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Offline mox

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #960 on: June 09, 2020, 10:05:53 am »
Putting this here as it relates to folding knives.

Best oil for folding knives and the moving parts - what do you suggest and where to get ?

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #961 on: June 09, 2020, 10:11:34 am »
I prefer Ballistol Universal because itís food safe and works great. Can get from most gun shops.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #962 on: June 09, 2020, 10:20:27 am »
Also use Ballistol  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #963 on: June 09, 2020, 11:16:57 am »
I use Hoppes No 9 Lubricating oil as it smells the best
Oil is not the best as it dries up, I use a Teflon based grease most of the time.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #964 on: June 09, 2020, 12:27:32 pm »
Ballistol al the way
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #965 on: June 09, 2020, 01:11:07 pm »
When I was young Ballistol was also used as Medicine. My Mom administered it for Scorpion sting, Bee sting, Burns, ingrown Toenails, Cracked Foot Soles in the Winter etc. :o
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #966 on: June 09, 2020, 01:49:21 pm »
So none of the fancy Japanese oils?
I used to use the small bottles supplied with the hair clippers/shavers.

Thanks all will get some ballistol.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #967 on: June 09, 2020, 03:31:53 pm »
So none of the fancy Japanese oils?
None for me, it's a tool.

Chris Reeve supplies grease with the knife which you use on the washers/pivot. For everything else I use Ballistol only.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #968 on: June 18, 2020, 09:14:06 am »
We've gone through all the wonderful EDC's and fixed blades available and I'm sure lots more will come to light.
Hope you don't mind if I deviate slightly and go back in time to what my father carried. In years gone by it was pretty simple...you had a pocket knife that did everything.
Largely used around the braai to get the last bit of meat off the chop bone.
1st one.....ELBECO 20 year anniversary issue 1981


 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #969 on: June 18, 2020, 10:33:47 am »
Do you have better pictures of that old one?


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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #970 on: June 18, 2020, 11:45:34 am »
Do you have better pictures of that old one?

Will take some. Strangely the photos taken elongated the knife?
Will try again


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« Reply #971 on: June 19, 2020, 07:27:29 pm »
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #972 on: June 20, 2020, 06:09:34 am »
I see The Knife Guy have received new Civivi Knives stock - very good value for money
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #973 on: June 20, 2020, 10:33:04 am »
Do you have better pictures of that old one?

Will take some. Strangely the photos taken elongated the knife?
Will try again

so difficult to get a clear photo
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #974 on: June 21, 2020, 12:26:24 pm »
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« Reply #975 on: June 21, 2020, 01:47:26 pm »
Father's day present
That looks solid and very nice

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #976 on: July 16, 2020, 12:31:14 pm »
Anyone looking at buying a knife and wanting to support a local contact Basil in Grahamstown at 081 347 4652.
He does not have a website and it is his hobby and passion not his day job, but he does sell.
Every part of the knives he makes he makes himself.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #977 on: August 06, 2020, 10:21:09 am »
Can someone educate me regarding Helle knives?
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #978 on: August 06, 2020, 11:37:04 am »
Can someone educate me regarding Helle knives?

Fantastic Norwegian knives. The more expensive older brother of Morakniv (more expensive for good reason)
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #979 on: August 06, 2020, 12:14:32 pm »
Thanks Hardy, looking at some of their fixed blades  :biggrin: are the folders any good?

PS, how is your recovery coming?