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Here’s a Japanese Kiridashi that I made as an experiment. Came from an old circular saw blade. I really like the kiridashi shapes, and this one is my “amazon opener”. It’s not really thick enough to get the proper single sided chisel grind of a true kiridashi, but it was fun to make.

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Carrying this in the UK in public would be regarded as a Very Bad Thing.
Day to day I find a Leatherman Rebar jolly handy.
 

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Here’s a Japanese Kiridashi that I made as an experiment. Came from an old circular saw blade. I really like the kiridashi shapes, and this one is my “amazon opener”. It’s not really thick enough to get the proper single sided chisel grind of a true kiridashi, but it was fun to make.

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Carrying this in the UK in public would be regarded as a Very Bad Thing.
Day to day I find a Leatherman Rebar jolly handy.
Very nice!
 

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Does it make for a good spring/fall jacket? Or does the 3.5oz flannel make for a sweaty experience?
The interior flannel isn’t thick, so it makes the interior of the jacket soft and comfortable. I think it’s perfect for spring/fall and can be worn in winter if layered properly.
 

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Here’s a Japanese Kiridashi that I made as an experiment. Came from an old circular saw blade. I really like the kiridashi shapes, and this one is my “amazon opener”. It’s not really thick enough to get the proper single sided chisel grind of a true kiridashi, but it was fun to make.

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Carrying this in the UK in public would be regarded as a Very Bad Thing.
Day to day I find a Leatherman Rebar jolly handy.
Great minds think alike.... ;-) table saw blades are good steel.
fixed blade i made when i had a free saturday a few years ago with my daily carry "money clip"

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Nicely done on the saw blade! That look so like a Spyderco for your money clip. What model is it?
 

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It is an old Spyderco Delica serrated. It has been my money clip for over a decade.
Great knife.
 

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This is my daily carry for somewhere between 17-20 years. It’s been to 10 countries or so, had some very close calls at being confiscated (some funny stories there), cut everything you might imagine a knife would cut...
 

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Staying on the topic of MiUSA I recently made a non-Filson purchase of my own that is both MiUSA and of very high quality and design. I bought it in person at Bass Pro Shop while in Atlantic City, NJ. For its size it also wasn’t cheap either, but with the right care, should last a lifetime, but in case it doesn’t, it has a lifetime warranty.

I give you my first ever quality knife; The Buck 055 Lockback. It’s half the size of the world famous Buck 110 (hence why it’s called the 055), has brass bolsters/rivets and American Walnut handle. It’s the perfect size for my pocket too. Just wanted to share this with you guys.

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Oh man, that brought back memories. I bought my first and only Buck ranger in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada in 1987 for - I think - $68Cdn. I was working a reforestation project and we would go into town on the weekend and spend our hard earned bucks. This was one of the only things I have from that time. I still keep it in in my glove compartment. Only use it once a year usually - to cut the twine holding my Christmas tree to my roof rack.
 

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Oh man, that brought back memories. I bought my first and only Buck ranger in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada in 1987 for - I think - $68Cdn. I was working a reforestation project and we would go into town on the weekend and spend our hard earned bucks. This was one of the only things I have from that time. I still keep it in in my glove compartment. Only use it once a year usually - to cut the twine holding my Christmas tree to my roof rack.
Small world, I spent a portion of two summers (90, 91) planting seedlings in northern ON (Hearst, Chapleau). If I develop a cancer or cognitive dysfunction down the road, I would attribute it to the inadvertent ingestion of DEET and any chemicals applied to the thousands of seedlings I planted.
 

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The interior flannel isn’t thick, so it makes the interior of the jacket soft and comfortable. I think it’s perfect for spring/fall and can be worn in winter if layered properly.
Awesome! I’ll have to be on the lookout for a medium at a reasonable cost. No way am I paying the current $400+ that they tend to go for. Here’s another great review from that same guy I posted earlier with the #10088

 

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View attachment 1124091 This is my daily carry for somewhere between 17-20 years. It’s been to 10 countries or so, had some very close calls at being confiscated (some funny stories there), cut everything you might imagine a knife would cut...
Beautiful! What’s your secret with international airplane travel? Something tells me you don’t carry on, unless you’re law enforcement. My sister who’s a detective with an FBI task force just flew with her glock on her hip and her partner was chewing tobacco during the flight :lol: . Not saying I support that last part, since I had nail clippers confiscated once.
 

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Gentlemen and (now) ladies.

Question for you in terms of what you'd travel with. I want to see what bag(s) the folks on this thread would carry for the following scenario:
- one night trip to visit a client in Atlanta (3 hour presentation Wednesday morning)
- Travel day: jeans/sport coat - maybe light overcoat for rain
- Client visit: slacks/ same sport coat
- Same pair of shoes both days
- 1 pr. underwear, 1 under-shirt, 1 pair socks

In other words, I'll be packing: 1 dress shirt, 1 pair slacks, 1 pair socks, 1 pair underwear, 1 undershirt, toiletry bag.

At my disposal is the full gamut of bags and gear:
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Journeyman backpack
Heritage Sportsman
Medium Duffle
Roller suitcase (Away)

What would you pick and why?
 

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Filson customer service ... on hold for 20+ mins and counting
Hang up now. Best way I’ve found to contact Customer Service is to use Filson’s direct chat feature on their website, plus you can save the transcripts. This is not to be confused with the email feature, which I have yet to receive an on time reply
 

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