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by ChrisinHove
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Use of word "patina" by knife enthusiasts
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: Use of word "patina" by knife enthusiasts

I’ve heard a patina on blades is a form of black rust. Here’s a link to a company with descriptions and photos of rust. https://www.armorvci.com/corrosion/types-of-rust/ (They didn’t use subscripts on their website for the make up of the elements. So, Fe304, for instance, is really Fe 3 O 4 .) I’ve...
by ChrisinHove
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco History Virtual Tour!
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Spyderco History Virtual Tour!

That’s quite fun! The app accesses the camera to superimpose the content on whatever is in front of you.
by ChrisinHove
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy
Replies: 76
Views: 1366

Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

What about a slipjoint Sage?
by ChrisinHove
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)
Replies: 299
Views: 17693

Re: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)

Sorry, Boss...

Mixed news here. The R rate has dropped to 0.8-1.0 but the fatality rate for new variant appears to be 30-40% higher than the original.
by ChrisinHove
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK
Replies: 280
Views: 15577

Re: The DAMAUKPK Project: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK

Please put a torx head on each side of the pivot screw! May I ask why? Putting a Torx head on both sides involves custom machining a new pivot sleeve which seems like a lot of work for little to no payoff. https://i.imgur.com/OGNNelm.jpg The spinning Urban pivot is a problem for some. The D shaped ...
by ChrisinHove
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Native Slip joint: Perfect pocket knife?
Replies: 32
Views: 628

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

I’ve just picked up the comp lock lil native; it seems good in all manner of grips but I’m wondering whether having to use the choil on the slipjoint version might restrict the ways you will be able to hold it in use.
What do I know ?!- with Eric’s track record in ergo’s it will probably be perfect!
by ChrisinHove
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?
Replies: 61
Views: 1069

Re: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?

If I am going to select a car in a purely fictional exercise, then I'm going all in on a niche car -- the Caterham 620R. The gentleman in the video below uses the adjective "unhinged" more than once to describe the car. It is utterly impractical, which I think holds all of the appeal. The problem i...
by ChrisinHove
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)
Replies: 299
Views: 17693

Re: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)

There are actually many medical professionals against this vaccine, 4 out of the 5 doctors at my local surgery wouldn't even take this jab themselves. Do your own research, you have to look outside of the main media etc to hear these doctors & scientists because censorship is rife, Please link to y...
by ChrisinHove
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?
Replies: 61
Views: 1069

Re: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?

If it had to be a car rather than a stable of motorcycles, then one of these:

https://youtu.be/jAI1Xg6kxRg

My brother actually has one, a 2 litre s&s, and it is hilarious!

https://youtu.be/ltwZufmTP1s
by ChrisinHove
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slip-it variants
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Slip-it variants

There are some similarities (in size and intent) between the Squeak and Chicago, Meerkat, and their precursors. You could probably say the same about the Urban and Cat.
by ChrisinHove
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)
Replies: 299
Views: 17693

Re: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)

Motorcycling is a voluntary, high risk activity. We’re on about 90,000 -100,000 COVID attributed deaths in the last 10 months in the U.K. The 2017 (latest) figure for motorcycle deaths here was 349. Not even close. Anxiety, stress and refusal arising from irresponsible and unfounded scare stories wi...
by ChrisinHove
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 7 Live!
Replies: 126
Views: 4765

Re: Reveal 7 Live!

My, oh my!

Salt UKPK, Lil Native slippie, crucarta PM2 ..... there’s something I want on virtually every page!
by ChrisinHove
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)
Replies: 299
Views: 17693

Re: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)

You don’t just have the vaccine to protect yourself, but to protect everyone you might pass the infection onto, then all their contacts, and so on, some of whom may well be vulnerable or just unlucky. If that’s not reason enough, then just compare the mortality rates of Covid patients similar to you...
by ChrisinHove
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydisaster! (U.K.)
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: Spydisaster! (U.K.)

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:38 am
Do you mean that if you order one knife from knifeworks.com or some place similar in the USA, your government is going to make them collect and pay the taxes plus charge them extra for doing so?
That’s their plan. Unbelievable.
by ChrisinHove
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydisaster! (U.K.)
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Re: Spydisaster! (U.K.)

Pancake wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:09 am
As a European, I know what you mean.
What main sellers did you mean? Lamnia and knivesandtools? Or someone else?
Yes. Lamnia have stopped all delivery to the U.K. now. K&T were pricier, and much more so, now.
by ChrisinHove
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydisaster! (U.K.)
Replies: 27
Views: 1208

Spydisaster! (U.K.)

In Europe we have always had to pay a little more for Spyderco, a consequence of distance and trade rules, but things have gone from bad to worst in the U.K. in 2021. One of the 2 main European suppliers has stopped shipping here altogether, and the other has increased charges significantly (an extr...
by ChrisinHove
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another great coffee brewer...
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Another great coffee brewer...

Interesting, Chris. Interesting enough that I just ordered one. :) How are you getting on with this, Paul? Got it, tried it for a few days, found it more complicated and time consuming than my usual jury-rigged system. In addition, not sure if the one I got was defective, but it leaked enough that ...
by ChrisinHove
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)
Replies: 299
Views: 17693

Re: Covid-19 vaccination starting (UK)

A somewhat more balanced article from the British Medical Journal.

https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n149
by ChrisinHove
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another great coffee brewer...
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Another great coffee brewer...

The Deacon wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:39 am
Interesting, Chris. Interesting enough that I just ordered one. :)
How are you getting on with this, Paul?

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