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Appreciation for the Explorer 51277

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #750 on: December 04, 2018, 05:00:36 PM »
The hook transforms the Explorer to a comfy handle to carry 2 heavy trash bags, without cutting off the bloodstream to my fingers.
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Very handy! Great usage!  :tu:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #751 on: December 07, 2018, 05:32:03 PM »
My 2 Explorers with plus scales.  Need to add a pin to my older one as well as pen.  I like the older one with glass lens and without hook.  Looks like my tweezers are trying to escape  :) 

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #752 on: December 07, 2018, 05:42:13 PM »
Nice pics everyone!!

Barry
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #753 on: December 07, 2018, 09:29:46 PM »
My 2 Explorers with plus scales.  Need to add a pin to my older one as well as pen.  I like the older one with glass lens and without hook.  Looks like my tweezers are trying to escape  :)
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #754 on: December 12, 2018, 12:07:17 AM »
I just ordered my first Explorer.

After the Huntsman challenge, I found that I had become quite comfortable carrying a 4-layer SAK. The Huntsman seems like a pretty ideal SAK to me, no complaints there.

However, I find that as my eyes have become more far-sighted with age, and I find myself picking up a magnifying glass to read the bits off small-print that come my way, I thought it would be a good idea to try an Explorer with it's glass.

The Yeoman (sadly out of production) looks great, too, but I really like the looks of the Explorer's tool set....and now realize that I don't mind carrying a 4-layer SAK in the least. So an Explorer is now on its way.....

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #755 on: December 12, 2018, 12:11:32 AM »
Excellent. The magnifying glass is a great help! Well worth having, even if you have good eyes! Hope you get it real soon. :cheers:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #756 on: December 12, 2018, 12:23:08 AM »
Thanks, Ray! I'm stoked to give it a try.   :cheers:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #757 on: December 12, 2018, 01:08:16 AM »
Here are my two Explorer's with plus scales!
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #758 on: December 12, 2018, 01:09:04 AM »
 :like:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #759 on: December 12, 2018, 01:10:04 AM »
I had the choice between Red and Black scales.


Chose black.   :dunno:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #760 on: December 12, 2018, 01:13:06 AM »
I had the choice between Red and Black scales.


Chose black.   :dunno:
Black sounds good - real good  :tu:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #761 on: December 12, 2018, 11:21:27 AM »
I had the choice between Red and Black scales.


Chose black.   :dunno:

 :like:

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #762 on: December 12, 2018, 03:52:29 PM »
Here are my two Explorer's with plus scales!

Somethings are really better in twos.   :like:

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #763 on: December 12, 2018, 06:05:19 PM »
Here are my two Explorer's with plus scales!

Somethings are really better in twos.   :like:
You are so right!  :rofl:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #764 on: December 13, 2018, 04:22:51 AM »
Here are my two Explorer's with plus scales!

Somethings are really better in twos.   :like:

I concur with that!  lol

All this chat about the Explorer lately so guess what I had to carry today running around town.  It was missed and felt good in the pocket!  :)

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #765 on: December 13, 2018, 04:26:23 AM »
 :tu:   :like:


Eagerly awaiting mine now.......
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #766 on: December 13, 2018, 05:43:08 AM »
:tu:   :like:


Eagerly awaiting mine now.......
That black one will be a looker! :cheers:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #767 on: December 13, 2018, 08:52:19 AM »
Awl this latest talk about the Explorer reminded me i haven't touched mine in months, so i played around with it a bit, and just remembered why it doesn't work for me for regular edc pocket carry... Just too darn big and bulky to justify it. The Phillips/mag layer is too thick for the real usability I'd get out of it. I got a just as good Phillips solution and can save up a lot of space and bulk...  :-\

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #768 on: December 13, 2018, 04:49:10 PM »
Awl this latest talk about the Explorer reminded me i haven't touched mine in months, so i played around with it a bit, and just remembered why it doesn't work for me for regular edc pocket carry... Just too darn big and bulky to justify it. The Phillips/mag layer is too thick for the real usability I'd get out of it. I got a just as good Phillips solution and can save up a lot of space and bulk...  :-\

