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Re: SAKs in public places (or other multitools)
Reply #1740 on: May 07, 2022, 03:38:49 PM

Small fire for our sausages - and Junior tried various knives to carve. Was a good afternoon in the woods!

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Reply #1741 on: May 07, 2022, 06:13:51 PM
We slit them just because we can!  :D ;)

These are cervelat sausages, the traditional Swiss national sausage. Many decorate them. X-cuts are ideal around the campfire (almost obligatory). The sausage sticks well to the wooden skewer and if you are almost starving you can nibble on the tips before the sausage is ready. Some say it looks like a suckling pig.

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Re: SAKs in public places (or other multitools)
Reply #1742 on: May 07, 2022, 07:39:05 PM
Vrsar, Croatia.
I really love this place and enjoy being there every time.
The pictures show the beautiful atmosphere of this place only insufficiently.









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Reply #1743 on: May 26, 2022, 09:42:07 PM
Hello my friends,

First of all, my apologies for my long absence.  It's not that I didn't check in from time to time (this topic is always full of good vibes, and it is still one of the best "virtual trips" one can make) but I just didn't have the time, energy or state of mind to post something myself.

My family and I have seen some rough times for the past two years or so,  and it drains all the energy out of your body just to keep going...

Anyway, trying to crawl back up again, I thought this topic would be a good place to start doing a bit of fun stuff again.

So, where do I begin?

It has not all been bad, I'll start with an awesome giveaway from SOG Knives & Tools Europe that I won.  After already getting an awesome SOG Stout knife from the awesome people at SOG last Christmas (thanks to Nick "Mechanickal" for nominating me for that giveaway), they were giving away a special version of their SOG Bowie 2.0, this one was laser etched with the signature from SOG founder Spencer Frazer, and it came with a hand signed note from him as well.  To join the giveaway you had to share a personal story about SOG, so I did.  And to my surprise, I won...

The nice people from SOG told me this was not a true limited edition, but since Spencer Frazer only did 5 of these, right before he retired, it's safe to say there are only 5 of these out there, and I now own number 4 😁.

Needless to say that this brought some colour to the otherwise dark days we have been going through, thank you SOG, 



















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Reply #1744 on: May 27, 2022, 08:11:15 PM
Good to see you around, Eric. :tu:

I've hardly been on here much myself, lately. I've hardly been online full stop. Life has just been a bit much lately and I needed a break.

Lovely photos from all, though! Hopefully I'll be able to share a few more photos myself fairly soon.
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Reply #1745 on: May 28, 2022, 05:46:30 AM
:iagree: good to see you back Eric and WOW very cool Bowie, sorry to hear of your hardship, hoping this stay improving mate


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Reply #1746 on: May 29, 2022, 02:09:37 AM
Good to see you around, Eric. :tu:

I've hardly been on here much myself, lately. I've hardly been online full stop. Life has just been a bit much lately and I needed a break.

Lovely photos from all, though! Hopefully I'll be able to share a few more photos myself fairly soon.

Hello my friend,

Good to see you again, sometimes taking a break from things can be the exact thing we need, I hope we both can find the time again to post our pics here  ;).

Stay safe brother  :salute:.


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Reply #1747 on: May 29, 2022, 02:29:48 AM
:iagree: good to see you back Eric and WOW very cool Bowie, sorry to hear of your hardship, hoping this stay improving mate

Hey John,

Thanks for the kind words my friend, we'll get through this eventually, it's just very exhausting since our problems are always there for the moment, 24/7, so we never seem to get a break...

The SOG Bowie, that put a smile on my face for the first time in months.  It's already a beautiful knife by itself, but being laser etched and the hand signed note make it a true collectors piece.  I'm sure there are SOG Collectors out there who would give a kidney for it... :D

I'm forcing myself to get out of the house again, trying to enjoy the outdoors (and some needed sunshine) again.


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Reply #1748 on: May 29, 2022, 02:54:20 AM
Hey John,

Thanks for the kind words my friend, we'll get through this eventually, it's just very exhausting since our problems are always there for the moment, 24/7, so we never seem to get a break...

