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Title: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 07, 2017, 10:02:38 PM
Today this beautiful damascus Pioneer X landed in my mailbox. This calls for a badge!

So starting tomorrow I will carry nothing else in my pockets but my wallet, keys and a Pioneer X! Let's see how good an EDC it makes!

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzk4sdmqoytp1ys/2017-04-07%2017.21.19-1.jpg?dl=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/q7pq062d1892h2v/2017-04-07%2017.15.22.jpg?dl=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/lsdqac5lne58n25/2017-04-07%2017.17.05.jpg?dl=1)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 07, 2017, 10:05:42 PM
Can't wait for this :o

:popcorn: :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Ron Who on April 07, 2017, 10:13:54 PM
I think it's very cool to EDC some damast, haven't done so for quite a while!  Good luck!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 07, 2017, 10:17:33 PM
I think it's very cool to EDC some damast, haven't done so for quite a while!  Good luck!

Be inspired  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: SAK Guy on April 07, 2017, 10:18:22 PM
Awesome!!!!  Good luck!!!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: FolderBeholder on April 07, 2017, 10:31:28 PM
Wow, with a mint in box collectible knife? :sa:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 07, 2017, 10:36:17 PM
Wow, with a mint in box collectible knife? :sa:

Yes. I don't like drawer queens and dust collectors  :D

After all, a knife is made to be used!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: FolderBeholder on April 07, 2017, 10:38:59 PM
Yes. I don't like drawer queens and dust collectors  :D
After all, a knife is made to be used!

I feel like I don't understand the words that are coming out of your mouth.
A movie reference:
https://youtu.be/-twUCEfzrDk
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Ron Who on April 07, 2017, 10:40:04 PM
Wow, with a mint in box collectible knife? :sa:

Yes. I don't like drawer queens and dust collectors  :D

After all, a knife is made to be used!

You'll wind up like me with SAKs bulging from every pocket then!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 07, 2017, 10:42:06 PM
Wow, with a mint in box collectible knife? :sa:

Yes. I don't like drawer queens and dust collectors  :D

After all, a knife is made to be used!

You'll wind up like me with SAKs bulging from every pocket then!

There are worse things, I suppose!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Ron Who on April 07, 2017, 10:46:46 PM
Wow, with a mint in box collectible knife? :sa:

Yes. I don't like drawer queens and dust collectors  :D

After all, a knife is made to be used!

You'll wind up like me with SAKs bulging from every pocket then!

There are worse things, I suppose!

Yes there are. I would suggest attaching it to your belt (or belt loop) with a lanyard.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: magentus on April 07, 2017, 10:47:15 PM
So you got rid of poor old Pioneer X to make way for a newer, smarter one? That's cold G-Fiddy, even for a playa like you.

Good luck with the challenge. May the spirit of the original Pioneer X aid you during the 30 days.  :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 07, 2017, 10:53:21 PM
So you got rid of poor old Pioneer X to make way for a newer, smarter one? That's cold G-Fiddy, even for a playa like you.

Good luck with the challenge. May the spirit of the original Pioneer X aid you during the 30 days.  :cheers:

Newer, yes. Smarter? Well, it still has to proof itself in the next month!

:cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Boonies on April 07, 2017, 11:25:58 PM
Today this beautiful damascus Pioneer X landed in my mailbox. This calls for a badge!

So starting tomorrow I will carry nothing else in my pockets but my wallet, keys and a Pioneer X! Let's see how good an EDC it makes!

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzk4sdmqoytp1ys/2017-04-07%2017.21.19-1.jpg?dl=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/q7pq062d1892h2v/2017-04-07%2017.15.22.jpg?dl=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/lsdqac5lne58n25/2017-04-07%2017.17.05.jpg?dl=1)

Don't forget the flashlight....do they make a damascus flashlight? 😛
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: jaya_man on April 08, 2017, 05:34:29 AM
Good luck with the challenge Glen :cheers:


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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 08, 2017, 01:43:17 PM
Thanks all!  :salute:

Day 1

Started the day by taking the Vagabond off my keychain and put it on the shelf with its alox friends.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/x9fiknslb4scchl/rsz_2017-04-08_131355.jpg?dl=1)
Oh my, look at all the dust on the shelf, need to clean it ASAP!

Took the Pioneer X out of its box.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/utjvh4rh6kwy5kp/rsz_2017-04-08_131426.jpg?dl=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/lnogljh3sxh5fcm/rsz_2017-04-08_132143.jpg?dl=1)
I can look at this forever

Having a cup of coffee and listening to some music.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ifs0irf5ea0mys/rsz_2017-04-08_131746.jpg?dl=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/se53hturcu6lpw5/rsz_2017-04-08_133219.jpg?dl=1)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 08, 2017, 02:52:34 PM
Slicing some fruit

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170408/b1c18bafb552bd393155ba482629209e.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 08, 2017, 02:56:57 PM
Off to a fine start with that beauty Glen :dd: :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 08, 2017, 03:08:52 PM


Don't forget the flashlight....do they make a damascus flashlight?

It does exist!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170408/dffc464004beaae2dc40ec15d09e51c9.jpg) (http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/damasteel-flashlight-1-x-cr123a-by-tain-flashlights--161061.aspx?ReturnUrl=tain-flashlights-.aspx%3fPage%3d)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Mechanickal on April 08, 2017, 03:27:19 PM
Can't imagine owning one, let aside using it... :ahhh
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 09, 2017, 09:57:36 AM
Day 2

Preparing some shipments

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170409/9dcee4b4f6707739dc219d7f463d527a.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: twiliter on April 09, 2017, 12:53:28 PM
Good to see another PX-D out in the world, I think you will like it GF.  :tu:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 09, 2017, 01:23:28 PM
My dad alway use to say "use the nice and the good things first!" awesome to see a beautiful knife like that get some use other than collecting dust as a shelf queen!


It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 10, 2017, 03:49:01 AM
Gorgeous knife!  Looking forward to following this thread!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Boonies on April 10, 2017, 04:40:29 AM


Don't forget the flashlight....do they make a damascus flashlight?

It does exist!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170408/dffc464004beaae2dc40ec15d09e51c9.jpg) (http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/damasteel-flashlight-1-x-cr123a-by-tain-flashlights--161061.aspx?ReturnUrl=tain-flashlights-.aspx%3fPage%3d)

Wow, a whole bunch of them, never would have guessed.  Have you decided on one yet?????  😜😜
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 10, 2017, 09:46:46 AM


Don't forget the flashlight....do they make a damascus flashlight?

It does exist!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170408/dffc464004beaae2dc40ec15d09e51c9.jpg) (http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/damasteel-flashlight-1-x-cr123a-by-tain-flashlights--161061.aspx?ReturnUrl=tain-flashlights-.aspx%3fPage%3d)

Wow, a whole bunch of them, never would have guessed.  Have you decided on one yet?????  😜😜

They look nice, but wow, those prices :o
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 10, 2017, 09:51:03 AM
My dad alway use to say "use the nice and the good things first!" awesome to see a beautiful knife like that get some use other than collecting dust as a shelf queen!


It's not failure if you learn something from it

He's a wise man  :cheers:

If you always spare the nice and good things, you never really enjoy it. If you collect things only to look at it, you'd be off a lot cheaper just buying a photo-album or poster of it  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 10, 2017, 09:54:08 AM
Day 3

Like any workday the day starts with slicing an apple.

