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by The Mastiff
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Madrid Seismic Zone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1390

Re: New Madrid Seismic Zone?

Science has changed a lot in our lifetime Jim(s). Back then in our childhoods the reason for the extinction of the dinosaurs was not known. I used to love reading about them as a kid and read and re read everything in our library several times over. The theory that had the most traction then was vol...
by The Mastiff
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1689
Views: 306836

Re: What are you listening to?

I also used to think that The Average White Band (who were Scottish) were American.
Yeah, me too. :o
by The Mastiff
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C95 Manix Sprint
Replies: 23
Views: 1384

Re: C95 Manix Sprint

I'd be in from 1 to 3 depending on steel selected. I've always liked this knife and think some of the steels used since then would really bring out the best in it. 3V on up through Cruwear to 4V or even K390. Any of them would be great.
by The Mastiff
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 1689
Views: 306836

Re: What are you listening to?

Climax Blues Band- Couldn't get it right.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwnC_8_ ... adio=1&t=0

I used to think they were American. :o

John Mayall - Room to move
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLp0AsKXMEs
by The Mastiff
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3/3.5 interest Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 1359

Re: Caly 3/3.5 interest Poll

Micarta would be nice though XHP isn't the steel I'd choose.
by The Mastiff
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Retro?
Replies: 43
Views: 1934

Re: Spyderco Retro?

by Vivi » 07 Dec 2019 01:00 C95 Yeah. That would sure be nice. I'd select 3V, Cruwear or 4V in keeping with the toughness with performance theme. For all out performance K390 would be difficult to beat. I can get behind any. I'd buy at least 1 of any version selected ( even stainless) and if the ca...
by The Mastiff
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Earth is round and orbits the sun. FACTS.
Replies: 362
Views: 31589

Re: Earth is round and orbits the sun. FACTS.

The whole global warming thing is mostly about what they think will happen in the future because the temp has only gone up a little over a degree in the last hundred years ( we were still coming out of the little ice age in the 1800's ). The temp and sea level have advanced pretty consistently but s...
by The Mastiff
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kershaw Black Horse II
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Kershaw Black Horse II

They are well made knives but have Aus 6 so for me they needed resharpening pretty often. It is a good steel and has decent corrosion resistance and toughness but by the time I had one I was used to Spyderco's VG 10 so I really noticed the lesser wear resistance. It seemed to have less wear than the...
by The Mastiff
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Madrid Seismic Zone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1390

Re: New Madrid Seismic Zone?

Yep. All they can do is watch the seismometers to see if they can detect movement of magma heading up. It's pretty new stuff so it's possible they might not see what they think they are seeing and learn something too late. There are other supervolcanos. IIRC, mono lake in CA has one ? Naples in Ital...
by The Mastiff
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wal Mart Ammo
Replies: 55
Views: 1864

Re: Wal Mart Ammo

Looks like MagSafe and Glaser started a "thing" with their light weight, high speed, shot filled, fragmental rounds. The guy that started Magsafe was Joe Zambone. He was a mad scientist type experimenting with all sorts of different ammo types and configurations before he started the epoxy & shot f...
by The Mastiff
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Earth is round and orbits the sun. FACTS.
Replies: 362
Views: 31589

Re: Earth is round and orbits the sun. FACTS.

In nuclear winter there is VERY little sunlight and everything just dies off and it's very cold. A Wasteland basically. With lots of areas off limits from radiation which will last longer than the airborne particles blocking out the sun. In other words even after the sun comes back out us mammals c...
by The Mastiff
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Madrid Seismic Zone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1390

Re: New Madrid Seismic Zone?

Yes, much worse.
by The Mastiff
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wal Mart Ammo
Replies: 55
Views: 1864

Re: Wal Mart Ammo

Underwood and Buffalo Bore. It's expensive stuff but it is high quality and high performing stuff.
by The Mastiff
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Earth is round and orbits the sun. FACTS.
Replies: 362
Views: 31589

Re: Earth is round and orbits the sun. FACTS.

For years after the impact that killed the dinosaurs they found only mold spores in the record and no pollen. That means no plant growth and everything on the surface was decaying. There would have been very little sunlight and very cold weather.
by The Mastiff
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Madrid Seismic Zone?
Replies: 44
Views: 1390

Re: New Madrid Seismic Zone?

Yellowstone is a powder keg that could blow any time I'm sure. Not sure if it would be worse than another major shake up of the New Madrid Zone or not but it would be bad for sure. Yellowstone would be a thousand times worse than any conceivable New Madrid event. Yellowstone not only has direct eff...
by The Mastiff
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?
Replies: 46
Views: 1800

Re: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?

I didn’t post an expectation of price so I don’t know how you would know what I think is reasonable.
My guess is they would cost as much as a fully finished knife if they are done in relatively small batches.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Hard (70 Rc) High Speed Steels – Maxamet, Rex 121, and More Explained
Replies: 47
Views: 1675

Re: Super Hard (70 Rc) High Speed Steels – Maxamet, Rex 121, and More Explained

For steel history I have had to work really hard. Getting articles that are not available digitally and obviously are not searchable. When patents are available that makes it easier but even finding those is more challenging than I expected. It took me several months to find the patent for D2, for ...
by The Mastiff
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?
Replies: 46
Views: 1800

Re: DIY edgeless blanks...

Pretty limited market for these which would also have the effect of taking production time and resources which are already limited. It would also likely be more expensive than you are thinking it would be.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Hard (70 Rc) High Speed Steels – Maxamet, Rex 121, and More Explained
Replies: 47
Views: 1675

Re: Super Hard (70 Rc) High Speed Steels – Maxamet, Rex 121, and More Explained

Great read Larrin, thanks! This article covered some things I have tried to look up over the years. It's easy to get info on the more well known steels but the old ones that are no longer used have been largely forgotten. You must have a better library than I do. :)

Joe
by The Mastiff
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Pelagic!
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Happy Birthday Pelagic!

Happy birthday Pelagic. Have a good, safe and healthy upcoming year.

Joe

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