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Old 28-08-2015, 12:38 PM   #8056
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Valid point. But there are probably a great many tasks that could be performed more cost effectively with anything other than a folding knife.

That being said, I'm pretty sure this thread isn't exactly filled with spec-ops/ninja/outdoorsman types that specifically NEED fancy knives either.

Guess I was thinking along the lines of a 'luxury' item that performs a function but is also cooler give as a gift than say a pair of scissors.

Whatever the case, I guess the Skyline doesn't really match the requirements. Will take your suggestion and look into H1 blade. Thanks.
yes, for a gift, I would recommend that you take a look at the following 2 knives (no fisherman would refuse a nice knife for a gift, in my experience. They may not want to buy it themselves but they sure as hell are damn pleased when they get a good knife )

http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/SP9...ow-FRN-Handles

http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/SP8...ow-FRN-Handles

https://boyeknives.com/

OR a nice folding fillet knife (great if your fisherman likes to fillet and cook his fish at site) or alternatively, a folding kitchen knife (check out AGRussell)

OR stainless Mora knives (cheap, and good with nice thin blades - perfect for fishing) if you're ok with fixed blades

OR stainless douk-douks (especially the ones with the yellow scales) - the blades are easy to sharpen, thin (important for fish as you don't want to bruise the flesh) and easily packable:

http://www.couteaux-berthier.com/cog...s,us,3,150.cfm

Happy hunting....errr....fishing

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Old 28-08-2015, 03:06 PM   #8057
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hey guys, any tips on how to oil (what oil to use) and how to sharpen the knives? trying to take care of the army sog
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Old 28-08-2015, 04:28 PM   #8058
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hey guys, any tips on how to oil (what oil to use) and how to sharpen the knives? trying to take care of the army sog
I believe you mean the SAF-issue Victorinox.

For oiling, I just use plain old Singer oil. It is around $1 at most hardware/DIY shops. Food-safe and cheap. Just point it down the pivot areas, squeeze 1-2 drops, open and close the knife a little bit and wipe off the excess.

It may attract pocket lint and dust in the pivot, I don't find that to be that big of a problem (especially when you are going to be just storing it in the nylon pouch on your ILBV).

As for sharpening, I'm not too sure what to recommend to you. I personally use a DMT Aligner Kit, which comes with a serrations sharpener. I believe the knife is partially serrated so that it is low maintenance for the average soldier.

But hey, I was an office drone during my NS days, what do I know?

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Old 28-08-2015, 07:19 PM   #8059
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I believe you mean the SAF-issue Victorinox.

For oiling, I just use plain old Singer oil. It is around $1 at most hardware/DIY shops. Food-safe and cheap. Just point it down the pivot areas, squeeze 1-2 drops, open and close the knife a little bit and wipe off the excess.

It may attract pocket lint and dust in the pivot, I don't find that to be that big of a problem (especially when you are going to be just storing it in the nylon pouch on your ILBV).

As for sharpening, I'm not too sure what to recommend to you. I personally use a DMT Aligner Kit, which comes with a serrations sharpener. I believe the knife is partially serrated so that it is low maintenance for the average soldier.

But hey, I was an office drone during my NS days, what do I know?
haha cheers. I was issued the SOG multitool during tekong days. would normal kitchen knife stone be ok for sharpening serrated blades?
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Old 28-08-2015, 07:51 PM   #8060
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haha cheers. I was issued the SOG multitool during tekong days. would normal kitchen knife stone be ok for sharpening serrated blades?
I'm not sure how wide the serrations are on that. You could try using the edge of the stone to get into the serrations and sharpen them. But most people would recommend some form of rod-type of sharpener for serrations.
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Old 29-08-2015, 11:52 AM   #8061
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I believe SOG was issued by SAF in the past. SOG has the best pliers.

As for serrations - you need to understand the mechanics behind sharpening serrations. At the factory, the serrations are ground in by using a wheel with the serration pattern ground in the wheel - so some have the spyderco type serrations some have the cold steel type etc. In order to sharpen serrations properly, you need to be able to get into the edge of the serrations which means that the contact point of the abrasive has to be similar or smaller in diameter to each 'serration'.

