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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BellaBlades, May 9, 2018.

  1. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Can I get some info on the monocular/microscope (spec sheet?)? Is it more for seeing far off things bigger or close things bigger or does it have the capacity for both? I've not seen anything that does both well but I haven't looked into this type of thing for a while as we only need the microscope piece of it at work. Now that I know how cheap the digital microscopes are I keep toying with the idea of getting one for home but the seeing things far off adds additional appeal for my nerdy side.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2018
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  2. Lee D

    Lee D

    May 27, 2013
    Fantastic!!! I’m sorry to get back to you so late, I’ve been kinda busy. Message me your address and I’ll have it in the mail for you tomorrow on my lunch break. I’m also throwing in a couple lightly used Vics (one locking blade, the sentinel, and also a bantam) because I have multiples and these two aren’t being used.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2018
  3. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    It didn't come with a spec sheet, just the instructions printed on the box lid :(. The monocular by itself gives 8x magnification at a distance. The microscope attachment by itself appears to be about 2.5x, which would make the combination about 20x (I can clearly see the pixel grid on my phone screen).


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  4. l1ranger

    l1ranger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2017
    pictures to go with my PIF offer from Post 1834

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  5. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Looks like a comfortable knife with decent ergonomics. How's the steel quality?
  6. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Kizer does a decent job with VG10. I had a begleiter for a while and liked it; a nice budget option for a knife similar in feel to a BM 943.
  7. jbarsquat

    jbarsquat Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2017
    A45AA0CD-006E-4D51-AEA3-78BC02580233.jpeg Thanks @Gafishing my first WE knife showed up today! Pretty impressed with the overall quality and as you can see from the picture, she’s a keeper!
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  8. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Awesome! And no worries! With the wedding coming up I know exactly how you feel, lol. So busy!! Thanks a lot for doing this, my niece is going to be jazzed! I'm going to look into having a nice leather sheath made locally for her since I have a little time before her birthday and then I think I'll pick her up everything she'll need for proper care/maintenance and give her a lesson to go along with your generous donation. :)

    My younger niece might end up being the more excited of the two as she'll likely be getting the Duke 500 and the Bantam SAK and she's been begging for her own knife since her sister got hers. I just have to talk to my sister first to make sure she's "old enough", lol.

    I'll message you my address now.
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  9. jaseman


    Jul 28, 2016
    It really does look nice. Would love to try a Keizer one day
  10. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Why put off to tomorrow what could be claimed today? ;)
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  11. jaseman


    Jul 28, 2016
    Not sure I'd feel comfortable, considering the value of my PIF is about 1/3 of that of the two Kizers posted.
  12. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    The kizer I posted, escort, is S35VN and is a knifemaker collab (they have a special designation for this but suffice it to say they cost more, bladesmith?). The velox 2 is part of the vangard series which is their budget line, think of it like the FRN knives from spyderco. It's not too far from what you offered unless it's brand spanking new. It looks to be in really good condition but kizers don't keep value well, at least the vangard don't. The titanium body ones do pretty well still I think.

    Also, you're welcome to offer more than just knives but I think anything that wasn't a knife was outdoors related or something discussed on the forum like a gear and gadgets kind of thing.
  13. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Who says that you have to take both Kizers?
  14. jaseman


    Jul 28, 2016
    Thanks for the info. Might have to think about claiming it.

    Lol... I guess I should have clarified, one or the other.
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  15. Methuselah

    Methuselah Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2015
    .... This is a Fantastic thread!
    Somehow, I've never seen it.
    I'd love to take on this puuko project !

    I looked at the Ragnar's site and could not find this knife. I have one of their little trade knives.(1095)

    I'd really like to know what type of Steel this is on the puukko blank?
    Does anyone happen to know?
    I'll find something tomorrow to offer up!
    Thank you Bladeforums
    Edit: the photograph of the puuko in post #1769 seems to be deceiving me a little.
    Is that a chisel grind or is that a scandi grind?

    I'll offer up this Android tattooed tiger 50 mm automatic watch. new
    I would like to claim the puuko post 1769, but I'd also like any possible info on the Blade steel and The Grind.. @Redbusa06
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
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  16. l1ranger

    l1ranger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2017
    the Kizer VG10 was about what I expected from VG10, but I'd only ever handled a few knives with VG10 before that for a short time.
    it takes a good edge and is pretty easy to sharpen and I never found a need for touchups in the middle of the day. The hardest use it saw was breaking down nylon bird netting, zip ties, and honeysuckle vines on a brooder pen I didnt need anymore - it made it through the day, but definitely needed a touch up at the end of it all.
  17. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Arrived and I love it. Great little blade !
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  18. Gafishing


    Aug 7, 2016
    Got the alox from @rob308 . Thank you. I love these SAKs.
    @WValtakis I will ship out your Boker 4000 tomorrow morning.
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  19. Redbusa06


    Nov 16, 2011
    It's yours. Just message me your address and I'll ship it out next week. It's a scandi by the way
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  20. Redbusa06


    Nov 16, 2011
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