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Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by Heywood Floyd, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Joost Heijnen
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    Joost Heijnen EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Just went through your thread.. NICE gear you've got..

    PS sorry for the "like" frenzy..
     
  2. Heywood Floyd

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    Thanks Joost.
    Same to you!
    I didn't realise a few fine members here had their own EDC threads with many posts I'd missed. An enjoyable oversight for me once discovered. :)
     
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  3. Heywood Floyd

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    HF's EDC 160114 Opinels
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    Opinel No.8 Inox Bubinga Deluxe
    Opinel No.8 Carbone
    Opinel No.7 Inox
    My Opinels, after re-hand finishing the edges from factory are fantastic performers.
    IMHO they are very good value for money tools and are often underrated.
     
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    Outstanding pictures as always, HF !!! :) Thank you for all the "likes" by the way...

    I need to get myself another Opie...I'm thinking carbon..this time. Would love to see what kind of patina I could develop...:eek:
     
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  5. Heywood Floyd

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    Thanks SP.
    Thanks also for your interesting EDC thread posts. All "likes" well deserved.:)
    Opinels work for me as primary or backup blades. Their relatively thin stock works well for food prep too.
    Instead of doing your own patina, why not go for this ...
    opinel-usa.com/proddetail.asp?prod=opinel-damascus-No8-ebony#.UtdIbygjH_F
    Oh yeah! :cool:
     
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  6. Heywood Floyd

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    HF's EDC 160114
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    BLADE: Benchmade Mini Griptilian RSK
    + Cuscadi scales - black canvas micarta
    + Benchmade arrow clip - stonewashed
    KEYS: SS Shackle
    + S300 large Swampo swivel
    + TEC Accessories Python Clip, 28mm
    + Veleno Designs Hole Spiral Locator - Titanium with green Tritium vial
    LIGHT: Quantum D2 - BO
    + 2 x Ice Blue Tritium vials
    + S-Biner Microlock
    + Titanium chord clutch bead
    MULTITOOL: Leatherman Mini-Tool
    OB-1 Titanium multitool
    NOTEBOOK: Stifflexible - Città Italiane - ROME 9 X 14 cm
    PEN: Pelikan M800 fountain pen - Golf LE - green - Ca 1996
    PHONE: iPhone 5s + Apple leather case - same as & not shown
    WALLET: Wrap Wallet - green leather - Kickstarter - David Jackson
    WATCH: Marina Militare GMT Black DLC - Homage
    + Maratac diver strap - black
     
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  7. Ironside

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    I noticed you mentioned the above Wrap wallet on Misters thread. I was about to order the Mahogany one with natural thread in a make your own kit to make one for my wife.
    If you don't mind can you tell me how it is?
    Your thread is interesting by the way. The way you list whats in the pictures as this is useful and the photos are good. I have some similar gear in many respects and look to your thread now and several others, Misters included, for inspiration.
     
  8. Heywood Floyd

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    Thanks Ironside for your kind words. It is gratifying that you find my posts useful. MisterS deserves all the kudos he gets.
    On the Wrap Wallet there are a couple of things I think might be worth mentioning.
    The ones I ordered come in kit form as you mention with selected leather colour and thread. Firstly, it gives the choice of having the ID pocket (CC slide pocket on opposite side) on the in or outside. Secondly the fact that one has to stitch it, which was a plus for me, gives satisfaction and confidence of the construction and finish. Wrap Wallet project's David Jackson did a video showing the technique he espouses for stitching it together …

    Initial wrap post build tends to have some opening spring resistance. I quashed this by clamping the finished, closed and loaded Wrap Wallet between two flat pieces of thick plastic and lightly loaded it with muslin spring clamps. Books on a flat surface would do just as well. Left it like that overnight and the wrap is perfect and persistent now.
    I've been using the Wrap Wallet for about a week and like it a lot from a functional point of view.
    It is too early to comment on longer term performance as it hasn't fully broken in which I find typical of leather wallets say compared to synthetic types.
    Pros: Compact, accessible and aesthetically good IMHO. Modest cost.
    Cons: Stitching may not sit comfortably with everybody. Some patience and application is needed.
    HTHs
     
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  9. Heywood Floyd

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    HF's BM Mini Grip RSK 170114
    Benchmade Mini Griptilian RSK
    + Cuscadi scales - black canvas micarta
    + Benchmade arrow clip - stonewashed
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  10. Heywood Floyd

