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( and not carrying it, just admiring, lol)

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Was just going to buy myself a Two Sun. Fire ant mini for pocket.
Won $250 on Lottery ticket on thurs.
Then a saw a bottle of Taliskers 10yr old Single Malt (My fav).
On speshul for $108AUD.

So I bought ém both. Shhhhh.
Boss lady will KILL me.
Had to add $50AUD to it.
Our dollar is 57c US. at present.

US priced items are off the list at present.
Incl holidays.

and to think. 7ish yrs ago.
Our $$ was worth MORE than the US. $1.06US to the AUD.
Kids can come here this yr hey.

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Macka17 wrote:
Was just going to buy myself a Two Sun. Fire ant mini for pocket. Won $250 on Lottery ticket on thurs. Then a saw a bottle of Taliskers 10yr old Single Malt (My fav). On speshul for $108AUD.

The Talisker is on sale here for ~ $65AUD. Is it worth a try? Smile

Harnds Beak for me:

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Mini Goblin

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I had to customize the Mini Goblin, of course. Flamed the Titanium and polished the blade, re-contoured the edge to a 20 degree profile.

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DB Custom wrote:
I had to customize the Mini Goblin, of course. Flamed the Titanium and polished the blade, re-contoured the edge to a 20 degree profile.

Absolutely beautiful. I said to myself, “I have to get me one of those.” Then I saw the price. Shocked

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I have always been a sucker for a drop point, but that one don’t do it for me.

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Isti242.

If you like a smoky Whiskey. YESSSS.

I’ve tried a few over the yrs. It , along with Glenfarclas 10yr.
are probably my favourite tipple, Smoky.
But be careful, both 46% proof. I take with a small block of ice.

Johnny Double black and Glenlivet 12 are nice ““in company” drinks
Rather than giving out your good stuff.

You have to drink same as mates,
Or they empty your good bottles real quick.
Most think the Glenlivet and Johnny Double Black are top mark whiskey’s. Shhhh.
Keeps them happy, and your good (to you… ALL have different taste) stuff on shelf.

Yea.65EU. I wish. Standard Johnny Red is above $40 for 750ml
UNfortunately, They know how to charge for the good stuff over here.

Talisker 10yr Occasionally, on speshul. $86 the best yet.
It’s actually (to my taste) Better finish than the 12 yr.

Stay away from Talisker SKYE. (dog piss) I gave the bottle away.
HE… Actually liked it.
A mouthful of sour vinegar to me with afterburners.

Knives..
I quite like my Harnds Knight. and Y-Start —02. (3—3 1\2 in blades)
I prefer a blade with full or near, Full length Backbone. either along spine.
Or down centreline of blade.
BUT. They all have that connecting weak spot there.
The hinge.

My Most Practical blade. For anything. Fixed. 4 1\2 in Blade.
MARTIINI Original. Over 50 yrs old now. still most useful
AND SAFEST.. NO movable blade when working or hammering.
I replaced Tang with bigger one.

Folders alright for Trimming, cleaning under your fingernails and sharpening a pencil.
Slicing Apple. Skinning Orange, Mango’s.

Anything OVER that. Respect your fingers. Fixed.

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I’ve used my frame lock folder to punch a hole in heavy barn sheet metal as a target for shooting, no probs. Guess it depends on the quality of the folder as to what one can get away with. Wink Obviously a heavy duty fixed blade of quality steel can stand up to a different abuse factor as a different kind of tool.

Koenig calls the Mini Goblin a reverse tanto if I recall correctly…

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DB Custom wrote:
I had to customize the Mini Goblin, of course. Flamed the Titanium and polished the blade, re-contoured the edge to a 20 degree profile.

Looks like a very nice blade.

Lets hear how it handles the long run and Give us a monthly update please.

Side note, I have gone away from my dainty EDC back to my hard use stuff. My Boss even commented when I opened a box with a couple of swipes. “Back to the hard use stuff?”

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Macka17 wrote:
Isti242.
If you like a smoky Whiskey. YESSSS.

I’ve tried a few over the yrs. It , along with Glenfarclas 10yr.
are probably my favourite tipple, Smoky.
But be careful, both 46% proof. I take with a small block of ice.

Thanks for your recommendations! Thumbs Up I will add them to my survival kit against corona! Smile

My new Swiss Army Flipper Wink

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^^ Loving it. But I want a front flipper version. Please please.

How slicey is the blade?

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It passed my tomato and cheese slicing tests without any problem. Smile

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That is a great looking knife Wink

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isti242 wrote:
It passed my tomato and cheese slicing tests without any problem. Smile

Blade thickness behind secondary bevel?

