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Lightbringer wrote:
For sharpening, I just use the same pull-type coarse/fine doodad as I use on my kitchen cutlery (Wüsthof and Henckels).

Okay, go’head and laff and/or facepalm, but is there anything wrong with that?

I don’t abuse my blades, so I rarely if ever have to use the coarse side and usually just have to touch-up the edge with the fine side.

My only concern is that the small area would eventually wear down and not be The Perfect Angle anymore.

i think it depends how much the knife is worth and what you’re using it for. i’ve seen various pictures of close-ups of the cutting edge as sharpened by pull-through sharpeners and they tend to remove a fair amount of material and leave a jagged edge (if you took a macroscopic photo). if the knife is very dull, it will get sharper, but not as sharp as a tool that leaves a clean finish. maybe you don’t need it that sharp though. i like playing around with using a knife for feathering wood to start fires and other basic wood whittling and this requires a pretty sharp knife.

i sharpen my small pocket knives with a lansky croc stick turn-box. i bought a couple of japanese waterstones to sharpen my fixed-blade Moras.

on the mora micro-bevel front, i have a mora classic 2 (came without a micro-bevel), a light my fire /mora fireknife and a mora bushcraft orange (both which came with micro-bevel).

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i think it depends how much the knife is worth and what you’re using it for. i’ve seen various pictures of close-ups of the cutting edge as sharpened by pull-through sharpeners and they tend to remove a fair amount of material and leave a jagged edge (if you took a macroscopic photo). if the knife is very dull, it will get sharper, but not as sharp as a tool that leaves a clean finish. maybe you don’t need it that sharp though. i like playing around with using a knife for feathering wood to start fires and other basic wood whittling and this requires a pretty sharp knife.

Hmm, so I might as well start using those whetstones I already got. Smile

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anycolourfloyd wrote:
i think it depends how much the knife is worth and what you’re using it for. i’ve seen various pictures of close-ups of the cutting edge as sharpened by pull-through sharpeners and they tend to remove a fair amount of material and leave a jagged edge (if you took a macroscopic photo). if the knife is very dull, it will get sharper, but not as sharp as a tool that leaves a clean finish. maybe you don’t need it that sharp though. i like playing around with using a knife for feathering wood to start fires and other basic wood whittling and this requires a pretty sharp knife.

Hmm, so I might as well start using those whetstones I already got. Smile

Being in the restaurant business, I tried every knife sharpener out there. The best one is the Work Sharp knife and tool sharpener. Best investment ever for knives.

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My Amazon business pricing shows $69.90. What does the link show?

69.95. You save a nickel.

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Lightbringer wrote:
SubSailorVet wrote:
My Amazon business pricing shows $69.90. What does the link show?

69.95. You save a nickel.


UHaha! Some items I save a good bit on. I got the Zanflare F1 on sale for $16.00.
But seriously, the Work Sharp sharpener is awesome. The guide holds at the perfect angle and uses different grit belts to give a razor sharp edge. I used it on my old K-Bar combat knife and can do surgery with that sucker it is so sharp. Give it a try and if you don’t like it Amazon will take back and refund.

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But seriously, the Work Sharp sharpener is awesome. The guide holds at the perfect angle and uses different grit belts to give a razor sharp edge. I used it on my old K-Bar combat knife and can do surgery with that sucker it is so sharp. Give it a try and if you don’t like it Amazon will take back and refund.

Sounds interesting. Honestly, I don’t think I got the room for another doodad.

Love the Ka-Bar. I keep my real one nice and safe and secure in its original box and use the cheap copy I got years later for kicking around. Still a full tang and leather disks, probably just cheaper metal.

Probably gonna do the same with my Fairbairn-Sykes. Too nice to “use”. Still a fun plaything, though. Big Smile

I might like to put a mirror-finish on the FS. It’s sharp, but not shaving-sharp.

