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Re: One gun one knife.
« Reply #100 on: November 08, 2015, 04:24:47 PM »
I'm not huge on Bowie's either, mostly depends on the knife but the things I do with a knife don't really require that blade style. It's not without merit, but it's not super practical for my day to day use of a fixed blade so I guess that's where it comes from.

But all that said I'm pretty happy with most larger knives;) Just Bowie's don't light my fire much, but I'm the same with Tanto's as well for blade style, I own a few and they are fine. But I prefer a drop point or clip point in most cases.

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    « Reply #101 on: November 08, 2015, 04:42:44 PM »
    Am I the only one who doesn't love bowies?  I don't hate them, but they really do nothing for me.  :shrug



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    « Reply #102 on: November 08, 2015, 05:06:49 PM »
    Am I the only one who doesn't love bowies?  I don't hate them, but they really do nothing for me.  :shrug

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    I love to look at at them, but the blade shape is not good for my every day use. I have little use for clip points in general. Love a sheep's foot blade or Wycliffe if you prefer the modern name. Not many in common manufacture as single blade folders, or fixed in what I consider usable lengths.

    I hate the fact that all but two or three of my knives are packed in storage.
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    « Reply #103 on: November 08, 2015, 05:18:34 PM »
    Well, yes...  Baseball particularly, but also any apple pie that is not spiced properly.  And before you ask, I haven't touched a hot dog in years.



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    All of the above will be acceptable as long as you haven't gotten sucked into the "modern" tanto craze. It's a strong design and good for stabbing, no one can deny that. But we must face the fact that it is nothing more than a metal triangle and not everyone who is cool or tactical 'needs' one.

    Personally I like traditional designs. It doesn't have to be a bowie. A clip point, roach belly, or cleaver shape will do. I sometimes even like wharncliffe blades too.
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    « Reply #104 on: November 08, 2015, 05:26:23 PM »
    Having some curve and belly to a blade is all kinds of useful. I imagine trying to skin something or slice vegetables with a straight edged knife would be more than a little tedious.
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    « Reply #105 on: November 08, 2015, 05:33:47 PM »
      You've probably got this guy tattooed on your levoi zadnitsu shchek  :neener



     Nah, this guy:




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    « Reply #106 on: November 08, 2015, 05:36:41 PM »
    Having some curve and belly to a blade is all kinds of useful. I imagine trying to skin something or slice vegetables with a straight edged knife would be more than a little tedious.
    I never suggested that knives be straight as a pin - I just don't care for Bowie's.



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    « Reply #107 on: November 08, 2015, 05:37:19 PM »
    Having some curve and belly to a blade is all kinds of useful. I imagine trying to skin something or slice vegetables with a straight edged knife would be more than a little tedious.


    I usually carry multiple blade shapes. I like to start skinning with a drop point or Roach belly, then I go to a straight edge with a dullish point for fur bearers. Easier for me to get hides off with minimal damage to hide and or carcass.

    Veg I go back and forth between a cheif's knife and a santoro? not sure which I like better.
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    « Reply #108 on: November 08, 2015, 05:48:12 PM »
    Nah, this guy:




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    « Reply #109 on: November 08, 2015, 05:55:44 PM »
    I never suggested that knives be straight as a pin - I just don't care for Bowie's.



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    No, i never meant to suggest otherwise. I was more addressing Mikee's comment about looking a sheep's foot. They're nice for a few things but much more limited than something with some curve to it.

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    « Reply #110 on: November 08, 2015, 06:02:28 PM »
    I like them all.  If its got a point, an edge and someplace to hang on to it, I'll figure out how to use it.  Come to think of it though, I've got an ulu without a point and a custom made pizza cutter with a round blade.  Never mind.   :cool
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    « Reply #111 on: November 08, 2015, 06:12:33 PM »
    Watch someone fillet Salmon with an ulu and you realize how useful the shape of those knives can be. Also they are exceptionally good skinning knife with proper technic.
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    « Reply #112 on: November 08, 2015, 06:20:58 PM »
    Different knife shapes,and edges require different technics to be effective. No one shape or size or edge grind is going to work "best" for everyone to do everything. That is part of what I love about tools. How does this, thingamajig, work for me? What can I learn from you to make the tool work for me? What jobs does it do better than the tool I am currently using? And what adaptations can I make to work it better?

