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#20085 - 10/15/03 06:10 PM Re: I used my SAK just today
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I don't know about the US, but in the UK, some people are ignorant to how other people feel. They will open up the dispensers and throw the towels everywhere for a kick. Everything has to be locked up nower days <img src="images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />.

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#20086 - 10/15/03 06:16 PM Re: Questions for the Blade-Obsessed
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In the UK most wine bottles still have corks and most beer (and the like) bottles still have the caps that you need an opener. I say keep it that way. People are getting increasingly worried about using upthe earths precious resources, yet, increasingly products which could do they job just as well before, are being made out of plastics. I suppose its all about keeping costs down. <img src="images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />

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#20087 - 10/15/03 06:32 PM Re: I used my SAK just today
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Dunno... many years ago I was at a party in a very posh penthouse condo... not so much BMWs and Mercedes in the lot, but Maseratis, Ferraris and limos. It was on the water, and every condo had it's own slip on the dock out back for the owner's boat...

On the ground floor, there were men's and women's dressing rooms, showers, jacuzziis, steam rooms... so, presumably, you could clean up between the boat and your condo...

Anyway, the "super" there told me that he couldn't keep the toilet paper supplied in this area; all the multi-millionaires stole the toilet paper rolls to use on their yachts.

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#20088 - 10/15/03 08:39 PM Re: Questions for the Blade-Obsessed
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Registered: 05/10/02
Posts: 391
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
Ayers TG

PLEEEEEEEEEEASE tell us what your ideal SAK is!


Edited by WOFT (10/15/03 08:47 PM)
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#20089 - 10/15/03 09:47 PM Re: Questions for the Blade-Obsessed
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Registered: 12/10/01
Posts: 1272
Loc: Upper Mississippi River Valley...
WOFT - <groan> The budget monster has me by the throat right now. Somebody else start a discussion on this and I'll dive in later when I have a chance. Pick two standard lengths (say, 91mm and 111mm?), cap the number of layers at something not too pudgy, and don't invent anything that doesn't already exist in an SAK. Let's see what folks posit. We oughta be able to come up with an "ETS" SAK - or two.

Tom

PS - Hi, Andy (ADE) - good to see you back posting.

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#20090 - 10/15/03 10:01 PM Re: Questions for the Blade-Obsessed
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Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Quote:
and I have yet to see a plastic "cork"

Thanks, god ! I'm relieved .... there still is some hope .... <img src="images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

I read about those plastic "corks" in a newspaper's article, about wines around the world... and I have to confess that I did find some bottles with those "corks" in FRANCE !!!
True, that was some cheap wine (maybe imported ... <img src="images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />).
The great "Châteaux" are not using that kind of stuff, neither do most french wine producers.
But I guess those producing bottom/middle of range wines, not designed to be kept for a long time, may be tempted to use those "corks", to save a good deal of Euros.


Alain
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#20091 - 10/16/03 08:13 AM Re: I used my SAK just today
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ever thought why a millionare is a millionare? some of them are tighter than a ducks are under water. they have lots of money cause they never spend it on normal things.

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#20092 - 10/16/03 08:18 AM Re: Questions for the Blade-Obsessed
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i like mine, rucksack model, had it for about 12 years now, the lock is a bit knackerd now as someone who i've lent it to in the past must have tried to force it shut! its got all i need in a sak, large blade, which locks, meaning that i can't carry it every day <img src="images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> but got saw, large+small screw drivers, bottle and can openers, awl and corkscrew. thats it. works well, quite slim. not a lot else to say really
steve

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#20093 - 10/16/03 11:13 AM Re: Questions for the Blade-Obsessed
Anonymous
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I heard that the plastic corks don't break off in the bottle like cork corks can do...

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#20094 - 10/16/03 11:20 AM Re: Questions for the Blade-Obsessed
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I have a couple of Victorinox "picnickers", which are very similar, and they are a handy knife to carry.

>>its got all i need in a sak, large blade, which locks, meaning that i can't carry it every day <<

For a moment I was tempted to say something about a government that doesn't trust it's own people to have knives with blades that lock... which has nothing whatsoever to do with lethality... but then, our government doesn't trust it's own people to have knives that open by a spring, which has nothing whatsoever to do with lethality...

What is it about knives, perhaps the most simple, basic tool ever invented by humankind, as a weapon manifestly much more suited to defense than offense, that drives authoritarians into frothing-at-the-mouth spasms of irrational legislation?

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