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I guess I'm just different... 2558

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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2020, 05:46:52 AM »
I have not worn a watch in years. I have had g-shock watches before and from what I read, they have a ton of features these days, but I just cannot convince myself to wear one anymore...maybe it is the old school biker in me.

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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #61 on: March 27, 2020, 11:23:28 AM »
Need to add something else, and I know I will be in the minority in this place: I don‘t like 99.9% of G-Shock watches. Either too bulky, too busy, too hard to read, weird interface or all of that at the same time.

Don't tell anyone but I agree.

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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2020, 11:59:45 AM »
Just got into watches. I agree. But I do like the Casio Royale


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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #63 on: March 27, 2020, 02:45:48 PM »
I am surprised that I am not the only one  :hatsoff:

The Casio Royale, is that the square one with world time? Looks to be one the cleaner designs. But a square watch messes with my OCD  :D
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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #64 on: March 27, 2020, 04:16:48 PM »
They could've used a Casio Edifice or Protrek. That doesn't look like a Bond watch to me...

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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #65 on: July 09, 2020, 08:47:29 PM »
I don't know its an effect of COVID lockdown - but suddenly I'm back to not liking large blades again. 
This...  after a recent romance with 111mm SAKs
I was at an outdoor outfitter, and I saw the LM K2 in the flesh and decided it was way too big... I also saw a Mora Eldris, and decided that it was plenty enough blade for me.

I'm so unlike myself.   :think:
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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #66 on: July 10, 2020, 05:11:50 PM »
I don't know its an effect of COVID lockdown - but suddenly I'm back to not liking large blades again. 
This...  after a recent romance with 111mm SAKs
I was at an outdoor outfitter, and I saw the LM K2 in the flesh and decided it was way too big... I also saw a Mora Eldris, and decided that it was plenty enough blade for me.

I'm so unlike myself.   :think:
Perhaps a new age wrinkle happened in the EB brain bank and you see a “less is more”? I too have become less of a fan of large blades, besides for camp activities, even the old griptillian blade feels to large.


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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #67 on: July 12, 2020, 01:10:36 AM »
Perhaps a new age wrinkle happened in the EB brain bank and you see a “less is more”? I too have become less of a fan of large blades, besides for camp activities, even the old griptillian blade feels to large.


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You're not alone there, during the lockdown I was getting around the house with just a Bantam and finding it sufficient. Back to the 91/93mm once back to work fulltime though . Maybe its an ebb and flow thing, every once in a while I'll haul something large around , and then go back to old faithful  :)

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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #68 on: July 12, 2020, 02:46:10 AM »
I'm definitely different.  I drive VW's, Subarus and Hyundais, pack whatever the mood strikes me to carry :facepalm: , and an into history and cooking.  I barely fit in at work because I'm not even remotely near the mold  most guys in my line of work are cut from, and enjoy a good cigar.  It's the variety of really good people that makes me feel at home here!  Plus one on Casino Royale btw!

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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #69 on: July 12, 2020, 03:30:31 AM »
I'm definitely different.  I drive VW's, Subarus and Hyundais, pack whatever the mood strikes me to carry :facepalm: , and an into history and cooking.  I barely fit in at work because I'm not even remotely near the mold  most guys in my line of work are cut from, and enjoy a good cigar.  It's the variety of really good people that makes me feel at home here!  Plus one on Casino Royale btw!

 :cheers:

