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by Ankerson
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Perils of HIGH TECH Addiction
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: The Perils of HIGH TECH Addiction

I missed being a boomer by a year, well 3 months... I am 55... '1964 is a boomer, I am '1965.. so.... We didn't even have computer or cell phones when I was growing up. I am however into computers because of gaming, we went to the arcades when we were young. Things just progress over the years to ga...
by Ankerson
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 120
Views: 17067

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

Jim, I agree, there does seem to be a lot of "assumptions about people" and that does tend to trigger some and then the piling on starts, the mob mentality. The really sad thing is that we aren't even talking about expensive items here in the grand scope of things. :rolleyes: It's not like someone ...
by Ankerson
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 120
Views: 17067

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

It goes beyond simple trolling on there. Even after months of ignoring, some of the sociopaths on the mentioned subforums actively monitor posts of people and desperately attempt to drag them back into pointless trolling situations. Truly weird stuff. There are a few that spend literally hours a da...
by Ankerson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: RIP James Bond
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: RIP James Bond

James Y wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:17 am
R.I.P.

My favorite Sean Connery movies were:
Thunderball,
Diamonds Are Forever,
...and the sci-fi film Outland.

Jim

Thunderball. :cool:

My favorite Bond film.

Sean Connery will be missed, another great one passes on. :(
by Ankerson
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best blade thickness for a small fixed blade?
Replies: 33
Views: 668

Re: Best blade thickness for a small fixed blade?

I’ve been working on a small edc fixed blade and I’m going to have Chad Kelly make a first prototype soon. I was curious what you guys think would be the best choice of blade stock? It’s more of a LW slicer design than a hard use beater. Blade length in the 3.5” range. I’m leaning towards 2.5mm. Th...
by Ankerson
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 666

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

Would love a blade like this in lc200n, which I’ve never tried actually but sounds perfect. Doesn’t seem to exist at the moment. Interesting Ankerson. I guess it’s a question of a blade that is maximally tough to handle just about anything, most of which fictional, or another that is more than like...
by Ankerson
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 666

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

So I will start off by saying what I’m considering here doesn’t involve Spyderco models. If that’s bad form here please delete this. I’m curious for any more experienced steel folk’s take on what the better steel is in a large (6inch) fixed blade. Heavy blade, over .2 inch stock, convex ground. I c...
by Ankerson
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?
Replies: 48
Views: 985

Re: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?

Larry_Mott wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:17 am
CarriBEan, regardless of Spydies or pirates

Exactly. :)
by Ankerson
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M398 Steel Testing – Edge Retention, Toughness, and More
Replies: 30
Views: 977

Re: M398 Steel Testing – Edge Retention, Toughness, and More

New article summarizing a whole range of experiments I performed on the new Bohler M398 steel. I tested edge retention, toughness, corrosion resistance, heat treatment, and hardness. And I included some discussion on how it compares to other steels in its general category including S110V, S90V, S12...
by Ankerson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas
Replies: 106
Views: 6161

Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Larrin wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Ankerson wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Now things like using contractions is not however acceptable in literature.
It’s a good thing I’m not writing literature!

Yeah, it is. :D
by Ankerson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas
Replies: 106
Views: 6161

Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Unfortunately, finding every typo in a 450 page book is difficult. There were still 3 or 4 remaining. Oops, I didn’t see this post before. Yes, 3 or 4 typos is really nothing. But glad to know that you cared enough to have them taken care of, Larrin. Jim Even 10 would be nothing really for a 450 pa...
by Ankerson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas
Replies: 106
Views: 6161

Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

I updated the book by correcting typos and adding conversions to Celsius throughout the book. I would call it a "revision" rather than a new edition. Purchases from Amazon are now the new revision. How did it make it past the Publisher with typos? Nobody proof read it before printing? Unfortunately...
by Ankerson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas
Replies: 106
Views: 6161

Re: Book on metallurgy and knifemaking by Larrin Thomas

Larrin wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:47 am
I updated the book by correcting typos and adding conversions to Celsius throughout the book. I would call it a "revision" rather than a new edition. Purchases from Amazon are now the new revision.

How did it make it past the Publisher with typos?

Nobody proof read it before printing?
by Ankerson
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 330
Views: 75755

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

MacLaren wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:00 pm
This freakin MAGNIFICENT Model 27-2!!
Please see thread for further details
Image

They are nice aren't they, just nothing like an Older N frame.
by Ankerson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 120
Views: 17067

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

Edited, quoted instead of edited.... :o
by Ankerson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 120
Views: 17067

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

Jim, I normally like to keep one CRK around to EDC, just one at a time. :) Yeah, just because someone has something doesn't make them rich etc... It just means they wanted it and found a way to get it. :) But we see that whole attacking people all the time, rich, spoiled etc. when they have somethi...
by Ankerson
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 120
Views: 17067

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

Jim, Same with anything that costs MONEY and if it's more than $25 for a lot of people they just won't spend it on a knife, but will buy that newest (enter gadget here that costs $1000) and even stand in line overnight for it.... In the world were cell phones are over $1,400 for some, $65,000 Picku...
by Ankerson
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 120
Views: 17067

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

Well, you've got to have a place for the people who have never even handled one to say that they aren't. I myself have never handled one, and have no idea if they would be worth it to me. Personally, they are too rich for my blood. Paying $200 for a Shaman stings, but it's such a good knife and I l...
by Ankerson
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 120
Views: 17067

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

:D How many threads titled “Are CRK knives worth it?” does BF need? Jim Well, you've got to have a place for the people who have never even handled one to say that they aren't. I myself have never handled one, and have no idea if they would be worth it to me. Personally, they are too rich for my bl...
by Ankerson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 120
Views: 17067

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

James Y wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:07 pm
:D

How many threads titled “Are CRK knives worth it?” does BF need?

Jim


Jim,


Yeah, I know.... LOL


Jim

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