Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

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

  1. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    Well, this variety of knife does tend to bite a little more frequently than most. :evil
  2. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    May be a little late, but this is my EDC. Only nonserrated. Awesome knife. I have two actually!
  3. AngryScot

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    Nice tony, that is a sweet blade!
  4. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    yeah, I shoulda' gone camping this weekend, but am lookin' for a dog. 'round here ya' gotta' get to the pound ~early~ if you find one you want... they're usually spoken for but not picked-up the first time 'round, and there's a nice GSD bitch waitin' for me to snatch her away in... 15 minutes :huh gotta' go! :1drink
  5. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    Second that. It's never a worry after having one ~6 months of carrying one everwhere.

    So I bought the Twitch II to replace my lost Spyderco Delica, which I loved. While the SOG is also easy to live with it isn't nearly as sharp or (IMHO) tough as the Spyderco. I had two delicas over the years and never felt the need to sharpen either during their lives.

    The Twitch is great for the money. It's well-made, and easy to open, and small enough that it's not going to put someone off at work (a concern in an office.)

    I'm going to get another Spyderco, though. Not really a good-looking knife, and certainly not the most comfortable, but super easy to use one-handed and tough as nails.

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  6. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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  7. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I have a couple S&M (Queen) knives. Both are identical except one has never been out of the box. The other (pictured here) is the one I carry once in a while that still looks brand new after ten years of ownership. The other one is for sale but I doubt I'll ever sell it for what it is WORTH. Limited edition 4 blade congress, F&W tested.

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  8. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I just picked up a new skinning knife. I don't think this one will get lost in the grass...

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  9. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    To this laymen, can you explaine the file and wire test?
  10. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Yes.....
  11. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    And?
  12. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Back before Rockwell hardness testing equipment came out, they tested some blades by using different grades of files to see what grade it would take to cut the blade, then they used different grades of wire to see which grade the blade would cut through. If the knife blade survived the tests to a degree, they were deemed file and wire tested.
  13. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Thanks, I should have been able to guess that.
  14. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    That would have been a good guess, more like a brilliant deduction. It is more entailed than I liad out but that is the gist of it.
  15. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    No, more like falling off a rock!
    File hard is a common term in the heat treating business.
    Some parts are too intricate to hardness test, so a file is used. If the file slides across the part without digging in, the part is at least as hard as the file. Most files are 55HRC ( or so ).
    Before hardness testing machines were common, hardness testing was done with a verity of items such as different types of stone and files of different certified hardness. The ability of the item to scratch the heat treated steel was the hardness test. The result was reported as an example " granite hard". If you ever run across one, the files can be identified by a Brinell indentation on the shank and the Brinell hardness number steel stamped beside the indentation.
  16. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    ESEE because you just can't have one:

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  17. LoFlow

    LoFlow Long timer

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    The Scales on the 6 look great. Do you like the way they feel?
  18. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    Carrying my well-worn Laguiole today.

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  19. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    That would be an ideal sail boat knife. Cut your rope, clean your fish, and open the wine...
  20. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    Even has a marlin spike...