Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    The Work Sharp is fantastic. Just tonight, in a fit of stupidity, I snapped about 3/32" off the tip of my BlackJack Necker. Using the Work Sharp green belt I reshaped the tip on the top and bottom and then to get an edge started in the area. The finer grits finished it off and it's back to razor sharp from tip to choil.

    But after my weekend of knife "making" I'm thinking of upsizing. What about this: http://www.vansantent.com/multitool.htm Smithy? Anybody?
  2. Cuff

    Cuff no function beer well w/o

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    Found some SS bar stock in the shop and an old floor jack handle. Decided to throw something together for the hell of it.
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  3. CrustyD3mon

    CrustyD3mon Been here awhile

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    I think might you guys will enjoy this:

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    Directly from Portugal...:1drink
  4. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    The accepted wisdom on belt grinders is this... the longer the belt, the cooler it stays; the wider the belt, the fewer dips and waves in your grind.

    I use a cheap-ass Craftsman 2x42, but buy really good belts from trugrit.com. Just put in an order last night, in fact, 'cause there's a couple projects I can't finish with out restocking.
  5. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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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.
  6. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber "Tacticool"

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    So are "nice knives" not carried??? :D
  7. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    A "nice" knife is very subjective. Some are carried and used. Some are collected. Kind of like firearms, ya' know? :D
  8. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber "Tacticool"

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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... :deal
  9. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    Good for you! How many do you carry at once? :lol3
  10. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    one in my pocket and two in my bag.

    maybe one around the neck.

    :lol3
  11. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    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. :lol2
  12. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber "Tacticool"

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    Yesterday I carried an Emerson on the left (love the wave!) and my Strider NM Grind SMF on my right. :wink:

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  13. xring04

    xring04 Been here awhile

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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.

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

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    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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  14. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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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.
  15. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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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!

    WA.

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  16. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Finally a Spyderco that looks good.
  17. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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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.
  18. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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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.

    WA.
  19. AngryScot

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    the lionspy? if it is that one, it is pretty cool, nice with no serrations
  20. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber "Tacticool"

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    You should have called. I'd have dropped off a loaner!

    My question was more of a why do we have a "Got a nice knife" thread and a "Knife you carry thread:... Figured you must not be allowed to carry a nice knife :huh

    And it's ROGUE dammit :deal :wink: :lol3