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Collapsible baton from pasar malam in Klang Valley

The much sought after (but against the law) collapsible baton
The much sought after (but against the law) collapsible baton

Friends of mine have warned me that collapsible batons are illegal for carry by civilians in Malaysia. It is so considered a ‘weapon’ and restricted to law enforcement use only. The batons don’t look much but they can cause some serious harm. Like many things in Malaysia, the batons may be illegal but one can still buy them locally. The one in the picture above came from a Pasar Malam in Shah Alam.

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Giving up on Surefire lights

Served me well but its time to change
Served me well but its time to change

In Malaysia, Surefire brand of lights is often ‘the’ go to brand. It is highly reputable, collectible and definitely sell-able. I have met a few hardcore collectors and users. I understand their passion fully but as much as I like them, I find them totally lacking in some areas. Hence, it is time I sell off my trusty Surefires.

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A kydex knife sheath maker to be proud of; Mr Zul

Two beautifully made neck knife kydex sheaths by Mr Zul
Two beautifully made neck knife kydex sheaths by Mr Zul

 

If you are into knives and guns, you would know what a good kydex sheath is. Kydex is a thermo moulding plastic that when heated and pressed, will take on the shape of an object. It is a durable plastic which was used initially for aircraft interiors. A kydex sheath for a knife or a gun means a more secure keeping, more durable and ‘silent’ way of keeping your piece. Something that many collectors, preppers and tactical enthusiasts would appreciate. I have had my hand on kydex sheath making with little success. Someone recently pointed me to a guy in Subang Jaya that has taken up the art of knife kydex sheath making. I had to pay the guy a visit.

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Aku naik gila dengan pisau survival Esee

Pisau Esee Laser Strike milik Wak
Pisau Esee Laser Strike milik Wak

Kalau cakap pasal pisau survival, susah nak ketepi brand Esee. Jenama pisau berasal dari Amerika Syarikat, pisua Esee buatan Rowen memang diakui antara yang paling lasak. Begitu confident sekali dengan kualiti produk mereka, semua pisau Esee buatan Rowen disertai jaminan ‘no questions asked’. Kalau hang bai patah, dia orang bagi sebilah yang baru…tanpa soal. Nah…ini baru Wak panggil pisau survival sebenar!

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Trying out a Mora outdoor axe in the jungle

 

The sheath on the Mora axe is 'acceptable' for its price
The sheath on the Mora axe is ‘acceptable’ for its price

There is probably a good reason why an axe is not a common tool used by local Malaysians except for the time when a tree needed to be fell. Back home, my northern neighbors swear by axes. Did not have a reason to hate them, so, I decided to get a Mora Outdoor Axe just to try it out.

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Sembang Pisau- bagi peminat koleksi pisau di Malaysia

Memang banyak peminat pisau di Malaysia
Memang banyak peminat pisau di Malaysia

Kalau sebut pasal pisau dan parang kat Malaysia, memang sah ada banyak peminat. Tak kiralah, pisau jenis apa dan dari mana, asal tajam, nampak cantik…memang ada saja peminatnya. Wak sendiri pun gila pisau. Koleksi tak banyaklah tapi boleh gagah la orang kata. Yang bestnya, baru baru ni Wak terjumpa satu siri video dalam Youtube dibintangi saudara Azam bertajuk ‘Sembang Pisau’. Bangga rasanya ada seorang anak Malaysia yang berpengetahuan buat video berkongsi ilmu dan pengalaman dalam internet. Yang lagi best, video yang dibuat boleh kata kebanyakannya dalam Bahasa Malaysia.

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Jungle bug out survival food; River frogs

River frogs is considered a delicacy among the local Chinese
River frogs is considered a delicacy among the local Chinese

 

River frogs are a good jungle bug out food…if one knows which one that is. They are relatively easy to catch and only require good pair of eyes and reliable waterproof (and maybe floating) torch. I have not done this before in Malaysia, so I decided to get an indigenous man to show me the how. It was pitch dark…cold and a long slimy night.

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My old Tactical Tailor pouch

This Tactical Tailor pouch has probably seen a few deployments
This Tactical Tailor pouch has probably seen a few deployments

Wow…I never thought I was still keeping this US Army issued Tactical Tailor pouch. I got it from a friend many years ago who was serving the in the army. It has probably accompanied him on a few deployments. I was going through my stash of pouches to look for an EDC-able unit for my bits. Of all the pouches in the stash, this probably comes the closest to what I need.

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Benchmade Triage; if I had to choose an EDC folding knife

 

The Benchmade Triage- functional and practical folding knife
The Benchmade Triage- functional and practical folding knife

If it is all down to a choosing an Everyday Carry (EDC) folding knife, then I would have to go with the Benchmade Triage. For someone who spends 90% of his time in the city, I can’t think of anything else that delivers the functionality and practicality of the Triage. To me, it is a purposed driven folding knife that offers capabilities that suits a city dweller.

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