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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Crazy Canuck, Mar 6, 2020.
That's what I was going to say! Just throw away the core.
A few tasks from the day: some packaging, fruit, de-burring some pvc. Also rocking the safety-pin trick discussed earlier, *life-changing*.
Open face, tuna salad sammich for a late lunch. I can't remember the last time I used a can opener on a knife...probably 60+ years ago in scouts. Like riding a bike, comes right back and the SAK did a yeoman's job! Cut the sammich with gusto! Yum!
My Challenge carry, a Queen #31 congress (1961-1971), needed a friend for the day, so I toted this Opinel No. 8 (late 70's) in my other pocket. I've noticed several other Opinels being toted, too.
Today’s slicy activities.
- repetitious opening and closing
- fingernail maintenance (pen blade only)
- apple slicing
- keeping my beer company
- more obsessive opening and closing
Opinel is one of my favorites. Don't really need anything else. But the Laguioles are prettier!
Took this pic when I arrived at the shop this morning, wet day here. Didn't think to get any knife in action shots today although they would not have been to exciting. Cut some sheet plastic and sliced an apple. Looks like were having pizza later so I'll slice that sucker up with the RR.
Nothing exciting today, just a trip to the Doc, but it carries very well, which I've forgotten about.
Ripe-pear duty and cut off a hunk of brie for one of my favorite snacks.
Although the Forum Knife has a fairly thick blade, it worked well for the ripe pear, which are not as crispy as apples. Tomorrow's afternoon snack will be a crisp apple and some white cheddar.
Dinner might be some spam, but that fancy albacore tuna picture has me thinking a tuna salad sandwich!
Yep and yes; I agree with both, though beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I plan to hold off on beauty to join my Queen #31 challenge pick until the weekend when the challenge gets harder. Pulling a pretty pair together is fairly easy, but what's the challenge in that?
Two beauties there!
Took "Bluenose " for a walk along the town's water front and little marina.
Temps have been above freezing during the day for a few days now
One dude was sitting on a bucket on the " I am sure by now much thinner ice" doing some ice fishing. Open water is not far away
Then some teenagers show up, one of them in shorts, t-shirt and skateboard while his friends start walking on the ice as well.
Crazy canucks man .... I am telling you .... there's some craaazy canucks out there
You'll all have to be satisfied with vivid word pictures from me; my photo routine is too slow to do daily shots of my knife in action.
My Kamp-King cut up an apple before breakfast this morning; 2/3 of it went into my lunch container, 1/3 was diced up to put on my breakfast cereal. The knife also sliced some green and some red seedless grapes and half a banana for my cereal. I also ate half a chocolate chip muffin for breakfast dessert (I had the other half at breakfast yesterday), and used my Kamp-King to cut it into bite-sized pieces. I wanted to include a clementine in my lunch, and had to open a new net bag; I'm sure you can guess who helped me with that!
During the day, I noticed that the tip of the knife's main blade was slightly proud. Being an avid Blade Forums reader, I realized that filing the kick might help. I worked on it with a little diamond file I had on my desk, checked the state of the tip frequently (as the experts always recommend), and seemed to be getting nowhere. After much inexpert study of the knife, I decided the tip might actually be proud because the belly of the blade might touch the spring before the tip can settle below the liners. Live and learn (maybe ).
I had some apple and grapes from my lunch remaining when I got home, so I sliced the left-over grapes and diced the left-over apple section to put into a fruit-and-vegetable salad. I also diced up a slice of ham to include in the salad. One final task for the Imperial scout today was using its bottle opener to open a bottle of Guinness Extra Stout; worked flawlessly, first try!
Spent most of the day in the shop with a dead phone... Used my Barlow to open a new helicoil kit and a piston for a top end rebuild of a Stihl 660. Here getting a light touch up while watching Star wars rebels.
Now I readily admit, I could’ve torn the package open these books came in, but where’s the fun in that!!!???
Ooh, the Case Seahorse is one of my favorites and the color of the bone and XX shield and bolster really look great on that one.
Ok, my turn.
Here's my sort of rehabbed Schrade red headed stepchild chilling out with me at work.
And here it is doing a thing!
That radish didn't even know what hit it.
I sharpened the holy heck out of the blades and the main blade is a touch wobbly when put away but I'm having a good time getting to know it again.
Thanks for the fun kick in the pants!
In keeping with the food prep theme, cut some potatoes, onion and left over sausage for the frying pan.
Thanks, Vince. Now you're making me blush.