What "Traditional Knife" are ya totin' today?

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Going out for a walk with my lambsfoot, hopefully I meet "Chippy" again today.
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Dan, my wife would call that an attack by a wild animal lol.

Sitting out watching my 2 year old play farmer with his John deere. Nursing a bad mood cause the deer got into my filed peas last night. The rum and coke is helping that mood. That and having my baby boy alone with me. When mommas gone, hell finally fife daddy a little attention.
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I’ve finally decided to put this one into rotation. It’s probably not a very wise move, using such a nice example, but it’s my favorite pattern, in my favorite covers, so what the heck? Now that it’s going in the pocket, I suspect it will be a while before it leaves...
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I’ve finally decided to put this one into rotation. It’s probably not a very wise move, using such a nice example, but it’s my favorite pattern, in my favorite covers, so what the heck? Now that it’s going in the pocket, I suspect it will be a while before it leaves...
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EXCELLENT CHOICE:cool::thumbsup: what a gorgeous knife and the joy you'll derive from carrying it:thumbsup:
 

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I’ve finally decided to put this one into rotation. It’s probably not a very wise move, using such a nice example, but it’s my favorite pattern, in my favorite covers, so what the heck? Now that it’s going in the pocket, I suspect it will be a while before it leaves...
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Pocketing that knife is the right idea. :) And I support your choice!

You are going to love having your favourite knife at hand. :thumbsup:

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I finished assembling the SwissTank Mk II today.

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It maintains the thicker tang on the main blade and crossbow tang stamp, both found on the original SwissTank, as well as the robust glass magnifier and grey housing. Changes from the original SwissTank include:

Custom slot made in the rear G10 scale to accommodate the ballpoint pen, making it a +plus scale.

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Custom dyed plastic hardware, including the toothpick, pen, tweezers and mini-screwdriver. I used dark green dye, which worked pretty well. The toothpick got nice and olive green. The other pieces darkened considerably.

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The Swiss Cross on the front scale is now colored in black.

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A slightly finer file that my fingernails will greatly appreciate.

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Much improved scissors. Rivet instead of screw, and a channel for the spring to ride in.

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Pliers with spring channel and crimpers.

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All in all, I’m very pleased with the Mk II. The platform for the new version is my very favorite version of the SwissChamp. Victorinox really perfected the SwissChamp when they made this round of improvements.

I was going to make a new fob, but I really, really like this leather lanyard, and it’s developed some fond memories, So I’m moving it on over to the new knife and letting it inherit the summer vibes from my Adirondack mountain vacation with my daughter.

I thought about giving the plastic parts a second dye dip to make them more green, but I got worried that I’d lose any green and they’d ended up appearing black. So this is the way they’ll stay, at least for now. I’m considering dying the magnifier housing, but I kind of like how easy it is to see the magnifier when I need it, so I’m undecided at this point in time.

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I’m super happy with how the scales turned out. The black Swiss cross looks great. And the pen slot came out far better than I expected. It’s not aesthetically perfect, but it is functionally excellent. The pen holds firm, but is not hard to remove. As you can see, I hand sanded these scales in the same way I did last time. I love the smooth rounded look.

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I’ve finally decided to put this one into rotation. It’s probably not a very wise move, using such a nice example, but it’s my favorite pattern, in my favorite covers, so what the heck? Now that it’s going in the pocket, I suspect it will be a while before it leaves...
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Love that pen blade secondary. Great example. It needs to be used!
 
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