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MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge

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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #30 on: January 19, 2024, 06:51:26 PM
Loop, how do you like that sheath? I've had one in my Amazon cart forever and can't make up my mind about whether it's worth it or not. It sure would be nice to keep my Arctic Micra from getting dinged up since I love the color so much.


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #31 on: January 19, 2024, 06:57:02 PM
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #32 on: January 19, 2024, 07:43:10 PM
Loop, how do you like that sheath? I've had one in my Amazon cart forever and can't make up my mind about whether it's worth it or not. It sure would be nice to keep my Arctic Micra from getting dinged up since I love the color so much.
I have not carried it this unit YET!

I do carry (pocket) my slip joints in a sheath and plan to carry the Micra in this sheath for the May challenge

I will rub it down with Mineral Oil first and allow it to dry as it feels dry to me today.

If you have the Arctic, that is a nice frosty color, I WOULD protect it and the XS sheath will do that.

And, if I find a NAVY in new like condition it will be sheath carried as well.

It is a perfect fit.

Here are some pictures for you. To compare.
I carry a 58 Vagabond daily in a small RoughRyder sheath from SMKW.   The Micra fits in that as well.
 
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For a $50 Micra the LM sheath seems a smart move.   Otherwise the RR from SMKW is a good cart add on if you are needing to round up for the free shipping.
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #33 on: January 19, 2024, 08:53:58 PM
I have not carried it this unit YET!

I do carry (pocket) my slip joints in a sheath and plan to carry the Micra in this sheath for the May challenge

I will rub it down with Mineral Oil first and allow it to dry as it feels dry to me today.

If you have the Arctic, that is a nice frosty color, I WOULD protect it and the XS sheath will do that.

And, if I find a NAVY in new like condition it will be sheath carried as well.

It is a perfect fit.

Here are some pictures for you. To compare.
I carry a 58 Vagabond daily in a small RoughRyder sheath from SMKW.   The Micra fits in that as well.
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For a $50 Micra the LM sheath seems a smart move.   Otherwise the RR from SMKW is a good cart add on if you are needing to round up for the free shipping.

That will push me over the edge on the purchase then! Good luck on the search for a Navy. If I happen across one, I'll come running to let you know


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #34 on: January 19, 2024, 09:07:53 PM
I help where I can! 😁

Welcome aboard!

Maybe in May you and the kids will get some fishing pictures posted🌹
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #35 on: January 19, 2024, 09:21:22 PM
And, my other is a Heritage model, rides in the XS sheath, and this morning I dressed it up with a lanyard to make it easier to extract from my pocket, in MAY😉
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For now, my lust factor has been dialed down 👍

I've been looking at those small pouches for the longest time.  I'm getting that itch once more but the Boss Lady has me on a SHORT leash since she retired.  I know I can make a perfectly serviceable slip for one but the itch is still there.

Don't know which one I'll use, yet,  got several around here but I definitely won't use the one from  what seems to be the Israeli Space Agency.
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #36 on: January 19, 2024, 09:35:09 PM
I help where I can! 😁

Welcome aboard!

Maybe in May you and the kids will get some fishing pictures posted🌹

Absolutely. Hopefully the spring run off will be time by then. If not, we will hit the reservoirs


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #37 on: January 21, 2024, 04:21:25 AM
Count me in!

 1.  gra_farmer
 2.  LoopCutter
 3.  Rich_SD
 4.  Fireman
 5.  garand2004
 6.  PitCarver
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #38 on: January 21, 2024, 04:11:13 PM
Count me in!

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 2.  LoopCutter
 3.  Rich_SD
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 5.  garand2004
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Welcome onboard :-)

Just two more and we can have a challenge badge created


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #39 on: January 21, 2024, 06:57:13 PM
I would say you probably already have enough :think: see if we can get something made before then :salute:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #40 on: January 21, 2024, 08:50:42 PM
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #41 on: January 21, 2024, 10:06:24 PM
I would say you probably already have enough :think: see if we can get something made before then :salute:

Thank you sir  :woohoo:


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Reply #42 on: January 21, 2024, 10:08:46 PM
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 4.  Fireman
 5.  garand2004
 6.  PitCarver
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Welcome onboard.

