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by MichaelScott
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?
Replies: 39
Views: 1781

Re: What Are You Driving / Have Driven?

Let’s see…MGB, Porsche 356B with “Bonneville” gears, 914, 911, 1964 GTO 3 2bbls 4.11 rear, Honda 750,Passat, Prius, Sienna Van, Subaru Outback.
by MichaelScott
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micro Bevel Matter?
Replies: 26
Views: 976

Re: Micro Bevel Matter?

My Sharpmaker is hiding from me. I am carrying a lot of 1095 carbon blades these days. For the things I have been cutting I am satisfied with sharp, and easy to return to sharp. I’m going to invest (not much) in a dual grit stone and figure out simple and effective free hand sharpening. Could actual...
by MichaelScott
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "others" are in the mail?
Replies: 177
Views: 37311

Re: What "others" are in the mail?

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Great Eastern Cutlery #93 Ram Foot Cocobolo Wood.
by MichaelScott
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1476
Views: 209625

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

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Great Eastern Cutlery #82 Northfield Elderberry Jigged bone
by MichaelScott
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I am gravitating towards smaller knives
Replies: 29
Views: 906

Re: I am gravitating towards smaller knives

As of late I have been carrying a two blade slip joint with a long-ish muskrat blade on one end and a shorter 2 inch or so Wharncliffe on the other end. Both are full flat grinds and I find that they answer for about any task I need a knife for these days.
by MichaelScott
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydercos best "bang-for-the-buck" - knife?!
Replies: 103
Views: 2660

Re: Spydercos best "bang-for-the-buck" - knife?!

For me it is the “bang” part that is the problem. You spend $30 USD on a knife. What is the “bang” you get? You get an inexpensive knife you could conceivably carry around for twenty years and use to cut stuff. Some stuff. Is it finely made? Not so much. Does it hold an edge for an appreciable time?...
by MichaelScott
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 820

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Tradition. Materials. Hand built to an exceptional level of quality. Much more than the sum of its parts. Some of us value these qualities highly.
by MichaelScott
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Dodo 2019
Replies: 147
Views: 9726

Re: The Dodo 2019

Never had one. If possible, I will buy one in a second. I can always dye the scales, or not. I like them fine. Ball bearing lock, EXCELLENT. I think the Dodo will be one of the all-time best EDC knives one can have especially if it’s utility is considered. It is small and easily pocket carried. The ...
by MichaelScott
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 820

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Yes, those are really nice. Being on a budget, I stick with Great Eastern Cutlery. Their quality and variety are outstanding and if you buy when they are released (not always possible) you will get them at fair prices.
by MichaelScott
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 820

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

For me the beauty and significance of the new traditional pattern knives are the way they are made, by a human performing all the necessary steps not robots, and the traditional materials, carbon steel, wood and bone scale covers, etc.

Plastics and “super steels” are not appropriate in my view.
by MichaelScott
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1476
Views: 209625

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

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by MichaelScott
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 820

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

You,sir have some killer traditionals!

I have GEC #44 Buffalo Jack Tidioute with Gabon ebony covers on the way. 😄
by MichaelScott
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Reading ?
Replies: 304
Views: 43307

Re: What Are You Reading ?

JonLeBlanc wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:07 pm
Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics
The Autobiography of Margaret Thatcher
John le Carré: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Aristotle, way back in my foggy memory. But, le Carré, I’ve read the Smiley “trilogy” about three times:
The Honorable School Boy
Tinker, Tailor
Smiley’s People


Outstanding!
by MichaelScott
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 820

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Nice Trapper! Looks like custom covers too.

I’m kind of stuck in a Great Eastern Cutlery rut. But I like it.
by MichaelScott
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: June 6th 1944
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: June 6th 1944

Thanks for posting that, Phil. June 6 was only the beginning.
by MichaelScott
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 820

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

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The file side is a bit different. I will post it later.

Have a new #44 Tidioute in Gabon Ebony en route. Actually found a dealer new one on sale if you can believe it.
by MichaelScott
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: June 6th 1944
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: June 6th 1944

I don’t think enmity among ideologies is a thing of the past. But that’s another story.

Decision in Normandy, Carlo D’Este.
by MichaelScott
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1627
Views: 301007

Re: What are you listening to?

MJQ
by MichaelScott
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?
Replies: 43
Views: 1155

Re: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?

Yes. What’s not to like?

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