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Am I wrong to be drooling...
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Posted by: Exploriment - 08-15-2019, 08:00 PM - Forum: Hoodlum Workshop-Photos Please - Replies (4)

I got a Schrade Credit Card Knife recently. Sheath was decent, but I decided to have some fun and make a new one.
And this the result. The Owl’mups, the world’s first embroidered owl neck knife sheath. (Okay, this is actually the second one, because I wasn’t completely happy with the first iteration.)

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I made a small leather scabbard for the knife itself. 
The wings form a small pocket on the back, that I’ll likely keep a ferrocerium rod in.
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I’ve been experimenting with a means of having a breakaway - that isn’t one of those cheap and nasty plastic things. Sew the cord with cotton thread and then whip that. Takes quite a bit more force to break than one of those plastic breakaways - but still breaks long before it can strangle me.

Some during photos.
The original sheath.
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The leather scabbard for inside.
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The four pieces that make up the head.
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The back and head attachment with the leather scabbard attached to it.
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The back, front and wings ready to be attached. This shows a first attempt at the wings. The back portion needed to be widened and the entire surface covered in embroidery made it too stiff to fold around. The feathers also needed to be a little wider. A lot of back and forth and amendments with this.
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  Buck Knives
Posted by: 7.62 - 08-11-2019, 10:10 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (4)

I see that Buck no longer makes Ron's designs. That sucks.

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  Cane swords
Posted by: 7.62 - 08-11-2019, 01:39 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (7)

I am 62 now,my beard is pure white. My lower back hurts all the time,and you can tell by the way I walk. So I do not stick out using a cane. And there are days when it helps to have one. I have been looking at the cold steel heavy duly sword cane. Any of you old farts have one.

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  Am I wrong to be drooling over this?
Posted by: Deer Runner - 08-02-2019, 02:28 PM - Forum: Backpacking and Gear Testing - Replies (10)


Have to admit, this will hold the maxi kit and everything else you need.


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  Lets talk Leuku's
Posted by: 7.62 - 07-18-2019, 07:29 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (6)

if you were having a leuku made,how long of a blade would you want.

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  Some new stuff I made
Posted by: Deer Runner - 07-15-2019, 12:03 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (7)

Tried to making something like Ron had in the early vids.

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And a Sgain-Dubh

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  The day has finally come
Posted by: jbarrow - 07-14-2019, 07:17 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (3)

As much as I love knives, sharping knives and going out and cutting shyt, it takes up too much of my time and I am struggling to keep up with the everyday basics such as cleaning and helping with my home, so something has to give. I will be getting rid of my collection.
Below is a list of what's available. Serious inquiries only please and don't insult me with your offers.
Thanks for reading and understanding...

1. Dustpan and brush
2. Sponges
3. Dusters
4. Mop and bucket
5. Window cleaner
6. Vacuum
7. Dish washing liquid
8. Laundry detergent
9. Fabric softener
10. Laundry baskets
11. Toilet brush
12. Cleaning sprays
13. Scrubbing brushes
14. Lawnmower

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  Casstrom Knives
Posted by: 7.62 - 07-13-2019, 02:43 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (3)

When I was at the GBS in Canada last month the owner of Casstrom knives was there with a table full of knives. Very nice knives. They make a scandi grind folding knife that I fell in love with. The bad part of it was that I did not have money to buy any knives. I did get a chance to talk to Rod Garcia when I was there about a knife project we are working on. He is going to make another knife for me,and it is not a Skookum bush tool.

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  Something for air travel - pencils ready . . .
Posted by: Limey Pete - 06-17-2019, 06:50 AM - Forum: Backpacking and Gear Testing - Replies (17)

So far I have not used this, but . . .
I usually only take carry on bags now, however on my recent return to the far east, I found due to a request from a fellow limey in Pattaya for 250 Tea bags, I was short of space in my day pack carry on.
Not wanting to pay some expensive price for a lewis luton suitcase, I looked around for an alternative.
The problem with suitcases now is that the price is enhanced for status.
What is Louly Vooton suitcases really? they are just vinyl printed with a certain pattern.
They are certainly not worth $3100 for a pull along bag!
However walk into a Hilton pulling one of these and the staff will be drooling over you thinking that as you own that suitcase, you tip BIG.
My alternative - a tool box. No I did not buy one for this trip, because I filled my carry on bag - just.
When you have stopped laughing I will explain why a tool box is a good alternative.
They are tough, lockable, sometimes pull-alongs, and if you walk into the Hilton with one of these, the staff will just think you are some specialist technician for NASA.
$40 will buy you a good one.


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  The Anaconda
Posted by: jbarrow - 05-25-2019, 09:47 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (4)

I find my self wondering from time to time how the  Anaconda Ron left with the chief in the Amazon jungle in "Jungle Survival" is holding up??  Did Ron and Karen have any further contact with them??

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