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I am always going fishing ( gear in the back of my car ) this way i can carry a fixed blade that would make crocodile Dundee approve Big Smile
If they wonder why i carry it under the arm like a gun, well its just to not scare people and i fish wearing waders so on the hip dont work, i would prefer to be able to open carry, but that would be frowned upon with a Bowie that large.

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Real Steel H6 Special Edition II 7781. My orange crush. LOL

I haven’t been able to set it down the past couple of days. The well placed, and well designed thumb studs make it a fun fidget tool.

I cleaned out the insides, and applied mineral oil to the pivot washers and it really improved the action, a lot. It’s also a slicing machine with the beautiful shaped blade that comes super sharp.

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Here’s my office carry for the day.

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Too bad i can not buy such knives where ever, cuz you see they are illegal here so getting nicked in customs would mean a 500 +USD fine and it you have any weapon’s permits for anything they would get invoked from this horrible breach of the Danish weapons law.

I will have to buy from a EU country where parcels dont undergo the same control, i have gotten a few from Germany for instance.

You cant have any form of 1 hand opening, and no locking blade either, and the blade have to be pretty short, sub 75 mm i think it is.

My country was sick way before Corona.

Sorry to hear that. Denmark/Sweden area is so beautiful—been there a few times. Safety factor seems high. Is that due to the very strict weapons control? I have to believe that smallish 2”~3” blade knives wouldn’t have any impact, so it’s tragic they are so strict about import of those.
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isti242 wrote:
Kershaw Mixtape for me:
That’s a handsome looking knife. How do you like that top mounted stud?
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Used my SOG Vulcan Tanto yesterday & today. I baby it a lot because I’ve got a SOG X-Ray Vision that I use for rough jobs, as I don’t care if it gets scratched. So the Vulcan’s blade is still pristine. Cut some ginger for brewing herbal tea today. Like cutting through butter, super thin slices. Just love this well underrated knife. Mine is an early release where the logo is more subdued. THIS knife keeps me from amassing more knives of this size, because it’s so terrific in many respects.

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The only armed people here are:
The armed forces. ( a barrack was robbed of several automatic weapons a while back )
Police. there will be fire and brimstone if they let one fly, criminals know this and taunt them.
Criminals. after the Bikers chilled down ( did let off RPG in their fight for power / drug market ) immigrant gangs have taken over, almost with daily shootings or stabbings.
It also seem that if you have a beef with someone, light up a couple sticks of dynamite on his doorstep to get the message thru.
Then there are people like me practicing civil disobedience. ( most likely people like me are the biggest problem here if you ask some people )
And then there is the ordinary people for whom it is fine to call 911 as their weapon, there they will be on hold for a long while, and then the police might not have the manpower to respond when you finally get to talk to a cop.

We had / have a criminal law that say you can not use a knife on another person, and when people was not able to handle that we got a knife law, which are just stupid in my eyes.
Take the regular law and make it:
1 scratch in another person = 2 years prison
1 wound deep enough to need sewing = attempt of manslaughter = 8 years prison ( at least )
kill another person = get killed your self, and i would like that persons like that get killed in the same way, so stab someone 27 times with a toothpick knife, and you should get the same.
And only if the executioner was not able to do that, would you get a bullet, or rather after that you should get a bullet cuz after all we are not animals.

Personally i maintain the right to defend myself and my property in any way i see morally justifiable, and what ever they have done to Danes to make them ( nickname for cat plural ) dont work on me.

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sparkyDK wrote:
The only armed people here are:
The armed forces. ( a barrack was robbed of several automatic weapons a while back )
Police. there will be fire and brimstone if they let one fly, criminals know this and taunt them.
Criminals. after the Bikers chilled down ( did let off RPG in their fight for power / drug market ) immigrant gangs have taken over, almost with daily shootings or stabbings.
It also seem that if you have a beef with someone, light up a couple sticks of dynamite on his doorstep to get the message thru.
Then there are people like me practicing civil disobedience. ( most likely people like me are the biggest problem here if you ask some people )
And then there is the ordinary people for whom it is fine to call 911 as their weapon, there they will be on hold for a long while, and then the police might not have the manpower to respond when you finally get to talk to a cop.

