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Old 10-06-2009, 09:38 AM   #796
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I went up to blade forum to read up on maintenance and sharpening. However, there is a huge scope on different type of methods.

Can anyone bring some light to this?
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Did some read up and different grits of stones are mentioned. What are the different grits for?
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Any recommendation for sharpening tools that does the job properly? As a beginner, I will not know how to sharpen by hands.
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Edit: Other than Ikea, where can we get pure food grade mineral oil in SG?
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Old 19-06-2009, 04:12 PM   #797
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Anyone know where to get leather strops and diamond paste locally? I feel it's silly to order that online and wait for 2 weeks before being able to use.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:10 PM   #798
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US Federal law is changing the law of knifes.. wondering how these knife laws there will affect the design and ordering of knives into Singapore..
little video about how even folders are now being labelled switchblades.. damn~
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:19 PM   #799
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Shh. Don't give Big Brother ideas...
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Old 14-07-2009, 03:24 PM   #800
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Hi guys, sorry if I go off-track a bit ar.

I know this is a knife collectors thread, however are there any sword collectors amongst you guys as well? I'm quite the sword enthusiast myself however most of my knowledge and interest is centered around katanas.

So yea, was wondering, have any of ya tried ordering swords (sharp and/or unsharp) off the net? Care to share with me how to go about customs declaration and such?

Cause as far as I know, theres a $20 fee for 14-day licence per import. However, I'm kinda skeptical as to whether it is mandatory to purchase the licence first before we can place an import order, or can we just order first, then pay the licence fee when collecting the sword from customs?

Will appreciate the help guys!
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Old 25-07-2009, 10:03 AM   #801
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Haven't been on this thread for a while... hope everyone is still interested in knives. Manage to score a few new ones last few months. Following are on the way to SG.

- Kershaw JYDII
- Kershaw JYDII Titanium SG2
- Spyderco Ocelot

With any luck I'd also have the following knives in by the end of the month...

- Spyderco Lum Chinese Folder
- Spyderco Lava
- Spyderco Millitary Orange

Spyderco has been coming out with a lot of new knives last 1 month and they're bleeding my wallet dry. For those who have seen the Spyderco Tenacious the smaller version (2/3 the size) should hit the stores at the end of the month. Same steel, G10 handles and linerlock. MSRP is USD50 but I expect it to be available online for around USD30-35. Very good deal.

Latest version of the Manix with ball bearing lock has hit the stores too. The Manix 2 is priced at USD85 but is an almost new knife compared to the earlier ones. No S30V... Steel has been replaced with 154CM (not too shabby) with a hollow grind. I'd prefer if they kept it to FFG like the original. I'd have snapped up a few if they did. The next version will be FFG and bigger than the original Manix which is crazy as it is already a monster of a folder.

The SageII is out too... and all I can say is... Titanium Framelock! Wish Benchmade would get their act together. This year's offerings are very disappointing. The 760 LFTi is their only nice new knife but it's fraught with QC problems.

Hope to post a bit of knife porn soon...
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Old 25-07-2009, 10:10 AM   #802
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i dun understand, these knives are made of high grade metal. without the oil, they would rust?
If you want rust proof get a Spyderco Salt series. The H1 steel has no carbon as such it does not rust. All parts are H1 steel and titanium. They've tested it in saltwater, various chems and acids and the metal parts survived unscathed. Only part that will "rust" is the etching on the blade. All steel will rust if the conditions are right/ wrong. Some are more rust resistant like 420J but you won't want a knife in 420J unless all you want to do is cut butter all day long. Wash and keep your blades oiled before storing and they'll be OK.
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Old 25-07-2009, 10:12 AM   #803
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pm me if you order again.
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Old 25-07-2009, 10:24 AM   #804
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pm me if you order again.
Latest purchases are from eBay and from BF. What knives are you looking for? PM me...
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Old 26-07-2009, 09:10 PM   #805
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just got myself a range of high grit silicon carbibe sandpaper. Trying to sharpen my dealextreme knife first but its so damn hard. Any tips?? And where can one get a clamp online with shipping?? Total noob here trying to get into the hobby
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Old 26-07-2009, 10:15 PM   #806
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Anyone uses a lanyard to carry your knives? Was thinking of making a lanyard out of the 550 paracord, any idea where to buy those cord for those who have made your own paracord lanyard?
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Anyone uses a lanyard to carry your knives? Was thinking of making a lanyard out of the 550 paracord, any idea where to buy those cord for those who have made your own paracord lanyard?
You don't really need Paracord to make knife lanyards. Most cords will do but obviously braided ropes looks a lot better as they do not fray easily and are a lot smoother. If you want cheap then you can get braided ropes from army mkt but there's not a lot of choices in terms of colour. If you insist on the real deal then try a site called supplycaptain.com. Very good prices and very fast and reasonable shipping rates. Their cord is true 550lbs lines and has a 7strand core, some stores will try to sell you inferior cord at the same price. Not very critical if you are gutting the cord but I do use mine on camping and fishing trips. They have almost every colour and they also stock the thinner 125lbs version which I much prefer.
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just got myself a range of high grit silicon carbibe sandpaper. Trying to sharpen my dealextreme knife first but its so damn hard. Any tips?? And where can one get a clamp online with shipping?? Total noob here trying to get into the hobby
I glue my sandpaper onto glass using spray adhesive. Glass provides a very smooth and flat surface. Go slow and don't force the blade down, the weight of the knife plus a bit more will do. Change side only when you can feel a burr by running your fingernail along the side of the cutting edge. Those knives should be easy to sharpen. No idea what steel they are using. At best AUS8 or 440C, at worst 440A... Whichever it is it should be easy to sharpen.

Good idea learning to sharpen with something cheaper... Less heartache if you mess up. You don't need to spend a lot to get into the hobby. There are plenty of great knives if you are willing to spend a bit more. I like a lot of the stuff that DX sells but be careful with their knives. If the lock fails during heavy use you can injure yourself very very badly. My suggestion for cheap and good are as follows...

Kabar Dozier (spear point, drop point etc. many colours) - Under USD20
Spyderco Tenacious - around USD35
Benchmade Pika - around USD35
Boker Trance - Under USD30
Boker Subcom/Keycom/Wharcom/Rescom - Under USD30
Buck Bantam - under USD30
Buck Vantage - around USD35

Manay many more...
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Old 27-07-2009, 10:28 PM   #809
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mind me pming websites to get those knives?? And if i want my friend to send me a blade from the states, how should my friend package it as?
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Old 27-07-2009, 10:32 PM   #810
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You don't really need Paracord to make knife lanyards. Most cords will do but obviously braided ropes looks a lot better as they do not fray easily and are a lot smoother. If you want cheap then you can get braided ropes from army mkt but there's not a lot of choices in terms of colour. If you insist on the real deal then try a site called supplycaptain.com. Very good prices and very fast and reasonable shipping rates. Their cord is true 550lbs lines and has a 7strand core, some stores will try to sell you inferior cord at the same price. Not very critical if you are gutting the cord but I do use mine on camping and fishing trips. They have almost every colour and they also stock the thinner 125lbs version which I much prefer.
PLus one on supplycaptain for paracord.. they have lotsa colors available and they sell in 100ft length.
I usually get my supplies from them..
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