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by awa54
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 47
Views: 538

Re: Records.

I’ve just pulled the trigger on a Vm-95e/h audio technica is substantially easier to find locally so that’s a safe bet plus the interchangeable stylii is an easy way to try out some options. It's hard to argue with the quality you get for just a few bucks in the basic A/T carts, but the VM 540ML (l...
by awa54
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"
Replies: 73
Views: 1382

Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

My vote for an off the radar Spydie that outperforms its reputation and should get more love and pocket time (from me as well) is the Kiwi 4.
by awa54
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 47
Views: 538

Re: Records.

congrats on scoring Station to Station! What phono pickup are you running on that Technics? If it's an old 70s/80s Ortofon (looks like one?) you may want to think about upgrades... not only are newer designs likely to have better frequency response and separation, but also the option of hyper-elipti...
by awa54
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your 2 knife EDC system?
Replies: 70
Views: 1376

Re: What's your 2 knife EDC system?

My two-knife EDC system is simple: select the Spyderco I feel like carrying today, clip it in my RFP and walk out the door... one knife does just fine ;)

It should be noted that ThePeacent is in a twelve step knife program :D
by awa54
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: PC Immersion Cooling
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Re: PC Immersion Cooling

My AMD FX-8120 is running at lower temps than it did with the stock cooler while being overcooked at 3.8GHz, on air (Arctic Freezer Extreme)... while immersion and liquid nitrogen are awesome for breaking core speed records, actual stable O/C often doesn't even require liquid cooling. The overclocki...
by awa54
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coyote Urban update?
Replies: 58
Views: 2286

Re: Coyote Urban update?

Oh yeah!

This is going to be a great Urban!
by awa54
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?
Replies: 64
Views: 1205

Re: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?

Stimulated by some recent posts and discussions I´d like to adress a question to all of you who like to carry folders with blades of 4 inches or longer: What are the actual advantages of such a long blade in various EDC-scenarios compared to a not short, but around 3.5 to 3.8 blade ? Let me specify...
by awa54
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 451

Re: Cat

For my taste a 50/50 choil without serration is a strong strike against the design. Same with thumb ramps: having a thumb ramp or forward finger choil encourages their use to enhance grip, but having the contact areas on the blade be smooth defeats their utility in large part. Even in a gentleman's ...
by awa54
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 47
Views: 538

Re: Records.

The colored vinyl DMM reissues of the Beatles red, blue, and White albums are all sonically excellent LPs. In a way I'm bummed that they didn't do the whole catalog (at least if they did the individual albums weren't available in the US), though the CD remasters that came out a few years later are a...
by awa54
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 451

Re: Cat

I have the N5 LW and four Chaparral variants, but the standard Para 3 finds its way in to my pocket more often than the others. I definitely want a linerless Native G10, but the right combination of scale color and steel hasn't popped up yet.
by awa54
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!
Replies: 59
Views: 1975

Re: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!

Thanks for the heads-up on available Enduras! I guess I'll be able to comment on R2/SG2s qualities soon :)
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!
Replies: 59
Views: 1975

Re: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!

so.... how *does* SG2 from Spyderco stack up?

I know it's highly esteemed in the Kitchen knife world, but as HAP40 has proven, not all HTs are equal and a steel that has it's hardness lowered for the sake of durability can be quite different from it's harder iterations.
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coyote Urban update?
Replies: 58
Views: 2286

Re: Coyote Urban update?

Bump

I'm really hoping this one has a spot in the next Reveal... or at least releases this year.
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, any hope for a Cruwear Native 5 in dark gray G10?
Replies: 38
Views: 3221

Re: Sal, any hope for a Cruwear Native 5 in dark gray G10?

Yeah, the fact that this hasn't happened yet is a bit baffling. I don't own a linerless G10 N5 and I can't think of a better introduction to it than a CruWear Sprint!
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 451

Re: Cat

More of a D'fly fan here, my Cat had crummy action and soggy lock-up until I fit some brass washers in place of the polymer ones. It's still not a fave even after that (very effective) modification. I'm waiting for the Para 3 LW to give me the perfect combination of compactness and utility :D
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP
Replies: 56
Views: 702

Re: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP

Sufficient power, lighter, easier to get repeat shots on target and it’s not going through something and into your neighbors house. As I recall just a few years back the FBI after extensive research switched from the 40 to the 9 mm. And before .40 was in the running there was the 9mm Speer Gold Dot...
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP
Replies: 56
Views: 702

Re: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP

Crux wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:03 pm
I love my SA XDs 3.3 and all my SA's love these.

G2 R.I.P.

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And here I thought you were going to recommend a Para 3...

not sure what to do now, I'm so confused.
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 47
Views: 538

Re: Records.

by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 47
Views: 538

Re: Records.

for anyone who hasn't been introduced to the wonders of Bowie, the 3 disc box/comp (plus DVD for 4 discs) is a great overview. it's a 20 bit remaster from the original tapes and much of the material that had been crippled by the early CD releases is back in all its glory... of course the current iss...
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 12471

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Wow! Endela, D'fly wharcliffe and Native Chief are all must haves (though I'll likely hold out for a different steel in the NC)... Thought I had all the Spydercos I "needed" already, but it seems I was wrong!

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