We had / have a criminal law that say you can not use a knife on another person, and when people was not able to handle that we got a knife law, which are just stupid in my eyes.
Take the regular law and make it:
1 scratch in another person = 2 years prison
1 wound deep enough to need sewing = attempt of manslaughter = 8 years prison ( at least )
kill another person = get killed your self, and i would like that persons like that get killed in the same way, so stab someone 27 times with a toothpick knife, and you should get the same.
And only if the executioner was not able to do that, would you get a bullet, or rather after that you should get a bullet cuz after all we are not animals.

Personally i maintain the right to defend myself and my property in any way i see morally justifiable, and what ever they have done to Danes to make them ( nickname for cat plural ) dont work on me.

Sounds like your country could benefit from some 1800s-era Texas Rangers!

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xevious wrote:
isti242 wrote:
Kershaw Mixtape for me:
That’s a handsome looking knife. How do you like that top mounted stud?

That thumb disc opening works quite well for me. It’s also a refreshing change after thumb studs and flippers.

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Watchman “Anchor” slip-joint:

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Today I am carrying my newest knife, the TwoSun TS27-TT.

The scales and back spacer are translucent jade green G-10. Been wanting a translucent jade G-10 knife for a while, super happy I found the TwoSun TS27-TT .

Super smooth action, the blade flies out with a smoothness that feels like it is gliding on silk. Best thumb ramp ever. Beautiful blade shape is wonderfully curved to slice for days.

The negative is: worst pocket clip I have experienced. It creates a bad hot spot (the only hot spot on this knife). It is pointy, so it ends up stabbing my finger, really bad. I am going to try and bend the tip of the clip backwards in hopes of creating a rounded fold over. If that doesn’t work, I will remove the clip.

Over all: LOVE IT!

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Swabs wrote:
Today I am carrying my newest knife, the TwoSun TS27-TT.

The scales and back spacer are translucent jade green G-10. Been wanting a translucent jade G-10 knife for a while, super happy I found the TwoSun TS27-TT .

Super smooth action, the blade flies out with a smoothness that feels like it is gliding on silk. Best thumb ramp ever. Beautiful blade shape is wonderfully curved to slice for days.

The negative is: worst pocket clip I have experienced. It creates a bad hot spot (the only hot spot on this knife). It is pointy, so it ends up stabbing my finger, really bad. I am going to try and bend the tip of the clip backwards in hopes of creating a rounded fold over. If that doesn’t work, I will remove the clip.

Over all: LOVE IT!

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I love the look of the “jade” scales. I’ve been tempted to pick up a few different ones, including this Two-Sun. The clip turned me off. I really can’t, for the life of me, understand why a knife maker would fail so miserably at such an important component. How hard would it have been to level off the tip of it? At least something like the SOG or Spyderco below:

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xevious wrote:
The negative is: worst pocket clip I have experienced. It creates a bad hot spot (the only hot spot on this knife). It is pointy, so it ends up stabbing my finger, really bad. I am going to try and bend the tip of the clip backwards in hopes of creating a rounded fold over. If that doesn’t work, I will remove the clip.

This always bugs me. Kizer has a few knives like this, where the clip terminates at some funky angle making a point. I understand wanting to get creative or going for art. However, clips serve an important function and it’s easy to get right. The style of deep-carry loop-over we see on most Civivis, the Ganzo FH line, the Tangram Santa Fe, etc. is just so good. The Spyderco wire clip is good too.

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I bent the tip of the clip back. It created a stress crack at the bend area. I should have bought a hand held grinder and rounded off the pointy tip instead. I don’t think the stress crack will hold up very long as I clip it to my pocket several times a day.

It did get rid of the finger stabbing hot spot, though, so that’s a good thing. I will remove the clip when the stress crack gives. For now, I am happy enough with the fix.

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Today, and days to come, a Mini Bugout. A too expensive for me little knife, but my gf gave it for my birthday Love . Her opinion: I’m happy when you are happy but that there is a toy knife.

I’m going to RIT-dye the scales, never done such a thing, wish me luck Smile

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2.82" blade.

Not terribly small, though I prefer larger knives as well.

Dyeing the scales sounds like a great idea.

What color are you going to dye it?

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raccoon city wrote:

2.82” blade.


Not terribly small, though I prefer larger knives as well.


Dyeing the scales sounds like a great idea.


What color are you going to dye it?


I’m trying a mix, dark blue with some red to make it slightly purple-ish. I hope. If it turns out ok I’ll make a pic afterwards.
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Swabs wrote:
I bent the tip of the clip back. It created a stress crack at the bend area. I should have bought a hand held grinder and rounded off the pointy tip instead. I don’t think the stress crack will hold up very long as I clip it to my pocket several times a day.

