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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainGirl View Post
    Ah..right! Great use for those points!

    On a side note - I found my brand of smokes online for about a third of the price, thought Alright!!... went through the signup to order, got to the payment page and only bitcoin was accepted. Was like WTF?? Thought of you, and backed out slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainGirl View Post
    Ah..right! Great use for those points!

    On a side note - I found my brand of smokes online for about a third of the price, thought Alright!!... went through the signup to order, got to the payment page and only bitcoin was accepted. Was like WTF?? Thought of you, and backed out slowly.

    (Hope your cyber money is doing okay!)
    Smoking (one of my many favorite bad habits) has become insanely expensive due to taxes here... my American Spirits are approaching $12 a pack, or $108 a carton. Yegods!!! They were .27 cents when I first started as an incorrigible young boy. I try and make a pack last two days, but still... when your tobacco costs exceed your bourbon costs, something is wrong in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StratMaster View Post
    Smoking (one of my many favorite bad habits) has become insanely expensive due to taxes here... my American Spirits are approaching $12 a pack, or $108 a carton. Yegods!!! They were .27 cents when I first started as an incorrigible young boy. I try and make a pack last two days, but still... when your tobacco costs exceed your bourbon costs, something is wrong in the world.
    Yeah, no kidding. American Spirits are $11.08/pack here, and because they burn so slow - I smoke them half at a time (sand ashtrays work best), so that's like $$5.54 a pack... same as the cheapies! Plus, with it being only tobacco (no additives) to me it's worth it. I think a pack lasts me three days? I don't really pay attention to it. Then again, we don't pay attention to our bourbon costs either. LOLOL

    p.s... Lemme know if you want that link to buying them online with bitcoin. They were $29/carton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StratMaster View Post
    Smoking (one of my many favorite bad habits) has become insanely expensive due to taxes here... my American Spirits are approaching $12 a pack, or $108 a carton. Yegods!!! They were .27 cents when I first started as an incorrigible young boy. I try and make a pack last two days, but still... when your tobacco costs exceed your bourbon costs, something is wrong in the world.
    Rolling my own for the last 15 years still cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainGirl View Post
    Yeah, no kidding. American Spirits are $11.08/pack here, and because they burn so slow - I smoke them half at a time (sand ashtrays work best), so that's like $$5.54 a pack... same as the cheapies! Plus, with it being only tobacco (no additives) to me it's worth it. I think a pack lasts me three days? I don't really pay attention to it. Then again, we don't pay attention to our bourbon costs either. LOLOL

    p.s... Lemme know if you want that link to buying them online with bitcoin. They were $29/carton.
    Yep, I keep my smoking down with a sand ashtray too... half now, half later. And I never put them in my pocket, so when I leave the house and drive somewhere I don't smoke. Just when at home.
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    My new MicroTech came today.

    For a size comparison, the blade is a little shorter than my Benchmade Osborn but the overall length is about 1/2 inch longer. It is also a little heavier than the Benchmade.

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    I like the shape of the blade a lot. It is a thin blade and ground to much more shallow angle than my Benchmade, Case or Bucks. The only way I can think to describe it is to say the angle is more like a classic Jack Knife (think something like a Victorinox or an old Boy Scout Knife). It slices EXTREMELY well.

    Slicing was my biggest complaint with the Benchmade. It took an insane amount of work to get the angle of the cutting edge shallow enough to slice well and even then, the blade steel is thick enough that it will never be a good precision cutter. That said, the Benchmade will still be my goto knife when I just out banging around in the desert. It is exceptionally good for a small pocket knife at hacking through brush.

    I think the MicroTech will work really well for castrating bulls and probably cleaning chickens or anywhere I need to be able to cut very precisely.

    The only negative so far is the action is really stiff. That seems to be a common complaint when they are new and the reviews say it will loosen up with time.

    All in all, it is an extremely well made knife and feels really solid. The blade has hardly any "lateral wiggle" even though it is an OTF. I am pretty dang happy with it!
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