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Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by Kal West, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Kal West

    Kal West Loaded Pockets

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    I think you're right. I should probably start collecting SAKs for spare parts lol
     
  2. Ironside

    Ironside Loaded Pockets

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    Oh yeah I forgot this..
    The guy who runs the blog everydaycommentary has a Bushidomosquito custom Rambler with titanium scales and a trit insert.
    It even has a pocket clip...the coolest keychain tool I've seen.

    everydaycommentary.com/2012/03/bushidomosquitos-custom-sak-rambler.html
     
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  3. Kal West

    Kal West Loaded Pockets

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    Darn it,
    It's a shame bushido has disappeared...
     
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  4. Ironside

    Ironside Loaded Pockets

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    I wonder if a member here can mod up a favorite SAK model w. Ti scales?
     
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  5. Radley
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    Radley Uber Prepared

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    Get set up


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  6. Kal West

    Kal West Loaded Pockets

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Mail call from the notorious Edcgear, Chinese knock off guys! Figured I'd give it a shot... I'm not disappointed at all, mostly because my expectations were really low at the start ;-)
    I'm going to have some fun with my bench grinder.

    Review:
    Metal is pitted, gates don't open fully, edges are sharp, finish is inconsistent and the pry bar tips are disfigured.
    Overall Rating: 2 out of 10

    I'm not overly bothered. Impulse buy, a fun project and a learning experience.


    EDC Thread: http://edcforums.com/index.php?threads/Kal%27s-Repository.121857/
     
  7. Bowman1911

    Bowman1911 EDC Mechanic

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    WOW! Those look like hammered :censored:! Can't wait to see what you get out of 'em though!
     
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  8. Doraemon

    Doraemon Loaded Pockets

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    Nice, I just ordered some stuff from them too. My parabiner copy is AWOL but it looks like I'm not missing out on much.
     
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  9. Kal West

    Kal West Loaded Pockets

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    Cool,
    If your parabiner knockoff ever shows up, post some photos. I'd be interested to see how consistent their stuff is.
     
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  10. Doraemon

    Doraemon Loaded Pockets

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    It actually arrived! Strange, mine seems to be in better condition than yours:
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    No pitting or sharp edges, yours even appears to have cracks in the corners of the hexes? Spring gate really sucks, though.
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    This is the max it can open! Less than 5 mm. And it feels like it's going to break. I wonder what I can do about this...
     
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  11. Kal West

    Kal West Loaded Pockets

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    Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
    Might be possible to put in a new gate. I took the gate off mine so I could sand down the pitted side.
     
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  12. Doraemon

    Doraemon Loaded Pockets

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    Oh I feel like flattening the surfaces and changing the gate, but it's only $3... If I were going to spend so much time on it, I might as well buy the real one. Maybe use this to practice modding?
     
  13. Kal West

    Kal West Loaded Pockets

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    Yep. That's what I did anyway. I ground the pry bar part on the big one. Didn't turn out very well lol
     
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  14. Doraemon

    Doraemon Loaded Pockets

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    Ok I found out my 2 mm brass rod fits in it so I replaced it haha. It can open all the way now but I think that will deform the brass.
     
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  15. Kal West

    Kal West Loaded Pockets

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    Kal West Loaded Pockets

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    Sanded tibolt clip with 600 grit
    Stone washed bandicoot with smooth lawn pebbles inside a plastic peanut butter jar.
    Anodized both with 9 volts and diet cola.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  17. Kal West

    Kal West Loaded Pockets

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    Nightstand offload.
     
  18. Kal West

    Kal West Loaded Pockets

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    I have been trying to find a better carry solution for my jeep car key for a long time. I think I'm finally getting closer.

    First, I removed the transponder from the original key. After several failed projects, I found I could cut a hole in a copy of the key to hold the transponder.[​IMG]

    Since it was now much flatter, I realized I could finally use a key shackle. There are several popular ones, but I chose the KeyGrip.
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    Next, I cut, ground, and drilled my keys until they fit the optimum shape. I am still trying out various configurations. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  19. Sully021

    Sully021 Loaded Pockets

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    Great idea with the master link and McGizmo clip! I've had just a lanyard and Raven Workshop bead on the other end of my KeyGrip. I may have to borrow that idea. ;);)
     
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  20. Kal West

    Kal West Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks! It frees up room for more keys or gear. Only... I wish I had a masterlink! I'm not even sure where I can buy one of those :(
    I scavenged this link from my old bike. Pounded out the pins with a hammer and awl. Masterlink would be much better.