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Quest for fire
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12 Oct 2017, 21:14 #371

Robson Valley wrote: No, Quest, I can't make it.  Cheese-making school starts tonight at 6:30PM.
Also, I'm buying a seat for a kid who could not afford it.  Keep that under your hat.
Quote Quills.

 I even dropped it by the car and ran over it breaking the plastic on the handle where a rivet goes thru.I thought I had lost it..but found it mowing because the handle was red. Cheap thing from China but takes a very good edge easily. If I wreck it ...no big loss. Quills

Yours and Quill's posts made me chuckle. 😄

Yes it is terrible that the maker's of Sheffield steel won't allow their own people to bear arms.

Jack London wrote one of his rare nonfiction books on the subject.
It is called People of the Abyss. A look at the White Chapel district.
The hunting ground of the infamous Jack the Ripper.
The book has nothing to do with dear Jack the vivisectionist.
It is a scathing set of onhand observations with no hyperbolé.
The Author went to White Chapel and lived the life.

You can get it as a free P.D.F. at manybooks.

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Robson Valley
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12 Oct 2017, 21:38 #372

The problem, I'm told, is that the lawyer's argument wasn't supposed to be so effective.
But the silver-tongued bull-artist won the day. 
Now, the poor slobs don't even have the energy to fight it.
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13 Oct 2017, 03:00 #373

Robson Valley wrote: The problem, I'm told, is that the lawyer's argument wasn't supposed to be so effective.
But the silver-tongued bull-artist won the day. 
Now, the poor slobs don't even have the energy to fight it.
A tragedy Sir.
Actually tragedy is too small a word.
It stinks too much of the overly dramatic.
Farce suits me but it as well won't stand alone.
A farcical tragedy works but sounds weird.
Let us settle on a tragic farce.

Did you ever see the pointless knife some idiot was promoting?
It looked like a chef's knife with something welded onto the end.
Tomorrow I will try to scare up a pic'.
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13 Oct 2017, 03:48 #374

I guess a Gerber Multi Tool would be illegal in the UK then?? Or a Leatherman as the blade locks with you have it out. What a absolutely dumb pointless restriction.

Here in the US of A.....We fought the Bloody British in the town called New Orleans...we fired our guns and the British kept a commin...There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago. We fired once more and they began a runnin...on down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. Gee.... My dads dad was English...so I guess I am talking bout some of my relatives...HUH?? LOL!~! Quills
" You can't stop the waves .... but, you can learn to surf."
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Robson Valley
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13 Oct 2017, 04:13 #375

I know it's so hard to believe but it's true!
There's some odd field knife (tanto?) which has a dumb-arse chisel tip.

If the blade locks, you might have to give it up to the cops. 
I'd be down on the street to totally ruin the blade by bending it 90+ degrees or more
so when they take it, they can't even pocket the thing.

Airport Security go absolutely crazy when somebody wrecks a little SAK
so they can't go home and give it to one of their kids.

First evening for cheese making school.  Recipes and equipment.
Tomorrow morning we start to splash around.
Jeez, they don't even own 2 thermometers which read the same.
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13 Oct 2017, 14:02 #376

 It's fried egg the thirteenth. 🤔
Yes I know it's supposed to be Friday.
But fried egg or FRIDAY it's all the same to me.

Why do I mention fried egg?
Due to the fact there was this restaurant once
that had a Friday club sandwich on the menu.
I ordered it and because of a miscommunication
the waitress brought me,you guessed it, a fried egg club. 🙄

I am sitting there with my friends looking at the edges of the
fried egg flopping about like a flounder out of water. 😮
Everything worked out in the end. The waitress apologised and
I got my Friday club. You know I can't even remember what was in it. 🤗
But it definitely wasn't eggs. 😉

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P.S.

My making light of Friday the thirteeenth is not meant to cast aspersions on anyone.
We all get through life and deal with Nature in our own way.
To that point I wanted to share a couple of quotes with you.
One of the Marines and the other Albert Einstein.

