Just Ordered A New Knife...

Discussion in 'Knives/Cutlery' started by austinjoe13, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    I will be in Portland, Ore in a couple week. Had a response from Gerber yesterday
    Do not do tours "dagnabit"
    I have a folder that I wanted sharpened :) it an original Gerber folder, never sharpened
    From the factory; dull
    I'm still taking it when I go and plan on stopping by their outlet store
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  2. Wicked109

    Wicked109 G&G Evangelist

    I hope you put your knife in your CHECKED bags and not your carry-ons. Also a thought, most gun and knife shows have a person that sets up a knife sharpening booth, they do magic and the last time the guy sharpened my knife, I was shaving hair off my arm without any problem. Something to think about in the event they (Gerber) won't be able to sharpen your knife.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017
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    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    been carrying the Doug Ritter version for years... 14350d7f07ae911b58583ad1ed18c187.jpg
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  4. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM G&G Evangelist Staff Member

    bump..... You all post some knife porn....real knife porn.....
    Talk DIRTY to me !
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  5. austinjoe13

    austinjoe13 <------------<<<-

    Three years later, and this thing isn’t in too bad of shape!



    It’s been a great work knife. I use it to carve sheetrock and other wall materials to fit outlets.
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  6. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    austinjoe13: Sir; that’s a good one :) surviving 3yrs without loosing breaking destroying :)
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  7. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM G&G Evangelist Staff Member

    10 yrs, 11 yrs, 19 yrs, and 47 yrs for the Browning IMG_3689 - Copy.jpg IMG_3684.jpg IMG_3684.jpg IMG_3699 - Copy.jpg IMG_3693 - Copy.jpg
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  8. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM G&G Evangelist Staff Member

    I do have one folding knife A browning folder (AUS 8) which unfortunately has remain unused.
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  9. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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  10. cooker300

    cooker300 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    NW PA
    Here's my newest its a Gerber flat iron

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  11. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Evangelist

    You wanted "dirty" knife porn okay old and dirty it is.
    Old Timer Schrade 1250T that I've had since around 12yo. Making it about 44years old. My outdoors knife. Used it to peel and clean out many squirrels. IMG_20200802_225206.jpg
    Next up is a old used abused Gerber Bolt Action I used to EDC in my late teen early adult years
    Another roughly the same vintage is a earlySwiss Army "Craftsman" model. Sorry didn't fiddle with displaying the blades and tools suffice it to say I've used nearly every one that I can remember.
    Next is one that'd probably give a Gerber Knife collector a heart attack.
    First production run Gerber BMF Bowie.
    I've carried it hiking, hunting (of all kinds).
    It's been all over the place with me. Built shelters, split kindling etc. 1986ish. IMG_20200802_225115.jpg
    And that's the most used and oldest I that I still have.
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  12. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM G&G Evangelist Staff Member

    Love the old knives. Over time they become old friends.
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  13. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    This old knife belonged to my Uncle George. He passed away in Jan. 2011 at the age of 87 and as you can tell he USED his knife... 20200803_015649.jpg
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  14. mauser9

    mauser9 G&G Evangelist

    Now that sure is a well used knife chazam! Seeing it was made in Solingen it lasted so long. Wonder how old it is?
  15. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM G&G Evangelist Staff Member

    The photo itself tells a story.
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  16. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM G&G Evangelist Staff Member

    Spooker - Many many folks feel the same way. The problem is "how to I find the angle" ? More about that in a minute. But if you have nice knives that are used, you should have a lansky or similar sharpener. They simply help you find the angle. Set one up...then using an I phone angle finder in smart phone...hold it at the same angle as the guide rod when everything is set up and read the angle. Adjust till you have about 16 or 17 degrees THEN take a permanent magic marker and cover the bare edge with ink. Now VERY lightly stroke with the stone you have set up. (very lightly) and look at what you have done through a loop. I use 8X. If you are only removing near the body of the blade, steepen the angle. If near the cutting edge only, the shallow it a bit. When you have the proper angle it will remove all the ink with just a few strokes and Viola, you are set up to go. Start with a medium stone, and finish with fine...
    Now, how do the knife makers do it. First the know approximately what it is ground to. They also know how to find the angle by feel and "bite" when sroking into the stone.
    The above is much harder to write out than it is to do.
  17. bsshog40

    bsshog40 G&G Evangelist

    Here's a few I have.
    misc.jpg Old Timers.jpg
  18. rando

    rando G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    That is a nice old Boker and German Solingen steel. Could use some cleaning but nice as it is to see these older survivors.
  19. bsshog40

    bsshog40 G&G Evangelist

    Here's another I have.