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  • The Gear Locker

    richp - - EDC, gear, kit, stuff...

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    Thanks @akacoach I'll have to get my mitts on one to try out...

  • The Gear Locker

    richp - - EDC, gear, kit, stuff...

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    @akacoach are the Gorucks as well put together as they would have people think? Always liked the appearance, and I think I can make the layout work for me, but never bit the bullet...

  • I'm sure if I tried there's a smutty remark in this somewhere...

  • Thanks @Hattori Hanzo

  • Thanks Jim - I'll take a look at the website and see what I can find, don't worry!

  • Yes, titanium, sharps, demonstration of talent, quality work, very cool, yadayadayada... What can you say about the driver set in the top photo of post 10? I've been after a decent set of hex/torx drivers for a while? Thanks!

  • Will have to be next time, sadly.

  • Quote from The Lord Flashheart: “Quote from richp: “I would love to have joined you, but I have something far less interesting to attend instead... If you're thinking critters, fire, eating, being at one with fire and nature, may I offer a suggestion? (Posted as a link, contains images of animal/food prep) ” That's a bit like the way Cubans roast a pig on a frame, good method. ” It's how the Argentineans roast lamb when out and about. Takes a while, but it is absolutely awesome. Just think of ho…

  • I would love to have joined you, but I have something far less interesting to attend instead... If you're thinking critters, fire, eating, being at one with fire and nature, may I offer a suggestion? (Posted as a link, contains images of animal/food prep)

  • What knife are you carrying today?

    richp - - Knifey Chatter

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    Always wondered about those, @DARJAC666... how textured is the blade? Does it make for serrations, or is it "just" a surface finish?

  • @Chui that's an amazing knife, Paul! Details...?

  • 2017 Alox Cadet

    richp - - Sharp Stuff for Sale

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    Two gone, one left. Postage - reg 1st class is about £3. Any takers?

  • Best knife under £100

    richp - - Knifey Chatter

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    Surely the only possible answer is the Empingo - regular or stealth versions? Of the stuff I've got sitting around, the one in that price range that has most captured my attention of late is the Boker Urban Trapper. For day to day tasks around the house it fits the bill perfectly (for me). Long and slender, it's easy to carry. Flips on bearings, so totally addictive. Cuts like a laser through most food stuffs, packages, gaffer tape; I find the bade length, shape, and edge perfect for opening let…

  • Peli case enlightenment needed :)

    richp - - Knifey Chatter

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    @Platinum something like this any use?

  • PF-2

    richp - - Jimmypie

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    Looks awesome Jim!!

  • Peli case enlightenment needed :)

    richp - - Knifey Chatter

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    Sorry @san-mai-usa typo, meant to read 1020.

  • Peli case enlightenment needed :)

    richp - - Knifey Chatter

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    @Platinum I have one or two of the 1200s doing not much if you decide to go that route... A question: do you need it to be portable? I ask, as I needed some storage for photo gear and ended up adding a load of foam to a footstool. It's the same pick and pluck style stuff from the Peli cases, so it would work to store knives. But as I say, it's not exactly portable... edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38

  • Comments on IG posts

    richp - - Social Media Matters

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    @hughtrimble in a word, no. But I'll go have a look now. @Hattori Hanzo I know, you're right. Off to bladeforums it is.

  • Comments on IG posts

    richp - - Social Media Matters

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    Last communication was in early March, when, by PM on IG, he acknowledged that he'd been wasting time, that the work was done and it was ready to go. He'd post some pix of the work the next day and get it shipped out to me. Since then, nothing. I'm torn between trying to be respectful and polite about it, and being my usual, looking, take direct action self. Heck, I've offered to buy another of his knives to make sending the thing back to me worth his while! I would normally, by now, have marche…

  • Quote from CharlieGMor: “Wasn't expecting this to be Kydex clad. Nice and pointy. Thanks @Jimmypie edgematters.uk/attachment/3195…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 ” It's a Pi[c]epick!! Sorry, I'll get my coat.

