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Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge 7041

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2019, 05:12:01 PM »
Maybe we could ask for a new Tough Guy badge  :whistle:  :think:
Seems like a reasonable request! :iagree:

 :pok: Mods. :pok:   :D

I might be stepping in it, but I think such a lofty badge should require 30 days  :facepalm:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2019, 05:19:49 PM »
I don’t think 30 days should be a problem  :tu:
There are enough tools on the Schrade :D

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2019, 08:52:29 PM »
To be honest, there are many MTs, from other popular manufacturers, that are way worse. I've carried a TT for a couple of weeks before and rather enjoyed it. But, that said, it takes some acclimation. :ahhh

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2019, 10:29:39 PM »
To be honest, there are many MTs, from other popular manufacturers, that are way worse. I've carried a TT for a couple of weeks before and rather enjoyed it. But, that said, it takes some acclimation. :ahhh

It's the only multitool I've owned so I can't compare, but it sure has and continues to serve me well, roughly 22 years now.
 :multi:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2019, 11:35:59 PM »
 :o Very cool that you've managed over two decades with a Tough Tool!

I am pretty excited about this challenge for sure! The ST1 is one of the few MTs I really wanted early in my MT collecting. My first one was expensive, because they were fetching a premium at the time. Right now I see them for $20-$30 in usable condition(and my unused example was only $40). Definitely a good value for the function the ST1 offers. :)

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2019, 12:54:36 AM »
:o Very cool that you've managed over two decades with a Tough Tool!

I am pretty excited about this challenge for sure! The ST1 is one of the few MTs I really wanted early in my MT collecting. My first one was expensive, because they were fetching a premium at the time. Right now I see them for $20-$30 in usable condition(and my unused example was only $40). Definitely a good value for the function the ST1 offers. :)

Noticed that too. Used to be, even well used ones were fetching $30-40. I got mine last year, with the leather sheath even for $15. Only problem was that the blade and tiny screwdriver tips were slightly bent, and spray paint spatter was on the sheath. Interesting that every one this same guy is selling on eBay at the moment are $30 in WORSE shape. I think in part I got mine cheap because this guy semi-mistakenly listed it with the Taylor Chinese made Tough Tools; in fact it was the only USA one out of the several he had to choose from; the "leather sheath" option was what gave it away.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 01:16:36 AM by cody6268 »
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2019, 01:03:34 AM »
Great find! :like:
The sheath is worth that! The driver tips are commonplace.

Most of the ToughTools I see have slightly twisted small flat drivers, because of how thin they are ground. The U.S.A TT I'll be using for the challenge has the thinner flat drivers ground down a bit to make them a bit thicker/stronger. :)


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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2019, 01:47:38 AM »
To be honest, there are many MTs, from other popular manufacturers, that are way worse. I've carried a TT for a couple of weeks before and rather enjoyed it. But, that said, it takes some acclimation. :ahhh

It's the only multitool I've owned so I can't compare, but it sure has and continues to serve me well, roughly 22 years now.
 :multi:
:o :o NOW THAT DESERVES A...
TOUGH GUY badge!!!!
Good to see some early discussion in here.  :cheers: :pok: :pok: Let's keep it up.

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2019, 03:16:19 AM »
 :iagree:
22 years with a ToughTool would make or break a man. With the Victor gaining Toughness. :viking:

Alright gentlemen, it won't be long now until the Tough Tool challenge. Remember there are three levels of Off-Brand badges. 7-Day, 15-Day, and 30-Day. So please get out those ToughTools, dust them off, oil em' up, and join us for a special challenge with the unique Schrade multitool called the ToughTool! :)

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2019, 02:29:56 PM »
I'm ready, I can date the tool because it was a gift the Christmas after we moved into our house.
And to take it further, until this past year it was paired with a Recruit that predates it by a couple of years, the Recruits been retired for a rotation of Saks that add scissors and a saw   :tu:
Here's a pic of that trusty duo  :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2019, 02:55:23 PM »
That is an excellent combo, sir! :like:

The combo I'm using in the challenge will be the ST1 and Explorer. Will even be throwing in a vintage Maglite(circa 1988) to ride along with them. :)

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2019, 07:30:27 PM »
That is an excellent combo, sir! :like:

The combo I'm using in the challenge will be the ST1 and Explorer. Will even be throwing in a vintage Maglite(circa 1988) to ride along with them. :)

That will be a good set up, after the Swisschamp Challenge I'll probably be carrying the Fieldmaster for at least February, I'm guessing we can pair the Tough Tool then?  :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2019, 09:07:53 PM »
Of course. :)

