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Postby hasmat » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:29 am

Knife thread

I collect knives. I always wear a fixed blade on my side. I don't want to get caught looking for a pair of scissors in a mass shooting. LOL.

I assume other MGTOW may have the same affinity towards tools they use that will probably be around long after they pass.

I like well made damascus steel. In my experience, it is the lamination of the different types of steels used that make it durable and beautiful. No two forgings are ever exactly alike.

I just bought a blank from a respected US producer so I can make my own knife. I've got the corby bolts, blue died maple burl handle wood and flat brass for a bolster. I've got plenty of heavy duty cowhide for a sheath. I'll post some pics along the way.

I would also like to try and forge a knife from a railroad spike. If I can find some marked "HC" (high carbon), it would be even better. I ordered some O1 and 1095 steel and will try those, too.

Most of the knives sold today are crap made of cheap overseas steel (tin can junk) and made overseas. They don't hold an edge or are so hard that they shatter like glass and cannot be sharpened by most users.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby Pointerman » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:51 pm

I don't collect them but I seem to have a large amount of them. Mostly hunting knifes as I hunt a lot. I have a few that are for other uses. I have a ulu knife that I got when I was up in Kodiak AK, I have used it for skinning deer and it works quite well.

I did buy a nice Damascus steel blank off EBay a couple of years ago thinking that I would hand make the handle myself. I think that will be a good spring/summer project this year if I can find where it is in all the boxes I have from getting rid of the ex.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby hasmat » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:58 pm

Alabama Damascus has nice blanks. If you need handle stock, let me know.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby comedian » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:31 pm

Have a muella bowie knife. Looks some fucking nice. Haven't really put it to use yet being winter but it's been sharpened a few times. Only when I start to use it in the great outdoors will I be able to determine its quality.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby comedian » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:38 pm

I like to wear mine by my side on the weekends when partying out in the countryside, even though it's winter we still party outside when we can and you never know when some malicious freak will show up looking for trouble.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby WeeZul » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:31 pm

I don't collect knives per se, but I enjoy owning an assortment. I pick up knives when I have the cash and the hankering. Everything from Cold Steel sales (good for grabbing simple blades for hunting/camping/around the house) to local smiths' Damascus work.

Not a fan of guns. Knives are something else entirely; immeasurably useful, versatile, worth an investment, and even valuable barter in emergencies.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby comedian » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:05 pm

Here is the muela knife I purchased not too long ago.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby Notorious GIT » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:00 am

I got to keep a couple of issued switch blades with a commander's memorandum that they were duty weapons, without which I'd have to get rid of them. One is a Benchmade. Love that thing. I have had it for 8 or 9 years, and I have NEVER sharpened it. Just looking at it cuts you.

Also the SOG Seal Pup was my go to fixed blade.

I also managed to get my grubby dick beaters on a Benchmade 42 balisong. Amazing what they'll let you buy at a gun store when you show military ID. That sucker... let's just say I learned real the fuck fast not to practice any tricky moves without using my bottle opener balisong to practice a LOT first.

For my throwers, I like the Colt CT18 thrower. Mine have a 5" blade and are weighted to fly straight, not turn.

For my next acquisition I would like a 10" kukri. Some blades say, "Don't fuck with me." That blade says, "Please, oh PLEASE fuck with me."
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby Entreri » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:58 pm

Notorious GIT wrote:Amazing what they'll let you buy at a gun store when you show military ID.


Or you live in the US. Psycho Hellbitch bought a butterfly knife at a gun show in Ohio. And a stun gun. Different shows.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby Live Free or Die » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:51 pm

In New Hampshire, you can carry ANY knife ANYWHERE except federal property.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby hasmat » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:26 pm

Here is a picture of the last one that I did. Alabama Damascus blade with (4) layers of 5160 oil hardening high carbon, (3) layers 203E low carbon nickel steel, (3) layers of 52100, and (3) layers of 15N20. The steel is forged out and folded 5 times to give you 416 layers.

The handle is birdseye hard maple with finger grooves and 6 coats of clear gloss lacquer. The pins are aluminum soffitt nails. They sand off easy without leaving a burn mark and really hold the handles on tight.

I found a supplier of NOS sheaths made for the Shrade Sharpfinger that this blade is patterned after.

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Re: Knife Thread

Postby hasmat » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:26 pm

Yeah!!! Pictures work again.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby demonsgate » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:02 am

Awesome that maple looks great.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby hasmat » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:06 pm

Thank you.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby bubbagumpshrimp » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:09 pm

I've got a CRKT M-16. That's a pretty nice little knife, for the money.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby Knightscribe » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:53 pm

That's some impressive work, Hazmat, that blade looks awesome! That from the railroad tie?
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby hasmat » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:39 pm

Thanks, no, purchased blade. Still wanting to do the tie blades.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby flintlock » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:58 pm

I have a small collection of one knife: a recently bought 4" mora HD. I'm reluctant to carry it with me in public to practice bush skills because it's illegal to carry a blade more than 3 inches long in public without good reason.

I want to eventually buy a full tang blade with a finger guard. I don't think I'll stray from the scandi grind though.

When I see coated knives, I always think that surely it's better to have a polished metal finish so that the blade can be used as a reflective surface for signalling.

Also, nice knife hasmat, I've never seen anything like that before.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby hasmat » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:02 pm

Thanks, bro.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby WeeZul » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:11 pm

For fellow knife aficionados, I present my latest acquisition: A bone-handled Viking seax.

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Hand-forged by a local bladesmith.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby Lone_Wolf » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:43 am

I have a few knives, mostly folders, but my EDC (when not at work) is the Buck 110.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby demonsgate » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:04 am

Nice job Hasmat that maple is awesome.
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Re: Knife Thread

Postby WakingUp » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:14 pm

I just bought an everyday carry that I'm really happy with. Notice the glass breaker on the butt end too.

http://www.amazon.com/Mtech-Rescue-Modi ... B00UPBJ5FA

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Re: Knife Thread

Postby Morgu » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:47 pm

This is more or less what I carry:

EMT rescue tool:
http://www.amazon.com/EMT-EMS-Rescue-Kn ... escue+tool

Most of the knives I have are folders, with the exception of one fixed blade.

The fixed blade came with a pretty good sheath, which I am planning on soaking in olive oil. Supposedly the oil will help preserve both the sheath, and the knife.

EDIT: Removed the off topic bit, and added something more on topic.

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Re: Knife Thread

Postby EddieS » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:54 pm

I'm a bit of a collector also. I have several of these, so one is always nearby: https://ontarioknife.com/fixed-blades/b ... ath-detail

One in the car, one in the shed, on on the backpack, couple in the house. Super tough multi use knife. Decent short sticker in a pinch also. The old bayonet or kabar is preferable though. I love the blackbird. Its never let me down.

I have made a couple of leather sheaths. But the hard sheath is avail, and is probably the best option.

For pocket carry I use a spyderco dragonfly or stretch in zdp-189 depending on where I am going.

I always carry my sharpfinger if I'm out hunting. Love that knife.

Sharpening is something I love doing. I find it therapeutic. I have a wicked edge. Its great for scary hair whittling sharp kitchen knives, and more standard shaped blades. But for curvier stuff, and machetes etc... I use glass sheets and wet dry sandpaper, and a couple of Japanese water stones.
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