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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: 188
Views: 7151

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: 709

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: 50
Views: 1522

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: 517

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: 3824

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: 2791

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...
by rangefinder
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Harrier (2019)
Replies: 30
Views: 2477

Re: Byrd Harrier (2019)

Quick picture to show size compared to PM2 and Delica. It fits pretty nicely between them in size. hset_resize.jpg The old foliage green G10 Delica is one of my favorite smaller knives. The Harrier is a little bit longer and heavier, but has a very similar "hand feel" due to the G10 and similar hand...
by rangefinder
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So when does this forum start speculating about the upcoming discontinued models???
Replies: 45
Views: 1825

Re: So when does this forum start speculating about the upcoming discontinued models???

I'd guess the Opus will be on the list this year. I'm suprised it didn't get cut last year. It doesn't seem like the Opus gets any mentions here on the forum, so I doubt it's a top selling model. I really like the Opus design, but it's expensive enough that it never quite made it into the top of my ...
by rangefinder
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Harrier (2019)
Replies: 30
Views: 2477

Re: Byrd Harrier (2019)

This morning Fedex delivered an order that included a Harrier 2, along with a Raven 2 and a Cara Cara 2 rescue model. These are the first byrd knives I've bought, so I wasn't sure what to expect. No local stores carry byrd knives, so I couldn't look at these in person before buying them. Since I jus...
by rangefinder
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Polestar in bd1n?
Replies: 35
Views: 1769

Re: Polestar in bd1n?

The other model that eats Polestar sales is the byrd Raven 2. The byrd has a choil and uses teflon washers (and plain black G10) but otherwise the two models are very close designs and the byrd is quite a bit cheaper than the Polestar. I was looking for a relatively inexpensive "beater" knife to use...
by rangefinder
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delicafly
Replies: 44
Views: 2038

Re: Delicafly

There's also the QBall that sits between the Dragonfly and Delica in size. But the blade is still over 2.5", so if that's the length limit you need to hit, the QBall won't work. And of course it's a lot more expensive, due to the materials and lock used.
by rangefinder
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 176
Views: 7514

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

"Casino Royale" has several good gritty fight scenes that are (intentionally) a complete reversal from the previous films where Bond would barely get his hands dirty in a fight. The opener in B/W is short and raw: https://youtu.be/iNW5LDF60Ec And on a lighter note... If you lived in Seattle in the 8...
by rangefinder
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: System Security While Web Surfing
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: System Security While Web Surfing

I gave up on Windows many years ago, and have run Linux at home for the last 10+ years. I currently run Xubuntu because I find it's a good mix of a minimal but useful feature set and reasonably low system requirements, but I've used other distros in the past. I also have a Mac, but it only gets used...
by rangefinder
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!
Replies: 143
Views: 5727

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

I'll have to get the few that I have right now together. Honestly, I've tried to avoid getting into Victorinox because of the potential rabbit hole to fall into. :D There are just so many cool models to choose from! I thought this was a "Rambler" model, but it seems to have a couple more tools than...
by rangefinder
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2 Red G-10 M390 at DLT Trading?!?!
Replies: 454
Views: 40237

Re: PM2 Red G-10 M390 at DLT Trading?!?!

I don't care about this drop, so the issues aren't raising my blood pressure. But if anyone from DLT is reading this thread later, you should be a bit more proactive about letting people know what's going on. I checked their Instagram feed and the post there about the drop has lots of angry comments...
by rangefinder
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your 4Th Of July EDC? Spyders Only Please
Replies: 38
Views: 832

Re: Your 4Th Of July EDC? Spyders Only Please

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S35VN/FDE PM2 with FDE hat and flag patch today.
by rangefinder
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Merch
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: Spyderco Merch

MORALE PATCHES!!!

I have numerous hats, bags, jackets, etc., that have velcro meant to take morale patches. I'm actually surprised Spyderco doesn't offer these already.
by rangefinder
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 176
Views: 7514

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The Egyptian market sequence in "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" is a fun one: https://youtu.be/vdnA-ESWcPs For gun fights, there are many great scenes in several Michael Mann movies: "Heat", "Collateral", "Miami Vice" The shootout following the bank heist in "Heat" is one of the all time greats. The audio...
by rangefinder
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many wharnecliffe spydies have there been?
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: How many wharnecliffe spydies have there been?

The Reverse fixed blade and P'Kal folder are quasi-wharncliffe blades. They both have a slight inward curve to the edge, so they're not true wharncliffe blades, but they're close.

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