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The "What have you got in the mail?" thread, part four.

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by cowsmilk, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Lellobeetle

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    The Spyderco Dice I ordered a couple days ago just came in. Great size for me as a female. Love it right off the bat.
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  2. InvertedBob

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    I have a Spyderco Dragonfly on it's way. I got version 1 because it was a bit cheaper than version 2 and it seemed alright for what I'll use it :)
     
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  3. Stormdrane

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    A friend sent me a knot book that's been on my 'wish list' for a long time, "Introduction to Turk's-Head Knots" by Tom Hall, a text with a lot of the 'how's & why's' of an interesting knot, along with a couple of nice paracord lanyards that were tied for me. Thanks, Gary! :)
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  4. InvertedBob

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    I'd like to start learning how to tie knots, but I've never knew where to start from. Can you give me some ideas ? Any knot I should start with ?
     
  5. Stormdrane

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    There are lots of different types of knots(and various types/sizes of cordage to tie them), working knots to tie things up/down and secure things, and others that are decorative and useful, which I tend to spend more time with.

    A popular knot to learn that is often used as an edc keychain fob, zipper pull, and attached to knives and flashlights is often called simply a 'lanyard knot' (there are many different 'lanyard knots'). This knot is also known as #787 in 'The Ashley Book of Knots'(ABoK), the sailor's knife lanyard knot, marlinspike lanyard knot, single strand diamond knot, two strand diamond knot, and bosun's whistle knot.

    Googling those should bring up some 'howto' diagrams and videos, enough to keep you occupied for a while without having to spend any money on books to learn from (a local library might have some books on the subject to borrow), of which there are many should you seek to delve deeper into the knotty addiction. ;)
     
  6. InvertedBob

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    Thank you for the insight, I'll start looking into some knots, but would you recommend any kind of cord to tie knots with, or anything would work ?
     
  7. Antithetik
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    Oakley Stall Jacket Rust & Dakine Central Kava 26 Liter...

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  8. Stormdrane

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    Paracord is a world wide favorite, with lots of potential uses beyond decorative knot work, but really any cordage you can get your hands on, like inexpensive masons line can be used to practice with and create some lanyards for every day carry items. :)
     
  9. jjhmachine

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    Nothing on the horizon for me, as some medical bills for the wife came in.

    Hopefully soon tho, been trying to sell some little used things for fun money.

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  10. Brtsmpsn
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    Brtsmpsn Oh, Canada!

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    Hope the missus is doing well and fully recovering.
     
  11. jjhmachine

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    Thanks for the kind words, she is doing a little better but it all stems from a gunshot wound to the head she had happen 17 years ago. One day I'll tell her amazing story. Its one of the reasons I call her the strongest person I've ever met.

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    She should write a book. CatherineM did. Good way to turn a huge negative into a huge positive. :)
     
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    Brtsmpsn Oh, Canada!

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    Dang that is crazy. I am sure it is quite a story.
     
  14. pwscott

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    I have a few small things inbound with IPS tomorrow.
    -Leatherman Squirt ES4 (electrician version)
    -Leatherman Bit Extender for Wave
    -Maxpedition Fatty (black)
    -Olight S3



    Sent from my Note 4
     
  15. T Shrapnel-Carruthers

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    Today's mail, my first Kickstarter to deliver:
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    Travel mode and erected. Holds in place using removable sticky strips.
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    It doesn't show up well in this shot but you can see the angle it creates. There isn't space to test on it on my tiny desk, but you get the idea.
     
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    I'm still waiting on my kickstarters, almost a year on one of them. Sigh.
     
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    That's frustrating. This one is on time and there are two others due in August, which are also claimed to on schedule at the moment.
     
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    I wondered what some wait times were on those campaigns...

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    Less. Trust me. I get a feeling that if a lot of these people had the business side of things sorted, they wouldn't need to be on Kickstarter in the first place. You end up with a good idea by a talented amateur but often with zero idea how to produce in scale or manage orders/shipment/QC/licensing/etc on the scales that they are now having to deal with. I've experienced that with 4 Kickstarters so far. If you have a lot of patience then it's worth it but only if you're willing to be patient.
     
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    Ordered my first ever Kifaru pack. Have an urban zippy on the way. I'm so impatient though. There is no way I'm going to make it the month it is going to take to get to me. I'm sure it will be worth it though :)

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