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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by Deadshort480, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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    It's a Falcon, I don't really use it tho. I bought it like more a piece of artisan art and culture

    Opinel, I would definitely recommend for a functional, durable and pretty affordable piece.
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  2. BeardedCrow

    BeardedCrow Well-Known Member

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    Loving this thread!

    How do I post pictures from iPhone without computer?
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    BeardedCrow Well-Known Member

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    I'll just link photos from online of mine...

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  4. Jeppy

    Jeppy JedHI Vaporist

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    Here's an Anza Tracker I have along with his 12" little brother.

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    I'm having a hard time with pictures for some reason. My edc is a Zero Tolerance folder.
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  5. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    Nice! Which ZT do you carry, Jeppy?
  6. Jeppy

    Jeppy JedHI Vaporist

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    Just a plain black 350. I have some other Blind horse fixed blade knives but have given my son the majority of my knives.
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  7. BeardedCrow

    BeardedCrow Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else sharpen their own knives?

    Or need them sharpened? ;)
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    ShipDit 1%

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  9. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    I sharpen my own. Edge Pro, Sharpmaker, Lansky, diamond stones, water stones, and a bunch of different strops. I do have a Scrapyard Scrapizashi that I want to have a convex edge put on by a hand more skilled than my own. I just can't do a proper job on a 17" blade.

    Jeppy, the 0350 is a sweet blade. I had one for a short while, but ended up upgrading to the bigger 0300 and traded the 0350 for a Spyderco Gayle Bradley. If anyone has about $120 to spend on the only knife you should ever need for your entire life, I highly recommend the Spyderco Gayle Bradley.
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  10. Jeppy

    Jeppy JedHI Vaporist

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    This is what I'd like:
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  11. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    The Wicked Edge is a good system. It is a bit expensive, but can be found used at a cheaper price. The Edge Pro puts a beautiful mirror polish on all my edges. It's cheaper than the Wicked Edge, but there is a slight learning curve. The Edge Pro is also a bit easier to use when it comes to sharpening a recurve edge.
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  12. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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    You can see a ceramic knife sharpener in my second picture. Does a great job w/o risk of damage for the blade
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  13. BeardedCrow

    BeardedCrow Well-Known Member

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    Nice nice!

    I never used those, I was taught to do it by hand.

    Wish I could show you guys my edges... I do a wonderful microbevel :D
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  14. Armerad

    Armerad Puffin'

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    I carry a 3 7/8" CRKT Fire Spark (Spring Assisted Spear Tip Blade) for the offchance I need to defend myself; clipped inside my waistband on my right hip.

    In my left pocket, I carry a Leatherman Knife+Pliers combo with the blade opening without fiddling with the plier section.
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  15. ShipDit

    ShipDit 1%

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    I've got an Omnivore Bladeworks ETA thawk that I just can't get a good edge on. T-hawks have an edge geometry that I just can't work with,don't know why but this 'hawk refuses to work with me.
    Do you think you could put a good working edge on something like that? If so (crossing fingers) what would you charge?
  16. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Another Dalton auto, Hell's Gate, nice satin finish on the blade, feels pllluuusssshhh . . . . :luv:

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  17. ShipDit

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    t-dub you have amazing taste in both vapes and blades.
    Where do you get your Daltons? You've got a couple I've never seen before,and I thought I handle on tactical knives.:doh:
    Once again I tip my hat to ya bro! I promise the very next knife-fight I stumble into im calling you and a couple others on this thread. I mean really,who doesn't like a good knife-fight? (Besides O.J. Simpsons wife).
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  18. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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  19. ShipDit

    ShipDit 1%

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    Bitchin',thanks man! :tup:
  20. BeardedCrow

    BeardedCrow Well-Known Member

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    Tomahawk? I've never sharpened one but if it has a linear bevel I can sharpen, just can't do any concave bevels (like inside curves).

    So which knife/knives is the 'thermovape' of folders/fixed?

    Performance>handle>fit&finish is demanded of chef knives.

    Do you prefer that order or looks first?

    Anyone force patinas on their carbons?
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  21. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    I've done a mustard forced patina.

    The Thermovape if the knife world? So many to choose from!
  22. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    Oh, you and I are now FRIENDS! :p

    Yes, of COURSE you have a REAL Klingon Bat'Leth. :)

    I have a tribble.

    Now, onto Blades...

    Yes, sharp, shiny things are a part of our life. I personally have a short sword, and two Nora knives, with the red wooden handle, directly from Sweden (a dear friend gave them to me - mailed them from Sweden). My husband has a HUGE broadsword, and a small collection of pocket knives. There are other assorted knives (oh, and an Ulu!) around... some have dragons on/part of them, or faeries.
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  23. BeardedCrow

    BeardedCrow Well-Known Member

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    Is horkos a reliable brand?

    I think this knife is gorgeous and would like to know if it's a gimmick... Not cheap.
  24. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    Never heard of Horkos. When it comes to fixed blades my recommendation is always Bark River Knife & Tool.
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  25. bassplayer

    bassplayer Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the market for a folder every-day carrier. I've heard a lot of great things about Chris Reeve Sebenza's but they are pretty rare and expensive - are they worth it or can I get basically the same quality for less elsewhere (I know there are a lot of knife manufacturers out there, haven't done a lot of research)
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