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General Discussion / Re: As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by Alan R McDaniel Jr on June 29, 2020, 07:21:48 PM »
My ancestors came to this side of the Atlantic for the same reason immigrants come today.  Freedom.

Alan
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Production Knives / Re: Production folders and one custom.
« Last post by wsdstan on June 29, 2020, 04:59:26 PM »
That looks to be XX model, much better steel and material for the scales than the one I have.   :cheers:
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Production Knives / Re: Production folders and one custom.
« Last post by Plumber on June 29, 2020, 03:41:10 PM »
It took a while to find a picture of the Case Trapper I sold.
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Production Knives / Re: Production folders and one custom.
« Last post by wsdstan on June 29, 2020, 01:58:47 PM »
I have never skinned one although last winter I thought I might get one that lives in out marsh above our irrigation reservoir.  Wasn't to be.

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DIY and Homemade Gear / Double Figure-8-Knot Loop with tutorial link
« Last post by asemery on June 29, 2020, 11:02:55 AM »
Bunny Ears Figure Eight Knot
Easy to tie two loop knot



Bunny Ears Tutorial
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Production Knives / Re: Production folders and one custom.
« Last post by Plumber on June 29, 2020, 06:39:46 AM »
I have a lot of respect for anyone who raises mink. I don't think there is a harder animal to skin.  :P
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General Discussion / Re: As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by Moe M. on June 29, 2020, 06:11:01 AM »
You've actually answered your own question with your statement,  Europeans have been programed over eons to do what they are told (COMPLY), America was born from folks who came here to escape having to conform or comply, in most of the world people do what they are told by the powers that be "or else",  here we take better to suggestions than we do to mandates or orders. 
Sorry Moe, but that eon story is complete and utter nonsense. Travel once to Europe, spend some time here, and then you will realize that what you just said is the biggest and freshest pile of bat droppings  :D
And America was born out of mostly 2 kinds of people. Those who seek a new life/opportunities, and those escaping the law due to criminal behavior.
Thats in every history book, that is in every records that still exist of who why they left, that is proven by the records of the court of those days that still exist, and so on.
But I have to admit, your version sounds very romantic  ;D

Fun fact, my mother did hundreds of family tree's leading way back to 1500, and she always showed me those funny and interesting cases.
Also one member of my family left to the US, due to being married to the 'wrong' lady, and no way of divorce without retribution, so he left to the US with another lady.
Another fun story, your ex NHL player of the LA Kings and Mighty Ducks, Dan Bylsma (properly written Bijlsma) is a very far away cousin of mine.
Our family was for generations long ship builders, using mainly the axe, hence our last name Bijlsma, which means 'man with the axe'.
At some point in the US they where looking for ship builders/wood workers, and Dan's ancestors went for it.
Lots of funny stories.


Another thing that you don't understand is what's really going on in the US today,  it really has very little to do with the corona virus, the pandemic, or racial unrest,  it's actually about abuse of power in a power grab by the left in a battle between keeping a democratic republic, Constitutionally mandated form of government or turning this country over to socialism and possibly a new order one world government where individual rights are replaced by collective rights and where self rule is replaced by fascist dictates.
I'm not in the US, and I believe you there are a lot of things going on right now.
But why can't it be so simple as in: "ohw sh!t, old and weak people are dying, and my very small share in preventing or trying to prevent that is wearing a mask, lets do that for a while".
Blaming everything on the government (chosen by the people) is a cheap way out.
In the end, the government is not living in your house/street. You yourself decide if you want to contribute in preventing this disease to spread or not.
If I understand it right, you are not the youngest anymore. Would you not feel better going in a shop and everyone wearing a mask, instead of not wearing anything and protesting, burning other peoples stuff in the streets and so on?

The whole BLM stuff that sadly even reach Europe now, is causing problems here as well.
It is very noticeable that the protesters are not those who have studied, who have steady jobs and so on.
Street names / city squares and buildings with the names of historical heroes are being renamed now, because those heroes where linked with being part of transporting slaves.
But they also forget that those hero's build the country to what it is now. Slave transport was a small thing they did, the bigger and more important thing was the seas wars they fought with the English and Spanish, and defeating them for example, leading us to not being under Spanish /  English rule any more.

Perhaps I am too simple in thinking: let the past be the past, acknowledge  the bad things, cherish the good things, and move on. We live now, not 500 years ago.
And if you are unhappy with your life, get back in (evening) school learn something and work for your dreams, instead of screaming, rioting, looting and damaging other peoples properties.

Did you know that bringing down the "iron curtain" aka communism rule by the russians, all started in Prague, Czech Republic, by students peacefully protesting.
Not by rioting/looting and that kinda crap.

