This guy is probably Malaysia knife sharpening service top guy. A knife enthusiast himself, Mr Loh starting providing the service after much practice on knives he owns himself. I was at OGM recently and manage to see Mr Loh’s hand at work touching up the edges on a really fine knife. Looking at the knife he is sharpening is enough a testament of confidence the knife owner has on Loh.
Some months back, I heard there will be a new Mora knife distributor in Malaysia. I had mixed feelings about it. Distribution of any sort of outdoor adventure gear in Malaysia has never been in favor of end user because of the multi-tiered profiteering by the distributor and re-sellers. And now it looks like Mora knives in Malaysia will suffer the same fate.
Seperti yang ditulis si Mystrm sebelum ini, Fursan Blades adalah seorang pandai besi (tukang pisau) kelahiran ibu kota Kuala Lumpur yang kini menjadi ikutan ramai peminat pisau di Malaysia. Sejak pertemuan pertama beliau dengan Mystrm hampir 6 bulan yang lalu, Fursan Blades kini telah menganjak kemahiran beliau ke tahap yang lebih tinggi. Berikut pemerhatian Wak semasa bertemu beliau minggu lepas.
So, I was given the Mora Eldris by the Mora representative when I last met him. Despite the usual work and travel, I still manage to squeeze in an overnight jungle trip to test out the knife (and other bits of gear too!). I am never a big fan of small (2″ cutting edge or less) or folding knives but am always open to give it a go. So, here is my take on the Mora Eldris.
I got an email invitation to meet the official representative of Mora knives in Malaysia recently. Thinking it was a prank email, I had to double read the email address of the sender. It actually had a ‘@morakniv.se’ extension. That intrigue me a lot. So, a few weeks later, we met up over a cup of coffee.
Baru-baru ini, Wak sempat melawat workshop sarung pisau kydex yang dikedalikan oleh 362 Custom Kydex. Bagi Wak, Peter dari 362 Custom Kydex adalah antara tukang kydex terulung di Malaysia. Ketekunan serta komitmen beliau menghasilkan produk berasaskan kydex (sarung pistol, dompet kad, sarung pisau dll) membuatkan beliau terserlah berbanding pembuat lain. Disini, Wak kongsikan pengalaman Wak melihat Peter bekerja di workshop beliau.
I finally received the custom made knife pouch from Garrison Packs for my old Carl Schleiper knife. Together with this knife, I would usually carry a Fallkniven DC4 sharpener. Knife was given to me some time back while the DC4 I purchased from OGM. This combination isn’t really my EDC but they have been my constant travelling companion, especially to places that would not welcome the Benchmade Triage.
Fadzrill Omar’s District U5 EDC Gear offering of knife and titanium anodizing services has certainly stepped up the ante in the Malaysian knife and EDC gear gadget scene. Fadz’s workshop is located in Shah Alam, Selangor and shares the same roof with knife maker Fursan Blades. I recently visited their bungalow workshop for a quick tour.
Minggu lepas Wak berkesempatan melawat kedai Radiant Den, pakar lampu camping, lampu suluh LED dan batteri di Ara Damansara, Selangor. Pasangan Dannie & Diane sudah lama berkecimpung dalam perniagaan lampu suluh LED, pengecas (charger) bateri, bateri kapasiti tinggi dan juga aksesori yang berkaitan. Ini lawatan Wak kali pertama ke kedai mereka.
Making kydex sheaths for knives is really an art on its own. A well made kydex sheath keeps the blade safe for use and is almost maintenance free (as oppose to leather or wood sheaths). I have personally tried to make kydex sheaths for my own knives and Malaysian made parangs but soon to realize some things are best left to the experts. Peter of 362 Custom Kydex is one of the very few people I know in Malaysia that actually makes excellent kydex molded products. Here are some pictures I took of his latest custom made kydex sheaths.