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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by MolokaiRider, Jun 7, 2018.
Thanks for the kind words. It’s a 1985 Toyota 4Runner.
Very nice vehicle
What does the zinc anode do?
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!
Boats have them affixed to the hull in strategic places.
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.
What exactly were you whittling...?
I like how you think.
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
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.
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.
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.
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)?
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!
Is that a bk15 in a kydex sheath? If so, where is the sheath from?
Looks like a BK7.
@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.
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.
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.
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.