A nice and valuable post mate. I love comparative stuff like this, really helpful for those who are looking to make a new purchase but most especially (given the brands represented) for people new to the hobby
I tend to agree with the idea that the awl is a "for emergency use only" type of tool. I certainly wouldn't choose to do any stitching with it voluntarily if it could be avoided. To that end I think Victorinox tries to walk a tricky line. With the backside awl, its abilities could be...
Gec 43 orange bone trapper is my current favourite edc. They really knocked the 43 pattern out of the park imho. Perfect size, nice soft pull with a very positive *click* at the half and open positions. Slicey slicey blade grind. Very delicious knife.
There's a topic which really needs to be discussed and which I think has been left unquestioned for far too long. It's a criminal shame and in the interests of transparency and honesty it must be drawn forth into the light.
And that is the frankly extortionate over-pricing of the coconut...
A good mate of mine made a terrible mistake in metal work one time at school. He flipped his mask up to chip the crud off his weld (arc welding I forget the technical term) and a shard of the stuff punged up into his eye. Unfortunately it was still quite hot and it seared into the surface of the...
mmm that's what I thought. I've been skinning and slaughtering sheep and cattle since I was 13, never used anything other than a knife. I thought there may have been a small game thing that I'd missed though
“Like delicate lace,
So the threads intertwine,
Oh, gossamer web
Of wond'rous design!
Such beauty and grace
Wild nature produces...
Ughh, look at the spider
Suck out that bug's juices!”
― Bill Watterson, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat
I grew up in rural wa, with a massive three hundred odd acre block of bushland behind the house. I used to go running through it every morning and the orb weavers were always out in force, their webs dew laden and shimmering in magical little rainbows in the morning sun. Pretty fantastic stuff.
I'm very much inclined to agree with you there Meako. I think the whole thing is being blown a bit out of proportion. Case didn't go under because they started making the slightly silly hobo knife, and I really don't think GEC will because of this. If the consumer behave the way that consumers...
I hardly think the odd gimmicky product is really going to drive GEC into the ground. It's not like they're replacing their entire line of products with foolish playthings. They're still one of the leading manufacturers of traditional American cutlery and that's not a position which I think a...