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by The Deacon
Tue May 26, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Potentially counterfeit Atlantic
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Potentially counterfeit Atlantic

Something is definitely off there. Lockbar screw, pivot screw, and the lockbar itself, should not be black. I'd say it's either a fake, or someone coated those parts then returned the knife. Either way, I'd send it back and buy elsewhere.
by The Deacon
Mon May 25, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Purchase limits on Sprints/Exlusives
Replies: 44
Views: 2568

Re: Purchase limits on Sprints/Exlusives

Realistically, the only way Spyderco could enforce purchase limits on Sprint Runs would be to only sell them direct to consumers. That would probably not go over well with their distributors and dealers, and folks who wanted to exceed those limits would still find ways to do it. Heck, folks are doin...
by The Deacon
Mon May 25, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lies, D*** lies & Statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 2905

Re: Lies, D*** lies & Statistics

I wonder how “experimenter bias” compares with the tendency for people to disbelieve statistics that don’t reinforce their existing opinion? How many times do you read a statement that says, in effect, “I don’t believe those other 99 reports, but I do believe this one”? Am sure it happens, but just...
by The Deacon
Sun May 24, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lies, D*** lies & Statistics
Replies: 51
Views: 2905

Re: Lies, D*** lies & Statistics

Having worked for several government agencies where I was tasked on more than one occasion with crafting database queries that would produce results in line with the agency's agenda, I'm extremely skeptical of any government statistics and at least as skeptical of any from non-governmental sources. ...
by The Deacon
Sun May 24, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: tracker knife
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: tracker knife

No experience with any version of the tracker so I will only say this: if I wanted one and could afford it, I wouldn't give a rat's rump what other people think of it.
by The Deacon
Sat May 23, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint Run Basics
Replies: 14
Views: 1189

Re: Sprint Run Basics

Live in Australia and it’s a process to be savvy to sprints. The effort I put in to get a Jade PM2 in M4 was a like a strategic military strike. Several days of planning across several time zones with variances for daylight savings. Juggling work jobs to be ready to strike. Others it’s been staying...
by The Deacon
Fri May 22, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 333
Views: 39636

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

I remain honestly amazed at how little it has negatively affected mine. I know that being retired with Social Security and a decent, dependable, pension is one of the main things that make that possible. Living alone and being relatively asocial certainly doesn't hurt, and may even help, as it minim...
by The Deacon
Thu May 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is this keychain knife?
Replies: 12
Views: 879

Re: What is this keychain knife?

It's a "first generation" Ladybug.
by The Deacon
Wed May 20, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint Run Basics
Replies: 14
Views: 1189

Re: Sprint Run Basics

Hi, all- I would really like a Native Chief in S90V. With in mind, I’m hoping you can give me the low down on Sprint Runs. 1. How long does it take for a SR knife to sell out? Do I have 24 hours? Or just minutes? Depends, some are pretty much sold out on pre-orders before they are released, others ...
by The Deacon
Tue May 19, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Naked and afraid...
Replies: 22
Views: 1144

Re: Naked and afraid...

Been lucky, I guess. On the occasions when I was working for NYS and had to go somewhere with metal detectors and security, I never needed to cut anything while "naked". Since retiring I've only ever had to go somewhere knives were prohibited twice and,again, had no need of one while there.
by The Deacon
Mon May 18, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov
Replies: 54
Views: 2585

Re: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov

You're missing two very important points. First is that, as Gigas pointed out, steel is heavy, so shipping it gets expensive so using a steel from the country where a given model is made for Spyderco helps keep the cost down. Second being that Spyderco uses a number of makers in China, so not all th...
by The Deacon
Sun May 17, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco coffee mug
Replies: 135
Views: 6199

Re: Spyderco coffee mug

Whatever the design, I just hope they hold at least 15 ounces. :)
by The Deacon
Sun May 17, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: NSFW We lost one of our own today (open at your own risk)
Replies: 22
Views: 1233

Re: NSFW We lost one of our own today (open at your own risk)

Sad. But trust me, the tile losing would have been even worse.
by The Deacon
Sun May 17, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PRICING
Replies: 113
Views: 6461

Re: PRICING

Your money, your choice as to how you spend it. Me, I don't see Sal and his family as greedy, so I assume prices are based on total costs plus a reasonable profit margin. I also know costs include more than just the cost of the material and labor it took to produce a knife in Golden or the price set...
by The Deacon
Sun May 17, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Make sure you disinfect
Replies: 35
Views: 2109

Re: Make sure you disinfect

I may be in the minority here but, in my opinion, the real pandemic is a pandemic of fear. I'm not saying you should not practice good hygiene and take sensible precautions like washing hands and cleaning surfaces after handling raw meat. But you should have been taking those same precautions your e...
by The Deacon
Sat May 16, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.
Replies: 32
Views: 1732

Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

CASE CLOSED, as my friend Nick Shabazz would say. I was wiping it down fingerprints to box and store, and as soon as I wiped it wet from the alcohol on the microfiber, an image emerged. DEFINITELY a Navy Seal. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAQJaiIjOh-/?igshid=1vivxrl0tt1ow Crazy thing is - as soon as...
by The Deacon
Sat May 16, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.
Replies: 32
Views: 1732

Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

I do again appreciate the discourse. It does have patent markings & numbers (2 rows) along the flat portion of the clip. Lance Clinton indicated in the comments on my IG post that if the notch is uncoated/stainless (as is seen in the second photo), then the notch was made at Spyderco after the blac...
by The Deacon
Fri May 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.
Replies: 32
Views: 1732

Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Perhaps it's my eyes, they've seen better days, or the fact that markings can be hard to see on a black knife, but I can't see any SEAL marking on that Police. TiNi coatings were done experimentally by Spyderco from fairly early on but the problem is, they were also done aftermarket by distributors...
by The Deacon
Fri May 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.
Replies: 32
Views: 1732

Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Perhaps it's my eyes, they've seen better days, or the fact that markings can be hard to see on a black knife, but I can't see any SEAL marking on that Police. TiNi coatings were done experimentally by Spyderco from fairly early on but the problem is, they were also done aftermarket by distributors ...
by The Deacon
Thu May 14, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Face Mask (now bandana, hat and patch)
Replies: 100
Views: 4318

Re: Spyderco Face Mask (now bandana, hat and patch)

If it’s any kind of an adjustable hat, sadly I’m out. If you take your adjustable hat or snap back and put it on the biggest/last size that is what fits my head, and it looks goofy as ****. Make a nice patch and I can put it any hat I want! Or you can make shopping bag with a Spyderco logo and I ca...

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