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Does the blade lock in place on those little scalpel-blade knives? If so, what type of lock?

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A Useful Ütility” blade is the Browning. Heavy, and Heavy duty range.
3+in blade. THICK. 440c Steel. Rear lock. Basic. and cheap.
Minimum taper from top to bottom. and heel to tip of blade is useful for much more than peeling an apple etc.

Look for blades that carry their body thickness almost down to the tip. Stepping in just before then.
They have a backbone to lever with.
My old ENLAN $8 speshul, yrs ago. Is a good working blade.8cr13 steel.
Backbone carried almost down to the tip. Can do a lot of heavy work
IN IT’S SIZE RANGE. Plus serious sharpening, ahaving edge.

I carry a THICK shank, 9 in, flat blade screwdriver in sleeve in belt for serious levering items when out camping.
Takes no room. useful for many jobs. and handle has built in sockets for 3 x differing tips.

These toy folders are alright for cutting cardboard. Fuit etc.
But seriously.
Going camping/bush/Hunting.
Please take a fixed blade. 4 1\2 in plus, decent handle knife on your belt.
It’ll do all you want safely. Hold a good edge with a 6in, diamond steel in pocket
WITH the little toys in your pocket for smoko.
and you’ll come home with 8 fingers and 2 thumbs as a bonus.

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raccoon city wrote:

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It’s hard to argue with that statement, but it’s also an over simplification. A good outdoor/utility knife should be able to pop a staple out. Not a heavy construction staple either. Not really upset, it was less then $15 bucks. If it happened to a $40 knife or above I personally would never buy that brand again. As it stands I give these as gifts.


Was that too simple for you?


Knives of any value are not made for prying, unless they have a pry bar, and if you damage a tool by misusing it, don’t expect any sympathy from me.


When the truth is so simple, stating that truth is not considered an over simplification.


It’s just stating the truth.


Not the truth, your truth.
What is a mouth made for ? Eating, biting, articulating phonemes, playing wind instruments, etc ?
A knife’s blade is a bar of metal with a cutting edge, as is, it can have many more uses than a basic straight cut.

If you’re ignorant enough to use your knife for prying things, at least don’t be surprised when you have bad results.


Knife blades aren’t made for prying.


You’re very likely to weaken or damage your blade if you ignorantly use it for prying.


And the weakening or damage may not be visible at first.


If you want to abuse your tools, be my guest, but don’t tell me that knife blades are made for prying.


And if you decide to sell a tool that you abused, I hope you’re honest enough to let the public know that you abused the tool in the past.

Wow. It seams you really want to escalate. I don’t particularly appreciate anyone on the forum being called ignorant, but you’ve been here a while and maybe that kind of communication works for you. No worries. What’s obvious is that you’ve never been in a situation where you’ve had to use a tool for anything outside of it’s intended perimeters, and I really hope you never have to. However, that’s not been my life or my experience, and if it has to be done, the item’s resale value is really not what I’m thinking about. You clearly know about tools, so good luck with everything, and I hope this conversation can be over.

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I like the Gerber EAB Lite for a utility knife, very slim & has a liner lock and pocket clip about $10 at walmart for black version.

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isti242 wrote:
It’s also a good base for modding! Smile

Nicer look. I’m not all that enamored with the OEM “hippo” blade style.
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Nicer look. I’m not all that enamored with the OEM “hippo” blade style.

Thanks!

I couldn’t rest and I modded my TwoSun TS70 too. Smile I took several pics about the process.


Before and after:

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Hultafor makes a chisel knife you can probably pry with …

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isti242 wrote:
xevious wrote:
Nicer look. I’m not all that enamored with the OEM “hippo” blade style.

Thanks!

I couldn’t rest and I modded my TwoSun TS70 too. Smile I took several pics about the process.


Before and after:

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Absolutely love the TS16 in titanium!!! I have an order in for a TS165 with G-10 scales and a 14c28N blade. I will dye the G-10 golden yellow to contrast with the black detailing.

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isti242 wrote:
I couldn’t rest and I modded my TwoSun TS70 too. Smile I took several pics about the process.


