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Old 06-11-2015, 06:28 PM   #8236
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Kabar Bk2 or Bk7 for utilitarian purpose?
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:43 AM   #8237
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Kabar Bk2 or Bk7 for utilitarian purpose?
Get a mora 😁
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:49 AM   #8238
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Get a mora 😁
Thanks will read up on it...our local brick motar shop got carry?

Btw will there be issue if i carry knife in check in luggage for oversea trekking trip?

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Old 07-11-2015, 11:30 AM   #8239
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Thanks will read up on it...our local brick motar shop got carry?

Btw will there be issue if i carry knife in check in luggage for oversea trekking trip?
depends on which country, but so far no issue for:

- Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, US, Korea, NZ, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand

from personal experience. YMMV. if you are kitted out for trekking, nobody will bat an eyelid on a Mora.

There are some local sellers for Moras (I don't know who) but many of us buy online. Knifecenter is a good source for moras, as is ebay.

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Old 07-11-2015, 11:32 AM   #8240
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uncle vespa must sell the ZT801 today

[revised, see posts below]. Will deliver if you're in bukit panjang area. This weekend only! Must sell. I don't think you can find it cheaper anywhere else
Ok, uncle vespa is now offering the cheapest ZT0801 in Singapore now. [revised, see posts below]. and if you live around the bukit panjang area, uncle vespa will also deliver! Only USD and only paypal please. Valid for this weekend only!!! Vespa's price is firm but fair and still cheaper than dealers, even before factoring shipping :p
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:25 PM   #8241
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Kabar Bk2 or Bk7 for utilitarian purpose?
I would say the BK2 because of its drop point.

For Moras, you can check this guy out. You'd probably overpay a little bit depending on the model you get, but he's located in SG, so it's all good.
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:47 PM   #8242
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I would say the BK2 because of its drop point.

For Moras, you can check this guy out. You'd probably overpay a little bit depending on the model you get, but he's located in SG, so it's all good.
A couple of dollars isn't overpaying, it's being efficient!

Grab the Companion MG in stainless (better for food prep). Akai didn't mention where he's going trekking, so most utility stuff can be handled by that knife. For cooking, it's better to pack a separate, thin cooking blade (you can find those for like $10 or less). Believe me, most people won't bring any blades and they'll be trying to prepare food using SAK and leathermans with small blades when a simple $10 cheap knife will do it much better. Every trip I go on, nobody bothers to bring a knife and then they want to borrow my good knife and destroy the edge or use it as a hammer, etc
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:21 PM   #8243
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Bump....someone has gotta appreciate this deal but wait, I will throw in additional freebies...

hello all, bumping for some more views.

What I'm including with the Marfione Custom Anax (apart from everything it came with - knife is MINT): Tadgear Mean T-skull patch (OD), Tadgear GITD logo patch, USN (Usual Suspects Network) Goat Decal, and a special decal from a very special unit - you can't buy this I believe

What I'm including with the Hinderer Custom Spearpoint (and a pic to show you that the skull tab has been removed and the standard tab reinstalled) - a sterling silver bead from RevHartz - fantastic handwork here. If you don't like the silver bead, I can throw in an extra orange G10 scale too! That's usd60 value!



Ok, another offer for this weekend only!

Marfione Custom Anax for [revised, see posts below]! Plus you get all the freebies pictured there (some pretty cool stuff). Note: The dealers are selling the Anax for USD750 plus shipping, which costs more than $25 typically and you have to wait and pay GST too. Here's something else - I am quite particular about these safe queens, so you don't have to risk buying from some guy who sells it cheap only to find out when you get it that it has some issues. I've been through that myself so I appreciate the situation well.

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Old 07-11-2015, 01:52 PM   #8244
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Every trip I go on, nobody bothers to bring a knife and then they want to borrow my good knife and destroy the edge or use it as a hammer, etc
Literally this. Then when you try to introduce some good starter knives for them to buy, they'll say it is "expensive" when they have no qualms on dropping cash on other goods like watches.
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Literally this. Then when you try to introduce some good starter knives for them to buy, they'll say it is "expensive" when they have no qualms on dropping cash on other goods like watches.
that's why it's better to go trekking with knifeknuts. everybody has their own knives, you get to field trial other knives and outgoor gear too
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:17 PM   #8246
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Hi , any experts on classification of knives can pm me. i need to ask an opinion if my knives are classified as scheduled weapon or not. it is important please help.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:04 AM   #8247
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Hi , any experts on classification of knives can pm me. i need to ask an opinion if my knives are classified as scheduled weapon or not. it is important please help.
what knives? you can PM me.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:08 AM   #8248
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Lets talk about edges and sharpening. What sharpening system do you use? Sharpening angle and steel type? V grind or convex grind? Microbevel? How fine of a grit do you go up to? Does a high polish edge work better or a coarse one for your usage? What tests do you use to determine adequate sharpness? Printing paper? Magazine paper? toilet tissue?
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:52 PM   #8249
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Lets talk about edges and sharpening. What sharpening system do you use? Sharpening angle and steel type? V grind or convex grind? Microbevel? How fine of a grit do you go up to? Does a high polish edge work better or a coarse one for your usage? What tests do you use to determine adequate sharpness? Printing paper? Magazine paper? toilet tissue?
I have used a variety of methods/systems. Right now I use benchstones (a variety of grits) for kitchen knives, quick touch ups on folders and long blades (like parangs). They work very well for carbon steels and steels which don't have a high amounts of vanadium carbides. The S90/110/ZDP just skips over my benchstones.

For perfectly ground edges, I have a friend who is kind enough to utilize his edgepro apex skills for me. I used to own it but the learning curve is there (plus the cleaning of the metal dust etc) and I got tired after awhile. I feel that everyone should be able to freehand.

I don't think one can freehand as consistently as a set-angle jig, UNLESS, you are sharpening for hours each day - like those togishis or professional sharpeners as you won't build muscle memory. The jigs/system help you achieve the same or better without having to invest in thousands of hours of building muscle memory.

I have a leather strop as well, to align the edge and remove the burrs.

The thing about freehand sharpening is that, I know I can pack a simple stone on a trekking trip and I can touch up my edges in the field. I don't think you can lug along an EP or a Wicked Edge or a belt sander etc on those trips.

What I'd really like is to have a nice horizontal belt sander set up (with a small footprint) and a way of having a jig installed for consistent edges. That would be the bee's knees.

As for the type of edge - it depends on the knife and application. I don't like mirror edges and I don't need my edges to split hair. I do want my edges to shave and cut well. The geometry of the blade is as important as the edge itself.
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:01 PM   #8250
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Can see from your pictures that all your knives have very well maintained or pristine edges. Wish I can free hand as that well. Only tried on my chinese kitchen cleaver. Was able to get it to shaving/ newspaper sharpness. But the grind wasn't perfect. One side is shallower and it's convex instead of v. And good knows what's the angle. But guess that's a given with free hand sharpening? Not confident enough to try on my expensive knives. Have bought a sharpmaker but it doesn't match the angles on both my coldsteels.
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