I think what happened to me was the opposite, fussing around with a 111mm during lockdown, but keeping a 93mm in the pocket.  Now that I'm out and about ... less is more. 
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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #70 on: July 12, 2020, 05:20:38 AM »
I’ve bought frame locks, liner locks, etc. but keep coming back to back locks or slip joints. Which is a shame as there less variety in the knives I like but I can never seem switch over. I have a Spydiechef I would love to carry more as it handles great and the steel is just awesome. Oh well.
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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #71 on: July 14, 2020, 02:54:26 AM »
I will add my two cents to this! A multitool where too much emphasis is placed on its weight. I prefer larger multitools. They just fit in my hand better, and I would rather have too many tools on one, then too few. I am not a minimalist! I guess I am a "maximalist!!"  :rofl: I just do not understand people complaining about the weight of a LARGE multitool they purchased, knowing its size and weight BEFORE they bought it, then carrying it in their POCKET!! All large multitools I have purchased came with a sheath you put on your belt. That is how the tool was designed to be carried! Also probably why a lot of larger multitools do not have pocket clips!  So do not be a weenie! Be a MAN!! Carry the tool the way it was meant to be carried and stop your whining!!  :pok:
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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #72 on: July 14, 2020, 04:30:03 AM »
I will add my two cents to this! A multitool where too much emphasis is placed on its weight. I prefer larger multitools. They just fit in my hand better, and I would rather have too many tools on one, then too few. I am not a minimalist! I guess I am a "maximalist!!"  :rofl: I just do not understand people complaining about the weight of a LARGE multitool they purchased, knowing its size and weight BEFORE they bought it, then carrying it in their POCKET!! All large multitools I have purchased came with a sheath you put on your belt. That is how the tool was designed to be carried! Also probably why a lot of larger multitools do not have pocket clips!  So do not be a weenie! Be a MAN!! Carry the tool the way it was meant to be carried and stop your whining!!  :pok:

Don't even get me started in the stupidity I see on Amazon reviews.

I'm probably one of the few people that doesn't mind a Buck 110 or an ST300 in my jeans pocket, but sheaths are a thousand times better. But, when I buy a large MT, and it doesn't come wtih a sheath, I always buy one (but, I stocked up on the camo nylon sheaths when LM was clearing them out at $3 a pop). Plus, they allow me to carry extra stuff, like bit kits and pry bars without rooting around in my pocket for it.
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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #73 on: July 14, 2020, 05:04:32 AM »
Don't even get me started in the stupidity I see on Amazon reviews.

I assume you're referring to the ones in which the reviewer gives the product 1-3 stars because "I didn't realize how big/small/heavy it is" even though this information is readily available in the product description...
 :facepalm:
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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #74 on: July 15, 2020, 02:29:38 AM »
I assume you're referring to the ones in which the reviewer gives the product 1-3 stars because "I didn't realize how big/small/heavy it is" even though this information is readily available in the product description...
 :facepalm:

Worse yet - when they give it two stars because "this Swiss Army Knife should have the Philips instead of the Corkscrew, and the saw instead of the scissors". 

 :rant:
Hero Member Posts: 667 Don't read this......You rebel you ;)
Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #75 on: July 30, 2020, 01:21:33 PM »
Okay my turn, some things they have going in the
industry I dont care for:

-Pocket Prybars. I've had a few and they just seem like useless hunks of metal after the first few days of carry, no matter how many "wrench holes" or bottle openers they put on them.

-Way Too Many Bottle Openers. Another trend that gets under my skin is I don't understand why they think you need a bottle opener on EVERY. SINGLE. MULTITOOL. That space could be used for something else.

-Chinese Junk. Nuff said.

- The current production Schrade Tough Tool deserves a slot of it's own that thing is an abomination

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No Life Club Posts: 1,546
Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #76 on: July 30, 2020, 09:59:11 PM »
Okay my turn, some things they have going in the
industry I dont care for:

-Pocket Prybars. I've had a few and they just seem like useless hunks of metal after the first few days of carry, no matter how many "wrench holes" or bottle openers they put on them.

-Way Too Many Bottle Openers. Another trend that gets under my skin is I don't understand why they think you need a bottle opener on EVERY. SINGLE. MULTITOOL. That space could be used for something else.

-Chinese Junk. Nuff said.

- The current production Schrade Tough Tool deserves a slot of it's own that thing is an abomination

I have a pocket prybar that I have never used (if anyone want's to takea Griffin Pocket tool off my hands let me know)

Your sentiments about the bottle opener... I share in terms of files.  On (or under) my computer desk at this moment, I have three MTs with files.  Now dont get me wrong, I have used a file for some very worthwhile tasks... At home....  where I have a choice of a zillion files. 

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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #77 on: July 30, 2020, 11:24:59 PM »
Need to add something else, and I know I will be in the minority in this place: I don‘t like 99.9% of G-Shock watches. Either too bulky, too busy, too hard to read, weird interface or all of that at the same time.

I suspect that's not all too unpopular. I have one myself (yellow one below) that I really like but completely understand why people don't like them in general -- they can be very polarizing, and they're also not for every wearing situation.



I feel the same way about most divers watches -- large, heavy, and seemingly built for a purpose under which nobody wears them (diving). Many are too expensive for people to wear in the water anyways, and I don't need a watch while swimming (would get a fitbit or something for timing laps). To each their own.  :cheers:

While I'm at it, I don't get all the praise (though fading) for the Ruger 10/22. It's really just not that good, especially for the premium price. I think it's a holdover for when it was better and there was less competition, or people who haven't tried much else. I like other Rugers, but for a rimfire rifle, I much prefer Marlin (even the 795 that's half the price), Savage, or CZ.
Hero Member Posts: 667 Don't read this......You rebel you ;)
Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #78 on: July 31, 2020, 02:14:33 AM »
I have a pocket prybar that I have never used (if anyone want's to takea Griffin Pocket tool off my hands let me know)

Your sentiments about the bottle opener... I share in terms of files.  On (or under) my computer desk at this moment, I have three MTs with files.  Now dont get me wrong, I have used a file for some very worthwhile tasks... At home....  where I have a choice of a zillion files.
I actually agree on the file thing, I think a wood saw is a very undervalued tool that can be used in place of a file on many Multitools.

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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #79 on: July 31, 2020, 04:22:32 AM »
Anyone who owns any unwanted pocket pry bars is welcome to send them to me.  I promise to give them a good home.   :mail:
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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #80 on: August 03, 2020, 05:56:31 AM »
The thing with most prybars is that the cutout for the bottle opener severely weakens the strength. Oh and if you're the kind of person to carry a prybar, you probably have a MT or SAK already for popping open that can. Personally the bottle opener on my SAK does both tasks rather well. No it can't do nails but then neither could my expensive Boker Ti pry bar which simply bent when shown a nail. It went straight into the garbage and I never bothered with a pry bar again.


"It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Hero Member Posts: 667 Don't read this......You rebel you ;)
Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #81 on: August 03, 2020, 06:21:25 AM »
The thing with most prybars is that the cutout for the bottle opener severely weakens the strength. Oh and if you're the kind of person to carry a prybar, you probably have a MT or SAK already for popping open that can. Personally the bottle opener on my SAK does both tasks rather well. No it can't do nails but then neither could my expensive Boker Ti pry bar which simply bent when shown a nail. It went straight into the garbage and I never bothered with a pry bar again.

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I find that the end of the fish scaler is pretty good at prying some smaller nails and tacks. And the mini pliers are good for pulling out nails once they're prayed away from the surface of the wall. As previously stated a flathead screwdriver on a SAK (especially an Alox one) can do most of what a pry bar can.

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Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #82 on: August 03, 2020, 06:27:34 AM »
Unpopular opinion: scissors on everything. I use the scissors (Classic) but I've not bought certain LMs due to scissors. (Sidekick over the Wingman)

Also, serrated blades AND saw one tool is a bit redundant, IMO.

While my blade usage isnt extensive, I cant justify some of the prices on knives. I would never have much use for a $200 folder.

Another unpopular opinion, I like big folders. I have a cold Steel voyager XL with tanto blade. Myy biggest folder and gets put to use. Its awkward opening/closing but a useful tool for me.
No Life Club Posts: 1,546
Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #83 on: August 05, 2020, 03:03:15 AM »
Even more unpopular....

I don't like worn Alox scales.   :pommel:

I like brand new ones.  Ive passed up some Pioneers and Cadets in color because I know they won't be as vibrant in a few months. 
No Life Club Posts: 1,546
Re: I guess I'm just different...
« Reply #84 on: August 05, 2020, 06:36:15 PM »
Anyone who owns any unwanted pocket pry bars is welcome to send them to me.  I promise to give them a good home.   :mail:

I posted one up on the trade forum   :salute:

 

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