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    What EDC are you carrying today?

    Thread Starter: avoidspam

    Thought I'd give this a go. Sorry if it's been tried before but I quite like the version on the other side of the pond. Everyone gets a bit creative with their camera's... Plus it's a nice opportunity to see what's out there....:) Sam

    Last Post By: Noddy Today, 02:03 AM Go to last post

    I have a Skrama!

    Thread Starter: Muskett

    I have a Skrama, it arrived today. Testing will have to wait, so this is a my first impression. I really like it. Its not often when someone comes up with a design that is unusual, though something that we have been asking for for yonks but didn't quite know what we wanted. Well in the...

    Last Post By: james koji Today, 03:17 AM Go to last post

    Victorinox farmer first thoughts

    Thread Starter: Sieddy

    Hi guys I got my first Victorinox Farmer and I love it! Mine has orange Alox scales which look fantastic and the whole package is nice and slim! :) And the saw is awesome for such a small thin price of metal. A couple of minor niggles are; its hard to open the blade as you have to get your nail...

    Last Post By: Dr Gonzo Today, 12:22 AM Go to last post

    Extrema Ratio Task C_test

    Thread Starter: martineden

    Hi all, past weeks I had the chance to give a try to the knife Task C from Extrema Ratio (Italy). Here I want to show the results of my test Disclaimer: test results and scores are related to what I use a knife for. I am just an average person, with a good knowledge and experience of outdoors...

    Last Post By: Blackthunder Today, 03:38 AM Go to last post

    Dropped my favourite watch

    Thread Starter: bagman

    I traded a Glycine Combat 7 here a few more months ago, superb watch with a very clear face. It's been my main non-work watch since I received it. It's usually on an old school light grey RAF style NATO that's very soft and flexible but makes it easy to slip through the fingers. A couple...

    Last Post By: Noddy Today, 01:57 AM Go to last post
    Count of Undolpho

    Torch/Spotlight recommendation please.

    Thread Starter: Count of Undolpho

    1: Short Essay Question: What do you intend to use this light for? Recently moved to the country and have, at present, no outside lighting. So I'm looking for something to use for pottering around fetching wood, splitting kindling etc at night. So need to be able to put it down to light an area...

    Last Post By: bagman Yesterday, 09:57 AM Go to last post
    Everything Mac

    Anvils - a beginner buyers guide

    Thread Starter: Everything Mac

    First of all I want to make it very clear that if you’re just starting out in blacksmithing you DO NOT NEED a “London Pattern anvil” to start hitting hot metal on. London pattern anvils are usually very expensive (your location in the world makes a big difference) not to mention relatively...

    Last Post By: GeoffWood Yesterday, 09:06 AM Go to last post

    Hammock / tree tent

    Thread Starter: mojofilter

    Seen something a few months back on face ache, was like a hammock but ratchet straps between 3 trees giving what looked like quite a stable platform. I now have bit of pine forest to develop, but it's quite thick no room for a tent on any ground that isn't soaking. Anyone got any ideas?

    Last Post By: RBR Yesterday, 11:38 AM Go to last post

    New chap from the Mid Wales hills

    Thread Starter: Jackroadkill

    Hello all, I'm Jackroadkill, from Newtown in Mid Wales. I'm just starting to learn a little about knives and have sourced some steel stock to have a go at making a blade or two. I have experience of basic bench-fitting and workshop toolmaking and many moons ago, back in my youth, I had a summer...

    Last Post By: jondoe Yesterday, 10:58 PM Go to last post

    Logo etching

    Thread Starter: camperman

    I'm etching my first blades with my new logo using an etch o matic. The etch is quite deep and has a brown colour. I neutralised it right after etching. Can I... A. Get a black etch from the start? B. Get a neutral etch? C. Colour the etch I have in some way? My first tests seemed to...

    Last Post By: Polish Yesterday, 07:36 PM Go to last post
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