Darn, I really want it as a front flipper Crown Where’s the angry child emoji???

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It’s around 0.35 mm.

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isti242 wrote:
It’s around 0.35 mm.

Wow, sounds thin. Well, I guess I’ll maybe wait a month or two to see if a frontie will pop up, then I might get one.

I have an idea how to make a Swiss cross insert already, so I guess I’ll get one eventually to erase the idea out of my head Wink

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isti242 wrote:
My new Swiss Army Flipper Wink

Those look cool but I’ve got the same kind of question I always do when approaching new companies on Ali Express:

“Is it real D2?”

To get a better idea, I looked at some other Kesiwo knives. I see an obviously counterfeit Benchmade complete with “Osborne Design” and patent stamp. That doesn’t inspire a lot of faith in their steel stamps. Here is another one that’s supposedly 154CM. Notice that they didn’t even bother to fully edit out the butterfly logo on the main pic for this one. The next one takes the cake. Here is Kesiwo’s fake Emerson, purportedly in 20CV, for the low low price of $27.

What steel do you think they’re actually using here? For all we know, it’s 3Cr13Mov. Yeah, it could be something better. It might be 8Cr13Mov. My problem is that you rarely find diamonds embedded in turds. There is obvious fraud and deception going on with this company.

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In my pocket since a few days. I’m a sucker for clip-point blades & camo stuff Silly

Cold Steel Double Safe Hunter

Yep it’s again 8cr13MoV steel and hollow grind, but the hollow is very slight, so it’s good.

Flashlights, blades & beer
Let’s stay relatively optimist!

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isti242 wrote:

My new Swiss Army Flipper Wink
!https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7bs8YiOxk5E/XnZOrm0MOFI/AAAAAAAAqtc/ehscmsMe5...!

Victorinox Classic SD is also a great. I think its the smallest one and perfect for cutting nails.

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While it has spent maybe 15 minutes in my pocket (it arrived in the mail earlier today from Aliexpress), I’m definitely going to carry this Petrified Fish knife.



It’s got beautiful wooden scales that they call Sandalwood (but could pass for Cocobolo, Bubinga or Padauk) and a super slim blade. It’s only 1.7mm thick at the spine (compared with the 3mm of the Land 910Plus pictured alongside it).
It weighs a featherlight 65g (compared with the 126g of the Land) mainly due to the lack of liners, thin blade and wood handles.
It flicks out like it’s assisted with its bearings at the pivot.
It’s a full-sized knife, but I can already tell that it’ll disappear in my pocket as I carry it.

Lockup is good. No clip, but that’s ok with me. Handles are a bit slick and it’s only for right handers. 12C27N steel is no supersteel, but it has worked for me with a few other knives I’ve got.

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I should add that the Petrified Fish knife I posted above has small, nested steel liners set into the wooden handles. It doesn’t rely on the wood for its structural integrity.

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PBWilson wrote:
I should add that the Petrified Fish knife I posted above has small, nested steel liners set into the wooden handles. It doesn’t rely on the wood for its structural integrity.

My experience with Petrified Fish so far has been pretty good. They seem to be the company behind that much-loved Gocomma knife people were buzzing about here last year. Of course, Gocomma is a rebrander and unscrupulously stamped it D2. The actual PF version is stamped 8Cr13Mov. That seems accurate based on my use. It’s also worth noting that PF’s 8Cr seems to have a decent heat treatment. Between that and the blade geometry, it was honestly better than knives I’ve had from CRKT and other major brands.

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Macka17 wrote:
If you like a smoky Whiskey. YESSSS.

I’ve tried a few over the yrs. It , along with Glenfarclas 10yr.
are probably my favourite tipple, Smoky.
But be careful, both 46% proof. I take with a small block of ice.

Talisker 10yr Occasionally, on speshul. $86 the best yet.
It’s actually (to my taste) Better finish than the 12 yr.

Stay away from Talisker SKYE. (dog piss) I gave the bottle away.
HE… Actually liked it.
A mouthful of sour vinegar to me with afterburners.

