More frivolous purchases, stuff you don't need..

More frivolous purchases, stuff you don't need..

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ApOrbital

5,895 posts

60 months

Thursday 16th May
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rofl

GC8

18,228 posts

132 months

Thursday 16th May
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Garemberg said:
GC8 said:
First pattern Fairbairn Sykes, made by William Rogers, Sheffield:

cool that is very nice, any more details ?
I bought it directly from Egginton Brothers Ltd in Sheffield. It is common for old/great names to be owned by one of the few surviving cutlers and Egginton own William Rodgers, Joseph Rodgers, Ibberson and George Wostenholm brands. As is frequently found; some were bought as going concerns and others have existed in name only for years and were bought in envelopes, or inherited with acquisitions. It is a reproduction of a Wilkinson Sword manufactured 1st pattern knife. These are few and far between and extremely expensive to buy now (and in many cases, were stuck in unfortunate Germans).

I also have a couple of 2nd pattern knives manufactured by Adams and marked John Nowill. A number of the companies now owned by Jack Adams manufactured 2nd and 3rd pattern knives during the war and they still make 3rd pattern knives for the MOD now. 2nds are pretty good, but 3rds are good enough for their intended purpose, rather than collecting.

GC8

18,228 posts

132 months

Thursday 16th May
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Voldemort said:
Bobberoo99 said:
That is lovely!! May I ask how much and where from?
Even though he has spelt 'Rogers' wrong (Rodgers) putting 'william rogers sheffield' it is the first hit on google...

https://www.eggintongroup.co.uk/brands/william-rod...
You are a snide little man, aren't you? iPhone autocorrect aside, the website that prospective purchasers should look at is: https://www.sheffieldcollectableknives.com/product...

skilly1

1,969 posts

137 months

Thursday 16th May
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Abbott said:
The art of opening a champagne bottle with a sword is more of a science. You have to locate the split line of the 2 halves of the bottle mould. Then you run the blade along that seam until it hits the back of the step in the neck that the wire hangs around. The impact acts as a tress raiser and should cause a clean fracture of the neck of the bottle. I guess you can cheat a little by making sure there is plenty of pressure in the bottle.
I thought you were also supposed to use the blunt side of the blade.

GC8

18,228 posts

132 months

Thursday 16th May
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For Adams/John Nowill knives, which are less shiny and more businesslike: http://www.sheffieldknives.co.uk/acatalog/Military...

The 2nd pattern unfinished brass with polished blade is very smart for the money, and the black handle polished blade 2nd is pretty nice too. 3rd patterns are better used in Warlord & Commando. biggrin


Edited by GC8 on Thursday 16th May 20:05

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Promised Land

3,199 posts

151 months

Thursday 16th May
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I had an offer accepted on this a few weeks ago, all in the hands of the solicitors now, I don’t need it and I don’t really have a use for it.

But it will be my own woodland, frivolous purchase I reckon.

loudlashadjuster

3,239 posts

126 months

Thursday 16th May
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Promised Land said:


I had an offer accepted on this a few weeks ago, all in the hands of the solicitors now, I don’t need it and I don’t really have a use for it.

But it will be my own woodland, frivolous purchase I reckon.
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Sway

11,480 posts

136 months

Thursday 16th May
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Promised Land said:


I had an offer accepted on this a few weeks ago, all in the hands of the solicitors now, I don’t need it and I don’t really have a use for it.

But it will be my own woodland, frivolous purchase I reckon.
Brilliant. Well done!

I've always fancied the idea, having somewhere not too far away to take the kids camping and exploring.

Then realise it's probably more work than I can cope with.

.:ian:.

1,497 posts

145 months

Friday 17th May
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Promised Land said:


I had an offer accepted on this a few weeks ago, all in the hands of the solicitors now, I don’t need it and I don’t really have a use for it.

But it will be my own woodland, frivolous purchase I reckon.
Handy for burying bodies and avoiding inheritance tax... scratchchin

JPJPJP

7,200 posts

110 months

Friday 17th May
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Who will be first to get this single slice $270 toaster

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-0...

smartypants

40,096 posts

111 months

Friday 17th May
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Promised Land said:


I had an offer accepted on this a few weeks ago, all in the hands of the solicitors now, I don’t need it and I don’t really have a use for it.

But it will be my own woodland, frivolous purchase I reckon.
Congrats! We’re fortunate to stil have about 5acres of woodland in the family, it’s worth fk all but it’s such a lovely place to escape to.

Johnspex

1,630 posts

126 months

Friday 17th May
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GeneralSinn said:
SHutchinson said:
Can someone that lives local check that Frank7 is okay?
I fear there may have been some key throwing and flouncing ... get the word out to all non-civilians ( i.e. black cab driver fraternity) post-haste
He's astonishingly good at remembering conversations word for word. Have you seen the Portugese soldiers and the Bob Seger tales? Just like he wrote it down at the time. Amazing.

