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Huntsman Challenge 14113

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #120 on: November 02, 2018, 05:21:33 PM »
 
Day 02 :

This awl is nice and sharp, almost a third blade. When it seems reasonable, I like using the awl in lieu of a knife blade, just to save the knives' edges for more delicate work. Opened up a package for Mrs Nix.

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #121 on: November 02, 2018, 05:22:05 PM »
Day 02 :

This awl is nice and sharp, almost a third blade. When it seems reasonable, I like using the awl in lieu of a knife blade, just to save the knives' edges for more delicate work. Opened up a package for Mrs Nix.


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That’s a good ideal on the awl, and I hate getting that glue residual from the tape on the main blade. Will give that a try! :tu:
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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #122 on: November 02, 2018, 05:31:50 PM »
A Huntsman will fit into a pocket caddy:


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 :pok:

 :dd:

... yeah, and I just saw there are lots of colour options available too  :tu:
But what's that Navy Camouflage about?
Does the Navy need a saw?  :think:
Anyways, I like it  :D

Though, this has to wait a bit  :-\
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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #123 on: November 02, 2018, 08:56:14 PM »
Nice start to the Huntsman Challenge. Coming straight out of the Spirit Challenge this will be very interesting and I had got to the point of really wanting a normal SAK in my pocket. But I've been out and about for a couple of days so I've only managed to pick up my Huntsman this evening.

And I've picked up a Navy Camouflage Huntsman. Normally I really don't do camo but the idea of a wood saw on the open waves is so spectacularly mad I just had to get myself one for the Challenge.

And here we are opening some post Day One
Now I have to check out this Navy camo!

I love it. And like I say I can't explain why Tony  :think:

So here's Day 2

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #124 on: November 02, 2018, 09:53:38 PM »
You're right Nix, early next year for a Swisschamp challenge! :D. I did one earlier this year, and really like the knife, but I found I had to really get creative to put each tool to use.  My Huntsman did everything I needed for all those years.   In my mind, it's very close to the ideal multitool.

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #125 on: November 02, 2018, 09:54:56 PM »
Mine is hookless, but let's see what we can do hookwise this month!

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #126 on: November 02, 2018, 11:01:29 PM »
Mine is hookless, but let's see what we can do hookwise this month!
Ooh, ooh pick me! :ahhh
I use the Huntsman hook to get stones out of tire treads.

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #127 on: November 02, 2018, 11:17:40 PM »
Went to Dillard’s and shorts were being blown out at $5.99, so I went with 2 pairs!
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« Reply #128 on: November 02, 2018, 11:18:59 PM »
Down sized photo...
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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #129 on: November 02, 2018, 11:47:29 PM »
 :facepalm: :rofl:
Mine is hookless, but let's see what we can do hookwise this month!
Ooh, ooh pick me! :ahhh
I use the Huntsman hook to get stones out of tire treads.

Barry
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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #130 on: November 02, 2018, 11:57:32 PM »
We found some fun after all!  First, we got a bag of feed for the Sheepdogs and I used the small blade to cut the box open.  From the time I was a stockboy in the mid 80's, I have always used the small blade to open boxes to keep from damaging the contents inside.  Next, while taking the dogs out for a walk, I came across a branch that had grown in our path.  I think I went over 20 years before I used that saw, but once I did I've used it all the time!  Lastly, I used the caplifter for a refresher! 

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #131 on: November 03, 2018, 12:08:13 AM »
Day 1. I just got it by UPS (after staring at the GPS tracking all morning excitedly as it made its way here) and I'm already putting it to good use. After mostly carrying a Tourist over the past several months, I forgot just how much I liked 4-layer knives. They're just the right size for a comfortable grip. For several years, my only real SAK was the Huntsman's brother, the Fieldmaster.  Throw in the fact the Huntsman can carry the little driver, and I've got everything I need. Nothing I seldom use.

First was using the scissors and pen blade for opening bags to a TV Ears system for my grandfather. Didn't photograph that.


Second, was using the large blade cutting up the cardboard mailer the knife came in. Those I really can't reuse, unlike boxes, so they get cut up and trashed. 