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Lightbringer wrote:
SubSailorVet wrote:
But seriously, the Work Sharp sharpener is awesome. The guide holds at the perfect angle and uses different grit belts to give a razor sharp edge. I used it on my old K-Bar combat knife and can do surgery with that sucker it is so sharp. Give it a try and if you don’t like it Amazon will take back and refund.

Sounds interesting. Honestly, I don’t think I got the room for another doodad.

Love the Ka-Bar. I keep my real one nice and safe and secure in its original box and use the cheap copy I got years later for kicking around. Still a full tang and leather disks, probably just cheaper metal.

Probably gonna do the same with my Fairbairn-Sykes. Too nice to “use”. Still a fun plaything, though. Big Smile

I might like to put a mirror-finish on the FS. It’s sharp, but not shaving-sharp.

I’m almost out of room for doodads myself. The shelves are full now as this pic is kinda old. I’m starting to look like a hoarder, but the stuff is all new useful stuff I got from doing product reviews for Amazon sellers. Most of it was very cheap or free. They would give me a promo code to get the item, and I would check to see if I could change the item count in cart to get more than one item so I could have one to test and review and others to keep, gift, or put up on eBay. I got so much stuff to put up on eBay, I need to get busy.

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My latest knife isn’t much budget but it’s a badass of a knife. It came in the Never Enough Tactical monthly subscription box. The K-Bar potbelly. Very nice knife with sheath and mini knife included.

K-Bar Potbelly

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My latest knife isn’t much budget but it’s a badass of a knife. It came in the Never Enough Tactical monthly subscription box. The K-Bar potbelly. Very nice knife with sheath and mini knife included.

Huh… reminds me of a kukri.

Weird-looking puppy, but probably hacks like nobody’s bidniss.

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I just ordered another Spyderco PITS Clone, A white one this time to go with my black handled version, The only problem with the clone is the handle is just steel not titanium, So the clone is a bit heavier.

 

Amazing quality for the price.

 

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You can get the 7104 for less than $12, best quality for the price in the whole knife world. https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_620960.html

I agree, they should make a 7104 (or 710 Plus and a 7013 pr a blue version like the steel version of the Zieba G2 or the Spyderco PITS clone).

But the 910 Plus (and I guess the 9103/4 are great, too).

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Hello, guys.
I haven’t read most of this topic yet. I want to know, is Fura knife using real s35Vn steel?

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Not sure if you guys know about Cutlery Corner? They have thousands of knives and excellent prices. Checkem’ out.

Cutlery Corner

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maybe, maybe

but apparently some (expensive) S35VN knives do not perform as good as they should

so all in all, who knows LOL

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maybe, maybe
but apparently some (expensive) S35VN knives do not perform as good as they should
so all in all, who knows :))

 

I ordered one of those knives from AliExpress shipped yesterday, title said S35VN or 5CR15MOV depending on handle colour.

 

It looks like Blue/Brown is S35VN, and Grey/White is 5CR15MOV ??

 

Different sizes and handle materials as well, depending on the colour you order.

 

I ordered white Sad

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Small-Pocket-Folding-Knife-EDC-Rescue-Multi-Combat-Tools-Tactical-Camping-Outdoor-Hunting-Key-Chain-Utility/32791082947.html

 

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Thanks for the videos. It is very interesting and surprising! I wish more people were testing the steel of the knifes they bought, and not taking for granted just because it is a lot more expensive and US/Europe made.

Heat treatment is VERY important also, for example Lionsteel is using 440C steel but the edge retention is similar to VG10 according to Cedric & Ada Gear and Outdoors youtube video.

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Omega_17 wrote:
Thanks for the videos. It is very interesting and surprising! I wish more people were testing the steel of the knifes they bought, and not taking for granted just because it is a lot more expensive and US/Europe made.

Heat treatment is VERY important also, for example Lionsteel is using 440C steel but the edge retention is similar to VG10 according to Cedric & Ada Gear and Outdoors youtube video.


