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#19066 - 09/17/03 12:54 PM Re: compasses
boatman Offline

Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 424
Loc: Michigan
I agree and that is the reason for my question.I keep having troubled with air bubbles and such.I have seen one that came in a Spanish made survival knife.It is over 20 years old and still no problems.My brother owns this and I can attest that it is carried almost daily.I wish I could find one just like it(compass and knife both).The knife is called a Brewer survival knife.An Amazon explorer named Marto Brewer designed it.This is all I know on it.Maybe I should have started a new thread but any info would be appreciated.TIA

#19067 - 09/17/03 04:00 PM Re: compasses (Sorry we're getting off topic)
hthomp Offline
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Registered: 02/27/01
Posts: 88
Loc: AR
Is that the knife that was mfg by "Explorer" or "Edge Mark" (I believe) in the 80's? If I remember correctly, the blade had a small hole in it that could be used with a protruding stud on the scabbard to make some sort of wire cutters. Plus, I believe that the scabbard had "arms" that you could attach to it to fashion a slingshot. I may be *WAY* off base here, but the name rang familiar to me. A couple of other things that I seem to remember about it was that the contents of the handle were in a small plastic container that fit into the hollow of the handle, there was a protractor etched onto the blade, and I believe that some of the knives even had a removeable "knuckle guard" which attached over the handle. If I missed the description by a mile, I apologize. Just had a flashback to a piece of gear that I once had lusted over in my youth...heh heh.
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#19068 - 09/17/03 04:42 PM Re: compasses (Sorry we're getting off topic)
boatman Offline

Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 424
Loc: Michigan
Bingo!!!! That is the one

#19069 - 09/17/03 08:23 PM Not a Brewer ... an Aitor

That is an Aitor ( Spain ) not a Brewer. Had and still has sling-shot. But the Brewer was made/marketed as the Explorer. The Brewer/Explorer was known for the hole that combined with scabard to become a wire cutter.

#19070 - 09/17/03 08:23 PM Re: compasses
Neanderthal Offline
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Registered: 08/29/01
Posts: 130
Loc: Pennsylvania
Although too large for a kit (~ 1" diameter), TruNord sells a fine non liquid filled compass. Brass case and is compensated for eastern, central or western areas of the USA. $15.00 plus S&H.


#19071 - 09/18/03 12:18 PM Re: Not a Brewer ... an Aitor
boatman Offline

Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 424
Loc: Michigan
Thank you Paul,But I need to know who made it and where can I get one...

#19072 - 09/18/03 03:44 PM Re: Yes! -- Some feedback
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Here is an idea you can chew on for awhile.

I thought, why not have a Signature or Limited Edition version of your new kit, where the Equipped to Survive logo is accompanied by, well, your signature?

You may well laugh at such at thing, but I for one would pay extra for the ETS logo and more for a repro of your signature.

I think it would be cool. Okay, so I'm a geek, but I still think it would be cool.

You may not be aware of this, but you (and Chris) have a fan club on the web. You two are gurus. When a topic is being debated, someone will ask what does Doug or Chris think, if either of you has not already weighed in on the matter.

Just my two cents.

#19073 - 09/18/03 04:07 PM Re: Yes! JUST A QUESTION MATE
mick Offline
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Registered: 09/27/02
Posts: 134
Loc: England west yorkshire
the kit seems really reasonable and well thought out and well priced.
What about water purification/carrying. or are you going to leave that to the consumer to add?
Don't mean to be negative but, just wondered?
Still great to see you doing this

#19074 - 09/18/03 04:16 PM Re: Not a Brewer ... an Aitor

To the best of my knowledge:

The hollow handle knife has a 6.5" blade w/ saw back and a knuckleguard (guard wrapping from pommel to hilt) with a hole in the center-tip. It came with a shealth with a protruding knob that when the blade was inserted on top of became a wire-cutter and the sheath also held a whetstone and signal mirror. The hollow came with ( and i just checked it this morning) very fast liquid-filled button compass ( no bubbles )and a survival kit contained in a tube-capsule.

Made by: Marto in Spain
Imported/Distributed by Gutmann
Called the Explorer ( aka Brewer )
Designed by a South American Explorer/Naturalist named Brewer.

Unfortunately unavailable

but just for you - currently available on ebay

and no I'm not the seller.

#19075 - 09/18/03 04:25 PM Re: Not a Brewer ... an Aitor
boatman Offline

Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 424
Loc: Michigan
<img src="images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />Tanx alot Paul.You dont know on how long I've been trying to find tha info.Do you happen to own one your self?

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