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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #600 on: February 18, 2020, 07:46:33 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?
Buy a cheap math set at your local super market. Butcher the protractor at the angle you need and set the tool rest / blade rest at that angle. Now you can confidently and consistantly reset it when you adjust it for different blades. You have kids, so maybe you can get something like that in their rooms. You bought plenty math sets already

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #601 on: February 18, 2020, 07:49:10 am »
My new blade buddy has an angle setting gadget.  My question is about the right angle for the right blades
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #602 on: February 18, 2020, 07:53:40 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.
Roo leather is very thin, so once mounted on a paddle it does not compress much.

The first paddle strop I made measures 6 x 15cm. For EDC use I will make my next one 4.5 x 20cm.

Keeping it narrow makes one-handed stropping easier, it concentrates the pressure on a narrow part of the blade. If you go wider you need to need to use it like a bench stone with the other hand on the blade to apply even pressure.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #603 on: February 18, 2020, 08:01:56 am »
Take a look at this page about steels.

https://knifeinformer.com/discovering-the-best-knife-steel/

While there are many factors to a given steel you are really playing with a ratio of 3 main characteristics. Usually a trade off. pick 2 out of 3 scenario.

Toughness, Corrosion Resistance and Edge Retention.

Old carbon steels usually hold and edge and are tough (the dont shatter or chip, they bend or fold) but they rust.  Usually good for impact tools like Axes and choppers. 5160. 1095 etc.
Stainless steels just add chrome to resist oxidation but you usually lose toughness. They chip and snap.  These are good for smaller pocket knives where edge retention and corrosion resistance matter most.
Super steels do a lot of all three, and you pay for this, M390/204-P is probably the best balance for knives overall.
 
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #604 on: February 18, 2020, 08:05:06 am »
Super steels? 
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #605 on: February 18, 2020, 08:08:29 am »
Super steels? 
Marketing for modern steels usually made with particle technology to get fully homogeneous uniform structures. Purpose made for cutting tasks like tools or knives.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #606 on: February 18, 2020, 08:44:54 am »
Tx Ron - you know your shit. How many Spiders do you have?  What steel are they made of?

Look what the fairy godmother send me from the karoo ( moerse tx Hardy - and plse send me your bank details. I cant stand owing people money :biggrin:)

The steel on the Sheepdog is very proper

Sizes comparison below. Its a monster.  Blade fall close under its own weight with the release mechanism on the bottom.....careful now :biggrin:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #607 on: February 18, 2020, 09:45:26 am »
Also received a few from Loxton  :biggrin:
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #608 on: February 18, 2020, 09:51:43 am »
jeez your fairy was nicer than mine  :thumleft:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #609 on: February 18, 2020, 12:11:06 pm »
I've been making knives for the past 7 years and it outgrew the hobby stage and became a fully fledged side business.
Always up for a chat about knives.
I have a SERIOUS addiction to any and all blades but I collect mostly folders...lately I've acquired several Bestech folders, great value for money! :pot:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #610 on: February 18, 2020, 12:23:46 pm »
Agreed
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #611 on: February 18, 2020, 12:38:12 pm »
I've been making knives for the past 7 years and it outgrew the hobby stage and became a fully fledged side business.
Always up for a chat about knives.
I have a SERIOUS addiction to any and all blades but I collect mostly folders...lately I've acquired several Bestech folders, great value for money! :pot:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #612 on: February 18, 2020, 01:29:15 pm »
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?
Buy a cheap math set at your local super market. Butcher the protractor at the angle you need and set the tool rest / blade rest at that angle. Now you can confidently and consistantly reset it when you adjust it for different blades. You have kids, so maybe you can get something like that in their rooms. You bought plenty math sets already

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actually were right - it has an angle adjuster but no markings for adjusting.  so, my gradeboog, toutjie from the line of the sanding belt them?

thanks for the tip - i thought it would come with some form of markings :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #613 on: February 18, 2020, 01:29:40 pm »
@Hardy de Kock Ek is oorgehaal vir my Angola trippie.  Dis nou nie 'n Leatherman Supertool 300 nie maar ek kan darem my naels skoon ek geslyp hou  :lol8:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #614 on: February 18, 2020, 03:08:55 pm »
@Hardy de Kock Ek is oorgehaal vir my Angola trippie.  Dis nou nie 'n Leatherman Supertool 300 nie maar ek kan darem my naels skoon ek geslyp hou  :lol8:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #615 on: February 18, 2020, 03:15:58 pm »
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?
Buy a cheap math set at your local super market. Butcher the protractor at the angle you need and set the tool rest / blade rest at that angle. Now you can confidently and consistantly reset it when you adjust it for different blades. You have kids, so maybe you can get something like that in their rooms. You bought plenty math sets already

Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk

actually were right - it has an angle adjuster but no markings for adjusting.  so, my gradeboog, toutjie from the line of the sanding belt them?

thanks for the tip - i thought it would come with some form of markings :thumleft:

Hein - download this app and any angle nightmares are gone.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #616 on: February 18, 2020, 04:56:24 pm »
Tx Ron - you know your shit. How many Spiders do you have?  What steel are they made of?

Look what the fairy godmother send me from the karoo ( moerse tx Hardy - and plse send me your bank details. I cant stand owing people money :biggrin:)

The steel on the Sheepdog is very proper

Sizes comparison below. Its a monster.  Blade fall close under its own weight with the release mechanism on the bottom.....careful now :biggrin:
Some few Spydercos. Never counted.

So that Tasman will be in H1,  can you even call it steel if it has no carbon? Its hardened with Nitrogen and will not rust. Upside its really tough and will not break on you, one of the worst at holding an edge, Serrations protect the edges a little and make the most of a bad situation.
That Native is either 440V or s30v steel, I really like s30v even if it can be a bit chippy.
The Sheepdog is s35vn ?   s30v with added nobium that makes it easier on the grinding belts. Not much different to s30v to be honest.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #617 on: February 18, 2020, 05:41:02 pm »
Sjoe! There are some seriously beautiful knives here. Time to save up
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #618 on: February 18, 2020, 06:41:25 pm »
Tx Ron - you know your shit. How many Spiders do you have?  What steel are they made of?

Look what the fairy godmother send me from the karoo ( moerse tx Hardy - and plse send me your bank details. I cant stand owing people money :biggrin:)

The steel on the Sheepdog is very proper

Sizes comparison below. Its a monster.  Blade fall close under its own weight with the release mechanism on the bottom.....careful now :biggrin:
Some few Spydercos. Never counted.

So that Tasman will be in H1,  can you even call it steel if it has no carbon? Its hardened with Nitrogen and will not rust. Upside its really tough and will not break on you, one of the worst at holding an edge, Serrations protect the edges a little and make the most of a bad situation.
That Native is either 440V or s30v steel, I really like s30v even if it can be a bit chippy.
The Sheepdog is s35vn ?   s30v with added nobium that makes it easier on the grinding belts. Not much different to s30v to be honest.

https://bladeops.com/blog/what-is-cpm-s35vn-steel
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #619 on: February 18, 2020, 09:29:55 pm »
Hardy, tx for the app. I used it. Accurate to within 1 degree I would say. But what dog is their in the background of your phone :biggrin: