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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #520 on: February 10, 2020, 08:28:05 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?
Impala vleis in Brits vra R210 vir n nommer 9 Opinel stainlessteel - Cape Union mart vra R450 Wtf  ???

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #521 on: February 10, 2020, 09:03:03 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?
Impala vleis in Brits vra R210 vir n nommer 9 Opinel stainlessteel - Cape Union mart vra R450 Wtf  ???

Stay away from CUM, Outdoor Warehouse and the like, their prices pay for the franchise.  Ripoff.     :deal:

What he said... i found my Honey badger for almost R200 cheaper at Kloppers..
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #522 on: February 10, 2020, 09:51:14 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?
Impala vleis in Brits vra R210 vir n nommer 9 Opinel stainlessteel - Cape Union mart vra R450 Wtf  ???

Stay away from CUM, Outdoor Warehouse and the like, their prices pay for the franchise.  Ripoff.     :deal:

What he said... i found my Honey badger for almost R200 cheaper at Kloppers..
When at Kloppers and you ask the big guy whose name is James, you often get a little discount thrown in.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #523 on: February 11, 2020, 07:01:26 am »
Knife for the day
VDKCO War Admiral M390
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #524 on: February 11, 2020, 10:48:23 am »
Buck knives fit a specific niche in the industry where they hardly compete at the high end but offer good working knives made out of cheaper materials for the every day man.
Their Chinese made knives in 420J2 are pretty bad, you can’t really heat treat that steel and get a useful edge. They use 420HC a lot that is also very low end but treat it to a level where it is just functional as a blade steel.
I do have a few of their knives and this particular one is a gift from my wife after an American trip.
Model 112 Ranger Pro in brown micarta with a s30v blade.
They had an engineer called Paul Bos working for them who made up their bulk heat treating processes; got it pretty spot on, and this treatment of cheap usually crappy 420HC steel is what makes them viable today. This knife itself shows bad workmanship but the steel and edge profile is spot on and it cuts.




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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #525 on: February 11, 2020, 11:06:39 am »
Buck knives fit a specific niche in the industry where they hardly compete at the high end but offer good working knives made out of cheaper materials for the every day man.
Their Chinese made knives in 420J2 are pretty bad, you can’t really heat treat that steel and get a useful edge. They use 420HC a lot that is also very low end but treat it to a level where it is just functional as a blade steel.
I do have a few of their knives and this particular one is a gift from my wife after an American trip.
Model 112 Ranger Pro in brown micarta with a s30v blade.
They had an engineer called Paul Bos working for them who made up their bulk heat treating processes; got it pretty spot on, and this treatment of cheap usually crappy 420HC steel is what makes them viable today. This knife itself shows bad workmanship but the steel and edge profile is spot on and it cuts.




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I couldn't agree more, they really got a very good functional everyday use knife here and regardless of the bad workmanship - which is only about unrefined finish and nothing else in my opinion.
It is a local favourite with the farmers  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #526 on: February 11, 2020, 12:00:21 pm »
At my desk I have another one lying here.

It’s a Buck 501 “Squire” a nice little traditional wood and steel lockback.
This one was made in the anniversary year so only shows the anvil logo and not the usual date code.
Or you could say in 2002 they used the anvil for the date code.



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #527 on: February 11, 2020, 01:33:40 pm »
two of mine......I will take a pic of the collection later and post that too

1 - My cleaver - CJRB Cutlery Crag Flipper
Specifications
Blade Length: 3.43"
Cutting Edge: 3.23"
Closed Length: 4.76"
Overall Length: 8.15"
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.13"
Blade Style: Modified Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Handle Material: OD Green G10
Handle Thickness: 0.52"
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Reversible Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.3 oz.

2- Ruike P138-W

Specifications
Blade Length: 3.54"
Blade Material: 14C28N
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
Blade edge: Plain
Blade Grind: flat
Blade Finish: brushed
Handle Material: G10 Sand Colour
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.57 oz.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #528 on: February 11, 2020, 01:40:48 pm »
and then my custom made hunting knife......

Made by Theo Lyon  - Member of the Knife Makers Guild of SA

Daggah Boy II Hunter

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #529 on: February 11, 2020, 03:00:11 pm »
Beautiful hunter
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #530 on: February 11, 2020, 03:23:39 pm »
two of mine......I will take a pic of the collection later and post that too

1 - My cleaver - CJRB Cutlery Crag Flipper
Specifications
Blade Length: 3.43"
Cutting Edge: 3.23"
Closed Length: 4.76"
Overall Length: 8.15"
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.13"
Blade Style: Modified Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Handle Material: OD Green G10
Handle Thickness: 0.52"
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Reversible Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.3 oz.

2- Ruike P138-W

Specifications
Blade Length: 3.54"
Blade Material: 14C28N
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
Blade edge: Plain
Blade Grind: flat
Blade Finish: brushed
Handle Material: G10 Sand Colour
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.57 oz.

Very nice, I have the cleaver - CJRB Cutlery Crag Flipper, my EDC.  Love this knife to bits.   :thumleft: :thumleft: 

Beautifu; hunter as well.   :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #531 on: February 11, 2020, 03:25:09 pm »
and then my custom made hunting knife......

Made by Theo Lyon  - Member of the Knife Makers Guild of SA

Daggah Boy II Hunter

This is special, very nice hunter.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #532 on: February 11, 2020, 03:27:33 pm »
Knife for the day
VDKCO War Admiral M390

Hierdie is op my Top 10, dit is baie mooi.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #533 on: February 11, 2020, 04:05:46 pm »
Wow, what a great thread, there's some beauties on here  :drif:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #534 on: February 11, 2020, 06:17:08 pm »
Wow, what a great thread, there's some beauties on here  :drif:

Didn't know you are a knife enthusiast, Brett?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #535 on: February 12, 2020, 07:15:20 am »
Bestech Toucan
Seriously good value for under R1000.
D2 steel and G10 scales with stainless steel liners.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #536 on: February 12, 2020, 08:11:43 am »
two of mine......I will take a pic of the collection later and post that too

1 - My cleaver - CJRB Cutlery Crag Flipper
Specifications
Blade Length: 3.43"
Cutting Edge: 3.23"
Closed Length: 4.76"
Overall Length: 8.15"
Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.13"
Blade Style: Modified Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Handle Material: OD Green G10
Handle Thickness: 0.52"
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Reversible Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.3 oz.

2- Ruike P138-W

Specifications
Blade Length: 3.54"
Blade Material: 14C28N
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
Blade edge: Plain
Blade Grind: flat
Blade Finish: brushed
Handle Material: G10 Sand Colour
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel
Weight: 5.57 oz.

Very nice, I have the cleaver - CJRB Cutlery Crag Flipper, my EDC.  Love this knife to bits.   :thumleft: :thumleft: 

Beautifu; hunter as well.   :thumleft:

Yes, I alternate between the clever, the Ruike, and a Kershaw Natrix for my EDC.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #537 on: February 12, 2020, 08:20:47 am »
Interesting point on that Bestech.  Kinda straight drop point?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #538 on: February 12, 2020, 10:11:27 am »
Interesting point on that Bestech.  Kinda straight drop point?

Yes - When I saw it the first time I thought they wanted to merge a drop point and tanto blade. It does cut as smooth as a Meerlust Rubicon on a cold Cape Town winters evening...
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #539 on: February 12, 2020, 12:14:52 pm »
I do like smaller knives ; Spyderco have what they call “little big knives” that offer functionality way over their size.
This is a Dragonfly in G10 with VG10 steel.




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