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Rangetroop's edc and stuff

Discussion in 'Show us pics of your EDC!' started by rangetroop, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. cityofthesouth

    cityofthesouth Loaded Pockets

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    Hey good looking stuff. That red handled saw in your first post, is that the same as the Stihl PS10? I've had one for awhile now and it was surprisingly good.
     
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    Some sub zero mornings!

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  4. trickcarey

    trickcarey EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    rangetroop , I had the 25 for a while but sold it off as it was just too big for my taste. The small insingo is perfect though, which is why I would love a small classic :)
     
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    This was pretty much my camping edc.


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  6. Nick4305
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    Hi COTS,
    i'm not not RangeT, but it looks to me more like an ARS G-18.
    I had one time ago.
    Actually nothing could beat my Bahco Laplander, btw.
    Nick
     
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    rangetroop Loaded Pockets

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    Hi COTS! Nick is correct it is a Japanese ARS. It is smaller than the bahco ones I have (never seen a Laplander one though Nick4305 ) Iam am a real fan of these types of saws and I want to try a few more, it is too hard at work nowdays to just bust out the chainsaw to clear a track because it gets all tied up in safe job planning so it is much simpler and quicker to use a hand saw.
     
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    Hi Range, this is a Laplander.

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    The fastest, strongest foldable saw i ever had, unbeatable shark tooth cutting edge.
    The cordura sheat is an aftermarket one i found in UK (and did cost me near the saw itself ...).
    Sorry to clutter your thread, brother !
    Nick
     
  9. rangetroop

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    I remeber back when i stood in the store i bought mine from in Switzerland all those years ago with a large in one hand and the small in the other, obviously I chose the small and I have never regretted it. It is so discrete that it has never caused a stir in the pocket or in my hand.
    I would choose the small over a large any day but if I had the means I would have both :) and an Insignio, and a 25, and a 21 and and and... all of them!
    To be really honest I has CRK replace the blade some years ago (due to some pitting where the ball indent ran) and they put a more modern S30V blade on it and it was 3mm shorter with a slightly different shape and i really never bonded with the new blade. I am seriously considering putting the original ATS34 blade back on and living with the slight grinding feel because i just miss the original combo.
     
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    Oh dont worry about cluttering my thread nick, I think until tonight it amouted to about 2 pages after 2 years, I think I have the space and you are always welcome:)
    Thats quite an interesting saw, I have 2 of the Bahco Red ones out in the shed with the hardened teeth that we use on the property and they have been great! I use the ARS one at work because they supplied it, I used to use my own saws at work but decided to get them to start supplying them because it was costing me to much!
     
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    Yeah I could kinda tell in the picture that the logo on the blade was something else, and the red handle, but they look like the same saw. I wonder if it's sort of rebranded for various companies or something along those lines.
     
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    Hey Range,
    Here's a pic of my most used, actually thrashed Bahco Laplander saw.
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    It is pretty effective on WA's local hard and soft woods. It's relative light which impressed me, that is without affecting robustness.
    There is one saw that I'd like to try next time. It is the Japanese Silky Pocketboy 170.
    Here is a good comparison by Waco (MD) on his YT channel.

    He has some other Silky saw comparison vids and is an excellent hunting and bushcraft knife people geek resource.
    In short the Silky has a taper from spine to teeth that the Bahco does not. This reduces sliding friction when cutting. Also the Silky has a more worked cutting tooth layout geometry.
    Thanks for the lovely outdoor pics.
    Complimenti Nick, You have great taste again!:) Saluti Amico.
     
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    Hi again City of the south,
    I just found some pics of a Stihl saw that looks just like the ARS (hehe, unfortunate name that one!) I think you are right, it looks identical. Although it is shorter than others I have it is a great little saw that just leeps on being sharp!

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    Hey HF,
    That is some serious chopping and sawing going on in your thread!
    Thanks for the saw info, I am always keen to see/learn more about... well everything!
    On my trip I pulled my little folding saw out of my car to cut a too large log that was annoying me at the fire pit we were sharing with another couple. The other gent walks over to his car and gets out a normal coventional hand saw a whips through the log. He says" I used to carry a hand saw in the car but this actually takes up no room at all" For vehicle based trips this is so obvious I should slap myself!
     
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    I saw the Bahco & Laplander and started typing a response about Silky saws and yet a again HF has beaten me to the punch ;) Superior gear mate. I'm gonna have to spring for one of those silky, they look primo (and the Japanese do know a thing or two about gardening).
     
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    That Bark River is a beauty, really like the scales!


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    Did some sharpening a few days ago. A mate asked me to sharpen the black Endura that he totally stuffed the blade on and the SRM that was like a butter knife. My grey Endura got a Birthday too!


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