Legion Reviews & Testing. KnifeResearch

Discussion in 'LionSteel knives' started by GianniLion, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. GianniLion

    GianniLion LionSteel Moderator Moderator

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    Feb 23, 2009
    By morganleah March 2011

    The knife is just in my possession and have already made a first trip where I used to make us a bit of firewood, carving and beat a few stakes, cut some cord and prepare a sandwich ... in short, ordinary stuff ;)

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    Yesterday I used it to light a fire in the house using the firesteel

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    Today I made a "bit" of batoning, splitting and chopping in my lab (in fact I did firewood) :cool:

    First of all I am built the clapper

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    then I made "ergonomic" removing a bit of shrapnel

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    Then I started to dance. The chestnut wood is seasoned. These were the masts of the vineyard of a friend and through him I have wood for the winter :thumbup:

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    here my friend (and collaborator as well as chief designer) molletta having fun

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    after all this work the thread is still perfect even if no more razor sharp.

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    this is the result

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    will not sharpen the knife until it will be more able to cut fine paper ... for now even though to tear at some point.

    I will take a short weekend in the woods by using it to make a building then I will continue laboratory tests on materials less "easy" even seasoned wood.
     
  2. GianniLion

    GianniLion LionSteel Moderator Moderator

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    Feb 23, 2009
  3. morganleah

    morganleah

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    Aug 10, 2008
  4. bigocean

    bigocean

    226
    Jul 25, 2006
    Awesome. Can't wait!
     
  5. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    after about a week to work more or less heavy the blade is less sharp than this dirty and when it was new (and it seems to me obvious).

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    The paper is cut into more than two points marked in red.
    in the first picture was the most severely stressed point with which I also cut the knots of wood.

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    The second picture is due to an impact with the brick of the fireplace while I used to make the bait

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    if we exclude the beginning and end of the blade that have been used very little, other points can cut the paper, but with some difficulty. No pressure to be clear cut

    after giving him a wash with a sponge and soap dishes with paper improves the situation, probably because a lot of material stuck to the wire was cut.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNCNNtJgFpA

    to return to an optimum state was enough for me pass him (30 passes per side) with a 1200 grit ceramic stick and leather strop for about 2 minutes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVYF0xopkHM
     
  6. GianniLion

    GianniLion LionSteel Moderator Moderator

    772
    Feb 23, 2009
    The black blade that we can see from the pics is it only a photo problem? :confused:
    I can not understand the conditions of the satin finish after a week of work

    Come on Morgan, you can do a better pics!!! :D:D
     
  7. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    the blade is not black, but is a result of flash
    I suck as a photographer :D
    the satin is almost intact. Soon we will see if you scratched the kydex
     
  8. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    we started the test cuts the rope 20mm
    for now I can say that I am very satisfied. The results beyond expectations.
    I should be able to have the video for this weekend
     
  9. bigocean

    bigocean

    226
    Jul 25, 2006
    Hi morganleah,

    How is the steel holding up to corrosion with prolong use.. especially the exposed tang area?
     
  10. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    now I have no problems.
    I will also test for the oxidation :thumbup:
     
  11. fielder

    fielder

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    Jan 25, 2011
    The Legion looks great, is it on sale yet and available in the UK?
     
  12. Neo

    Neo

    Sep 12, 2002
    This is the website to order: Kniferesearch.com

    It is on sale for some while now, you missed the preorder price.
    But it's still a very good knife for the money ;)
     
  13. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    The KR Legion will be available from March 18. After that date I will start with the shipments.
    You can order it directly on the site you have linked.
     
  14. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    when tested for cutting the rope I noticed something ... I am weak.
    500-600 cuts in a row you can do, but after I get my arm tired.
    the Legion is doing so well until the end ... unfortunately I had no more rope. Can I suggest a good 2000 cuts if everything is done to perfection.

    Here the video sped up 500%

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    towards the end of the test paper except the fairly cut point of about 3cm to the belly of the blade.
    I noticed that this thread was dead in some places, a sign that was not perfectly sharp.

    No problem at hand ... the grip seems pretty damn efficient.
    I am extremely pleased.
     
  15. fielder

    fielder

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    Jan 25, 2011
    Many thanks.
     
  16. morganleah

    morganleah

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    Aug 10, 2008
  17. AbuAyesha

    AbuAyesha

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    Nov 4, 2005
    Any more updates for us, Morgan? How is your cutting arm holding up?

    David.
     
  18. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    after 1622 cuts the arm is tired :D
    The first 560 were easy, then I started to need rest.
     
  19. morganleah

    morganleah

    67
    Aug 10, 2008
    I'm doing tests with both satin and stonewashed.
    The satin has become a bit dark in a couple of points, but the stone is intact.
    using them normally and then wiping with a rag without even flush them nothing happens.

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    Since I have to do oxidize I took an onion (red), a tomato, lemon juice and yogurt in the strawberry.

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    I left them on 50 minutes, then I put them to air for 10 others.

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    the result is different from the first impressions ...
    The satin has the same spots, but all slightly more clear.

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    now I'll leave a pool (also under the weather) for a few days ... see what happens

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    I washed them five minutes ago.
    Here too the satin is better than one in spite of first impressions I had.
    warm water and cif cream (kitchen cleaner) have done away the stain of onion, attenuated almost entirely that of the tomato and reduced a lot of yogurt. Only the lemon was darker ... but has improved since the beginning.

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    Last edited: Apr 2, 2011

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