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    If you get tired of that hobby, I'll be glad to help you properly dispose of the Scotch.

    Quote Originally Posted by CHC
    Latest collection thingamajig:

    Single Malt Scotch & Cognac

    These are not cheap I say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighteyez
    If you get tired of that hobby, I'll be glad to help you properly dispose of the Scotch
    Whoa Hey Now! I'll keep you in mind Sir! These "sipping" things are something kind of awesome! Just a side point, there's going to be a WhiskyFest '07 SFO in October/November!

    Enjoy!
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    I like magnifying lenses and compases.

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    beer bottles and glasses/steins for me. Only collect bottles of beer I have actualy tried, but any interesting glass I will buy.

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    Besides having a couple EDC's, some monster lumen lights, and Malkoff dropins, what else do you collect?

    I figure knives would be on the top of most CPFer's lists.

    Anyone collect swords or other weapons?
    Handguns?
    Stamps?
    Instruments?

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    Besides lights, I also collect knives, guns, and coins.
    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105


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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCK 22 View Post
    Besides lights, I also collect knives, guns, and coins.
    Username to thread topic ratio is high, lol. Do you collect local coins or foreign coins?

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    ^^^Oh yeah, what brands of knives do you go with? I like Benchmade and Spyderco.

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    I mainly collect the United States Mint Proof sets in the silver and the clad. I have all of the Fifty State Quarters in both. I stopped buying them just a few years back. I like the Case Classics, my favorite is the Whittler, I have several of them and I also carry one in my pocket. It gets way too sharp!! but that's the way I like to keep it.
    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105


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    Watches



    Sport Jerseys



    Books and countries (travelling) as well, too many pix to be posted...

    The sport jerseys are a side affect of travelling, i buy national team jerseys as souveniers from countries that impressed me positively somehow, instead of a trashy zink diecast whatever that ends up later at the trash Secret Santa anyway.

    Cheers

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    P.S.: Forgot my hammers and forging tools... so here are a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBR View Post
    Watches



    Sport Jerseys



    Books and countries (travelling) as well, too many pix to be posted...

    The sport jerseys are a side affect of travelling, i buy national team jerseys as souveniers from countries that impressed me positively somehow, instead of a trashy zink diecast whatever that ends up later at the trash Secret Santa anyway.

    Cheers

    RBR

    P.S.: Forgot my hammers and forging tools... so here are a few.

    Very nice! Thanks for the pics. I am so happy for you!

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    Knives, primarily peanut pattern,older US coins 1800s 1700s Since becoming disabled I could say a huge collection of tools both pneumatic and hand tools. Flashlights, fishing tackle, magazines like Pop sci, photography related,automotive related, outdoor mags, cook books, top shelf liquors, bar glasswear, industrial baseball caps, a growing collection of fishing maps from mostly east of the mighty mississippi. vintage cameras, crap I have a lot of excess stuff LOL
    will work for peanuts

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    I collect fluorescent rocks and minerals. They're really amazing - just plain looking rocks in normal light that explode with vibrant colors when exposed to UV. I often take a dual wavelength UV lamp with me when I'm traveling to a new city to look for them.

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    I guess Asside from flashlights, I collect Knives, Guns, Watches. I also collect wines and Spirit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slider817 View Post
    I guess Asside from flashlights, I collect Knives, Guns, Watches. I also collect wines and Spirit
    How many knives do you have?

    What is good? I like Benchmade and Spyderco, are there others?

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    I started hoarding lights first (see my sig line), then got into guns, then knives and multitools.

