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Old 30.12.2011, 15:02
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Re: Swiss guy with knife

[QUOTE=Carlos R;1444847]Why, does it only flash?

Next you'll be asking us to not use the word -------QUOTE]

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Old 30.12.2011, 15:58
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Old 30.12.2011, 16:15
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I though everyone has a knife on them..

They dont?!?

I have a multitool that has a small knife, a torch and a pair of pliers among some other things. I used the pliers a couple of times so far. Its pretty useful. I also have a tiny knife/tweezers/toothpick thing as a keyring and a similar one in my bag.

Thats not including the 15cm Swiss army knife i have in my bag. And the pepper spray
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Old 30.12.2011, 21:50
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Will you please call it a "Flash Light" .I picture you with your pants on fire
No! No! No! it`s a TORCH!!
There is a reason why the documentary of alien meddling is called "Torchwood" and not Flashlightwood.
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Old 31.12.2011, 03:20
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Last night I was walking with a friend and dropped a glove. He immediately took out a torchlight to help me find the glove. When the glove was found, I was rather impressed and asked if he also happened to carry a knife. Within seconds he pulled out a ~15cm solid swiss army knife.

I can't help but thought about what they said: if something could go wrong, it will, and we would be ready for it.

If being seriously equipped you have two or three slightly different army knifes with you, the larger one having a single blade of 8cm, the other one having two blades (the larger one of 6cm) and better details, BOTH of course having a corkscrew
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Old 31.12.2011, 03:33
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Eh ! I guess the phrase " En Raechte bueb haet es maesser im sack " is not commen anymore in Switzerland
why not ? I think, this is still the same
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Old 31.12.2011, 04:18
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Re: Swiss guy with knife

On top of the standard female stuff like lip balm, purse, phone and chewing gum, I usually have on my person:
  • Swiss army knife (the larger version)
  • Mini-Maglite (attached to my key holder)
  • Plasters (band-aids for the linguistically diverse who cannot grasp a different way of saying things although us Brits can do the reverse )
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Zyrtec (although I have no allergies, can help with sunburn)
  • Immodium
  • Desinfectant gel
  • Tissues
  • A mini sewing kit
  • A biro and a pencil
  • A bit of string
  • A few paper clips
  • Superglue
  • Matches
  • A memory stick with the sort of info I'd be sorry to lose if my house burned down plus space for any info that may need to be transferred by someone else
  • iPhone charger
  • spare pair of tights if I am wearing tights that day
  • if I am wearing nail varnish - the corresponding bottle of varnish to fix chips
  • nail file
  • plus a few other things that have helped myself and others out in a fix
Every single thing on that list has in the past helped with something. For example, at a night time rooftop party the wind kept blowing out all the candles, so I used the army knife to cut open empty beer cans and stuck tea lights/candles in them, which I lit with the matches; a friend tore into her long nail, so I fixed it with tissues and superglue; the plasters got used to stick up a notice not to close the front door as we were moving something and so on.


And this is why women have massive handbags.
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Old 31.12.2011, 05:30
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Re: Swiss guy with knife

Do you have a gravity inhibitior in there as well?
And here is me bitching about my heavy keyring
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Re: Swiss guy with knife

Never leave house without one...

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Old 31.12.2011, 10:57
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On top of the standard female stuff like lip balm, purse, phone and chewing gum, I usually have on my person:
  • Swiss army knife (the larger version)
  • Mini-Maglite (attached to my key holder)
  • Plasters (band-aids for the linguistically diverse who cannot grasp a different way of saying things although us Brits can do the reverse )
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Zyrtec (although I have no allergies, can help with sunburn)
  • Immodium
  • Desinfectant gel
  • Tissues
  • A mini sewing kit
  • A biro and a pencil
  • A bit of string
  • A few paper clips
  • Superglue
  • Matches
  • A memory stick with the sort of info I'd be sorry to lose if my house burned down plus space for any info that may need to be transferred by someone else
  • iPhone charger
  • spare pair of tights if I am wearing tights that day
  • if I am wearing nail varnish - the corresponding bottle of varnish to fix chips
  • nail file
  • plus a few other things that have helped myself and others out in a fix
Every single thing on that list has in the past helped with something. For example, at a night time rooftop party the wind kept blowing out all the candles, so I used the army knife to cut open empty beer cans and stuck tea lights/candles in them, which I lit with the matches; a friend tore into her long nail, so I fixed it with tissues and superglue; the plasters got used to stick up a notice not to close the front door as we were moving something and so on.


And this is why women have massive handbags.
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Never leave house without one...
Women have breast implants, men have big pocket knives.
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Old 31.12.2011, 11:03
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If being seriously equipped you have two or three slightly different army knifes with you, the larger one having a single blade of 8cm, the other one having two blades (the larger one of 6cm) and better details, BOTH of course having a corkscrew
Yes, where do people find a 15cm Swiss Army knife?

(for the metrically challenged, that's 6")

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Yes, where do people find a 15cm Swiss Army knife?

(for the metrically challenged, that's 6")

Tom
Probably can ask the swiss if they have spare ones from military service.

Those sold in shops are mostly smaller ones for tourists
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Yes, where do people find a 15cm Swiss Army knife?

(for the metrically challenged, that's 6")

Tom

NOWHERE ! As the largest one is the Sentinel
http://www.victorinox.com/ch/product...lip/0.8416.MW3

This is the one I meant above, which I have with me always :
http://www.victorinox.com/ch/categor...04/1106&m=add&

even the "Stellmesser"
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springmesser
do not have blades longer than 10 to 12 cm
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Probably can ask the swiss if they have spare ones from military service.

Those sold in shops are mostly smaller ones for tourists
The ones from military service was / is rather small, and has no cork-screw. Not to speak about scissors. Interesstingly, the special black one we got at the end of our service from our captain, has a cork-screw and scissors and a pinzette and a toothstick.

The meagre nature of the crap you got from the army as "standard" was/is the reason why most soldiers had/have two knifes with them, the "official" one to be shown at inspections and the "real" one actually to be used
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Do you have a gravity inhibitior in there as well?
And here is me bitching about my heavy keyring
It's not that heavy, don't be a pussy...
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Never leave house without one...

Rule Nine: "Never go anywhere without a knife."
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