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by yablanowitz
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone got the SE Endura Wharncliffe?
Replies: 18
Views: 442

Re: Anyone got the SE Endura Wharncliffe?

I picked one up at the last Seconds Sale and did a bit of grinding on it to make it more what I would call wharncliffe. https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/kk28/yablanowitz/0909200800.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/kk28/yablanowitz/0909200800a.jpg?wid...
by yablanowitz
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Permanent damage that you've actually done to a knife?
Replies: 64
Views: 1080

Re: Permanent damage that you've actually done to a knife?

Aside from using up an S90V Military? While I was in the Navy I was cutting insulation off a pipe and found a hanger/clamp that was completely covered. Snapped the blade of my Western drop point folding hunter almost exactly in half. Said a few bad words and finished the job with the same knife. I s...
by yablanowitz
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Gerber Mark 2
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Gerber Mark 2

They used other steels back in the day. It is possible yours was L6 or some other tool steel. Bearrowland, I understand that bug. I periodically wish I had bought one back when I was selling them. It would have been about $120 after my employee discount and tax. To put that in perspective, I was mak...
by yablanowitz
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Gerber Mark 2
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Gerber Mark 2

The originals were good steel, but they were narrow and thick, so the primary grind had an included angle greater than what you see on most edge angles these days. They really weren't made for utility but primarily as weapons. The ones they make now would probably serve that purpose as well, but I d...
by yablanowitz
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?
Replies: 64
Views: 1862

Re: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?

Yep. And gravity keeps getting stronger, too. Just out of curiousity, who gets sued if the anonymous person collecting all that money takes off with it instead of placing the order, knowing that he'll have a year's head start before people expect their knives? Any of the structures proposed so far ...
by yablanowitz
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?
Replies: 64
Views: 1862

Re: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?

Yep. And gravity keeps getting stronger, too.

Just out of curiousity, who gets sued if the anonymous person collecting all that money takes off with it instead of placing the order, knowing that he'll have a year's head start before people expect their knives?
by yablanowitz
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 2976

Re: Seconds Sale 2020

Welcome to the forum. They do not sell parts at the Seconds Sale, just complete knives. Back on page 3 of this thread there is a picture of some seconds with the sale price tags showing, that should give you an idea of the typical pricing there.
by yablanowitz
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 2976

Re: Seconds Sale 2020

And don't forget those seconds sale prices are cash and carry. Factor in labor and material to sort and pack for shipping and I'd guess three knives average. I did the math and came up with approximately 14,000 knives on the tables at the start of the last sale. There were at least 5,000 more in the...
by yablanowitz
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 2976

Re: Seconds Sale 2020

How happy are you going to be when you rip open your much anticipated $200 mystery box and find a PITS folder with an action so rough it takes both hands to operate and a titanium CaraCara with a bad grind? Those are both things I've seen at the sales, $175 for the PITS and $35 for the CaraCara, tot...
by yablanowitz
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 2976

Re: Seconds Sale 2020

Read all so far. 2nds Mystery boxes. My idea would be random knives in a box $200 per box + shipping. Limit 2 boxes per order. No returns. Sold online via Spyderco Gives us Overseas guys a go......And how cool are mystery boxes. Given that 99.99% of the knives at the sale are of no interest to me, ...
by yablanowitz
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 2976

Re: Seconds Sale 2020

Move the sale up to before it gets cold and have it outside that's the only way I see it being very safe It might be safe, but how do you control access? How many knives get lifted at the indoor sales is anyone's guess since it's pretty much on the honor system and not everyone is honorable even at...
by yablanowitz
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 2976

Re: Seconds Sale 2020

No, it's more like holding Willie Wonka's Golden Ticket. The real kicker is there are more trays in the back. They keep bringing out fresh stock all day.
by yablanowitz
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 2976

Re: Seconds Sale 2020

They really should change the name from "Seconds Sale" to "Customer Appreciation Party". That's what it really is. I've been to six or seven, and I usually go up a bit early. I talk to the crew (and probably get in their way) and see how hard they work on this. Trust me, they don't do it "because it...
by yablanowitz
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 2976

Re: Seconds Sale 2020

Thanks vivi and jabba. I did think it was unlikely that Spyderco would knowingly sell a hazardously defective knife - the problem, as araneae says, is the vast range of possible flaws and the the lucky-dip nature of a sale in which imperfect knives were sold without any photo or description. Prices...
by yablanowitz
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 2976

Re: Seconds Sale 2020

Freediver wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Maybe they will do an online seconds sale this year. :D
All the reasons for not doing it online are still valid. I'm pretty sure they'd be better off tossing them all into an active volcano than selling them online, judging by the way people pick and choose at the sale.
by yablanowitz
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 2976

Re: Seconds Sale 2020

Hi Yab, It's still on the table and we're trying to figure out how to make is work with the COVID rules. sal Glad to hear this, thanks. What got me thinking about it was listening to my girlfriend trying to come up with a workable way to put on her annual craft show. This is the first time in 50+ y...
by yablanowitz
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 2976

Seconds Sale 2020

First, I confess I'm one of those lunatics that has been camping on the lawn in November for the last few years. I realize I'm early in asking this, but I've seen enough of these sales to wonder if the crew has come up with any ideas on how to dial down the insanity to a level that would comply with...
by yablanowitz
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cheap and ugly
Replies: 19
Views: 1756

Re: Cheap and ugly

steelcity16 wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:45 pm
PeaceInOurTime wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:25 am

There are knives in that photo? ;)

Lol I didn't notice the poster :D
Ah, the mark of the knife knut.
by yablanowitz
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cheap and ugly
Replies: 19
Views: 1756

Re: Cheap and ugly

I hate to think what it would cost to duplicate that. I don't even want to figure up how much I spent buying two of each as they came out.
by yablanowitz
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cheap and ugly
Replies: 19
Views: 1756

Re: Cheap and ugly

For the record, cord wraps suck. Oh, I don't know. I kinda like them. https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/kk28/yablanowitz/Mules/.highres/IMG_20200325_122213442_zpsxv784awk.jpg Wow! Do you have a how-to video for your method of wrapping? I'd love to try it on my pd#1 mule. I don't have a video, ...

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