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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #540 on: February 12, 2020, 12:45:26 pm »
Does anybody have a Spyderco Native 5? Seems like a "smaller"-larger knife with good reviews.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #541 on: February 12, 2020, 01:22:51 pm »
Yeah its a pretty good knife, I only have one in LC200N right now and use it when I goto the coast.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #542 on: February 13, 2020, 07:54:42 am »
One to consider with the Native 5 is the Para 3 (this one is the lightweight)
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #543 on: February 13, 2020, 11:31:20 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...

Your analogy speaks to me.
Nice compact, functional knife.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #545 on: February 13, 2020, 05:59:57 pm »
Quick question, do you knife enthusiasts buy your knives online? i ask because I've been to several gun and outdoor stores around town and nobody seems to keep anything significant..
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 #546 on: February 13, 2020, 06:19:22 pm »
Quick question, do you knife enthusiasts buy your knives online? i ask because I've been to several gun and outdoor stores around town and nobody seems to keep anything significant..

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #547 on: February 13, 2020, 06:22:28 pm »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #548 on: February 13, 2020, 07:05:43 pm »
Quick question, do you knife enthusiasts buy your knives online? i ask because I've been to several gun and outdoor stores around town and nobody seems to keep anything significant..

Hi SmuGS

Try The Knife Guy - Super good service and by far the best prices in SA,

Yeah thanks, i've also been looking at SharpEdge. I just like to hold something in my hands and get a feel for it before I buy..
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
R1150gs,  KLE 500, XT660R.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #549 on: February 13, 2020, 07:21:09 pm »
Quick question, do you knife enthusiasts buy your knives online? i ask because I've been to several gun and outdoor stores around town and nobody seems to keep anything significant..

Hi SmuGS

Try The Knife Guy - Super good service and by far the best prices in SA,

Yeah thanks, i've also been looking at SharpEdge. I just like to hold something in my hands and get a feel for it before I buy..

You will kick yourself for buying at Sharp Edge - I attached the prices on two exact knives from Sharp Edge and from Knife Guy
You will understand...
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #550 on: February 13, 2020, 07:25:15 pm »
Ah ok thanks. Not bought anything yet, still just looking. :thumleft:
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R1150gs,  KLE 500, XT660R.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #551 on: February 13, 2020, 07:27:51 pm »
Ah ok thanks. Not bought anything yet, still just looking. :thumleft:

What is it that you are looking for - Can I help with something?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #552 on: February 13, 2020, 07:37:51 pm »
Well on my list when funds are available are the Bestech Hornet, the Spyderco Resilience and the Kershaw Static. Trying to put money aside for the Slumdog Bash as well.... :biggrin:
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
R1150gs,  KLE 500, XT660R.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #553 on: February 13, 2020, 08:01:34 pm »
Well on my list when funds are available are the Bestech Hornet, the Spyderco Resilience and the Kershaw Static. Trying to put money aside for the Slumdog Bash as well.... :biggrin:

The Bestech Hornet is a fantastic knife at an affordable price, but you are going to wait a while.
I do not know the Kershaw Static but the Resilience is a solid Spydie, like almost all their knives.
In which color would you want the Hornet, if you had a choice?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #554 on: February 14, 2020, 06:33:50 am »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #555 on: February 14, 2020, 09:19:28 am »
Knife for the day
Lionsteel ROK ARB M390

Damn.....that is a beaut.

Where do I find one and what should I be looking at cost wise?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #556 on: February 14, 2020, 09:28:25 am »
Knife for the day
Lionsteel ROK ARB M390

Damn.....that is a beaut.

Where do I find one and what should I be looking at cost wise?

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« Reply #557 on: February 14, 2020, 09:45:04 am »
 Any comments on Top Kives?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #558 on: February 14, 2020, 10:44:32 am »
Any comments on Top Kives?

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What's your say on the steel?

N690 steel is so good for making knives that one prominent knife manufacturer uses only N690 steel. This steel has the right carbon content and the right cobalt content. An Austrian steel manufacturer, who is the current source for N690, is considered to be a worldwide leader in their production of N690 steel. Their steel composition is as follows: carbon 1.07%, chromium 17%, cobalt 1.5%, manganese .40%, molybdenum 1.10%, silicon .40% and vanadium .10%. The key to the hardness of N690 is the addition of cobalt in the steel matrix. The cobalt creates uniformity in the structure within the steel. The value of cobalt in a knife blade is it produces a fine edge with excellent edge retention.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #559 on: February 14, 2020, 10:45:49 am »
Any comments on Top Kives?

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Very good brand and very popular in the states. Military contracted supplier.
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