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*** The Dean51 30-day ***

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*** The Dean51 30-day ***
on: June 07, 2021, 02:34:42 PM
This is a 30-day Traditional challenge that is becoming part of MTo tradition.

Dean51, a wonderful member here on MTO and Traditional pocketknife enthusiast, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020.  Last year, July, we ran a memorial challenge in his honor and to enjoy the same traditional knives of which he was so fond.

This July, I hope you'll find a treasured Trad or two...or thirty...and join in this challenge. Please raise a blade for a lost MTo'er who's absence and friendship is still noted.   :SAKnight:

This challenge is also an opportunity to earn a Traditional or GEC badge, so there are some rules:

• Carry a Traditional pocket knife every day from 01 July through 30 July
• Post a photo of your daily carry every day.
  -- Please label your official daily post with either the date or challenge day, e.g. "Day 01".
• Please post a comment or two about how you used your knife, or why your traditional needed to be augmented by some fancy new multitool thingy.
• Traditionals can be switched up during the challenge, but for the GEC badge you must carry a GEC every day.

Hope you will take a moment to remember Dean and join in!
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 02:34:58 PM
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 02:38:59 PM
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #3 on: June 07, 2021, 02:42:10 PM
 :cheers:


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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #4 on: June 07, 2021, 02:48:22 PM
Wouldn't miss it buddy!  It's going to be an Opinel month for me :D
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 02:49:17 PM
I may go for an Opi month, too.  :D


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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #6 on: June 07, 2021, 02:51:32 PM
Glad to join you then my friend!  I've not done a full month with one Challenge wise yet.
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #7 on: June 07, 2021, 02:59:58 PM
Glad to join you then my friend!  I've not done a full month with one Challenge wise yet.

I had the same thought. Let's put those Opi's to a month long test!   :cheers:


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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #8 on: June 07, 2021, 03:35:34 PM
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Considering I was a SAK only man until finding MTO I'm looking forward to this one, be a break from my comfort zone.
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #9 on: June 07, 2021, 03:39:32 PM
Excellent!  :tu:


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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #10 on: June 07, 2021, 03:41:45 PM
Great to have you with us!   :tu:
I agree buddy, let's see what they can do! 
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #11 on: June 07, 2021, 03:44:52 PM
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Any chance we could add Case and/or Queen badges?  Queen was Dean's preferred brand and Case is ubiquitous, at least in the US.  I suppose it might be too short of a notice for that.
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #12 on: June 07, 2021, 03:47:25 PM
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Any chance we could add Case and/or Queen badges?  Queen was Dean's preferred brand and Case is ubiquitous, at least in the US.  I suppose it might be too short of a notice for that.

Great to have to you join in.  :tu:  A Queen Badge would be too cool!



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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #13 on: June 07, 2021, 04:24:57 PM
So I can join this with an Opinel?


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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #14 on: June 07, 2021, 04:38:41 PM
So I can join this with an Opinel?

Yes


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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #15 on: June 07, 2021, 04:39:11 PM
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #16 on: June 07, 2021, 04:46:10 PM
 :cheers:


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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #17 on: June 07, 2021, 04:51:09 PM
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #18 on: June 07, 2021, 04:53:04 PM
I may join in as well :salute: Makes me carry a trad when I often forget to :facepalm: :D Dean would be proud that he made me carry something like that again as well :D

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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #19 on: June 07, 2021, 05:08:11 PM
Sounds fun! I think I might join, one question however: how do we define traditional?

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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #20 on: June 07, 2021, 07:30:01 PM
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #21 on: June 07, 2021, 08:10:21 PM
Sounds fun! I think I might join, one question however: how do we define traditional?


 :D

Part of the tradition of this challenge is arguing about what a Traditional is.....

Dean awl-ways had some wise words there.

For my part, if it looks like something your Grandfather or Grandmother would have EDC'd as a pocketknife, it probably is a Traditional. Typically, we are thinking about slip-joint knives with scales made of wood, antler, or bone or delrin ( whatever that is ). Some locking knives like Lags or Opinels are definitely 'traditional'. The Buck 110 and 112 have their own challenges, so while they are traditional, they are excluded. I think a Douk-Douk or a vintage BAK might also qualify.

If in doubt, post a photo of the knife you want to use and we'll argue about whether it is a 'Trad' or not.   ;)



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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #22 on: June 07, 2021, 08:11:22 PM
RP, Poncho, and David -- great to have you guys join in!  :2tu:


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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #23 on: June 07, 2021, 08:33:02 PM
how do we define traditional?

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Here is some great discussion on that subject from before the original Traditional challenge took place in 2016: https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,67890.msg1325143.html#msg1325143

The final judgement call should be up to Nix since he is leading the 2021 challenge, but I think jerseydevil was pretty spot-on for his judgement of "traditional" in 2016.  I would definitely not limit the the term to a certain area of the world, so I think Douk-Douk, Mercator, Laguiole, Opinel, et al. should be included.
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #24 on: June 07, 2021, 08:42:52 PM
RP, Poncho, and David -- great to have you guys join in!  :2tu:

 :cheers:
I wanted to join ever since this challenge was proposed.
It's good that Opinels are eligible. I do not have any trappers, scouts, canoes, etc. I have my lock-back folding hunter, but I already did the dedicated challenge for that, and it is too heavy. An Opinel on the other hand, now we're talking. :D


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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #25 on: June 07, 2021, 08:55:55 PM
 :salute:

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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #26 on: June 07, 2021, 09:53:26 PM
I'm itching to carry one of my Opinels on a challenge!  :ahhh :like:
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #27 on: June 08, 2021, 12:05:50 AM
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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #28 on: June 08, 2021, 12:50:12 AM
 :cheers:


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Re: *** The Dean51 30-day ***
Reply #29 on: June 08, 2021, 11:28:31 AM
I believe I will carry Opinels a bit more that month as well :cheers: I will mix them in with some others I have :salute:

Also I believe except for Victorinox Pioneers or Soldiers and Wenger SI models, SAK really aren't allowed as we have so many other challenges that those do have :think: :cheers: Of course Nix has final call but I think that is something that we have established over the years :shrug:


 

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