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Hawaii Knife Life - daily use for work and play

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by MolokaiRider, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I agree...great combo for sure!

    It certainly can be frustrating.

    I split a few to cut and make a four leg base using hot glue. You are correct about bamboo working well as a natural vase. Sometimes though you have to seal up the nodes with glue, but not always.
     
  2. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    A client was poking around a nursery this morning and I noticed he was using this Benchmade.

    I asked to take a picture and told him that the knife was well made and how much one costs new.

    He was shocked, and said he found it and had no idea on its value.

    It’s funny... I should have offered to buy it...cause for some reason I want to rescue it!

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  3. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    That is quite disturbing. People are disgusting. Good on you for some clean up.
     
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  4. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Thank you and sometimes I do wonder why the heck we as a species seem to poo in our own beds.

    While fishing offshore, you spend a lot of time dodging huge floating piles of trash. Lots of plastic in fish stomachs. It’s a mess for sure.
     
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  5. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    It is more than a mess. It is just one of a lerge number of things happening to this planet that are killing off hundreds of species, and may ultimately finish us off.
     
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  6. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Apple Peru and Chinese Lantern grow like crazy during the wet season.

    I got to work with the good ole 18 inch Tramontina machete, with a bastard file edge and Rothco plastic sheath.

    The long reach makes it much easier on the back to cut lower to the ground.

    This setup is really hard to beat for the low cost, and I highly recommend picking up one or ten.

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  7. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    When my battalion was doing a 17 day FTX on Oahu, I remember chewing on wild sweet cane when we had some downtime. Hell everyone was chewing on it. It was refreshing after hiking the Kahuku Mts. Beautiful place and would love to take my family there one day!
     
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  8. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Sounds like good memories! Cane is getting harder to find, but there are still a few places it’s growing wild.

    And your right...it’s definitely fun and sweet to chew on!
     
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  9. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I swear this happens to me at least once a week.

    On a positive note...I’m glad I caught this early and didn’t lose the knife.

    No biggie just thought I’d share the pics. The Kershaw is still a winner!

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  10. John_0917

    John_0917

    Apr 15, 2014
    I think the OP needs to get his hands on some LC200N, it's super rust resistant, tough and decently wear resistant, seems like it would be good for a folder for him (like a Caribbean or Native Salt).
     
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  11. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    277
    Jan 27, 2019
    Serrated H1 is an awesome choice as well .

    Can't help with the beefed-up pocket clips, tho!
     
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  12. sfknifeguy

    sfknifeguy Gold Member Gold Member

    388
    Feb 14, 2019
    The Caribbean would be perfect I think for the OP!
     
  13. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I think your 100 percent correct!

    Great suggestion on the serrations. I honestly don’t have any and should really give one a try. I’ve had a lot of luck with H1.

    I think you may be right!
     
  14. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    That happened to my SOG Twitch 2, snagged something while in my pocket and bent the clip. Not sure if I can bend it back.
     
  15. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    277
    Jan 27, 2019
    I feel like we just "enabled" someone.
    :eek::p:D
     
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  16. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    This pisses me off. People should know better. :mad:
     
  17. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I needed to rouge a few isolations today and used the Ontario SP5. This knife is very well suited for this.

    The Bowie swedge makes in easy to hook plants out of the way to target the off types.
    The handle is comfortable and ergonomic for long sessions. The full flat grind slices well. The little bit of extra blade weight translates to less force needed on the swing. The short length makes it easier to target plants that are close together.

    Overall using these blades makes a fairly boring task way more fun.

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  18. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
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    Took my oldest son on a afternoon hike and carried the awesome BK16.

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    I am very thankful for these sessions I spend with him in the outdoors and this knife will have these memories engrained.

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  19. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    While cleaning out one of my bins I found these lovely critters.

    Not a fan. :D

    Imagine waking up at night and having one of these sitting on your chest.

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  20. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    that a little scorpion, ya circled? reminds me of the little ones we have here in florida. like a bee sting when they get ya. love wood piles.
     
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