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Making Knives and Sheaths / Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 10:05:38 PM »
They're lookin' better all the time, Sarge! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

What's the story on that lanyard hole in #3's handle? 

Colclesser Brothers Deluxe model perhaps? :shrug:
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General Discussion / Re: were they just a fad?
« Last post by hunter63 on Yesterday at 09:22:33 PM »
Yeah, we have ol' Rudolph Diesel to thank for the first fire piston. 8)

Hummmm, could be that the fire piston came first?....LOL....
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The fire piston may have inspired Rudolf Diesel in his creation of the diesel engine around 1892.[8][9]
In the US, descriptions have been published for many years.[10][11][12]
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_piston#History
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Making Knives and Sheaths / Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Last post by Sarge on Yesterday at 08:32:29 PM »
Not a lot of knife time lately but I've squeezed in a little time to work on #3. Still need to sharpen it but it's nearly done. Same dimensions as #2. Black walnut scales again with Tru-Oil finish.


Primary difference in #3 (foreground) and #2 (middle) is #3 has cleaner plunge lines, the scales are thinner, and the tang taper is more symmetrical - thanks to some tips from 1066vik. 


I like the scale contour better on #2 (left)...


but the handle thickness on #3 is a little closer to the original.


Balances well


#400 grit satin finish

I've got two more blanks from the same sawblade as #2 and #3. Hopefully #4 and #5 will finish up a little closer to the original.
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General Discussion / Re: I'm back in the 'yak
« Last post by Mannlicher on Yesterday at 07:15:44 PM »
mountain.  Top.  Hot.  Tub.     

Bushcrafting at it's best.   lol
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General Discussion / Re: were they just a fad?
« Last post by crashdive123 on Yesterday at 06:24:43 PM »
Made one out of copper tubing.  Just another tool in the tool box.
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General Discussion / Re: I'm back in the 'yak
« Last post by crashdive123 on Yesterday at 06:23:25 PM »
Hip hip hooray!.......Or something like that.  Have a fun time Sam.  I'll be thinking of you from my mountain top hot tub.
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General Discussion / Re: were they just a fad?
« Last post by wolfy on Yesterday at 06:22:04 PM »
Yeah, we have ol' Rudolph Diesel to thank for the first fire piston. 8)
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General Discussion / Re: I'm back in the 'yak
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 06:13:25 PM »
 :thumbsup:
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General Discussion / Re: I'm back in the 'yak
« Last post by Mannlicher on Yesterday at 04:35:09 PM »
the surgeon  cleared me in July.   Soft tissue healing takes longer than I thought it would.   Lots of meat, tendon, and other stuff sliced up.
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Gear Reviews / Re: Sawyer Mini vs Katadyn BeFree water filters
« Last post by theJman on Yesterday at 04:18:09 PM »
UV light is purported to eradicate certain biological (not man-made) nasties. Conventional wisdom suggests that even some pretty unpleasant pools of water might be OK to drink from provided they are exposed to intense direct sunlight, the type you get on the Serengeti Plains for example.  The safe zone consists of perhaps the first inch or so as an further down and the UV loses its ability to neutralize the stuff likely to get you sick, so the Steri-pen may indeed do as claimed.  I live in NJ, where the sun doesn't have enough strength for me to comfortably test that theory, so I don't know for certain.
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