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by The Mastiff
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Collectibles
Replies: 37
Views: 2370

Re: Collectibles

Started collecting ammunition when I was about 10. Gave it up for a long time. I mostly read more than collect now. Military unit patches. Gave that up Watches. Gave that up as too expensive for the watches I like. I used to collect knives in different steels until Spyderco made it way too easy . :)...
by The Mastiff
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 78
Views: 3695

Re: Mule Team Survey

Boraxo was a good soap - my Dad kept it in his garage along with a giant tub of Goop. Is Boraxo like the "20 mule team borax " I have up near my washer and dryer and still use for cleaning? I recall my grandparents using things like Borax and baking soda and Lye and ammonia ( not together of course...
by The Mastiff
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 150
Views: 17647

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

That is very nice SG. I carried a Model 15 heavy barrel for about 20 years. They had phased them out for Model 65 stainless which for practical purposes was the same gun except in .357 and stainless. The Model 15 was what I was sent to armorers school for and I'll always be fond of them and because ...
by The Mastiff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 150
Views: 17647

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

In 1981 I bought a Security Six in stainless steel for my petite daughter. My recollection is that I chose it because it was the smallest revolver available for the 357 and she did not to want a semi-auto. The price was very reasonable at that time. I think she still has it. They are reliable and b...
by The Mastiff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kirinite
Replies: 24
Views: 1345

Re: Kirinite

I bought a custom with this material in a very nice 4V knife. It didn't take me long to figure out I needed to rough up the scales for traction. I'm used to FRN, G10, Micarta etc. and Kirinite just didn't cut it in comparison. It looks great though. Perhaps if it had a pattern in it I might have fel...
by The Mastiff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 271
Views: 18106

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Not to put a damper on all the additional boozing, but I had a random thought...do you guys think domestic violence will intensify with couples being cooped up and drinking more now than usual, stuck together 24/7?? I think this is going to be a true test for relationships and marriages... I hope t...
by The Mastiff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 150
Views: 17647

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

That is nice Paul. I have read good things about those but don't have any experience. All I have added lately is an add on barrel in 357 Sig for my Glock 23. If I ever find the right one I will add a 357 Ruger Speed Six 3 or 4 inch ( or similar Security Six) , preferably stainless. Those old revolve...
by The Mastiff
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 271
Views: 18106

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

The sun is almost strong enough here to decontaminate packages on my front porch. I have never yet had one stolen and I've lived here since the middle 90's. The ultraviolet rays are one of the best decon tools around when the sun is out and strong enough. As those of us that have seen plenty of sunb...
by The Mastiff
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st spiderco
Replies: 38
Views: 1781

Re: 1st spiderco

Scott, those are both great choices. I like my Buck 110 also but to be honest the Spyderco designs are worlds different when it comes to ergonomics and the naturalness of the feeling when in use. If you get a chance try the Endura, the smaller delica and the Stretch. I switched to the Endura from th...
by The Mastiff
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 56
Views: 2398

Re: Serration Disappointment

I don't like chisel ground PE blades but the SE edges have always worked great for me when I use them. For whatever reason I don't think of Spyderco SE as chisel ground. I'm surprised you weren't aware what you were getting. They are the same basic designs as the one I bought way back in 1992. No su...
by The Mastiff
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45
Replies: 108
Views: 5772

Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

I'm getting old I guess. Still haven't gotten mine yet. I've been too late everywhere so far. I'm sure not wanting to pay the E bay prices though. Some of those folks are just plain greedy. I haven't given up though. I'll find one eventually.
by The Mastiff
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 10V Patina
Replies: 17
Views: 1114

Re: 10V Patina

I think I must be the only person that doesn't really like their knives to patina. I keep them very lightly oiled to avoid it. I like the colorful patinas people post on here, but maybe it's my OCD that prefers to keep them looking new and shiny.
You are definitely not the only one. :)
by The Mastiff
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 78
Views: 3695

Re: Mule Team Survey

1) Did you purchase a Mule Team knife in the past? Yes. All of them except 2 IIRC. 2) Did you put a handle on it? Yes including a couple I bought from those titanium guys that produced them for the mule team. 3) Did you make or buy a sheath? Bought a couple but never one that suited my needs and li...
by The Mastiff
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Toughness Tests on CPM-154
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: Toughness Tests on CPM-154

Good article Larrin. You are doing a lot of work to write these. Thanks! Also, I'm guessing if one were to get around to checking it's the 19C that really isn't lining up. I'd think the values listed couldn't be replicated by your tests. I'm not saying it's a bad steel but I don't think it's going t...
by The Mastiff
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?
Replies: 53
Views: 2850

Re: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?

I was thinking to do the entire Endura family as a Sprint? Which is growing lately with the addition of the P4 and the Endela, and more if you include Wharncliffe's. Plus we've got the Rock Jumper coming this year. Maybe a dark brown? sal I'd buy the Endura, Dragonfly and this would be my first End...
by The Mastiff
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?
Replies: 53
Views: 2850

Re: SRS-15 / SRS-13 ?

We have wanted to try it for a long time now. If it's called SRS 13 but performs the same I'd still be in the buying mood. I'd really like an Endura with it. I have a large collection of mules as it is that don't get enough use just because they don't fit quietly into my pocket like my Endura does. ...
by The Mastiff
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maxamet: Odd behavior. Ideas? Sal?
Replies: 18
Views: 2152

Re: Maxamet: Odd behavior. Ideas? Sal?

Excellent photography Rusty Iron. None of us can tell all that much just from images in a forum but we do know a few things in general. Maxamet is not tough nor high edge stability. 30 degrees inclusive is out of my comfort zone for such a high carbide steel at pretty high hardness. Running it thin ...
by The Mastiff
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Jumper Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 9586

Re: Rock Jumper Thread

If I was contemplating climbing or any other activity with a person who couldn't be trusted to know when and how to use a knife properly I'd decline to go. If I was likewise going out with a group who didn't trust me with a knife for sure I'd refuse to go even to the store or out to dinner with such...
by The Mastiff
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Jumper Thread
Replies: 125
Views: 9586

Re: Rock Jumper Thread

This one has got the boxes checked for me. I'm looking forward to it.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can some steels be bad for our health ?
Replies: 50
Views: 3666

Re: Can some steels be bad for our health ?

Any powder from grinding or sharpening should be avoided whether it contains cobalt or not. If it is cleaned off before food is cut everything should be fine. I try not to over complicate things too much as life can be complicated enough. IMO, this is one of those things and worrying about cobalt in...

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