Oh dear, you are speaking to my fears. I only just got used to carrying the slightly slimmer Huntsman........  :ahhh
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #769 on: December 13, 2018, 06:40:26 PM »
Awl this latest talk about the Explorer reminded me i haven't touched mine in months, so i played around with it a bit, and just remembered why it doesn't work for me for regular edc pocket carry... Just too darn big and bulky to justify it. The Phillips/mag layer is too thick for the real usability I'd get out of it. I got a just as good Phillips solution and can save up a lot of space and bulk...  :-\

Oh dear, you are speaking to my fears. I only just got used to carrying the slightly slimmer Huntsman........  :ahhh

I don't think there is much difference in width/thickness from the Huntsman to the Explorer, maybe a 1mm so you should be fine!  :)

I will say that I when I wear jeans I prefer to use a suspension clip and let it ride right down the outside inseam but when I wear casual pants or cargo type pants I just pocket carry without any issues!
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #770 on: December 13, 2018, 07:11:10 PM »
My eyes are not 100% anymore, and an extra layer to have a magnifier is a win for me.

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #771 on: December 13, 2018, 07:39:45 PM »
My eyes are not 100% anymore, and an extra layer to have a magnifier is a win for me.
:iagree: 110%
I need the magnifying glass also. It is well worth the real estate!   :cheers:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #772 on: December 13, 2018, 08:01:06 PM »
Awl this latest talk about the Explorer reminded me i haven't touched mine in months, so i played around with it a bit, and just remembered why it doesn't work for me for regular edc pocket carry... Just too darn big and bulky to justify it. The Phillips/mag layer is too thick for the real usability I'd get out of it. I got a just as good Phillips solution and can save up a lot of space and bulk...  :-\

Oh dear, you are speaking to my fears. I only just got used to carrying the slightly slimmer Huntsman........  :ahhh

I don't think there is much difference in width/thickness from the Huntsman to the Explorer, maybe a 1mm so you should be fine!  :)

I will say that I when I wear jeans I prefer to use a suspension clip and let it ride right down the outside inseam but when I wear casual pants or cargo type pants I just pocket carry without any issues!

Yes the Huntsman is slightly thinner but not by much. But i don't really edc any sak over 3 layers anyway, just can't justify the extra tools, the weight and bulk. If o go to a specific envoirmant that i can justify it ill take them occasionally, but regular urban edc 3 layers with scissors is the max ill go.

Regarding the mag glass, my eyes are not what they used to be as well, but for magnification, ill just take a pic with my phone and enlarge, much more quick and effective, with no extra weight... :whistle:

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #773 on: December 14, 2018, 01:42:16 AM »
 :rofl:  I've done that, too!
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #774 on: December 14, 2018, 02:59:26 AM »
Awl this latest talk about the Explorer reminded me i haven't touched mine in months, so i played around with it a bit, and just remembered why it doesn't work for me for regular edc pocket carry... Just too darn big and bulky to justify it. The Phillips/mag layer is too thick for the real usability I'd get out of it. I got a just as good Phillips solution and can save up a lot of space and bulk...  :-\

Oh dear, you are speaking to my fears. I only just got used to carrying the slightly slimmer Huntsman........  :ahhh

I don't think there is much difference in width/thickness from the Huntsman to the Explorer, maybe a 1mm so you should be fine!  :)

I will say that I when I wear jeans I prefer to use a suspension clip and let it ride right down the outside inseam but when I wear casual pants or cargo type pants I just pocket carry without any issues!

Yes the Huntsman is slightly thinner but not by much. But i don't really edc any sak over 3 layers anyway, just can't justify the extra tools, the weight and bulk. If o go to a specific envoirmant that i can justify it ill take them occasionally, but regular urban edc 3 layers with scissors is the max ill go.

Regarding the mag glass, my eyes are not what they used to be as well, but for magnification, ill just take a pic with my phone and enlarge, much more quick and effective, with no extra weight... :whistle:

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #775 on: December 14, 2018, 03:17:10 AM »
Awl this latest talk about the Explorer reminded me i haven't touched mine in months, so i played around with it a bit, and just remembered why it doesn't work for me for regular edc pocket carry... Just too darn big and bulky to justify it. The Phillips/mag layer is too thick for the real usability I'd get out of it. I got a just as good Phillips solution and can save up a lot of space and bulk...  :-\

Oh dear, you are speaking to my fears. I only just got used to carrying the slightly slimmer Huntsman........  :ahhh

I don't think there is much difference in width/thickness from the Huntsman to the Explorer, maybe a 1mm so you should be fine!  :)

I will say that I when I wear jeans I prefer to use a suspension clip and let it ride right down the outside inseam but when I wear casual pants or cargo type pants I just pocket carry without any issues!