Most serrations sharpeners are either a rod type (conical) (DMT) so that you only need one rod to get into each serration. Some use the corners of a stone to 'slide' in and out of each serration (spyderco sharpmaker, gatco etc).

I like the sharpmaker as it is versatile - you can sharpen both the serrations and the plain edge in one stroke. To strop the serration (if you want to polish it a little, although it kinda defeats the point), just use a small diameter shoelace, rub some stropping compound in it and slide it up and down each serration.

[I hate serrations but they have their place for cutting nylon rope]. Personally I would send it back to factory - I've never seen anyone sharpen serrations better than factory, although a lot of steel is removed at factory.
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Old 29-08-2015, 01:28 PM   #8062
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I believe SOG was issued by SAF in the past. SOG has the best pliers.

As for serrations - you need to understand the mechanics behind sharpening serrations. At the factory, the serrations are ground in by using a wheel with the serration pattern ground in the wheel - so some have the spyderco type serrations some have the cold steel type etc. In order to sharpen serrations properly, you need to be able to get into the edge of the serrations which means that the contact point of the abrasive has to be similar or smaller in diameter to each 'serration'.

Most serrations sharpeners are either a rod type (conical) (DMT) so that you only need one rod to get into each serration. Some use the corners of a stone to 'slide' in and out of each serration (spyderco sharpmaker, gatco etc).

I like the sharpmaker as it is versatile - you can sharpen both the serrations and the plain edge in one stroke. To strop the serration (if you want to polish it a little, although it kinda defeats the point), just use a small diameter shoelace, rub some stropping compound in it and slide it up and down each serration.

[I hate serrations but they have their place for cutting nylon rope]. Personally I would send it back to factory - I've never seen anyone sharpen serrations better than factory, although a lot of steel is removed at factory.
Or in the case of SOG, you should be able to buy a replacement blade. In that case, you might even be able to choose the plain edge instead to save you trouble for future sharpening.
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Old 29-08-2015, 02:41 PM   #8063
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Dremeil with the right bit works too!
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Old 30-08-2015, 02:56 PM   #8064
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Guys,does Vpost or Comgateway allow forwarding of knives from Amazon? Folders and fixed blades under 5 inches. I plan to order them in these 2 days. Thanks.
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Old 30-08-2015, 07:00 PM   #8065
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CGW - folders should be ok. fixed blades (outside of kitchen knives) - no so far, but they were big uns. I'm not sure of smallish fixies, but you don't want to risk it - if you use CGW and they don't deliver, you'll have to pay a fair bit to get it returned to Amazon.

Never used Vpost.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:10 PM   #8066
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Guys,does Vpost or Comgateway allow forwarding of knives from Amazon? Folders and fixed blades under 5 inches. I plan to order them in these 2 days. Thanks.
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Never used vpost, they won't sent for you. It won't works. They have a lot of restriction. U will end up need return to seller in Amazon or discard package. Think they open each package.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:18 PM   #8067
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Guys,does Vpost or Comgateway allow forwarding of knives from Amazon? Folders and fixed blades under 5 inches. I plan to order them in these 2 days. Thanks.
They are some sites sent directly, according to them successfully received by buyer. I did try in other country and it successfully received., but keep in mind, knife must folded and in box.. Last advise, don't use package forwarder like vpost, u will end up lost everything.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:27 PM   #8068
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Guys,does Vpost or Comgateway allow forwarding of knives from Amazon? Folders and fixed blades under 5 inches. I plan to order them in these 2 days. Thanks.
If u used amazan, kindly don't use free shipping or standard shipment,please used parity shipment.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:20 PM   #8069
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Thanks elingtey.

Any international sites that ship direct to sg? Spyerdco Endura 4 Wave, ESEE Laser Strike and Izula. Edgepedition has the ESEEs, it's an alternative I might use.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:23 PM   #8070
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CGW - folders should be ok. fixed blades (outside of kitchen knives) - no so far, but they were big uns. I'm not sure of smallish fixies, but you don't want to risk it - if you use CGW and they don't deliver, you'll have to pay a fair bit to get it returned to Amazon.

Never used Vpost.
I checked CGW,complies with IATA regulations barring "swords and knives", vPOST don't do knives.

Need another sales channel to get the stuff.
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