Well, if anyone sees this fella in the wild, corral him if he pleases… I managed to misplace him while out and about this last weekend. 😦
Hoping, if I can’t find him, and I doubt I could, –it happened somewhere in 3 days afield in a variety of places, I doubt he’s anywhere close to home– but I hope someone finds him, and even if i couldn’t, they could take possession, instead of his rusting away somewhere. 🙂
Now, what’s amazing, is I usually lose something on days where I’m on my back working… Under trucks, crawl spaces, etc. They slide from pockets then.
The day I’m sure I miss placed it(3.17.18), I was busy and working at church, but never that I can think of, in any place or position that I could have slipped anything out of a pocket.
Dont remember using it at all, where I could have left it laying either. Strange!
Checked one buddies pickup seats whom I’d rode with, and asked him to check his couch where I was a few minutes… Checked my truck. Nope.
Wouldn’t be so bad if I just knew where or how I lost it, even if I couldn’t get it back… It’s the unknown how, where, and why that’s the worst of it!
Pics taken Feb. 5th up to March 15th.
All the EDC/pocket dump pics I took in January of 2018. 🙂
Post idea came from one on Blade forums recently. Interesting thoyght, I’ve never tried tracking what I carried or used the most in a whole year.
Went back through pocket dumps, and knife pic posts from the last year.
Thankfully I didn’t do a LOT of individual posts this year, and already had them in monthly posts! Took long enough as it was! 😉
Counted these the most. No I don’t have actual numbers… I’m not that dedicated. 🙂
Also have no idea what most Used knife is, since carry and use different from day to day, week to week, job to job, etc.
The Case red bone 6344 large stockman, and the Case Carhartt Peanut are Honerable mentions; The peanut the most carried of the three I have, and carried by itself quite a lot. The stockman while not in a lot of the photos, is the knife I remember the 2nd most from this year!
Next up, these two tie for 3rd place, the vintage Schrade stockman being carried a lot early and mid in the year, the Case medium stockman mid and late.
Now, onto 2nd and 1st places.
These two were also close in their appearances, 2nd going to the blue bone Case Modified Muskrat.
But without a doubt, my most carried knife for 2017 was this Case black delrin small jack knife, that I got in a giveaway on Bladeforums in the spring.
I do remember carrying and using this one a LOT too. It’s definitely become a favorite.
For 2018, I’m going to try for a more accurate/official record of carry, see if we can have actual numbers of days at the end of the year. (IF I can find an easy way to track it!)
Decided it deserves it’s own post. 🙂
New camouflage and orange hank is courtesy my buddy @AlaskaLinuxUser at Christmas. 🙂
In other news, the belt loop on the sheath I use for my Victorinox Spirit gave up the ghost about 1.5 weeks ago.
Thankfully not completely! It was started at one corner when I left yesterday morning, figured it’d be fine a day or two, since it’s been rough and loose at the stitches, and stretched but not torn for weeks (months probably ).
Also Thankfully I didn’t lose it! Never ceases to amaze me, I dont deserve it but God continues to be very good to me!
And yes, that’s not a Vic sheath. It’s Leatherman! Made for the original Wave.(for those that don’t know, there have been two Wave models, the first slightly more compact model around 2000ish, the second bigger, and current one from around 2004.)
I never liked the Victorianox sheaths, leather but thick and clunky, and worst of all, velcro closure. Was looking for a sheath for my New Wave at the time I got this, turned out to not fit it. But after a couple months when I lost the Wave, and got the Vic, it got put to use. The Spirit always fit this sheath better than it did the one made for it!
It was new, old stock then, wish I’d thoughthe to grab another one… Be impossible to get another now, IF I ever really have to replace it.
That was late 2006 early 2007.. 11 or 12 years of almost(have carried the Vic probably 80% of that time)constant use ain’t bad!
Will make a new loop and stitch it on this week. Might just stitch new loops bottom end to the old loop, so I don’t have to go to the hassle of curved glove needles and working inside the bottom of the sheath.. Gonna use 550 inner strands, or if I can find my roll of Gearward Kevlar string that a friend gifted me a couple years ago, I’ll use that.
That sheath gets a lot of abuse where I wear it, ran into and against everything, laid on, scraped around on machinery and the ground. If nothing else, I want to try to garrantee the stitches hold!
I actually wrote this post above, about a week ago. Never got it posted. I’ve also not gotten around to fixing the belt loop. But I have been carrying the Spirit. A couple days loose in a rear pocket, but that got old fast. Dug around for my bag of misc. sheaths, and got out a slim nylon Leatherman version.
Fits like a glove! A little tight upon re-holstering, but not bad. Yes it’s velcro closure, but it’s actually not been bad so far! I don’t think I’d want to use it forever, and I’ll still fix the leather one, but it works perfectly fine for now. Big bonus is that it’s almost as slim and compact/unobtrusive as the leather one.
Another bonus, was that it has the room in it to hold the Spirit with the pliers open/handles unfolded! I must have unconsciously known this, because I suddenly found I’d been carrying it that way for a while during a job. That can be very handy at times!
Last big monthly pocket dump update for 2017. Oldest to newest;