It will run similar to the classic 30 day challenge  :woohoo:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #43 on: February 03, 2024, 08:41:15 PM
Why does May seem so far off?
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #44 on: February 03, 2024, 08:46:42 PM
Why does May seem so far off?

I agree. After finishing the Classic challenge,  I feel like something is missing 😂


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Reply #45 on: February 03, 2024, 09:00:20 PM
I agree. After finishing the Classic challenge,  I feel like something is missing 😂
Why does May seem so far off?

You have time to each acquire a few Opinel’s and join the March challenge😉
 :cheers:  It will be fun!

Plus Opinel’s are less expensive than AWL SAK models.

The N08 is most popular, the 6 is pocket friendly, I like the Walnut.  Also, acquired the N09 for my XXL hands. And they have a nice folding saw and a folding FILET KNIFE, great for Montana Trout 😜😋. And even kids models and kitchen kits.
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

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   A WISE man knows whether or not to say it!!!


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #46 on: February 04, 2024, 12:42:31 AM
I agree. After finishing the Classic challenge,  I feel like something is missing 😂

Agreed....I keep looking at my classic, I reach for it, use it, then no photo....life feels empty and with out meaning  :think:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #47 on: February 04, 2024, 04:41:13 AM
Hello Awl
I  am in as well.   I will finish this challenge.  I have a few Micras and there is always one on my keychain.

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 2.  LoopCutter
 3.  Rich_SD
 4.  Fireman
 5.  garand2004
 6.  PitCarver
 7. MTSAK
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #48 on: February 04, 2024, 08:09:53 AM
Hello Awl
I  am in as well.   I will finish this challenge.  I have a few Micras and there is always one on my keychain.

1.  gra_farmer
 2.  LoopCutter
 3.  Rich_SD
 4.  Fireman
 5.  garand2004
 6.  PitCarver
 7. MTSAK
 8. lazar
 9. ElevenBlade
10. PaulDMMWC
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 :cheers:

Good to have you on board.   :woohoo:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #49 on: February 04, 2024, 08:12:45 AM
You have time to each acquire a few Opinel’s and join the March challenge😉
 :cheers:  It will be fun!

Plus Opinel’s are less expensive than AWL SAK models.

The N08 is most popular, the 6 is pocket friendly, I like the Walnut.  Also, acquired the N09 for my XXL hands. And they have a nice folding saw and a folding FILET KNIFE, great for Montana Trout 😜😋. And even kids models and kitchen kits.

I must admit I am excited about the opinel challenge, although in the past I was a sole opinel user, now I never touch them..... it'll be good to get to know them again  :salute:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #50 on: February 04, 2024, 10:13:03 AM
OMG a challenge I did not miss and it is about a tool I own  :drool: :ahhh :rofl:
Count me in ya all!

1.  gra_farmer
 2.  LoopCutter
 3.  Rich_SD
 4.  Fireman
 5.  garand2004
 6.  PitCarver
 7. MTSAK
 8. lazar
 9. ElevenBlade
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 :woohoo:


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #51 on: February 04, 2024, 01:38:21 PM
OMG a challenge I did not miss and it is about a tool I own  :drool: :ahhh :rofl:
Count me in ya all!

1.  gra_farmer
 2.  LoopCutter
 3.  Rich_SD
 4.  Fireman
 5.  garand2004
 6.  PitCarver
 7. MTSAK
 8. lazar
 9. ElevenBlade
10. PaulDMMWC
11. Mangyang
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 :woohoo:

Glad to have you on board  :popcorn:

So I thought I would practice with Micra before the challenge and give a few ideas on what to post.

First up fire lighting

So the Micra has a chisel grind on the blade which for right handed people, it is difficult to do those nice curls in wood, as can be seen below...it bites too deep



So you have to change hands to get the curls you need....so now I need to practice left hand carving.... :whistle:



In the end fire lit, and moving on to the next project....well it is solar panel Sunday for me...now not to fall off a roof



The Micra looks so small, on the panels, and I have 200 metres of wiring to sort out  :multi:

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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #52 on: February 04, 2024, 03:36:42 PM
Glad to have you on board  :popcorn:

So I thought I would practice with Micra before the challenge and give a few ideas on what to post.

