On The Bandwagon

What better way to start blogging again than a meme?

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My well-used Benchmade 942 Osbourne Folder which many of you have seen before (I think I’ve had it for nearly 15 years) along with a brand new CRKT Folts Minimalist Tanto.

My First Benchmade

This was my first Benchmade knife, and one of my favorites. I think I got it around 1994 or so.

It has a tanto style blade with reverse serrations. The handle is very basic, smooth and with no guard to prevent your hand slipping down the blade. This knife is for slashing and cutting rather than stabbing.

At 9″ open, it’s a decent sized knife with a 4″ blade. I didn’t measure it, but I’d say the blade thickness is about 3/16″. It’s 5″ closed.

There are no markings other than ‘Benchmade  USA’ and the Bali-Song butterfly logo. I’d love to find out what model this is and who designed it. I either threw the box out long ago, or it’s sitting somewhere in the abyss called ‘the garage.’ If anyone has a clue, please comment.

This knife is also the only one I’ve ever dropped in a public toilet. 😛

Leatherman MUT

The Leatherman MUT is the first multi-tool for military, LE, or civilian shooters.

Features include multiple threaded areas on the tool for cleaning rods and brushes as well as screwdriver bits that are sized for adjusting sights.

Most commonly used parts can be replaced with a Torx #8 and includes a scope adjustment wrench.

Tools:

  • 420HC Stainless Steel Clip Point Combo Straight/Serrated Knife
  • Needlenose Pliers
  • Regular Pliers
  • 154CM Replaceable Wire Cutters
  • 154CM Replaceable Hard-wire Cutters
  • Stranded Wire Cutters
  • Saw
  • Hammer
  • Replaceable Cutting Hook
  • Bolt Override Tool
  • Replaceable Firearm Disassembly Punch
  • Replaceable Carbon Scraper
  • Cleaning Rod/Brush Adapters
  • Carabiner Clip
  • Bottle Opener
  • Large Bit Driver
  • Electrical Crimper
  • INCLUDED BITS: Phillips #1-2 and 3/16, Phillips #2 and 1/4 Screwdriver, Torx #15 and Hex 7/64

Features:

  • Stainless Steel Body
  • Stainless Steel Handles
  • Bronze Carbon Scraper and Titanium Pocket Clip
  • Black Oxide Version Available
  • All Locking Blades and Tools
  • Outside-accessible Blades for One-handed Opening
  • Removable Pocket Clip
  • 1/2″ and 3/8″ Wrench Accessory
  • MOLLE Sheath
  • 25-Year Warranty

Measurements:

  • 5 in/ 12.7 cm
  • 11.2 oz / 317.5 g
  • 3 in / 7.62 cm

Available September 2010 – http://www.leatherman.com/product/MUT

In My Pockets – EDC Meme

1. 1911 / Galco Royal Guard Holster
2. Spare Magazine
3. Surefire 3P Flashlight
4. Victorinox Swiss Knife
5. Benchmade 942 Osbourne Folder
6. MotoFone
7. Maxpedition Wallet
8. Keys / ASP LED Key Holder
9. iPad
10. Sharpie Fine Point Pen

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