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Old 02-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #4276
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If you hit up Amazon, they have them from $39...
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:42 PM   #4277
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I carry a Pro tech 1321 and their warrenty is first class.
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My sons and I carry these Protechs every day and they get used.
My grandson is 10, has a Protech at his bedside.

Over the years we have had a couple of springs break so we sent them in with a $10 bill. Protech repaired them and one one the blade was getting worn so they replaced it while it was in their shop.

I lost a Brend 2 in Guatemala when I was working on my KTM along the road(left it sitting on the front fender). I like to think I made someone's day. I won't buy another black folder. The darn things like to hide.

The Protech company is no nonsense. The whole repair process happens in 5 working days.

I know they are pricey and illegal but I have never had a problem traveling with mine. Everyone is fascinated.

I don't do any thing illegal, I don't drink or smoke.
This is the cheapest model of the Brend 2

http://www.bladehq.com/item--Protech...end-Auto--3765

I carry bear spray for personal protection. I would never use a knife in a fight and consider any knife a worthless last resort for protection against humans. Knives kill people.

Used my bear spray it in a robbery fight on the highway in Russia and won, two against one. I was wearing my helmet and armored jacket and pants/boots. The men were young and poorly dressed.

Surprised them, yes I did. Sprayed them and ran for help while they cried.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:48 PM   #4278
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Plane nerds. That's cool.
I'm curious about the wood that they use.
I think it's some kind of cedar or sugar pine, hardwoods are not used that much in carpentry and woodworking in Japan. All the tapping you can hear in the background of that video is the sound of other contestants adjusting plane irons so as to get the finest possible shaving. Pretty amazing that they can get a consistent 9 micron shaving from a wood bodied plane where the blade is wedged into an angled cut in the plane body, and the only adjustments are made by careful taps on the front or back of the plane. And those guys know a thing or two about getting a keen edge on a blade, too. . . .
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:12 AM   #4279
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I'm a user, not a collector, so don't expect fancy pics of fancy knives here.

Some of the knives I own, nothing special (although I'm glad I got my hands on Schrade SS1s before the company went bust!):

P1040556small by jestragon, on Flickr

A blank I got a village smith here to knock up:

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What I've made of it so far, planning to put Khaya senegalensis scales on it:

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You can get a traditionally made, good working knife here (leaf spring steel, no sheath) for about $1.50

Old model Dutch armed forces Victorinox, you can buy them used for cheap, great knives.
Enzo Trapper in 01, scandi grind
Brandless, old, beautiful hatchet

P1040458small by jestragon, on Flickr


P1040550small by jestragon, on Flickr

I also own an Enzo in D2, convex edge, seen here cleaning Tilapia while I was doing field work in Gabon

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My Valiant survival golok (medium):

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What I carry depends on where I am. My EDC is either the Dutch armed forces Victorinix or a Spyderco Endura 4, in ZDP-189 or VG10. The fieldwork I'm doing know has me carrying my Dutch Victorinox in the pocket, either a slightly-cut down Tramontina machete or my Valiant golok off the belt (depending on the amount of heavy chopping I'll expect to do), with a leatherman charge Ti in my bag.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:56 AM   #4280
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I'd like more information on the assisted opening knives.
I carry an SOG Flash II for work, opening stuff, cutting, prying, etc and it's been very tough.
I'm a big fan of SOG stuff.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #4281
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Plane nerds. That's cool.
I'm curious about the wood that they use.
yeah you start off thinking 'ah bless, keeps them safely off the roads i suppose' and then wonder how sharp those things are! theres a lot of skill there, 8 microns? a micron is 0.001mm or 0.000039"
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:22 AM   #4282
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:05 PM   #4283
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #4284
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My photo is just taken with my BlackBerry, so can't compare with PS-Rage's but I just picked up a Para-Military in D2 steel. Must say, I like it a lot so far. I have a lot of Spydy's and this one is near the top as an EDC.


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Old 02-11-2013, 02:59 PM   #4285
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D2 is a great steel too. Takes and holds a fine edge yet so easy to sharpen.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #4286
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The last few threads, very nice pictures.

Thanks to all.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:12 AM   #4287
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Knife selection for us who are left-handed is a bit of work as most assisted/auto/etc knives are set-up for right-handed people. I was very excited when I discovered Spyderco knives with the big hole. My Fred Flintstone fingers do not like the thumb stud style openers. Sadly, I lost it a while back. But Mrs. Squidward got me a Ken Onion Leek; yes, it's got a thumb stud but I never use it. It's every bit as a fast as the Benchmade and ambidextrous for us 'lefties'.

Since no one can have too many knives, What other brands of knives are you 'lefties' carrying?
I have no idea if he'd be inclined to make another one, but Todd Davison made this left-handed pocket knife for me this last December (A present for myself from myself..). It's been in my pocket since it arrived here. Strangely, it has taken some practice to opening a left-handed knife as a right-handed person would open a right handed one.

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:00 AM   #4288
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This is one of my favorite knifes - bought it while at sea from the ship's store (as well as a lighter of course) and since I was the ship's machinist I did all the engraving so I put my name and the end date of my enlistment on the other side (just so I wouldn't forget and re-enlist). Not a super neat knife, but irreplaceable to me - I stopped carrying it some twenty years ago when I noticed the print was coming off.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:53 PM   #4289
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I have no idea if he'd be inclined to make another one, but Todd Davison made this left-handed pocket knife for me this last December (A present for myself from myself..). It's been in my pocket since it arrived here. Strangely, it has taken some practice to opening a left-handed knife as a right-handed person would open a right handed one.

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Sweet! What makes it left handed though?
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:30 PM   #4290
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Sweet! What makes it left handed though?

I'm going to wager the finger nail indention thingamabob being on the right side of the blade. Sorry I don't know the technical term for it.
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