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by shu
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Pork Schnitzel
Replies: 15
Views: 2153

Interesting, the original Schnitzel should be beef (calf) as I just viewed in an Austrian restaurant. I believe schnitzel is generally pork. Wiener Schnitzel uses veal. mushroom sauce seems strange to go with pork Schnitzel. Jaeger Schnitzel is actually quite common, although traditionally venison ...
by shu
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can a strop replace using a Sharpmaker or another sharpener?
Replies: 26
Views: 5902

A piece of leather with honing compound will sharpen a knife.

Having done both I would rather reprofile a blade with a strop (like the one I linked above) and several grades of sandpaper than a Sharpmaker with diamond rods.

A belt sander is even faster but you best have a steady hand.
by shu
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can a strop replace using a Sharpmaker or another sharpener?
Replies: 26
Views: 5902

paladin wrote:...after about 8 hours of almost continuous labor.
Imagine how long it would have taken on a Sharpmaker!
by shu
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can a strop replace using a Sharpmaker or another sharpener?
Replies: 26
Views: 5902

Depends on what you call a 'strop'. an unsupported leather strap is best for touching up an already sharp edge. But something like this strop CAN be (and is) used as a stand-alone sharpening system. Even a really dull edge can be sharpened on a strop like this using sandpaper as the abrasive. Only c...
by shu
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Cop saw my pocket clip and..." Please continue, if true.
Replies: 37
Views: 13846

While I agree it is best to cooperate with LEO's and disclose any concealed firearms, etc (required by law for CCW holders in many states) I never refer to a knife as a 'weapon'. I consider a knife to be a tool which can if necessary be used for personal defense; my .45 is a weapon. Depending on cir...
by shu
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tactical folder by Spyderco
Replies: 31
Views: 3497

I wish I knew more about that. My brother is almost at 20 years, and doesn't seem to know anything about knives. =\ I was always surprised how many soldiers didn't seem to know anything about rifles. But they could wipe them down with CLP just the same. Non-stainless steels like 1095 sharpen easily...
by shu
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tactical folder by Spyderco
Replies: 31
Views: 3497

Non-stainless is a non-issue... GI's have carried 1095 et al for decades without issue. Military life is about constant maintenance--rifles, gear, barracks, everything. If maintaining a pocket knife is too much it's unlikely they will thrive in a service environment. I carried a variety of knives du...
by shu
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Moran 'Fighting Knife'
Replies: 1
Views: 876

Moran 'Fighting Knife'

I recently rediscovered my FB01 and for the life of me cannot figure out why I didn't appreciate it more when I first got it. So I started thinking about picking up another "just in case" and came across this treasure: Japan Fighting Knife Not a great price but what a surprise when you go to sheath ...
by shu
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LEFTIES -- Most Lefty-specific EDC choice in current catalog?
Replies: 51
Views: 9235

That being said, there are some lefties - as well as a few righties - that consider the compression lock more sinister than dexter... I being one.
by shu
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tanto Point?
Replies: 16
Views: 3809

I never had any love for the tanto until I actually tried one. Surprise, surprise, surprise! For my usage at least a tanto makes a very good utility EDC. And I rarely stab car hoods. But a small kimasu-style tanto - with very straight edges – has proven excellent for general / office use. I also hav...
by shu
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 Model Poll Part 2
Replies: 42
Views: 4865

Sprints do not have to be current production, do they?

Another vote for the PPT.
by shu
Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Two Brands On Same Page
Replies: 22
Views: 3051

chuck_roxas45 wrote:and the posts always have links to selling sites.
The SAME selling site, actually... anyone ever buy from mountsplus.com? Sounds like they have great stuff cheap!
by shu
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone regret the sharpmaker?
Replies: 44
Views: 14822

In theory you could brush your teeth with a Dremel too. I just think the wear and tear your teeth would go through wouldn't be worth it. Except last I checked my teeth do not have the wear-resistance of even 420... although I do use an electric toothbrush. Recommended by my dentist. I hear you rega...
by shu
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone regret the sharpmaker?
Replies: 44
Views: 14822

I have a few Sharpmakers - keep one at home, one in the shop, and one in the vehicle - as everyone has said they are a great all-around sharpener. I learned on benchstones, and still pull them out on occasion, but the sharpmaker has replaced them for most uses. Lately I have been playing with convex...
by shu
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Two Brands On Same Page
Replies: 22
Views: 3051

Spydersense wrote:Maybe it's just me?
No, not just you... every post links the same overpriced site. My response was somewhat tongue-in-cheek.
by shu
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Two Brands On Same Page
Replies: 22
Views: 3051

Wow, ask the same question a few times and suddenly people get all jumpy! To answer your question: No, they are NOT "really on the same boat quality wise." I have the discontinued M16-12ZER - which I would consider a step up from the 10KZ - and it is a fine knife for what it is--a beater. But a quic...
by shu
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Running with a knife
Replies: 35
Views: 5256

A Swick works great for running. It weighs almost nothing, a g-clip fits almost anywhere, and it deploys effortlessly. I clip it at about 2 o'clock and forget about it. But since I usually run after dark--and 'economic development' in my state has brought in a lot more transient types with less conc...
by shu
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite OPMT?
Replies: 9
Views: 2565

It is a bottle opener. I have several from different makers - and the Atwood is a very nice example - but it is pretty much a bottle opener. You could use it to pull a staple or light nail, or maybe turn a screw, or even open a box... it would probably work great if you do a lot of those scratch-n-w...
by shu
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swick Hawkbill
Replies: 42
Views: 7268

Wait... I thought everyone said the current wharncliffe WAS a hawkbill?!?



Either way I am in for 2.
by shu
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Small Stainless Steel Folders. Spyderco and others....whats your favorite
Replies: 21
Views: 3350

The Kiwi is a great little knife, as are the Cricket and Lava. I have always had an affinity for the Jester though....

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