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by yablanowitz
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is detail work????
Replies: 54
Views: 5630

Re: What is detail work????

For me, the sole purpose of the finger choil is to make a too short handle long enough for my XL hands. Most of them I simply can't hold comfortably without using the choil.
by yablanowitz
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Future of the Mule Team Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1084

Re: Future of the Mule Team Project

I think the elephant in the room is why Spyderco elected to stop the Mule Team Project. Show of hands! How many here in this already rarefied crowd of steel junkies actually bought mules? And how many have been content to wait on a mulefied steel’s appearance in a folder? I’ll bet the latter group ...
by yablanowitz
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about a Mule in PD#1
Replies: 26
Views: 1022

Re: Thinking about a Mule in PD#1

https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?t=78142 Will have to update the thread above. Found them both great steels with the PD#1 being the stand out as used both with a bit of boning and skinning Will get handles made for both which will negate under scale maintenance for both. Cheers Standy, it's...
by yablanowitz
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about a Mule in PD#1
Replies: 26
Views: 1022

Re: Thinking about a Mule in PD#1

TomAiello wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Was the Cruwear mule CPM Cruwear or non-CPM?
It was CPM Cruware.
by yablanowitz
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ID stainless steel Police
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: ID stainless steel Police

VG-10 would put it after 2003. The four way clip came along around 2015 if I remember right. Without a box with a date code, you probably won't be able to narrow it down much more.
by yablanowitz
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you had a folding knife open on accident?
Replies: 32
Views: 1450

Re: Have you had a folding knife open on accident?

Multiple times with multiple knives. Salsa did it twice, once while clipped and once unclipped. Cut me both times. ATR carried IWB opened on draw and assassinated my shirt. D'Allara drop point opened clipped in a cargo pocket and cut me when I reached for it. Same thing happened with a Dodo. Ladybug...
by yablanowitz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stuff you made
Replies: 21
Views: 1091

Re: Stuff you made

I make stuff all the time, most of it breathtakingly ugly but hell for stout. Anything that doesn't fit that description is probably a worthless trinket. https://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk28/yablanowitz/Whittling%20chain/IMG_20181115_125505060_zps5vefdtpl.jpg https://i276.photobucket.com/albums/...
by yablanowitz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Now's The Time: For A New Style Of Hawkbill
Replies: 38
Views: 2015

Re: Now's The Time: For A New Style Of Hawkbill

If the phenolithic resin isn't waterproof enough, what would you coat it with? And for that matter, if you did find something that would seal it to prevent warpage and shrinkage, what would it do to the desirable properties of the material? G-10 is more practical when your product may be going anywh...
by yablanowitz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old Forum Members: Where Are They These Days?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Old Forum Members: Where Are They These Days?

Blame my absence on Microsoft. Windows 8.1 and then 10 destroyed my enjoyment of computers to the point that I no longer have internet at home. When I do post here, I'm using my phone. It's a pain in the butt to do. It doesn't help matters that Spyderco is following their market in a direction I don...
by yablanowitz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Now's The Time: For A New Style Of Hawkbill
Replies: 38
Views: 2015

Re: Now's The Time: For A New Style Of Hawkbill

Sal found out that Micarta is affected by environmental changes much more than G-10. Have a knife made with Micarta handle in humid coastal Japan and ship it to dry, mile-high Golden and it may very well warp or shrink, especially if the Micarta isn't backed with steel. When you are doing business g...
by yablanowitz
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Collectors club for the rest of us?
Replies: 35
Views: 1846

Re: Collectors club for the rest of us?

But it would certainly help me as a veteran and an ex pat living overseas to show that I am indeed a collector and not some nutcase. You say that as if the two were mutually exclusive. If people want to paint you as a nutcase, being a member of a collector organization just makes you a card-carryin...
by yablanowitz
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives ruined...
Replies: 20
Views: 1616

Re: Knives ruined...

Nice write up man! I too have been loving my Police4, and share almost all of your observations, except mine came exquisitely sharp. Also, just as an aside, we sometimes call those liners that are flush with the edge of the scales "proud." Glad you're liking it and keep us posted if you have anythi...
by yablanowitz
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Interested in getting my PPL. Any pilots out there?
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Interested in getting my PPL. Any pilots out there?

Small planes are mostly very well maintained, because they are regulated far more than cars. If they stop running, most (fixed wings) can be glided to a clear space and landed safely. Helicopters are a different story. You aren't going to get me in one of those while I'm conscious.
by yablanowitz
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Now's The Time: For A New Style Of Hawkbill
Replies: 38
Views: 2015

Re: Now's The Time: For A New Style Of Hawkbill

The Superhawk is possibly the widest folded knife I've ever seen. I forgot about that part. It really did seem like they were designing the blade nominally to spec (Give us a compression lock knife with a pruning hook blade!) but with the restriction that it had to fit in the SuperLeaf handle. Exce...
by yablanowitz
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco multi-tool?
Replies: 29
Views: 1718

Re: Spyderco multi-tool?

They have the Clipitools which are closer to a SAK than an actual multitool, but the SpydeRench and ByrdRench are as close as they've come to a Leatherman tool. Neither sold well enough to stay in the lineup for long. You can never be certain what Spyderco might do next, but they do learn from mista...
by yablanowitz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Interested in getting my PPL. Any pilots out there?
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Interested in getting my PPL. Any pilots out there?

My father has been a pilot for about 50 years. Instrument, commercial, instructor and multi-engine ratings, and has owned a plane since the early 70s. My observation of his hobby is "it makes my hobbies look cheap". Full blown Spyderco addiction can't compare to even a small plane for expense. Think...
by yablanowitz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Cutting Edge In Antiquity?
Replies: 20
Views: 824

Re: The Cutting Edge In Antiquity?

Look into Flint knapping and obsidian flake knives if you want super sharp. No metallurgy required.
by yablanowitz
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: a little (REC) help for down under
Replies: 21
Views: 963

Re: a little (REC) help for down under

Rec's suggestion is to use a freight forwarder. I've had this argument with them. They seem not to care about anyone accept US customers. Poor customer service in my opinion, but hey, it's their business. They can obviously afford to leave the cash on the table for thousands of potential customers....
by yablanowitz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What I want (and a pony)
Replies: 22
Views: 799

Re: What I want (and a pony)

Hopweaver wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:34 am
IMO Spyderco is leaving money on the table by not letting you sign up for just the models that you collect (or fit your hands).
I'm pretty sure they are money ahead by not trying to go that far with the club.
by yablanowitz
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fantastic Customer Service from Knives Plus!
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Fantastic Customer Service from Knives Plus!

I stop at their brick and mortar store every time I go through Amarillo. I seldom get out for free. They are good people.

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