Farm & Field

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Farm & Field

Postby Drukai » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:34 am

Post up your F&F's. I just bought a 47 Hayn helper hawkbill..it looks like it will be a great garden knife! But those 99 Farmer lock backs look great! Wish I saw them when they dropped!
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby wazu013 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:53 am

Here's one of those glow in the dark models. I forced patina on the O1 tool steel blade with vinegar.
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby DM11 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:57 pm

Hayn Helper withe Nifebrite covers
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:02 pm

Wazu: Looks like you achieved a very nice, even, patina.
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby wazu013 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:30 pm

Quick Steel wrote:Wazu: Looks like you achieved a very nice, even, patina.

Thanks Quick ::tu::
It's pretty easy. I just clean the blade with alcohol then dip for 15-20 minutes in medium hot, not boiling, white vinegar and a quick rinse with hot tap water. I had to play around a little to get it right. It works as well on Case CV steel.
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby americanedgetech » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:47 pm

Ummmm, I'll be that guy that says...
UGLY KNIVES!
Just like the Openiales or whatever that French name is.

Sorry but they do not do IT for me. Just a guy... There is that China knife that has square corners that is about 50 bucks w/ bearings but I don't like that either. Square knives don't float my boat. Sorry!
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby Quick Steel » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:29 pm

Wazu: While I do use vinegar I never thought to heat it. Interesting. I am manually challenged [clutzy] so I may not try it lest I overheat the blade and mess up the temper. Then my own personal temper will become overheated. ::facepalm::
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby Drukai » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:29 am

Wazu that farmer lock in nifebrite is absouletly awesome!
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby wazu013 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:52 am

Drukai wrote:Wazu that farmer lock in nifebrite is absouletly awesome!

Thanks ::tu::
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:34 pm

Quick Steel wrote:Wazu: While I do use vinegar I never thought to heat it. Interesting. I am manually challenged [clutzy] so I may not try it lest I overheat the blade and mess up the temper. Then my own personal temper will become overheated. ::facepalm::

Garry, you would have to get a hair of a lot hotter than the boiling point of Acetic acid (vinegar) -- 244.6°F -- to do any damage to the temper of the blade. (see image below) so feel free to patina at will.
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby Quick Steel » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:07 pm

Thank you Jerry; that is very useful info.
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby jmh58 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:03 pm

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..a great rabbit chase ends with a BANG!!

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Re: Farm & Field

Postby Drukai » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:02 pm

Those are some nice ones I really like the Farm and Field line ::ds::
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby Drukai » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:53 am

Any chance of shaking one of those 99 Farmer Locks loose on a trade?
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Re: Farm & Field

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:27 am

The farm & field 71 is one of my favorite knives ever made, it's darn near perfect for a single blade no frills work knife.
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Looking for mint GEC 81 abilene stockmans and mint GEC slant bolster 82 dixie stockmans

Some camillus knives for trade:
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