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by The Deacon
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How funny is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: How funny is this?

It probably has a lot to do with the property and the licensing they have and or insurance. I had a big reply to this comparing gun shows to gun ranges but there's probably a lot more to it. Around here most gun shows happen at convention centers who's gun policy isn't going to change for a gun sho...
by The Deacon
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How funny is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: How funny is this?

Just like "No Concealable Firearms" signs at gun shows in this country, it's both funny and sad. Without getting too political, to my eyes both our countries are hell bent on becoming mere caricatures of themselves.
by The Deacon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tactical Pens Revisited
Replies: 26
Views: 690

Re: Tactical Pens Revisited

FWIW, I'm fairly certain that the original idea behind tactical pens was for them to be used as compliance tools, not deadly weapons.
by The Deacon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tactical Pens Revisited
Replies: 26
Views: 690

Re: Tactical Pens Revisited

A pencil can be used for self defense. Tactical pencil! Exactly. At least one inmate in New York used an ordinary wooden pencil to stab another inmate to death. My BaliYo would not be my first choice for use as a weapon, but would not want to get poked in the eye, ear, or neck with one. As for tact...
by The Deacon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sorry for your loss TazKristi!
Replies: 55
Views: 889

Re: Sorry for your loss TazKristi!

My sincere condolences to you and your family, Kristi.
by The Deacon
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1603
Views: 297530

Re: What are you listening to?

In honor of her acquittal this day in 1893...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wlO-J0v9ZY
by The Deacon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would a Chaparral LW Slip joint be a good idea?
Replies: 18
Views: 293

Re: Would a Chaparral LW Slip joint be a good idea?

Am sure there would be those who would love it. On the other hand, I doubt it would be significantly less expensive to make than the FRN midlock version which has a MSRP almost 1.5 times that of the FRN UKPK, I'm not sure sales would justify the investment in new molds.
by The Deacon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Spirulina
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Spirulina

Doc Dan wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:48 am
It does not taste bad

At 73, eating is one of the few pleasures I can still enjoy. So, if that's the best endorsement you can give it, I think I'll pass.
by The Deacon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: a painful lesson relearned *update*
Replies: 98
Views: 1915

Re: a painful lesson relearned

Sorry to hear of your experiences, but I have to say that mine have been totally different. Maybe I've just been lucky, but everywhere I've lived in the past 35 years I've had a great local Post Office. So, given the choice, I will always have things shipped by USPS. UPS would be my second choice, b...
by The Deacon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your views on machetes?
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: Your views on machetes?

Since moving to SC, I've come to consider my machete an important tool in my annual battle with kudzu.
by The Deacon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Extended Native Family
Replies: 15
Views: 459

Re: The Extended Native Family

Don't forget the two models that started it all, the BlackHawk and the Renegade.

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by The Deacon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Personal Hygiene and Sanitation: When is it too much or too little?
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Personal Hygiene and Sanitation: When is it too much or too little?

I think the key word here is "personal". If you're not getting sick all the time, and you're not washing your hands so obsessively that they bleed, then no matter where you fall in the spectrum between George Carlin's (definitely not safe for work) philosophy and buying hand sanitizer by the gallon,...
by The Deacon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bad design choice?
Replies: 17
Views: 340

Re: Bad design choice?

You may not be the only one who prefers all edge blades, but I prefer having a guard.
by The Deacon
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Engraved stainless Native
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Engraved stainless Native

Very nice!
by The Deacon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Do People Hate Knives?
Replies: 76
Views: 8608

Re: Why Do People Hate Knives?

Yes, there are lots of people out there who fear knives for various reasons. Instituting some kind of educational program about it wouldn't change that. While most such fears are irrational, there is a very small percentage of people who may have had some traumatic experience in their past involvin...
by The Deacon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN vs G10 vs Wood: Strengths and Weaknesses in each for Spyderco Knife Handles?
Replies: 18
Views: 438

Re: FRN vs G10 vs Wood: Strengths and Weaknesses in each for Spyderco Knife Handles?

FRN has the virtue of being inexpensive and reasonably impervious to damage. Weaknesses would be ease of abrasion damage and the potential for melting if exposed to high heat. G10 and properly stabilized wood are theoretically stronger but, since most folding knife handles these days are are fitted ...
by The Deacon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Sun and Moon suggestion
Replies: 20
Views: 779

Re: Chaparral Sun and Moon suggestion

But I really like how that "sun and moon"-theme is somehow simplified to it´s most basic, condensed form in that design. And that being on a KNIFE is just great. I´ll have to have one, that´s for sure... ;) Add me to the list of those who agree with you on this issue. There's also the chance that, ...
by The Deacon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch 2 SE
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Stretch 2 SE

Don't think a serrated Stretch 2 was ever offered. Don't see it in any of the catalogs. If it had been, it would have been the FRN VG-10 version, since Spyderco stopped using ZDP-189 for serrated knives over a decade ago. OTOH, both the green FRN and brown G-10 ZDP-189 versions, in PE, should be wid...
by The Deacon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When / where was the first time you heard of or saw a spyderco?
Replies: 33
Views: 627

Re: When / where was the first time you heard of or saw a spyderco?

It was in early 2003, while reading Hannibal. Saw the references to Spyderco knives, wondered if they were real or just something Thomas Harris had made up, so I Googled it. Turned out to be the most expensive web search I've ever done. :eek:

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