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Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #30 on: August 05, 2022, 10:03:28 AM
Day 5



Running repairs needed to a wallet that's falling apart. I fancy one of those new fangled hard wallet type things, but I'm not sure how a Swiss Card would be in one of them...


And I promise to try and keep up a bit more from here on in!
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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #31 on: August 05, 2022, 03:23:17 PM
Nice job everyone!  It's hard keeping up with the challenges and day to day life so you all are doing fine.  This challenge is way past due!
Barry


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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #32 on: August 06, 2022, 03:55:03 AM
Day 10

Used the pen to fill out some check out stuff. Back home tomorrow, but continuing with the Swisscard!

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #33 on: August 06, 2022, 05:38:03 AM
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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #34 on: August 06, 2022, 08:09:14 AM
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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #35 on: August 07, 2022, 02:58:42 AM
Day 11

Decided to grab a Shard to complement the Swisscard. I like to think of the Swisscard as a "plus scales" version of the Classic. Adding a bottle opener/prybar gets me most of the tools of a 91mm, albeit in a less practical form.

Quick day one review of the Shard:
Like- Having a prybar/bottle opener in my "airport" carry.
The edge between the bottle opener and prybar works pretty well as a general package opener.

Dislike- The Phillips is very pointy. I think I may have to file it down to avoid stabbing a hole in my pocket, or ruining my "nondangerous" carry for security purposes.

Will probably leave the Shard on my keychain through the end of the month, since it's still bladeless. Somewhat doubtful on carrying either one day to day once I can have my regular SAKs back, but maybe one will grow on me. Regardless, happy to have a set I can travel with and cover most of my bases.

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #36 on: August 07, 2022, 11:17:58 AM
Day 6



Inspecting the evening's drink...
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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #37 on: August 08, 2022, 04:49:45 AM
Day 12

Finally got around to actually using the file after trimming my nails. Best file on any Victorinox product, would consider buying a larger stand alone one if they sold them.

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #38 on: August 08, 2022, 08:08:37 AM
Day 7



Used the scissors to get into some food.
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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #39 on: August 08, 2022, 10:27:30 PM
Day 8

More nailfile use.

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #40 on: August 09, 2022, 03:05:23 AM
Day 13

No uses today. Felt a little blah and just did laundry and played computer games all day. Decided a disassembled pic would be fun. Lots of little bits on these suckers.

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #41 on: August 09, 2022, 11:14:54 PM
Day 9

The pen is definitely going to get a lot of use this month...

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #42 on: August 10, 2022, 02:45:00 AM
Day 14

Rooted around and found some loose screws on the bathroom door. Tried both the Shard and the Quattro driver. The length on the Shard was helpful for getting in when the screw was close to the bolt, but the Quattro was easier to turn.

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #43 on: August 11, 2022, 06:10:17 AM
Day 15

Nailcare enjoying a Scythian concert.

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #44 on: August 11, 2022, 08:52:16 AM
Day 10

Nail file and scissors getting a run out.

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #45 on: August 11, 2022, 08:53:06 AM
Day 15

Nailcare enjoying a Scythian concert.

Gig photos? Guess I need to up my game. :D
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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #46 on: August 11, 2022, 05:51:58 PM
With the smaller "knives" just finding something to take the picture of without resorting to "I scissored my mail" is often the hardest part of the challenge. It doesn't help that I'm not doing much this week.


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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #47 on: August 11, 2022, 09:52:38 PM
Definitely. You get to the stage where you need to think outside the box a little... Which is part of the fun, of course.

Day 11

Tried a couple of alternative methods to open a can this evening. Neither were very successful.



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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #48 on: August 12, 2022, 05:21:20 AM
How much force can you put on the file? I've been pretty skittish with mine so far.

Day 16

Was playing with the flashlight on my keychain and the mag glass (I would need a third arm to get the picture...) Pumpkin hopped up for the light show, so here's one of her.

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #49 on: August 12, 2022, 02:27:41 PM

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Tried a couple of alternative methods to open a can this evening. Neither were very successful.
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Michael, this looks like a sure-fire method to break the glass file  :ahhh

The file from the Swiss Card Classic should work, though.
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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #50 on: August 12, 2022, 02:36:10 PM
How much force can you put on the file? I've been pretty skittish with mine so far.

Day 16

Was playing with the flashlight on my keychain and the mag glass (I would need a third arm to get the picture...) Pumpkin hopped up for the light show, so here's one of her.
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Barry


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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #51 on: August 13, 2022, 06:21:40 AM
Day 17

No uses today, so have another concert pic.

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #52 on: August 13, 2022, 03:12:06 PM
Day 12

Finally got around to actually using the file after trimming my nails. Best file on any Victorinox product, would consider buying a larger stand alone one if they sold them.

I admit that my attraction to the Swisscard is that it looks like something Q would issue 007.  The nail care version is not very Bondish, but I understand your reasons for choosing it.  I have a Shard, but I have yet to find a good way to carry it.

Congrats on nearing the halfway point!



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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #53 on: August 13, 2022, 03:54:14 PM
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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #54 on: August 13, 2022, 04:53:06 PM
I admit that my attraction to the Swisscard is that it looks like something Q would issue 007.  The nail care version is not very Bondish, but I understand your reasons for choosing it.  I have a Shard, but I have yet to find a good way to carry it.

Congrats on nearing the halfway point!


Thanks!

The Shard is doing alright in my pocket in cargos, not sure how it'd do in a pair of work slacks. For EDC the Nailcare definitely less practical than an actual SAK, but I've carried a few "travel safe" tools and it's one of the better ones.


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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #55 on: August 13, 2022, 06:47:27 PM
Day 18

Knocking today out early. Using the magnifier to examine the alox texture on a new Minichamp.

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #56 on: August 13, 2022, 08:37:46 PM
How much force can you put on the file? I've been pretty skittish with mine so far.

Hardly any... I gave up pretty quickly on that one!
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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #57 on: August 13, 2022, 08:39:44 PM
Michael, this looks like a sure-fire method to break the glass file  :ahhh

The file from the Swiss Card Classic should work, though.

Yeah, I gave up pretty quickly with it! It was very obvious it was a bad idea... You've got to try these things though!
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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #58 on: August 13, 2022, 08:41:06 PM
Day 12

Cleaning out an empty suncream bottle before sticking it I'm the recycling.

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Re: Undercover Carry- 30 Day Swisscard Challenge August(ish)
Reply #59 on: August 13, 2022, 08:42:16 PM
Day 13

Posing with some silverware...

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