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once more: relative sizes of some SOG fixed blade knives

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by New Pig Hunter, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. New Pig Hunter

    New Pig Hunter

    Dec 4, 2002
    OK, I added the SOG Bowie and the SOG Recondo into the picture. There are two pictures: different lighting gives an interesting look. (As things go, just yesterday I re-blued the Tigershark, so it will look a bit darker than in the post from a few days ago).

    Bobby_B will once again work his IT magic..... he is the man with the time, tools, talent, training, and technology.

    WARNING WARNING WARNING !!
    the Recondo has been much modified !! If you have a weak heart or are wearing a Pacemaker and would be offended by home-brew modifications to a SOG knife, well, you are hereby and herewith and forewith forewarned !!


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    Cheers and Enjoy !!

    Carl
     
  2. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    Where are the pictures? Did you put them in the other thread?
     
  3. BubbaGanew

    BubbaGanew

    233
    Oct 29, 2005
    He work his magic and made them disappear.
     
  4. New Pig Hunter

    New Pig Hunter

    Dec 4, 2002
    patience ..... Bobby_B will incorporate the pictures soon......

    Cheers,

    Carl
     
  5. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007

    Damn man. You got my eyes all ready for some awesome pictures and now theres no pictures yet. Come on hunter. Can't be teasin' us like this. hahaha.
     
  6. Bobby B

    Bobby B No more Mr. Knife-guy

    May 18, 2001
    See... they were there the whole time!!!
    You just didn't look hard enough...
     
  7. New Pig Hunter

    New Pig Hunter

    Dec 4, 2002
    Thanks Much Bobby_B !!!!

    Cheers,

    Carl
     
  8. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    Seeing those blades with scratches and wearing makes me happy in my "special no no places." Have you had any trouble with the factory edge on the Recon Bowie as far as sharpening goes? The edge on mine has a good angle for the bottom half of the blade and then turns to almost a 60 degree angle from the middle all the way to the tip. I fear I'm going to have to redo the entire edge on the top half so that it will sharpen well. I use the Sharpmaker set and that angle doesn't do a damn thing on that blade. I love the knife, but it looks like sharpening it will be a serious pain in the a$$.
     
  9. New Pig Hunter

    New Pig Hunter

    Dec 4, 2002
    Dylside,

    all my knives are users .... with a bit of abuse on occasion.

    Re. the Recon Bowie: I use a $5 Smith's plastic thingie sharpener to get the edge, then use a mousepad strop to get the razor edge on my Recon Bowie.
    The Smith's will reprofile the edge to whatever angle the little carbide cutters are set, but it works for me, it gets hair-popping sharp from tip to guard. That SK-5 steel is my favorite !!

    Cheers,

    Carl
     
  10. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    New Pig: You have me beat on our SOG collection. I just picked up a Vulcan the other day. I like it. Pictures look good.
     
  11. New Pig Hunter

    New Pig Hunter

    Dec 4, 2002
    rimfire,

    Thanks Much, I've been quite fortunate to find a few of the "old-timer" SOG's.

    Cheers,

    Carl
     
  12. Culpeper

    Culpeper Banned BANNED

    Jul 1, 2007
    I don't have a problem with "home-brew modifications" to an SOG:eek:. One of the things I like about these knives. Anyway, my latest Scuba/Demo. No, the photo isn't out of focus. That is the finish on that blade along with narrowing down the spear tip, smoothing the spine lines, and sharpening the top false edge down a little more. Click on the photo to see image actual size. BTW, I used your suggestions on using Neatsfoot oil on the handle.

    http://www.myculpeper.com/photos/sd1.jpg
     
  13. Artiste De FM

    Artiste De FM

    46
    Nov 1, 2007
    Cool comparison, photos. Thank You.

    I want a Super Bowie.
     
  14. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    Carl,

    Is this the "plastic thingy" you used to profile the Recon? What kind of strop do you use. I have plenty of sharpening stuff and I'm ok with all of it, but I'm always checking out other people's methods to see if anyone has a better system for certain steels. I can get my Recon really close to hair popping, but just not quite there. I fear the reprofile is going to be necessary. I had one of those Smith sharpeners somewhere. I'm just going to have to find it.

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  15. New Pig Hunter

    New Pig Hunter

    Dec 4, 2002
    dylside,

    yep, that's it !! I clamp it in the vise, cutters "up," then drag the knife edge across the cutters. That way I have a good solid grip on the knife, and can press hard downward on the knife edge to really make the cutters cut.
    After dragging the knife edge through there a few times, I can feel the Smith's cutters really cutting all along the knife edge.

    My strop: I have a mouse pad with a piece of leather glued to it (the leather is fuzzy side up). The mouse pad is duct-taped to the edge of my workbench. I rub lots of green microfine honing compound into the leather, then wail away to bring the edge to incredible sharpness. I use lots of the green stuff.
    http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/Merchant/merchant.mvc?Session_ID=fd23814ece8e943b0f39ca163252180a&Screen=PROD&Store_Code=toolshop&Product_Code=MS-GREENHN&Category_Code=TFA

    I am seriously and severely sharpening-challenged, yet the above system/technique gets the job done very well for almost all my SOG's (not the BG-42 steel SOG's), my O-1 steel Randall, my many Kabar's, and my O-1 steel Hankins knives. Oh, and my Cold Steel Trailmaster.

    Cheers,

    Carl
     
  16. New Pig Hunter

    New Pig Hunter

    Dec 4, 2002
    culpepper,

    that is a great looking Scuba/Demo !! Nice work !!

    Cheers,

    Carl
     
  17. Fletcher Knives

    Fletcher Knives STEEL BREATHING BLADE MAESTRO Moderator

    Aug 30, 2007
    Thanks Carl. I'm going to have to give this setup a try.
     
  18. New Pig Hunter

    New Pig Hunter

    Dec 4, 2002
    dylside,

    I just used the above setup this very afternoon to sharpen my "new" WWII-era Robeson-Shuredge USN Mark II USN (which happens to look just like a Kabar). There are now large patches of de-forested forearm typing this note.

    Cheers,

    Carl
     

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