The Marine quote was Fortune Favors the Brave.
Albert's had to do with something favoring the prepared mind.
I do not remember the whole quote and cannot find it anywhere.
That should not disuade us from focussing on the germane.
Which is the motto I made from the two quotes.
Fortune Favors the Brave and Prepared Mind.
It doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. 🤗
I like it nonetheless. 😉
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13 Oct 2017, 16:42 #377

Here is one of my favourite knives.
It was gifted to me by a Net friend long ago.
The blade is that of a better than average paring knife.
My friend bought the blade and made the handle from scratch.
The main part of the handle is Tulip wood then a Maple spacer with
ebony towards the business end. The pins and pivots are made from common nails. 

This knife is a wonder to use and behold.
I use it to cut silk thread for fletching and linen bowstrings.
Really it doesn't get used much anymore but is there when the need arises.

Oh I forgot. The sheath is wet formed leather.
This knife slips into it's contours like a long lost lover. 😉
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13 Oct 2017, 21:32 #378

Here is another one of my knives. The Sticker model from Old Hickory.
I'm thinking that is short for pig sticker. This knife sure looks the part.
Double edged like a dagger it looks to be all business.
And not the business of slicing bread.

My knife is only ten years old. I have others in my collection that are far older.
The new ones have to have great care taken with them. They rust quickly.
But the older ones develop a patina. They are not only prettier,
the patina inhibits rust. Mine almost look case hardened.

Until I figure out a better lighting system we will have to be satisfied with stock pic's.
Here is one of the Sticker.

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P.S. 

One day I hope to acquire an older Sticker.
That way I can modify the new one.

I think there is a pic' of an older Sticker with a bone handle.
Let me see if it will turn up.
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14 Oct 2017, 13:49 #379

Thursday at the range was lots of fun.
Getting there a bit late meant most of the setting up was done before I got there.
It is work for which I am ill suited though have done literally thousands of times.
Six kids and a few adults meant an easy time for the line judge,another one of my duties.
So when they were finished I pulled out my bow. A most rare occurence.
The plan was to take a few shots to keep my hand in the game.

Maybe a dozen shots later a buddy showed up.
He has known me for a year or two. I have known him for two months.
The discrepancy being I am both gregarious and in the public eye therefor
 meet hundreds of people a year maybe as many as a thousand.
I just don't remember all the faces. Tell me the kind of bow an
archer has how it shoots and I will know the person.

So there we are my buddy and me two trad' shooters. Then the secretary pulls out his bow and suddenly there were three of us. Not exactly Robin and his merry men but close. 

We got out four 3D animals to shoot at which was way more ambitious than what I had planned originally. Fun was had by all. The secretary likes the standing bear,I like the cougar and my buddy likes the marmot. No-one at all likes the hyena of course so
it was brought out to punish mercilessly. 😊

The marmot is small and I shoot to the left without a tab so windage compensation must be made. It got arrowed in the throat on the first try.😉 Then the bear fell within our sights,so to speak. I aimed for the throat yet again and scored a miss. 
The other two fellows did well. It was now time for the mountain lion. 😮
If the target is anatomically correct the kill is farther back than I would have suspected.
But that was where the ten ring was so we let loose. Aerating that big feline never felt so good. I was a bit forward my buddy was in the ten and the secretary shot another beast.

The hyena was tagged every now and then with all archers doing well.
It's a big solid thing and will last awhile as far as arrows go but is not 
unflinching under our stern gaze. 😑

My string arm bicep started to notice the strain so discretion became the better part of valor. Even now two days later I can feel it a bit but that is how muscles grow.

No sadness at all when I unbraced my bow and slipped it into it's couch leather case.
Arrows went back in their deer skin quiver then both bow and arrows went back onto the top shelf where only I can reach. There to gather dust until my druthers say otherwise.

Below is the menagerie we shot at. Arrow.s in pic's are always more fun but juggling a tablet and pulling arrows just doesn't mix. I need both hands free. 🤗

See you in the Wild 
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14 Oct 2017, 13:53 #380

I had to post this pic' of all the beasts at once in
a separate post from the one above as three is the limit on Tapatalk.
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