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by soc_monki
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a hypothetical?
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: How about a hypothetical?

Sal, because he would pick the Shaman!
by soc_monki
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1000 year old Cr steel found
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: 1000 year old Cr steel found

Really interesting stuff. Too bad about the blades turning out brittle, making them unpopular. If they'd had purer steel, I bet stainless steel wouldn't have been lost for the next thousand years. I'm picturing ancient knife nuts; "Well, I got this new Persian steel knife, but the edge keeps chippi...
by soc_monki
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1000 year old Cr steel found
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: 1000 year old Cr steel found

The bad thing is it also had phosphorus, which made it brittle. Cool stuff though! Its also funny to think that Damascus steel had vanadium in it (one of the reasons for the patterns). I wonder if they had discussions about sharpening equipment and if diamond stones were required for Damascus? :p
by soc_monki
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What’s up with the military?
Replies: 114
Views: 2603

Re: What’s up with the military?

bdblue wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:11 pm
Abyss_Fish wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:24 pm
Why is it tip down only?
As long as it is, if it was tip up it would take 5 minutes and 3 hands to pull it out and open it.
But the Resilience is nearly the same size, can be carried tip up, and doesn't require 3 hands. Also see the Native Chief.
by soc_monki
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman doing work!
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Shaman doing work!

Couple of pictures of the slide and the opening I made. It's not perfect, but I'm an electrician, not a carpenter! :D

It works and the kiddo enjoys it, that's all that matters!

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by soc_monki
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman doing work!
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Shaman doing work!

I don't have any pictures of the slide, which is odd! That's OK, I'll see about getting a few this afternoon after work! A friend did visit after the work was done, however!

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by soc_monki
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 3/4 of 2020 are almost passed...
Replies: 63
Views: 1186

Re: 3/4 of 2020 are almost passed...

I've bought a Native Chief, Blade HQ Manix 2 xl, Gayle Bradley 2, Shaman, and a Blade HQ Shaman. Also bought medium and fine bench stones!
by soc_monki
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman doing work!
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Shaman doing work!

Had to open up part of my deck because I put a slide on it for my kid. Yep... Slide off the deck! Took out part of the railing and stuck some 2x4s in there for support, and used my shaman to trim up the wood, even lightly batonning to clean up my cuts (I have no chisels). Sal, have I ever told you I...
by soc_monki
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 116
Views: 11712

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

:D How many threads titled “Are CRK knives worth it?” does BF need? Jim Well, you've got to have a place for the people who have never even handled one to say that they aren't. I myself have never handled one, and have no idea if they would be worth it to me. Personally, they are too rich for my bl...
by soc_monki
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: This is disappointing...
Replies: 39
Views: 1164

Re: This is disappointing...

I don't buy fakes, clones, or any sort of imitation; it's one thing I will not compromise on. Seeing people buy fakes really bothers me, especially when the excuses come. "I wanted to try a PM2, but didn't feel like spending X amount of money." "It's a good way to see if I like the model, without s...
by soc_monki
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: This is disappointing...
Replies: 39
Views: 1164

Re: This is disappointing...

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:03 am
I just came back from the shop, but forgot my phone in my office so I couldn't get a pic. I took the blue one apart and the terrible action is easily understood now. It has ONE white (teflon I imagine) washer! Not two, but one!
Probably not even Teflon, just some kind of cheap plastic.
by soc_monki
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: This is disappointing...
Replies: 39
Views: 1164

Re: This is disappointing...

Not only is it disappointing that the Chinese counterfeiters make them, but it's disappointing that customers all over the world knowingly buy them. sal I agree. Buying Chinese knives is one thing (I have Civivis, an Artisan, have a Sharp By Design Evo Typhoon made by Reate on order, along with my ...
by soc_monki
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your New Knife Ritual
Replies: 34
Views: 596

Re: Your New Knife Ritual

Check the action, check the edge. If the pivot is tight I adjust and see if that makes me happy with good action and no blade play. If so, I loctite the screw. If not I'll disassemble, clean, oil, and reassemble. Ive only had to do this on my Blade HQ dlc shaman. It was stiff for a while but has nic...
by soc_monki
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What’s up with the military?
Replies: 114
Views: 2603

Re: What’s up with the military?

I don't mind liner locks, I mean, I just bought a Gayle Bradley 2! I just want tip up carry. All my blades that are 4" or more (Resilience) have tip up. Works just fine for me. Keep everything else the same, just add tip up, and I'd probably buy one because I did like the one I handled. Add a compre...
by soc_monki
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: RIP Diana Rigg
Replies: 18
Views: 655

Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:00 pm
She played Olenna Tyrell perfectly
Ain't that the truth! Such an amazing character, knew exactly how to play the game.

Rip!
by soc_monki
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Six-Thousand Nine-Hundred Forty Days
Replies: 24
Views: 631

Re: Six-Thousand Nine-Hundred Forty Days

I was at school (Mississippi State) when it happened.

It's a day I will never forget.
by soc_monki
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?
Replies: 114
Views: 2555

Re: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?

As far as price goes, the Tenacious models are great knives. If I won a free knife in a raffle or whatever and had a choice between this S35VN Tenacious LW and a hypothetical S35VN Manix LW or Para 3 LW or Native LW, I'd choose the Tenacious LW. Its just a tool, and I like the design better, so why...
by soc_monki
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?
Replies: 114
Views: 2555

Re: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?

Is the Chinese-made Tenacious subject to tariffs because the $98.00 price seems high? The US-made Para3 with S30V/FRN is also $98.00, the US-made Native5 with S30V(S35VN)/FRN is $105.00 and the Taiwan-made Chaparral with XHP/FRN is $95.90. Para 3 lw is bd1n not S30v. And to me the price is not too ...

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