You know what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away  :cheers:
I actually eat two apples a day, just to be extra safe.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: magentus on April 10, 2017, 04:27:58 PM
Day 3

Like any workday the day starts with slicing an apple.

You know what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away  :cheers:
I actually eat two apples a day, just to be extra safe.
Oh, you're one mini-doughnut away from being able to post in the 'SAK, apple and mini-doughnut thread'.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 10, 2017, 05:04:47 PM
 :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 10, 2017, 05:16:39 PM
Day 3

Like any workday the day starts with slicing an apple.

You know what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away  :cheers:
I actually eat two apples a day, just to be extra safe.
Oh, you're one mini-doughnut away from being able to post in the 'SAK, apple and mini-doughnut thread'.  :facepalm:

I realised this. Unfortunately I was all out of mini doughnuts today.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Ron Who on April 10, 2017, 05:19:41 PM
An apple each day keeps the doctor away,
But one pear every year leaves more room for beer.

(En een krat in de morgen is een dag zonder zorgen).
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 10, 2017, 05:20:34 PM
 :tu: :tu: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 10, 2017, 05:20:48 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/be84cd8a4ffe9028b454afb116933b77.jpg)

:oops:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 10, 2017, 05:25:05 PM
An apple each day keeps the doctor away,
But one pear every year leaves more room for beer.

Little less room for beer then, I'm affraid...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/c8fdc9470a4d78701ad0162957023785.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Ron Who on April 10, 2017, 05:32:51 PM
 :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 10, 2017, 07:04:38 PM
I :like: apples but pears are where it's at :dd: :like: :like:

Great pics of a great looking SAK :tu: :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: magentus on April 10, 2017, 07:53:24 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/be84cd8a4ffe9028b454afb116933b77.jpg)

:oops:
All those flowers are craning their heads over to admire your SAK G-Fiddy.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Ron Who on April 10, 2017, 07:59:31 PM


:oops:
All those flowers are craning their heads over to admire your SAK G-Fiddy.

 :rofl:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 10, 2017, 08:11:38 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/be84cd8a4ffe9028b454afb116933b77.jpg)

:oops:
All those flowers are craning their heads over to admire your SAK G-Fiddy.

 :rofl:  :hatsoff:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 11, 2017, 12:37:16 PM
Day 4

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170411/8574d29dde83822f1aa1f17c8a145e0b.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170411/a4bc02675158015d5f9c4256fa02b660.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: SAK Guy on April 11, 2017, 04:08:55 PM
Good luck Glen!!! :cheers:   I've done month long one knife challenges in the past and they were tough.  :salute:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 11, 2017, 04:54:47 PM
Good luck Glen!!! :cheers:   I've done month long one knife challenges in the past and they were tough.  :salute:

Thanks! So far so good :salute:
Title: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 12, 2017, 08:57:03 AM
Day 5

Maybe a bit boring, but it's apple time again :D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/0904cb94b984d526a9da64284a26e67a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/b6b585b9d4b9abe595e591a87ed532db.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: cali-SAK-attack on April 12, 2017, 09:36:38 AM
Day 5

Maybe a bit boring, but it's apple time again :D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/0904cb94b984d526a9da64284a26e67a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170412/b6b585b9d4b9abe595e591a87ed532db.jpg)

 8) :like: 8)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 12, 2017, 11:18:04 AM
 :like: Great job Glen!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: magentus on April 12, 2017, 12:16:52 PM
Good work G-Fiddy  :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: pomsbz on April 12, 2017, 02:25:11 PM
Is the Damascus stainless or do you get carbon taste in your apple? Does it slice as well as a regular Pioneer blade?
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 12, 2017, 02:43:55 PM
Is the Damascus stainless or do you get carbon taste in your apple? Does it slice as well as a regular Pioneer blade?

Some good questions. The blade is stainless, but nonetheless I immediately rinse and dry it after use. You do feel a bit more friction when slicing, compared to the normal pioneer blade.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: magentus on April 12, 2017, 03:05:24 PM
Some good questions.

G-Fiddy, Following the global success of ZZ Tops 'Eliminator' album, why did the 'Tops replicate said album in 'Afterburner', 'Recycler', 'Antenna' and 'Rhythmeen' with each successive album being a paler and paler imitation, before I finally gave up and reconciled myself to only listening to pre-Eliminator 'Tops?
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 12, 2017, 03:19:20 PM
Some good questions.

G-Fiddy, Following the global success of ZZ Tops 'Eliminator' album, why did the 'Tops replicate said album in 'Afterburner', 'Recycler', 'Antenna' and 'Rhythmeen' with each successive album being a paler and paler imitation, before I finally gave up and reconciled myself to only listening to pre-Eliminator 'Tops?

Probably to make deciding which 'Tops album to listen much easier for you.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: magentus on April 12, 2017, 03:29:39 PM
Some good questions.

G-Fiddy, Following the global success of ZZ Tops 'Eliminator' album, why did the 'Tops replicate said album in 'Afterburner', 'Recycler', 'Antenna' and 'Rhythmeen' with each successive album being a paler and paler imitation, before I finally gave up and reconciled myself to only listening to pre-Eliminator 'Tops?

Probably to make deciding which 'Tops album to listen much easier for you.
Good answer.  :salute: I appreciate they went to all that trouble. Must be a lot of hard work recording albums and they did it another 3 times! I feel quite chuffed!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: pfrsantos on April 12, 2017, 04:55:29 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/be84cd8a4ffe9028b454afb116933b77.jpg)

:oops:
All those flowers are craning their heads over to admire your SAK G-Fiddy.

(https://media.makeameme.org/created/look-girls-a.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 12, 2017, 05:06:58 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/be84cd8a4ffe9028b454afb116933b77.jpg)

:oops:
All those flowers are craning their heads over to admire your SAK G-Fiddy.

(https://media.makeameme.org/created/look-girls-a.jpg)

 :rofl:  :tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 12, 2017, 05:10:08 PM
Not boring at all buddy :salute: with subject matter like that we could look at it all day :salute: :D :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: pomsbz on April 12, 2017, 05:16:09 PM
Is the Damascus stainless or do you get carbon taste in your apple? Does it slice as well as a regular Pioneer blade?

Some good questions. The blade is stainless, but nonetheless I immediately rinse and dry it after use. You do feel a bit more friction when slicing, compared to the normal pioneer blade.

Thanks! It is indeed drool worthy.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: magentus on April 12, 2017, 05:24:54 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/be84cd8a4ffe9028b454afb116933b77.jpg)

:oops:
All those flowers are craning their heads over to admire your SAK G-Fiddy.