The SOG Bowie, that put a smile on my face for the first time in months.  It's already a beautiful knife by itself, but being laser etched and the hand signed note make it a true collectors piece.  I'm sure there are SOG Collectors out there who would give a kidney for it... :D

I'm forcing myself to get out of the house again, trying to enjoy the outdoors (and some needed sunshine) again.
Beautiful knife you received from SOG and being 4/5 is even more awesome! :like:

So sorry to learn of issues you and family is struggling with and understand the importance to place family first 

I too had a difficult 2021, and have just recently been able to start functioning again. 

I must share though, one of your countryman, a young man about twenty two or so just made visit to our family's cousins, returning their father's DOG TAGS, he had lost when in Belgium during WWII Battle of the Bulge he had found at a battle site with his metal detector.  In fact he was visiting multiple families in the U.S. doing the same.   Was strange two set of dog tags were from men that lived about 5 miles apart here in NE Indiana.   The young man represented Belgium very well  :tu:
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Re: SAKs in public places (or other multitools)
Reply #1749 on: May 29, 2022, 10:02:25 AM
Hello Eric. It's nice to read from you again here.
What a beautiful Bowie, such a great knife. Thanks for showing here!
Hope you find energy and time to do something that you enjoy.
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Reply #1750 on: May 29, 2022, 10:10:50 AM
Same location as above in daylight.

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Reply #1751 on: May 30, 2022, 09:25:00 PM
Break during a short hike in a nearby forest

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Reply #1752 on: May 30, 2022, 10:03:49 PM
Beautiful knife you received from SOG and being 4/5 is even more awesome! :like:

So sorry to learn of issues you and family is struggling with and understand the importance to place family first 

I too had a difficult 2021, and have just recently been able to start functioning again. 

I must share though, one of your countryman, a young man about twenty two or so just made visit to our family's cousins, returning their father's DOG TAGS, he had lost when in Belgium during WWII Battle of the Bulge he had found at a battle site with his metal detector.  In fact he was visiting multiple families in the U.S. doing the same.   Was strange two set of dog tags were from men that lived about 5 miles apart here in NE Indiana.   The young man represented Belgium very well  :tu:

Thanks for the support mate, sorry to hear 2021 hasn't been kind on you either.

Great story about the Dog Tags, I'm a metal detector user myself (though I haven't used it for several years now).

Great to hear my fellow countryman did a fine job representing our country,  Belgians don't forget...

Stay safe mate  :salute:.


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Reply #1753 on: May 31, 2022, 12:04:09 AM
Hey Peter,

Beautiful pics as always my friend  :o.  Thanks for keeping the lights on while I was away  :salute:.

We're trying to spend more time in the outdoors again, one step at a time...

Last Friday, the Misses and I both had the early shift at work, and the evening before we decided we would take a trip to the coast, after work the following day (our little girl really wanted to see the sunset at the coast, but the past year or so, we never found the energy or the time to drive to the coast,  until now  ;)).









We had an awesome time,  even though the windchill was terrible at the end of the day, the three of us sitting on the beach, covered by a way too small picnic blanked, our little girl sitting between the Misses and myself, all 3 of us cold,  but enjoying every second of it  :D.
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Reply #1754 on: May 31, 2022, 08:32:23 PM
Hey Eric

Thank you, I'm happy to do this in this great thread.  :salute:

Never wrong to spend time outside in nature. For me personally quite the best medicine.

Oh, what a beautiful sunset! Thanks for the pictures.
Haha, your description - just like us!
How many times have we frozen because we wanted to see the sunset. Again and again simply beautiful.
I'm a bit jealous (in a good way) that you have the coast so close.  ;)


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Reply #1755 on: June 01, 2022, 12:04:29 AM
Great pics guys :like:


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Reply #1756 on: June 01, 2022, 12:56:06 AM
Thanks guys  :salute:.

Misses TG-24 had to work last weekend, time for some father-daughter time  :D

We went on a small hike near our home on sunday, taking the time to shoot some pics of both our EDC setups, playing around with a Topomap and a compass, just enjoying the sun and the outdoors...

