Monthly Archives: July 2006
Was in Hong Kong again recently, here’s one of the familiar sites if you’re a businessman.
Like many large cities, the best way to get around is via the public train system. As temperatures were over 30 degrees C for most of this trip, walking a half mile in a train station in Tsim Sha Tsui is preferrable to walking outside.
What started as a typical famliy vacation turned into a mini-pilgrimage of sorts, more on that later.
We had a fine time in the Great Smoky Mountains. The last time I visited I was a child, but the sights were still amazing (albeit on a smaller cognitive scale now.)
But aside from the natural wonders of the Smokys and the commercial wonders of Gatlinburg/PigeonForge, I forgot that there was another wonder nearby.
The store was definitely huge, but lots of the merchandise inside caters to families: lots of clothes, kitchen items, candy, souvenirs, etc. They did not have many really high-end things (i.e. Sebenzas or customs) but had tons of production blades.
I have wanted the drop point from the Blade-Father for a long time, and SMKW had several, so it was finally time. It is a great utility piece. AND as I am flying to Hong Kong / China next week, I felt it might be time to swap out my favorite travel knife with an upgrade. Time for a new Dragonfly!
Better steel! (oops, still AUS-8!!) New Logo! OOB sharp!
I think I will send my old DF back to the mother ship for sharpening. Perhaps they will keep it, that knife has been around the world many times, it’s getting a bit aged.
That’s all for now, more detailed reviews to follow!