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by dsvirsky
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Classics: The Merlin
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Spyder Classics: The Merlin

I have an SE Merlin in AUS 8; old school with the integral FRN clip. Picked it up at a gun show, many years ago. AUS 8 is another steel that works really well in Spyderedge.
by dsvirsky
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who´d like to teach (me/us) proper English?!
Replies: 50
Views: 1296

Re: Who´d like to teach (me/us) proper English?!

And if you speak Southern, can you explain the difference between y'all and all y'all? I've been married to a Southerner for 15 years and I still can't figure that one out. "Y'all" refers to one or more specific people, while "all y'all" non-specifically includes everyone. For example: "Y'all need ...
by dsvirsky
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unicorn Hunting - Wegner C49 w/ Fish?
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: Unicorn Hunting - Wegner C49 w/ Fish?

Could be wrong, but the only ones I've seen with the fish were Phil Boguszewski customs. I foolishly passed on one back in 2003.
by dsvirsky
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Show your Fred Perrin customs
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Show your Fred Perrin customs

Yes, I purchased it from their booth at Blade Show many years ago. The knife is thin and light and carries very unobtrusively.
by dsvirsky
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Show your Fred Perrin customs
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Show your Fred Perrin customs

Perrin street griffe:

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by dsvirsky
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any way to restore FRN scale finish after damage from falling?
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Any way to restore FRN scale finish after damage from falling?

One of my dogs briefly got hold of my K390 dragonfly and put some tooth marks in the FRN (fortunately, down by the lanyard hole). Sandpaper took care of smoothing out the rough spots, but there's a definite difference in the color where the FRN was damaged. Such is life. Edit: After posting this, I ...
by dsvirsky
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mr. AT Barr passes
Replies: 16
Views: 707

Re: Mr. AT Barr passes

R.I.P.

A.T. was definitely one of the good guys. I first met him at the 2001 SECKS and always made a point to stop at his table.
by dsvirsky
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military Tanto poll
Replies: 52
Views: 1473

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: 1038

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: 996

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: 304
Views: 47654

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: 700

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: 786

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: 320

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: 2666

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: 7241

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: 7241

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: 2449

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: 3416

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: 8177

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.

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