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Appreciation for the Explorer

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us Offline hsherzfeld

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1050 on: October 03, 2021, 06:29:35 PM
I'm in! I've been carrying an Explorer since February and it has become my new favorite SAK!

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1051 on: October 04, 2021, 01:53:46 AM
I'm in! I've been carrying an Explorer since February and it has become my new favorite SAK!
...trad Red but love that Green!
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1052 on: October 04, 2021, 03:10:34 PM
Its such a good toolset.  The green look nice.  Plus scales really add very useful implements.  Just yesterday I got a nasty splinter.  The mag glass and pin made quick work of it. 
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1053 on: October 04, 2021, 03:19:16 PM
 :iagree:. A pocket friendly Swiss Champ.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1054 on: October 05, 2021, 12:40:10 AM
Its such a good toolset.  The green look nice.  Plus scales really add very useful implements.  Just yesterday I got a nasty splinter.  The mag glass and pin made quick work of it.
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I've never really thought about it this way before, but the magnifying glass, pin, and tweezers really complement each other.

I agree with you on the green scales! Before I got them in hand, I was afraid they would be too dark, but they're just the right shade of green to contrast nicely with the stainless steel.



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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1055 on: October 05, 2021, 02:14:00 AM
I have a Compact with those scales and really like the look.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1056 on: December 31, 2021, 06:19:51 PM
Doffing my pith helmet and dusting down my khaki safari outfit for this one:

 
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1057 on: December 31, 2021, 06:25:09 PM


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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1058 on: December 31, 2021, 06:26:04 PM
Me likes, me likes  :drool:


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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1059 on: December 31, 2021, 07:05:00 PM
The Indiana Jones of SAKs!  Love them!
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1060 on: December 31, 2021, 08:52:08 PM
Explore away buddy and happy new year to all!  :cheers:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1061 on: December 31, 2021, 11:29:17 PM
 :cheers: :iagree:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1062 on: January 01, 2022, 05:57:10 AM
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Now that's an oldie that looks to be in great shape. Did you remove the advertising from the front scale or did you get it that way?
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1063 on: January 01, 2022, 08:59:13 AM
Now that's an oldie that looks to be in great shape. Did you remove the advertising from the front scale or did you get it that way?

I bought the knife several years ago, and I believe it was NIB.  I swapped the scales for some advertisement scales and removed the corporate logo.  I kinda like the reverse look


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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1064 on: January 01, 2022, 03:22:13 PM
The Explorer is on my list to buy but I got a little side tracked with others lately. 


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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1065 on: January 01, 2022, 05:16:41 PM
The Explorer is on my list to buy but I got a little side tracked with others lately.

I'm living the same situation lately !  :drink:
It's in an endlessly deep rabbit hole we fell in !  :ahhh


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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1066 on: January 04, 2022, 03:11:17 PM
Yes it is.  While I still hold the Explorer in the highest regard I have alternated with other SAKs.  I do really enjoy the tool set very much.  That mag glass has really come in handy more than just for exploring the small world around.   
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1067 on: January 04, 2022, 05:39:04 PM
I'm living the same situation lately !  :drink:
It's in an endlessly deep rabbit hole we fell in !  :ahhh
If it’s any consolation you could use the explorer magnifying glass to look at the bottom of the rabbit hole
but between you and me there is no bottom!  :rofl:

I’ll be here all week  :hatsoff:
 

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1068 on: January 05, 2022, 07:00:33 AM
Yes it is.  While I still hold the Explorer in the highest regard I have alternated with other SAKs.  I do really enjoy the tool set very much.  That mag glass has really come in handy more than just for exploring the small world around.   
I second the usefulness of the mag glass, especially when having to read the tiny letters on those tiny button cell batteries.

I first ran across the mag glass on a Champion c, then later discovered the Explorer. Since then, any SAK that I plan to carry regularly pretty much has to have a mag glass layer. So I've also got Swiss Champs and an Outdoorsman.

I'm debating whether or not to get a Compact and build a Yeoman or Yeoman Mechanic.
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91mm: Champion "c", Swiss Champ (4), Explorer (3), Deluxe Tinker, Climber, Huntsman, Serrated Spartan/Weekender, Explorer Plus, Deluxe Explorer Plus (mod), Outdoorsman Plus, Spartan, Champion "a", Champion Plus, Timekeeper Alarm, Golfer
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1069 on: February 21, 2022, 06:36:52 PM
Just finished putting a set of SilverTech scales in an old Explorer I bought some time ago. Awlso got a paracord lanyard and a mini SD added.

 8) 8)

I like this new look a lot. So much so, I'm tempted to EDC it (even without the usual 3+ backups). I don't even know who I am anymore...

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1070 on: February 21, 2022, 06:50:35 PM
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1071 on: February 21, 2022, 09:03:22 PM
Om starting to use the mag glass more than the blade !   :think:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1072 on: February 22, 2022, 12:26:10 AM
Om starting to use the mag glass more than the blade !   :think:

 :iagree:

Always liked the layer, just need it more often now.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1073 on: February 22, 2022, 01:32:30 AM
:iagree:

Always liked the layer, just need it more often now.

I put on reading glasses before I use it...🤓

Here's my stayglow 'splorer

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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1074 on: February 22, 2022, 04:35:13 AM
 :iagree:
:iagree:

Always liked the layer, just need it more often now.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1075 on: February 22, 2022, 05:45:24 AM
@ Intorikata  :drool: :like:
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1076 on: February 22, 2022, 06:13:07 AM
 :iagree: :iagree:
I put on reading glasses before I use it...🤓

Here's my stayglow 'splorer
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Awesome shot!

I’m not there…yet. But someday…  :ahhh

I do use multi-lens magnifiers and a double-mag mod though.
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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1077 on: October 09, 2022, 07:38:09 PM
Just finished putting a set of SilverTech scales in an old Explorer I bought some time ago. Awlso got a paracord lanyard and a mini SD added.

 8) 8)

I like this new look a lot. So much so, I'm tempted to EDC it (even without the usual 3+ backups). I don't even know who I am anymore...

 :facepalm:

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Need to see more pics of this one, please. Those scales suit it real well.


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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1078 on: October 11, 2022, 02:36:03 PM
As requested, here's a couple more pics of my Silvertech Explorer. I use the lanyard+hook to carry heavy bags.


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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT



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Re: Appreciation for the Explorer
Reply #1079 on: October 12, 2022, 01:29:51 AM
Yes! I may Explore for awhile! Everything but nothing "extra"  :salute:  :cheers:
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