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MikeeMiracle

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Saw some of their trousers selling in go outdoors. With their internet price matching plus extra 10% discount you they looked a good deal. The singhi woollie pullie from them wasn't a good deal imho.

PS what size s6 shirt did you get? I got one last year. I'm a 43.5" chest and was advised to get closest size to that. But the 44" is slightly short in the arms and a little too snug imho. Plus the wrist velcro causes the cuffs to curl out when done up which annoys me and makes the length feel shorter.

I'm thinking I should offload and size up or change to alpine jacket.
The 44 was a close fit and I struggled to get into it so I went for the 46 instead. Mrs still thinks it too small for me but they do need to be a close fit. Going out for it the 1st time this weekend.
 

Corso

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Just picked up one of these

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Ebay. It’s got easier to find the Douglass brand. Trying to get a Field S through the Japanese site Rakuten was a pain a few years ago, but the Neo range seem to be about. The Field S is made from 18 hand machined parts, it’s really a piece of art.

Look, I haven’t watched this vid but it seems to have the Field S and my Neo in it, see how you go.


The Neo 3 does dry up in a few days, the tank is so well sealed that the expansion of fuel in a trouser pocket is noticeable by the whiff of Zippo fuel from the wick hole. Conversely, any cooling must draw air back in. If fuel conservation is important then get a capped version. If easy striking is important get one with the knurled strike wheels. My two have wind guards, but I don’t expect them to be too effective.
Those Douglas lighter do look cool

personally I tend to go for vintage models though

trying to hunt down an IMCO 2200 at the moment

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Nice65

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Those Douglas lighter do look cool

personally I tend to go for vintage models though

trying to hunt down an IMCO 2200 at the moment

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Nice lighter that. I had an Imco for years, liked it far more than my brass Zippo. The Douglass are beautifully made, I like to think they’ll last long enough to become vintage.
 

bigbear

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In Spain for the winter, so bought a pruning saw to help in brush clearing as our host has only loppers and a bush saw, will take it home when we go, steal at eleven euros !
 

tombear

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Inspired by a earlier post I blew my xmas gifts from my mum and middle son on a Douglass Studios Field S in Brass. Ordered on the 23rd from Japan and arrived today.



I'm chuffed to little mint balls over the quality of it. I'll make a leather case with a billy cord on it as I'm loathe to lose this one! Ive always used zippos but they dry out too fast in hot weather, not a problem if i'm carrying fuel for a petrol stove anyway but still.

ATB

Tom
 
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Nice65

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Inspired by a earlier post I blew my xmas gifts from my mum and middle son on a Douglass Studios Field S in Brass. Ordered on the 23rd from Japan and arrived today.



I'm chuffed to little mint balls over the quality of it. I'll make a leather case with a billy cord on it as I'm loathe to lose this one! Ive always used zippos but they dry out too fast in hot weather, not a problem if i'm carrying fuel for a petrol stove anyway but still.

ATB

Tom
Ah, good for you. :)

Apologies for the ‘enabling’ of course, but nice to know you see where your money went in terms of build and quality. Enjoy, they’re really quite a pleasing thing. A word of advice, be very careful if you need to apply any silicone grease to the o ring seal below the wick. I found my lighter not shutting properly unless I screwed it down and put it down to the o ring being dry. I managed to get a small amount of silicone grease on the flint wheel which then got clogged and didn’t spark properly. Got it clean, but it was a pain.
 
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Hodge

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Ordered a tbs boar mk 2 folding uk legal knife with curly birch scales. Ordered 3 pm yesterday received today 11 am, pretty good service via Royal Mail. Have to go out later and try it out!
 
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Ettrick reiver

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Great choice :thumbsup: I have a walnut scaled Boar and it’s a very capable knife. It’s feature of being able to tighten the pivot is a welcome one for long term use.
Enjoy !
 

Hodge

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Great choice :thumbsup: I have a walnut scaled Boar and it’s a very capable knife. It’s feature of being able to tighten the pivot is a welcome one for long term use.
Enjoy !
The ability to tighten the pivot sold the knife to me. The knife fits well into my hand. The spine takes a spark well and the scandi grind shaves wood well. I can see me using this more than my fixed blade version.