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@3:00 minutes in the video Theo Von makes the same “mmmhhhmmm” sound that Dyson does during the debate. Thought it was funny.

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What’s the next knife you plan on picking up?

Just a little discussion. Any discussion or idea on what y’all will be getting next or want to get is appreciated.

Spyderco Drunken Has anyone pre ordered the Drunken? Does anyone plan on picking it up when it’s released? I’ve been contemplating on picking up the Drunken when it comes out, however 400 dollars is a lot for a knife that I intend on using. What are your thoughts on it and/or other knives. Thanks!

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Just bought the Bob Kramer Meiji 8" Chef’s Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

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Original Poster1 point · 15 days ago

Nice. I wanted one a few months ago but I didn’t pull the trigger. How do you like it?

Can’t speak to everyone else’s infatuation, but they do a lot of mid-techs and the prices are fairly reasonable. Built like a brick shithouse.

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Original Poster2 points · 15 days ago

I’ll need to check them out, thanks

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Posted about this a couple of days ago, get rio.

Sweet knew nife, dude!

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Original Poster1 point · 22 days ago

Was hiking while posting this

All good. It’s an easy mistake to overlook. I was just being a smart ass.

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Original Poster2 points · 22 days ago

It made me laugh.

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Do I need to upgrade/replace my rod, reel and line?

Setup I’m running now: Rod- Orvis Clearwater • length 9’ • wt. 3 5/8 OZ. • 6wt line (number 14 under this on the rod)

Reel- Orvis Clearwater LA II for line weights 4-6, 5.5 oz., 3⅜" diameter

Line- Orvis Clearwater WF-6-F N20 Color- Green

Backstory: got in to fly fishing a few years ago and I bought this rod, reel and line from Orvis as a beginner setup. I really enjoy it, with fly fishing being the only fishing I do now. I fish for pan and bass in ponds some large some small, for the most part.

I’m looking for advice on what to get if I need something new when it comes to the rod and reel and with it being about 5 years since I got this setup I’m assuming I need new line. I’m in Colorado right now and I will be doing some fishing this week trout and what not. -if I could also have someone explain what line, taper and tippet I should get if I keep this setup I have now. setup pictures

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Original Poster1 point · 23 days ago

Just picked up rio gold WF-6-F I’ll keep y’all posted thanks to all for the info!

If it ain't broke don't fix it. If you are just itching to get something new consider adding a 4wt rig to augment the 6wt. Eventually a lot of us wind up up with a quiver of rods to cover different situations. Or, just stick with what you've got and have fun.

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Original Poster2 points · 23 days ago

I went with rio gold WF-6-F line instead of a new setup. As much as I want a new rod & reel in 4 wt I’m gonna hold off. He line should do for now from what everyone said, thanks for the reply.

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DFW area knife shops?

Are there any DFW area knife shops that anyone knows about, and how are their services?

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Best bang for my buck (Waterstone & strop)

Hello, I am a novice sharpener when it comes to free hand I’m looking for a set of water stones and specifically water stones that give me the best bang for my buck. I am also looking for a strop I made one the other night, but I have green compound coming in the mail and I want to use it on a new one. I plan on buying one from NW but until I get lucky enough I will make do. All reply’s are welcome along with any tips. Thanks!

Knives I will mainly be sharpening are: Spydiechef (LC200 N) Benchmade Bushcrafter (S30V

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3 points · 1 month ago

I'm going to Las Vegas in July. What is the essential used watch shop? Or just good pawn shop with watches? Thank you.

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Gold & silver pawn shop I have a buddy that works there and he can help you out, he’s and expert in watches. I can give him a call if you’d like.

I have island soap and as The soap is unused the as was used maybe 5 times 90%+

Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

What would you like for it?

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25 shipped?

And dimensions please

Wrist shot?

I used some cheap vegge tan leather from hobby lobby smooth side up glued with spray adhesive to a scrap board and the white compound in the left package from Ryobi you have pictured and it works brilliantly for me.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

I got that leather from hobby lobby as well I was going to do one side smooth other side rough but I butchered one piece pretty badly lol

Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

I’m making a strop and I’m wondering which side I should place down and what the differences are for the blade edge regarding the rough and smooth side of the leather. Along with which polish compound I should use. Lastly do I need to condition the leather before I load it I have some leather boot polish I was thinking about using but I have no idea. Thanks.

2 points · 1 month ago

Hey people! You left Nacet out of the party??!

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Nacet is my favorite

Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Still available. $125

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WTB: Spydiechef

Have: PayPal

This is the first nice folder I am willing to buy. Woke with food at work, this would be great for prep if something is needed quickly.