Before and after:
Excellent work! Thanks for the link to your progress photos. Send them to TwoSun and maybe they’ll make a new version in your honor. I don’t like their more unconventional blade design. Yours looks as it should have been.
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Swabs wrote:
Absolutely love the TS16 in titanium!!! I have an order in for a TS165 with G-10 scales and a 14c28N blade. I will dye the G-10 golden yellow to contrast with the black detailing.

The TS16 was a pleasent surprise for me too. Don’t forget to post pics about the result of the handle mod! Smile

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Excellent work! Thanks for the link to your progress photos. Send them to TwoSun and maybe they’ll make a new version in your honor. I don’t like their more unconventional blade design. Yours looks as it should have been.

Thank you! They can’t go wrong with a wharncliffe or a drop point blade but a new design could be a hit or miss.

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sp5it wrote:
Look for local source for scalpel blades. Many available. Mike
Do you mean that there might be some blades more interesting than #10, #21, #22 that fit some of the mentioned handles or some other interesting handles?
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Agro wrote:
…#10 blade is likely too small to be good for me anyway…

Small size makes this Titanium Alloy Utility Folding Knife (that comes with 10 blade replacement: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000225727356.html) very convenient as keyring blade:



Yeah, but my Ladybug is already a bit too small when I want to cut myself a loaf of bread. Or spread something on that loaf. When I think about having less than half the blade length I just don’t think it’s a good idea for me.
OTOH my knife is never scalpel-sharp. And sometimes when I don’t have time to sharpen it I am really disappointed with how it cuts. That’s why I’m considering compromising blade length even more.
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Anyone could me recommend good seller for F95 in titanium?
Thx, Mike

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Anyone could me recommend good seller for F95 in titanium? Thx, Mike

I bought mine from Feng’s Store on Ali.

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Kame Sennin wrote:
From what i understand  chinese law about knives are very strict and AE doesn’t allow locked knives sale so sellers have to hide the lock but if you ask them about they will answer that “this is the real knife” and that the picture might not be accurate … without clearly saying that there is a lock ! For the same reason some even ask NOT to add pictures in the review.
What i don’t understand is that gearbest doesn’t seem to suffer the same restrictions.
Bingo! I’d heard that too. That explains it well. Some sellers of knives do state there is a lock, but perhaps they’re not offering those knives to Chinese buyers.
The knife finally arrived. Indeed, it does have a frame lock. HEAVY! More than I expected. But not all that bad. Sure was oily. But better that than bone dry & needing lubricant. Excellent finishing of the frame. Works well. Clip was a little loose but easily tightened. Very sharp edge. Overall, I like it much.
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I bought a CH3507 knife, and wanted to detach the clip. Unscrewed the two clip screws without problem and removed the clip. Screwed back the first screw, nice, now the problem. Then, trying to put back the 2nd screw, it tightens up completely going in only halfway, and is now impossible to get off. If I try to unscrew that screw, the screw on the other side of the handle loosens, because they share the same hole and are somehow connected by a small hallow bolt. The right screw just turns around when trying to unscrew it, and is impossible to get off. Is there a trick to get it off? Will I need to dismantle the whole knife?

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Wow. That vid is just awesome.

https://ae-cn.alicdn.com/YyCaJOQ7YPHnLfw2P5e/Q2DsOx08DBi2ZmDn9aJ__hd.mp4

from

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000279483798.html

To give a folding knife to someone who never handled one.
And those fingernails, yuk. Definitely not a knife nut nor hand model…

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Adahn wrote:
And those fingernails, yuk. Definitely not a knife nut nor hand model…
When you see a long pinky fingernail, that’s a very likely sign that they’re a drug user. Not speaking from personal experience! LOL
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oh god, yes.

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Saw this mini flipper with Damascus D2 blade and titan handle, only 9 cm unfolded. I’m seriously considering it.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000218864802.html

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Looks pretty cool.

I wonder if the Damascus is real.

It'd be nice if they mentioned how many layers it is.

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I wouldn’t doubt it’s layered steel, maybe 8Cr13MoV with something alike.

The Enlan EL01 Damascus I had came with the same looks.

