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Jeez, guess that is Canadian dollars. My neighbor has a Lanny, different handle look. It’s like a black or really dark blue I think. Think I remember him giving about $400 US for it. It’s been a while back. He’s crazy as hell though, he paid $800 and some change for a William Henry of some sort. Nice looking blade with Mokume handle. He is out of control on pocket knives. He never carries them though. He carries $20 Kershaws and CRKTs and just collects the expensive ones. He’s shown me knives that I am pretty sure cost more than any car or truck I’ve owned. He told me if his house ever caught on fire while he wasn’t home to make sure the firefighters didn’t take off with his knife safe.

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Nope that is USD. But, it is only semi production….the blades are hand ground. The handles and hardware are production. So the important part of the knife is custom…
I have a few that are high cost, and with a couple exceptions, I carry them. They don’t get heavy use, if I carry something expensive I usually carry a small fixed blade or a slip joint if something so that if something is really dirty or needs more abuse than I want to give to a $700 knife, I can use one of them.

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Jeez, guess that is Canadian dollars. .
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I am not a fan of damask, as i see it there are not really any practical gains for doing that, so as a hard core Dane that kind of clash with our design philosophy.
I also spoke to a Danish knife maker ( no not one of the flashy ones ) and he laughed his ass off and said O hell no to damask.

BTW a few days during digging to make / fix sewers a nice sword from the 1300 or so was found.
The 93 CM ( 112 CM OA ) dual edge blade are still sharp they say,,,,,, though i would like to feel that before believing it

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Unfortunately we lost the knowledge of making real Damascus steel (Wootz steel). It was apparently a super steel, maybe even better than current steel. This may explain the legends about magical swords.
The current Damascus pattern is primarily for the look but still have interesting mechanical advantages.

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$500 for a pocket knife?

LOLOLoLoLol

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sparkyDK wrote:
I am not a fan of damask, as i see it there are not really any practical gains for doing that, so as a hard core Dane that kind of clash with our design philosophy.
I also spoke to a Danish knife maker ( no not one of the flashy ones ) and he laughed his ass off and said O hell no to damask.

If using the right steels, Damascus has huge advantages.
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sparkyDK wrote:
I am not a fan of damask, as i see it there are not really any practical gains for doing that, so as a hard core Dane that kind of clash with our design philosophy.
I also spoke to a Danish knife maker ( no not one of the flashy ones ) and he laughed his ass off and said O hell no to damask.

BTW a few days during digging to make / fix sewers a nice sword from the 1300 or so was found.
The 93 CM ( 112 CM OA ) dual edge blade are still sharp they say,,,,,, though i would like to feel that before believing it

!https://www.tv2nord.dk/files/styles/viewer_medium/public/media/2019/06/s...!

It is true that damascus has no physical benefits, in fact it has some drawbacks, and is purely aesthetic. However, a company like Damasteel makes a very good steel for knife use being made of 2 modern steels that both have fairly good edge retention. One being RWL-34 which is more or less the same as CPM-154 and the second being an equivalent to 12C27.

It is actually a pattern welded steel, not technically damascus, which is a traditional steel making method that the Nordic people have been using for centuries.

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Are you Paulie Teutul or something?

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Sebertool M6 —- no longer made.
There’s a cheap Chinese ripoff copy for sale — one -sided wedge blade rather than two-sided concave edge, etc.

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I have one of these that I’ve never even effing used. Why do I spend my money so?

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Sorry, previous post was to you…

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Eraursls1984 wrote:
sparkyDK wrote:
I am not a fan of damask, as i see it there are not really any practical gains for doing that, so as a hard core Dane that kind of clash with our design philosophy.
I also spoke to a Danish knife maker ( no not one of the flashy ones ) and he laughed his ass off and said O hell no to damask.

If using the right steels, Damascus has huge advantages.

Like what? Cosmetic advantage? Facepalm

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Barry Lyndon wrote:
$500 for a pocket knife?

LOLOLoLoLol

That is just getting started. 20,000 to 50,000 is expensive. LOL.

I beat my 500 to 1000 dollar knives but Busse Combat knives are made for it as are Hinderers, for folders. Chris Reeve knives just can’t handle that abuse though. I was a Chris Reeve dealer so I know.

 

 

 

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Speadge wrote:
Eraursls1984 wrote:
sparkyDK wrote:
I am not a fan of damask, as i see it there are not really any practical gains for doing that, so as a hard core Dane that kind of clash with our design philosophy.
I also spoke to a Danish knife maker ( no not one of the flashy ones ) and he laughed his ass off and said O hell no to damask.

If using the right steels, Damascus has huge advantages.

Like what? Cosmetic advantage? Facepalm

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Kizer Velox is a very nice knife!

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Cool pattern on the handle! Thumbs Up Is that a sort of anodization?

Sanrenmu Land 811 (8104) with my new OZ titanium prybar:

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Speadge wrote:
Eraursls1984 wrote:
sparkyDK wrote:
I am not a fan of damask, as i see it there are not really any practical gains for doing that, so as a hard core Dane that kind of clash with our design philosophy.
I also spoke to a Danish knife maker ( no not one of the flashy ones ) and he laughed his ass off and said O hell no to damask.

If using the right steels, Damascus has huge advantages.

Like what? Cosmetic advantage? Facepalm

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You can get a harder edge sandwiched between softer steel. This results in better edge retention with less chance of snapping the blade under hard use.
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The hard edge between softer steel is often referred to as “san mai” and definitely works. My Japanese kitchen knives can attest to that. Spyderco and Falkniven have released several models with this method of construction in their blades. Some older axes are set up this way too.

I’m not certain that damascus works quite the same way with all the tiny layers though. I’d be interested to find out.

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Forgot this is with me everyday till Barry Lyndon mentioned a boot knife .

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Well i have not owned a pair of boots since i was like 16 or something, leave that to the cowboys.
I do wish i could take away 36 years and be 16 again, or at least get the spine from back then.

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Sparky.
I could take away 60 yrs and still not be 16.
You ain’t got a problem.

Regarding Damascus. Look at some of the Japanese Chef, Santoku, etc knives.
waaay over 2 grand for daily working knives, mainly Damascus.
They cut you just looking at them. 99% Carbon, Centre layer brittle as,

I’ve yet to understand HOW you can get a super sharp blade.
Around 1/8th in thick while being 101 layers??.
I have 3 and 37 layer. Yes, super sharp and non brittle. But 101.

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