DSCF0272 by cody6268, on Flickr

Third was using the cap lifter/large screwdriver to hold a keyring open to put keys to new storm doors on the keyrings. I've got to have a copy made for my keys, along with the new lock for the regular door.   That and remove all the keys to doors, locks, farm equipment, etc. no longer in use. Even I've got a couple from old locks on my toolbox that have to go since I changed to something actually tamper-proof and hard to pick.

DSCF0273 by cody6268, on Flickr

Then, using the multipurpose hook, removed the 9V battery out of a smoke detector in order to change the battery. No photo there, either.

Opened up some other blades I'd bought that came in the mail.   The Opinel DIY I bought to replace the soft steel Antonini in my tool bag (that's a similar "Cable Master" type pattern), but will likely end up carrying the Opinel as a work knife.   The Clauss floral knives I bought for beaters, and are really nice. They're sharp and do really good detail work. The blade's just a bit thin for my tastes.  Now I can end my love/hate affair with the box cutter.

DSCF0274 by cody6268, on Flickr

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #132 on: November 03, 2018, 12:10:59 AM »
I have the blue version of your Opinel and I really like it!  Nice job Cody!

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #133 on: November 03, 2018, 02:55:51 AM »
Day 2

I couldn't take pictures during the day because photography is prohibited where I'm working for a few more days but I loaned my Huntsman to a technician to trim some gaffers tape that was preventing some cables from being a trip hazard.  Have to settle for a posed shot from after I got home.
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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #134 on: November 03, 2018, 03:00:20 AM »
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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #135 on: November 03, 2018, 03:01:27 AM »
Day 2

No good action pics for me today unfortunately :oops:

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« Reply #136 on: November 03, 2018, 03:10:10 AM »

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« Reply #137 on: November 03, 2018, 03:32:47 AM »
Great posts and photos!  :like:
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« Reply #138 on: November 03, 2018, 05:15:20 AM »
Nice work today, guys!   :tu:
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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #139 on: November 03, 2018, 10:07:33 AM »
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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #140 on: November 03, 2018, 10:43:18 AM »
We found some fun after all!  First, we got a bag of feed for the Sheepdogs and I used the small blade to cut the box open.  From the time I was a stockboy in the mid 80's, I have always used the small blade to open boxes to keep from damaging the contents inside.  Next, while taking the dogs out for a walk, I came across a branch that had grown in our path.  I think I went over 20 years before I used that saw, but once I did I've used it all the time!  Lastly, I used the caplifter for a refresher!

That's a pretty good summary Barry why the Huntsman is close to perfect. Work, rest and play all in one neat package.

Today I've picked up some dry cleaning and the scissors removed the plastic bag covering. I'm off down the fen shortly to clear another path so I'm sure the saw will help me. But I don't want to feed my new Navy Camo to the mire so I'm taking my Jelly Red instead. At least if I drop that I have a chance of spotting it !


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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #141 on: November 03, 2018, 11:48:05 AM »
Good morning, going to the "box store" today.   :ahhh
Plenty of plastic packaging for Huntsman to attack when we get home.

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #142 on: November 03, 2018, 11:54:08 AM »
Avi change for Huntsman Challenge.
Yes I do need photo lessons, I heard ya....


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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #143 on: November 03, 2018, 12:21:04 PM »
Day 3.

Been planting a plumtree (tradition of our town, for every new born in the last year some tree is planted). Cut twine and rope. No pic, was buisy.

But maybe some beausage pic will do, later some friends will visit us, bottleopener for the win  :drink:
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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #144 on: November 03, 2018, 12:42:45 PM »
Nice pics and uses everyone  :cheers:

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #145 on: November 03, 2018, 05:13:43 PM »
Thank you Ws. Here's a pic from my day in the fen. To be honest the bow saw was the tool for the job but hey, ever prepared with a Huntsman ! If only it could stop water splashing into my boots  :facepalm:

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #146 on: November 03, 2018, 05:18:00 PM »
Nice one FB  :like: :tu:

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« Reply #147 on: November 03, 2018, 06:50:24 PM »

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #148 on: November 03, 2018, 06:53:58 PM »
DAY 3

Had out the huntsman to clean the pipe today :multi:

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Re: Huntsman Challenge
« Reply #149 on: November 03, 2018, 07:09:56 PM »
Nice work today, guys!   :tu:

Nice to have ya back nix! :cheers:

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