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by tlo14290
Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pingo
Replies: 35
Views: 8252

Re: Pingo

I really like mine, great for opening packages, cuts right through that Amazon.com cardboard and shipping tape! No point means I can't accidently stick the tip into my finger as I move to the other side of the box... Not, of course, that has ever happened to me. (Big lie.) The Pingo seems more reluc...
by tlo14290
Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I'm having a little trouble with 1095, is it normal?
Replies: 19
Views: 7287

Re: I'm having a little trouble with 1095, is it normal?

Yeah, you may be getting a little burr. I have a large TOPS knife ( the Armageddon ) in 1095 which holds an edge really well, you can chop wood with it and still shave arm hair. I did notice that it takes a light touch on the stone, but it takes a lot less effort to sharpen than S30V, for instance. ...
by tlo14290
Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 XL - Just Ordered!
Replies: 13
Views: 2912

Re: Manix 2 XL - Just Ordered!

You will love it. That was my first Spyderco last year, the one that impressed me so much that I have purchased....mmmm...er...SEVERAL...Spydies since!


Enjoy!
by tlo14290
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Next Size Up
Replies: 18
Views: 4030

Re: Next Size Up

Try a Delica!
by tlo14290
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Gardening Knife
Replies: 32
Views: 3863

Re: Spyderco Gardening Knife

Sometimes I use my Manix2 XL, but I usually will grab a Silky saw for pruning, especially branches over 1/2". I like the Accel 210 the best, you can cut a 1/4" twig or a 4" branch with equal ease... Those teeth are sharp! If it's mostly smaller stuff, I use a pair of bypass pruning shears... Or some...
by tlo14290
Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Something interesting happened today.
Replies: 23
Views: 3476

Re: Something interesting happened today.

Very nice, absolutely the smoothest folder I own...lovely rendition of the lock, I have one of the Gerbers that piloted the concept in commercial knifes. This is much nicer. I have the Smurfy one!
by tlo14290
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Alloy idea
Replies: 8
Views: 6240

Re: New Alloy idea

I agree with the bear faced one, way too brittle for a pocketknife. I use saw blades with tungsten carbide inserts, and they chip all the time, big ones too. The edges used are not acute like a knife, either, more like 45-60 degrees included, and the more acute they are, the quicker they chip. I bel...
by tlo14290
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1690
Views: 307069

Re: What are you listening to?

At the moment, I'm listening to my mother-in-law play the piano. She is a very eclectic player, in the last half hour I've heard spooky Halloween music, and classical pieces by a couple of contemporary Japanese composers. She sight reads new material cleaner than most.

Very relaxing...
by tlo14290
Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Excellent stone holders
Replies: 14
Views: 8762

Re: Excellent stone holders

I use these guys all the time when routing panel edges, they work great! Check out Rockler, they have blue Rockler branded ones that seem functionally identical, but are sometimes a bit less $$$. They have little height extenders, too. Great for sanding panels on the bench, no slippee-slidee. The li...
by tlo14290
Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stippling FRN?
Replies: 13
Views: 3376

I have ground/rounded the back underside of the trigger guard on a bunch of Glocks to move the grip up a bit, and once I got down to 320 grit or so, it polishes up real nice with cardboard! Just make a little tiny roll and scrub away. I guess that's the opposite of stippling...
by tlo14290
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wisdom tooth extraction: Ouch! Anyone else had it done?
Replies: 44
Views: 12149

Yes, like so many folks, my wisdom teeth didn't have enough room to coexist with the rest of my choppers, so first one came out , then another, then the last two, over a period of three or four years. All uncomfortable and displeasing, to say the least. However... The WORST dental experience I have ...
by tlo14290
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is the BEST place to buy Spyderco online
Replies: 39
Views: 12368

Haven't seen anybody mention http://www.thespydercostore.com/ yet. I have gotten several Spydys from them, good prices, fast shipping, contacted their customer service one time and was dealt with quickly and courteously. Like knife works real well, too, the ladies in their engraving shop do a real n...
by tlo14290
Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Near death experience
Replies: 13
Views: 1995

I read this somewhere once: "Life just is a journey between a warm place, and a cold place; all that really matters is the love we share in between."

God bless you, brother, and stay warm.
by tlo14290
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What should I get?
Replies: 27
Views: 1736

Hard to beat a PM2... Very very slick design.
by tlo14290
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco: The Undisputed King Of Small Blades
Replies: 106
Views: 8676

I really get a lot of use out of my SB manbug, it or my dfly2 are always rattling around in my front pocket, even if something else is clipped on top...
by tlo14290
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just got in my ZDP DF2, couple questions!
Replies: 11
Views: 1317

I think Mr. 3rdgenrigger has the right of it on the lockup thing. Normal manufacturing tolerances will add up, and especially on the physically smaller knives like the ladybug, Dfly, etc, the lockbar won't quite drop all the way into the recess in the tang at first without a little wiggle of some ki...
by tlo14290
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is the BEST place to buy Spyderco online
Replies: 39
Views: 12368

I have gotten good deals and uniformly good service from thespydercostore.com, as well as many of the other vendors mentioned. Hadn't seen anyone mention them yet, I've sure got no complaints about 'em!
by tlo14290
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delight with sub $100 models
Replies: 23
Views: 1927

I carry a PM2 or Domino every day, neither one of which is anywhere close to $100 in my world, but it's funny, when I have to cut something , 9 times out of 10 my little black Delica 4 comes out of my back pocket...

Kinda hard to beat that little guy, for me.
by tlo14290
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco dice review?
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

+1 on Matt's post. If you don't have any experience with the Domino, try to imagine a cross between a Dragonfly 2 and a Manix 2, with a really good flipper... You won't be far off. Very solid, very classy little knife, with enough handle to really get a grip on, no compromises here. And the ergos on...
by tlo14290
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can't seem to find decent cargo shorts (for carrying my Manix 2 G-10) anywhere !?
Replies: 20
Views: 1954

Evil D wrote:I've always liked Dickies work shorts. They last forever I have a pair that's almost 20 years old and still going strong. They also come in cargo.
Me too. Dickies. Cheap, wear like iron, nice and comfy, easy to find.

Good stuff!

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