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Well, I like my TwoSun TS51 Curve but I call it TravelChef.

Not a cleaver but close to it. The clip made it a bit difficult to draw the knife so I rounded the edge of the lockbar relief and gave it a blue orange peel surface.
Much grippier now.

Btw, I love the detent ramp on the blade, makes playing with the knife more fun. But beware, the rather heavy blade runs so smooth that I managed twice to cut myself a bit Silly

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Just placed an order for this new Brother folder… US $36.75 51%OFF | [Brother 1507] 60HRC Pocket knife modern tradtional folding knives VG10 steel Carbon fiber folder Tactical EDC tool collection
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/O2QB599A

It’s a little bigger than the 1503 which I was going to order until the bigger 1507 showed up.
I’m still going to buy the 1503….

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I’m very much resisting both of them but I’m looking forward to see the pics and your opinion Smile

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Handsome knife. It almost looks like a classic Case on steroids.

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Handsome knife. It almost looks like a classic Case on steroids.
Big Smile
You are right!
Finally the (chinese) market run to traditional folding knives.
Well, I’m so tired of modern tactical models…I’m plenty of them!!! Big Smile

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Pity they don’t make with a larger. IE 3.5 to 4 in blade
It’s minimal. to even eat an apple I find.

O.T. for a minit.

It’s VERY hard to find a 4 1\2 to 5 inch blade.
FIXED blade knife.

8/9cr, D2, VG10, Swedish, V1. Even Laminate.
(NOT the 3/5/7cr rubbish)
Anybody know of any decent Budget fixed blades that size??.
To around $70US, ($100+ AUD.)

I’m after one to replace my older than most of you here (50 ish yrs).
Martiini 4 1\2 in blade.
I’m Not wrapped in modern Martiini handles.
Above that I use axe. Is Safer.
If it too big. Thick, to CUT with a knife.
An axe or 12/14in Heavy blade. “Kukri” keeps your pinkies safer.
They originally designed to go through bones. In Battle.

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Macka17 wrote:
It’s VERY hard to find a 4 1\2 to 5 inch blade.
FIXED blade knife.

8/9cr, D2, VG10, Swedish, V1. Even Laminate.
(NOT the 3/5/7cr rubbish)
Anybody know of any decent Budget fixed blades that size??.
To around $70US, ($100+ AUD.)

HX Outdoors. 4.75” or so. I’m sure it’s available from some other overseas sellers that will ship to AU.

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What’s about the Condor Stratos with 5” 1075 carbon steel blade or the Swamp Romper (4.5”)?

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isti242 wrote:
What’s about the Condor Stratos with 5” 1075 carbon steel blade or the Swamp Romper (4.5”)?

I like those, great recommendation.

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Maybe also the Terävä Jääkäripuukko, from varusteleka.com.

Solid budget (scandi) knife, available (when in stock!) in 110mm (4.33in) or 140mm (5.5in) blade size, carbon steel or stainless, with sheath or without!

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I consider to buy CH3531 cleaver www.aliexpress.com/item/4000252615421.html
Can the specified hardness HRC60 be trusted? Someone here that knows its real HRC?

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Check LuvThemKnives YouTube vlog spreadsheet where he test the Rockwell hardness and if the advertised steel are as they say.

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Thank you people.
Lots of lovely choices.
Biggest problem is dealers that will… deliver to AUst.
USA freight is usually more than items costs.

I like the Martiini straight Spine, 4+ mm blades mainly.
A great working blade at that size.
But could be a little deeper.(1 1\4 ish inch)
You CAN’T really control a Blade over 6in MAX.
Unless you got grip. Wrists like Garth. Too much leverage.

Over that size I have been using axe. hand forged around 60yrs ago
Looking at Modern not Gurkha blades. (they great for fighting.)
They have thinner blades. I may get one of them too, with 3 to 4ish mm
blade thickness,
Moulded handle. A good intermediate.
On to dealers hey.

OH.
I’ve got Folders. 2 in, up to 4in.
It’s my fixed one.

Sheath worn out. Knife still gud.
just got wear on blade
Thought I might like a change.

But. Really. If I could get a sheath to suit.
There’s nothing with much improvement, for what it is/does.
None of those (thank you all) are really. More betterer.
It’s done everything I’ve put it’s blade too. Efficiently. (cutting)
in around 50 yrs.
I carry a 6in, 600grit, Diamond flat pencil steel for touching up everything I use.
It’s a mini flat blade Butchers steel.
Donkeys yrs old. worn nice and smooth.
Gives great edge to everything it touches..

