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by Halfneck
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I tried so hard...
Replies: 72
Views: 823

Re: I tried so hard...

Another vote for the Rhino. I did add a Bugout clip to mine though.
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by Halfneck
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Martial Arts Experiences Discussion Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2881

Re: Martial Arts Experiences Discussion Thread

Started with just some simple boxing, later I moved on to a form of TKD & some Army combatives. Attended a Riddle of Steel in '95. While in TKD I got my Brown Belt, then got sidelined training for my Black Belt due to a broken toe. When I came back a few Red Belts had passed me by for their Black. K...
by Halfneck
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What has become of Bladeforums?
Replies: 115
Views: 11197

Re: What has become of Bladeforums?

I've been a member at BF since 2005. I was sort of late to the whole online knife forums. Think I discovered them a year or 2 prior and just lurked. My main forums at the start was Knife Forums & the old Badlands forum. I then transitioned to Bladeforum & the USN. Made a few good friends on Knife Fo...
by Halfneck
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Six-Thousand Nine-Hundred Forty Days
Replies: 24
Views: 626

Re: Six-Thousand Nine-Hundred Forty Days

Was working at our local Urgent Care. We were busy as hell so we heard bits & pieces throughout the day. Watched it when I got home & was very angry. I was angry that friends I served with would be deploying. I was even angrier that since I was medically retired I wouldn't be able to go with them.
by Halfneck
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?
Replies: 26
Views: 419

Re: Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?

Perfectly fine with CTS-XHP as it is one of my favorite steels.

That said AEB-L would be another great option.
by Halfneck
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone have and use a Mora Eldris?
Replies: 17
Views: 750

Re: Anyone have and use a Mora Eldris?

Had one, didn't feel right in my L/XL hand. Gave it to my oldest son
by Halfneck
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Halfneck"
Replies: 15
Views: 369

Re: Happy Birthday "Halfneck"

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Received a late birthday gift from my youngest son. Hiroaki Ohta FK5 in ebony. Sweet little friction folder for a great price.
by Halfneck
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "Halfneck"
Replies: 15
Views: 369

Re: Happy Birthday "Halfneck"

It's been a good weekend. Went for a morning 2 mile run - not as fast as I was in my 20s & 30s, but didn't have to call EMS. Just finished some Chocolate blueberry cobbler my wife made me. No new knives for presents. Wife renewed my Sirius, present from my sons is in the mail, rest just got me money...
by Halfneck
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:29 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: 2281

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

As a disabled Vet that can only use 1 arm/hand I find 1-handed opening pretty....Handy :) But prior to that I found it useful while Backpacking, Fishing, working as an EMT, as a Soldier, and several day to day chores. Fixed blades can almost be as easy to access, but it depends on where it is sheath...
by Halfneck
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Members
Replies: 64
Views: 2279

Re: New Members

I'm sorry Kristi, I really hope my opinion on this doesn't get me banned...but I think it's a bit BS. It's so incredibly obvious that some of the submissions are strictly for the opportunity at a calendar or a free knife or two. How in the world is someone that's here on a daily basis, supporting t...
by Halfneck
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where does SPY27 Steel sits among the current Steel lines?
Replies: 33
Views: 1180

Re: Where does SPY27 Steel sits among the current Steel lines?

Has the price been discussed? I'm surprised to see this sit so far above S30V ($98) and Rex45 ($122.50) at $140 for a Para 3 LW. If composition and performance is supposed to be similar to S30V and S35VN, is the improvement worth 40%+ more in cost to the end user? No real surprise to me on the pric...
by Halfneck
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kris: Reborn
Replies: 84
Views: 1539

Re: Kris: Reborn

When I saw the Kris announced I had to have one. The 1st Kris bladed knife I saw as a kid was a Pacific Cutlery balisong. I was fascinated by it and read up on the original Kris knives. The mystique was further deepened listening to some stories by MoA Keating. Getting one of them at that point in m...
by Halfneck
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I don't care for Italian knife and pistol designs
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: I don't care for Italian knife and pistol designs

Carried a M9 (Beretta 92) as an Army Medic. I wear large to extra-large gloves so I had no issue with handling the M9. As it was the Clinton years though funding was limited so I only got to qualify with it once at a hastily put together range session. Funny story - the Doctor that did one of my 1st...
by Halfneck
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Watu, the lil' Nilakka, and why thin grinds matter.
Replies: 27
Views: 2310

Re: The Watu, the lil' Nilakka, and why thin grinds matter.

A knife-maker who I consider a friend & I have talked quite a bit about thin grinds. He's a big promoter of thin grinds. Both of us have talked about how during the Mountain Man era most of them were not carrying sharpened prybars. For the most part they carried simple kitchen/butcher type knives in...
by Halfneck
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 30 years of Delicas and Enduras
Replies: 156
Views: 5156

Re: 30 years of Delicas and Enduras

Starting with the original to the current Delica I have carried one of every version over the years. Used them Bartending, EMS, Army Medic, Med Tech, and teaching knife handling in Cub & Boy Scouts. My Rhino or Chaparral LW is seeing more work carry lately due to my job, but I carried my Delica over...
by Halfneck
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera
Replies: 100
Views: 7259

Re: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera

I was semi-interested in this knife till I heard it had bearings.
by Halfneck
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Emerson knives??
Replies: 16
Views: 1081

Re: Emerson knives??

I carried a Benchmade/Emerson CQC-7 way back when I was still in the Army. Loved the knife & still have it. The Emerson CQC-7 I got in 2000 was better in some way, others not so much. The custom I use to own was outstanding, but I just never carried it for fear of ruining NIB status. Ended up sellin...
by Halfneck
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Interest for an all Titanium Ikuchi?
Replies: 28
Views: 1779

Re: Interest for an all Titanium Ikuchi?

I'd rather see a steel change than Titanium scales.

Maybe SPY-27 and the appropriate shade of blue G10 scales?
by Halfneck
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Military service...Past, Present, Future???
Replies: 35
Views: 2744

Re: Military service...Past, Present, Future???

U.S. Army - 2 years Reserve, 4 years Active 91B (now 68W) Medic. 3297 AH for Reserves. It was boring to me as a young Medic, but actually taught me a lot that came in handy later working in civilian hospitals. 2/187 Inf for Active duty. Basically a Grunt with an aid bag. Plan was to do Hoo-ah stuff ...
by Halfneck
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else love BD1N?
Replies: 30
Views: 2729

Re: Anyone else love BD1N?

I like it. Got my son a Para 3 LW and it's a good steel for his current sharpening ability.

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