knives

Case Congress mod; blade drops.

Had this congress out for a look yesterday, and remebered yet again that I need to fix it. Little time to kill later and I took it to the shop, finally got it done! Only been 2.5 years since I bought it, that it’s been bugging me…. ha!
Before;
After;
Dropped the kicks(little corner of the blade tang that sits on the spring and sets the closed position stop depth) on the coping and large sheep’s foot blade. Then cropped the coping blade tip down even with the spine of the sheep’s foot. Had a angular coping, then a semi lambsfoot, but liked the look of a sheep’s foot the most so I went with that.
MUCH more comfortable to hold now, and looks better ta’boot! They now sit at about the same level as the two spear/pen blades.
It also needs two more access notches in the liners/bone for the two long blades cut in, like were provided for the smaller ones. But as is, I can open them OK for now.
I love the look and concept of this knife and it’s blades, but never carry it much… It just never really “clicked” for me. Hopefully now that I’ve made it more comfortable to hold/use, that will change, and I will carry it more.
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Categories: Customized, knives, Modifications, Pocket knives, Repairs

A rare sharp.

Dug this one out mid last week.

Don’t carry it much any more, for fear of losing it… Hate that I do that though so I got it out. Pretty unique knife, a little ironically because it’s just a cheap Rough Rider.. You have to go back to Schrade in the 60s and 70s to get another one of thus pattern in this size.
Modern copperhead pattern is close but not the same, this is a true folding hunter, scaled to 4″ overall closed. Love it! Perfect size for the pattern IMNSHO, wanted one ever since I’d seen the Schrade, so I jumped on this one when I saw it…. Eeeek, gotta be 9 or 10 years ago now.
I’ve never been able to find another one either! Even at the time I got it, it was the only Rough Rider like it I could find.

Categories: EDC, Hunting, knives

EDC Mid May to Mid July 2018

Categories: Daily-cary-log, EDC, EDC/MT use, Guns, Hanks, knives, Leather, Lighters, Multitools, Pocket knives, Summertime

Welcome back old friend!

As you may remember, a little over a month ago, around March 20th, I posted about losing a knife.

Well, about 1.5 weeks ago, I got a text with a picture from a friend I had visited and helped the day I lost it.

Yup! Found, amazingly intact, in his driveway, close to where I’d parked!

Took a week til last Sunday, for me to get to meet up with him and get it.

As I said, it is amazingly intact, and unhurt, for having laid in a snowy, gravely driveway for over a month!

But it isn’t unhurt either. A fair amount of rust has been acquired, although a lot of it surface rust.

The main clip blade was unopenable without repeated efforts, and some mud removal. Amazingly the secondary spear blade was stiff, but came open easilly. And is astoundingly unmarked except one small spot.

I’ll be doing a good and thorough cleaning soon, and put it back into rotation.

All will be easy enough to clean off, except the thicker corrosion on the inner side of the springs. It looks to be a loose easily removed surface rust, a flaky scale. But its location and thin limited access will make it difficult.

Categories: EDC, knives, Lost And Found, Pocket knives

If reduced to three folding knives.

A challenge posted on a forum recently; If you were forcibly reduced, for whatever reason, to only having three of your folding knives, what would they be. And why.

These are mine. I picked based on the ones I’d want as my only three, but also to par that down, based on the ones I’d want if limited to just one knife. Made it easier to choose. Not easy at all, but easier. 😉;)

The peanut, my old and dear friend for 11 years now, and at times(some of them months, or years at a time) my only knife. The little knife that can, and does, do anything, always cutting above and beyond what you’d expect from knives twice it’s size.

The stockman, my favorite of the ones I have now, and a stockman has become my most carried and used pattern. This is a nice size, and would be well suited to be my only knife, if ever reduced to just one.

Both being my favorite traditional brand, Case, in my favorite production steel, TrueSharp(a 420 varient); it just plain works, and is easy to work with.

And last but not least, and this was a hard choice, my Kobalt folding razor knife. I wanted to call this one of my work tools, and not my EDC, to allow another favorite in the 3. ;)

But to be honest, it’s been carried and used a LOT when I have gone months without work.. And it deserves it’s place in the 3 otherwise. This sucker has taken anything I could throw at it, professionally and personally for 7 years now. It’s bomb proof, and I dare say construction proof, even Alaska proof!

Categories: EDC, knives, Life-Philosophy, Sentimental, Theory/Thoughts

EDC, mid March, to mid April 2018

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Categories: Daily-cary-log, EDC, Flashlights, Hanks, knives, Multitools, Pens, Pocket knives, Pocket Watches, Spring, Watches, Winter

Goodbye old friend?

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!

Categories: Daily-cary-log, EDC, knives, Lost Items, Uncategorized

EDC January 2018

All the EDC/pocket dump pics I took in January of 2018. 🙂

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Categories: Daily-cary-log, EDC, knives, Uncategorized

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