Kershaw Emerson Launch 5


This is my second favorite folder of all time. (I’ve not given my #1 yet) And for me, this is kind of an odd duck in my collection.  It’s an Auto.  It’s one of the Kershaw Emerson Collaborations, as well as being part of Kershaw’s Launch Series.  This is #5 out of a total of 7 knives in the series.  And I have no desire to collect all of them… maybe one or two more though… they are quite good.   Continue reading Kershaw Emerson Launch 5

Buck 722 Spitfire: Thumbs Up on this one.

Here’s a folding knife that I really like, from a company that I really like.  The 722 Spitfire from Buck.  To me, Buck is much like what Ruger was to me… a Company that I just ignored and for the most part, just didn’t care for all that much, with only a few individual exceptions on specific products.   But now, Ruger is smashing Home Runs with most every swing and I just love watching them get better and better.  Buck is the same way.  I am a fan of the 110 series, as I’ve said before… and a fan of their Vantage knives… And now they have this.  The Spitfire.  Que up the Knife Snobbery… they are going to hate this one… But I like it.

The Spitfire comes with some color options, but I like the all natural clear anodized look on this one.  It’s a Lock Back, using Buck’s classic lock mechanism that we’re all familiar with.  An oddly shaped thumb hole, that looks odd, but works well enough for it’s purpose.   Continue reading Buck 722 Spitfire: Thumbs Up on this one.

Mora Companion

There’s not a lot to say about the Morakniv family.   This one is the Companion.  It’s an exceptionally simple knife with a well-shaped handle with a nice surface that lends to a good grip and feel in the hand.  The blade looks like something found on a Steakhouse table.  I’ve never owned a Mora before and considered them a slight step up from Dollar General Cutlery.   Continue reading Mora Companion

BMW K1600B


Normally, I don’t dig big bikes.  And this one is absolutely a big bike.  BMW’s K1600 series of bikes, the GT and the GTL, are dominating Alpha Dogs in the world of Touring Motorcycles.  They are power… very powerful… and they are very comfortable.  And believe it or not, they actually have a lot of performance.  But Touring bikes are not my thing.  And not the thing for a lot of other people too… Enter the world of the Bagger.  A Bagger is a chopped down touring bike.  Typically, when you say Bagger, you’re thinking something from HD.
A few years ago, Honda shocked a lot of people when they took the Gold Wing and made a Bagger out of it.  The slope rear end treatment gives the bike a low mean look.

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Triumph Street Scrambler

One of my favorite bikes in the world is the Triumph Scrambler.  I love the classic good looks and rugged nature.  And I love the way it fits me.  I love the way I feel on one.  It just works… Very well.  Now, I’m talking about the Scrambler that’s based on the T100 Bonneville, with that 865cc Oil-Aircooled engine.  Such a great machine! 
Unfortunately, Triumph killed it in 2016.  After Eons of service, the Scrambler is dead… Long live the Scrambler.   Triumph also killed everything with that 865cc engine.  (Small violins playing)
The reason for that is the Euro 4 Emissions standards which took effect Jan 4th 2017.  So Triumph had to empty the pipeline.  This also meant the death of the Speedmaster through 2017.

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