titanium

Spring time catch up.

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!


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2016, EDC in review… Part 1.

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. 😎

Categories: Custom, EDC, Hanks, key-chains, Multitools, New Gear, Sentimental, Theory/Thoughts, titanium

Found!

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Again… 😉

Last fall I lost my faithful friend, my jw_knives Bandicoot 2.5 ti… Within a few weeks, I had secured another one off the BST at edc forums . A week later,  I found the first one!  About a month ago, I lost one again…
(Yes, I apparently need to work on how I carry them! )

Was seriously considering g trying to locate another one again, to still have a backup… then;

Found it again last night!

  These things are SO handy to have! Gotta tell ya, if you do ANYTHING hands on in your life… like, living in any way 😉 you should really look into a pocket pry bar of some kind, and I can’t recommend j woytaz knives enough, especially these bandicoots in titanium.

Categories: Custom, custom-made-tools, EDC, Multitools, New Gear, titanium, tools-bit kit

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