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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by killgar, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Welcome aboard, I think it is cool to meet some new folks here. I am just curious and if you do not mind, if you have been to Sydney, can you recommend some things to do or see besides the Opera house? I know someone who may have a day or two there before taking another trip. I heard and see that the Blue Mountains not far from Sydney would be cool to visit. To keep it on knives too, what are some typical knives that the general public can pick up? Swiss Army (you mentioned already) knives, Mora, or Svord? How hard is to to find Australian makers? Better yet, any knife stores? Sorry to bother you but I wanted to ask and welcome you too.
     
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  2. FTurner90

    FTurner90

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    Aug 4, 2020
    I am also new here
     
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  3. Thats_A_Cut

    Thats_A_Cut

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    Aug 4, 2020
    Hi all!

    New to the forum. 1st post ever! Heard this is THE place for everything knifes. I appreciate those comments from those who are open to educate us newbies in a positive light.

    I do have a few newbie questions I'm hoping someone might be able to answer. I've done my best to research as possible on all the questions I am asking. I'm from Canada if that matters.

    I purchased the Amare A-Max Stonewash and the Tops ICED-02 Dagger. My main purpose is for self-defence with future purchases for EDC knives.

    How often should I sharpen my knife? Both knifes will be used only in emergencies. I plan to buy the Fallkniven CC4 as I hear it's better than the DC4 since the DC4 is not made as well as it used to be. I plan to also use Sentry Solutions TUF-Glide on my knifes.

    Next question is storage. I understand storing knifes in Kydex sheaths should be avoided for long term storage. My plan is to carry them in the Kydex and every night put them in a safe removing them from the sheath. Is it ok for knives to be stored in a safe without a sheath? Will the material form the safe lead to rust or will Silica packs help with this? I plan to purchase some Silica packs soon and place them in the safe. I will eventually purchase a Pelican case but for now my budget only allows a cheap safe.

    Also if outside and it suddenly rains I hear moisture is not good for knives. Should I carry a travel bag for incidents where mother nature is impossible to predict the weather? Any good travel sized bags? I do not plan on going into the wilderness, just a bag that is small for every day use, I think the longest sized knife is 7 and a half inches long.

    For those wondering, yes I have checked the laws within Canada but ever since Covid-19 I know this might sound crazy but my concern is self-defence. Without disclosing my actual address, I live beside not one but TWO homeless shelters and a tent city that is growing every day and the police cannot be everywhere at once. I was attacked last summer by a homeless person on drugs. Luckily a police car drove by and I hailed it down and the person was arrested but the police cannot be everywhere all the time.

    I realize knives should be used as a last resort and I carry a personal alarm keychain that is very loud with a goal to scare off an attacker. Every situation is different of course. I'm also considering making homemade pepper spray since Canada it's against the law but I'd much rather deal with a charge of incidents related to pepper spray that leaves little to no negative long term health effects than go to the courts for self defence with a knife.

    Anyway, I appreciate any feedback anyone is willing to offer.
     
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  4. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    Welcome to the forum.

    I store all my fixed blades in their kydex sheaths with no moisture problems.
    Now I do have a few that have leather sheaths and I keep an eye on them and make sure the blades have some sort of protection, tuff glide is good.

    If your knives are not being used much and they are carbon steel it does not hurt to strop them once in a while.

    I sure you know situational awareness and avoidance are your best options but a little poke will usually get someone off you with a quickness.
     
  5. Billy The Hungry

    Billy The Hungry

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    Aug 11, 2020
    Hello all, new man here. Might need some help in the future posting pictures or whatnot. Is there an intro section? I looked, but did not see one.

    Super excited to be apart of this forum!
     
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  6. SteveNo

    SteveNo Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 12, 2020
    Hi everyone! New member here. My knife interest was sparked at a young age. My grandfather had a small piece of land and he gave me a pocketknife (SAK) to play around with when I was about 6 or 7 year old.

    I was much older when I bought myself a second knife, a Kershaw Cryo 2 for work, which I recently upgrade to a Benchmade Mini Grip.

    I don't know where this fascination of these tools exactly comes from but I do know that I love knives. And since recently I've been collecting them as well. That's what made me sign up for the forums, to look for info and be more involved in the community.
     