My SRM 910+ holds a fine edge nearly as long as my Spyderco Caly3, Sandvik 12C27 vs ZDP189 or $12 vs $190.

Still I wish there was a removable thumb stud on the SRM cos I’d really love to have a fine grind on the main bevel, it’s a tad too thick behind the cutting edge.
For an outdoor knife that’s good so I’d just wish for a scaled down version, let’s call them 710+/7103/7104 Wink

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Tinderbox UK wrote:

I ordered one of those knives from AliExpress shipped yesterday, title said S35VN or 5CR15MOV depending on handle colour.

It looks like Blue/Brown is S35VN, and Grey/White is 5CR15MOV ??

Different sizes and handle materials as well, depending on the colour you order.

I ordered white Sad

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Small-Pocket-Folding-Knife-EDC-Rescue-Multi-Combat-Tools-Tactical-Camping-Outdoor-Hunting-Key-Chain-Utility/32791082947.html

John.

As I see they list the cheap “white” version with steel handle and 5Cr15MoV blade.
The titanium versions come with S35VN blade.

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Thanks for videoes.

I think I will try it.

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For years I was using small folder from Fenix (one of their first knives) for around $15. It was flawless. Sadly I lost it so I had to buy a new knife. Couldn’t decide between Sanrenmu 7034 and Ganzo F753M so I bought both from Gearbest. They came today and I’m far from impressed. Both are pretty difficult to open (impossible with one finger). In the Sanrenmu I can open it with the thing on the blade but no way it would go to full lock like here:
https://youtu.be/Botyd0pN6T0?t=5s

Both are not perfectly smooth in operation, they’re pretty stiff like there was a bit of dust inside. In F753M it seems to be caused by the lock as it appears when I’m closing it. Sanrenmu’s lock was made of fairly thin piece of metal (compared to my old Fenix) and it has a pinhead-size “blob” on it which touches the blade and it’s probably one of the reasons of still operation. Blade itself is also slightly off center which doesn’t help either.

Other than that 7034 … stinks. Literally. I don’t know of it’s the grease or the handle (I got G10 version) but it’s not nice. It’s strong enough to smell it without trying. Which is a shame because I always liked the 7034 and I was thrilled when I had a reason to buy one. Ganzo also has a bit of that smell but it’s soo weak that you won’t notice it unless you sniff from up close which you don’t normally do (and it doesn’t stay on my hands).

Did my Fenix raised the bar so high? Or I just got unlucky twice?

In the smaller knives category, I would recommend the Sanrenmu’s 7010 and 7063, IMO, 2 of their nicest models. The Harnds Knight is pretty nice too.
If a slightly bigger knife is acceptable, the Sanrenmu 910+, 9103, 9104 are unbeatable for the price (they are often on sale at Gearbest for below $15, like right now the 9104 and the Green 910+).

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There’s no guarantee that any of those will be better since 7034 has good opinions as well. I think I’m going to sell it and buy another one, maybe from a different store. 910x models are too big, with the 7034 I got the Ganzo F753M as well which is exactly between Sanrenmus 70xx and 910x when it comes to size and it was too much for me already.

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The only reason I mentioned those is because I’ve had 3 × 7010 and I also have 2 × 7063 (1 axis lock, 1 liner lock) and all have been perfect.

As for the 7034, I haven’t had this one but I see it’s a flipper. In my experience, Sanrenmu doesn’t make the best flippers. The only ones I’ve had that flip easily and reliably are the 7076 and the 7090.

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I finished my review about the Ganzo G7511 & G7491 ball bearing flippers:

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I just received my 2nd Spyderco PITS Clone, it was shipped from FastTech on the 10th of October and i just received it in the UK on the 17th October, So like 7 days, My last order took 10 days.

 

Great work FastTech.

