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I love your enthusiasm. I often order two at a time too, to justify the cost of postage (the justification works for me :D).

Just checked the mail, and my two real steel controls are here. Geez they're big and heavy :ROFLMAO:. The tall handle is as comfortable as I thought - more so. I think you would like these Wave man. For me they're just big tough knives. I imagine you would call them beaters. Although the CF / S35VN version is over $300. Oh, I like it. Great pass through. Lock up on both looks like bang on 50% - I'd be happier with less. Slab of G10 one side, stainless steel the other. I think if you were after something like a cold steel AD10, you'd be quite happy with one of these (or two :))
 
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I love your enthusiasm. I often order two at a time too, to justify the cost of postage (the justification works for me :D).

Just checked the mail, and my two real steel controls are here. Geez they're big and heavy :ROFLMAO:. The tall handle is as comfortable as I thought - more so. I think you would like these Wave man. For me they're just big tough knives. I imagine you would call them beaters. Although the CF / S35VN version is over $300. Oh, I like it. Great pass through. Lock up on both looks like bang on 50% - I'd be happier with less. Slab of G10 one side, stainless steel the other. I think if you were after something like a cold steel AD10, you'd be quite happy with one of these (or two :))
just looked at the stats, and 6.5oz makes 'em a heavy folder, I am glad they met your expectations mate, nothing worse than when a new knife doesn't.

Just got tracking notification and yes both the Kingsman and Jixx are coming (hopefully tomorrow, as I usually enjoy next day delivery from True Talon)
 

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just looked at the stats, and 6.5oz makes 'em a heavy folder, I am glad they met your expectations mate, nothing worse than when a new knife doesn't.
Yes, they're brutes. I'm still playing with them :ROFLMAO:. The weight is a novelty. Although it's 5.26 oz for the model I have, and 5.2 for the cf / s35vn. I have a couple of knives that aren't great, but the prices I pay I don't lose any sleep over it. I've made one big purchase (for me), the bradford guardian 3; it's as good as they say, and I received a great example. I just don't have much need for a fixed blade, so haven't used it much.
 
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Not waiting but arrived, a crochead?




What is a crochead you ask, it’s an Australian made gizmo for holding the ubiquitous mozzie coil. Much better than the little pressed metal holders because as you will know the coils often break, this can hold the smallest segment of coil.

There will be one or two in my bushcraft gear forever more.

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Also holds a full coil comfortably.

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And from where does one acquire a crochead? Purchased, or fashioned from a wire coat hanger?
Purchased from Tentworld and at the price of $5.90 I could not be bothered making one. Being made in Australia as well I am happy to pay.
 

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Purchased from Tentworld and at the price of $5.90 I could not be bothered making one. Being made in Australia as well I am happy to pay.
Can you still buy mozzie coils? I haven't seen them for a couple of years. They don't seem to be used in SE Asia any more either.
 

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[QUOTE="Wave Man, post: 104683, member: 99
here you are mate, arrived yesterday along with a WE Jixx, had a bit of a run on knives recently have to slow down for a bit.
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I've been away for a while, but I remember you making such a statement before. Does anyone fall for that? :oops::LOL::ROFLMAO:

The back of the handle on that ironbark looks interesting. What has he done there? Some artistic but functional traction?
 
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During my recent discovery of light weight skinny knives, I've ordered a couple of artisan cutlery D2, G10, 70g beauties. The pointy one is an archaeo mini, the one that looks like a cut throat is an orthodox mini. Unlike a cut throat it's a flat grind - cut throats are hollow. They will both be orange (I hope). Knifeco are getting them in for me, which avoids the whole iffy border security thing. They gave me a great price which included a 10% discount - I bought my steel will mini intrigue through them. The pricing was equivalent to ordering through white mountain knives. I'll be waiting a while though - I imagine they're coming from China to knifeco, then to me.

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Nifty!


Not waiting but arrived, a crochead?




What is a crochead you ask, it’s an Australian made gizmo for holding the ubiquitous mozzie coil. Much better than the little pressed metal holders because as you will know the coils often break, this can hold the smallest segment of coil.

There will be one or two in my bushcraft gear forever more.

View attachment 26601

Also holds a full coil comfortably.

View attachment 26602
 

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Heya,
Bit late but I picked up a Garmin Fenix 5 about two weeks ago. A great watch, with built in GPS, compass, barometer, altimeter., heart rate monitor etc etc etc. My biggest problem is that I don't feel I am making the most of it.
It was an expensive buy for me but still a steal at nearly half price.
If anyone has one of these, maybe we can start a thread because I would love to learn more.
Cheers
Bloffy
 
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