  • Comments on IG posts

    richp - - Social Media Matters

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    @Hattori Hanzo I must confess to some questionable, or at least sneaky, behaviour on my part, so I'm not hugely surprised. I've found comms with the maker in question have become very difficult/non-existent, and IG is somewhere he frequents - more so than fora and his email. He's had a knife of mine for repair for a year and doesn't seem inclined to give it back - or perhaps even do the work that last year was only going to take a day or two - so when some people in the comments were asking when…

  • Comments on IG posts

    richp - - Social Media Matters

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    Thanks James. I guess that makes sense. @Hattori Hanzo

  • Comments on IG posts

    richp - - Social Media Matters

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    Inexperienced IG user here: if I post a comment on someone's (who I follow) photo, can they delete it? I posted a question, but it seems to have disappeared from the thread... Thanks R

  • edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 Not entirely sure what's going on, but at least the hazmat guys aren't wearing respirators and masks, and there isn't an EOD unit in attendance. Still, we appear to have a 45min on the plane, on the runway delay along with everyone else...

  • There was an issue here on my sunny island yesterday: a large flock of some kind of aquatic bird settled on a flat roof of the hotel and shrieked up a racked at dawn that continued all through the day. Clearly someone complained as the hotel put up a couple of owl decoys and all was quiet this morning. edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 Until a few hours later when clearly the owls hadn't eaten any of the birds, and they began to get a bit cocky. Yes that's one of the birds…

  • @Hattori Hanzo congratulations James!

  • 2017 Alox Cadet

    richp - - Sharp Stuff for Sale

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    Hi Just come through duty free in Switzerland and somehow, miraculously, 3 (2 sold, 1 remaining) of the new green Alox Cadets have appeared in my hand luggage, and I don't really like slipjoint blades, so happy to share. £33.50 + postage a piece, payment by BT, please. I'll try to get them in the post on Saturday - don't know what postage per unit will be, but it'll be at cost, like the knives. Suffice to say they're all brand new, boxed and unopened...

  • PC monitor replacement

    richp - - EDC, gear, kit, stuff...

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    Thanks @John56

  • PC monitor replacement

    richp - - EDC, gear, kit, stuff...

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    Probably need to add £100 to what I paid. I think amazon have a Benq one at the higher res for £360. Could you post up what you decide to do, please? As I said, mine fills the need, but it's not perfect... Thanks!

  • PC monitor replacement

    richp - - EDC, gear, kit, stuff...

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    I ended up with a 32" curved Samsung, desperation more than anything: I wanted a large monitor and 4K seemed pointless. The curve does nothing for me, but I couldn't find a flat one from a reputable seller at the time. Overall it works very well for the use it gets: browsing, email, word processing, excel, and photoshop. So far, no eye fatigue, colours and resolution are good, no complaints. Cost me about £230/£250. Not half bad for movies either, on the rare occasions I get to sit in my armchai…

  • Postie was good again today! Copper fountain pen with Ti nib, some phos bronze washers that I've been looking for for ages, and modded Empingo to add to the collection. edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38

  • This is a little overdue, but the post has recently delivered this: edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 With thanks to all who contributed to my sharpening thread, and the knivesandtools EM discount And these two, which arrived separately: edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 With thanks to @Ostap Hel and @Hattori Hanzo

  • got talking to a chap in Germany who runs a knifey supplies store. Turns out he also makes knives, and some of them are quite interesting... edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 edgematters.uk/gallery/image/1…92abbc74d81cae9e6be233d38 edgematters.uk/ga…

  • Latest gives me an idea of what has happened in the 30 seconds since I last looked. Notifications (the number) gives me an idea that something I may have once posted on has an update, so I click Latest, see if I can spot it, and it refreshes activity along the way. Most of my viewing is on a phone, so navigating long, deep menus is a faff, and clicking Latest seems to be what I find efficient.

  • Latest pretty well exclusively, unless I need to start a thread.

  • Ooh, I like this question! Don't suppose there are any makers on here who'd take on an Embassy style pen in damascus, are there?

  • Sheffield - Big Day Out

    richp - - Gatherings & Meet-ups

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    Subject to dates and timing, I'd love to come along to this.

  • Packages from @Ostap Hel and from knivesandtools have arrived for me. Sadly I'm not there until tomorrow, and I don't think it's sensible to ask my wife to open them for me...! Will update in due course...

  • Spyderco Domino

    richp - - Wanted / Looking for...

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    Congratulations! Good man @Chui!!

  • Spyderco Domino

    richp - - Wanted / Looking for...

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    Drop me a note on Friday if you've not had any luck by then - I'm away until then and won't have access to photos, etc. Might talk myself into parting with it if you're stuck.