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by The Deacon
Mon May 20, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Everyday Spyders You Use For Culinary/Food Uses?
Replies: 24
Views: 248

Re: Everyday Spyders You Use For Culinary/Food Uses?

Back before I retired, I used a Stretch at least a few times a week for cutting food at work and occasionally in resteraunts when a few of us would go out for lunch. Nowadays I pretty much stick to Spyderco Kitchen Sharps for cutting food unless I'm just finding excuses to cut something with a new k...
by The Deacon
Sun May 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade length considerations...
Replies: 38
Views: 552

Re: Blade length considerations...

Worked in a government office, had a couple female co-workers who thought my Stretch's 3.5" blade was "scary" when I used it to cut food in my cubicle. Same ladies thought nothing of leaving a very large chef's knife laying on the "treat club's" table less than 10' away from my cubicle and accessibl...
by The Deacon
Sun May 19, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: seat belt cutting
Replies: 23
Views: 389

Re: seat belt cutting

Same answer as "what's the best gun for self defense?" The one you have with you.
by The Deacon
Sat May 18, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Is This a Trademark Violation?
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Is This a Trademark Violation?

Certainly, no one would ever mistake that for a Spyderco, and given that the name Dragonfly has been used many times, I doubt the infringement. I don’t think so. Absent an attempt at physical likeness, generic words that Spyderco happens to use are not restricted. Fair use. Of course, heavyweight c...
by The Deacon
Sat May 18, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Top 5 knives you actually carry
Replies: 73
Views: 1044

Re: Top 5 knives you actually carry

Kiwi, whether it be one of the bolstered production version, one of those that has been customized, or an engraved all stainless, a Kiwi has been in my watch pocket 99.9% of the time for the past 16 years. Burgundy Micarta Jester, it has kept my keys company since I first got it nearly 16 years ago....
by The Deacon
Sat May 18, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie
Replies: 79
Views: 1031

Re: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie

Most customers prefer clips that aren't deep carry. a year ago i would have believed that statement, but as much as i have talked to aftermarket clip makers like mxg and a few others. they can not keep clips in stock for spyderco at all. so no not true at all. many many spyderco customers want a de...
by The Deacon
Fri May 17, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie
Replies: 79
Views: 1031

Re: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie

/ Boye dent: I somehow don´t care if it´s there or not. But when wearing gloves I think it has it´s advantages. You are not alone there, other folks have said the same thing. Still, I have a difficult time understanding why that would be. To me, the cutouts in the scales for the lock well are easie...
by The Deacon
Fri May 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Is This a Trademark Violation?
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Is This a Trademark Violation?

Knife doesn't look anything like a Spyderco, hole isn't round, but is the Dragonfly name a Spyderco trademark?

http://www.artisancutlery.net/index.php ... uct_id=174
by The Deacon
Fri May 17, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie
Replies: 79
Views: 1031

Re: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie

Thanks for the clarifiation, now I see!: On the Chap, while you like that the lockbar has no boye dent, you´d like it even more if it had kind of like "rounded edges", right?! / Boye dent: I somehow don´t care if it´s there or not. But when wearing gloves I think it has it´s advantages. Not the loc...
by The Deacon
Fri May 17, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie
Replies: 79
Views: 1031

Re: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie

Sharpening choil on the Kiwi is annoying because it snags occasionally when opening mail. Boye dent on the Stretch and Jester is esthetically unappealing, as is the clip that leaves unsightly channels in the handle when removed (and shape of lock well, if I really want to nit pick) on the Chaparral...
by The Deacon
Fri May 17, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rising Ocean Levels?
Replies: 44
Views: 497

Re: Rising Ocean Levels?

The climate is changing. The climate has been changing ever since the earth was formed. There have been ice ages, but temperatures have been higher than they are today over 90% of the time. Locally, I've seen cooler temperatures year round for the past five years or so, but can accept that the overa...
by The Deacon
Fri May 17, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie
Replies: 79
Views: 1031

Re: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie

Sharpening choil on the Kiwi is annoying because it snags occasionally when opening mail. Boye dent on the Stretch and Jester is esthetically unappealing, as is the clip that leaves unsightly channels in the handle when removed (and shape of lock well, if I really want to nit pick) on the Chaparral....
by The Deacon
Fri May 17, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reasons for "offset" blades?
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Reasons for "offset" blades?

I notice some Spyderco and other knives have blades that are set somewhat "offset" in the handles. What are the reasons for this, again? Someone on the forum said it is to protect the knuckles when cutting on boards? Depends on what the designer had in mind. Could be for hand clearance while cuttin...
by The Deacon
Thu May 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-CUT KNIVES review
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

I've been looking at the photos in the Reveal 2 flyer. Hadn't noticed before, but find it interesting that Spyderco is using different serration patterns on the blunt and pointed versions of the Z-Cuts. Pointed tip version has regular Spyderedge serrations (2 small, 1 large, 2 small, 1 large) while ...
by The Deacon
Thu May 16, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-CUT KNIVES review
Replies: 33
Views: 940

Re: Z-CUT KNIVES review

They sound great, Brian, thanks for an excellent review. Can't wait for them to hit the shelves.
by The Deacon
Wed May 15, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: CORRELATIONS between lock-type-preferenes? (Pick two favorites out of five / please read first post before voting)
Replies: 33
Views: 500

Re: POLL: CORRELATIONS between lock-type-preferenes? (Pick two favorites out of five / please read first post before vot

Thanks for your reply! Two points: - You mean, I should have been clearer in my poll and use the term "MID-BACKLOCK" instead of backlock? I thought, since I wrote in my post that I would be referring to the different locktypes in the way SPYDERCO does them, it would be clear that Mid-backlock is me...
by The Deacon
Wed May 15, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: CORRELATIONS between lock-type-preferenes? (Pick two favorites out of five / please read first post before voting)
Replies: 33
Views: 500

Re: POLL: CORRELATIONS between lock-type-preferenes? (Pick two favorites out of five / please read first post before vot

None of the above. My two "most carried" would be the backlock/midlock on Spydercos and the slide switch on my various OTF autos. Not a fan of be BBL, caged or otherwise. I carry a WTC knife once a year, but never have used it. Not a fan of handed locks either.
by The Deacon
Tue May 14, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ebay question: Your speculation wanted.
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Ebay question: Your speculation wanted.

My question is: Why do you think this is? Why are they so "tense" about such actions? They don't want people doing sales outside their system because eBay doesn't get their cut (commission) from those sales. Exactly. Ebay only makes money on sales that take place within its system. Some of the othe...
by The Deacon
Mon May 13, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: We all speak a bit of heresy now and then
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: We all speak a bit of heresy now and then

Not sure what a Caly 3 with a liner lock would bring to the table compared with a Sage 1.
by The Deacon
Mon May 13, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Holes where they don't belong...
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Holes where they don't belong...

Possibly because they were the only clips the maker had on hand. More likely because they can be mounted for tip down carry, and the hole is needed for pivot screw clearance when used that way.

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