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by yablanowitz
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stuff you made
Replies: 21
Views: 977

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: 1981

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: 691

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: 1981

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: 1824

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: 1586

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: 277

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: 1981

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: 1695

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: 277

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: 813

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: 956

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: 792

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: 79

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.
by yablanowitz
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Old school Police with titanium handle
Replies: 19
Views: 1196

Re: Old school Police with titanium handle

I haven't seen all of them, but the one above is ATS-34.
by yablanowitz
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!
Replies: 145
Views: 5831

Re: Victorinox photo and discussion thread!

I plan on doing my first SAK mod this weekend. It will be a 58mm size with me adding the tools/layers i want. Will be using factory scales. If all goes well might mod a few 58mm models. Will update again with pictures Best of luck with that. The 58mm models are a lot harder to work on than the larg...
by yablanowitz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Would a knife ban be cool here in the US? Id so, what should it look like?
Replies: 21
Views: 965

Re: Would a knife ban be cool here in the US? Id so, what should it look like?

BLASPHEMY!!!! :mad: An outrage of Titanic proportions :mad: Our precious Second Amendment of the USA Constitution that gives us the right to bear arms also applies to knives as well as it does guns :cool: Not to mention a blue collar worker's uses for a knife are almost too numerable to mention. No...
by yablanowitz
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Beards
Replies: 50
Views: 1955

Re: Beards

If I remember right, the last time I shaved all of it off was in the summer of 1987. I was pissed when I had to shave off my mustache for basketball in seventh grade.
by yablanowitz
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wolfspyder?
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Wolfspyder?

The amount of writing for a designer sig doesn't look normal to me. Thanks for your answer though. Pretty much sums it up. The small blade makes the writing look larger. The knife is smaller than a Delica. The large cutout is necessary for access to the Spyderhole, but it has me reaching for a line...
by yablanowitz
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wolfspyder?
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Wolfspyder?

I have a couple, both factory seconds. Neither has any "banner advertising" aside from the usual designer name common to collaboration models. They are stout little knives, but the compression lock annoys me. Aside from that, it makes a nice whittler.

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