What kit should you buy for use after training

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I've got the Esee model 4 in dark tan on my belt kit at the moment, decent fixed blade. I thinking about the seal pup but went for the esee as its a bit smaller!
The ESEE any good?
I’ve got a few, I like the TOPS knives. The TOPS tahoma field knife is a beast.

I like the SOG seal pup aswell though. I have a bushcraft Mora, she’s a workhorse.
 

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I take it knives aren't heavily regulated then? (i.e. has to be a specific brand or design) A bit like the Americans that can bring their own handguns as a sidearm?
 

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I take it knives aren't heavily regulated then? (i.e. has to be a specific brand or design) A bit like the Americans that can bring their own handguns as a sidearm?
Leatherman/gerber multi tool, secateurs. They’re the old blades you’ll need in training. However, take what you want, training teams normally have their own nuances; some might want you to have certain tools, others won’t.
 

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Leatherman/gerber multi tool, secateurs. They’re the old blades you’ll need in training. However, take what you want, training teams normally have their own nuances; some might want you to have certain tools, others won’t.
That's handy then, I've been looking at upgrading my old pocket Leatherman for a proper full sized one so you've just given me the excuse!
 

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I’ve got a camillus folding blade, and then the seal pup on my belt/chest rig. I’ve got a couple of Spartan blades too (don’t use them for work) but they are pretty cool bits of kit, and they will give you discount if you tell them you’re a bootneck.
 

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Lanksy EDC sharpener on Amazon for 14 quid. Bombers. Some knife nuts get their knickers in a twist over pull through sharpeners but they get your blades razor and it’s much quicker and easier to do and to carry especially in the field
 

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What is everyone's go to sharpening device?
Gatco and Lansky make sharpening systems which will put a precise and consistent bevel on a blade. I put a 29° bevel on my field knives and 19° on kitchen knives. I've used Gatco for about twenty-five years. The diamond stones are better for the coarser grits as they don't clog or wear so quickly. They work very well on blades shorter than 15 cm.

I don't need to sharpen knives in the field but a 15 cm x 4 cm piece of wood is as good as anything else. 1000 grit wet and dry paper on one side; a length of leather belt on the other. A cutting compound (such as Tormek) on the leather is gentle but effectively touches up a blade without removing too much metal.
 

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Any runners or serving troops have experience with the Tactical Research tr102 Men's Boots? Or anything similar?
 

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Any runners or serving troops have experience with the Tactical Research tr102 Men's Boots? Or anything similar?
That actually piqued my interest. I love Altra for running and Vivos for the gym. I know Altberg makes nice wide boots but you are probably more interested in the close to 0 drop that they offer.
 

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That actually piqued my interest. I love Altra for running and Vivos for the gym. I know Altberg makes nice wide boots but you are probably more interested in the close to 0 drop that they offer.
Zero drop is ideal. You want a shoe that allows your foot to be itself as much as possible and within reason. Width is important too as well as a lack of arch support and flexibility (again within reason). But yeah, the ones I mentioned look to be a step above the Altbergs in the minimalist department whilst retaining the vigour of a combat boot. Very interested myself but they are fairly expensive.
 
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