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    What's your Cold Steel EDC today?

    TiLite with Kris blade shown with 91mm SAK for size comparison.
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    What Type of Stainless Liners

    Over the years, I have used many different knives under similar circumstances. One interesting discovery was the corrosion on a William Henry B-15 Titan. The blade is San Mai construction. The center is ZDP-189 powder steel. The cladding on either side of the core was something like 410...
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    Olsen OK knives

    Olsen had a manufacturing plant in Howard City Michigan, but they also did a lot of importing. They were an early distributor of Victorinox knives. They also offered a large selection of imported Solingen knives.
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    The makes my rotation euphemism, for EDC

    I EDC 6 knives that take care of most all of my needs and they are a joy to use. However, I have an extra pocket in which I can carry, evaluate, show, discuss, compare, some of the new designs, materials, ergonomics, esthetics, quality, etc. of the latest offerings.
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    I quit

    I spend a fair amount of time on this Neolithic site. The inability to post pix is the most frequent complaint. Many posts lack pictures. You almost have to be nerd to post photos. I figured out a way to do it, but the convoluted process requires 3 devices. I am not sure how long my technique...
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    Anyone have the Victorinox Minichamp?

    Yes, the blade was scavenged from a Spyderco knife. It was a little narrow for the slot, so it has a washer next to it. The tweezers head is Mokume Gane.
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    What Type of Stainless Liners

    Not many users carry a knife on their placket nor take long bicycle rides in hot weather. My sweat is more powerful than the chemicals used in accelerated corrosion testing as used to subject automotive painted and plated parts to an environment (steam and salt) simulating 5 years of actual wear...
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    What Type of Stainless Liners

    I have made many such trips. The liners were raw 400 series stainless, probably 410 or 420. I took no pictures, but I wish I would have. The condition of those parts might have caused Benchmade to upgrade their materials for both liners and springs.
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    Anyone have the Victorinox Minichamp?

    My custom Ti Mini Champ has an added blade and a pocket clip.
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    What Type of Stainless Liners

    Interesting story. I went on a bicycle camping trip (1000 mi.) in Wisconsin in early August. Temperatures well into the 90’s. The 940 was a closed back Carbon fiber handle with a D-2 reverse tango blade. I luckily switched the blade out for an S-30-V with a clip point. I carried the knife in the...
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    The Official Lanyard Thread

    The handle on that particular model was molded in one piece so there are no rivets on the butt end. A lanyard hole was enlarged to 1/4’ diameter. Since I did that modification, 3/16” diameter push pins have become available so future mods will utilize a smaller hole.
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    Recommend me a sharpening system, please.

    Thanks, I made the clevises out of split 1”X 3” box channel. The right and left threaded rod ends are used for the turnbuckles.
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    Everyone's latest acquisitions!

    Never had a Cold Steel knife nor a Kris. Killed 2 birds with 1 stone.
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    Recommend me a sharpening system, please.

    I made an oversized V jig. It works well for reprofiling and large knives. I still use a Sharpmaker for touch up. One side is 15* off vertical, the other 20*, but it is adjustable. Many different stones can be used.
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    Tacticlol Knives II: The Return of Ridiculous

    Drop forged kitchen knives are usually made from a fat wire which is heated to red hot before the top die smacks it lying on the lower die. The forming is done without a crank on the upper die because an improperly heated wire placed in the works would break everything. The weight of the upper...
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    Tacticlol Knives II: The Return of Ridiculous

    Top to bottom: AUS 10 A, S-90-V, and Stellite 6-K.
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    What Type of Stainless Liners

    I would be happy to try some counterfeit liners as I have experienced catastrophic failures with “400 series” Benchmade liners utilizing Carbon fiber scales in 940 series knives. The only thing notable about 400 series stainlesses is their cheap prices.
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    knife for cutting climbing rope?

    All of the Oxygen tank wrenches I have seen look like this.
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    knife for cutting climbing rope?

    Ueli Steck designed a mountain climbing knife for Wenger. The hex holes in the blade are for snow boarders. The scales are Titanium. The red button unlocks the main blade.
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    The Sunday Picture Show (November 28, 2021)

    Thanks for the show Roger. Those Tom Turkeys need a new aftershave lotion. This BG-42 blade has been modified to fit the old model Selector.
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