Month: August 2011

Other Gear

Anso Titanium Carabiner

Jens Anso is a knifemaker in Denmark with a sense for simplicity. His knives are clean and graceful. I like that… So, I was pretty excited when he decided to send us one of his new titanium carabiners to review. Each is CNC milled in Anso’s shop from .210″ thick titan 6Al4V. They measure to be about 3″ by 1.5″ and weight in at about 1.2 oz. The spring is stainless steel…

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Watches

The Hager Commando

Last week, I mentioned that I often dream about owning a Rolex MilSub. It is, however, ultimately a dream as financially an original MilSub is completely out of my financial reach. Even so, there are options out there. A number of companies make watches based off of the MilSub design and you can pick one up from anywhere between $50 and $1500.

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Watches

The Pipe Dream

So someone asked me the other day what my dream watch was. Practically speaking, I own it… The Sinn 856. However, if you throw practicality out the window and assume intrinsic value is meaningless, I would have to go with the Rolex Submariner. But not just any Submariner – The Military Submariner. It’s not a practical choice simply because Rolex MilSubs go for around $50,000 these days, but what tugs at the soul more than a mil-spec vintage piece?

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