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by The Deacon
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ll. Bean boots any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Ll. Bean boots any good?

Fifty some years ago I bought a pair in their store in Freeport ME the first time a group of us were heading up to New Brunswick to hunt deer and bear and wore them pretty much every hunting season for the next twenty years or so.
by The Deacon
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: poll: preference of production or exclusives/sprints?
Replies: 45
Views: 1376

Re: poll: preference of production or exclusives/sprints?

Don't care anymore. Back when I was building my collection, I favored Sprints because it was always made clear roughly how many would be produced. Nowadays, I confine my purchases to new versions of a couple models I favor and will buy pretty much any new variant of those that comes out. On the othe...
by The Deacon
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why would one want to become a Correctional officer
Replies: 27
Views: 1273

Re: Why would one want to become a Correctional officer

Would that even work? I shudder to think. In a more evolved fantasy world perhaps. Yep. In the real world, the only way you could abolish incarceration would be to replace it to purely physical punishment administered immediately upon conviction. Caning for minor offenses, loss of an ear, hand, foo...
by The Deacon
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knives & Guns Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 1269

Re: Knives & Guns Thread

Langdon Tactical Elite Centurion 92 with VZ grips and set up for LH carry, accompanied by my A.T. Barr custom LH One-Eyed Jack and the Spyderco version.

LLTEC and Jacks.JPG
by The Deacon
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why would one want to become a Correctional officer
Replies: 27
Views: 1273

Re: Why would one want to become a Correctional officer

Where I grew up many get into it because it is one of the few good jobs around. This was in way upstate NY. Was never a CO, but worked as a civilian in several maximum security Correctional Facilities for five years in upstate NY. The jobs I had were not in the front office, they were "in popu...
by The Deacon
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: freedom v. fear
Replies: 42
Views: 1611

Re: freedom v. fear

SG89 wrote:
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:54 pm
They don't want to get sued. That's it.

You're probably right, but it can backfire. Are you less liable or more liable if you have, for example, a "no knives" rule and someone gets stabbed anyway? Look at how much did screwing up Roof's background check just cost the Feds.
by The Deacon
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Daylight Saving Time Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Daylight Saving Time Poll

My answer would be: "Pick One And Stick With It". As a retiree I don't really care which, either would fit my lifestyle. OTOH, the older I get, the more I find the twice a year changes annoying. Frankly, I keep all of my clocks that don't change on their own on DST year round and maintain ...
by The Deacon
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Exotic Woods For Knife Handles?
Replies: 29
Views: 1290

Re: Exotic Woods For Knife Handles?

Well JD, as an one old guy who loves knives with wood handles and stainless blades, I guess I'm one of the exceptions. :smlling-eyes As for your question, I'm guessing there are three primary reasons why we don't see more wood on production knives. One is "political correctness" that puts ...
by The Deacon
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Inflation - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Replies: 36
Views: 1670

Re: Inflation - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

I expect European levels of taxation soon. Then you will really see prices increases since the consumer pays as costs are always pushed down to the consumer. Exactly. Too many people don't seem to understand that "taxing the rich" is really taxing the middle class and to a lesser extent t...
by The Deacon
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban size discussion
Replies: 54
Views: 1870

Re: Urban size discussion

This is probably none of my business, as I don't carry non-locking folders. That said, while I can understand someone passing up a 2.6" bladed knife because it would put them at odds with their local laws, I have a much harder time understanding why someone would consider a tenth of an inch so ...
by The Deacon
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint Runs of Obscure Models Maybe???
Replies: 47
Views: 1570

Re: Sprint Runs of Obscure Models Maybe???

The problem with most "obscure" models is that they're obscure because they never sold well. Beyond that, some of those mentioned have been out of production for so long tooling may no longer exist, and at least one other was a collaboration with a designer that parted ways with Spyderco l...
by The Deacon
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Internet of Bodies is Here
Replies: 19
Views: 888

Re: The Internet of Bodies is Here

Frightening.
by The Deacon
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flat Earthers: Growing In Numbers
Replies: 98
Views: 5915

Re: Flat Earthers: Growing In Numbers

sok wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:04 am
Nobody believes the earth is flat. It is a movement being astroturfed to delegitimize other conspiracy theories.

Possibly, or it could just be a way to thumb one's nose at science, the way the Flying Spaghetti Monster movement does with religion.
by The Deacon
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade Length to Weight Ratios
Replies: 35
Views: 1171

Re: Blade Length to Weight Ratios

Might not be the all time champ among Spydercos but the OD Green FRN C16 Goddard Lightweight Sprint Run has to be a contender for that honor. It weighs 2.9 oz and has a 3.44" edge and 3.66" total blade length.
by The Deacon
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cobra Hood Sprint variants?
Replies: 26
Views: 1122

Re: Cobra Hood Sprint variants?

Voted no but the true is, assuming popular implies current, then pretty much the only two models I would not want to see with a cobra hood are the Stretch and Chaparral. None of Spyderco's other current offerings really appeal to me enough for me to care one way or the other about cobra hooded vari...
by The Deacon
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cobra Hood Sprint variants?
Replies: 26
Views: 1122

Re: Cobra Hood Sprint variants?

Voted no but the true is, assuming popular implies current, then pretty much the only two models I would not want to see with a cobra hood are the Stretch and Chaparral. None of Spyderco's other current offerings really appeal to me enough for me to care one way or the other about cobra hooded varia...
by The Deacon
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How well does FRN age?
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: How well does FRN age?

Folks who have left them in direct sunlight for prolonged periods, or purchased knives that have been display models stored in a case that exposed them to it, have noticed fading, put probably no worse than any other handle material similarly mistreated would experience. Beyond that, it becomes a qu...
by The Deacon
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Textbook HISTORY: How Accurate Is It?
Replies: 49
Views: 1824

Re: Textbook HISTORY: How Accurate Is It?

And for Columbus to be put into a positive light is more than a "stretch" in my opinion. Serious history buffs just know better than that. Because I'm convinced that explorer Leif Erickson did indeed find the North American continent long before Columbus ever set sail. If a tree falls in ...
by The Deacon
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Textbook HISTORY: How Accurate Is It?
Replies: 49
Views: 1824

Re: Textbook HISTORY: How Accurate Is It?

In general, history is written by the winners, so it's likely there has almost always been some bias toward the winner's "side" of the story.
by The Deacon
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 764
Views: 136588

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

Picked up this Girsan Regard Gen 4 Sport a week ago. It's basically a Beretta M9A1 clone with some nice features, most notable of which is the trigger. SA pull is just under 4 lbs with a very short reset and comes very close to that of my LTT Elite Centurion. The DA pull is just over 9 lbs, about a ...

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