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  7. freshprintsofballhair

    freshprintsofballhair

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    Aug 13, 2020
    Hey everyone. Just signed up and I’m hoping to learn more about knives. Currently looking at picking up a survival knife of some sort.
     
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  8. Policeman22

    Policeman22

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    May 23, 2020
    I came to this forum just to read the information, but decided to stay. There is a lot of useful information here.
     
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  9. Elizer

    Elizer

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    Aug 20, 2020
    Newbie here. There is more information on knives here than I ever cared to know, but greatly appreciate it.
     
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  10. Aryan29

    Aryan29

    May 20, 2018
    Greetings to all new members.
    Welcome to ‘The Place/Forum’ for everything about knives, the World’s greatest treasure of knives‘ & members’ knowledge all put together.
    Aryan


     
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  11. Retired UPS Driver

    Retired UPS Driver Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 25, 2019
    https://www.bladeforums.com/forums/tech-support-general-q-a-site-feedback-more.679/
    This will get you started. Just remember that with a free membership you have to use another photo hosting site to first post your pictures (imgur.com is free, but I believe you have to sign up there first), a lot of members here use Imgur to host their photos. Later if you decide you want to upgrade your membership to a paying one, a Gold Membership is just $30/year and it also lets you sell here, ask values of your knives, have private messaging privileges (PM’s), and directly upload your pictures to this site, no hosting site required, and more, memberships are here https://www.bladeforums.com/pember/membership-new
    Welcome again to BF (BladeForums).
     
  12. Fire King

    Fire King

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    Sep 1, 2020
    New here. I look forward to learning and hopefully making a contribution.
    Thanks for having me.
     
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  13. deBeaupre

    deBeaupre

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    Sep 3, 2020
    Hi All,

    The knifemaking bug bit me a couple years ago - I'm just getting started. Can't wait to get in here and properly put my feet inside my mouth.

    Cheers
     
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  14. Retired UPS Driver

    Retired UPS Driver Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 25, 2019
    Welcome to BF guys, for sure you’ve come to the right place to just hang out, look at pics, gain knowledge, contribute, and make a bunch of new friends in the process. Jump right in whenever you feel ready. It can get very addictive and expensive too, so hang on tight.

    Again, welcome to BladeForums.
     
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  15. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 9, 2020
    I’m new here as well! Learning a ton to - the people here are really nice and generous. :) :thumbsup:
     
  16. Aryan29

    Aryan29

    May 20, 2018
    Howdy & Welcome :thumbsup:
    Aryan

     
  17. Rich56

    Rich56

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    Aug 20, 2020
    New member here. Got a warning instead of a welcome.
    New member with interest in Buck and Cold Steel knives. I asked of the value of one of my knives.
    I was warned that is not permissible unless I pay in.
    I correspond on about 6 other forums and have asked such questions. If I felt like selling I would offer my thing on such forum to enthusiasts rather than eBay.
    This forum has sponsors. Does it need my money?
    Not showing comradeship here. Also on most of other forums you could post a picture directly from a cell phone. Why do I have to use a posting sight here?
     
  18. Maddog1970

    Maddog1970 Gold Member Gold Member

    48
    Sep 9, 2020
    Newb here.....

    Been around knives for a while, but not collecting.....have a couple of Swiss Army and a few Kershaws my son accumulated while working at at a sporting goods store.

    Been carrying some form of blade since my pup arrived, as out here in Western Canada we do get critters - coyote, deer, cougar and beer....plus always good to have a blade when out hiking with the dog.

    my girl is called Kilo, and she’s almost 5yrs old....she is an Akita, and hopefully I’ve attached a pic below!......or not, as I can’t seem to figure that one out!

    i am not new to collecting, as I am a watch guy, with many brands in my watch box, notably plenty of Gshocks for dog walking!

    watches kind of led me to knives, as I see much cross over in the design and intricacies of knives....

    I have a Benchmade incoming, as I dip my toes into the knife world, and look forward to learning much as I go......
     
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  19. Maddog1970

    Maddog1970 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 9, 2020
    Ha, there we go....Gold Member....worth it to post pics, etc....

    so here is my girl, with knife pics to come later this week


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  20. Retired UPS Driver

    Retired UPS Driver Gold Member Gold Member

    921
    Jun 25, 2019
    Welcome to BF. Yes, Gold does have its privileges, you did good. Beautiful dog, that’s a great picture.
     
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