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My Traditional Challenge (30 Days) 1772

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,554
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #60 on: January 18, 2019, 02:35:24 AM »
I have the gray version and really like it.  About the only thing I use the straight bit for I'd outlet covers.  I'd lost my Philips head but they're easily replaced.  Can't beat that blade!

Barry
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,090
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2019, 03:57:56 AM »
More great knives cody :cheers: :like: I like the little fish knife since it is a boys knife and never have heard of the history of that knife :tu:
No Life Club Posts: 2,805
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #62 on: January 19, 2019, 02:15:22 AM »
Kamp King. I have a newer one as well, just don't carry it much becuase it's bigger, chunkier, and just feels cheap (thinking it's a 1970s version). This is older, I'm thinking from the 1950s or 60s? The blade steel is great, and takes a nice edge quick. Now I'm hoping I can finally find a Super Kamp King (adds two tools; a pen blade and Imperial's church key or "pop opener").   Kamp Kings are inexpensive, but by far not "cheap".



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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,554
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2019, 04:07:33 AM »
I've got one too, and it's incredibly sharp!

Barry
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,874
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2019, 05:59:14 AM »
Nice one cody !  While Later Imperial knives shell construction was cheap their blade steel was not. Great carbon steel blades  :tu:
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,451
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2019, 12:27:32 PM »
Excellent challenge cody  :cheers: :like:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
No Life Club Posts: 2,805
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #66 on: January 20, 2019, 01:38:57 AM »
Camillus Cub Scout.

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,554
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2019, 01:56:22 AM »
 :tu: :like:

Barry
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,090
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2019, 03:47:26 AM »
Nice ones cody :tu: :like:
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,451
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2019, 12:23:40 PM »
 :tu: :like:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
No Life Club Posts: 2,805
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2019, 01:12:48 AM »
Shield again.

Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,874
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2019, 01:15:55 AM »
 :like:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,554
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2019, 01:31:31 AM »
Me too!

Barry
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2019, 12:22:10 PM »
 :like: :tu:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,090
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2019, 12:34:50 PM »
Lot of good in that pic, cody :like:
No Life Club Posts: 2,805
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #75 on: January 22, 2019, 01:13:04 AM »
Opinel DIY. Today's plans was to move some furniture around, and pack some stuff up on the shelves. Thus, I figured the DIY was just what the job needed. Ended up spending the whole day in front of the fireplace; while watching a mixture of Night Court and James Bond on TV.


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,554
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #76 on: January 22, 2019, 03:56:05 AM »
It really is an awesome knife isn't it?  My son introduced me to the world of Opinel and now it's one of my favorite knives.

Barry
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,451
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #77 on: January 22, 2019, 12:43:33 PM »
That is one of the best looking
Opinel knives I have seen  :dd: :like:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
No Life Club Posts: 2,805
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #78 on: January 23, 2019, 01:33:13 AM »
Today I decided to try something different for a change. Except here in the Southwest Virginia coalfields, it is by far the most ubiquitous folder.  This one (like what, my fourth?!) came in a lot of used knives recently, and was very seriously considering giving this one away, but it was new (with a sharp factory edge), so I decided just to carry it.  And, it's also my only good Klein, the others have years of use and abuse behind them from in the coalfields; and figure that like their original owners, it's time to retire.  Granddad retired 20 years ago, his hawkbill, last year with me.

Klein Tools 1550-4 Hawkbill and LF&C Wharncliffe



Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,554
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #79 on: January 23, 2019, 02:46:56 PM »
 :like: :like:

Barry
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,451
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #80 on: January 23, 2019, 03:15:37 PM »
+1 :like: :like: :like:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
No Life Club Posts: 2,805
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #81 on: January 24, 2019, 12:39:26 AM »
I'm normally opposed to Chinese blades, but Rough Riders are extremely good value for the money, especially with patterns that are out of circulation with other makers, or are expensive. 

The RR603 is sold as a "Large" Stockman, but at 4 1/4 is a "Jumbo".  The Sabre is a 4" Large for comparison.

Rough Rider RR603 Large Stockman. 

Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,451
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #82 on: January 24, 2019, 12:31:12 PM »
Nice looking knives  :like: :tu:

fail to prepare prepare to fail
No Life Club Posts: 2,805
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2019, 03:13:27 AM »
DIY today again. I actually used both bits, and the blade.  My recommendation, is always use "impact rated" bits for your MT. I got in a swearing fit involving a heat vent, and I ended up having to put the Phillips in my drill to get the job done (and it's a 1/2 Hitachi electric, which can drill through concrete). When I lost the original, I used one from my folks' drill bit case (which Dewalt, in their bit sets, usually includes like 10 No. 2 Phillips bits).


I used the blade to cut zip ties (I put another headboard we had handy on my bed frame, and it didn't have the correct mounting holes, so I zip-tied it on, I also used them to run the heated blanket cable down the side of the bed frame; also used some smaller ones to run alarm clock and heated blanket cord together). Even cutting those heavy duty zip ties, the Sandvik 12C27 steel held up. I like the carbon steel Opinels, but the Sandvik  "Inox" is even better. Anyone know how hard 12C27 will be to sharpen?




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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #84 on: January 26, 2019, 02:21:11 AM »
Kamp King today.

Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,874
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #85 on: January 26, 2019, 05:57:08 AM »
 :like: :tu:
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,451
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #86 on: January 26, 2019, 12:39:50 PM »
Excellent challenge cody  :cheers: :like:

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No Life Club Posts: 4,400 Geometry cuts but the steel determines how long.
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #87 on: January 26, 2019, 02:31:01 PM »
Even cutting those heavy duty zip ties, the Sandvik 12C27 steel held up. I like the carbon steel Opinels, but the Sandvik  "Inox" is even better. Anyone know how hard 12C27 will be to sharpen?

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It's a fairly low carbon stainless not that different than 440A, so it will be easy to sharpen.

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 54,090
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #88 on: January 26, 2019, 08:48:29 PM »
More great pics and carries, cody :cheers: :like: Not many more days left in this challenge now :tu:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,554
Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #89 on: January 27, 2019, 01:12:45 AM »
Mine sharpens like a champ!  Combined with a bit kit and you can be unstoppable!

Barry

 

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