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Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel 5730

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Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« on: January 07, 2012, 07:00:46 PM »
Saw this recent video where the the tester becomes amazed and speechless:


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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 07:23:02 PM »
That was a great watch.  :o Thanks for posting.  :tu:
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 08:52:15 PM »
It's funny to see his attitude change throughout the video.
  • From: "I know this isn't going to be very good" :P
  • To: "I can't believe it's still cutting" ???
  • Ending up with: "Who would have ever thought..." :o

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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 09:10:37 PM »
Nice video, thanks for that.

Once for ounce, SAK's are probably the best value in a pocket knife people can have. Even though I like my medium size stockman pattern knives, SAK's are handier for the same amount of space. They are also a huge bargain at their price point for the quality people get. The quality control is something more knife makers should try to copy.

The steel, well it's an everyperson's steel. Holds a decent edge and can be brought back fairly easily as demonstrated. Heat treat and edge geometry will play significant roles in edge holding capabilities. Personally, I like Bucks 420HC, Vic's stainless, and also a well done 1095 carbon steel blade.

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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 09:21:20 PM »
If you sharpen a few knives you realise that victorinox steel is not as soft as the supersteel brigade claims.

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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 09:35:49 PM »
I'm going out on a limb here and saying what I think. :D I've never been a steel knut and quite honestly people wishing for saks with high grade steels I'd like to :twak: I love saks just as they are. If you want a super steel get a tacticool folder and leave my saks alone! :rant: There I said it! :D
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 09:38:59 PM »
I'm going out on a limb here and saying what I think. :D I've never been a steel knut and quite honestly people wishing for saks with high grade steels I'd like to :twak: I love saks just as they are. If you want a super steel get a tacticool folder and leave my saks alone! :rant: There I said it! :D

+1 here.

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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2012, 10:22:25 PM »
I'm going out on a limb here and saying what I think. :D I've never been a steel knut and quite honestly people wishing for saks with high grade steels I'd like to :twak: I love saks just as they are. If you want a super steel get a tacticool folder and leave my saks alone! :rant: There I said it! :D

+1

Nice video, thanks for that.

Once for ounce, SAK's are probably the best value in a pocket knife people can have. Even though I like my medium size stockman pattern knives, SAK's are handier for the same amount of space. They are also a huge bargain at their price point for the quality people get. The quality control is something more knife makers should try to copy.

The steel, well it's an everyperson's steel. Holds a decent edge and can be brought back fairly easily as demonstrated. Heat treat and edge geometry will play significant roles in edge holding capabilities. Personally, I like Bucks 420HC, Vic's stainless, and also a well done 1095 carbon steel blade.

Mike

Well said, Mike.
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012, 12:52:21 AM »
thanks for posting the video!
yeah, it is fun to hear how much he is astonished about what a sak can do :-)

another thing i need your help with, please: what is that thing he's got attached to the split ring?
i know what its for but i don't know the name. if any of you could provide a link it'd be very much appreciated.
thanks in advance.
cheers, marcus
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2012, 12:55:56 AM »
I was wondering the same thing marcus. :think: That would be super nice for pocket carry.
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2012, 01:03:55 AM »

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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2012, 03:01:01 AM »
thank you very much, kind sir  :cheers:
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2012, 03:36:13 AM »

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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2012, 04:05:34 AM »
victorinox is outstanding. always.

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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2012, 05:37:29 AM »
jdavis tests a lot of knives, so this is a very valid test.
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2012, 06:04:16 AM »
Super Video!  Thanks for the Link  :salute:

Like I've said before, all things considered, Victorinox may have the best steel for a pocket knife, and there is plenty of history to back this up.  There are always tradeoffs, but for a general pocket knife Victorinox has a formula which works, and works very well.  They still have great value in their products, that's hard to find.  Opinel is one of the few others that seems to have really good value in their products when you look at the what's in the market.
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2012, 05:06:07 PM »
I'm going out on a limb here and saying what I think. :D I've never been a steel knut and quite honestly people wishing for saks with high grade steels I'd like to :twak: I love saks just as they are. If you want a super steel get a tacticool folder and leave my saks alone! :rant: There I said it! :D

Well said!!

