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Old 04-27-2013, 08:03 PM   #4531
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Something I'm working on...



120 layer damascus (1084/15N20), 9 inch blade, 1/8" at the rear of the spine with distal taper all the way to the tip. Mmm, possibilities. I'm thinking a guard of the same bar, and a curly maple grip.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:31 PM   #4532
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When my household good arrived last year from the storage container at my folks house, apparently my dad left some mementos that he wanted to pass along to me. This is one of the many that I have found this far.





Unfortunately someone decided to cut something it wasn't heavy enough to wack through, so they hit it with a hammer a few times, nothing serious just annoying.

Now to clean it up from the years of neglect, and even out the angles on the edge and it will be all ready for my wife when she needs to break down my next elk.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:33 PM   #4533
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Looks like about 10 minutes worth of work.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:44 PM   #4534
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Yeah, just hit it with sum 40-grit disk awn de ole 8" body grinder an yool be jes as gud as nue.

All kidding aside, don't over-do cleaning it, it's cool as is.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #4535
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I was thinking of 400 grit belt to clean and true the edge, then a 3M belt to condition it, with a leather strop and 3 micron compound for the final edge. Leave the rest of the body of the blade alone.

10 minutes.

Hell, I'll even film it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:25 AM   #4536
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I was thinking of 400 grit belt to clean and true the edge, then a 3M belt to condition it, with a leather strop and 3 micron compound for the final edge. Leave the rest of the body of the blade alone.

10 minutes.

Hell, I'll even film it.

yeah, I am thinking clean up the blade with some truing and a good rub down with some vegtable oil or some such , they don't have to look pretty to be cool or nice.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:19 AM   #4537
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These knives aren't new, but "new" to me. They are hard use folders from the original owner, who apparently was a farmer in Southern Ontario. I will never meet him as I bought these through a local advertisement from someone who found them in a box in his garage, and I received them in the mail. I didn't expect much or pay much for them but I'm quite amazed by the knives and wanted to know the history of them....so I found out more.

The first pic is of a knife commemorating the “John Morrow Nut and Screw Company” from Ingersoll, Ontario. The company is long since shut down but was in existence from the late 1800’s to 1970’s. Very detailed scales on this one. It is a Mercator by Heinrich Kaufmann, in business from 1856 to present. It’s a real beauty and the detail on the scales is amazing. Two blades, well used, with blade play I might add!! Still snaps open and shut and both blades are sharp....bit me already while polishing them up.





The second is a "funny folder". No idea how old this one is...really cool little folder, solid lock mechanism. Great for slipping in the tank bag or pocket.





If you know anything more about these knives, I'm interested to hear more.
I have a Smith And Wesson knife that is that odd folding type. Pretty cool to see an old version of it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:27 AM   #4538
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I have a Smith And Wesson knife that is that odd folding type. Pretty cool to see an old version of it.
Thanks 1stisiki! I've been carrying it most days since I got it. Slips into my pocket and I forget about it banging around with my change till I need it. Great little knife!
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:12 PM   #4539
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Funny Folder

According to A.G. Russell who makes a funny folder now:

The design is over 50 years old. I first saw it that long ago as an advertising knife from the Ford Motor Company. With modern technology and materials, we feel that there is a market for these great little knives with very high quality materials at reasonable prices. We are so sure of your response that we have applied for registration of the Funny Folder name as our trademark for the knife.

We have made this version with an ATS-34 blade at 60-61 Rc., stainless frame and Titanium handle. The blades are deeply hollow ground from stock that is just under 1/8" thick. The General Purpose blade shape makes it ideal for picking splinters, opening letters and boxes, cutting articles from magazines and newspapers. This design, when made as well as it is here, is one of the finest dress knives you can own; slim, compact, interesting to everyone who sees it. You'll want to show these off. Measures 2-7/8" closed and 5-1/8" open. Made in Japan. With Titanium handles and ATS-34 Blade.

I love mine, it holds an edge really well is not real hard to sharpen with diamond stones (I use a lansky setup and finish with a blue sapphire stone). It is my every day carry knife, work, church, weekends etc. Sits in my coin pocket in my jeans all of the time.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:55 PM   #4540
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My Benchmade 551. On a fossil bed of shells.

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:44 PM   #4541
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Couple new pics:

Balibalistic "Dedicated Flipper":


Microtech "Tachyon II" and BRS "Alpha Beast":
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:46 PM   #4542
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9 inch fighter, fresh out of the temper oven:



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Old 05-07-2013, 11:20 AM   #4543
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So does this mean that I should finally stop buying pocket knives? I'm Done now?



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Old 05-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #4544
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Lord of the rings AXE replic:

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Old 05-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #4545
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So does this mean that I should finally stop buying pocket knives? I'm Done now?

(pic of a Sebenza)
Ummm, no. Like motorcycles, you can never have too many. My Sebbie usually stays at home, but I do carry it occasionally, kinda like my "dress" knife.
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