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by Michael Janich
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Throwing Knives?
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Spyderco Throwing Knives?

Spyderco's throwing knives--SpyderThrowers--are production knives based on the Viper throwing knife designed by Canadian custom knifemaker Harald Moeller. Moeller made and sold his Viper knives for many years and was a regular attendee at the Oregon Custom Knife Show, where he met Sal. Sal has been ...
by Michael Janich
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?
Replies: 96
Views: 2749

Re: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?

I would love to see what kind of fixed blade they could produce in 250 €/USD range. Waterway is great value, so maybe higher the range a bit and produce something else? The Waterway is actually a great reference point. Completely US made, LC200N, with a US-made Boltaron sheath and an MSRP of $225. ...
by Michael Janich
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?
Replies: 96
Views: 2749

Re: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?

Hey, Evil D: The Zoomer is actually a great example of how the costs on fixed blades can stack up. First of all, in simple terms, every product starts with a "landed cost." This is particularly true of products made outside the US, as importing them requires overseas freight and payment of import du...
by Michael Janich
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: spydercos WORKER C01
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: spydercos WORKER C01

A good way to determine the collector's value of a knife is Arizona Custom Knives. Search for the knife model and you'll see all the postings, both past and present, as well as the "sold" entries over time. This gives you a good ballpark for what it would actually sell for and how that value may hav...
by Michael Janich
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Self Defense Knife? Can you Get It Out?
Replies: 27
Views: 1243

Re: Self Defense Knife? Can you Get It Out?

Hey, Naperville: Thank you for sharing the link's to Ray's videos. He's an incredibly talented practitioner and instructor and a great guy. I love watching him move and have a number of his videos in my training library. Ray is not, however, the only guy to have ever done a video on knife deployment...
by Michael Janich
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: C-60 Ayoob Sprint Run SE or PE %s
Replies: 81
Views: 1492

Re: Poll: C-60 Ayoob Sprint Run SE or PE %s

Hey, Evil D: Thank you for the great photos. That helps a lot. JD, I'm here to learn, too. I also want to keep learning, so even though I arrived at what I believe to be an educated opinion based on empirical testing, that opinion is subject to change with enough compelling data. I think it's also w...
by Michael Janich
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 200
Views: 20356

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

1000 MST should be 1800 CET...

https://24timezones.com/difference/denver/cet#gref

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 200
Views: 20356

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Hey, All: Thank you very much for your enthusiastic discussion of the 2020 Seconds Sale. We truly appreciate your interest. As many of you noted, bringing the sale completely online is a technological challenge. Before committing to specific dates, we wanted to make sure we had all our IT assets wir...
by Michael Janich
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can you help me please.
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Can you help me please.

Thank you for your time to read my post. While I think the specific knife is indeed, genuine, what bugs me is that the POLICE text is not very well etched on the blade. From the pictures one can see that it has some "gaps" inside the lettering color (if I can say that) . At first I considered that ...
by Michael Janich
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: C-60 Ayoob Sprint Run SE or PE %s
Replies: 81
Views: 1492

Re: Poll: C-60 Ayoob Sprint Run SE or PE %s

Hey, JD and Evil D: Does the serration pattern on the old Catcherman look like this one? https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-black-spyderco-clipit-1695252021 Evil D, do you have a photo of the modded serration pattern you're referring to? I'm just trying to understand the details of the d...
by Michael Janich
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can you help me please.
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Can you help me please.

Hey, Athenian:

Your Police model is a current production version with a four-position clip. It looks authentic and, by itself, is not rare or particularly collectible. We do a lot of laser engraving for LE agencies, so it's likely that was also done by us.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me clean my 20 year old Walker
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Re: Help me clean my 20 year old Walker

Ultrasonic cleaning would be great. If you can't find a place that does that, a great alternative is a WaterPik flosser--either an old one or a current one with an old head that's ready to be replaced. The focused pressure stream of the water does a great job of getting into tight spots. I'd do it o...
by Michael Janich
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: C-60 Ayoob Sprint Run SE or PE %s
Replies: 81
Views: 1492

Re: Poll: C-60 Ayoob Sprint Run SE or PE %s

Hey, JD and All: For those who haven't heard my thoughts on serrations for self-defense, I thought I'd explain--and clarify why some blade patterns successfully mitigate my objection. In Martial Blade Concepts, our ultimate stopping tactic is to cut the quadriceps muscle within the first few inches ...
by Michael Janich
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: YoJumbo production cycle?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: YoJumbo production cycle?

Hey, Travis:

The YoJumbo is actively being produced, but demand currently exceeds supply. Dealers are getting them, but they don't last long on the shelves.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage
Replies: 16
Views: 550

Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Sal welcomed the OP before the initial post was approved. That made it temporarily appear that Sal's post was the first in the thread. To be clear, the OP is considering a copper ball cage, not Sal. To the OP, this video might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdYR2IJVTBM&app=desktop. Stay safe,...
by Michael Janich
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: Janisong 2 etc
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Janisong 2 etc

Hey, leBaron:

I like your approach to Christmas shopping! Thank you again for your enthusiasm for the JaniSong.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: Janisong 2 etc
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Janisong 2 etc

Hey, leBaron: Unfortunately, the popularity of our US models makes it challenging to introduce new US-made models--especially something as complicated as the JaniSong. That, combined with the fact that it only appeals to a niche audience, makes it unlikely. As far as its continued life as a Taiwan-m...
by Michael Janich
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: Janisong Review on YT
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Janisong Review on YT

Hey, leBaron:

Thank you very much for bringing this video to our attention. Very cool...

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?
Replies: 48
Views: 987

Re: How do you pronounce "Caribbean"?

This article seems to side with Sal, including his historical reference to the indigenous people there:

https://www.rd.com/article/caribbean-pronunciation/

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wharncliffe's
Replies: 118
Views: 3574

Re: Wharncliffe's

Hey, All: As a little bit of history, "reverse tanto" is a recent, and, in my opinion, completely unnecessary addition to blade-shape terminology. If you look back to classic pocketknife blade shapes, their names covered all the possible variations of the point styles pretty thoroughly. In fact, the...

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