I've not tried the Kestrel gear.
My Rover jacket is quality & great design.
Also recommend Country Innovation for customer service & buisness ethos.
No affiliations..... My old Hilltrek Smock is still going strong.
I have these :
Cotton. Now made in Poland.
They do everything they're supposed to, as detailed by others above posts. I bought spares...
In different situations I use a merino string vest, so no one answer to what's best.
I have 2 observations to...
I recently got a domain & hosting package from Hostinger. It was straightforward & good value.
It integrates with Wordpress which is free & open source.
I'm a beginner & found it (relatively) easy to use & put up a basic website.
When I looked at Wix it seemed I had to pay a subscription,
I clean/wipe all my blades with Choji Oil.
The theory is that the clove oil is not only anti-septic, but also analgesic.
Furthermore, the anti-fungal qualities are good for the inside of the sheath or scabbard.
Yes. Criminals here are very well informed of the law & how to exploit the rules.
Otherwise law-abiding citizens who make an admission, being unaware of the legalities, are much easier to prosecute...
Upside down world.
If attacked, rolling up a newspaper & using in a manner you can legally justify as self-defence is fine.
Carrying a rolled up newspaper with that intention may cause a legal problem for you in the UK.
My opinion. Nothing more. Disregard if you wish.
If in the UK & intending to carry a 'tactical' pen I recommend being aware
of potential legal implications.
These have been discussed in detail elsewhere.
Improvising with a Whale Tusk when justified is fine,
carrying one 'just in case' will get you in trouble....
I believe 'tactical' pens are designed to be used as a Kubotan.
Of course, in the UK, carrying anything (even a banana)
with the intention of using it in self-defence makes it an offensive weapon.
Used in the shower, it cleans well, rinses off very easily & has great fragrance.
It leaves a slightly 'tacky' feeling of being coated in Pine Tar & if I'm going to be out
in rain this is awesome as I feel waterproofed. Recommended.
Stew - You organised the BB Urban ? And contribute much here...
I use Grandpa's
I have bought from Ray Mears and from various Amazon sellers (including one in the US), according to where
the best price is on the day.
It comes in two sizes 92g & 120g (3 1/2 Oz & 4 1/2 Oz)
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I'd suggest zero grind scandi is a specialised wood working tool,
due to the angle of 'attack' when carving.
A small secondary bevel is stronger (more metal behind the edge) & more suited to all-round use.
A lot depends on the heat treat, thickness of blade, and angle of primary bevel,