    Spyderco:
    - Gayle Bradley
    - Endura 4 PE (2x)
    - Endura 4 SE
    - Endura 4 G10 FFG
    - Endura 4 Blue FFG
    - Endura 4 Brown FFG
    - Endura 4 SE Gray beater
    - Endura 4 PE Green ZDP-189 FFG
    - Endura 3 PE
    - Endura 3 PE Stainless
    - Delica 4 PE
    - Delica 4, blue SE (franken knife)
    - Delica 4, blue FFG PE
    - Delica 4, purple FFG PE
    - Delica 4, black FRN FFG (franken knife)
    - Delica 4 stainless
    - Delica 3 PE
    - Delica 3 SE
    - Police 3 PE
    - Police 2 SE
    - Police 2 PE
    - Military (~12; M4 Ti/G10; CF, 2x orange, 2x brown, etc.)
    - Para 1
    - Para 2 (black, blue)
    - Caly 3.5 (love it!)
    - Original Manix (2x)
    - Original mini-Manix
    - Manix 2 SE beater (2x)
    - Manix 2 FFG orange
    - Manix 2 FFG Glow/edcforums
    - Manix 2 FFG M4 Tan
    - Lum Chinese VG-10
    - Ambitious
    - Persistance (standard, black/black)
    - Tenacious PE
    - Tenacious SE
    - Reliance
    - Rescue
    - D'Allara
    - Sage 2
    - Lava
    - Cricket
    - Ladybug: numerous
    - Bug
    - Native
    - Dragonfly FRN
    - Dragonfly G10
    - Stretch 2 FRN (standard, blue ZDP)
    - Stretch 2 CF ZDP
    - Byrd Meadowlark G10 PE

    - Cold Steel Recon 1 clip point (2010)
    - Cold Steel Recon 1 tanto (naked) (2010)
    - Cold Steel Lawman (2010)
    - Cold Steel Lawman (old style)
    - Cold Steel mini-Lawman (2010)
    - Cold Steel AK-47 (2010)
    - Cold Steel mini Ak-47
    - Cold Steel Hold Out II PE
    - Cold Steel XL Voyager
    - Cold Steel medium Voyager
    - Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri
    - Cold Steel SRK
    - Cold Steel large Voyager (2011)

    - Benchmade AFCK, original (3x)
    - Benchmade AFCK sprint run
    - Benchmade 710
    - Benchmade Griptilian tanto
    - Benchmade Griptilian clip point
    - Benchmade mini-Griptilian
    - Benchmade 810 Contega (black, PE)

    - Fallkniven U2
    - CRK Sebenza
    - Strider SNG
    - Kershaw Leek
    - Kershaw Ti ZDP-189 Leek
    - Kershaw Blackout
    - Kershaw Skyline (6 flavors)
    - Kershaw Tremor
    - Kershaw Chill
    - Kershaw Blur (thank you jimw451)
    - ZT 0300
    - ZT 0551
    - Gerber EZ-out
    - SOG Twitch II
    - SOG Flash I
    - SOG Flash II
    - SOG Blink, blackout
    - Gerber Gator
    - Douk Douk
    - Al Mar Eagle Ultralight

    - Emerson CQC-7
    - Emerson CQC-8
    - Emerson A-100
    - Emerson blackbird/raven (?)

    - Schrade USA: LB7 (4x), 186, numerous slipjoints
    - Case sodbuster, full size, black and rusty
    - Case sodbuster Jr CV yellow (2x)
    - Case baby butterbean (2x)
    - Case slipjoints: numerous, including Rough Black Humpback, mini Trapper CV, Sway Back Jack Chestnut CV
    - Case peanuts (4x)
    - Queen Country Cousin sodbuster red
    - Queen Canoe (2x)
    - Queen Cattle King stockman, amber bone/D2
    - Queen Gunstock, amber bone/D2
    - Canal Street Cutlery Cannitler/Canoe in D2 (sweet, sweet, sweet)
    - Kabar 1184 slipjoint

    - Buck Vantage Select Dymondwood, large
    - Buck Vantage Pro Force, large
    - Buck Vantage Select Paperstone, large
    - Buck 110 Alaskan Guide
    - Buck 110 custom shoppe
    - Buck 110 (3x)