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I have a Buck folding fillet knife. The blade is over 6”. Wickedly sharp right from the factory.

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I ordered a CH3504 folding knife on Knives Online Store Suddenly the knife has disappeared from the store and they have deleted all the products. What is going on?

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Don’t worry your purchase protection is still valid.

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RapidLux wrote:
I ordered a CH3504 folding knife on Knives Online Store Suddenly the knife has disappeared from the store and they have deleted all the products. What is going on?

Seller closed their store.

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Hey Edgy folk -
I’m on a mini/micro folder kick. Specifically, knives like the Kershaw Pub and Cinder, or the Canku C22 Mini Folding Knife D2. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Vendor Model Description
Canku C09 Mini Droppoint
Canku C10 Mini Droppoint
Canku C11 AL Mini Cleaver
Canku C22 AL Mini Cleaver
Kershaw Cinder
Kershaw Pub
Samior CDT20 Rosewood Mini Cleaver

PS – Gotta love the keyword stuffing. A knife with a 1.2” blade is a “tactical Camping Outdoor EDC Tool Knife”.

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I have a handful of them Smile

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isti242 wrote:
I have a handful of them Smile
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More the question, what don’t you have? Smile
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Rat_Racer wrote:
More the question, what don’t you have? Smile

I’m getting ready for the forthcoming post apocalyptic times where the only currency will be folders & fixed blades. Wink

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isti242 wrote:
Rat_Racer wrote:
More the question, what don’t you have? Smile

I’m getting ready for the forthcoming post apocalyptic times where the only currency will be folders & fixed blades. Wink

In that case my future is golden! Big Smile

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Isti – thanks. Searching “canku” on your blog doesn’t bring up anything. I’m working my way through the results after searching for “mini”.

Thanks for finding the best new stuff for us Wink

Edit: This FURA from your blog is a clone of the Kershaw Cinder, with better steel, at a lower price.

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This one looks nice, however I can’t see if this is a “true” scandi grind, it seems a bit of a hollow-scandi grind. Maybe if someone has this knife already, could confirm?

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Photonica wrote:
Hey Edgy folk - I’m on a mini/micro folder kick. Specifically, knives like the Kershaw Pub and Cinder, or the Canku C22 Mini Folding Knife D2. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I have more than a few of THESE Great little mini knife. Built like a tank. I take the clip off, it just rides in my britches. The damn clips is so tight you can barely get it to clip on your pocket then, good luck getting it off when you want to. Not for heavy duty use. Non locking knife that small is for me super light duty only.

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Photonica wrote:
Isti – thanks. Searching “canku” on your blog doesn’t bring up anything. I’m working my way through the results after searching for “mini”.

Thanks for finding the best new stuff for us Wink

Edit: This FURA from your blog is a clone of the Kershaw Cinder, with better steel, at a lower price.

You’re welcome! Smile
These mini friction folders were released at least 2 years ago on Ali . Canku is just a newcomer rebrander.
You can find them on my blog here

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Do you know about a good Aliexpress Store etc. that sells premium kitchen knives with at least D2 steel and HRC over 60?

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Someone here owning any of these kitchen knives? Are they good? Do you think the VG10 / Damascus steel is genuine? What brand would you trust most?

Kitchen Knives range $30-$39 sorted by popularity
SOWOLL 17.7 cm VG10 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33011429276.html
SOWOLL 16.5 cm VG10 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33011429276.html
SOWOLL 16.3 cm https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33001793235.html
TURWHO 15.2 cm (6”) VG10 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32982923119.html
TURWHO 12.7 cm (5”) VG10 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32909839488.html
XYj Kitchen Damascus Steel 20 cm https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33008365804.html
XITUO 19.5 cm Damascus Steel https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33012108405.html
Damask Kitchen Knive https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32983276258.html

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If you want to be 100% sure, buy a Japanese knife Big Smile

I have this one, it’s p( r )etty good

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-Tojiro-DP-A1-Series-3Layers-VG10-Petty...

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RapidLux wrote:
Do you know about a good Aliexpress Store etc. that sells premium kitchen knives with at least D2 steel and HRC over 60?

You should check this store out too. They have plenty of interesting stuffs.
This is my freshly arrived FZIZUO kitchen knife from them with VG10 core damascus blade. The feel of quality, fit & finish are superb so I’m quite impressed so far.

Desert ironwood handle with mammoth fossil:

The leather sheath is also pretty:

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