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|03-07-2013 11:02 AM|
|darkstar1968||Finally had a chance to unpack my Cryo and WOW love this knife! I know some have said the blade is kinda small, but it feels great in the hand, the weight is just right and have not really see a downside to the blade size.|
|03-05-2013 09:49 PM|
|cwing||I love mine. Nice and sharp. Safe and easy to use.|
|03-03-2013 10:26 AM|
|kzhlin||I was thinking about getting one of these or a Swiss Army Tinker. Any recommendations?|
|03-03-2013 10:14 AM|
Received my first order, kinda funny the first one does not even show shipped...
Love these knifes! Thanks again OP!
|03-02-2013 04:09 PM|
|03-02-2013 01:08 PM|
I'm trying to get the Camp 10 knife but I can't seem to get the discount applied.
It shows up in the listings for the $10 off $50 promotion, but the discount won't show. I've tried:
- Tried to get two of them in one order.
- Tried to get another eligible Kershaw knife to push my order over $50.
The most I can do is get a $3.00 discount when I order the Prime Eligible listing for the Camp 10 when ordering two. Help is appreciated!
|03-02-2013 08:56 AM|
|03-02-2013 07:26 AM|
|03-02-2013 04:35 AM|
|03-02-2013 12:27 AM|
Still, if you're going to be out there for any length of time, sooner or later you have to dig- for sanitary reasons. There are whole books about that, and tricks you learn over the years, but having a decent small digging tool makes life a lot easier, for other things too- it's essential for metal detecting, almost essential for safely managing and extinguishing fires in woodland areas, and occasionally helpful for hiding or caching stuff, finding worms for fishing, setting poles, policing empty brass that gets stomped into the dirt, whatever.
It's a little heavy for backpacking where every ounce counts, and a little expensive, but years ago I splurged and bought a U-dig-it folding stainless steel trowel, and it's easily one of the best purchases I ever made for woods-ratting in general. It seems to take almost infinite abuse, and it digs much, much more easily than any plastic trowel that I've ever tried, which work fine.. in loose, tilled gardens. Not in the woods.
There are now Chinese copies of this made that are much cheaper. I bought one out of curiosity, sorry to say they're pretty bad- they bend, distort from digging and fall apart quickly. This is the original and still seems to be the only decent brand. I seriously wish they made a version in titanium, it would be three times the cost but half the weight, and having carried the stainless version so far I'd buy it in a heartbeat. It's something you don't think you'll use much, but if you have one it quickly gets used several times a day, and EVERYONE wants to borrow it.
Use a trowel for all digging and you'll still have an edge on the knife when you need it. If you use a knife as a trowel it will very quickly have an edge like a trowel... and trying to get it sharp again from that condition is not fun.
|03-01-2013 08:35 PM|
|03-01-2013 07:52 PM|
Saved this link from an SD'r:
|03-01-2013 07:05 PM|
|somename||Hey, while there are some knife enthusiasts are in the thread, could you guys recommend a good fixed blade knife for camping/hiking? I'm looking for something in 6-8" that can handle braches/brush and some digging. I'd prefer a double edged or tanto tipped. I didn't really see any I liked in the sale list unfortunately.|
|03-01-2013 06:35 PM|
Appreciate the thoughts, repped!
|03-01-2013 05:27 PM|
Sorry, I thought the implications would be obvious from the articles.. and I really didn't want to get into it. Still don't.
The subject of discussion was where it is legal to carry what sort of pocketknife, and in particular it was mentioned that some of the laws in some places might not be strictly enforced. That struck me as a potentially dangerous direction in which to start making assumptions, based on what I'd been reading.
Read the articles. It seems that now you can be searched in railroad stations, subway stations, bus stations, ferryboat landings, on the highways and maybe even at football games, anytime, no warrant, no Probable Cause required.
When this happens to you, it is not yet clear who's rules apply to the situation. Some insist (so far) that if you are in compliance with state and local laws in carrying a given pocketknife, then that's all there is to it.. but what is the basis of that assumption? That is certainly not the case if you're getting on a plane. In that case it does not matter a whit what the state and local laws are- and this is that same agency, now on the road and showing up anywhere without warning to enforce their rules, not the laws.
These are the folks that make the ever-changing and poorly documented rules that seem to supersede Federal, State and local laws and the Constitution of the United States in all air terminals. The point of those articles is that they now maintain that their authority is in NO WAY limited to air terminals, but covers all transportation. ALL transportation... and football games. What are the limits? Are there limits?
Maybe my perspective is biased because I was pulled off of an ocean liner for having a small Leatherman tool (a Leatherman "Juice") in my "checked" luggage, in a shaving kit inside a suitcase. I was very publicly paged by name over the PA system and told to report to security, then publicly escorted off the ship by security to the luggage x-ray station ashore, then watched over while I dug it out of my shaving kit and surrendered it... and then the security guy who escorted me off had to surrender HIS Leatherman tool, he couldn't carry his aboard either.
That was under the jurisdiction of this same agency. Once we got offshore and into international waters, out of their jurisdiction of this agency, the Leatherman was returned to me on-board. It was made clear to me that I could take it ashore (we had a lot of active shore excursions in various environments scheduled for that voyage, which is why I wanted it in the first place) and that I could have it and even carry it while aboard (where I didn't need it), no problem- but there was no way I would ever be permitted to carry it back on board, I would have to surrender it to security after every shore excursion and the Captain would then have to authorize its return to me once we were back in international waters, each time.
Now we seem to have already begun to apply this same sort of "logic" to pretty much every space in the United State outside of our own homes.
We have had a certain understanding of the laws in this country and how they're created and changed for hundreds of years, but that has nothing at all to do with the way that the new rules are being created. It does not seem at all clear to me that just being in compliance with the laws is any protection at all anymore.
Remember the lesson that so many have learned in the airports- they don't just keep you from getting on the plane with whatever it is, you can't just apologize and back up, put it back in the car, send it to yourself in the mail, or even just decline to get on the plane... whatever it is, it is taken away from you right there, no discussion, no recourse, no appeal, no compensation... tossed in a bin and later sold by that same agency on Internet auction sites. That's a big step beyond just keeping the objects off the plane.
We've talked here about carrying $300 knives. Be careful out there, someday you could have a surprise encounter and later watch while your $300 knife is sold on-line, and not by you. I don't even want to think about how it could go if you're NOT in compliance with the law.
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