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  1. mnblade

    Anyone else guilty of not exactly, well, maximizing the use of their multitools?

    Nearly every time I leave the house with a SAK or traditional pocketknife or multi-tool, it's with this thought in mind: This might come in handy today. There are many days when I don't use a knife/SAK/multi for anything. Now, if I know that during that day I'll be doing some specific task...
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    Budget Multi-tool

    You probably already own a SAK. Just add a pair of decent pliers and you're all set.
  3. mnblade

    Knives and celebrities

    Looks like the late, great John Prine favored a Case slimline trapper. Photo from NPR's story about the "State of Sound" exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, Illinois.
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    Singer/songwriter John Prine: A Case knife man

    A collection of trinkets and photos that the late, great John Prine would bring up on stage are on display at the folk section of the "State of Sound" exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, Illinois. Looks like he favored a Case yella slimline trapper...
  5. mnblade

    Looking for some recommendations..

    They're a bit out of your range, size wise, but Otter-Messer has some great looking options too, including this stainless Beemaster (blade length 85mm, handle length 105 mm): ... and this 161 model, which comes in carbon or stainless (Blade length 85mm, Handle length 105 mm): -- Mark
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    Looking for some recommendations..

    Look for a "sfilati" model by Italian maker Rocco Petrunti. VERY sweet looking single blade penknives. -- Mark
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    Leatherman Free K2. Anyone own one?

    I got my hands on a used K2 off that big auction site for < $40. It's beefy (think Buck 110 beefy), but quite well put together. If I can find a suitable belt sheath I'll likely take off the pocket clip, as I've done on most knives I've owned that came with clips. Quite a solid knife/tool...
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    Leatherman Free K2. Anyone own one?

    Did you end up getting a K2? Thoughts?
  9. mnblade

    Help me pick multi-tool or knife for graduation gift for my son.

    Just get a red one, and then buy some replacement scales in the color of your choice. They're very easy to find on ebay or etsy.
  10. mnblade

    Question,I see no talk on the new buck 110 Legacy

    That thing's hideous. :eek:
  11. mnblade

    Victorinox florist knife, pt. 3.

    Y'all should be sure to check out godshall_knives on Instagram. He re-handles a lot of Victorinox floral knives, and the result is one insanely gorgeous bit of pocket bling! For instance.
  12. mnblade

    When did regular old pocket knives become “traditional”?

    There's something to this. I often wonder how many of those guys back in the day with their 2-blade pen knives would have preferred a large, single-blade folder, but found them too dern heavy to carry. Some of them, I suspect, would have gladly carried something like a FRN-handled Spyderco...
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    When did regular old pocket knives become “traditional”?

    This would be my timeline as well. I moved from Florida to central Europe in early summer of 1993 with a Victorinox Classic that rode on my keys, and a Victorinox Adventurer that road in my day pack or back pocket (these were my only knives for five years; the rest of the collection was still...
  14. mnblade

    Custom executive scales

    The Etsy seller "Taschenmesser" is currently having a sale! I just bought some black micarta scales for my Rambler.
  15. mnblade

    Happy with 'just' a Vic

    The country I've lived in since 1993 was behind the Iron Curtain in the 80s, which could explain why I've never met anyone who knew of that show.
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    Happy with 'just' a Vic

    Not all European countries have restrictive knife regs. I live in the Czech Republic and shops here sell all sorts of large, one-hander folding tactical knives. Some even carry Bucks, including the 110. It's rather common to see a tell-tale pocketclip, or belt pouch. I've never met a European...
  17. mnblade

    Leatherman's new Ratchet Driver

    Have y'all seen Leatherman's new Ratchet Driver? Thoughts? Anyone got one yet?
  18. mnblade

    What multi tool, You using today?

    Wow! Tell me about those scales please!
  19. mnblade

    Another good day thanks to Buck.

    Is there something in the works? #fingerscrossed
  20. mnblade

    Another good day thanks to Buck.

    The 309 is (was?) A fantastic little pocket slipjoint! Nice gift!
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