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Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Dec 1, 2016.
You wascally wabbit.
Congrats, I got a Gopte years ago, it's a fine first blade, unfortunately, you'll probably contract some form of HIKV, depends all on the severity...
My condolences to your wallet, in advance.
I have a few khuks just not a himalayan but thanks for the link I will definitely review it, I use axes and knives daily commercial trapping and am always looking for the next edged device to add to the fun.
Thanks again on the saftey links.
I am pretty sure I have a touch already I have way more than I can count guns knives axes machetes, (wetterlings, gransfors, tops, bark river etc ), unfortunately they are all in the higher price point so I am used to a light wallet, luckily no kids lol.
I am glad to have found the dotd as the selection is varied off HI's site.
Let another addiction commence,
Thanks so much again for the info I always lube my tools after use and for good reason can't agree more, what cold blue do you use on the blades ?
Welcome to my addiction and Congratulations on the Done Deal. Sounds like your particular version of HIKV may be pretty intense if you have the same type of addictive personality your list implies you share with me
Don't forget once you get your new blade that some of us are currently experiencing withdrawl symptoms and LOVE to get threads full of pictures of other forumite's new additions to help us sooth HIKV vicariously.
Perfect once I get it I will have to share
Forgive me for this, I just had to personify my blade addiction:
Update: My YCS Karda arrived today! It's a fantastic blade. I look forward to putting it through its paces.
I will be working on taking some nice pictures (finally!) to share with everyone.
There was also a secret surprise in the box too..and a really good one. Auntie spoils us, she really does. Way above and beyond, a bargain at twice(three times) the price. We have the best company, don't we folks?
Just had an old tube of Birchwood Casey gel lying around, just gave 'em a quick once over since it was the middle of the week. I like the liquid version more though.
Just gave 'em a light coat so I didn't have to worry as much. Pretty sure that as soon as you start using them the bluing comes off pretty quick. If I turn my Foxy Folly into a shelf queen, I'll come back and do some detailed finishing on her.
I just didn't have time to sit around boiling vinegar or waiting on mustard to dry. ^_^
When I cold blue I have about 4 different brands styles, the Birchwood in liquid and gel, and some 44/40 from Brownells and one other I can't remember.
I throw everything at it. Maybe gel, then liquid, then 44/40. See what's doing the best job. Sometimes several applications of Gel and then a liquid to finish it off nice. Never know what will be most effective to get what you want.
Sometimes you never do, cold blue just don't always get it done.
derrick Wulf gave me a bottle of Oxpho-seems to do a pretty nice job.
When i worked at Auto Ordnance we warmed up anything that was gonna get cold blued gently with a heat gun or torch-seems to help
Oxph! That's the 4th one I got, think I'm out now. And correct, sometimes warming the metal up a bit helps the blue take a hold better too.
Wow, now I know somebody who used to work for Auto Ordnance.
I work for Camp Swift UXO's Aint found none yet but Army Corp of Engineers says they are here. I denied them access to my land cause I wanted to find them first They still fly over with hi tech imaging etc to try to locate them but haven seen them in a while.
I have the liquid birchwood casey I use so was curious. we'll see how this new one holds up, I agree its nice to use vinegar but waiting for the grass to grow sometimes is a little too long.
I appreciate the info on that I'm gonna have to start playing around and probably get a lot more khuks to practice on
Hey Aaron, welcome to the forum! I've had a Dhan Gopte for about a year now that I got as a blem with a hairline crack in the handle about 1/8" deep. It just got put to the test over the weekend for the very first time, and it's a great blade. Bites hard and deep. Will definitely be making a kydex sheath for it soon. I'll see if I can find a pic and/or take one.
On cold blue and such, I've done it a few times, but generally don't. I hit a Baby CAK with an etchant then cold blue and it turned out great, currently with a friend in the Army. But I prefer to etch with cider vinegar if anything. I've done it twice, but primarily to remove forge scale. One on my Tamang, and the other my "kitchen" KLVUK. Toss a cup in the microwave for 30-45 sec or til warm, then either pour on paper-towel-wrapped blade and let sit for 5-10 min, or just wipe & wait. Search the threads, there's been a lot on the subject
For utility, vasoline the edge, and then paint the blade with Rustolium or something similar. Repeat as needed.
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Awesome that looks great Appreciate the info, just waiting for my package to arrive. LOL
finally here is a pic of the Gopte assuming it loads correctly
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