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by jzmtl
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Don't create a burr
Replies: 26
Views: 5725

Creating a burr seems to be more suited for hand sharpening on a benchstone, because it's the only way you know you've hit the edge given you can't hold the blade at a perfect angle, and you don't know what the previous angle is. With croc stick type sharpener the angle is a lot more accurate/repeat...
by jzmtl
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: SOG Bladelight folder
Replies: 2
Views: 545

I don't think any GITD handle is that bright. In fact if it is, you probably don't want it anywhere near your hand/pants pocket.
by jzmtl
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Street Bowie Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Meanwhile if you have a small strong magnet you can tell at least the length of the tang.
by jzmtl
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Vegans and Vegetarianism and the Animal Rights Issue
Replies: 71
Views: 6809

I have a vegan coworker who recently made the change to eating some dairy products because he broke his collar bone and it took about 6 months to heal. His doctor said it was because he was basically malnourished because of his diet. I think at some point there's a line that's crossed for the sake ...
by jzmtl
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wrong or Not: People selling pictures of 9/11 and other tragedies?
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

It's no different from the many other historical events you can buy photos of in the grand scheme of things.

But do you have any actual examples of this by "mostly foreign nationals", or is this one of those "I heard from my friend's brother's uncle's dog" kind of thing?
by jzmtl
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why I think we need more brick & mortar knife stores
Replies: 33
Views: 3428

I don't think the economy for more local stores will work. There are only certain amount of demands, and more stores simply reduce the share of each store, who have to raise price to cover the cost now that their volume is down. Before long you have knife shops like eyeglass shops, one per block and...
by jzmtl
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why are so many Pakistani etc knives so low quality?
Replies: 36
Views: 8121

Someone told me that the Chinese and Pakistanis and others in theory could make a knife that is equal to the level of quality of a knife made in Japan or Germany or Sweden or the USA, but, the market demands that the stuff made in China and Pakistan is cheap, so they would not do it, unless you wan...
by jzmtl
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Posting a "quoted" post is now different.
Replies: 13
Views: 925

That can happen on any forum when the user manually editing the quoted text and accidentally break a tag, not really the forum software's fault.
by jzmtl
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any sources for a higonokami?
Replies: 14
Views: 3455

Thanks for that link...interesting stuff. now I just need to find a good reputable place to get one of each brand. See which I prefer. I got the "original" from ebay (direct Japanese seller), quality is, well if it was from China you'd have dogpile of people saying what piece of crap it is, but sin...
by jzmtl
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A new way to kill flies......with a GUN
Replies: 14
Views: 2319

Okay, the prices sound workable but at that range I am deadly effective against all manner of bug with a pump BB gun. Shooting just air. I know people who use high powered PCP air rifles to shoot bugs, they will actually flatten bugs on the spot, although a bit messy if that bug is particularly goo...
by jzmtl
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Two NEW knife lock designs!
Replies: 37
Views: 4962

Here is the thing, if you want no play the pin would have to be exact same size as hole on blade, however since the lock arm moves in a radius fashion, an exact sized pin isn't going to fit into the hole (even if it doesn't an exact sized pin is still going to be difficult fit). SOG revolver use a s...
by jzmtl
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A new way to kill flies......with a GUN
Replies: 14
Views: 2319

Ha, want one, but could definitely do without the auto safety/sight.
by jzmtl
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nilaka has arrived
Replies: 58
Views: 8655

Yeah I wonder if this is going to come back and bite Spyderco. Someone just said the edge can bend pushing against fingernail, that's like a straight razor, and you wouldn't even cut paper with one of those.
by jzmtl
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nilaka has arrived
Replies: 58
Views: 8655

Blerv wrote:Holy wow! What kind of wood? That would have to be noticeable as the person was carving...wouldn't it?
Sycamore according to poster, original thread here.
by jzmtl
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nilaka has arrived
Replies: 58
Views: 8655

Saw this on another site, result of wood carving, ouch, might want to wait a bit and see.

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by jzmtl
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Folding Puukko - almost here?
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Saw this on another site, result of wood carving, ouch, might want to wait a bit and see.

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by jzmtl
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lets talk about 1095 and KA-BARs
Replies: 9
Views: 2578

As far as cutting goes there is no way 1095 can hold up to the modern stainless, and in kabar they are left pretty soft, 56ish hrc. However there are carbon steel fanatics that will have you believe 1095 is the best there is, so take some of the claims out there with grain of salt.
by jzmtl
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Columbus reconsiderd
Replies: 46
Views: 5003

You can't judge any historical figure with today's standard, too much has changed in our value, in his day pillage and murder in the name of king and country is perfectly honorable. If you do every one of them can be made out to be some sort of sociopath/psychopath. 200 years from now people will pr...
by jzmtl
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Vic rescue tool......opinions?
Replies: 2
Views: 793

I think it's more meant for rescue others than self rescue. That said it'll work just fine if you need it.
by jzmtl
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How to separate an egg
Replies: 13
Views: 1460

Ah EZ cracker, google it and watch the infomercial, hilarious. With pretty much any kitchen gadget commercials, if anyone is really that clumsy they should probably stay out of the kitchen to begin with, lest either burn down the house or finish with a few less fingers.

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