Another C04 Silva khaki

17.08.2017

I got myself another Wenger knife. Oops, I meant Swiza knife. It is one more C04 khaki. I really like this tool configuration very much and the special handle camo design. Swiza is a company that has developed quickly on the market. I am bit surprised how fast everything has gone. The brand itself is a very old one. The knives like this model are new.

It is exciting and interesting to say it lightly to follow. These knives are typical EDC knives that can do a lot of tasks. Versatile knives fit extra well in the modern world and I appreciate technology. EDC are today one of the most important knife areas in my opinion because they find use every day.

In my articles about these knives you can hopefully find interesting read and positive impressions. It is really a positive and fresh knife construction.  This one I will use for some time for EDC rotation with Victorinox and former Wenger SAKs.

11.04.2021 Sharpening C04

Let’s be brave and talk some sharpening or better said edge maintenance. I know some dread the idea of doing this by freehand. On sakhome.com you will find some information and talk on this subject. Not all Swiza blades got a very acute tip from the factory. I usually always like to follow the factory edge for as long as I can. Many like to have a very pointy tip section which I understand very well.

When you are sharpening by freehand there are some important factors involved. For example the size of the stone and if you are having it on a table or holding the device in the hand could influence the result. If you are following the factory edge you will get the same edge angle and design on the tip section. It is more difficult to change the point or tip by freehand because this is best done on fixed machine and so forth. When you are doing it by freehand you may have experience dropping outside the stone and this can damage the tip some. That is why I recommend starting with that part of the blade and perhaps sacrifice some skin. It is about using light pressure and not coarse stones, I do not get any damage on my finger.

On the picture you can see how I hold the blade and maintain the front section of the blade. When doing this I avoid the possibility of dropping outside with the diamond coated stone. Some do not like the holes or cavities in the surface that collects the substances because these can also influence the tip. On the stones you may have a part without them which you can use. If you are using light pressure it works fine or you can use a stone without cavities. If you are following the edge from the factory you will maintain this and it would be easier in the future too make the tip section more acute or pointy. If you are following the edge you will get a pointy part which is enough in my opinion. Remember that to change the shape or grind on the tip could require extra attention. If you take the time and go very slowly forward then you can shape it into your will.

Here you see I am satisfied with the front of the blade and will focus on the rest of the edge.

The C04 is a very nice EDC choice

10:27

Diamond coated stones and devices are something very smart to have. If you have done maintenance on different edges and steels then you know how it works. Sometimes it can be unavoidable when you are only using fine diamond stones that the edge angle increase. Not just because of the thickness of the blade increases but also because of the continuation "of following the edge" and perhaps finish up with raising the blade some and edge angle. When you are restoring the edge angle then you must start with a stone that is coarser. It is fully possible to do by freehand too.

 

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If you are into stones and diamond coated surfaces then you know already the pros and cons with the cavities. In reality you do not need them and could go for a complete surface. You may have to clean this surface more often.  I am self-taught with sharpening and many aspects of SAKs, knives and Swiss functionality.

 

11:10

There are many ways to a good result for your edges. Some prefer the old method of using large stones on the table which includes doing all the edge on one side in one motion. I have done all types I could imagine. What I find works the best for my use is holding the knife in one hand and using the other with the diamond stone. This means it must not be too large because this will influence the pressure, control and you will not be able to see very well. The most important thing is to get a nice smooth and even edge all the way. I use circular cross motions and also lengthwise motion. Good luck.

The C04 is a very nice EDC choice as mentioned. I have used all functions on it with good result. Nothing negative to say.

13.04.2021 sewing awl

I like to make things and do some repairs on different things. The reamer, punch with sewing eye can do many tasks. It is very good for making holes in quality leather. Leather can be an incredible strong and durable material for many aspects. The picture today is just showing some tools that can be helpful for leather work. It is obvious when you use it for sewing that it is for rough repairs or such. You can use it without making a starter hole too. By going through the leather or material and get the thread out on the other side.

 

14.04.2021

With simple tools you can make attachments on leather for cord, string or rope. This makes it much stronger and you will avoid the cord from cutting through the leather. It is up to the individual imagination for what you can do. Swiss knives are excellent for EDC and survival.

16.04.2021

When you have a Swiss pocket knife with functionality for EDC then you realize the good thing about it. The flat screwdriver with cap opener and notch can be used for much more than the name designation. Thus more I have been into knives thus more I like versatile pocket knives. This is nice knowledge in deed. It all depends on what people need, still some basic functions makes the world easier in my opinion. It could be unavoidable to get some scratches on them. They are made for use so that is how it is. 

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The design on the can opener increases in thickness. You can twist some to increase the opening for the ring.

Some rings will for sure hurt your fingers and nail. The can opener with screwdriver tip can be used on flat head and Phillips screws. It is also very good for opening rings for attaching them or removing them. Rings like these are strong with high tension so having the can opener is very smart.

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