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    Review Before you order @ Blade HQ

    Every Forum has a few, I guess paying to express your opinions makes seem valuable.
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    Review Before you order @ Blade HQ

    Ignorant! Really. I'm 76 with a whole lot more worldly experience and education than you will likely ever attain. I understand how these Social Media sites pile on after a negative post is presented so I don't ever trust a single source on the internet as valid. I'm also quite capable of...
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    Review Before you order @ Blade HQ

    I had not associated a For Sale By Dealers slot as a place where dealers could comment and respond to comments, to me it means exactly what it says, a place to sell stuff. In addition, as big as this forum is it represents a mere fraction of knife buyers in the US never mind the world.
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    Review Before you order @ Blade HQ

    I might be wrong, I watched a knife review on YouTube last night in which an American reviewer living in Germany described the expense he has in buying knives from America and a very trashy Case traditional knife but the real issue was that this knife came from BladeHQ, had apparently been...
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    Review Before you order @ Blade HQ

    I don't deal with eBay, Craig's List or PayPal. Since the survey is posted in a negative thread for BladeHQ I'd say 86% is pretty darned good.
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    Review Before you order @ Blade HQ

    Probably going to ruffle some feather, oh well. The survey says that over 86% of the customers from here either had no issue with BladeHQ or the issue was resolved satisfactorily, so what's all the slamming about? Just a question; what does a marketer such as BladeHQ get in return for...
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    Once you go SAK, do you ever go back?

    I agree the Alox would probably be the better option and that is likely what I will get if I buy another. At the moment I'm not considering a new SAK or any new knife for that matter.
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    Help Making a Leather Strop

    I can tell you that after many decades of "been there, done that's" I've acquired a fair amount of scar tissue when it comes to how things should be done. The most important thing I've learned about any process, sharpening and stropping included, is to keep it as simple and straightforward as...
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    Once you go SAK, do you ever go back?

    I think the concept of a SAK is spot on, the execution based on the "toy" Recruit I recently bought is out in left field. When I handle one of my traditional knives (I'm one of those "grandapappies") I feel the solid heft and quality of a well designed and manufactured knife. The Recruit on...
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    knifesupply.com gone belly up?

    I tried their web address and got errors, looked them up on the BBB and discovered they have an F rating. I wouldn't go near these guys.
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    What do you consider dull?

    I agree with jideta for my pocket knives. My wood carving knives are dull when they no longer leave slick, shiny cuts on the wood. My kitchen knives are a little more complicated since I use carbon steel knives for cutting meat and stainless for fruits and vegetables, in either case it's more...
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    What's the point of a sharp pointed knife ?

    If you ever tried to open one of those "senior proof" seals on a prescription bottle or a variety of consumer products you'd really appreciate a pointy knife blade.
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    Sharpening Recurve Blades

    I find round ceramic sharpening rods work great on any edge that is other than flat, I use one with a handle at the end designed for kitchen use. I place one end on a non-slip surface and either adjust the angle of the rod or the knife for the bevel angle I want.
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    Sharpmaker question.

    All this assumes the user can keep the knife precisely vertical on every stroke, and there is no play in the rod positioning.
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    At nearly 69 years old - I've learned you can't beat...

    Wow, may have just broken the record for the longest sentence ever written! I have experienced the scorn (joking) for pushing cheaper is just as good in most daily use. No big deal, I actually find it amusing to hear there is a need for a $200-$300 knife to cut cardboard.
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    At nearly 69 years old - I've learned you can't beat...

    The only vintage carbon steel I have left is my trusty Old Timer 34OT and I can assure you all it takes and holds an edge very well. I used it for whittling little people figures and only had to strop it daily. It isn't just the steel, as we all know the heat treat is critical. I have a...
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    Help Making a Leather Strop

    I prefer a solid flat piece of wood rather than the plastic box lid and I prefer an abrasive powder for faster, more consistent honing but the concept is correct; keep it simple and keep it inexpensive.
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    Help Making a Leather Strop

    I recently made a strop using 3-4 veg tan, did nothing other than glue it to 3/4" plywood and scuffed the smooth side with some 120 grit. I would have to press much, much harder than I normally strop to get enough compression to round an apex. I learned long ago to strop at a slightly lower...
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    Help Making a Leather Strop

    I use generic quality to Herman Oak Veg Tan leather depending on the project. There might be some trace amount of silica native to the leather as well as some imparted through the vegetable tanning process, I have no idea how the average user or vendor could judge or estimate that amount. I...
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    Once you go SAK, do you ever go back?

    If I feel I might need some SAK tools anywhere I take my Mauser/Victorinox in its belt sheath, the Recruit in the travel bag is just a bit of comfort insurance. I don't think I have a need to buy any more SAKs just to see if they might be better than the Recruit and I really doubt they'd be...
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