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Old 12-31-2012, 10:26 AM   #4096
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. ..both sharpen easily if shaving arm hair is the test. bill
I usually have an interesting bald spot on my left arm/wrist...
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:55 AM   #4097
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I usually have an interesting bald spot on my left arm/wrist...
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:01 AM   #4098
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:17 AM   #4099
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Happy New Years!

Hope everyone has a sharp, and safe (lookin' at you, EG) New Years.

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:22 PM   #4100
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Christmas present to myself - Benchmade 300SN. Not sure if it's the first flipper that Benchmade has done...
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:13 PM   #4101
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Are you allowed to sharpen your umbrella tips in England?
lol i dont think theres a law about that but i wouldnt be surprised. my mate got fined £120 last month by the health&safety idiots because he's a butcher and his knives at work were too pointy and broke EU regulations! hes got a little guage hes supposed to use when he sharpens them.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:15 PM   #4102
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wow.

I'm starting to think this is one of the downsides of a long history of continuous governance.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:52 PM   #4103
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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.
I love the Japanese water stones as well. I have not found a blade yet they would not polish up. I start with a 800 grit, then a 1,000 & finish with a 6,000. Does wonders. 6,000 is almost like a leather strop Smithy.

In the field I carry a small diamond rod, just for touch up. If you have a blade of good steel if it is sharp when you leave, it shouldn't need much unless you really abuse it. My field knife will gut, skin, & quarter 4 deer before needing touched up.

Just my 2¢

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Old 12-31-2012, 09:30 PM   #4104
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:59 AM   #4105
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Show us your Veterans

OK, new knifes are of course very cool. But, what about the work horse blades? Let’s see the Veterans in your collections. The blades used daily.

This is an Old Hickory. Found it a long time ago on a roofing tar melter that was abandoned out in the oil field. Been around all our houses performing all sorts of task. Mostly in the yard and garden with a few sorties cutting atic insulation. This model is also a very good Bondo spreader. Custom handle by belt sander.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:44 AM   #4106
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #4107
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SOG folders and wood handle clone

The best letter openers and staple puller I have ever owned and looking good on my desk while doing it.

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #4108
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Just got this in the mail. seems like a nice knife for the money at $60 . I, m not crazy about the sheath and may try to find or make a leather one.

Do you know about these? http://www.knivesshipfree.com/produc...oducts_id=2257
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:41 PM   #4109
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Just got this in the mail. seems like a nice knife for the money at $60 . I, m not crazy about the sheath and may try to find or make a leather one.

That's a good deal and definitely a nice knife. But be careful, they can be addicting.

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:15 PM   #4110
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That's a good deal and definitely a nice knife. But be careful, they can be addicting.


The ESSE was going to be my first choice but I got such a good deal on the RAT that I bought it and a Case Trapper to replace the one I lost.

The Junglas might be my next fixed blade knife.
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