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desert.snake

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The new Sebenza 31 with a ceramic ball at the end of the framelock (like on umnumzaan) is very good! They are not afraid of dirt and the experience of using my friend shows that the lock is reliable.

The new Magnacut steel is very promising - an excellent balance of properties
In general, a very interesting site, the man is a great enthusiast of knife steels and he is also the son of Devin Thomas, who makes good dasmask for sale

Yesterday I received 2 Shirogorov knives, one Hati s30v 95 mm blade and Shark 80 mm blade (steel 440C/ X105CrMo17). Shark made circa 2005-2009, grind still with hollow bevels and axis lock. They were already sharpened, but slightly blunted. I sharpened it on a small water stone so that they were sharp.
 

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desert.snake

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The Buck 110 TRX with S30V is also very good. It has some problems - on different specimens a different blade stroke (tighter or lighter, there are no washers here, the blade slides along the G10 and the screw tension regulates the tightness of the Blade stroke), different spring force (some need to press harder with your finger on the lock lever to unlock, I looked at 4 copies and the spring tension was different, I chose the average in terms of pressing force), inconvenient location of the finger pin - most of my friends find it inconvenient to open with it , it's easier to cut it down and put a removable pin
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But it has very good steel hardening, a strong G10 handle, hardened fittings and a convenient clip, it is light and almost invisible in the pocket
 

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Monocrom

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The Buck 110 TRX with S30V is also very good.
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Good to see that the One-Arm Bandit is still available today. Not sure, but I think it first came out in the 1970s. Picked up three from an Etsy shop awhile back. Put one on my Buck 110LT. Got lucky with the placement on the spine of the blade with my very first try. Really improves things. Lock on mine is quite stiff, but it'll loosen up over time with use. (Ironically, they don't call it a One-Arm Bandit anymore. Guess nowadays that's not very P.C.)
 

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Late 80s I picked up one of them cheap chinese survival knives,
plastic hollow handle, bubble compass, sawback bottle opener blade etc
damn it was awful, didnt take long for the blade to depart from the handle.
Then after seeing Tom Barenger in Shoot to Kill (1988) with some knife,
pausing the VHS cassette to try and make it out, it would take a few years before
I stumbled on an advert in some combat survival mag, and there looked like what I later
learned was a Gerber BMF, it was a 90s new version Gerber BMF, it put a massive
grin on my teenage face.
 

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jz6342

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Late 80s I picked up one of them cheap chinese survival knives,
plastic hollow handle, bubble compass, sawback bottle opener blade etc
damn it was awful, didnt take long for the blade to depart from the handle.
Then after seeing Tom Barenger in Shoot to Kill (1988) with some knife,
pausing the VHS cassette to try and make it out, it would take a few years before
I stumbled on an advert in some combat survival mag, and there looked like what I later
learned was a Gerber BMF, it was a 90s new version Gerber BMF, it put a massive
grin on my teenage face.
My son has, and still uses, my old BMF circa 1986 :buttrock:
 

yeoldoak

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It was certainly a game changer for me going from that chinese thing,
no internet in those days, so to see this step up in quality, was
totally reliant on small pics in magazines, books, then the realization
of what it was when you actually opened the parcel, a wow moment for
sure.
 

yeoldoak

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I ordered this the other day on the spur of the moment, for the bargain price I
justified the need for a new working tool, and the fact it had a straight edge that
would be easy to sharpen compared to serrations. Seems a good size for a light load
overnight camping trip, though not a fan of the sheath, so will work on knocking up
a leather sheath once something is sketched out.
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desert.snake

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My friend is simply delighted with the classic slipjoints, especially the Tony Bose patern Lenny's clip. So we are in the process of creating
 

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desert.snake

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The handles had to be cut off, they suddenly began to crumble more than usual and secrete some kind of sticky liquid. I used to think that the rust on the blade was from improper storage, but it was celluloid

An Internet search brought up a problem with celluloid. And a great article about it. So keep your celluloid items away from any valuable family heirlooms that could be damaged by the evaporating acid

 

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boo5ted

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Latest goto pair, Microtech MSI with carbon scales from VotixEDC and a Deadwood Huckleberry with Tain extension.
 

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