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by KI7NAI
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)

Lock mechanisms Liner Lock http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=9091 Liner Lock Frame Lock http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=9092[/imb] Frame Lock Lock Back http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=9093 Lock Back Axis Lock http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=9094 Axis...
by KI7NAI
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)

handle materials steel http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=9096 Kershaw Leek with steel handle titanium http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=9097 Lionsteel SR1 with Titanium Handle aluminum http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=9098 Swiss Army Classic with Aluminum Handle G10...
by KI7NAI
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)

The two most common blade geometries are flat ground (or variations of a flat grind) and hollow ground. How the blade geometry is formed plays an important role in how much the blade cost and the materials used. Flat grinding is used for most high end blades with powdered metal steels. https://youtu...
by KI7NAI
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)

The work sharp electric sharpener is supposed to be user friendly http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=9089 Work Sharp A paper wheel is another option http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=9090 Paper Wheel Grinding wheels and other powered sharpeners require a lot of skill to use, it'...
by KI7NAI
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)

Freehand sharpening Sharpening freehand is a skill every knife enthusiast should strive to learn. I have found using a the sharpie trick has helped me to build muscle memory to sharpen more efficiently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvl-Y5bZwtw http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=11574 Re...
by KI7NAI
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)

Crock sticks are a simple sharpening system using ceramic rods that are set at a specific angle, with a little practice these sharpening systems can provide very sharp edges http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=9086 Crocksticks The Spyderco Sharpmaker is another take on the crock sticks, it'...
by KI7NAI
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)

Excessively hard, wear resistant steels can be very difficult to sharpen with common honing stones. Most of the powder metals will require diamond hones to sharpen http://forums.oausa.net/download/file.php?id=9080 Because of the difficulty sharpening high hardness steels great care should be taken t...
by KI7NAI
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)

Steel comparison Metallurgy is a very complicated topic, comparing one steel to another can be very confusing. Reputable knife manufacturers will provide some guidelines for comparing one steel to another. Spyderco has a fairly comprehensive comparison tool on their website: https://www.spyderco.com...
by KI7NAI
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)

In the last 2 decades Powder Metals have grown popular, with improvements in manufacturing processes the cost has dropped considerably and superior alloys have been developed. At this point anybody who is a knife enthusiast most likely owns one or several knives with a powder metal blade. http://for...
by KI7NAI
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)
Replies: 22
Views: 178

Re: OAUSA Net - November 19, 2020 - Edged Implements (Knives, Axes, Hatchets, Shovels, Etc.)

Hardness and toughness Hardness refers to a material's ability to resist deformation, in the knife industry (as well as any other metal working industry) hardness is measured using a rockwell hardness tester, a special tool that uses a diamond tool of a specific geometry that is forced into the meta...

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