Category Archives: Knives

Pisau survival mantap Esee 5

Pisau survival Esee boleh didapati di kedai OGM di Shah Alam
Pisau survival Esee boleh didapati di kedai OGM di Shah Alam

Wak ada terima email bertanyakan pisau survival mantap yang boleh dibeli di Malaysia. Bicara pisau survival memang tak kesudahan. Ada yang minat pisau rambo, Bear Grill dan pisau benet (bayonet) pun ada. Rambut sama hitam, hati lain-lain. Tapi bagi Wak pisau survival mantap tetap pisau-pisau yang dibuat oleh Rowen untuk Esee (Amerika Syarikat).

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Kydex holsters maker in Malaysia

ThreeSixTwo (TST) Kydex on Facebook
ThreeSixTwo (TST) Kydex on Facebook

I was recently contacted by a reader asking about a particular kydex holsters maker in Malaysia that goes by the name TST Kydex. TST Kydex kept popping up whenever there’s a discusion about kydex holsters, knife sheaths and just about any other thing that can be kydex fitted. This kydex sheath maker seems to have good ravings among my circle of friends. Certainly, he must be quite good if gun owners in Malaysia goes to him for kydex holsters.

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OGM moving away from SS15 Subang Jaya…finally

Malaysia's knife shop is moving from SS15 to Shah Alam
Malaysia’s knife shop is moving from SS15 to Shah Alam

Malaysia only knife enthusiast shop, OGM is finally moving away from SS15 Subang Jaya! I dropped by their shop after meeting knife maker Fursan Blade and was allowed a brief ‘sneak peak’ on the works that’s going on in the old shop. This move to me personally is timely for OGM. Here are some reasons why I think OGM should move.

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Meeting knife maker Faris Zulkifli in person

Its a pleasure meeting up with Malaysia knife maker Faris Zulkifli (Fursan Blade)
Its a pleasure meeting up with Malaysia knife maker Faris Zulkifli (Fursan Blade)

I finally got around meeting Malaysia knife maker Mr Faris Zulkifli of Fursan Blades. In my years of travelling around Malaysia and meeting knife/ parang makers, meeting up with Mr Faris is a refreshing ‘re-boot’ to say the least. A young Malay craftsman with all the passion, tenacity and persistence to realize his life long dream to become a knife maker.

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Sharpening a Mora knife using a fake Edgepro

The edge on my very used stainless steel Mora knife (before using the fake edgepro)
The edge on my very used stainless steel Mora knife (before using the fake Edgepro)

Over the past few weeks, I have been trying to sharpen my knife using the fake Edgepro knife sharpening set I got early this month. I decided to experiment sharpening my ‘cheap’ (but damn good) stainless steel Mora knife before I move on to the more ‘expensive’ blades. This knife has gone and done all sort of cutting jobs with me. From filleting fishes to batoning light branches, this knife is my user. All this while, I freehand sharpen the blade. Its now time to try on something more ‘technical’.

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The elusive Malaysian knife maker

Screen grab from Fursan Blades Facebook page. I could not believe my eyes that this is a Malaysian made knife
Screen grab from Fursan Blades Facebook page. I could not believe my eyes that this is a Malaysian made knife

Over the years, I have discovered that there are plenty of Malaysian knife makers all over the country. Most knife and parang makers I have visited are very proud of their crafts to an extend that they dwell in their own cocoon of self pride and total ignorance. While they brandish their priced lacquered ‘kayu malam’ wood handle cutting tool made of Land Rover spring steel, they fail to realize that their produce are nothing more than a cottage industry that is worth a keep sake or at most a lower shelf display item. While they battle on the nicest wood handle and the best leaf spring for a knife, the rest of the knife making world on the other hand has moved on.

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Fake replica set of Edgepro knifesharpning kit

This fake set of Edgepro Sharpening kit comes with a manual!
This fake set of Edgepro Sharpening kit comes with a manual!

I decided to try out a fake (some people prefer to call it replica) set of Edgepro knife sharpening kit to hopefully get some better edge on my knives. Some folks will curse me for supporting this so called ‘counterfeit’ products but hey, it is my money after all. I cannot stomach the idea of spending hundreds of US dollars on just a sharpening kit. There are heaps of references on (internet) forums praising these ‘copies’. I have yet to put mine out to test but here are some pictures of what I got for RM160 (include shipping).

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Mora Robust and Silky Ono on a hunting trip

The guys stalking their prey for hours in the cold snowy mountains of New Zealand
The guys stalking their prey for hours in the cold snowy mountains of New Zealand

I borrowed my new Mora Robust (carbon steel) knife and Silky Ono hatchet to a friend recently on a hunting trip in New Zealand. How I wished I could have joined him on the trip but some air fares are just too expensive. Nevertheless, being the great guy he is, he brought back some pictures to share and made damn sure I regret now swiping my CC for the airfares.

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Fursan Blades; Pandai besi Malaysia bertaraf antarabangsa

Salah satu hasil tukang saudara Faris Zulkifli
Salah satu hasil tukang saudara Faris Zulkifli

Sudah lama Wak mengikuti hasil kerja saudara Faris (Fursan Blades), seorang anak muda pandai besi yang beroperasi di Subang Jaya, Malaysia. Memang banyak pisau buatan tempatan yang telah Wak miliki tapi hasil kerja saudara Faris mengjangkaui semua yang pernah Wak teliti. Pada pendapat peribadi Wak, Fursan Blades adalah pandai besi Malaysia pertama yang setanding dengan pembuat pisau antarabangsa.

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