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by SolidState
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco serration history
Replies: 50
Views: 1901

Re: Spyderco serration history

Hi Sal, Are you buddies with those pitchmen you listed? I literally grew up watching infomercials, and would take a nap just to be able to be up late when they were on every summer during my gradeschool through highschool days. Pitch men apparently make up a surprising share of my heroes, and they s...
by SolidState
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: First symptom of corona virus
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: First symptom of corona virus

When I got it, my smell went strange but didn't disappear. My taste went weird - like how Stew's did above - metallic taste. It was like a hard flu mixed with a sinus infection with a nasty cough. The worst part was about a week into the illnesss the old stones started to ache like I was 13 again. I...
by SolidState
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any dog lovers?
Replies: 80
Views: 13016

Re: Any dog lovers?

I judge people by their dogs, or the way dogs act around them. Doggos are usually good judges of character.
by SolidState
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 69
Views: 2974

Re: Mule Team Survey

1) Did you purchase a Mule Team knife in the past? Yes, the damascus mules. I got 2 of them. 2) Did you put a handle on it? Yes, Halpern handles on both. 3) Did you make or buy a sheath? Made two kydex sheaths. I actually learned how to press kydex for this project, and have since made sheaths for l...
by SolidState
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Jumper Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 9552

Re: Rock Jumper Thread

The Introvert is the answer to that. Hook a carabiner through the finger hole flipper thingy, so it can't open. The original prototype (and my personal version) have a hole in the flipper tab for carabiners. With a carabiner through that hole, you can push down on the handle to partially open the b...
by SolidState
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a Lava light?
Replies: 17
Views: 1376

Re: How about a Lava light?

I didn't buy a Spyderco between my Delica I got in 1997 and the Lava. The Lava inspired a three year binge on thousands of dollars of Spydercos until I decided that I needed to pay for my habit by designing my own. Lavas are dangerous, and make me think of KaliGMan. If you ask me, it has a strong fl...
by SolidState
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 love?
Replies: 41
Views: 1764

Re: Caly 3 love?

As well, the Caly 3 & UKPK melt into my hand like no other "humped" Spydercos. So great job adapting the Caly's ergos, it was definitely a successful adaptation. If you're ever at a show with them, ask them to overlay many of their designs. You'll find that they use what works repeatedly. Sal will ...
by SolidState
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3 love?
Replies: 41
Views: 1764

Re: Caly 3 love?

I own one of every Caly 3 and 3.5 ever produced. It's my favorite spyderco design of all time. Sal is a beast. Its ergo ratios show up in all kinds of places like the Copa and the Kiwi. I recommend them to everyone. The SuperBlue is the best, followed by Hap40 if you ask me. My knife, the Introvert,...
by SolidState
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..
Replies: 88
Views: 11146

Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Welcome to the dark side!!!
by SolidState
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Name Recognition?
Replies: 54
Views: 1646

Re: Spyderco Name Recognition?

I'd say most people don't really look too deep into knives - even those who carry knives. Just ask your average carrier what metal is being used in their knife. In-store purchases at malls or retail stores typically probably hover the $5 to $25 range. You see some specialized sporting stores having ...
by SolidState
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: In praise of Mr. Ed Schempp
Replies: 40
Views: 2202

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: 2447
Views: 603704

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: 268

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: 2503

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: 1452

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: 1098

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: 1452

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: 4113

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: 1398

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: 1617

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...

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