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by nuubee
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: I don't get it: automatics "restricted"?
Replies: 42
Views: 41498

A couple of years ago I was in a local Sportsman's Warehouse, walked by the knife counter, and was surprised to see a Benchmade Infidel OTF under glass. I asked about it, and the clerk said that they were legal to own and carry in Oregon - as long as they were "not concealed" - and if someone could ...
by nuubee
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Trainers: Can they damage you?
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

A skilled user could probably do a great deal of damage "just" using an unopened trainer as a kubaton alone. Anything hard can inflict serious injury. I wouldn't want to get hit with an unscalloped bezel on a Surefire flashlight.
by nuubee
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Salsa?
Replies: 62
Views: 8174

I wonder if it would be possible to have a removable hood that would not leave sharp corners on the back of the blade when removed. It would add more production cost than just leaving it off, but I think the hood on my Ti Salsa is cool.
by nuubee
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does Superblue 'patina' help prevent more serious 'pitting' later?
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

As for protection, it is a very weak coating when thin, over time, when formed naturally it will make a very thick black scale that is very resistant to being penetrated by the orange rust - but again this is very different than jamming a blade into heated acids. Ah. To a non-metallurgist like me, ...
by nuubee
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does Superblue 'patina' help prevent more serious 'pitting' later?
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

Does Superblue 'patina' help prevent more serious 'pitting' later?

I don't have any SB yet, but I will probably get an SB Stretch. Does working on getting a patina all over the blade protect it from more serious 'rust pitting' later, or is it mainly for the visual look? Thanks!
by nuubee
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: how many spydercos have you lost?
Replies: 39
Views: 4365

I lost an 'original' Dragonfly several years ago. Haven't decided which version I want to replace it with, yet. My Delica and Caly Jr. are enjoying swapping quality pocket time with each other.
by nuubee
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Food-safe oils to preserve your working blades?
Replies: 31
Views: 28928

'Food-grade' mineral oil in the drugstore is labeled 'Mineral Oil, U.S.P.' (The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention).
by nuubee
Fri May 03, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Red Endura Trainer blade swap
Replies: 15
Views: 2226

Do be aware that you will be voiding the warranty, although Spyderco will still be willing to sharpen the blade if you send it in to them. A few years ago someone was selling red-handled trainers for really cheap, so I got one, did the swap (both blade and lockbar), and now I have a fully-serrated E...
by nuubee
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SS Handles on the way out?
Replies: 57
Views: 5333

SS is normally my least favorite grip material - but - I like having a variety of Spydies with different physical traits (including grip materials), and I really like my SS Lava as one of my three small, formal-dress, suit-jacket-pocket options (along with a Kopa and a small Dyad). The SS Lava is th...
by nuubee
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can the DRAGONFLY2 be carried in coin/watch pocket without clip?
Replies: 10
Views: 1857

I used to carry a Dragonfly (not 2) in my watch pocket without using the clip. It is the only Spydie I have ever lost. I would recommend using the clip (even though it would be more discreet without), unless you are very attentive.
by nuubee
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your Spyderco beater knife?
Replies: 62
Views: 9034

Waved VG-10 sabre-grind Delica. I wish there were more sabre-grinds, but I understand the increased efficiency of the FFG.
by nuubee
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica Fans! What do you prefer?
Replies: 21
Views: 2586

There is a place for both, but my favorite EDC is the sabre-grind waved Delica. I would love to see all of the 'new' colors in the sabre-ground Delicas and Enduras, including the USN 'toxic green' in a non-black Delica and Endura blade.
by nuubee
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Glesser, thank you for the remarkable Manbug!
Replies: 10
Views: 1281

Scooby, I don't know if you are interested at all, but there have been limited runs of 'Border Patrol' Spydercos made in the past, that had Border Patrol insignia etched onto both the blade and the handle. I believe there was both a Delica and Endura version made. I don't know much about them, but I...
by nuubee
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: crappy end to the year-goodbye roscoe
Replies: 29
Views: 2676

Rosconey, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My canine companion is getting up there in years, and had a 'stroke' (idiopathic vestibular event) around Thanksgiving, and thinking she was leaving, I was completely bereft. She's recovering, but it greatly saddens me even thinking about the day tha...
by nuubee
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Always going back to the Delica
Replies: 34
Views: 3818

My waved Delica is the one that is usually in my pocket, even though I have several to rotate with. I wish that they would start using the brighter colors on sabre-grind Delicas and Enduras. I would love a purple or light blue non-FFG Endura.
by nuubee
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Delica Wave
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

My British racing green waved Delica is my favorite EDC 'beater' (but not abused) knife. It's the one that gets the most pocket time with me. I don't know if the thickness of the saber grind blade actually makes it stronger than some of the other similarly-sized flat-grind spydies, but it just seems...
by nuubee
Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A new way to kill flies......with a GUN
Replies: 14
Views: 2425

When I was a kid, I had a childhood friend who would kill mosquitoes with a S&W model 1917 revolver. He would load the .45 acp shells with just a primer (no powder, no projectile), lay back in bed in the summer, track the offending pests flying around, and bring them down with just the gas from the ...
by nuubee
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: R.I.P Dozer, my best friend and companion
Replies: 34
Views: 4562

I am very sorry for your loss. I have a lab-setter mix who is getting older and starting to slow down, and I am trying not to think about that day. I know I will be devastated.
by nuubee
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Going to Brazil, knife recomendations
Replies: 20
Views: 11026

This won't be of much help, but when I was there in May, I decided not to take a chance, and didn't try to take any knives. My partner, who is Brazilian, has previously said that "only thieves and criminals carry knives in Brazil, and none of my friends carry knives", so I decided not to buck appare...
by nuubee
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opinion: Which do you think is less threatening to NKP's and why: Calys or Sages?
Replies: 30
Views: 3153

I once whipped out a Spydie - I'm pretty sure it was a Dragonfly, but it could have been a Delica - to help someone open a gift, at a Sunday brunch, in a nice restaurant, and my brother-in-law's parents noticeably stiffened in their seats. I think it was the 'click'. I don't spend a lot of time with...

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