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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2940 on: February 24, 2021, 05:45:53 pm »


Thanks @Stuart.T.

The Salt series is made of H1 which you could drop into the Dead Sea for a year and wouldn't rust. That is literally what it is made for. I have looked at them, but I want to get away from the typical Spyderco blade shapes. In addtion, as well as being corrosion resistant it has hopeless edge retention, so not suitable for EDC. I am going to pick one up in the future to take with me when I fish.

The work I'm looking as is not really heavy. It is EDC stuff, just not limited to stabbing, cutting or slicing. I'm looking at knife steel (toughness especially), and blade shape. VG-10 steel looks like a good move.

I'm moving towards a robust drop point shape like on the Kizer Kala or Benchmade Grizzly Ridge, but the Spydey Yojimbo and Battlestation are also contenders. There are some Fox knife options too but the price is off-putting.


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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2941 on: February 24, 2021, 05:46:58 pm »
@Oaktavia I love that copper Kershaw. Great addition. Those spearpoint blades like on your Cold Steel, scare the crap out of me though  :D

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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2942 on: February 24, 2021, 07:08:40 pm »
@neph93 my favoured steel is s90v. It holds a very good edge, but isn't super tough to sharpen. The edge doesn't chip easily. I love Benchmade. Their prices are a bit more in the UK, but they are worth the extra. I've wanted a Benchmade Osborne 940 for ages, but they are difficult to source in the UK.

I've not looked into knife laws in Norway but I think for edc they are quite strict (?). I carry an axis lock knife at home, but a nonlocking folder when I'm out and about.

This has caught my eye lately

https://www.moonrakerknives.co.uk/shop/folding-knives/benchmade-4841-nakamura-carbon-fibre-s90v

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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2943 on: February 24, 2021, 07:39:06 pm »
Knife laws in Norway are such that you can only carry a knife if it is for a specific, respectable purpose. While that wording is ridiculous it basically means work, or ceremonial purposes (a knife is part of the national costume for men).

However, an EDC not on your person may be doable. My father-in-law and brother-in-law are both busies and they hashed it out, coming to the conclusion that if I carry an EDC in a bag (like my IHC-37) then it probably wouldn't be considered an issue  :D I accept the risk and do as such.

@Stuart.T The slender clip point blades on the Osborne are seriously not my thing but the reverse tango versions are sweet and the Proxy looks an absolute beast. It's in my thinking at the moment but the Norwegian dealer I'll use prices it just out of my self imposed budget. Here it is. https://www.knivspesialisten.no/display.aspx?menuid=-5110&prodid=5361

That Nakamura looks very nice indeed.
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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2944 on: February 24, 2021, 11:19:59 pm »
@Oaktavia I love that copper Kershaw. Great addition. Those spearpoint blades like on your Cold Steel, scare the crap out of me though  :D

It flew out of my hand one day when I was attempting to flick out the blade and it went in the direction of my old neighbor.  He was not a happy camper and I stopped carrying it shortly after that. The quillion is quite small. It has been a dresser peice for some years.
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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2945 on: February 25, 2021, 06:42:14 pm »
Wanted to contribute a blade that I've carried on and off since acquiring it around 2006/2007. Made my a master blade maker out of Southern California, the knife's blade is forged out of A2 tool steel by hand. He didn't make many of these folders (maybe 50 all told) as he believed that fixed blades were tougher and less likely to fail. His name was Phill Hartsfield, Sr. He passed in 2010 however much of his work can be had second hand from retailers like Nordic Knives.

This one has a 2 7/8" blade and is 7 3/8" long when opened. Idk if this is exactly the sorta thing you're looking for @neph93 (most of his blades are also single bevel like this and in a tanto style). Either way, I wanted to share one of his blades as I deeply admired the man and still appreciate his work.

Quick story for context: Phill used to make a lot of blades for special forces (he himself served in the Korean War). One of the men whom he made a short sword for was on a covert mission in El Salvador. Slung over his shoulder was one of Phill's swords (I think an 11" or 12" blade, but not sure). A sharpshooter took a shot at the man using a rifle that shot 30-06 ammo. The sword took a direct hit and it snapped the handle off of it, but the blade stopped the bullet. Once Phill shined up the blade after it had been brought in for possible repair, all that remained showing that it had been struck by a bullet was a small pit in the A2 tool steel. Phill looked proudly at the sword as he told me that, after that incident, he had learned how to make a sword that would no longer break as this one had if shot with a high-power rifle. Dude was EPIC.

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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2946 on: February 25, 2021, 09:44:26 pm »
Excellent post @henry_david and that knife looks stunning. The lines of that blade are really something.

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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2947 on: February 25, 2021, 10:36:52 pm »
Excellent post @henry_david and that knife looks stunning. The lines of that blade are really something.

Thanks much, @neph93! Yeah, he really knew how to forge some amazing tools.
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