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Dont batton with your knife

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by ozzy1977, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. tsitenha

    tsitenha Nomad

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    Excellent Santaman 2000, would this fall under the right tool dept.
    Also good to lever off gellied alcohol can lids
     
  2. Ed Edwards

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    Oh no! Ray does it too?! Looks like that's it then, I can carry on batoning without fear :)


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  3. brancho

    brancho Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Never seen one of those with any tin of paint yet.

    I doubt it would be any good with the latest plastic paint pots either.
     
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    Likewise...
    Bought an uncountable number of tins of paint in my life, never once have I been provided with one of those.
     
  5. ozzy1977

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    I as have many find the sfa or similar a very good axe to split smallish diameter stuff for the camp fire, the blade isn't too thin and I cant recall having it ever stick in the wood, I guess its all down to technique
     
  6. ozzy1977

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    Paint can openers are not supplied with cans of paint, it is a separate tool
     
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    Think paint tins might be different in USA...........which is where the OP resides.
     
  8. ozzy1977

    ozzy1977 Full Member

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    No I dont, I live I England.
     
  9. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Then you're going to cheap stores. Try the bigger DIY stores. Every single can of paint I've bought for the past 20 years.
     
  10. Stew

    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

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    In the UK? ;)
     
  11. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    No, the tins are the same, I've bought paint in the UK before also. But that was more than 25 years ago. The openers don't come "on" the cans here either, the store gives it to you. Just the same as they give you a free stirring stick with every can you buy

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  12. Ecoman

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    Why waste money on a tool to open paint cans when I have a perfectly good Mora to open them with! ;):p
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    They had big ones in the UK when I was there in the 1980s.
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I'd agree-----except the tool is free.

    And "perfectly good Mora" is an oxymoron.
     
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    Not over here they don't Santaman2000, they are usually on hooks with a price tag on them!
     
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    Very rare that you find a DIY shop giving can openers and stirrers away for free in the UK.
     
  17. Stew

    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

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    Must admit I've never seen them here.

    My work goes through a lot of paint. I used to share an office with the maintenance manager. Never seen one here and if anyone is going to get a freebie, it's them.

    I have no doubt they exist though.
     
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    Nothing wrong with a Mora. Don't tell me your a knife snob too?!?! Oh dear.

    Next you will be telling me you don't batton with your knife!:rolleyes::p
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Really? The stirrers are cheap (they cost the stores about $1 for 100 and have the stores name/logo inked on for added advertisement. The openers are nearly as cheap. Both are just something cheap to throw in to gain/keep customer loyalty.
     
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    25 years ago when I was there, I'd never seen the openers either if that's what you mean. But the big DIY store we frequente was in Swindon. Easily the size of any I've been in here.
     

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