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by James Y
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 52
Views: 2125

Re: Serration Disappointment

One knife I was really looking forward to getting in SE is the Endela. Unfortunately, for now, since I’m out of work indefinitely, any possible future knife purchases are also on the shelf indefinitely. I’ve been using SE knives since 1998, and a good serrated Spyderco knife makes a tremendous tool...
by James Y
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 381
Views: 43885

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The Millionaires’ Express (alternate title: Shanghai Express; 1986, Hong Kong). Filmed in Canada, Hong Kong & Thailand. Director: Sammo Hung. Action directors: Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah & Lam Ching-Ying. Director/lead star Sammo Hung had a very high budget for this movie, and he tried to cram ...
by James Y
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 221
Views: 14330

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

I’ve been going shopping about one day a week lately. I go right around opening time (there are a couple good stores here that open at 7:00 AM). There aren’t many people there yet, and the stores are probably as clean as they’ll ever be for the day. I wear vinyl gloves when I go shopping. I make it ...
by James Y
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 52
Views: 2125

Re: Serration Disappointment

One knife I was really looking forward to getting in SE is the Endela. Unfortunately, for now, since I’m out of work indefinitely, any possible future knife purchases are also on the shelf indefinitely. I’ve been using SE knives since 1998, and a good serrated Spyderco knife makes a tremendous tool....
by James Y
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 52
Views: 2125

Re: Serration Disappointment

I’ve never had any problems with Spyderco serrations because of the side they’re ground on. If I’ve ever had a problem, it was due to the points and scallops of a certain model maybe being a little too deep/pointy/aggressive, which in some cases tends to tear or snag on what I’m cutting, or sometime...
by James Y
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 381
Views: 43885

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The Dragon Lives Again (1977, Hong Kong). Director: Law Kei (AKA, Lo Ke). Action directors: Bruce Leung & Tony Leung Siu-Hung. IMO, this is the most bizarre and surreal kung fu movie (and one of the most bizarre movies, period) ever made, and I like it a lot, but have hesitated posting it, because t...
by James Y
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was your first Spyderco?
Replies: 57
Views: 1206

Re: What was your first Spyderco?

PE Delica in AUS-8, with the integral pocket clip. This was back in 1997.

Jim
by James Y
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 381
Views: 43885

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The Gold Hunters (1981, Hong Kong). Directors: Fung Hak-On & Law Kei. Action directors: Jackie Chan’s Stuntmen Association.

Final fight (starting @ 4:29); Lau Kar-Yung, Lee Hoi-Sang & Mang Chiu vs Fung Hak-On:

https://youtu.be/0fekTOl-25w

Jim
by James Y
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 381
Views: 43885

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984, Hong Kong. Director: Lau Kar-Leung. Action directors: Lau Kar-Leung, Hsiao Hou & Lee King-Chu. *The monk staff fighting duel was an earlier entry in this thread (see page 5), and here are the temple training scenes and the final fight. The temple training scenes giv...
by James Y
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micro Serrations
Replies: 64
Views: 2186

Re: Micro Serrations

No blade edge, no matter how smooth it may appear, is without some type of micro-serrations. Obviously, nothing is perfectly smooth or perfectly straight at the micro level. You can also feel it in the “grabbiness” of a properly sharpened edge.

Jim
by James Y
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 381
Views: 43885

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Knockabout (1979, Hong Kong). Director: Sammo Hung. Action directors: Sammo Hung, Billy Chan Wui-Ngai & Lam Ching-Ying. *Full movie. Cantonese with English subtitles. Starring: Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Lau Kar-Wing, Leung Kar-Yan, Mars (AKA Huo Hsing), Lee Hoi-Sang, Wang Kwang-Yu, Karl Maka, Peter Cha...
by James Y
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recommend TV Shows to binge watch while you Shelter-in-Place
Replies: 34
Views: 1739

Re: Recommend TV Shows to binge watch while you Shelter-in-Place

I like old shows, too.

But one of the very few new shows I like is Brooklyn 99. It’s on Thursday nights. Although I’ve forgotten to watch it for the past couple weeks. But it’s one of the few comedy shows that has actually made me laugh out loud.

Jim
by James Y
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 381
Views: 43885

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Enter the Dragon (1973; US and Hong Kong). Director: Robert Clouse. Action director: Bruce Lee. This fight scene in the underground dungeon is my personal favorite of this movie. I’ve mentioned in several previous entries how many of the Chinese extras and bit-part players in ETD were already famili...
by James Y
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kenny Rogers, RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Re: Kenny Rogers, RIP

I really liked "Coward of the County" when I was about 11 or 12 years old (I was born in 1969), even though I did not understand much of the lyrics (since English is not my mothertongue).. Still like to listen to this song, and always wait for the last verses: "I promised you, Dad, not to do the th...
by James Y
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 381
Views: 43885

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Lion vs Lion (alternate title: Roar of the Lion; 1981, Hong Kong). Directors: Hsu Hsia & Chin Yuet-Sang. Action directors: Hsu Hsia & Chin Yuet-Sang. These two clips are the only fights from this movie I could find on YouTube. Unfortunately, the movie’s best fight, between arch-villain Wang Lung-Wei...
by James Y
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kenny Rogers, RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 957

Kenny Rogers, RIP

by James Y
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dealing With Panic here in the USA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1734

Re: Dealing With Panic here in the USA?

I would have more faith in any progress reports coming out of other highly-affected countries, like South Korea, than from China.

Jim
by James Y
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So, how are you staying busy during the lockdown?
Replies: 38
Views: 2416

Re: So, how are you staying busy during the lockdown?

Last year, I had to take 7 straight months off of work to care for my elderly mother full-time, only able to leave for brief periods to take care of essential chores (shopping, banking, etc.). My mom passed away in December, and I thought I would begin recovering financially this year. And then this...
by James Y
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dealing With Panic here in the USA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1734

Re: Dealing With Panic here in the USA?

I don’t watch more than maybe 20 to 30 minutes of news coverage at a time, because it’s all about COVID-19. I am aware and have made some preparations. Not as much as some people, but I do have some. I’m doing what I can to avoid this thing, but I still refuse to buy into the panic that so many hav...
by James Y
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dealing With Panic here in the USA?
Replies: 32
Views: 1734

Re: Dealing With Panic here in the USA?

I don’t watch more than maybe 20 to 30 minutes of news coverage at a time, because it’s all about COVID-19. I am aware and have made some preparations. Not as much as some people, but I do have some. I’m doing what I can to avoid this thing, but I still refuse to buy into the panic that so many have...

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