Du1point8

20,999 posts

134 months

Friday 17th May
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smartypants said:
Promised Land said:


I had an offer accepted on this a few weeks ago, all in the hands of the solicitors now, I don’t need it and I don’t really have a use for it.

But it will be my own woodland, frivolous purchase I reckon.
Congrats! We’re fortunate to stil have about 5acres of woodland in the family, it’s worth fk all but it’s such a lovely place to escape to.
We are lucky as we have 100 acres of forest land that we farm for the trees, in the extended family (MIL/FIL) its probably getting closer to 500 acres that are farmed for lumber.

Its more the keeping it in the family than anything else as the ROI is in decades rather than a quick flip, so lets just call us the custodians of the family land.

smartypants

40,096 posts

111 months

Friday 17th May
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Du1point8 said:
We are lucky as we have 100 acres of forest land that we farm for the trees, in the extended family (MIL/FIL) its probably getting closer to 500 acres that are farmed for lumber.

Its more the keeping it in the family than anything else as the ROI is in decades rather than a quick flip, so lets just call us the custodians of the family land.
We've often wondered what to do with the land to actually make it work, but it's such a little plot (compared to something like yours) that economies of scale just don't work! Just keep it in good fettle for the next generations.

classicaholic

198 posts

12 months

Friday 17th May
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smartypants said:
Du1point8 said:
We are lucky as we have 100 acres of forest land that we farm for the trees, in the extended family (MIL/FIL) its probably getting closer to 500 acres that are farmed for lumber.

Its more the keeping it in the family than anything else as the ROI is in decades rather than a quick flip, so lets just call us the custodians of the family land.
We've often wondered what to do with the land to actually make it work, but it's such a little plot (compared to something like yours) that economies of scale just don't work! Just keep it in good fettle for the next generations.
Is there ever any remote chance of building on these woodland plots, even a small log cabin?
I see them advertised all over the place but always thought it must be a sort of scam, are they expensive?

GC8

18,228 posts

132 months

Friday 17th May
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It’s usually s lease, that allows absolutely nothing.

ben5575

1,889 posts

163 months

Friday 17th May
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GC8 said:
For Adams/John Nowill knives, which are less shiny and more businesslike: http://www.sheffieldknives.co.uk/acatalog/Military...

The 2nd pattern unfinished brass with polished blade is very smart for the money, and the black handle polished blade 2nd is pretty nice too. 3rd patterns are better used in Warlord & Commando. biggrin
Must resist....!

If you fancy a frivolous purchase for £3.99, 'All in Fighting' by the aforementioned Fairburn is an interesting read. It's essentially the pocket guide to hand to hand combat issued to the Commandos in WWII.

I am a big fan of the 'Grape Vine' prisoner restraint - e.g. how to tie a man to a tree etc by his legs alone - no ropes necessary. If only I'd known this as a kid!! biggrin

There is however an accompanying note:

Normally the average man would get cramp [...] in one or both legs within ten to fifteen minutes, when it is not all unlikely that he would throw himself backwards. This would kill him.

ETA amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Fighting-W-Fairbairn/...

smartypants

40,096 posts

111 months

Friday 17th May
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classicaholic said:
Is there ever any remote chance of building on these woodland plots, even a small log cabin?
I see them advertised all over the place but always thought it must be a sort of scam, are they expensive?
I know my Dad looked into a log cabin idea before he passed, I think getting utilities was a big issue. Just getting a gate on the front was a ballache (the plot originally was attached to my Grandads property which was handed down to my Dad and his brother long before he died, so never had a proper entrance apart from off the main property).

Land next door has changed use and an expensive gated housing development was built, but I really really doubt planning would ever be issued on this plot. People adjoining keep wanting to buy strips of it though! It's an ongoing process of swatting them away. It's a perfect place for stables, that's what I would do with it if I had the time, effort and money to invest. Could be a good retirement project.


Sway

11,480 posts

136 months

Friday 17th May
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Aren't there rules permitting 'movable' structures?

George Clarke did a cool off grid cabin built on a Artic trailer chassis, effectively sunk into the ground so the floor was at ground level.

A few leisure batteries, solar panels topping them up, and some rainwater harvesting - would be bloody epic.

Frank7

3,020 posts

29 months

Friday 17th May
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Johnspex said:
He's astonishingly good at remembering conversations word for word. Have you seen the Portugese soldiers and the Bob Seger tales? Just like he wrote it down at the time. Amazing.
My incredible recall came in very useful when I was doing “The Knowledge.”
Once I discovered that the Burundi Embassy was inside the same building that housed the Ugandan Embassy, at Admiralty Arch, I never forgot it.