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by kwackster
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

This is how the second yellow Flex knife came out: https://i.postimg.cc/SnwfLM4x/GEDC2432.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XB7fNKfQ/GEDC2435.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XXVcgWRd/GEDC2436.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BXzTsKXB/GEDC2438.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/d72r8Nn5/GEDC2440.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/GT2DnLRf/GEDC...
by kwackster
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

Fish filetting knives for the most part tend to have tapered blades (becoming gradually thinner towards the point), while the blade thickness on the Flex knives stays the same almost up to the point, which makes them a bit stiffer. Originally the designers seem to have envisioned the Flex knife spec...
by kwackster
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

Each blade is just under a millimeter thick, and also quite flexible for such a relatively hard & wear resistant steel.
Not my picture, but it gives an idea of both the blade thickness and the flexibility of these knives:

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by kwackster
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

A few days ago i showed the Flex knives to a local pro-Chef who also likes to fish at sea (and serves the catch in his restaurant), and he seemed to like them quite a bit as possible filleting knives, praising their thin flexible blades, presumed saltwaterproof steel, very grippy artificial rubber h...
by kwackster
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

Currently busy sharpening two other Flex knives on the Tormek; a second yellow one and a pink one. From top to bottom: the second yellow knife (with taped blade) which has just been sharpened on the Tormek to ~22,5 degrees inclusive and with the burr still attached to the edge, the pink knife (with ...
by kwackster
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

I think i may have found a solution for the edge blunting from the black glass filled nylon insert. First step was to grind some material from the insert with only a coarse diamond file, thus also leaving a coarse surface. After cleaning/degreasing that surface with some isopropyl alcohol on a piece...
by kwackster
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

The factory edge on this knife was a bit blunt, due to one of the black plastic inserts in the sheath, which is made from some form of glass filled nylon. Not exactly a good choice for a part of the sheath that contacts the edge often. Will see if i can do something about that. With the sheath partl...
by kwackster
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Vintage Artus Flex knives

Recently i obtained several unused Artus Flex knives, and i'm currently experimenting a bit with one of them. All knives came complete with original box, leaflet, spare belt loops & mini-tool (to exchange them) The Rockwell hardness sticker is still on the blade. https://i.postimg.cc/tn91j1zJ/GEDC23...
by kwackster
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knife (lemon yellow version)
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knife (lemon yellow version)

Pics of the brochure that comes with the knife: https://i.postimg.cc/CdvV8P5H/GEDC2347.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/K4c2RSG8/GEDC2348.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/0KNR3mWw/GEDC2349.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/9rrHYdq3/GEDC2350.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/fVd46MKB/GEDC2351.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/SJNK914m/GEDC235...
by kwackster
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knife (lemon yellow version)
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Vintage Artus Flex knife (lemon yellow version)

German made vintage Artus Flex knife from the late 80's / early 90's complete with original box, leaflet, spare belt loops & mini-tool (to exchange them) In unused condition, with Rockwell hardness sticker still on the blade. https://i.postimg.cc/tn91j1zJ/GEDC2338.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/MM7cN0Vg/G...
by kwackster
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Modding a CS Heavy Duty Machete
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Modding a CS Heavy Duty Machete

Just came home from a camping & hiking holiday in France, mostly in the Morvan nature reserve, which itself lies in the Burgundy region. Still not very touristic when compared to the south of France, and especially if you like good quality local food, various wines & beers i would highly recommend t...
by kwackster
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Modding a CS Heavy Duty Machete
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Modding a CS Heavy Duty Machete

Still had these 2 pics on my wife's phone.
Most green stuff around this size takes just one swipe at speed.

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by kwackster
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Modding a CS Heavy Duty Machete
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Modding a CS Heavy Duty Machete

What remains of the second Heavy Duty machete after completely reshaping both the blade & the handle, pictured here below a slightly modified kukri machete. https://i.postimg.cc/0ML74vcm/image.jpg The idea was to combine an only 2.0 mm thick & lightweight machete blade with a modified kukri form whi...
by kwackster
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy birthday gravknife!
Replies: 14
Views: 1013

Re: Happy birthday gravknife!

Happy Birthday Ian :-)
by kwackster
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 32
Views: 5719

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Italian made A.G.A Campolin Maltese stiletto from a collector. The knife was recently bought brand new from a foreign shop, but it came with quite a lot of blade play, a very rough ~55 degrees inclusive "edge" with a big burr still attached to it, and no point at all. Also both sides of the blade ar...