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The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024

us Offline marlowe221

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The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
on: February 01, 2024, 10:13:33 PM
Well, I've been hanging around here long enough at this point. I've participated in several challenges myself and really enjoy them.

I've done some searching and can't find a reference to a 30 day challenge dedicated to the Sportsman and thought I would suggest one myself!

Only one blade? No scissors? Can you find creative uses for the nail file and nail cleaner? Seems like it would be a fun SAK to really spend some time with to me.

I was thinking maybe March for this challenge but would certainly be open to suggestions. Anyone interested?


us Offline MTSAK

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #1 on: February 01, 2024, 10:31:03 PM
I would be interested. It would give me a reason to buy a Sportsman


us Offline nate j

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #2 on: February 02, 2024, 04:15:20 AM
I’d probably pass on this one, for a couple of reasons.

For one, I alternated between a Sportsman and Cadet for the Tween 84mm/85mm challenge last June.  I felt like I got a good feel for both, but sadly found them a bit undersized for my needs and taste.

For another, I’m already committed to the Opinel challenge for March.


us Offline stuntzombie

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #3 on: February 02, 2024, 01:21:20 PM
I currently only own 3 SAK's and a Sportsman is one of them. I'd be down to participate.


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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #4 on: February 02, 2024, 04:49:59 PM
Was not familiar with the SPORTSMAN variant!

Had completed the 84mm (‘tween) Challenge in 2023 and do not recall this model mentioned.

So following at this point, as I am committed to the OPINEL challenge in March.  Actually more INVESTED as several models now part of my  knife box. 😜
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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #5 on: February 02, 2024, 05:00:08 PM
Was not familiar with the SPORTSMAN variant!
Had completed the 84mm (‘tween) Challenge in 2023 and do not recall this model mentioned.
A couple of people used one during that very challenge. I also did the whole challenge with mine... https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,90682.msg2419874.html#msg2419874


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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #6 on: February 02, 2024, 05:08:10 PM
A couple of people used one during that very challenge. I also did the whole challenge with mine... https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,90682.msg2419874.html#msg2419874

I stand corrected🙃☺️

Thank you , Tasky

I think the red scales threw me!

Is the Sportsman unique  because of the corkscrew and  nail file blade instead of a Phillips and Pen blade?
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us Offline Myron

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #7 on: February 02, 2024, 06:31:00 PM
I'd do it!   I love the Sportsman and keep one in my cars.  Count me in.


cz Offline AndyAaron

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #8 on: February 02, 2024, 07:06:26 PM
Can we select a different month? As it was mentioned, there is Opinel challenge in March…


us Offline nate j

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #9 on: February 02, 2024, 08:32:45 PM
Is the Sportsman unique  because of the corkscrew and  nail file blade instead of a Phillips and Pen blade?
I’m not quite clear on what you’re asking.

To my way of thinking, the most closely related knives to the Sportsman are the Tourist (which has all the same tools, except has the small blade in place of the Sportsman’s file) and the Cadet (which has all the same front side tools as the Sportsman, but of course no back side or scale tools).


I suppose if we converted your question to a statement:  The Sportsman is unique  because of the corkscrew and nail file blade instead of a Phillips and Pen blade.

Then I could answer Jeopardy-style and say “What is the difference between the Tinker Small and the Sportsman?”
:-P


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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #10 on: February 02, 2024, 09:02:07 PM
Yep, was curious if I describe the big difference from the Tinker 84mm?

There are so many variations of the  SAKs, most are only different by the back side, Corkscrew or a Phillips.
I noticed that the Sportsman also uses a nail file and not a Pen Blade.
Is there any other differences?
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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #11 on: February 02, 2024, 09:59:49 PM
Yep, was curious if I describe the big difference from the Tinker 84mm?
You’re correct.  The Sportsman has the nail file in place of the 84mm Tinker’s small blade, and corkscrew in place of the backside Phillips.  No other differences.


us Offline marlowe221

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #12 on: February 03, 2024, 05:56:33 AM
Can we select a different month? As it was mentioned, there is Opinel challenge in March…

Absolutely!

