Recent content by Dark Horse Dave

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    My latest design.

    Looks great. Love that handle shape. Definitely not your run of the mill!:)
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    Leather glove treatment

    I just use neetsfoot oil from a farming/horsey type shop and am happy with it.
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    The ray mears beanie

    Had one, liked it, then shrank it in the wash. My fault of course. I've got a couple of the merino wooly hats from Varusteleka now, which I actually prefer - and I've washed them without shrinking
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    Archery Bow

    An aside for Bob: Quicks at Walton has gone!! (Just as Mrs DHD & I are doing our long-delayed induction at Company of 60!) Hope all's well with you
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    Should have been today...

    I had deliberately pushed this - and a load of other good things we had planned - to the back of my mind. Then I got a calendar reminder this morning. . Still, got to keep positive. Hope everyone is doing ok, and hopefully we'll all catch up next year .
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    Recommendations for lightweight tarp

    BPL Duo tarp This has been my go-to tarp for maybe 8 years (? I can't quite remember). I've picked up a few little cuts on it over the years, but all my Tenacious Tape repairs have held fine. It's been great - plenty of loops - and I'd buy another in a shot.
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    Telemark pack

    I've used neatsfoot oil a couple of times on the leather on mine and I can't say I've noticed significant darkening. It did remedy an annoying squeak from the harness bit and make it all a bit more supple, so seemed to work okay for me.
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    The old Britishblades forum

    The Duke's Head in Putney? I was only a very ocassional visitor on BB, but I did go to one of those meets with my meager collection. Good stuff though.
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    Mini moot

    Sarah and I are up for this!
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    Cold steel special forces shovel

    That's a lot more answer than I could have expected, so very much obliged! Right; I'm off to check out Russian kit.....!
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    Cold steel special forces shovel

    Thanks for that Mowmow. I know what you mean about the Russian stuff and that appeals to me too. In fact I only just managed to hold off buying a veshmeshok on eBay the other day; maybe I should just have gone for it! Out of interest, is there any particular model of gorka you'd go for?
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    Cold steel special forces shovel

    I'm now thinking about getting a shovel of this type. I know it doesn't really matter, but I get put off by stuff with 'special forces' branding. Has anyone has tried an ordinary, Russian army surplus shovel?
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    Wanted: Long ferro inset into antler

    Sorry, I don't know where you could buy such a thing, but as above, they are easy enough to make.
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    BcUK patch.

    And then find something suitable to sew it onto...
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    Suggestions - Whats good to forage now?

    On the tasteless blackberries, I wonder if that was anything to do with how they were oriented in relation to the sun? There's an expression south is sweet or something like that. Just a thought.