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by TomAiello
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 56
Views: 1839

Re: Ladies On The Edge

I’ve also seen people post comments online, like, “I know this Chinese guy from Australia who attends my church, and it always blows my mind when he talks, because he has an Australian accent! And he’s Chinese!! I can’t wrap my head around it!” Well, DUH. He was from Australia. What’s he supposed t...
by TomAiello
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica Wharnie Exclusives...MOARRR!!
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Delica Wharnie Exclusives...MOARRR!!

The wharnie delica is the only delica for me. K390 definitely needs to happen. :)
by TomAiello
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 100% of people agree on this one thing!
Replies: 28
Views: 356

Re: 100% of people agree on this one thing!

I'll buy a K390 Manix in any color variation, in either G-10 and Lightweight variants (and both if both are available)
by TomAiello
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 56
Views: 1839

Re: Ladies On The Edge

By the way I've also noted the tropes about southerners I've seen all my life coming out of hollywood do not resemble the people I've met down here. It really pays to keep your eyes open while making up your own mind and ignore stereotypes. Funny story (which is tangentially related): At the end of...
by TomAiello
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First high(ish) end knife purchase need advice.
Replies: 19
Views: 294

Re: First high(ish) end knife purchase need advice.

If you're not a sharpener, Maxamet is a great choice. You can send it back in to Spyderco for sharpening every couple months (seriously) on a 'normal person' EDC schedule, and pretty much always have a nice sharp knife.
by TomAiello
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1598

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

Wartstein, do you ever used fixed blades as 'work knives' (your category definition)?

In general if I know I'm going to be doing a lot of cutting with a knife, I intentionally go pick up a fixed blade for the job.
by TomAiello
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A sharpness story
Replies: 28
Views: 634

Re: A sharpness story

I know many people who have _never_ sharpened their kitchen knives. They basically buy them and use them forever without any sharpening (or other maintenance).
by TomAiello
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 56
Views: 1839

Re: Ladies On The Edge

You chaps are fortunate to live with such inherent freedom, (I was going to say such “such liberal areas”, but remembered that has quite the opposite meaning for you). I actually tend to use the word 'liberal' in it's classical sense. In the modern American political lexicon, 'classical liberal' ha...
by TomAiello
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, would you do a Moran in K390 or Cruwear?
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Sal, would you do a Moran in K390 or Cruwear?

K390 is great stuff for a small fixed blade. I'd love to see K390 expand to the Enuff line.
by TomAiello
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Real vs Fake Bugout test
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Real vs Fake Bugout test

I find it interesting that they had one of their real v. fake test videos (I think it was a fake Mora--who the heck fakes a budget knife?) removed because of complaints from the people selling the fakes. I actually have one of those fake BugOuts (a friend gave it to me) and the handle material is re...
by TomAiello
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1598

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

I find the ergos on the Native to be roughly a million times better than the Delica. Me too. But that' s specific to me and my hands. The Chaparral is the thin slicer with the native-style ergonomics, and in my uses the Chap LW is a better EDC than either the Native or the Delica. But that's just f...
by TomAiello
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 56
Views: 1839

Re: Ladies On The Edge

I've never really seen all that much " oppressive, societal norms" until recently with the left demanding conformity. It mostly was just " if you want to do strange stuff keep it away from people who don't want to be around it and especially other peoples children" . Some groups ( churches, religio...
by TomAiello
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1598

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

I prefer the native for it's lock, the fact that it's available in both FRN and G10, especially for the 50/50 choil, and most especially for MAXAMET.
by TomAiello
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 56
Views: 1839

Re: Ladies On The Edge

...human nature kicks in...there are always going to be wolves and therefore men should be versed in hunting them....be they 2 or 4 legged and called by another name. A man needs to know and be capable of doing man things. Today's youths cannot, and refuse to understand why it is needed. I think th...
by TomAiello
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 56
Views: 1839

Re: Ladies On The Edge

Simply put, "Hard times breed strong men, strong men bring about good times, good times breed weak men"....rinse, repeat. An interesting quote that you may find as a counterpoint: "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to stud...
by TomAiello
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ladies On The Edge
Replies: 56
Views: 1839

Re: Ladies On The Edge

There are some interesting ideas here. I don't have a dog in this fight, but I do find it interesting. - Fewer people in Europe and the USA are working with their hands than in previous generations I agree that this is largely a negative. There is great value in being able to perform tasks yourself ...
by TomAiello
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper
Replies: 176
Views: 5008

Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Abyss_Fish wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:46 pm
really hoping this model does well enough to get some steel variations, love the design.
K390? :)
by TomAiello
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Reading ?
Replies: 471
Views: 90818

Re: What Are You Reading ?

z4vdBt wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:23 pm
[ goodreads link ]

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I read that one several years ago when my mother started having memory problems. Lots of good advice in there for preserving function as you age.
by TomAiello
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I tried so hard...
Replies: 85
Views: 1320

Re: I tried so hard...

It's looking like a mini bugout is gonna fit the bill for him. It's not a spydie, but at least it's a cool little knife that I wouldn't mind stealing if he doesn't like it. :D Look at the Hogue Deka. After buying one, I can't figure out why anyone buys the Bugout. Watu might be just the thing in th...
by TomAiello
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1000 year old Cr steel found
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: 1000 year old Cr steel found

Im also not so sure Coral Castle guy didnt cheat. He worked alone and people werent really checking in on him. He could have borrowed a tractor or two. Reading about him, it seems more like he's saying 'it's just basic physics, and the Egyptians understood that'. I'd guess his process was a lot lik...

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