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Re: Repost: Application to Test: Schrade Simon Knife

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  • Michael Doughty
    Understood. thanx. woe. ... planet. ... Simon ... make ... I ... the ... of ... home ... Virginia ... whether ... food ... thick ... of ... be ... will ...
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      Understood. thanx.

      woe.


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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Michael Doughty [mailto:woebegone03@h...]
      > Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 4:32 PM
      > To: BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [BackpackGearTest] Repost: Application to Test: Schrade
      Simon
      > Knife
      >
      >
      > I thought that <bracketing> the links to my owner reviews would
      make
      > them clickable, but it didn't turn out that way.
      > For everyones' convienience I'm adding tinyurl links to my reviews.
      I
      > believe thses will work.
      >
      >
      > Application to test:
      >
      > Schrade Simon Knife
      >
      > I have read Chapter Five of the BackpackGearTest Survival Guide, v.
      > 1202, and I will follow all requirements.
      >
      > Reviewer Biographical Information
      >
      > Name: Michael 'woebegone' Doughty
      > Age: 44
      > Gender: Male
      > Height: 5' 9" / 1.8 m.
      > Weight: 160 lb. / 72.5 kg.
      > City, State, Country: Arlington, VA. U.S.A.
      > Email address: woebegone03@h...
      > Date: October 1, 2003
      > My backpacking experience: I have been backpacking since I joined
      the
      > Cub Scouts at the age of ten. That's thirty-four years! I've hiked
      > year round in the Texas Hill Country, the Bavarian Alps, the Mid-
      > Atlantic-States, the Sierra-Nevada, Oregon, and the Olympic and
      > Cascade ranges in Washington State. In 2001 I thru-hiked the 2,168
      > mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 158 days. I am a
      > recent convert to a lightweight hiking style. My summer base weight
      > now hovers near the ten-pound mark.
      >
      > Test Conditions
      >
      > The Schrade Simon Knife will take it's place in my pocket in place
      of
      > my usual Swiss Army Knife and will be used for everyday chores from
      > quartering apples to cutting cord. I will take it hiking this fall
      > into the mountains of Virginia and Maryland on three to five day
      > trips at least once a month. In December 2003 I will be moving
      home
      > to Seattle, WA. and will be doing a lot of skiing and snowshoeing
      > through the winter.
      > Elevations will vary between < 100' / 31 m in my backyard in
      Virginia
      > to over 10,000' / 3,050 m on the slopes of Mt. Hood, Oregon. The
      > weather conditions will be on a general decline as the season
      > progresses, starting with cool sunny days in the east and ending in
      > deep snow campsites with temperatures dipping into the teens (< -6°
      > C) in the Cascades.
      >
      > Test Plan
      >
      > Because of the open design of this knife I will be looking at
      whether
      > or not it will snag inside my pockets or collect pocket lint or
      food
      > particles in the works. Will it rinse clean or will I need to pick
      > debris out of it?
      >
      > Will the knife really be "sharp" when delivered? Will it remain
      > sharp? How difficult will it be to sharpen once it dulls?
      >
      > Is the knife really easy to open with one hand? How about with
      thick
      > gloves or mittens on? How about with freezing cold hands? Is it
      > equally easy to open with right and left hands? Does the blade lock
      > into the open position? Will it close unexpectedly on my fingers?
      >
      > Is the carabiner attachment system easy to use? How thick a piece
      of
      > cordage will it fit? Will it come unattched unexpectedly? Will it
      be
      > easy to unclip it when I want to use it?
      >
      > Is the blade tightly afixed to the handle? Will it get loose over
      > time? Can the blade be retightened with common tools?
      >
      > How comfortable is the knife to use? Is it easy to grip securely?
      > Does it fit well in my hand? Will the small size cause my hand to
      > cramp? Is the balde of a useable length?
      >
      > Will the "no-nonsense approach" of such a small and light-weight
      > knife prove to be "convenient, functional, and a great value" or
      will
      > I find myself wishing for something more substantial?
      >
      >
      > Thanks to BGT and Schrade Knives for an opportunity to test this
      > product.
      >
      >
      >
      > This will be my first test series.
      >
      >
      > Owner Reviews
      >
      > M.S.R Overland Carbon Trekking Poles, October 1, 2003
      >
      > <http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Trekking%
      > 20Poles/Poles/MSR_OverLand_Carbon/Owner%20Review%20by%20Michael%
      > 20Doughty/>
      >
      > or: http://tinyurl.com/ql4g
      >
      >
      > Outdoor Research Brooks Rangers Overboots, October 12, 2003
      >
      > <http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Footwear/Overshoes/OR%
      > 20Brooks%20Rangers%20Overboots/Owner%20Review%20by%20Michael%
      > 20Doughty/>
      >
      > or: http://tinyurl.com/tfva
      >
      > Outdoor Research Hydroseal Stuff Sack - Advanced, October 12, 2003
      >
      > <http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Stuff%20Sacks/Dry%
      > 20Bags/Outdoor%20Research%20Hydroseal%20Stuff%20Sack/Owner%20Review%
      > 20by%20Michael%20Doughty/>
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