 

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Tinderbox UK wrote:

I just received my 2nd Spyderco PITS Clone, it was shipped from FastTech on the 10th of October and i just received it in the UK on the 17th October, So like 7 days, My last order took 10 days.


 


Great work FastTech.


 


John.


How do you like it?
I’ve got a blue one for a co-worker and besides some issues with the non-locking lock it’s quite impressive for the price.
The arc on the handle is not totally round, especially at opening you must overcome too much force where at closing the pin could fall a bit deeper to hold the blade.

Anyways, it’s issues that can be corrected if my co-worker feels so and wants to hand me the knife for a while.
It would be cool if they made a real PITS clone with titanium and better steel and a pin that’s not gliding over the arc but rolling.

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I have not really used them to cut anything yet, They are hard to open and close which is an advantage to me as i don't want it to open or close easily, I am not into flipper knives, It`s a bit heavier than the original as it has  steel scales opposed to the titanium on the original, But for £10 it`s a steal.

 

I will have to look at the video of the original PITS to see how easy it is to open and close and see if it can be flipped.

 

EDIT: This is an exact copy of the original, but titanium appears to be a lot more flexible than steel, the end of the blade would have to be shortened to reduce the height the back spring needs to be lifted.

 

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I have not really used them to cut anything yet, They are hard to open and close which is an advantage to me as i don’t want it to open or close easily, I am not into flipper knives, It`s a bit heavier than the original as it has  steel scales opposed to the titanium on the original, But for £10 it`s a steal.


 


I will have to look at the video of the original PITS to see how easy it is to open and close and see if it can be flipped.


 


EDIT: This is an exact copy of the original, but titanium appears to be a lot more flexible than steel, the end of the blade would have to be shortened to reduce the height the back spring needs to be lifted.


 


John.


Yes, I knew it wouldn’t flip, I just don’t like the unevenness of it. Ti won’t put so much pressure on the lock for sure but that’s no big deal as long as it’s smooth.
And of course it’s cheap as shit, I never understand how they do that.
Just got an email offer from beerguest for the SRM 910+ in green, $9.99.
How they produce such a great knife for that money is beyond me but I’d also like to see it made with a single liner and a full slab of G10.
It’s working well if you use carbon fiber but G10 should be ok, too.
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The SRM 910 Plus is nice, But it`s no good for UK law, blade is too long and it is locking.

 

Below is a nice looking cheap pocket knife, A good looking blade, steel type is not listed but that does not bother me.

 

GB charges me for shipping to the UK,  £6.11 for the knife and £1.34 for delivery, FastTech delivery is around £0.27p so i will see if i can find a knife i like from FT

 

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_630545.html

 

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_715618.html

 

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Tinderbox UK wrote:

The SRM 910 Plus is nice, But it`s no good for UK law, blade is too long and it is locking.


 


Below is a nice looking cheap pocket knife, A good looking blade, steel type is not listed but that does not bother me.


 


GB charges me for shipping to the UK,  £6.11 for the knife and £1.34 for delivery, FastTech delivery is around £0.27p so i will see if i can find a knife i like from FT


 


https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_630545.html


 


https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_715618.html


 


John.


That small knife is looking good, from pictures you can never tell about quality.
The 710 fails for me with the tip-down clip, I just learned that it’s a no-go for me.
Someday I could order a Brother 1602 though, I always liked that Kershaw Gent’s folder and the Navy K611 clone.

The most I’d like a nice fejesgörbe slipjoint, the traditional design that Spyderco turned into a way too expensive native series knife.
The clone is too fat but it would be interesting to slim it down…

I don’t order another 910(+/3/4) because gb asks $7-8 shipping to Switzerland.
I could order it to some friends’ or even my parents’ addresses in Germany with free shipping but this way I can tell myself that I don’t need another knife Silly

On the other hand I think I will order a Microtech LUDT clone for a job student, maybe I’ll wait till he turns 18 as it’s a switchblade Wink

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