"KA-BAR D2 Extreme - The First 30 Days"

LostViking

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Alright, let's kick this off.

I slept great last night. Woke up feeling frisky.
So I got up, showered, dressed, and grabbed the D2.

I was headed out to baton my Chevy Colorado in half.

The bride sensing my excitement, suggested starting with breakfast instead.
Because she needs the truck for work tomorrow.

So I caved.

Using the big KA-BAR in the kitchen is a surprisingly pleasant experience.

I chopped up some veggies,


Added the last remnants of some leftover ham,



Heated the pan, and tossed in the veggies. I like to sautƩ the veggies a bit before I toss the ham in.


This might be a good time to mention.
This is a Lodge Carbon Steel Pan. Well worth looking into, if you are into time tested equipment that works.
Unlike teflon pans, that are as good as they ever get the day you bring them home. Carbon Steel like Cast Iron improves with use and age.

I was challenged a bit this morning by a rare sunbeam peering into the kitchen.



The little jar is Red Eyed Hog Seasoning.
I love this stuff. It actually made a Cameo Appearance in the latest Knives Illustrated. Good Stuff.

I add it to almost everything these days. I tossed a bit into the eggs with some black pepper,


I scraped the ham/veggie mixture into the eggs and whisked it all together.

Back into the pan,


Flip and add some grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese,


Fold and serve with toast,


While cutting Chevys in half may be important some day. I place a lot of value on a knife that can feed me.

While Scandi grinds may be all the rage these days. Anyone who has ever sliced carrots, potatoes, or other dense veggies, knows the short comings.
 
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With some food in our belly we went for a walk.

Stumbled upon some Fox Squirrel tracks,


Many Toobers of Ewe say the KA-BAR isn't much more than a fighting knife, and doesn't perform well as a woods/camp knife.

So I attempted a feather stick, total fail,
 
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Today's breakfast,

D2 Extreme tip of the day;
When you're out in the bush, or standing at your kitchen counter, onions and sharp knives can be precarious.
So just cut some off the outer edge to leave a flat spot. then it will sit and behave when you are trying to slice with that razor sharp knife.


I wasn't feeling the love when I rose this morning. Too much news maybe. Still needing to press on, I sought inspiration.

Today's Inspiration came in the form of Garlic Smoked Sausage,


And some veggies,


I don't know what I'm having more fun with, the knife or the pan.

There should be a "Knives and Frying Pans" thread in the edged tools section. Or maybe a "Frying Pans & Knives" thread in the cooking section.
There's so many sections. Maybe we should have a section for sections.


I do know, I'm feeling better about life,
 
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LostViking

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Having Photo issues, What changed?

Using Smugmug like I have forever and I get a red X.
But when I click edit, they show up as they should be??

I checked in the tech support section. Apparently I'm not the only one having this issue.
And it's not just smug mug users

I guess nothing is simple anymore.
 
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1066vik

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did you upload using the pic feature or the media feature?
some sites only work with media these days.
 

LostViking

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I was using a 3rd party hosting site like I always do.
Smugmug.

There is an ongoing thread about it in the Tech Section.
 

LostViking

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While the forum works through its photo linking issues.

Let's talk about the "Law of Unintended Consequences"

KA-BAR lore has it, that a letter was sent in describing how a trapper killed a bear with his Union Cutlery Knife
Killed a bear morphed into KA-BAR. The Marketing potential was so huge that Union Cutlery eventually changed its name to KA-BAR. For Killed a Bar.

Suppose the guy had wrote in that he had killed a Beaver. Would we now be talking about at KA-BEAV??
Or what if it was a Caribou. Would it now be a KA-BOU?
 
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A successful fire needs three things, air, heat and fuel.

Going vertical allows for a lot of air flow. and you also aren't fighting heat robbing snow. You may not be able to see it in the pictures, but it was snowing pretty good. Snow, like rain, lands on fledgling flat fires.


Did I mention it was snowing?


Things were going pretty well. I found this stick laying there all lonely.


So I decided to give it some purpose,


I had some hot dogs with me and needed a cooking stick.
 

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It was right about then that tragedy struck!

I slipped on the ice and broke my wiener!
This was a tragedy of epic proportions, so I cracked a cold one to kill the pain.


Having to slave over a hot fire is always grueling,


So instead, I let the stick do the work,


When the dogs were done, I warmed the rolls a bit to take the chill off,
'

The broken one still tasted fine,


I left the stick for the Fox Squirrels to chew on,
 

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Rocks in your badement seems possible, if unlikely, ditto for snow. But trees? :oops:

Ha, yeah, we have rocks in the basement.
Three kinds actually,
Ingenious, Sedentary, & Metaphoric.
They were just too big to get out when we dug it.

The trees aren't really trees, Ma had a terrarium with tons of little plants.
But the leak from the near by nuke plant has changed things a bit.

You should see the mice!
kanagaroo_1.jpeg


The snow is just from an old snow cone machine that has a mind of its own at times. Its why I keep the jam-jams handy.
 
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LV, The pin in the pommel looks a little proud on your knife.
Was it like this when you got it,or has it stared to wiggle out?
(I have had a few do this from new)

Nice "mouse",lean and very high in Iron,skins make great leather,tails make great soup!
 
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