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Old 06-19-2017, 06:31 AM
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So I am currently surveying an abandoned property with a possible view to maybe trying to buy it http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=728161 and I took my overnight hunting pack with me that included my Eickhorn Solingen MK 3 fighting Knife.
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I've had the knife mounted on the side of the alice pack as I don't like wearing it on my belt and having it on the outside of the pack made it really handy. I'd just spent the best part of an hour climbing, crawling, and battling my way down a steep hill face covered in bramble, bush lawyer & vines and when I finally got to the bottom and checked myself and my pack over I discovered the empty sheath



When I have stuff mounted on the outside of my packs I usually run an extra bootlace round it for double security, but for some reason I didn't with this pack. Man am I ****ed off.

I've had this knife for over thirty years and I think it was the second knife I ever bought. I had originally saved my pocket money up and took the train to town and bought an alloy handled "survival" knife, the blade was a super sharp tanto style thing, but after a couple of weeks the inevitable happened and the handle and blade parted company So the following weekend I was back on the train to town and to my amazement the shop where I bought it, took it back and gave me a refund! (I wouldn't of ) Opposite the train station was an army surplus store and we went in for a look while we waited for the train and on the knife display was this Solingen nato knife. I can't remember how much it was, but it was more than the tanto thing I'd just got refunded. Anyway I bought it and I was armed and dangerous once again

This knife accompanied me on many childhood camping & hunting missions and its cut, poked, dug, split & pried with honour and always come back for more.

So on the next spare day I get off it looks like I am going be back in among the bramble & vines again on a very important mission. Unlike Top Gear, we don't leave men in the field...
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Good luck finding it, what's another hour or two looking for an old friend.
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Good excuse to buy a metal detector.
After you find your knife you can look for goodies at the beach.
A friend has been doing it since he was a kid and has a cigar box full of trinkets he's found.
Making lemonade out of lemons...
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keep looking you will find it. look all the way up not just the hill, did you sit down, un-sling your ruck, drag thru brush ect. twice i lost my MUT last year. once, rigging up to go in the water, dropped it in 10' on the Edisto. I did a grid search. allowing for the current drift, and the soft bottom, only took me 2 hrs with a magnet to find it. the next time, I had used the MUT sat it on the hood of the truck, forgot about it and drove away. 6 hrs later after tearing everything apart, resigned myself to the fact i lost it, drove back up to the river, and there it lay. in the middle of the landing. I started practicing "if its not in my hand, its in the sheath and snapped." routine Hadnt lost it since. some of the things i do, you have to lanyard everything anyway. I have just got in that habit.

my big fault, is putting things in a safe place, then forgetting where that safe place was. and that will happen in a few seconds. and its never anything like a cache, oh no, those i set according to long and lat, nothing that big. like my trailer keys or a purpose made tool, or the part i just got in for a shotgun.

you will find it, I got faith!
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you'll know you found it when you start bleeding
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Good luck to you. I lost a three blade Old Timer out of its sheath once at a small pond. I looked for it every time I went back there with no luck. Hopefully you do better.
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Good luck finding it, what's another hour or two looking for an old friend.
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keep looking you will find it. look all the way up not just the hill, did you sit down, un-sling your ruck, drag thru brush ect.....
I always 'pat' myself down when I stop, check pockets are still buttoned up, bolt & mag are still in gun, laces are still tied, etc. I'd stopped at the top and done a check before starting down, so I know it is some where in that ****ty down hill section.

I'll find it
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any luck???????????
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I lost the horse once. He's at eagle scout level when it comes to untying knots. I found him on the neighbors front lawn. Now I always find him on the neighbors lawn. The neighbor likes the lawnmowing and the fertilizer.
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ya think the horse might have a accomplice helping him with the knots so he can keep tha lawn green?
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Yeah I been wondering about that Goblin. I've seen the dog over there talking to the neighbors dog, especially when she's in heat. I think the dog and pony show are covering for each other.
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that sounds about par for the course. think the Cats were conspiring against me with tha dog to keep me at home by chewing up me boot laces. I saw em whispering to each other over dinner.

Of all the things ive lost, I think I miss my mind the most............................
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any luck???????????
Not yet, been too busy with work so far this week to go back. Hopefully get back in a couple of days if the weather holds off.

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......Of all the things ive lost, I think I miss my mind the most............................
Yeah, I was reading that thread about that the other day.....
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Not yet, been too busy with work so far this week to go back. Hopefully get back in a couple of days if the weather holds off.
Vegetation changes things. I'd get back as soon as possible.

Think of how awesome it will feel when you find it!

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Not yet, been too busy with work so far this week to go back. Hopefully get back in a couple of days if the weather holds off.



Yeah, I was reading that thread about that the other day.....
Don't bother, I found it, great knife by the way

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I was gonna say what were those co-ordence's again? im good at findin things.......
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Don't bother, I found it, great knife by the way

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I lost my three blade Old Timer once, I was using on a customer's RV and I knew it had to be within arms reach of where I was laying, but I couldn't find it. A couple of months later I was back at the same customers place and he went inside to get his checkbook, there was my knife in a jar on his workbench. I put it in my pocket and never went back. I found out later that he was in a old folks home and they were having problems with him because he was a kleptomaniac. I think I know where my Snap-On test light went to.
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....I put it in my pocket and never went back.....
You should have used it to take a finger...




At the time when I got this knife, there used to be a catalogue called 'Survival Aids' with lots of cool stuff in it that I could never afford and the holy grail for us was the Wilkinson Sword survival knife.
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