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    One of the, if not the most asked question in all of knife collecting is "how do I sharpen my knife?" or some variation on that theme.  As a result there are almost as many different sharpening doodads on the market today as there are knives.  I have run the gamut of many different types of clamp systems, crock sticks, stones and steels, and I will say they all have their merits.  While they all go about it in different ways, they are all just ways of maintaining a consistent angle when using an abrasive to grind away unwanted metal.

Earlier this week I got this email in my inbox and thought I'd share!

Hi Def,
I have a new set of videos on the victorinox swisstool spirit (reviewing the tool and comparing it with other offerings). I know they are long but I do my best to address any question about the tool for people who are not informed about it. It is also now on my edc and i love it :-).  I was wondering if you can put them up on your site. Thank you for your time. And keep up with the good work on the site.

The other day my wife I wonder how I began to like the Swiss Army knives? And my answer was that when I was 10 years watching a TV series, where his protagonist SAK used a lot out of dangerous situations (Macgyver series). 

Working in a 9-to-5 office job, I was always intrigued by the Wenger's Business Tool, as it seems to combine all of the most frequently used stationery tools in one relatively compact package. My curiosity was also helped by the fact that Business Tools is sometimes "credited" for Wenger's financial troubles, and subsequent rescue and take-over by Victorinox. I simply had to see what it was all about! The trouble was to find one of these curiosities sold for less than a king's ransom. Finally, a couple of weeks ago, I was lucky to buy one from Dennis (WH867 on forums), and here are my first impressions.

The Waffenkontroleur patch is from 1995 until 2007.  I always like to
add that little extra to the knives. This patch was issued to full time
military personal or civil workers who acts as quality control or
specialists for complex weapons systems like Stinger, M-109 artillery,
special sniper guns, etc.

The Vintage Champion I picked up a bit ago made me start looking at some of the changes the tools have gone through over the years. Because I'm a total geek for stuff like that, I thought I'd share some of my observations and hopefully get some insight for others who like this kind of minutia as much as I do.

When I was in the market for a UC a number of years ago I put out a
post looking for info and received a number of replies. Alan
Tischler has had extensive experience in using these critters and
the majority of the information comes from him. At the end of PART
II of the message I will discuss what I purchased as well as SOS for
the different models. SOS = source of supply.

    This month I'm making a lot of hooplah about my latest project, a new site called, which is all well and good, but what is it, and what's it all about?  In a nutshell, it's a new auction site, but there's more than that, and although it's brand spanking new, there's already a bit of history behind it.

Just Recently I had the Task of dismantling the small swimming pool that my two boys used throughout the summer when visting with my In-Laws. The Pool an inflatable model from Intek has seen six or seven seasons worth of use. This year the Wife and I decided that with several small leaks developing and two growing boys that this would be the last year.

    It's been a month now since we launched EDCSource and it's been a success so far!  There have been over a hundred different auctions listed and I've managed to fill some holes in my own collection as well!