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Aussie123

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A neighbour was clearing out some camping gear and I scored a couple of billies and knives.

A pair of Zebra billies. There have some kind of gunky coating on the inside, so I'll clean them up.
I already have the same Zebra with a spout, its our every day car camping billy and I love it - so now I have a spare !
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I also scored a couple of knives. A Gerber Suspension and a Stanley Quick Slide Sport.
Both are in need of some TLC
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The Stanley is mostly just dirty and covered in some "gunky" stuff.
It has a removable razor blade at one end and a locking blade on the other. Quite a nice tool for a builder or someone opening packaging.
I'll get a new razor blade, sharped the knife and clean it up:
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The Gerber is a different story. Its dirty and gunky, and rusty too.

I'm not sure what I should do about the rust.
If you have any ideas, I've started a separate thread here:

 

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Score, second hand stuff is great. Been looking for a zebra Billy for a while now but no luck. I recently got a jetboil flash for $3. Would love to hear of others great scores, I think there's alot of Bushcraft gear out there that's made to last and are passed down.IMG_20200816_194758.jpg
 

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Found this knife by the water today.
no 8 Opinel mushroom knife.

has a brush on the bottom as you can see.

I don’t mess with mushrooms these days though.
don’t know enough about them, except the wrong ones can kill.
 

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Collecting mushrooms is almost a national pastime for the French. I never understood why Opinel would make such a specialist knife, then I watched an episode of Escape to the Chateau, which explained the passion of the mushroom hunters.
As you wisely state, don’t mess with fungi!
 

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Collecting mushrooms is almost a national pastime for the French. I never understood why Opinel would make such a specialist knife, then I watched an episode of Escape to the Chateau, which explained the passion of the mushroom hunters.
As you wisely state, don’t mess with fungi!
I remember having a bad experience with picking and eating them when I was a kid , and not being able to stomach them for years afterwards.
Also I have imprinted in my memory a family getting wiped out from the wrong ones down south years ago.
That really stayed with me.

not sure what the use for the knife will be yet.
Maybe the brush can clean the 22 and go in the rifle bag , and the crooked end can if it ever happens pick out a misfired shell.
When I first found it , I immediately thought what the - am I gunna do with that.
 

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A sickle shaped blade is handy for reaping !
Nice if you want to collect some grasses or soft foliage.

This is also a traditional shape for a pruning and fruit picking knife - I know grapes bunches are (were) harvested with a sickle blade
 

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A neighbour was clearing out some camping gear and I scored a couple of billies and knives.

A pair of Zebra billies. There have some kind of gunky coating on the inside, so I'll clean them up.
I already have the same Zebra with a spout, its our every day car camping billy and I love it - so now I have a spare !
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I also scored a couple of knives. A Gerber Suspension and a Stanley Quick Slide Sport.
Both are in need of some TLC
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The Stanley is mostly just dirty and covered in some "gunky" stuff.
It has a removable razor blade at one end and a locking blade on the other. Quite a nice tool for a builder or someone opening packaging.
I'll get a new razor blade, sharped the knife and clean it up:
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The Gerber is a different story. Its dirty and gunky, and rusty too.

I'm not sure what I should do about the rust.
If you have any ideas, I've started a separate thread here:

Good score Aussie.
Nothing beats Free stuff.
 

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The billies and Stanley knife have cleaned up beautifully …. actually the Stanley knife looks a bit knocked around, but it is clean, opens smoothly, the fixed blade is sharp, and I replaced the disposable blade with a new one (which I had or order online and wait ages for delivery). I quite like it !

(The Gerber is the next job ...)

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The billies and Stanley knife have cleaned up beautifully …. actually the Stanley knife looks a bit knocked around, but it is clean, opens smoothly, the fixed blade is sharp, and I replaced the disposable blade with a new one (which I had or order online and wait ages for delivery). I quite like it !

(The Gerber is the next job ...)

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It feels so much better to have found something in used condition than to have to throw out all that plastic packaging . A good score there mate .
 
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