 Thanks for helping to make my point,  A, I know very little about Europe and it's people except that they are still being ruled over,  of course they won't admit it,  but they are still subjects of their governments and not the citizens they like to believe they are.
 B, You know very little about America or it's people otherwise you wouldn't be looking at things here as anywhere near simple, they aren't,  the problems that we are experiencing are not virus related,  they are mostly politically motivated,  our people have no problem with wearing masks, staying home, or social distancing, we've been doing it since the beginning of the year.
 Our issues with government intrusion is not that they are trying to protect society from ,  it's that they are using the pandemic by over reaching and by instituting rules and restrictions that make absolutely no sense that limit peoples ability to do simple things that don't endanger the public,  like planting and tending private gardens on privately owned property for their own use,  they stop people from using their small boats or from fishing on an individual basis,  the political left is not only enabling the rioters but encouraging the looting, burning, property damage and attacks on first responders who are trying to bring back order and save lives and property.
 In short, this is an organized war being waged to destroy our country and our culture, and in part a war against President Trump and his political and social policies and to influence the next national election,  so no my friend it's about as far from simple as it can get.
 What we are experiencing here has nothing to do with Corvid/19, social injustice, or race relations,  and has everything to do with people control, destroying Constitutional self rule, the rule of law, installing socialism, and insuring that the radical left rules this country and it's people way into the future.
 While it could be that I'm misunderstanding your writings,  but to set the record straight, it's not my people who are rioting, looting, burning, destroying property, tearing down national monuments, and killing police officers,  those that are demanding anarchy are the minions of the radical left.
 I don't know where you get your news from,  but most Americans do wear masks when out in public, when shopping or otherwise engaged in their everyday business where they interact with others,  except for a few pockets in the most rural areas of the country where the virus hasn't invaded all businesses require patrons to wear masks,  limit the number of people allowed in stores and shops, non essential businesses are still closed, banking must be done via drive up windows or by mail.
 In other words no one is complaining about masks and social distancing,  what people are complaining about is not being able to buy vegetable seeds or have a key made to replace the one that got lost or damaged that unlocks their homes and starts their cars,  what they don't like is rioters burning down their cities, attacking citizens and looting businesses, and they don't appreciate being kept locked up in their homes while their neighborhoods are being destroyed.

 Yes, it would be nice if things were as simple here as you seem to think they are,  but sadly, they are not. ???   
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Production Knives / Re: Production folders and one custom.
« Last post by Plumber on June 29, 2020, 05:51:33 AM »
Those are nice.  I like the scales on the bottom one but the top one looks like an earlier model.

I have talked with a few ranchers about the spey blade.  A few of them said they knew their grandfathers used them but most said they never saw anybody use one on a cow.

My uncle raised mink after WWII in the mountains of Colorado.  I never talked to him about skinning them.  He did it for a few years but the difficulty in obtaining meat for the mink wore him out in a short time.  He passed on a few years back so I can't ask him.  I can see the use for fine detail work with the sharp end of the blade which probably gives you good reach in tight places.

When I broke my first Trapper, Buck replaced it in 1971, and that's the one on top.
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General Discussion / Re: As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by Dabberty on June 28, 2020, 11:18:08 PM »
You've actually answered your own question with your statement,  Europeans have been programed over eons to do what they are told (COMPLY), America was born from folks who came here to escape having to conform or comply, in most of the world people do what they are told by the powers that be "or else",  here we take better to suggestions than we do to mandates or orders. 
Sorry Moe, but that eon story is complete and utter nonsense. Travel once to Europe, spend some time here, and then you will realize that what you just said is the biggest and freshest pile of bat droppings  :D
And America was born out of mostly 2 kinds of people. Those who seek a new life/opportunities, and those escaping the law due to criminal behavior.
Thats in every history book, that is in every records that still exist of who why they left, that is proven by the records of the court of those days that still exist, and so on.
But I have to admit, your version sounds very romantic  ;D

Fun fact, my mother did hundreds of family tree's leading way back to 1500, and she always showed me those funny and interesting cases.
Also one member of my family left to the US, due to being married to the 'wrong' lady, and no way of divorce without retribution, so he left to the US with another lady.
Another fun story, your ex NHL player of the LA Kings and Mighty Ducks, Dan Bylsma (properly written Bijlsma) is a very far away cousin of mine.
Our family was for generations long ship builders, using mainly the axe, hence our last name Bijlsma, which means 'man with the axe'.
At some point in the US they where looking for ship builders/wood workers, and Dan's ancestors went for it.
Lots of funny stories.


Another thing that you don't understand is what's really going on in the US today,  it really has very little to do with the corona virus, the pandemic, or racial unrest,  it's actually about abuse of power in a power grab by the left in a battle between keeping a democratic republic, Constitutionally mandated form of government or turning this country over to socialism and possibly a new order one world government where individual rights are replaced by collective rights and where self rule is replaced by fascist dictates.
I'm not in the US, and I believe you there are a lot of things going on right now.
But why can't it be so simple as in: "ohw sh!t, old and weak people are dying, and my very small share in preventing or trying to prevent that is wearing a mask, lets do that for a while".
Blaming everything on the government (chosen by the people) is a cheap way out.
In the end, the government is not living in your house/street. You yourself decide if you want to contribute in preventing this disease to spread or not.
If I understand it right, you are not the youngest anymore. Would you not feel better going in a shop and everyone wearing a mask, instead of not wearing anything and protesting, burning other peoples stuff in the streets and so on?

The whole BLM stuff that sadly even reach Europe now, is causing problems here as well.
It is very noticeable that the protesters are not those who have studied, who have steady jobs and so on.
Street names / city squares and buildings with the names of historical heroes are being renamed now, because those heroes where linked with being part of transporting slaves.
But they also forget that those hero's build the country to what it is now. Slave transport was a small thing they did, the bigger and more important thing was the seas wars they fought with the English and Spanish, and defeating them for example, leading us to not being under Spanish /  English rule any more.

Perhaps I am too simple in thinking: let the past be the past, acknowledge  the bad things, cherish the good things, and move on. We live now, not 500 years ago.
And if you are unhappy with your life, get back in (evening) school learn something and work for your dreams, instead of screaming, rioting, looting and damaging other peoples properties.

Did you know that bringing down the "iron curtain" aka communism rule by the russians, all started in Prague, Czech Republic, by students peacefully protesting.
Not by rioting/looting and that kinda crap.
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Production Knives / Re: Production folders and one custom.
« Last post by wsdstan on June 28, 2020, 10:24:11 PM »
Alan I had similar experiences with doves shooting my Winchester model 37 and averaging about no doves per box the first year I went.  Nobody gave me a knife though.   :P
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