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by chux
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Jester VS Ladybug....
Replies: 13
Views: 3749

Having handled both, including the sheepsfoot version of the Ladybug, I think the Jester was the better shape overall. The blade was more controllable because of the good forward position to put your thumb/fingers on.
by chux
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can the Delica handle Batoning
Replies: 7
Views: 2044

I can't see that there would be any problem. I have had to baton with a Native (PE s30v) and it handled it with no sign of damage in any way, the lock held easily. I would think the new grind and thicker tip on the D4s would make your chances of hurting the knife even smaller than a hollow ground Na...
by chux
Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 Question
Replies: 24
Views: 4538

My first few experiences with VG-10 were not positive as about every one I used chipped easily and was a real mission to get an edge with, I can remember having real problems with a delica and a native 3. In fact I gave up trying to get an edge on the delica at all. Since then I have had an OD PS De...
by chux
Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So, what are you carrying today?
Replies: 258
Views: 25560

cell phone
small classic sebenza
fisher bullet pen
pocketwrench II
SAK Huntsman
Matriarch

Nice to see one of these threads when I have not just emptied my pockets
by chux
Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Other than Spyderco, what do you carry?
Replies: 41
Views: 2816

Depending on which set of keys I have there is always a SAK Classic or a Leatherman Micra on the fob. My belt pouch has either a LM Ti or a SAK Spartan and a pocketwrench/fisher bullet pen In addition I have any of, or a combination of, William Henry Legacy, UKPK, Small Classic Sebbie and/or a Delic...
by chux
Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possible "world record" for oversize packaging...
Replies: 15
Views: 1960

My lab needed a large quantity of glass microscope slides which we duly ordered. The order was misinterpreted and rather than send us 50 boxes of fifty slides (which we wanted) they sent us one box of fifty slides. This measured roughly 3/4" x 3/4" x 2". It was sent in a box approximately 30" x 15" ...
by chux
Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1: am I missing something?
Replies: 35
Views: 6898

I had heard that H1 was not very good at retaining an edge and used this as an excuse to buy another knife to test. It just so happened that it arrived and was put on sole EDC use at the start of a period in which I needed to do a lot (relative to my normal weeks anyway) of heavy cutting. I was very...
by chux
Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: desert island knife
Replies: 17
Views: 1624

From experience I know I can rely on My Falkie F1 for my FB. For the folder I would like to say a Manix 80mm but I have not yet used it in the wild. I have taken a Para and it did well but was often watching from the backseat as my OD CE delica beater took the majority of jobs. What the hell, my fol...
by chux
Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why did Spyderco stop using ATS-55?
Replies: 19
Views: 4328

sal wrote: VG-10 tested better both in the lab and in the field so we dropped one and kept the other. VG-10 is more expensive than ATS-55.

sal
I'd put up with the inconvenience of lower prices for the benefit of using ATS-55
by chux
Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are you carrying today?
Replies: 125
Views: 12969

Fisher Bullet pen, Pocket Wrench II, Victorinox Spartan, UKPK, wallet (inc Spydercard PE), Nokia 6230, Moleskine Notebook, cash.
by chux
Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 vs CPMS30V
Replies: 31
Views: 14056

I've never had any trouble with S30v; holds a good edge well and even little accidents (dropping on concrete etc) have done no damage. It does seem to corrode a bit more easily than VG-10 but is not problematic. Nearly every VG-10 blade I have used, or that my friends have used, has had edge chippin...
by chux
Sun May 29, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: proposed English knife laws
Replies: 17
Views: 2594

Rob wrote:I am so happy to live in a country where the government doesn't care about knives...
Yet...

stay vigilant or your freedoms may go the same way as ours
by chux
Sun May 29, 2005 4:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: proposed English knife laws
Replies: 17
Views: 2594

The 'Rapid Response' section at the bottom of the article does provide some evidence that common sense and logical thought have not completely abandoned the country just yet. I'm not sure how appropriate it is for authors in a medical journal to try and make political points, especially ones so stup...
by chux
Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another EDC question
Replies: 18
Views: 2318

Though I have started to change edc more regularly the current work set is; Leatherman Micra on drug locker keys Leatherman Charge Ti on belt as of yesterday replacing my Kick SS Dragonfly in labcoat pocket Paramillie for the bigger jobs Out of work I am tending to carry the Paramillie or UKPK depen...
by chux
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Empty yer coat pockets!
Replies: 21
Views: 3241

256Mb Flash drive
Wallet (cards and cash)
Weatherproof Storm Matches
Inova X0
Blue SAK Spartan
Fallkniven DC3 whetstone
Stinger
:spyder: Jester
Lined leather gloves
Phone
by chux
Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: current EDC?
Replies: 51
Views: 7994

Most of the time: UK Penknife

At work: UK Penknife & PE Dragonfly

At job number 2: SAK Spartan, UK Penknife and custom Scandi

Around the home: PE Paramilitary
by chux
Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Dialex!
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

oops, bit late.

Happy Birthday Alex.
by chux
Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: the dreaded SHEEPLE factor
Replies: 53
Views: 6629

Personally I have never considered the use of the term sheeple as indicating people who do not use or carry knives in general. My use of the term is reserved for the small subset of people who feel it necessary to exclaim "ooh thats an evil looking knife" or similar pointless phrase when exposed to ...
by chux
Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Pen Knife By Any Other Name
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

J Smith wrote:I thought that the UK had changed the law about locking blades.
If only :(
by chux
Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Thought for the day
Replies: 15
Views: 3007

i once saw something on tv about extremely very rare coffee "Kopi Luwak "(civet koffie)that are made of beans that have been eaten and defecated by the civet cat. They say the taste is unbelievable. I know that a Brussels coffeehouse paid a lot of $ for a little sack. Has anyone tasted it yet? :) I...

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