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by Barman
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Elmax vs n690
Replies: 6
Views: 5731

Re: Elmax vs n690

But the lionspy was much thicker, no? Thicker but I reprofiled and still it just didn't have the same ease of maintenance as the Mule. I've had a lot of Elmax over the years as stated. Just seems to be a difficult heat treat or something to get it just right. Spyderco gets it. I did a kitchen knife...
by Barman
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Elmax vs n690
Replies: 6
Views: 5731

Re: Elmax vs n690

I like N690. I have a few and it's a simple to maintain steel that gets extremely sharp. Won't hold it as long as the Elmax but I've found Elmax to be somewhat finicky at times. Sort of all over the place with different heat treatments from different makers. One of my favorites is the Elmax Mule I u...
by Barman
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Got the Tatanka...what a beast!
Replies: 13
Views: 2979

Re: Got the Tatanka...what a beast!

It carries well. Drops low in the pocket so the Spyder bump is out of the way when digging for anything. I already posted this picture somewhere around here but since this is a Tatanka thread...here's my customized "Tank" and its S110V Native 5 partner. Need to get some new pictures as soon as thing...
by Barman
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have any pics of the Native 5 Lightweight Lockup?
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: Does anyone have any pics of the Native 5 Lightweight Lockup?

Donut wrote:Is the Native 5 lightweight screw construction so this is somewhat possible?

Looking at google, it has a funny lockbar pivot that doesn't have screws.
Correct. All screws except for a pinned lock bar.
by Barman
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UKPK sprint blade shape poll
Replies: 30
Views: 3614

Re: UKPK sprint blade shape poll

FFG Sheepsfoot like on the UKPK Rescue?? but PE ;) I've got plenty of leaf and drop points but if'n I had to choose for this one a drop point would be it.
by Barman
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have any pics of the Native 5 Lightweight Lockup?
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: Does anyone have any pics of the Native 5 Lightweight Lockup?

I took a look at the 3 I still have. G-10, S110V carbon, and an S35VN LW and the lock doesn't appear to be much different. That said, I've never had anything but a solid lockup on any Native 5. Always better than most of my Endura/Delica lockups. Looks (to me) that the Native lock was designed to dr...
by Barman
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 18551
Views: 1448159

Re: What Spydeco is in your pocket today??

Frankendura.

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by Barman
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Not A Clue In What I Have... Using It For Charity...
Replies: 15
Views: 2651

Re: Not A Clue In What I Have... Using It For Charity...

It as value to a Spyderco collector because it's an older plain edge Harpy. It's available to the US market as a serrated blade these days. But if you're putting it up for auction there's a limited audience for collector value and you'll get pennies on the dollar for it. Your best bet would be to pu...
by Barman
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Watching?
Replies: 161
Views: 48809

Re: What Are You Watching?

Eating a bowl of Cap'n Crunch watching Pinky and the Brain.
Both classics.
by Barman
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The 1960s: Televisions Very Best Shows EVER
Replies: 72
Views: 9816

Re: The 1960s: Televisions Very Best Shows EVER

I was a big fan of the 60's spy shows especially Mission Impossible, I Spy, The Prisoner, and The Wild Wild West.
Other than that Gilligan's Island, My Favorite Martian, Lost In Space, Star Trek,The Addams Family and The Munsters were staples.
And you're right, they don't make them like they used to.
by Barman
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why everyone should carry two (at least) knives for EDC
Replies: 21
Views: 11814

Re: Why everyone should carry two (at least) knives for EDC

Never got in the habit of carrying two knives. Don't know why?? I guess I would forget I had two and use the EDC anyway. :D The "knife loan" theory is reason enough to carry two. Beater, hummmm SnG, American Lawman, Avispa? I have something that I carry in my pocket sometimes for the "knife loan" o...
by Barman
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why everyone should carry two (at least) knives for EDC
Replies: 21
Views: 11814

Re: Why everyone should carry two (at least) knives for EDC

I carry two only when I'm carrying an extra large primary like the Tatanka. I'll slip in a secondary, friendly sized blade for the sensitive folks.
by Barman
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Watching?
Replies: 161
Views: 48809

Re: What Are You Watching?

Today I watched the latest episodes of Helix, 12 Monkeys, The Americans and right now I'm watching Divergent. Meh, kind of slow with not a lot of plot development. I hear Insurgent is better.
Still have a couple of hours to go, got to get something else queued up.
by Barman
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wow, I'm having trouble finding the words...
Replies: 29
Views: 4607

Re: Wow, I'm having trouble finding the words...

I'm getting a little watery over here myself...
That is the most wonderful gesture from a great company with great people.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
by Barman
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Autonomy
Replies: 43
Views: 23153

Re: Spyderco Autonomy

Dang it!
Thought we had a news update on the Autonomy coming here... :(
by Barman
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your favorite steel?
Replies: 129
Views: 21799

Re: So what's your favorite steel?

I like a nice polished edge for the work I do and found that the most responsive to performing with that edge for me are VG-10, S35VN and CTS-XHP. A toothy edge has its place in my rotation occasionally, that's when I stuff some ZDP or S110V in my pocket then touch it up when I get home on 600 grit....
by Barman
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 18551
Views: 1448159

Re: What Spydeco is in your pocket today??

Of the hundreds of Spydies I've owned, this one has been in my pocket longest.

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by Barman
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endura dud or fake?
Replies: 31
Views: 6573

Re: Endura dud or fake?

Faaaaaaaaake!

Sheesh, it's like those scumbag counterfeiters aren't even trying anymore.
by Barman
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sanity check on unwanted visitors
Replies: 50
Views: 6851

Re: Sanity check on unwanted visitors

Shoulda asked her if she wanted to go for a dip. Image

But actually she's probably (depending on proximity) assessing the future issues of noise and other things she can complain to council about.
Better have your permits in order.
by Barman
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Brous Spyderhole?
Replies: 32
Views: 5193

Re: Brous Spyderhole?

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