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Old 03-04-2012, 09:04 AM   #3391
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Speaking of knife grinders/belt sanders/linishers --- whatever you call them --- Has anyone here built their own belt sander along the lines of the "No Weld Belt Sander"? I'm interested in feedback - how do they track, what is the usefulness of the options, would you build it differently, would you build another one, what was the cost? Of course, any link to an existing thread would be useful as well.

Nice video, BTW.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:22 AM   #3392
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So are "nice knives" not carried???
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #3393
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So are "nice knives" not carried???
A "nice" knife is very subjective. Some are carried and used. Some are collected. Kind of like firearms, ya' know?
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:18 PM   #3394
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A "nice" knife is very subjective. Some are carried and used. Some are collected. Kind of like firearms, ya' know?
What I'm thinking is the difference between this type of nice knife:

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Got a nice knife? Let's see it.
and a knife you would carry:

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The knife you carry...
BTW I carry my knives...
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:24 PM   #3395
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What I'm thinking is the difference between this type of nice knife:



and a knife you would carry:



BTW I carry my knives...
Good for you! How many do you carry at once?
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:41 PM   #3396
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Good for you! How many do you carry at once?
one in my pocket and two in my bag.

maybe one around the neck.

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Old 03-17-2012, 10:15 PM   #3397
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Good for you! How many do you carry at once?
Good question. Got me wondering what is it about motorcycles and knives? Normally I carry a simple pocket knife. But when I'm on the bike I not only have that knife in my pocket, I also have

* Original Leatherman that lives on the bike
* Ontario machete that lives in a pannier (that may or may not be on the bike)
* Leatherman Juice that lives in my riding jacket pocket.

And I finally removed the extra "spare" knife from my tank bag when I added the pocket chain saw.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:20 AM   #3398
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Good for you! How many do you carry at once?
Yesterday I carried an Emerson on the left (love the wave!) and my Strider NM Grind SMF on my right.



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Old 03-26-2012, 07:31 AM   #3399
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After using and abusing my Mora clipper for a couple of months, it was looking a bit rough.

Since this is the carbon steel version, it was super easy to put a nice protective patina on.

A little hot vinegar and about 45 minutes gave me this.




I also added some gimping and texture on the spine of the bade to hide previous damage.



Now my $9 workhorse does not look so bad and it has a bit of rust protection.


A picture to show how the blade looked when I started.

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Old 03-26-2012, 07:52 AM   #3400
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Your question is too subjective Rouge. This (IMHO) is because there are so many different categories of knives and any can and do have what I personally would call nice in them. And again IMHO a nice knife doesn't have to be expensive or hand made even. I have only what I would call nice knives some that cost 50 dollars, some that cost many hundreds and I usuually carry one of any of them at any time....sometimes two or even three. Today of course I forgot to stick even my daily carry in the pocket and I noticed almost all the way to work. If it was less than 35 miles from work, I would have gone all the way home to get it as I feel totally undergunned without a knife even though I do have a full size 1911 on the hip.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:53 AM   #3401
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Here's my latest. I saw this at a gun show recently and was impressed by the build quality, heft, fit and finish, and the blade steel, so I picked it up online later at Dave's. Spyderco's Butch Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folder.

Scales are finely polished black G-10, and the handle has stainless steel bolsters and liners, with a liner lock. Spyderco calls the blade a modified Tanto design, and it's in CPM S30V steel. The blade is a full 5/32" thick, and still 1/8" thick up to within 3/8ths of an inch of the point. This is a substantial blade. Hollow-ground across the working edge, with a convex-ground tip for strength. Blade length is 3 5/8", and overall, the knife is 8 3/4" long. Folded, the knife is an even 5" long, with a handle 11/16" thick. Weight is a hefty and no-nonsense 6.3oz.

Action is smooth as butter, and opening is easy using Butch's opening post or Spyderco's characteristic hole, and the blade, of course, is shaving-sharp right out of the box. The handle is drilled and tapped for the clip to allow tip-up or tip-down carry, either right or left-handed. Interestingly, I think the knife would have had a cleaner design had Butch not had to accommodate the "Spyderco hole," but everything from Spyderco's gotta have the hole...

It's almost too nice a knife to use as an everyday hard-working knife! I'll keep my Benchmade CQC7 and Spyderco Millie for that duty. But this makes an impressive - and absolutely functional - gentleman's knife.

I like it!

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Old 03-26-2012, 09:20 AM   #3402
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Finally a Spyderco that looks good.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:14 AM   #3403
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+1

They are a little too "tacti-cool" for my tastes. And I have no love for serrated edges, which Spyderco seems to enjoy.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:11 PM   #3404
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Some are, true. I mentioned my Spyderco Millie above - I love that knife for its utility, S30V blade, and it's a very lightweight design for a four-inch-blade folder.

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Old 03-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #3405
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Finally a Spyderco that looks good.
the lionspy? if it is that one, it is pretty cool, nice with no serrations
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