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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. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    Sadly, over here, given that it's a push knife, there would be good argument for charging someone with a CRKT Williams Defense Key under the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/17/contents/enacted), and given recent events over the last couple of years wrt knife crime, it'd be a safe bet that custodial time would be involved. Even a major blade retailer in the UK doesn't stock it, and I think that speaks volumes. Nice idea in jurisdictions where it's legal, though :)

    The hook. Hmm. I suppose if you aren't carrying gloves of any form, it's handy, but I have enough crap on my key chain already ;)

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  2. aicolainen

    aicolainen Loaded Pockets

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    I'm curious..
    I see people using their elbows, gloves, touch free door openers etc, but in my simple head I find it much easier to just use my hands.
    Seeing as SARS-CoV-2 has proven to have quite the stamina on many types of materials and surfaces, any object used to avoid direct contact must be managed properly to avoid contamination. To me that just creates a very complex situation to keep track of.
    I've found it much easier and simpler to just use my hands and make sure to always have alcohol based hand sanitizers available at any time, and wash with soap water whenever possible.
    I'm no expert in virology or epidemiology, but I see people have all these almost exaggerated rituals to avoid infection, while at the same time often being almost blind to more obvious contamination paths..
     
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  3. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    I carry both, but then, belt order habit ;)

    Neither am I, and yeah, true. But I have a mate I served with back in my reservist days, who is now a registered nurse in the NHS, who'd recently been working the ITU due to the bastard bug, and his advice re gloves (last resort) has been both training and experience-based knowledge, so is doubly worth its weight in gold.
     
  4. Moshe ben David

    Moshe ben David Loaded Pockets

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    Oh yeah! Just ask my wife!

    Actually, she'd just say 'mistake'... :(

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
  5. ballistic

    ballistic Loaded Pockets

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    Winkler AF ERT.

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    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
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  6. jds1

    jds1 Loaded Pockets

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    That’s an interesting tool. Do you have a specific use in mind, or just general duty?

    Jeff
     
  7. ballistic

    ballistic Loaded Pockets

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    Purchased for line of work and emergency use.
     
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  8. dischu

    dischu Loaded Pockets

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    My first Nitecore Tube died after 4 years and the 3rd run in the washer.
    Today I got V2.0.

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    Best innovation: The lockout is finally working.
     
  9. nosuchagency

    nosuchagency Loaded Pockets

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    anti-gravity xp-10 began to swell after a few years of storing in vehicle. figure would give noco a shot this time around based off reviews...

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  10. karlito

    karlito Loaded Pockets

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    A little follow up. I've learned it is called a (Amazon) Brushing Scam.

    A quick search found this: "The packages are the endpoint of an online scheme called brushing, that allows overseas companies to boost their standing on Amazon through written reviews, while leaving unsuspecting people with unwanted “gifts.” ... On Amazon, lots of positive reviews can attract customers and boost a product's visibility."

    They may also write reviews in your name since you are a verified Amazon customer and have access to other info besides your name and address. Change your password and maybe your credit card associated with Amazon.
     
  11. SOS24

    SOS24 Loaded Pockets

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    A Lumitop E05C and a Case Canoe
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  12. Sentinel-14

    Sentinel-14 Loaded Pockets

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    Thank you for posting this. I looked on my amazon account and no orders have been placed in the last three months. So I checked my credit card charges and there are three Amazon charges that I do not recognize; all less than $15 each. I would have never known had this package not showed up. I have since changed my password on Amazon, enabled two-factor verification, and removed my credit card as a payment option. I will be calling Amazon in the morning to have the charges reversed, then speaking to my bank about getting an entirely new card.

    Why do people have to be @$$hats? :(
     
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  13. Stormdrane

    Stormdrane Loaded Pockets

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    In today's mail: a used Victorinox Mountaineer and EVO 14 Swiss Army Knife
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  14. dischu

    dischu Loaded Pockets

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    New knife or watch? No. New lamp or Gerber Shard? No.

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    But a new hanky by MrMruk, made in Poland :)

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  15. TALON52

    TALON52 Loaded Pockets

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    I'm waiting for a Cheburkov "Dragon", and a Hoback/Sneck collaboration.
     
  16. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    I have a GB50; had it about a year, charged it once, when I first got it, still has a full charge, even after starting my Mum's car twice (totally flat battery, she hardly uses the car). Bought it for my SUV, a Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2l diesel, and I've yet to have to use it on the Shogun!

    In short: They're good kit :)
     
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  17. nosuchagency

    nosuchagency Loaded Pockets

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    hope so. still kind of bummed about the xp-10; storage case had a relatively small footprint, would keep a charge for many mos, & fired up my 5.0 in nothing flat on couple occassions it was actually needed. they seemed to have earned bad rep with the swelling issue.
     
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  18. tbzbbt

    tbzbbt Loaded Pockets

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    My tube died a couple of days ago. No idea why. I’ve just ordered two Nitecore 300lm Tikis in its place.

    tbzbbt

     
  19. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    I am now the proud owner of a Leatherman Wave Plus and accessories, in black oxide finish. All I have to do now is remove the excess coating, which is coming off on my hands like gunpowder reside at a black powder musket range day!

    Time to invest in a few silicon cleaning cloths :)

    Notes:
    • Items outlined in the white dashed box are not Leatherman items, they're items I already had;
    • The 1/4" hex bit is a T10 Security Torx bit, to aid in disassembly of the Leatherman tool for cleaning and lubrication, as and when required :)
    • The right angled 1/4" hex bit holder is exactly that ;)
    • All the items in the photo fit into the larger Leatherman pouch on the left of shot :)
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  20. Stormdrane

    Stormdrane Loaded Pockets

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    A single mode 1AA Energizer light to give to my Pa for Father's Day, that he can attach to his walker.
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