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That’s a good looking Opinel you’ve got there Ouchyfoot.
Mine are just the plain old beech handled ones, Carbon steel mostly. The #12 + the #12 saw make a good camping combo, there are larger but I’m not felling trees, I have a Fiskars X5 for that. :bigsmile: They’re just for gathering a bit of firewood.

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You gotta love white knives. Too bad there so few of them out there.

 

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I have one with a white blade, bought years ago when you could still buy knives from Amazon U.K.

Very seldom used so no chips and still have the tips, ceramic blades have limited appeal, I stopped using the white bladed one a couple of months after I bought it. scary sharp but very delicate. Both of them are very, very smooth opening and closing.

Looks like BladeHQ sold them as well. Zayka Tango Ceramic Linerlock.

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Zero Tolerance 0566 since I go it months ago, love it

My carry right now

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I’ve slowed down my purchases, but I recently picked up this nice hand made Indian Kukri:

And I picked up a Kershaw Freefall to add to my growing flipper collection:

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Opinel effile 10 olivewood.
Super sharp for precise cutting but the blade is fragile. Only for kitchen and eating.

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I recently scoured one of these. SOG Twitch II. I was in the market for a knock off knife of some kind, but saw this and it looked nice. So I got it. And Yes the blade has some play, but it has 100% lock up lol. Still a super clean looking knife. They have 2 sizes. I ordered the smaller one because I always put a lanyard on my pocket knives. It opens super fast with the flipper or thumb stud. Came sharp enough to shave a goat.

The pics don’t do it justice. This knife is pretty in person. Goes well for golf casual attire. Or a night out on the town dinner with friends / family or even one of those Craigslist blind dates??? :Sp

http://www.sogknives.com/twitch-ii-wood-handle.html

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I recently scoured one of these. SOG Twitch II. I was in the market for a knock off knife of some kind, but saw this and it looked nice. So I got it. And Yes the blade has some play, but it has 100% lock up lol. Still a super clean looking knife. They have 2 sizes. I ordered the smaller one because I always put a lanyard on my pocket knives. It opens super fast with the flipper or thumb stud. Came sharp enough to shave a goat.

The pics don’t do it justice. This knife is pretty in person. Goes well for golf casual attire. Or a night out on the town dinner with friends / family or even one of those Craigslist blind dates??? :Sp

http://www.sogknives.com/twitch-ii-wood-handle.html

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Good looking knife, I’d prefer a Flash 1 if it’s legal where you live, just because of the assisted opening. I like wood scaled knives though. I’ve no experience with SOG knives but might try the Slipzilla sometime in the future.

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Day at home today so a chance to use some of my clones.
These two are my favourites at the moment with top spot going to the Military, it fits my hand and would be ideal with gloves on as well.

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kensington wrote:
Zero Tolerance 0566 since I go it months ago, love it

!http://kensingt0n.smugmug.com/Other/Every-Day-Carry/71814-EDC/i-XrQ47h9/0/L/DSC_1619copy-L.jpg!

I was wondering how long until I saw some more ZT on this thread. Dale and I were the only ones (I think) until you posted yours.

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8steve88 wrote:
Day at home today so a chance to use some of my clones.
These two are my favourites at the moment with top spot going to the Military, it fits my hand and would be ideal with gloves on as well.

!http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm417/8steve88/general%20pics/knives/...!

You made a cool lanyard for the Military. Are those nuts and skull beads?

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Ouchyfoot wrote:

 

I just got my new stones from Amazon.

DMT DiaSharp diamond stones – course-fine-xtra fine, and a Spyderco ultra-fine ceramic stone.

 


Just an update.

I’ve been practicing with my new stones with excellent results.

The women in my building now have razor sharp knives in their kitchens. My little pub across the street is owned by a Chinese girl, and I sharpened her uselessly dull cleaver knives to hair shaving sharp.

If you want to practice free hand sharpening, do it on women’s kitchen knives. No matter how bad a job you do, they’ll still be better than they were.

PS. I just ordered a chosera stone to try out. I’ll let you know.

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I cleaned up the blade a bit , sharpened , & added some hockey tape for grip… This thing is a beast.

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… on SPF whitewood what blade isn’t? Get ya a Temple Purple stud and have a go at it…

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… on SPF whitewood what blade isn’t? Get ya a Temple Purple stud and have a go at it…

Well you’re just a little ray of sunshine aren’t you?

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Spruce-Pine-Fir or as we call it, whitewoods, is soft lumber. Yellow pine grade 2 is much harder and would say a lot more about a blade that could whack it up.

My cousin used to brag about being able to break SPF studs out of a wall with his fist. Wouldn’t even try it with YP. Just saying….

Sorry, I grew up in a lumber yard.

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I have some purple heart growing on my property that gives my chainsaw nightmares.

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Spruce-Pine-Fir or as we call it, whitewoods, is soft lumber. Yellow pine grade 2 is much harder and would say a lot more about a blade that could whack it up.

