. Those days were tough and we did not have much personal possessions. Because I got some chirps from other kids for the big hunting knife sitting on my hip, the folder quickly became my favorite, because I could carry it in my pocket without somebody noticing it. (these days they call it concealed carry :biggrin:). From dissecting frogs, cutting breast meat from doves, eating all sorts of fruit, to cutting your next ketty mik . . . . the Okapi did it all.  Man I loved that knife !!
 



Hardy, I must just say: Your knife collection is top notch sir !





 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #377 on: February 04, 2020, 06:47:06 pm »
What Is It About Knives ?

From a young age I am absolutely "fascinated" with knives. I use the word "fascinated" in lack of a better description for the "feeling" I have for knives. I always thought of myself as a knife-nut, but after joining knife forums the past couple of years, I realized that I'm actually a mild knife-nut  :imaposer:

I found this topic "What is it about knives" on one of the knife forums and like to share some of the guys comments with you. The ideas and words are not my own, but I can surely associate with them to put a description to this "feeling" we have for knives.



"The question "What is it about knives ?" most probably stems back to ancient man when he discovered the first cutting tool, namely the flint. That was a, as important discovery as fire, and with flint and fire, opened a whole new world to him. The same reason why we can sit and stare at fire for hours, mesmerized by the flames. The flint, or for a better word knife, allowed man to hunt by using it as a spear and for hacking up meat, also as a defensive weapon to protect himself. So I would say that these two items are imprinted in our DNA from hundreds of thousands of years ago and therefor our fascination with blades and fire."



"There is something called Meme Theory, where ideas and culture are passed on from person to person, generation to generation, until it becomes something stronger than a feeling. Why when we see something that stirs deep inside, do we feel such passion for it ? It must be because our ancestors, all the way to the beginning of time, have seen the same things and have been inspired the same way we are. This is why we find comfort in fire, knives, sunrises and companionship. Knives are an integral part of our lives and culture and I think many years into the future when knives are rare, if someone who has never seen a knife, sees one for the first time, will feel that ancient instinct buried deep inside, and just know that this is a thing of value . . . ."



Myself:
I am not a knife collector, I simply kept (still keep) the knives that crossed my path over the years. I'm a knife user and most of my knives have been well used and then retired at some point, giving them great sentimental value. Only a handful have not been used and that's mostly because they were a bit more expensive and I feel sorry to use them, but in general not my style. I also have a few knives that were past on from my grandfather to father, from my mother to me and two really small folding knives from my mother in law. Unfortunately no Pumas or JR's, but still interesting knives.

My first knife was a fixed blade hunting knife (jagmes) The knife was sitting in a display cupboard with other knives in our town's agricultural farm shop for the astronomical amount of R12,00. This was around 1982 and my monthly allowance was R1 (yes, that BIG coin ones) I saved for a full year, not spending on anything.....ever !  At least once a month I will go check if it was still in that display cupboard,. . . . . pounding heart the last few steps . . . . RELIEVE when it was still there ! Then one day I walked into that shop like Jeff Bezos, ask the manager to please unlock that cupboard for me one last time and bought my first knife. It was the proudest day of my childhood life when I finally became a knife owner/user/keeper/wielder !  Carrying a huge knife like that on your hip, scavenging barefoot into the bush and mountains, made you feel invincible ! (although most blood was spilled by self inflicted cuts  :redface: )

The "Jagmes" with some other childhood memorabilia.





My first folding knife was an Okapi (second one from the bottom in pic)
I slept with this knife under my pillow each night, probably just because I treasured it so much. Those days were tough and we did not have much personal possessions. Because I got some chirps from other kids for the big hunting knife sitting on my hip, the folder quickly became my favorite, because I could carry it in my pocket without somebody noticing it. (these days they call it concealed carry :biggrin:). From dissecting frogs, cutting breast meat from doves, eating all sorts of fruit, to cutting your next ketty mik . . . . the Okapi did it all.  Man I loved that knife !!
 



Hardy, I must just say: Your knife collection is top notch sir !


There is not one person here that would not agree with the fact that your story is exactly what makes knives so fascinating.
I can only imagine what it felt like when you finally commissioned the shopkeeper to take your savings and hand over that beautiful blade.
You Sir, in my opinion, are a true enthusiast.
Thank you for the kind words, but there are people on this forum with seriously nice collections.  :thumleft:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #378 on: February 04, 2020, 07:07:50 pm »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #379 on: February 04, 2020, 07:16:50 pm »
Iím not much of a pocket knife fan, which is why I only have about twenty. The knives in the photo  are the ones that are in my office at the moment. The other ones are in my vehicles, jacket pockets, bedside drawer and other places where I will probably find them sometime in the future. Most of my pocket knives, except for a few well-intentioned but misguided gifts from friends and family, are in the low-to medium price bracket.

I find that fixed blade knives are more practical for dirty work like skinning and  dressing game, or even chopping vegetables and peeling fruit. Properly cleaning a a pocket knife afterwards is a PITA.  MY EDC knife is a CRKT Stiff K.I.S.S  that I carry in a multipurpose sheath. I do prefer the Swisschamp to a Multi-tool though.  The pliers are a bit of a joke, but the other tools make up for it.. For instance, what would I do without the pressurized ball point pen if I ever need to write a letter in zero gravity?

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