It did get rid of the finger stabbing hot spot, though, so that’s a good thing. I will remove the clip when the stress crack gives. For now, I am happy enough with the fix.

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Next time when you try something like this get a torch or at least a lighter and heat up the area you want to bend until it’s getting bronze at least.
If you’re lucky it should not break.
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djozz wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

2.82” blade.


Not terribly small, though I prefer larger knives as well.


Dyeing the scales sounds like a great idea.


What color are you going to dye it?


I’m trying a mix, dark blue with some red to make it slightly purple-ish. I hope. If it turns out ok I’ll make a pic afterwards.

Well, that went different than planned. Recipe: 20ml racing red, 20ml dark navy mixed in 500ml almost boiling water in a small pan with a few drops of dish washing liquid added. The scales went purple alright but I left them in too long and now they are very very dark purple, black in anything but daylight. Still looks good though..
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djozz wrote:
I’m trying a mix, dark blue with some red to make it slightly purple-ish. I hope. If it turns out ok I’ll make a pic afterwards.
Well, that went different than planned. Recipe: 20ml racing red, 20ml dark navy mixed in 500ml almost boiling water in a small pan with a few drops of dish washing liquid added. The scales went purple alright but I left them in too long and now they are very very dark purple, black in anything but daylight. Still looks good though..

I’ve seen some hair dye jobs go that way, lol.

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It might lighten up over time and with abrasion to look a lot better than it does now

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Not bad looking but I kinda rathered the look with white scales.

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I think it’s a definite improvement.

Dark colors like blue can overpower lighter colors like red, so maybe half as much blue next time….? Not that I have any experience doing what you just did.

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I currently rotate these two. Para 3 LW melts into my pocket and is more ‘public friendly’ being blacked out. The R2D2 is a sturdy work horse that is a 1/4 of the price for around the farm. They both get a good workout though. Sometimes I feel like the LW might be a tad fragile but I haven’t had any real issues with it, took it apart, cleaned it and applied some KPL the other day runs smooth.

I do work my knives a bit living on a farm and working for a construction business. My next mission is to learn to use the ceramic rod and edge pro clone I got off eBay to sharpen them. Crying

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@lazereagle, I gave my experiences with the edge pro clone here. http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1659574#comment-1659574
The stones make all the diffence. I always thought edge pro was charging ridiculous prices until I started using and looking at the stones.

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@lazereagle, I gave my experiences with the edge pro clone here. http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1659574#comment-1659574 The stones make all the diffence. I always thought edge pro was charging ridiculous prices until I started using and looking at the stones.

Hey that’s pretty much the sharpening system I got. Have had a bit of a look for replacement stones but being in Australia options are low and prices are extortionate, if I find a good value set maybe I will just order from US in the end and cop the 30USD postage. The other thing I’ve looked at is the ‘small knife’ attachment, I see a few videos on youtube using this for 3” pocket knives and it seems sensible, another case of stickershock there though, I’m considering making my own rectangular thing with a hole in it for a fraction of the cost.

At this stage I think I’ll flatten the stones that came with it on some sandpaper and a flat surface then man up and start working on some old kitchen knives first. Then hopefully progress to fishing, hunting and EDC lol. (tl;dr sharpening good pocket knives is scary, I tried sharpening years ago with a basic stone and failed miserably, have done enough youtube research about angles, apexing and burrs, now I just need to eat cement).

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[/quote] Well, that went different than planned. Recipe: 20ml racing red, 20ml dark navy mixed in 500ml almost boiling water in a small pan with a few drops of dish washing liquid added. The scales went purple alright but I left them in too long and now they are very very dark purple, black in anything but daylight. Still looks good though..
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I went with purple Rit Dye More. I poured very little dye into the pot with some white vinegar, and several drops of Ajax dish soap. Brought the pot to a low roll boil and dipped the scales in for fifteen seconds and pulled them out to check color. It was perfect at fifteen seconds for the shade I wanted. I still wanted the translucent effect from the original natural jade color.

Original jade

New purple



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I like that…are you going to carry it?

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Thank you!

I dyed the scales this morning, and I have been carrying it all day. And since I LOVE the action on this knife, and I am extremely happy with the dye job, I will be carrying it a lot.

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