A Sharper Review Group


A Sharper Review Group

A group to be used for discussion of standards, suggested knives to review, submission of known attributes for a knife and general discussion regarding planned knife reviews. Formal knife review results will be posted in Forum/Sharper Review

Location: iKnife Collector
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Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2020

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NM Collector Software - Knife inventory software for computers and mobile devices

Started by Steve Scheuerman (Manx). Last reply by Jan Carter Jun 28, 2017. 50 Replies

Welcome to NM Collector Software.For $30, you receive a full featured software package that enables you to keep track of any type of collection you may have. Primarily, I would imagine that Knives…Continue

White River Knives

Started by Robert Burris. Last reply by White River Knives Jun 8, 2017. 16 Replies

        Well, we finally got a chance to go fishing!  I had been wanting to go fishing for…Continue

Diminutive Dog Tag Knife

Started by D ale. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 30, 2017. 9 Replies

I recently came across a Dog Tag Knife that intrigued me. It’s diminutive size was actually one of the attracting features. Simplicity was another. The possibility of good blade steel was a plus. A…Continue

Benchmade Review

Started by Robert Burris. Last reply by Brad T. May 26, 2015. 32 Replies

I won this knife in a recent IKC contest. I thought I would do a knife review on it for…Continue

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Comment by Clay Strong on December 13, 2013 at 19:00

The steel is not well thought of. It will harden to as high as 65rc hardness and sharpen readily. Ii is the equivalent to 440A. It is used in many brands of knives made in China for American firms. The low amount of chromium is not enough to make it very rust resistant. Then there is the question of  quality control of steels coming out China. Snap-On has purchased BAHCO making them the largest tool manufacturer in the world. BAHCO makes many cutting tools and even contract some Morakniv products to sell. The experience that Andrew Setzer is having is typical for those buying Chinese blister packed knives that are popping up everywhere. But, it is tempting to we who like the designs to throw it in the basket. As to how to keep the rust down without buying something expensive and hard to find, use common petroleum jelly (Vaseline) when you store it. Press it into all joints and friction points. It readily wipes off and is safe to use. It's a good idea to keep a small container in the vehicle, tackle box, and the shop.

7CR17MoV: A Chinese Stainless steel that is similar in quality to AUS6 stainless steel. The follwoing formula is a break down in the steel: 7CR part means it is 7% chromium and the 17MoV means .17% molybdenum  and .17% Vanadium 

Comment by Jan Carter on December 13, 2013 at 17:13

LOL, Andrew I understand.  I just got a new phone and it is driving me crazy.  Have you tried something like Renaissance Wax?

Comment by Andrew Setzer on December 13, 2013 at 16:56
wow sorry my phone went nuts there...ignore the beginning
Comment by Andrew Setzer on December 13, 2013 at 16:56
I'zoI'dtt of the outscoringeen on this site for some time now but have never gotten involved much in any discussions or groups. one of my personal favorite knives is made by one if if not the greatest tool ever: Snap-On! stainless handle and clip, 7Cr17MoV blade, model#: 871042. this is a fantastic little knife! it does rusty really easily and i would love a solution to that if y'all have suggestions. they can be purchased from autozone for around $15 and come shaving sharp right out of the package! has anyone else had any contact with this knife? if so I'd love to hear what you think!
Comment by Clay Strong on October 15, 2013 at 12:08

In Memoriam
Comment by Robert Burris on August 13, 2013 at 12:58

Sounds great Alex.

Comment by Alexander Noot on August 13, 2013 at 2:59

Next up, a review of my Mcusta Tactility I think.

Comment by Alexander Noot on May 27, 2013 at 5:33

Glad you guys like it. They're a set of knives that I really do like.

Comment by Alexander Noot on May 24, 2013 at 8:05

Currently working on a review of 3 One Hand Knives. Still need to take some decent pictures before it's done though.

Comment by Alexander Noot on December 14, 2012 at 12:18

JJ, Bladerub in a knife this price bothers be simply because I feel that means the construction of the knife just isn't done well. A $140 knife just shouldn've have any bladerub.

I don't mind scratches on my knife since I use them....but I'd really prefer to put the scratches on myself. I know some people don't mind paying for pre-faded jeans...but I'm not one of them.


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