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by dsvirsky
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: chess puzzles
Replies: 54
Views: 6418

Re: chess puzzles

In one move? Don't see it. Bishop takes pawn, check. Rook takes rook, mate. Bishop takes pawn, checkmate. Black can't play rook takes bishop because of the white rook at e8 and can't play king takes bishop because of the other rook at e7. Why can't the King move into the corner space after the bish...
by dsvirsky
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: chess puzzles
Replies: 54
Views: 6418

Re: chess puzzles

RustyIron wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:33 am
In one move? Don't see it.
Bishop takes pawn, check.
Rook takes rook, mate.
Bishop takes pawn, checkmate. Black can't play rook takes bishop because of the white rook at e8 and can't play king takes bishop because of the other rook at e7.
by dsvirsky
Wed May 06, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rating Battery Performance, Also Favorite Vendors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: Rating Battery Performance, Also Favorite Vendors?

Something a little different: P312 Hearing Aid batteries (mercury free). Powerone are excellent. In the last three years, changing my batteries weekly (>300 batteries), I've had exactly one (1) die early and that one died about four hours before it was due to be replaced.
by dsvirsky
Wed May 06, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Purdy knives...let’s see ‘em
Replies: 38
Views: 3094

Re: Purdy knives...let’s see ‘em

Not a Spydie but how about this?

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by dsvirsky
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The best pocket knife ever
Replies: 109
Views: 7033

Re: The best pocket knife ever

I don't know that it's the best, but the combination of K390 and linerless FRN certainly makes it a winner.
by dsvirsky
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Biggest knife sins?
Replies: 67
Views: 3483

Re: Biggest knife sins?

Buying a knife and then sticking it in a drawer because it's "too nice to use." (Knives purchased specifically for collection value don't count.)
by dsvirsky
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 229
Views: 52781

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

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by dsvirsky
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with 1st Gen Kapara?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Help with 1st Gen Kapara?

My 1st gen Kapara is also just fine. I do find the compression lock works more smoothly if my finger is all the way forward.
by dsvirsky
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Could this be a counterfeit of an original I am not aware of?
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Could this be a counterfeit of an original I am not aware of?

Wartstein wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:34 am

And this IS a clone of a Strider original?
Looks fairly generic to me and definitely not a clone of anything Strider.
by dsvirsky
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco- Asheville, NC
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: Spyderco- Asheville, NC

Vivi wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:50 am

Haven't ever seen a Spydie at REI.
That's interesting; no Spydies online at REI, either. I bought my first two Spyderco knives at REI, long ago.
by dsvirsky
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: a safety reminder...
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: a safety reminder...

Glad your son is okay.

When my son was little, I switched my around the house carry (back) to slipjoints with stiff backsprings. Not really a painful decision since I own some nice custom ones, but I felt a lot better knowing there was absolutely no way he could open them and hurt himself.
by dsvirsky
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are there any serrated Snap-it Salt users out there ?
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Are there any serrated Snap-it Salt users out there ?

I like the idea but I hate the clip being up at the pivot. I understand it's safer than tip up where gravity might open the blade . . . From Spydiewiki: "The prototype originally had the snap on the back end, opposite the pivot, but was switched when it was discovered that this forced the user to r...
by dsvirsky
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any dog lovers?
Replies: 91
Views: 27019

Re: Any dog lovers?

A couple of lab/hound mix (rescues, so that's all we know) "puppies." They're a year and a half old. Wouldn't guess it looking at them, but they're litter mates.

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by dsvirsky
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 187
Views: 52012

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Wharncliffe trapper comes to mind.
by dsvirsky
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Endela.
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: The Endela.

Another "yes" on the SE Endela. The SE Jazzelica is another good choice for turning boxes into small pieces of cardboard.
by dsvirsky
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Re-surface" Almite
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: "Re-surface" Almite

Also the Cricket and the C22 Walker.
by dsvirsky
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sell me on the plain edge Tasman Salt 2
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Sell me on the plain edge Tasman Salt 2

Can't speak to the Tasman, but I have the Spyderhawk in both SE and PE. The PE version gets more use because I don't mind beating the cr*p out of it but, if I was buying one today, I would only buy the SE. There really is no comparison in terms of cutting power.
by dsvirsky
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sharpies
Replies: 33
Views: 1569

Re: Sharpies

No Sharpie, but sometimes a (Richard Rogers) Sharpy:

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by dsvirsky
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean Scales: Love, or Hate?
Replies: 72
Views: 3027

Re: Caribbean Scales: Love, or Hate?

I like the Caribbean's scales. They feel good in my hand and I even like the bumblebee look.

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