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by kwackster
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

Personally i knew about the Flex knives only through an old German knife magazine, and i never even saw or handled one in real life before i bought these. So far and from actual hands-on experience i learned that the sheathed knife carries very comfortably as well as inconspicuously on a belt, and a...
by kwackster
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

All the knives now have the "anti-selfblunting mod" done, and have their edges carefully resharpened on the Tormek. I will probably keep 2 of these for my own collection, one is already on it's way to a US forum member, and the remaining 5 will also go up for sale. https://i.postimg.cc/kV9VG3L6/GEDC...
by kwackster
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knife (flamingo pink version)
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Vintage Artus Flex knife (flamingo pink version)

German made vintage Artus Flex knife from the mid 90's complete with original box, leaflet, Eickhorn oil cloth, spare belt loops & mini-tool (to exchange them) Better than new, see this thread for the work done on this specific knife: https://www.talkblade.info/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=28408 https://i.po...
by kwackster
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knife (lemon yellow version)
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knife (lemon yellow version)

This one is sold to a forum member in the US,
by kwackster
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

Article about the Artus Flex knife in American Tactical Knives magazine.
The picture can be clicked 2 x then enlarged further to read the text.

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by kwackster
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

And because of the thin stainless blade & very grippy handle the Flex knife also does quite well as a tactical petty knife, :) Tonights dinner was a sauerkraut oven dish with bacon, sausage, onions, and garlic. https://i.postimg.cc/1Vtxf31Q/GEDC2497.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Dmy3CBJM/GEDC2498.jpg htt...
by kwackster
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

This afternoon i carried the first yellow Flex knife on my belt, with the T-shirt tucked in and the fleece jacket covering the sheated knife, which concealed it completely. Even under just a loose hanging dark blue T-shirt there's not much printing. Impression so far is that the sheated knife wears ...
by kwackster
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

This is how the second yellow Flex knife came out: https://i.postimg.cc/SnwfLM4x/GEDC2432.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XB7fNKfQ/GEDC2435.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XXVcgWRd/GEDC2436.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BXzTsKXB/GEDC2438.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/d72r8Nn5/GEDC2440.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/GT2DnLRf/GEDC...
by kwackster
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

Fish filetting knives for the most part tend to have tapered blades (becoming gradually thinner towards the point), while the blade thickness on the Flex knives stays the same almost up to the point, which makes them a bit stiffer. Originally the designers seem to have envisioned the Flex knife spec...
by kwackster
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

Each blade is just under a millimeter thick, and also quite flexible for such a relatively hard & wear resistant steel.
Not my picture, but it gives an idea of both the blade thickness and the flexibility of these knives:

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by kwackster
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

A few days ago i showed the Flex knives to a local pro-Chef who also likes to fish at sea (and serves the catch in his restaurant), and he seemed to like them quite a bit as possible filleting knives, praising their thin flexible blades, presumed saltwaterproof steel, very grippy artificial rubber h...
by kwackster
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

Currently busy sharpening two other Flex knives on the Tormek; a second yellow one and a pink one. From top to bottom: the second yellow knife (with taped blade) which has just been sharpened on the Tormek to ~22,5 degrees inclusive and with the burr still attached to the edge, the pink knife (with ...
by kwackster
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

I think i may have found a solution for the edge blunting from the black glass filled nylon insert. First step was to grind some material from the insert with only a coarse diamond file, thus also leaving a coarse surface. After cleaning/degreasing that surface with some isopropyl alcohol on a piece...
by kwackster
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Artus Flex knives
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Vintage Artus Flex knives

The factory edge on this knife was a bit blunt, due to one of the black plastic inserts in the sheath, which is made from some form of glass filled nylon. Not exactly a good choice for a part of the sheath that contacts the edge often. Will see if i can do something about that. With the sheath partl...