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Carbon Steel Folders

Discussion in 'Knives' started by pathwinder14, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. pathwinder14

    pathwinder14 Loaded Pockets

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    I'm looking for carbon steel folders with a single blade, so no stockmans or trappers. I have so far found Opinel, Douk Douk, and Higo No Kami knives. Does anyone know of anything else?
     
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    Svord ?
     
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    Aitor Castor

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    Utica Workman Series (couple are single-blade)
     
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    What's your price range?
     
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    If you're willing to look at older (true antique in some cases) knives, the field widens. One example: Robeson Suredge ~$125

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    Look on that auction site. You'll see an older (but good condition) Boker Sodbuster, high carbon steel, for reasonable (IMO) price.
     
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    Northwoods are also carbon steel, 1095 to be exact, at least the fremont, and burnside plus a couple others I believe.
     
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    Great eastern makes a bunch of them . Carbon steel is allways a great choice .
    Jake
     
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    Old Timer (Schrade) was known for their stockman-style pocket knives, but they also made single-blade folders and most of their knives were carbon steel.
     
  10. MJGEGB

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    Case makes some single blade knives in CV.

    Klein tools also makes some single blade knives in carbon steel. They make the old electrician pattern and a couple in the same style with one blade I believe.
     
  11. Adahn

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    May I ask why exactly you want a carbon folder? The humid conditions in a jeans pocket is not the best place for rusting steel and the taste you get when you cut an apple with it is not so nice, too. Or you just want to get one to have one? This reason I'd understand right away :)
     
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    I have been looking at these for awhile now... :)

    • TBS Boar Folding Lock Knife - K720 (02) Carbon Tool Steel - Curly Birch
    • Enzo 75 - D2
     
  13. pathwinder14

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    For fire making. I want to use it as a steel striker to get a spark onto char cloth I keep in my pocket tin. :)
     
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    Heres some 1095 porno. Great Eastern Cutlery and a GEC made Northwoods. Great Eastern Cutlery has three brand names: GEC, Tidioute, and Northfield Un-X-Ld... their GEC branded knives are generally the only ones in stainless. Northfield and Tidioute are almost all carbon.
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    Maybe not 1095 but this one was a carbon file
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    Svord
    [​IMG]The Svord might actually be perfect for your request. Its carbon, a good knife, highly affordable, and I would imagine in the closed position would actually be a very effective and safe way to strike a spark.
     
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    I'm not so much an outdoor person so for a fire starter stainless steel is not working? And ahm, why not use a lighter instead?
    (I must admit I never understood what's so interesting in fire starters, but same goes for flashlights. Lasers are cool, I have a green one from a trip to Thailand :p. Knives rule for me.)
     
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    A carbon blade allows you to create a spark when you strike it with a flint. Any hard and sharp edge will create a spark with a firesteel rod though.
     
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    Spyderco Gayle Bradley (i have one, il love it!) has a CPM-M4 blade!
     
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    Spyderco makes folders in Super Blue, M4 and 3V.
     
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    Oh I have a lighter, and a firesteel, and a magnifying glass, etc. I am a big outdoors person and want more methods...excet for fire pisons. They seem too sketchy. Stainless steel doesn't work so well because of the chromium content. It combines with the oxygen in the air and forms a thin invisible layer called a passive film which prevents the iron from having a pyrophoric reaction (creating sparks).
     
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    Being a detail-geek (occasionally to my detriment some would say :)), I'm liking your answer!
     
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