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by MichaelScott
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydercos best "bang-for-the-buck" - knife?!
Replies: 101
Views: 1992

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: 516

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: 144
Views: 8802

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: 516

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: 516

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: 1407
Views: 203221

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: 516

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: 281
Views: 39045

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: 516

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: 116

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: 516

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: 116

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: 1592
Views: 295414

Re: What are you listening to?

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by MichaelScott
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?
Replies: 43
Views: 906

Re: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?

Yes. What’s not to like?
by MichaelScott
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ford vs Ferrari
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Ford vs Ferrari

Porsche.

But, I’d probably buy two or three Fords.
by MichaelScott
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bull Fighting: Is it barbaric and savage or a good cultural thing?
Replies: 33
Views: 550

Re: Bull Fighting: Is it barbaric and savage or a good cultural thing?

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by MichaelScott
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Travel in ancient world
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: Travel in ancient world

Thanks, JD. It’s all interesting stuff.

I’m hanging in. What I have is not curable but it is manageable for some time. Just working on making that time longer and filled with quality.
by MichaelScott
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bull Fighting: Is it barbaric and savage or a good cultural thing?
Replies: 33
Views: 550

Re: Bull Fighting: Is it barbaric and savage or a good cultural thing?

Amazing and fascinating insights. Michael, that is very neat that you lived in Spain. If I may ask, how did you like the food there, such as the traditional tapas and things? I have heard they make some very great local meats and cheeses and also breads, as do the French and others, ofcourse. Also,...
by MichaelScott
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Travel in ancient world
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: Travel in ancient world

JD, you have a strong curiosity about the unusual which I see as you having an active and intelligent mind. Good! I did a bit of research on your points. About the Nazca lines: “Most lines run straight across the landscape, but there are also figurative designs of animals and plants, made up of line...

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