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Tools Needed / Re: Wanted: PST File
« Last post by Yadda on Today at 02:45:52 AM »
Found it! PM me your addy and I'll mail it to you...  :D

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Sweet! Address sent!
Tools Needed / Re: Fiskars X5 hatchet wanted.
« Last post by mashguy4077 on Today at 02:45:26 AM »
Still looking.
The Break Room / Re: It's "The Weather Sucks" thread
« Last post by ironraven on Today at 02:42:15 AM »
Yesterday's high was just before sunset, and was 71.

In Vermont. In February.

This morning at dawn it was 23 degrees.
Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: Victorinox Design
« Last post by gustophersmob on Today at 02:32:13 AM »
Speaking of design, I noticed something cool a couple days ago on the one hand sentinel I'm carrying for the 111mm challenge.

The way the blade is shaped, it's tang stands proud of the scales when the blade is closed. On their other knife series, the tang doesn't protrude when closed.

This is something that has driven me crazy on the few traditional knives I've owned, but victorinox was clever and made the liner lock release just the right height to cover the exposed tang so it doesn't snag on anything.
Swiss Army Knights Forum / Victorinox Design
« Last post by gustophersmob on Today at 02:22:00 AM »
Probably old news to everyone, but I came across this page on victorinox.com. Some cool info.

This is the alox section from the materials page:

"The celebrated Alox scales have reached a near cult status, thanks to their unique surface which is pleasing to both hand and eye. The appeal of Alox is in its merging of aesthetics with functionality – its attractive embossed surface make the knife both lightweight and easy to grip, and the hardened oxide layer helps to protect against damage and corrosion.

After being punched from aluminum and embossed, Alox scales go through a process called Eloxal which uses anodic oxidation to create a protective layer. It is this final layer which allows for the coloring of the scales.

Alox has a strong significance in the history of Victorinox. First introduced for the Pioneer knife in 1957, Alox was a key feature of the Soldier’s Knife which was redesigned in 1961 and used until 2008. Today, we issue a Classic pocketknife with Alox scales in a different color every year. These limited edition knives are highly sought-after by design afficionados and collectors, showing the true timeless appeal of this iconic material."

Swiss Army Knights Forum / Re: How "collectable" is Marlboro?
« Last post by El Corkscrew on Today at 02:18:05 AM »
I dig the trail guide....   File & scissors with only 3 layers?  Duh. :D
General Tool Discussion / Re: Canada - notice of detention
« Last post by ironraven on Today at 02:17:55 AM »
we have had to raise our prices across the board in order to preserve our inventory.

I didn't know CTD had a branch in Canada.

I'm sorry guys. I wish I had a good answer for you.

Can we help you smuggle the edge of freedom?
Edged Tools / Re: Show us your Spyderco
« Last post by Spartan19 on Today at 02:16:30 AM »
My Pac Salt :cheers:

0222181435a by Poncho 65, on Flickr

:nanadance:       :nanadance:

Great pic and great knife Poncho! :tu:
Edged Tools / Re: Show us your Spyderco
« Last post by Spartan19 on Today at 02:16:05 AM »
Wow! That was confusing! :ahhh :D

I love the color of that handle Spartan! :like: :tu: :tu:

Thanks Nix! How about The Sapphire Spartan? :tu:

Nice combo Spartan! :like: :tu: :tu:

Thanks Vicman! I never thought about combining the two until Nix mentioned it. Great idea Nix! :like:
Edged Tools / Re: Jackknife fanclub
« Last post by Spartan19 on Today at 02:14:17 AM »
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