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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Jaxenro, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Practically Family

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    E866253B-B976-40E4-9945-C61719EC59B9.jpeg And a space pen
     
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  2. Woodtroll

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    Never had one of those, but I always do carry a pen, too. It looks compact; how well does it balance for writing for any length of time? Any particular model/manufacturer you like?
     
  3. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Practically Family

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    The cap goes on the back. Becomes pretty standard length. Makes even my chicken scratch legible.
     
  4. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll A-List Customer

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    Interesting, thank you!
     
  5. Jaxenro

    Jaxenro One of the Regulars

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    I carry a pocket knife to cut things that need cutting not for self defense
     
  6. Edward

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    Must be the way it's ground, not sure..... could be just the thumbnail position, that's the only thing I've noticed. I am left handed, and growing up in a right-handed world there are some things you just get used to working around to the point you don't notice so much any more.
     
  7. Edward

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    I have several. That little bullet is great as a general pocket-pen. You wouldn't want to write too much with it as it gets hard on the hand (all models do, really - they're pretty thin) but very handy size for wallet / sporran / wherever. If you have a shirtpocket, my favourite is the original model which is actually the one that was taken on the Apollo missions. IT's a nice counterpat to my preferred fountain pen when I need to write somewhere that the FP won't - signature on a glossy greetings card, back of a bank card, pocket pen I don't need to worry might leak, all that sort of thing. Notably, I once spilled a mug of tea over an A4 sheet I wrote with a space pen; when tried, everything I'd written was still perfectly legible.
     
  8. RJR

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    +1
     
  9. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    I’m 65 and old enough to have started school at the time they ‘encouraged’ lefties to be righties. Consequently I’m left handed in pre-school skills (I jump off my left foot, box southpaw and eat with my fork in my right hand etc. and my handwriting is right handed untidy and spidery.
    - reminds me of a joke -
    ‘Ambidextrous? - I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous!
     
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  10. Edward

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    My paternal grandfather was a lefty, but habitually wrote with he right hand first as that's what was beaten into him at school in the 20s. He was, as a result, ambidextrous in a lot of things, but not naturally. I was lucky, only my preschool 'teacher' in 78/79 tried to beat me for it, and a small minded technology teacher in the late eighties made a class joke of the awkward stance I took to use tools all designed for right handers. Got off lightly compared to some.
     
  11. Asudef

    Asudef New in Town

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    Ambidextrous. Nail notches were never a selling point for me, especially on stiff or spring loaded blades. Same with the modern tactical style knives. I also don't see the need for a drop point blade, the sheepsfoot is easier to sharpen and more useful for day to day. Looks more gentlemanly too imo so this is the perfect knife for me.

    My groomsman gift so I opted for the hand filed decoration but couldn't afford exotic scales, instead its made of Lignum Vitae, fairly rare and one of the hardest woods in the world and they let me choose scales with all the color variations. Not necessarily the most beautiful but definitely purposeful which was my intention.

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  12. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Ha yeah i remember those teachers. About 3rd or 4th grade i remember writing with my right hand, it would get tired so i’d start writing with my left. The teacher saw me and said “you can’t do that”!! I said “why not”, made perfect sense to me. I always wondered what else those adults were keeping from me. Later on in life i had a pretty snappy left handed salute in the Marine Corps. Now that one threw em!
    Lol
    Be well. Bowen
    Ps: awful nice knives especially the left handed ones.
     
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  13. Ernest P Shackleton

    Ernest P Shackleton Practically Family

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    Swiss Army Executive with not a blade I don't use on a regular basis. Or an Opinel #8, which a few months ago I folded over the edge because I had it sharpened to a razor's edge in a poor manor. It looks ugly, but it's still incredibly sharp. Love Opinels.
     
  14. Stringmaster

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    I'm enjoying my new Benchmade knives. I bought the Mini Barrage (black one) a couple of months ago and lost it--thought it got lost at the ranch when I was out riding my horse, but it never turned up. So I bought the Mini Crooked River (wood handle). Then a couple of days ago I found the M.B. in my drawer at home--so now I have two Benchmades lol. The Mini Barrage is an assisted knife and a little smaller than the Mini Crooked River (but it's slightly fatter). The M.C.R. is considered a "hunting" knife, but it's really more of an EDC in my opinion and I prefer it to the Mini Barrage--even thought it's not assisted I can open it as fast or faster with a flip. Now I need to look for a smaller pocket knife w/o a clip--like those nice Case's pictured.
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  15. jdbenson

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    Wow, that is gorgeous! What knife/maker is that?

     
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  16. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Hey Asudef:
    This is a totally cool knife. Who makes it?
    Do you have any more info or links to where it can be purchased? It’s outstanding!!
    Sorry if this has been asked before.
    Thanks. Bowen
     
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  18. Stringmaster

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    Well I was weak and sprung for a Case Tiny Texas Toothpick--I was taken by the antique bone finish. I wanted a small and inconspicuous knife to carry at work. At first I wanted something with more blades but I ended up liking the small size and light weight of the TTT. Almost got the small butterbean/canoe in the same finish, but was swayed by the cool vintage vibe of this one--maybe not the most practical, but very cool IMO! I need to stay off of these forums lol.
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  19. Edward

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    Very nice. Reminds me a bit in style of the French Languiole knives. I've long fancied one or two of those, but when I was last en France they all seemed to be over the legal minimum length for EDC here in the UK, which I try to avoid as really the ED standards cover everything I would really need. (Save that I wish they would allow a locking blade, as it's much safer for the user).
     
  20. Twelvefret

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    Never carried a knife until 10 years ago when an associate suggested it. Now I cannot live without them. During the week I carry a vintage Tree Brand Barlow. On the weekends I use a Gerber clip type or a Gold Steel if hiking/outdoor activity. Those along with a money clip are in the left hand pocket so the vintage Hamilton 992B with Montgomery Dial can take up solo residence in the right. :)
     

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