(https://media.makeameme.org/created/look-girls-a.jpg)
:rofl:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 13, 2017, 01:12:28 AM
 :like: I agree!!
Not boring at all buddy :salute: with subject matter like that we could look at it all day :salute: :D :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 13, 2017, 12:18:52 PM
Day 6

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170413/8a61b499db47617c7311af1a94465376.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 13, 2017, 12:20:01 PM
:like: I agree!!
Not boring at all buddy :salute: with subject matter like that we could look at it all day :salute: :D :like:

Thanks all :salute:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 14, 2017, 08:30:38 AM
Day 7

Day at the office
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 14, 2017, 12:27:46 PM
Great looking EDC Glen :salute: a cracking pic of ever I saw one :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 14, 2017, 12:42:31 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170414/d59a8348f1bba97a88af307ff0b2788e.jpg)
Title: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 14, 2017, 09:17:19 PM
The weekend has started :cheers:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170414/e7f302e66fbaf9db269bc5dba2194f0a.jpg)

The weird thing with this Pioneer X Damast is that one moment it can be green(ish), and the next moment with different lighting it's suddenly grey!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: TES on April 14, 2017, 09:20:25 PM
 :like: :like: :like:
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: FolderBeholder on April 14, 2017, 11:19:21 PM
The weird thing with this Pioneer X Damast is that one moment it can be green(ish), and the next moment with different lighting it's suddenly grey!
Maybe it has something to do with what's in the bottle.  :pok:  :cheers:  :rofl:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 15, 2017, 09:38:50 AM
The weird thing with this Pioneer X Damast is that one moment it can be green(ish), and the next moment with different lighting it's suddenly grey!
Maybe it has something to do with what's in the bottle.  :pok:  :cheers:  :rofl:

Plausible  :think:
Title: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 15, 2017, 01:37:40 PM
Day 8

Been cleaning some SAKs (all arrived this week, except for the pioneer X of course).

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/2da55ea6454c59aa7935ad2aea8e4349.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 15, 2017, 09:24:36 PM
 :drool: :drool: What a gorgeous collection Glenn!!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 15, 2017, 09:40:42 PM
:drool: :drool: What a gorgeous collection Glenn!!

Thanks Barry! Couple of those will be sold though :)

:cheers:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/df290da561cd7cb47910bcfc31fe382b.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 16, 2017, 03:01:07 AM
 :drool: :drool: I can taste that right now!!  :cheers: :drink:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 16, 2017, 08:59:15 PM
Day 9

Another beer picture... today wasn't very eventful (SAK-wise).

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170416/53289dd31449edd7517f0cc8c5f191a3.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: FolderBeholder on April 16, 2017, 09:43:57 PM
Day 9

Another beer picture... today wasn't very eventful (SAK-wise).
I have those days too, yet it's always good to have a SAK on you.  :tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 16, 2017, 09:51:22 PM
Day 9

Another beer picture... today wasn't very eventful (SAK-wise).
I have those days too, yet it's always good to have a SAK on you.  :tu:

Yes, otherwise I had to open my beer with my teeth  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 17, 2017, 12:31:46 PM
Day 10

Easy job, opening some envelopes...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170417/6e5888510bc31e60cf0d90adda916ffc.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 18, 2017, 10:22:01 AM
Day 11

Apple duty again! :salute:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170418/a0d74b6d01f0c5f1bb845ef4f80e8a94.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 18, 2017, 11:43:19 AM
Nice pic Glen!  :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 18, 2017, 11:58:15 AM
+1 Love the apple pics :D :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 18, 2017, 12:36:13 PM
By popular demand :D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170418/80856261ce4b032be54b7f4c70fad06d.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 18, 2017, 12:53:57 PM
Nice one! And that blade is just.. I can sit and look at it for longer than I should

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 18, 2017, 01:17:07 PM
Nice one! And that blade is just.. I can sit and look at it for longer than I should

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Yes, the pattern is mesmerizing, isn't it?  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 18, 2017, 01:20:51 PM
Nice one! And that blade is just.. I can sit and look at it for longer than I should

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Yes, the pattern is mesmerizing, isn't it?  :D
Indeed! It is almost driving me mad but in the same time calms me down.. Please tell me I'm not weird?

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: FolderBeholder on April 18, 2017, 03:10:19 PM
By popular demand :D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170418/80856261ce4b032be54b7f4c70fad06d.jpg)
:like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 18, 2017, 04:44:22 PM
Opening todays mail!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170418/59ef387724da29fd20854a4a4ff31df7.jpg)

Received my Scientist, and the spatula layer for a mod i'm planning.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Rizio Il Ghiro on April 18, 2017, 04:59:53 PM
Great work  :tu: can't wait to see the mod once done.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 18, 2017, 05:10:31 PM
Great work  :tu: can't wait to see the mod once done.

Me neither  :D

Now I still have to wait for the other donors to arrive. And I'm also planning another practice mod first, with cheaper/more common parts, before I start working on this one with the more rare and expensive parts. Don't want to ruin the spatula and golfer parts by making stupid rookie mistakes!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Rizio Il Ghiro on April 18, 2017, 05:19:47 PM
And of course it provides more opportunities for beer cap lifter duties for your Damast 2016!  :cheers:Liking your beer selection a lot so far :drool:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 18, 2017, 07:13:38 PM
By popular demand :D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170418/80856261ce4b032be54b7f4c70fad06d.jpg)

Great job with the whole peeling :o :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 19, 2017, 12:09:05 AM
My dad alway use to say "use the nice and the good things first!" awesome to see a beautiful knife like that get some use other than collecting dust as a shelf queen!


It's not failure if you learn something from it

I agree. You get a whole new appreciation for a quality knife when you use it.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 19, 2017, 01:27:56 PM
Day 12

Preparing some shipments

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170419/7500bf6138889ae08a1ba96b00c2b2b2.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: TES on April 19, 2017, 05:12:48 PM
Day 12

Preparing some shipments

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170419/7500bf6138889ae08a1ba96b00c2b2b2.jpg)
:tu: :like: :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 19, 2017, 07:13:43 PM
Day 12

Preparing some shipments

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170419/7500bf6138889ae08a1ba96b00c2b2b2.jpg)
:tu: :like: :like: :like:

What TES said :D :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 19, 2017, 09:27:59 PM
What TES and Poncho said!!  :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 20, 2017, 12:49:06 PM
Day 13

Happy apple :D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/4fce28f45bc9af5f079d3db45c138d9e.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 20, 2017, 01:22:55 PM
 :like: :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 20, 2017, 02:34:41 PM
You seem to be eating lots of apples lately.  :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 20, 2017, 02:41:48 PM
You seem to be eating lots of apples lately.  :like: :like:

Not just lately, I always eat two apples a day :P

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/0ae5d525eec371f7a62dc5666d204b4b.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 20, 2017, 03:11:26 PM
You seem to be eating lots of apples lately.  :like: :like:
Not just lately, I always eat two apples a day :P

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/0ae5d525eec371f7a62dc5666d204b4b.jpg)
:2tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 20, 2017, 05:59:32 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/11507df036f5dbd5fbda39b1ce00f889.jpg)

Joseph Haydn being impressed by the awl on my Pioneer X
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 20, 2017, 06:12:22 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/11507df036f5dbd5fbda39b1ce00f889.jpg)

Joseph Haydn being impressed by the awl on my Pioneer X
He looks kinda nervous...  >:D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 20, 2017, 06:13:43 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/11507df036f5dbd5fbda39b1ce00f889.jpg)

Joseph Haydn being impressed by the awl on my Pioneer X
He looks kinda nervous...  >:D

And he should! Awls are no joke at awll!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: NorCalJim on April 20, 2017, 06:43:14 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/11507df036f5dbd5fbda39b1ce00f889.jpg)

Joseph Haydn being impressed by the awl on my Pioneer X

 :like:

He's speechless!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 20, 2017, 07:37:05 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/11507df036f5dbd5fbda39b1ce00f889.jpg)

Joseph Haydn being impressed by the awl on my Pioneer X

If you really want to impress Haydn show him that beautiful blade! :like: :tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: this_is_nascar on April 20, 2017, 11:23:49 PM
You seem to be eating lots of apples lately.  :like: :like:

Not just lately, I always eat two apples a day

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/0ae5d525eec371f7a62dc5666d204b4b.jpg)
Gala apples are my vice.  Anywhere between 2-3 per day, every day.


Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: this_is_nascar on April 20, 2017, 11:25:38 PM
Today this beautiful damascus Pioneer X landed in my mailbox. This calls for a badge!

So starting tomorrow I will carry nothing else in my pockets but my wallet, keys and a Pioneer X! Let's see how good an EDC it makes!

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzk4sdmqoytp1ys/2017-04-07%2017.21.19-1.jpg?dl=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/q7pq062d1892h2v/2017-04-07%2017.15.22.jpg?dl=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/lsdqac5lne58n25/2017-04-07%2017.17.05.jpg?dl=1)
Specifically, how are you EDC'ing this?  You using a dangler or letting it float in a pocket?

Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 20, 2017, 11:27:40 PM
You seem to be eating lots of apples lately.  :like: :like:

Not just lately, I always eat two apples a day

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/0ae5d525eec371f7a62dc5666d204b4b.jpg)
Gala apples are my vice.  Anywhere between 2-3 per day, every day.


Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
Not a bad vice.  :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 21, 2017, 12:02:47 AM
Nice pics today!

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 21, 2017, 03:52:28 AM
You seem to be eating lots of apples lately.  :like: :like:

Not just lately, I always eat two apples a day :P

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170420/0ae5d525eec371f7a62dc5666d204b4b.jpg)

He doesn't look as happy now :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 21, 2017, 08:04:53 AM
Today this beautiful damascus Pioneer X landed in my mailbox. This calls for a badge!

So starting tomorrow I will carry nothing else in my pockets but my wallet, keys and a Pioneer X! Let's see how good an EDC it makes!

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzk4sdmqoytp1ys/2017-04-07%2017.21.19-1.jpg?dl=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/q7pq062d1892h2v/2017-04-07%2017.15.22.jpg?dl=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/lsdqac5lne58n25/2017-04-07%2017.17.05.jpg?dl=1)
Specifically, how are you EDC'ing this?  You using a dangler or letting it float in a pocket?

Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk

Just letting it float in my pocket. I'm not into sheaths, lanyards and clips when it comes to pocket knives. Although for the big and bulky knives a belt sheath would be an option.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 21, 2017, 08:17:25 AM
Day 14



If you really want to impress Haydn show him that beautiful blade! :like: :tu:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170421/a7129c85a7b664cbe28dfce9ead2f5ef.jpg)

Joseph Haydn is also very impressed by the Damast blade of my Pioneer X.

Also, he thanks me for trimming his nostrils. He wanted to do this himself, but he was short of hands.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 21, 2017, 10:22:06 AM
 :to:  :rofl:
Cool!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: jaya_man on April 21, 2017, 10:32:55 AM
Day 14



If you really want to impress Haydn show him that beautiful blade! :like: :tu:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170421/a7129c85a7b664cbe28dfce9ead2f5ef.jpg)

Joseph Haydn is also very impressed by the Damast blade of my Pioneer X.

Also, he thanks me for trimming his nostrils. He wanted to do this himself, but he was short of hands.
Might as well take care of the zit on his nose to... :lol:


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 21, 2017, 05:15:01 PM
So much pocket lint already :sa:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170421/d9e555f392947be87f990f6ebe9a9bcd.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 21, 2017, 05:28:02 PM
 :o
Ewwwwwwwwww!
My SAKs never have a tenth of that amount of lint on them.  :climber:  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Ron Who on April 21, 2017, 05:35:57 PM
:o
Ewwwwwwwwww!
My SAKs never have a tenth of that amount of lint on them.  :climber:  :D
You should see my SAK after a day's work with leaf blower and weed whacker. Sand, dust and a green goo will be in my pockets, in my SAK, in my underwear, everywhere!
Next time I'll have to remember not to clean it before taking a pic!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 21, 2017, 08:04:32 PM
Day 14



If you really want to impress Haydn show him that beautiful blade! :like: :tu:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170421/a7129c85a7b664cbe28dfce9ead2f5ef.jpg)

Joseph Haydn is also very impressed by the Damast blade of my Pioneer X.

Also, he thanks me for trimming his nostrils. He wanted to do this himself, but he was short of hands.

I knew he would love the blade! :tu: :tu: :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 21, 2017, 10:46:00 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170421/2a46f4d5fc86e3cbd27bd7721e275bdd.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 22, 2017, 03:08:00 AM
I carry my Trads in Sack-ups to keep the crud out :salute:

Doesn't have the feel of a sheath an actually makes the knife more comfortable in the pocket :tu:

The one in this pic was a bit small for this particular knife but I have swapped it out for a little bigger one now :D

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2875/34004450122_0838d9267c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TNRGjN)20170420_121634 (https://flic.kr/p/TNRGjN) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

Great pics as well buddy :dd: :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 22, 2017, 05:48:22 AM
Great pics and awesome thread Glen!!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 22, 2017, 07:53:46 AM
Two beers and a bottle of wine?  :o
Nice pics!
 :cheers: :drink:
Title: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 22, 2017, 10:49:29 AM
I carry my Trads in Sack-ups to keep the crud out :salute:

Doesn't have the feel of a sheath an actually makes the knife more comfortable in the pocket :tu:

The one in this pic was a bit small for this particular knife but I have swapped it out for a little bigger one now :D

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2875/34004450122_0838d9267c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TNRGjN)20170420_121634 (https://flic.kr/p/TNRGjN) by Poncho 65 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/148903443@N02/), on Flickr

Great pics as well buddy :dd: :like: :like:

Maybe I should try something like this :tu:

Cool knife :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 22, 2017, 10:50:20 AM
Two beers and a bottle of wine?  :o
Nice pics!
 :cheers: :drink:

We had visitors!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 22, 2017, 10:51:19 AM
Day 15

Coffee time.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/af8cd2f0ae47641739b1f635e1dd7ad9.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 22, 2017, 11:23:00 AM
Ah, the essential coffee.  :D
By the way, did that bottle of wine have a cork? If so, how did you open it? Two answers to that question, and I'm not sure I like either of them.  :P
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 22, 2017, 11:54:09 AM
Ah, the essential coffee.  :D
By the way, did that bottle of wine have a cork? If so, how did you open it? Two answers to that question, and I'm not sure I like either of them.  :P

I believe it was a screwcapped wine bottle  ::)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 22, 2017, 12:04:53 PM
Ah, the essential coffee.  :D
By the way, did that bottle of wine have a cork? If so, how did you open it? Two answers to that question, and I'm not sure I like either of them.  :P

I believe it was a screwcapped wine bottle  ::)
Phew, that avoided a dilemma in this case!  :drink:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 22, 2017, 01:00:10 PM
Apples again :salute:

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/ha3ifpist3zl4c4/rsz_2017-04-22_124745.jpg?dl=1)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 22, 2017, 01:19:38 PM
Apples and Damascus do go together.  :tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 22, 2017, 04:16:24 PM
Day 15

Coffee time.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/af8cd2f0ae47641739b1f635e1dd7ad9.jpg)

Nice picture!   :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 23, 2017, 03:18:34 PM
Day 16

Road trip

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/9ec44a9517cc380f1728f4c0c7c9caeb.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 23, 2017, 03:21:08 PM
 :like:
I hope that it is to somewhere interesting.  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 23, 2017, 03:26:17 PM
Day 16

Road trip

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/9ec44a9517cc380f1728f4c0c7c9caeb.jpg)
Nice! There is something with a roadtrip that is magical. What is that multicolored thing to the left?

