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Disappointing EDC Purchases, Anyone?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by madlag, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. madlag

    madlag Banned

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    Well I was hoping not to have to do this BUT, my brass wave Kaweco Liliput FP. Writes like :censored:. Wish I hadn't bought it. I might send it off for some nib tuning or sell it idk. [shakes head in anger].


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  2. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Funny,I have several pair of Keen sandals that I love but when I got a pair of their shoes I could not wear them at all?
    I of course just assumed they would fit pretty much like the other models they make but then you know what they say about Assuming.
     
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  3. theirishboxer

    theirishboxer Loaded Pockets

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    - Gerber suspension multi tool: gave a short review of this tool already but just was not impressed at all with it

    that's the one that comes to mind but I've had numerous flashlights and tools that ended up tossed/lossed/drawered because they weren't worth the materials they were made out of. usually when I try to cheep out is when I regret the purchase
     
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  4. geoffchan

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    Keytool from trueutility
     
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  5. Devon Scout

    Devon Scout Loaded Pockets

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    Swiss Tech Utili-key.

    I'll just slice my fingers while I use the bottle opener. A good enough idea but spoilt by poor design. I'd do away with the blade, perhaps a file in place ?
     
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  6. IHateBottleOpeners

    IHateBottleOpeners EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Don't expect the price to match the materials. There are VG-10 knives with Ti handles that are cheaper that some 440C knives with G10, FRN or cheap plastic handles. A plastic Surefire will prove better that some cheap Chinese Al flashlights.
     
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  7. JC807

    JC807 Loaded Pockets

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    I'll never buy Keen again, they fell apart in a month and return shipping from Australia to USA is a ball ache. My locally bought (but Chinese made) Zamberlans have been awesome and still hold up even after relegation to work shoes.

    The Spyderco Enuff sheath is really bad.
    Even the revised version they sent is really bad.
    It's a shame because the knife is so good and Bayou sheaths won't ship internationally. If someone could on forward me one that would be great.
     
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  8. theirishboxer

    theirishboxer Loaded Pockets

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    that is a really unfortunate design... I'm no rocket surgeon, or engineer for that matter, but one look at that and I can see the problem.
     
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  9. Swe_Nurse

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    There are several ways to use it without putting your fingers on the blade. One is to reverse the cap lifter so the blade is pointing forwards. Another is to put your thumb and second or third finger on the hinge. A more unconventional approach is to open the bottle with the part where the glasses screwdriver is located.
     
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    Another is to pull out another of the 10 or so bottle openers on your keychain...
     
  11. reppans

    reppans Loaded Pockets

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    Interesting. You can only hold it by the Philips head when opening bottles, so that hand should be safe. Are you slicing the hand that holds the bottle, perhaps because you are holding high up on the neck of the bottle?
     
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  12. Devon Scout

    Devon Scout Loaded Pockets

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    I've never attempted it, looks far to much like a slight slips my grip and claret everywhere.
     
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  13. madlag

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    Anything Swiss tech is a disappointment...


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  14. ManVsLawn

    ManVsLawn EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    +1 - I tried a few of these small 'toy tools', and I wasn't very happy. Cheap, but not worth it.

    Swiss Cheese Technology.

    Too many holes in their plans.
     
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    Wear a pair of leather gloves and try it... it's as safe as you can get given minimalist design, I use it all the time, and I wouldn't change a thing.

    I generally agree, except for the Utili-key.... it's ONLY edge tool I can rely on the other side of a security checkpoint ;).
     
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    1) Mountainsmith Red Rock daypack. It's a good pack, and I still use it regularly for hiking, but I had the same issue with it as I've had with similar daypacks: the compression straps impede access to the main compartment. If I need to access something quickly, that's a problem.

    2) Split Pea lighter. Just not practical if I have to refill it every other day. I do like the concept and design, though.

    3) Walther PPK/S. Nice firearm for a collection, but not as suited to daily carry as a polymer 9mm or even a revolver.
     
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  17. GQkudzu

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    Double post. Sorry.
     
  18. Sriracha

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    The split pea lighter just needs an O ring. I have a cheapo lighter similar to the split pea, and has an O ring. It literally hasn't been used in a year, and it still fires right up!
     
  19. ManVsLawn

    ManVsLawn EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I'd like to believe that. I want to believe it! The Split Pea is such a cool little idea.

    I tried 3 different O-rings, besides the factory installed C.C. one. I lubed the rings, too.

    They leaked/dried out within weeks of non-use.
     
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  20. Swe_Nurse

    Swe_Nurse Loaded Pockets

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    I have to agree, I think the Utili-key gets a lot of undeserved criticism for what it is. It's a small, non-locking blade that's not terribly good. But then again it never tried to be anything else.

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