    - Opinel: numerous
    - Mora: numerous

    - Victorinox Farmer: 8x in red, blue, silver, black Swissbianco
    - Victorinox Cadet: red, blue and silver
    - Victorinox Pioneer
    - Victorinox Rancher
    - Victorinox Classic, Rambler, Midnite Manager - too many to count
    - Victorinox SAK: many, including franken-Scientist and Yeoman

    - Leatherman multitools: multiple old and new Waves, Micras, Juices, Squirts, ST 300 (3x), PST, PST II, Surge, Blast, Kick, Wingman
    - Sog Powerlock multitools (4x)
    - Victorinox Swisstool and Spirit (awesome; often EDC-ed)
    - Gerber "Bear Grylls" Ultimate Multi-tool (don't tell anyone about this, ok?)
    - Gerber "Bear Grylls" Compact Multi-tool
    - Gerber Diesel black oxide
    - Gerber MP600 black oxide
    - Gerber MP600
    - Gerber MP400
    - Gerber Multi-plier (old school)

    - Koster W&SS with kydex
    - Koster EDC prototype with leather
    - Koster Nessmuck (2x) with leather
    - Koster Bushmaster with leather
    - Koster Bushmaster prototype with leather

    - Busse Tankbuster (2x) with sheaths
    - Busse Bushwhacker Mistress with sheath
    - Busse Boney Active Duty (sterile)
    - SAR-3 SE Satin red/black G10
    - SAR-3 SE DC tan canvas with kydex

    - Ontario RTAK, Rat-3, -5, -7 (2x)
    - Bark River micro Canadian
    - GL Drew small fixed blade (3x)

    Becker:
    - Kabar BK2 with kydex
    - Kabar BK7
    - Kabar BK9 with micarta
    - Camillus BK9 (2x)

    - Fallkniven F1 with kydex
    - Fallkniven A1
    - Mexican machete circa 1960, sentimental value
    - Gerber Prodigy

    - Ranger (pre-Ontario, made by Justin) RD-9 (2x)
    - Ranger (pre-Ontario, made by Justin) RD-6






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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    I collect fluorescent rocks and minerals. They're really amazing - just plain looking rocks in normal light that explode with vibrant colors when exposed to UV. I often take a dual wavelength UV lamp with me when I'm traveling to a new city to look for them.
    Sweet, do you find these in caves or do you purchase some also? Very cool to look at in person I image!!!

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    I forgot about my Atwood tools.






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    Quote Originally Posted by CPFBiology View Post
    How many knives do you have?

    What is good? I like Benchmade and Spyderco, are there others?
    Way Too Many, look at Powernoodle, he seems to know his stuff.

    I have a nice collection of Production knives, but in the last couple of years, I have bean mainly into the Midtech and Custom Knives, if you are interested in Branching out from Spyderco and Benchmade. Look into Chris Reeve , Rick Hinderer , And Strider, they are sort of the entry into high end knives. After you get one or two from those brands, you will start to better understand what a Custom knife is about, and see if an RJ Martin, Hinderer Custom, Strider Custom, Turzuola, Rockstead and many others are all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biglights View Post
    Sweet, do you find these in caves or do you purchase some also? Very cool to look at in person I image!!!
    The photos don't do them justice. They look far more beautiful in person! Most of the "good" ones that I have such as Franklinite and Willemite have been purchased from dealers, either mail order or at gem shows. I do have a fair number of rocks that I've found myself though. One of them even has a bluish-white phosphorescence that lasts for about 15 seconds after turning the UV light off.

    Fluorescent rocks are almost everywhere. It's really fun when I discover one in the wild.

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    Other than lights i collect knives (50ish spyderco, 3 BRKT, 2 Kabar, 8 or so Victorinox)

    The Australian customs rules have changed so its impossible to bring one hand opening knives into the country now
    so i seem to be buyin more victorinox than anything else

    I also seem to collect old cameras - i have about 6 SLRs and maybe 5 point and shoots
    flashlight collector by day
    flashlight user by night

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    Knives, guns, keychain implements, 1 oz. silver bullion, and legos.