Own and hitched a ride in many different Volvos but sever seen that?

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 23, 2017, 03:48:19 PM
Just a visit to my parents ;)

The little device on the left side is the switch and fuel level indicator of the LPG installation. Makes driving the Volvo a lot cheaper than on petrol. LPG is around €0,60 per liter, petrol is around € 1.50 per liter.

Not every car is suitable for LPG, but these older 5 cillinder Volvo engines do exceptionally well on LPG.

This Volvo S70 has LPG installed for about 150.000 kilometers now.

We also have a 1998 Volvo V70 which already has LPG since it was sold to it's first owner. It now has 550.000 kilometers and still going strong!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 23, 2017, 04:01:42 PM
That is a great model and still have the "skövdefemman" I used to have a V70 GLT from - 98 lovely car that had everything I wanted except from 4wd so I sold it and bought a Jeep wj instead but still miss the volvo sometimes

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 23, 2017, 04:04:08 PM
I have seen a few vehicles over here that were switched over to LPG as well :tu: I wished they made this more of an option on more vehicles as they seem to run well on them and from your feedback they definitely can last a long while mileage wise :o :like:

Great pics as well buddy and safe travels to the parents house :salute: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 23, 2017, 09:31:00 PM
Day 16

Road trip

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170423/9ec44a9517cc380f1728f4c0c7c9caeb.jpg)
:like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 24, 2017, 12:20:42 PM
 :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 24, 2017, 12:22:07 PM
 :drool: :drool:
Day 15

Coffee time.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/af8cd2f0ae47641739b1f635e1dd7ad9.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 24, 2017, 01:22:58 PM
Day 17

Preparing some shipments

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170424/6f20c5812014d4aef37cfa05e08bbee2.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 24, 2017, 01:48:50 PM
Interesting string pouch. :think:
 :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 24, 2017, 01:52:54 PM
Interesting string pouch. :think:
 :like: :like:

There's a mint condition 1953 Wenger Soldier in it. It's now on the way to its new owner in Belgium  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: FolderBeholder on April 24, 2017, 03:01:19 PM
Day 17

Preparing some shipments

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170424/6f20c5812014d4aef37cfa05e08bbee2.jpg)
I like to see all that protective material you have there for a safe shipment.  :tu:
One time I received a knife in a box...just that, a knife bouncing all around in a box with no packing material.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 24, 2017, 03:09:58 PM
Day 17

Preparing some shipments

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170424/6f20c5812014d4aef37cfa05e08bbee2.jpg)
I like to see all that protective material you have there for a safe shipment.  :tu:
One time I received a knife in a box...just that, a knife bouncing all around in a box with no packing material.

Happened to me a couple of times also. Bought some used silver alox soldiers and they were just sitting together in a small box, no individual packing of the knives whatsoever  :facepalm:

I would never to that to my buyers  :salute:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 24, 2017, 04:29:38 PM
Opening today's mail

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170424/81c15fde3253e5dc16ddb8639918651a.jpg)

This serrated spartan will be sacrificed for my mod :salute:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 24, 2017, 04:31:24 PM
Yesss... Kill it!   >:D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 25, 2017, 12:15:36 PM
 :like:
Opening today's mail

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170424/81c15fde3253e5dc16ddb8639918651a.jpg)

This serrated spartan will be sacrificed for my mod :salute:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 25, 2017, 12:27:27 PM
Day 18

Cat sniffing at the Pioneer X

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/547e364d009e5142139717ee52d51bb5.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 25, 2017, 12:50:14 PM
 :like: :like: :like:
I often find it difficult to get living things to cooperate with the camera, and I know that that is a good picture and a good kitty.  :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 25, 2017, 03:01:37 PM
That's downright criminal!!
Day 17

Preparing some shipments

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170424/6f20c5812014d4aef37cfa05e08bbee2.jpg)
I like to see all that protective material you have there for a safe shipment.  :tu:
One time I received a knife in a box...just that, a knife bouncing all around in a box with no packing material.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: magentus on April 25, 2017, 04:02:42 PM
Looks like your cat is kissing your SAK............. :pok:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 25, 2017, 07:37:29 PM
Opening todays mail

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/890ca45c9c060a4257beb957d11a9436.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/0529e066bfefacd207086b6def33ed5c.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 25, 2017, 10:27:00 PM
Opening todays mail

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/890ca45c9c060a4257beb957d11a9436.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/0529e066bfefacd207086b6def33ed5c.jpg)
The last picture.. Do I have a dirty mind?

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 25, 2017, 11:18:47 PM
Opening todays mail

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/890ca45c9c060a4257beb957d11a9436.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/0529e066bfefacd207086b6def33ed5c.jpg)
The last picture.. Do I have a dirty mind?

It's not failure if you learn something from it


It depends on if he did that on purpose or not.  :P
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 26, 2017, 07:00:18 AM
Opening todays mail

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/890ca45c9c060a4257beb957d11a9436.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/0529e066bfefacd207086b6def33ed5c.jpg)
The last picture.. Do I have a dirty mind?

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Affraid so  :rofl:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 26, 2017, 09:01:04 AM
Opening todays mail

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/890ca45c9c060a4257beb957d11a9436.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/0529e066bfefacd207086b6def33ed5c.jpg)
The last picture.. Do I have a dirty mind?

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Affraid so  :rofl:
I hold you responsible, taking a picture like that  

I remember visiting my parents once and saw two tomatoes and a cucumber in a fruit bowl.. Similar style and and ask my parents about it.. Dad was laughing but completely denied the fact that it was staged

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 26, 2017, 09:12:54 AM
Opening todays mail

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/890ca45c9c060a4257beb957d11a9436.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/0529e066bfefacd207086b6def33ed5c.jpg)
The last picture.. Do I have a dirty mind?

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Affraid so  :rofl:
I hold you responsible, taking a picture like that  

I remember visiting my parents once and saw two tomatoes and a cucumber in a fruit bowl.. Similar style and and ask my parents about it.. Dad was laughing but completely denied the fact that it was staged

It's not failure if you learn something from it

:rofl:

I sincerely deny the picture was staged this way!

But enough about this! Let's move on.

Day 19

Let's have some mandarins!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/991625b40daf9302d3c97d27f611da5b.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 26, 2017, 09:15:10 AM
You are killing me here! But ok, not stage photo game is on ;-)

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 26, 2017, 09:30:19 AM
And this new photo is not staged? Ok I believe you!  :rofl:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 26, 2017, 09:39:01 AM
And this new photo is not staged? Ok I believe you!  :rofl:

Of course this one is staged: it's a rocket, can't you see?  :pok:

You folks have such dirty minds  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 26, 2017, 10:08:47 AM
And this new photo is not staged? Ok I believe you!  :rofl:

Of course this one is staged: it's a rocket, can't you see?  :pok:

You folks have such dirty minds  :D
Oh my... That rocket has HUUUGE tanks.  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 26, 2017, 12:13:59 PM
 :facepalm:

 :rofl:

Great pics Glen ::) :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 26, 2017, 03:04:40 PM
Opening todays mail

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/890ca45c9c060a4257beb957d11a9436.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170425/0529e066bfefacd207086b6def33ed5c.jpg)
The last picture.. Do I have a dirty mind?

