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Poll

After four weeks of use during this challenge, please rate the Executive as an EDC....

5 (highest)
3 (27.3%)
4
6 (54.5%)
3
1 (9.1%)
2
1 (9.1%)
1 (lowest)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted 11

Voting closed: September 01, 2018, 12:26:31 AM

CYC2: Return of the Executive 17827

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,192 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #900 on: August 17, 2018, 12:45:06 PM »
I have some thoughts about the poll.  I find it curious that there are 9 choices and yet none of them apply to me.  My thoughts turn to the purpose of a poll. Typically, polls are devised to sample people's opinions.  So, since I like the Executive, it would be nice to know if others like it.  At its most basic:

1. I'm a fan.
2. I'm not a fan.

Throw in some hyperbole ("Holy Grail"), assumptions such as "My new EDC" or start carrying it more often (hard to do when one is already carrying it each day) and you've missed my opinion (I'm a fan).

Just my $.02.

 :climber:

Jim


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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,192 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #901 on: August 17, 2018, 12:46:07 PM »
I'm definitely not a professional pollster.   :rofl:

I wanted to offer a broader range of options than just a thumbs up or a thumbs down to give a range of thumbs, up and down.

It might have been a good idea to include a simpler "I like it" option. But, the idea here was to give a range of options, pro and con. I'll never be able to capture everyone's specific thoughts about the Executive with a poll; I don't think I captured my own exact thoughts.  :D  But that's why there was the suggestion to "chose the best answer" and not "the perfect answer".

Hyperbole? I'm a fan.  :tu:

Wow, another one...



 :rofl: :rofl:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,192 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #902 on: August 17, 2018, 12:54:15 PM »
For those who might be interested in why a fellow Swiss Army Knight chooses a certain SAK over another...

I am definitely a fan of the Executive!  But then again, I am a fan of most of my Swiss Army Knives!  The common denominator is the function that Victorinox (don't have any Wenger SAKs) packs in each of its offerings.

The key advantage I see in the Executive is its size and weight while still providing my most used functions.  Since retiring in 2015, I have said goodbye to dress shirts and ties and wear gym shorts around the house in the warmer months and warm-ups in the colder months.  The Executive fits comfortably inside the pockets of my gym shorts so much so that I forget that it's there until I need it.  Since most of my SAK needs can be met with a blade and scissors, the Executive is a great fit for me.

With multiple storage drawers of SAKs available for me to use, it is always a matter of best fit in choosing one to carry.  I thought of best fit when I read Mini's post today about having to resort to a dedicated bottle opener because her technique using the Executive to open bottles did not work today.  For her needs today, perhaps the Cadet would have been a better fit (still small at 84mm and similar in weight to the Executive) with an excellent cap lifter/bottle opener.

To summarize, I have quite a variety of Swiss Army Knives and like them all.  My choice in the past has usually been driven by the occasion (Two Layer Tuesday, Three Layer Thursday, Four Layer Friday, Swiss Champ Sunday, etc.).  Many times, it meant carrying an extra SAK along with my first choice.  These days, it has been best fit (currently the Executive).

I like the Cadet a lot, but I think the Executive/Director have some advantages. To begin with, scissors! Then, better nail file. Awlso, second blade for "dirty" work (non food prep). In the case of the Executive, adds T&T. The bottle opener can be substituted by the nail file/orange peeler in (awlmost) awll ocasions.

I will probably carry other SAKs at the same time, not because I need to but because I like to.

 8) 8)

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,192 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #903 on: August 17, 2018, 12:56:00 PM »
So, back to basics and the point of this thread: pics!

Yesterday, when I got home I had an envelope in the mailbox. i usually rip them open but used the Director's small blade. Just 'cause.

 8) 8)

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Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,192 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #904 on: August 17, 2018, 01:03:26 PM »
Today, the Director was, once more, in breakfast duty. This time, a healthier version: apples, not bread and butter.

First, the scissors released them from the plastic bag.

Then, the large(r) blade cut them in small pieces for easier disposal.

