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Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: The 85mm Appreciation Society
« Last post by Barry Rowland on Today at 05:03:51 AM »
 :like: Nice pair Bill!
Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: Modding 108s (safari-line)
« Last post by Barry Rowland on Today at 05:02:27 AM »
 :like: :like:
I use sandpaper on my beater knives, but I haven't had a lot of luck with it on blades I want to look clean. It tends to score more than a fine hone would, even at the same grit (in this case, the lansky stone is 1000 grit and the paper I used is 800 grit, because that is the finest I use at work).
First pic is a Kershaw I sharpened with 800 grit sandpaper. The second pic is the $40 Lansky kit(used on valuable blades), and the last two pics are ones done on the Lansky kit. While $40 seems like a lot, cheap sharpening methods tend to ruin blade geometry and can damage the blade finish irreparably. I always think a guided sharpening system is key to sharpening something you want to look nice, retain value (ex. Multitool blades), and function well for years.
Now, if you know the knife won't be resold, or generally don't care what they blade looks like, sandpaper (as mentioned by ThePeacant) is cheap, FAST (very fast), and effective. On my work knives, I just nail the papers I'll be using onto a 2"x4" and try to keep a 20 degree angle as best I can by eye.
I have been leaning towards using the guided system more and more recently as I have found the polished edge with perfect geometry to hold up better in the long run.

Edit: I'd like to add that I am only bringing this up, because I really don't want anyone to start sharpening knives on rocks and car windows if they can avoid doing so(I know y'all know better, but I can't help but think someone is going outside right now and using 120 grit sandpaper to sharpen their knife and honing it on their neighbor's car window edge). It is very time consuming to reprofile and get a good geometry back on a blade after scraping it on uneven/rough surfaces. I learned the hard way (didn't know about sharpening for years and ruined many blades with cheap stones and cheap draw-sharpers).
I've always been satisfied with the build quality of my Kershaw Amphibian, but after using it for a few years I'm not a big fan of the double edged blade. For my purposes, a single edge blade with a chisel tip would have been a better choice.
If anyone is able to design a 3d print file for the ferro rod whistle for the signal so you could just glue in a new ferro rod that would be amazing and I would PayPal over some money.

I don't care about whistle.  If there was a way to fill the hollow container like with some fish hook that would be the best.
General Tool Discussion / Re: What do we have on the way?
« Last post by Yadda on Today at 03:44:08 AM »
A knockoff of the Kershaw A100. It isn't a Sheffield so I am very excited to get my hands on this one.
General Tool Discussion / Re: Electrical work & SOG meltdown
« Last post by gerleatherberman on Today at 03:38:32 AM »
Those Knipex pliers look great, but high voltage rated handles are for protecting the user really. I use the $5 harbor freight high voltage pliers on the 277v at work. If I burn them up, I am only out $5. The cutting and gripping sections function very well also. https://m.harborfreight.c...r=direct%2Fnot%20provided

Just an alternative for us cheap and cheerful fans. :D
I leave this at home but I have a few extra bits stored in those plastic containers for the single use Krazy Glue packs: http://www.krazyglue.com/...le-use-tubes#.WrMPlSJlCaM

You could store a tube of Kraft Glue as well, possibly AAA batteries.
Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: The Victorinox Waiter Appreciation Society
« Last post by Myron on Today at 03:04:57 AM »
Hello Waiter Wednesday Members!

I have two VSAKs to share today, one rarer Bartender (which has no club of its own apparently) and a very modern Waiter. 

Here's my Bartender, which I think is just a Waiter minus the corkscrew.  I'm not sure how it differs from a Cellidor scaled Bantam; perhaps someone who knows can clarify this.  I am the original owner of this knife, having bought it on December 10, 1983.  Although I don't really have any memories of the purchase itself, based on the date I am sure I should have been studying for finals instead of knife shopping at Cutlery World.  The receipt shows I paid $11.50 for this knife brand new.

Fast forward in time to 2014 and I bought this very handy camping kitchen kit for my son for his 13th birthday.  It includes a Waiter, two Victorinox kitchen knives, and a combo fork/spoon utensil.  I can't remember how much I paid for this, but I'm thinking in the neighborhood of $25.  Does anyone else remember this kit?

Kind regards to all,

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