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by Owl45
Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife contest - you have won ...
Replies: 31
Views: 3890

Guess I'm just odd (many would agree), but I kind of like the look of it.
Count me in.
by Owl45
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What's with all the new $$$ "tactical" pens?
Replies: 50
Views: 9395

After spending a few months messing with the "Tactical" pens last year, I've found a couple I kept and traded off the others. A few observations from my limited evaluations: 1) A lot of them are way to odd or aggressive looking, while not being more useful than many more normal pointy things they do...
by Owl45
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Blade 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2914

Even though Friday is the short day, I enjoy it. After the initial long line, the pace is a bit more relaxed and its less crowded. Nice for meeting, greeting and chatting. If you had to pick only one day, I agree with Deacon that Saturday would be it. Unless you're trying to find something scarce, t...
by Owl45
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN Dyad giveaway
Replies: 21
Views: 2919

CPM-S30V - Used on the Embassy and Citadel. Takes a great edge. Mine came out of the box "scary sharp". H1- The rust-proof factor grabs a lot of attention. Only have one, but it looks and works great. ZDP-189 - Makes excellent cutters. All my British Racing Green's have it. VG-10 - Good basic steel...
by Owl45
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Are double action switch blades legal in the U.S.?
Replies: 4
Views: 480

As has been said, they're legal anywhere a single action automatic is legal. As I understand it, "double action" can mean two different things. One type is a knife that can be opened either as an auto or manually using a thumb stud or other such opening device. The other, usually an "out the front"...
by Owl45
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: L'il Matriarch
Replies: 28
Views: 5999

Oh was there a matriarch with a straight edge? There was. As Deacon pointed out there was even a PE Civilian. In general for this design, I think the SE are more popular, though I like my PE Matriarch. I'm having a little trouble getting excited about the L'il Matriarch. Seems sort of like a soluti...
by Owl45
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Importance of grammar, spelling, consideration, and coherence in forum posts??
Replies: 82
Views: 8904

If anything formating annoys me more so than grammar/spelling, things like wall of text, intentional weird color/font/size etc. Oh yes. Some folks have very strange ideas about what looks good. Lots of different fonts, unreadable and/or annoying colors (red on black being one of my least favorite)....
by Owl45
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Importance of grammar, spelling, consideration, and coherence in forum posts??
Replies: 82
Views: 8904

remidy remedy :D I think that is a big part of the problem. Auto-correct type software will only get you so far. Yep. None of the tools are will catch everything. They can help, but are no substitute for proof reading what you have written. I use ieSpell (which will spell check anything written in ...
by Owl45
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fluted TI native 5.......is it ever going to get here?
Replies: 40
Views: 5131

That is good news. Definitely one on my "must have" list. Gorgeous knife.
by Owl45
Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: cutleryshoppe
Replies: 26
Views: 3244

As other said, I don't recall ever seeing a tracking number.

However, you get email updates at every stage and Jeff normally ships FAST. IIRC, every order I have placed has shipped the same day, usually within a couple of hours.
by Owl45
Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco takes home an Award at the 2012 Blade Show
Replies: 35
Views: 6707

I'm sure the coating is for light discipline, not corrosion prevention. This is H-1 we're talking about here. That makes perfect sense. I was thinking the Coast Guard wouldn't be concerned with that, but the larger market might very well. From what was said the yellow uncoated H1 was the prototype,...
by Owl45
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco takes home an Award at the 2012 Blade Show
Replies: 35
Views: 6707

If I followed this correctly there will be two versions. One an uncoated H-1 blade with yellow handles. Second (and the one that got the award) a coated H-1 with black handles. Both autos and restricted. Coated H-1 almost seems like overkill, but makes it pretty darn guaranteed there won't be any ru...
by Owl45
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Orange Dodo Availability
Replies: 227
Views: 27305

I'd about given up on the Dodo, but got one on Friday at Blade. The amazing (to me) part is where I found it. I was at the Spyderco booth and jokingly asked the lady I was talking too if anyone had gotten a Dodo. She hands me a prototype knife to look at while she goes away for a few minutes. Then c...
by Owl45
Thu May 31, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do collectors club numbers add value?
Replies: 23
Views: 3146

The CC# in general does not add value, and as you have seen in the other comments may actually lessen the value. Obviously it has no effect on a user, but will be more a factor for a collector...and collectors are funny folks and can be very picky about certain things. At one time I avoided them (ju...
by Owl45
Wed May 30, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another decent Torx tool
Replies: 29
Views: 4594

The husky one from Home Depot is what I currently use also and I have been happy with it. Does anyone have the Husky/Kobalt multi bit torx driver and a high end driver such as a Wiha that could provide some insight on which one they prefer and why? If a higher end driver like the Wiha is worth the ...
by Owl45
Wed May 23, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Translucent Blue and Nutnfancy
Replies: 70
Views: 11393

Sure, Nutn's reviews are a bit long and he does tend to ramble a bit. Do I agree with everything he says...no. YMMV :) Are his vids the best done on Youtube....no. But they sure aint the worst by a long shot. [INDENT]Off subject, but IMHO this is one of the best knife vids I've ever seen on Youtube,...
by Owl45
Sun May 20, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Red Persian, Navaja or Vallotton folder or any thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1854

DRKBC wrote:Sage advise guys ordered the Persian.
Dwayne
Excellent decision.
Now you can save up for the other two. :D
by Owl45
Sat May 19, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Red Persian, Navaja or Vallotton folder or any thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 1854

I have all three and they are all great and interesting Spydies.

But I'd grab the Red Persian. Stunning looking knife, with great f&f.
by Owl45
Sat May 19, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Red Persian or Paramilitary
Replies: 18
Views: 1526

If you can find one at a semi-decent price definitely the Red Persian. Fantastic looking knife, one of the most visually appealing Spydies I've seen. Great f&f.
by Owl45
Sun May 06, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Many Of You Still Consider Pluto A Planet?
Replies: 20
Views: 1650

For me, Pluto always has been and will remain
  1. a planet
  2. Mickey Mouse's dog

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