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Hawaii Knife Life - daily use for work and play

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by MolokaiRider, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. flnder

    flnder

    672
    Nov 30, 2003
    My google-fu is not up to standards today, all I can find is the other side and it says buck 301. Could you tell me more,possibly,like the blade steel and that is stag on the scales right?
     
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  2. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    CPM 154, two blade (clip/sheepfoot), FFG, Elk scales.
     
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  3. John_0917

    John_0917

    Apr 15, 2014
    Question to the OP...how much rain do you get in your property usually and what steels so you find are and aren’t well suited to the island environment?

    To those who aren’t familiar, many of the islands of Hawaii have major variances ranging from full on rain forest (Kauai) to almost desert (leeward Maui)
     
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  4. flnder

    flnder

    672
    Nov 30, 2003
    Nice,very nice
     
  5. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Hello @John_0917 and thank you for the great question.

    H1 in my experience works great as a bait, dive, boat, and fishing knife as we all expect. I have not had the opportunity to mess around with LC200N yet, but I suspect it is a winner in the same environment.

    The farm is more arid, and so tough steels like 1075, 1095, 5160 work ideally. Toughness is more important than edge retention so I reach for these types more often.

    I hunt and clean game primarily with CPM 3V. Amazing edge retention and survives bone impact extraordinarily well.

    For EDC I enjoy 14C28N and CPM M4. Lately I’ve been shifting to Case and GEC with non stainless steels just from the pure joy they bring. I have to be careful with them though, as the salt air and humidity can sneak in very quickly.

    To answer your question on what steels are not well suited...I’m not sure. In my experience they all have a use and having options to match their attributes to the task is part of the fun.
     
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  6. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    BBQ and a beer for a fallen knife enthusiast. Cheers CMFTW....Aloha
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  7. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Carried my 110 on the belt this morning while scouting a few breeding nurseries.

    Deer have been nibbling a little in this area but not bad. Insects and weeds are an issue...as usual.

    I have to admit. Carrying a 110 on the belt makes me feel nostalgic. Timeless design and as American as apple pie.

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  8. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I wish I had my Ka-Bar with me. A small pack of wild pigs are near the farm and heading that way.

    Gonna run home and grab the AR-10 and .22 mag. These things spell disaster and need to be taken out. And smoked and eaten. :)

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  9. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I truck chased one of them into a fence line. Now...two questions. Is the SP53 stabby enough and how brave am I feeling this morning.

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  10. Jaydud

    Jaydud Gold Member Gold Member

    308
    Jul 24, 2015
    Oh man! It’s like watching a good sitcom and it breaks for commercial just as things are getting good.
     
  11. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Sneak peek... I wussed out. Got the rifles tho!
     
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  12. Jaydud

    Jaydud Gold Member Gold Member

    308
    Jul 24, 2015
    Sometimes it just pays off to work smarter and not harder. :)
     
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  13. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    How would you like getting the new Buck Slim Pro? Maybe even lighter but still good feeling to have on your belt? Did you get those hogs?
     
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  14. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Great suggestions, and yes I picked up a 112 Slim Pro and a 110 Slim. Great work knives!

    No word on the hogs yet. They are in the area though so I will be keeping a firearm close.
     
  15. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I took my two youngest on a quick morning meat hunt for Axis deer.

    I carried my usual Cold Steel Master Hunter in CPM-3V, and also a KaBar folder and SAK. My son had the Buck 119 I gifted him a few months ago.

    The last picture is of a Old Heiau on a cliff overlook. Pretty cool.
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  16. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    Looks like it was a productive day for you Molokai and once again, cool pics :cool::thumbsup:. That Heiau looks like it's well off the tourist paths. One can only imagine about the people how held ceremony's their. Keep up the good work and Git them little piggies before they eat everything on the island.
     
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  17. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Carried the GEC today while checking up on the crews progress in a breeding nursery.

    My first attempt to make a pocket slip is in stark contrast to the high level of fit and finish of the slipjoint.

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  18. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    20 years was a good run. Thanks Rapala Marttiini filet knife for your service.

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  19. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    Nice the GEC is getting a nice patina on it already but it's a shame about the Rapala, looks like it had a good run though. You should check out Bubba Blades fillet knives, they are all the rage up here in New England. I gifted one to my friend as a boat warming gift last year and he loves it and uses it every weekend. he's not a knife nut but he did notice that it holds a nice working edge much longer that others he has had. https://www.bubbablade.com/collecti...6sVKqhDSTgueN1tNvTLyKk1cdSqV-GksaAv4gEALw_wcB
     
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  20. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Thanks for the suggestion on the Bubba Blade. They do have a very interesting handle design for sure.

    Price isn’t too bad either!
     

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