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Spartan Saturday! 53624

Admin Team Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 14,522 Sir Kirk of Blamington Hall
Spartan Saturday!
« on: September 19, 2015, 01:21:51 AM »
I'm thinking that the humble Spartan maybe doesn't get the love it deserves. So,from now on,til I get bored,or change my mind,I'm going to carry a Spartan every Saturday.

Who's with me?

Remember
 :worthless:



No matter how I try,I find my way to the same old jams.

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2015, 01:33:03 AM »
I'd be happy to carry a Tourist tomorrow, but there's no way I'm committing to any weekly routines. Life is about variety and adventure, and pocket carry should reflect that. There's enough restrictions in life without me adding new ones  :D

My current users:
Victorinox: - Spirit X/RT, Climber Small, Alox Rambler, Original Outdoorsman, CT34 & 41, Compact,
Huntsman, Tourist, Manager, Ranger + mods (Sheepsfoot Duke & Mega84)
Wenger: - 4 Travellers & 2 PTCs + mod (Brian)
Gerber: - Balance, Dimes + mods (MP426, DEsTroyer, MP6000, TurboDiesel, Neutered Octane)
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Others: - Vise Grips LC6
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,839 Cats have pocket knives of their own
Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2015, 01:43:29 AM »
I carry a Pioneer every day, if that counts as a sort of Spartan? :) I tend to see it as my minimum staple, rather than a restriction though.

I don't own a Spartan, I prefer the Camper model for better girth.  :-[

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2015, 02:32:24 AM »
I started out carrying a Spartan as my first SAK many moons ago. However I rapidly discovered that a scissors was one of my most-used tools, and the Spartan vanished from the carry line-up. Instead I carry a Traveler, Super Tinker, or Huntsman; in about that order of popularity.

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2015, 02:53:05 AM »
I'm thinking that the humble Spartan maybe doesn't get the love it deserves. So,from now on,til I get bored,or change my mind,I'm going to carry a Spartan every Saturday.

Who's with me?

Remember
 :worthless:

I'm with ya
Picked up a Spartan & a Camper at a recent Gun Show, great patterns ,especially paired with the Rambler

( Gun shows, what a great country!)

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2015, 02:54:26 AM »
I'd be happy to carry a Tourist tomorrow, but there's no way I'm committing to any weekly routines. Life is about variety and adventure, and pocket carry should reflect that. There's enough restrictions in life without me adding new ones  :D

What he said !

Edit :     Hey there ,  I'm not a newbie anymore ,  that is just  swell ( definition - great )
« Last Edit: September 19, 2015, 03:00:16 AM by Marcellus »
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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2015, 03:11:25 AM »
Bumblebee spartan plus has black scales on reverse. That will be Saturday carry.  Along with a tiny set of pliers. 

The other one has deep grooves in the corkscrew and was ridicuously filthy when I got it with brown goop and animal fur everywhere including under the scales
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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2015, 03:59:01 AM »
I may pop in now and then with one but I too can't commit to every Saturday.

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2015, 05:34:29 AM »
I don't have a Spartan.

But I do have an ugly old tomato red Elinox Standard (Spartan, without T&T)

Like the others, I'm not sure I want to go without scissors, esp. every Saturday, when I typically need an MT the most.

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2015, 07:56:14 AM »
here is the reverse side
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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2015, 12:13:45 PM »
What a Spartan? Sounds like a crippled Tinker  :D

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Admin Team Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 14,522 Sir Kirk of Blamington Hall
Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2015, 10:33:27 PM »
Well,here's my choice on the first Spartan Saturday!



« Last Edit: September 19, 2015, 10:43:55 PM by kirk13 »

No matter how I try,I find my way to the same old jams.

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2015, 10:50:52 PM »
Love the pix pal!!!! :cheers:

- Robert

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Admin Team Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 14,522 Sir Kirk of Blamington Hall
Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2015, 10:57:53 PM »
Love the pix pal!!!! :cheers:

Thank you! I'm rather pleased with those ones myself ;)

No matter how I try,I find my way to the same old jams.

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,457 "Spending all of my money and time Oh, ho ho...'"
Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2015, 12:21:37 AM »
Love the pix pal!!!! :cheers:

Thank you! I'm rather pleased with those ones myself ;)

That balcony shot is headed for my screensaver file!!!! :2tu:    8)

- Robert

Attending ALOX Anonymous meetings since 1983!



