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by SolidState
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Mr. Ed Schempp
Replies: 40
Views: 1975

Re: In praise of Mr. Ed Schempp

Martin is Ed's best work. Aside from Martin, the Rock is the best fixed blade I have ever owned. Further, Ed has been an excellent adviser and mentor in the knife/steel world to me. I'm lucky enough to chat with him roughly once a year, and the things he has taught me have carried over into many are...
by SolidState
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2356
Views: 585526

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

There was a time, long ago, when this thread was about Sal's casual bombshells. I miss the old days.
by SolidState
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fear of flying: What can these people do?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Fear of flying: What can these people do?

Advice 1:
"Grow a pair, or stay out of the air."
Advice 2:
"Don't be rama rama."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt0NcaxmGHo
by SolidState
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-Toku2 vs HAP40 vs VG10 vs ZDP189
Replies: 26
Views: 1784

Re: V-Toku2 vs HAP40 vs VG10 vs ZDP189

I also have them all, and vastly prefer Hap40. Hap40 is my favorite aside from Aogami. I even have a Hap40 santoku kitchen knife because I liked it so much.
by SolidState
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Army ROTC Knife
Replies: 25
Views: 1338

Re: Army ROTC Knife

Aqua Salt is another one that fits most bills.
by SolidState
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Phoenix rising
Replies: 25
Views: 1017

Re: Phoenix rising

The wog is a bit superior IMHO, and this class of knife is basically my favorite. Flipping them is sooooooo buttery smooth, and they are this special class of spyderco that harks back to prehistoric predators mixed with formula cars. This age of BBL was an excellent time to be an AFI. The Wog ended ...
by SolidState
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Army ROTC Knife
Replies: 25
Views: 1338

Re: Army ROTC Knife

If it were me, I'd get him a military.
by SolidState
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes
Replies: 55
Views: 3890

Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

He was an icon, and an Oregon legend. OKCA keeps losing heavyweights. RIP!
by SolidState
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Whats your favorite unusual blade shape?
Replies: 33
Views: 1279

Re: Whats your favorite unusual blade shape?

wrdwrght wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Hawkbills, here. They make gardening so much easier.
I am loving this gentleman's hawkbill I have been working on. Hawkbills unite!
by SolidState
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why do you have the knives you do?
Replies: 38
Views: 1552

Re: Why do you have the knives you do?

I have a few introverts because I should. I have the rest because I love collecting knives and swords. I have some because I made them. Most of my Spyderco knives are to remind me about lines feeling in the hand different than they look in the catalog. I rarely cut with anything but my modded/beat u...
by SolidState
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 EDC perfection? Could we see a compression?
Replies: 44
Views: 2959

Re: Caly 3 EDC perfection? Could we see a compression?

This will likely be my new EDC for a while.
by SolidState
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dealing With Wimpy Arm Chair Quarterbacks
Replies: 81
Views: 8076

Re: Dealing With Wimpy Arm Chair Quarterbacks

I work in education, and have a lot of experience with this. From what I can tell, it is a confluence of multiple things. 1. When boys act like boys, we drug them to act like girls because - as some people pointed out - masculinity in all forms is considered toxic in most educational circles. Furthe...
by SolidState
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bram Frank Gunting
Replies: 37
Views: 3871

Re: Bram Frank Gunting

This thread is bearing a ton of fruit. Thanks for the input Sal! I did not know the chronology on the Khalsa vs. Gunting. All I can say is :eek:
by SolidState
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bram Frank Gunting
Replies: 37
Views: 3871

Re: Bram Frank Gunting

I can't imagine having a fallout with Sal or Eric, they are so relaxed and approachable. That said, the MA community tends to be full of large personalities who frequently teach compliance more than they comply. It can make you kind of introverted... I looked to the Gunting a lot when trying to make...
by SolidState
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Which sword would be best for modern wars or a modern day fallout scenario?
Replies: 28
Views: 3396

Re: Which sword would be best for modern wars or a modern day fallout scenario?

Very nice! I forged some wire rope damascus a few years back and listened to a mate who reckoned it would harden and I s’pose it did to 45HRC. Ah, hahaha! :rolleyes: http://i.imgur.com/DrTgHsT.jpg You have to get that EIPS (extra-improved plow steel). It's 1095, and hardens, as well as takes a hamo...
by SolidState
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Which sword would be best for modern wars or a modern day fallout scenario?
Replies: 28
Views: 3396

Re: Which sword would be best for modern wars or a modern day fallout scenario?

Either a smatchet, a barong, or a Howard Clark L-6 Bainite. I'm just finishing up a set of 20" chisakatana - one in 1075 and the other in EIPS wire rope damascus. I tend to find that FMA-sword sized japanese-style swords are the best mix of fun and utility in cutting performance. Sinawali with slice...
by SolidState
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite M4 Spyderco?
Replies: 20
Views: 1704

Re: What's your favorite M4 Spyderco?

I wish they made a UKPK with M4, that would be my favorite.
by SolidState
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 140
Views: 23697

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

Slumblor wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:43 pm
SolidState wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:28 pm
Am I the only guy with a Delica in V-toku right now? BTW, the Delicas are great!
You have a V-Toku Delica?? How?
I think there was an error at SFO.
by SolidState
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 140
Views: 23697

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

Am I the only guy with a Delica in V-toku right now? BTW, the Delicas are great! Edited with a pic - because proof is necessary.
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