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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by killgar, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. KnifeStylesOftheRich

    KnifeStylesOftheRich

    14
    Sep 9, 2020
    What’s up everyone! Been in the restaurant industry my whole life. Unemployed due to covid still researching Japanese carbon chefs knives and YouTube auto played a pocket knife video. Think it was some Blade HQ vid. I was interested immediately. These were not the knives I had when I was a kid.

    So for the past few weeks I’ve been falling down this wormhole from automatic knives to EDC gear. Got a nice Gyuto and it’s time to get folding knife. Just don’t know which one to with no matter how much I read.

    thinking Kalishnikav and another entry level like a Rat 2 or something. That or just go all in with a
    a mini Bughout. Help me.
     
  2. KnifeStylesOftheRich

    KnifeStylesOftheRich

    14
    Sep 9, 2020
    Oh here’s my new Tsunehisa Gyuto 210mm made from super blue and steel clad that I got locally at a shop called Carbon in denver. Let’s see it I can post a pic.


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  3. Aryan29

    Aryan29 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Greetings,
    Welcome to BF.

     
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  4. DesertAU

    DesertAU

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    Sep 11, 2020
    Hi new member to the group here, thank you for all this interesting and helpful information...thank you that is except for what my lack of self control is now having on my wallet, lol. I’ve had a few knives in my lifetime although the ones I’ve bought were in retrospect nothing special the best a little folding Gerber I bought back in the mid 1970’s when I went to work for the fire department. I do have in tool boxes and drawers a number of old folding knives and hunting knives my grandfather gave me, or pieces acquired cleaning out relatives things over the years I’ll need to try and collect, really I’ve little idea what’s there, some old K-bars and things but nothing I remember as being special. The best one of the bunch found cleaning out old drawers in my grandfathers garage a WW1 trench knife.

    My wife and I are both retired and recently relocated from California to Nevada, I belong to a number of prospecting clubs and spend a lot of time out in the desert and also I’ve been getting back into target shooting and am planning to do a little hunting. Figuring a new folding hunting knife was in order I headed of shopping on Amazon for a medium size something unusual and found myself swamped with beautiful pictures of very inexpensive knives, so I began wading through reviews and ultimately wound up here. I’ll spare you all the yada yada yada, you know exactly better than me but thankfully lots of good information found here and so far I’ve picked up a few decent fun little knives to play with and no doubt a few more will be coming my way in the future. I did buy my wife a little “Paul Lone Wolf limited Lawman” as a gift about 5 years ago although I knew nothing about it and only now just looked it up to see what it was I bought.

    Fast forward and I’ve added a Benchmade Griptilian for hunting, a Kershaw Launch 8, a Pro Tech Halfbreed left hand, and two Kershaw Launch 12’s one for my wife and one for my son, the Kershaw and pro tech are in the mail. So far I’m very happy with the Benchmade the quality is great, it’s very sharp and the action is smooth, looking forward to getting the others.

    The Trimurti dagger Is something my wife picked up from a friend over 30 years ago I’m not sure of the exact age or much about it I’m guessing late 19th early 20th century?


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  5. olivier coen

    olivier coen

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    Sep 18, 2020
    Good evening dear fountain of wisdom inhabiters.
    For years every time I had a question about making knives I passed on this forum. I made knives (and occasionally something more fantasy like) since I was a kid.
    A few years ago I decided to get good at it and maybe one day to be good enough to start selling.
    So far I am not fully there and for the same reason I was only a visitor meandering trough the vast amount of shared wisdom.
    Im the most gratefull visitor ever.
    I'm belgiumese so from time to time my English will sound like Google translate from Korean, I'll try to be as correct as possible and if somehow I sound rude, believe me, it's not intended that way.
    I have a little knowledge of engineering and overall working with metals since that's been my principal occupation for the last 20 years but my knowledge of making blades is just a severely diluted form of what I read from Larrin Thomas and lots of other masters in here.

    I already made 1 friend so it was worth finally joining!
     
  6. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Welcome Olivier!
     
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  7. killgar

    killgar

    Sep 24, 2002
    Welcome Oliver. I'm glad you've chosen to join. Perhaps at some point you will post some of your work :thumbsup:.

    And welcome to all of the other new members.
     
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  8. olivier coen

    olivier coen

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    Sep 18, 2020
    Thanks for the welcome sir. I would be happy to show some of my more or less ok work. Where would the appropriate place for that be?
    I read that there's some reserve about displaying your work as a so far non paying member so I want to be sure I'm not breaking community rules. Either way I'm not ready to start selling yet.
     
