New Gloves

This last job I worked finally killed my last pair of Mechanix;

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Some guys I knoe refuse to buy gloves like this because their so “expensive”. These suckers are a bit spendy for rough use and messy work at $22 a pair, but they fit me great conpared to the average of cheaper plain leather work gloves out there, and actually hold up pretty well. This worn pair was bought for me by the guy I worked for last Dec. 7  months of work for $22 ain’t bad I don’t think. And thats all work; automotive and greasy, wood cutting and rough, general carpentry, inside, outside, dry, and soaking wet… They even get worn hiking, hunting, etc where I need grip and pretection. So basically, $50 in work gloves a year is OK I think.

And thankfully, I’ve not had to buy them out of pocket this year, the last pair bought for me, and this pair came out if the paycheck first thing… The job that ate the last pair providing the new pair.

Theese leather/flex ones are my preference so far, so thats what I got again, my third pair in 1.5 years. I was going to try their model that is more leather and padded/armored on the back of the hand for protection, but the way the leather pannels are cut/transition on the palm make a roll/lap of leather in my grip area/palm when gripped… would be super anoying… so I skipped getting them.

I also got a pair of theie lighter fabric/lighter leather “Fast Fit” gloves this time… Soposed to be fas on and off… I don’t see them as much faster, but they were on’y $16, and fit just a bit better than the others even though its the same size, a perfect fit for me. Great grippy fabric on them, almost a micr fibre in texture, but grippier like its tacky… but not to the touch. Its strange, but seems like it will work well. Will see how durrable it turns out to be.

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And yes, these ARE EDC… I always have a pair within reach when working, and close by(in the truck or in my jacket/vest if I don’t have my truck) at other times…  My hands have lost some strength, and a lot of my natural traction in the past couple of years. Its like my finger prints have worn down and provide less traction than they used to… I have a heck of a time getting a grip on things anymore, so gloves are a must for me even for light tasks.

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Weekend EDC

Saturday the 25th;

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Sunday the 26th;

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Old Vice Grips?

A couple weeks ago a friend on the forums asked about my vice grips that were shown in one of my pics… They are identical, except for the adjuster knob, to a set he has that were his grandfathers, that are dated April 1941… He wondered how these are.

I’m not actually sure mine are Vice Grips brand, or another brand… The only markings I can find on it is this;

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I’ve always loved that set of pliers since their so stout, but hate the lack of a release lever on the handle;

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AMW Knives #1, Nessmuk Large Skinner

Adventure Metal Works #1, the first knife out of my shop in 6 years, And the first under the new brand, AMW.

Details below the pics. :)

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 Its debut at the other site;

 http://www.adventure-metal-works.net/2015/07/amw-knives-1-nessmuk-large-skinner.html

 

1095 high carbon steel, edge quenched/soft back for durability, medium temper,(little softer than average for a less brittle field edge).

AK moose antler and black/silver Diamonwood laminate handle.

 Brass pins, heavy duty epoxy(GorillaGlue brand Epoxy) construction reinforcement. Gorilla Epoxy and Truoil sealed handle for water resistance and durability.

“Generator” model brass bead on reflective 550 cord fob.

Hand stitched Oil tanned heavy 8/9oz. cow hide sheath.

Sorry folks, this one was an order, and is in turn already sold and delivered. :)

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Last few days of carry…

 

Yes, changed flashlights again.

No, I didn’t run the Rofis dead…

 I just wanted the Solarforce instead, in case I had to loan it out; the Rofis is two switches and several modes to work, its too much trouble to explain how it works. The Solarforce on the other hand is one switchand three brightnesses. Simple.  Its just HUGE in your pocket… But I found out the clip on it is a great belt clip, being so long and stiff its verry secure. And much to my surprise I don’t mind it on my belt at about the 5 o’clock position on my left— it disapears til I need it. 

And yes, I did get half of my batteries charged on my day off(Wed.) so for today(Thursday) I actually had the Solarforce, and the Eagletac, AND my Olight i3S neck light too. :D

 

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Another Small Change.

The flashlight again…   Had to go to my Rofis JR10. Saturday ate the last of the batery in theJetbeam BC10, and I haven’t had time to charge batteries yet. Meaning I have three lights without batteries now, the Eagletac, the BC10, and my Olight i3S too..

Luckily, even if the ROfis runs dry before I charge batts, I still have one more high output pocket EDC light(Solarforce L2D) left before I’d Have To charge something. :D

 

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Keen eyes will see white paint on my Adventurer copper tag, and on my watch face, remnants of work this last weekend. (One day early last week I had almost a solid “white out” of about 70% coverage of paint on the watch face.. Enough that I couldn’t read it. But thats why I wear that watch, a friend proved it was bomb proof, meaning it will survive Anything *I* could possibly throw at it ;)  And its All Metal, so I can clean just about anything off of it without hurting it, unlike my others that are on fabric or leather straps.

 

 

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More of that sunset.

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And for contrast, this is looking the other way at the same place as above;

 

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The full pic that I cropped “Lost Highway” from. :)

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Lost Highway

Just part of a pic I took last night, sorta a lone highway, Mad Max sorta depsolate loaction look to it..

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This is the pic straight up as it was taken too, I got lucky, all the colors just came out that way, No filters Nor any post processing except to crop it down a little. :) 

 

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