Pocket dumps and knife pocs taken in the last month. Oldest to newest…
Ya think I have a thing for blue? Ha! Unplanned color coordination…
That’s what it’s been for this week, and most of last… Probably most of next too.
Really thankful for my hanks lately, from greasy rusty hands, to mud, to bug splatters and road grime on my sunglasses–had to stop and clean them several times today.
Been a while. It’s either been a lot going on with no time to post, or I’ve been sick as hell(flu, twice through, laid out for 3 weeks, then almost gone, got too cold working, relapsed, and now running into 6 weeks total) and literally Nothing going on to post about.
Anyway, here is a random slew of pics from the last couple months.
Moon and Venus.
My first day out snowshoeing.
Recent knives used and the books I was reading that week.(for a forum thread)
Dads stainless handle Sabre jack knife that lives in the den, which is currently the reloading room.
Case hobo and an Alaskan cookbook
225 grain LWN (long wide nose) hard cast .41 caliber bullets I ordered from GTBullets. 100 lubed and sized for $13, even with $6 shipping, it’s almost cheaper than I could cast my own.. And is considering I can’t afford the mould right now! 😉
Cleaning up an old Schrade USA stockman, a 8OT , that a friend gave me last summer.
Knives and guns, notable pairs, (for a forum thread )
My Beretta. 45, that I’ve now amazingly had for 10.5 years! And the custom Andy Sharpe coffin fighter that it’s come to live with. I rarely ever carry one without the other.
My Mom’s Liberty Mustang .22 and Dad’s Case peanut.
Most sentimental pairing; my Ruger Security Six 357 mag. Which has belonged to both my older brothers, and my Dad before me. With Dad’s Western brand hunting knife.
New stuff, second week of March, my takes from the EDCC (edccommunity.com) passaround box.
Old style finned bomb shaped beads are a fad right now, had some shop time so I tried one. LOTS of work to get the rounded nose, and fins. Had to freehand the cutters on the curve, and lots of file work off the lathe. Too time intensive to make many of them, but I might still..
A slew of pocket dumps, in mostly cronological order, late Jan. to now.
On my knees in a sniw bank digging out firewood at 0F or 10F. Something like that. Proof that I wear my guns working, they’re not babied. (Much.. 😉 )
Simple day last week, hour or two after dark working on firewood. Headlamp and the bluetooth speaker did constant duty… I zip the speaker into a mid layer pocket, hit Google Play, usually Springsteen, and have music wherever I am while working.
Yesterday’s carry, 3-15-17, an outside day. been cooped up sick, wanted to get out and work for a while, puttered around with a few projects (most of which involved shoveling snow!).
Cousins. Both old used and worn, but great Schrade USA stockmans. Large 8OT, and medium 34OT.
My Titanium Eng1nerd Prangler (mash up of key dangler and pry bar) is getting some great coppery brass colored wear stripes in its anodizing. The things that swing and rub on it are brass and it sort of burnished onto the area as it rubs.
And, more of 3-15-17… got the sled out for a bit.And found out how out of practice I am… Was stuck a total of three times! Oi. Thankfully all within ~100 yards max from the house! God is good to me!
So… 2016 EDC in review.. not much changed or updated this year, the standards that worked so well for 2015 held over.
My ongoing search for the perfect pocket knife continued, but I’ll update on that a little later, part 2. ☺
But I only had two real changes, or new concepts, both great, this year.
First, my discovery of designer hanks. What at first was a curiousity, that I thought was great, but too expensive, became a trend, and a small collection (up to about 15 now!)
Here is most of the family, 4 or 5 missing, a few are scattered to places they’re semi permanently dedicated to- one in the shop, one in my tackle box, one in my range bag, and one in the secret pocket in my Tilley.
All of those are from HeartHanks, except one, the plaid in the top row is from EDC Gentleman, new this last week.(great quality, I’ll be having more from them! ) And my two From SkarHanks areally in my range bag, and tackle box.
The other really cool and useful item I got this year is my ti Prangler, that a few of the outcasts at edccommunity.com forums (still not 100% sure who!) Gifted me!
It’s never been used as a pry bar, but it’s Always on my keys, and always hanging them if I have them on me. Really has streamlined, eased and revolutionized my key carry!
Above talking about my headlamp, I started to say it was my most carried and used item, but had to stop… This dangler might just be it. But I don’t always carry my keys, so it’s hard to quantify which one really is used more.
Anyway, those are the big changes, and additions for 2016, both being good, nei, great ones. 😎
Decided a pocket dump was in order too, since I’m posting again.
Lately being just about the last 2.5 or 3 months.
. . It really never changes much anymore. I change hanks every few days, and every 3 or 4 weeks the knife… Otherwise it’s been the same.
Shanell at Heart Hanks had a great idea; denim backing!
I had this idea over two years ago when I was going to make my own hanks, but never got around to doing it. Denim is extremely durable, pretty absorbent, and still looks good worn and stained; perfect for the greasy, grimey work I tend to do a lot of.
Thus, I jumped on this one when she posted it. Blue denim back, with a simple, down to earth plaid from that just screams “working man”.
And, here it is with its brothers;
I’ve delegated different ones to different carry times since the beginning, which lead to needing others… self enabling is great lol 😂
Had the purple paisley for dressy carry, and the leaves for everyday.
But then didn’t want to get grease etc from working on it, so I got the dark one(always want to call it vampire because of the dark grey pattern with the shaded blood red back) cause grease stains etc wouldn’t show on it…
But it’s so dang classy, it’s become my dressy day carry, and the purple for everyday…
BUT, again, I still don’t want to dark stain that one and the leaves one…
SO, now with the plaid and denim, it’s for work days since denim wears stains so well, the purple and leaves for general edc, and the vampire for dressy days.
Should be golden for a while… Practically anyway… Any fancy or cool patterns she uses though, and all bets are off! 😉