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by yablanowitz
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?
Replies: 43
Views: 920

Re: Boye Dents on Backlocks? Yes or No?

Yes. Aside from any practical or safety value, to me they are aesthetically pleasing. They help break up the continuous line along the back of a handle. You say that as if it were a good thing. That little break in an otherwise smooth line is ugly in my eyes and precisely why I dislike them. I'm in...
by yablanowitz
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smallest spiderco knife
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: Smallest spiderco knife

The smallest current production is the Bug. With a blade length under an inch, good luck cutting up a peach with it. You'd be better served by a Roadie or a Grasshopper.
by yablanowitz
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans
Replies: 41
Views: 1360

Re: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Interested where the OP went?? Missing a few good answers and a lot of hilarious replies!
Perhaps he decided we were not the droids he was looking for.
by yablanowitz
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans
Replies: 41
Views: 1360

Re: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans

Search for "Dr. Snubnose Meat test database". Lots of good info there.
by yablanowitz
Tue May 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Glock 17, Austrian gun: How good is it, asks an Austrian who has no clue about guns..
Replies: 60
Views: 789

Re: Glock 17, Austrian gun: How good is it, asks an Austrian who has no clue about guns..

Late to the party, but I still have my first-generation 17 that I bought back in the mid-eighties. I don't recall a single malfunction in all the thousands of rounds I've put through it.
by yablanowitz
Tue May 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco made Endura with FFG VG10 blade and G10 handle? True or False?
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Spyderco made Endura with FFG VG10 blade and G10 handle? True or False?

Someone told me Spyderco at one point was making an Endura with a full flat ground VG10 stainless steel blade, and a G10 handle, with smooth scales, in olive drab and other colors. Is this true or false? False. The only color they made it in was foliage green, and the scales were peel-ply textured,...
by yablanowitz
Tue May 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Tasman Salt, with Michael Janich
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: Spyderco Tasman Salt, with Michael Janich

The Merlin was the same thinner blade stock as the Tasman. Changing the Tasman to the thicker stock of the Harpy would require new molds, so I doubt you will ever see that. In my experience, H-1 is much tougher than VG-10, and much less likely to chip or break. I had the last 1/8" of the tip break o...
by yablanowitz
Mon May 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 528

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

If I remember right, it's a #63. It's actually a spey blade, not a sheepsfoot. I've heard it called the best folding skinner ever made. I wouldn't know about that myself, but it is an interesting piece.
by yablanowitz
Mon May 13, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 38
Views: 528

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Here's most of my Queens.

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And a few trappers.

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by yablanowitz
Sun May 05, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: A Spyderco OTF?
Replies: 48
Views: 1191

Re: A Spyderco OTF?

The Deacon wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 10:08 am
Will say that I can't recall ever seeing an OTF auto in a movie or TV show.
We must not watch the same movies. Live and Let Die, The Punisher, A Bullet to the Head, The Specialist, Olympus Has Fallen, Men In Black all have OTF autos shown in them, and that's just off the top of my head.
by yablanowitz
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1349

Re: Serrata

Well, I did a little grinding on mine.

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It fits my paws much better now.

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by yablanowitz
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1349

Re: Serrata

As much as I hate to remove cutting edge, I'll probably end up doing something like that to mine. Longer edge doesn't matter if you can't hold the knife.
by yablanowitz
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The New PET SEMATARY: Something's Not Right
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: The New PET SEMATARY: Something's Not Right

I've ranted before about the ongoing effort to replace skill with technology. Hollywood is a shining example of the results of that effort.
by yablanowitz
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1349

Re: Serrata

I, of course, based in the Southern most part of the universe, am unable to get to any Seconds Sale. If I had a Seconds Serrata, I would remove the scales, cut, enlarge and paste the handle by maybe an inch, using judicious welding, and create a Yablanowitz-Serrata. :) Is there anyone near you who ...
by yablanowitz
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1349

Re: Serrata

LOL. I just thought you should know that there may be other issues in play besides the "440C ho hum".
by yablanowitz
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1349

Re: Serrata

Have a look here... The arrow shows where the edge begins... Click on the image to make it bigger, and you will see the dendritic pattern on the blade. serrata 15.jpg That would be a deal-breaker for me. If the edge doesn't go all the way to the plunge grind, I consider it defective. This is where ...
by yablanowitz
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1349

Re: Serrata

Size XL gloves are tight, size 12 rings fit on my pinkies. I've been told that my hands make a Delica look like a Dragonfly, and I've completely given up on Schempp designs. So yes, my hands are large and I knife shop accordingly. I don't like having the butt of the handle rubbing on the heel of my ...
by yablanowitz
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrata
Replies: 35
Views: 1349

Re: Serrata

The Serrata was never on my radar, but not because of the steel. Being something of a geezer, I rather like 440C, and I've carried and used it a lot over the last 50 years. I just looked at pictures of the knife when it was introduced and thought "that looks odd" and moved on. I finally picked one u...
by yablanowitz
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Sharpens everything except a Man's Wit and a Woman's tongue"
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: "Sharpens everything except a Man's Wit and a Woman's tongue"

As mentioned, the Duckfoot by itself runs at 20 degrees per side. I made a base for mine from a block of wood to get 15 per side. It is much faster cutting than the brown rods/stones, pretty close to a DMT Coarse (blue) hone.
by yablanowitz
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team
Replies: 180
Views: 5903

Re: Mule Team

Well, Sal has referred to the Mule Team project in the past tense, so I'm guessing it has run its course. He cited slow sales for the last few releases as the reason they were not doing anything more with it. I was in on it from the beginning and have two complete sets.

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