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Old 12-23-2012, 01:57 PM   #4051
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All those folders are beautiful, and something I'll never do, because there's so much precision machine work involved, and I'm just not set up for that sort of thing. You need a good mill just to even consider making those.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:11 PM   #4052
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I am a big fan of Japanese water stones. I used to use DMT diamond bench stones but have found they wear out pretty fast, maybe 3 years of regular use.

If I were to recommend a tool or system for the unskilled, I would recommend the Edge Pro. It takes very little dexterity or practice to achieve an excellent edge. Expensive, but a made-in-USA product, for those that care about such things.

I'm in the final design states of a belt grinder. I've been collecting bits & bobs to produce one of my own. It will have a couple of unique features.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #4053
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:43 PM   #4054
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Me brother made this (but wouldn't sell it to me)



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Old 12-23-2012, 11:56 PM   #4055
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:18 AM   #4056
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Every time I enter this thread I get a pop-up request to log into "premiumknives.com". Is this happening to anyone else?
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:25 AM   #4057
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Every time I enter this thread I get a pop-up request to log into "premiumknives.com". Is this happening to anyone else?
Nope, not me.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:03 AM   #4058
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Every time I enter this thread I get a pop-up request to log into "premiumknives.com". Is this happening to anyone else?
I get several pop ups on ADV on my work computer but not on my home machine. I have not found out how to get rid of the issue at work yet.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:22 AM   #4059
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I moved from Chicago to the UK for a few years and once again I picked a Spyderco specifically designed to meet the criteria of an overly restive locale where locking knives are completely forbidden for normal folks. The UK pen Knife is a nearly perfect every day pocket knife, except for the lack of a lock of course. .
I just don't get it about the restriction on a blade lock, NYC also has such a restriction. I recall as a kid having knives close on my fingers several times, and the resulting cuts.

A German brand, Meridian I think, came out with a model called the K-55 in the late 50's-early 60's which had a lock back, and I never went back to a slip joint non locking again.

I'm curious about what the thinking is that makes a locking blade "bad"?
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #4060
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Two or three years ago when I first clicked on this thread, I had no idea how much it would cost me. At that time, I had a 40 year old Western hunting knife, a couple of Gerbers and a couple of pocket knives. I was oblivious to how big the knife industry was. Now I have 4 Bark Rivers, 5 Benchmades, a half-dozen other assorted knives and there's no end in sight. Maybe Santa will bring me another!
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:06 AM   #4061
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My wife and I were sking in France last Winter and I purchased a No. 9 Opinel knife. It is a nice pocket knife. I also have a Schrade Old Timer hunting knife that has field dressed countless deer and hundreds of Ducks Pheasants. The custom knife I refered to a few posts ago was made in 1984 by Dane here in Minnesota.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #4062
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Two or three years ago when I first clicked on this thread, I had no idea how much it would cost me.
Ha, yes, indeed.

I own a Condor Golock entirely due to this thread. (which badly needs a re-grind on the edge to make it useful)

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #4063
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I've been on a bit of a fixed blade binge lately - bah humbug!













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Old 12-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #4064
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This is Randy Doucette's "Riot" with stainless damascus blade and red micarta scales, You can't really tell from the pic but this knife is huge!
Wow, that thing is incredible.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:54 PM   #4065
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Ordered this IRBI for my son's Christmas gift, been trying to talk the wife into letting me keep it....not working too good at this point.

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