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    HF's EDC Quantum Bag Mount 180114
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    The pics show how I've mounted a Quantum D2 light onto my Rickshaw Small Zero Messenger Bag. The small rubber tube is from the inner tube of a road bicycle. It had some talc type power on the inside and so it holds the light snugly but not with so much friction to make extraction or insertion difficult.
    This mount arrangement has answered a number of objectives, namely;
    • Stop the light from swinging around to reduce probability of damage and noise
    • Hold the light in a usable direction when the bag is in a carry position
    • Allow for easy removal and replacement
    • Allow the Tritium end to be unobstructed
    LIGHT: Quantum D2 - BO
    + 2 x Ice Blue Tritium vials
    + S-Biner 0.5 (heat shrink on gate for security)
    + Spro swivel black
    + Stainless wire cable ring 6" ~ 150mm (murdered out with black shrink wrap)
    The black monkey fist paracord is a pull lanyard to a larger light in the bag. In this case presently;
    Jetbeam RRT0 S2 (batt=16340)
    + Nitecore Titanium clip
    + S-Biner #1
    EXTRAS
    TEC Accessories S323 Isotope with green Tritium vial
    + McGizmo SS Nano Clip ~ 20 mm
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  11. Glofindel

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    So cool I really like that. Very practical.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk
     
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    Always like the thought and little mods you put into your stuff HF, inspiring. :)
     
  13. Heywood Floyd

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    Thanks gentlemen. :) I appreciate the feedback.
     
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  14. Heywood Floyd

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    HF's EDC 190114 Weekend Minimalist
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    BLADE: See multitool
    KEYS: SS Shackle
    + S300 large Swampo swivel
    + S-Biner #0.5
    LIGHT: Quantum DD
    + 2 x Ice Blue Tritium vials
    + S-Biner #0.5
    MULTITOOL: Leatherman Charge TTi
    ~ 1/3 Custom Leatherman Charge TTi
    incl. CPM S-30V blade, diamond file & saw, scissors, small screwdriver, large flat screwdriver and detachable pocket clip.
    PEN: Fisher bullet space pen
    PHONE: iPhone 5s + Apple leather case
    WALLET: naoLoop Pen - black
    RIGGING
    + P-7 TEC pocket clip
    + Titanium spreader - by Yours truly
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  15. Heywood Floyd

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    HF's RTAK-II 190114
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    Gave my RTAK-II a workout after the midday heat yesterday.
    It's done a lot of hard work without a hitch.
    I made a small mod to the sheath. Just fitted a bit of elastic shot cord on the bottom press stud strap to pull and hold it away from the blade when open.
    The press studs have also been replaced as the originals were lame.
     
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    That RTAK is a good looking knife! I didn't even know they existed before today and now I'm searching the web for them. Looks like it might fill the spot I'm clearing out by selling my Ka-bar.

    How long have you had this guy? What jobs do you like using it for?

    Thanks for posting the pics, HF!
     
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  17. Heywood Floyd

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    Hi scbubba.
    I've had this RTAK-II for about one year.
    It is used primarily for light to medium chopping of mostly dead fall from trees but also pruning of rampant growth. It has also been used for firewood prep but more for practise and skill development than anything else.
    If wood fire prep is required my preference is for my Gransfors Bruks Small Forrest Axe every time.
    There are many more sophisticated factory and custom big blades that can do a better job but what drove my selection of the Ontario Knife Company - RTAK II was bang for the buck.
    It's no shrinking violet by size and I reckon it is a simple and honest performer. Overall it has gained my confidence.
    The sheath is average, with some shortfalls I alluded to earlier, but there are aftermarket options if that is a problem.
    HTHs.
     
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    That helps a lot! Thanks for the great reply.

    I'm trying to put together a load out for a possible hiking/camping trip. I wold like to find a good fixed blade hat can do a lot of jobs. I have a decent camp axe but the added weight & bulk are something I'd like to skip. I'm going to have a fixed blade (of some sort) with me so I want to find one that can handle a lot. This knife is at the top of the list now especially with the price point compared to other similar knives.

    Thanks again!
     
  19. Heywood Floyd

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    HF's EDC 200114
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    BLADE: DPx HEST 2.0 Folder RH - D2
    + Cuscadi scale - black canvas micarta
    + Custom Titanium short clip - home made
    + Cu lanyard bead twisted pair Damascus - home made
    + Cu lanyard bead twist single wrap - home made
    KEYS: SS Shackle
    + S300 large Swampo swivel
    + TEC Accessories Python Clip, 28mm
    + Veleno Designs Hole Spiral Locator - Titanium with green Tritium vial
    LIGHT: Quantum D2 - BO
    + 2 x Ice Blue Tritium vials
    + Nite-Ize Infini-Key - Stainless
    MULTITOOL: Leatherman Mini-Tool Black Oxide
    Mr. DP skull adjustment tool
    + Cu lanyard bead single tapered wrap two piece - home made
    NOTEBOOK: Stifflexible - Città Italiane - ROME 9 X 14 cm
    PEN: Pelikan M800 fountain pen - Demonstrator LE - green - Ca 1992
    PHONE: iPhone 5s + Apple leather case - same as & not shown
    WALLET: Wrap Wallet - green leather - Kickstarter - David Jackson
    WATCH: Marina Militare GMT Black DLC - Homage
    + Maratac diver strap - black
     
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    Envious of the Mini Tool! X3