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by Dutchman
Sat May 25, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Conversation with ebay faker
Replies: 10
Views: 2249

Re: Conversation with ebay faker

WC Fields wisdom - "Never smarten up a chump".
by Dutchman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Blade Length for Self Defense; And What Do You Carry For This Purpose
Replies: 77
Views: 2285

Re: Best Blade Length for Self Defense; And What Do You Carry For This Purpose

A few years back I found myself on a long road trip pulling off the freeway into a rest area that was pretty lonely, but REALLY necessary. As I was leaving my car heading to the bathroom, I noticed someone leaving a car that was parked there when I arrived – and he was heading in the same direction ...
by Dutchman
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.
Replies: 101
Views: 6348

Re: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.

If you cannot figure a way to maneuver that clip away from that scale, perhaps you shouldn't own such a complex knife as this?
You could really hurt yourself . . .
by Dutchman
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M4 Shaman Exclusive
Replies: 255
Views: 10052

Re: M4 Shaman Exclusive

I got mine today - thanks for the fast service.
This was purchased to use the way it was designed - Sal would be proud!
by Dutchman
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Poverty: Can this spectre be ended by man?
Replies: 33
Views: 678

Re: Poverty: Can this spectre be ended by man?

The man is the richest, who's pleasures are the cheapest.
by Dutchman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco knives have ball-bearing pivots?
Replies: 5
Views: 387

What Spyderco knives have ball-bearing pivots?

I'm thinking the next knife will have the b/bearing pivot. I've tried to find a filter for such details but no luck so far.
Thanks for the help ---
by Dutchman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Used my new Shaman for the first time.
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Used my new Shaman for the first time.

Keyless ignition - the fob cost more than the knife.
by Dutchman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Used my new Shaman for the first time.
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Used my new Shaman for the first time.

To explain why the Shaman was "the tool at hand" - this was official blizzard conditions, white-out/sideways snow. The vehicle was my wife's car ("Would you pleeease get me some gas?"). She's real fussy about not having "clutter" in her car. I have a tool bag tucked away near the spare tire. I could...
by Dutchman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Used my new Shaman for the first time.
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Used my new Shaman for the first time.

The blade that rides with me gets used, silly to carry it and be afraid to use it.
A scratch/chip shows me it was there when needed.
by Dutchman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Received my knife today – then took it apart to “fix” it.
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Received my knife today – then took it apart to “fix” it.

The tab edge "sharpness" seems to be hit and miss, they rounded that edge off on the Sliverax and I really don't care for it and find that it makes pressing the tab in significantly more difficult. I even go so far as to put grip tape on mine to give it more traction. I also adjusted the tension of...
by Dutchman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Used my new Shaman for the first time.
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Used my new Shaman for the first time.

Zatx wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:05 pm
I'd rather freeze to death in the blizzard than use my blade to pry anything!
The second to the last sentence . . .
by Dutchman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Used my new Shaman for the first time.
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Used my new Shaman for the first time.

Blizzard conditions today – freezing rain yesterday - car is low on fuel. Get to the station, 9 degrees f./ 40 mph winds - pull up to the pump, pull that lever below the seat and the gas door doesn’t open. I can’t pull that lever and pry on the gas door at the same time so out comes the Shaman to we...
by Dutchman
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Received my knife today – then took it apart to “fix” it.
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Received my knife today – then took it apart to “fix” it.

Received my Shaman today, the design and scale of this knife appears to have been created for me personally. I did find a few details to address - sharp edges all over and the rough release of the compression lock – which made the sharp edge of the c/l tab painful to push. I started with the complet...
by Dutchman
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Scrap blade steel
Replies: 25
Views: 1167

Re: Scrap blade steel

The Meat man wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:18 pm
The Deacon wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:40 am
Won this in a Spyderco contest a few years back...

Image

Really?!

What steel is that?
My guess would be that is before heat treat.
by Dutchman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?
Replies: 46
Views: 2389

Re: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?

Drahkis wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Dutchman wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:37 pm
I took this picture of a knife that is around 4,500 years old - bet it did the job just as good as anything today.Image Extra points to anyone who can identify the museum ----
I'm gonna go with the Louvre
BINGO!
by Dutchman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?
Replies: 46
Views: 2389

Re: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?

I took this picture of a knife that is around 4,500 years old - bet it did the job just as good as anything today.Image Extra points to anyone who can identify the museum ----
by Dutchman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?
Replies: 46
Views: 2389

Re: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?

"I feel the opposite-compared to other YouTube knife nerds Nick is quite down to earth without pushing this fantastical idea of tactical crap and useless acronyms."
This forum need a "Like" button.
by Dutchman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?
Replies: 46
Views: 2389

Re: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?

My Autonomy2 had a few issues that are being addressed - customer service has been as good as anyone could ask. These are sophisticated little machines and there are going to be issues beyond what will show up in R&D. The "service" details are what is setting Spyderco above the competition. That is ...
by Dutchman
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: Autonomy Button Wear
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Autonomy Button Wear

Will do, thank you Kristi.
by Dutchman
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?
Replies: 46
Views: 2389

Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?

If someone has a knife with a flaw - real or perceived - are these topics kept off this forum?
My searching through forum history seems to only find enthusiastic supporters with much praise for the brand.
I'd like to join that party but feel these topics are heavily filtered.
Or - maybe I'm wrong?

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