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by kwackster
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Discontinued Cutco knife info
Replies: 6
Views: 4541

Re: Discontinued Cutco knife info

I've never seen one in real life as Cutco knives were never sold here in Europe, but what i do know is that the blade design was "inspired" by the Puma White Hunter & Auto Messer models, while the handle design was licensed from Charles Lamb aka the handle man. From what i've read on other forums th...
by kwackster
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Finetuning a couple of Condors
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Finetuning a couple of Condors

A week ago we got home from a camping holiday in the Luxembourg forests and the Belgian Ardennes, and the Condor Eco Golok machete did a wonderful job at trail clearing during several long hikes in the area. The model is somewhat of a wolf in sheeps clothes, in that it isn't overly big or menacing l...
by kwackster
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Hattori 983 Ultra Dagger
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Hattori 983 Ultra Dagger

Iirc i traded a vintage Spyderco for it, i think it was a Shabaria or an Ayoob model.
by kwackster
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Western W49 Bowie
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Western W49 Bowie

Western Bowies/W49 Stamps 1 ) Bx54 Bushman - All caps "WESTERN" parallel to the spine near the guard on the MARK side of the blade - 1943/1944 2 ) Western "BOWIE" Version 1 - "WESTERN" over "BOULDER COLO" on MARK side with an inverted "BOWIE" on the PILE side - 1964/1965 Examples here: https://www....
by kwackster
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: who makes the best sword cane?
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: who makes the best sword cane?

From what i hear on various forums i visit that would be these guys: http://www.swordcane.com/
by kwackster
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: W.Mount & Son Sheffield ?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: W.Mount & Son Sheffield ?

Just finished with a bit of TLC and hand regrinding the blade to it's original full convex zero edge shape again. Based on this i suspect it's also crucible steel (much more wear resistant than comparable German blades), and i wouldn't be surprised if the steel has a certain amount of tungsten carbi...
by kwackster
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: W.Mount & Son Sheffield ?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: W.Mount & Son Sheffield ?

On Bladeforums member Jack Black had this to say: "The knife is one of the Sheffield 'Town Pattern's, made by hundreds of firms, and still made in Sheffield today. It is one of the patterns described in Sheffield as a 'Whittle-Tang Bowie'. Tens of thousands were sold to Boy Scouts, and so they were ...
by kwackster
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: W.Mount & Son Sheffield ?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

W.Mount & Son Sheffield ?

Anyone here familiar with Sheffield maker W.Mount & Son ? There doesn't seem to be much info about them on the internet, or i'm looking in the wrong places. The knife itself is definitely a quality piece, with especially the handle construction being strikingly similar to my Wade & Butcher model. My...
by kwackster
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Incolma No.131 machete
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Vintage Incolma No.131 machete

Incolma history video in Spanish, but with English subtitles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN_RfaYXqUE
by kwackster
Fri May 31, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Finetuning a couple of Condors
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Finetuning a couple of Condors

Pauper, :mrgreen:
by kwackster
Fri May 31, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Incolma No.131 machete
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Vintage Incolma No.131 machete

Vintage Incolma No.131 deluxe quality machete, probably made in the '60's or '70's in Manizales Colombia with the use of technology & machines inherited from the Brothers Weyersberg factory, established sword & other quality cutlery manufacturers in Solingen, Germany. Noteworthy are the significantl...
by kwackster
Mon May 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Finetuning a couple of Condors
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Finetuning a couple of Condors

First step refining the blade surfaces with 240 grit wet & dry SiC paper on a rubber backing using WD40 as a lubricant, while using the Tormek WM200 AngleMaster to check regularly if the apex stays around the 30 degrees inclusive mark: https://i.postimg.cc/qt42Hsrt/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/1gX...
by kwackster
Fri May 24, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Finetuning a couple of Condors
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Finetuning a couple of Condors

The Bushcraft Parang already had a convex edge with an apex around 40 degrees inclusive, a bit much for my taste, so i reshaped/reground the blade by hand with a Chinese 120 grit diamond file into a convex form which starts higher up the blade sides and now come together in an apex at around 30 degr...
by kwackster
Tue May 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Finetuning a couple of Condors
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Finetuning a couple of Condors

The hard shouldered V-shaped edge with an apex of +/- 30 degrees inclusive was changed into a soft shouldered convex shaped edge, also with an apex of +/- 30 degrees inclusive, with the help of a bastard file & a smooth file. Going to find out how a filed convex edge holds up in my use. I tried to m...
by kwackster
Mon May 20, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Finetuning a couple of Condors
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Finetuning a couple of Condors

For me the Cold Steel kukri machete has proven to be very comfortable with it's contoured PVC handle, and even more so with a fuzzy finished surface. The PVC tends to shed most of the fuzzy bits after a few days of chopping, leaving a surface that is very hand friendly and doesn't produce any bliste...