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by yablanowitz
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Calypso sprint run - would you buy one?
Replies: 33
Views: 1238

Re: Calypso sprint run - would you buy one?

I felt no need for a C54 Calypso and disregarded its last sprint. Thanks to a fellow forum member, I was able to correct the error of my ways. The model was clearly designed in the dark, but I would still be mystified how Sal arrived at such an elegant blade-shape even if he’d had the lights on. If...
by yablanowitz
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Calypso sprint run - would you buy one?
Replies: 33
Views: 1238

Re: Calypso sprint run - would you buy one?

Does Spyderco even offer Micarta in anything anymore? There are a lot of threads talking about Micarta scales but I can't think of a knife from Spyderco currently offered in Micarta......Do you have to retool to switch back and forth from Micarta to G10 to CF and back again?? I don't know how much ...
by yablanowitz
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Calypso sprint run - would you buy one?
Replies: 33
Views: 1238

Re: Calypso sprint run - would you buy one?

I love the original C54 in unlined Micarta. The 50% weight gain on the Sprint was a major turn-off for me. Adding even more weight for screw construction? No thanks.
by yablanowitz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Carving and Whittling Knives.
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Spyderco Carving and Whittling Knives.

And there you are, asking a lot. That is, asking for a lot of knife for a little money, which is where things usually end up. Spyderco may contribute a lot to charities, but they haven't gone non-profit yet. When you whittle a lot, you sharpen a lot, so you wear away steel pretty quickly. Given that...
by yablanowitz
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Carving and Whittling Knives.
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Spyderco Carving and Whittling Knives.

It's possible that I'm the one Mushroom was talking about.

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And the Nilakka project.

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by yablanowitz
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Carving and Whittling Knives.
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Spyderco Carving and Whittling Knives.

The Des Horn made a pretty good whittler, as did the Nilakka, the Puuko and the Wolfspyder. You may notice they are all out of production now. They were all insanely expensive compared to Moras, which makes it unlikely that Spyderco is going to break into that market any time soon.
by yablanowitz
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bulk Pre-Order
Replies: 35
Views: 1139

Re: Bulk Pre-Order

I'm confused. Are we back to wishing for a Spyderco Custom Shop for the umpteenth time?
by yablanowitz
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bulk Pre-Order
Replies: 35
Views: 1139

Re: Bulk Pre-Order

Who gets to collect the money and place the order? What happens if that person opts to take the money and disappear? Make them a regular dealer. Maybe DLT, BladeHQ or Knifeworks. If they had 500 of them pre-sold, they'd almost certainly be willing to take a chance on the rest of the MOQ. Why not ju...
by yablanowitz
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bulk Pre-Order
Replies: 35
Views: 1139

Re: Bulk Pre-Order

Who gets to collect the money and place the order? What happens if that person opts to take the money and disappear? The past forum knives have been on Spyderco completely. They say what it will be, they make it, they sell it, they take all the risk. If it doesn't sell, they are stuck with it.
by yablanowitz
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?
Replies: 43
Views: 1151

Re: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?

Yes. Aside from any practical or safety value, to me they are aesthetically pleasing. They help break up the continuous line along the back of a handle. You say that as if it were a good thing. That little break in an otherwise smooth line is ugly in my eyes and precisely why I dislike them. I'm in...
by yablanowitz
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smallest spiderco knife
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Smallest spiderco knife

The smallest current production is the Bug. With a blade length under an inch, good luck cutting up a peach with it. You'd be better served by a Roadie or a Grasshopper.
by yablanowitz
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans
Replies: 41
Views: 1616

Re: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Interested where the OP went?? Missing a few good answers and a lot of hilarious replies!
Perhaps he decided we were not the droids he was looking for.
by yablanowitz
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans
Replies: 41
Views: 1616

Re: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans

Search for "Dr. Snubnose Meat test database". Lots of good info there.
by yablanowitz
Tue May 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Glock 17, Austrian gun: How good is it, asks an Austrian who has no clue about guns..
Replies: 72
Views: 1462

Re: Glock 17, Austrian gun: How good is it, asks an Austrian who has no clue about guns..

Late to the party, but I still have my first-generation 17 that I bought back in the mid-eighties. I don't recall a single malfunction in all the thousands of rounds I've put through it.
by yablanowitz
Tue May 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco made Endura with FFG VG10 blade and G10 handle? True or False?
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: Spyderco made Endura with FFG VG10 blade and G10 handle? True or False?

Someone told me Spyderco at one point was making an Endura with a full flat ground VG10 stainless steel blade, and a G10 handle, with smooth scales, in olive drab and other colors. Is this true or false? False. The only color they made it in was foliage green, and the scales were peel-ply textured,...
by yablanowitz
Tue May 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Tasman Salt, with Michael Janich
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: Spyderco Tasman Salt, with Michael Janich

The Merlin was the same thinner blade stock as the Tasman. Changing the Tasman to the thicker stock of the Harpy would require new molds, so I doubt you will ever see that. In my experience, H-1 is much tougher than VG-10, and much less likely to chip or break. I had the last 1/8" of the tip break o...
by yablanowitz
Mon May 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 773

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: 38
Views: 773

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: 1579

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: 1456

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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