Thanks to everyone for your beautiful, at times baffling but always interesting blades and great stories - a special thank you to Comis for organising this challenge- I’ve learned a lot, and I’ve been amazed at the variety! Well, here we are:Day 30Today’s companions are the two knives I’ve had the longest, my first knife a SAK, the Victorinox Master Craftsman/Astronaut which I bought with my first proper pay packet at 16 from Tesco - hard to believe these days, but it was my constant companion at school where no-one turned a hair as a penknife was seen as a tool not a weapon as seems to be the case these days! The Philips came in handy on my cycle rides fixing bits on my hack bike which was forced to do more miles than it was ever designed for, and the SAK was superior to so-called cycle multi-tools of the day which were little more that stamped sheets of steel which were generally not fit for use no matter which slot you tried, always hitting other parts around them due to the awkward shape, or failing to allow you exert sufficient pressure to tighten anything up - modern cycle multi-tools are a vast improvement, but back then a small adjustable spinner and my Vic got me out of many a pickle! The other knife is the Compact I acquired before heading overseas for work in 1991 when I needed something slightly smaller in my suit pocket - again extremely useful I never had a problem carrying it on a plane - different story nowadays, eh!? They’ve both survived surprisingly well, though the Compact did have its scissors repaired by Victorinox a while ago, and I’ve treated them both to new sets of coloured plus scales since reading about them on this forum, when I’ve also acquired many more SAKs...... Had the Yeoman been available in 1991, I would have been tempted, but I don’t believe they were available in the UK.Thanks again everyone for providing such a great read and visual treat - I shall be intrigued to see what appears today!
Thanks for the reply, should be more clear on that, yes, indeed. I remember reading about working with G10/Carbon Fiber, and some would even recommend specialized ventilation system for safety reason. I am not too familiar with the graphite spray, it sounds really promising, but just curious whether special care is needed to work the spray.
Did you have that "Lightning" engraved?
Day 30(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)Today is SAK Mountaineer, which is one of my most trusted EDC knife/tool for years. It travels with me to some of the most remote or busiest places on earth, and it has always been universally accepted as a friendly harmless tool. I would like to use this opportunity to thank each of one of you whom have taken the time to participate in this challenge, thank you, thank you, and thank you! You folks are what made this a great challenge, and this forum an awesome place to dwell!
Day 30Between being two-layer Tuesday and Rizio’s compact, I thought I would post my custom Compact from Rain.Z Knives. The main toolset is that of a Compact. The backside tools were changed to the phillips and an awl. The scales are not plus scales, but they are a textured titanium that is nice and grippy. This was my primary user SAK until I got my hands on a Yeoman.(Image removed from quote.)
This was a lot of fun to follow. Tons of great pics, and stuff I had never seen before!
Not really, same as any aerosol.
Thanks for having us Comis
DAY 302 machetes to end with
Fuzzbucket Day 30 - Final The one that started it all - my father's Pruner, the knife he always carried and the first pocket knife I ever saw or encountered. After many years of constant use, he eventually passed it on to my brother, being the oldest of the two of us, but they've both gone now, so it's defaulted down to me. The stag handle is incredibly smooth and warm to the touch, and all the pins are exposed from decades of use. The brass pommel has lots of tiny indentations from when it was frequently used as a hammer, which is something I fondly remember him doing a lot, especially at Christmas time putting up the decorations. When I was little, I couldn't even open it, the backspring to me was so immensely strong, but it would barely even rate a 5 on the pull scale now. It took me a long time to locate this knife and it's now probably the most sacred object I have in my possession.(Image removed from quote.)
Fuzz, thanks for sharing the story, making this knife all this special!
Day 30Great challenge everyone ! Finishing up with a couple of Old Timers
Day 30Great challenge everyone ! Finishing up with a couple of Old Timers194OT and a 80OT(Image removed from quote.)
Fuzzbucket Day 30 - Bonus Pic (Image removed from quote.)
Is there already a badge for this challenge ?
Day 30:It was awl-ways going to end like this for me.......(Image removed from quote.)Buck 110, S30V blade, Buffalo horn scales