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Offline johanp

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2020 on: August 27, 2021, 02:19:12 pm »
This has been in my pocket for the last three weeks straight. All my expectations have been met. Truly a fantastic knife.

Here's to the next 40 years of carrying this.  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Hell yes!!

Another worthy upgrade - much kinder on the pockets.



@johanp How does the Hawk clip change the overall thickness of the knife? Looks like it adds a bit

Good question, I haven't really noticed it, but then I'm probably used to it. I'll measure tonight.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2021 on: August 27, 2021, 02:20:57 pm »
D2 tool steel:
Yes it is not stainless, some call it semi-stainless or near stainless. It is not but it does have 11-12% Chromium and a stainless steel needs to have at least 10.5% in it. So where is the problem with D2( is it a problem?) It has 1.40 -1.60 Carbon. So it is a high Carbon high Chromium steel that actually resists rust pretty well.

I just keep my D2 clean: wipe it down and at the end of the day I rinse with clean water. I have a cloth that is impregnated with mineral oil( baby oil if you wish) not dripping. That I wipe all my knives down before packing them away for the night or before they are stored until the next rotation.

I really have had no issues with the D2 in terms of rusting.
Same here, I've never had a D2 blade rusting. I use Ballistol Universal and same as you simply give it a wipedown after use.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2022 on: August 27, 2021, 02:26:56 pm »
So it's been a little while since I changed the scales on the Griptilian and I can definitely say I am really happy I did.
From a knife that disappointed  out of the box and was put into a drawer it has really become a superb EDC for me. The S30V steel takes a wicked edge and retention is not bad although I did roll the edge in a couple of places, I think that was from giant copper staples. No worries though, the KME sorted that out.

The scales added some weight but this makes the whole knife feel even better 109g to 130g and I think the vintage green looks great.

Even if the one photo gives the knife a big arse  :biggrin:

Damn that looks good. Mind telling us how much those scales cost?
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2023 on: August 27, 2021, 02:31:01 pm »
So it's been a little while since I changed the scales on the Griptilian and I can definitely say I am really happy I did.
From a knife that disappointed  out of the box and was put into a drawer it has really become a superb EDC for me. The S30V steel takes a wicked edge and retention is not bad although I did roll the edge in a couple of places, I think that was from giant copper staples. No worries though, the KME sorted that out.

The scales added some weight but this makes the whole knife feel even better 109g to 130g and I think the vintage green looks great.

Even if the one photo gives the knife a big arse  :biggrin:

Damn that looks good. Mind telling us how much those scales cost?

aaaahhhhhhhhh 95Ä shipped to SA but I was not willing to let the knife rot in a drawer  :biggrin:

Griptilian R2749
Scales R1628.30 - at the exchange rate of  R17.11 to 1Ä in April
Total R4377.30

Crazy I know but I am loving the knife now  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2024 on: August 27, 2021, 02:45:20 pm »
Lord lol..... I will give it a skip.

It looks good though.  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2025 on: August 27, 2021, 02:52:20 pm »
D2 tool steel:
Yes it is not stainless, some call it semi-stainless or near stainless. It is not but it does have 11-12% Chromium and a stainless steel needs to have at least 10.5% in it. So where is the problem with D2( is it a problem?) It has 1.40 -1.60 Carbon. So it is a high Carbon high Chromium steel that actually resists rust pretty well.

I just keep my D2 clean: wipe it down and at the end of the day I rinse with clean water. I have a cloth that is impregnated with mineral oil( baby oil if you wish) not dripping. That I wipe all my knives down before packing them away for the night or before they are stored until the next rotation.

I really have had no issues with the D2 in terms of rusting.

I hear you mate, but mine was never used and still in the box in thr plastic
I personally think that it was bot properly stonewashed or not oiled before shipping
Brand new feldspar
I got an instant dislike in D2
For a tad more I get N690
 

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« Reply #2026 on: August 27, 2021, 03:04:13 pm »
D2 tool steel:
Yes it is not stainless, some call it semi-stainless or near stainless. It is not but it does have 11-12% Chromium and a stainless steel needs to have at least 10.5% in it. So where is the problem with D2( is it a problem?) It has 1.40 -1.60 Carbon. So it is a high Carbon high Chromium steel that actually resists rust pretty well.

I just keep my D2 clean: wipe it down and at the end of the day I rinse with clean water. I have a cloth that is impregnated with mineral oil( baby oil if you wish) not dripping. That I wipe all my knives down before packing them away for the night or before they are stored until the next rotation.

