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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #500 on: February 09, 2020, 09:19:11 am »
Does anyone have experience with Kershaw blades in M390 and how it compares to sub R1k options in D2?
Specifically with regards to edge retention and ease of sharpening. Even more specifically, the ability to sharpen freehand on non-diamond stones.
The reason I ask is because of hardness test data I came across on YouTube. The guy from luvthemknives tests the blades on actual production kives. It seems that many of the M390 samples tested slightly softer than the "recommended " Rockwell specs. Just wondering if this translates into easier sharpening and/or lower edge holding.
I also saw a forum discussion where someone mentioned he actually find his M390 blade easier to sharpen  than s30v.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #501 on: February 09, 2020, 10:12:41 am »
Does anyone have experience with Kershaw blades in M390 and how it compares to sub R1k options in D2?
Specifically with regards to edge retention and ease of sharpening. Even more specifically, the ability to sharpen freehand on non-diamond stones.
The reason I ask is because of hardness test data I came across on YouTube. The guy from luvthemknives tests the blades on actual production kives. It seems that many of the M390 samples tested slightly softer than the "recommended " Rockwell specs. Just wondering if this translates into easier sharpening and/or lower edge holding.
I also saw a forum discussion where someone mentioned he actually find his M390 blade easier to sharpen  than s30v.

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All the super steels have a couple of things in common.
Sharpening takes longer
Edge retention is brilliant
I would choose M390 over almost any steel if I had the choice. It also sharpens a little better than D2, and S30V.
S30, S25 and S20 is also fantastic for the same reason.
I find that Bohler N690 is almost the best in everything, and it must be my favorite steel for folders. 
D2 is a hardworking, honest extremely tough steel. Unfortunately it can rust if you do not keep the blade oiled.
Go with the M390 - you won't be disappointed.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #502 on: February 09, 2020, 04:38:32 pm »
Any knife steel is only as good as the heat treatment done on it.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #503 on: February 09, 2020, 04:57:03 pm »
Any knife steel is only as good as the heat treatment done on it.

True.   :thumleft: 
For interest sake, I wonder how the knife companies like Kershaw, Spyderco and the like do their heat treatment on factory made knifes.  I suppose on a conveyor tipe of bed through an oven of sorts then .................?     :patch: :patch:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #504 on: February 09, 2020, 05:38:06 pm »
Spyderco use to supply the military with the Spyderco Miltary knife.
This never happened.
The Military was Sals take on a knife that was perfect for someone in the military but never got purchased by any government agency or military.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #505 on: February 09, 2020, 05:57:45 pm »
Ek het bietjie op The Knife Guy se webblad gaan loer. My wenslys is gans en al t lank. Jammer so baie van sy messe is uitverkoop. Of eintlik is dit seker maar n goeie ding.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #506 on: February 09, 2020, 06:31:58 pm »
Spyderco use to supply the military with the Spyderco Miltary knife.
This never happened.
The Military was Sals take on a knife that was perfect for someone in the military but never got purchased by any government agency or military.

True - to some extent.
Spyderco had a program (I think they still do) whereby military personnel can purchase their knives at a discounted rate with the concealed knife grant they get issued with. a Unit that I worked with in Somalia all had the same Spyderco's. That is when I learned about Spyderco for the first time.
I have no idea if the US government ever purchased Spyderco's in bulk - but I would not bet against it.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #507 on: February 09, 2020, 08:35:28 pm »
Die goed waarvan ek hou, messe, braai en so ou kleintjie op die kant.   :thumleft:

Stuff I like, knifes, a braai and some refreshment on the side.     :biggrin:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #508 on: February 09, 2020, 08:36:50 pm »
Ek het bietjie op The Knife Guy se webblad gaan loer. My wenslys is gans en al t lank. Jammer so baie van sy messe is uitverkoop. Of eintlik is dit seker maar n goeie ding.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #509 on: February 09, 2020, 09:11:58 pm »
Die goed waarvan ek hou, messe, braai en so ou kleintjie op die kant.   :thumleft:

Stuff I like, knifes, a braai and some refreshment on the side.     :biggrin:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #510 on: February 09, 2020, 10:31:04 pm »
My go to folding EDC knives

Leatherman Skeletool KBx
Dart-XT
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #511 on: February 10, 2020, 05:25:50 am »
My go to folding EDC knives

Leatherman Skeletool KBx
Dart-XT
Kershaw




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 :thumleft:  :thumleft:  I love those little Skeletools. 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #512 on: February 10, 2020, 06:59:35 am »
Hier is my klein versameling messe.
Die boonste mes is handgemaak deur 'n ou omie in Vanderbijlpark so 12 jaar terug, super skerp kan nou nie die staal
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #513 on: February 10, 2020, 07:11:05 am »
Baie nice - Ek hou baie van daai Boker en die Omie van VDBP se handgemaakte Bowie/ Hunter.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #515 on: February 10, 2020, 07:36:25 am »
Any knife steel is only as good as the heat treatment done on it.

True.   :thumleft: 
For interest sake, I wonder how the knife companies like Kershaw, Spyderco and the like do their heat treatment on factory made knifes.  I suppose on a conveyor tipe of bed through an oven of sorts then .................?     :patch: :patch:

Correct exactly as you explained. There are few videos on you tube by various manufacturers on how they heat treat.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #516 on: February 10, 2020, 07:52:20 am »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #517 on: February 10, 2020, 07:53:32 am »


Wees bly, dit raak verslawend en kan jou duur te staan kom.   :biggrin: :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #518 on: February 10, 2020, 04:00:08 pm »
Kry ek toe nou n probleem met my Opinel - ek werk gou in die reen met hom, die hout swel en daar kry ek hom toe maar nie weer oop nie  :xxbah:

So sit en wonder ek nou hoe gaan ek die probleem aanspreek, en wend my tot die universiteit van youtube  :deal:

Daar leer ek toe van die unieke 'tik' aksie agter op die hef om die lem uit te lig, net ver genoeg om behoorlik beet te kry en oop te maak asook om hom mooi uit te droog en dan n druppel meubel olie daar waar die hef nou artikileer. Well, intussen het daai mes oortyd gewerk en ek hou net al hoe meer van hom. n Nuwe werkersmes gunsteling.

Lees ek nou van n Leatherman wave plus wat teen n baie goeie prys aangebied word splinternuut op die forum. Werk toe gou uit met die som pompie; ons betaal vir presies dieselde Leatheman wave plus met sakkie in Amerika op vandag se wisselkoers R1299,40. Hoekom is hierdie produk so duur by ons Leatherman?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #519 on: February 10, 2020, 05:12:11 pm »
Had to dig this out today. Not in production anymore. Wifey gave this to me many moons ago. Stays in the safe.

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