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by The Deacon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Can someone identify this Spyderco?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Can someone identify this Spyderco?

This used to be my Grandpas, I’m guessing it’s somewhere around 15 years old but I could be completely wrong. Thanks! Welcome to the Forum. Your Grandpa's knife is a C05 Standard and, more specifically, the Economy version of the Standard which was the only all steel Spyderco ever to use a clip tha...
by The Deacon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Don't you love FRN, G10, and Stainless Steel?
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Don't you love FRN, G10, and Stainless Steel?

I am still amazed after all these years that we have materials like FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon and related materials), G10 glass fiber laminates, and stainless steel alloys. I think back on the past ages of humanity and think "How did they get along with things like wood and bone and plain ca...
by The Deacon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 987

Re: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?

Right now I have these two, a 2015 Mercedes GLK350 that I use for all the boring stuff, like food shopping...

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...and a 2005 Mercedes SLK350 that's strictly for fun.

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by The Deacon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?
Replies: 27
Views: 1468

Re: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?

Indifference would best describe my attitude toward saber grinds. Full flat is always my first choice and I'll take hollow over saber any day. Still, I don't hate it, just find it the least suited to what I most often do with a knife. Only exception would be machetes, where saber would be my first c...
by The Deacon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Santoku
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Santoku

Hi all, Do you miss a VG10 Santoku with corian handle and same finish a the K1*P series? What do you think about a knife like this instead of the polypropylene plastic handle one? Regards. Not really, for several reasons. I'll start by saying that I have a K11 Cook's Knife, both the older Kraton ha...
by The Deacon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on clip for Delica SG.
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Opinions on clip for Delica SG.

Sober_Survival wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:00 am
I'll never carry it, I have several and just wanted to dress one up.

Then definitely go with the gold one.
by The Deacon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on clip for Delica SG.
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: Opinions on clip for Delica SG.

Depends on what you value most. Black factory clip offers ease of draw while being reasonably discreet. Deep ride clip offers maximum discretion but reduces the ease of retrieving the knife from your pocket. Gold clip looks the best and match the other hardware while retaining ease of draw, but also...
by The Deacon
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which locks can you easily close one handed?
Replies: 36
Views: 1356

Re: Which locks can you easily close one handed?

Depends on what you mean by "one handed". I can close all of them except the ball bearing lock with one hand. However, some of them require closing them against my leg to do it safely. Traditional slipjoints and backspring liner locks (like the Victorinox Sentiinel) would fall into that category, as...
by The Deacon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Spyderco custom
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Spyderco custom

Excellent work!
by The Deacon
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fish: What's Everyone's Favorite? Salt or Fresh Water?
Replies: 28
Views: 1055

Re: Fish: What's Everyone's Favorite? Salt or Fresh Water?

Most of my fishing has been salt water, as have most of the fish I've eaten. Don't care for strongly flavored fish, so my favorites among the fish I've eaten are flounder, sole, cod, weakfish (aka sea trout), and bluefish. Many people thing bluefish has a strong flavor, but only because they don't r...
by The Deacon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can a knife’s weight affect its performance?
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Re: Can a knife’s weight affect its performance?

I feel like it depends a lot on the knife and task at hand. A fixed blade Chopper is the first thing that comes to mind. If it's too light it won't bite as deep. If it's too heavy it becomes cumbersome to keep swinging for extended periods. Exactly. Too much weight can increase fatigue even with sm...
by The Deacon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Horrible: Store broken into and Spyderco knives, etc stolen.
Replies: 24
Views: 923

Re: Horrible: Store broken into and Spyderco knives, etc stolen.

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:44 pm
What recent events?

Might just be the actions of the group that acts an awful lot like what they're suppose to be against. ;)
by The Deacon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: You can run any model you want in LC200N. Which do you choose?
Replies: 89
Views: 1655

Re: You can run any model you want in LC200N. Which do you choose?

The FRN Stretch or CF Chaparral would be my first choices. No need for the "full Salt treatment", as I've never had an issue with rust anywhere except the blade. For me it would just be about having an LC200N blade in a platform I'd want to carry.
by The Deacon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Smooth G10 vs Peel Ply G10?
Replies: 25
Views: 614

Re: Poll: Smooth G10 vs Peel Ply G10?

For me, it depends. I can live with peel-ply G10 on a knife that's just going to be part of my collection, but on one I intend to carry it's pretty much of a deal breaker unless the scales can be easily removed and smoothed. If the only two choices are smooth and peel-ply, I'll take smooth but there...
by The Deacon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hand Made Kitchen Knives in England?
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Hand Made Kitchen Knives in England?

Interesting. But £250, which is about $320 at current exchange rates, is not that expensive for hand made kitchen knives. Murray Carter's custom kitchen knives start at around $500. Heck, MSRP for the most expensive versions of his Spyderco collaboration models run from $225 to $400.
by The Deacon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight-spine Stretch
Replies: 43
Views: 1802

Re: Straight-spine Stretch

I'd really prefer that over a totally straight spine. I think it's a good compromise between the two and retains a little of the Stretch character and it's a bit more elegant than tactical. Me too, David. Still, for anyone who wants one badly enough, the "Gary Graley Special" is something they can ...
by The Deacon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight-spine Stretch
Replies: 43
Views: 1802

Re: Straight-spine Stretch

Deacon, so you assume or even know that the straight spine Stretch will have a completely straight spine starting at the tip (like in your drawing, so "PM2-style)? Cause if the straight spine would start just behind the "drop" at the tip (so "Endura style), the blade would gain somewhat surface-wis...
by The Deacon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight-spine Stretch
Replies: 43
Views: 1802

Re: Straight-spine Stretch

Oh wow thanks that's exactly what I needed to visualize it! Pretty sweet :cool: And yeah, you're right, it wouldn't be any "wider" in sum, but there would be more real estate if that makes any sense. Not that much, really. Most of the material added to the concave area ahead of the hump would come ...
by The Deacon
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight-spine Stretch
Replies: 43
Views: 1802

Re: Straight-spine Stretch

Oh thanks for sharing; that's true he did mention ivory FRN, which is cool, because I don't think we've seen that before. If the current edge geometry was kept but the spine simply extended from the top of the finger ramp to the tip that would make a pretty wide blade wouldn't it? I kinda like that...

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