Yes the Huntsman is slightly thinner but not by much. But i don't really edc any sak over 3 layers anyway, just can't justify the extra tools, the weight and bulk. If o go to a specific envoirmant that i can justify it ill take them occasionally, but regular urban edc 3 layers with scissors is the max ill go.

Regarding the mag glass, my eyes are not what they used to be as well, but for magnification, ill just take a pic with my phone and enlarge, much more quick and effective, with no extra weight... :whistle:

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol

Usually in a dark restaurant, using the flashlight on my phone, and with the camera zoomed in, reading the menu...

Once you go black you never go back
@blackdiamonds_42
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #776 on: December 14, 2018, 03:21:37 AM »
Awl this latest talk about the Explorer reminded me i haven't touched mine in months, so i played around with it a bit, and just remembered why it doesn't work for me for regular edc pocket carry... Just too darn big and bulky to justify it. The Phillips/mag layer is too thick for the real usability I'd get out of it. I got a just as good Phillips solution and can save up a lot of space and bulk...  :-\

Oh dear, you are speaking to my fears. I only just got used to carrying the slightly slimmer Huntsman........  :ahhh

I don't think there is much difference in width/thickness from the Huntsman to the Explorer, maybe a 1mm so you should be fine!  :)

I will say that I when I wear jeans I prefer to use a suspension clip and let it ride right down the outside inseam but when I wear casual pants or cargo type pants I just pocket carry without any issues!

Yes the Huntsman is slightly thinner but not by much. But i don't really edc any sak over 3 layers anyway, just can't justify the extra tools, the weight and bulk. If o go to a specific envoirmant that i can justify it ill take them occasionally, but regular urban edc 3 layers with scissors is the max ill go.

Regarding the mag glass, my eyes are not what they used to be as well, but for magnification, ill just take a pic with my phone and enlarge, much more quick and effective, with no extra weight... :whistle:

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol

Usually in a dark restaurant, using the flashlight on my phone, and with the camera zoomed in, reading the menu...
:rofl: :rofl:
I can picture that!  :like:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #777 on: December 14, 2018, 09:15:30 AM »

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol

Oh but i did tried it, i carried it last year for a couple of months or so, that's why i say i cant really justify carrying a 4layer sak for those tools. I really just hate to carrying stuff with me, so the fewer and lighter and best tool/usability ratio the better.
I too had one or two situations i wish a has a mag glass with me, but that's life. If we start to anticipate awl the tools we "may" need eventually, soon we would be carrying a tool box in the pocket...  :facepalm:
« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 09:18:18 AM by MacGyver »

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #778 on: December 14, 2018, 11:03:09 AM »

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol

Oh but i did tried it, i carried it last year for a couple of months or so, that's why i say i cant really justify carrying a 4layer sak for those tools. I really just hate to carrying stuff with me, so the fewer and lighter and best tool/usability ratio the better.
I too had one or two situations i wish a has a mag glass with me, but that's life. If we start to anticipate awl the tools we "may" need eventually, soon we would be carrying a tool box in the pocket...  :facepalm:

That's exactly why SAK's and multi tools where invented.

Once you go black you never go back
@blackdiamonds_42
Hero Member Posts: 934
Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
« Reply #779 on: December 14, 2018, 04:03:34 PM »

I guess the Explorer don't work for everyone but try it and see sometime!  I too have done the pic thing with my phone but only when I needed a mag lens and didn't have it on me!  lol

Oh but i did tried it, i carried it last year for a couple of months or so, that's why i say i cant really justify carrying a 4layer sak for those tools. I really just hate to carrying stuff with me, so the fewer and lighter and best tool/usability ratio the better.
I too had one or two situations i wish a has a mag glass with me, but that's life. If we start to anticipate awl the tools we "may" need eventually, soon we would be carrying a tool box in the pocket...  :facepalm:

That's exactly why SAK's and multi tools where invented.

Not really...
Im afraid you didn't really understood what I meant....  :think:

"Another Day...; a whole n'other set of fresh possibilities..." - MacGyver (S1E19 - "Slow Death")

 

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