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Manly Wasp is an excellent slicer; high grind, thin blade.
I'm taking my 21 with me when I go.
I find that a light steeling with a smooth steel (not diamond) works best to touch up super steels. Stropping doesn't seem to have much effect.
Buck's warranty is the best in the business. But I wouldn't worry about that discrepancy myself. Let us know how the 5160 performs. I would buy...
I have several Benchmades with the Axis lock --710, Grippies, Mini-Rukus -- and have not had a problem with the Omega springs in any of them.
Not sure it has any collector value although the US-made ones are certainly better than the POS China version with crumby 7Cr17MoV .
Marble's Fieldcraft -- the smaller version of the Woodcraft -- is one of my favorite knives. The basic design is hard to improve on IMHO.
Great review, thanks! 52100 has long been my favorite high carbon steel (Marbles Campcraft and Fieldcraft from Mike Stewart's era there). Jim...
Japanese katanas are not damascus. Google Japanese sword making.
Just wipe off any excess. Micarta stands up to pretty well anything.
Nice but not essential. Buck 112/110 generally need two hands to open, but that's no problem. Spydies are convenient though with the hole.
Love my Military in S110V, but you need diamonds to sharpen it (and some time). I find a DMT 220 grit works best -- this steel seems to work best...
For crappy industrial use a heavy duty Olfa might be the ticket.
DMT makes some small ones that might fit.
I'm not sure why Fallkniven bothers to laminate their VG10 blades -- the original F1 in VG10 was designed for survival use and I'm not sure the...
CS folders are rugged and the Tri-ad lock is superb.
A used truck valve from your local machine shop makes an excellent steel.
If you're close to the border you can have goods sent to a US receiving centre, go down and pick up your package, all legally.