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  1. Alan 13~7

    First impressions: Wenger EvoWood S557 [Warning: Pic and waffle heavy!]

    you are my first like so I thought that at least deserved some kind of recognition, so thanks for that & like for like, I thought I would return the compliment, I read with interest your excellent review... I some how missed it first time around & thought it worthy of a bump, I am already a fan...
  2. Alan 13~7

    Engraving?

    you might want to be looking at chemi etching rather than engraving, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_milling
  3. Alan 13~7

    bits for kydex sheath making

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eyelet-Punch-Die-Tool-Set-20-Sets-Eyelet-Leather-Craft-Clothing-Grommet-Banner-/181618531072?var=&hash=item2a494edb00:m:mrfqNko0M_AqV3egfhDlGMQ I have never worked with Kydex. So forgive me if this a rubbish idea but if depth is a problem you could use 5teep's idea of...
  4. Alan 13~7

    bits for kydex sheath making

    I can't answer that Tee Dee as I am unfamiliar with this product, I haven't got a clue, but I am intrigued by it & would like to have a go. eBay seems to have multiple Uk listings for Kydex sheet, I like this one (Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom)...
  5. Alan 13~7

    'de-militarising' a smock - ideas sought

    Maybe your thinking of "faux" ruff? Faux being the French word for false.
  6. Alan 13~7

    Do you DPM or not and why?

    Most all of my gear is super grade military issue (old un issued or "new stock") olive drab or camo for no other reason than just because its bomb proof it does the job & it's aesthetically pleasing to me & it all looks like it belongs together like part of a set. & I proudly wear my DPM camo...
  7. Alan 13~7

    Mystery Item

    It does look familiar, I am not quite sure, I am thinking vintage static caravan, cupboard door bin, there would have been a metal lid that lifted automatically as the cupboard door was opened via a nylon cord which ran round the edge between the two pieces of wood & a counter weight closed the...
  8. Alan 13~7

    Is Karrimor still a Good Option

    +1 for Sports Direct & karrimor walking boots I Get mine from the junior section for around just under 30 quid, cos I got wee feet! I got Plantar fasciitis & need descent footwear can't fault them they get wet almost every day & my feet remain dry. & for anybody who doesn't Know (PLAN-tur...
  9. Alan 13~7

    Mystery Item

    Hi Mary your first link appears to be carrying some sort of viral threat in the guys of a popup add from sunshine cardigans my antiviral software blocked it, just sayin (no G)
  10. Alan 13~7

    Best AA / AAA torch needed without breaking the bank

    cheers nitrabur, of those three I was kind of leaning towards 2 as the being the better option... thanks, I will probably go for that then..
  11. Alan 13~7

    Best AA / AAA torch needed without breaking the bank

    A fan of the Maglite I have 2 X - AA mini's, I'm hearing cree & led mentioned when talking small torches... has anybody upgraded the Maglite AA mini to led, using any of these? (1) NITE IZE Kit, @ around 9 quid includes led, reflector + tailswitch (2) Philips 1 Watt LUMILEDS (100 lumen) @...
  12. Alan 13~7

    What did you buy today?

    From the bay of evil, A Cree TTS Conversion for 2D Cell Torch to replace the old incandescent bulb on my Linpac British Army Angled Head Torch. (£11.95 inc. P&P) Works a treat blindingly bright, well worth the effort!
  13. Alan 13~7

    What did you buy today?

    Maybe try this place mate https://fettlebox.co.uk/
  14. Alan 13~7

    Question regarding knife carry

    Being an old git & Not wanting to get in to a knife politics or debate about law.... I would just like to state a few personal facts about the olden days when carrying a knife was common place for most young adolescent boys, from the age of about 8 & through my teen years & beyond I was and...
  15. Alan 13~7

    Kilts!!

    Hi this might be what you are after..... a "swally kilt" around 70 quid from Debonair based in Ayr http://highlander.uk.com/index.html A quality kilt in every sense of the word (a functional kilt version of work trousers) but not as heavy as a traditional 8 yards kilt & "if you're oot fur a...
  16. Alan 13~7

    A bit of market research for item of kit or supplies that tourists may want to buy?

    I'd add this to tonys list? Tums Assorted Fruit Antacid Tablet?
  17. Alan 13~7

    What did you buy today?

    From evil Bay a second hand replacement for an old friend, A Eurohike Mini Lantern exactly like one which I have had for a while & is no longer available New, mine just miraculously stopped working & I was really angry as its a brilliant wee lantern/torch.... I'm convinced those meddling kids...
  18. Alan 13~7

    Cheap compass recommendations please.

    I am with Janne on this one, I don't think a small refundable deposit to cover the cost of replacing not returned more expensive quality compass is a big deal, when you consider it could potentially save your life. This would also generate respect for borrowed equipment from a care point of...
  19. Alan 13~7

    Cereal Conumdrum

    Brilliant Mary exactly what I was after thank you so much my own search for freeze dried products had been fruitless:lmao::You_Rock_
  20. Alan 13~7

    Cereal Conumdrum

    Here's a question still on freeze dried fruits, Where Can I buy just the freeze dried fruit like for instance the red berries in special K?