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Appreciation for the Explorer 35385

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #420 on: March 20, 2017, 08:53:17 PM »
Great looking scales Sir Mike!!

Barry
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #421 on: March 20, 2017, 09:02:08 PM »
Welcome to the club and great picture!  There's just something about an Explorer... :D
Thanks!

It's not failure if you learn something from it

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #422 on: March 20, 2017, 09:03:54 PM »
Guess I might post here as well. Got an Explorer a couple of weeks ago and having trouble getting the other models some pocket time. The Explorer might be the one! Never thought I would end up in 4 layer country but the huntsman showed the way and here I am!

About the pin, I don't have the plus scales but there is still a spot for I pin. Outfitted it with a pin day one and now I mini screwdriver is on its way

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It's not failure if you learn something from it

Explorer is my fav so congrats on getting one and liking it.  It is even handier to have the pin and mini driver with it as it makes a very nice tool set.

I carry one most of the time unless I am experimenting with others to see if I can go more minimal or just to see if I can go bigger with like a Swisschamp or Champ Plus!  I have four of them now and carried this one in honor of St. Patricks Day on Friday as well as Four Layer Friday!  It was great that it fit in to both occasions!  :)

I have had the emerald one in my pocket today running errands too!   :tu:
Thanks! That one does look great! When carrying my farmer I miss the red so probably won't get a green one but might try the Ruby red

It's not failure if you learn something from it

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #423 on: March 20, 2017, 10:21:39 PM »
Guess I might post here as well. Got an Explorer a couple of weeks ago and having trouble getting the other models some pocket time. The Explorer might be the one! Never thought I would end up in 4 layer country but the huntsman showed the way and here I am!

About the pin, I don't have the plus scales but there is still a spot for I pin. Outfitted it with a pin day one and now I mini screwdriver is on its way

(Image removed from quote.)

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Explorer is my fav so congrats on getting one and liking it.  It is even handier to have the pin and mini driver with it as it makes a very nice tool set.

I carry one most of the time unless I am experimenting with others to see if I can go more minimal or just to see if I can go bigger with like a Swisschamp or Champ Plus!  I have four of them now and carried this one in honor of St. Patricks Day on Friday as well as Four Layer Friday!  It was great that it fit in to both occasions!  :)

I have had the emerald one in my pocket today running errands too!   :tu:
Thanks! That one does look great! When carrying my farmer I miss the red so probably won't get a green one but might try the Ruby red

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Ruby red is a good choice too!  Here is an older pic that kinda sucks but shows the four Explorer's and a Swisschamp after I put the green scales on them.  As you can see, I have the Ruby and Sapphire also!  :)
No Life Club Posts: 3,056 It is what it isn't.
Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #424 on: March 20, 2017, 10:22:43 PM »
Great looking scales Sir Mike!!

Thank you sir!    :salute:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #425 on: March 20, 2017, 11:29:41 PM »
My first daily SAK carry was the Tinker and it was perfect for opening the numerous packages that I had been receiving.  I was really happy to discover that I could add scissors with the Super Tinker.  I was ecstatic when I discovered the Explorer with its inline Philips and magnifier--such a perfect combination of tools that still fits comfortably in the pocket!

There is something about the old magnifier that resonates with me.  Here is a photo of one of my Explorers that I posted in another section:

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #426 on: March 21, 2017, 12:13:05 AM »
I'm going to go get my Explorer now and carry it!

Barry
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #427 on: March 21, 2017, 12:40:16 AM »
I'm going to go get my Explorer now and carry it!

 :like:   :tu:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #428 on: March 21, 2017, 03:23:25 AM »
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #429 on: March 21, 2017, 07:29:32 AM »


Ruby red is a good choice too!  Here is an older pic that kinda sucks but shows the four Explorer's and a Swisschamp after I put the green scales on them.  As you can see, I have the Ruby and Sapphire also!  :)

Not feeling the tingling "I want" feeling at all nice collection!

It's not failure if you learn something from it
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 07:37:35 AM by kottskrapa »
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #430 on: March 21, 2017, 10:40:24 AM »
Just realized i haven't posted any pics of my Explorer on this topic yet. Had to change that.... :D

Here it is, with my gal' Greenie, after assisting in a string change :cheers:
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 10:42:18 AM by MacGyver »

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #431 on: March 21, 2017, 05:12:44 PM »
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #432 on: March 21, 2017, 05:44:53 PM »
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 :like: :like: :like:

I need to add a solid blue scale Explorer! 