I developed a taste more for Speyside than Islay sourced scotch. I can enjoy some smokiness. Lagavulin 16 is about my limit. Last time I had a Talisker, it was very smoky. I know there are some variants and of course years… don’t remember which. I might try a 10 yr again. I really enjoy Macallan 12 double-cask. I used to buy a 750ml bottle for around $40. Then took a long break, maybe a good 8 years, stunned to find it leaped up to $70 on the low side. Plus, it’s more commercial now. Macallan 12 Years Sherry Cask used to be cheaper, but I saw that it has been discontinued for distribution in Europe so prices have skyrocketed. Crazy.
Single malt scotch cannot expand to meet a growing population interest. Just too slow. So, I try not to talk about it! Big Smile

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Knives..
I quite like my Harnds Knight. and Y-Start —02. (3—3 1\2 in blades)
I prefer a blade with full or near, Full length Backbone. either along spine.
Or down centreline of blade.
BUT. They all have that connecting weak spot there.
The hinge.
I have seen an arc-lock used with a baton to split wood. SOG Vulcan Tanto.
So, a folder can be strong enough. I have one of these and it’s beautifully made for the price.

My favorite small folder is, hands down, a Spyderco Vrango. Machining is first rate. Liner lock totally centers on the blade—no worries. Now that I’ve been spoiled, I’m not driven to buy sub $20 folders any longer. Although machining is very good and you can find nice blade metal, main issue is the weight. 2” folder weighing 5oz? Silly.

I think I may get around to finally buying a fixed though. I think a good idea to have at least one. I would like to spend under $50 USD for a really decent quality one. Is that possible?

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xevious.

Yep we all different not only in tastes.

I can even (just) enjoy a Johnny Walker double black with mates. Occasionally. But that Blue at $250+ a bottle.
. Gold has a nice fuzz.

When my palate gets a bit “flat”… I usually buy a bottle of Port. Galway Pipe or Hardy’s Öld Cave”.
Sip on that for a week or so.
I find it regenerates my Palate again. Just the change. 78 Getting old hey….

I never buy the “Glens” Whichever.

Mate talked me into a Glenlivet 12. YUK.
Just reminded me why I don’t buy them. (Under $200. You want it? short 2 x tots.)
I’ll stick to the Island grogs.
More mellow.

Mate came round last week with a Bottle of BALVENIE 25yr Single barrel
(I Know. Bloody Speyside piss) BUT Admittedly VERY nice.
Silk through the tonsils and glooooowing all the way back.
Then I saw what it cost. wow. over my. now. buying head.

His Brother brews. Copies mainly that one and good at it too.
I sipped one of his once. 30 odd Yrs ago.
Around 72%. Smoooth as. But it came back with a real kick. 10 min’s later.
I’ll stick to my 46 proof thank you.
If he watered down to sensible proofs.
They would be a nice drink.
He’s been brewing for over 6o yrs.

A GOOD Basic reliable workin knife you can hammer.

Lots of fancy chinese ones. Some good Euro/Custom US.
I have some Puma and custom Crossmans for skinning decades ago..
But I like the old Danish/Norwegian. Proven blades.
For general use.

I have an original Martiini. 4 1\4 in blade here. Had around 50 yrs.
Never missed a beat. Done everything. NO fancy steels. Just a good reliable one.
Sharpen b4 use. will cut anything. $50ish model would be fine.
Plus. If I lose. Well. New one. (But I’d probably cry as I did Smile

MOST nowadays are built after military/ fighting blades. Too big and bulky.
Or too small for the next step up from folders.

ME Folders to 3 1\2 in. Fixed to Maybe 5in. Then axe to 4ish in tree dia.
Over that My Chain saw cuts anything while keeping my fingers safe.

I bought a 5 1\2 in Cold steel blade. but will remove Tang/handle.
Weld on another stainless piece and rebuild.
I only prefer Full tang full dia Handles.

Well Mate will. I sold my welders since electronic implant in spinal column.
No can do. They told me AFTER implant. Bummer.
I’d probably stayed on drugs and no Implant. Cheaper too.
$33k full. $4.600 through Pain Management.
BUT Very effective. I’m human again.
Have fun hey. Ald don’t drink them all at once.

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My slightly modded TwoSun TS123 :

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Kershaw Fringe 8310!

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This is my first new knife in eight months.

It's a good one.

I really like the carbon fiber insert.

My particular knife is sometimes difficult to open.

I believe this is because the pivot screw it too tight.

I don't have the right hardware handy to adjust the pivot screw, but other than that problem, this knife is a winner.

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raccoon city wrote:

Kershaw Fringe 8310!


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This is my first new knife in eight months.


It’s a good one.


I really like the carbon fiber insert.


My particular knife is sometimes difficult to open.


I believe this is because the pivot screw it too tight.


I don’t have the right hardware handy to adjust the pivot screw, but other than that problem, this knife is a winner.

And, that was a good deal for 22 bucks. Good find.

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