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Knives and Multi-Tools

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Offline randell

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Re: Gerber Diesel and Leatherman for me
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2008, 09:58:58 AM »
I use the Gerber Diesel Multiplier, for every day use.....



 But when i go out camping and trail riding I also include my Leatherman Wave .



 Would you believe me, i use both?

  I try to stay away from those John J. Rambo knives, some bring over....I say to them: Are we going on a survivorlist trail or something?. I know we brought food to this trip, right?

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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2008, 10:16:11 AM »
You have no idea how useful these babies are to me: Tightening a metalic hose strap,handling a hot skillet,cutting an engine hose,trimming a some barb wire i bring with me for a needy tie up,filing a piece of metal when it is cutting some camping equipment,I even cut up some firewood...believe it or not.Many many things i use them. They have been proven to be worth their weight in gold.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2008, 10:48:04 AM »
I scorned the multi-tools for years until I got one.  Around the house, I never climb a ladder without one unless it's just to change a light bulb.

Al

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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2008, 01:32:28 PM »
I was going to say Leatherman until I saw Homero's....now I have something new I gotta get! I thought camping was going to be cheap when I first got into it but..... :eusa_doh:
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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2008, 01:35:37 PM »
I was going to say Leatherman until I saw Homero's....now I have something new I gotta get! I thought camping was going to be cheap when I first got into it but..... :eusa_doh:

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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2008, 01:45:49 PM »
I was going to say Leatherman until I saw Homero's....now I have something new I gotta get! I thought camping was going to be cheap when I first got into it but..... :eusa_doh:

Prepare to change your name to Ilean and be sure to stay away from strong magnets and practice walking sideways through doors.
Think it weighs any more than Sanjuro's sword I mean knife? :icon_biggrin:
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Offline Al

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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2008, 01:47:21 PM »
I was going to say Leatherman until I saw Homero's....now I have something new I gotta get! I thought camping was going to be cheap when I first got into it but..... :eusa_doh:

If you want big heavy and a more useful tool, similar to the Gerber although more expensive, you might want to also look at the Leatherman Surge:

http://www.leatherman.com/products/tools/surge/default.asp

I bought a Surge for around the house but still like the Wave better because it's just the right size for most jobs and actually feels comfortable in your pocket without pulling down your pants due to its weight.

Al

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Offline Ay Chihuahua!

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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2008, 02:06:00 PM »
I like the Leatherman Wave too.  So much in fact, that I have two...one for the truck and the other in my camping doo-dad bag. 

For car camping I think a nice multi-tool is a great thing, because I typically have more stuff with me I can use it on.  But, for backpacking I see no need for anything other than a good blade (doesn't even have to be a big one), scissors, and tweezers.

While there are a multitude of survival tasks one could accomplish with a blade like Sanjuro's, I personally don't think I'd ever need to perform them.  There are other options that weigh less.

Oh...one more thing.  For those of you with a Wave, remember this...it is possible to get too agressive with either of the two locked blades.  I was using mine to cut some PVC hosing and the lock snapped.  Because it snapped backwards, no damage was done.

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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2008, 02:14:05 PM »
Prepare to change your name to Ilean and be sure to stay away from strong magnets and practice walking sideways through doors.

They might be heavy, but quality stainless is non-magnetic.
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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2008, 03:22:26 PM »
I use the Gerber Diesel Multiplier, for every day use.....


Crap dude!  Do you lean to one side when you hitch that bad boy to your belt?

Hmmm, without the Gerber:


with:


You wouldn't believe how much time I just wasted digging through the bigbendgallery to find these two pics.  Unfortunately, I didn't find the one I wanted, which was the one Homero used to use for his avatar where he was leaning quite a bit to one side.

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Wooooooo!!!!
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2008, 08:42:05 PM »
I was thinking ,the whole day man...about these two pictures, i was planning to post..... :icon_lol: :icon_lol:

 Bro!, you sometimes scare me :nailbitting:.

 When i wear those, don't even ask me what i put in. You are seeing the video camera...that is just one pocket, there are a total of 8 pockets,dude !!!...just let your imagination go. :icon_rolleyes:

  Jeff...any good advise been picked up lately?....or......
that's not where I'd like this topic to drift, in case anyone is so inclined.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2008, 08:44:56 PM by homerboy2u2 »
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2008, 07:35:16 AM »
I was going to say Leatherman until I saw Homero's....now I have something new I gotta get! I thought camping was going to be cheap when I first got into it but..... :eusa_doh:


Uh huh....more expensive than golf.....

You try to save $ on a lesser product initially and have to spend more $ on the right one for the job anyway down the road......so ya might as well buy the good one first! Learn from our experience! :willynilly:

There are some good deals out there but not many in the camping/hiking/backpacking equipment world.... :icon_frown:

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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2008, 02:03:18 PM »
I don't carry a multitool very often when backpacking anymore.
I will carry one on occasion if I am using a liquid fuel stove and
might need to do some maintenance on it. That is rare though.
If I do cary one I let it double as my pot holder as well and shed that weight.

I don't use on of the more expensive models.
A simple Winchester mini tool that is an older model, but similar to the one in the pic below.
Mine weighs in at 2.2 oz.



I take a great many trips on which my only knife is the Buck mini pictured below.
It weighs in at 0.5 oz



If the occassion calls for it , however, I will carry this Gerber Freeman.
It weighs in at 7.3oz  with the sheath.

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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2008, 05:37:22 PM »
Here's my next purchase, a Swamp Rat M6.  In terms of quality and durability; knives just don't get much better than a Swamp Rat.



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Re: Knives and Multi-Tools
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2008, 06:59:00 PM »
Here's my next purchase, a Swamp Rat M6.  In terms of quality and durability; knives just don't get much better than a Swamp Rat.


Nice choice Sanjuro82 !  :eusa_clap:
"...There is a pessimism about land which, after it has been with you a long time, becomes merely factual. Men increase; country suffers. " John Graves 'Goodbye to a River'

 


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