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by RustyIron
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1777
Views: 135392

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Before I tell you what I used it for, first the backstory. My Manix 2 XL with CPM M4 is a pretty cool knife. I only carried it a couple days with some light use before setting it aside. Frankly, the clip makes it stick way to high out of my pocket. During the week I dress like a big boy, shirt tucke...
by RustyIron
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A New Member with a LOT of Questions!?
Replies: 60
Views: 2874

Re: A New Member with a LOT of Questions!?

Hi, everyone. I'm new to this forum - just registered today. Welcome, from Sunny Socal. 1. Why are knives made out of exotic materials, such as Maxamet, CPM S110V, etc. offered by Spyderco, available only as folding knives? Exotic materials are used because many of us are compulsive fanatics. Many ...
by RustyIron
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 154
Views: 10844

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

Sonorum wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:33 am

I have to admit that I'm not confident enough in my skills to attempt that.
To be honest, I"m not yet convinced it's time for me to go to a straight razor. Japanese DE blades for me. I'll continue to watch, and see what happens here.
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Emerson knives??
Replies: 16
Views: 1081

Re: Emerson knives??

My momma told me that if I couldn't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. But I'll tell you this. I've only owned one. It took a year for them to make it, and I paid a hefty sum. Every time I opened my desk drawer and saw it, I'd get mad. Last month I sold it to a gentleman who really wanted...
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Razor from Spyderco
Replies: 154
Views: 10844

Re: Straight Razor from Spyderco

Sonorum wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:54 pm
If I shaved I would get one.
It's not just for your beard.
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Endurance training, hydration and nutrition.
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Endurance training, hydration and nutrition.

I’m looking to any of you who do endurance training to share your experience. Do you Guys preload with salts or electrolytes? Is there any specific product or protocol that you use to maintain hydration? Anything before, after or during your training that works well for you? Any tips or hints would...
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Buying my first PM2: S30V or S110V?
Replies: 41
Views: 2940

Re: Buying my first PM2: S30V or S110V?

Anyway, I want to buy a PM2. Should I get S30V or S110V? The price difference is about $25. I mostly just fidget with my knives and cut tape on packages so I’m not a hard user or anything. I’m ok at sharpening but not great. I'll have to go with the other's suggestions of K390 or M390. But of the t...
by RustyIron
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Plastic Knives are BEST.
Replies: 69
Views: 4562

Re: Plastic Knives are BEST.

Good to read so many diverse opinions on handle materials. Apparently there's a whole lotta ways that folks like to get all slicey, dicey, sticky, and pokey.
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Plastic Knives are BEST.
Replies: 69
Views: 4562

Plastic Knives are BEST.

I'm not saying that those clunky old knives with the metal liners are BAD, but come on, this is the 21st Century. The more I compare those old-school knives and our modern plastic-handled knives, the more I prefer the latter. The F-35 Lightning is made of plastic. My full-race mountain bike is plast...
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flesh Eating Bacteria in Australia? Where Else?
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: Flesh Eating Bacteria in Australia? Where Else?

Mike Blue wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:09 pm
There is nothing to panic over.
Thank you, kind sir.
by RustyIron
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flesh Eating Bacteria in Australia? Where Else?
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: Flesh Eating Bacteria in Australia? Where Else?

Nothing new. Been around forever.

Google will help you learn about it.
by RustyIron
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 5999

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

My intent is to get to why you prefer one lock over the others. Caged Ball Bearing Lock. Remember, the knife is just a knife. It's a means to achieve something important. The primary goal of having the knife is something completely different than just having the knife. I might be holding bundle of ...
by RustyIron
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any cyclists? Vivi? Looking to get a nice bicycle for road training
Replies: 40
Views: 3541

Re: Any cyclists? Vivi? Looking to get a nice bicycle for road training

Looks like a fun bike. Be sure to take some picture of the bike in your native environment.... with all the monkeys... and elephants... and... and... whatever kind of scenic stuff you have to take pictures of.
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 22978
Views: 1786390

Find the Spyderco in the picture...

The big risk here? The bike is precariously balanced for the shot, and there's a very slight breeze. If the bike falls toward me, no biggie. If the big tips away from me, my beloved Ladybug is liable to get tossed over the edge and into the weeds, and lost forever. IMG_8435.jpg Here's a close-up wit...
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco Forum Tech Support
Topic: "Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??
Replies: 41
Views: 5719

Re: "Your IP has been blocked because it is blacklisted"??

SEE??? Didn't I warn you that bad things would happen if you visited too many of those naughty web pages? P.S. It's a thing that can happen, but don't get too excited. Probably some hacker was using your ISP to do bad things, so the number was blocked. It will probably be resolved by the time you wa...
by RustyIron
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How important is scale color?
Replies: 60
Views: 3835

Re: How important is scale color?

For me it’s yes. I ,for one, hate aftermarket scales, no matter how good they are they are not the same fit and finish as factory. So changing the scales out on a steel I love isn’t an option for me. I'm glad you said that. I wasn't going to be the one to bring it up. I see a LOT of pictures of aft...
by RustyIron
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Don't do this with your Maxamet
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: Don't do this with your Maxamet

Cool! Now you have a legitimate excuse to sharpen the knife. Lucky!
by RustyIron
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: UPS
Replies: 14
Views: 1234

Re: UPS

Be nice to your workers. Give the UPS guy a cold soda when he shows up on a hot summer day. If there are two customers left, and only enough time in the day for one, he'll pick his favorite.
by RustyIron
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What type of pans does everyone cook in??
Replies: 36
Views: 2383

Re: What type of pans does everyone cook in??

I use cast iron for most cooking. Look at my screen name. It's not about cooking, but cast iron is a spiritual material for me. Cast iron is just plain cool, no matter what it's made into. The newest of our CI cookware is a giant frying pan that my mom bought me in the 80's. Most of what we have bel...
by RustyIron
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: One month carry: which one?
Replies: 43
Views: 2652

Re: One month carry: which one?

The Manix 2 LW Maxamet, of course, because it IS what I carry almost every day of the month. In the evenings and on weekends, other knives find their ways into my pockets. But every morning when it's time to go out and do serious things, it's the gray Spyderco.

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