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TunaFire GT959

Factory edge cut rope 100 times for a 100 FAIL

Guided edge ( 22deg ) did a 300 Fail .

TunaFire …………. ? Wow

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Not familiar with this test. Is this good or poor performance?

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They need to make a flashlight!

We need a flashlight with TunaFire written on the side!!!!! LOL

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Firelight2 wrote:
They need to make a flashlight!

We need a flashlight with TunaFire written on the side!!!!! LOL

Perhaps a collaborative effort with Uranusfire would be more marketable. A TunaAnusFire flashlight will sell in the millions. Especially if it came with its own BRC18650 350 mAh cell that claimed 6000 mAh. Throw the cheap rope cutter into the package and no one could resist!

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What a fantastic name. I’d be tempted to buy one just on that name alone!

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If you can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish, I guess you can TunaFire.

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Test =

Slice rope . then slice printer paper ..
As long as the knife slices paper , I slice rope .
This is essentially a edge retention test ..

Poor performance in my book is 100 slices or less ( the less = the worse )
Average is around 150 – 200 slices ..

A lot of you Vintage knives ( Remington / Camillus ) range around the 100 to 150 slice area . CrMov can be from 50 to 250 .. AUS8 – 100 to 200+ 420SS 100 to 150 440ss 100 to 150 Say you have 440c that fails at 50 , that’s bad 440 . D2 , decent D2 , should be 400+ slices .. Obviously a lot of variables involved , like some ones skill at making a decent edge . But if you have the skill to develop an edge that say does consistently 450 with one knife And thet edge on another knife does 450 And on another knife does 450 Then when a knife does 50 or 100 , is it you or the knife ? And when you retest / re sharpen and get the same result …

So when a D2 knife consistently underperforms , one can make a rather safe assumption that it’s the knife , not a rubbish re sharpening job .
Also the original factory grind can affect performance as well .
And without something like a wet stone grinder , it can be hard to detect a FUBAR factory edge .
Most knives I have tested , have had FUBAR factory edges .. A few knives ( small percentage ) have had decent factory edge performance .

I made a list : ( A while back )

Brother 1502G Lock Back ( 50 Fail- Buttery Soft )
Ruike 661 ( 40 Fail ) 180 grit 110 Fail
Herbertz 420 – 180 grit 140 Fail
CH3509 D2 – 100 Fail
Civivi Dogma D2 – 120 Fail
No Name DC53 – 200 Fail
Ruike 662 – 140 Fail
Razor Blades Stalker – 90 Fail / 120 fail off the grinder
$9 23 Knife Lock Back – Factory 80 / 240 with a fresh bevel
WithArmour Finches 440c – Factory 40 / 90 with a new bevel
Ganzo FH41 D2 – 350 ground edge
KaBar Mini Dozier AUS8 – 50 Fail / 100 ground edge
TwoSun TS116 – 400 Fail
WithArmour D2 – Factory 200 / Guided 200 / Ground edge 200
Fake Gerber X26 – 190 / 300 Ground
Columbia SA40 – 300 / 500+ ground
Muela ELK – 50 Factory / Ground 350
Columbia SA39 – Factory 250 / 500+ ground
535 Axis ( Chinese ) – 150 Ground / Guided 250 / 400grit 150 / 800grit 200 / 3000grit 100
TwoSun TS09 D2 – Factory 100 / 180grit 200 / 800grit 150 / ground 250
TwoSun TS123 – Factory 200 / 180grit 150 / ground 600
R3 Remington – 400grit 100
Old Bowie (?) – rolled at 150
TwoSun TS89 – Factory 450
TwoSun TS221 – Factory 100 / ground 50 / 150 at 17deg / 150 / ground 350 pass ( humid )
940 Clone – Factory 50 / ground 150 / guided 100
TwoSun TS81 D2 – Factory 200 / ground 400 ( wet and humid )
485 Clone – Factory 50 / ground 50 / guided 50
1095 cheap0 – 50
1306 Remington – 150
IXL lock back – 150
Mossberg Lock Back ( Chinese ) – 50
Remington 1178 – 100 guided
Camillus Lock Back – 100 guided
Rubber Buck – 100 guided
Case Trapper – 100 guided
Marbles Sowbelly D2 – Factory 100 / guided 100
Kubey D2 – Fatory (?) 250 / Guided 400
Schrade 505SC – 150 guided
Ganzo FH51 D2 – Factory 150 / Guided 450
Ganzo Adimanti D2 – Factory 200 / Guided 200 / grinder 400
2nd 485 clone – Lansky 80grit 200
TwoSun TS134 – Factory 150 / guided 100
TwoSun TS208 D2 – factory 200 / guided 250
QSP Parrot D2 – factory 250 / guided 450
TwoSun TS16 D2 – factory 300 / guided 250 / ground 650
Puukko – Factory 50 / ground 300
K6 Flipper – 200 guided ( rolled edge )
Morakniv 546SS – Factory 100 / sharpened 250 rolled edge
F781 Axis ( China ) – Factory 250 / Ground 300
Razor Blades Commando – Factory 100 / Ground 200 Rolled Edge

