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post #1321 of 1737

Ugh kind of regretting the lansky sharpener atm...Sharpened my fixed blade of 404a steel, thought I got it good, was able to shave arm/leg hair easy enough. I found it odd during sharpening that one side required much more work to get the angle set on the blade, but I used the permanant marker method, and it took it all off. 

 

Either way, the other day I went to cut a rubber hose at work, and now its dull as piss on one side, and what feels relatively sharp on the other. Not sharp enough to shave though. Im assuming the manufactuer used two different angles on the blade sides? 

post #1322 of 1737
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Ugh kind of regretting the lansky sharpener atm...Sharpened my fixed blade of 404a steel, thought I got it good, was able to shave arm/leg hair easy enough. I found it odd during sharpening that one side required much more work to get the angle set on the blade, but I used the permanant marker method, and it took it all off. 

 

Either way, the other day I went to cut a rubber hose at work, and now its dull as piss on one side, and what feels relatively sharp on the other. Not sharp enough to shave though. Im assuming the manufactuer used two different angles on the blade sides? 


Lol I use a lansky too.

 

Try using just the medium stone, and instead of pushing pull. It prevents any rolling of the edge. As you're finishing up gradually move to less pressure and give each side a "wipe" just to clear any burrs that may form.

 

polished edges yo

 

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post #1323 of 1737

is there a Problem in using Pullthru sharpeners?

 

i have a chinese water stone thats idk how old.. but my Mom tells me to use it instead of buying a sharpener. only because we have it.

 

 

 

But are Stones better than Pullthru Sharpeners?

and whats the Problem with Pullthru sharpeners?

 

 

because i wanna keep my kitchen knives sharp, and my Balisongs Sharper

post #1324 of 1737
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Lol I use a lansky too.

Try using just the medium stone, and instead of pushing pull. It prevents any rolling of the edge. As you're finishing up gradually move to less pressure and give each side a "wipe" just to clear any burrs that may form.

polished edges yo


My blades look the same when sharpened, polished and clean, but they perform poorly. And yeah i know the more passes to lighten up on pressure.
post #1325 of 1737
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29 Knives. It's a custom by Christopher Olofson. Tanto blade of S30V with burled ash handles.

http://www.edcknives.com/brands/29-Knives.html

 

 

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I like balisongs because they're very reliable as knives. They're fun to play with as toys, but when it gets down to it.. they're relatively low maintenance knives that are tough and look cool :)

 

I have like 4 but they are all very cheep ones, still very sharp but very cheep. I use them so often*idle hands* that they tend to break. I was going to buy a bench made one...but I have a very hard time dropping $350 on a knife that sole use will be a  plaything. I new regret asking you where you bought that knife as I now want to spend nearly 700$ on the Kris balisong.


Edited by WhiteCrow - 8/8/12 at 1:25pm
post #1326 of 1737

BENCHMADE is the best production knife made in the US.  (do not buy the Chinese models)   There are many/many custom knife makers in the US.  My favorite is not expensive.  The Benchmade Griptillion. (full size)

post #1327 of 1737

yeah I think ima start saving for a bench made. Those custom 29 knifes are really nice but far to rich for my blood.

post #1328 of 1737
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BENCHMADE is the best production knife made in the US.  (do not buy the Chinese models)   There are many/many custom knife makers in the US.  My favorite is not expensive.  The Benchmade Griptillion. (full size)

Wrong.  There are plenty of others that are equal or better than Benchmade.

post #1329 of 1737
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Wrong.  There are plenty of others that are equal or better than Benchmade.

 


They are few and far between. I think for people who like looking at knives they're also very good too. Kershaw fails at delivering product on time so I don't like them.

 

I think Benchmade is a taste neutral, well rounded knife.

post #1330 of 1737

i always grab a spyderco over a benchmade. i liked the rift, but it was far too heavy as edc. with the endura i get similar blade length on less than half the weight. the new benchmade (forgot name) from same designer as the rift looks also great. after years of knife carrying, i stopped on the expencive models and wear swiss pocket knifes. much more sheeple friendly here in germany and almost as usable as lets say a sebenza.

post #1331 of 1737
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i always grab a spyderco over a benchmade. i liked the rift, but it was far too heavy as edc. with the endura i get similar blade length on less than half the weight. the new benchmade (forgot name) from same designer as the rift looks also great. after years of knife carrying, i stopped on the expencive models and wear swiss pocket knifes. much more sheeple friendly here in germany and almost as usable as lets say a sebenza.

 

Spyderco builds a superior knife to Benchmade for the money, but that wasn't always the case.


I always regarded them as weird and ugly looking but the public opinion of them changed over the years I guess.

post #1332 of 1737
maybe ugly looking, but bladeshape and grind of most spydercos is superior for general cutting tasks. for example i love benchmade 940, but food prep is a torture compared to a delica.
post #1333 of 1737

anyone have any experiance with Bear & Son knives? I found this http://www.bladeops.com/Bear-Son-Cocobola-Butterfly-Knife-5-CB17-p/bcb17.htm and it looks nice. But I have never even heard of the brand name...then again thats not saying a lot as I have never heard of 29 and they seem to make great knives.

post #1334 of 1737
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anyone have any experiance with Bear & Son knives? I found this http://www.bladeops.com/Bear-Son-Cocobola-Butterfly-Knife-5-CB17-p/bcb17.htm and it looks nice. But I have never even heard of the brand name...then again thats not saying a lot as I have never heard of 29 and they seem to make great knives.


i own a Bear and Son 114B as my first starter Butterfly knife, and B&S officially does recommend it as a good starter knife, or beginners balisong.

 

I like it so far, Till i get me a nicer knife. whether im getting a Legit Pinoysteel.com FHM knife, or a Bradley Kimura. to upgrade.

I've had the knife for quite some time, i think 2 Months so far and its not broken yet. The pin construction is still intact and makes the knife last longer.

Only had to sharpen it 2 times, To test my Freehand sharpening water-stone that i've been practicing with my family kitchen knives.

its a good buy for 35$. and a DECENT flipper, i use it as a Utility Knife. and a potential self-defense knife but, Virginia Beach is still considered one of the  Safest cities.. so i wont have to worry TOO much..

 

Though, im not sure of their pricier models, that are 50$ and up. im sure they might be better than their 113 and 114 models.

But i can tell you, their Warranty Info about Balisongs is a bit Dodgy..

 

i recommend it, least its made in the USA unlike buying any sorta CCC

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