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The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #30 on: September 01, 2022, 06:35:31 PM
Here's a few I'll play with for the challenge. 

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #31 on: September 01, 2022, 07:08:02 PM
I take this will qualify for the fixed blade 30 day badge? ;)
Welcome to all the new entrants. Glad to have you with us.  This challenge will qualify for the 30 day fixed blade badge.  :woohoo:

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #32 on: September 01, 2022, 09:54:26 PM
I'm  :think: about it.  There don't seem to be many challenges scheduled for the end of the year, and I can carry virtually anything under my CWP.


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #33 on: September 02, 2022, 12:15:24 AM
Chapter 790.225 of the Florida Statutes only prohibits ballistic knives which, since they are not fixed blade knives, would not be allowed in this challenge either.  So, Fireman, you can carry just about any fixed blade knife here in Florida that you are comfortable carrying, even if like me you have a great big and thick Dirk that hangs below your kilt.  We are an open minded and accepting group here so you are free to post your filthy Dirk pics here.  The dirtier the better. >:D :pok:

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #34 on: September 02, 2022, 01:44:34 AM
That's a fine lookin' dirk!  :tu:


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #35 on: September 02, 2022, 01:47:03 AM
All of them, of course.

Not this time. As is usual for me, I'm going to chose one and get to know that knife for 30 days.

Better yet.....

I'll post up a photo of four candidates and ask MTo'ers to vote on the fixie they want to see me use for 30 days.   :D


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #36 on: September 02, 2022, 03:40:26 AM
I've always wanted to try a ESEE Izula 2 or 5 fixed blade. May explore these options for October.
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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #37 on: September 02, 2022, 05:31:16 AM
Not this time. As is usual for me, I'm going to chose one and get to know that knife for 30 days.

Better yet.....

I'll post up a photo of four candidates and ask MTo'ers to vote on the fixie they want to see me use for 30 days.   :D
That's a great idea!


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #38 on: September 02, 2022, 05:38:55 AM
I've always wanted to try a ESEE Izula 2 or 5 fixed blade. May explore these options for October.
I have an Izula II and a JG3 and they are both excellent EDC fixies.  I carry my Izula II in a Bradford Guardian horizontal, leather sheath which I found was a great improvement over the plastic scabbard it came with.

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #39 on: September 02, 2022, 07:09:12 AM
I'm in but with the caveat I can't carry it in public in Australia so will be home use only and the odd glam shot if that's ok  :tu:

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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #40 on: September 02, 2022, 11:49:28 AM
Chapter 790.225 of the Florida Statutes only prohibits ballistic knives which, since they are not fixed blade knives, would not be allowed in this challenge either.  So, Fireman, you can carry just about any fixed blade knife here in Florida that you are comfortable carrying, even if like me you have a great big and thick Dirk that hangs below your kilt.  We are an open minded and accepting group here so you are free to post your filthy Dirk pics here.  The dirtier the better. >:D :pok:

Is that your dirk, or are you happy to see me?

The state of Florida says you can, but there is no preemption of local laws.  In Miami-Dade County, your clean or filthy dirk, daggers, and bowie knives are forbidden there.   :ahhh


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #41 on: September 02, 2022, 06:20:47 PM
We still want you with us. You must have something that Miami-Dade would accept. :dunno: Or you could just use it on your own property.


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #42 on: September 02, 2022, 07:46:13 PM
I've always wanted to try a ESEE Izula 2 or 5 fixed blade. May explore these options for October.

I know you're a big fella.  May want to handle a Izula. Your mitts might be too big?  I love my Izula on that note.  Small and capable.  Plus it carries so darn nice.  I do wish we could conceal carry our fixed blades.  Just so I don't have to tuck in my shirt on the side I carry it on.  I could also pocket carry my smaller ones. 

We can pretty much carry any fixed blade as well as long as its in clear sight in a sheath. 
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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #43 on: September 02, 2022, 07:47:53 PM
I'm going to chime in again on home use.  If Alan is saying thats badge worthy then I highly suggest going for it.  It can be just as fun getting to know your blade at home. 
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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #44 on: September 02, 2022, 07:48:37 PM
I'm in but with the caveat I can't carry it in public in Australia so will be home use only and the odd glam shot if that's ok  :tu:

I'm going to chime in again on home use.  If Alan is saying thats badge worthy then I highly suggest going for it.  It can be just as fun getting to know your blade at home. 


That has been just fine in previous iterations of the Fixie challenges.  :tu:


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #45 on: September 02, 2022, 07:54:26 PM
Home only use is acceptable.  That will allow those with legal restrictions on fixed blade knives to participate and we want everyone to participate if possible.


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #46 on: September 02, 2022, 07:58:54 PM
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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #47 on: September 02, 2022, 09:56:49 PM
I know you're a big fella.  May want to handle a Izula. Your mitts might be too big?  I love my Izula on that note.  Small and capable.  Plus it carries so darn nice.  I do wish we could conceal carry our fixed blades.  Just so I don't have to tuck in my shirt on the side I carry it on.  I could also pocket carry my smaller ones. 

