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Edc fails!

Discussion in 'MultiTools and Other Pocket Tools' started by dan.05, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. maillet282

    maillet282 Loaded Pockets

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    You understand correctly. But the military keeps buying our equipment from the lowest bidder. IMHO The issued med bag is better suited for a humanitarian mission where the possibility of moving quickly aren't as high as a combat mission because the interior pouches are not attached to the actual pack and would fall out when attempting to move from one casualty to another with out zipping the entire thing closed. As well I find that I can't organize the bag as to what I like to use properly with a bag like the ctoms or a 5.11 or even a larger Camelback. I ended up using a 5.11 rush 72 pack that was even better then the designated med bag.
     
  2. JoshTF

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    Cheap flash lights are always a big one for me. I don't understand how some people can praise them so highly on the Internet. If it fits in a pocket and costs less then 20 bucks they seem to wear out when you need them the most normally with in a month or two of purchase. Now I buy name brands I trust which ironically doesn't really cost a great deal more.

    +1

    Issued gear only works well if you don't plan on actually using it in life or death situations. After three deployments I have after market replacements to almost every issued peice of gear.
     
  3. znapschatz

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    Reminds of a remark by one of our astronauts (I forgot which) when asked what he thought as he sat in that small capsule atop the huge rocket while waiting for the liftoff that would take him into orbit: "I was thinking that every component in this contraption was purchased from the lowest bidder." :(
     
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  4. Roguehunter

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    Wasn't that from the Armageddon movie!
     
  5. znapschatz

    znapschatz Loaded Pockets

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    Really? I never saw that one.
     
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  6. jag-engr
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    I can jump on this bandwagon. They are a neat idea, but I've yet to handle one that was executed well. I've heard good things about the NuMyth peanut lighters, though.

    I like the "permanent match" style lighters. I got one from DX once and it was awesome. I still have it somewhere. I ordered a half dozen more of the same SKU, and they were completely different and absolute junk.
     
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    Not surprising. Marshall has created seemingly successful operation in GoingGear, thanks to good service, good management and reliable products, including creations through his other, sister company, NuMyth. Haven't tried all, of course, but those I have (fire piston, battery capsule) ... no complaints.
     
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  8. jorski3000

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    Before I got into knives seriously I saw the CRKT KISS tanto combo edge in a shop and thought it was the coolest thing on Earth. I desperately wanted to love, carry and use it, but couldn't. Short, stubby, thick, chisel ground combo edge is simply the opposite of a useful edc blade. And it was dangerous too, would open in pocket. No amount of tweaking would remedy the problems. Still have it, though.

    Years later I fell for the same folly, buying a Gerber/Hinderer collaboration - which had a short, stubby, thick combo edge... And the opening stud broke in a month.

    I tried edc'ing a Cold Steel Urban Pal push dagger in my key chain. Bad idea. Then I ordered a Super Edge - equally unsuited for the need.

    I have a pretty good nose for useless crap, and I won't carry any. I'll buy a lot of nice toys but not for edc.
     
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  9. jdawg1235

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    If you're wearing a CRKT Sweet K.I.S.S. or Obake in your waistband with the paracord attached on your belt loop, don't forget it's there when you start running around the yard with your dog. I may or may not have injured myself with the sheeth where the sun just so happens to not shine.
     
  10. TheInsideOutsider

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    I think I may be the only one here who doesn't have an issue with their Maratac Peanut Lighter.
     
  11. ballast

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    Sog switchplyer, there should be a safety catch on it or some sort of lock as the plyers kept deploying in my pocket, then i moved to a sheath and same thing. Now it lives in a drawer and havent had an issue with it deploying since.
     
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    I've been carrying it a few times, and I've never had it deploy on me! I love them though, great one-hand-deploy pliers, and really handy! Friends like it too, and are always asking me to use mine.
     
  13. sungame

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    Not a lot of people have answered this question:

    I guess that is only natural, as answering it will inevitably be more embarrassing than answering question #2.

    OK, here goes:

    Do NOT baton a folder. Even if it is decidedly bigger, thicker and heavier than your standard EDC folder, it is NOT, and I repeat, NOT a good idea to hit it with a stout, heavy piece of wood. It is not cool, it is not smart, it is just plain stupid.

    And yes, I am speaking from personal experience...:blink:
     
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  14. Swe_Nurse

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    While that is a good suggestion it is entirely possible to baton with a folder provided the correct technique is used (although it is sub-par to batoning a fixed blade). What you want to do is disengage your lock and use the blade as a short fixed blade. That way no strain is put on the locking (swivel) mechanism of the folder.

    I've used that technique to baton with everything from Opinels, to SAKs to heavy duty folders and never had a problem.
     
  15. sungame

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    Yes, it is possible. I even have to admit that I have done it more than once without trouble. On the other hand, I also have a Buck 110 with a slightly bent blade as a result of this practice.

    In sum, I still don't think batonning is a very good idea, especially not with folders.
     
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  16. Maave

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    Credit card folding knife. Don't bother, too flimsy.

    EDC tweezers, those single-piece flat metal ones. They suck! Can't even remove a sliver properly. Regular tweezers from the first aide or HBA aisle are actually usable, just find a way to carry it.

    Don't use you knife as a screwdriver, even if it's a besh wedge tip .....
     
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  17. Tech2

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    Those s-biners... Was using them to keep backpack zippers held together on a 3 week trip. Started with 8, finished with 2. Wasn't just me, my buddies kept falling off too.

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  18. znapschatz

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    Have you tried the locking S-biners now on the market?
     
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  19. Tech2

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    I haven't, though they seem to be the solution. I guess it's partly that I'm once bitten twice shy, since then I just haven't thought to myself, "an s-biner would be great for this". Maybe one day.

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  20. Tech2

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    Swisskey. Blade that doesn't cut well, tools you can't hold well, and just don't want to carry it even though it's tiny. I'd rather use a real key for "cutting" and a coin for screws... Same or better use out of day to day items compared to a silly "tool".

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