Posted by calibanblog on 17. March 2012
I really like the GI Tanto as an inexpensive and quite indestructible fighter, but only when outfitted with the new, simple but well shaped plastic grip scales. However, they are on the slippery side.
Two strips of skateboard tape help to remedy that completely. The grip is now quite abrasive and stays absolutely secure in your hands, so when using the knife intensively in the outdoors ( I do not consider it ideal for that ) you might have to peel it off again. No big deal.
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Posted by calibanblog on 7. March 2012
Spring is around the corner, so I decided to throw all my stuff in a stylish beige cotton shoulder bag from Camel Active. This is an extremely well made and functional small man purse (acutally, I consider it completely unisex) that looks non-tactical with a smart pocket arrangement. The retail price is between 60 and 70 Euros, which is steep ! I found mine on a flea market last year, in like-new-condition for a mere 3 Euros ! For that money, I gave it a chance…
I prefer backpacks in general, as shoulder bags have to be stabilized with one hand or, when worn cross-over, have a tendency to flop around when you move. Also, pack more than 2 kilos in them and the straps plus the uneven weight distribution will play havoc with your neck and back mucles. On the other hand, in crowds they are safer than daypacks as they can be moved in front of you. For short trips with only lightweight items inside, they are perfect.
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