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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #380 on: February 04, 2020, 07:21:03 pm »
I am spending way too much time on this thread.
Here is something I made. When riding and carrying a handgun on your person, there is always a chance of loosing the firearm. Riding gear is not concealed carry friendly. So I made myself a chest rig. But then I thought what about a blade. So made a copy of Benchmade's Instigator. This one from 4mm N690 stainless. Full flat grind. Very slim silhouet because it rides between the gun and your chest.
The sheath is incorporated in the holster.
Stainless to prevent rust. Inside your jacket is moisture from sweat.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #381 on: February 04, 2020, 07:38:50 pm »
I知 not much of a pocket knife fan, which is why I only have about twenty.  :thumleft: 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?

Bensien - Have you got the name of the marked knife. Looks like the perfect biltong cutter.


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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #382 on: February 04, 2020, 07:43:51 pm »
I am spending way too much time on this thread.
Here is something I made. When riding and carrying a handgun on your person, there is always a chance of loosing the firearm. Riding gear is not concealed carry friendly. So I made myself a chest rig. But then I thought what about a blade. So made a copy of Benchmade's Instigator. This one from 4mm N690 stainless. Full flat grind. Very slim silhouet because it rides between the gun and your chest.
The sheath is incorporated in the holster.
Stainless to prevent rust. Inside your jacket is moisture from sweat.

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Like this idea a lot. Did you make the knife yourself? That N690 Bohler steel is fantastic blade steel.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #383 on: February 04, 2020, 07:50:26 pm »
Yes, as a hobby, I tinker with knives.

I try to follow @Straatkat 's philosophy,  make you own before you buy. Not so easy though


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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #384 on: February 04, 2020, 08:27:24 pm »
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Bensien - Have you got the name of the marked knife. Looks like the perfect biltong cutter.

It's called a Biltong Tjom and falls in the cheap but cheerful class.  They used to retail for about R450 but the price has come down lately. For what you pay it is not bad at all.. It is sturdy, smooth opening with zero play, the blade takes and holds and edge quite well and the fit and finish is better than the price would suggest
https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/product/biltong-tjom-knife
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #385 on: February 04, 2020, 08:32:40 pm »
The two bayonets have not worked, the rest have worked well for me over many years.
Many an animal has been skinned and cut up with them.
My humble collection.
The newest given to me by a good friend a few weeks ago, so no marks or wear yet.
Bestech Texel et D2 steel :thumleft:
My oldest dates from 1907.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #386 on: February 04, 2020, 09:00:08 pm »
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Bensien - Have you got the name of the marked knife. Looks like the perfect biltong cutter.

It's called a Biltong Tjom and falls in the cheap but cheerful class.  They used to retail for about R450 but the price has come down lately. For what you pay it is not bad at all.. It is sturdy, smooth opening with zero play, the blade takes and holds and edge quite well and the fit and finish is better than the price would suggest
https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/product/biltong-tjom-knife

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #387 on: February 04, 2020, 09:03:20 pm »
The two bayonets have not worked, the rest have worked well for me over many years.
Many an animal has been skinned and cut up with them.
My humble collection.
The newest given to me by a good friend a few weeks ago, so no marks or wear yet.
Bestech Texel et D2 steel :thumleft:
My oldest dates from 1907.

Hennie - the yellow & black knife just above the Texel - Has it got a name on it?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #388 on: February 04, 2020, 09:06:39 pm »
The two bayonets have not worked, the rest have worked well for me over many years.
Many an animal has been skinned and cut up with them.
My humble collection.
The newest given to me by a good friend a few weeks ago, so no marks or wear yet.
Bestech Texel et D2 steel :thumleft:
My oldest dates from 1907.

It is a British 1907 bayonet for the Lee Enfield SMLE rifle. Used through Ww1, Ww2 and by SAP. Yours is by Sanderson, one of the more prolific makers.
Info on your bayonet from a friend of mine :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #389 on: February 04, 2020, 09:10:01 pm »
It is a cheap DOW, but I found it very handy for deboning etc.
It came without any sheath.
The Roland Ward Forest Hunter was my carry knife for a period.
The set is not made out off very good steel, but worked hard.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #390 on: February 04, 2020, 09:47:09 pm »
This thread inspired me to buy my very first EDC. Amazed at how much I知 using it. Wonder how I got along without it??
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #391 on: February 05, 2020, 04:36:39 am »
This thread inspired me to buy my very first EDC. Amazed at how much I知 using it. Wonder how I got along without it??

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #392 on: February 05, 2020, 06:56:24 am »
This thread inspired me to buy my very first EDC. Amazed at how much I知 using it. Wonder how I got along without it??

Nice to read this - Gooi pics Cansius

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #393 on: February 05, 2020, 07:04:51 am »
Baie netjies, geluk met jou nuwe EDC.   :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #394 on: February 05, 2020, 07:30:45 am »
I must vouch for Martin, The Knife Guy. In my opinion his prices are very reasonable and his service is absolutely excellent. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #395 on: February 05, 2020, 07:34:18 am »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #396 on: February 05, 2020, 07:38:18 am »
This thread inspired me to buy my very first EDC. Amazed at how much I知 using it. Wonder how I got along without it??

Nice to read this - Gooi pics Cansius

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That Texel is seriously good value for money, with amazing blade steel. Most of my friends changed to Bestech and never looked back. I think they call that color Jade. Very pretty.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #397 on: February 05, 2020, 08:35:39 am »
Great knife that flipper.
D2 is a good steel if you keep it clean.

Also look at these ; they are some of the slickest handiest liner locks you will find.

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Re: Folding knives - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #398 on: February 05, 2020, 08:43:41 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

I'm correcting myself here...the Chinese copied the tree symbol as well. On the boxes and on the knives as well.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #399 on: February 05, 2020, 01:05:24 pm »
One of my favourites...a genuine BOKER stockman green handle.
Estimated  to be about 30 years +
Would love to get an acurate Date Of Manufacture
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