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by xceptnl
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Curiosity....What handgun do you carry????
Replies: 35
Views: 388

Re: Curiosity....What handgun do you carry????

Kahr CW45 is my preferred carry with Wilson Combat compact 1911 mags (flush fit). Aside from this I carry my fullsize 1911 Para USA single stack. Currently looking to pick up a Ruger SP101 in 327 federal.
by xceptnl
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Aogami kitchenstuff.....
Replies: 21
Views: 657

Re: Aogami kitchenstuff.....

Those..... will be a must have. Been saving for a 270mm HAP40 chef knife, but I may order one of these sooner. Well done Spyderco.
by xceptnl
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Work gloves
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Work gloves

I have work through the cheap "Mechanix" clone gloves that you can get from Harbor Freight quite quickly. To be fair, I have also gone through 2 pairs of the genuine Mechanix fast-fit leather gloves in the last 6 months. I work around a lot of sharp and abrasive objects in a warehouse/industrial env...
by xceptnl
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Jade (Natural) G-10 is there a more loved or hated material?
Replies: 25
Views: 278

Re: Jade (Natural) G-10 is there a more loved or hated material?

I'm not a fan of the Jade. Even to the point that I have passed on many of those M4 Exclusives in my most desirable of knives (Millie, Manix 2, etc.) The Shaman in M4 might just be enough to convince me. That combined with recent comparison videos showing the size and shape when compared to the Stri...
by xceptnl
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Ultra Fine (benchstone): Dry, oil, or water?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Spyderco Ultra Fine (benchstone): Dry, oil, or water?

I have only ever run my M,F or UF benchstones dry. All with extremely desirable results in my eyes. Thus I have never thought to try it wet. I will give the Windex a try next time.
by xceptnl
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fruit Tree Grafting? Which Knife?
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: Fruit Tree Grafting? Which Knife?

I would think a small pruning style blade (wharncliffe) in PE or a similar hawkbill would be the best.

Superhawk
USN Ladyhawk
PE Tasman hawkbill.
Wharncliffe Delica.
by xceptnl
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who wants a Spyderco "Sharpened Pry Bar"?
Replies: 84
Views: 1655

Re: Who wants a Spyderco "Sharpened Pry Bar"?

I don't have a desire for another beefy folder. The Tuff is beefy enough and I am fairly pleased with it's cutting ability. It will never be what the Stretch, Endura or Delica are as far as slicers but it is respectable. By an interesting comparison, my Z-wear Strider SNG is a better slicer than the...
by xceptnl
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 H-1 + Pink Manix 2 Pictures
Replies: 32
Views: 6011

Re: Manix 2 H-1 + Pink Manix 2 Pictures

Marulaghost wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:13 am
xceptnl wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:13 pm
A Millie would still be my choice to make Salty.
Would that be a marine?
:D I see what you did there
by xceptnl
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 H-1 + Pink Manix 2 Pictures
Replies: 32
Views: 6011

Re: Manix 2 H-1 + Pink Manix 2 Pictures

I would think that the backlock version of the Manix 2 would be much easier to convert into a Salt iteration. I wonder how many people who prefer the CBBL to the backlock would be willing to compromise because the Manix has such great ergos.

A Millie would still be my choice to make Salty.
by xceptnl
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?
Replies: 89
Views: 6238

Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Nice marmot wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:22 am
About ten years ago I picked up a NIB SE C54 Calypso for sixty bucks on clearance at my local spyderco dealer. It had been in the case a while and they were trying to get rid of it. love that knife.
This is amazing and yet painful to read
by xceptnl
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I don't like santokus and serrations !
Replies: 42
Views: 836

Re: I don't like santokus and serrations !

I agree the lack of point on the Santoku makes it flawed for my uses, but that's about the only disadvantage it has in my eyes. This is why I like to have the 4" utility or similar to act as the companion. Utilizing the wide shape as a spatula to move veggies and meat to the pan from the cutting boa...
by xceptnl
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What happened to Blerv?
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: What happened to Blerv?

He's still around. I've seen him pop up on threads here and there. I know I've seen him lurking alot as well.
by xceptnl
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 15499
Views: 1269024

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Missed my Throwback Thursday post this week, but I'm still carrying these. It's Pinewood Derby Day for my little Webelo. Wish us luck.

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by xceptnl
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chap or caly: small gift to self for first born
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Chap or caly: small gift to self for first born

Congrats Germinalphase on your first born. This seems like a landmark occasion and thus I would suggest splurging a little and picking up the green sprint HAP-40 Caly or the super smooth and sleek CF Caly 3.5. As others have said, you can hunt and be patient while searching for a deal on eBay. I am ...
by xceptnl
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco Knives have a Hollow Ground Blade?
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Which Spyderco Knives have a Hollow Ground Blade?

Leafstorm, Southard, older generation Rescue models, Worker (original & sprint), GB......
by xceptnl
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?
Replies: 89
Views: 6238

Re: What's The Best Deal You Have Made on a Spydie?

Picked up a used PE Walker lightweight this weekend for under $50.
by xceptnl
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLC or Satin?
Replies: 53
Views: 1099

Re: DLC or Satin?

Though I used to crave all black coated blades in PE configuration, I have really come to love stonewashed blades the most when done right. Examples of this include the Southard, Maxamet Manix and original Manix 2 (hollow ground)
by xceptnl
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Native 5 Laser - What A Slicer!
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: My Native 5 Laser - What A Slicer!

Great color, your results may alter my purchase plan for the near future.
by xceptnl
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Welcome Back!
Replies: 29
Views: 652

Re: Welcome Back!

I read up the news <shudder> short version is it’s all bad. Glad the forum is back! @xceptnl - great google moogly! Our world is so polarized these days, how could they think that was a good idea? I can see why some people are defending their action. The items to be destroyed were already marked to...

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