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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by priell3 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:02 am

A few of my edged tools:

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by Smü » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:20 am

I repaired an old hunting knife I received 20+ years ago.

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These Martiini knives were pretty popular in europe back then. It was a two knife set and actually the first somewhat decent fixed blade I ever got. The handle had finally broken off a few months ago.

I tried to drill through the tang but that steel is way to tough, must be around 60HRC and that is nearly undrillable. I had a bit for stainless steel biting at this for 4 minutes, using a drill press and low rpm and it didn't leave as much as a dent.

So it was epoxy only. I put in a piece of aluminium as a spacer that had the same thickness as the blade.

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The bolts are actually 3mm screws, I tapered the holes in the scales. More for optical reasons, the epoxy holds everything well together.

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Now, I need to make a sheath for this thing.
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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by proteus » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:05 pm

My newest knives, custom made by Miller Brothers Blades, made out of Z Wear steel

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by Morgo » Sun May 08, 2016 10:50 pm

I've had quite the run at new knives this year so far

Shirogorov 95's and 95T's

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Post by Morgo » Sun May 08, 2016 10:51 pm

Hinderer's (3.5 wharnie, Xm-24 slicer and 2x Eklipse)

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Post by Morgo » Sun May 08, 2016 10:52 pm

CKF Decepticon 1's

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by Morgo » Sun May 08, 2016 10:52 pm

Various ZT's

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Post by Morgo » Sun May 08, 2016 10:53 pm

Hoback

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Strider SNG

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by Morgo » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:56 am

Thanks :)

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by NT2C » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:15 am

A friend just gifted this to me tonight, a Spyderco Tatanka

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by The Twizzler » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:32 pm

Tatanka means buffalo. Your friend gave you a buffalo. That's all I learned from repeated watchings of Dances with Wolves. :clap:
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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by NT2C » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:32 am

The Twizzler wrote:Tatanka means buffalo. Your friend gave you a buffalo. That's all I learned from repeated watchings of Dances with Wolves. :clap:
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Yes, in the Lakota Sioux language.

At least he gave me the pointy end of the buffalo, not the poopy end.

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by The Twizzler » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:43 am

Just got 2 new knives
1. Rat 1
Positives- came very sharp, blade has a good belly for slicing and is FFG, AUS 8 is a decent steel in the price range, blade is well centered and there is no movement.
Negatives- thumbstuds seem misplaced meaning it's a lot harder to open than my spyderco or kershaw knives, no grip on these handles( they are way to smooth). That coupled with a small cut out guard leaves me disappointed. Everyone seems to like these but it's not my cup of tea. I do like the blade itself just everything else is a problem.
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2. Opinel Carbon No 8
Positives- extremely light weight(1.6 OZ), a classic gentleman's folder, the handle feels good in the hand, blade is perfect for everyday tasks and is FFG with a good belly, the blade came sharp.
Negatives- it's smaller than I thought based on the pictures, as I chose the carbon blade I am gonna have to keep it oiled, would be better if the wood was recessed for the nail nick, slow to engage due to design.
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"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he drew his dagger...

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Post by Tempsky » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:27 am

The Twizzler wrote:Just got 2 new knives
1. Rat 1
Positives- came very sharp, blade has a good belly for slicing and is FFG, AUS 8 is a decent steel in the price range, blade is well centered and there is no movement.
Negatives- thumbstuds seem misplaced meaning it's a lot harder to open than my spyderco or kershaw knives, no grip on these handles( they are way to smooth). That coupled with a small cut out guard leaves me disappointed. Everyone seems to like these but it's not my cup of tea. I do like the blade itself just everything else is a problem.
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2. Opinel Carbon No 8
Positives- extremely light weight(1.6 OZ), a classic gentleman's folder, the handle feels good in the hand, blade is perfect for everyday tasks and is FFG with a good belly, the blade came sharp.
Negatives- it's smaller than I thought based on the pictures, as I chose the carbon blade I am gonna have to keep it oiled, would be better if the wood was recessed for the nail nick, slow to engage due to design.
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That opinel is probably as good as dozens of other more pricey blades in the thread.
I don't think you need to oil it just give it a patina with mustard or tomatoe sauce or whatever.
To open search for coup de savoyard ..for the traditional method.
My favourite size is the 7 9 and 12.

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by Asymetryczna » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:06 am

That Andre De Villiers Harpoon is hot. Pricey though.
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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by The Twizzler » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:07 pm

Yea, I know about the classical opening method for the Opinel but even then it's slow, but that's okay its about as fast as a Buck 110. I used Vinegar to patina the blade, this time I didn't boil the vinegar while I did it and it made the patina a little lighter in color than the Carbon Mora I did a while back.
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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by teotwaki » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:32 pm

Wow. A whole thread of knife porn! :clap:

Lots of great photos too.

My favorite SHTF blade. Still having fun breaking it in

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by ausher » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:11 pm

Asymetryczna wrote:That Andre De Villiers Harpoon is hot. Pricey though.
Ya. He makes some nice folders. I want to get a 2016 hummer.
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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by The Twizzler » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:49 pm

So bought a new knife a Manix 2 Lightweight with CTS BD1 steel. I like the light weight and I wanted a different locking mechanism than liner, frame, or back lock. This one has the ball bearing lock. I traded in my Delica as I preferred the ergos of this knife as it fits in the hand just like a Dragon Fly 2 but with a bigger blade and handle. Well thoughts on the knife? Also what do you think of the steel as I have never owned this type before. I use the spyder co sharpmaker to keep my knives sharp.
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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Knives Edition

Post by The Twizzler » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:19 pm

1907 Enfield Bayonet with Quillion
It's a reproduction but a good one I paid the extra $ to have it sharpened. High Carbon steel and looks good on My Ishapore 7.62*51 Enfield.
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"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he drew his dagger...

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