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by ChrisR
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Urban dead? Why Sal, Why?
Replies: 35
Views: 6154

I have nearly bought the Wharncliff bladed Urban so many time I have lost count. What stopped me each time was the fairly high price in relation to the many other cheaper slip-jointed Spyderco knives, like the Squeak. I'd really love to see the Wharncliff shaped blade on the cheaper, FRN handle and ...
by ChrisR
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kidney stones aren't fun
Replies: 28
Views: 2200

I'm fairly lucky in that I have about 10x 5mm kidney stones (used to have 15 at the peak) but they don't hurt one bit ... mild soreness when you pass one but nothing to worry about. The nurses and radiologists all scratched their heads and said I'm a medical miracle. My father had them really bad th...
by ChrisR
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: New byrd model?
Replies: 149
Views: 48044

I'd like to add my vote for a slipjoint - something slim, light, low profile and pocket-friendly :) 2mm blade thickness, maybe a wharnie shape, smooth G10 scales or FRN with no liners ... a gentleman's folder :)
by ChrisR
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New TSA rules on knives
Replies: 12
Views: 2631

The Deacon wrote:But I'm betting the blade is well over 1/2" high/wide. Also, the handle shape may fit the TSA's definition of "molded".
Ahhhhhhh, right ... blade width is a strange criterion to put on a knife - especially if the length is only 2-inches ... I wonder why they care how wide it is? :S
by ChrisR
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam Meet 2013 Report of Upcoming Spyderco Prototypes
Replies: 345
Views: 78024

The non-locking version already exist, It's the actual production with steel or bone scales, but It's made in China and there are big differences between the Japan made. Exactly why I asked ... I have held-off buying the existing slipit Kiwis because they're nice but I am not a big fan of steel or ...
by ChrisR
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New TSA rules on knives
Replies: 12
Views: 2631

IceCold wrote:Yeah but nothing Spyderco makes will be allowed WHy? Because it can not be a "locking" blade I guess that means it has to be a super cheap fold out knife that can't even lock out. then thats ok
Am I missing something? What about the Squeak? It's non-locking and sub 2-inches.
by ChrisR
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam Meet 2013 Report of Upcoming Spyderco Prototypes
Replies: 345
Views: 78024

Great photos Wouter - very well done :)

I love the lines of the Kiwi G10 (though I agree that CF would be better for a gentlemen's folder) but is it possible to have it non-locking? :) For such a light-use knife I think it limits the places you can carry it if it has a lock.
by ChrisR
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to find knife laws in other countries?
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

I'd avoid taking any knife in my pocket or cabin bags anyway - just put everything in your suitcase and if you have to open it when you arrive then as long as it's a folder and non-assisted you should be fine. I don't know any country where it is illegal to *possess* a folding, non-assisted knife. C...
by ChrisR
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to find knife laws in other countries?
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

It isn't enough to know the law on the books (statute law), you have to know how it has been interpreted and adapted in the Courts (case law) and also how the law enforcement and prosecutors are applying the law on the streets. As Paul says, it's a constantly moving target. The best you can do is to...
by ChrisR
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is it right to carry knives in church?
Replies: 94
Views: 11498

I'm not a church-goer, unless I get invited to a wedding, christening or funeral. But my gut feelings are that you shouldn't carry a "weapon" in church but a knife isn't a weapon per-se ... it is a tool. Guns, swords or articles made or adapted specifically to cause injury should be left at the door.
by ChrisR
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the Pingo become one of those underappreciated models??
Replies: 42
Views: 4227

It's probably next on my list to get hold of actually. I just bought the new UKPK FRN BD-1 because it is a tried & tested design and it was a bit cheaper :)
by ChrisR
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rust on Super Blue?
Replies: 23
Views: 3210

Is the edge after it's discolored less sharp than it was when it was bright (assuming, for the purpose of discussion, that the cutting that created the discoloration didn't cause dulling). I'd have thought that, as long as it isn't an actual rust-spot, that any oxidation would be a microscopic laye...
by ChrisR
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UKPK stronger spring
Replies: 17
Views: 2666

I've just received my full-flat UKPK Lightweight in black and can confirm that the back-spring holds the knife open *much* stronger than in both the old FRNs and the G10/CF. It really takes a hard push to close but the opening is still as smooth as, say, the CF or G10. I really love the polish on th...
by ChrisR
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Time for a Giveaway!
Replies: 140
Views: 15772

I think my first was the Tenacious too - it's a great knife to get a feel for if you like Spyderco, and most people find they do! :D The latest would be the Spyderco Stretch - it's a really lovely knife in a small package. I went pretty fast from "Do I like Spyderco?" to "Wow, which one can I get ne...
by ChrisR
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A few prototype videos from SHOT
Replies: 134
Views: 21514

Great vids Wouter - many thanks! :) Loving the Balance/Equilibrium ... why can't we have some more of that rain-drop damascus as a scale material!? ;) Best so far for me is the Domino but can a smooth-opening flipper be made non-locking? I know it has some engineering challenges but I'm sure Eric ca...
by ChrisR
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A super secret SHOT release
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Haha, love it - very stylish :D
by ChrisR
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Word from SHOT 2013
Replies: 74
Views: 8908

Any slipits? There's a lot of people this side of the pond that would love some slipits with more exotic steels :D
by ChrisR
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Modifications and disassembly a new fad in Spyderco land?
Replies: 16
Views: 2915

I have never really had the skill to mod a knife (nor the time) but I do think that more and more people are being creative and trying it out. As a movement it's probably being fed by the growing use of forums like this and the ease of posting photos of your work or videos of how to do the mods. Yea...
by ChrisR
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: fakes or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 2450

Rakuten is a pretty honest site - all the Spydercos I have seen there over the years have been genuine.

The auto-translation software though does leave a lot to be desired - often making no sense at all :D
by ChrisR
Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More H1 please.
Replies: 46
Views: 4187

Interesting thought Chris. Let me think about that? sal My pleasure. I know that knife design is always more complicated than it seems from the user's point of view so I will just leave the experts to dwell on it. But I really like the FRN series and have always thought that they could benefit from...

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