This week, more or less.
This week, more or less.
New little project. Quartz pocket watch my Dad bought me years ago, that has recently stopped running, on the right.
New mechanical donor watch on the left.
Either the works from the new one will go in the other case, or the lid from the old one will go on the new one…
Lid hinges look pretty close, will try swapping lids first.
If that don’t do it, I’ll pull the guts, and see about making a custom spacer ring to hold the new works in the other case.
(No, I haven’t taken up snus. Needed a tin for my gum, got tired of the cardboard packages getting mangled, crushed, wet, etc. These tins are durable and have a rubber seal; water tight.)
Alaska state bird is out in full force;
Went boondocking, checking out some river roads one day, grabbed my 380 for just in case… Should have had something bigger since it’s late enough I know the bears are out, but this was handy. Thankful I had it on hand when I had an… let’s say odd, encounter with a two legged animal… Not threatening or dangerous, but, disconcerting, and.. odd. The gun was reassuring.
Yes Very few of these EDC pics are different, or not much different… If it works, it works, and I don’t change it often.
Mr. Peter Cottontail, showing a start to his summer clothes.
Bloody Big moose track on a sand bar
Along the Middle Fork of the Chena.
And along the North Fork (also the Chena)
Look close, you’ll see three swans in this slough;
Other than the fact that I broke my run of old school/traditional, with the pocket watch/match safe/small jack. ( that lasted about 2.5 weeks!)
In changing knives, I left the house without one (gasp!) Intending to grab my Vic apprentice from where it’s been living in my ATV glove box.
3 or 4 hours later, when the ATV came up in conversation, I realized I’d forgoten to get the knife before leaving the property…
(Bigger gasp! )
Thankfully, and amazingly with the various things I helped a friend with, I never needed a blade all day!
(Ok, technically there is a blade on the Spirit, a veritable laser… I just never use it, and rarely remember that it’s there. I did remember it when I realized I was knifeless, but if I’d needed to cut, I probably wouldn’t have remembered it! Lol)
So this little beauty got carried for all of maybe 10 minutes after I got home.. ha!
Been wanting a Case stockman this size for a while. (3-5/8″ closed) This one is new to me, bug not “new”(will run date code later, for exact year). TrueSharp stainless, and I believe amber(?) bone.
True color is about half way between the front and back side pics for tone and brightness.. Looks like it’s been dropped to a hard surface, cracked good, but no pieces loose.
Blades are also shiny inside the frame, or behind other blades, but satin or etched somehow where exposed.(??!?) Weird!
Sheepsfoot is sharp, spey sorta sharp, main blade is duller than dish water. 😉
Overall not bad for $20! I’ll give the bone a stabilizing treatment, clean it, sharpen it, and carry it!
Still basically the same.
Still the same on purpose actually. Wanted to carry the same basic setup as long as possible, a bit of a test, since anymore I change knife daily, or every other day.
I also wanted to see how long I could go with the pocket watch, no wrist watch. That’s actually been great, since I am OCD about time, knowing what it is at all times… First few days drove me batty!
Now though, with the watch not there at a glance, it taking more effort to get to it, I’m not looking at it much. I’m more relaxed because I’m not constantly checking for on time/enough time/out of time/how long it’s taking, etc..
Plus matches instead of a lighter, it was the old school/vintage carry that to me fit the jack knife when I got it. Just wanted to see if I could go for a while with the older items..
Two weeks so far, to yesterday. 🙂
Today will get a slight change. Details after I get my mail 😀
More or less. Hasn’t changed much lately. Looks like my new jack knife missed that pic though.
Here was another from a day or two before;
And one artsy shot, just because. Enjoying time in the sunshine. 🙂
Just this last week I won this one in a giveaway on the traditional knives sub forum at bladeforums.com
It’s Case’s standard True Sharp stainless steel (basically 420HC) and black Delrin. 2 blades, clip and pen secondary, 3-3/8″ closed length. Just your standard, basic, old fashioned, “jack knife”. It’s done in a high polish frame, with their “As ground” satin blade finish.
(As a side note, I wasn’t sure of that blade finish when I first got one, but this is my 3rd with it, and I really do like it. I actually think I might now prefer it to the high polish blades. )
It’s interesting, I’d really liked the look of the blue bone Ford branded version they’re doing of this knife, but skipped on it several times thinking it’d be too short for my preferences. (And at that a bit spend at $55 to $60 for a knife smaller than I’d really like)
But it’s really nice actually, the frame is comfortable and does offer a really good grip.
Also interesting, is that I’d never really liked a the standard jack knife pattern before. Never really did anything for me, and I actually already have 3 or 4 of them.
But this one stood out even before I had it, since I did want it when I opted into the GAW (GiveAWay).
Theres just something about this little black beauty I guess!
Been in my pockets since last Friday.