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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 17870

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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #930 on: August 18, 2018, 12:23:27 AM »

Baked potatoes, stuffed with bacon, smothered in sour cream and of course shredded cheese  :cheers:
Sorry no pictures

Yum!    :drool:

Don't tell me....those were some of those fabulous PEI potatoes....weren't they?
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #931 on: August 18, 2018, 12:38:52 AM »
 :like: +1!! 
Cool SAK. And great use!  8)

Barry
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #932 on: August 18, 2018, 12:41:57 AM »
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)
I agree with both the views. For example, in that occasion I was ostinated on carrying the executive, but if there was not the challenge, probably I have took a walker, because we was near wood and after eating went for a walk. I didn't need to use the saw or a larger blade, so the only problem was missing the cap lifter.


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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #933 on: August 18, 2018, 01:15:45 AM »

Baked potatoes, stuffed with bacon, smothered in sour cream and of course shredded cheese  :cheers:
Sorry no pictures

Yum!    :drool:

Don't tell me....those were some of those fabulous PEI potatoes....weren't they?

 :tu:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #934 on: August 18, 2018, 01:24:17 AM »
 :ahhh  :drool:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #935 on: August 18, 2018, 02:11:29 AM »
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

Nice pic Greg! :like: :tu: :tu:

Good use of the scissors! :cheers:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #936 on: August 18, 2018, 02:13:04 AM »
Day 17

Nothing relevant today, but always ready to serve

Nice pic Mini! :like: :tu: :tu:

That is a good looking Executive! :cheers:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #937 on: August 18, 2018, 02:54:53 AM »

Day XVII

The executive laid waste to more loose threads today

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” - Mark Twain
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #938 on: August 18, 2018, 03:04:27 AM »
Voracious.
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #939 on: August 18, 2018, 08:05:18 AM »
Thanks, VICMAN.

I think I'm done with the garden stuff for a few days.....at least I hope so.

Ditto Vm but I don't think I'm done with wasps yet ... :duel:

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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #940 on: August 18, 2018, 08:07:20 AM »
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

They'll have died happy - that's beer in there :cheers:

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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #941 on: August 18, 2018, 10:53:44 AM »
They'll have died happy - that's beer in there :cheers:

Alcohol abuse !  :ahhh
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #942 on: August 18, 2018, 12:19:15 PM »
They'll have died happy - that's beer in there :cheers:

Alcohol abuse !  :ahhh

To be fair they've been gorging on cider apple windfalls and squabbling with each other. Clearly they prefer India Pale Ale  :D

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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #943 on: August 18, 2018, 12:39:05 PM »
My offer was accepted and I eagerly anticipated its arrival. 

Bummer, Jim  :P
Even if you "chalk it up to experience", I'd leave a "bad" or "neutral" feedback so that no more people, SAK fans and fellow collectors get something deceiving, not as advertised or in bad condition. That's bad seller practice and should be brought up to public attention IMO  :salute:

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.


so we can say that plant was not really "mint", at least in its condition  :D


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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #944 on: August 18, 2018, 12:47:04 PM »
Powernoodle Day 18


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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #945 on: August 18, 2018, 01:09:53 PM »
Powernoodle Day 18

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Great picture, I've never seen them packaged that way before  :like:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #946 on: August 18, 2018, 01:14:23 PM »

Day XVII

The executive laid waste to more loose threads today

Great photo El C  :tu:
And I like the way your using Superbowl numbers to track the days  :cheers:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #947 on: August 18, 2018, 01:20:20 PM »
Day 18

Going to try it out on my keychain for the day, I'll update how it goes tonight

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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #948 on: August 18, 2018, 02:02:01 PM »

Day XVII

The executive laid waste to more loose threads today

Nice pic El C! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #949 on: August 18, 2018, 02:06:44 PM »
Powernoodle Day 18



Nice pic powernoodle! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #950 on: August 18, 2018, 02:07:25 PM »
Day 18

Going to try it out on my keychain for the day, I'll update how it goes tonight

Nice pic Greg! :like: :tu: :tu:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #951 on: August 18, 2018, 02:46:17 PM »
I love Honeycrisp apples.... :drool:   :like:

I don't consistently use one key chain, so key chain carry doesn't makes sense for me. But I'm curious to see how that works for you Greg.  :tu:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #952 on: August 18, 2018, 03:04:47 PM »
All these food pics  :drool: !!  My Executive cut a Snickers bar open on my shift last night. 

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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #953 on: August 18, 2018, 03:18:11 PM »
Great can there, Barry!

How's that young Coastie doing? 
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #954 on: August 18, 2018, 03:19:56 PM »
Great buddy!  He's off on an extended cruise right now but is having a great time.

Barry
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #955 on: August 18, 2018, 03:21:15 PM »
I confess, I'm a wee bit envious that he gets to go off on new adventures.......though my old bones don't fully agree with that sentiment.  :facepalm:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #956 on: August 18, 2018, 03:23:09 PM »
DAY 18

The scissors helped with a light breakfast today.

Click on picture for best picture
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #957 on: August 18, 2018, 03:24:33 PM »
All these food pics  :drool: !!  My Executive cut a Snickers bar open on my shift last night.

Cool pic Barry! :like: :tu: :tu:

Good use of the Executive! :cheers:
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #958 on: August 18, 2018, 03:30:00 PM »
Me too on all counts my friend!
I confess, I'm a wee bit envious that he gets to go off on new adventures.......though my old bones don't fully agree with that sentiment.  :facepalm:

Barry
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Re: CYC2: Return of the Executive
« Reply #959 on: August 18, 2018, 03:38:10 PM »
Happy Chuck Yeager Challenge II Day 18!

Most of the time, the Executive works for us.  There are times when we need to work for our Executives to keep them ready (routine maintenance such as cleaning, lubricating and sharpening).

Yesterday, I posted photos showing the first stage of reconditioning an Executive that I just purchased.  I anticipated a somewhat lengthy process starting with a thorough cleaning and continuing through a progressive sanding (400 through 2500) of each blade and buffing with a polishing compound.  However, the first phase made such a huge difference that I pronounced the newly acquired Executive fit for daily driver status.  It is amazing what can be accomplished with hot water, two kinds of liquid dishwashing detergent, a tooth brush, pipe cleaners and a can of compressed air.  I put some new scales on along with a new pick and tweezers before lubricating.  The snap is restored to all of the tools and the Executive is now ready for carry duty!

What started out as this...

CYC - 17c by NorCal Jim, on Flickr

Ended up like this...

CYC - 18a by NorCal Jim, on Flickr

CYC - 18b by NorCal Jim, on Flickr

CYC - 18c by NorCal Jim, on Flickr

CYC - 18d by NorCal Jim, on Flickr

 

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