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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

 

Stay away from B&S unless it's their Bear-Song sub-brand. 

 

I flip a lot of custom balisongs as well as collect other custom folders.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/LordChrisHimself?feature=guide

 

If anybody has any Busse, Swamp Rat, or Scrapyard knives, please PM me. I really would like to try one out and I don't want to get raped by the secondary market. In fact, I don't even need to buy it, if I like it, I'll gladly pay the rape-price no problem.

 



Any explanation why?

besides i hear that B&S knives are better-than-average for Cheap Balisongs in its range.

 

so any recommendations to any other Starter knives around the 20-40$ range?

post #1293 of 1747
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Originally Posted by PinoyPogiman View Post

 



Any explanation why?

besides i hear that B&S knives are better-than-average for Cheap Balisongs in its range.

 

so any recommendations to any other Starter knives around the 20-40$ range?

 

Just see if you can make the stretch to get a Kimura, Bear and Sons has a new one called the B400 that just came out that I bought today

post #1294 of 1747
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Just see if you can make the stretch to get a Kimura, Bear and Sons has a new one called the B400 that just came out that I bought today


i ordered a B&S 114B from bladeplay...

i am yet to see how long it'd last before i make a step up into collecting balisongs.

but a step up, I really know that if i do, im seeking at some Bradley butterflies. since everyone talks about the affordability of their Kimura line.

 

I also didnt want to start my interest with a crappy Chinese balisong, i dont want a Chinese-made balisong at all...

but i really want to get a legit Philippine balisong.. i just wonder if it'd be okay to have some relatives give one to me from there..

post #1295 of 1747

is it possible for Folding knives/ Spring assist knives to actually close on someones hand?......

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is it possible for Folding knives/ Spring assist knives to actually close on someones hand?......

 

Yes.

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is it possible for Folding knives/ Spring assist knives to actually close on someones hand?......

 

No. A lock is a lock, you'd have to count on the lock failing to get hurt. If you go with a good brand, they won't fail unless you're doing something grossly wrong.

 

Assisted openers release torsion bar tension to help kick the blade out, it's harder to close than a traditional manual folder because you're storing kinetic energy when you're closing the knife manually.

post #1298 of 1747
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

 

No. A lock is a lock, you'd have to count on the lock failing to get hurt. If you go with a good brand, they won't fail unless you're doing something grossly wrong.

 

Assisted openers release torsion bar tension to help kick the blade out, it's harder to close than a traditional manual folder because you're storing kinetic energy when you're closing the knife manually.


then i suppose those Cold Steel knives must really be good... with all the actual tests they've done to try to break/ override the lock.

 

but another question:

would you consider a Butterfly knife as a good choice for some work.

in this case: is 440C steel good for doing cutting like what?

and how much work would i be doing to the knife to start resharpening

post #1299 of 1747
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then i suppose those Cold Steel knives must really be good... with all the actual tests they've done to try to break/ override the lock.

 

but another question:

would you consider a Butterfly knife as a good choice for some work.

in this case: is 440C steel good for doing cutting like what?

and how much work would i be doing to the knife to start resharpening

 

 

Cold steel is one of the most unethical conglomerates in the knife business. Their tri-ad lock is very legit though and thats all thanks to renowned custom knife maker, Andrew Demko who makes a gorgeous piece, not due to any true ingenuity from CS.

 

1. Yes, it's maintenance free. I use a balisong for cable work in place of a wire cutter/dike sometimes.

2. I don't get hung up on blade steels too much, 440C is very proven and really no steel is good steel unless the blade geometry and heat treat is right. For example Bark River Knife and Tool build really tough fixed blades with a convex (domed) blade geometry out of A2 (common tool steel) but with superior heat treat and edge/blade grinds, their knives can stand toe to toe with the good steels and due to their overwhelmingly good fit and finish, rival many customs for the money as well. I recently discovered that brand.

3. If you buy a Benchmade, Spyderco, or other known maker, they resharpen for free + the cost of shipping. It takes about a week to two weeks, but usually they refinish the knife for you as well. Decent knife sharpening equipment is around $30 and is easy to learn on, but for me I have multiple knives anyway plus my equipment doesn't allow me to put a better edge on than the factory. You'd need waterstones and lots of time to do that.

 

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I carried A2 blades in Service and it held an edge as well as anything I've used, but I couldn't tell you who made it. In demo we used CuBe which is a really interesting blade in a lot of ways, but obviously can't hold an edge. A very specific tool. Our flyers carry Ti now.

post #1301 of 1747
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Originally Posted by Chris_Himself View Post

 

 

Cold steel is one of the most unethical conglomerates in the knife business. Their tri-ad lock is very legit though and thats all thanks to renowned custom knife maker, Andrew Demko who makes a gorgeous piece, not due to any true ingenuity from CS.

 

1. Yes, it's maintenance free. I use a balisong for cable work in place of a wire cutter/dike sometimes.

2. I don't get hung up on blade steels too much, 440C is very proven and really no steel is good steel unless the blade geometry and heat treat is right. For example Bark River Knife and Tool build really tough fixed blades with a convex (domed) blade geometry out of A2 (common tool steel) but with superior heat treat and edge/blade grinds, their knives can stand toe to toe with the good steels and due to their overwhelmingly good fit and finish, rival many customs for the money as well. I recently discovered that brand.

3. If you buy a Benchmade, Spyderco, or other known maker, they resharpen for free + the cost of shipping. It takes about a week to two weeks, but usually they refinish the knife for you as well. Decent knife sharpening equipment is around $30 and is easy to learn on, but for me I have multiple knives anyway plus my equipment doesn't allow me to put a better edge on than the factory. You'd need waterstones and lots of time to do that.

 

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Chris, how old are your sons?

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Chris, how old are your sons?

 

If it's because of the catalog, I'm actually 23 and I ride BMX. It's great exercise because you're huffing and puffing to keep up with the guys on the bigger bikes. Try doing 10 miles on one of those and tell me you're not tired LOL. They're also really durable and low maintenance for what they are.


That question made my day :)

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If it's because of the catalog, I'm actually 23 and I ride BMX. It's great exercise because you're huffing and puffing to keep up with the guys on the bigger bikes. Try doing 10 miles on one of those and tell me you're not tired LOL. They're also really durable and low maintenance for what they are.


That question made my day :)

Hahaha, my 8yo has a couple Felts and rides skatepark. Yup, the DansComp. 

post #1304 of 1747
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If it's because of the catalog, I'm actually 23 and I ride BMX. It's great exercise because you're huffing and puffing to keep up with the guys on the bigger bikes. Try doing 10 miles on one of those and tell me you're not tired LOL. They're also really durable and low maintenance for what they are.


That question made my day :)

I was a roadie and track cyclist in my teens/20s. I had the Kilo track record in Kenosha for a time. Yeah, I can't imagine what your VO2 has to be to push a 9T rear freewheel on a hill climb.

post #1305 of 1747

Skatepark-Fi = where's the thread?  I'm down for that, but I usually try to kick the BMX riders out of the skatepark because their pegs ruin the coping for skateboarders.  Sorry for threadcrapping.

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