Of course it can be layered with D2, not a big thing these days.
If there’s a pic with 2 damascus blades on it you can say if it’s “real” or just (laser or acid) etched.

If the pattern looks the same then it’s just etched, if they are different then it should be layered steel.
Also the spine should have the visible core.

It really makes no difference in use to an all D2 blade when it has a cutting core or layer.

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RapidLux wrote:
I bought a CH3507 knife, and wanted to detach the clip. Unscrewed the two clip screws without problem and removed the clip. Screwed back the first screw, nice, now the problem. Then, trying to put back the 2nd screw, it tightens up completely going in only halfway, and is now impossible to get off. If I try to unscrew that screw, the screw on the other side of the handle loosens, because they share the same hole and are somehow connected by a small hallow bolt. The right screw just turns around when trying to unscrew it, and is impossible to get off. Is there a trick to get it off? Will I need to dismantle the whole knife?

Just use a 2nd Torx driver to hold the back screw in place and preventing it from spinning while you unscrew the front screw.
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I bought a CH3507 knife, and wanted to detach the clip. Unscrewed the two clip screws without problem and removed the clip. Screwed back the first screw, nice, now the problem. Then, trying to put back the 2nd screw, it tightens up completely going in only halfway, and is now impossible to get off. If I try to unscrew that screw, the screw on the other side of the handle loosens, because they share the same hole and are somehow connected by a small hallow bolt. The right screw just turns around when trying to unscrew it, and is impossible to get off. Is there a trick to get it off? Will I need to dismantle the whole knife?
Just use a 2nd Torx driver to hold the back screw in place and preventing it from spinning while you unscrew the front screw.

I tried that, holding the 2nd screw with a Torx while unscrewing the 1st screw, then only the 2nd screw comes out, while the 1st still in same position. I’m unable to get the 1st screw both longer in and further out, its totally locket in that position. Think I will need to dismantle the knife, getting out the bolt with with that screw, and then try to get it loose.

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Then you’ll need to disassemble the knife so you can access and hold the barrel while you’re untying the screw.
Although, if it is that stuck, there is a chance you will strip or break the screw.
Once dismantled, I would try to hold the screw in a vise and try to rotate the barrel using locking pliers maybe?
Odd, I have a few CH knives and never had any issue with them.

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Knife disassembly can be exciting. You never know what kind of fun adventure you might be embarking upon.

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RapidLux wrote:
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RapidLux wrote:
I bought a CH3507 knife, and wanted to detach the clip. Unscrewed the two clip screws without problem and removed the clip. Screwed back the first screw, nice, now the problem. Then, trying to put back the 2nd screw, it tightens up completely going in only halfway, and is now impossible to get off. If I try to unscrew that screw, the screw on the other side of the handle loosens, because they share the same hole and are somehow connected by a small hallow bolt. The right screw just turns around when trying to unscrew it, and is impossible to get off. Is there a trick to get it off? Will I need to dismantle the whole knife?
Just use a 2nd Torx driver to hold the back screw in place and preventing it from spinning while you unscrew the front screw.

I tried that, holding the 2nd screw with a Torx while unscrewing the 1st screw, then only the 2nd screw comes out, while the 1st still in same position. I’m unable to get the 1st screw both longer in and further out, its totally locket in that position. Think I will need to dismantle the knife, getting out the bolt with with that screw, and then try to get it loose.

Use a soldering iron to heat up the screw so you can melt the loctite, still you may damage the barrel if you need to grip it with pliers, might want to try some thin leather on either side of the jaws

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Just dyed the G-10 handles a golden color. TwoSun TS165.

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Swabs wrote:
Just dyed the G-10 handles a golden color. TwoSun TS165. />!
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Muto wrote:
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Just dyed the G-10 handles a golden color. TwoSun TS165. />!
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I had to get in on the TwoSun fun. I got the Ti handled TS38 quite some time ago. Found out it was really really slippery when my hands were a bit damp. To my surprise they have a G10 liner lock version as well. I had no idea. Grabbed it off of Ebay. Besides the pocket clip, I love it. Very grippy. I’ll have to work on that clip though unless, someone knows a clip that fits it. The tip of the clip just sticks out waiting to get hooked on something.

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