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by brick
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I only have a few knives, but I'm happy. Am I crazy?
Replies: 39
Views: 3340

Re: I only have a few knives, but I'm happy. Am I crazy?

Not crazy. I have a handful of knives (OK, a generous handful, but we're talking 10 not 100), each of which serves its purpose, and I'm completely content with them. 95% of the time I'm carrying one of my 4 favorites (FRN and Ti Pingos, FRN Urban, and the truly excellent Chaparral). I completely get...
by brick
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pingo Ti
Replies: 44
Views: 5239

Re: Pingo Ti

It's been a couple of months so it seems like time for an update! As expected the Ti scales on mine are showing normal signs of use, which is no big deal. Interestingly the anodized "bug" still looks 100% blemish-free. That makes sense since oxides are so hard. Fully anodized or even nitrided scales...
by brick
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Top reasons to always carry a knife? What are yours?
Replies: 44
Views: 7808

Re: Top reasons to always carry a knife? What are yours?

I started carrying a knife when I got sick of having to go look for one every time I needed it.
by brick
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pingo Ti
Replies: 44
Views: 5239

Re: Pingo Ti

I've been carrying this knife pretty much non-stop since I got it. The only down-side is that, as expected, the Ti scales scratch and scuff every time you look at them wrong. I was getting away with it until the one time I dropped it in my pocket with my keys. My plan is to just roll with it and hop...
by brick
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fantasy knives?
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: Fantasy knives?

awa54 wrote:how many of us Spyderco die-hards would pony up an extra $20 or so for a regular production UKPK made in a choice of G10 handle scale colors?
I don't foresee myself doing any knife shopping for a while but a G10 (or even CF?) UKPK in XHP or similar is the one thing I wish I could buy new.
by brick
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are ya drinkin????
Replies: 447
Views: 167512

Re: What are ya drinkin????

I just drank a bottle of this, which I brewed earlier in the year. I don't always get along with Belgian beer (sometimes too sweet for me) but this one works.
by brick
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: About as off topic as it gets....
Replies: 30
Views: 2887

Re: About as off topic as it gets....

Nice. It's a shame you can't train one of those. You'd never have to paddle anywhere ever again.
by brick
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knife Rights Wins 2 in New York; 3rd Win Blocked by Senate Republicans!
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Knife Rights Wins 2 in New York; 3rd Win Blocked by Senate Republicans!

It's disappointing. I think part of the problem is that a majority of upstate knife owners (nevermind citizens in general) don't even realize there's a problem. We don't see the same kind of abusive arrests (yet) and it wouldn't even dawn on most casual knife owners that a common pocket knife might ...
by brick
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 20168
Views: 1566221

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Urban LW getting a little action.
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by brick
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: VERY URGENT NEW YORK ACTION ALERT – CALL RIGHT NOW! Time is Running Out!
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: VERY URGENT NEW YORK ACTION ALERT – CALL RIGHT NOW! Time is Running Out!

The bill didn't come up on the docket for today (unless I missed it somehow) but it looks like the Senate just extended their session into tomorrow. Granted, when I checked in to their live stream they were busy congratulating each other at length about something that I couldn't find on the agenda, ...
by brick
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Phospherous Bronze washers ever wear out?
Replies: 13
Views: 1736

Re: Do Phospherous Bronze washers ever wear out?

I can't see phosphor bronze washers ever wearing out as long as one keeps a little oil on them. I don't think most people would crank down on their pivots to the point that compressive loads would be all that high, and that plus cycles are what cause wear. OTOH I could easily see myself losing one d...
by brick
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GUESS THE 2015 FORUM KNIFE Give-AWay!
Replies: 106
Views: 9101

Re: GUESS THE 2015 FORUM KNIFE Give-AWay!

I have absolutely no idea so I'll just write down what I want :D .

1) Urban
2) G10
3) Blue
4) Elmax
by brick
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: VERY URGENT NEW YORK ACTION ALERT – CALL RIGHT NOW! Time is Running Out!
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: VERY URGENT NEW YORK ACTION ALERT – CALL RIGHT NOW! Time is Running Out!

I appreciate the update (not to mention the time and energy already spent). I had already sent an email, anyway, so I guess I'll keep my fingers crossed until further notice.
by brick
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: VERY URGENT NEW YORK ACTION ALERT – CALL RIGHT NOW! Time is Running Out!
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: VERY URGENT NEW YORK ACTION ALERT – CALL RIGHT NOW! Time is Running Out!

Has the effort been declared dead? The Senate is in session tomorrow afternoon but everything related to it has been pulled from the KnifeRights website.
by brick
Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: English Anti Knife Law: INSANE!
Replies: 27
Views: 4989

Re: English Anti Knife Law: INSANE!

It's amazing what fear, ignorance, and politics can do where they intersect. There seems to be a basic assumption that the only reason anyone would ever carry a knife is intent to harm someone. It's both absurd and sad that people think so little of one another.
by brick
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pingo Ti
Replies: 44
Views: 5239

Re: Pingo Ti

It turns out that the TiMax Pingo incorporates what I can only assume to be phosphor bronze washers to keep the pivot working smoothly. (Let's not explore how I know that and instead accept that I now take extra precautions to ensure the cleanliness and oiling of my knives.)
by brick
Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show off your latest purchase
Replies: 5082
Views: 1421056

Re: Show off your latest purchase

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by brick
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pingo Ti
Replies: 44
Views: 5239

Re: Pingo Ti

You might be right about anodizing the entire thing. I think you just need the appropriate chemical (mild acid?) bath and DC power supply. I bet the scales would look great tumbled as well. But I'm with you...no plan to mess with it.

The blade on mine clears the scales by a mile.
by brick
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pingo Ti
Replies: 44
Views: 5239

Re: Pingo Ti

They did a really nice job matching the scales to the back spring. I'll also mention that spring force feels just right to me. Strong but not ridiculously so. TiMaxPingo_8.JPG I maintain that perfection of blade centering is an irrelevant and silly thing to worry about (just my opinion). But this is...
by brick
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pingo Ti
Replies: 44
Views: 5239

Re: Pingo Ti

Better camera, infinitely better light. this should give you a better feel for the anodized logo.
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