Thanks for sharing!

 :tu:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #433 on: March 21, 2017, 07:59:02 PM »
Another Explorer fan here.  I used to think the Yeoman was a better choice but after going back and forth between them for EDC I've found I like the Explorer better for a couple of reasons.  When I first got a Yeoman to carry, it was because I wanted the functionality of the Explorer in a 3-layer SAK.  However, I discovered that the extra width that the phillips/magnifier layer adds over the opener layer on my Climber made me feel like I was carrying more than 3-layers anyway.  For this reason, if I want the extra tools, I now just reach for my Explorer and leave the Yeoman in the collection.

Another reason I carry the Explorer is this.  I used to have a Minichamp on my keychain; however, I came to feel as if I were only using half the tools on it.  I bought a Manager and put it on my keychain for EDC and never looked back.  The Manager is all of the useful tools from the Minichamp and none of the useless ones.  I feel that the Explorer is to the Swisschamp what the Manager is to the Minichamp.  The Explorer provides all of the tools for my urban EDC needs with none of the extra tools I don't need.  Obviously, tools like the saw, metal saw/file, fish scaler, and pliers have their place, but they are not tools I need regularly, and I'm always able make sure I carry a SAK that has them when I know I will need them.

Yes that's true, but I've been out to sea a long time.
No Life Club Posts: 4,406
Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #434 on: March 21, 2017, 09:26:04 PM »
Mine getting some sun with its cousin, the Woodsman. 

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 2,727
Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #435 on: March 21, 2017, 10:10:42 PM »
I need to add a solid blue scale Explorer! 


Yes you do.  I had to slap some blue plus scales on one to get what I wanted.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #436 on: March 22, 2017, 08:24:39 AM »
Same same today as yesterday




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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #437 on: March 22, 2017, 08:33:18 AM »
Mine getting some sun with its cousin, the Woodsman.

Nice bright sunshine there Barry ... do I detect some red jelly scales glowing there on your Woodsman ? Very nice. :like:

Per Titanium Ad Tearoom.
Apex predator of fruit cake
No Life Club Posts: 4,406
Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #438 on: March 22, 2017, 01:13:06 PM »
 :cheers:  They are indeed Bill! 

Barry
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #439 on: April 07, 2017, 08:06:47 PM »
He'll stop to take a rest on a cactus. Explorer don't give a smurf. :D

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #440 on: April 07, 2017, 08:36:02 PM »
My beloved Explorer sees a good deal of use from my watch repair kit. I find the mag glass indispensable and straight pin is perfect for unlatching many battery covers.

SAW

Weilder of the MP600 and many other neat gadgets :tu:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #441 on: April 07, 2017, 10:43:13 PM »
My beloved Explorer sees a good deal of use from my watch repair kit. I find the mag glass indispensable and straight pin is perfect for unlatching many battery covers.

Just the right toolset  :cheers:

Per Titanium Ad Tearoom.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #442 on: April 07, 2017, 11:14:58 PM »
My beloved Explorer sees a good deal of use from my watch repair kit. I find the mag glass indispensable and straight pin is perfect for unlatching many battery covers.

Just the right toolset  :cheers:

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Sr. Member Posts: 325
Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #443 on: April 07, 2017, 11:39:17 PM »
My beloved Explorer sees a good deal of use from my watch repair kit. I find the mag glass indispensable and straight pin is perfect for unlatching many battery covers.

Funnily enough, my Explorer was also on watch repair duty today, fixing up my wife's watch  :facepalm:

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #444 on: April 07, 2017, 11:40:21 PM »
*double post*
« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 11:41:34 PM by MacGyver »

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #445 on: April 08, 2017, 07:14:25 AM »
I appreciate my explorer because of the magnifier. It helps me see markings and letters on electronic parts. Really nice especially when you're working with smd. Kinda sad the scales gave up on me making me rely on the swisschamp more
Sr. Member Posts: 325
Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #446 on: April 20, 2017, 11:34:48 AM »
I'm just loving this thing  :D

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #447 on: April 20, 2017, 11:44:13 AM »
Great pic and knife!  They really do grow on you don't they?

Barry
Sr. Member Posts: 325
Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #448 on: April 20, 2017, 12:06:32 PM »
Great pic and knife!  They really do grow on you don't they?

They sure do  :D
Never thought it would replace my trusty Tinker for EDC, even more being a 4 layer. Now a 3 layer just feels a bit strange to me... :shrug:

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #449 on: April 20, 2017, 02:41:29 PM »
Love that inline Philips


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