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Knot in October GAW 9441

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #660 on: November 01, 2020, 11:59:59 PM »
Well done on all those who got Knotted in Knot-tober :tu:

Congrats Enki and Vitor  :salute:

Another informative and excellent GAW by Nix, where the content of the thread matches or exceeds the unbelievable items up for grabs.

I would have participated but for my own laziness, and I came across the thread late  :facepalm:

I have spliced eyes in three stranded rope before, but have since forgotten. They are a handy addition for tie-down ropes. For hollow type synthetic ropes/cords, you can push the end through a hole back on the standing end, feed it in a ways and it constricts on itself to hold the loop.

Awesome job on the linked list, RP!
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #661 on: November 02, 2020, 12:23:25 AM »
Hey and thanks to RP for the fantastic summary list with links - Very, very handy

On that - I just had a thought - Shall I make that list an addendum to the very first post, with appropriate explanation -  for easy future reference, if it's OK with Nix and RP.
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #662 on: November 02, 2020, 12:40:07 AM »
Hey and thanks to RP for the fantastic summary list with links - Very, very handy

On that - I just had a thought - Shall I make that list an addendum to the very first post, with appropriate explanation -  for easy future reference, if it's OK with Nix and RP.

An Excellent idea,  :hatsoff:
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #663 on: November 02, 2020, 12:43:39 AM »
Hey and thanks to RP for the fantastic summary list with links - Very, very handy

On that - I just had a thought - Shall I make that list an addendum to the very first post, with appropriate explanation -  for easy future reference, if it's OK with Nix and RP.


Sounds good to me!  :tu:

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #665 on: November 02, 2020, 01:43:00 AM »
Last, but knot least.....

It is time to award the.....

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There can be no doubt....the clear winner of the Best Jack O' Lantern of Knotober 2020 is:

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VITOR!!!   VITOR!!!   VITOR!!!   VITOR!!!   VITOR!!!   VITOR!!!   VITOR!!!
Vitor loved It!!! He's very happy!
He wants to thank Nix and everyone for the challenge and kindly words!

I'm also very gratefull and happy!

Congrats to all and specially to enki_ck!

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #666 on: November 02, 2020, 01:52:25 AM »
Sounds good to me!  :tu:

Done ! 

I put the list after the rules - Hope that is OK - As the GAW is over I figured that the knots are now more important than the prize details
But let me know if I should do anything otherwise than what is there now
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #667 on: November 02, 2020, 07:21:55 AM »
Massive congrats to Enki and Vitor  :woohoo:.  I don't envy having to choose.  Every knife added I was  :ahhh.   

This was great deal of fun for sure and I am so happy Enki won.  I echo what Huntsman said about his contributions to MTO.  It was so much fun having Vitor participate as well. 

 

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #668 on: November 02, 2020, 04:20:09 PM »
Congratulations Enki and well done Vitor. I hope you both enjoy your prizes.  Thank you Nix for a great contest.  It was educational.  Thanks also to everyone who participated and made it fun.  Except maybe Fuzzy.  I found an old picture of Fuzzy by the way, in case anyone is interested.
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #669 on: November 02, 2020, 04:31:59 PM »
And here's a more recent picture. :cheers:
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #670 on: November 02, 2020, 04:36:17 PM »
Fuzzy took the Winter's coming phrase WAY to seriously. :o
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #671 on: November 02, 2020, 04:38:30 PM »
I gotta say, Fuzzy looks a bit unconventional there, but I do admire his sewing skills......  :clap:

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #672 on: November 02, 2020, 05:51:55 PM »
FYI, I went with the BRK Bravo 1 from the OP, seemed to suit my preferred use best and I liked it ever since I saw it first.

The Vidarr looks awesome, dreamy, but I have full sized knives, and never use them. If I need something bigger, I go with a folding Laplander saw or a machete.  I'd hate something so beautiful to just be a shelf queen and not get used.

I stopped carrying folders a long time ago, I prefer SAKs and as nice the Osbourne is, it never even got considered, and I already got a Syph007 Urban, a black one with red liners :dd: so as SAK crazed I am, that one didn't sway me from my original draw to the Bravo.

And then Nix got naughty, threw a SECOND Bravo AND a Steingrass to the mix and the choice got way harder. :ahhh

I prefer blades that start close to the handle with little to no choil and the blade width of the Bravo seemed to suit me better so although the Steingrass was dreamy, I was back to the Bravos. :facepalm:

And there were two. :ahhh The antique ivory one tempted me as the color seemed kike it would be easier to find if I god forbid dropped it in the leaves and grass, but we all know I'm drawn to the dark side :vader: And I wasn't sure how I'd get along with the thumb ramp, I never stab with my knives anyways that I'd need that much extra traction in that area so it might just get in the way and annoy me so I went with the one I know I like.

So in the end, choosing the prize was the most difficult part of the contest for me :D It took me longer than to think of, tie, photograph, edit and post all the knots and entries, explanations and posts in a month long thread. :ahhh

Thanks again Nix for your generosity and patience, and thinking of such a great theme for a GAW. :hatsoff:
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #673 on: November 02, 2020, 05:52:29 PM »
And here's a more recent picture. :cheers:
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That was before the covid epidemic. He's a little different nowadays...



 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #674 on: November 02, 2020, 06:01:27 PM »
It was a hard choice.  Each new knife was  :drool:.  If it were me I would have gone with the Vidarr early on.  The Bravo is amazing and I've wanted one for years too.  Then the moment he showed the Steingrass  :gimme:.  I would have had to flip a coin.  That was is gorgeous. 

Enki i am so happy you will be getting a Bravo.  Please please post adventure pics. 

As a fun exercise I was trying to think who would choose what.  I thought you'd go for the SAK of Bravo in black  :whistle: 

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #675 on: November 02, 2020, 06:09:18 PM »
Congrats to both winners!

 :cheers:

Thanks again for the great GAW!

 :tu: :hatsoff:

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #676 on: November 02, 2020, 06:17:02 PM »

Enki i am so happy you will be getting a Bravo.  Please please post adventure pics. 

Will do. Might take some time before I go caving again cause as Fuzzy showed us, Winter is coming,  as is snow, so getting to the mountains will have to wait, but I'll take it on trips to the local woods so we get to know each other better till spring.

As a fun exercise I was trying to think who would choose what.  I thought you'd go for the SAK of Bravo in black  :whistle: 

You could have told me that right away, would have saved me a lot of thinking, watching reviews and reading up on the different models. :twak:

 :D
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #677 on: November 02, 2020, 06:56:54 PM »
You chose...wisely. :cheers:
I would have gone with either of the Bravo's.  A little tough to chose between having a thumb ramp or not without holding them in hand, but I think I'd go with the thumb ramp one. Gorgeous scales, still a Bravo. It would have been my full-tang bushcraft knife.

The Vidarr was also beautiful, but probably a little too long of a blade, and I already have the Fiskars hatchet.
The Matt Lesniewski EDC was cute, but a little too small of a cutting edge for a fixed blade for my bushcraft.
The Contego was beautiful, but I have a few large folders now, so I am set.
The Robert Lessard custom SAK was just sweet. Had I won, I'd have a hard time choosing anything over it. I have lots of SAKs though, so a Bravo seemed like the choice I'd make.
The Steingrass was also quite remarkable. I'd be happy with that as well.

Once again, fantastic GAW, amazing participation, and what a prize lot.  :like:
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #678 on: November 04, 2020, 01:09:31 PM »
I'm pretty sure I'd have made the same choice, but that antique ivory look of the second Bravo made my head explode. :dd:
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #679 on: November 04, 2020, 07:50:01 PM »
Fuzztangle Day 1:

Okay, so for my first entry I have this. I like to call it the Fuzzy Bunny. It may well have a more archaic technical name, but that's irrelevant. It's got bunny ears, so sure to be a crowd pleaser or indeed a winner!

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Well I think it's cute Fuzzy.
Just like you.

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #680 on: November 06, 2020, 12:29:33 PM »
Fantastic GAW, well done the winners.

I didn't enter as most of my knot tying has no practical use.

But here's a link to my favorite knot at this time and a short tutorial on Instagram how to tie it.  https://www.instagram.com/tv/B4auzZXjBd9/

The Plafond knot, also known as two strand Chinese lanyard knot. ABOK 807.

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #681 on: November 06, 2020, 03:30:58 PM »
I hate you all.

Anyway, despite not contributing much knotyness myself, I found this challenge rather enjoyable and up there with the best of them. Nix, once again, well done.  :hatsoff:

... and well done to the winner... or winners... I wasn't paying attention...... Did anybody win?

 :cheers:

I still hate you all though.

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #682 on: November 06, 2020, 03:46:37 PM »
I don't think anyone was trying to 'dox' you, Fuzzles.

And you do look pretty damn cute in a rabbit suit.  :tu:

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #683 on: November 06, 2020, 04:07:14 PM »
Why thank you...


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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #684 on: November 06, 2020, 09:24:17 PM »
Can I just say, it took a lot of Veet to accomplish that look.

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #685 on: November 06, 2020, 09:30:22 PM »
No idea what that means, but lookin' good as awl-ways, Fuzzy.

(You doing anything for the holidays this year? Asking for a friend....)

 :cheers:

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #686 on: November 06, 2020, 09:37:20 PM »

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #687 on: November 06, 2020, 09:45:53 PM »
The price you are willing to pay for your vanity.....

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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #688 on: November 07, 2020, 12:05:40 AM »
Jack, I really think you were better off not knowing. :facepalm:
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Re: Knot in October GAW
« Reply #689 on: November 07, 2020, 12:20:26 AM »

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