I could probably go without pairing the ST1, but I've always carried an MT, SAK, and light. And, to boot, the blade is really the only thing I really really really dislike on the TT. Will try to use it as a main blade for the challenge, but having a better knife(sak for example) may be needed for extended use during the course. :ahhh

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2019, 12:38:44 AM »
Of course. :)

I could probably go without pairing the ST1, but I've always carried an MT, SAK, and light. And, to boot, the blade is really the only thing I really really really dislike on the TT. Will try to use it as a main blade for the challenge, but having a better knife(sak for example) may be needed for extended use during the course. :ahhh

Can't recall I've ever used the main blade once. I have used the scraper blade (the one that also serves to unlock the tools on one handle) to remove paint and the like, but that's it.
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2019, 02:04:28 AM »
I'll be pairing mine with a Spirit XBS but will only break out the Spirit when the TT fails.  This will be an intersting challenge for me.  I've never done anything more than  play aroound with the TT :facepalm:, so 30 days of "ONLY" TT's unique design will be totaly new to me. :tu:
« Last Edit: January 20, 2019, 02:05:56 AM by Douglas »

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2019, 02:27:18 AM »
Quote from: cody6268

Can't recall I've ever used the main blade once. I have used the scraper blade (the one that also serves to unlock the tools on one handle) to remove paint and the like, but that's it.
It should be interesting to try out the blades on the TTs. Good to know the scraper blade works on paint removal, as I do a lot of that. :ahhh


I'll be pairing mine with a Spirit XBS but will only break out the Spirit when the TT fails.  This will be an intersting challenge for me.  I've never done anything more than  play aroound with the TT :facepalm:, so 30 days of "ONLY" TT's unique design will be totaly new to me. :tu:
:iagree:
Sounds good to me, because I always have a backup MT as well(usually a Pinchy in my back pocket) just in case something goes wrong with the main tool.

I really like these "uncommon tool" challenges quite a lot. It is one thing to do a 30-day with a tool you are familiar with, but it is a whole different ball game with something unfamiliar. :cheers:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2019, 11:17:12 PM »
Looks like I'll be doing the 7 day version, so I can join the fixed blade challenge late, I'll be following close though  :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2019, 04:19:16 AM »
Could you possibly do both at the same time? :think:

Can't turn a bolt with a fixed blade knife. :D

If you can only do the 7 day, that's cool too. It'll be fun having you around after your 7 day is over. :cheers:
« Last Edit: January 25, 2019, 04:20:43 AM by gerleatherberman »

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2019, 01:38:16 PM »
Could you possibly do both at the same time? :think:

Can't turn a bolt with a fixed blade knife. :D

If you can only do the 7 day, that's cool too. It'll be fun having you around after your 7 day is over. :cheers:

Doing both at the same time would be ideal, and cool because I'm going to switch to a vintage Schrade fixed blade for that challenge, I think the rules say no though  :cheers:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2019, 02:02:56 PM »
As far as I know you are not aloud
to do two challenges at the same time  :think:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2019, 02:11:41 PM »
I think the rules apply to having two MT related challenges running concurrently. Will shoot a mod a PM to see. :)

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2019, 02:12:48 PM »
Good idea GLBM  :tu:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2019, 02:19:33 PM »
You can do two challenges at the same time however you can only apply for one Badge at the end of the challenges.
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2019, 02:51:02 PM »
Thanks for explaining Steve  :cheers: :like:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2019, 08:49:39 PM »
That's what I thought, thanks for asking though  :salute:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2019, 05:24:21 AM »
You can do two challenges at the same time however you can only apply for one Badge at the end of the challenges.
Thank you for the information, Steve!

That's what I thought, thanks for asking though  :salute:
:salute:
Luckily there is the 7 day badge. :woohoo:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2019, 05:57:37 AM »
I'm SADDENED you won't be able to make the entire 30 days with us Greg, but ELATED at your short participation and in knowing you'll still be on boad as an unofficial participant (observer) even after the 7 days.  Hope every one else is ready.  I AM!! :salute: :salute:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2019, 06:46:03 AM »
Ready as I'm ever gonna be, captain! :salute:

I always get excited to EDC tools I am not used to. :woohoo:

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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2019, 12:53:19 PM »
You've awl convinced me to stay "TOUGH FOR 30"
Let's do this  :tu:
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Re: Ya Gotta be...Tough Tool Schrade - February Challenge
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2019, 03:59:07 PM »
 :woohoo:
That is awesome, Greg!

Perhaps another fixed blade challenge could be done at some point after as well?
I'd be in with a small Western. :)

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