My cousin used to brag about being able to break SPF studs out of a wall with his fist. Wouldn’t even try it with YP. Just saying….

Sorry, I grew up in a lumber yard.

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I bet! It’s a pretty wood but very hard. Beautiful as knife scales though. Wink

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Knife handle blanks… Just havent figured which knife I wanna put them on yet

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I really like the Spyderco Military 8steve88 but I’m a tip up carry guy and I can’t get past that the Military doesn’t have the option.

So – here is my favorite EDC

It’s an old sprint run Endura and as you can see very well used. Just found out that these now sell for
$ 200.00 and maybe a bit more. I need to send my $ 69.00 Endura back to Spyderco for some reconditioning. Would be worth spending $ 30 or $ 40.00 to get it back to like new. The blade has been sharpened enough that the tip now doesn’t fully get concealed by the scales when closed. Just sticks out a bit. Not enough to bite but still not right.

I’m a huge Spyderco fan. Of course I have too many (as with flashlights) but the Endura sees the most pocket time.

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How many of you guys started out adamant that tip-down carry was the best way, only to have that aha! moment and change all your knives to tip-up? I used to think tip-down was safer, and on maybe a few knives it is, but for the bulk of mine, there’s zero chance of the blade injuring me when I draw the knife. I’ve spent lots of time with both, and I find tip-up carry is superior because it has a more natural feel, and it makes deployment a little easier.

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isti242 wrote:
8steve88 wrote:
Day at home today so a chance to use some of my clones.
These two are my favourites at the moment with top spot going to the Military, it fits my hand and would be ideal with gloves on as well.

!http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm417/8steve88/general%20pics/knives/...!

You made a cool lanyard for the Military. Are those nuts and skull beads?

Yes, Stainless Steel – M5 for gutted 550 Paracord and M6 for un-gutted, they fit really well once both ends are melted slightly and if it’s a but difficult to get the paracord through the second time then you just screw it on. Best part is 100 nuts for £1.95. You can use washers and half height nuts as well.
The skull beads are from China 10 for £2.46 they are just too small for two lengths of paracord to fit but one length, melt the end and pull the bead into the molten end and it won’t fall off.

I put a few nuts and spacers to stop the lanyard on my lighter from melting when it is laid down after working with it.

The yellow cord has nuts, half nuts and washers. the orange just a pair of M6 nuts.

I use Tibetan silver beads and spacer beads meant for bracelet making.

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Samlittle wrote:
I really like the Spyderco Military 8steve88 but I’m a tip up carry guy and I can’t get past that the Military doesn’t have the option.

So – here is my favorite EDC

It’s an old sprint run Endura and as you can see very well used. Just found out that these now sell for
$ 200.00 and maybe a bit more. I need to send my $ 69.00 Endura back to Spyderco for some reconditioning. Would be worth spending $ 30 or $ 40.00 to get it back to like new. The blade has been sharpened enough that the tip now doesn’t fully get concealed by the scales when closed. Just sticks out a bit. Not enough to bite but still not right.

I’m a huge Spyderco fan. Of course I have too many (as with flashlights) but the Endura sees the most pocket time.

I just never got Spyderco’s, have all the bug range, Kiwi3, Spyderedge Clipitool and just thought of them as overpriced but O.K. Then I got a Military clone and it’s completely changed my mind, the “grown-up” Spyderco’s are very good indeed and I’m likely to buy a genuine Military or Paramilitary 2 very soon. They are expensive in the U.K. – $231 for a Military, $180 for a Paramilitary 2.
That’s a well used Endura. Definitely worth sending in for an overhaul, especially as the blade is showing a sharp part when closed.
It’s a personal thing but I’m not keen on lock-back knives and only have a few, good job there’s plenty of choice for us both. :bigsmile:
The question of tip up/tip down carry doesn’t really matter to me as the knives I carry are all in my pocket not clipped on – it isn’t a good idea to show that you’re carrying a knife in the U.K. – it could attract unwanted attention, so it’s a lanyard and deep pockets for me. I’m relying on the détente to be good enough to keep the blade safe.

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The photo is actual size of the Brawler.

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8steve88 wrote:
The question of tip up/tip down carry doesn’t really matter to me as the knives I carry are all in my pocket not clipped on – it isn’t a good idea to show that you’re carrying a knife in the U.K. – it could attract unwanted attention, so it’s a lanyard and deep pockets for me. I’m relying on the détente to be good enough to keep the blade safe.

Don’t blame you there. Where I live, you’d almost draw more attention without that telltale clip that most guys have showing. But I used to carry a Balisong for most of my young adulthood and it never drew unwanted attention because it stayed in my pocket. Now that I’m older, if what I’m carrying could be an issue like today where I had several doctor’s appointments, I just carry a Vic, which I have a few of. Hehe, I actually have a couple zip-lock bags full of Vics my sister gave me, which is where the two non-black ones in the photo came from.

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