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#267176 - 02/06/14 04:22 AM Re: Another EDC knife thread! [Re: Phaedrus]
Byrd_Huntr Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 1174
Loc: MN, Land O' Lakes & Rivers ...
A green shamrock SAK Classic SD, and when not at work, I add an old model Wave.
The man got the powr but the byrd got the wyng

#267177 - 02/06/14 05:05 AM Re: Another EDC knife thread! [Re: hikermor]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline

Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
Originally Posted By: hikermor
You would be amazed at the small, but sharp.stome tools used to skin out and dismember big animals like mammoth and bison way back when. Of course, when metallic knives became available, they were hugely popular.

As an experiment, one of my college profs butchered a deceased circus elephant with stone tools, the largest of which was fist sized.

Ah? Shame. A live wild elephant would have been much more interesting....
I don't do dumb & helpless.

#267179 - 02/06/14 06:21 AM Re: Another EDC knife thread! [Re: Phaedrus]
Phaedrus Offline

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2472
Loc: Big Sky Country
I just performed a little "tweak" to my EDC knife. And I hope Sal Glasser (of Spyderco) doesn't see this! blush I cut the molded-in plastic pocket clip off of my Dragonfly with a hacksaw and ground it flush with the side of the scales on my grinder. This makes the knife 50% thinner, and since I keep it on a keychain I have never once used the clip.

Then I got a couple of large ball bearing swivels (the ones used for fishing) and added on to my knife and my light. This way both can rotate freely on the 'biner I use for a keychain. This lets them lay "flatter" in my pocket but also makes it a lot easier to use both implements.

I'll take a pic when I have a chance.
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

#267183 - 02/06/14 02:40 PM Re: Another EDC knife thread! [Re: hikermor]
haertig Offline

Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2117
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: hikermor
one of my college profs butchered a deceased circus elephant with stone tools, the largest of which was fist sized.

That's a pretty small elephant.

#267184 - 02/06/14 02:45 PM Re: Another EDC knife thread! [Re: haertig]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7153
Loc: southern Cal
Well, for a prize winning oxymoron, there is such a creature as a pygmy mammoth, native to the US Channel Islands. It's still about the size of a large cow.

Ah, the useful things you learn on ETS.....
Geezer in Chief

#267207 - 02/07/14 07:31 AM Re: Another EDC knife thread! [Re: Russ]
buckeye Offline
life is about the journey

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 153
Loc: Ohio
I had this even before I joined ETS. After about 15 years of use, I'll probably hand it to my son when he turns 18 in about a year and my replacement will be Doug's RSK Mk1.
Education is the best provision for old age.

I have no interest in or affiliation to any of the products or services I may mention. Should I ever, I will clearly state so.

#267312 - 02/12/14 04:35 AM Re: Another EDC knife thread! [Re: Phaedrus]
Hanscom Offline

Registered: 11/23/05
Posts: 80
I was once told that it was designed to be used to pull open food cans with lids that peel off, such as cat food, spam, anchovies. Works well for that.

#269148 - 04/16/14 09:08 PM Re: Another EDC knife thread! [Re: Phaedrus]
Chisel Offline

Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1210
Sorry, I am kind of on the cheaper side

My EDC knife is a cheapo ( around $5)
I use it every day and happy with it. Not sharp and do not need it that way since I use it on soft materials like plastic.

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