Final shot: Yup, that's right! I eat awl of the apple, pits included!

 :D :D :D :D

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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #905 on: August 17, 2018, 01:44:23 PM »
Waiting to see what the day brings!

Nice pic Barry! :like: :tu: :tu:

Cool cup! :cheers:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #906 on: August 17, 2018, 01:46:27 PM »
Powernoodle Day 17

The best use of the Executive is to open a new Executive.[/i]

Nice pic powernoodle! :like: :tu: :tu:

Great  use of the Executive!  :D

Congratulations on the new Executive! :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,871
Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #907 on: August 17, 2018, 01:48:45 PM »

I like the Cadet a lot, but I think the Executive/Director have some advantages. To begin with, scissors! Then, better nail file. Awlso, second blade for "dirty" work (non food prep). In the case of the Executive, adds T&T. The bottle opener can be substituted by the nail file/orange peeler in (awlmost) awll ocasions.

I will probably carry other SAKs at the same time, not because I need to but because I like to.

 8) 8)

 :like: :cheers:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #908 on: August 17, 2018, 01:49:51 PM »
So, back to basics and the point of this thread: pics!

Yesterday, when I got home I had an envelope in the mailbox. i usually rip them open but used the Director's small blade. Just 'cause.

 8) 8)

Nice pic pfrsantos! :like: :tu: :tu:

Good use of the small blade!
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #909 on: August 17, 2018, 01:51:50 PM »
Today, the Director was, once more, in breakfast duty. This time, a healthier version: apples, not bread and butter.

First, the scissors released them from the plastic bag.

Then, the large(r) blade cut them in small pieces for easier disposal.


Nice pics pfrsantos! :like: :tu: :tu:

Good use of the scissors and large blade! :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,871
Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #910 on: August 17, 2018, 02:21:56 PM »
DAY 17

I used the small blade to free a Day Packer from it's clamshell pack.

Click on pictures for best pictures
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #911 on: August 17, 2018, 03:30:46 PM »
Cool SAK. And great use!  8)
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #912 on: August 17, 2018, 05:36:50 PM »
Powernoodle Day 17

(Image removed from quote.)
The best use of the Executive is to open a new Executive.

WOW! A White one? That's amazingly beautiful!

- stoneshank

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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #913 on: August 17, 2018, 07:11:42 PM »
Happy Chuck Yeager II Day 17!

During this challenge, I decided to take a look at Executives for sale on eBay despite already having twelve (some waiting for rehab).  The auction that got my attention described the Executive as like new and had a make offer option.  My offer was accepted and I eagerly anticipated its arrival.  Unfortunately, the "Like new" claim was a blatantly false claim as you can see in the photos below.  None of the tools had any snap upon retraction and some of the tools were scratched.  Considering the price, I decided to cut my losses and chalk it up to a bad experience.  Since the tools look restorable with sanding and buffing, I have decided to rehab it.

Pictured below, I am using my EDC Executive to remove the scales from the recently purchased Executive.  Using the small blade to do this was a one time thing since a narrow blade is not optimum for this task and can easily be damaged.  Usually, I use the wider 91mm blade from an old Spartan that already has a tweaked tip.  I have already tossed the old scales along with the tweezers and pick.  Meanwhile, the stripped Executive is soaking in hot soapy water, which is the first step in its rehabilitation.

CYC - 17a by NorCal Jim, on Flickr

CYC - 17b by NorCal Jim, on Flickr

CYC - 17c by NorCal Jim, on Flickr
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,871
Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #914 on: August 17, 2018, 07:24:52 PM »
Cool SAK. And great use!  8)

Thanks Nix! :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,871
Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #915 on: August 17, 2018, 07:32:16 PM »
Happy Chuck Yeager II Day 17!

During this challenge, I decided to take a look at Executives for sale on eBay despite already having twelve (some waiting for rehab).  The auction that got my attention described the Executive as like new and had a make offer option.  My offer was accepted and I eagerly anticipated its arrival.  Unfortunately, the "Like new" claim was a blatantly false claim as you can see in the photos below.  None of the tools had any snap upon retraction and some of the tools were scratched.  Considering the price, I decided to cut my losses and chalk it up to a bad experience.  Since the tools look restorable with sanding and buffing, I have decided to rehab it.


