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by cdf
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco prices are pushing me right out of my hobby.
Replies: 301
Views: 27734

Spyderco keeps getting better and better , price and quality have a relationship . The Byrd line , and some of the basic models are great bargains .

Chris
by cdf
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Straight Razors
Replies: 13
Views: 2310

I'm a bit of a Lee Valley junkie , and there is one in my hood . Stropwise , I have a bunch of paddle strops ( do a bit of woodwork and leatherwork ) , I also have a hanging strop ( leather loaded with green chrome , back side linen with chalk . If I can find some old canvas hose , or really thick f...
by cdf
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Straight Razors
Replies: 13
Views: 2310

+1 , on the Carbon steel . I have a couple of glass lapping plates , who makes the pressure films ?

Chris
by cdf
Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where are all the old forum members?
Replies: 121
Views: 20307

I lurk / check stuff out from time to time .

Chris
by cdf
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Straight Razors
Replies: 13
Views: 2310

Straight Razors

I'm thinking of getting one , any care and feeding thoughts ? I have an SM , several Japanese water stones + a lapping plate , and a bevy of strops . One of my strops is a hanging strop , the others are paddle type . Anyone think ultrafine rods used in the grooves on the Sharpmaker's base would work...
by cdf
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pic Request: Emersons
Replies: 10
Views: 2181

I would vote for the 8 , I also luv the mini 7's , tho I keep selling or trading them .

Chris
by cdf
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flashlight advice is needed.
Replies: 59
Views: 9122

Correct me if I'm wrong but Inova is US made , and has models in the OP's price range . They are a tad bit conservative but well done .

Chris
by cdf
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sals take on the Scandi/Nordic style .
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Cool , waiting is the Worst !

Chris
by cdf
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bushcraft Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Many Sandi's do have secondary micro bevels , especially if they are used for ruffhousing like dressing big game . Quys who strop their Scandi's are doing a de facto micro convex .

Chris
by cdf
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone here into Scandi/Nordic knives ?
Replies: 21
Views: 11823

I was considering a Helle or Bruseletto blade , if I decide to go with lminated stainless . If I decide to go with Carbon steel the choices are almost limitless , I was thinking of a Lauri progressive temper ( 52 rc spine 60ish on the blade ) . After doing a few , if I felt confident I might try one...
by cdf
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone here into Scandi/Nordic knives ?
Replies: 21
Views: 11823

double post , oops
by cdf
Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sals take on the Scandi/Nordic style .
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Sals take on the Scandi/Nordic style .

Betcha Sal could do a really superb take on this traditional family . This Genere is popular throughout the northern world , and is often the mark of a savvay woodsman .

Chris
by cdf
Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone here into Scandi/Nordic knives ?
Replies: 21
Views: 11823

Anyone here into Scandi/Nordic knives ?

I've become curious /intrigued by their clean and simple lines . The fact that buying good blades is not too expensive , and builds could be a good form of winter entertainment is just a bonus . Info /ideas and pictures would be welcome . I can handle the leatherwork part myself but handle ideas wou...
by cdf
Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Artwork
Replies: 25
Views: 3870

Jim , I like the worm lots . Shows endurance and good humor .

Chris
by cdf
Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco for firefighter when off duty?
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

Good choice. Might also get some wear in his station pants.

Chris
by cdf
Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fess up!
Replies: 21
Views: 4016

Fess up!

How many of you bad asses also carry a SAK. What percentage of your real world cutting does it end up doing?

Chris
by cdf
Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone carry traditional knives here? - I'm think I'm getting old.
Replies: 37
Views: 7426

Are SAKs traditional slipjoints? The genera goes back to the ninteenth century. The knives are pretty rich in tradition. If so Im seldom without a traditional blade an use them about 99% of the time.

Chris
by cdf
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Winnipeg, Manitoba Knife laws
Replies: 26
Views: 16858

Generally as long as a casual wrist snap won't do it you are OK. Tighten em a bit to be on the safe side. Western Canada is usually pretty laid back, I would be more worried in Tpronto or Montreal. Depends a lot on how you got the officers attention.

Chris
by cdf
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I'm sorry Spyderco
Replies: 13
Views: 2780

I like stonewash lots. My finish of choice on a working piece.

Chris
by cdf
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Winnipeg, Manitoba Knife laws
Replies: 26
Views: 16858

Bout the only trouble ya can get into other than saying SD , is if the blade can be readily flicked open . Anything that can be opened by centrifugal force (moreproperly inertia ) is a prohibited weapon. I keep my pivots tight , an make a point of not doing public Spyder drop demos.

Chris

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