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My SAK and my BIC 3801

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,238 I'm blue!
My SAK and my BIC
« on: August 28, 2016, 09:35:28 PM »
I'd like to see colourful pictures of SAKs and BICs.
Other firemaking tools are OK but I prefer BICs.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 10:31:34 PM by Ronald Schröder »



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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 09:45:30 PM »
Interesting idea.

The only things that separate us from animals: tools and fire.
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2016, 04:16:25 AM »
Nice thread, I'll try to keep it rolling!

I carry this "fire kit" on me whenever I'm in the woods:

Bushcrafter mod, petroleum jelly cotton ball capsule, and ferro rod.  Usually though, I use these instead for actually starting a fire, because, well, it's easier that way.

And disregarding the colorful request (sorry), a more typical edc carry (the white ones are easier to check the level on).

« Last Edit: August 29, 2016, 04:18:40 AM by eddie1115 »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,238 I'm blue!
Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 07:46:59 AM »
Cool!!

Any of you coloured alox guys have a matching BIC?
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2016, 08:03:35 AM »
only reason why I stopped carrying Bic lighters is that somehow they always manage to go mia

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2016, 08:20:59 AM »
only reason why I stopped carrying Bic lighters is that somehow they always manage to go mia
Funny that happens to my Zippos.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2016, 08:49:16 AM by Ronald Schröder »

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2016, 10:43:16 AM »
last person who tried to take my zippo like lighter almost ended up with a knife through his hand. the smurfhole had twitchy reflexes

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 11:47:40 AM »
No-one touch my bic  :rant:
And btw the smoker-proof system is handy  :whistle:

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 05:49:14 PM »
No-one touch my bic  :rant:
And btw the smoker-proof system is handy  :whistle:

 :rofl:

 :like:

Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,831
Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2016, 05:50:03 PM »
Great thread :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

I always carry a small Bic in my Altoids tin along with many other things that I don't want to have to search in my pocket for :tu:

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2016, 08:58:13 PM »

My wuppies want more pictures!  :gimme:
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2016, 05:35:42 AM »
 :rofl:

 :like:

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2016, 08:22:35 PM »
I'm gearing up to go flamingo hunting. :rofl:

Jeep the SAK of the auto world or is it SAK the Jeep of the Knife world?
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,238 I'm blue!
Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2016, 08:38:02 PM »
I'm gearing up to go flamingo hunting. :rofl:
Very cool!!

Did you notice BICs come in all kinds of camo colors?
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2016, 09:24:28 PM »
My Climber and a BIC...love the original BICs!  Nothing else is quite like them!

Barry
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2016, 10:35:05 AM »
Yes, I remember those... Switched to multitools a long time ago  :D
« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 10:36:24 AM by Ronald Schröder »

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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2016, 11:42:08 AM »
Interesting idea.

The only things that separate us from animals: tools and fire.

Yep! Well..
 
The only things that separate us and chimps and crows from other animals is tools. And then fire yeah pretty much just humans and dragons on that one.

I saw this experiment where a crow (or was it a raven?) Used a stick to unlock a cage as part of a multi step puzzle to unlock a food reward. But good luck opening a sak without thumbs, bird. Aside from the One Winged Trekker. Also seen chimps use twigs to dig grubs out of logs. Simple fixed-stick twigs though with a single implement. There's another use for the fish scaler right there...grub digger outer.

-JJL
instagram: jamesjlarue (warning, lots of cat pics along with the SAKs)
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2016, 11:49:17 AM »
I use a Bic to melt my paracord ends. I use the can opener to remove the child safety thingy. Hate those things. They dig into my flesh when trying to light it. Anyone outside USA probably hasn't had to deal with that.

Otherwise, they're probably bad for the environment being disposable and plastic,  but no other brand of disposable comes close. No flame adjustment needed. I like both sizes.

-JJL
instagram: jamesjlarue (warning, lots of cat pics along with the SAKs)
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2016, 04:20:00 PM »
I'm running out of BICs to make pictures of. Someone else please?
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2016, 01:08:10 PM »
Full size Bics are really hard to find here in the UK.  I found these left-over Brazil World Cup ones in a branch of Clas Ohlson and bought a few.
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2016, 01:40:05 PM »
Beautiful, thank you!
 :like:
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2016, 12:21:38 PM »
VIC dot BIC
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2016, 12:29:12 PM »
Does this Bic count?
WP_20160920_018 by magpie2112, on Flickr

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2016, 12:32:16 PM »
I use a Bic to melt my paracord ends. I use the can opener to remove the child safety thingy. Hate those things. They dig into my flesh when trying to light it. Anyone outside USA probably hasn't had to deal with that.

Otherwise, they're probably bad for the environment being disposable and plastic,  but no other brand of disposable comes close. No flame adjustment needed. I like both sizes.

Nope, that's the only kind of BIC lighters we've had here for years.

I like how they removed the flame adjuster: it makes the thing last longer and provides a stable flame so you know what to expect every time. :tu:

Omnia vincit amor. Vae victis.
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2016, 12:32:44 PM »
Full size Bics are really hard to find here in the UK.
That's odd  ???

Omnia vincit amor. Vae victis.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,238 I'm blue!
Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2016, 12:34:48 PM »
Does this Bic count?
WP_20160920_018 by magpie2112, on Flickr
Well, it's a multitool, kind of... I'd say, yes it does!
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2016, 03:31:54 PM »
Full size Bics are really hard to find here in the UK.
That's odd  ???

It is... everywhere else has them, why not here?  Sometimes you find the mini-bics but almost never the full size ones.  The Swedish homeware store Clas Ohlson is the only store I've seen them in, and not always there.  Even on UK ebay there is only 1 seller with them, presumably imported from elsewhere.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2016, 03:35:33 PM by shibafu »
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2016, 03:54:07 PM »
Full size Bics are really hard to find here in the UK.
That's odd  ???

It is... everywhere else has them, why not here?  Sometimes you find the mini-bics but almost never the full size ones.  The Swedish homeware store Clas Ohlson is the only store I've seen them in, and not always there.  Even on UK ebay there is only 1 seller with them, presumably imported from elsewhere.

:think: How about other BIC products?

Omnia vincit amor. Vae victis.
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2016, 05:22:31 PM »
Stayglow Deluxe Tinker and a 21 year old lighter. Would look cooler if the lizard sticker wasn't worn out, it kind of matched that paracord.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2016, 05:26:24 PM by JamesJ »

-JJL
instagram: jamesjlarue (warning, lots of cat pics along with the SAKs)
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Re: My SAK and my BIC
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2016, 05:58:11 PM »
:think: How about other BIC products?

Yes the pens, disposable razors etc are everywhere.  Even the other Bic lighter styles - they're not the most common but you do see them in shops.  But not the full size ones.  Maybe they can't compete against the Clipper lighters that are very common here.  The Clippers are similarly priced and are refillable.  But Clipper are a Spanish firm and sell all over Europe, so it still doesn't really explain why Maxi Bics are common in other European countries but not the UK.

You know what, I'm going to email Bic through their web site and ask them  :)

 

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