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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #460 on: February 06, 2020, 08:46:34 pm »
That's correct Hardy, Trump is putting pressure on some American found companies to bring manufacturing back to home soil. The biggest I've heard is John Deere since I am in the agricultural sector and get news on the ground from the farmers and corporations.
Just an example and I can sent a picture,  my CRKT M16 which was an soldier issue and sought after knives was made in Taiwan back in 2005.

Like said we never seen any degraded products but still, I have paid usd 32 for BUCK made in USA opposed to usd 20 for Made in China.

Once back I'll sent you guys pictures of the packaging since China and Taiwan is no longer etched on the blade but only on the packaging material.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #461 on: February 07, 2020, 06:16:44 am »
You sure about Gerber being made in China? - I believe it to be Portland - Oregon.

Only a handful of Gerber knives are made in the USA, the majority of the good ones were made in Japan, these were the ones that got them a reputation of quality.
The G in G-Sakai, knife maker in Seki City, is for Gerber. 

I would say most of their knives are made in China now
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #462 on: February 07, 2020, 06:59:25 am »
Knife for the day
Kizer Sheepdog XL

By FAR the best value for money knife in my collection.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #463 on: February 07, 2020, 07:06:17 am »
Question about blade shapes and foldable knifes:
If I look at the variety of blade shapes available (not the material it is made of), for a single brand, at for example on the knifeguy site, what shape would be a good one for general usage?

Besides the obvious shapes, with definate uses eg. skinner type with short stubby bade. How does one differentiate?

Hope my clear as mud question makes sence
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #464 on: February 07, 2020, 07:07:13 am »
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That looks like a meneer!!

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #465 on: February 07, 2020, 07:10:56 am »
Knife for the day
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Another beaut.   :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #466 on: February 07, 2020, 07:19:08 am »
Question about blade shapes and foldable knifes:
If I look at the variety of blade shapes available (not the material it is made of), for a single brand, at for example on the knifeguy site, what shape would be a good one for general usage?

Besides the obvious shapes, with definate uses eg. skinner type with short stubby bade. How does one differentiate?

Hope my clear as mud question makes sence
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #467 on: February 07, 2020, 07:21:03 am »
Question about blade shapes and foldable knifes:
If I look at the variety of blade shapes available (not the material it is made of), for a single brand, at for example on the knifeguy site, what shape would be a good one for general usage?

Besides the obvious shapes, with definate uses eg. skinner type with short stubby bade. How does one differentiate?

Hope my clear as mud question makes sence

Pietas - This is actually the question every newcomer should ask - thanks for that.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #468 on: February 07, 2020, 07:33:52 am »
I'll watch the vid a bit later but I do think it often comes down to personal choice. For me I find drop-points to be the most versatile - yes they are not good at everything and sometimes I need a knife more suited to a task.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #469 on: February 07, 2020, 12:21:31 pm »
The Spyderco leaf shaped blade is very practical for every day carry.
If you like mid sized knives here are two of the best.
The one is my “you can only have one” knife.




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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #470 on: February 07, 2020, 03:12:10 pm »
this must be one of the prettiest folders i ever saw.

even folded it reminds me of chinese junk

if only it wasnt so expensive...
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #471 on: February 07, 2020, 03:36:16 pm »
Knife for the day
Kizer Sheepdog XL

By FAR the best value for money knife in my collection.

Baie mooi  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #472 on: February 07, 2020, 03:38:57 pm »
Hein
The Kizer Sheepdog XL is what you need I think.
I have two - if you are interested.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #473 on: February 07, 2020, 04:01:58 pm »
this must be one of the prettiest folders i ever saw.

even folded it reminds me of chinese junk

if only it wasnt so expensive...

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #474 on: February 07, 2020, 04:12:36 pm »
this must be one of the prettiest folders i ever saw.

even folded it reminds me of chinese junk

if only it wasnt so expensive...

Daai is mooi, maar jy sal betaal vir daai spyder.   :deal:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #475 on: February 07, 2020, 04:41:03 pm »
Kizer Sheepdog se lem is nogal swaar - wat nodig is in 'n cleaver
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #476 on: February 07, 2020, 04:46:03 pm »


@Kilroy If the message at 22:30 into the video does not convince you, nothing will :pot:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #477 on: February 07, 2020, 04:56:06 pm »
this must be one of the prettiest folders i ever saw.

even folded it reminds me of chinese junk

if only it wasnt so expensive...

It looks a bit like a cut throat razor with a slow metabolism  :biggrin:. I’ve always liked the look of the Assist. I think they designed it on purpose to resemble a cartoon crocodile.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #478 on: February 07, 2020, 05:38:42 pm »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #479 on: February 07, 2020, 05:40:26 pm »
Ok, mr De Kock. Wil daai sheepdog n go gee. Dis mos die XL.  Stuur vir jou pm
 
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