I really have had no issues with the D2 in terms of rusting.

I hear you mate, but mine was never used and still in the box in thr plastic
I personally think that it was bot properly stonewashed or not oiled before shipping
Brand new feldspar
I got an instant dislike in D2
For a tad more I get N690

Yeah I guess it depends on many variables and certainly opening up a box to see rust on a blade will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth.

Did you know.......... D2 has been used since WWII and pretty well used, tried and trusted to most.
I think the only other problem with D2 could possibly be who makes the steel, every steel manufacturer probably makes it and quality control may be an issue. So it is critical that a knife company gets the steel from a trusted source.
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2027 on: August 27, 2021, 04:15:22 pm »
My Civivi Rustic Gent in D2 rusted as well. It will not see money from me again. Not my kind of steel.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2028 on: August 27, 2021, 05:38:01 pm »
This has been in my pocket for the last three weeks straight. All my expectations have been met. Truly a fantastic knife.

Here's to the next 40 years of carrying this.  :biggrin: :biggrin:
Hell yes!!

Another worthy upgrade - much kinder on the pockets.



@johanp How does the Hawk clip change the overall thickness of the knife? Looks like it adds a bit

Iíve seen some people bending the top part down a bit. Itís personally never bothered me.


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« Reply #2029 on: August 27, 2021, 05:41:58 pm »
Santa visited today. I guess itís kinda obvious that Iím in love with the Elementums.

This one is really something else, that finish is amazing. The photos donít prepare you for the weight of it. 132g vs 82g for the micarta version. 





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« Reply #2030 on: August 27, 2021, 05:47:19 pm »
Santa visited today. I guess itís kinda obvious that Iím in love with the Elementums.

This one is really something else, that finish is amazing. The photos donít prepare you for the weight of it. 132g vs 82g for the micarta version. 






A thing of beauty

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2031 on: August 27, 2021, 06:01:52 pm »
Tempting. Very tempting :drif:
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« Reply #2032 on: August 27, 2021, 06:09:51 pm »
Tempting. Very tempting :drif:
You know you want to.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2033 on: August 27, 2021, 06:12:38 pm »
Tempting. Very tempting :drif:
You know you want to.

I am eyeing the gold shred carbon with the damascus blade.
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« Reply #2034 on: August 27, 2021, 06:17:31 pm »
I got my eye on this. We Kitefin. Super thin hollow grind blade. 3.24 inch S35VN. Titanium handles. All the stuff i like.
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« Reply #2035 on: August 27, 2021, 09:44:11 pm »
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I got my eye on this. We Kitefin. Super thin hollow grind blade. 3.24 inch S35VN. Titanium handles. All the stuff i like.

Thatís pretty. 😍
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« Reply #2036 on: August 27, 2021, 09:45:40 pm »
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Tempting. Very tempting :drif:
You know you want to.

I am eyeing the gold shred carbon with the damascus blade.

Me too. 😬
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« Reply #2037 on: August 29, 2021, 01:46:29 pm »
I have also ordered a medium ĎOld Bearí but it will only be delivered around the 3rd of Sept
Looking forward to compare it with the Opinel
They are just somehow special
The Old Bear looks like a larney Opinel. Will be interesting to see how they compare.

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« Reply #2038 on: August 29, 2021, 05:30:38 pm »
I have also ordered a medium ĎOld Bearí but it will only be delivered around the 3rd of Sept
Looking forward to compare it with the Opinel
They are just somehow special
The Old Bear looks like a larney Opinel. Will be interesting to see how they compare.

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Iíll let you guys know as soon as it is delivered
The longest wait ever dor something I have ordered here, seems they had no local stock and it comes from Italy
I think it should be close to Opinel which I really like
Last bight I sharpened my Kizer Gemini and stroped it on the leather, then shaved the hair on my leg and very happy
Just in my view the perfect knife
Yet I put it down and pick up the Opinel and it feels good, it is just special no nonsense old school
I honed it on the leather strop and shaved another path of hair  :lol8:
I think the Old Beat may impress with the olive wood handle and the locking system though
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2039 on: August 29, 2021, 07:30:17 pm »
Last night I sharpened my Kizer Gemini and stropped it on the leather, then shaved the hair on my leg and very happy
What's next Tom? A full brazilian?  >:D
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