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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
    Mango!

    Before:

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    Pickled mango is a popular treat with li hung mui. Yum!
     
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  2. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Cleaned up some fish to fry. Used this awesome little fillet knife. I even like the leather sheath; it has a clever insert for the tip.

    The small size and light weight makes a long task like this much easier.

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  3. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Narige (Swordfish family) raw poke. Really liking this small little knife. I find myself pocket carrying this more and more. Super handy knife. 0CCA3A19-7674-45DB-8D16-82C01D32F59D.jpeg 8FE5EEB6-CD05-4287-B93F-58A096B03645.jpeg D27F6EB5-C977-4B34-9A53-2D13C8397D34.jpeg
     
  4. Banter 247

    Banter 247

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    Feb 22, 2019
    I don’t look at this thread as often as I should. It always delivers. Cool stuff, sir.
     
  5. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Thank you. I appreciate your content as well. We certainly share the same passions of cutlery and all its nuances.

    At the end of the day... it’s all about fun and enjoying life. The journey is the adventure l!
     
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  6. Banter 247

    Banter 247

    374
    Feb 22, 2019
    Thank you! I couldn’t agree more. Life is experience.
     
  7. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I went poking around looking for driftwood or something interesting for a bit.

    Carried the Cold Steel Mini Recon in AUS8. I removed the black paint and re-profiled the edge. This really is a great EDC. No metal liners to rust, robust lock and blade, comfortable handle, and it was a great price back when I bought it.

    I used it to probe and scrape wood to see if it was rotten or salvageable for carving.

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    Gratuitous Becker pic. Yes... I need to use it more...:)

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  8. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    My work truck is in the shop, so I used one of my other trucks to work in a client’s nursery today.

    The hybrid border was going to flower soon, so I needed to de-tassel. Being that I was not in my work truck I did not have my usual tools.

    Improvising, I used my Kershaw Link House of Blades model in S35VN to snap cut about 3000 plants.

    I started cutting straight across like this:

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    After a couple hundred I found in much easier to snap cut diagonally.

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    Still a long ways to go. But lots of fun!

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    The only hot spots were from the deep carry clip. Not a big deal, but noticeable.

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    The edge stayed pretty sharp through the process, and the black-wash coating still looks great with no markings or scratches.

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    Finished and learned a bit more about the Kershaw Link. Heading home in a while and will give it a few swipes on a ceramic Sharpmaker rod.

    Pretty fun little exercise overall!
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  9. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    I’d be jealous if you took out the Bronco and didn’t put up a pic of it !
     
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  10. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007

    That poke looks good.

    I was on the West Coast in a port city for a crab fest, and ordered some poke..... super disappointing. It was made by some one with an obvious aversion to spice, and flavor!!!

    Yours looks tasty!! What spices did you use. Looks like some crushed red pepper, and other herbs and spices.
     
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  11. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    The old girl is getting some TLC. Waiting on a set of valve springs and a new rear differential. I s’pose she deserves some body work too.

    Most reliable truck I’ve ever had, that’s for sure!
     
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  12. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Thanks it was delicious! Red onion, sea salt, roasted and crushed Kukui nut, and limu (sea weed), Aloha Shoyu soy.
     
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  13. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    I just burnt the transmission in mine but we are just starting our harvest so I have Zero time to see about it. I know if I bring it somewhere it’ll be $,$$$, I’m pretty torn.
     
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  14. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Much better tool for the job of cutting the tops.

    Cut about 8000 plants this morning.

    I am a fan of these simple knives. I’m seriously considering re-handling these knives with proper scales and epoxy.

    Such a joy to use and so easy to sharpen.

    Just enough weight to make swing cuts, light enough to minimize fatigue, and thin enough to cut clean without wedging.

    I’ve got a few paring knives around somewhere that I’ve been using for over 25 years. I’ll look for them and get some pics.

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  15. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    Nice thread. Oklahoma knife life pics I could post would be exactly like this if you took out any semblance of scenery.
     
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  16. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Oh but the scenery, oh my!
     
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  17. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I hear ya. Keeping these old trucks running is a labor of love, but worth it.

    Oklahoma has some beautiful country. It’s always a treat to see how and where people use their knives.

    I thank the Man upstairs every day!
     
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  18. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    We have been harvesting sunflowers for a few days.

    I carried the Opinel 8 in a slip.

    These knives really are a joy to use and play around with.


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  19. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Been doing a little fishing. Spyderco usually sits in the shorts pocket. It’s so light and unobtrusive that it’s an easy carry.
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    The heavy lifting goes to the fillet knives. Looking forward to a fish dinner!

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  20. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I thought I’d immortalize this G-Shock in this thread.

    I’ve had this thing for over ten years and never had to adjust the time. It’s on its second band, and that’s only because the keeper broke.

    On occasion I scrub it with an old toothbrush and toothpaste.

    Still on its original factory solar rechargeable battery.

    If you are ever looking for a reliable and tough watch...I highly recommend this model.

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