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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby swordpoint9 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:22 am

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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby The Tourist » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:29 am

RYP wrote:other subtle mods.


Well, sir, I might as well just admit it, and be done with it.

I'm the tinker who polished the DPx folder HSO showed you at a recent blade show. While you might take umbrage of my polish on your bevel you might be pleased on just how HSO feels.

He lost a Sebenza, and I once I heard that I wanted him to have a 'better' knife. I sent him my own DPx EDC, and he tells me that it has been in his pocket ever since. To me, that's a very positive review.
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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby hso » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:51 pm

"lost" is such a final word. I prefer to think of it as misplaced.

I tuck my Sebenza away before my last flight to Kuwait and carried a mass-market folder instead. Upon my return I realized I'd put my old companion somewhere so safe even I couldn't find it.

Chico insisted that I needed to carry the HEST folder and sent one to me with the edge polished to an insanely sharp level. That's the knife I showed RYP and his staff at the Blade Show in Atlanta.

I still haven't found my Sebenza and I've gotten used to the HEST's greater weight and I have no reluctance using it for tasks around the field and house (and the edge is still like a mirror).
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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby The Tourist » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:44 am

hso wrote:"lost" is such a final word. I prefer to think of it as misplaced.


In like manner, I don't consider that DPx lost, rather, I'm just having trouble locating a new one!

I have a few titanium frame folders, but I am a big fan of D2. As for size, I think there's a lot to be said for folders in the +/-3.5 inch range. In other words, big enough to get stuff done, and yet not a boat-anchor to carry.

Getting to handle numerous knives as a part of my work has shown me one inportant thing. That is, lots of folks think they want Excalibur. I have found that I need a jackknife.

Mr. Pelton, start crankin' out the Generation II models, I'll be the first in line!
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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby zuluninja » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:47 am

ditto. Even when there is always a folder in my pocket and most of the time a fixed blade at my hip during the work week, the small vic SAK is always in one of my pockets. Slim 2" blade and a flat screwdriver/bottle opener, also a couple of saks in the truck.
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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby RYP » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:46 am

First of all that Rolls Royce polish job on the HEST was pretty damn impressive. D2 is a good steel and those who use knives to actually cut can tell the different between the different hard tool steels. The type of sharp is important. I like the more ridged machine polish but I had one of my HEST's taken up to mirror polish with a 1200 grit and I was afraid to actually use the samurai quality edge.

The 2.0's are coming in August. Each knife is tested and tested so it takes a while for them to get stacked up in volume. Watch for a big splash in September Tactical Knives
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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby The Tourist » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:04 am

RYP wrote:I had one of my HEST's taken up to mirror polish with a 1200 grit


Using waterstones first, and then paste and glass you can get a polish to about 7000. As Mike probably told you, Ken Schwartz has turned me on to chosera stones, and cBNP slurries utilizing balsa wood strops. I don't even let clients handle my EDCs unless I know them quite well.

People 'thumb' edges without thinking, it's a bad habit.

Edit: Below is my ZT0551, and a HEST fixed blade I did for Mike.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23 ... 1-63-1.jpg

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb23 ... /003-6.jpg
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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby RYP » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:17 am

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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby The Tourist » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:31 am

RYP wrote:damn


I know, I know. I really do have to get a hobby...
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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby swordpoint9 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:27 pm

Great Post tourist !
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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby The Tourist » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:16 am

swordpoint9 wrote:Great Post tourist !


Thank you very much.

I see your sig line. You wouldn't happen to be a HRF member would you?
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Re: HEST/F Review

Postby zuluninja » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:54 am

sick HEST and ZT! still on the fence about the fixed HEST, just got an Izula and doing some mods to it.
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