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by phillipsted
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Legality of Non-Metallic Self-Defense Items?
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Legality of Non-Metallic Self-Defense Items?

I've taken to carrying walking sticks when I'm on travel. If we are going to an area for hiking, I carry my carbon fiber collapsible hiking sticks. But, if I'm going somewhere less outdoorsy, I'll carry my BlackSwift stick. They are extremely light weight and incredibly sturdy and durable. Several c...
by phillipsted
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was your first Spyderco?
Replies: 51
Views: 1475

Re: What was your first Spyderco?

A Worker, which not sits at the bottom of Sportsmans Lake in Oklahoma...
by phillipsted
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Phillipsted"
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Happy Birthday "Phillipsted"

Thanks, JD and SEF!

I'm still hanging around - just not as cantankerous as I used to be...

TedP
by phillipsted
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carrying an old favorite makes me want Spyderco to relaunch the Superleaf
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Carrying an old favorite makes me want Spyderco to relaunch the Superleaf

Big fan of the SuperLeaf. Because of the lock and large shape, this has become my go-to gardening knife. I can safely deploy it and close it with one gloved hand. Excellent ergonomics.
by phillipsted
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lupe: Asking for advice / recommendations please
Replies: 29
Views: 1092

Re: Lupe: Asking for advice / recommendations please

Hi Gernot, I use a Belomo 10x Triplet Loupe Magnifier. 21mm. I think they’re as good as you’ll likely buy for the price and well worth considering. :) I'll second the Belomo suggestion, optically it's very good and the larger the lens element, the bigger your field of view. There are others that ar...
by phillipsted
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anticipation: For The GAUNTLET & GALLEY V kits??
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: Anticipation: For The GAUNTLET & GALLEY V kits??

Well I'm just like you in wondering when ( if ever) we are going to finally get to test drive these new sharpening tools of Spyderco's? I've been waiting for and anticipating the GAUNTLET for the past two years now. A good friend of mine was at the 2017 BLADE Show and he said that the Spyderco boot...
by phillipsted
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: RIP Brother
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

Re: RIP Brother

One more shot...
by phillipsted
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: RIP Brother
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

RIP Brother

I just returned from a long trip to my home town. In early December, my younger brother was diagnosed with liver failure and unfortunately, he passed away on December 30 at the age of 55. I was with him when he died and he passed away peacefully in his sleep. It was a tough time for all of us. After...
by phillipsted
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: In need of Para 2/3 lanyard dimensions
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: In need of Para 2/3 lanyard dimensions

Just a point about removing the tube. I've made replacement scales for half a dozen Para2 knives, and the lanyard tube can be kind of tricky to extricate. Lots of folks try to grab the tube with pliers and it ends up scratching or deforming the thing. The best way of pushing it through is to use a q...
by phillipsted
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was your first Spyderco?
Replies: 91
Views: 3435

Re: What was your first Spyderco?

First gen Worker. Followed by a first gen Delica. The Worker accidentally ended up at the bottom of Sportsman Lake. Still have the Delica.

TedP
by phillipsted
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What should I buy to practice sharpening on?
Replies: 66
Views: 3239

Re: What should I buy to practice sharpening on?

How about a mora? Realatively cheap but a good useable fixed blade. Personally, I just won’t buy garbage, it just encourages them to make more. If you can wait a little while, that bow river would be perfect. Being a long-time SpyderFanatic, I hate to recommend something outside... But you might lo...
by phillipsted
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Calypso Jr. Sprint Run Knife Gray (Aogami Super Blue)
Replies: 522
Views: 43031

Re: Spyderco Calypso Jr. Sprint Run Knife Gray (Aogami Super Blue)

Mine arrived today. Sigh... The Caly Jr. is my favorite Spydie and it is great to see another member added to the family (I have all the models except for the SE VG-10). Thanks for the pics, Radioactive! For me, the Caly Jr. is the epitome of the whole "Calypso Family Tree". Lightweight, linerless, ...
by phillipsted
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco changed my life
Replies: 30
Views: 3587

Re: Spyderco changed my life

Wow! Makes me feel like a total piker with only 300 or so... (not counting sharp things used for woodworking, like plane irons, chisels, and gouges...)

TedP
by phillipsted
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why no steel strops?
Replies: 55
Views: 6344

Re: Why no steel strops?

Keep in mind that sharpening steels and steel strops are two very different animals - that accomplish two very different objectives. Steel strops are smooth, like Sal proposes (the Cat's eye designs are my favorite, Sal! Wish I still had my original "Galley Vee" sharpener!) They are used only to rea...
by phillipsted
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best looking Spyderco knives
Replies: 72
Views: 8022

Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

I'm partial to the original Urban, here with custom scales in hopea wood.
TedP
by phillipsted
Mon May 21, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Number of Spyderco Knives in your collection
Replies: 172
Views: 28223

Re: Number of Spyderco Knives in your collection

Counting the Mules and the Solo knives, I have about 160, give or take...

TedP
by phillipsted
Wed May 02, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Saw?
Replies: 14
Views: 2963

Re: Spyderco Saw?

I remember having one of those Spydersaws years ago. You are right that the points were impulse hardened and not sharpenable - similar to most other Japanese saws today. Mine actually broke during some extended limb cutting during Scout camp. I replaced it with a couple of low-end Buck folding saws,...
by phillipsted
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Interesting spalting in tamarind board
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: Interesting spalting in tamarind board

I've used spalted tamarind a few times and usually get it from a local hardwood vendor. I'm using it to build jewelry chests and other small items, so it isn't stabilized. It has a tendency to move a lot with humidity levels, so if you are going to use it on something like knife scales, it would be ...
by phillipsted
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Interesting spalting in tamarind board
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: Interesting spalting in tamarind board

Thanks, Landon! My Brother gave me a small aser engraver for Christmas that works on wood and leather. I was hoping that the Spydie outline would be a bit heavier/darker so that it would stand out from the spalting on the wood, but it kind of blends in. Almost like a stealth logo...

TedP
by phillipsted
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Interesting spalting in tamarind board
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Interesting spalting in tamarind board

I bought some spalted tamarind wood this week from my local hardwood dealer. Check out this interesting spalting when I re-sawed one of the boards! :cool:

TedP

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