knife recommendations?

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Rik

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Image seems to have gone missing, so adding it back in...
And it looks like FB expires image URLs after a period as well... anyone got any suggestions on how to get permanent image links?
 

Riceburner

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Done that before, only to have them change the T&Cs, limit storage, stop sharing...
How many did you put on??? IRC Flickr's 'free' band isn't too bad. 1000 photos.

(I have a 'pro' account because I take a lot of half-decent pics of things with a half-decent camera, and Flickr is the only photo-management service I know of that keeps the 'original' file that was uploaded. All the others create their different sized clones and then delete the original so you can't retrieve it if you want to do anything with it).
 

Rik

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How many did you put on??? IRC Flickr's 'free' band isn't too bad. 1000 photos.

(I have a 'pro' account because I take a lot of half-decent pics of things with a half-decent camera, and Flickr is the only photo-management service I know of that keeps the 'original' file that was uploaded. All the others create their different sized clones and then delete the original so you can't retrieve it if you want to do anything with it).
I didn't mean Flickr itself, just similar "photo-sharing" sites, which then get sold, or monetised, or just realise they're unsustainable... choosing one is crystal ball time.
 

Riceburner

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I didn't mean Flickr itself, just similar "photo-sharing" sites, which then get sold, or monetised, or just realise they're unsustainable... choosing one is crystal ball time.
I see the point - but then that's the case with EVERY cloud service...... including forums.
 

oceanjaws

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1: Yes it does as do ALL the blades. And if it did break, Leatherman swaps them no questions asked. This is thick S30V steel - it's VERY hard and solid. I have prized many an arrow out with it. My old Leatherman Mini tool file snapped, sent it back for repair, back came a brand new Rebar costing ?70 compared to the mini tools ?25.

2. The price of the finest multi-tool ever made.
I bought my Leatherman 25 years ago, and it sits on my hip everyday. It's a wonderful extension of my hands and I use it for countless things, from sawing small pieces of wood to squeezing the last toothpaste out of the tube. I honestly recommend the investment to anyone. A few years back, I sent mine back to get the serrated blade sharpened. They saw that my knife was 20 years old, and sent me a free upgrade. Warm glow. Worth every penny.
 

Crookedteeth

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Well the poster wanted knife recommendations so here goes. Spyderco make some great knives. I recommend the Spyderco Para 3. Want to spend over $200 for a really great knife. Zero Tolerance 0562CF. Want something cheaper? The Ontario Rat I and Rat II (smaller size) are great. Go for the D2 steel versions. The knives by Civivi are all great value knives as well.
 

Kernowlad

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By a slight accident (lost then found) I now have two Manly Wasp S90V, U.K. legal carry pocket knives and cannot recommend them enough.
S90V is even better than S30V; it’s one of the best knife steels you can get. The knives retain a properly razor sharp edge for ages. I reckon (and so do others) it’s one of the sharpest, best slicing knives you can get. I carry one on a lanyard at all times and put the spare in my Coastguard overalls.
The next cheapest S90V you can buy is around £150; these are £55.
If you want a superb value, high end knife, this is the one.
 

dvd8n

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I bought one of these about a year ago

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and never looked back. I've not had my knife out of my pouch since to dig out an arrow. I got it cheap from ebay, but if I had to buy another I'd get one full price without hesitation. By and large it gets arrows out quickly and without fuss. It does rely on there being something there to place the foot against but that's not usually an issue. Also, if the weather's really inclement then the grips can slip on the arrow shaft, but that's not usually an issue either. But in the main, the slowest and most complicated bit is extracting it from my quiver.

I've not trashed an arrow with my knife or destroyed the woodwork of a boss in a year.

I haven't done away with my knife as I'm sure that it will fail at some point but it hasn't yet.
 

Kernowlad

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I like it!
I had an arrow go straight through a battered old boss at 40 yards and then embedded itself into the wooden frame behind. It was a complicated lash up and after much mulling, I ended up sawing a 2x2” square out of the frame (leaving plenty there to hold it) to get the darned thing out!
My most extreme bit of arrow removal yet.
 

dvd8n

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I like it!
I had an arrow go straight through a battered old boss at 40 yards and then embedded itself into the wooden frame behind. It was a complicated lash up and after much mulling, I ended up sawing a 2x2” square out of the frame (leaving plenty there to hold it) to get the darned thing out!
My most extreme bit of arrow removal yet.
A few years ago I was doing walk back tuning, shot over the top of the boss and hit a 10" diameter 2' long sawn log dead centre (left over from a bit of clearance work).

The easiest way to deal with the problem was to put the log (with arrow sticking out of it) under my arm and take it home.

Of course I didn't deal with it and it ended up sitting on the hearth in the living room for six months like a bizarre hunting trophy.
 

Kernowlad

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A few years ago I was doing walk back tuning, shot over the top of the boss and hit a 10" diameter 2' long sawn log dead centre (left over from a bit of clearance work).

The easiest way to deal with the problem was to put the log (with arrow sticking out of it) under my arm and take it home.

Of course I didn't deal with it and it ended up sitting on the hearth in the living room for six months like a bizarre hunting trophy.
Haha; brilliant!

Vaguely related; my cousin really hurt his toe on a small rock many years ago. He carefully packed it up, took it home, placed it on a concrete floor and smashed it to bits with a club hammer. It still makes me chuckle decades later!
 

AndyW

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When my daughter was younger anything she bumped into she used to smack and say naughty. Not heard of it carrying on into adulthood before.
 
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