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Here are a couple of Bucks that arrived today, two #112 Slim Selects, my new favorite for EDC, (I carry a #112 Slim Pro every day). This is a wonderful model for EDC, strong, affordable and nearly indestructible. The deep carry pocket clip is the best pocket clip I've ever used, and I have a few Case knives & others with pocket clips, not one of those come close to being as well designed, easy to use and secure as these; they are reversible too. Slip one of these into a back pocket and it stays right where you put it and is barely noticeable, highly recommended! As I already had one, (in brown Linen Micarta), I bought these to take advantage of limited colors of the the handles, (let's face it, quarantine is boring so shopping for new knives is one of the ways I keep my sanity), now I can color coordinate with either tan or green khakis, (plus I have a #110 Slim Select in blue so I'm covered for jeans too). Doesn't everyone color coordinate their clothing and knives?? Well if you don't, maybe you should, lol?
Just before ordering these I had an unfortunate experience on a knife club's Facebook group, (I won't mention the complete name of the club but you can probably figure it out). A member of the group/club had killed a harmless baby gopher snake that he had killed with his Buck #119 fixed blade, then proudly displayed it on FB with blood dripping off the blade. As a herpetologist, reptile house zookeeper, and former NRA member I just couldn't let that pass unnoticed and unchallenged. I asked why he had killed a completely harmless animal for no other reason than to show off, he and a few other members came back at me with vicious name calling, expletives and other inappropriate language, obviously approving of such immature and unsporting behavior. I reported the post to FB and the group admins for animal cruelty but nothing happened, not even a word from people I had once considered friends. Apparently the widespread hatred, illogical mistrust and ignorance about snakes has continued and even expanded, such thinking is a real shame and a pity. Keep in mind I was an avid hunter when younger, but I never ever killed an animal that wasn't going to be used for food, to me that is just plain unsporting, in fact I was taught by the NRA that such things were indeed unsporting. After no response from administrators or FB I deleted my post from the group, then asked to be removed from the FB group altogether. I have considered withdrawing from the collectors club also, their lack of response indicates that they must approve of such unsporting behavior, because they took no action or said anything about it at all. Problem is I am right, completely right, so no matter what is ever said I will always know that. I'm sure every ethical hunter would agree with me on the senseless killing of animals for no other reason than ego, because folks, it just ain't right no matter how many names you call me.
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