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by kwackster
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes

Recently i bought several Cold Steel Kukri Machetes. I had read quite a bit about this specific model, and when i could get a very good deal i grabbed them. For me these Kukri Machetes have a useful size (they fit inside my daypack), with around 2.8 mm blade thickness they are quite rigid for a mach...
by kwackster
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Cold Steel Bowie Machete mod
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Cold Steel Bowie Machete mod

This is how the second Bowie Machete looks at the moment, with the fuzzy finish coming out a bit more even compared to the first one. Obviously the edges still need to be reprofiled & sharpened. https://s7.postimg.cc/mt1img4ef/GEDC1807.jpg https://s7.postimg.cc/77k72kd1j/GEDC1808.jpg https://s7....
by kwackster
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 2948

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

The owner of this Maxamet PM2 had given his knife a forced patina treatment, and besides coming out a bit uneven the acid had also completely eaten away the factory apex as well as the very tip of the blade. To say that the knife was completely blunt would have been an understatement. The request wa...
by kwackster
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Cold Steel Bowie Machete mod
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Cold Steel Bowie Machete mod

A few days ago i bought a few Cold Steel Bowie Machetes from a Dutch forum member, and today i changed the plastic grip of one of them a bit more to my liking with the use of a coarse wood rasp. The contouring makes for a much more comfortable grip when compared to the original handle shape, and sna...
by kwackster
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife

Thanks for the nice words guys :-) As the original edge of the knife was rather blunt i gave it a new one, after grinding the old apex flat on the Tormek by using a combination of Rubber Wheels coated with diamond grit to create the new bevels & various Paper Wheels with fine diamond compounds f...
by kwackster
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: My two oldies
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: My two oldies

JulesVane wrote:Good looking knives...who is the maker of the black scaled one with the screws? Seems I've heard of a maker using them before...was it Frank B?


I have no idea about the maker, the ricasso only states "Italy" and "Stainless".
by kwackster
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Switchblade knives
Topic: My two oldies
Replies: 5
Views: 345

My two oldies

My two oldies, the larger one being a swivel guard while the smaller one is a button open button close model. You can click 2 x on each pic for a bit more detail. https://s18.postimg.org/my0wrrfd1/GEDC1630.jpg https://s18.postimg.org/7cjl7ut51/GEDC1631.jpg https://s18.postimg.org/wvbxkvs4l/GEDC1632....
by kwackster
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 2948

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Another PM2 in S110V. The new edge was done on a Paper Wheel with 15 micron diamond compound, and then refined with 6.0 micron, 3.0 micron, and 1.0 micron diamond compound, all on dedicated Paper Wheels. The apex is keen enough to whittle several curls in a row on one of my chest hairs while holding...
by kwackster
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Some TLC for a Tomcat
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Some TLC for a Tomcat

To glue the Kraton rubber grip panels i used HEMA contact cement, a strong all purpose glue that once cured allows a bit of movement and doesn't dry out. It's only a home brand, but i've found it to work very well for many materials. I'm sure there are similar types of glue in the US which would wor...
by kwackster
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: AG Russell Sting I & II
Replies: 2
Views: 476

AG Russell Sting I & II

An AG Russell Sting I and a Sting II, both originals from 1977 and complete with sheaths in their original boxes. These knives were bought by a Dutch collector in the manufacturing year, and both were never used or even sheathed and spent over 30 years in a closet. They are as pristine as they were ...
by kwackster
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Gerber Guardian
Replies: 16
Views: 1330

Re: Gerber Guardian

Here a vintage Gerber Guardian, designed by R.W. Loveless and made between 1981 and 1987. It's a first generation with the Loveless logo still on the blade & a black leather sheath with handle clamp & steel pocketclip. Later versions don't have the logo and a Cordura sheath with FRN clip. Th...
by kwackster
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Some TLC for a Tomcat
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Some TLC for a Tomcat

Some TLC for a vintage SOG Tomcat that is the treasured EDC knife of a friend of mine. The pin on which the lockbar pivots had been seriously deformed over the years due to which the backlock function was compromised. Also the glue under the Kraton grip panels was dried out leaving the panels almost...
by kwackster
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Gebr.Gräfrath Scout knife
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Vintage Gebr.Gräfrath Scout knife

Vintage Gebr.Gräfrath Fahrtenmesser (Scout knife) from the 1930's or begin '40's. The handle is made from Trolon, an early plastic that was also used on many Third Reich dress daggers, and which has the tendency to slowly get darker over the years. Gebr. Gräfrath manufactured knives in Widdert (part...
by kwackster
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Vintage P.Holmberg Eskilstuna hunting knife

Vintage P.Holmberg hunting knife, made in the Swedish city of Eskilstuna. Pontus Holmberg (1852 – 1893) started his factory in 1876 (Aktiebolaget Pontus Holmberg). When Pontus died in 1893, the company was first operated by Pontus’ brother Fritiof Holmberg (1860 – 1911) and later by Fritiof’s sons F...
by kwackster
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 31
Views: 2948

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

Well thank you, 8) For a basic set-up you would need just a reasonable bench grinder & a standard set of Paper Wheels. I use and recommend the best ones that money can buy, which you can get from here when you are in the US: http://sharpeningmadeeasy.com/paper.htm Furthermore i would recommend a...

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