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by Piet.S
Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Do You Look For In A Knife?
Replies: 24
Views: 4072

I'm looking for excellence.
It may be in design, it may be in craftmanship, but someone has to be doing his or hers very best.
by Piet.S
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Polishing carbon fiber
Replies: 4
Views: 2433

Smooth CF takes a nice polish if you use MicroMesh.
But whatever you decide to do, keep that Dremel away from your knives.
by Piet.S
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Traditional Way to Make a Custom Knife
Replies: 10
Views: 2494

Thanks Doc. A traditional Saami knife and Ray Mears explanation is spot on, as usual. In Scandinavia it is quite common for a knifemaker to buy the blades. They can vary from clean looking, stock-removal stainless to roughly looking forged carbonsteel blades, sometimes in a three layer construction....
by Piet.S
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which currently produced folder have thinnest edge ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Those are fine numbers Paul. The best are in the custom knife field. Most manufacturers don't go that far. Fearing complaints of their customers who abuse their blades. I have only one folder with a thinner edge and that is made by Andre Thorburn. It measures 0.3 mm and is almost razorlike. Not the ...
by Piet.S
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Design
Replies: 17
Views: 2969

Piet.S, Thanks for your commentary, that's why I expect. It's just a quick draw about some design idea that I have. I know nothing about knives designing. The next time, I'll try to do something functional but it's hard. You're welcome. If I may suggest, think of it this way. http://i113.photobucke...
by Piet.S
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Design
Replies: 17
Views: 2969

Visually very pleasing designs. But the pivots are in the wrong place. Both of them can not be made as they are now, if ever. You must also make drawings with the knives closed and the internals in place. Like the lockbar, spring and backspacer. Also the grind of the top one is impossible to make as...
by Piet.S
Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FB's in blank
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

That could work, bushcraft style blades are popular among amateur knifemakers.
The only real problem I see is the price.
It is very tough to compete with Enzo blades, which costs 40/70 Euro's and are of good quality.

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by Piet.S
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FB's in blank
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

It's not a bad idea. Fallkniven does it. http://www.fallkniven.com/en/shop/category/26/blades If it's just for the joy of knifemaking, there are many blades available. From cheap to absolutely stunning. http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n202/Piet-S/gustavsson-92.jpg (blades by Johan Gustafsson)
by Piet.S
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: heat treatment
Replies: 11
Views: 2338

Hardness will be effected when you reach tempering temperatures.
Roughly 200 degrees Celcius, about 390 Fahrenheit.
by Piet.S
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thanks much Paul
Replies: 17
Views: 1961

Great gift Paul.
Enjoy Arend, these were made by Moki IIRC, build quality is very nice.
by Piet.S
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Piet.S
Replies: 10
Views: 1668

Thank you, yes I had a fine day.
No worries Tony, I drink for the taste, not to get loaded.

And on top of it all, my cousins wife gave birth to a healthy son.
It's a good day to be born on, the 7th.
by Piet.S
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Piet.S
Replies: 10
Views: 1668

Thank you very much, my friends.
Always a lot of sharp objects around here.
I'm also in the proces of making some karambits, keeps the boredom away.
Tonight I will drink to all yours health, I was presented a fine bottle of whisky for the occasion.
by Piet.S
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the lock on my chokwe normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1658

This is perfect for any framelock (Chris Reeve Integral Lock).
This way it has a lot of room for future wear and will serve you safe for a long time.
by Piet.S
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Deserved Punishment?
Replies: 17
Views: 2124

Read this same story over a year ago.
Now you can make me believe a lot of things, but not to happen this twice.
by Piet.S
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Mr. Blonde!
Replies: 28
Views: 2748

Van harte Wouter.
Hope you enjoy your day.
by Piet.S
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How's the German knife law in real life?
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

True, your folder can be a one-hand-opener or have a lock.
But not both.
The UK FRN lightweight is a very capable knife, if I may recommend.
by Piet.S
Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbon fiber ZDP-189 Dragonfly 2?
Replies: 29
Views: 7137

Sounds good to me.
by Piet.S
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any Archers out there ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2248

I have been shooting for some time, long ago.
Got a Samick SMT9 recurve.
Shot if first with 32 lbs. and later with 38 lbs. limbs.
I earned myself a 1000 star on a FITA round, 1009 points.

Wonderful sport, it takes devotion and a lot time but it's beautiful.
Enjoy it.
by Piet.S
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Jurphaas.
Replies: 15
Views: 1862

Van harte Jur.
Many happy returns.
by Piet.S
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How strong are spyderco FRN Handles?
Replies: 16
Views: 4979

gbelleh wrote:There's also another recent thread where the FRN didn't hold up too well against a lawnmower.
I dare bet, it didn't go down without a fight.

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