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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2015, 03:05:19 PM »
Well,here's my choice on the first Spartan Saturday!





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Admin Team Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 14,522 Sir Kirk of Blamington Hall
Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2015, 03:39:14 PM »
It's amazing the stuff that crops up in FT!

No matter how I try,I find my way to the same old jams.

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2015, 03:41:46 PM »
It's amazing the stuff that crops up in FT!

Jon Ronson has some interesting titbits too!

In answer to your original question, I don't have a Spartan but may be the recipient of a Tourist soon. Does that count? If so, I'll gladly do Spartan Saturday (Spaturday?)
« Last Edit: September 20, 2015, 03:42:52 PM by magentus »

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2015, 04:07:10 PM »
If Victorinox made a Spartan in 84mm i would be all over them, as it is i EDC a small Tinker and have reached the conclusion that a corkscrew has more use than the #2 Phillips screwdriver on the back of the Tinker, after all the point on the can opener will do the job and it is in line.
Admin Team Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 14,522 Sir Kirk of Blamington Hall
Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2015, 04:10:30 PM »
If Victorinox made a Spartan in 84mm i would be all over them, as it is i EDC a small Tinker and have reached the conclusion that a corkscrew has more use than the #2 Phillips screwdriver on the back of the Tinker, after all the point on the can opener will do the job and it is in line.

They do! It's called the Tourist!

No matter how I try,I find my way to the same old jams.

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!

Admin Team Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 14,522 Sir Kirk of Blamington Hall
Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2015, 04:12:41 PM »
It's amazing the stuff that crops up in FT!

Jon Ronson has some interesting titbits too!

In answer to your original question, I don't have a Spartan but may be the recipient of a Tourist soon. Does that count? If so, I'll gladly do Spartan Saturday (Spaturday?)

Yeah,I'd count the Tourist,as well as the Standard,and the Wenger equivalent too!

Jon Ronson then...hmm

No matter how I try,I find my way to the same old jams.

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2015, 04:40:49 PM »
Thanks for bringing that to my attention, not sure how i missed it, ( senior moment ) anyhoo just ordered one from the big river.
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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2015, 12:25:31 PM »
I carry a Spartan most of the time anyway, so setting some weekly routine for that wouldn't make much sense. Not a lot of people like the Spartan, but there are a few of us. :) I'm with 50ft-trad on the philosophical ramifications of variety in EDC.  :tu:

I like the sound of Spartan Saturday, though.  :cheers:
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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2015, 12:35:38 PM »
And I find the nail file better than the small blade so Sportsman is my choice of Spartan 84mm


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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2015, 12:38:27 PM »
I like the sound of Spartan Saturday, though.  :cheers:





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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2015, 12:44:03 PM »
I carry a Pioneer every day, if that counts as a sort of Spartan? :) I tend to see it as my minimum staple, rather than a restriction though.

I don't own a Spartan, I prefer the Camper model for better girth.  :-[

+1  :salute: :tu:
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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2015, 05:46:02 PM »
I carry a Tourist a couple days a week. Find it easier on the pocket than a Spartan. If I carry a 91mm it's usually a Climber.

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2015, 07:48:04 PM »
I'm surprised by just how many folks don't have a Spartan.  That said I didn't have one for quite a while myself so perhaps I should hold judgment. :D  Oddly this rather coincides with me thinking I'd not had my yellow Spartan out for a long time.  Need to change that I think.

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Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2015, 07:56:21 PM »
I have a bunch but they are all packed away in tubs for fire season. I'll try to snag one of mine to carry next Sat.

I just redid all my knife storage because the wildfires have already started in the surrounding counties.

Ok, I'm set. Found one in that pile that came in last week...wood, almost unused! I'll clean it up and tote it next Sat!!
« Last Edit: September 21, 2015, 08:27:26 PM by SAK Guy »

- Robert

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Admin Team Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 14,522 Sir Kirk of Blamington Hall
Re: Spartan Saturday!
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2015, 11:01:08 PM »
I have a bunch but they are all packed away in tubs for fire season. I'll try to snag one of mine to carry next Sat.

I just redid all my knife storage because the wildfires have already started in the surrounding counties.

Ok, I'm set. Found one in that pile that came in last week...wood, almost unused! I'll clean it up and tote it next Sat!!

 :drool:

No matter how I try,I find my way to the same old jams.

There is no beginning,or ending,and for this we are thankful,cos now is hard enough to understand!


 

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