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by RustyIron
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Down the Rabbit Hole......
Replies: 40
Views: 1702

Re: Down the Rabbit Hole......

Does anyone else go down this rabbit hole too?? :D Well... sort of, but not exactly. I'm more of a handgun guy. I'm not much into shooting paper, and the long walks required to set up targets at long distances bore the heck out of me. I'd rather throw an empty beer can as far as I can, then walk it...
by RustyIron
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What models would you like to see with the side button compression lock like the Smock
Replies: 43
Views: 2598

Re: What models would you like to see with the side button compression lock like the Smock

Not very interested. I enjoy the simplicity of the compression lock, as well as its security. I'm sure most folks who have used button-operated knives for any length of time have experienced an unintended button press. What I'd REALLY like to see are more left-handed compression locks.
by RustyIron
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long Term Maintenance Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1413

Re: Long Term Maintenance Suggestions?

Seems to be a bad product, there are better options. So, Manny... what is YOUR experience? Do you leave your knives out in the rain? How long do YOU leave your guns and knives in storage? Long guns, handguns, stainless, wood, blue, plastic? Is this YOUR youtube channel, or are you just copying what...
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long Term Maintenance Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 1413

Re: Long Term Maintenance Suggestions?

Spyderman91 wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:22 pm
how often do you "check" on their condition.
Never? Years? Decades?

If you're all excited about it, get some Birchwood Casey Barricade, which is made for long term storage of guns.
by RustyIron
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show Your Patina!
Replies: 438
Views: 181058

Re: Show Your Patina!

All your experiments intrigued me, so tonight I played with a chunk of Maxamet.
I'll probably just leave it like this, use the knife, and see what happens.
IMG_4543.jpeg
by RustyIron
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll
Replies: 71
Views: 3141

Re: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll

Did someone say it was going to be made in a left handed version?
Denim, Cruwear, Left-handed.
Anything else... no thanks.
by RustyIron
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Shipping costs
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Shipping costs

Cost of shipping has gone up exorbitantly in recent years. In years past, friends in Oz and I could send fairly heavy packages back and forth for about a buck a pound. Nowadays, it's no longer affordable.
by RustyIron
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drinking the Maxamet Kool-Aid
Replies: 18
Views: 1905

Still learning...

Still playing with the Maxamet. I haven't yet received the high-zoot stones that Ken Schwartz tells me are perfect for high-vandadium steel. So in the meantime... I sharpened the knife again with my standard payload of stones, strops, and sharp juice. The resulting edge was ok, but not awe inspiring...
by RustyIron
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 74
Views: 4848

Re: Cutting boards

I've also wondered if "linseed" oil or some other type of oil would not only preserve the wood but would also make it easier to keep clean and sanitary? Definitely do NOT use linseed oil on a cutting board. It has a very distinctive smell that would be imparted to your kitchen, your house, and more...
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2019 seconds sale
Replies: 49
Views: 4252

Re: 2019 seconds sale

As appealing as it sounds, the trip to Golden would be more expensive than just paying full-price for a top-tier Spyderco.

Of course if the "seconds" were made available online, that would be a whole 'nother thing.
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 74
Views: 4848

Re: Cutting boards

For all you wood board afficionados:
After years of use, wood acquires a dish. A small board can be run through a planer. A bigger cutting surface might need something more aggressive, like a belt sander. Cutting on a concave surface blows. Cutting on a flat surface is glorious.
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EDC prybar
Replies: 30
Views: 2550

Re: EDC prybar

My Knife Sensei sent me a knife that he was really enthused about. It's a Kershaw Barge. It's not at all fancy, but it's utilitarian, strong, and cheap. The back end is a prybar which makes it 2x as useful as just a knife. I don't carry the knife mainly because it's a right handed frame lock. I requ...
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: No More Curvise Writing In Schools??
Replies: 99
Views: 4071

Re: No More Curvise Writing In Schools??

Last night I called the chairman of the School Board, and he informed me that not only is cursive writing no longer taught, neither is arrowhead carving and buggy whip weaving. I study historical records, mostly from about 100+ years ago, when people who needed to write, wrote in cursive. Granted, m...
by RustyIron
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?
Replies: 58
Views: 2654

Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Which Spyderco do you like best for prying with the tip??? That just doesn't seem like a good idea at all. A more appropriate title for this thread would be, "How do I repair the damage I caused to the tip of my knife by using it in silly ways," or "Will Spyderco repair this improperly heat treated...
by RustyIron
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Neck Knives? Good or Bad?
Replies: 49
Views: 2061

Re: Neck Knives? Good or Bad?

FUNNY KNIFE STORY: I was on a whitewater rafting trip. One of our guides was a petite young lady... aww hell... she was short. She wore a knife inverted on the chest strap of her life vest. It was a sensible accessory to her ensemble, as playing on the river is serious business, and when you NEED a ...
by RustyIron
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The low grit sharpening thread
Replies: 85
Views: 3403

Re: The low grit sharpening thread

I like polished edges but today sharpened some Maxamet to a 150 grit finish off a Venev bonded diamond stone followed by 2 passes on bare basswood just to make sure I wasn't missing something. So far, for the things I usually cut, I still prefer a polished edge. Thanks, bturbo. I'm just becoming fa...
by RustyIron
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ouch
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: Ouch

Y'know... once the wound starts to heal up, it's too late for stitches. By tomorrow, they'll probably just clean it up, stick some tape on it, give you a shot, enough pills for a week, and send you on your way. Good luck!
by RustyIron
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ouch
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: Ouch

You'll be fine. Put some ichthammol and a band aid on it.
More importantly, will your wife be able to sew up the hole in your pants?
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Rescue 3 mod
Replies: 19
Views: 627

Re: Spyderco Rescue 3 mod

The Meat man wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:41 pm
I've been thinking of modifying the blade shape a bit to make it more pocket friendly as well as look better:
Very nice. Much more attractive shape.
by RustyIron
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para3 LW in m390.. First LW exclusive
Replies: 154
Views: 9080

Re: Para3 LW in m390.. First LW exclusive

No left hand version?
Bzzzt.
Fail.

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