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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darosk wrote:
What a fantastic name. I’d be tempted to buy one just on that name alone!

I did …..

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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I like the way you tried to standardize a practical method for comparing blade cutting performance.

It looks like the TwoSun TS16 D2 is the king of the hill after grounding/re-profiling the blade. Do you have a favorite?

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FlashPilot wrote:
I like the way you tried to standardize a practical method for comparing blade cutting performance.

It looks like the TwoSun TS16 D2 is the king of the hill after grounding/re-profiling the blade. Do you have a favorite?

The rope and cutting board are reasonably standardized ..
Edges : So many variable .
Factory grinds = The wet stone grinder grinds straight ( nature of the beast ) , and shows up bad factory grinds .
The guided knife sharpener essentially follows the factory grind .
So some times using the guided knife sharpener can lower results ..
And the wet stone grinder can dramatically increase performance because it puts down a fresh straight even grind .

Fav Knives :
Yeah , that TS16 D2 is one of my Fav
Also my CH3530 D2 is nice ,
The Columbia SA39 , these did a 500 slice pass , I stopped at 500 cos my hand began to ache .. I own 4 Columbia SA39 knives + They were $25 oz bananas shipped to my door = Insane value …
I also have a Columbia SA40 , and it is also 500+ slices …
Ganzo FH51 D2 – Factory 150 / Guided 450 —- 450 slices on a re sharpened edge from the guided knife sharpener .. ( I like that )
QSP Parrot D2 – factory 250 / guided 450 —— I really like the Parrot D2 … If I had to recommend a knife … My sample was not perfect , but for the price and a little tweaking —- It’s about as good as it gets .
For a bushcraft folder , Parrot D2 …

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Tunafire…lol

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Tunafire GT959 put to the rope a 3rd time ( Wet Stone Grinder Edge )

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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This was a helpful list, thanks for making it.

Out of curiosity, if you have the time, would you mind letting me know why you’d recommend the Parrot as a bushcraft folder? I’m in the market for a sturdy folder but wondering about scandi grinds, possibility (rare) of batoning with it—basic firewood prep stuff I’m interested in, really.

Thanks again for the list. Very well done, very handy.

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A) I would never Baton a Folder
B) The parrot cos it’s light , Decent D2 with decent edge holding and a decent price .
C) A really good size ( pocket knife )
D) Strikes the ferro rod real nice
E) Out of many knives , the Parrot is one I would take out with me . ( Bush )

Batoning – Fixed blade full tang … Better still an axe . Out of the ( how many ? ) knives I own , the Parrot is at the top of the list for knives I would slip in my pocket to go bush . ( But that’s me ) For a do all knife , it has to be a fixed sheath knife .

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….