Knives

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by FrattBorrigan, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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  2. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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  3. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    Kahgan, you should really do a tutorial on how to make a sheath/scabbard!
     
  4. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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  5. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan A Smooth-Skin

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    I got one of these this summer. My dealer only carried stainless Sandvik models at the time and since I was spending a lot of time near salt water I figured it's a good choice. Now I have to say that Scandi (single bevel) grind is a poor choice for a stainless knife. The steel is not hard enough for the very fine edge you get on the blade so it tends to chip/roll fairly easily. It's too delicate for heavy-duty work that the grind is most well-suited for (not much of a slicer due to blade geometry).

    I'll be getting a carbon steel version soon I hope.

    HOWEVER, any criticism of Mora knives has to be taken with a grain of salt since at their price it's practically impossible to get a finer blade, and they will beat knives that are up to 5 times more expensive.
     
  6. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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  7. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Few bucks a piece. Better than paying 400-600 or even more for something "really tacticool" is failing the knife tests. :mrgreen:
     
  8. Kahgan

    Kahgan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 25, 2003
    But that might put me out of business :twisted: No I'm just too lazy, and I don't have a good workshop at this time.

    Here are some new works btw, all the blades are made by other people, but everything else is made by me (including the sword hilt).







    the crappy picture quality is due to imageshacks inability to resize properly.
     
  9. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Looks really nice, like an art. But isn't it dangerous? Sweaty hand, a slip, -4 fingers. :|
     
  10. Kahgan

    Kahgan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 25, 2003
    Well, one can only speculate about these things. It's based on finds of +/- 1200 years old weapon-knives from Sweden, so they certainly didn't think it was a problem. But then again they were a status symbol, and function might not have been the only priority.
    From a practical viewpoint though, I can say that it sits very firmly in the hand, and the point will enter 100 times easier into someone's belly than the hand will slip forward on the blade. :S Also the part of the blade closest to the grip is normally not very sharp, maybe for safety reasons.
     
  11. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Mar 30, 2009
    Wouldn't it be hard to clean the hand gunk out from inside those tiny lines in the designs?
     
  12. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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  13. Barkereee

    Barkereee First time out of the vault

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    Hi. These Knives are really cool. i have also some knives, I'll also share the pics of my collections some day. Thanks
     
  14. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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  15. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Something I just got for 12 bucks.



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  16. KimLee

    KimLee Guest

    Mine is:

    I bought this knife in my California tour; when I was forgotten to keep my knife in my tour bag then I bought it new. I always keep this knife in my pocket because I love to try different precipice during travel and camping.
     
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  17. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Jul 12, 2009
    Are there people acting as spambots now or have spambots become sentient?
     
  18. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    That is a really weird spambot behaviour. Maybe it's a living person paid to spam in fora?
    Or is it just a retard whose mind is completely focused on travelling the west coast?
     
  19. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    6 / 6 posts about tourism. lol
     
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