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General Discussion / Re: Flu Shot or Not?
« Last post by Sarge on October 12, 2018, 09:40:40 PM »
There ain't no vaccine for stupid.
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General Discussion / Re: Flu Shot or Not?
« Last post by woodsorrel on October 12, 2018, 09:36:59 PM »
I'm lucky - my employer offers us free flu shots. 

I also asked for the Stupid Vaccine.  But my employer says it wouldn't work for me.  :)

- Woodsorrel
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Production Knives / Re: Need help with Fallkniven TK3ic - Desert Ironwood
« Last post by woodsorrel on October 12, 2018, 09:33:23 PM »
I don't know what ws paid, but I doubt it was full retail... ya didn't did ya woodsorrel?...

... I am somewhat surprised by the width of the secondary bevel you show so well. Does the TK3 not share the convexity of the F1/TK2? As a folder I could understand why. Maybe there is none(flat) or a little(pretty flat) geometry to the grind? your pics made me go look at my tk2 and there is just the shimmer of microbevel. Much closer to the "flawed" section in width, so I figure the geometry is just way different.

Unknown, I did not pay MSRP for the knife.  But it was still a pretty penny.  :)

And I had the same question when I saw how the blade was ground.  I assumed it would be a convex grind, but I hadn't given it much thought.  It looks very flat to my eye.  But I am not an expert.

I agree with wsdstan, wolfy, Orbean, and others who suggest I exchange or return the knife.  This is a knife I hope my family will inherit.  I don't want to have misgivings about the blade.

I decided to exchange it for another TK3ic.  This is an Internet purchase, as there are no local dealers who carry them.  The vendor has been accommodating.  But I still had to pay the return freight.  That discounted price isn't so discounted anymore.  :)

I wish I could hand-select the knife myself.  I spoke with the vendor and gave them a short checklist so they can inspect the new knife before they send it to me.  I never thought I'd need to specify a quality-control checklist for a Fallkniven!

I'm hopeful that the new knife will meet my expectations.  I've wanted to own a TK3 for years. 

I also want to express my appreciation, once again, to everyone who helped me reach a decision that I'm comfortable with.

- Woodsorrel
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General Discussion / Re: Flu Shot or Not?
« Last post by Sarge on October 12, 2018, 09:30:45 PM »
I work with the public so I get a flu vaccine every year. I still get the flu every couple years (had it back in March) but I believe milder symptoms, quicker recovery and so on.
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General Discussion / Re: Flu Shot or Not?
« Last post by wsdstan on October 12, 2018, 07:56:53 PM »
Just remember it takes about 2 weeks to get all the benefits.  I'm going to get the shingles vaccine too.

When I had the annual "wellness physical" the Medicare pays for my doctor said I should get the Shingles shots (there are two of them now given about a month apart).  The old shot was only 50% effective and the new one is supposedly 70% effective.  At $178 per shot which medicare doesn't cover it ought to be a bit better than 70% effective. 
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Production Knives / Re: Need help with Fallkniven TK3ic - Desert Ironwood
« Last post by Unknown on October 12, 2018, 06:48:58 PM »
I don't know what ws paid, but I doubt it was full retail... ya didn't did ya woodsorrel?
  Which might be what you'd do at a brick and mortar hands-on, eyeball selection rare-purchase...

I tend to agree that two blemishes are a bummer, especially if the extra fee of return shipping can free all buyers remorse. Its not mine and I'm only looking at pictures, but the first one bugs me more than the second. But with the name of Super Gold Powder Steel, correcting the inconsistency on your hone is none too easy.

Woodsorrel, you have some excellent photos there. I am somewhat surprised by the width of the secondary bevel you show so well. Does the TK3 not share the convexity of the F1/TK2? As a folder I could understand why. Maybe there is none(flat) or a little(pretty flat) geometry to the grind? your pics made me go look at my tk2 and there is just the shimmer of microbevel. Much closer to the "flawed" section in width, so I figure the geometry is just way different.

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General Discussion / Re: Flu Shot or Not?
« Last post by Unknown on October 12, 2018, 05:38:51 PM »
I don't discourage my Parents from theirs. I'm super-young early 50s. 4 days sick is like a vacation and the soups...I'll usually fake sick to get my wife to make me a real deal bone broth chicken soup
   I let her think it works like magic
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General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Michael
« Last post by madmax on October 12, 2018, 05:36:24 PM »
Michael made the old-fashioned, garden-variety F5 NEBRASKA tornado look like the proverbial 'fart in a whirlwind!' :shocked:    Makes me believe IT'S NOT TOO BAD here, after all. ;)

Well the scope of the destruction of a big hurricane is stunning.  But I rode out a tornado in a root cellar in IL when I was young.  We got a glimpse of it roaring across a corn field towards us.  As they do, this one was a near miss on our land,  but destroyed our neighbors operation.

I'd rather not experience either again.
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General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Michael
« Last post by wolfy on October 12, 2018, 05:22:16 PM »
Michael made the old-fashioned, garden-variety F5 NEBRASKA tornado look like the proverbial 'fart in a whirlwind!' :shocked:    Makes me believe IT'S NOT TOO BAD here, after all. ;)
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Production Knives / Re: Need help with Fallkniven TK3ic - Desert Ironwood
« Last post by wolfy on October 12, 2018, 05:09:59 PM »
Count me in as a member of the 'me, too' movement, also. :shocked: :lol:    I've kept an item or two that I wasn't completely satisfied with and always regretted it.  You end up seeing only the flaws (no matter how small) instead of the merits......and it never goes away.  For that kind of money they should be able to deliver. 8)
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