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by rangefinder
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 4 Live!
Replies: 87
Views: 7283

Re: Reveal 4 Live!

I will say I’m a bit disappointed we didn’t see the new Swick in this Reveal. I thought for sure it was gonna be in the first one of the year. Sal has posted that the Swick won't go into production until May: https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?p=1384551#p1384551 I guess I should be more speci...
by rangefinder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 95
Views: 3553

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

I've had a beard for decades, so it's not something I'd be interested in. But if Spyderco ever makes a cigar cutter, I'd buy that.
by rangefinder
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Neil Peart, The Professor
Replies: 18
Views: 1287

Re: Neil Peart, The Professor

Peart was also an avid motorcyclist:

https://www.cycleworld.com/hundred-mile ... eil-peart/
by rangefinder
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Don't Get The "Spydie-Flick."
Replies: 57
Views: 1595

Re: I Don't Get The "Spydie-Flick."

Michael Janich is fairly well versed in such endeavors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfq1YEYQxs8 Just watched, I didn't see a Spydie-Flick. I will say the inertia openings seem like a lot more work, but then I don't use my knives as self-defense tools. I'm sure if you practice it gets easier, an...
by rangefinder
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What would it take to get a Forum Knife?
Replies: 107
Views: 3388

Re: What would it take to get a Forum Knife?

There's a new LC200N Swick coming out later in 2020. It's probably not feasible to do a run in another steel, but some kind of "Forum Knife 2020" etching on the blade should be possible to do. Handle slabs that are exclusive to the forum knife would be a nice touch, but definitely not a requirement....
by rangefinder
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, how about a Lil' Straight Spine Stretch?
Replies: 18
Views: 657

Re: Sal, how about a Lil' Straight Spine Stretch?

I'd love a Straight Spine Stretch, shrunk down to a 3" blade. In addition to being legal in more jurisdictions, I think it'd be a more convenient EDC for many people. .... I'd totally grant you a Lil' Stretch, and the following is just an honest question, not a critique of your proposal: I of cours...
by rangefinder
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Liner Lock Failure??
Replies: 43
Views: 2790

Re: Liner Lock Failure??

I've never seen a spyderco liner lock fail in the locked position, but I prefer the related compression lock because of the superior physical arrangement. May I ask: What do you mean by that? Imho other than that "fingers never in the blade path" - thing (rather irrelevant for a bit experienced kni...
by rangefinder
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Countdown to Reveal 1 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 4051

Re: Countdown to Reveal 1 2020

Dragonfly wharncliffe SE? Seems likely this will happen at some point, since the SE version of the regular blade style was discontinued. Unless the plan is to push everyone who wants SE to the Salt version. Maybe the slipjoint version of the Lil Native will finally break cover. Or one of the Kapara-...
by rangefinder
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rescue Assist for L.E.O ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

Re: Rescue Assist for L.E.O ?

I have no idea what the knife laws are like in MA, but in many places LE are allowed to carry automatics. If that's the case, then one (or both) of the Autonomy models might be an option to consider.
by rangefinder
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Classic Spyderco Folders In Larger Or Smaller Scale
Replies: 55
Views: 2352

Re: Classic Spyderco Folders In Larger Or Smaller Scale

I know I'm not the only one who would like to see a "Lil Stretch" model with a blade just a hair under 3" -- both for ease of carry and to meet the legal requirements some places have. The drop-point version of the UKPK is close, but of course the UKPK doesn't lock. A somewhat similar but different ...
by rangefinder
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Madrid Seismic Zone?
Replies: 51
Views: 1898

Re: New Madrid Seismic Zone?

There's also the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) that runs about 600 miles from southern BC (Canada) to northern CA (USA): https://pnsn.org/outreach/earthquakesources/csz The CSZ has a 9.0+ event every 400-600 years. It's been about 300 years since the last one, so it's just a matter of when (not if)...
by rangefinder
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Going against the grain
Replies: 92
Views: 3356

Re: Going against the grain

... What are your "against the grain" thoughts, beliefs, or preferences? ... I guess the point I'm slowly working towards is this; do carpenters go to hammer forums to geek out over new hammers, nails, levels, or tape measures? Do they want the most extreme materials, with custom colors and lightwe...
by rangefinder
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re: Spydercos beginnings
Replies: 22
Views: 1604

Re: Spydercos beginnings

Here's an old picture of Sal demonstrating the Sharpmaker. This is 1981, so it's pretty early. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/inventor-demonstrates-ceramic-sharpening-system-sal-glesser-news-photo/836853906 (I'm not embedding the linked image because I have no idea if Getty allows tha...
by rangefinder
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pros, cons and limitations of locktypes, solely referring to CONSTRUCTION and DESIGN of a folder
Replies: 27
Views: 1079

Re: Pros, cons and limitations of locktypes, solely referring to CONSTRUCTION and DESIGN of a folder

Wartstein wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:34 am
CBBL:
- Requires some kind of choil (so edge all the way to the handle technically almost impossible?)

Not necessarily. The D'Allara 3 uses the ceramic BBL and the P'Kal uses the caged BBL and neither has a choil.
by rangefinder
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 241
Views: 10819

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

Remakes are rarely any good. The few times a remake is as good (or better) than the original it usually means the original was very bad or the remake has taken the show/movie in a very different direction. But remakes where the storyline is the same and it's just a new set of faces playing the same ...
by rangefinder
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone from or moved to Alaska?
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Anyone from or moved to Alaska?

(I was writing my long response at the same time Halfneck was posting -- it's interesting that there are some similar themes in both.) I lived in Alaska in the 1970s and 80s. I still have a bunch of friends and relatives up there, and go back to visit every year or two. The state is so big that when...
by rangefinder
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?
Replies: 101
Views: 3613

Re: POLL: ENDELA: Who has already bought / will / will maybe / will not get one?

While I may eventually get an Endela, it's currently far down the list of models I'm interested in. I don't mind VG10 or black FRN or the handle shape, but it's just not a knife that fills any role for me currently. As another poster mentioned, I'd be more interested in a wharncliffe version. But I'...
by rangefinder
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprints of collaboration models?
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Sprints of collaboration models?

There's been quite a few sprint runs of collab models over the years. I know JD Smith, Wayne Goddard, Ed Schempp and Bob Lum have had sprint runs done of their models at some point. There's surely more than that though.
by rangefinder
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)
Replies: 99
Views: 3994

Re: Knife myths you should not accept as true a priori (meant to be a POSITIVE thread!)

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/duty_calls.png https://xkcd.com/386/ It's difficult to unlock a compression lock wearing gloves. Some variation of this has been posted a number of times. So I went through my house and put on every pair of gloves I own and tried unlocking a PM2. These included light ca...
by rangefinder
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 73
Views: 2932

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

I'd only resharpen a brand new knife if the factory edge was bad (uneven grind or just plain dull out of the box). That's never happened with a Spyderco, although it has with some other brands. I view sharpening knives like any other chore (washing the car, cleaning the house, etc.) -- yes, it needs...

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