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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #780 on: April 22, 2020, 09:28:58 am »
You have the Blade Buddy to easily sharpen for him, I would say go for the 8Cr13MoV.
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You save such a lot on going for the 8Cr and as long as you can touch it up and keep it sharp it will do whatever you need.
 

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« Reply #781 on: April 22, 2020, 12:11:18 pm »
Strange that 8Cr13MoV is considered a budget/cheaper material - I find it is a workhorse of note keeps an edge, gets extremely sharp and takes as much punishment as I throw at it. I find D2 to be finicky and sometimes just frustrating - very good steel for my 'nice' knives though.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #782 on: April 22, 2020, 03:09:15 pm »
I wanna go hunting.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #783 on: April 22, 2020, 07:17:08 pm »
Strange that 8Cr13MoV is considered a budget/cheaper material - I find it is a workhorse of note keeps an edge, gets extremely sharp and takes as much punishment as I throw at it. I find D2 to be finicky and sometimes just frustrating - very good steel for my 'nice' knives though.

Tx for the headsup. Will try the 8Cr :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #784 on: April 25, 2020, 08:02:32 am »
@Hardy de Kock  i miss your knife of the day posts mate.  Pretty please.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #785 on: April 25, 2020, 09:05:52 am »
Strange that 8Cr13MoV is considered a budget/cheaper material - I find it is a workhorse of note keeps an edge, gets extremely sharp and takes as much punishment as I throw at it. I find D2 to be finicky and sometimes just frustrating - very good steel for my 'nice' knives though.

What do you find finicky about the D2 steel boet?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #786 on: April 25, 2020, 09:09:50 am »
@Hardy de Kock  i miss your knife of the day posts mate.  Pretty please.

Will do Hein - been batting the influence of Covid19 on our industry.
12 operators in Botswana, Namibia and SA has called me in the last three weeks  to find out if I want to buy up their assets.
The Tourism industry will take a good couple of years to recover from this.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #787 on: April 25, 2020, 09:16:11 am »
Geez, that hectic. Yes tourism, travel and hospitality- most severe affected.  Best of luck.  Any alternative sources of income you okes are exploring? 
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #788 on: April 25, 2020, 09:33:30 am »
I recently (thankful now) sold one of my other businesses in Pretoria. The new owner spoke to me a week ago and said that if he knew what was coming he would have offered 30% of what he paid.
I am good for now - Zero debt and I live in Loxton, where you can buy a big house on a 3000 m2 stand for under a million.
We grow some of our vegetables and buy meat directly from the farmers, which helps them too.
I am good for now. The industry is not, and for those that did not know, our tourism industry contributes almost 60% more towards SAís GDP than the mining industry
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #789 on: April 25, 2020, 09:38:29 am »
More like 8.6% but it employs over 1.5 million people.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #790 on: April 25, 2020, 09:39:25 am »
More like 8.6% but it employs over 1.5 million people.
Read what I typed
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #791 on: April 25, 2020, 09:51:38 am »
For those who prefer their knives on the larger side, Zero Tolerance created the 0308.

The 0308 offers a beefy 3.75-inch blade of premium CPM-20CV stainless steel. The handle features coyote tan G10 on the front scale with a titanium back. Both front and back are heavily 3D machined for an ultra-secure grip. The 0.25-inch solid pivot features a custom nut that enables it to be adjusted in the field with a 0.5-inch wrench.

The 0308 opens with ZT's KVT ball-bearing system and is secured with a sturdy frame lock. The pocket clip is right/left-hand reversible and the handle hole pattern is compatible with many after-market clips. When you want a big knife, this is the one to get your hands on.


Specifications
Blade Length: 9.5 cm
Closed Length: 13.2 cm
Overall Length: 24.1 cm
Blade Material: CPM-20CV Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness: 3.96 mm
Blade Style: Clip Point
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Handle Material: Coyote Tan G10 with Bead Blasted Titanium Lock
Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
Pivot Assembly: KVT Ball Bearing System
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #792 on: April 25, 2020, 09:59:26 am »
I try to buy produce straight from farmers where possible. I wonder, distribution obviously needed, if that is not the model whe need to embrace much more?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #793 on: April 25, 2020, 11:22:15 am »
I try to buy produce straight from farmers where possible. I wonder, distribution obviously needed, if that is not the model whe need to embrace much more?

Unfortunately with the truck hi-jacks and lootings, many distributors are trying to sell their fleets. But I hear you.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #794 on: April 25, 2020, 12:12:36 pm »
My mistake, I read that wrong.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #795 on: April 25, 2020, 03:30:01 pm »
My mistake, I read that wrong.

No problem - I suppose all the sectors are taking strain now
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« Reply #796 on: April 25, 2020, 06:34:34 pm »
HARDY, leaving this as a not to self, will answer on the D2. Forgive me 2 L of pineapple Jiuce right now  :biggrin: and won'take sense.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #797 on: April 25, 2020, 07:35:37 pm »
Letís take a look at another knife.
Victorinox 108mm Safari Hunter.



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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #798 on: April 25, 2020, 08:07:56 pm »
Letís take a look at another knife.
Victorinox 108mm Safari Hunter.



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 a Friend of mine is looking for one of these. Let me know if you can get your hands on another one please. He is in Gauteng
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« Reply #799 on: April 25, 2020, 08:22:24 pm »
Letís take a look at another knife.
Victorinox 108mm Safari Hunter.



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 a Friend of mine is looking for one of these. Let me know if you can get your hands on another one please. He is in Gauteng

I have been looking for one as well, and got a lead now to where I may possibly find one in Nebraska.
That is a very handy knife