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  1. J

    I can't give up the Classic SD

    I almost forgot until just now, eating some pistachio nuts. One of my most important nut tools is the SD tip of the classic nail file. You know those pistachios that have just the teeny little crack that you can't get a thumb nail into? The SD tip stuck in there and given a twist opens that...
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    I can't give up the Classic SD

    I tried a Leatherman micra for a while. It was impressive in that it was a stronger, more solid unit than the Vic classic, had more in the way of tools. But it annoyed the checkout of me by having to open it up all the way to access the tools or knife blade. I grew to hate the inside tools vs...
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    I can't give up the Classic SD

    many years ago, as a much younger man, I was on a cross country trip with he better half and we stopped in Cherokee North Carolina, at the start of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We were at the most southern edge of the Smoky Mountain National Forest. There was a U.S. Park Ranger giving a demonstration...
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    I can't give up the Classic SD

    J Buck, I think we go through distinct stages as we live. The young, the middle age, and the old. Our thoughts and feelings on many things change as we age, and by that aging, gain experience in an increasing amount of things. Like what Is really needed and what is not. Or gaining the presence...
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    I can't give up the Classic SD

    We took a day trip yesterday. We drove from Georgetown over to Bryan/College Station, Texas. My wife Karen wanted to see the old house where she and her sisters lived while their dad was teaching at The University there. Maybe a hundred miles away. Left the house early and in our rush to ht the...
  6. J

    Howard's classic.

    I strongly suspect that you chased so much because like a lot of folks, you were influenced by the forums. I don't know the exact psychological factors that are at work here, but its valid. Kind of like a keep up with the Jones thing. We see all of what somebody else has, and it stimulates a...
  7. J

    ? For the big Vic lovers

    I've never liked more than two layers on. SAK. Most times a one layer will do. Last time I carried a 'big' SAK, I was in my 20's.
  8. J

    The Cheap pen?

    Are the fire extinguishers up to date?????
  9. J

    The Cheap pen?

    O. M. G.! Its the red stapler! 😮
  10. J

    I can't give up the Classic SD

    No, not any idea. Howard is one of those old timers that once they have "a" knife, or "a" gun he won't buy another one. Thats why he's still using the Colt revolver and Winchester rifle that he bought over a half a century ago. If Walmart had a Buck mini buck in stock that day, Howard would...
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    I can't give up the Classic SD

    Felix is a brilliant guy. I love that man for his clear and very pragmatic thinking. If he's going in the woods, he needs a woods, but around town in his daily life, the 58mm is fine. He reminds me a lot of my friend Howard. Howard is a crusty old west Texas guy, who spent a great deal of his...
  12. J

    I can't give up the Classic SD

    Yes, its all about the needs vs wants. How much of what we do is ego driven? The knife we carry, the car we drive, the guns we shoot, the list goes on. Marketing is all about overkill these days. Upsize, its good for the industry profit margin. Why sell someone a compact car when a large SUV...
  13. J

    The Cheap pen?

    For that once a month, when the social security check comes in and its time to make out the checks to pay bills, the Pilot G2 is my favorite pen for the writing. So smooth its like a old fashioned fountain pen. The local grocery store has them for all of 2.98 for a package of 2.
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    I can't give up the Classic SD

    I think of a Swisscard as a flat classic plus.:thumbsup:
  15. J

    I can't give up the Classic SD

    See? Thats the beauty of a simple saying; its generally true, but its a slightly different truth for each of us. For you, a rural guy doing a lotto tree cuttings, a teeny penknife can't do it. BUT...augment that teeny pen knife with a pioneer and you're in business. I left home after high...
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    I can't give up the Classic SD

    Of course you can't, you've become a realist that recognizes the realm of maximum minimalism. In short order, you reached a stage of personal evolution where the real world is recognized over any ego or fantasy needs. I only know this as a reformed knife nut who in the past spent way way too...
  17. J

    The Cheap pen?

    I've been quite disillusioned by many things in my EDC life, like over priced and over hyped knives, guns, and watches, and now pens. I've tried most of them and very few ever came up to the level of pure reliability of the Bic pen. Like the Bic lighter, they always work. Now I have great...
  18. J

    Maybe the jetsetter will be the answer

    I admit that I have never understood the Jetsetter. If I did that much flying, I think I'd just drop a small folding scissors in my carry on and keep the Sear's 4-way keychain screw driver or the Victorinox quatro and P-38 in my wallet. I've flown with the wallet tools with no problem, and just...
  19. J

    The Bantam is a great SAK!

    After my fling with the executive, and really liking it a lot, I wish Victorinox would replace the silly orange peeler with a combo tool, and make the end of the nail file an SD tip like on the classic. Yes, a 70-74mm small bantam would be nice. Good for the 98% of what a pocket knife is used...
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    Did/Do you carry in the military? Story time... ;)

    Yes. In army terms its called a dummy cord. Nothing worse than being our on a job site or in the field and find your knife has gone AWOL. Usually the lanyard knot is shoved under the web belt that holds up your pants.
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