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by dsvirsky
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military Tanto poll
Replies: 23
Views: 269

Re: Military Tanto poll

Not only no, but h*ll no. A tanto Military would just be wrong.
by dsvirsky
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: High Hollow Grind
Replies: 26
Views: 799

Re: High Hollow Grind

PSquared wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:24 pm
Has Spyderco ever done a hollow grind that goes into the opening hole?
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by dsvirsky
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone have any experience with Dozier D2?
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Anyone have any experience with Dozier D2?

While Bob Dozier's heat treat protocol for D2 (yes, conventional) was something special years ago when he developed it, I doubt if it's much different than the heat treatment a D2 blade would get from someplace like Peters'. What you do get from the Dozier shop is a degree of precision you don't oft...
by dsvirsky
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who is into fixed blades?
Replies: 119
Views: 24999

Re: Who is into fixed blades?

Recent acquisition:

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by dsvirsky
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Touching up serrations on the go?
Replies: 22
Views: 485

Re: Touching up serrations on the go?

JRinFL wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:30 pm
Gatco makes a Tri-seps sharpener that fits on a keychain . . .
I've had one of the ceramic ones for years and it works pretty well; I just hold it between thumb and middle finger. From what I understand, it's the exact same material as the Spyderco medium ceramic.
by dsvirsky
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would you buy a Catcherman 2?
Replies: 36
Views: 639

Re: Would you buy a Catcherman 2?

I vored maybe because I would buy it in linerless FRN, with a FFG SE blade, but not any other configuration. Don't care about the handle color, clip type, or the hardware color. Don't even care that much about blade steel (within limits). I have a USN sprint Catcherman and think it's a terrific knife.
by dsvirsky
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Do you prefer knife reviews as videos or text & images?
Replies: 17
Views: 259

Re: Do you prefer knife reviews as videos or text & images?

I voted text and photos, although I mostly don't care. However, when I do, I want to read the review. I have no use for review videos.
by dsvirsky
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Para 3 LW: Features or “Bugs”?
Replies: 25
Views: 2451

Re: The Para 3 LW: Features or “Bugs”?

Different strokes. The Para 3 LW SE has been my around the house carry since I got it earlier this summer. I have absolutely no interest in the G10 Para 3.
by dsvirsky
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: chess puzzles
Replies: 54
Views: 7022

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: 7022

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: 2361

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: 3285

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: 7710

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: 3831

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: 330
Views: 75794

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: 344

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: 547

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: 958

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: 909

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.

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