Really...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by PheonixKingZ, Aug 13, 2020.

Which blade is better in YOUR opinion?

  1. Black

    10 vote(s)
    13.2%
  2. Polished (Aka silver)

    66 vote(s)
    86.8%
  1. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Yes they are. It is common for them to rub a little too. Don’t let it bother you.

    The “other smaller tool” is called an awl, btw.

    Not sure if I told you all of this, but, the Swiss military issue knife from 1962 through 2008 is based upon the Pioneer model. Effectively, you have the same knife the soldiers carried. Your’s is the same steel and blade configuration but with different cosmetics.
     
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  2. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    That’s cool to know I have a knife that is very similar to what they carried! Nice little piece of history! :)
     
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  3. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    I feel like I'm the only electrician I know who hasn't blown a hole in their pliers yet... Lol
     
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  4. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Yeah, the issue model is known as a Pattern 61 Soldier. Early models were red and can bring big bucks if in good condition.
    Some years were red or silver and later models were silver with red markings.

    Wenger also made them but, Victorinox seem to be finished a little better.

    If you ever see a Pioneer with a date stamp on the blade, it is made with blades left over from a Swiss Army contract.
     
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  5. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Your inbox is full youngblood.
     
  6. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 9, 2020
    I will delete some messages... 1 sec.
     
  7. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 9, 2020
    There... now it should have room!
     
  8. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    I got to use my EDC and my SAK yesterday and today! It was my sisters birthday party yesterday, so she used the Utilitac to open gifts and such. I also used the SAK today, to cut milkweed leaves for the monarch caterpillars.

    What is the best way to remove sticky substances from a blade? The Utilitac has tape/glue on it, and the milkweed “juice” is super sticky. Thoughts? (I thought about leaving Goo-gone on the blade, but will that stain it?)
     
  9. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    I use rubbing alcohol.
     
  10. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    I’ll see if I can find some... but if I can’t... will Goo-gone work? (And with the alcohol, do I just let it sit? Or rub it?)
     
  11. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    I also use alcohol. I have 99% alcohol for electronics, but I use 91% or less for cleaning blades and steel parts. I just squirt some on a clean rag or paper towel and wipe them off. Then I oil them with Break Free CLP, or food grade mineral oil if they will be used for food stuffs.
     
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  12. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    I've never used Goo-gone... with the alcohol, just put some on a paper towel, rag, whatever and rub the blade till the residue is gone. Any drug store or Walmart will have the alcohol... get the red labeled 91% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol.
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  13. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Their newest model from Nathan and Lorein. Just a bit bigger than the EDC and the handle is great in hand.
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  14. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I would second the idea to save for a good sharpening stone or crock sticks whatever it may be and learn to sharpen before worrying about more knives.

    It's something you will use for a lifetime.

    And alcohol should removed sticky things ... you may need to scrub a bit ... carefully to not cut yourself ... if you lay the blade flat on the edge of a table or a piece of wood it helps too ... but the alcohol works great.
     
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  15. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    @PheonixKingZ
    I believe you said you have a job now, save up and get yourself a Spyderco Sharpmaker. It's perfect for the knives you now have and for the ones you've expressed interest in getting.
     
  16. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    WD-40 is great for getting gooey stuff off your blades and most houses have some lying around. Worst case scenario, out in the field, nose grease. :)
     
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  17. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    I actually have enough to get it now. Just trying to find a place to buy... what website is the best? Also, is it best to get it new or used?

    The rubbing alcohol worked like magic, along with dawn soap. ;)

    (I did use 50%, is that ok for the future?)
     
  18. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    The great thing about the Sharpmaker is that it works with just about any knife.

    I use mine along with a kitchen steel as my main gear. A Lansky sharpener is used when the blade is completely trashed and I have a some diamond stones for field use. Those stones were compliments of @chuck4570.

    I also have a Case Moonstone that I bought years ago and some stones that belonged to my father.
     
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  19. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    I bought mine used but prices are about the same as new.

    Use what you have for now.
    It will make a great tool for field use later on. Especially if you are proficient with it.
     
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  20. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Nose grease?
     
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