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Re: Let's see your knives!

Post by theholycow » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:44 am

AHTOXA wrote:If you ever decide to move the pocketclip to aaccommodateyour carry method (4 positions available), make sure you locktight the threads on the bolts.

I was wearing my rat-1 a few weeks ago when I was staying at Austin. After I left Matt's, I went down to stay with another friend. As I was walking through her house, the pocket clip caught a doorframe lockplate and ripped it out the frame. Completely.
Were the Loctite advice and story related? I can't see how Loctite would have helped, but maybe they were not related.
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Re: Let's see your knives!

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:05 am

theholycow wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:If you ever decide to move the pocketclip to aaccommodateyour carry method (4 positions available), make sure you locktight the threads on the bolts.

I was wearing my rat-1 a few weeks ago when I was staying at Austin. After I left Matt's, I went down to stay with another friend. As I was walking through her house, the pocket clip caught a doorframe lockplate and ripped it out the frame. Completely.
Were the Loctite advice and story related? I can't see how Loctite would have helped, but maybe they were not related.
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Re: Let's see your knives!

Post by potownrob » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:11 pm

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jk about getting the BG edition bro :lol:
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Re: Let's see your knives!

Post by AHTOXA » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:38 pm

theholycow wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:If you ever decide to move the pocketclip to aaccommodateyour carry method (4 positions available), make sure you locktight the threads on the bolts.

I was wearing my rat-1 a weeks ago when I was staying at Austin. After I left Matt's, I went down to stay with another friend. As I was walking through her house, the pocket clip caught a doorframe lockplate and ripped it out the frame. Completely.
Were the Loctite advice and story related? I can't see how Loctite would have helped, but maybe they were not related.
Indirectly related. I put the screws on tocktite after I removed the clip to reshape it slightly to fix the retention after I broke the lock's door plate with it. From the factory they are on locktite and if you don't apply it, the screws will back out.
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Re: Let's see your knives!

Post by AHTOXA » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:42 pm

Too bad BG knives are made by Gerber and they use crummy steel. I don't consider myself a knife snob, but for a 'survival' knife, which is a medium to heavy duty knife, you have to use appropriate steel. What Gerber uses is less than ideal. Moreso, it's inadequate for the actual advertised use.
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Re: Let's see your knives!

Post by watkins » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:37 am

AHTOXA wrote:If you ever decide to move the pocketclip to aaccommodateyour carry method (4 positions available), make sure you locktight the threads on the bolts.
I doubt I will move it. Depending on what pants Im wearing and what Im doing I tend to carry knives differently. The factory location is probably ideal with this knife.
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Re: Let's see your knives!

Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:26 pm

AHTOXA wrote:Too bad BG knives are made by Gerber and they use crummy steel. I don't consider myself a knife snob, but for a 'survival' knife, which is a medium to heavy duty knife, you have to use appropriate steel. What Gerber uses is less than ideal. Moreso, it's inadequate for the actual advertised use.
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Re: Let's see your knives!

Post by AHTOXA » Tue May 06, 2014 10:23 am

So I have recently tried stropping a knife using cardboard instead of leather. I worked on my RAT-1. The knife sees some mild to medium duty use and the factory edge has been long gone and resharpened since.

Oh my! I've never had a proper leather strop (always used a belt or piece of hide without adding any compounds, so not a fair comparison, probably), but plain cardboard does a fantastic job. I set the edge first on my diamond-coated stone, then on ceramic and then I refined it on cardboard. Now I have knife-mange on my arms from shaving off hairs.

I took a shotgunn shell and sliced off the outer husk, kind of in the same way you'd wittle the end of a stick, and it went through it like hot butter. I wanted to check out the particulars of the shot pellets...

Tonight I'm going to do some work on my TAK-1. 1095 steel on that knife takes a little more time, but it mostly needs ceramic and then cardboard action. I plan on going backpacking this coming weekend and my main camp knife (the TAK-1) needs to be ready.
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Re: Let's see your knives!

Post by potownrob » Tue May 06, 2014 6:22 pm

AHTOXA wrote: I took a shotgunn shell and sliced off the outer husk, kind of in the same way you'd wittle the end of a stick, and it went through it like hot butter. I wanted to check out the particulars of the shot pellets...Image

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Re: Let's see your knives!

Post by potownrob » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:03 am

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Re: Let's see your knives!

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Re: Let's see your knives!

Post by AHTOXA » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:10 am

I haven't bought any new knives since the thread was started in Feb. I did buy a kydex sheath for my TAK-1 to replace the customer leather sheath, which wasn't working well for me any more.

I don't buy knives for looks, as every knife I own gets used, so I suppose I've not had a recent need.
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