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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    Given that we are here: The Pyra Forums Off topic Offtopic Discussions I'm not completely sure the rules about remaining on topic necessarily apply. But good pedanting. There is a material difference between 'everyday' and 'every day', and since Matezu wrote 'everyday', my...
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    Irrelevant point deleted. Sorry for the interruption.
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    Undergarments: Clothes worn under your outer clothing, not normally visible in polite public social situations. For women, bras, panties, g-strings, petticoats, girdles, corsetry; for men (under)pants, boxers, briefs, vests, singlets and sometimes 'T'-shirts. Long-johns in cold weather. Also...
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    I will not nab it. I can't justify it, even though I do appreciate it (and your gesture).
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    Well, the Kāsejāger looks rather fine. I could be tempted... While I don't collect knives as such, I do have a particularly fine bread-knife with a reverse-scalloped, not serrated blade*. I inherited it, and subsequent research showed it is rather difficult to find such blades. I still haven't...
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    I don't carry a multitool professionally. Or non-professionally. Opinal No. 8 no longer carried (because that would be illegal), but is my favourite letter-opener. Has other uses, but sits on my desk. Victorinox Sportsman: Used for nail-care (removing the gunk from under my nails), the...
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    There's a whole industry that supplies knife handle materials. Lots of overview articles available, like this one, or this one, and suppliers, like these. What irritates me is that Victorinox have chosen a material that is just not up to the job.
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    Yes. Not impressive. Wooden handles cope with boiling water.
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    I don't think so. I think the Victorinox plastic is a cheap thermoplastic. The Opinel says it is a "fibre-reinforced polymer" - "The multi-material handle is fiber-reinforced to withstand extreme temperatures, knocks and exposure to water."
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    You are right, but sometimes the knife (tool) in your pocket is more useful than the one in your workshop 30 minutes travel-time away. I would be a bit wary of keeping a scalpel in my pocket, and the best use of Stanley knives seems to be hijacking aeroplanes - I think they are a pretty poor...
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    Swiss Army Knive, the Pyra under the Sharp Tools

    I habitually have a Victorinox knife around (the Sportsman), but I have one big and one small gripe about it. The big gripe is that the plastic dissolves in isopropyl alcohol and melts in boiling water!!! I use the knife as a working tool, and occasionally it gets a bit dirty, so my cleaning...
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    On the cromulency of pedancy and other questions of English languacy, a quest for our common joy and enlightenment.

    If tallar en sec is 'to cut abruptly', or 'to cut short' (as in cutting short someone's reply), then possibly the job is 'hiccough-interrupter', which seems suitably surreal? Otherwise, tallador seems to correspond to the English teller - a person who counts things, so also possibly a 'dry...
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    On the cromulency of pedancy and other questions of English languacy, a quest for our common joy and enlightenment.

    Sorry, a minor bugbear of mine. Commas are not a 'continuous' quantity, so it is fewer, not less. I write 'continuous' as the rule is more subtle. One can ask for fewer potatoes, but less rice, and money is treated as continuous: I have less money today than yesterday, even if you can itemise...
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    (Bad)Joke Appreciation Corner

    Obviously, it was sabotage.
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