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Old 03-25-2013, 05:44 PM   #4441
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Hmmm...

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Check this shit out.

I'd a thought Sam would have something a little more powerful going on...I can still hit harder than that...but not as long!
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:54 PM   #4442
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I'd a thought Sam would have something a little more powerful going on...I can still hit harder than that...but not as long!
Did I just read a version of "I'm not as good as I once was, but I am as good once as I ever was" in that?

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #4443
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I'd a thought Sam would have something a little more powerful going on...I can still hit harder than that...but not as long!
It hits a lot harder than you think, and that linkage, when you run the wheel slower, has a nice hit-press-release action going on.

I got home too late tonight after feeding the family and running errands to run it, but hopefully tomorrow or the next day I'll get a couple more pieces turned out and ready for the grinding table.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:17 AM   #4444
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It hits a lot harder that it looks for sure. Plus once you get the foundation poured it will be quite a bit better.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:11 PM   #4445
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Here's a better overall video that Sam took while I was testing it out for the first time...



You can see the motor/tire/Dupont linkage clearly.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:47 PM   #4446
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Did you build that or buy it?

Anybody have plans on the web for the spring linkages?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:35 AM   #4447
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I bought it, and the linkage is commonly referred to as Dupont Linkage if you're looking to fab one up. Every one is a little different, but the principles translate pretty well. Just offer yourself room for adjustment and tuning and you ought to be fine.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:14 PM   #4448
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I've had this for a while now and it has turned out to be one of the best, sharpest, most useable knives I have ever had. And all for under 60 dollars.

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:33 AM   #4449
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interesting blade design.

is it actually....rippled or just a design?

Never seen that before.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:11 AM   #4450
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I've had this for a while now and it has turned out to be one of the best, sharpest, most useable knives I have ever had. And all for under 60 dollars.
Kershaw does seem to turn out very good, inexpensive, usable blades
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:08 AM   #4451
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interesting blade design.

is it actually....rippled or just a design?

Never seen that before.
Yep, it's actually a ridged blade - I think they do it with a ball end mill. I don't recall what they call that blade design.

Without having used one, I'll bet it cuts well and the blade releases nicely - I wonder how it is to clean - do the ripples hold soil?
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:18 PM   #4452
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I carry a Kershaw daily... no pictures.

Here are some knives I bought last time I was in Japan

240mm gyuto... wasn't cheap, but man it's amazing!


Usuba


Deba - this one's pretty short, and is great for butchering meat. Going to get a bigger one when I go back this summer.

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Old 03-31-2013, 02:40 PM   #4453
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:20 AM   #4454
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interesting blade design.

is it actually....rippled or just a design?

Never seen that before.
Scalloped is what Kershaw calls it. IDK whether it is to save weight or just the cool factor looks wise. It isn't serrated like most think when they see it in person. Optical ILLUSION.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:22 AM   #4455
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Yep, it's actually a ridged blade - I think they do it with a ball end mill. I don't recall what they call that blade design.

Without having used one, I'll bet it cuts well and the blade releases nicely - I wonder how it is to clean - do the ripples hold soil?
There is a knack to cleaning it after cutting certain things. It is great for release of things like cheese and such. I clean it with a nylon brush from top of blade to bottom. Scalloped is what Kershaw calls it if memory supports.
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