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by cbrstar
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anybody still use CASH?
Replies: 38
Views: 2710

Re: Anybody still use CASH?

I use cash for many reasons. 1) Maybe 10 years or more when gas pumps started using debit cards. I had my debit card compromised at the gas station. Well the Bank froze my account for two weeks while they investigated! Having 0 money for two weeks really sucked, and I ended up having to borrow money...
by cbrstar
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please educate me on Flashlights
Replies: 37
Views: 4056

Re: Please educate me on Flashlights

shunsui wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:49 am
All the education you'll want.

https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forum.php
Thank you, I will check them out.
by cbrstar
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please educate me on Flashlights
Replies: 37
Views: 4056

Re: Please educate me on Fladhlights

I have a i1R2 on my key chain and one on our kitchen counter. i3E EOS is in my pocket and a couple more at home. Also have S2R Baton II, (2) S1R Baton, S1R Baton II in my car. They're great little lights If you do a search in this section there a few flashlight threads with a lot of good informatio...
by cbrstar
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please educate me on Flashlights
Replies: 37
Views: 4056

Please educate me on Flashlights

My friend showed me his little Olight i1r 2 and I was blown away. I couldn't believe something so small could be so bright, run for so long, and was rechargeable! Not only that it was cheap to buy. I had to have one. Well I ended up buying a Olight S2r Baton 2 instead as Amazon was having a flash sa...
by cbrstar
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 167
Views: 17401

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

Sal, I think you should send Larrin some spy27 for testing asap. The problem with Larrins article is that even though it's a highly educated and logical guess, it's still a guess. But people will still take as fact without any real actual data and testing.
by cbrstar
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?
Replies: 61
Views: 5175

Re: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?

I watched a video by Cedric and Ada where he put a few knife steels in water including ZDP-189, and I was kinda shocked that it actually appeared to do worse then M4. I've got two questions about it that hopefully don't sound too silly. 1) I've read about Galvanic corrosion where you can have a stai...
by cbrstar
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?
Replies: 61
Views: 5175

Re: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?

When you look at the original Hitachi spec sheet it doesn't state stainless. it just mentions that it has good corrosion resistance. https://www.discipleofdesign.com/knives/ZDP189_eng.pdf So is the "Stainless" simply assumed from the high CR content? Looking back at this thread https://www.bladeforu...
by cbrstar
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Philosophy of locks
Replies: 75
Views: 4216

Re: Philosophy of locks

For me locks are #1 for many reasons such as: 1) It takes extremely precise machining, QC, and geometry to make a good lock. So they are a sign of quality and craftsmanship. 2) The different designs and engineering that goes into locks makes knives 1000x more interesting. At least for me they do, bu...
by cbrstar
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your Last Spydie of the year before price hikes in 2020?
Replies: 44
Views: 3547

Re: What is your Last Spydie of the year before price hikes in 2020?

Well the good news is Sal said 99% of the prices are staying the same. I missed Sal saying this. Can you cite the post? A Maxamet PM2 is my last 2019er, and my last for a while, less because of some price-hike, more because I went Spydie-mad in 2019. Sure https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/2020-pr...
by cbrstar
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Liner Lock Failure??
Replies: 43
Views: 3475

Re: Liner Lock Failure??

The only liner locks that have opened on me in the pocket were all flippers! The back pocket + tip up + flipper = Bad idea.
by cbrstar
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your Last Spydie of the year before price hikes in 2020?
Replies: 44
Views: 3547

Re: What is your Last Spydie of the year before price hikes in 2020?

Well the good news is Sal said 99% of the prices are staying the same.

For myself there is a few boxing week sales on that are tempting me. One of them is the Civilian, which is about 2/3 the regular price here. For some reason I kind of always wanted one. The other is the Amalgam.
by cbrstar
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?
Replies: 61
Views: 5175

Re: ZDP-189 - Overrated or Super Steel?

After reading this I'm kinda surprised that ZDP-189 was sold as stainless. My ZDP Dragonfly was one of the first Spyderco's I bought. And when researching them. I saw a lot of threads saying how you had to really take care of it to stop it corroding. In fact when I bought mine it had a thin coating ...
by cbrstar
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What ever happened to Elmax
Replies: 27
Views: 2097

Re: What ever happened to Elmax

I have two Italian made knives in Elmax, and I think it's a fantastic steel! But I also think what kills it is the dramatic price increase. Not only is M390 slightly better, but you can also find it on much more budget friendly knives. Looking at BHQ M390 starts at only $99!! Basically M390 has also...
by cbrstar
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 reveal predictions?
Replies: 63
Views: 5692

Re: 2020 reveal predictions?

I'm not sure a Military LW makes sense apart from just changing the texture of the scales. The Military already has pretty minimal liners and I can't imagine G10 weighs so much more than FRN that changing the scale material will reduce weight enough to matter. Maybe if they completely eliminate the...
by cbrstar
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 reveal predictions?
Replies: 63
Views: 5692

Re: 2020 reveal predictions?

It's time to crack out those crystal balls and give your best prediction of what Spyderco is gonna be up to in 2020! :cool: Here's a few of mine: Spyderco came out with a lot of LW models last year such as the PM3, Sage, and Police. This year it's gonna be followed up with the " Military LW " excep...
by cbrstar
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 reveal predictions?
Replies: 63
Views: 5692

2020 reveal predictions?

It's time to crack out those crystal balls and give your best prediction of what Spyderco is gonna be up to in 2020! :cool: Here's a few of mine: Spyderco came out with a lot of LW models last year such as the PM3, Sage, and Police. This year it's gonna be followed up with the " Military LW " except...
by cbrstar
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Local Businesses Self Destructing
Replies: 60
Views: 3165

Re: Local Businesses Self Destructing

You can call it BS all you want. But I've applied that philosophy throughout my career working with the public. When I worked in insurance I was able to grow my book of business from $60,000/yr to $4 million/yr within only 2 years. And working in Insurance trust me I have dealt with all sorts of an...
by cbrstar
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Local Businesses Self Destructing
Replies: 60
Views: 3165

Re: Local Businesses Self Destructing

Your sense of entitlement is why businesses are failing all across America. Do you enjoy being ignored, looked down on, or being treated with hostility when you buy something? No you don't! The real fact is a happy customer will tell 4-6 people about a positive experience, but an unhappy customer w...
by cbrstar
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Local Businesses Self Destructing
Replies: 60
Views: 3165

Re: Local Businesses Self Destructing

"The customer is always right" Many stores hate this saying and prefer to say that it's not true. But the problem is the meaning of that saying is lost on the modern generation. What it really means is " Treat the customer like they are your Boss" or in other words put them first. If your boss asks...
by cbrstar
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Local Businesses Self Destructing
Replies: 60
Views: 3165

Re: Local Businesses Self Destructing

"The customer is always right" Many stores hate this saying and prefer to say that it's not true. But the problem is the meaning of that saying is lost on the modern generation. What it really means is " Treat the customer like they are your Boss" or in other words put them first. If your boss asks...

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