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Affraid so  :rofl:
I hold you responsible, taking a picture like that  

I remember visiting my parents once and saw two tomatoes and a cucumber in a fruit bowl.. Similar style and and ask my parents about it.. Dad was laughing but completely denied the fact that it was staged

It's not failure if you learn something from it

:rofl:

I sincerely deny the picture was staged this way!

But enough about this! Let's move on.

Day 19

Let's have some mandarins!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/991625b40daf9302d3c97d27f611da5b.jpg)

 :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 26, 2017, 06:09:35 PM
Opening todays mail!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/6d5a8a1068e6c806dd1f249068e1eab5.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 26, 2017, 06:15:04 PM
And here's what's inside...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/570ea23c8400ce58052bbc07ab1d1a40.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 26, 2017, 06:34:31 PM
I wanna see the golfer with divot tool.  :'(
And the others...

:worthless:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 26, 2017, 06:42:52 PM
Some more pics.

Lyndon B Johnson classic, with box:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/5eb895d71e30cbc57b5eb24672d29c27.jpg)


CIA Wenger Esquire:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/9639523df4dc9c45cf4f0630db837e4b.jpg)


Golfer (will be dismantled for my mod):

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/c5ef04c57eedd946e41be923626d9c76.jpg)


BSA Yeoman:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/50b6dc566854188fd08e9f681e595be1.jpg)

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Ron Who on April 26, 2017, 06:55:49 PM
 :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 26, 2017, 06:57:36 PM
Beauties!  :drool: :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 26, 2017, 07:26:26 PM
Nice mail call!

Tried to take a non stage rocket picture.. Turns out that I have very few round things at home..

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 26, 2017, 07:37:45 PM
Some more pics.

Lyndon B Johnson classic, with box:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/5eb895d71e30cbc57b5eb24672d29c27.jpg)


CIA Wenger Esquire:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/9639523df4dc9c45cf4f0630db837e4b.jpg)


Golfer (will be dismantled for my mod):

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/c5ef04c57eedd946e41be923626d9c76.jpg)


BSA Yeoman:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/50b6dc566854188fd08e9f681e595be1.jpg)

Ain't nice how a good mail delivery can make your day? Nice bunch of knives! :like: :tu: :tu: :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 26, 2017, 07:45:15 PM
Some more pics.

Lyndon B Johnson classic, with box:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/5eb895d71e30cbc57b5eb24672d29c27.jpg)


CIA Wenger Esquire:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/9639523df4dc9c45cf4f0630db837e4b.jpg)


Golfer (will be dismantled for my mod):

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/c5ef04c57eedd946e41be923626d9c76.jpg)


BSA Yeoman:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170426/50b6dc566854188fd08e9f681e595be1.jpg)

Ain't nice how a good mail delivery can make your day? Nice bunch of knives! :like: :tu: :tu: :cheers:

Yeah! This one really feels like one of the best mail calls ever! All great mint collection pieces in their original boxes, all in one delivery! Especialy the LJB classic with the nice box and the penny and all!

It's almost a shame to send the nice Golfer to the drillpress :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 27, 2017, 02:03:01 PM
Day 20

Coffee time

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on April 27, 2017, 10:12:18 PM
More great pics Glen :tu: Almost to the 3 week mark congrats :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 27, 2017, 10:17:34 PM
More great pics Glen :tu: Almost to the 3 week mark congrats :like: :like:

Thanks :salute:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170427/50a151954a927690150a6c19564d4667.jpg)

:cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Rizio Il Ghiro on April 28, 2017, 10:57:16 AM
Impressive haul there, Glen - good to see the Damast X on beer duty again! Have you got all the bits for the mod project yet? Pretty intrigued to see what tools it'll have..... :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 28, 2017, 11:07:17 AM
Impressive haul there, Glen - good to see the Damast X on beer duty again! Have you got all the bits for the mod project yet? Pretty intrigued to see what tools it'll have..... :cheers:

Thanks  :cheers:

I'm still waiting for the brass pins to arrive. Then i'll have everything for my mod. I plan to start working on this next week in the weekend :)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 28, 2017, 02:39:26 PM
Day 21

Preparing a shipment again

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170428/c9b23a097e0203b97be8f191b5200e6d.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on April 28, 2017, 02:54:17 PM
They don't make them like they used to.  :drool: :drool:  :-\
Nice picture!  :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 28, 2017, 09:03:50 PM
Opening today's mail :mail:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170428/d16c0428c9d7c5a55b12723ee4ea0f5a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170428/4785462bd5058b5114415beca55f4ea1.jpg)

And now beer duty :salute:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170428/96ffa9c7f465213827486d5b410cb9f4.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 28, 2017, 09:46:25 PM
Your mail is way more fun than mine!

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 28, 2017, 10:35:51 PM
Opening today's mail :mail:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170428/d16c0428c9d7c5a55b12723ee4ea0f5a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170428/4785462bd5058b5114415beca55f4ea1.jpg)

And now beer duty :salute:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170428/96ffa9c7f465213827486d5b410cb9f4.jpg)

Cool!  Is that a Limited Edition? :like: :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 29, 2017, 01:08:41 PM
Day 22

Mail opening duty again!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/1ca019281338269b25676c2a2d04f75e.jpg)

Brass rods to make pins for my mod (and many more mods to come)!

And a Dual Sharpener because I had to buy something extra to get free shipping :D

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on April 29, 2017, 01:21:53 PM
 :mail: +1!!!!
Your mail is way more fun than mine!

It's not failure if you learn something from it
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 29, 2017, 02:06:06 PM
Nice extra! Where do you buy the rods from and are they the correct size so you don't have to drill up the holes?

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: jaya_man on April 29, 2017, 02:11:44 PM
I think I spot 3mm and 2.5mm rods in the pic...


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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 29, 2017, 02:38:14 PM
I think I spot 3mm and 2.5mm rods in the pic...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Correct. I have rods in 1.5mm, 2.2mm, 2.5mm and 3mm.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: jaya_man on April 29, 2017, 02:42:10 PM
Ahhh... complete sizes for 58mm all the way to 111mm


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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 29, 2017, 02:44:49 PM
Ahhh... complete sizes for 58mm all the way to 111mm


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Yup. Because you never know where this will end  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 29, 2017, 03:16:54 PM
Day 22

Mail opening duty again!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/1ca019281338269b25676c2a2d04f75e.jpg)

Brass rods to make pins for my mod (and many more mods to come)!

And a Dual Sharpener because I had to buy something extra to get free shipping :D

Looks like you will have plenty of brass for future projects. :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: jaya_man on April 29, 2017, 03:17:42 PM
Ahhh... complete sizes for 58mm all the way to 111mm


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Yup. Because you never know where this will end  :D
There is no turning back from the mod side... hahaha


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 29, 2017, 03:38:27 PM
Also apple duty again!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/85119eb06a6ec3b5eafddd0fdc9234f1.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 29, 2017, 09:23:36 PM
Aaaand...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/c09928e1acdffa0368d65bc388218380.jpg)

...beer duty again!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Ron Who on April 29, 2017, 09:38:42 PM
You're really giving your SAK a hard time!  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 30, 2017, 09:16:56 PM
Day 23

Not very eventful, so beer duty again

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170430/63def7f4398588b68f539b42d5c03756.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on April 30, 2017, 09:34:52 PM
Cheers! Or skål in Swedish

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on April 30, 2017, 09:40:35 PM
Cheers! Or skål in Swedish

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Tack! :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 30, 2017, 11:34:32 PM
Also apple duty again!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170429/85119eb06a6ec3b5eafddd0fdc9234f1.jpg)

