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by merciful
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: P'kla lock question
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Thanks: that's about what I figured, but I thought I'd better check. Man, what a great knife to carry every day.
by merciful
Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: P'kla lock question
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

P'kal lock question

I recall that, when I received my P'kal, it required pressure on both sides of the caged lock to disengaged the lock. Now, it's unlocks with pressure on one side or the other (still more than is required if both sides are used, but nothing that can't easily be applied with a finger). The lock itself...
by merciful
Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Montreal Stores
Replies: 12
Views: 6376

JonBasha wrote:If you keep on travelling up St-Laurent for a couple of blocks you will find a third surplus store. .
Army Surplus Sport, 1611 St. Laurent.
by merciful
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrated sharpeing query
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Thanks, JD: good stuff. I'm good with the 204: all my blades are very sharp (shaving and decent push-cutting, anyway); and if I buy a 701 set I will practise on the old bread knife until I'm getting the results I want. I guess to be very specific I'm asking "why is the 701 better?" for serrations, s...
by merciful
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serrated sharpeing query
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Serrated sharpeing query

Bought my bride a very nice Grohmann serrated bread knife for Christmas (would've got a Yin and yang, but too late, regrettably), and while it won't need sharpening for a good while, it'll need it eventually, and I want to be ready. I've read that the 204 Sharpmaker (whilst officially recommended fo...
by merciful
Wed May 21, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Al Mar Hawkbill
Replies: 27
Views: 9023

Oh, that's not good, sorry to hear it. But they did do fine by me: the whole transaction was very smooth. I did give them a call to check on the status at one point, and quickly got to speak to a very pleasant lady. Unfortunately I didn't take to the Al Mar at all, and it (and its custom sheath) sit...
by merciful
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Microtech vs. Spyderco
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Welcome aboard...

... but it's a pretty long-standing position here that we don't spend our time discussing the relative virtues of Spydeco and its rivals. Sal would prefer that we don't, so we don't.
by merciful
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Really Bad Week.
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

That's seriously minor-league stuff for a "really bad week" post. No death, no serious injuries, no job loss...

Relax and think how good it is, and get better.
by merciful
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Al Mar Hawkbill
Replies: 27
Views: 9023

Just ordered one at $96 from thebladeshop.com, to be shipped directly to the sheath-maker. The gentleman at thebladeshop was great to talk to: so far, I can recommend them well (but I'll get back to that when the transaction is complete). By the way: the ~$150 price first quoted for this blade is fo...
by merciful
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sometimes, the news is good!
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Sometimes, the news is good!

My best pal smashed his heel last week in an awkward six-foot fall at a construction site. The first orthopaedic consultant told him that he didn't even want to touch it, that he'd never seen such a bad injury to a heel; and that he would likely never work at a trade, play golf, skate, or walk norma...
by merciful
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Superbowl
Replies: 14
Views: 2293

You're missing the "who gives a **** what a bunch of juice-ridden freaks do for corporate America?" option.

Oooops: missed that Michael had already covered that, more-or-less.
by merciful
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G-10 Cricket?
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Cool, thanks.

Let me retrace my steps. For a VG-10 (or perhaps something even newer and cooler) cricket in CF or G-10, I'd pay $100, too.
aj1985 wrote:check with Gull wing or Potterma
by merciful
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V Military
Replies: 42
Views: 14439

I'd say that if you've handled that many blades and this is the first one to make you think that way, then back into the box with it: it's clearly not good enough.
The Mastiff wrote:If I return it it would be the first ever in over a hundred Spydercos and every variation of millie except the ATS 34.. Joe
by merciful
Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G-10 Cricket?
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

Yeah, Deacon, you're right: I guess I was a bit silly in thinking it could be sub-$100; just because it's tiny doesn't mean there's less work in making it. And were it made in China, I wouldn't buy it. I think I will check with STR, thanks. And I suppose if a non-Sino sprint happened I'd buy it anyw...
by merciful
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G-10 Cricket?
Replies: 15
Views: 2700

G-10 Cricket?

I'd really love to have a cricket without metal handles: I'm just not fond of them. But I'm not quite willing to pay $100 for a CF version. I wonder if we might see a sprint sometime?
by merciful
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Come on Sal can we have a mini meet in Canada
Replies: 35
Views: 4992

Ha! Try being a Leafs fan!
Joshua J. wrote:
Still a long time.
(25 sounded so much better.)
by merciful
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Come on Sal can we have a mini meet in Canada
Replies: 35
Views: 4992

Didn't the Habs win in 1993?
Joshua J. wrote:or hoping for the past 25 years that the Stanley Cup would return to the great true north).
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by merciful
Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Come on Sal can we have a mini meet in Canada
Replies: 35
Views: 4992

Tim's coffee is undrinkable corporate swill: but I can make a meet if it's on the right coast (or Montréal in late summer).

Spectacular butter chicken here, too.
by merciful
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sequence of sharping (all 4 rods)
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

The diamond rods are used to remove a lot of steel quickly: for example, if you wished to change the primary bevel of a blade; or as the first step in sharpening a really dull/abused knife.

Welcome aboard!
by merciful
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: List your favorite bands here
Replies: 45
Views: 4974

The Forgotten Rebels
The Sex Pistols
The Clash

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