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by Ankerson
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Turkey
Replies: 16
Views: 106

Re: Turkey

Thanksgiving is coming and many people are thinking about having turkey. I know how to cook a turkey really well and make it come out juicy and tasty. However I don’t like turkey enough to buy one for myself. I would rather have a chicken or a ham or a big beef roast any day than a turkey. I don’t ...
by Ankerson
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Spyderco came out on top
Replies: 36
Views: 1409

Re: How Spyderco came out on top

For me it was the Military, best work knife I ever used hands down.
by Ankerson
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's discuss cheaper base models
Replies: 24
Views: 911

Re: Let's discuss cheaper base models

Is LC200N cheaper than BD1N? I read that BD1N is capable of 63+ HRC, which is intriguing. It would be nice to know what stainless steels reach decent hardness levels without getting chippy. Not even just stainless. Compare a custom 61-62rc 1095 knife to a 55-57rc ESEE and there's a huge difference ...
by Ankerson
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's discuss cheaper base models
Replies: 24
Views: 911

Re: Let's discuss cheaper base models

What steel is the "poor man's Vanax"? Which budget stainless has the finest grain structure and good strength? I can't say which one steel is best here, but I'd imagine 12C27, AEB-L and BD1 fit the critera of being cheap, finely grained with good strength? i would agree, but i think spyderco overpr...
by Ankerson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's discuss cheaper base models
Replies: 24
Views: 911

Re: Let's discuss cheaper base models

Very well said, Vivi. I like the idea of getting more base models into the hands of those who would have otherwise missed out because of a higher price point. If anything, I think it could help to gauge interest for certain models to determine if a sprint run is worth the investment. Overall, I don...
by Ankerson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's discuss cheaper base models
Replies: 24
Views: 911

Re: Let's discuss cheaper base models

Spyderco already has different tiers of models to attract didn't types of buyers. As in different price ranges. And changing the steel just isn't going to drop the price much on some of the models as we have already seen before. Especially with the G10 models made here in the US. Prime example was t...
by Ankerson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 73
Views: 4187

Re: Cutting boards

Which is why commercial businesses use wood right? Frankly, commercial food preparation businesses are set up so meet code requirements despite the sloppy practices of employees who might not be... the sharpest knives in the drawer. I use wooden cutting boards, wooden utensils, a beautiful antique ...
by Ankerson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Well this hobby is about to get more expensive.......
Replies: 29
Views: 1692

Re: Well this hobby is about to get more expensive.......

Very nice Jim, looks like a very classy version of something we'd see on The Revenant! ;) The Model 1 was Randall's 1st model, the one that started the legend back in WW2. :) I always liked that one the best personally. Love how I can see the hammer marks in the blade from it being hand forged if I...
by Ankerson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 73
Views: 4187

Re: Cutting boards

Because some people like nice things. The additional cost of a nice stove, washing machine, car, knife, or cutting board might not be prohibitive to a particular segment of the population. Early on in this thread I provided links to a couple studies where the surfaces were swabbed, and wood showed ...
by Ankerson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Well this hobby is about to get more expensive.......
Replies: 29
Views: 1692

Re: Well this hobby is about to get more expensive.......

Beautiful knife Jim, heirloom quality! Also have a Randall Model #1 7" coming too, my old one was stolen/went missing decades ago. So I figured it's a good time to get another one to replace it. Can't wait to see it! When I first started buying Spyderco's, I bought 3 from a parts drivers of a Kia d...
by Ankerson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1681
Views: 220637

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Randall 1-7 Forgot how aggressive and toothy 440B can be, very aggressive edge once I sharpened it at 400 grit. :eek: :cool: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49056624851_b231fc0d3a_o.jpg 750_2529 by Jim Ankerson , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49056624166_4bec1cc8ef_o.jpg 750_2531...
by Ankerson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 73
Views: 4187

Re: Cutting boards

Hey I got a question for you guys and gals who are culinary experts. What particular wood is best for making a cutting board if you want one made out of wood? Also for those of you who do prefer wood cutting boards what do you treat them with ( if anything)??? Also being I prefer the solid nylon cu...
by Ankerson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 73
Views: 4187

Re: Cutting boards

Hey I got a question for you guys and gals who are culinary experts. What particular wood is best for making a cutting board if you want one made out of wood? Also for those of you who do prefer wood cutting boards what do you treat them with ( if anything)??? Also being I prefer the solid nylon cu...
by Ankerson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Veterans Day
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Happy Veterans Day

Yeah, Remembrance Day, with its token poppies, is not for celebrating. It’s akin to American Memorial Day. I happen to think Veterans Day also ought to be somber, not happy, at least until American veterans who need help can get it without being demeaned or dismissed for asking. So, fellow veterans...
by Ankerson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wal Mart Ammo
Replies: 31
Views: 1088

Re: Wal Mart Ammo

Still haven't figured out what was the cause of that ammo shortage. It sucked though. I have a few competing theories. I'll say this though, here in Oklahoma, ammo is wiped out at Walmart or was recently. As soon as Wal-Mart said no more handgun ammo, everyone rushed over and bought everything. Not...
by Ankerson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Veterans Day
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Happy Veterans Day

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:31 am
Happy Veterans Day to all of us who served.

Yup. :) :spyder:
by Ankerson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Murray Carter Kitchen Knife Collaboration.
Replies: 24
Views: 1257

Re: Spyderco/Murray Carter Kitchen Knife Collaboration.

He also ridicules western bladesmith techniques and acts as if strength is an inferior attribute to strive for in heat treatment. He was on that joke show "forged in fire" and his blade bent when the tester tried to wack some bamboo or something. He took the stance that the judges were ignorant to ...
by Ankerson
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Province - First Impressions.
Replies: 70
Views: 4461

Re: Province - First Impressions.

Thank you Jim. I have a mindset that after some time you get used to all things ....it's 50:50 if I buy this knife or something else for Christmas. I normally don't use the sheaths that come with the knives except for a few over the years. If they aren't a drop loop I have one made. Unless it's not...
by Ankerson
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Province - First Impressions.
Replies: 70
Views: 4461

Re: Province - First Impressions.

Question for Alex or Jim or whoever carried this knife on your belt. One thing that I don't like is the sheath, particularly how low is the loop for belt. How much irritating is the knife when you are carrying it? I like leather drop loop sheaths personally, but you get used to it. Here is info for...
by Ankerson
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wal Mart Ammo
Replies: 31
Views: 1088

Re: Wal Mart Ammo

Went to Walmart yesterday and all the handgun ammo as well as the .223/.556 ammo was on clearance. It sounds like Walmart is only going to sell hunting ammo now. I live in a rural area and Walmart is one of the only places to get ammo and it is definitely the cheapest. This kinda sucks. Ours hasn't...

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