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by yablanowitz
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police research
Replies: 19
Views: 2360

Re: Police research

From what I understand, it is a titanium electroplate.
by yablanowitz
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police research
Replies: 19
Views: 2360

Re: Police research

The Police came in uncoated aluminum as well as Tufram coated aluminum. My second Police Model purchase was a fleabay win of two "stainless serrated" Spyderco knives. One proved to be a slab-side first generation, the other an uncoated aluminum that I thought might be a fake until I did some researc...
by yablanowitz
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pry Bar
Replies: 23
Views: 476

Re: Pry Bar

The Probe was made for this stuff, but they're kind hard to find. Among more normal models, I have a Mariner Salt that would get the job.
by yablanowitz
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police research
Replies: 19
Views: 2360

Re: Police research

At least I know one was made. It has been so long that I had forgotten I asked.
by yablanowitz
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Mule #12 Cruwear
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Mule #12 Cruwear

Yep. By the time MT12 rolled out, they had forgotten MT02. Kind of like they keep saying the first Police Model was hollow ground. I have five of them and they are all flat saber grind, not hollow.
by yablanowitz
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: health effects of sharpening
Replies: 31
Views: 746

Re: health effects of sharpening

But how do they keep the warning label on the sunlight there? Or is U.V. exposure the only thing that doesn't cause cancer in California?
by yablanowitz
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Mule Team G10 handle "too small" ? Does not cover tang fully
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Mule Team G10 handle "too small" ? Does not cover tang fully

Aside from the holes being smaller on the 52100 Mule, the handles have been remarkably consistent, at least on mine. But the scale maker would doubtless be held liable if there was a sharp edge sticking out, so better safe than sorry. As to the second point, "digital rounding" is used in my dictiona...
by yablanowitz
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is Police Model Stainless SpyderEdge C07S still made?
Replies: 24
Views: 673

Re: Is Police Model Stainless SpyderEdge C07S still made?

There was a discussion on Bladeforums a while back that indicated the maker was no longer able to do hollow grinds (I gathered their machine had worn out and was not repairable). I hope the change referred to here is just a switch from hollow saber to flat saber grind like the first generation and n...
by yablanowitz
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Poll What’s your Mule future
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Poll What’s your Mule future

Well, I did get in on the ground floor, and I've followed it all along. Advantage of being an old fart, I guess.
by yablanowitz
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Mule Team G10 handle "too small" ? Does not cover tang fully
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Mule Team G10 handle "too small" ? Does not cover tang fully

That's why I've never bought commercial scales for any of mine. I'd much rather they were a little oversize so I could sand them down to fit, but every one I've seen has been undersize.
by yablanowitz
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I mean no dis Respect, but
Replies: 35
Views: 1354

Re: I mean no dis Respect, but

I dug out my old Mark2 last night and checked. The spine side of the handle lines up with the spine of the blade except for the flare at the guard. The edge side of the handle curves in a bit more. Mine is Camillus made, probably mid to late 70s.

Like I said, I was just curious about the reasoning.
by yablanowitz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Mule Team quantity discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 2356

Re: Mule Team quantity discussion

I believe that creating availability is the only reasonable option. That's easy to say when it isn't your capital tied up in inventory that isn't moving and won't generate significant profit when it does. Anybody have a reliable crystal ball they can accurately foretell the future with? You can pro...
by yablanowitz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Poll What’s your Mule future
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Poll What’s your Mule future

Thanks to Larry, I'm kinda hooked already! I picked "just the steels I want" because it's a great template for new steels that we haven't seen yet (sometimes) I'm curious how some of the Spy27 models were released in folders already, but just recently the Mule? Isn't that backwards from what the Mu...
by yablanowitz
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Poll What’s your Mule future
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Poll What’s your Mule future

I'm still in for 2 of whatever they put out.
by yablanowitz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: How do you EDC your Mule?
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: How do you EDC your Mule?

I guess I'm lucky. I live in a small town where 15% of the population works in a meat packing plant, so people don't get uptight when they see a knife. I built an ugly kydex sheath (folded or "taco" style) added a Spyderco G-clip I had and clipped it horizontally on the back of my belt.
by yablanowitz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I mean no dis Respect, but
Replies: 35
Views: 1354

Re: I mean no dis Respect, but

I agree, there really isn't a definitive Bowie knife.
by yablanowitz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I mean no dis Respect, but
Replies: 35
Views: 1354

Re: I mean no dis Respect, but

If you read the historical references on Jim Bowie's sandbar fight, the knife he was using (made for him by his brother Resyn) was basically a large butcher knife. Straight spine, no guard. Yet we all expect a clip point and a guard on a "Bowie knife". Edit to add a picture, because we all like pict...
by yablanowitz
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Japanese Tuna Knife maguro bōchō
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Japanese Tuna Knife maguro bōchō

The only ones I've seen were on Forged in Fire on the History channel. It was the final "weapon" a couple of episodes back. Pretty impressive.
by yablanowitz
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I mean no dis Respect, but
Replies: 35
Views: 1354

Re: I mean no dis Respect, but

I just wondered if there was some specific rationale that I was missing.
by yablanowitz
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I mean no dis Respect, but
Replies: 35
Views: 1354

Re: I mean no dis Respect, but

The Drew does have a slight recurve, and since the blade is half the thickness of the Respect it cuts much better, but if I had to pick one to use for an axe, it wouldn't be Damascus. I find the handle of the Respect a bit small for a blade of this size and weight, one big reason I was considering r...

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