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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #680 on: February 27, 2020, 04:45:07 pm »
My latest is a really well made knife.
Taichung made Spydercos are made with the finest fit and finish of any factory knife I have seen.

Brad Southard designed flipper in the best steel there is (in my opinion - just M390 by another name)





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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #681 on: February 27, 2020, 10:22:28 pm »
Very nice Ron

I still abuse my spyderco daily and it just plain works

Poor thing gets ripped through a kitchen knife sharpener weekly and just keeps going haha
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #682 on: February 28, 2020, 10:09:38 am »
Next up is couple of decent folders.
Two Joseph Rodgers among them.
The top one is handmade. Was given to my dad decades ago by someone in Keimoes/Kakamas. The actually lost the knife for a couple of years, and found it again under the seat of a car he sold to my uncle, then bought back after a long time. His favourite knife.

Pity the photo blurred a bit.
Also a close up of the three John Benzens. Dont know if its decent knives. Looks sturdy. Like working knives.

Those ridges on the back of the bottom knife blade....... Are they functional?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #683 on: February 28, 2020, 02:50:19 pm »
Took these out of the oilcloth after 40 years-they polished up well.
These must be the most manufactured working knives of all time.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #684 on: February 28, 2020, 04:30:56 pm »
Took these out of the oilcloth after 40 years-they polished up well.
These must be the most manufactured working knives of all time.

Very impressive :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #685 on: February 28, 2020, 04:54:47 pm »
Anybody who perhaps knows origin ?

 

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« Reply #686 on: February 28, 2020, 07:57:51 pm »
Took these out of the oilcloth after 40 years-they polished up well.
These must be the most manufactured working knives of all time.
Working? I think not.
I would not mind those.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #687 on: February 29, 2020, 08:39:22 am »
These were definitely every day soldiers knives.The AK 47 long bayonet was more the traditional trenching tool considering it came into service with the Soviets just after WW2 but the AKM bayonet was designed to be a soldiers belt knife and was used daily.It has a handy wire cutting notch,hooked blade and like the rifle was basically indestructible.
There are over 100M Kalashnikov designed rifles in circulation,the AK47,AKS with folding stock and the AKM being the ones involved in our bush war.


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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #688 on: March 02, 2020, 09:51:41 am »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #689 on: March 02, 2020, 07:08:20 pm »
Anybody who perhaps knows origin ?



Anybody ?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #690 on: March 03, 2020, 09:18:03 am »
Quote from: armpump
Anybody ?
Does not ring any bells.



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #691 on: March 03, 2020, 09:22:44 am »
Another one of my Spydercos
Made in the USA for a short while, they then had a similar model made in China in their Byrd product line.

Spyderwrench




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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #692 on: March 03, 2020, 06:46:49 pm »
My bike keys have a knife.



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #693 on: March 03, 2020, 08:24:08 pm »
That Spyderwrench seems to be scarce and very collectable Ron?  How does it work?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #694 on: March 03, 2020, 09:13:16 pm »
My bike keys have a knife.



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #695 on: March 04, 2020, 09:06:50 am »
There is no wind in the 1190's key area, maybe I don't go fast enough.   I did get it caught while turning once but its well behaved enough to stay on.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #696 on: March 04, 2020, 12:55:15 pm »
The Spyderwrench is pretty rare and I don't regularly use it for anything. It has functional drivers and a nifty plumbers pliers.
Not something I would chase over a good leatherman.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #697 on: March 04, 2020, 01:49:17 pm »
3 on the right are my EDC 's, and then Olson's Lager promo.... Who remembers that. We always said "Olson's dors Kom ons vat 'n bier", and the far left one, my late father's EDC.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #698 on: March 05, 2020, 05:51:04 am »
Ek het Ohlssons gedrink vir n paar jaar.

Jou pa se mes het so Sgian Dubh look aan hom? Ek laaik dit :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #699 on: March 05, 2020, 09:48:48 am »
Ek het Ohlssons gedrink vir n paar jaar.

Jou pa se mes het so Sgian Dubh look aan hom? Ek laaik dit :thumleft:

In die army.... was lekker goedkoop :thumleft: