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Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022

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us Offline hsherzfeld

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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #660 on: June 23, 2022, 10:11:28 PM
You have to do what you have to do.  Sorry you're out, and hope all is well.
Thanks. Awl is well, just very busy!
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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #661 on: June 23, 2022, 10:15:08 PM
Day 30

Putting this in a little early today so I can focus on homework tonight. Used the hook to tighten the laces on a pair of boat shoes (decided I needed slip ons that were more substantial than sandals for camp, etc.) This is my personal favorite use for the hook, my sneakers have fit much better since I started doing it last summer. Unfortunately, they're too big. I blame the lack of socks, since I wear pretty thick ones with an extra liner normally. Will return and swap for a half size down.

Overall thoughts on the Hunstman (plus) compared to the Champ/Swiss Champ I carried for two months on the last challenge:

I didn't miss the front side Phillips as much as I expected. While I didn't do a lot of screwing, the can opener was always comfortably up to the task.

Scissors, as expected, were probably my most used tool.

I missed the scale pin surprisingly often on the non-cellidor knives, but only used the pen once or twice. Which is the opposite of how other challenges have gone.

The saw, more than anything, stood in for the fish scaler as a pokey/proddy/measuring tool. It saw a few uses at camp, but isn't that valuable on an office knife. I will probably track down a Fisherman/Angler of some kind to carry for a while once I'm done with this wave of challenges.

I missed the plyers once or twice, but never critically.

Overall, the Huntsman performed about as well as I expected. It's the thinnest knife Vic makes that comfortably handles almost everything thrown at it, up to light fix-it/outdoors tasks. Also, the four layer size is a lot more comfortable in hand (mostly due to more centered blade) than the Champs. It is often the knife I recommend to people as an "only" (ha!) SAK if they think they want one for day to day carry and light car camping, and I think that's exactly where it's best.

Good luck finishing out, awl! See most of you in the Spartan thread.

Congrats to the first finisher!  See you in the Spartan Challenge.  :salute:


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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #662 on: June 23, 2022, 10:15:41 PM
Thanks. Awl is well, just very busy!

Glad to hear that! 


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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #663 on: June 23, 2022, 11:54:09 PM
Day 22

Huntsman out sightseeing again…

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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #664 on: June 24, 2022, 12:03:36 AM
Day 23

Huntsman opened these hairbrushes for my wife and daughters.  Zip ties may have been slightly overkill…

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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #665 on: June 24, 2022, 12:31:03 AM
Day 22

Huntsman out sightseeing again…
Wow what a view :like:


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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #666 on: June 24, 2022, 02:20:55 AM
DAY 23

Huntsman keeps serving well for what I need at the moment. Used that main blade today for my cheese cubing, love that thin blade for food prep. Tonight is sloppy Joe and tater tot night at the Yo house. Used that great can opener on the Manwich sauce. Makes me wonder if I go back to the Explorer in August. Next month it be Spartan all month to see if I can get another Challenge completed.

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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #667 on: June 24, 2022, 02:57:49 AM
Used that great can opener on the Manwich sauce.

Yum!!!  Love me some Manwich on a nice firm hard roll. I grew up with Manwich every Wednesday night.
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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #668 on: June 24, 2022, 03:02:47 AM
Day 23

I’ve got a new Vic Ranger project going this week. The FX main blade helped to pry off the original cellidor scales. Now it’s time to pop on those pretty new Micarta scales.

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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #669 on: June 24, 2022, 03:13:37 AM
DAY 22
Had a bunch of fun testing the Firebox nano twig stove I picked up recently.
Thanks to SOS24 :cheers: this is exactly the piece of kit I’ve been looking for :salute:

Used the explorer main blade to butterfly a stick and slice shavings from some cedar.
Scissors to cut the wax paper I used for a fire starter (its my favorite fire starter actually)
Fiddling with this awesome little stove made me feel like a Boy Scout again  :D good times

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Awesome.  I’m glad you like it and think it will work for you.


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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #670 on: June 24, 2022, 03:16:44 AM
Day 23

I’ve got a new Vic Ranger project going this week. The FX main blade helped to pry off the original cellidor scales. Now it’s time to pop on those pretty new Micarta scales.

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Nice project.  I’ve been eyeing some micarta scales.


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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #671 on: June 24, 2022, 03:19:52 AM
DAY 23
No action shots but Used the Explorer small blade to open some packages.
Now Just going to take it easy and relax with the pup



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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #672 on: June 24, 2022, 03:24:53 AM
Day 22 & 23
I forgot to post a picture yesterday and some of the use crossed over between yesterday and today so I’ll post a couple pictures.

The Mtn Yeoman cut open a box with some dental chews and another box with some movies.  It also cut some paracord for a project I was doing to make a breakaway clasp for a first aid kit.  After the project, my zippo needed refilling and the mini driver helped adjust the flame afterwards.




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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #673 on: June 24, 2022, 04:14:02 AM
Day 24

Got a new mattress delivered, Huntsman used to open the packaging




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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #674 on: June 24, 2022, 07:06:55 AM
SteveP - Day 24

The work Explorer cut open more boxes at work. The inline Phillips came in handy when I had to put together unexpectedly a couple of displays. This is why I carry a SAK and not just a box cutter.

No use for the home Explorer today. Maybe tomorrow...

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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #675 on: June 24, 2022, 11:56:54 AM
 :cheers: Phil.  They're big Vic fans  :D
Nice to see your hounds take an interest Barry  :like:
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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #676 on: June 24, 2022, 11:59:25 AM
Day 24: A bear tore down a section of fencing in our dog run.  The Explorer cut some zip ties and plastic fencing when I patched the hole. 

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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #677 on: June 24, 2022, 04:31:08 PM
Nice progress, 4-layer fans!   :salute:


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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #678 on: June 24, 2022, 06:01:09 PM
Are your sign-in issues resolved, sir?   :pok:


Powernoodle Day 24


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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #679 on: June 24, 2022, 07:24:02 PM
Day 31?/Bonus

What a fool I was to think I'd be done with the Hunstman at 4 in the afternoon yesterday.

The fire in the hotel's pit went down to coals, and there were only fairly big chunks in the wood pile. Hunstman came out to make some shavings, and saw off some kindling size pieces.

No action shots, but I did get a shot of the fire going once I built it back up, and a parting shot of the Huntsman with some ash on it as I was getting it going again. Great send off for a great challenge.

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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #680 on: June 24, 2022, 07:35:02 PM
Day 31?/Bonus

What a fool I was to think I'd be done with the Hunstman at 4 in the afternoon yesterday.

The fire in the hotel's pit went down to coals, and there were only fairly big chunks in the wood pile. Hunstman came out to make some shavings, and saw off some kindling size pieces.

No action shots, but I did get a shot of the fire going once I built it back up, and a parting shot of the Huntsman with some ash on it as I was getting it going again. Great send off for a great challenge.
Great uses and pics BPR
Especially that ashy Huntsman  :cheers:


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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #681 on: June 24, 2022, 07:36:57 PM
Are your sign-in issues resolved, sir?   :pok:


Powernoodle Day 24


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I dig those blue plus scales with the shield on the backside


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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #682 on: June 24, 2022, 08:13:33 PM
I dig those blue plus scales with the shield on the backside

Being Mr. Oblivious, I never really noticed which side the shield was on.  With the blue translucent scales and the white scales, the shield is on the non-cutout side which I think is more traditional.

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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #683 on: June 24, 2022, 10:29:32 PM
Day 24

[--- arms length ---] (-.-) 

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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #684 on: June 24, 2022, 11:40:29 PM
DBAY 24  Package day!   Carefully opening a book my wife ordered and a Smokey the Bear SAK for me.





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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #685 on: June 25, 2022, 01:36:31 AM
Are your sign-in issues resolved, sir?   :pok:

They are!   :D


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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #686 on: June 25, 2022, 01:44:55 AM
Day 24

Had tighten up the garden hose reel today

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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #687 on: June 25, 2022, 03:45:28 AM
Excellent pics and uses guys :hatsoff:

Awlways interesting to see the different jobs we put our SAKs to. Four layers is the sweet spot for me and the Huntsman has long been a fave so has felt pretty natural carrying it this month


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Re: Favorite Four Layer Challenge June 2022
Reply #688 on: June 25, 2022, 03:50:38 AM
Love it!!
DBAY 24  Package day!   Carefully opening a book my wife ordered and a Smokey the Bear SAK for me.

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