And about the colours...  What can I say?  Girls will be girls I guess  ;).







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Reply #1757 on: June 01, 2022, 03:07:23 AM
Thanks guys  :salute:.

Misses TG-24 had to work last weekend, time for some father-daughter time  :D

We went on a small hike near our home on sunday, taking the time to shoot some pics of both our EDC setups, playing around with a Topomap and a compass, just enjoying the sun and the outdoors...

And about the colours...  What can I say?  Girls will be girls I guess  ;).

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Lovely pics Eric.....girls will be girls but as long as she's carrying a SAK, no worries  :D


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Reply #1758 on: June 01, 2022, 06:14:33 AM
View from the office, not where I sit unfortunately, I look at a grey partition



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Reply #1759 on: June 01, 2022, 09:09:36 PM
Lovely pics Eric.....girls will be girls but as long as she's carrying a SAK, no worries  :D
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Eric, your daughter is "Top Geared" - probably like her father  :tu:  :salute:


@Echotech What an amazing view!
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Reply #1760 on: June 01, 2022, 09:27:25 PM
Vrsar, Croatia
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Reply #1761 on: June 01, 2022, 11:03:38 PM
View from the office, not where I sit unfortunately, I look at a grey partition

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Awesome view John  :o.

What's that on the left?  That looks a bit like a race circuit, or a Karting circuit, or maybe I just see what I want to see  :D.


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Reply #1762 on: June 01, 2022, 11:11:15 PM
:iagree:
Eric, your daughter is "Top Geared" - probably like her father  :tu:  :salute:


@Echotech What an amazing view!
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"Top Geared", love that comment :rofl:.

We've bought the exact same setup (be it in different colours) for our two boys years ago.  A "My First SAK" with a Silva Metro compass, which, despite its simple look, is a real nice piece of EDC kit, and a true Silva.

Thanks for sharing that beautiful Croatian view, just stunning.


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Reply #1763 on: June 01, 2022, 11:25:02 PM
Some more pics from last Sunday.

Some pics of the SOG Stout I got as a gift from SOG Europe, last Christmas (thank you SOG  :hatsoff:).

Turns out the Stout is an awesome little knife, very capable and opens so smooth, great fiddle factor.







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Reply #1764 on: June 01, 2022, 11:33:35 PM
And more pics from Sunday...

I had not bought any new tools for a while, but when I found quite a nice deal on this next tool I just pulled the trigger and bought one (knowing it had been on my wanted list for some time now).

Yes, it's a Leatherman Raptor Rescue  :D.











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Reply #1765 on: June 02, 2022, 06:58:17 AM
Excellent pics Guys  :like:


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Reply #1766 on: June 02, 2022, 07:01:59 AM

@Echotech What an amazing view!
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Awesome view John  :o.

What's that on the left?  That looks a bit like a race circuit, or a Karting circuit, or maybe I just see what I want to see  :D.

Thanks lads  :tu:

That's actually a road with tram tracks, i can see why it looks like a circuit though, there's signs lining the route for the current Vivid festival
Right in front is Circular Quay with ferry wharves (hidden from view), on top is a freeway they're talking about making into a High Line type of thing, and underneath the railway.
The views from both are about the best views in Sydney so makes sense to get rid of them but will likely be 20+ years

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Reply #1767 on: June 08, 2022, 06:07:18 PM
Hey Eric  ;)

Silva's compasses are great and simple things are often more fun than complicated ones.

Excellent stuff in your photos! Never seen a raptor rescue before, cool thing.



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Reply #1768 on: June 12, 2022, 07:30:08 AM
Just one from the yard today



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Reply #1769 on: June 12, 2022, 07:30:46 AM
Hey Eric  ;)

Silva's compasses are great and simple things are often more fun than complicated ones.

Excellent stuff in your photos! Never seen a raptor rescue before, cool thing.



Today at my workplace, rain is coming...

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Nice looking workplace Sneider :like:


 

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