a field knife made by GLOCK that is!you think I would be seen with a plastic gun?LMAO!
grease, almost spit out my coffee, Thanks
Good looking knife. I've been thinking of getting one of those. Is it full tang? Is the blade stainless or high carbon steel (like 1095)?
not sure what ya mean by full tang but the handguard goes above and below the blade and it is decent steel but not stainless.these knives arent perfectly finished but they are well built and hold an edge quite nice without spending a week sharpening them.real good for a 20 dollar knife.I recommend them!good field/camping knife and the sheath is positive lock.I tried with all my might to pull the knife out of the sheath and it was a no go.
plastic guns and plastic knifes
adopt you! But you are on your own again. Nice knife though.
Thanks, Mike. The blade sounds good. I like high carbon blades better than stainless, maybe because I'm old & that's what I grew up with. My wife has a BIG Schrade with Schrade+ stainless blades, and it holds an edge great, but when it gets dull it takes forever to sharpen it again. I've always disliked Buck knives for that reason also. It's not that I'm no good at sharpening; I'm actually really good at it. On the other side, I have a Victorinox Swiss army knife, and I can sharpen the main blade on it very easily, and it seems to hold an edge forever. By far the best stainless blade I've ever seen. I have an old Case Trapper that I can get shaving sharp in less than 10 minutes (I got it back in 1956, when I was a junior in HS), which has high carbon steel. I have my grandpa's really old Remington folding knife (one 5" blade), which has the same kind of blade, and is great for edge holding & sharpening. I use it rarely, because it's sort of a family heirloom which I'll pass on to one of my grandsons - whichever I decide is the most responsible. The only knife I've bought in the last 10-15 years is a fixed blade Swedish Mora knife (got it from Sportsman's Guide), which has a carbon steel blade. So far, it's worked really well for me.
can sharpen knifes I never could get the hang of it. it is definately a skill
Photobear, you're right, it is a skill. And you can't learn it from a book, no matter how many pictures and diagrams it has. You have to be taught by someone who's good at it. You first watch him do it a few times, then you try it with him watching it and correcting you all along, until you finally get the hang of it. Then when you think you're pretty good, you'll run into a blade that you can't do a damn thing with, which will put you back in your place.
When I lived in Sapulpa, OK and did gun shows all around OK, AR & TX there were always guys who had a table sharpening knives. Most all were good, and some were so good is was hard to believe.
One thing I've always wanted to learn but never did was how to use one of the old fashioned wheel grindstones that you spin with your foot while holding the blade against it. That's damn near a lost art now.
Not foolproof but close.
Slow and kinda dirty.
But you can learn a lot about steel and edges.
I mostly use a steel now. You get used to it, give her a few licks and shave!
I use an Accusharp..........Great sharpener, easy to use! I keep one in every tackle box, in the work truck, and on my nightstand!
You just pretend that you're slicing a thin layer off the face of the stone. Forget the point forward thrusting way, that's just dumb. You can also make really small circles on the stone, running ther blade back and forth while doing this, but that takes a bit of skill. All of my knives are sharp enough that I just touch up with a butcher's steel now and then, but if I can find my stone, I'll make a video showing how to do it. I love when people offer to pay me to sharpen their knives, because I get to use the "give a man a fish, ...teach a man to fish" saying and they love it. Oh, rule of thumb: For a working edge, like a hatchet or machete, keep a 30 degree angle, for a fine edge, like most knives you'll carry, go with a 20 degree angle.
And shot a beretta 92, I could sharpen gerber knives on my pecker.(So hard a cat couldn't scratch it!)
That steel they use is terrible now. I think it's ATS-34 or something like that? I have a Gerber MK2 black blade and that steel is insane. It literally took a grinder to get an edge on it in '03 and hasn't lost it yet. I could cut Superman's throat with that knife. What the hell happened to Fiskars? They have some shitty blades nowadays.
dont get bent,all I am sayin' is how I am supposed to pistol whip someone with a plastic gun?I can do that with my hardballer and my cz.
hell i just found out my Gator machete is on recall so i sent it back for a free new one
Nice looking knife.
Let us know how you like it after some use.
i have been using it around the house.used it to trim fat of some steaks the other day(see my "beef" post)I opened some boxes with it and split some alder down for the grill(for smokin')and so far it is holding an edge.it isnt perfect for any one chore but it does do the job just fine.just what I expect out of a 20 dollar knife!
You usin the glock or gerber?
the glock.the gerber is a machete,or at least ther one i was talkin about above
I had a bussiness down in Tucson..when i say bussiness it wasn't incorporated or anything.. Just got a bunch of cards and flyer's printed up.. Ed's Edges.. yeah i know not very original.. but it started with a cheap stone set.. one of those tri stone affairs, with three different hardness, after awhile that progressed to hard arkansas.. Funny how you get into something, and it becomes a sorta passion..This was before the internet, so i had to do a lot of research, and had a lot of things passed down from others..
i have to get and hate it.. course i would REALLY like to stick and talk about this..shit..
Got to go, and i sure want to stay and talk to you guys... see ya all tomorrow..
howdy and goodnite
Looks like tbh will be in soon.
are some of the sharpest i have,and ecaman you are right about the Buck knives i have a 110 that took forever to sharpen but it is extremely sharp now as are all my knives,i use an Arkansas stone and a Washita stone and a little oil or water,my son gave me an M3 a while back that i am getting ready to sharpen up,i have a punch knife that practicully cuts me every time just messing with it,that reminds me of a story:
I had shot a nice 8 point Buck and gutted it and loaded it into the trunk of my car(yep no truck)okay it was a big buck so it was half loaded into my trunk anyway and i tied the lid down with some twine to take it to the DNR headquarteers and get it registered.
Well i still had a bit of adrenaline going so when i got to the station and the ranger came out i was ahead of him a couple steps,not wanting to take the time to untie the twine i just pulled up tightening the twine and pulled out my Solingen hunting knife to slash the twine..
that's when i sliced the top of my left hand ring finger knuckle off to the bone,the ranger didn't notice and i didn't make a scene,just went and found a rag in the car and wrapped it around the finger,got the buck registered and went home,6 hours later i agreed to go into emergency and had 6 stitchs put in my finger to stop the bleeding
then there was the time i got sent to the armory to clean weapons and when me and another Marine got to cleaning bayonets a little knife fight ensued,more blood,more stitchs,LOL
I read greasy's title and just about went to the garage and got my snowboard. I was sure hell was freezing. HAHAHAHAHA a glock knife. you crazy kids and your new fandangled things.
good one bud.
oh, that Harrington & Richardson .22 I told you about was in decent shape, but they wanted $300. No negotiating, everything was overpriced. That is why I did not call you yesterday.