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Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
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Posted By Roger Hicks
Very wise. Cheers, R.

Very wise.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
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Posted By Roger Hicks
For splitting logs, I generally prefer a...

For splitting logs, I generally prefer a sledge-hammer and wedge, if the initial blow with the axe has failed to split the log completely.

Sheath collectors are a new one on me. Like you, I go for...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Do not attempt to conflate a list of dictionary...

Do not attempt to conflate a list of dictionary definitions with an argument.

Until this attempt at "argument by dictionary" you have evidenced little but fear in all your posts so far. This is not...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
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Posted By Roger Hicks
Yet you appear unable to distinguish between the...

Yet you appear unable to distinguish between the knife as a tool and what you call "the glorification of the object and the fascination some people have with them". From my original post, asking...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
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Posted By Roger Hicks
It must be terrible for you to live in such a...

It must be terrible for you to live in such a state of constant, paralyzing fear.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
If you're untrained/inexperienced in the use of...

If you're untrained/inexperienced in the use of firearms, a gun isn't much of a weapon either! Well, it is, but it's probably a better weapon for the guy who is attacking you than it is for...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
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Posted By Roger Hicks
A brilliant response! Cheers, R.

A brilliant response!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Frank, Quite. Because those who could see...

Dear Frank,

Quite. Because those who could see through the lies and nonsense kept too quiet! Rage, rage against the idiots, the paranoiacs, the gullible, the liars; show them up for what they are....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Steve, Greetings to a fellow homicidal...

Dear Steve,

Greetings to a fellow homicidal maniac who is bent on promoting a murderous knife culture!

As many others have aid, knives aren't really much of a weapon for offence or defence, and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Frank, Yes, but who changes it? A few...

Dear Frank,

Yes, but who changes it? A few fanatics who are unable to understand that 99.9 recurring per cent of knife use is perfectly harmless and useful, with the enormous help of those who shrug...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Are you sure that you are not exaggerating ever...

Are you sure that you are not exaggerating ever so slightly?

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear Jim, Exactly. But it seems that such a...

Dear Jim,

Exactly. But it seems that such a reasonable comment now puts you alongside me as a dangerous lunatic, at least in the eyes of some.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
You're not supposed to look at FACTS! As for...

You're not supposed to look at FACTS!

As for those who say, "The world has changed," well, yes. And why has it changed? Because of paranoia, alarmism, and the consequent criminalization of perfectly...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Well, yes. My point was simply that here in...

Well, yes. My point was simply that here in France we don't have any significant problem with knives. We aren't overrun with paranoid lunatics, and I therefore suggest that the roots of knife phobia...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Carrying a Leatherman and/or a Swiss Army Knife...

Carrying a Leatherman and/or a Swiss Army Knife is "completely retarded"?

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

Trimming a sticking plaster? Cutting a piece of string? Tightening a loose screw? Opening a...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
If you want proper, big knives a WW2 Martindale...

If you want proper, big knives a WW2 Martindale machete is hard to beat. I have one that looks like this (https://new.liveauctioneers.com/item/24529462) except that I also have the leather sheath. I...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Not even a Leatherman or a Swiss Army knife? So...

Not even a Leatherman or a Swiss Army knife?

So far today: repairing a cupboard; making a hole in some dungarees to insert an eyelet. Often: picnics. Sometimes: sharpening pencils. And lots...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Think of the lucky bugger who found the one you...

Think of the lucky bugger who found the one you lost, though!

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Dear John, Frances had a similar two-blade knife...

Dear John,

Frances had a similar two-blade knife from the same maker, which had belonged to her father. Last time she saw her brother, she gave it to him. THAT'S generous.

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Aaaargh! Forgot the link to the picture and text...

Aaaargh! Forgot the link to the picture and text (http://rogerandfrances.eu/ppem/knife-culture)...

Cheers,

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
To the best of my understanding, yes. Crazy,...

To the best of my understanding, yes. Crazy, innit?

Cheers (not the right word),

R.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
I'm pretty utilitarian about pocket knives, but I...

I'm pretty utilitarian about pocket knives, but I do like good quality: hence real Wenger and Leatherman, not knock-offs. A friend had a cheap knock-off of a Swiss Army knife made of such inferior...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Well, that was my point, really. How many people...

Well, that was my point, really. How many people ever carry a knife as a weapon, whether offensive or defensive? Or ever did? Damn' few. compared with people like you and me (Swiss Army Champ,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 10,936
Posted By Roger Hicks
Knife culture

Do you carry a pocket knife? How old were you when you got your first penknife? Have you ever deliberately stabbed anyone? If so, why? In the case of certain politicians, if not, why not? Have you...
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