BUCK 112 Ranger

BUCK 112 Ranger

BUCK 112 Ranger

It all began with the . The 110 could be found on a lot of sailor’s belts in the Navy. One day, a couple of soldiers got into a fight and the 110 Folding Hunter was used. As a result, the captain issued a decree that knives carried could not have a blade length of a certain size. The 110 ended up being too long, so Buck Knives took the initiative and created the Ranger, a smaller version of the 110. The BUCK 112 Ranger proved to be just as popular as its big brother establishing itself as another traditional favorite.

As a kid, I was happy beyond belief when I spent my hard earned pocket money and purchased a cheap Chinese copy of the BUCK 112 Ranger and to its credit, it did perform relatively well for a number of years until the Lock system snapped. I think it can still be found in one of my Fathers sheds somewhere. It wasn’t until I treated myself many many years later to the real thing did I fully understand just how beautiful these folding pocket knives really are.

Unfortunately, due to the popularity of BUCK knives, the BUCK 112 ranger is copied and the cheap copies often end up on Amazon and eBay posing as the genuine article. ALWAYS buy from a reputable dealer and double check all reviews before parting with your hard earned cash. The quality, workmanship, and finish on the originals far surpass all the wannabe copies.

The BUCK 112 Ranger as an EDC Knife

I recently started to carry my BUCK 112 Ranger as my EDC Knife. As I get older and wiser, I now appreciate the tried and tested old school gentlemen classics more than the newer Tactical Knives many people now use. Despite being a bit heavier and larger than many EDC Knives and not being a one hand opener, I just love knowing I have this magnificent folder on my belt or in my pocket every day.

BUCK 112 Ranger features at a Glance:

Blade shape: Clip
Blade length: 3″ (7.6 cm)
Weight: 5.6 oz. (159.4 g)
Handle: Dymondwood
Carry System: Sheath
Origin: Made In The USA
Guarantee: Comes with BUCKs forever warranty.

Custom Options are also available from the official BUCK website: https://www.buckknives.com

Converting your BUCK 112 Ranger to one hand opening for EDC

Though I have not yet tried this myself, I am tempted to find an older BUCK 112 Ranger at my next car boot sale and attempt this upgrade myself:

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Numyth Tohil Watertight Fluid Lighter

Numyth Tohil Watertight Fluid Lighter

Numyth Tohil EDC Lighter

I have long been a fan of the Zippo Lighter and I have been carrying one daily for a number of years, however, for EDC use, the Zippo Lighter is far from ideal! Recently I came across the Numyth Tohil EDC Lighter. The Tohil was designed to give you a compact, well-made, long-lasting fire-starting tool.

An outstanding improvement to the peanut lighter. The Numyth Tohil lighter is the perfect EDC Lighter, Small, and Light it fits easily onto your key ring.The lighter body is CNC machined from high-end aluminum alloy and Type III hard anodized for a durable, attractive finish in your choice of ember orange or black.

Unlike most Peanut style lighters, such as the True Utility Peanut lighter, Candle Mode is possible using the Numyth Tohil EDC lighter due to the flat bottom.

An o-ring seals the opening of the body, giving you watertight construction and keeping the lighter fluid from drying out while in your pocket or pack. This enables the lighter to hold its fluid for up to 3 months, unlike the Zippo lighters where your fluid will evaporate after 3 days. If you buy the Numyth Tohil from new, they include 2 spare replacement O Rings (just incase).Numyth Tohil EDC Lighter

The striker Mechanism fits snuggly into the Aluminum housing and can’t simply fall out or rattle around when the top is not fitted. The striker mechanism is held in place by a little bump but will simply lift out with a gentle pull.

The Numyth Tohil also uses standard Zippo Flints and Fluid so maintenance is very easy and cheap as Zippo parts are readily available Worldwide.

An oversized lanyard/keyring attachment point on the cap allows for secure attachment using a wide variety of attachment methods.

Numyth Tohil EDC lighter Dimensions and Weight:

  • 5.58cm (2.2″) tall
  • 2.10cm (0.83″) wide
  • Weighs 1.4oz (39.6g)

Numyth Tohil EDC lighter at a Glance:

  • Four flats machined on sides to increase grip when removing cap
  • Replaceable flint and wick (uses standard Zippo flint and wick)
  • O-ring sealed to prevent water from entering and fluid from drying out
  • Flat bottom allowing for tail standing / Candle mode
  • Uses standard lighter fluid.

