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by TheRaven
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Emerson knives??
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: Emerson knives??

Hi Raven, I’ve purchased about 7 Emerson’s over the years and I can tell you that the newly made ones are superior in action, detent strength and lockup. I still experience lock stick but it seems to break in and go away. The grinds are beautiful and the finished is pretty good. I say pretty good b...
by TheRaven
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Emerson knives??
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: Emerson knives??

Thanks for the responses. I guess the rumors I heard are just rumors. Fit and finish is apparently the same (lacking to the point it hurts the function).
by TheRaven
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Emerson knives??
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Emerson knives??

Anyone purchase an Emerson folder lately? I purchased a few about 8-9 years ago. I liked the designs but the fit and finish was on the poor side (l took them apart when cleaning and had trouble getting them back together due to the poor fit). I heard Emerson’s fit and finish have improved significan...
by TheRaven
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rust preventative ?
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Rust preventative ?

So I did a search on rust prevention for high carbon blades, and found a ton of information...too much information in a way.

If someone wants a good high carbon rust preventer...
1) food safe (won’t go bad)
2) dry (not oily or sticky)
What are people using these days?

Thanks
by TheRaven
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite chuck Norris joke
Replies: 33
Views: 4033

Favorite chuck Norris joke

Chuck Norris is so strong, when he does a push-up, he doesn’t push himself up, he pushes the earth down.
by TheRaven
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: KO work sharp question?
Replies: 2
Views: 306

KO work sharp question?

Hello, Anyone use it? So the instructions say, use the 25 degree setting on pocket knives and 20 degree setting for kitchen knives. Those angels sound off to me??? I guess if I’m sharpening lower end steels those angles are good? 440a, etc? What if I’m sharpening tougher/stronger/harder steels? Vg10...
by TheRaven
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Neck Knives? Good or Bad?
Replies: 49
Views: 4003

Re: Neck Knives? Good or Bad?

I didn’t read all the posts....just the OP.

Good.

Didn’t native Americans carry neck knives for...thousands....tens of thousands of years??? Definitely not a fad.
by TheRaven
Mon May 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fred Perrin knives
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Fred Perrin knives

Hello all,

What do you think of Mr. Perrin’s little knife called the
“mini pic” ???

I think in WWII they called this type of knife a tire slasher?

Could it be a decent little necker for normal type stuff?

Thanks
by TheRaven
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Toferner knives ???
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Toferner knives ???

Ok. Did a quick search...it does look like 5160 might be a good comparison. I’d be happy with a hand forged knife, at these prices, in this steel.
by TheRaven
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Toferner knives ???
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Toferner knives ???

That dagger looks impressive.

Have not looked at the makeup of the steel. It sounds like a relative of 5160 ?

Those prices seem a little too good?? Perhaps I’m wrong? Good quality and a very reasonable price?
by TheRaven
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Toferner knives ???
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Toferner knives ???

Anyone heard of them? Any good?

They have good reviews on Amazon, but I doubt those reviewers have the experience of those around here.

Thanks
by TheRaven
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Swick
Replies: 48
Views: 4803

Re: Spyderco Swick

I’m a big fan of the Swick design! They really are highly functional. I can definitely see a run of 500 selling; EDC fixed knives just don’t have the broad appeal EDC folders have with the masses though. —A wharncliffe or subtle hawkbill would be a nice blade shape. LC200N might be my first choice f...
by TheRaven
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Death Penalty/Capital Punishment: Does it work as a deterrant to violent crime and murder?
Replies: 36
Views: 4075

Re: Death Penalty/Capital Punishment: Does it work as a deterrant to violent crime and murder?

The Deacon wrote:It's definitely a deterrent to recidivism. Show me one case where someone who was executed for a crime has gone on to commit another.
LOL. I agree 100% with this!
by TheRaven
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Amazing what some things cost
Replies: 28
Views: 4937

Re: Amazing what some things cost

$795 for little beads and coins? Sorry, I’m a newbie here, but can I ignorantly ask.... why? My theory is that some people have enormous amounts of disposable income and WAY too much free time on their hands. I picture some guy or girl who invented a video game app that they sold for 20 million dol...
by TheRaven
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discontinued models on sale... what to do?!?
Replies: 78
Views: 12830

Re: Discontinued models on sale... what to do?!?

I bought a street beat a couple years ago. It’s a wonderful, gorgeous little fixed blade. Fred Perrin, Sal and Moki are an amazing combination. Now that it’s been discontinued, I couldn’t help but purchase a second one (I had to. There was no other choice :D).
by TheRaven
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Amazing what some things cost
Replies: 28
Views: 4937

Re: Amazing what some things cost

Also, I have to imagine, for anyone with machining skills, these would be really easy to copy and sell on eBay.
by TheRaven
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Amazing what some things cost
Replies: 28
Views: 4937

Re: Amazing what some things cost

I'm amazed that anyone would pay what pretty much any of Mr. Frankart's silly trinkets have sold for. Guess the old saying "a fool and his money are soon parted" still holds true. https://www.arizonacustomknives.com/index.php/knives-by-maker/frankart-andy.html?p=1 ****. Didn’t realize he had a bunc...
by TheRaven
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mar Family coming back with knives designed by Mr. Mar
Replies: 22
Views: 3522

Re: Mar Family coming back with knives designed by Mr. Mar

Al Mar was a fantastic designer of knives! —Looking forward to what comes!!!
by TheRaven
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Amazing what some things cost
Replies: 28
Views: 4937

Amazing what some things cost

I can’t fathom the price of this thing.

https://www.arizonacustomknives.com/ind ... 85750.html
by TheRaven
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: iPhone earbud ear phones???
Replies: 13
Views: 2295

Re: iPhone earbud ear phones???

This thread is kind of humorous. The OP asks for suggestions and gets a really wide variety of suggestions, then goes and doesn't take any advice. What in the world are you talking about??? Skidoosh recommended CNET for reviews. I took Skidoosh's suggestion. Now I'm happy. Donut your postmakes no s...

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