ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Shiny things
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 262 votes, 4.97 average. Display Modes
Old 04-27-2013, 08:33 PM   #4531
Smithy
Avoiding the Skid-Demon
 
Smithy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: 22310
Oddometer: 8,191
Looks like about 10 minutes worth of work.
__________________
Proprietor of The Tidewater Forge Hot iron is my passion. Fire is my mistress. Let's dance.
35 Years of Scouting Blog for Bushcrafting and Boy Scouting experiences.
Smithy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 04:44 PM   #4532
Roadracer_Al
louder, louder, louder!
 
Roadracer_Al's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Oakland, CA
Oddometer: 1,608
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.
__________________
------------------------------
Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow
------------------------------
Roadracer_Al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 07:19 PM   #4533
Smithy
Avoiding the Skid-Demon
 
Smithy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: 22310
Oddometer: 8,191
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.
__________________
Proprietor of The Tidewater Forge Hot iron is my passion. Fire is my mistress. Let's dance.
35 Years of Scouting Blog for Bushcrafting and Boy Scouting experiences.
Smithy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 11:25 PM   #4534
Big Bird 928
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Jackson's Hole
Oddometer: 2,577
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smithy View Post
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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smithy View Post
Didn't take me long to sort out the derpapotomous tactic again.
Big Bird 928 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 08:19 AM   #4535
1stiski
Ride that nasty thing
 
1stiski's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Elizabethville, PA
Oddometer: 1,639
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nerfin View Post
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.
__________________
"04" 950 Adventure S 37,000+ miles
2003 Harley XL883 converted to CAFE (2013-14)
"Grim Brother" #1
1stiski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 08:27 AM   #4536
Nerfin
An Adventure thats Knarly
 
Nerfin's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1stiski View Post
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!
__________________
Only runnin on one cylinder....
Nerfin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 04:12 PM   #4537
corsair4360
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Northern Utah
Oddometer: 322
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.
corsair4360 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 01:55 PM   #4538
fishwich
El Borbah
 
fishwich's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Oddometer: 1,647
My Benchmade 551. On a fossil bed of shells.

fishwich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 07:44 PM   #4539
PS-RagE
Studly Adventurer
 
PS-RagE's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: North
Oddometer: 640
Couple new pics:

Balibalistic "Dedicated Flipper":


Microtech "Tachyon II" and BRS "Alpha Beast":
__________________
A. Dale McLean
aka PS-RagE

2007 Beta REV3 270
2012 KTM 350 EXC-F
2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R
PS-RagE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 07:46 PM   #4540
Smithy
Avoiding the Skid-Demon
 
Smithy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: 22310
Oddometer: 8,191
9 inch fighter, fresh out of the temper oven:



__________________
Proprietor of The Tidewater Forge Hot iron is my passion. Fire is my mistress. Let's dance.
35 Years of Scouting Blog for Bushcrafting and Boy Scouting experiences.
Smithy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #4541
ScottDill
TANSTAAFL
 
ScottDill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 4,339
So does this mean that I should finally stop buying pocket knives? I'm Done now?



ScottDill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 11:12 AM   #4542
CrustyD3mon
Gnarly Adventurer
 
CrustyD3mon's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Oddometer: 282
Lord of the rings AXE replic:

http://youtu.be/Fa0FVYxbVWk
CrustyD3mon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 05:54 PM   #4543
Motomedic
Beastly Adventurer
 
Motomedic's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Spokane
Oddometer: 2,486
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottDill View Post
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.
__________________
Feike

I don't have to agree with you to like you or respect you. -Anthony Bourdain
Motomedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 06:08 PM   #4544
TexBiker
Studly Adventurer
 
TexBiker's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: East Texas
Oddometer: 815
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottDill View Post
So does this mean that I should finally stop buying pocket knives? I'm Done now?
It's the only knife I've carried in the past 12yrs and I doubt I'll ever have a need for another. Gets used and abused daily. Hard to beat a Sebenza and they tools, not ornaments.

I think I posted a photo of mine earlier in this thread, but here it is again.

__________________
Suppose you were an idiot...And suppose you were a member of Congress...But I repeat myself.

-Mark Twain
TexBiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #4545
ScottDill
TANSTAAFL
 
ScottDill's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario
Oddometer: 4,339
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexBiker View Post
It's the only knife I've carried in the past 12yrs and I doubt I'll ever have a need for another. Gets used and abused daily. Hard to beat a Sebenza and they tools, not ornaments.

I think I posted a photo of mine earlier in this thread, but here it is again.

That looks great.....I hope mine wears as well over the coming decade.
ScottDill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015