Hawaii Knife Life - daily use for work and play

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by MolokaiRider, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Thanks for the kind words. It’s a 1985 Toyota 4Runner.

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  2. RLB0414

    RLB0414

    46
    Apr 1, 2014
    Very nice vehicle
     
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  3. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy

    Aug 21, 2014
    What does the zinc anode do?
     
  4. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    They do the same thing on boats/ships! Zincs will corrode first before anything else! It's like magic! I'm sure there is some. scientific bs behind it! So the zincs are.the.sacrificial lamb so to speak. They corrode before steel and when they are gone you just add another!
     
  5. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Yup.

    Boats have them affixed to the hull in strategic places.
     
  6. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Did a little off-roading to a secluded beach this morning. Carried the Kershaw Dividend in the surf shorts to handle Musubi cutting duty.

    We will see how the steel and liners handle salt water.
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  7. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Oatmeal Pecan is better than Chocolate-chip. Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
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  8. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Ha!

    I like how you think.


    :)
     
  9. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    I am NOT making this up...as I read these posts and am typing this, ZZ Top's "Woke Up with Wood" came up on my playlist:eek::D
     
  10. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Got a good deal on a Kershaw Camp 10, and it just arrived. I wanted to put it next to a BK9, but my user is in a different truck and I’m too lazy to dig out my spare.
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    It feels pretty good over all. I like the high saber grind more than the low one on the SP53. The handle is thinner, but has lots of room to move forward and back.

    It came packaged well, with plastic wrap around the blade with oil. Nice touch.

    Should be fun playing with. I can already see it seems like one of those knives that in theory should work great for light de-limbing and bucking.

    The sheath is pretty nice too. I like the carry options, and the plastic is fairly thick. We will see how the 65mn (1065 equivalent?) holds up.
     
  11. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Sharpened my son’s 119 up today. He has harvested many deer so far and loves it. I do too! Such a great classic design and performer.
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  12. Mikel_24

    Mikel_24

    Sep 19, 2007
    I must say I don't quite like the looks of this line of Buck but everyone says it is a great design and solid knife (for hunting purposes at least). Being no hunter at all, and using my blades more for general utility or wood works, I usually favour the full flat grinds (or full convex) more.

    What sharpening means do you use with such a big array of knives put into use in a daily basis? Do you use paper wheels or any other power fancy equipment (Worksharp, Timken or something) or just plain old freehand on stones (be it natural, ceramic, diamond, etc)?

    Mikel
     
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  13. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I can understand the polarizing looks of the 119. It’s hollow grind is pretty good for game, it’s affordable, the sheath works great, and the warranty is excellent. That, added with it’s long tradition makes it a good choice for us. It also cleans up very easy, and sharpens in minutes with ease.

    For my big choppers I use a bastard file to remove chips or rolls, then a King K80 water stone to finish. The K80 wears out pretty quick though. I go through a stone in about two years and then replace.

    For the smaller blades, I mostly freehand DMT Diafold pocket stones. They cut fast, and get results fast. I’m not really interested in high polish edges. Knives get dull and I don’t have interest in spending lots of time making a beautiful edge that I don’t need.

    If needed, I use the Sharpmaker for light touch up. For profiling smaller blades I use a KME. I also play around with a Smiths Tri-Stone. For my Kitchen knives, I use a honing rod. The Old Hickory knives respond REALLY well to a steel hone. I suppose it’s the nature of the soft steel.

    I have been thinking about trying the Ken Onion Worksharp for my larger blades. I am attracted to the ease of use and fast results.

    Hope all is well!
     
  14. kowalski7

    kowalski7

    60
    Dec 21, 2011
    Is that a bk15 in a kydex sheath? If so, where is the sheath from?
     
  15. Buellrider

    Buellrider Gold Member Gold Member

    221
    Jan 17, 2016
    Looks like a BK7.
     
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  16. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    @Buellrider is correct. It’s a Becker BK7 in a sheath by @azwelke.

    I have three of his sheaths now, and they are fantastic. They fit tight, no rattle, and he ships fast.
     
  17. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    The BK15 has been discontinued, which is a bummer. I love the blade profile and wish I picked a couple up back in the day.
     
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  18. kowalski7

    kowalski7

    60
    Dec 21, 2011
    Bk7 second down? Looks like a smaller knife along the lines of a bk15. Sorry my posts are a bit jumbled, couldn't figure out the quote system.
     
  19. kowalski7

    kowalski7

    60
    Dec 21, 2011
  20. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    To the person who did not even slow down or stop after running over and killing my friend this morning, I will try very hard to forgive you.

    To my little man, I love and miss you already. I am so sorry I did not protect you better. You were an absolute joy in my life, and will be remembered forever as a part of my family.

    I love you Dubie. Sleep well my friend.
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