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Want a new knife

Discussion in 'Production Knives' started by noddy, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. noddy

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    It's not so much that the itch has returned (I don't think it ever went away) but focussing on a wardrobe of expensive outdoor clobber means I neglected the ritual this year of picking up a nice little knife for myself at Christmas.

    I did discover that I am rather behind the times. Anyway, this is one I had been waiting for ... a Baby Jess Horn ... finally arrived in the stores. Pretty, but I'm not sure it is entirely the right thing. Maybe. Might just pick up a 1940s-ish Case Barlow.

    What else is there at the moment?

    (btw: Turn off the sound if you watch this ... the guy making the vid is a typical knife-selling prick. :lol:)



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    That spydie does have a certain elegance about it. It does hint towards old school folders but with that modern take on it.
     
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  3. noddy

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    So, I picked up that Jess Horn .. accidentally as it happens. I went in to a shop to buy some Leatherman bits and there is was .. showing a bit of leg like. It is a great knife and rather different in feel to most other small sounder is. Imagine a tiny Native 5 with the lovely kickback and all that. Bit stuff in the action at first but a good sluicing in hot water and detergent fixed that

    I was hoping this wouldn’t kick off the old cravings but that hope was a vain one ... already looking at others. When will it ever end
     
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    Accident my arse, though I do see the same bit of leg you did, it's a tidy little knife. :D

    I'm having a coffee craving and have discovered the Nanopresso. Brews a bit more than the Minipresso, and comes in Patrol Orange. How could I resist?

    https://www.wacaco.com/collections/shop/products/nanopresso-orange-patrol

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    After ordering one, I discovered the Nanopresso Barista bundle. Bigger water tank, extra filter baskets, double espresso adaptor, options, more options, just everything. :freak:

    https://www.wacaco.com/collections/shop/products/nanopresso-barista-bundle

    Tried to cancel the orange, but failed as it had shipped. So, 2 Nanos on the way, one to be returned unless anyone wants it at cost, and I'm currently looking at double wall cups and hand grinders. I'm hoping the storm will pass by morning without anymore dents in my finances.

    The lost Zebralight SC600 has never turned up despite every pocket and pack being checked, so I have another arriving tomorrow. The SC600 mk iv plus. Smashing the 2000 lumen mark with a bit of extra throw too.

    http://www.zebralight.com/SC600w-Mk-IV-Plus-18650-XHP502-Neutral-White-Flashlight_p_225.html
     
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    I am having a problem with lights too. Just ordered some aaa models with the aim of surrendering most of them. Also saw a SC52 for 95canadian. Very tempting
     
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    Lost my SC52 too. :sad04:
     
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    Great. Now I want a Gran Vela and an orange Nanopresso :lol:
     
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    Me too :nod:
     
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    I have the copper Astrolux version of that, weighs a ton but it's a nice light.
     
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    Great light - the extra throw is probably handy. I have the warm white (dunno which version), and although it's a firm favourite it could use a bit more 'reach'. Mine boasts a paltry 800 odd lumens from memory, so the 2000+ lumen version probably doesn't suffer the same way!
     
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    I got the 2000 lumens wrong, that's the Plus version with big, fat LED and huge flood (wider reflector too). The Hi is stated at 1400 with longer throw. Having searched for my blind old dog over fields while camping last year with the Mk3 W and not getting enough throw, I went for the Hi neutral version. Got an Olight Javelot in the cupboard, that's getting a battery put in it and being deployed.

    Annoyingly, I was still out across the fields while she'd had her adventure and was sat back by the fire. Bastard. :roll:
     
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    Annoyingly, I was still out across the fields while she'd had her adventure and was sat back by the fire. Bastard.

    Brill :)

    you can just imagine what she was thinking sitting by that fire...........I wonder where he's gone. Bastard.

    LOL :)
     
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    I reckon it's her cunning way of distracting me so she can sneak back in and lick the bacon fat out of my frying pan to be honest. :D
     
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    Hey, Rich. How's the Wacaco? I was just looking a nice red one to add to the tumbling arsenal of coffee devices we have here.
     
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    Orange one turned up with a ransom note to the tune of £21.34. I'd decided I wanted the full Barista kit version so ordered that too. It worked out cheaper to buy the whole kit than add to the original order, that, coupled with return costs meant I haven't picked it up and have left it at the sorting office to be returned and the fees cancelled. I'll get billed the return postage I expect, but that's better than paying the duty as well.

    The kit hasn't arrived yet, but I fear it might come with a hefty charge too. First time I've been charged on stuff from China. :(
     
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    Oh dear the fucking Canadians have decided to join the universal scream-in and are banning the import of any knife capable of being flipped in any way.

    It is nuts! It is cold here. It is actually lifesavingly useful to have an easy OHO. I am going up to Warriors and Wonders to buy my last knife, I think.

    Not all bad though. Cannabis is legal in three months time. Not that this will make much of a difference to the hundreds of pot shops (sorry dispensaries) we have here.

    This is my nearest ... http://greenpandadispensary.com/ ... not the best, not the worst, just generally indicative. (Nearly a clever joke in there, see? Indica, indicative ... no?)
     
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