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by James Y
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Co-worker's knife repair/sharpening
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: Co-worker's knife repair/sharpening

Nice job, Evil D. Now it has a little stronger tip, though he’ll probably find a way to break that off, too. :) Back when I taught martial arts for a few years, one of my students (I only taught adults) mentioned his butterfly knife/balisong that he used for camping. He brought it one day. It had a ...
by James Y
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Emerson knives??
Replies: 13
Views: 815

Re: Emerson knives??

Here are a few thoughts I have: Starting in around 2000 or so, until maybe 2003, I purchased Emerson knives, which totaled around 7 or 8. A couple of the CQC-7 A’s developed lock slip with very little use. The blade tang mating surfaces of most Emerson’s seems (or seemed) to be ground at too steep a...
by James Y
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Moki
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Moki

I only own about 3 Moki-made knives; a Spyderco Wegner, Calypso Jr., and an Al Mar SERE 2000. The Spyderco models are outstanding. The SERE 2000 developed a problem where the detent became sloppy (not due to gunk or anything), and the action and lockup became weird. I’m perfectly happy with my G. Sa...
by James Y
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 451
Views: 96047

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Game of Death 2 (AKA, Tower of Death; 1981. Filmed in South Korea, Japan & Hong Kong). Director: Ng See-Yuen. Action director: Yuen Woo-Ping. This was the sequel to the 1978 posthumous release of Bruce Lee’s uncompleted Game of Death. The initial main character, “Billy Lo”, is the main character fro...
by James Y
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco stainless is least prone to accidental edge damage?
Replies: 42
Views: 3949

Re: Which Spyderco stainless is least prone to accidental edge damage?

I once accidentally dropped my SE Dragonfly Salt onto a hard floor tip-first from countertop height and the very tip bent. Using the SM, I was actually able to straighten the tip without any sign it had ever bent. I would have expected it to at least be weakened from that, but it isn’t. That said, I...
by James Y
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1866
Views: 387784

Re: What are you listening to?

For decades I’ve loved the late ‘70s-era instrumental renditions of Chinese/Taiwanese folk songs by the late, great Taiwanese composer, Li Tai-Hsiang. The instrumentals are beautiful, unique, and uplifting. Songs from his albums (including the two tracks below) were also used in many Hong Kong and T...
by James Y
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1866
Views: 387784

Re: What are you listening to?

The Meat man wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:22 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkQapdgAa7o

Amazing music. The conductor, Klaus Makela, is only 24 years old.
That is awesome talent!

Jim
by James Y
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flesh Eating Bacteria in Australia? Where Else?
Replies: 22
Views: 1133

Re: Flesh Eating Bacteria in Australia? Where Else?

A human bite contains more dangerous pathogens than any other animal. Our bodies have developed to manage, accomodate, coexist with a host of bugs. Trust it to do it's job, feed it in a healthy way and don't stress (this reduces immune competence) about coincidences you can't control. Learn some go...
by James Y
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 451
Views: 96047

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Hong Kong Godfather (1985, Hong Kong). Director and action director: Wang Lung-Wei. This movie is in the Triad (Chinese organized crime) genre. Note: This final fight scene is infamous for its extreme violence and gore. This was one of the last movies produced by Hong Kong’s legendary Shaw Brothers ...
by James Y
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 258
Views: 16727

Re: Unpopular opinions

Here’s an unpopular opinion:

As users, I like some models in Spyderco’s Seki-made line every bit as much as my favorite models in their Golden-made line.

Jim
by James Y
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flesh Eating Bacteria in Australia? Where Else?
Replies: 22
Views: 1133

Re: Flesh Eating Bacteria in Australia? Where Else?

There was a woman who caught an infection from a bacterium called capnocytophaga canimorsus, commonly found in the mouths of dogs and, to a lesser degree, cats, after she was licked by her dog. She ended up going into a coma and had to have all four limbs partially amputated. It’s unpredictable, tho...
by James Y
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Plastic Knives are BEST.
Replies: 43
Views: 2738

Re: Plastic Knives are BEST.

G10, FRN, whatever. I like ‘em all. For me, my preference of material depends on which knife model it is.

Jim
by James Y
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?
Replies: 100
Views: 7575

Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

It's still a ways off. We've not yet picked a maker. sal Well at least it's still in the works. I thought the Caly is a Seki knife. Do you have multiple makers in Seki? My old Calypso Jr. was made by Moki, if I’m not mistaken. That’s the only Calypso/Caly knife I’ve ever owned, but the others in th...
by James Y
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flesh Eating Bacteria in Australia? Where Else?
Replies: 22
Views: 1133

Re: Flesh Eating Bacteria in Australia? Where Else?

I’ve heard of cases of that happening here and there in the States for many years. I’ve heard it sometimes happening in sports like amateur wrestling, where there is a lot of physical contact and friction with mats, etc., that can cause abraded/broken skin and infection. I’ve heard it’s also happene...
by James Y
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vivi's Knife Videos
Replies: 24
Views: 2607

Re: Vivi's Knife Videos

These are very good videos. Thanks for posting them, Vivi.

Jim
by James Y
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

I really like the CBBL, but I only have it on my Manix 2 DLC model, so my experience with it is limited to that model. But I really like it a lot. Not sure how gunk would affect it, though. I love Spyderco’s back locks. And they may be the best folding lock for Salt models. At this point in my knife...
by James Y
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 451
Views: 96047

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Enter the Fat Dragon (1978, Hong Kong). Director: Sammo Hung. Action director: Sammo Hung. This is the original “Fat Dragon.” This year, a new ‘Enter the Fat Dragon’ was released featuring Donnie Yen in a fat suit and a good deal of CGI effects. Although sharing the same title, the new movie bears n...
by James Y
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pacific Salt 2 Observations
Replies: 23
Views: 1845

Re: Pacific Salt 2 Observations

Personally, I prefer the E4 handle design more than the E3. Both are good, though. But I’ve liked the E4’s handle shape a lot since it came out. So I’m certain I will like the Pacific Salt 2 better. But I can see why many find it uncomfortable. We’re all different! I think that whenever I can buy an...
by James Y
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 258
Views: 16727

Re: Unpopular opinions

steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:04 am
Wire clip is best clip. :D
Actually, that opinion is not unpopular. Most forumites seem to like wire clips; many seem to prefer them. NOT liking wire clips is the unpopular opinion.

I DON’T like wire clips!!!

:D

Jim
by James Y
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Reading ?
Replies: 413
Views: 83658

Re: What Are You Reading ?

I just finished reading ‘Where the Footprints End’, by Joshua Cutchin and Timothy Renner. I’m still trying to get back into ‘The Troubled Life and Mysterious Death of Johnny Ringo,” by Kevin Hogge. It’s a good book, but I only got a little ways in and haven’t been able to get back into it again yet....

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