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by MichaelScott
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 2741
Views: 367254

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

Hiroaki Ohta Friction folder from CK

will be here soon.

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by MichaelScott
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 2741
Views: 367254

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

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Another look at the 29. Photo courtesy of Knives Ship Free
by MichaelScott
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 2741
Views: 367254

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

https://thephotohost.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/img_1354-1.jpg?w=1024 My Great Eastern Cutlery 62 Easy Pocket Congress in Red Jigged Bone, and the 29 Stockyard Whittler in Autumn Jigged Bone. Outstanding examples of the traditional cutlers’ art. These two are my every day knives soon to be joined ...
by MichaelScott
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2517

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

In that sense I agree. I had old slip joints when I was young (I will be 78 in a couple of months) and was quite happy with them. The Navy introduced me to small fixed blades as an actual work and safety tool whilst working deck sea detail or replenishment evolutions. Then in the early 70s I bought ...
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Odds of more choil-less designs
Replies: 30
Views: 910

Re: Odds of more choil-less designs

I like choils. They provide more security and control and the few fractions of an inch you have to give up on the edge is insignificant in comparison.
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Laser milled Spider" on Watu blades
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: "Laser milled Spider" on Watu blades

Thanks for those replies. I also think that Watu is so specific and produced as small batch, that it won't be counterfeited. Thanks all for taking time to answer and thx for picture Pstone. Definitely the fact that your bug seems to be not as defined as others, tends to confirm my impression and re...
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New here & just bought 3 knives
Replies: 63
Views: 1175

Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Good choices. The first of many I am afraid to tell you. :D

Welcome to the forum. Good to have you here.
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would you be interested in a smaller version of the Respect (FB44GP)?
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Would you be interested in a smaller version of the Respect (FB44GP)?

I don’t think so. The Respect is a tribute to the iconic Bowie knife. By all accounts the original was a large butcher type knife. No one today knows what it actually looked like but knives that were made during and right after that time all have the iconic big clip blade. Trying to make a mini-Bowi...
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2517

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

Jurphaas wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:32 am
Thanks for taking the intiative Michael. A great post and so many opinions. A joy to read and think of. Top!!!!
Thank you sir!
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2517

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

It's interesting to bring Kuhn into this. IMO, the idea of a paradigm shift can't work when we're talking about a tool. It goes the other way around: tools are artifacts of paradigms. That is, the closest thing we've seen to a paradigm shift in the knife industry is the shift from knives as tools t...
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2517

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

VooDooChild wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:21 am
Einstein was educated in math and physics. Just because his job wasnt in a position in those fields, doesnt mean his research was outside of those fields. He didnt come up with relativity theory by studying poetry.
I don’t get your point. Can you please clarify?
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-term pakkawood scale use?
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Long-term pakkawood scale use?

Pakkawood is supposed to be very stable stuff. I haven't noticed any changes on my delica or dragonfly, and I live in a very humid area. It looks and feels as nice as it did on day one, imo. Excellent. Thanks for the quick reply! Do you perform any regular proactive maintenance? Mineral oil, etc?
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly vs Lil' Native
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: Dragonfly vs Lil' Native

I like the Lil’ Native far better. I love the compression lock and hand no issues with it on the Lil’ Native. Just takes a bit of getting used to. I also prefer the wire clip.
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2517

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

The core definition of “paradigm”. Not from a dictionary but from the man who discovered it: “For well-integrated members of a particular discipline, its paradigm is so convincing that it normally renders even the possibility of alternatives unconvincing and counter-intuitive. Such a paradigm is opa...
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2517

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

It is obvious that my use of “innovation” was way too broad. Perhaps, “revolutionary change” is better. As detailed in Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions all major scientific revolutions (plate tectonics, physics, cosmology, chemistry, etc,) are created by people who work outside ...
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end
Replies: 116
Views: 2517

Re: The perceived need for instantaneous one hand operation has driven folding knife design into a dead end

GarageBoy wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:14 am
There's plenty of makers who revisit traditional designs with modern materials when you're aiming for "going back to a simpler time" - many of our ancestors would have loved one hand open and close
True. But what’s your point?

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