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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #580 on: February 16, 2020, 03:50:08 pm »
I was about to click "Add to Cart" for some fancy imported super-steel folder when I came to my senses.

I called up a knife maker who's products I had seen on Sharp Edge. Yes, he said, he can make a blade to my desired shape, size and grind in Sandvik 14C28N. He modified the folder handle a little to suit my whittling needs. Mine is the Wharnecliffe Scandi second from the left.

This left enough small-change to also order from him a chunky full-tang bushcraft blade for which I want to build my own handle.



 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #581 on: February 16, 2020, 08:52:51 pm »
Hell Hardy, I'm loving this thread. Thanks so much to you and the other contributors. I never really took an interest in the cleaver styled folders, but they are growing on me.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #582 on: February 17, 2020, 06:22:37 pm »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #583 on: February 17, 2020, 08:37:50 pm »
Something a local leather guy made for my Swiss Army knife.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #584 on: February 17, 2020, 08:39:09 pm »
That is art, beautiful.   :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #585 on: February 17, 2020, 09:01:50 pm »
Who is your local leather guy? I want to buy some leather to make a strop..
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #586 on: February 17, 2020, 09:09:43 pm »
Who is your local leather guy? I want to buy some leather to make a strop..

SmuGS, there's a nice leather shop in PE, my wife purchase leather from them when we are there.  Will ask her the name of the place.   :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #587 on: February 17, 2020, 09:10:58 pm »
Who is your local leather guy? I want to buy some leather to make a strop..
He is in Lorraine. I tried to buy leather from him. He will not sell. He will however make you a custom type strop.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #588 on: February 18, 2020, 06:48:03 am »
Also looking for a leather strop.  Where in gauteng?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #589 on: February 18, 2020, 06:52:00 am »
Sharpening question.

Received the blade buddy yesterday. Will assemble it today.

Question. - angles to sharpen.

Kitchen knifes 20degrees
Folders and hunting knives 25degrees
Axe?

Or is there a way beside just judging it with my bad eyes to establish each knife’s current angle and just stick with that?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #590 on: February 18, 2020, 06:53:37 am »
One more question for the okes who know...

What are the characteristics of the most common types of steel?  And what does it mean practically - iow maintenance and sharpening?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #591 on: February 18, 2020, 07:03:08 am »
Kilroy, I find under 22/23 degrees good for kitchen knives - kak sharp but looses the edge. 22 - 30 degrees good for sharpnes and edge retention for EDC's working knives and above 30 for your axe's and such tools. I know the 22-30 range is rather vast and in my mind it depends on the properties of the steel used.

I find trying to match the manufacturers angle difficult but a good guideline for the particular blade.

I am no expert though.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #592 on: February 18, 2020, 07:15:46 am »
Who is your local leather guy? I want to buy some leather to make a strop..
What size do you need?
I have some kangaroo leather offcuts. I am in Bluewater Bay.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #593 on: February 18, 2020, 07:20:03 am »
Jeez i dont know mate. What sizes do you get?  About 50cm by 5 or so?  What does the experts recommend?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #594 on: February 18, 2020, 07:24:20 am »
Who is your local leather guy? I want to buy some leather to make a strop..

SmuGS, there's a nice leather shop in PE, my wife purchase leather from them when we are there.  Will ask her the name of the place.   :thumleft:

SmuGS, there are 2 leathershop, Viroy Bargain Warehouse and then The Leather Shop.  Both in North End. 
1st Mentioned is the nice one, but don't know if they sell off cuts, the latter does.   
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #595 on: February 18, 2020, 07:27:22 am »
I have one of the razor strops, wife got it for me(where, I think she imported it) although it does work on my EDC's it is not ideal and is really meant for razors.
The second pic is what I am looking to get, if anyone knows where to source locally.
 

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« Reply #596 on: February 18, 2020, 07:30:21 am »
Jeez i dont know mate. What sizes do you get?  About 50cm by 5 or so?  What does the experts recommend?

I would go a tad wider, more like between 400 - 500mm and 60 - 70mm.  At the end of the day a normal waist belt will also do though. 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #597 on: February 18, 2020, 07:32:34 am »
I think kangaroo leather might be too soft. Actually I may just have an old leather belt somewhere that has become too short to go around my waist, will give that a try first.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #598 on: February 18, 2020, 07:41:26 am »
I also have an old belt. Must it be mounted on a strip of wood? Or used as is?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #599 on: February 18, 2020, 07:44:05 am »
I also have an old belt. Must it be mounted on a strip of wood? Or used as is?

What you prefer.  I like mine on a strip of wood.   Just seems to have more control.     :thumleft:
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