Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Ripmyfly, Sep 24, 2008.
It only looks about half as good as it feels. Function; form.
But you're right, it is pretty.
Lol I'm the last on to preach function over form to, I wont make a knife I wouldn't use
I wouldnt object to hearing more about this one.
Turley Green River....
Puukko in 3V and box elder burl from Cohutta Knife Works. Extremely comfortable to use.
I love that Byksm. Superb.
I feel lucky and privileged to be able to take part in the worldwide passaround of the Shirogorov F95NL
It's been traveling the word for over a year now and I'm stoked that it arrived safe in my home.
Here's what I documented on day 1 in of the F95NL worldtour in the Netherlands
No serious action yet, just some admiring and comparisons.
First thoughts when I unpacked the knife:
- wow, it's bigger than I thought. (only Shiro I ever handled is my Neon)
- man I love the super beautiful Micarta / Ti combi.
- omg that's a lot of blade in a compact package.
- I can't believe this knife has traveled the world and was used seriously, it looks untouched!
- It's not mine, don't get emotionally attached, it's only here temporary
Took some quick 'glamour' shots to capture the excellent state it's in:
It rides a little high for my taste clipped to the pocked, but I prefer tossing it inside my pockets without clip anyway.
So now that's out of the way....
Next I was holding it against some of my favorite folders.
My Neon feels refined and delicate against the more brutal size, weight and loud click flipping it open of the F95NL.
Two very different breeds.
Most remarkable to me is that the F95NL is in a package comparable in size with the Spyderco PM2, (a knife many people own so you get and idea of the size).
But opened up, the blade it packs is similar to the size of the full size Military.
Sorry for the lousy focus of these pics
Feeling the urge to cut something up, I decide it's time to kill an apple
It didn't stand a chance against the crispy sharp Elmax.
That's it for today... to be continued
Even closer to completion. First applications of oil on the handle taken to 800x.
@John Myshkoff beautifull work, look amazing
Turns out I wasn't done for the day yet...
Kitchen duty for the F95NL also on day 1
Chopping up vegies and meat
Sliced my tomatos thin enough? Love the Elmax edge.
Another wondrous Seedy Lot slicer is heading my way! Should arrive sometime next week.
The scales of this knife consist of what type of wood? Looks very nice.
Its either red oak burl, or a block of mystery wood that @byksm had.
Nice, I like it.
Awesome. Love the scales.
Red oak, I think.
Treated with aqua fortis.
I too like my EDC1 in 4v, over the next two versions
That top knife is special.
My Free Spyderco Double Stuff from Amazon I just got. Compensatory money.
Tell us about that top knife.
Looks like Raymond Richards or maybe RW Fred?
Can't remember if I posted this or not, but it's a sheath I won in a contest from azwelke. Great sheath:
I believe that's one from a European maker named Chalcodes, but not positive.
That's correct he is a hobby maker from the Czech Republic..
here a link to his thread on the main czech knife forum:
exploring some early 19th century ruins
I have a Neon as well. Nice to get a comparison with the F95NL. Looks beefy and delicate at the same time (not sure if that’s even a thing? Lol)
mator sampling today
Without getting into a lot of details, This 3V Bark River/Vehement version of the MACV SOG knife had become a bit of a minor grail to me, especially with the black leather stack handle. I love it.
What kind of wood?
These are one of my favorite knives I’ve seen on here. If I was to invest in a custom hands down would be a deering boreal. Drool....
Just came home from a knife show with a couple of Filipinos...
What does the wife think about that? And did you get any knives?
Nice, jealous you got the leather pouch. I’d prefer it to suede.
Its leather, but kinda suede leather.