I love the looks of that blade! :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on April 30, 2017, 11:37:47 PM
Day 23

Not very eventful, so beer duty again

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170430/63def7f4398588b68f539b42d5c03756.jpg)

In 7 days you will be due for a badge celebration beer!   :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on May 01, 2017, 02:26:00 AM
Great pics and can't wait to see what mods you come up with :dd: :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 01, 2017, 01:06:34 PM
Great pics and can't wait to see what mods you come up with :dd: :like: :like:

I have a couple of mod projects i'm thinking about. For two of them the design is decided and the materials present (the "Urban Knife" and "CyberClipper" projects, more information soon! :D), for the others I still need parts and the configuration may still change.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 01, 2017, 01:07:08 PM
Day 24

Apple again!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170501/275226f4ccb10ce7169b5ee843c68dc0.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on May 01, 2017, 02:08:03 PM
 :like:
Day 24

Apple again!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170501/275226f4ccb10ce7169b5ee843c68dc0.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 01, 2017, 05:00:33 PM
Very nice!  8) :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 02, 2017, 03:53:53 PM
Day 25

Apple again :facepalm:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170502/1073d2d89a6e4eab8e0c2b5f76b4437f.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: FolderBeholder on May 02, 2017, 04:46:58 PM
Doing great!  Still love that Damascus design on your blade.  :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 02, 2017, 04:55:35 PM
Pioneer X vs XLT

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170502/da825c92df0b27d190a12bc1bdfa39f6.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 02, 2017, 04:57:21 PM
And another one with the XLT :D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170502/b2fc50653b154d9755854a2157d51cc3.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 02, 2017, 06:00:55 PM
Mail call!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170502/3758cc6a205bd475bd6d9e9fb744ac8e.jpg)

Some new scales!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 02, 2017, 07:03:56 PM
Very nice!  :like:
Its hard to tell, but has the PX gotten a lighter shade on the alox scales?  :think:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 02, 2017, 07:06:54 PM
Very nice!  :like:
Its hard to tell, but has the PX gotten a lighter shade on the alox scales?  :think:

I don't think so, the color depends on the light. Sometimes it's more grey, sometimes it's more greenish.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on May 02, 2017, 07:10:29 PM
Nice pictures

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on May 02, 2017, 07:17:04 PM
Mail call!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170502/3758cc6a205bd475bd6d9e9fb744ac8e.jpg)

Some new scales!

I like those blue scales! :like: :tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 02, 2017, 07:20:45 PM
Mail call!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170502/3758cc6a205bd475bd6d9e9fb744ac8e.jpg)

Some new scales!

I like those blue scales! :like: :tu:

Me too, going to fit those on my first mod!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 03, 2017, 09:18:48 AM
Day 26

Pioneer X and Coffee

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170503/bcff3a9902f8a08f89ea1f45ffc65f77.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 03, 2017, 10:16:47 AM
Nice! And is the cup from london? :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 03, 2017, 10:36:17 AM
Nice! And is the cup from london? :like: :like:

Yup. Bought it in the London Transport Museum gift shop  :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on May 03, 2017, 03:28:47 PM
Day 26

Pioneer X and Coffee

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170503/bcff3a9902f8a08f89ea1f45ffc65f77.jpg)

Cool cup! That blade gets better looking each time I see it. :like: :tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 03, 2017, 05:03:29 PM
Mail opening duty again!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170503/4697e9ce10d342d93621bdc0df8863eb.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170503/0381b937872fba8f6f4d9d8589d9808c.jpg)

Some 108mm. Bought the whole lot, although I was only after the green Trooper.
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 03, 2017, 05:18:25 PM
Time for a pear!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170503/743c53bb25999389ff74efbcbfb8a8e3.jpg)
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on May 03, 2017, 06:49:24 PM
The pear is in the way of seeing the whole blade!!!

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on May 03, 2017, 06:57:32 PM
Great pics and a great thread buddy :tu: :like: :like:

Great pics and can't wait to see what mods you come up with :dd: :like: :like:

I have a couple of mod projects i'm thinking about. For two of them the design is decided and the materials present (the "Urban Knife" and "CyberClipper" projects, more information soon! :D), for the others I still need parts and the configuration may still change.

Modding is an on going process and I change my mind continually about what to do next :tu: Good luck with them all :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on May 03, 2017, 07:13:09 PM
Mail opening duty again!

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Some 108mm. Bought the whole lot, although I was only after the green Trooper.

Nice batch of SAKS! :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 04, 2017, 11:50:51 AM
Day 27

Coffee and awl

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 04, 2017, 12:04:30 PM
Awlsome!  :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Barry Rowland on May 04, 2017, 12:07:18 PM
 :like: I'm awl for that!!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: zoidberg on May 04, 2017, 02:57:26 PM
Awlmost at the end mate.   :tu:   :tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 04, 2017, 03:20:11 PM
Yup. Can't believe it's awlmost over  :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 04, 2017, 03:27:56 PM
Preparing a shipment

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 04, 2017, 04:06:58 PM
I hope you didn't get gummy tape residue all over the scissors.  :ahhh  :whistle:
Good pic by the way.  :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 04, 2017, 04:34:54 PM
I hope you didn't get gummy tape residue all over the scissors.  :ahhh  :whistle:
Good pic by the way.  :cheers:

I did, happens all the time with all my scissors ;)

When the challenge is over the Pioneer X will get some spa treatment!  :salute:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on May 04, 2017, 08:12:07 PM
I hope you didn't get gummy tape residue all over the scissors.  :ahhh  :whistle:
Good pic by the way.  :cheers:

I did, happens all the time with all my scissors ;)

When the challenge is over the Pioneer X will get some spa treatment!  :salute:
Sounds fair!

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 04, 2017, 10:12:44 PM
Beer duty!

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on May 04, 2017, 10:26:11 PM
Can't believe that this thread is awlmost at its end :ahhh Been great to fawlow awlong :tu: :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 04, 2017, 10:28:41 PM
Can't believe that this thread is awlmost at its end :ahhh Been great to fawlow awlong :tu: :like: :like:

Thanks :salute: :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 04, 2017, 11:24:13 PM
You're on the home stretch!  :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 05, 2017, 12:18:34 PM
Day 28

Having some fried fish

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 05, 2017, 12:28:40 PM
Wow, you'll be done this weekend?  :cheers:

 :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 05, 2017, 12:35:09 PM
Wow, you'll be done this weekend?  :cheers:

 :like: :like:

Affraid so! Pioneer X will still get pocket time after the weekend of course, but it will have to compete with all the other SAKs  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 05, 2017, 01:58:50 PM
Awlways remember Joseph Haydn is watching y'awll !

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on May 05, 2017, 02:52:12 PM
Awlways remember Joseph Haydn is watching y'awll !

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 :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 05, 2017, 03:02:37 PM
Awlways remember Joseph Haydn is watching y'awll !

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170505/c580a8923ede01f7619269cf9b938623.jpg)

 :like:

You :like:?

Really, you better not mock about this matter. He has some pointy henchmen I tell you!  :ahhh

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: twiliter on May 05, 2017, 03:15:43 PM
Awlsome GF.  :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 05, 2017, 09:54:27 PM
Aaand... surprise: beer duty again!

