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  Do you see used Rossi Circuit Judges for Sale Locally ?
Posted by: Scottman - 07-27-2018, 10:18 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - No Replies

ads , gun shows etc? what's the average price on a used model?

Thanks

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  Mini-fridge massacre
Posted by: Stormcrow - 07-23-2018, 05:55 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (8)

Not necessarily something I'd recommend, but apparently my bush swords are mini-fridge rated.  Big Grin

Customer pics.

[Image: 29721938178_6f8a966b08_c.jpg]minifridge by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 42687909345_5e02af1d21_c.jpg]minifridge2 by James Helm, on Flickr

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  Donald Trump survival aid.
Posted by: Limey Pete - 07-17-2018, 09:08 AM - Forum: Backpacking and Gear Testing - Replies (12)

I’m not kidding.  
I was impressed to see the vehicle the secret service uses to transport President Trump around, four inch armored glass, run flat tires, explosion proof fuel tank, and a surprising survival aid.
President Trump’s blood and maybe his wife Ivana Trump's blood.
So chaps, you who estimate yourself true survivalists, when you take a day hike up the mountain, or even a walk in the park, carry a pint of your own blood in your day pack.
You know it makes sense.

Smile

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  Can you fill all of your handgun needs with Revolvers?
Posted by: Scottman - 07-14-2018, 12:24 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (7)

1. your needs
2. your wants

What say you?

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  HOWDY HOODLUMS!!! I'M BACK!!
Posted by: Kailyst - 07-12-2018, 11:34 PM - Forum: Welcome To The Hoodlums - Replies (22)

Greetings and salutations Hoodlums!!! Yes, it has been a FEW(?) years since I was last here, but I have come home now. There have been some MAJOR Changes in my life, but it's all good now. Finally finding my way out of the quick-sand I was sinking into.

So let the party begin - THE K-Gal is back in town!!! 

PS - How the heck do you post a picture these days???  Cool

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  A useful source for knife lovers.
Posted by: Limey Pete - 07-12-2018, 07:27 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (3)

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Ma...rchPg=Main

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Thumbs Up The KHC
Posted by: ddennis2 - 07-11-2018, 08:59 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (5)

Just received the August 2018 issue of BLADE magazine.
There on page 46 is a picture of the CKRT Karen Hood Chopper, designed by our very own Queen of the Cave!

Bravo my friend, Bravo!! Cool Smile

DD

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  Using some old steel!
Posted by: JLane - 07-11-2018, 01:26 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (8)

Ok so last year before we moved to Costa Rica I bought a Khukuri blade from Atlanta Cutlery, no handle.  It has been aged at 1930 by a fellow who should know on the IKRHS forum, so right between WWI and WWII.  This one had the traditional short tang and was packaged in heavy cosmaline (not sure if that was the correct spelling) but after a brake fluid wash it looked in good shape.  I attached a water buffalo horn handle (dog toy) with epoxy and sheet brass fittings.  I love the dimensions of the handel but my brass work is horrible.  Next up was to hand sand the blade make a good leather sheath to keep it safe.  After all the work was done the specs came to a 12" blade and 27 oz. overall weight, this khukuri really felt great in the hand and the edge geometry was amazing.  Because of its age and traditional tang there was some hesitation in using it but I figured that it would be better to just use it hard and if there was a failure then better to know when I wasn't depending on it.  So it cut down trees (8"+ Elms) and battoned thru seasoned White Oak firewood, cleared up the farm and broke up some old cabinets while we were getting ready to sell the house.  Nothing came loose and the edge never rolled, dullest it got was when I missed and hit a nail or other metal.  It earned my trust.
  Two weeks ago the opportunity came up to spend 4 days with the Cabecar Indians along the Rio Chirripo in southern CR.  We were to help with medical stuff and go into the reservation on trails to meet folks and see what was needed.  There is no electric lines, cell towers or roads once you cross that swinging bridge.  I have 9 Khukuris from different makers like Himalayan Imports, KHHI and two I have made, all good stuff but I chose this one to take.  It just has that right mix of speed and chopping power, plus it's kinda BTDT!  Every day it was put to use, chopping firewood for an elderly woman, clearing trails, setting up camp and other tasks.  Keith is the other guy I was with, he had never seen a Khukuri in action, his comment after a dead hardwood tree got turned into kindling was, "I've never seen a knife that can chop like that!"  Big Grin   The older woman in the pic is Gloria, she's 78 and has lived in that dirt floor home her entire life.  Funny thing is, when she was born, this blade was 10 years old!  Anyway, I just wanted to share this with you guys and I hope the album link works.  BTW when I got back home, 30 seconds on a steel, then some leather strap and it was popping hair again....not that it really ever dulled!
  Take care,
     Jim

https://photos.app.goo.gl/A3hfGkTj1tdfgEQQ6

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  Good to see y'all again!
Posted by: JLane - 07-10-2018, 09:38 PM - Forum: Welcome To The Hoodlums - Replies (7)

It's been a few years since I have seen this forum!  Makes me happy that it's still doing good Smile . I have kept up with Karen on FB but life got a bit busy and had to focus more on other stuff.  Things are have slowed down a lot now and I have retired from the fire department and moved with my family to Costa Rica.  Anyway, I still recognize a few names and am glad to see them!!!
Take care,
   Jim

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  Knife Failure - First Time This Has Happened to Me
Posted by: Benjamin Liu - 07-07-2018, 02:24 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (12)

This isn't a big deal, and only delayed my task a couple seconds, but if it had been a defensive situation it would have made the knife useless.

I was going to shave a some splinters off a piece of wood I just cut with a saw, and my Byrd Cara Cara would not fully open.  I looked at it and noticed a large piece of lint was stuck between the base of the blade and the back of the lock.  The knife wasn't dirty, this lint just got wedged into it, probably shortly before this happened since I used the knife earlier today.  I just pulled it out and then able to open
the knife and the lock engaged. 

This isn't a flaw in the Cara Cara and could probably happen to any lockback.  As I was writing this I looked at my Emerson CQC-7BW and this could not have happened to it. 

I don't really see how to prevent something like this, and it is probably so rare that prevention would be a waste of time, and there are probably many other random and rare things that could happen to keep a knife, or any tool for that matter, from working.

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