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by TomAiello
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Backpacking through the UK and Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Backpacking through the UK and Europe

I definitely want to see Greece and Rome. France is high on the list and Spain too. Honestly I want to see it all. Definitely into history. I'd like to go to sheffield because of the knife making history. I know it's not what it used to be. Maybe stop by a scotch distillery at some point. Definitel...
by TomAiello
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Backpacking through the UK and Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Backpacking through the UK and Europe

France supposedly has some kind of agreement with the US but I've heard conflicting issues. The entry visa for Europe is for the entire Schengen area. As a USA passport holder you can stay for 90 days in any 365 day period. Interestingly, it's possible to 'game' the system to get an 88 or 89 day bl...
by TomAiello
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Backpacking through the UK and Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Backpacking through the UK and Europe

Do you have a tentative list of places in mind? There are definitely some places I've visited that don't come immediately to mind, that are well worth the trip. And some of the famous places I've found pretty 'meh'. Paris, for example, is not really a place I'm likely to visit again soon, although I...
by TomAiello
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Backpacking through the UK and Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Backpacking through the UK and Europe

It's easy to buy a small knife once you arrive, and use it for the trip. Then you can either mail it home or (more likely) just give it away or discard it at the end of the trip. I do this frequently. I usually buy an inexpensive Opinel (about $20) or something like that. My best travel advice is no...
by TomAiello
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S7 Large Camp Knife
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: S7 Large Camp Knife

Does anyone know where you can buy S5 in something that would be even close to the thickness for a blade?
by TomAiello
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Questions To Ponder In Life
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Questions To Ponder In Life

Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
by TomAiello
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sci-fi series
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Sci-fi series

I'm definitely going to have to check some of those out.

I don't have much time for TV, but I watched The Expanse a while back and really enjoyed it.
by TomAiello
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with steel choice
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: Help with steel choice

I am a Manix superfan, so I'll definitely buy the Cru Wear. Do you value stain resistance? Personally, I'd probably go with the M390, because it's stainless. If stain resistance isn't a priority, I prefer both 4v and Rex45 to Cruwear. You might still be able to find a (high priced) Rex 45 Manix some...
by TomAiello
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 381
Views: 87600

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

Looks nice, Mac. Do they offer them in calibers other than 5.56?
by TomAiello
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mulebteam
Replies: 49
Views: 1981

Re: Mulebteam

That Huon pine looks really hard to come by. The only pieces I can find can only be shipped within Australia.
by TomAiello
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mulebteam
Replies: 49
Views: 1981

Re: Mulebteam

What's a good way to have one set of scales to swap between mules? Buy the Halprin 3d scales that Spyderco sells on their web site. I have a set and they are excellent. Get a sheath too. I prefer the plastic (I think it's kydex--maybe boltaron?) sheath because I like to carry horizontally just righ...
by TomAiello
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which should be the next model in Cru-carta?
Replies: 81
Views: 1395

Re: Which should be the next model in Cru-carta?

UKPK I would love this as well. Prefer the leaf blade, but would buy with either. I'd buy it. I love the UKPK. I really want one in Maxamet, but I'd get Cruwear for novelty. I really feel like the UKPK could do with a 'Chap' treatment, with a bunch of cool scales. That would make a sweet carry knif...
by TomAiello
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mulebteam
Replies: 49
Views: 1981

Re: Mulebteam

Glock27 wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:56 pm
I sure hope more than 600 are made in these new steels or perhaps a second run if sold out quickly. Surely Forum feedback could guage demand. $50 for SPY27 is a great deal!
$50 for Spy27 should be regular production. :)
by TomAiello
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mulebteam
Replies: 49
Views: 1981

Re: Mulebteam

I also haven't seen it. But I wanted to say thank you to Standy for pointing me at good mosaic pins. :) No problem it’s what we do. Have some good Australian hardwoods so if you are ever in need of a bit. Let me know as have some good places to buy and source beautiful wood. Most is that hard it do...
by TomAiello
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT Manix 2 Purple G-10 CPM Cru-Wear
Replies: 80
Views: 2300

Re: DLT Manix 2 Purple G-10 CPM Cru-Wear

I'm not a CruWear fan, but I think I have to get this Manix. I'm a sucker for Manii.
by TomAiello
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: While waiting on Mules...
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: While waiting on Mules...

What epoxy are you using?
by TomAiello
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Native Slip joint: Perfect pocket knife?
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: Li'l Native Slip joint: Perfect pocket knife?

I'm very interested in this one. I love the UKPK, and I wonder if this will be even better...
by TomAiello
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Throwing hatchets/axes/tomahawks
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Throwing hatchets/axes/tomahawks

Another good thing to do for beginners is to use a styrofoam target staked into the ground, or a hay bale. There's less rebound danger that way. I also tried hanging an old sheet up behind the target to catch strays, but that was more work, and only seemed worth it if you knew it was going to be a l...
by TomAiello
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 381
Views: 87600

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

If things go this administrations way you won't have the option of buying online and inexpensive ammo will not be back anytime soon. That is why people are willing to pay even more than a dollar a round now. Fear mongering imo. It's like people saying the gas is going up because of the administrati...
by TomAiello
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: While waiting on Mules...
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: While waiting on Mules...

Have you considered taking the cracked chunks and compressing them into resin? I haven't tried it (I don't have a pressure pot--yet) but I've seen some pretty cool resins with things embedded in them. I've been saving all my scraps just in case some day I want to try to mix them up and make something.

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