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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2012, 05:24:34 PM »
I'm going out on a limb here and saying what I think. :D I've never been a steel knut and quite honestly people wishing for saks with high grade steels I'd like to :twak: I love saks just as they are. If you want a super steel get a tacticool folder and leave my saks alone! :rant: There I said it! :D

 :pok: so you are talking about all those people that bought the Damascus blade edition  ???  >:D
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2012, 06:31:08 PM »
I'm going out on a limb here and saying what I think. :D I've never been a steel knut and quite honestly people wishing for saks with high grade steels I'd like to :twak: I love saks just as they are. If you want a super steel get a tacticool folder and leave my saks alone! :rant: There I said it! :D

 :pok: so you are talking about all those people that bought the Damascus blade edition  ???  >:D
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2012, 06:35:18 PM »
I completely forgot about their Damascus Pioneers. Is it actual damasteel, or merely their normal steel, but etched?
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2012, 07:03:44 PM »
I'm going out on a limb here and saying what I think. :D I've never been a steel knut and quite honestly people wishing for saks with high grade steels I'd like to :twak: I love saks just as they are. If you want a super steel get a tacticool folder and leave my saks alone! :rant: There I said it! :D

 :pok: so you are talking about all those people that bought the Damascus blade edition  ???  >:D
 :rofl:

No I'm talking about the people who want 154CM S30V M4 M390 D2  :rant:  :rant:  :rant: :D
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2012, 07:06:16 PM »
I'm going out on a limb here and saying what I think. :D I've never been a steel knut and quite honestly people wishing for saks with high grade steels I'd like to :twak: I love saks just as they are. If you want a super steel get a tacticool folder and leave my saks alone! :rant: There I said it! :D


 :pok: so you are talking about all those people that bought the Damascus blade edition  ???  >:D
 :rofl:


No I'm talking about the people who want 154CM S30V M4 M390 D2  :rant:  :rant:  :rant: :D


Ahh, like they do with Leatherman...  >:D
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2012, 08:11:13 PM »
No I'm talking about the people who want 154CM S30V M4 M390 D2  :rant:  :rant:  :rant: :D


Ahh, like they do with Leatherman...  >:D
 :P     :D
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Hey, hey! Don't be making fun of us poor Americans just because we can't match the fine Swiss engineering and build the perfect utility blade, but instead have to overcompensate with fancy steels.

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You know when I write it down it does sound like we should be made fun of, never mind...
 :D

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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2012, 09:28:16 PM »
I am constantly amazed at the value for money you get with a SAK  :)

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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2012, 12:27:39 AM »
Is it me or does the guy only use the front third for cutting the rope? And then he uses the back 2/3rds for cutting the paper? What is Vic steel in the hardness scale? I seem to remember 56?
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2012, 12:48:15 AM »
Is it me or does the guy only use the front third for cutting the rope? And then he uses the back 2/3rds for cutting the paper?

I was thinking the same thing when I first saw it, but he makes a point in all his videos to cut the paper with the same part of the blade he is using on the rope. If you pause it in full screen you'll see that it is indeed the front third cutting the paper, but he holds the knife at such a steep angle (ostensibly to make sure the blade is doing the cutting, and he is not just forcing it through the paper) that it appears he is using a different part of the blade.
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2012, 01:07:44 AM »
This vid pretty much sums up what I want from a knife. Reasonable edge retention, but more importantly ease of sharpening. I'll sacrifice retention over the ability to get a knife back up and running "on the go" anyday, which is why I've steered clear of the fancy steels for the most part.

It's really amusing to see the guy realise that feature has been right under his nose all the time from one of the biggest (and most overlooked IMHO) names in the knife world. By overlooked I mean in the eyes who see a SAK as a cheap and almost irrelevant alternative to the tacticool premium knives. I'll take a SAK, Sheffield made slippy, Case slippy or even my Byrd Tern over a super dooper fandango axis locking kryptonite bladed zombie skull smashing space age material scaled bank account wrecker with titanium liners anyday



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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2012, 01:52:06 AM »
++1 for me
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2012, 04:59:34 PM »
Feel good movie!  :popcorn:
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Re: Knife Edge Tester Surprised by Vic Steel
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2012, 06:28:46 PM »
I couldn't agree more.  I've got a D2 Canal Street Canittler, a Russell pen knife with VG10 steel and a Fallkniven with what they call gold laminate powder steel(!).  They're good knives but I have knives with 1095 and 1070 carbon steel; SAK stainless; Sheffield stainless; Case CV and Trusharp; Buck 420HC; Rough Rider's 440A and a fair few other steels, and these are every bit as effective for my uses.  Every bit. They're also, as has been pointed out above, easy to sharpen and you don't have to send them back to the factory if you dull the edge or put up with owning a knife shaped object that can't quite cut air.  Steel snobbery is an unfortunate affliction and it's nice to see it being treated by application of a SAK.

 

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