I’m not sure how you can get so far behind just being gone a couple of days, but you can!! In an attempt to get ahead, I’m going to use today’s weekly update to jump ahead and wish everyone and early happy July 4th!! We have company coming in for the Fourth on Sunday and I have no plans of getting close to the computer unless I absolutely have to.
The S&M #3 EXP’s were listed this week and one of the nicest pieces in the whole lot (to me anyway) is the spiral cut Buffalo Horn.
What really struck me was how practical that deep spiral cut would be in a ‘working’ situation. You could have cold slippery hands and be able to hang onto that rascal with NO problem. So many times we see a handle that looks pretty but is impractical as hell. This one looks good and is practical.
GEC is dribbling out the 66 Calf Ropers and today I receive the OD Green Canvas Micarta. It seems like they’ve run more Linen Micarta then Canvas lately. I hadn’t noticed how much ‘grippier’ (is that a word?) the canvas feels. Again, it would definitely be a good handle for actual use.
I’m still basking in the glow of our shoot out west last week. So much so that I ended up buying another rifle that is going to be exactly the tool to help eliminate more of those critters. You know how you feel when you find that knife that you just can’t get enough of? Well, I don’t collect knives, but I feel your pain!
On a final note, I want to wish all of you a fantastic 4th of July next week. This is one of my favorite holidays and I always look forward to it. Our little town of 8k swells by 8-10k on the 4th with folks coming in to share over a mile of city beach to watch the display. Years ago we found out it was way more fun to watch the fireworks in our backyard then to fight the traffic in town. We load the pontoon with snacks and beverages, head out on the water around 7PM and float around watching fireworks till close to midnight. It gets to be a competition between a half dozen of the more affluent neighbors on the lake to see who can put on the best display. Kind of fun to have fireworks going off all around you. Stay safe and have fun!!