    Gun's, kinves, flashlights, woodworking tools, whatever we all have our own ways of making them effective for US.
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    « Reply #113 on: November 08, 2015, 06:22:46 PM »
    :rotfl

    Well, he is a man of charm and charisma  ::).
    He gets crap done.  That's all I care.

    And WTF ever happened to 'no one touches the monarch?'



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    « Reply #114 on: November 08, 2015, 08:13:51 PM »
      This is not mine, I found the pic from an auction site. It's WW2 historical class! Check out the plexi-glass grips w/ personal pic underneath...Kinda like the revolver in "Fury".


     
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    « Reply #115 on: November 08, 2015, 09:30:08 PM »
      This is not mine, I found the pic from an auction site. It's WW2 historical class! Check out the plexi-glass grips w/ personal pic underneath...Kinda like the revolver in "Fury".


     
    from what I understand, keepsake grips were pretty popular. If I wasn't single I might take a nice Black and white of my lady and get a set of those to keep it under.
    heck, when I finally convince another lass to deal with my gun and tech addictions I'll see if she won't let me take a few of her to keep on my sidearm.
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    « Reply #116 on: November 08, 2015, 09:57:40 PM »
    from what I understand, keepsake grips were pretty popular. If I wasn't single I might take a nice Black and white of my lady and get a set of those to keep it under.
    heck, when I finally convince another lass to deal with my gun and tech addictions I'll see if she won't let me take a few of her to keep on my sidearm.

    Sort of adds a whole new dimension of sentimentality to firearms passed down doesn't it?  :hmm

    How do you think they made the holes for the screws to go through so clean without shearing the photo? I doubt they had hole punches in various sizes back then.
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #117 on: November 08, 2015, 10:32:57 PM »
    And before you ask, I haven't touched a hot dog in years.

    Don't blame you... bratwurst, on the other hand...

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    « Reply #118 on: November 09, 2015, 08:21:22 AM »
    Sort of adds a whole new dimension of sentimentality to firearms passed down doesn't it?  :hmm

    How do you think they made the holes for the screws to go through so clean without shearing the photo? I doubt they had hole punches in various sizes back then.

    Could have used a knife without much issue or say 22lr would be around the right size or some other piece of brass around the right size.

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    « Reply #119 on: November 09, 2015, 04:22:26 PM »
    Or just a drill bit the proper size with something as backing to prevent the photo paper from tearing.   :shrug
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    « Reply #120 on: November 09, 2015, 04:44:49 PM »
    Or just a drill bit the proper size with something as backing to prevent the photo paper from tearing.   :shrug

    Maybe, I didn't think the backing mattered when drilling paper. I though the stuff would tear easy no matter what. Many of you have way more experience in the work shop than I do.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #121 on: November 09, 2015, 05:06:50 PM »
    Sharp matters.  No matter what tool you are using - if it has an edge and needs to cut the material its being used on it has to be sharp.  Edge geometry is particularly critical on rotary cutting tools like drill bits.  A good sharp drill bit and proper backing will allow you to drill a clean hole even through fragile material like paper. 
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    « Reply #122 on: November 17, 2015, 08:05:05 PM »
    Is that a US Firearms SAA?  Man that's a sweet piece right there!

    No sir, that is a Ruger original Vaquero, I added the grips, nitre blued the pins and swapped the ejector

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    « Reply #123 on: December 29, 2015, 10:35:23 AM »
    another Vaquero

    I made the grips for this one as well as made the handle for the matching coffin dagger, made from the same piece of teak, although you can't tell by looking at them



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    « Reply #124 on: December 29, 2015, 11:30:30 AM »
    another Vaquero

    I made the grips for this one as well as made the handle for the matching coffin dagger, made from the same piece of teak, although you can't tell by looking at them





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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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