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by yablanowitz
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?
Replies: 43
Views: 1602

Re: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?

Like I said, CRK and Benchmade have been selling blades for years (decades?) and it hasn't ruined those companies yet has it? This is Sal's house and in keeping with his shiny footprint policy, I won't discuss the business practices of other companies. If you cannot (or will not) accept Sal's state...
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?
Replies: 43
Views: 1602

Re: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?

Yep. People do it all the time, but the risk is much greater if they are selling the blade by itself. Where are you going to get the handle for that blade? You buy a complete Spyderco knife and do a blade swap, which means fitting the new blade and lock yourself. Fine for those who know what they ar...
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?
Replies: 43
Views: 1602

Re: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?

Spyderco sells the blade. Spyderco sells the handle. Joe Blow fits the blade and lock himself. Lock fails and Joe Blow gets hurt. Joe Blow sues Spyderco. Don't think that could happen? Talk to Bill Ruger. Manufacturers can be held liable when their customers do stupid things with their products.
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?
Replies: 43
Views: 1602

Re: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?

I didn’t post an expectation of price so I don’t know how you would know what I think is reasonable. My guess is they would cost as much as a fully finished knife if they are done in relatively small batches. Joe My guess is they would cost more than fully finished knives once they factor in the co...
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Oh Where Oh Where Has Our Little SEF Gone...
Replies: 38
Views: 1998

Re: Oh Where Oh Where Has Our Little SEF Gone...

If he really thinks scissors are controversy-free, he has a lot to learn.
by yablanowitz
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Microtech advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Microtech advice needed

Personally, I find the double edge blades next to useless for edc tasks, but I have a habit of placing my thumb on the spine of the blade when cutting, especially hard materials. With that blade, I'd be bleeding all the time. Others will disagree I'm sure. I do like my single edge Ultratech, but I h...
by yablanowitz
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Regrinding the Nirvana?
Replies: 22
Views: 701

Re: Regrinding the Nirvana?

Carry a $500 knife? Like to use it? It’s your knife, but the best case is it doesn’t get stained, scratched, lost, etc. Or — God forbid — taken by the TSA. I get that some people really enjoy the craftsmanship in knives at this price point. I get it. But unless the price just isn’t something you th...
by yablanowitz
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Name Recognition?
Replies: 54
Views: 1410

Re: Spyderco Name Recognition?

Buck knives - established 1902 Case - approx 1900 Victorinox (or at least their predecessor) approx 1840 Which makes Spyderco a Johnny-come-lately. But more to the point, those other companies are focused more on the mass-market buyers. Victorinox did not become a giant because of name recognition, ...
by yablanowitz
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New user - need some assistance please! (Stretch 2 vs. Endura Wharny)
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: New user - need some assistance please! (Stretch 2 vs. Endura Wharny)

As much as I love the Endura, I would likely choose the straight spine Stretch for general use.
by yablanowitz
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Name Recognition?
Replies: 54
Views: 1410

Re: Spyderco Name Recognition?

Something we tend to forget is that in spite of their huge reputation within knife knut circles, Spyderco is actually a pretty small company. I'm pretty sure Victorinox has made and sold more knives this year than Spyderco has this decade, possibly this century. Spyderco's target market is "those wh...
by yablanowitz
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale.
Replies: 64
Views: 3405

Re: Seconds Sale.

Yep, Chris sent me a screen cap of that, I had to ask what it was from. Looks like we are the faces of the camper crowd. LOL.
by yablanowitz
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Question about a knife
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Question about a knife

I would guess that S.B. are the Maker's initials, but that doesn't narrow things down much. A picture of the whole knife might help.

Welcome aboard.
by yablanowitz
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale.
Replies: 64
Views: 3405

Re: Seconds Sale.

The girls behind the counter said there weren't many left-hand Millies out there either, but I found a couple to choose between. Major kudos to the SpyderCrew for this year's sale! It seemed much more orderly and friendly this year. I didn't see anyone trying to cut in line, and everyone seemed to b...
by yablanowitz
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale.
Replies: 64
Views: 3405

Re: Seconds Sale.

Heck, I'm six and a half hours away myself, and I've made half a dozen Sales. I went in looking for a couple of specifics for GiftedMisfit (found them, too) and just seeing what was there for myself, ended up walking out with more than a dozen for myself. Have a budget and pack extra willpower when ...
by yablanowitz
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 5G? What's The Deal?
Replies: 33
Views: 836

Re: 5G? What's The Deal?

What bugs me is the direction they are going. 300 GHz may sound cool if you don't know anything about signal propagation, but back when I learned about electromagnetic radiation the rule of thumb was "the higher the frequency the shorter the wavelength and the more likely the wave is to interact wit...
by yablanowitz
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale.
Replies: 64
Views: 3405

Re: Seconds Sale.

Some of the time I've had a specific model or two in mind, but mostly I just go to see what's there. I make a pass through picking up interesting stuff, the I go off to the sidelines and add up the prices to see how many I have to throw back.
by yablanowitz
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 5G? What's The Deal?
Replies: 33
Views: 836

Re: 5G? What's The Deal?

My point is : just because you are an electronics expert and you are not concerned about possible side effects from the new system does not mean that such side effects absolutely will not occur. The people who developed and marketed the drug Thalidomide were not concerned about possible side effects...
by yablanowitz
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 5G? What's The Deal?
Replies: 33
Views: 836

Re: 5G? What's The Deal?

First off just want to let you all know I'm not an electronics buff at all. Just to let you know, I'm somewhat of an electronics expert. All the people that I've seen who are running around in circles flapping their hands in the air over 5G are not. I'm not wigging out about this, and I would sugge...
by yablanowitz
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale.
Replies: 64
Views: 3405

Re: Seconds Sale.

I'll let you know. In the past when I went up Thursday night and visited the store before it was completely rearranged for the sale, I didn't see any of the twenty or so people ahead of me hanging out there.
by yablanowitz
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale.
Replies: 64
Views: 3405

Re: Seconds Sale.

Taichung seconds are pretty rare, but there are some. Seki seconds are more common, and I've seen some from almost all the others. Had one of the SpyderCrew from the factory tell me the QC standards for Golden were ( and I quote) insane, so you see a lot of them.

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