We can pretty much carry any fixed blade as well as long as its in clear sight in a sheath.
Agree on the Izula.  My hands are about a men’s medium glove and the Izula is a nice fit, but I think it would might feel small for anyone with bigger hands.

Along that note, I handled a Bradford Guardian 3 the other day and that handle definitely felt too small for my hands.  I wanted to like it for the size but just couldn’t comfortably hold it.


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #48 on: September 02, 2022, 10:02:33 PM
Isn't the Izula 2 the same thing with a longer handle?
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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #49 on: September 02, 2022, 10:09:49 PM
Yes with the exception of the micarta handle on the Izula 2 which adds about 1/2inch. 

Its a great knife just thought it'd be best for Pacu to handle one.  I've used the heck out of mine and the coating is still looking great. 

Superb little fixed blade. 
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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #50 on: September 03, 2022, 01:50:33 AM

That has been just fine in previous iterations of the Fixie challenges.  :tu:
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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #51 on: September 03, 2022, 05:15:43 AM
The Guardian 3.5 has just enough extra length that it might make a difference to someone with larger hands.  I think that's what I'd get if I ever decided to go that direction.
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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #52 on: September 03, 2022, 05:26:28 AM
  In your picture the Guardian is the top knife in your picture and it is a ESEE knife?

The Izula II is the bottom knife pictured?
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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #53 on: September 03, 2022, 07:13:38 AM
Those are both ESEE knives. Top is the JG3. Bottom is the Izula II.
I don't own a Bradford Guardian.


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #54 on: September 04, 2022, 12:35:02 AM
I know you're a big fella.  May want to handle a Izula. Your mitts might be too big?  I love my Izula on that note.  Small and capable.  Plus it carries so darn nice.  I do wish we could conceal carry our fixed blades.  Just so I don't have to tuck in my shirt on the side I carry it on.  I could also pocket carry my smaller ones. 

We can pretty much carry any fixed blade as well as long as its in clear sight in a sheath.

I do have some big hands.

I have my Ontario Airforce survival knife, not a good edc option

A Cold Steel Recon Tanto 3V , again not a great edc option. It is an awesome knife though. A bit silly but i grew up with Soldier of Fortune magazine ads with Cold Steel in the 80's.  :whistle: ::) ::)

and a Spyderco Bow River that may be an option to carry.


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #55 on: September 04, 2022, 01:15:03 AM
I've brought out a few fixies for consideration:




Please vote for one of the above for me to carry for Fixtober!

A. Breeden Custom -- a simple design and a really nice knife
B. Becker BK11 -- solid drop point with some trail time behind it.
C. Buck 102 Woodsman -- a classic.
D. Fiddleback Bowlegged Joe -- eccentric design, small, but functional.
E. Fiddleback Bushboot (I think) -- sweet drop point.

Vote by letter and/or name. Whichever blade gets the most votes is the one I'll use in Fixtober!  :cheers:


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #56 on: September 04, 2022, 04:46:30 AM
That's rather a bold move leaving your EDC up to the rest of us.  Some of us might even be deranged.  I'm not sure I could risk it myself.  Since you are taking votes though, I vote for D, the Bowlegged Joe.  It looks like an interesting piece.


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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #57 on: September 04, 2022, 04:54:19 AM
Surprised you did not include your 113 Ranger?  Is it much larger than your selected models?  :dunno: :think:

I have selected B ! 

A’s handle appears larger and therefore may get in the way.

C is a option, slim and sleek , may be to long for pocket duty if had to visit a populace area.
 
D & E ‘s handle appear significant and may be too bulky.
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The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #58 on: September 04, 2022, 05:39:57 AM
That's rather a bold move leaving your EDC up to the rest of us.  Some of us might even be deranged.  I'm not sure I could risk it myself.  Since you are taking votes though, I vote for D, the Bowlegged Joe.  It looks like an interesting piece.
:iagree: :tu:

D +1 :think: 

Nix it’d definitely be interesting to see it an action for 30 days, the small size coupled with the wharncliffe/cleaver blade should do well at food prep and slicing but how much will you miss something larger and with a more all round blade shape ….if you’re up for the challenge we’re up for watching :popcorn:

Really like the look of E too so if D is a bit of an ask for 30 days, then E, they’re both very nice looking knives
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Re: The October 2022 EDC Fixed Blade Challenge
Reply #59 on: September 04, 2022, 07:23:54 AM
:iagree: :tu:

D +1 :think: 

Nix it’d definitely be interesting to see it an action for 30 days, the small size coupled with the wharncliffe/cleaver blade should do well at food prep and slicing but how much will you miss something larger and with a more all round blade shape ….if you’re up for the challenge we’re up for watching :popcorn:

Really like the look of E too so if D is a bit of an ask for 30 days, then E, they’re both very nice looking knives
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