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by kwackster
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Modding a CS Heavy Duty Machete
Replies: 2
Views: 249

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: 249

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: 444

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: 3400

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: 787

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: 787

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: 787

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...
by kwackster
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Optimizing 3 Cold Steel Kukri Machetes
Replies: 6
Views: 787

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: 461

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: 3400

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: 461

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: 477

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: 390

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: 390

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: 3400

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...

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