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post #16 of 91
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Knife people have fantasies about the day they get to use their knife up to its capabilities. I'll never get my money's worth out of the customs and high ends, but accepted that and have cut down my collecting to reflect it. I've only got 8 knives remaining, and if I do buy, Spyderco is as high end as I go now. My edc is a pocket clip, card case, and small pocket knife (generally an oldschool folder like my canoe).

My jeep bag and messenger bag are pretty well stocked, though.
Yeah, I've never had a custom knife or even a high-end commercial knife. I stick to Kershaws, Gerbers, Bucks, etc. That way if I chip the blade or drop it and the point breaks on a rock, I'm not out a thousand dollars.
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How slim is that thing? Pretty sleek looking knife.
It's pretty slim. It's easy to carry in slacks or chinos.
post #17 of 91
One of these as my everyday utility knife (the composite is not nearly as pronounced in real life, the two steels are actually very similar in colour and the knife doesn't look quite as silly as this Photochop picture)


And one of these guys as my hiking/camping blade (fantastic little blade that is sharp as hell)
post #18 of 91
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I have a British Army knife on its way:


This came in the mail today and it's much bigger and heavier than I expected.

Love it.
post #19 of 91
Was messing around(set on low mode): lol Nice to know it lives up to it's specs.
post #20 of 91
I carry around a Kershaw Tyrade G-10, and often get weird looks or questions when I pull it out. How do you answer when they ask you "Why do you carry around a knife?"

For now, I've just been telling them "To cut things."
post #21 of 91
That whole "marlin spike" concept/tool was great to read about. I had no idea, but always wondered how people could splice ropes together.
post #22 of 91
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That whole "marlin spike" concept/tool was great to read about. I had no idea, but always wondered how people could splice ropes together.

It is pretty cool - I started reading up on it when we got the boat, but suspect I'll never do much with it unless I leave the family and sail for the Bahamas or something.
post #23 of 91
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That whole "marlin spike" concept/tool was great to read about. I had no idea, but always wondered how people could splice ropes together.

Splicing is a bitch.
post #24 of 91
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It is pretty cool - I started reading up on it when we got the boat, but suspect I'll never do much with it unless I leave the family and sail for the Bahamas or something.

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Splicing is a bitch.

I'm sure it is tough, especially considering the consequences if you do it poorly.
post #25 of 91
Used to EDC a BM 42 bali. I lost it to my extreme sadness, since its discontinued. Looking forward to getting a karambit. Mulling over fixed or folding.
post #26 of 91
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I'm sure it is tough, especially considering the consequences if you do it poorly.
Being mercilessly flogged by your scout master with the shittily-spliced rope? Thanks for the flashback.
post #27 of 91
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Being mercilessly flogged by your scout master with the shittily-spliced rope?

Thanks for the flashback.

"Father?!?!"
post #28 of 91
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Was messing around(set on low mode):

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lol

Nice to know it lives up to it's specs.

Fuckin awesome! That's next on my toy list. All I need - another flash light

The marlin spike is very cool to read about. Imagine how many lives such a tool has saved in all of history. Granted I may never have a legit use for one unless I ever get a sail boat, but they're cool, regardless. Not only for splicing rope but also an "oh shit" tool to get you out of jam at sea when you need to quickly untie a knot. I wish I opted to get my Boye knife with one.

I've been reading my knot book a lot and practicing. Mainly dock lines. Nothing like having a new or familiar guest roll up to the pier and confidently securing his (or hers) vessel with a trusting nod of their approval

anyway I'm going to post my new toys soon. a few knives and some cool stuff from CountyComm.
post #29 of 91
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what are the folding scissors?

looks pretty cool
post #30 of 91
I love my Fisher Trekker Space Pen. Durable, writes anywhere any time, and goes right on my key chain. Below is my old one, I've since replaced it with an all black steel version.

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