When I used mine regularly I would just rinse it out thoroughly (occasionally using milton) and store it in the freezer.
This saves having to dry it out all the time which is not easy to do properly.
It was always nice and fresh and mold free but my sister in law (who is not too clever)...
If you have got a burr you are nearly there.
Once you have the burr move to the next grit and do 20 strokes or so on each side and then move to the next grit. When you are finished with the finest grit, a quick strop and you are done.
I have really abused a number of O1 knives and never had a failure yet. I do not pry with them but have battoned through knots that caused the blade to bend significantly.
This is hardened to about 61Rc, you could go 59 or 60 for even more toughness.
I am not saying O1 is the toughest steel...
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As long as you drill the holes in your scales accurately and the corbies go through the hole you will be fine. If it is a bit tight then just open up the hole with something abrasive in a drill. What you don't want is the holes not aligning and putting stress on the scales as you tighten...
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The more sheltered lochs on the Scottish west coast looked very appealing when we were up there in a motorhome a couple of years ago. The midges can be evil though.
You can do out and back trips on most rivers providing the current is manageable, best to head upstream first. You can usually...
If you are not actually going to do any loaded touring then an Audax bike would be a very good choice.
My Audax bike does all sorts - family rides on traffic free trails (OK) Club Rides (OK in the winter, a bit slow in summer when everyone else is on carbon) Long distance/day rides (perfect)...
Gravel bikes are all the rage at the moment and would pretty much fit your requirements - except possibly the gearing.
They mostly have double or single chainrings which may not give you the low gears - though you can get some monster rear cassettes these days. Bear in mind that they probably...
Yes, I was out at 08:30 - early these days.
I would normally be up for an overnighter but am still trying to stay as isolated as possible (I work with the elderly mostly).
Fist trip is likely to be with my daughter - some time soon - Yay
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I have a few, remind me nearer the date Mike, unless you are heading to MK and you can pick it up on the way past.
I am heading to Higham Ferrers in the morning, I can drop some off on the way back if you let me know your address. If I remember right you live in Wellingborough?