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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1060 on: November 28, 2020, 09:20:01 am »
I have this baby made by Exploratio, won in the Raffle at the Free State / National Bash this year. 8)
Wow, that is beautiful Exploratio. How about doing an offer to order for us dogs, I am certain that many a dog would love to owe one of these. Thanks for posting Welsh
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1061 on: November 28, 2020, 09:22:09 am »
Wow nice thread!!

Eks nie rerig into messe nie, my Leatherman is my mes, maar bliksem hiers 'n paar BAIE nice examples hier!!
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« Reply #1062 on: November 28, 2020, 12:39:09 pm »
I have this baby made by Exploratio, won in the Raffle at the Free State / National Bash this year. 8)
Wow, that is beautiful Exploratio. How about doing an offer to order for us dogs, I am certain that many a dog would love to owe one of these. Thanks for posting Welsh

Have to Agree Bloody Excellent!!!  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1063 on: November 28, 2020, 12:47:07 pm »
I have this baby made by Exploratio, won in the Raffle at the Free State / National Bash this year. 8)
Wow, that is beautiful Exploratio. How about doing an offer to order for us dogs, I am certain that many a dog would love to owe one of these. Thanks for posting Welsh

Have to Agree Bloody Excellent!!!  :thumleft:

Its a piece of art, not for use as a knife.  :thumleft:
The guys say they can do a Pistol on their 3D printer, not impressed I have had a Canon printer for years.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1064 on: November 29, 2020, 01:18:02 pm »
One of our managers got this delivered today, it's not cheap  :o
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Now that is a thing of beauty
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« Reply #1065 on: November 29, 2020, 07:42:05 pm »
One of our managers got this delivered today, it's not cheap  :o
Benchmade
Now that is a thing of beauty

Yes I have looked it up on their webpage; $260
Spoke to a couple of guys here that also knows their steel and most are in agreement that Benchmade is one of the best.
The most expensive one I could locate is priced at $1500.  :o
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1066 on: November 30, 2020, 08:23:13 am »
I have this baby made by Exploratio, won in the Raffle at the Free State / National Bash this year. 8)
Wow, that is beautiful Exploratio. How about doing an offer to order for us dogs, I am certain that many a dog would love to owe one of these. Thanks for posting Welsh

Have to Agree Bloody Excellent!!!  :thumleft:

Its a piece of art, not for use as a knife.  :thumleft:
I am humbled by your kind words.
I am glad you like it @Welsh

as a side note, use it. It a tool
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1067 on: November 30, 2020, 10:00:30 am »
Just a reminder for this coming weekend.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1068 on: November 30, 2020, 12:04:37 pm »
Decided to go at a completely different tangent to my usual taste:

How are you enjoying that Helle?

my reference http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=244749.msg4514502#msg4514502

So far I quite like this knife, being my first scandi grind I was initially concerned at seeing grind marks along the bevel, and the fact that the grind seems slightly off center. I contacted Helle to find out if this is the norm and scoured the net and it seems to be ok. I was impressed with the out-the-box sharpness, the steel certainly looks the part with a nice neat line on either side showing quite a precise carbon steel center and very uniform lamination. I have yet to subject it to anything torturous.
Some quality concerns are the chipped fibre lining between the handle and bolster, and on each side of the antler horn, this concerns me as I see it to be a weak point for water ingress but I will add some epoxy there and tweak the handle shape a little.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1070 on: December 03, 2020, 01:26:16 pm »
Decided to go at a completely different tangent to my usual taste:

How are you enjoying that Helle?

my reference http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=244749.msg4514502#msg4514502

So far I quite like this knife, being my first scandi grind I was initially concerned at seeing grind marks along the bevel, and the fact that the grind seems slightly off center. I contacted Helle to find out if this is the norm and scoured the net and it seems to be ok. I was impressed with the out-the-box sharpness, the steel certainly looks the part with a nice neat line on either side showing quite a precise carbon steel center and very uniform lamination. I have yet to subject it to anything torturous.
Some quality concerns are the chipped fibre lining between the handle and bolster, and on each side of the antler horn, this concerns me as I see it to be a weak point for water ingress but I will add some epoxy there and tweak the handle shape a little.

I suppose the few odd imperfections are due to being hand made, not that it's an excuse - hand made knives can be made to perfection - mine also have a few niggles but the knives are solid and work hard. I like the non 'factory' feel to them.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1071 on: December 03, 2020, 07:59:15 pm »
Decided to go at a completely different tangent to my usual taste:

How are you enjoying that Helle?

my reference http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=244749.msg4514502#msg4514502

So far I quite like this knife, being my first scandi grind I was initially concerned at seeing grind marks along the bevel, and the fact that the grind seems slightly off center. I contacted Helle to find out if this is the norm and scoured the net and it seems to be ok. I was impressed with the out-the-box sharpness, the steel certainly looks the part with a nice neat line on either side showing quite a precise carbon steel center and very uniform lamination. I have yet to subject it to anything torturous.
Some quality concerns are the chipped fibre lining between the handle and bolster, and on each side of the antler horn, this concerns me as I see it to be a weak point for water ingress but I will add some epoxy there and tweak the handle shape a little.

I suppose the few odd imperfections are due to being hand made, not that it's an excuse - hand made knives can be made to perfection - mine also have a few niggles but the knives are solid and work hard. I like the non 'factory' feel to them.

I will do a detail check, but Exploratio's hand made has zero imperfections, but I will look again.  :biggrin:
The guys say they can do a Pistol on their 3D printer, not impressed I have had a Canon printer for years.
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1072 on: December 03, 2020, 10:08:13 pm »
@Welsh I am green with envy!
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1073 on: December 04, 2020, 12:48:33 pm »
I think @Welsh is gonna gimme that knife for my birthday ……… coz he is a naaaaice chap
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« Reply #1074 on: December 05, 2020, 07:48:23 am »
Not withstanding my contributions to the draw, I had serious liver damage after that weekend to contend with to get that knife.  :biggrin:
The guys say they can do a Pistol on their 3D printer, not impressed I have had a Canon printer for years.
 

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« Reply #1075 on: December 05, 2020, 08:47:27 am »
 Went a head & Ordered this Baby from @Gato cannot wait to get my Grubby Hands on it!!  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1076 on: December 05, 2020, 10:02:37 am »
Went a head & Ordered this Baby from @Gato cannot wait to get my Grubby Hands on it!!  :thumleft:

Bliksem, that is a beauty.     :deal: :deal: :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1077 on: December 05, 2020, 04:06:11 pm »
Went a head & Ordered this Baby from @Gato cannot wait to get my Grubby Hands on it!!  :thumleft:

Bliksem, that is a beauty.     :deal: :deal: :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1078 on: December 10, 2020, 04:20:19 pm »
Picked up this bad boy for R500 today.

Buccaneer Fixed Blade Knife Jaws 721. Buccaneer Pirate style fixed blade knife. Blade is marked 'Jaws 721.  440 Stainless Steel blade, brass hilt and pommel, wood grip.  Needs some polishing, other than that still in good nick.

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #1079 on: December 11, 2020, 04:05:22 am »
Picked up this bad boy for R500 today.

Buccaneer Fixed Blade Knife Jaws 721. Buccaneer Pirate style fixed blade knife. Blade is marked 'Jaws 721.  440 Stainless Steel blade, brass hilt and pommel, wood grip.  Needs some polishing, other than that still in good nick.

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Nice!! All you need now is an Eye Patch & Scull Cap & you Good to Go!!  :biggrin:
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