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by ThomC
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 64
Views: 5165

Re: Ladies On The Edge

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/100-skills-every-man-should-know/ I'm sorry but young men have changed, and not for the better. And FYI, it isn't about emulating "toxic" behaviors from the past. Boys and young men today by-and-large have very little ability to do "men things". (see the link...
by ThomC
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 24044
Views: 1859852

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

5-by-5 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:41 pm
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Nice shot. I don't know how long you left it there, but it's funny and interesting to see what I suppose to be M4 display such quick patina/corrosion.
by ThomC
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 64
Views: 5165

Re: Ladies On The Edge

Okay, MAJOR disagreement with some opinions here. But first, on-topic : I don't think it's surprising that more women are interested in knives. Outside of a few brands, I feel like the marketing and distribution of knives, be they pocket- or fixed, makes it easier for female customers to be interest...
by ThomC
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Reading ?
Replies: 517
Views: 112001

Re: What Are You Reading ?

I just finished Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell. The novella is the basis of the movies The Thing From Another World (directed by Howard Hawks, 1951), and John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982), which is my favorite sci-fi/horror movie of all time. Interestingly enough, John Carpenter’s version is c...
by ThomC
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 24044
Views: 1859852

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

And REX 45... well, I am not a steel expert at all and my comparisons to other steels are by no means "scientific"; but I am more than impressed. I really cut masses of cardboard, whittled wood, cut cordage and packages and food... and still the Manix shaves hair and cuts thin paper easily. Further...
by ThomC
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk G-Shock watches
Replies: 25
Views: 1367

Re: Let's talk G-Shock watches

Larry_Mott wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:03 am
My one and only G-shock watch.

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That's rad ! I think my dad would love the watch and the knife both !
by ThomC
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk G-Shock watches
Replies: 25
Views: 1367

Re: Let's talk G-Shock watches

i have a few second hand g shocks. there are a lot of fakes though. be cautious. Most of the stuff I buy second-hand I pay with paypal or the site's secure model. I've never been bitten but as we say in French, caution is mother to safety. I pulled the trigger on a 2110 and a 5600. I just hope I'm ...
by ThomC
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk G-Shock watches
Replies: 25
Views: 1367

Re: Let's talk G-Shock watches

i have a few second hand g shocks. there are a lot of fakes though. be cautious. Most of the stuff I buy second-hand I pay with paypal or the site's secure model. I've never been bitten but as we say in French, caution is mother to safety. I pulled the trigger on a 2110 and a 5600. I just hope I'm ...
by ThomC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk G-Shock watches
Replies: 25
Views: 1367

Re: Let's talk G-Shock watches

Well, I think I might spring for a 2110 and/or a 5600 depending on the prices I get. I like their designs, though in the far future I'll definitely get a Mudman because it just looks cool. Might try one on beforehand to make sure my wrist doesn't look tiny with such a big watch on it. Did any of you...
by ThomC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 3/4 of 2020 are almost passed...
Replies: 63
Views: 1306

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

aicolainen wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:08 am
Wartstein wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:54 am
Just a bit pricey especially here in Europe,
This is a thing.
I just paid the NOK equivalent of 107 USD for my manbug salt.
The S90V Native 5 I'm considering, currently sells for the NOK equivalent of 398 USD.

...sighh
Dang, and I thought french retail prices were steep.
by ThomC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What’s up with the military?
Replies: 114
Views: 2932

Re: What’s up with the military?

Having carried the Millie for a few months and used it for a lot of stuff like food prep, box breakdown, carving etc I must say it is the best knife I've handled so far. Having large-ish hands the handle fits just right, never caused pain or discomfort. The blade length is perfect for my uses, and t...
by ThomC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 3/4 of 2020 are almost passed...
Replies: 63
Views: 1306

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

I bought a second hand C36 a few months ago, and the Rex 45 Shaman instead of waiting for the Rex 45 Chief, which I'll pass on for now since I want different steels. I'm saving up knife funds for the P4LW in K390, and that'll probably be it for a while.
by ThomC
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Production knife classics? (Modern)
Replies: 35
Views: 3282

Re: Production knife classics? (Modern)

While I only have limited experience with modern knives, I'd say Spyderco's Police, Endura and Military deserve the classic title. For fixed blades, I'd say ESEE has some good non-prybar models, such as their HM line and Camp lore series. TOPS seems to have the BOB models, among others. Not experien...
by ThomC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk G-Shock watches
Replies: 25
Views: 1367

Re: Let's talk G-Shock watches

I own a couple g-shocks and I really like them but I do have one complaint. The digital portion of my analog g-shocks are very difficult to read because they are small and not very bright. I have been wearing my Garmin Instict a lot more lately and I like the easy to read face but it does require r...
by ThomC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk G-Shock watches
Replies: 25
Views: 1367

Re: Let's talk G-Shock watches

MacLaren wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:17 pm
Thats all I've worn for years.
My last 2 have been solar powered and they've both been flawless.
This one I have now is a Mud Master, and it's just awesome. Cant go wrong imo....
Jeez that's a nice watch. About 5 times what I can afford but it's a nice milestone to have :D
by ThomC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let's talk G-Shock watches
Replies: 25
Views: 1367

Let's talk G-Shock watches

Howdy folks, I've been bitten by the Casio bug and looking for a digital or analog-digital G-Shock. I've seen a few of you forumites tout some real nice models, and I was wondering what your thoughts on them were. I'm not looking for something over the top, just a resistant watch for outdoors stuff....
by ThomC
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 24044
Views: 1859852

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Been in my pocket for the past month since it came in.
Letting a patina develop, haven't had to resharpen or touch up.
Not very surprising considering the steel's reputation, and I am very satisfied by the overall feeling of the knife.
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by ThomC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you want in a new Salt knife?
Replies: 77
Views: 1366

Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Like many others, I'd like to see a Salt with a longer blade, so a Millie or a Police would be great. PE preferred because I don't have the means to sharpen SE, but I'll admit that a CE Salt Millie would be a great addition to the Spyder line-up. Backlock or linerlock are ideal for me, because this'...
by ThomC
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Martial Arts Experiences Discussion Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 18307

Re: Martial Arts Experiences Discussion Thread

Practiced judo and jiu-jitsu for 10 years, from 8 to 18 years old. Quit because the club I was in favored randori (competitive combat training) over the sport itself. These sports have taught me a lot over the years, and I still carry much of that experience in my daily life. Since getting back in s...
by ThomC
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who is into fixed blades?
Replies: 119
Views: 24977

Re: Who is into fixed blades?

Welp, I'd left my Turok on sale on a website and it sold over the week-end ! Thus I am back in the market for an around or over 6" blade I can use outside, basically a bushcraft blade. Current contenders are ESEE 6HM and Tops Desert Nomad. I'd prefer something without a swedge because I baton a lot...

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