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90% of my knives are handmade.
Only six are custom.
I struggled a bit with the whole 'custom' and 'handmade' thing.
Again, most of are...
trying to decide between the two
Probably end up rotating
I got some Victorinox and Dexter Russel that were less than 10 bucks that I use almost every day.
Folder, I'd say like $30 (SAK) though I do have...
Am I doing it wrong?
I seem to have broken the tips off of a couple of blades, probably at the end of the stroke, while using a Sharpmaker.
Sorry but I was a blade snob!
Modern to me was post shinshinto so yes, Meiji or Showa was modern in my mind.
I tried to collect only koto or...
The grain in Japanese sword steel is very fine; unlike Damascus where you can count the layers, Japanese steel is folded maybe 1000x. The...
You can buy a sword kit. Comes with oil and hardware.
Also comes with the uchiko ball, what I called the pompom.
Its filled with dust from the...
I would find a local sword group in your area and get a more uh, educated opinion.
That said, it looks too new to be old. I've never seen an...
That stranded copper wire you're stripping, what gauge is that?
I was guessing like 00? 000?
I actually used a box cutter...
sheath can make a difference
All my sheaths are squared so they aren't identified as knife sheaths right off. They are also somewhat...
was it smaller than 4-40?
worked on my Spyderco
I think 3-xx is an odd size (no pun intended)
I'd send you a couple but they are 3/16"...
I go 7" minimum and out to maybe 8.5". Nothing less than full hand grip; blade minimum about 3" but prefer 4".
I carry vertical and horizontal...
It's the hole.
You guys are paying extra for the freakin' hole!
I was surprised to see balisongs on the banned list.
Back when I sold Pacific and Balisong, it was considered a "grey" area knife according to the...