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by cbrstar
Fri May 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Cara Cara 2 Emerson Opener: NEAT!
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: Byrd Cara Cara 2 Emerson Opener: NEAT!

....I just finally bought the spyderco version! Dang! But I think it will be fun to buy one.
by cbrstar
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disabled Knife Self Defense
Replies: 19
Views: 642

Re: Disabled Knife Self Defense

My Father used to train the British police in SD back in the 60's and 70's he taught me a little bit not that I have ever used it. One thing I noticed with the wheel chair guy is no one is circling to get behind him. He would have to put is left arm down to turn the wheel opening himself up to attac...
by cbrstar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lanskey sharpener
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Lanskey sharpener

I used one for years. 1) Get the diamond stones 2) Make sure everything from the rods to the stones is 100% straight. I my first set of stones had a slight warp and I was getting terrible results. The system only works properly if everything is perfectly straight I find the Lansky is great for if yo...
by cbrstar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Taking apart knives - part 2
Replies: 105
Views: 65630

Re: Taking apart knives - part 2

Hi Bloke, If the pinned knives go right together first time with no redo, they do have some economic advantage and can be sold less expensively. They also require less space. sal https://i.imgur.com/iPt6Olv.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/qEcaxcA.jpg Sal, I have to say I kinda really really dislike pinne...
by cbrstar
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: byrd lockbacks
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: byrd lockbacks

I took my Cara Cara 2 (g10) apart and cleaned and oiled it, and it made a world of difference. I can't help think the oil used in China is cheap or the wrong kind.
by cbrstar
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Road Trip Safety: What are your advices/recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Road Trip Safety: What are your advices/recommendations?

It all depends on how you are traveling. I'm in Canada so it might be different 1) Walmarts will allow you to camp out at any of their parking lots overnight. 2) If you plan on sleeping in your car don't drink. If your keys are in your pocket you can still get charged with a DUI in some places. In f...
by cbrstar
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Cara Cara 2 thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 3929

Re: Re:

The Cara Cara is being made by a new maker. The earlier maker is not longer making knives and the entire production was moved to a new maker. The new pieces are even better than before. We just started to receive some of the models and they are very nice. Very solid with even better quality. sal Hi...
by cbrstar
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pm2 vs Manix 2
Replies: 37
Views: 1192

Re: Pm2 vs Manix 2

Bloke wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Vivi wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:35 am
try clipping a knife IWB
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Or you can just put it in your back pocket. At least that's what I do.
by cbrstar
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pm2 vs Manix 2
Replies: 37
Views: 1192

Re: Pm2 vs Manix 2

If you can find the back lock version of the M2 that was recently discontinued, it is superior to the standard Manix 2 and the PM2 in every way. Sadly I could have bought one the other day but it was half serrated so I hesitated and boom it was gone. I got to handle it though and its an extremely s...
by cbrstar
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pm2 vs Manix 2
Replies: 37
Views: 1192

Pm2 vs Manix 2

https://i.imgur.com/khkjhky.jpg An awesome thing happened the other day! I went to browse my local knife store and I ended up helping a great teenager to buy his first Spyderco...A Manix 2 I could tell when I walked in, the Manager looked stressed as if she had been trying to help him decide for a ...
by cbrstar
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd with high-end steel
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Byrd with high-end steel

Hi Cbr, Is that a Honda Cbr? One of the things for many to grasp is that not all "XYZ" is the same. This became very apparent when we introduced serrations to the industry. Most companies followed with their own "style of serrations. We spent a long time developing serrations for performance and so...
by cbrstar
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 50 cents difference Raven 2 or Tenacious
Replies: 17
Views: 700

Re: 50 cents difference Raven 2 or Tenacious

The Raven is actually much better made then the Tenacious. Spyderco uses a separate factory to make the Raven, Alcyone, and Polestar and you will find the fit and finish to be better. Also the Raven is better steel with CTS-BD1 I wish more people could try out the Raven it's an awesome knife for the...
by cbrstar
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd with high-end steel
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Byrd with high-end steel

Hi Cbrstar, Thanx for your references. We've watched them on the past. We have tested their D2 and we've elected not to use it, at least not for Spyderco. I'll present your case for byrd. Hi Sal, I understand what you are saying as Spyderco's commitment to quality and excellence is amazing. The guy...
by cbrstar
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd with high-end steel
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Byrd with high-end steel

What about D2? Plenty of Chinese companies are using that steel. Hope this helps about Chinese D2 https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=77258&p=1253878&hilit=Chinese+d2#p1253878 Fair enough a company that fakes a knife is likely going to fake steel as well. But there has been some more re...
by cbrstar
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Cara Cara 2 thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 3929

Re:

The Cara Cara is being made by a new maker. The earlier maker is not longer making knives and the entire production was moved to a new maker. The new pieces are even better than before. We just started to receive some of the models and they are very nice. Very solid with even better quality. sal Hi...
by cbrstar
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd with high-end steel
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Byrd with high-end steel

What about D2? Plenty of Chinese companies are using that steel.
by cbrstar
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: African made knives: What are some known makers?
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: African made knives: What are some known makers?

People may not know this but Chris Reeve is from South Africa.

But if you want a inexpensive slip joint Okapi comes to mind
by cbrstar
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: About that big thing that happened...
Replies: 79
Views: 3677

Re: About that big thing that happened...

On a personal level I've been feeling a little salty. I held out for years buying a BM, instead I've been buying tons of Spyderco's. I finally bought a BM only last week and this happens! Now I don't feel good about the purchase at all. I was actually going to buy a new 698 at the end of the month o...
by cbrstar
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd with Marlin Spike and Shackle Key?
Replies: 13
Views: 1575

Re: Byrd with Marlin Spike and Shackle Key?

I was also wondering would you actually need a super stainless steel like H1 for the Spike? The spike should be thick enough with regular steel not to ever completely rust out. And if you actually used it every day wouldn't the abrasion from the rope polish any corrosion off? I think Sal meant the ...
by cbrstar
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: About that big thing that happened...
Replies: 79
Views: 3677

Re: About that big thing that happened...

The issue isn't for a lot of people BM cutting up some junk guns, but the fact they have been financially supporting some highly anti 2A politicians. People seem to have forgot how BM ripped off Spyderco, and just recently tried to screw Doug Ritter. Maybe all this is just karma. Firstly I thought ...

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