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by The Mastiff
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Oxycodone warning
Replies: 53
Views: 2763

Re: Oxycodone warning

I did hear about those issues with Tylenol, one would have to take a lot of it though to OD on it. It's not so much an overdose as a poisoning that kills by destroying the kidney and liver functions. It is a bad way to go with the next three or so weeks ( if that long) with your body stewing in it'...
by The Mastiff
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Oxycodone warning
Replies: 53
Views: 2763

Re: Oxycodone warning

Well you are quite a bit correct. Tramadol is the number one opioid killer. A lot of it is that it was marketed as a safer and milder alternative but in reality it’s much stronger than coding. It’s somewhere between codeine and oxycodone in reality. It is highly addictive and also some people are a...
by The Mastiff
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Oxycodone warning
Replies: 53
Views: 2763

Re: Oxycodone warning

And, Joe what did your doctor give you after surgery? Vicodin? Tylenol 3 w/codeine? The first time they gave me big yellow generic vicodin 10mg with 500 mg tylenol. 3 Days worth. I ran out long before I stopped needing them. That was a very painful surgery. What type surgery were they? Complete sho...
by The Mastiff
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Oxycodone warning
Replies: 53
Views: 2763

Re: Oxycodone warning

With all the talk about Doctors just giving the stuff away and over prescribing It makes me wonder why they never gave that oxy stuff to me after my surgeries. I've read so much about the "epidemic" but I've never even seen the stuff aside from on TV. I think when lawyers and politicians as well as ...
by The Mastiff
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any grip/wrist strength enthusiasts here?
Replies: 46
Views: 1147

Re: Any grip/wrist strength enthusiasts here?

I hope they paid you well enough, Joe Not here in North Carolina. In fact I had second and even sometimes a third part time job virtually the whole 30 years except for the last few where I was getting surgeries and rehabbing the parts afterward. I hear they pay good money in California, New Jersey ...
by The Mastiff
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any grip/wrist strength enthusiasts here?
Replies: 46
Views: 1147

Re: Any grip/wrist strength enthusiasts here?

The Mastiff Hey Joe, not to go too OT, but have you read any of Rory Miller’s books? You brought him to mind with your post about prison work and violence. Interesting subject. Never heard of him. I'll google him and maybe try to read the book. I rarely read or watch any shows set in prisons. I had...
by The Mastiff
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you a collector?
Replies: 57
Views: 1855

Re: Are you a collector?

I'm more accumulator than collector. I don't have a real collection of knives. The closest would be an Endura in every steel released but I don't take that further into collecting every color and different grind and variant. I have a bunch but it's nowhere near what would be needed to be a real coll...
by The Mastiff
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any grip/wrist strength enthusiasts here?
Replies: 46
Views: 1147

Re: Any grip/wrist strength enthusiasts here?

Back before all my surgeries and joint rebuilds I was. Grip and wrist strength was especially useful when using force defending myself and breaking up fights as a prison guard. Initial shocking power helped gain initiative and if the inmate continued then on into wrist locks, arm bars, whatever you ...
by The Mastiff
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Problem with Maxamet PM2 from the new run
Replies: 30
Views: 2360

Re: Problem with Maxamet PM2 from the new run

Getting the customer a replacement is the easy part. Figuring out what happened and how it happened has to be done whether the customer knows or cares . You can't keep things from happening again unless you know how it happened in the first place. I can't or won't get into how much time is enough. T...
by The Mastiff
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's bring the Mule back
Replies: 37
Views: 2216

Re: Let's bring the Mule back

The mules were never a real money making proposition for Spyderco. It wasn't done to provide inexpensive kit knives either but they sure worked well for that for a lot of people. It's not really any surprise that when people slowed down and even stopped buying them they stopped making them. It was r...
by The Mastiff
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Problem with Maxamet PM2 from the new run
Replies: 30
Views: 2360

Re: Problem with Maxamet PM2 from the new run

They can be working with both the heat treating folks as well as the company that produced the steel. They might even have to include the company that rolled the steel down to knife thickness ( Niagara perhaps?). These sort of things are rarely only " Yep, something is wrong" situations. The heat tr...
by The Mastiff
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Oxycodone warning
Replies: 53
Views: 2763

Re: Oxycodone warning

Why hasn't there been any serious research into possible non-narcotic pain killers>> again another "Follow The Money Trail" scenario. There has been a huge amount of money spent researching just this. I'm not just talking about synthetic narcotics such as Fentanyl either. Part of it is how our body...
by The Mastiff
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10
Replies: 124
Views: 5938

Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

So I did some hardness testing on the manix version, and the Cruwear tested at 62.6 HRC. They have their heat treats dialed in and very consistent. If you get around to testing a Japan made one please post your test results. I have tried CPM Cruwear from around rc 59 up to rc 64.5 in a custom and I...
by The Mastiff
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer Plain edge, Serrated edge, or both?
Replies: 75
Views: 2661

Re: Do you prefer Plain edge, Serrated edge, or both?

The numbers shouldn't surprise me but they kind of do. Serrated knives are not big sellers but I thought there would be more here that preferred them. Still, back when every release had PE, SE and CE models I recall the PE models selling out too fast and the SE and especially CE knives sticking arou...
by The Mastiff
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10
Replies: 124
Views: 5938

Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

I'm interested to see how the Japan made Cruwear knives compare to the Golden models. The Golden ones have very consistent heat treats and I've yet to see one fall out of the rc 61-63 ( target rc 62) where we have found a really great ( near perfect for my uses and likes) performance and sharpening ...
by The Mastiff
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Oxycodone warning
Replies: 53
Views: 2763

Re: Oxycodone warning

I've never had that med but I've read about it. I have a warning for those that take tylenol with codeine/hydrocodone or by itself. Don't drink alcohol with it especially if you take it at high doses. Tylenol and alcohol together can kill your liver. I really think there needs to be more accountabil...
by The Mastiff
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC, or rotation?
Replies: 52
Views: 1607

Re: EDC, or rotation?

Mostly carry Enduras but often choose different versions mostly for the different steel choice. I do have and carry others when needed but usually in addition to Enduras. I feel strange without one.
by The Mastiff
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knife Law question regarding Blade Lengths.
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: Knife Law question regarding Blade Lengths.

He'll be back. This place grows on people and some go for a while but many come back. :)
by The Mastiff
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer Plain edge, Serrated edge, or both?
Replies: 75
Views: 2661

Re: Do you prefer Plain edge, Serrated edge, or both?

I haven't carried one of my serrated spydercos in years.
by The Mastiff
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Knife Law question regarding Blade Lengths.
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: Knife Law question regarding Blade Lengths.

And I hope all is well with SEF. He's been a major contributor to this forum.
Indeed. I wasn't trying to break him. He's a good guy.

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