September 15th, 2008
I'm rather enjoying my life at the moment. It's busy as freakin' hell right now, but it's nearly all in a good way. That's all I'm saying about that in a public post.
So I appear to have lost my beloved Spyderco Solo pocketknife. This makes me incredibly sad.
It was my second one, they were only made for a very short time in the 90's. I lost my previous one in a movie theater where it must've slid out of my pocket in the chair. I went back to look and it was gone. That one had stainless end caps on the handle with an ebony inlay, and a plain blade. My second one which I appear to have just lost last week was stainless all the way along the handle with a half-serrated blade.
There's one on ebay right now, but it's got a textured plastic handle and is just not the same. I loved the solos for how sleek and perfectly shaped they were, and the fugly textured plastic scales just throw the whole thing off. I'll have to keep an eye on the 'bay and see if one pops up with proper scales.
I've been toying with the idea of getting a Leatherman Skeletool, but it's a little large to be a daily carry methinks. In a bag, sure. In my pocket, probably not. I haven't actually handled one yet, so I may change my mind if I can find one in a local store to check out. There was one at EMS the other day but it was blister-packed.
I think I'll get a Gerber Artifact to tide me over, and because it'd be a nice little tool to have easily accessible when I do find a better daily carry knife down the road. Plus it's only $10.
Current Location: work
I have a Kershaw Leek that I quite like. It's comfy and the metal-handled ones are nice. The assisted opening is also convenient, and it locks open AND closed.
I had a Gerber Diesel multitool for a while. not something to carry all the time because it's rather huge, but I dig their quality. It seemed like the right thing to take camping though. Too bad I lost it when I moved. Oh well, it's GOTTA be at my parents' house or in a box in my apartment.
The thing I don't like about Leatherman tools is the way they fold open to use the pliers...it's convenient, but then the surface of the handle is really uncomfortable in the hand if you have to grip something really hard. Which is normally the case if you need pliers.
I agree, they fixed that with the design of the skeletool. ^_^
Really? I thought it looked the same.
Further research is needed.
I just got an Outside magazine buyer's guide with a Skeletool on the cover.