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by Sleeping Robot
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gent's Knife?
Replies: 30
Views: 4758

Here's what I carry as a gent's knife - a gift from my wife last year.
by Sleeping Robot
Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you use and abuse your Kopa or..
Replies: 25
Views: 3721

My MOP Kopa is my EDC. It was a gift from my wife for our 20'th anniversary. I carry it in a small sheath to keep its clip from scratching up my cell phone, which I carry in the same pocket. That has the effect of keeping the knife from getting scratched up too. No, I've never heard of beausage. Bes...
by Sleeping Robot
Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a decent small sharpening stone
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Diamonds are a camper's best friend

I think Tricod is on the right track. DMT makes good stuff. A lighter, cheaper, alternative is something like: http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_43732?cm_mmc=froogle-_-400-13-6-_--1-_-38-477-443-00&hvarAID=froogle&mr:trackingCode=B207FCE1-FD74-DC11-BE2A-00142210...
by Sleeping Robot
Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Contest!
Replies: 206
Views: 28992

Here's hoping!

Thanks to all the gang at Spyderco.

Ron
by Sleeping Robot
Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dear Kopamaniacs:
Replies: 23
Views: 3538

That was engraved by Fred Carter of Wichita Falls, TX. There are photos of some other :spyder: he has engraved if you search through the Forum. Jurphaas has a Kopa and a couple of Crickets engraved by Fred that were inspirational for my wife and I in deciding on this as an anniversary present. Fred ...
by Sleeping Robot
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dear Kopamaniacs:
Replies: 23
Views: 3538

EDC Kopa

The engraved Kopa my wife gave me for our anniversary is my EDC. I was a little worried about scratching it up, but a few scratches over the next 20 years will just give it some more character for when I pass it along to a grandson or granddaughter. I am more worried about it scratching up my cell p...
by Sleeping Robot
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Your Knives Scare People?
Replies: 75
Views: 10564

... I don't think there's any real middle ground between "that guy has a dangerous-looking knife" and "that guy doesn't have a knife", or if there is, you're not gonna get there by waiting to open it. Looking for that middle ground is part of why my EDC is a fancy engraved Kopa with obvious sentime...
by Sleeping Robot
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Explain Yourself.
Replies: 91
Views: 12008

It's not because I'm sleepy...

"Sleepingrobot" came about when trying to come up with a domain name. It came out of a session of nonsensical name parings with the family. The other leading candidate from that session was yuckyoatmeal.com (which is still available, have at it!). My wife and I got a good laugh but the kids nixed th...
by Sleeping Robot
Tue May 22, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I need a multi-city knife.
Replies: 47
Views: 5661

I think you will be safe with Kopa. Sadly, no. My Kopa spydie-drops better than my Native, because of the extra mass in the liners and the smoothness of the action. But it looks less threatening ( http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26507) . Of course, if security at a baseball game wants t...
by Sleeping Robot
Fri May 18, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mule Study Methodology (Continued)
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Methodology - what tasks, what measures?

What I would really like to talk about in this thread is the question: If there is going to be a study to compare the blade steels, what should be be measurements for comparison? I was thinking that some of the things mentioned in http://www.cutleryscience.com/reviews/blade_testing.html would be goo...
by Sleeping Robot
Fri May 18, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mule Study Methodology (Continued)
Replies: 12
Views: 1288

Robot: "That's certainly part of it, but it is also customary for Spyderco to identify the steel. My Native says S30V and my Kopa says VG-10. I'd like my mules to tell me what they are as well. I'm kind of traditional that way I guess." Robot, you're changing your reasons for going to war. To be pi...
by Sleeping Robot
Fri May 18, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Mule Team Details
Replies: 218
Views: 51239

Sal could just leave a few mules un-stamped for the people committed to blind tests--those could be marked in code with paint, sharpie, engraver, etc. Works for me. Not sure if Sal will want the complication of getting the right number of stamped vs. unstamped blades, but that's one possibility. Th...
by Sleeping Robot
Thu May 17, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Mule Team Details
Replies: 218
Views: 51239

Let Sal provide the knives, and let people who want to run a study take it from there. Oh, I see what you're saying. Normally the subjects don't run the study. The experimenter does. My impression is that Spyderco is contemplating an experiment, with us forumites as subjects in that study. You're s...
by Sleeping Robot
Thu May 17, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Mule Team Details
Replies: 218
Views: 51239

I hate to disagree with you Ron, and you raise some good points. I will be the first to admit that a blind study is more complex, and less fun for the subjects & experimenters. On the other hand, it's incorrect to say that the rationale for a blind study is to obtain confidence levels (the rational...
by Sleeping Robot
Sun May 13, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Mule Team Details
Replies: 218
Views: 51239

a lack of ambition...

Any time you ask questions with highly subjective answers, you absolutely must run a "blind experiment," where the subjects (in this case, the forumites) don't know what's what. Trust me, voice of experience. Bolstermaniac is correct, IF you are trying to obtain certain levels of confidence in the ...
by Sleeping Robot
Wed May 09, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Most Hand Lacerations Occur on Sunday Morning
Replies: 26
Views: 3197

Congrats

Congrats to OutofGum!

On the subject of bagels - back in college a friend of mine turned up with a bandaid on his left index finger. "What happened Eric?" I ask. His roommate jumped in to say "He was slicing a bagel with his finger through the hole!". :eek:

Best regards,
Ron
by Sleeping Robot
Tue May 08, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Most Hand Lacerations Occur on Sunday Morning
Replies: 26
Views: 3197

OutofGum wrote:Its from cutting bagels in half while holding the bagel in hand.
OutofGum beat me to the bagels. :)

How about cutting themselves doing yardwork?
That's sort of the bane of my Sunday mornings.

Best regards,
Ron
by Sleeping Robot
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Mule Team Details
Replies: 218
Views: 51239

Hi Ron, test results? What tests are you thinking of? Hi Sal, Sorry, the indention didn't come out in my message. I was thinking of the things mentioned after that line - the hardness, abrasion resistance, and toughness. Don't know if I will provide too much heat treat data. We will take what we ca...
by Sleeping Robot
Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Mule Team Details
Replies: 218
Views: 51239

Taz sid she'd make up a spec sheet. Whatchawantonit? Steel came in. 52100. We'll run a few pieces to check processes. Then we'll do a run. sal Great to hear the steel is in. Things are getting closer! Re. the spec sheet, uhiforgot's list looks like a good starting point. (I've rearranged the order ...
by Sleeping Robot
Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Mule Team Details
Replies: 218
Views: 51239

ballpark pricing?

I'm interested, probably for individual sign-up instead of the series. Can you give some guidance on likely pricing? Are we talking $25-$50 each? Less? More?

Thanks,
Ron

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