Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

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

  1. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Hey,

    I have that knife, but mine has a serrated edge near the hinge, and c33x written on it near the hinge. Great little all-around pocket knife. And beer bottle opener. :lol3
  2. lilsmokey

    lilsmokey Been here awhile

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    Here are my cheapest crappiest knives. Thats why they spend their life in my truck. As well as a Machete and a swiss army knife.

    Big one cost $26, little gerber cost $20? found the black one in the forrest and the last one i got from my uncle.
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  3. KingRat

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    :rolleyes

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  4. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    I'm trying to take your logo seriously, and not see the word "shit".

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    :lol3

    In all fairness, I'm sure you're good at what you do. I would contend, however, that heat treatment in thin sections like knives is vastly different than the industrial dimensions you're working with. While the chemistry may be the same, the dynamics of heating and cooling times in a knife cross-section, where the surface area:volume ratio is much different than the structural-looking examples on your website.

    We've got a few professional metallurgists in our midst, and a wealth of practical experience heat treating knives. I'm quite comfortable with what I know and my current process, thanks.
  5. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    :webers my thought exactly, Watson.:freaky
  6. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Your assuming we don't dont run small parts and we don't have experienced heat treaters that don't have experience processing heart valves, gun parts, knifes, swords, and a long list of critical compoents.

    Considering I was one of the peolpe that built our company up from a two car garage operation to what we are today, you comments regarding our name is not appriciated.

    Please stay in your little world of smoke and mirrors convinced your way is best and that no one else has a clue.
  7. Phat

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    Always have to try and get the last word don't you? Smithy is a respected contributor of this thread. You.....not so much. Have a nice day.. BTW....Smithy spells words better than you.
  8. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    My comments on your logo are obvious, and I'm certainly not the first to think about it. I looked through your website, and found no mention of knife-related work, so you can hardly blame an outside observer from assuming it's not part of your business.

    I'm not the one who started shitting in the thread, you did by insinuating my methods were unsound. I've documented my heat treat process, and the results of destructive testing, and have shared them here. To call my work "smoke and mirrors" borders on libel, and I would ask that you retract that statement. I have made a choice of materials to work with, and do my best with the equipment and environment I have to produce a high-quality product. I try to help educate people here who ask about knives, to the best of my ability, and am completely open to others who have something constructive to say. Your contribution is dismissive and rude, possibly insulting, and without context or history of positive contribution here. If your Texas-sized ego can't handle a little back and forth, perhaps this forum isn't the one for you.
  9. Phat

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    Well said Smithy.
  10. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

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    +1 for Smithy! Anyone who has spent any time reading Smithy's posts understands that he is a stand up guy.
  11. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Surprised a mod hasn't stepped in yet.
  12. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    No need, we're all adults here, right?
  13. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

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    Well, some are. :lol3
  14. George Papadopolis

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    I've no dog in this fight, I enjoy Smithy's post here and on other sites. That said, he got his hackles up quick and this thread has devolved to a cock measuring match. Also you seem to be a bit of a sycophant with your go get him Smithy, oh yeah Smithy posts.
  15. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    This has been a few sad days. One person I've grown to respect and another who to me is simply offering interesting information. This is not Jo momma and I expected better. Hoping this ends and we can continue with the task at hand.:nod
  16. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Well, apparently I don't know what I'm talking about, and use smoke and mirrors to describe what I do.

    Of course my hackles got up.

    :bluduh

    I just try to share what I do, because people have asked me to. If someone has a problem with that, PM's are more than welcome... but a public insult is out of line. I admit I got sucked into it, and I'm sorry, to all of you, and Mr. Fritz.

    I'll trouble you all no more.
  17. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    At the risk of being lumped in as a sycophant, are you guys serious?

    fritzcoinc was insulting, condescending and full of negative assumptions from the start. Smithy kept to the high road the whole time.

    If you can't see that already, I'm sure I won't convince you. :dunno
  18. George Papadopolis

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    Ive read back through an I stand corrected.
  19. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Mr. Smithy, I am sorry to have insulted you. It certainly appears that my choice of words did not convey the intended meaning. Your shit comment caught me at a bad time and I reacted inappropriately.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    One thing that is certain in the metal business, whether it be energy or cutlery, there always may be a better way to process the material yielding a better product. You openly admitted that obtaining good quality raw material was difficult for you and that your confidence level for your shops equipment was that of processing only carbon steel. You cited material defects and product uniformity issues. I attempted to offer information from the heat treating and forging businesses I&#8217;ve been involved in for the past 40 years and felt that there was some information that could have been shared to your benefit. If you or anybody else has no interest, so be it. <o:p></o:p>
    As to having the last word, I sincerely hope that I will have other post here.<o:p></o:p>
  20. Speedo66

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    And now for something completely different.

    Anybody have a nice knife they'd like to show? :wink: