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Kieranfoy
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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2014, 04:39:05 pm »

If the logo is printed, WD-40 or similar will erase it.  If etched, that's another story.

It's both, unfortunately.
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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2014, 04:07:46 pm »

If it is not so deeply etched as to weaken the blade, polish it off with a dremel and polishing compounds.
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2014, 05:38:29 pm »

Sandpaper and simichrome polish worked well enough!

Not sure what to do with it now that I've polished it and sanded the hilt.
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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2014, 02:38:11 am »

There is few quite impressive looking folding knifes. http://vanbarnettart.com/gallery/31414/i.m.a.-time-machine/

Very praiseworthy that he has make also that pen and wrist watch in same style.
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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2014, 06:07:34 am »

Once I saw the upclose detail on this one, I wanted it...Bad news:  it's sold. Good news:  I couldn't have afforded it anyway.

http://www.northlandknives.se/pages.asp?page=gallery&bild_id=231&album_id=52
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« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2014, 09:59:20 am »

Intend to steam up my hunting knife one day, just nead to figure out how to get rid of that damn coleman logo.

What airship pirate is without a decent knife?

Ah, but be careful of sparks. If your steampunk world's airships use hydrogen, then you should not be clashing steel against steel!
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« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2014, 03:21:32 pm »

After the Hindenburg, who uses hydrogen? Helium all the way!
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« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2014, 06:47:59 pm »

My favorite knife for Steampunk and everyday is the French Opinel (I have the no. 10)

Was first made in 1890 was simple "penny knife" high carbon blade, beechwood handle
was friction knife till 1955 where a twistlock was added to make it a lock blade, but can be used as a friction without locking.

High carbon blade that looks rustic , is extremely sharp and holds an edge.  
Was popular with Railroad workers in France when they first came out and that is how they became well known across Europe.

Has been part of top lists of best designed items along with Rolex

Railroads, 1890, simple made, sturdy, trusty, ready for adventure or chores and looks handmade.  Steampunk through and through
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« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2014, 09:22:09 pm »

My favorite knife for Steampunk and everyday is the French Opinel (I have the no. 10)

Was first made in 1890 was simple "penny knife" high carbon blade, beechwood handle
was friction knife till 1955 where a twistlock was added to make it a lock blade, but can be used as a friction without locking.

High carbon blade that looks rustic , is extremely sharp and holds an edge.  
Was popular with Railroad workers in France when they first came out and that is how they became well known across Europe.

Has been part of top lists of best designed items along with Rolex

Railroads, 1890, simple made, sturdy, trusty, ready for adventure or chores and looks handmade.  Steampunk through and through


Opinels are great little pocket knives; I went out and bought another two N°8s this afternoon.

Not dressy, though, and I think that a  good little Sheffield sleeveboard pattern knife is the best thing for a gentleman's waistcoat pocket.
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« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2014, 09:45:52 pm »

Best thing for sharpening an Opinel is the birch polypore fungus:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piptoporus_betulinus

I've been using one for years to "tickle" ALL of my knife blades - Kitchen, field and caving blades - it works sooo much better than a steel!
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« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2014, 10:01:09 pm »

Best thing for sharpening an Opinel is the birch polypore fungus:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piptoporus_betulinus

I've been using one for years to "tickle" ALL of my knife blades - Kitchen, field and caving blades - it works sooo much better than a steel!


Strop and Medicinal fungi!  When adventuring that is a must have.
Very nice story and info.
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« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2014, 10:53:58 pm »

Strop and Medicinal fungi!  When adventuring that is a must have.
Very nice story and info.

Oh aye "Razor Strop Fungus" is a woodsman's best friend (along with the "Wolf's Fart" fungus!)
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« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2014, 11:10:45 pm »

Lycoperdon!  Grin
Nothing like a floured, peppered, fried wolf-fart on a cold evening.
Although not many people would order that on a menu.

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Strop and Medicinal fungi!  When adventuring that is a must have.
Very nice story and info.

Oh aye "Razor Strop Fungus" is a woodsman's best friend (along with the "Wolf's Fart" fungus!)
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« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2014, 11:20:48 pm »

Knives and Guns are a must on any self respecting adventurer.


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« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2014, 08:31:51 am »

Knives and Guns are a must on any self respecting adventurer.





Very nice! I'd like to see that on Cpt. Vanderstorme.
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« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2014, 08:33:11 am »

I don't know if it's from the right era, but butterfly knives or balisongs look Steampunk to me.
Highly illegal is most countries though.
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« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2014, 12:20:11 pm »

I don't know if it's from the right era, but butterfly knives or balisongs look Steampunk to me.
Highly illegal is most countries though.

I have a couple of balisongs; they are legal in France.
If a balisong is illegal in your country, it is probably because it is put in a category of weapons… that would mean that it would probably be not illegal  if it is not sharp, as it would then be a costume item or stage prop, and very definitely not a weapon.
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« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2014, 12:50:25 pm »

that would mean that it would probably be not illegal  if it is not sharp, as it would then be a costume item or stage prop, and very definitely not a weapon.

That highly logicial approach is not one that the police tend to take unfortunately and unless one were taking part in a stage show at the time the 'prop' were being worn I suspect the full weight of the law would land on you.
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« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2014, 06:23:41 pm »

Just for bumpin'...
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« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2014, 04:59:31 pm »

Intend to steam up my hunting knife one day, just nead to figure out how to get rid of that damn coleman logo.

What airship pirate is without a decent knife?

Ah, but be careful of sparks. If your steampunk world's airships use hydrogen, then you should not be clashing steel against steel!
After the Hindenburg, who uses hydrogen? Helium all the way!
At least until we reach Peak Helium, then it's back to hydrogen.

(I now have a mental image of air pirates wielding bronze swords.)
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« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2014, 08:45:48 pm »

Alright, so I'm a huge blade-head.  Was given my first pocket knife as a gift when I was 5, was given my first sword when 8, I've never looked back.  I carry at least two blades everywhere every day, I use them regularly as tools, and I'm in such a blade-bubble that I can't imagine NOT having Humankind's oldest tool at my disposal constantly and for the rest of my life.  Also, Discipline of Steel silliness...I've studied and been competitive in FMA including state championships, I've trained in HEMA and armored combat, winning championships in that arena as well, and am currently in the process of enrolling in Thang Ta classes, which is a type of Indian swordsmanship from the province of Manipur...so yeah, blades.

But I'm not gonna talk about blades!  Smiley

So, in my Library of blade-related tomes, I have one (and I forget the name, but it's something like "Everyman's Knife Bible") that is interesting not because of what it says about blades per se (and actually, a lot of the specifics the author recommends are in opposition to my personal preferences) but about what the author has to say about sheaths, sheath-building, and creating multi-purpose sheaths.

I've been planning to leatherwork sheaths for at least a handful of my favorite blades and just began the process yesterday...the basics have to do with fitting the blades perfectly and having attachments to the belt that are snug (that is, without 'play' or jangling) and allow for maximum freedom of movement and quick-drawing (leg straps, chicago screws as connection points for rotational movement at the hip sans belt-wobble, counter-balances, etc.), but the REST is for fun and generally neglected potential.  So say, little compartments for sharpening stones and little bottles of honing oil, maybe an embedded compass, a pocket for a fire-making tool such as a zippo lighter or flint and steel or something, etc...then tooling and staining all the leather so it's all sort of pretty...now granted, these sheaths are for larger blades such that there's SPACE for such adornment and compartments and turning something that's usually just a blade place-holder into a "Swiss Army Sheath", but...

Has anyone seen or constructed something like this?  I'd LOVE to take a look at what's been done and see if there are ideas or techniques that could inspire me...
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« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2014, 09:13:41 pm »



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« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2014, 09:36:25 pm »

i'm a sword man myself (19th century European cavalry sabres to be more precise) but since we're talking about knives here I think my personal favorite is the WW1 US knuckleduster knife combo: 
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« Reply #48 on: March 15, 2014, 10:23:28 pm »

Trench knife! Sweet.

Making a sky pirate knife out of an old lopper blade, will post a thread when it's done.
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