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by VictorLouis
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Watching?
Replies: 161
Views: 48808

Did a thread search here, JUST to be sure. Nobody here has discovered 'Longmire'? Spent the last two weekends burning through the first two seasons, and tonight, I ought to be completely there. Fantastic show, with such stars as Gerald McRainey, A. Martinez, & Lou Diamond Phillips in supporting role...
by VictorLouis
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone into "traditional" folders?
Replies: 165
Views: 80010

A Buck 3-series medium stockman and a 91mm SAK are with me daily. The OHO job is usually a Stretch, LOL.
by VictorLouis
Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spy-DK review
Replies: 7
Views: 2327

Backspring with some OOMPH, I like that! Had no idea it was near the size of a D-Fly, wow. Small, pointy, usuable blade.
by VictorLouis
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Brown G-10 Stretch "Test Model" observations
Replies: 127
Views: 22512

Changes are subtle enough to me that w/o having knowledge of it, I may(MAY) simply take it for a sprint run in brown G10. In other words, the CQI I see here ought to be well worth it. Paul, thanks MUCH for this post, your pics, and the effort. Us Stretch folk know you are Thee Man for this model, an...
by VictorLouis
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley Air or Al Mar Ultralight?
Replies: 32
Views: 3946

Blerve, I had that exact model Falcon. Solid build quality and finish, as you see from Moki. For me...it just didn't seem enough to hold on to...substance in the hand. Also, even at 3", that blade was not the smoothest to open with the thumbstud. Now, handling the Air, I was was take aback at how li...
by VictorLouis
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A Better SAK
Replies: 62
Views: 12062

To the OP, both the Vic and Wenger lines have several with locking mainblades. The Wenger has a 'locking' flathead driver when you push forward to exert torque on the screw. Wengers have been DC'd now, so if you find one or two you like, snatch them up.
by VictorLouis
Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica 4 FFG vs Meadowlark 2 FFG
Replies: 25
Views: 5187

We also have a byrd forum for input. I've been carrying the new Meadowlark for the past few days..... The knife is from the new maker. . Naturally the steel will not be on the same performance level as some of our more specialized steels.... sal Sal, I bounced around the Byrd forum a bit and couldn...
by VictorLouis
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What EDC spydies have you liked so much that you purchased a spare one?
Replies: 67
Views: 6083

da STRECTCH FRN VG10. :D
by VictorLouis
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A Question for Gun Owners
Replies: 71
Views: 6247

i WOULD NOT recommend a .40. Felt recoil recoil is generally greater than .45, and ammo costs more than either 9 or .45 (aside from recent ammo issues.) I have other reasons, but they're not important to your decision. Suffice to say, 9mm is easier and lesst costly on the shooter, encouraging more p...
by VictorLouis
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New 2013 UKPK
Replies: 5
Views: 2004

kEWL
by VictorLouis
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Initials on Blade
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Thanks!
by VictorLouis
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Initials on Blade
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

This didn't seem TOO old to resurrect, LOL. I have noted the Stretch pictured here on the catalog page has no mark from Sal. I've just acquired a twin that does. Does it indicate it's age, or just that some were marked and some not? :)
by VictorLouis
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would you hand a Spydie slipjoint to
Replies: 32
Views: 2567

Well, I do my team the courtesy of defunking the blade with hand-sanitizer gel, first. There were only two out of 10 that knew how to work the back-lock, two asked, and 6 handed it back to me properly for me to close. That got me to thinking. Someone who didn't know how to use a slip joint could eas...
by VictorLouis
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would you hand a Spydie slipjoint to
Replies: 32
Views: 2567

Would you hand a Spydie slipjoint to

a co-worker, for example, to cut open their bagel? Or, would such a job be best reserved for a locking knife, w/o the chance of them having the blade close on them due to their ignorance of proper technique?
by VictorLouis
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pingo revisited, easy to dis-reassemble???
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

I handled the pink squeak last week, and a black one yesterday. The pink one actually gave me some confidence in gifting it to a spouse, for instance, that it wouldn't bite them easily. The black, not so much. In the same case as the black, was an orange Pingo. Definitely a stronger spring, ala the ...
by VictorLouis
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: what is your edc-self defensive spyderco?
Replies: 108
Views: 18734

, I have the fixed blade as an option for self defense against unarmed assaults (usually by thugs in groups where power is felt in numbers). The firearm comes into play if they too are armed with a knife or gun and intent on harming me or those I love and care about. . Two things. More than one att...
by VictorLouis
Mon May 06, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Spydie shop in Phoenix area?
Replies: 4
Views: 797

There is but ONE option

Visiting in a month, would love to hit a good knife shop. Relatives live in the Paradise Valley area so needs to be relatively close Sadly, but he does have a lot of stock... http://www.penchetta.com/ No more than 15mins away from anywhere in Paradise Valley. Plenty of lunch options and other varie...
by VictorLouis
Sun May 05, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New 2013 UKPK
Replies: 5
Views: 2004

I checked their site today, and only see the old style, not the FFG. Have they just not updated their picks?
by VictorLouis
Sun May 05, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Love this little knife!
Replies: 16
Views: 2948

Just got to handle this one today. Had it NOT been in pink, LOL, it would've went home with me. I'll have to order one... The strength of the spring, and the choil hold, are all that one needs to feel safe in using it for anything 'normal'. The spring resistance to closing it was much more than I fe...
by VictorLouis
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dub step violin? Hey, it works for me!
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Until I saw this chick, da Skrillex is the only artist I could dig in this genre...though there are many, and I'm sure I've only heard a smattering of it.

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