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by GCG199
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Kizer Ki5404A2
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Re: New Kizer Ki5404A2

I have the slightly smaller model of this with a VG-10 blade, but same overall shape and handle design. I waited until they were offering tip-up carry clips, since they started out with mostly tip-down. I find their quality to be very good. They have the potential to be a major player in the knife w...
by GCG199
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Murray Carter's sharpening DVD's or downloads???
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: Murray Carter's sharpening DVD's or downloads???

Yes, I have both of his recent books from the past couple of years.

I haven't gotten around to getting his videos, he does have a Youtube channel too.
by GCG199
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: ZT
Replies: 23
Views: 4731

Re: ZT

I like what they have done, especially with some of the newer models, as they are a little thinner blades than previous models were. I got into them mainly because of the Elmax blade steel option, since Spyderco only offered a dealer exclusive in it at the time. Can't wait to see what they will offe...
by GCG199
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kizer Knives
Replies: 4
Views: 3619

Re: Kizer Knives

Kizer is putting out some very high-quality knives. I have bought three of them in the past month and am quite impressed by the fit and finish of them. They are one of the best deals in the knife world right now too. All of mine have flippers, thumbstuds, and openback/flow-through construction: The ...
by GCG199
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Google Wallet
Replies: 5
Views: 3250

Re: Google Wallet

They are shutting it down soon.

Guess it didn't pick up enough users to justify keeping it around.
by GCG199
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tactical Knives Magazine Closing Up Shop?
Replies: 22
Views: 4596

It is a shame to see them go... It is partly due to them not converting to the digital age fast enough. They really should have gone for being made available on the Amazon Kindle e-reader, among others. I recall only seeing the digital subscription available for the Nook e-reader from Barnes and Nob...
by GCG199
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Few, The Proud: AUS-8 Spyders
Replies: 40
Views: 9272

I don't have any of these. But I do recall other Marines in the Infantry platoon I was a part of having Aus-8 Enduras.

I think that they were fully serrated models, But I can't recall for sure.

I hadn't gotten into Spyderco yet at the time.
by GCG199
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More Emerson Waved models?
Replies: 13
Views: 2267

Good point Donut!
by GCG199
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: sales thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1350

I have to agree.

There are plenty of other places to sell and trade.

Leave the drama away from here.
by GCG199
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kershaw Emerson Knives: New
Replies: 43
Views: 17473

I picked up one of the CQC-6Ks too. I don't care for a lot of the usual features on Emersons, but they got this import line just right. I do like the ergonomics on most of the Emerson knives, but I don't care for the chisel grinds or chisel edges. (Well, not counting the too short screw problems in ...
by GCG199
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kershaw 1860 Piston 1870 Knockout
Replies: 10
Views: 4479

I have both. The Knockout I have is the first generation with the thin G10 handle scales. They went with aluminum after these. I find the handle to be too thin, I do like the blade shape though. I really like the Piston. The handle feels really good. Mine has a weaker spring-opening action then the ...
by GCG199
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is this new fangled "Stone Wash" finish on knives?
Replies: 29
Views: 23811

I don't mind the stone-washed finish.

It is better than the bead-blasted finish in my experience.

I am glad to see that most knife making companies have phased the bead-blasted finish out.
by GCG199
Sun May 25, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What 10 inch tablet to get?
Replies: 14
Views: 2530

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 has been recently released.

I, too, prefer Android over Apple.
by GCG199
Sun May 18, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Battlestation
Replies: 85
Views: 7160

I like the overall design.

I just wish that it was a 3.5-* to 4-inch blade.
by GCG199
Sun May 18, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade test of nine different steels, M4 wins .
Replies: 50
Views: 4508

Yes, for the most part, forums and the various social networks have replaced knife magazines for me too. I still subscribe to Blade because it is fairly good for an overall view of the knife industry. It only costs $20 a year for the digital subscription too. I wouldn't want to see it go out of busi...
by GCG199
Sun May 18, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When other people show you their cheap knives....
Replies: 42
Views: 9996

I have to agree with the general thought shared in the previous posts of this thread: It is tricky business to try to educate someone that doesn't know any better when it comes down to quality cutlery. I recently noticed that a guy on my bus route started carrying a cheap, no-name Delica/Endura knoc...
by GCG199
Sat May 03, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura 4 lightweight
Replies: 2
Views: 631

I consider it a lighter or brighter blue than the Manix 2 Lightweight or the original dark blue that was used on the ZDP-189 Stretch.

It is still a more pleasing color to me than the "Smurf blue" that has been used on the Sage and exclusive Para Military 2.
by GCG199
Fri May 02, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Test your tuf-cloth
Replies: 12
Views: 1835

They probably just haven't gotten around to updating their website or FAQ.

Unfortunately, a lot of companies get caught-up in the day-to-day-grind and tend to overlook things like this.
by GCG199
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is this the S110V lightweight Manix 2?
Replies: 552
Views: 45825

I too, am glad that this is going to be a regular production knife.

I don't really follow the super steels that much.

But I will get one of these because of the price range.

It is too good of a deal to pass up.
by GCG199
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: School me on the Olive Drab Goddard....
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

I should have bought one of these when I had the chance...

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