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by MichaelScott
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi
Replies: 143
Views: 9213

Re: Ikuchi

I had one of the original Ikuchis when they first came out. I had zero issues with opening the blade or with the tip being exposed. If I lightly around my finger up and down the spine of the blade closed there was no issue. However if I pressed down pretty hard I could feel the tip which is an unusu...
by MichaelScott
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let’s write a story together
Replies: 23
Views: 1111

Re: Let’s write a story together

…rogues. I reverently closed it, slipped it into my pocket and made a dash for the door.
by MichaelScott
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Spyder Web
Replies: 24
Views: 789

Re: Back in the Spyder Web

wrdwrght wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:06 pm
Very good to “hear your voice”, Michael. I have been wondering, worriedly.
Thank you. When I get to that final point I will let everyone know. It will be a while though. I’m a fighter. Meanwhile, everyone will just have to put up with me. :rolleyes:
by MichaelScott
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Spyder Web
Replies: 24
Views: 789

Re: Back in the Spyder Web

As a non-practicing anthropologist I have for decades been interested in the very early hominid evolution. I consider the ability of those early ancestors to even conceptualize making a tool from certain stones to be indicative of fundamental attributes and cognitive abilities, manual dexterity, the...
by MichaelScott
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I need some clarification before using the Sharpmaker for the first time...
Replies: 22
Views: 820

Re: I need some clarification before using the Sharpmaker for the first time...

My suggestion is to use it like you need to. No need to baby it at all. When you notice it isn’t cutting the way it was, the Sharpmaker, used lightly, will bring that edge back. To micro bevel or not, that is the question. It’s one you will answer for yourself after experience with the steel and the...
by MichaelScott
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Spyder Web
Replies: 24
Views: 789

Re: Back in the Spyder Web

Thanks, everyone. It is good to be back. I’m making every day a good day. Nothing like an incurable condition to focus your mind and separate the meaningful from the bull droppings. I’ve had more time to write (see my Ace Hotel Notebook link in my signature line if you are interested) and, as Lance ...
by MichaelScott
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recommend TV Shows to binge watch while you Shelter-in-Place
Replies: 34
Views: 1739

Re: Recommend TV Shows to binge watch while you Shelter-in-Place

The Wire
Breaking Bad
Batter Call Saul
Mind Hunters
Unabomb (search for the Unibomber)
Blade Runner - Director’s cut
Blade Runner 2049
Boardwalk Empire
Hostiles
by MichaelScott
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Spyder Web
Replies: 24
Views: 789

Re: Back in the Spyder Web

Thanks a lot. Support from my friends really means a lot these days. And remember, you are the one responsible for me getting this new Para 3. I’m sure I said it before but, thanks again, really appreciate it. Stay safe. Stay healthy.


Michael
by MichaelScott
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Let’s write a story together
Replies: 23
Views: 1111

Re: Let’s write a story together

“Sorry to disappoint you, grasshopper. This is only the first step in many tests to come.”
by MichaelScott
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Spyder Web
Replies: 24
Views: 789

Back in the Spyder Web

After a long absence dealing with my health issues and selling off most of my knives, I am now back on the forum if not consistently at least somewhat regularly. My cancer is doing what they normally do but we’ve managed to slow things down somewhat. Thinking about my restricted activities these day...
by MichaelScott
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 161
Views: 26322

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Buying and selling not allowed. No intention of generating a sale. I'm looking for model numbers of GECs (or another brand) with a primary blade sheeps foot. I do have this Schrade Old Timer 3 blade traditional with a prominent sheeps foot. It's my user and my Dad gave it to me. NORPAC is North Pac...
by MichaelScott
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 161
Views: 26322

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

z4vdBt wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:35 am
Any sheeps foot single primary blade traditionals for sale out there? GEC preferably lol.
Buying and selling not allowed.
by MichaelScott
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military with Compression Lock?
Replies: 103
Views: 3177

Re: Military with Compression Lock?

Spyderco makes good knives, no doubt. As a company they do a lot for the community, charities, military and first responders but their knives are not the end-all and be-all of knives. I enjoy a few of the threads here but Bloke is right, too much idol worship, too many times getting flamed for an op...
by MichaelScott
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 2067
Views: 265912

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

My second Large 21 came in today. All I need, I sold all my other folders besides my three traditionals I have so far, and two fixed blades. https://i.imgur.com/a4Rphaa.jpg Funny you post this, lately I’ve been thinking about doing the same thing. I look at all the knives I never carry and think of...
by MichaelScott
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 161
Views: 26322

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

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All Great Eastern Cutlery. From the top: Oil Field Jack natural canvas micarta, Eureka Jack green canvas micarta, Easy Pocket Congress red jigged bone.
by MichaelScott
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 161
Views: 26322

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

https://gectraditionals.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_0557.jpg?w=1024 Amazingly well done knife. #62 Easy Pocket Congress in red jigged bone. Yes sir. Congratulations I really enjoyed carrying and using mine today! I don’t buy back ups of knives, but I’m getting the ivory version because, well, i...
by MichaelScott
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 161
Views: 26322

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

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Amazingly well done knife. #62 Easy Pocket Congress in red jigged bone.
by MichaelScott
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")
Replies: 83
Views: 6777

Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Nope. They look too wonky.
by MichaelScott
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Philosophy of locks
Replies: 75
Views: 3691

Re: Philosophy of locks

Also, I have to agree with Doc Dan, I am sure that the reason folder locks were developed initially was to provide increased safety for those who needed it, or felt that they did. Lock design should strive to be reliable — always working as designed — fail-safe even under the “stupid user” rule, and...

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