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by dfmccarthy
Tue Jul 16, 2002 5:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: how sharp is sharp?
Replies: 13
Views: 1446

I really appreciate Joe's post. I'd never thought about different angles for different steels. His overall approach seems to make great sense. One question, how are you getting the different angles? My 203 only holds the stones at one angle. Does the 204 offer both 30 and 40 degrees? Does Joe have a...
by dfmccarthy
Thu Jul 11, 2002 4:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trends - Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3070

BTW, just got a catalog in the mail. From clevergear.com. (A Johnson Smith Co.) On pg. 9 it has the ceramic kitchen and paring knives I've seen offered for years. Last line in ad:" This item cannot be sold to addresses in California." We've really got to turn this around, not just accept it as inevi...
by dfmccarthy
Tue Jul 09, 2002 9:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trends - Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3070

(My apologies for the length, but some topics are that complex.) Homo Sapiens (thinking wo/man) first manufactured tool was a chipped edge. Kindling, tinder, and a spark are all difficult to make without an edge. But the most basic "edge" that is human is _thinking_. It is important to understand th...
by dfmccarthy
Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: tough choice
Replies: 6
Views: 841

What does the 204 have that my 203 doesn't?
by dfmccarthy
Tue Jul 09, 2002 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: In Case Anyone Knows of a Limp Touche
Replies: 0
Views: 783

In Case Anyone Knows of a Limp Touche

I know this is a Spyderco forum, but Java suggested this might be of general interest. Mine is the basic black plastic model and I've used it steadily since I first bought it. I didn't have to worry about it falling out and getting lost as apparently so many did. Since I'm left handed, I had just ru...
by dfmccarthy
Sat Jul 06, 2002 10:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who would like such a tanto?
Replies: 32
Views: 2721

If you want to put a removeable breaker point on any of your FRN handled knives, see the Modifying Your <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> posts for my sources and mounting technique. To shorten the TC engraver point, I'd be very sure of my measurement and groove the sha...
by dfmccarthy
Sat Jul 06, 2002 10:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question for Design Team.
Replies: 13
Views: 1119

Thanks, Carlos <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>. As for flotation, I weighed my Rescue and it came out about 80 grams. So that means you need to displace more than 80 cc's of water to float. Some quick figuring on my part came up with that the overall grip wouldn't floa...
by dfmccarthy
Sat Jul 06, 2002 9:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who would like such a tanto?
Replies: 32
Views: 2721

Nice design, to say the least! Some real world considerations however. As was the experience of someone posting from Massachusetts a little while ago, the results in a lot of the US, (and probably elsewhere around the world), of having a really nice knife bigger than a Cracker Jack prize is that it ...
by dfmccarthy
Sat Jul 06, 2002 8:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: To Lighten you up a bit....
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

About two thirds of the way through your post I'm thinking, "why am I reading this?" But since you not only survived, but might even be said to have prevailed, it's actually a valuable lesson for other people. According to ads, coming in this Fall's new TV shows is something about how to survive wor...
by dfmccarthy
Sat Jul 06, 2002 8:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Modifying your
Replies: 46
Views: 3692

Auto accidents are the most common emergency we're likely to have to deal with. In terms of a small tool you could always have with you there's one other possible task that might need solving. That's being able to break through glass. Either to get yourself and loved ones out following an accident o...
by dfmccarthy
Sat Jul 06, 2002 8:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Modifying your
Replies: 46
Views: 3692

When I use a tool, I want my hand to be able to operate without my having to look at it to see what's going on. I have substantial damage to my nervous system. Therefore, I am less able to tell where my fingers are without looking than most people. As I was absent mindedly opening and closing the Re...
by dfmccarthy
Sat Jul 06, 2002 7:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Modifying your
Replies: 46
Views: 3692

The remaining question is: if the handle is below the belt, how do you get it out? In the pocket there's enough space to grab the clip and handle with your thumb and forefinger the same as the original clip. When carried at the small of the back, what seems to work best is to slide your hand down al...
by dfmccarthy
Sat Jul 06, 2002 7:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Modifying your
Replies: 46
Views: 3692

The next thing I wanted to address was experimenting with a different belt clip design. An old American standard of public behavior was "don't scare the horses." If you limit your public behavior to that which won't offend anybody, you're a fool. Some people are offended by hugging and kissing in pu...
by dfmccarthy
Sat Jul 06, 2002 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Modifying your
Replies: 46
Views: 3692

Here's a series of posts and pics showing the work I did and how and _why_ it was done in the last 2-3 weeks on my Rescue. The first thing on my list of things to do with my new Rescue was to "melt" the back of the blade. The reason for this is that you may need to force the blade between some const...
by dfmccarthy
Fri Jul 05, 2002 9:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question for Design Team.
Replies: 13
Views: 1119

Interesting idea. Probably the best solution would be for someone to offer as an accessory "scales" that could be glued to the out side of a Rescue's FRN handle. (Is there a technical term for the unibody molded handle of a folder? As opposed to liners and scales.) Floating keychains and such are us...
by dfmccarthy
Fri Jul 05, 2002 9:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: American Netsuke
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Oooooh! Nice picture. What are you using for a camera and how did you include it in your post? Does that mean there's an easy way to put more than two pictures in one post? I'm planning on posting some pictures of how I modified my Rescue and was going to do multiple posts to get past the two pictur...
by dfmccarthy
Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: American Netsuke
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

American Netsuke

Netsuke, ("the most popular pronunciation is net-ski, while the actual Japanese is closer to net-skeh)", is a Japanese artform. Early netsuke could be as large as 15cm/6". More recent is typically about 5cm/2". It started as a practical object, but evolved over time into small works of art. Since yo...
by dfmccarthy
Thu Jun 27, 2002 2:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lefties(and rights with left usage) unite!
Replies: 16
Views: 1627

Very much a lefty, as a heavy-handed doctor tore the nerves to my right arm at birth. I started with a Mariner whenever they first came out. (mid '80's?) First thing I did was get the proper metric drill and tap to move the clip to where I wanted it. (opposite side, opposite end) Put black heatshrin...
by dfmccarthy
Mon Jun 24, 2002 10:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1616

Sorry, I guess I'm the one Philistine here. I'm just into tools, the handier the better. Lathes are fine, you just can't carry one with you. Started with a Victorinox Tinker, quickly followed by a Super Tinker over thirty years ago. I always modify, (hopefully improve), my EDC tools. On the Tinker t...
by dfmccarthy
Mon Jun 24, 2002 2:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A new way of defining sharpness...???
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

Fifteen or more years ago, I ran into a rep for Spyderco at a SHOT Show or somesuch. I noticed he tested a knife's edge by taking a piece of plain paper and placed the knife edge at right angles to the paper edge and then cut curly cues across the paper with _no_ sawing motion whatsoever. Just slid ...

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