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by James Y
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If buck 110 had Ti scales and screw construction
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: If buck 110 had Ti scales and screw construction

I own a discontinued Buck 560, which is basically a ti-handled Buck 110. But it still pinnes and doesn't have screw construction.
I like it much better than the regular 110.

Jim
by James Y
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 94
Views: 3433

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The Boxer From Shantung (1972, Hong Kong). Director: Chang Cheh. Some people might find the violence of this scene too prolonged and excessive. Some may find it laughable. But the scene must be understood in the context of the story. Contrary to stereotypes, this was not some cheap 'chop-socky' movi...
by James Y
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Victorinox "Champ" model?
Replies: 23
Views: 767

Re: Victorinox "Champ" model?

Walking in the woods yesterday, used the swisschamp saw and large blade to cut and trim fly-switches. Holy **** but Canadian mosquitoes and deer fly can be persistent and vicious. Used the magnifier a little later to check for a tick head. The mosquito repellent on my hands has etched my fingerprin...
by James Y
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 94
Views: 3433

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The Duellists (1977, UK). Directed by Ridley Scott; starring Harvey Keitel.

First duel:

https://youtu.be/lr1vsU-6vuU

Jim
by James Y
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 94
Views: 3433

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Antikiller D.K. (2009, Russia).

Restroom fight.

https://youtu.be/PzGIo5QWClY

Jim
by James Y
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores
Replies: 50
Views: 2100

Re: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores

Hmm, I wasn't sure we were allowed to mention online retailers. On the other knife forums, you can't, unless maybe the retailers are associated with them. If I'm not mistaken, they're also B&M stores, or at least one of them is. The three online stores I buy from are: Blade HQ, New Graham, and Knife...
by James Y
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Reading ?
Replies: 302
Views: 43265

Re: What Are You Reading ?

I'm going back and forth between a few right now: Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre, by Keith Johnstone. This is a very interesting book, because the teachings can be applied to so many more subjects in life besides acting. Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected, by Rory Miller. Training f...
by James Y
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: One hand opening
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: One hand opening

I agree that one hand opening is an important feature. While I EDC two SAKs every day, I have had instances where one hand opening a knife blade was essential, which is why I also always carry a Spyderco or other one-hander. I am sure you are aware of that many SAKs also come in a one handed openin...
by James Y
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores
Replies: 50
Views: 2100

Re: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores

Where I am, there are no more B&M knife shops. Of course, like everywhere else, the only stores that sell specialty knives are like REI and gun shops, which I don't really like to frequent. Ace Hardware stores around here don't sell any pocketknives, other than Stanley or similar razor utility knive...
by James Y
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: One hand opening
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: One hand opening

I agree that one hand opening is an important feature. While I EDC two SAKs every day, I have had instances where one hand opening a knife blade was essential, which is why I also always carry a Spyderco or other one-hander. If I'm honest, most of the time in my day, two-hand opening is fine, but wh...
by James Y
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Victorinox "Champ" model?
Replies: 23
Views: 767

Re: Victorinox "Champ" model?

Victorinox is the largest single cutlery company in Europe, and probably the entire world. The number of quality products they produce in a single day is absolutely astounding, and the fact that their quality is so amazingly consistent is almost unbelievable. I don't make such statements casually. Jim
by James Y
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 94
Views: 3433

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Harakiri (1962, Japan).

IMO, one of the best and most beautifully-shot samurai movies of all time.

Duel: Tatsuya Nakadai vs Tetsuro Tamba:

https://youtu.be/rn4FY_k9FyE

Final fight:

https://youtu.be/0_ZfUzPcN-k

Jim
by James Y
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 94
Views: 3433

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984, Hong Kong).

Monks' staff duel: Gordon Liu vs Philip Ko Fei.

https://youtu.be/AoKUf1kMv_g

Jim
by James Y
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 94
Views: 3433

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Darker Than Amber (1970): Directed by Robert Clouse. Final fight: Rod Taylor vs William Smith. The fight scenes in this movie were extremely physical for most movies of the time period. Reportedly, much of this fight scene became a little too real, as both actors got a bit carried away. The fight sc...
by James Y
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:40 pm
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Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 94
Views: 3433

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

My Bodyguard (1980).

Final fight scene: Linderman (Adam Baldwin) vs Mike (Hank Salas); Clifford (Chris Makepeace) vs Moody (Matt Dillon):

https://youtu.be/NzRDoDV8Sbo

Jim
by James Y
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 94
Views: 3433

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The Deluge (1974, Poland):

IMO, this is one of the best and most realistic European cinematic sword duels:

https://youtu.be/ljExTEPNFnM

Jim
by James Y
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 94
Views: 3433

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The Iron Mistress (1952); starring Alan Ladd.

https://youtu.be/VOQ5yAahwr8

Jim
by James Y
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie quotes
Replies: 54
Views: 2156

Re: Favorite movie quotes

Doc Dan wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Hahahaha! One of my favorite. You beat me to it. :D :D
:D

Top Secret! was a similar film, have you seen it? It's my favorite comedy movie. There are almost too many nuggets of comedy gold in it...

https://youtu.be/vPB2g1y2VFk

Jim
by James Y
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie quotes
Replies: 54
Views: 2156

Re: Favorite movie quotes

by James Y
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 94
Views: 3433

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Kill Zone (2005).

Alley fight: Donnie Yen (collapsible baton) vs Wu Jing (knife):

https://youtu.be/JUpiQ-kTNPg

Jim

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