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on May 05, 2017, 10:04:26 PM
This challenge has flown by :o Been a good one to follow :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on May 05, 2017, 10:16:22 PM
This challenge has flown by :o Been a good one to follow :like: :like:
1+

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 06, 2017, 10:57:36 AM
Day 29

Opening mail and having coffee

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 06, 2017, 11:27:57 AM
 :like: :like:
Whats the pen?
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 06, 2017, 12:07:38 PM
:like: :like:
Whats the pen?

The pen is a pen  :D

It's a Glenfiddich pen, got a couple of those from cali-sak-attack with the secret santa thing!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 06, 2017, 01:28:40 PM
More mail opening duty :salute:

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 06, 2017, 01:31:17 PM
Todays catch:

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on May 06, 2017, 04:39:22 PM
Todays catch:

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Nice catch!  One more day! :like: :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 06, 2017, 10:58:00 PM
Another mail delivery today!

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on May 07, 2017, 03:17:34 AM
You seem to always have the best mail :dd:

All I seem to get is bills :rant: :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 07, 2017, 08:39:08 AM
You seem to always have the best mail :dd:

All I seem to get is bills :rant: :D
:imws:
Thats awesome mail.

Its hard to believe that today is the last day.  :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on May 07, 2017, 10:45:54 AM
Can't believe it's the final day.. But I really hope to see more pictures of that awesome blade of yours! It has been pure joy following and looking forward to the last picture

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 07, 2017, 12:17:18 PM
Day 30

 :ahhh Ants took over my Pioneer X  :ahhh

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 07, 2017, 12:44:50 PM
Aaaaaand thats awl folks.  :facepalm: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: jaya_man on May 07, 2017, 01:11:46 PM
There's a saying here from where I come from, "where there are ants, there is sugar"... which means there is something sweet... and that damast pio X is surely SWEET...

Congrats on your challenge Glen. Hope you get your badge soon... :cheers:


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: kottskrapa on May 07, 2017, 02:18:19 PM
Beautiful pics! I showed them to my GF and she loved the blade as well even if she didn't understand the ant thing..

It's not failure if you learn something from it

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 07, 2017, 03:30:33 PM
Working on the mods.

Meet the donors:

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Not harvesting the Pioneer X of course ;)

Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on May 07, 2017, 03:34:21 PM
Love the ant pics :o :like: and I can't wait until you start the mod and from the looks it won't be long :popcorn:

I bet if you request your badge your sure to get it :whistle: :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Ron Who on May 07, 2017, 04:56:05 PM
Day 30

 :ahhh Ants took over my Pioneer X  :ahhh

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Must be army ants.  :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 07, 2017, 05:52:52 PM
Day 30

 :ahhh Ants took over my Pioneer X  :ahhh

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Must be army ants.  :D
I think civilian ants belonging to a tiny ant EDC forum.  :think: :D
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: El Corkscrew on May 07, 2017, 06:13:57 PM
Day 30

 :ahhh Ants took over my Pioneer X  :ahhh

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 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh   That makes me feel crazy.

Nice stuff! :like: :like: :like:

Though I really feel this badge was probably more of a "pleasure" than a "challenge"  :D :pok: :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 07, 2017, 07:03:36 PM
Thanks all! It sure is a pleasure (day 30 is not over yet ;))!

A mod-work-in-progress thread will come shortly!

The Pioneer X rocks!

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 07, 2017, 07:14:15 PM
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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: VICMAN on May 07, 2017, 07:43:45 PM
Day 30

 :ahhh Ants took over my Pioneer X  :ahhh

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That is a perfect picture for today since this is the day you have been ANTicipating!

Congratulations on completing your challenge!   :like: :tu: :tu: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 07, 2017, 08:14:12 PM
One more time, beer duty!

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 07, 2017, 08:56:21 PM
I'm closing this challenge! Thanks everyone for following!

I'll do my badge request and some final thoughts on the Pioneer X tomorrow!

Just one final picture and... that's all folks!

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Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Ron Who on May 07, 2017, 08:58:09 PM
 :like:  Nice closing pic!
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: zoidberg on May 07, 2017, 10:19:29 PM
Excellent thread mate, badge awarded.   :tu:   :tu:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Poncho65 on May 08, 2017, 03:37:11 AM
Love that last shot :dd:

and congrats on the badge :salute: Well deserved for a wonderful thread :tu: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 08, 2017, 08:37:41 AM
Congratulations on the badge.  :salute: :like: :like:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: glenfiddich1983 on May 08, 2017, 08:39:58 AM
After 30 days of work it's time for the Pioneer X to lay down, relax and enjoy the good things in life.

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After carrying only the Pioneer X for 30 days it's time to draw some conclusions.

For the everyday carry in urban life the Pioneer X has everything you need. The only thing I kind of missed is the small blade. I always prefer to use a small blade for things like cutting tape (leaves sticky residue), so the large blade stays clean. Because of this, I was now forced to use the scissors more often but now the scissors got more sticky residue. I have said it before, but a Rancher X or Electrician X would be even more perfect than a Pioneer X.

When I was home I had to grab one of the other SAKs a couple of time because I needed a specific tool that isn't on the Pioneer X. In particular I found out that I use a metal file more often than I realised. I guess the perfect EDC knife should have the tools of a Rancher X and a metal file.

It took me some time to get used to the nailnick of the Pioneer X being on the wrong side. Funny thing, muscle memory :)

The damast blade on this Pioneer X is a beauty. At first it felt like it has a bit more "friction" when cutting through things than with the normal large blade, but the friction seemed to reduce over time.

I guess that's all that I can say at this point! It was fun to do this challenge and I can certainly recommend the Pioneer X.

The Pioneer X is taking some rest and says goodbye to you all!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170508/f9a2e6ab4e2f882ecf28fcfabf267b68.jpg)

 :waving:
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: El Corkscrew on May 08, 2017, 10:21:31 AM
After 30 days of work it's time for the Pioneer X to lay down, relax and enjoy the good things in life.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170508/1e6f8cd923fe2ebc54394e63f07d721b.jpg)

After carrying only the Pioneer X for 30 days it's time to draw some conclusions.

For the everyday carry in urban life the Pioneer X has everything you need. The only thing I kind of missed is the small blade. I always prefer to use a small blade for things like cutting tape (leaves sticky residue), so the large blade stays clean. Because of this, I was now forced to use the scissors more often but now the scissors got more sticky residue. I have said it before, but a Rancher X or Electrician X would be even more perfect than a Pioneer X.

When I was home I had to grab one of the other SAKs a couple of time because I needed a specific tool that isn't on the Pioneer X. In particular I found out that I use a metal file more often than I realised. I guess the perfect EDC knife should have the tools of a Rancher X and a metal file.

It took me some time to get used to the nailnick of the Pioneer X being on the wrong side. Funny thing, muscle memory :)

The damast blade on this Pioneer X is a beauty. At first it felt like it has a bit more "friction" when cutting through things than with the normal large blade, but the friction seemed to reduce over time.

I guess that's all that I can say at this point! It was fun to do this challenge and I can certainly recommend the Pioneer X.

The Pioneer X is taking some rest and says goodbye to you all!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170508/f9a2e6ab4e2f882ecf28fcfabf267b68.jpg)

 :waving:

 :like: :like: :like: :like:  burrrrrr
Title: Re: glenfiddich1983's Pioneer X challenge thread!
Post by: Pablo O'Brien on May 08, 2017, 11:19:42 AM
I hope you made the water the right temperature-a teensy bit hot.
The PX wants to be pampered.  :pok:

 :like: :like: