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Edged Tools / Re: Let's see some Kershaw's!
« Last post by Gerhard Gerber on Today at 11:04:04 AM »
Updating some of my previous Kershaws thoughts:

Skyline: carrying it a lot, flipping action has gotten much better and I really love the blade shape, exceedingly sharp and cuts amazing, however it is ripping the seam of my pocket badly.with the rough G10 and tight clip.


More and more this is just the knife I grab first.  The G10 on mine is maybe a bit smoother after the mods I did, so fortunately my pockets are fine. 

I got mine dirty recently and that affects the action, not a guaranteed flipper if you don't concentrate.

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Edged Tools / Re: Show us your Spyderco
« Last post by Gerhard Gerber on Today at 10:57:42 AM »

 :iagree:  Like you Barry, I didn't start to appreciate Spyderco until recent years, and I remembered PM2 was what converted my mind.  The ergo, the spydie flick and the ease of compression lock are really what draws me into the world of Spyderco.  And with Para3, I like it even more, totally utilitarian and non-obtrusive, it's a real gem.  :D [size=78%] [/size]

Just remember the the PM2 LW is very likely.......
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The Break Room / Re: Anyone watch the tv show Alone? [SPOILERS!]
« Last post by Gerhard Gerber on Today at 10:51:18 AM »
If I can be honest......first 2 episodes were a bit boring.  :facepalm:

Looks like there'll be some big game hunting this season so we'll see how it develops.
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The Break Room / Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Last post by Gerhard Gerber on Today at 10:47:38 AM »
Murder Mystery 7.5/10  :cheers:

Funny and entertaining movie  :popcorn:
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Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: Hail The Golden Corkscrew
« Last post by Huntsman on Today at 10:43:01 AM »
Resurrected this from nearly 10 years ago .... but in my defense I have been looking for one for a long time and now I have one I thought the thread should have a gold corkscrew .... not gold-ish :)
Nice resurrection - funnily enough I have just been looking at these in the Wiki
Congrats on the acquisition - Especially after that long a wait

But I gotta say an 18k gold corkscrew - That's nuts - Beautiful! - Amazing! - Nice! .....  But nuts   :pok:    :D     :o    OK OK I am just jealous
Can we please borrow some pics for the Wiki?     

This made me smile
That looks a bit Irish
Love the colour 
True - The green is very Irish - But I think that is an Edelweiss not a shamrock !!   :D
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Edged Tools / Re: Show us your Spyderco
« Last post by comis on Today at 10:27:42 AM »

Get a PM2, Barry. You will not be sorry!   :tu:


 :iagree:  Like you Barry, I didn't start to appreciate Spyderco until recent years, and I remembered PM2 was what converted my mind.  The ergo, the spydie flick and the ease of compression lock are really what draws me into the world of Spyderco.  And with Para3, I like it even more, totally utilitarian and non-obtrusive, it's a real gem.  :D [size=78%] [/size]
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The Outdoor and Survival Forum / Re: The Gear You've Got.
« Last post by Sea Monster on Today at 09:38:17 AM »
I made a bit of a song and dance in the Kitchen Knives thread about some high (ish?) end japanese knives my partner bought.

Mostly as cartharsis, because the expense of the things riles me, as nice as they are - however I would like to give honourable mention to one "cheapy" that we also got.

I didn't want to get it, but my partner has that "will buy anything just to be polite" look that salesfolk in stores love, and whilst we were getting something unrelated (I don't recall) he suggested this - https://www.baccarat.com.au/baccarat-id3-12-5cm-santoku-knife

Now don't let the price fool you, it was in a retail impulse buy cardboard display thing from the manufacturer with a price of $29.99, so the RRP on their website is a flatout lie.
Also don't let the name fool you, though it has a japanese look in profile, and apparently japanese steel (though it doesn't say manufactured in Japan) the actual cutting edge is more curved than you might find on other "santoku"s and handles more or less like any western "kitchen utility" knife you might buy,

I shook my head at the time of purchase, because I've had poor experiences with the brand in the past, it's basically professionally-priced at entry-level-consumer quality. Sold in various department stores and spruiked to would-be home chefs that don't know any better. (At some point in the past, that was me, and I threw away plenty of coin on kitchen knives and cookware that were, ultimately, a waste)

ANYWAY, for the price, this little chopper has been very rewarding! It came with a little plastic holder, which helps protect it (whether your the sort of person to throw knives in a drawer, or if you needed a small knife for camping and travel)

I've taken this knife with me to BBQs, camping, and used it in the kitchen, for around 5 months, and I've been quite happy with it. The handle, with obvious styling cues from Global Knives, is quite comfortable, even for extended use, the weight and balance is good, and I've only had to sharpen it once in that time (for a knife that gets used on a timber chopping board daily, that is not often)

I certainly wouldn't pay more for it, and it's not the greatest thing I've ever used, but it's earned its place, and if it continues to serve well, one day I might even say it was a worthwhile purchase.
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The Outdoor and Survival Forum / Re: The Tactical Shemagh? Any info?
« Last post by Sea Monster on Today at 09:19:13 AM »
Permethrin is an insecticide - it simply kill things. You put it on your outer layers (the outer the better...you don't really want it on you) some people don't put it on their clothes at all, but prefer to just do their tent/mozzie net.

DEET is more of an "invisibility spray", the bugs will be simply go about their business as if you weren't there.

If you don't mind the presence of the bugs, but simply don't want them crawling into every available orifice and inviting their friends for tea and scones in your eyeball, then DEET is the way to go, if you'd rather use yourself as bait, but make it a suicide mission, then Permethrin is an option.

Personally I've had plenty of success with DEET products, and I'm not terribly inclined to cover my clothes (much less something that will rub directly on me, like a scarf or neck sock) with deadly chemicals.

Also, I keep bees, so...y'know....
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Edged Tools / Re: This years projects.
« Last post by comis on Today at 08:56:43 AM »
Dean, that's great work!  Very even looking, looks awesome!

Btw, thank you for you and Steves' previous comments on rounding the tang, my GEC 54's pull has gone down from a 9 to 8, I am in process of keeping the blades open to mildly weaken the spring(been a few days, not very noticeable difference, but gonna give it another week or two).  I don't want to round the tang too aggressively, since I think it only really affects the pull once it is partially open. 
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Leatherman Tools / Re: Show me how your Charge AL scale is holding up!
« Last post by pomsbz on Today at 08:55:32 AM »
Mine looks practically like new to be honest. Some rub marks that would be hard to even capture on camera.
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