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by kwackster
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: W.Mount & Son Sheffield ?
Replies: 2
Views: 132

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: 132

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: 132

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: 146

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: 12
Views: 435

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: 146

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: 12
Views: 435

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: 12
Views: 435

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: 12
Views: 435

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: 12
Views: 435

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...
by kwackster
Sun May 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Finetuning a couple of Condors
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Finetuning a couple of Condors

The Bushcraft Parang now also has a contoured & fuzzy finished handle:

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by kwackster
Sat May 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Finetuning a couple of Condors
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Finetuning a couple of Condors

Currently busy finetuning two Condor choppers, a Bushcraft Parang and an Eco Golok machete. For years i've only used kukri models for trail clearing (a Tora Blades Camping kukri and a Cold Steel Kukri machete) here on the Veluwe, and the plan is to get some hands-on experience using a few other trie...
by kwackster
Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Vintage French paratrooper dagger
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Vintage French paratrooper dagger

Hi Ian, What would you consider quite expensive ? Where i live these French daggers are very hard to find (in any condition, but especially the well preserved first generation versions like this one), so i just tend to follow the ancient Dutch proverb: "better expensive than not for sale at all". 8)...
by kwackster
Wed May 15, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Vintage French paratrooper dagger
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Vintage French paratrooper dagger

My latest find is this original first model French paratrooper dagger from the 1950's and/or 1960's. On the steel guard it reads "Poignard de Combat" and "Special Beret Rouge", which translates into something like: "combat poniard for red berets" https://i.postimg.cc/NyLjq0hS/image.jpg https://i.pos...
by kwackster
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening
Replies: 7
Views: 1798

Re: Takamura R2 gyuto 210 sharpening

The factory edge on this Takamura gyuto was +/- 22.5 degrees inclusive, so yours is most likely comparable.