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Does culture determine the geneltman?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erik A. Jul 20, 2012. 30 Replies

Is the only possible gentleman in the world, ignoring all cultures, the Victorian English gentleman? Or, is it possible for someone to be a gentleman in accordance with the culture in which he lives?Continue

Is punctuality truly a gentlemanly trait?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Jul 19, 2012. 55 Replies

Doesn't the gentleman's cultural context determine this? For example, where I am from in French Louisiana, extreme punctuality is a sign of bad manners and "Yankee" sensibility. For example, if you…Continue

Swiss Army Knife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Feb 22, 2013. 18 Replies

I carry a thick Victorinox Swiss Army knife with me wherever I go. Do you, my gentlemen friends?Continue

Why is this site so dead?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Bauer Jul 9, 2012. 8 Replies

We, as gentlemen, should be acting with gusto, spreading the furor of the gentleman! Stop being so dead!Continue

 

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Josh replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"I do so, too. Years ago I attend a client of mine to his judicial hearing and I forget about my swiss army knife in my pants pocket. So the alert of the safety testing began to warn the security guards of the court. Kind of a funny situation. The…"
Feb 22, 2013
Joseph replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"Been carrying one every day since around 1982.  Victorinox.  I feel half-naked if I mistakenly leave it at home (happens about two or three times a year). They keep chancing the names and features:  Explorer, tinker, super…"
Feb 22, 2013
Sam I. replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"   Yes sir, I appear nowhere but on an airplane without my Swiss. I actually have thought of starting a blogspot on just how many uses I get per day out of that handy device. When I'm not working around the barn or in the outdoors, it…"
Feb 6, 2013
Hampton Kennedy replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"I carry a brown Case knife my grandfather gave me just about everywhere i go"
Feb 5, 2013
Vytautas replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"I carry a leatherman multi-tool."
Feb 5, 2013
Corey C. Jordan replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"A locking blade Case... Bought in 1977, carry it every day."
Feb 5, 2013
John Schroeder replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"I carry either a Huntsman or a Super Tinker with me wherever I go."
Feb 5, 2013
Karl Helweg replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"I carry a fake SAK in my traveling bathroom bag but a simpler Opinel daily. You all might like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORFKKldtzwM "
Dec 12, 2012
Shawn R. Coleman replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"I've carried a mini-SAK on my keychain everyday since I was 17 years old (more than 20 years now). It's a Victorinox and has a blade, a file and scissors. It's a very high quality tool that I use daily for small tasks, opening…"
Dec 12, 2012
Oddball replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"I never leave home without one, but I go for the Victorinox brand because the steel is harder. It takes longer to sharpen, but the edge stays longer. Wenger are also good, but the steel (IMHO) is softer, therefore easier to sharpen in a hurry, but…"
Nov 24, 2012
Steve Pierce replied to Matt's discussion Water Bag Owners in the group Man Bags
"I was leaning towards the large bag anyhow, this just sort of reinforces that decision. I really want a bag that can hold several days worth of clothes and think that too big would be better than too small. Thanks again for the great review."
Nov 15, 2012
Brian Splash replied to Matt's discussion Water Bag Owners in the group Man Bags
"l have the large , so never tried to use it as a backpack . l found it very easy to use the shoulder strap , as a tote l used the high rings and when it was rolled up l shifted them down to the lower rings . l do find the large " large " l…"
Nov 13, 2012
Steve Pierce replied to Matt's discussion Water Bag Owners in the group Man Bags
"Brian, Great review. Just curious if you ever used the waterbag in a backpack configuration? I'm trying to decide between the medium and the large bag and saw that the large back can't be configured as a backpack. I was just wondering if…"
Nov 11, 2012
Native Son replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"I forgot. Three highly useful features on my Swiss Army Knife.  The corkscrew, the can opener, and the scissors."
Oct 29, 2012
Charles replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"I like the leatherman better myself. I used to carry the Swiss Army until the leatherman knives got affordable. I also carry a benchmade folding clip knife and a Springfield 1911."
Oct 29, 2012
Michael M. replied to Matt's discussion Swiss Army Knife
"I do carry the mini Swiss Army in my front pocket, but I also conceal a rather horrifying pair of fighting knives on my belt. The Mini Swiss has all I need for utility: nail file, scissors, tweezers, a toothpick, and a small blade for the simplest…"
Oct 29, 2012

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