Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday's Feast

Describe Your Laundry Routine: What Laundry Routine? LOL!

In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old? Does NOW Count? Naw, I'm just a little banged up from my job, but I think I will always be young at heart!!!

What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both? Both; Be a Loving Husband to my Wife and provide for my family, as well as making sure our "Baby Bear" grows up to be a positive example in the world.

Main Course:
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately. I saw a picture of Muqtada al-Sadr's army marching through a town in Iraq...a little show of force, or just trying to intimidate the local populace? And after seeing the way these guys were dressed, I couldn't believe these guys were serious!!! They looked like a bad mix of saturday cartoon badguys, and slap-stick robbers!!!!!! Gimme a break!!! GO USA!!!

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today? It's late, and I have to work tomorrow...but my wife and son always bring a smile to my face, and give me I'd say a 10!!!

Good Gear

This week's "Good Gear" review will be for the USAF Survival Knife...first let me run through the spec's:
  1. Cost: $35-$45

  2. Manufacturer: Ontario Knives (U.S. Based...These guys have been making alot of knives for the miltary for a long time!!!)

  3. Dimensions: 5" Blade (9-1/2" Overall)

  4. Knife Material: 1095 Carbon Steel full tang blade, with leather handle, and steel buttcap

  5. Sheath Material: Leather with metal rivets, and metal plate attached to back to prevent knife from cutting/piercing the user.

This is a nice Knife for the price...nothing fancy, but built to perform...has grooves in the handle and two holes in the top hilt to make a spear (with the included string...or your bootlace, 550/220 cord). The leather handle is anice switch from the polymer handles that are so common these days, and also provides for a good grip in demanding situations. Also has a stone knife sharpener in a pouch attached to the sheath. Black polymer coating keeps the blade "toned down" and a little more resistant to wear. The sheath has a belt attachment at the top...I however, prefer to use some webbing and use it as an ankle knife (Just above the boot).. The steel buttcap can be used as a lite hammer...hard to do with most knives!!!

This knife is cheap (price wise) and tough, and has great balance/natural feel, so I use this as my primary knife when camping...or anything can get most jobs done, and when it does give-out, I'm not out $80-$100. A great tactical alternative for this knife is the SPN-24/SPN-25, still available at Great Knife for the price...only wish it had grommets to give you more attachment options...for this, it gets a 9 out of 10. But, when...or if...this knife ever does give out on me, I'll just have to get another one!!!