I wasn’t aware of the conflict with the Opinel challenge.

What about April or May? Would that work better for most folks?


us Offline Bunk Tuppins

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #13 on: February 03, 2024, 06:29:08 AM
Absolutely!

I wasn’t aware of the conflict with the Opinel challenge.

What about April or May? Would that work better for most folks?

I will probably participate, though I may wimp out and not post every day (I don't bother about the badges). Later works better for me.


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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #14 on: February 03, 2024, 10:55:01 AM
This might be fun and a good reason to get a new sportsman with the new file. I carried mine for I don't know how many years. Got one as a kid and had it until I was a teenager and then a couple more years when I had my first doughter


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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #15 on: February 03, 2024, 11:10:00 AM
Here is the link of planned challenges. It is not updated  but will give you an idea of what is planned.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,91701.0.html
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

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us Offline marlowe221

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #16 on: February 03, 2024, 08:20:23 PM
Here is the link of planned challenges. It is not updated  but will give you an idea of what is planned.

https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,91701.0.html

Looks like April is pretty open at this point. How would everyone feel about that?

This might be fun and a good reason to get a new sportsman with the new file. I carried mine for I don't know how many years. Got one as a kid and had it until I was a teenager and then a couple more years when I had my first doughter

I was going to do the opposite - I only have a Sportsman with the new file so I was going to hit the big auction site for a pre-owned model with the older style file for comparison.


us Offline marlowe221

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #17 on: February 05, 2024, 04:56:40 PM
Alright, hearing no objections, I have asked SteveC to add the Sportsman Challenge to the schedule for April since there were no other challenges that month (and plenty of them in the following months...).

So, let's do sign ups!

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us Offline Myron

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #18 on: February 07, 2024, 12:24:11 AM
Shaping up to be a lonely challenge, but I'm in! 

So, let's do sign ups!

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us Offline marlowe221

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #19 on: February 07, 2024, 08:40:34 AM
Well, it's early yet. But thanks for signing up!  :like:


us Offline Bunk Tuppins

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #20 on: February 08, 2024, 12:54:59 AM
So, let's do sign ups!

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us Offline marlowe221

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #21 on: February 14, 2024, 04:20:50 AM
Thanks Bunk, we’re proud to have you!

Plenty of time before April, but I’m still excited about the challenge.


us Offline Bunk Tuppins

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #22 on: February 15, 2024, 07:47:01 AM
I pulled my Sportsman out since we were talking about it.  My word, this one that I have is a snappy little devil! Every tool delivers a crisp, loud snap!  I think I may have oiled this when I went through an orgy of oiling SAKs a few months back.  I've had this for a couple years but somehow I never really used this knife much.  I do use a Cadet a lot for filing my nails and this is pretty much the same, just a little thicker.


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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #23 on: February 15, 2024, 02:48:33 PM
I’d like to sign up.
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us Offline marlowe221

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #24 on: February 15, 2024, 06:18:41 PM
Got you on the list!

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #25 on: February 15, 2024, 08:27:30 PM
You still should request the mods to change the threads title from  MAYBE to APRIL.

This will help those interested from reading the thread to determine when if they are inquiring.
If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #26 on: February 16, 2024, 01:04:40 AM
Good point!


cz Offline AndyAaron

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #27 on: February 16, 2024, 06:48:18 AM
I am doing Opinel challenge in March so I will join here in April too. The only sad thing about challenges is that you cannot carry the rest of the knives in your collection. However with Sportsman challenge I can still be active in the outdoor thread :)

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us Offline marlowe221

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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #28 on: March 04, 2024, 01:20:55 AM
Hey folks!

April and the Sportsman Challenge is less than a month away. We got a shiny new thread title to match, so plan your spring challenge schedule accordingly and get signed up!


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Re: The Sportsman Challenge - April 2024
Reply #29 on: March 04, 2024, 03:10:25 AM
What about a Swiss Sportsman?  :pok:
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