First up fire lighting

So the Micra has a chisel grind on the blade which for right handed people, it is difficult to do those nice curls in wood, as can be seen below...it bites too deep

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So you have to change hands to get the curls you need....so now I need to practice left hand carving.... :whistle:

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In the end fire lit, and moving on to the next project....well it is solar panel Sunday for me...now not to fall off a roof

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The Micra looks so small, on the panels, and I have 200 metres of wiring to sort out  :multi:

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I literally just paid attention to the chisel grind on the Micra yesterday.

Thanks for doing this field test!


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Reply #53 on: February 04, 2024, 09:01:36 PM
You have time to each acquire a few Opinel’s and join the March challenge😉
 :cheers:  It will be fun!


I'm certain that it'll be a fun challenge, LoopCutter.   I almost burnt out with the November and December challenges, back to back, last year.  I figured a 4 month break would be ok.
I've got a couple of #6's, one that I modded into a wharncliffe carving knife. Both came from Sportsman's Warehouse and were sold under the Coghlans brand.  Sadly, they no longer sell them.  SMKW has them in catalog but they're always out of stock.   The eBay is an option for another but the carbon steel ones seem harder to find.

Perhaps only a 2 months break?  IDK
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #54 on: February 04, 2024, 09:24:17 PM
Gra-farmer got an EARLY start with pics to get my blood going.  I dug my old carry out this morning.  No snide comments please because I definitely know it needs a real good cleaning.  Picked it up sometime late 96 or early 97.  It's been an awesome tool for many years now.

 
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I,  too, had forgotten about the chisel grind on the blade, but everything else is just like I remember.  My last day working for the State was November 21, 1999 which may be the last day I actually carried the old girl.  It's been pulled out of my smalls box to handle different chores though many times since.
 Looks like May will be a nice month of remembering things that I'd long forgot.

Been thinking about buying one of the Heritage sheaths for it but it's never been confined to anything smaller than the old change pouch that I carried.  The old one finally wore out and the Boss Lady picked me up a new one but I'm not sure if the new one is slightly smaller, I know that the leather is heavier,  so the Micra doesn't fit like I remember.

I've got 2 or 3 other Micra's around the house that will probably see some time out during the challenge too.
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #55 on: February 05, 2024, 08:07:59 PM
Great pics gra and PC :woohoo: :like:

We never would slight anyone for posting pics of a nice tool with some signs of use, PC :cheers:

Can't wait to follow this challenge :woohoo: I might even participate :think: :D


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #56 on: February 05, 2024, 11:20:18 PM
Just for giggles, I tried using the Micra on a paracord knot but went back to my MiniChamp.  Perhaps with more practice and patience the Micra will work.
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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #57 on: February 05, 2024, 11:23:18 PM

Can't wait to follow this challenge :woohoo: I might even participate :think: :D

You should join....sign up you know you want to....

Some more pictures to wet your appetite....food prep

I wanted to see how the Micra was compared to the classic.....the cutting comfort was soooo much better, but the chisel grind makes it difficult to keep the cut straight.....but it is a more aggressive cut and made short work of everything.

I may regrind the edge to a double bevel???






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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #58 on: February 06, 2024, 06:34:35 AM
That job with the Micra! Great dedication! :D


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Re: MAY 2024 MICRA 30 Day Challenge
Reply #59 on: February 06, 2024, 04:57:34 PM
You should join....sign up you know you want to....

Some more pictures to wet your appetite....food prep

I wanted to see how the Micra was compared to the classic.....the cutting comfort was soooo much better, but the chisel grind makes it difficult to keep the cut straight.....but it is a more aggressive cut and made short work of everything.

I may regrind the edge to a double bevel???

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I would not suggest the double bevel on the blade just yet!

Have you noticed how often you must touch up the blade on a Classic or any SAK???

Compare it to the life of a Micra blade,  the sharpness factor stays for a longer time, and is easier to restore it sharp with less effort only to one side.

Try it, you may be pleasantly surprised.
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!

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