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  9. killgar

    killgar

    Sep 24, 2002

    If you wanted you could start a thread in this, the "General Knife Discussion" forum, and just say something like "Hey, this is a knife I made. What do you think?".

    And while you need to be a paid member to SELL knives here at Bladeforums, you don't need to be a paid member to just show them off. I'm not a paid member, and I've shown-off several knives. Showing-off knives is never frowned upon here at Bladeforums, quite the opposite, it's highly encouraged.
     
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  10. drwfishesman

    drwfishesman

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    Sep 21, 2020
    Just joined today. I don't know what took me so long since bladeforum came up in my google searches so often when I was doing research.
     
  11. grumpyone

    grumpyone

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    Jun 10, 2012
    'Evenin all,well it is here,I'm a long absent member,due to life's vagaries -- no I wasn't residing at the "Governors Pleasure" :D,and now due to other interests I am selling my modest collection of Sharpfinger pattern knives plus a couple others,all USA except for a couple sharpfinger clones,one Condor from El Salvador and an Elk Ridge from yeh,China.
    My interest in Schrade started in the '70s,yup last century,when I bought a Sharpfinger for dressing out rabbits n foxes,and slowly grew from being impressed with the quality.There are now Kissing Crane,Bear&Son,Camillus and Rigid.Several scrimshaws,a Guns n Ammo,K mart sporting and Les Schwab tyres combo pack,plus a GDOT which has been buffed to remove pitting and the blade engraving is almost invisible,damn.
    I hope you all are surviving the CCP virus ok and avoiding the social turmoil making headlines this year,
    Cheers from down here in AUS.
     
  12. drwfishesman

    drwfishesman

    28
    Sep 21, 2020
    I use the Sharpfinger for dressing deer and hog here in USA. I love it dearly and my friends envy it, which is strange since they are very common and not very expensive. I've heard they are perfect for EDC, but I never have. Good luck selling your collection, I don't think you'll have too much trouble doing so.
     
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  13. Patrick Byrne

    Patrick Byrne

    20
    May 4, 2020
    Hi Richard can i ask you for some advice please? I purchased the Kai shun nagare 20cm chefs knife on knives and tools and on the site it says that it's sharpened at 12° but this is wrong as i tried to sharpen at exactly 12° and was getting nowhere. Do you know or if it is possible please that you could find out and let me know? Many thanks in advance.

    Kind regards.

    Patrick Byrne.
     
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  14. Andrew_Smith

    Andrew_Smith

    1
    Oct 3, 2020
    Greetings all. I am a passionate technophile and coffee snob. Love computers and technology but would like to learn more about knives in general since my grandfather gifted me with two of his own.

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    My knowledge around knives is not that great and would like to improve on it. The one on the left is a Bosman 094 and on the right a 'classic' nickel silver trim handmade.

    You probably noticed the green on the right knife, I did clean it afterwards, still learning the ropes and how to probably store them away, hence why I joined this forum to broaden my knowledge hopefully.
     
  15. stickpig

    stickpig

    3
    Oct 8, 2020
    Hey there. Another newbie here. I'm a 54 year old Washingtonian, a HS history teacher, outdoorsman, avid shooter, and beginning knife collector. I own close to fifty knives total, but just recently have begun to dig deeper into the finer aspects of the field. I was happy to discover this website and the wealth of knowledge contained inside. I'm looking forward to sharing my ignorance with others as I ask questions that most will see as basic and will appreciate your understanding as I work my way to greater knowledge of my latest pursuit. Nice to be here!
     
  16. Aryan29

    Aryan29 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Welcome New Members,

    Aryan
     
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  17. olivier coen

    olivier coen

    33
    Sep 18, 2020
    We'll, if you are still interested i posted (after some technical trouble) some pictures under 'latest knives'. It's just a prototype which still has to be tested in the field but at least at the moment I do believe in it.
     
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  18. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Olivier, how often to people miss that second "I" in your name? You've probably just gotten used to it, eh? I think I did it, too, the first time I responded to you.
     
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  19. olivier coen

    olivier coen

    33
    Sep 18, 2020
    It happened, and quite often I did misspell other people's name too. I hope they took as little offence as I do.
    As long as people treat you with respect all the other stuff doesn't matter.imho
     
  20. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
     
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