Hawaii Knife Life - daily use for work and play

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by MolokaiRider, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Had to collect Maile to make lei for my son’s high school graduation. Carried the King in an Azwelke sheath and a S30v PM2 for giggles.

    This vine is a treasure and is highly valuable. It’s important to collect it in a manner that allows the plant to keep thriving. Finger only, no knives.

    The BK9 is insurance in case a pig decides you are in his territory.

    Happy Memorial Weekend BladeForums and all you Forumites.


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  2. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Took the dogs out for some exercise and a swim.

    Carried a Buck 141 and this nice little GEC 44. I’ve noticed the tang of the pen blade sticks out when closed enough to cause discomfort for your index finger when using the knife. That is unfortunate since the knife is so well put together.

    The Buck is actually a great pocket carry. It’s very slim and the sheath pads the handle. Very comfortable in the pocket.
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  3. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Nate, glad your son gets to have a graduation. I feel bad for the High School and College kids that won’t get to have an actual “in person” graduation ceremony.
     
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  4. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Thanks Jim, I appreciate it.

    We were not allowed out of the car. He had to wait for us to drive up in turn, jump out, then take a quick pic and receive his diploma. Then back in the car and off we go.

    Pretty surreal, but most things are these days.

    I hope you and yours are doing well.
     
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  5. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    AWESOME THREAD MolokaiRider! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  6. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Thanks!
     
  7. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    My youngest daughter’s Dog’s Head needed a bit of TLC after being used as a pig hunting knife this past few months. It’s turned out to be a great tool for dispatching (no surprises there) and served admirably for skinning and deboning. Ka-Bar’s 1095 impresses.

    However, the exposure to moisture and repeated cleaning and drying has caused the leather to shrink. The guard is quite loose.

    I had treated the leather with Obenaufs about 8 months ago. It made the leather soft and increased water resistance to a degee. I thought I’d try it again...

    Before:
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    The preservative:
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    Some rust in the lanyard hole and tang:
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    Here you can see the gap:
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    Smeared on:
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    Melted in:
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    After:
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    The guard is still loose but a tiny bit better. I may explore using an epoxy of some type to seal the guard and tang.

    A neat little side note: This knife was in new condition 6 months ago. It’s definitely getting a workout!
     
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  8. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    The day after I tuned up the Ka-Bar she went hunting and got this one. You can see the knife on the hog’s back.

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  9. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    She shoot that pig or poke it!!! Either way gotta luv a huntress!!! Must be one.proud.papa!!
    Enjoy those tenderloins!! Always enjoy your pics! Thanx for sharing em with us!!

    James
     
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  10. Mikel_24

    Mikel_24

    Sep 19, 2007
    Nooooooaaaaaahhhhgggggg!!!! Use twine! It degrades over time!;) I know you are very involved in cleaning, not littering, etc. So I am sure those pieces or synthetic rope where well taken care off. Just a reminder for everyone out there that a zip tie or synthetic rope is ok but if it is meant to be only temporary, then we are better off using with natural fibers.

    Most of the crap I find while diving are leftovers from nets, fishing lines, etc. (along with the usual plastic bottles, plastic bags, etc.)

    Great pictures as usual!

    Mimkel
     
  11. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Mahalo ty sir. The pups hunt, they hold the hog still so you have a clean push. Definitely a blessing but takes some work and bravery.

    I agree. Synthetic is everywhere. Jut twine is better for sure.

    Thank you for the kind words sir.
     
  12. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013

    I only saw one dog so wasn't sure if it was a pig sticking or not!! Definitely takes some brass to get within range of those tusks!!! No joke them critters!! Definitely a.few.to many of them running amuk everywhere trashing people's gardens and such!! Good thing g they taste good!! Enjoy
     
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  13. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    That’s another incredible outing with your family. You are a very blessed man.
     
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  14. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Dag, that knife looks like it went through several deployments!! Wow!

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures as always, my friend! You know, now that you mention it, I think that's the only thing that bothers me about my #44 also. Still love carrying it, but it's not as much of a whittlin' knife as a result.
     
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  15. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Definitely need to be aware of how dangerous they are. Thanks.

    Thank you, I appreciate the kind words.

    Thanks. It is still a great little slipjoint though isn’t it!
     
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  16. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Yessir, it definitely is. I love how the brass on mine is already gaining some character. That makes it Mine in a way that not many other of my GECs really have done.
     
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  17. DangerZone98

    DangerZone98

    845
    Dec 7, 2019
    Beautiful scales and sheath, man. And knife too, of course.
     
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  18. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    My Wife and I finished up some work this morning, then took our youngest child to the beach.

    Carried the Blur again. Found a nice spot to cruise. I like to make toys for him with driftwood. I don’t get super carried away in the details. He’s gonna lose it anyway haha.
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    Used the knife to baton this piece into a smaller chunk.
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    A quick and dirty animal head.
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  19. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Nate, like anything else I assume the first time is the most concerning. But I’m not sure there would be a first time for me:eek::eek: Besides, what would I tell all those guns in my safe if they didn't get to play?
     
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  20. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I’ve had my kids take a few courses on first aid, and make them take kits and blood stop just as a precaution. I definitely worry, but I’m trying to raise them to be strong willed and deliberate, while showing respect for the animal.

    I’m thankful we have the opportunity to do this kind of stuff. It beats them staying inside and playing on their phones hahaha!
     
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