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by Michael Janich
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Evil's question
Replies: 40
Views: 2625

Re: Evil's question

Very cool insight into your design mindset, Sal. You made my day. Thank you for sharing!

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Ronin 1
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Spyderco Ronin 1

Not long ago, a dealer approached Spyderco with a request to do an Exclusive run of the first-gen Ronin. Unfortunately, the quote from the original Japanese maker was quite expensive and beyond what the market would comfortably bear, so it never went anywhere. Custom knifemaker Mickey Yurco does an ...
by Michael Janich
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does Spyderco Loctite their pivot screws?
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Does Spyderco Loctite their pivot screws?

It's also important to remember that the female side of the pivot pin is a "D" pin, which means it has a flat side machined on it (instead of a circle, its cross section looks like a capital letter "D"). It fits into a corresponding D-shaped hole in the reverse-side handle scale. Although the female...
by Michael Janich
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud
Replies: 12
Views: 882

Re: Alternative to Zip-Tie Wave - Kwik Thumb Stud

The machining on the 5x5 "Pickpocket" is extremely well done and they produce them for specific Spyderco models. I've found them to work very well and many of my MBC guys swear by them.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: NATIVE 5 FRN BLACK KBPI EDITION
Replies: 20
Views: 1011

Re: NATIVE 5 FRN BLACK KBPI EDITION

Willie B is a great guy who is also a passionate Spyderco user. He does a lot for the Denver-area community and various charities, so he is the only radio personality with whom we do special marketing efforts. We chose the Native because it has a long history and proudly represents our USA-made line...
by Michael Janich
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bow River and Province Boltaron Sheaths
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Re: Bow River and Province Boltaron Sheaths

With regard to the possibility of dulling the edge, both two-layer and foldover Boltaron sheaths align the seam of the two layers with the edge of the blade. As such, the edge nests in the "crease" between the two layers and is pretty much immune to contacting the plastic in a way that would dull it...
by Michael Janich
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bow River and Province Boltaron Sheaths
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Re: Bow River and Province Boltaron Sheaths

Hey, All: The Boltaron sheaths will be available very soon. The first batch is in-house and just needs to be added to the we site. Both are made by Sheath Pro and are very well done. The Ankerson has a great snap fit. The Bow River, due to its handle shape and lack of a retention point for the Bolta...
by Michael Janich
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My Martial Arts Video Collection
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: My Martial Arts Video Collection

Dear Naperville and Jim: Thank you both for sharing your backgrounds and insights. Naperville, thank you for the kind words regarding my videos. I'm glad the logic comes through and resonates with you. FYI, MBC does have representation in Chicagoland. If you're interested in doing any hands-on train...
by Michael Janich
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My Martial Arts Video Collection
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: My Martial Arts Video Collection

Dear Naperville: Thank you for including some of my MBC videos in your library! I have a large martial arts video library, but running Paladin's video production department for 10 years really influenced what I've kept and what I've given (or thrown) away. Some of my personal favorites include: Jim ...
by Michael Janich
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show
Replies: 17
Views: 2006

Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Congratulations, Alistair!!! That's awesome!!!!!

We're very proud to have you on the Spyderco team of collaborators!!!

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".
Replies: 45
Views: 2513

Re: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".

I have been throwing knives for more than 40 years and also have a greater-than-average interest in the use of knives in self-defense. When I first started throwing, I was enamored with the Hollywood hype and worked hard at being able to throw my knives--cheap, light sets of three that I bought at t...
by Michael Janich
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojimbo 2 wharncliffe with straight edge vs. curved sword cutting philosophy
Replies: 27
Views: 1055

Re: Yojimbo 2 wharncliffe with straight edge vs. curved sword cutting philosophy

Interesting discussion. Mike, I always wanted to ask you the following: say you have a Wharncliffe and a Bowie, with similar edges and spine thickness and similar tip angles. You see any difference in penetration capability ? Seems to me the Bowie would penetrate a little deeper, while the Wharnie ...
by Michael Janich
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojimbo 2 wharncliffe with straight edge vs. curved sword cutting philosophy
Replies: 27
Views: 1055

Re: Yojimbo 2 wharncliffe with straight edge vs. curved sword cutting philosophy

Ignoring the business of swords. I am curious about this business of curved geometry versus a warncliffe like the Yojimbo in a small knife. I watched a video where Ernest Emerson is talking about the virtue of a knife with belly for cutting people and found what he said convincing -- and then I ran...
by Michael Janich
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojimbo 2 wharncliffe with straight edge vs. curved sword cutting philosophy
Replies: 27
Views: 1055

Re: Yojimbo 2 wharncliffe with straight edge vs. curved sword cutting philosophy

Interesting topic... thanks for posting. First of all, there is a significant difference between the cutting mechanics of a sword and a knife. Once you have enough mass in a blade, it is capable of chopping cuts that work more like an axe--with the edge passing perpendicularly or nearly perpendicula...
by Michael Janich
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: TSRA Touts Martial Blade Concepts and Spyderco
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: TSRA Touts Martial Blade Concepts and Spyderco

I was honored to be featured in the article and truly appreciate the author's attention to detail. He wrote it after attending his first camp and did an outstanding job for an MBC newbie.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will there still be a Mid Year Supplement?
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Will there still be a Mid Year Supplement?

Again, the purpose of the Reveal process is to reduce the time between the announcement of a new product and its actual availability. Although we are confident that it works better and is more in line with today's market expectations, new-product releases are still not an exact science. When you ma...
by Michael Janich
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will there still be a Mid Year Supplement?
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Will there still be a Mid Year Supplement?

Hey, All: The Reveals are in fact supplements to the catalog. Rather than a single mid-year, they supplement the main catalog several times throughout the year as new product is released. Reveal #2 came out shortly before the Blade Show, so its timing was very close to the traditional mid-year. Look...
by Michael Janich
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly Wharncliffe
Replies: 37
Views: 1933

Re: Dragonfly Wharncliffe

Dear Lifeinspired: Thank you very much for your post. To answer your questions: 1) The Dragonfly Wharncliffe is a regular-production knife, not a Sprint Run, so it should be readily available for the foreseeable future. 2) A Wharncliffe works well as a food knife--especially when cutting on a cuttin...
by Michael Janich
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Finally.......whew...
Replies: 25
Views: 946

Re: Finally.......whew...

Congrats on your Yo 2!!! I hope it lives up to all your expectations and serves you well!!!!!!

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans
Replies: 41
Views: 1701

Re: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans

So if I may ask: A Chap LW would be too small already handlewise for effective sd? (Just a theoretical question though, since I never thought about sd with a knife in reality tbh...) If it fits your hand well enough to apply significant leverage and manage impact shock, it would do fine. Deployment...

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