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by kodai78
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"
Replies: 64
Views: 975

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

I usually carry 2 knives. The Dragonfly 2 in ZDP 189, in my watch pocket and a 3” or larger in the right front or rear pocket. The Dragonfly already has some mentions in the thread so I will pick another watch pocket knife. Since I carry 2 I will pick 2 gems, 1 small, 1 large. The Chaparral in Raffi...
by kodai78
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else wish for a standard scale color other than black?
Replies: 42
Views: 475

Re: Does anyone else wish for a standard scale color other than black?

I’d like something besides black. Almost anything else would be fine with me. Burgundy, Forest green or a dark but not Navy blue would be my first choices.
by kodai78
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vote: SMOCK v.s. IKUCHI
Replies: 62
Views: 873

Re: Vote: SMOCK v.s. IKUCHI

I voted Smock, ‘cause I haven’t bought an Ikuchi yet. This application of the compression lock is awesome. The Smock’s blade shape works well for every day cutting chores. I would prefer a black wire clip like the one on the Schempp Bowie. It has an excellent flipping action. Much better than the Po...
by kodai78
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any thoughts on the Police models engraved by V. Petak?
Replies: 10
Views: 1721

Re: Any thoughts on the Police models engraved by V. Petak?

Beautiful work. Not my cup of tea, but I think the price is fair. I don’t value knives as investments but I would carry one of these happily.
by kodai78
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Walker 2.0
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: The Walker 2.0

I would also like to see a new Walker and Starmate. CF and a premium steel, black wire clip like the Schempp Bowie.
by kodai78
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Removing Patina from K390 (Urban)
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: Removing Patina from K390 (Urban)

Just as a side note oxalic acid is great for cleaning rust off of glass. I have used it for years for cleaning insulators. I think I bought some labeled as wood bleach. I would use caution when applying it but I can vouch for the efficacy of Bar Keepers friend in shining up stainless steel.
by kodai78
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Deleted

Me too!
by kodai78
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket Clip Sizing/Compatibility Info
Replies: 22
Views: 404

Re: Pocket Clip Sizing/Compatibility Info

Positron uses the 1 screw wire clip.
by kodai78
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Ivory Hungarian
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Ivory Hungarian

That looks fantastic!
by kodai78
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: zhyla pimps his Manix 2
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: zhyla pimps his Manix 2

Very cool! Do you have anything else lined up? I hope you share it too. This one was fascinating and it turned out great.
by kodai78
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening choils - Why?
Replies: 73
Views: 2283

Re: Sharpening choils - Why?

The choil cut in the Smock by Alistair Phillips was 3 mm. That’s not much edge to lose really. In terms of aesthetics I am indifferent to a sharpening choil but I am all in on things that make sharpening easier. I think the choil falls into that category.
by kodai78
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco Haunts You Most?
Replies: 87
Views: 1946

Re: Which Spyderco Haunts You Most?

Something about the Starmate C55 and the Michael Walker C22 among the older ones. More recently the K2 and the Slyscz Bowie. Time and $$$ permitting I would acquire all 4. I didn’t pre-order my Smock in timely fashion so I’m waiting on that one.
by kodai78
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: [HELP NEEDED] Advice on Customizing Para 3
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: [HELP NEEDED] Advice on Customizing Para 3

I like the look in the photo. I don’t think the Lynch clip finish looks like stone/acid wash but you could stonewash it fairly easily. Good luck with your project and post some pics as it progresses!
by kodai78
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Metal/Alloy and other technology news for you all.
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: New Metal/Alloy and other technology news for you all.

That’s a better story but in my version you were more of a badass! Do you as a former auditor think that the audit trail in aerospace is useful and necessary? I work in a heavily regulated industry with tons of red tape. Sometimes the regulations seem a little much.
by kodai78
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Metal/Alloy and other technology news for you all.
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: New Metal/Alloy and other technology news for you all.

That explains your forum name then?
by kodai78
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Birthday Giveaway!
Replies: 44
Views: 627

Re: Birthday Giveaway!

Many thanks! Sumdumguy I had a smile on my face today whenever I remembered my good fortune. Looking forward to welcoming a new Spydie to the family.
by kodai78
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Poverty: Can this spectre be ended by man?
Replies: 33
Views: 487

Re: Poverty: Can this spectre be ended by man?

I’d like to believe it could be ended. I think if more people had access to opportunity and education on a level playing field the percentage of the population in poverty would be reduced to a minimum. Recently some smart people have been trying some new things to reduce poverty. Micro loans, and gr...
by kodai78
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else have an edc that you didn’t expect?
Replies: 25
Views: 1144

Re: Anyone else have an edc that you didn’t expect?

I was never going to buy an Ed Schempp design. Then I met him at the factory seconds sale and the Bowie was on sale. So cool to have him sign the blade. Then I carried it for a while and I love the negative blade angle and the way you can choke up on that handle with those brass bolsters. So yeah I ...
by kodai78
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Birthday Giveaway!
Replies: 44
Views: 627

Re: Birthday Giveaway!

Why do mermaids wear sea-shells as bras?
Because b shells are too small!
What thinks the unthinkable?
Ithburgth.
Happy Birthday!
by kodai78
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pm2 vs Manix 2
Replies: 37
Views: 827

Re: Pm2 vs Manix 2

I’m a Manix 2 person. At least today. I do carry my Manixes more than my PM2’s and I like the lock and the blade shape better on the Manix. I like both of these more than most of the rest of the knives on the market.

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