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by kwackster
Wed May 09, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod

The Cold Steel Black Bear machete is something of a crossbreed between a short machete & a bowie knife, and imo because of the untapered fairly thick & rigid blade and the resulting overall weight this model is better suited for chopping branches and smaller trees than light brush or bramble...
by kwackster
Mon May 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?
Replies: 15
Views: 8202

Re: Ceramic Knifes, how do you like them?

@Spidergear: do you make these Agitator Dagger OTF knives yourself or do you have them manufactured in China ?
by kwackster
Fri May 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod

The overall length of the knife (handle + blade) is 45,2 cm or 17.8 inches, while the blade alone measures 30.8 cm or 12.13 inches. Blade thickness on my example is 2.89 mm, and there is nothing flimsy about it. The old Western Bowie is one of my own favorites as well, both because of the knife's ti...
by kwackster
Thu May 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Cold Steel Black Bear machete handle mod

Yesterday i gave this Black Bear machete a contoured handle with a "fuzzy finish". Next will be a resharpening of the factory edge. https://s31.postimg.cc/tcsjymtxz/GEDC1965.jpg https://s31.postimg.cc/fvvlfstx3/GEDC1967.jpg https://s31.postimg.cc/saidg3iuf/GEDC1970.jpg https://s31.postimg....
by kwackster
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Omega-Werk Solingen pocketknife
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Omega-Werk Solingen pocketknife

"In 1847 the sheet metal worker & hardware salesman Joseph Feist settled in Solingen, Germany. After 1870 he also sold cutlery together with his brother Abraham. Later Abraham Feist started Lunawerk in the Eintrachtstrasse, and Joseph Feist started Omega-Werk on the Köllner Strasse 18, and...
by kwackster
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: 2018 Vespa Combat Troodon Style knife
Replies: 3
Views: 227

2018 Vespa Combat Troodon Style knife

Anyone familiar with Vespa Knives ?
I must say that i do like what i see in this YouTube clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o9urfKNEeA
by kwackster
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes

Another bit of info i learned only yesterday: these machetes are made by Lasher Tools, a South African company.

http://lasher.co.za/
by kwackster
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes

About twice a week we like to take a hike in the forests surrounding our home town, and each time we walk between 7 and 10 kilometers. (about 4 to 6 miles) During that time i use any of my choppers to keep the walking trails clear from overgrowth, ranging from small green branches up to small trees,...
by kwackster
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Modding a CS Heavy Duty Machete
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Modding a CS Heavy Duty Machete

The blade thickness on this one is 2.04 mm
by kwackster
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Modding a CS Heavy Duty Machete
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Modding a CS Heavy Duty Machete

Recently i bought these 2 Cold Steel Heavy Duty machetes as modding projects. One of them now looks a bit like a slender barong with a swedge (maybe this will be sharpened later on, don't know yet) The contoured & resurfaced polypropylene handle has a bit of a negative angle to the blade which s...
by kwackster
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kevin Shipp, CIA Officer, Exposes Shadow Government
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Kevin Shipp, CIA Officer, Exposes Shadow Government

This story is currently beginning to make waves on the European non-main stream media. What do you think ? Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQouKi7xDpM Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO-mcduYCEA Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMtsbi2C77s Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevin_sh...
by kwackster
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 2785

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Good to read about your positive experiences thus far, and do post some pictures of your edges.
I'm sure others would like to see them just as much as i do.
by kwackster
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes

We had something of a storm a few weeks ago, and many forest trails are still littered with broken branches and/or blocked by fallen over small trees like these 3 birches. The modified Kukri Machete dealt fast & easy with both the de-limbing as well as chopping up the main trunks into moveable s...
by kwackster
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes

Hi gravknife, It's not so much the chances of slipping why i resurfaced the kukri machete handles but because of the real possibility of skin damage and/or blisters due to the chequering which does not belong on the handle of a large blade like this imo, which shifts around in your hand quite a bit ...
by kwackster
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes

This is Kukri Machete nr 2 with it's new convex edge (apex at +/- 30 degrees inclusive) and resurfaced PVC handle, currently weighing 504 grams. Nr. 3 looks the same but it already went to a friend of mine. https://s18.postimg.cc/h5rioj8ud/GEDC1820.jpg Kukri nr 1 with it's new convex edge (apex also...

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