    Admittedly, one of these things is not like the others. Yet one of these things is a more appropriate hobby to share with my young sons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incidentalist View Post
    Knives, guns, keychain implements, 1 oz. silver bullion, and legos.

    Admittedly, one of these things is not like the others. Yet one of these things is a more appropriate hobby to share with my young sons.
    Plastic "legos" or flashlight "legos"? I had to ask.

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    plastic

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    Coins and rocks. Not your common stuff such as limestone though. I have quite a few baseball cards from the 80s and 90s too.

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    Industrial art, Spyderco knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    I collect fluorescent rocks and minerals. They're really amazing - just plain looking rocks in normal light that explode with vibrant colors when exposed to UV. I often take a dual wavelength UV lamp with me when I'm traveling to a new city to look for them.


    I started a faceted, colored gemstone collection about 12 years ago. Mostly precious gems. I have many sapphires, an Emerald, 2 rubies, but mostly I like gems that are much more rare then the more commonly known ones mentioned above^. I like Tsavorite Garnets, Mandarin Spessartite garnets, Mali Garnets, Malaya Garnets, Demantoid garnets, Spinels, rare Tourmalines, Color Change Garnets, Alexandrites, Zircons, Beryls, Chrysoberyls, etc.

    I have a few faceted Fluorites in different colors, which are supposed to glow in fluorescent light, but I havent tried it yet. But my collection got to the point of being very valuable, and I got worried about theft, so its now in a safe deposit box.

    I also realized that all the above gems have the different colors and traits that they have as a result of the elements that they are composed of, so I also started an element collection of pure elements, the more reactive and interesting the better. You can never have too much Gallium! Or Sodium or Cesium. I have about 45 different elements now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    The photos don't do them justice. They look far more beautiful in person! Most of the "good" ones that I have such as Franklinite and Willemite have been purchased from dealers, either mail order or at gem shows. I do have a fair number of rocks that I've found myself though. One of them even has a bluish-white phosphorescence that lasts for about 15 seconds after turning the UV light off.

    Fluorescent rocks are almost everywhere. It's really fun when I discover one in the wild.
    I do a lot of hiking. Would you say it would be beneficial to purchase a UV light to look for these, or are they not found too much in deep woods? Are there any places they are prone to be, like near water, or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigpal View Post
    I do a lot of hiking. Would you say it would be beneficial to purchase a UV light to look for these, or are they not found too much in deep woods? Are there any places they are prone to be, like near water, or something?
    I've found them almost everywhere, from creek beds to gravel driveways to desert plains. If you take one with you, get a shortwave or dual-wavelength lamp; most of the UV reactive rocks glow under shortwave. A smaller number glow under longwave, and some glow under both wavelengths - sometimes different colors for each wavelength. My favorite lamps for fluorescent rock hunting are these:

    UVG-4 95-0158-04 Mini UV Lamp, 254nm 34-0003-01
    UVSL-14P 95-0188-02 Mini UV Lamp, 254nm/365nm 34-0004-01

    Found here -
    http://uvp.com/minilamps.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonWrangler View Post
    I've found them almost everywhere, from creek beds to gravel driveways to desert plains. If you take one with you, get a shortwave or dual-wavelength lamp; most of the UV reactive rocks glow under shortwave. A smaller number glow under longwave, and some glow under both wavelengths - sometimes different colors for each wavelength. My favorite lamps for fluorescent rock hunting are these:

    UVG-4 95-0158-04 Mini UV Lamp, 254nm 34-0003-01
    UVSL-14P 95-0188-02 Mini UV Lamp, 254nm/365nm 34-0004-01

    Found here -
    http://uvp.com/minilamps.html
    Would a 380nm show the long wave minerals or is that too high? Just curious if I could use a P60 drop in. And do you wear eye protection when you use it? Thanks PW.
    Last edited by Bigpal; 08-06-2012 at 10:03 PM.

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