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the Amazing August Explorer Challenge! 12757

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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2019, 02:37:36 PM »
I will be out of this one. After the two challenges this month I am looking forward to carry whatever my heart desires :D
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2019, 10:52:00 PM »
Dug out my Explorer....just to be sure I'm ready for the challenge.

Nothing to do with me wondering if I might have lost it or anything like that.


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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #62 on: July 25, 2019, 11:00:15 PM »
 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Barry
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2019, 01:50:02 AM »
Getting my Explorer ready for the challenge. Ordered these plus scales from eBay.

Ordered June 17 and finally arrived today. From the Ukraine.

As is now..



The new plus scales and new tweezer, toothpick, eyeglass screwdriver and ink pen...



Later tonight I’ll do the scale swap.




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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #64 on: July 27, 2019, 02:01:02 AM »
Getting my Explorer ready for the challenge. Ordered these plus scales from eBay.

Ordered June 17 and finally arrived today. From the Ukraine.

As is now..
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The new plus scales and new tweezer, toothpick, eyeglass screwdriver and ink pen...
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Later tonight I’ll do the scale swap.




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Digging those yellow scales. Swap them already!  :D
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #65 on: July 27, 2019, 02:03:16 AM »
 :tu: :tu:

Barry
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #66 on: July 27, 2019, 02:23:27 AM »
 :tu:  I do like yellow scales!
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #67 on: July 27, 2019, 02:29:50 AM »
Like the scales.
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #68 on: July 27, 2019, 03:11:01 AM »
Digging those yellow scales. Swap them already!  :D




All done. Yellow plus scales installed along with all the extras. The tool has been cleaned and oiled. Ready to go!!




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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #69 on: July 27, 2019, 03:12:19 AM »
 Nice!
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« Reply #70 on: July 27, 2019, 05:05:48 AM »
 :iagree:

Barry
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« Reply #71 on: July 27, 2019, 05:23:14 AM »
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #72 on: July 27, 2019, 06:47:14 AM »
Yellow SAKs are my favorite. My EDC is a yellow Huntsman.


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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #73 on: July 27, 2019, 07:49:51 AM »
These scales today are my first yellow ones. I do like, but worry about dirty finger prints.


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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2019, 02:02:25 AM »
I’m gonna bow out of this one. Doesn’t seem to be to much interest. Have fun guys/gals.
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #75 on: August 01, 2019, 02:47:12 AM »
Sorry to see you go Roc. 

Barry
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #76 on: August 01, 2019, 02:49:09 AM »
Almost to the launch time here...the Indiana Jones of SAKdom!  This is going to be a way for me to get close to mine.  I've tried to bond with this pattern, but haven't been able to yet.

Barry
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #77 on: August 01, 2019, 02:56:36 AM »
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All done. Yellow plus scales installed along with all the extras. The tool has been cleaned and oiled. Ready to go!!




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Very nice, appears to be an entirely different SAK. 


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If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #78 on: August 01, 2019, 02:57:18 AM »
Almost to the launch time here...the Indiana Jones of SAKdom!  This is going to be a way for me to get close to mine.  I've tried to bond with this pattern, but haven't been able to yet.

Sorry to disappoint Barry, but I feel the same. I prefer a SAK that can be carried in my coin pocket easily. The explorer is just not one of them. I think a custom is in my future, as I love and really need a magnifying glass at my age.
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #79 on: August 01, 2019, 04:01:57 AM »


Can I join with this 80's model?

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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #80 on: August 01, 2019, 05:10:11 AM »
Sorry to disappoint Barry, but I feel the same. I prefer a SAK that can be carried in my coin pocket easily. The explorer is just not one of them. I think a custom is in my future, as I love and really need a magnifying glass at my age.

I prefer the Huntsman, but the magnifying glass has made me look at the Explorer with new old eyes.
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #81 on: August 01, 2019, 05:52:35 AM »
Got room for a last-minute entry? I am cleaning and oiling Explorer as I type.

I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #82 on: August 01, 2019, 06:20:29 AM »
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #83 on: August 01, 2019, 06:25:37 AM »
At 4 layers, the Explorer is thicker than I normally carry, but I am looking forward to this challenge to see if I really notice the difference.

I prefer the Huntsman, but the magnifying glass has made me look at the Explorer with new old eyes.

It sounds like you really want one of the discontinued Woodsman.  The 5 layers make it bigger than I like for edc, but nice for camping or more rural travel.


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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #84 on: August 01, 2019, 06:43:52 AM »
Day 1

Yellow Explorer reporting to duty!  Always gave me great pleasure to open a SAK package with a SAK,

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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #85 on: August 01, 2019, 07:06:45 AM »
I packed a Huntsman for years, but that Mag Glass is sure nice to have!  I'm finding, too, that almost everything has Philips Head screws nowadays.  If I had to pick the ideal kit along these lines, it would probably be the Yeoman.  I like packing mine in my watch pocket too.  It's been awhile since I have carried a 4 layer!

Barry
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #86 on: August 01, 2019, 07:07:13 AM »

Barry
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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2019, 07:13:04 AM »
At 4 layers, the Explorer is thicker than I normally carry, but I am looking forward to this challenge to see if I really notice the difference.

It sounds like you really want one of the discontinued Woodsman.  The 5 layers make it bigger than I like for edc, but nice for camping or more rural travel.
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I have been kicking around the idea of having the metal saw/file from my Mountaineer added to my Explorer. That would have about everything i need. Maybe also swap the small blade for the inline awl from a 93mm...




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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2019, 07:17:38 AM »
I just finished the July Traditional challenge. Had one day, today, to carry whatever before the Explorer challenge starts for me. So tonight I’ve got my Pioneer X. But my Explorer is all ready to go when I get up tomorrow.

Even though it’s after midnight here, and technically Aug 1, my shift here at work started on July 31.  So for me it’s still considered the 31st.




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Re: the Amazing August Explorer Challenge!
« Reply #89 on: August 01, 2019, 08:28:28 AM »
Same here!

Barry

 

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