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By jimjam
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noemon wrote:. I am now considering to sell the Nikon and replace it with a mirrorless camera cause we have stopped using it too much due to its size and weight.

My big Nikons have been stored in the basement for a few years. Too cumbersome. A requirement these days is that the camera must fit into a shirt pocket. amazing advances in technology have made it possible to fit an awesome array of capabilities into a shirt pocket. I have been using a Cannon SX720 Hs for awhile. 40X optical zoom with stabilizer. I can catch people's faces on the street and they never even know i'm around. I took the moonshot with this tiny camera. Not professional sharpness but pretty amazing for a shirt pocket machine.
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I guess I collect photos. I have thousands taken over 50 years. below: WTC, Greenwich Village, Gloucester, Mass., Key West, Boston Babe, Wall Street (warm air rises thru the subway grate)

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By Tainari88
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Those are cool photos @jimjam !

I collect dolls. Beautiful ones. And books. I like purses and earrings too.

And I have a kitchen apron collection that keeps growing. I collect aprons.

Let me see if I can find some photos of some of my items online?

https://images.app.goo.gl/SDLgQR5nrbR8EGrMA

https://images.app.goo.gl/KQf3iiMBGBXxNtE5A
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Not much anymore.

Books mainly. Sometimes video games(current Nintendo games only).

I enjoy collecting Free Bibles(only translations I like), second hand Bibles and copies of the Gideon's New Testament(because Ive always liked it). I have like maybe 10-15 copies.

Several King James Versions(sadly lost the full Penguin Classics 1611 one which had the "Apocrypha"), A New King James Version, Today's English Version (Text only), Good News Edition: Catholic Edition(TEV, but with Deuterocanon and those cool stick figure Illustrations, I had the Orthodox version of this one once with all the "extra" books, but sadly lost it), Douay Rheims Challoner Edition(my favourite Bible, a real Classic leather bound Catholic Study Bible, Bishop Challoner's original notations really make this a greet read!).

I know I have an accidental Archeological Study Version copy of the NIV somewhere but I'll probably trashcan it when I find it. It's History articles were great. Bible text not as much.
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By ThirdTerm
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Faux Fur Backpacks for Women

I have recently purchased a couple of these fur backpacks in the last month, which were on sale. I'm looking forward to the bitter chill winter and the warm summer will be gone in a month.

Several King James Versions(sadly lost the full Penguin Classics 1611 one which had the "Apocrypha"), A New King James Version, Today's English Version (Text only), Good News Edition: Catholic Edition(TEV, but with Deuterocanon and those cool stick figure Illustrations, I had the Orthodox version of this one once with all the "extra" books, but sadly lost it), Douay Rheims Challoner Edition(my favourite Bible, a real Classic leather bound Catholic Study Bible, Bishop Challoner's original notations really make this a greet read!).


I used to read the New Testament in original Greek when I was in college, which was not entirely useless because many English words are of Greek or Latin origin, helping me to build the English vocabulary. Jesus was more eloquent in ancient Greek than in English and subtle nuances are lost in translation.

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I collect vintage fountain pens, slipjoint pocket knives and vintage tobacco pipes.

Just this morning, I received in the post a hand-made Sheffield slipjoint knife with a carbon steel sheepsfoot blade, with handles made from some of the oak which was removed from York Minster following damage from the fire of 1984. The tree from which the oak was taken was growing when the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. It's an awesome piece of wood and an awesome knife, and I'm proud to own it.

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Rancid wrote:What are your feelings towards the Magna Carta?

Fact? Fiction? Scam?

An important step in the development of parliamentary democracy, which is itself an important step in the direction of establishing a socialist society based on equality before the law and popular self-government. We're not there yet, obviously, but Magna Carta (along with the legal reforms of Henry II) was a big step in the right direction. And anything which would humiliate that little twerp King John can only be a good thing. Lol.



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Potemkin wrote:I collect vintage fountain pens, slipjoint pocket knives and vintage tobacco pipes.

Just this morning, I received in the post a hand-made Sheffield slipjoint knife with a carbon steel sheepsfoot blade, with handles made from some of the oak which was removed from York Minster following damage from the fire of 1984. The tree from which the oak was taken was growing when the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. It's an awesome piece of wood and an awesome knife, and I'm proud to own it.

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What does ”slipjoint” mean when it comes to knives?
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By Potemkin
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Pants-of-dog wrote:What does ”slipjoint” mean when it comes to knives?

It just means 'non-locking'. There's a back spring (basically just a long strip of metal) in the handle which holds the knife closed or open; to open or close the knife, you just have to overcome the force of friction. There's usually a nail-nick on the blade to help with this. Sheffield slipjoint knives are famous for being 'nailbreakers' - hard to open and hard to close. This is a good thing, for obvious reasons. Lol.
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By Potemkin
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Pants-of-dog wrote:I see.

I am more of a locking blade man myself.

It's illegal to carry a locking knife of any sort in the UK. Besides, I feel that locking knives tend to give people a false sense of security. Locks can always fail. With a slipjoint, you know that it might fold up on you if you abuse the knife. This leads to a certain... mindfulness while using it. I regard this as a good thing. Lol.
By BigSteve
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late wrote:I collect Art Deco coffee mugs from the 1980s. Pretty sure I am the only one on the planet that does that.


Were art deco coffee mugs a thing in the 1980's?
By BigSteve
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That's a beautiful piece.

Here in Florida, switchblades are legal to own, but you can't carry one unless it's clearly visible. However, because I have my CWP, I can actually carry a switchblade concealed.

Never do, though...
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Potemkin wrote:It's illegal to carry a locking knife of any sort in the UK. Besides, I feel that locking knives tend to give people a false sense of security. Locks can always fail. With a slipjoint, you know that it might fold up on you if you abuse the knife. This leads to a certain... mindfulness while using it. I regard this as a good thing. Lol.


I used slipjoint knives for my entire childhood and adolescence, so I use my locking knife as if it were a slipjoint. Besides, folding knives in general can potentially fail at the joint, so care should always be taken.

I ended up with a locking knife because it was the only Victorinox knife available with a corkscrew. A man needs to be able a bottle of wine at a moment’s notice.

But I do not collect knives. If I collect anything, it is hats.
By BigSteve
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Pants-of-dog wrote:I ended up with a locking knife because it was the only Victorinox knife available with a corkscrew. A man needs to be able a bottle of wine at a moment’s notice.


So why do you have one?

Sorry, man, you made that too easy. A high, hangin' curveball that I had to swing at.

All in fun...
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By Potemkin
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Pants-of-dog wrote:I used slipjoint knives for my entire childhood and adolescence, so I use my locking knife as if it were a slipjoint. Besides, folding knives in general can potentially fail at the joint, so care should always be taken.

Indeed. This is why, for bushcraft or any heavy use, a fixed blade knife should always be used.

I ended up with a locking knife because it was the only Victorinox knife available with a corkscrew. A man needs to be able a bottle of wine at a moment’s notice.

:eh:

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I shall say no more....

But I do not collect knives. If I collect anything, it is hats.

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@Potemkin

Yes, Victorinox does carry quite a few. They just did not have them at the store when I had to replace mine.

As for that hat, it looks like something an older British lady would wear to a wedding.
By late
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BigSteve wrote:
Were art deco coffee mugs a thing in the 1980's?



You would find them in boutique shops. They weren't terribly expensive, or particularly well made, I just like them.

I googled Art Deco coffee mug, and looked at every pic, nothing. I then went to ebay, same result.
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