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  Centerline Systems Gear
Posted by: Longrifle - 02-05-2019, 05:19 AM - Forum: Backpacking and Gear Testing - Replies (11)

Anyone using Centerline Systems gear for their kit? Mark Laine is awesome to work with and has some well made gear.  I have several of his items and it is incredible.  The mother canteen carrier with a Heavy Cover Titanium canteen and a G2 roll is the ideal minimal kit.  I use his organizer for my maps and journal materials.  He offers several colors too.  If ya haven't heard of it check it out!!!


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  The update I promised
Posted by: Longrifle - 02-03-2019, 09:25 AM - Forum: Welcome To The Hoodlums - Replies (9)

So here is a summary of the last few years.  Finally retired from 22 years in Law Enforcement in SO Cal in 2017.  Moved my family up to Eagle, Idaho and have been enjoying life.  Currently working for the Boise Police Department as a Liaison between the Boise Police Department and Security Department at Boise State University.  My son Gunner which some of you may remember who has been at several events since he was little is now graduating high school this year and is an amazing son.  He will be attending BSU this next fall for a Computer Science degree.  My youngest son, Brady will be 13 in April.  My how fast they grow.  

Gunner and Jessie Hood hung out at the Sequoia gathering and it is amazing to see how fast they all grew.  Gunner is 6'2" now and it blows my mind how much of a young man he has become.  God has blessed me with a wonderful wife and sons.   Rebekah is busy with her own craft shop on Etsy which has grown immensely the last few years.   Most of you know I retired from the Navy back in 2004 as well.  Still into all outdoor activities and even more now that I am in Idaho.  The family absolutely love it here.  Still have a knife addiction which most of you here have contributed too.  Thanks!!  LOL.  Attended my first Rabbitstick this last September and got to meet Cody Lundin, David Holliday, David Wescott and many more awesome folks.  Even got to hang with good friend, Allen Jensen who also helped with my knife addiction.  It was really good to see him!!

Anyway just an update.  If anyone is ever in the Boise, Eagle area look me up please.  Thanks again to Karen Hood for keeping this alive and going.  For those who don't know me, I have attended many Hoodlum events and was able to spend some time with  Ron, Karen and Jessie before Ron passed, along with several folks still here.  There is a long list and I thank each and everyone of you for your friendships.  Great folks!  I have met life long friends here and look forward to more.  Any who I will stop rambling!! 

Your all welcome at my fire anytime!!

Brian aka Longrifle

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  Valentines Day
Posted by: Willie - 02-01-2019, 05:26 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (2)

Who needs roses? Nothing says I love you like a beef jerky bouquet.


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  Back in the saddle here!!
Posted by: Longrifle - 01-31-2019, 06:28 AM - Forum: Welcome To The Hoodlums - Replies (7)

Howdy folks,  It has been awhile. I Just wanted to post quick to say I’m back. Will do a longer post here later of where have I been and what I’m doing now later. It is great to be back. Thank you Wally for all your help in making it possible to get my username back. I’ve missed it!!  Thanks again!!


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  Lamb splitter and carcass splitter
Posted by: Stormcrow - 01-31-2019, 05:02 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (1)

A couple of new big blades that got shipped out earlier this month.  Two firsts on these: the cord-wrapped one is the heaviest I've made, and the slab handle on the lamb splitter is the longest slab I've ever made.

Both of them are forged from 80CrV2 steel with Boltaron sheaths.

The wrapped one has an 18" blade and weighs 5.14 pounds, the first of mine to weigh more than 5 pounds.  The handle is 22" long, scorched hemp on top of a neoprene foundation, with West System marine epoxy. 

[Image: 39970148293_462ca569dd_b.jpg]carcasssplitter10 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 31993469377_73b0d3d035_z.jpg]carcasssplitter12 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 39970147953_a51a3eeba2_z.jpg]carcasssplitter14 by James Helm, on Flickr

It was a Christmas gift from a wife to her husband, and she had me laser engrave this on the blade.

[Image: 46882312012_630664da66_z.jpg]carcasssplitter13 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 31993469277_3e79dc1489_z.jpg]carcassssplitter11 by James Helm, on Flickr

The lamb splitter is an over-sized version of what is usually a large one-handed butcher knife-looking blade.  The blade is 17 1/4", the handle is 17", and the weight is 4.125 pounds.  It has the longest slab handle I've ever made, from tan TeroTuf with flared stainless steel tube rivets.

The customer has assured me that the lamb splitter will be used for butchering.

[Image: 39970147603_01f6f028b8_z.jpg]lambsplitter03 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 31993468957_3bb0886c8b_z.jpg]lambsplitter04 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 39970147253_67f3b198c5_z.jpg]lambsplitter05 by James Helm, on Flickr

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  Becker Kabar 62
Posted by: Grizzly Dave - 01-31-2019, 12:38 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (29)

Has anyone handled the new Kabar model 62 a copy of an original Kephart knife? 
Made in collaboration with Ethan Becker from an original Colchester Bros. knife he was able to locate.
I have the Condor model of the Kephart but the Kabar 62 looks better and has a pretty sturdy leather sheath

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  Benchmade Puukko200
Posted by: jbarrow - 01-30-2019, 05:23 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (8)


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  ST-1 stabby thing self-defense tool
Posted by: Stormcrow - 01-24-2019, 05:04 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (4)

On the mid-tech side of things, I came up with a self-defense tool that debuted at Blade Show this summer:  the ST-1.  They're waterjet cut from 1/4" 4140, ground and heat treated, with a Cerakote ceramic gun coating, with Boltaron sheaths.

[Image: 46187262272_c0c650c4d6_c.jpg]st102 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 46238030411_90bf557d3a_c.jpg]st105 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 46187261602_ca1c490927_c.jpg]st104 by James Helm, on Flickr

There's no blade, but the tip is quite pointy and beveled.

[Image: 45325039175_c23ba73c59_c.jpg]st106 by James Helm, on Flickr

A closer look at the tip prior to heat treatment and Cerakote.

[Image: 46187260802_bc14fc3599_c.jpg]st110 by James Helm, on Flickr

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As Tobin demonstrates, they can even be quad-wielded.  Big Grin

[Image: 32365643618_2fbb2feb40_b.jpg]st111 by James Helm, on Flickr

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  6.5 Creedmore
Posted by: Deerstalker - 01-20-2019, 06:46 AM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (7)

Grizzly Dave [Image: buddy_offline.png] 

12-23-2018, 07:06 AM

I, like Bill think that only accurate rifles are of interest. 

DS - Me too

I think you will like the 6.5 Creedmore and would appreciate your views after shooting one. 

DS - I haven't shot one yet, but I'm keen to try Shy


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  Ruger Bearcat from the the late 1960’s
Posted by: Stitch - 01-16-2019, 01:50 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (5)

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