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Spydie Chef questions

I am looking to buy a Spydie Chef and was wondering if a “2.0” version will be coming out anytime soon or if there are rumors floating around. Along with thoughts on the knife as well. Thanks. All comments and thoughts will be appreciated!

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Benchmade 162 Brushcrafter

Bought this for a camping trip, this weekend and future trips as well. What are the thoughts on it? Steel isn’t a super Steel and I don’t know too much about knives.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Well it’ll be put to the test this weekend lol I love the way it looks, feels good and I assume it’ll do what I need it to do for me so I like it. A lot.

S30V is most definitely a super steel, it just isn't the flavor of the month.

Personally I'm not really a fan of super steels for folders let alone outdoors knives. Simple steels like 1095 are far tougher so you can get just as much strength from a thinner blade. You're also going to be far less likely to chip the edge at any given edge angle. Alternatively, you can go with a much thinner/lower angle edge to increase cutting performance without having to worry about damage. And if you do manage to damage the edge, 1095 is going to be far easier to repair.

You are just simply not going to run into highly abrasive materials out in the woods so the advantages of super steels are largely wasted there. The only time you are is if you are carving up dirty wood or digging in the ground, but that causes all sorts of unusual behavior in super steels.

Of course, the reality here is that none of this is going to matter a hill of beans on a casual weekend camping trip. Things like how it looks and how it feels in your hand are far more important there.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Awesome, I feel much better thanks for the reply and good information!

Original Poster5 points · 1 month ago

Haha I'm forcing myself to not buy anything else shaving related until I finish this batch, we will see how long that lasts...

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I said the same thing. B&M, Wholly Kaw and a bunch of other stuff from WCS. Lol enjoy your new soap

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Knife for EDC & more

Hey I’m new here I looked through the sidebar, I’ll saw knife recommendations based on price. I’m looking for something for EDC normal non abusive task. However I want something that can handle tougher task, ones for the outdoors. Nothing too expensive. $100-$250. Also what is a good sharpening stones preferably a set, or two sided stone that varies in grit. Thanks for the suggestions anything is welcomed.

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As far as EDC knived that can take a beating, I'd recommend the following

Spyderco Shaman: https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-Shaman-Compression-Lock--71268

ZT0562CF: https://www.bladehq.com/item--Zero-Tolerance-0562CF-Carbon-Fiber--21521

Lost of popular knives can be found for 10-20% off the retail price in like new condition over on r/knife_swap so you might take a look there when you decide on a model you like

This will be your best bet for sharpening, especially if you don't have much experience sharpening freehand: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000B8L6LS/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1527252561&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=lansky+diamond+sharpening+system&dpPl=1&dpID=51hP8Or62TL&ref=plSrch

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Does the shaman only come in one steel?

7 points · 1 month ago

But why not also the tubes along with Cella & Vitos? And also, where are the aftershaves?!

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T.J. Maxxi Pad only carries soap

Yeah it’s bad. Send it over and I’ll toss it for you

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Got a good laugh out of it

3 points · 1 month ago

No your good. Sometimes they don't cure all the way, but that's when they're a fresh batch I believe.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Okay thanks! It wasn’t liquidly but the package and products inside were warm. I was mostly worried about the donkey milk lol thanks again can’t wait to try it.

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Wholly Kaw question

I received three tallow soaps, one AS toner and an AS splash from wholly kaw today around 9 am, however I wasn’t home and just opened it, the temperature was mid 90’s all day and I am wondering if anyone thinks the temperature has done harm to the soaps and AS.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Thank y’all

Have the handle of the razor making a 30 degree angle. It takes some time to get used to it.

You can get a great razor for cheap btw it does not have to be a 100 dollar Rockwell that was just an example.

I don’t own too many razors I have three. A Merkur progress, Rockwell 6s and a slim. I like all of them but the Rockwell is my favorite. I think a good bit of the shave when it comes to the razor is preference, some razors have different features which may be aesthetic and some may change how a razor operates but they all serve the same purpose... to cut hair. I’m sure if you took the 50 most popular you’d see different mechanisms for adjusting the blade exposure, the materials that it is crafted out of, the finish, etc. some are more aggressive some less some are heavy and long some are light and short, some are fat and skinny, at the end of the day what ever works best for your face, wallet and your eyes. My Rockwell 6s was 100 dollars but not everyone who has used one has liked it. You can find razors that half the price if not even cheaper that will do the same job and might look cooler for the lack of a better word but once again it gets to a point when it’s what your like and what works for you.

TLDR: some razors are crafted better, some shave different and feel different what ever works best for your wallet and face.

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