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by psychophipps
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Knife Laws
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Texas Knife Laws

I don't see anything state-wide that disallows a balisong. Local ordinances are in effect as the preemption law failed to pass so you will still have to be aware of those. The big ones to watch out for is the ban on locking blades in San Antonio and the 3-inch maximum blade length in Corpus Christi....
by psychophipps
Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Tomahawk?
Replies: 275
Views: 84420

Re: Spyderco Tomahawk?

Well, looks like the Tactical one is coming out first... the Szabohawk. I'm very intrigued by this one and am wondering about the utility of the faceted/bearded cutting edge and whether it would be good for EDC cutting/chopping. Being as this has been in the works almost forever and a day, I think ...
by psychophipps
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Janisong not available in US?
Replies: 41
Views: 12004

Re: Janisong not available in US?

Thanks for clearing that up with us, Mr. Glesser. I had a pretty hard time imagining such a great design simply falling through the cracks forever due to import shenanigans.
by psychophipps
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Janisong not available in US?
Replies: 41
Views: 12004

Re: Janisong not available in US?

Benchmade sells US-made balisongs all the time. Make it here in the States and it's a non-issue. In fact, Texas just lifted the ban on switchblades so Spyderco would probably have a good market for a balisong-type knife you can play with without risking your digits quite so much.
by psychophipps
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ok, what did you see in the new catalogue that you need?
Replies: 89
Views: 13447

Re: Ok, what did you see in the new catalogue that you need?

The Reverse and Ronin 2 for me. Honestly a bit leery of the 2mm blade thickness on the Ronin 2 despite it being a high-speed/low-drag steel. Quite certain it cuts like a demon, though, being so thin. I'm also not really understanding why Spyderco would want to have to buy separate orders of the CTS ...
by psychophipps
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking For a Narrow 3"ish Spyderco Folder
Replies: 33
Views: 3350

Try the Delica. Just under 3-inch blade, very reasonably priced, proven design, and an excellent steel with a well-done heat treat. Slim, light, plenty tough for 95%+ of EDC knife uses, and it has a readily available trainer if you ever get the hankering for some training.
by psychophipps
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Fixed Blade, or Folder for Personal Protection
Replies: 26
Views: 3522

Well, I happen to carry a G17 magazine in my G17. :eek:

Weird, huh?

My two knives that I regularly carry are a Swick 2 and a Street Beat. I use them for utility but, hey, a Man's gotta do what a Man's gotta do if it comes to defensive use.
by psychophipps
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 100 Production Clinch Picks + Trainers sold in less than 24 hours...
Replies: 1
Views: 1648

For those wanting a picture... http://www.jerzeedevil.com/gallery/files/6/4/4/3/9694873178_e6f6ac8570.jpg I have heard reports that the scale to lanyard hole and scale to tang grinds are flawless. :thumbup: The first 100 sold out but there are plenty more where those came from. No idea on the manufa...
by psychophipps
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 100 Production Clinch Picks + Trainers sold in less than 24 hours...
Replies: 1
Views: 1648

100 Production Clinch Picks + Trainers sold in less than 24 hours...

Just giving y'all the heads up that CCdefense sold out of their initial run of 100 Clinch Picks and trainers without any marketing about the release and the word being spread on a single limited-membership forum . Another 100 should be arriving today or so to keep the ball rolling on getting these t...
by psychophipps
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Thanks again, Mr. Janich!
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Thanks again, Mr. Janich!

I would like to thank you again for an excellent self-defense resource, Mr. Janich. I'll be teaching a free 10-hour self-defense course at my church which will have Shivworks-inspired Contact Management, empty hand, tactical pen, and tactical flashlight sections. Your "Focused Impact" video gave me ...
by psychophipps
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel snobbery: Is it necessary?
Replies: 49
Views: 3576

Not really. Just about any well heat-treated steel of good quality will serve a person well as a knife blade. You have to sharpen some steels more than others, but for the basic job of cutting stuff, just about anything will do when it comes right down to it.
by psychophipps
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Visited Spyderco at SHOT, so many knives in the works!
Replies: 67
Views: 14875

Reverse Fixed blade: I’m not sure if I got the name right, but there was a fixed blade in the case sporting a 3.5” (aprox) wharncliff/ hawkbill hybrid blade identical to the P’kal folder but slightly longer. It’s a joint collaboration between Southnarc and Mike Janich, and what makes this blade so ...
by psychophipps
Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Spyderco New Year's EDC
Replies: 36
Views: 3696

Same two I always carry when not at work: A Street Beat and a Swick 2
by psychophipps
Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Spyderco Christmas EDC
Replies: 45
Views: 5026

My usual on my days off. A Swick 2 and a Street Beat.
by psychophipps
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Brad Southard Flipper Arrived!! Lots of Photos/Video
Replies: 88
Views: 19667

Just a side question for the Spyderco crew. What made you guys decide to step away from the steel insert on the RIL this time around?
by psychophipps
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2013 Spyderco Catalogs - LIVE
Replies: 54
Views: 7198

I was pretty much gobsmacked by the price of the Enuffs. $25 *higher* than a similar semi-custom in S35VN for a VG10 *production* knife? Now, I fully realize that street price will be lower, but that's still mighty steep there. Guess Japan is worse off for costs than I thought post-tsunami. A bit bu...
by psychophipps
Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Menchbade Lipperfay?
Replies: 26
Views: 3294

I'd rather have an Axis lock over a frame lock. Just sayin'...
by psychophipps
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best value SHTF fixed blade, under $200?
Replies: 66
Views: 11068

Mora HighQ Robust. Probably around $20 shipped. Unless you're doing something ridiculously stupid with the thing, it'll serve you well.
by psychophipps
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2013 Spyderco Discontinued Product List - OFFICIAL
Replies: 84
Views: 25234

Not surprised by the Puukko at all. Gorgeous knife. It has the hole which turned a whole bunch of people off, the steel was a bit 'iffy' due to to it's high machining costs and relative difficulty in sharpening except at home, and the cost was simply out of many folks price ranges for a Puukko-type ...
by psychophipps
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco fixed blade with fire starter
Replies: 24
Views: 2742

Stainless throws a spark fine, actually. The main issue with firesteels and stainless knives is that most stainless knives have the edges of their spines slightly rounded off because, well...they're not designed with firesteels in mind. As for my vote of "no", there are a gazillion makers of fine pr...

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