Sorry to hear that it was not as described.

Good use of the small blade! :cheers:

Hope the restoration goes well! :D

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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #916 on: August 17, 2018, 08:23:10 PM »
Day 17.

There might be a theme here Nix ... I've been making more Wasp traps with the Ambassador [Note to self get Executive out for the weekend].

I find the corrugations in the bottle make for a snug fit with the funnel section and I'll try hanging this one up a tree. Results effective so far.

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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #917 on: August 17, 2018, 09:12:16 PM »
Wow!
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #918 on: August 17, 2018, 09:26:56 PM »
Chuck Yeager Challenge, Day 17 :


Used the scissors to snip some mint that didn't look all that healthy. We haven't used the mint much this summer and I think some of it is looking a bit old and tired.




(awlso used the small blade to cut some twine, burlap, and plastic bags of mulch. Uhhhhg.)
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #919 on: August 17, 2018, 09:43:40 PM »
Day 17.

There might be a theme here Nix ... I've been making more Wasp traps with the Ambassador [Note to self get Executive out for the weekend].

I find the corrugations in the bottle make for a snug fit with the funnel section and I'll try hanging this one up a tree. Results effective so far.

Nice Wasp traps and pics Bill! :like: :tu: :tu:

Good use of the Ambassador! :cheers:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #920 on: August 17, 2018, 09:45:54 PM »
Chuck Yeager Challenge, Day 17 :


Used the scissors to snip some mint that didn't look all that healthy. We haven't used the mint much this summer and I think some of it is looking a bit old and tired.

(awlso used the small blade to cut some twine, burlap, and plastic bags of mulch. Uhhhhg.)[/size][/i]

Nice pic Nix! :like: :tu: :tu:

Good use of the scissors and blade! :cheers:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #921 on: August 17, 2018, 10:23:58 PM »
Thanks, VICMAN.

I think I'm done with the garden stuff for a few days.....at least I hope so.
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #922 on: August 17, 2018, 10:45:47 PM »
Day 17

Long day, with no need for the Executive until now, used the scissors to open a package of shredded cheese  :tu:
You may have to click on the picture
« Last Edit: August 17, 2018, 10:48:06 PM by Greg Jones »
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #923 on: August 17, 2018, 11:23:50 PM »
Cheese is awlways a good start....... What's for dinner?  :drool:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #924 on: August 17, 2018, 11:41:44 PM »
Cheese is awlways a good start....... What's for dinner?  :drool:

Baked potatoes, stuffed with bacon, smothered in sour cream and of course shredded cheese  :cheers:
Sorry no pictures
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #925 on: August 17, 2018, 11:43:45 PM »
Day 17.

There might be a theme here Nix ... I've been making more Wasp traps with the Ambassador [Note to self get Executive out for the weekend].

I find the corrugations in the bottle make for a snug fit with the funnel section and I'll try hanging this one up a tree. Results effective so far.

That's a lot of wasps  :ahhh
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #926 on: August 17, 2018, 11:45:49 PM »
DAY 17

I used the small blade to free a Day Packer from it's clamshell pack.

Click on pictures for best pictures

 :like:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #927 on: August 17, 2018, 11:46:57 PM »
Chuck Yeager Challenge, Day 17 :


Used the scissors to snip some mint that didn't look all that healthy. We haven't used the mint much this summer and I think some of it is looking a bit old and tired.

(Image removed from quote.)


(awlso used the small blade to cut some twine, burlap, and plastic bags of mulch. Uhhhhg.)


 :like:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #928 on: August 17, 2018, 11:51:03 PM »
Waiting to see what the day brings!

Great mug  :cheers:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #929 on: August 18, 2018, 12:04:01 AM »
Day 17

Nothing relevant today, but always ready to serve

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