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adroit

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Jan 2020

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    I'm breaking in some Hiuts at the moment. They are OK after a month, until I try and run up some stairs.

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    Two bits of knife porn came my way this week. The farrier’s knife from Sheffield dates from around 1900 but is possibly even earlier, and will be my pocket knife for the foreseeable future. The Rockstead neck knife was something I saw a while back and I was impressed by its amazing edge. A bit of a treat really, but as I sold my car, and have no plans to buy another I treated myself using what I would have spent on a year’s insurance.

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    Do you want a BRP bag instead?
    I bought this years ago, and have hardly used it for the last few years. It's faded bit but it has a BRP lock holster and a keyring included.
    Let me know if you're interested

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    There's a group near me who swim in the Thames all year round, I plan to join them in the summer and spend a year river swimming at least once a week. I've become a bit of a fan of ice buckets and cold showers after a swim in my local lido. I guess the river in winter is the next step but I don't think I could / should try it just yet!

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    Will you post? If so, dibs.

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    Ah, rereading my comment it isn't that clear. Their basic Rufflander are made to order but not custom, and start at £63. Their upper range branded William Lennon are £180 upwards but are relatively customisable in choice and colour of leather, type of sole etc

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    Another vote for William Lennon. Their steel toecap Rufflander boots are actually amazing and £60 must be he best value out there. They're made to order so you'll have to wait. I have had a pair as work boots for three years, astoundingly comfy.
    But if you phone them and have a chat they'll make something exactly as you like, they'll send you leather samples to choose from, pick your own soles etc.
    I was so impressed by the Rufflander I bought a couple of pairs of their best boots and I am sure they'll outlive me.

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    I think you've completely missed XR's point.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjMmq09B­CEA&frags=pl%2Cwn

    Never mind, you're not alone. But I strongly suggest if you are really bothered by climate breakdown you try to do something about it.
    Loosely it can be broken down into two things: Do what you can do, and persuade the major causes of climate breakdown to do something about it.
    What you can do is relatively tiny and ineffectual, but it helps and it makes you feel good.
    Putting pressure on governments institutions and the media has a massive impact.
    That's what XR is doing, and for a young organisation breaking new ground with entirely new structures and ideas it is having a remarkable impact. Sure it's a bit whack at times, not everything works as planned, but even the queen thinks it is commendable.

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    I use veg tanned cowhide to make sheaths. I buy sheets from a leather supplier and soak it to mould it around the knife.
    Ideally you want something with some substance, 2 or 3 mm thick. When it dries it is very hard and cut resistant.

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