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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2040 on: August 29, 2021, 08:00:47 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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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2041 on: August 30, 2021, 09:28:18 am »
Monday morning knives.  :biggrin:
I'll let you know what I think of each when I have had some time to play with them.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2021, 11:19:45 am by mox »
 
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2042 on: August 30, 2021, 12:02:34 pm »
Monday morning knives.  :biggrin:
I'll let you know what I think of each when I have had some time to play with them.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2043 on: August 30, 2021, 12:04:43 pm »
Very nice. Are they all new?
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« Reply #2044 on: August 30, 2021, 12:23:41 pm »
Very nice. Are they all new?

Yip. Don't tell my wife  :peepwall:
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2045 on: August 30, 2021, 12:29:23 pm »
Very nice. Are they all new?

Yip. Don't tell my wife  :peepwall:

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: Did you tell her you got them from a bargain bin at the church  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2046 on: August 30, 2021, 12:31:01 pm »
Well let me know how you feel about the Sebenza. For me personally it deserves plenty of carry time and you should compare it to other knives as often as possible. If i could have only one knife this would be it.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2047 on: August 30, 2021, 12:41:44 pm »
Very nice. Are they all new?

Yip. Don't tell my wife  :peepwall:

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: Did you tell her you got them from a bargain bin at the church  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
To her a knife is a knife and cant really tell the difference. Win for me  :biggrin:

 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2048 on: August 30, 2021, 03:11:47 pm »
My first taste of K390, a very hard (65+ HRC) and high carbide tool steel (non-stainless). It is a modification of 10V. Some info here: https://knifesteelnerds.com/2020/08/03/cpm-10v-steel-history-properties-and-how-to-heat-treat/


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« Reply #2049 on: August 30, 2021, 03:22:28 pm »
Nice!
K390 is amazing and better than M4. Yes it is a carbon steel so it will patina and rust if not slightly cared for. ( Keep clean and dry it after use)
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2050 on: August 30, 2021, 03:45:57 pm »
Monday morning knives.  :biggrin:
I'll let you know what I think of each when I have had some time to play with them.

You sure have a good collection Mox, I have a total of 7 knives and my best is only $75 and here I thought I have Ďproblemí 😅😂
I am drooling currently over the Kizer Gemini Titanium with s35 blade
I am absolutely in love with the Gemini and wish they would bring it with a darker micarta like brown
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2051 on: August 30, 2021, 04:12:42 pm »
Guys i figured out i do not like the large Griptilian all that much.  Its lekker to play with but i don't like the 20CV steel and the bladestock is too thick for me.

I bought this one for round about 180 USD. I am coming back to SA in 3 weeks. I can bring it with if somebody wants it.
I am willing to take 110 USD from a Wilddog. Rands will also do  :biggrin:

Otherwise i am selling it on the Reddit market here.

The reason why i am only charging 110 is i sharpened the blade because Benchmade sent me a blunt knife with an uneven tip. I should have actually returned it but i was bored so i did it myself.
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2052 on: August 30, 2021, 04:34:52 pm »
Guys i figured out i do not like the large Griptilian all that much.  Its lekker to play with but i don't like the 20CV steel and the bladestock is too thick for me.

I bought this one for round about 180 USD. I am coming back to SA in 3 weeks. I can bring it with if somebody wants it.
I am willing to take 110 USD from a Wilddog. Rands will also do  :biggrin:

Otherwise i am selling it on the Reddit market here.

The reason why i am only charging 110 is i sharpened the blade because Benchmade sent me a blunt knife with an uneven tip. I should have actually returned it but i was bored so i did it myself.

550-1 or 556-1? 

Trying to see the blade length to see if I can carry it.
Stroom op!
 

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2053 on: August 30, 2021, 04:44:18 pm »
Guys i figured out i do not like the large Griptilian all that much.  Its lekker to play with but i don't like the 20CV steel and the bladestock is too thick for me.

I bought this one for round about 180 USD. I am coming back to SA in 3 weeks. I can bring it with if somebody wants it.
I am willing to take 110 USD from a Wilddog. Rands will also do  :biggrin:

Otherwise i am selling it on the Reddit market here.

The reason why i am only charging 110 is i sharpened the blade because Benchmade sent me a blunt knife with an uneven tip. I should have actually returned it but i was bored so i did it myself.

550-1 or 556-1? 

Trying to see the blade length to see if I can carry it.


551-1

https://www.benchmade.com/551-1.html
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2054 on: August 30, 2021, 04:54:37 pm »
Gift me  :thumleft:

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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2055 on: August 30, 2021, 06:10:41 pm »
Sold to Tman21. That was quick.
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Offline Tom van Brits

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« Reply #2056 on: August 30, 2021, 06:56:26 pm »
Ok got it today :ricky:

The Olive wood is heavier than the beach wood that Opinel uses
It feels good in the hand like a Opinel no 8, this is the medium Old Bear
The locking mechanism is undoubly better than Opinel, it won me over, both in the open and closed position
The blade Iím not sure about but think it is 420 SS which is on par with most learherman
Only one complain bit I will enjoy working on it:
The beautiful wooden handle is rough, abselutely beautiful but rough, no way near the finishing touch of Opinel
Ill fix that
 
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« Reply #2057 on: August 30, 2021, 08:04:00 pm »
A beautiful Knife,  :thumleft:
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Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2058 on: August 30, 2021, 08:04:12 pm »
Looks very nice though.
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Offline mox

Re: Folding knives & fixed blades - a thread for the enthusiasts
« Reply #2059 on: August 30, 2021, 08:41:46 pm »
Ok got it today :ricky:

The Olive wood is heavier than the beach wood that Opinel uses
It feels good in the hand like a Opinel no 8, this is the medium Old Bear
The locking mechanism is undoubly better than Opinel, it won me over, both in the open and closed position
The blade Iím not sure about but think it is 420 SS which is on par with most learherman
Only one complain bit I will enjoy working on it:
The beautiful wooden handle is rough, abselutely beautiful but rough, no way near the finishing touch of Opinel
Ill fix that

Tom I like the 'roughness' of the handle to be honest see my posts in this thread on the Old Bears. Treat them with a wax/mineral oil preparation as I have also posted. It gives the handles a good feel and a certain waterproofing that reduces swelling .

They are pretty artisan knives. In fact some of my favorite carriers.