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by yablanowitz
Mon May 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 19
Views: 179

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

If I remember right, it's a #63. It's actually a spey blade, not a sheepsfoot. I've heard it called the best folding skinner ever made. I wouldn't know about that myself, but it is an interesting piece.
by yablanowitz
Mon May 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 19
Views: 179

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Here's most of my Queens.

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And a few trappers.

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by yablanowitz
Sun May 05, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: A Spyderco OTF?
Replies: 48
Views: 937

Re: A Spyderco OTF?

The Deacon wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 10:08 am
Will say that I can't recall ever seeing an OTF auto in a movie or TV show.
We must not watch the same movies. Live and Let Die, The Punisher, A Bullet to the Head, The Specialist, Olympus Has Fallen, Men In Black all have OTF autos shown in them, and that's just off the top of my head.
by yablanowitz
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1274

Re: Serrata

Well, I did a little grinding on mine.

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It fits my paws much better now.

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by yablanowitz
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1274

Re: Serrata

As much as I hate to remove cutting edge, I'll probably end up doing something like that to mine. Longer edge doesn't matter if you can't hold the knife.
by yablanowitz
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The New PET SEMATARY: Something's Not Right
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: The New PET SEMATARY: Something's Not Right

I've ranted before about the ongoing effort to replace skill with technology. Hollywood is a shining example of the results of that effort.
by yablanowitz
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1274

Re: Serrata

I, of course, based in the Southern most part of the universe, am unable to get to any Seconds Sale. If I had a Seconds Serrata, I would remove the scales, cut, enlarge and paste the handle by maybe an inch, using judicious welding, and create a Yablanowitz-Serrata. :) Is there anyone near you who ...
by yablanowitz
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1274

Re: Serrata

LOL. I just thought you should know that there may be other issues in play besides the "440C ho hum".
by yablanowitz
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1274

Re: Serrata

Have a look here... The arrow shows where the edge begins... Click on the image to make it bigger, and you will see the dendritic pattern on the blade. serrata 15.jpg That would be a deal-breaker for me. If the edge doesn't go all the way to the plunge grind, I consider it defective. This is where ...
by yablanowitz
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1274

Re: Serrata

Size XL gloves are tight, size 12 rings fit on my pinkies. I've been told that my hands make a Delica look like a Dragonfly, and I've completely given up on Schempp designs. So yes, my hands are large and I knife shop accordingly. I don't like having the butt of the handle rubbing on the heel of my ...
by yablanowitz
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1274

Re: Serrata

The Serrata was never on my radar, but not because of the steel. Being something of a geezer, I rather like 440C, and I've carried and used it a lot over the last 50 years. I just looked at pictures of the knife when it was introduced and thought "that looks odd" and moved on. I finally picked one u...
by yablanowitz
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Sharpens everything except a Man's Wit and a Woman's tongue"
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: "Sharpens everything except a Man's Wit and a Woman's tongue"

As mentioned, the Duckfoot by itself runs at 20 degrees per side. I made a base for mine from a block of wood to get 15 per side. It is much faster cutting than the brown rods/stones, pretty close to a DMT Coarse (blue) hone.
by yablanowitz
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team
Replies: 180
Views: 5376

Re: Mule Team

Well, Sal has referred to the Mule Team project in the past tense, so I'm guessing it has run its course. He cited slow sales for the last few releases as the reason they were not doing anything more with it. I was in on it from the beginning and have two complete sets.
by yablanowitz
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Some of the Brethren Missing???
Replies: 13
Views: 1112

Re: Some of the Brethren Missing???

Yeah, I'm still kicking, Joe, I just don't spend much time on the Internet anymore.
by yablanowitz
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Work Sharp Guided Knife sharpening w/ delica vg10
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Work Sharp Guided Knife sharpening w/ delica vg10

Going to higher grits before you have established the apex is a waste of time. Forget about creating a burr, get the two sides of the edge bevel to meet using the coarsest stone you have. You can polish and refine the edge, but you need to create that edge first. Sharpening a knife isn't rocket scie...
by yablanowitz
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Free hand sharpening techniques
Replies: 66
Views: 2057

Re: Free hand sharpening techniques

I've always sharpened edge leading alternating sides. That's the way I learned and it has always worked for me.
by yablanowitz
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Spyderco SAK?? Why not??
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Re: A Spyderco SAK?? Why not??

Why not? Maybe because some of us would like them to stay in business a little longer. Trying to build something along those lines would require a huge investment in equipment, and making it with the premium materials people ask for would make it so expensive that it wouldn't sell in quantities that...
by yablanowitz
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dyad II or New Concept Double Blade Folder?
Replies: 89
Views: 2648

Re: Dyad II or New Concept Double Blade Folder?

The stand offs are different on this model and the edges are too close to the stand off to tie a line without it being cut. sal The edge would have to be hitting the stand off to cut 80# SpiderWire fishing line, which is what I would use. Assuming of course that I bought one and moved to someplace ...
by yablanowitz
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opus opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Opus opinions

I picked one up at the last Seconds Sale. Nice enough knife, but for my money not different enough from the Military to make it a must have.
by yablanowitz
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dyad II or New Concept Double Blade Folder?
Replies: 89
Views: 2648

Re: Dyad II or New Concept Double Blade Folder?

If it is a compression lock with typical pillar construction you'd be able to tie a small cord around one of the standoffs easily enough.

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