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by James Y
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 66
Views: 3860

Re: Cutting boards

Synthetic actually wears less as long as you get good high quality boards. The cheap crap is more plastic and is harder on the edges. How does one know quality vs cheap when it comes to the amazon cutting board? Depends on the exact board... The better boards are not really plastic.... And they are...
by James Y
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dlc sells out faster than satin
Replies: 25
Views: 1090

Re: Dlc sells out faster than satin

I own a few DLC-coated blades; a couple of ZTs (both in S30V blades) and a Cold Steel Broken Skull (in CTS-XHP). Spyderco-wise, a PM2 in S35VN and my new Manix 2 in S30V. I just got the Manix 2 about a week ago so I can’t comment on it yet, but the others have never gotten any rust on them. Maybe I’...
by James Y
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 246
Views: 11620

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Wong Fei-Hung, King of Lion Dance (1957, Hong Kong). Director: Wu Pang. Kwan Tak-Hing portrayed historical figure Wong Fei-Hung in a long series of movies from approximately 1949 to 1970, as well as reprising the character in the ‘70s and into the early ‘80s. AFAIK, he portrayed WFH more than any ot...
by James Y
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Salt 2
Replies: 45
Views: 1564

Re: Pacific Salt 2

As for the Pac Salt 2, since it’ll have the E4 handle, I kinda wish that overly-prominent finger bump will be rounded off a little, but otherwise, I’m good with it. I highly doubt it’ll be changed from H1 to LC200N.

Jim
by James Y
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Salt 2
Replies: 45
Views: 1564

Re: Pacific Salt 2

The Siren bears some resemblance to the old Wayne Goddard lightweight. Jim It bears a LOT of resemblance! What’s funny is I had no experience with the Goddard. I think I had seen a couple of pics but that knife was discontinued well before I started hanging out here and I had never really paid any ...
by James Y
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 246
Views: 11620

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003, Thailand). Director: Prachya Pinkaew. Action director: Panna Rittikrai.

Final fight, featuring Tony Jaa:

https://youtu.be/fuxGjyC59mc

Jim
by James Y
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 246
Views: 11620

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

You know what. Literally every fight scene in the movie Serenity. The scifi one from 2005 based on Firefly. Not whatever just came out this year with the same name. I forgot how good that movie was until I rewatched it the other night. Also every fight scene in it is pretty **** good. Thanks for yo...
by James Y
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Salt 2
Replies: 45
Views: 1564

Re: Pacific Salt 2

The Siren bears some resemblance to the old Wayne Goddard lightweight.

Jim
by James Y
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your "return ethics"?
Replies: 109
Views: 3074

Re: Your "return ethics"?

Most honorable of you. [where's the thumbs up here] What are your pre-listed flaws, and would you return if 1 or more was present? [/quote] Greetings! My pre-listed flaws (or things I ask them to check for) are: Stripped Torx screw heads. Vertical or horizontal blade play. Edge contacting inside of...
by James Y
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your "return ethics"?
Replies: 109
Views: 3074

Re: Your "return ethics"?

JonLeBlanc wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:11 pm
That was quite decent of you!
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Thanks! It wouldn’t have been right for me to keep them, and I’d rather they end up with owners who pay for and appreciate them. They would’ve just sat unused anyway.

Jim
by James Y
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your "return ethics"?
Replies: 109
Views: 3074

Re: Your "return ethics"?

I just returned 2 extra knives to Knifeworks. They had accidentally doubled up my order, but they hadn’t charged me for the extra knives. The knives in question were a G10 Manix 2 DLC, and a Salt 2 Wharncliffe. The only time I handled the two extra knives were to examine them and compare them to the...
by James Y
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 246
Views: 11620

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979, Hong Kong). Director & action director: Lau Kar-Leung. Mad Monkey Kung Fu was the first leading role for Hsiao Hou (AKA, Hsiao Ho), whom director Lau Kar-Leung once described as “the greatest action performer in his class.” Hsiao Hou was a Hong Kong Peking Opera-trained ath...
by James Y
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4330

Re: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?

I’m actually fine with the serrations ground on the presentation side. Either way is fine with me. Victorinox’s serrations are ground on the other side, which also works great. But as Evil D said, they’re probably easier (or at least more intuitive) to resharpen if they’re ground on the presentation...
by James Y
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The hawkbill learning experience
Replies: 32
Views: 1597

Re: The hawkbill learning experience

I like hawkbills as well, but I also wouldn’t be able to use only a hawkbill as my sole daily carry/use knife. Hawkbills really excel at certain chores, but not so much at others.

Jim
by James Y
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 246
Views: 11620

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Legendary Weapons of China (1982, Hong Kong). Director: Lau Kar-Leung. Action directors: Lau Kar-Leung, Hsiang Hou, & Lee King-Chu. This is the longest and most complex onscreen fight scene between the Lau Brothers. This alternating weapons scene was an inspiration for the one involving Michelle Yeo...
by James Y
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?
Replies: 75
Views: 4861

Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

I’m finding that my new Salt 2 SE Wharncliffe makes a great companion blade to my new all-black G10 Manix 2 (they were bought together). I like the serrated Wharncliffe blade better than my Tasman Salt’s hawkbill. The Wharncliffe seems a bit more versatile. I would imagine another great companion b...
by James Y
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4330

Re: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?

Can a Serrated Spyderedge saw through bone? (Like for field dressing deer). That's one application that Spyderco's Japan made Spyderedged units do excel at. Because about 3 years ago we were doing a field dress of a deer and the "spikey" Japan made Spyder I had on me at the time did work as a makes...
by James Y
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?
Replies: 75
Views: 4861

Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

I’m finding that my new Salt 2 SE Wharncliffe makes a great companion blade to my new all-black G10 Manix 2 (they were bought together). I like the serrated Wharncliffe blade better than my Tasman Salt’s hawkbill. The Wharncliffe seems a bit more versatile. I would imagine another great companion bl...
by James Y
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 246
Views: 11620

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The 7 Grand Masters (1978, Taiwan). Director: Joseph Kuo. Action directors: Corey Yuen & Yuen Cheung-Yan. Weapons duel: Jack Long (AKA Lung Shih-Chia) vs Corey Yuen. Note: this particular clip has so-so picture quality but is acceptable: https://youtu.be/N8kiCuMt4vM Final fight: Li Yi-Min vs Jack Lo...
by James Y
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?
Replies: 88
Views: 4330

Re: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?

Since we are on the subject, does anyone have opinions on other type of serration patterns. Veff, flaf top serrations that can be sharpened on a bench stone, chisel top serrations. I guess we are always splitting the difference between a knife and a saw as well. From the veff serrations argument sh...

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