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Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Pocket Knife

Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Pocket Knife

Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Pocket Knife

I have owned my Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Pocket Knife for over 17 years and it comes everywhere with me. My Swiss Army Spartan has been part of my EDC since before I even knew what EDC was ! There is little wonder as to why this little pocket knife is so popular with people all over world.

Who is the Victorinox Spartan Swiss Army Pocket Knife for ?

Basically ! everybody … this Medium sized Pocket Knife covers most of the basic functions needed by your average hiker, camper or person with a love of the outdoors. When you hear the words “Swiss Army Knife“, chances are you think of the Spartan pocket knife! This is the pocket knife that started it all. The one that helped people all around the world to get the job done.

Buy the Swiss Army Spartan

Incredible Acceptability

One thing that has always amazed me is just how acceptable the Swiss Army Knife Range is in Public ! I mean, you can produce a Swiss Army Knife in most places and nobody seems to bat an eyelid ! Infact most people like to inspect your Swiss Army Knife ! whereas if you produce something like a Buck or Spyderco folding knife, people look at you as if you are some form of mass murderer !

The Swiss Army Spartan is currently available in 6 Colours:

Build Quality

As mentioned, I have owned my Swiss Army Spartan for over 17 years now and it still looks in amazing condition (despite being carried and used on a daily basis). I have never heard any bad reviews on anything from Victorinox produce (though you must always be weary of cheap copies found in Markets).

Tools

  1. blade, large
  2. blade, small
  3. can opener
  4. screwdriver 3 mm
  5. bottle opener
  6. screwdriver 6 mm
  7. wire stripper
  8. reamer, punch and sewing awl
  9. corkscrew
  10. toothpick
  11. tweezers
  12. key ring

Specifics

Net Weight: 59g

Scale Material: ABS / Cellidor

Size (folded): 91mm

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Buck 860BKS B Hartsook Knife Review

Buck 860BKS B Hartsook Knife Review

Buck 860 BKS Hartsook Neck Knife

I have been looking into buying a Neck Knife for some time now as part of my EDC. The main requirement was concealment and I found many Neck Knives left an all to obvious show under a T Shirt. Then I stumble across the Buck 860 BKS Hartsook Neck Knife.

The Buck 860 BKS Hartsook Neck Knife is a extremely lightweight and compact. This ultra-slim, compact, fixed-blade knife features top quality S30V stainless steel in low-profile Black Oxide. Primarily for wearing around the neck for easy access the Hartsook has a blade lengh of 4.8cm and weights just 0.5oz (14.2g).

The Sheath system is made from a tough plastic that holds the Hartsook firmly in place with no rattle.

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AMPY MOVE

AMPY MOVE

AMPY MOVE

The AMPY MOVE transforms the kinetic energy from your motion into power for your smartphone and wearables.

I recently acquired the AMPY MOVE as a replacement for my Brunton Ember 2800 Solar Rechargeable Battery Pack in my Bug out Bag. Why ? I found only being able to charge the Battery Pack when in good Sunlight was restrictive (especially in Winter Months in Europe). After much research I discovered the AMPY MOVE, that simply transforms the kinetic energy from your movement into power !

I feel Kinetic Energy products still need some development as the specs are not yet quite perfect for my needs, but that said, as an emergency and even EDC item the AMPY MOVE is a brilliant product.

In order to generate a full charge to the internal battery you really need to have this on you at all times. The battery itself is only 1800mAh which is not even a full charge for most smartphones or tablets, but it will give you 50-70% charge on most devices.

You can also recharge the internal battery using the mains, so I advise a regular quick boost when time / situation permits.

The AMPY website reckons that wearing the AMPY move for 1 hour of exercise will give you enough charge for 1 hour of Smartphone battery life (normal use) or 5 hours standby. Now I don’t do workouts as such these days so I found it takes considerably longer to charge you AMPY MOVE with normal Walking activity, but I did find it works best when strapped to move arm using the AMPY MOVE accessory kit (so I advise paying the little extra for this kit).

The AMPY MOVE also has a FREE smartphone app available (Apple and Android) that lets you quickly check the battery status of your AMPY MOVE. The AMPY+ smartphone app helps you stay charged and stay fit. Review your personal Battery Life Forecast with predictions and insights, track the calories you burn and power you generate, and compete with your friends.

 

 

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Jackfish Survival Titanium Credit Card Holder

Jackfish Survival Titanium Credit Card Holder

Jackfish Survival Titanium Credit Card Holder

Came across the Jackfish Survival Titanium Credit Card Holder on Kickstarter …. Nice little Every Day Cary (EDC) item.

More info available on their website: http://jackfishsurvival.com

Jackfish Survival Tool

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