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by v8r
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Skinning a GAR: What a Nigtmare!!
Replies: 26
Views: 4521

Re: Skinning a GAR: What a Nigtmare!!

Good gosh! I cross over the Trinity river every day going back and forth from work. We got gators ,huge gnarly looking fish , and bodies floating in that thing!
by v8r
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Now's The Time: For A New Hawkbill II
Replies: 115
Views: 8886

Re: Now's The Time: For A New Hawkbill II

Sprint SuperHawk with some sort of carbon steel blade gets my vote.
by v8r
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: OK, it's time to get serious
Replies: 691
Views: 73184

Re: OK, it's time to get serious

I agree with Jazz. Some people like to grind crazy texture etc in to handles because they are convinced they need the extra traction. If the handle fits you well, you probably will be able to hold on to the knife just fine.
That mod looks clean and factory appearing. Well done.
by v8r
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 23545
Views: 1822889

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

ATR with full teefs that I scored on Sunday NIB.
I also had my Swick with Blue Halpern scales on my belt today.
by v8r
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: OK, it's time to get serious
Replies: 691
Views: 73184

Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Ok, so when do they ship?
by v8r
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Titanium military question?
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Titanium military question?

Looks like the lead in for the laser. May have been out of focus/center, or maybe the feed rate was too high. Bottom line only cosmetic, and shouldn't hurt function.
To answer your question, it would be a newer model. Mine is a first year production with no lock bar insert.
by v8r
Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC and the general public
Replies: 67
Views: 5027

Re: EDC and the general public

Is this a imagined scenario or something that has actually happened to you in the past? I have carried pocket knives since I was about 8 years old. Never once have I been asked " what is that in your pocket"? When I worked in the oilfield, there was a industry wide ban on pocket knives. I was told t...
by v8r
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: OK, it's time to get serious
Replies: 691
Views: 73184

Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Yet another example of why Spyderco is such a awesome company. On a side note, I would probably lean towards a brighter color handle. When I used to turn wrenches for a living brighter colored handles sure were easier to see in low light conditions. I imagine it would be easier to find in any condit...
by v8r
Thu May 19, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1095 Carbon Steel: Beautiful, Super.
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

Re: 1095 Carbon Steel: Beautiful, Super.

I have to admit I prefer carbon steels over stainless these days. I have not tried 1095 yet, but plan to when I get a heat treat oven.
by v8r
Fri May 13, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Blerv's Car Chit-Chat
Replies: 196
Views: 31265

Re: Blerv's Car Chit-Chat

I actually thought about buying a reman points distributor just in case a EMP got dropped on us. I figured I could swap the distributor in, and I would have a vehicle.....then I wised up. It would probably be difficult to buy gasoline if the pumps were out......not to mention everyone's car would be...
by v8r
Thu May 12, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The loss of common courtesy
Replies: 32
Views: 3171

Re: The loss of common courtesy

I can't wrap my mind around the concept that being polite, and using manners when speaking with others is somehow " oppressing" a person's individualism. You can still very much be whoever you choose. It's not at all. The point is that very rigid social mores seem to come as a package, as do very l...
by v8r
Wed May 11, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The loss of common courtesy
Replies: 32
Views: 3171

Re: The loss of common courtesy

I can't wrap my mind around the concept that being polite, and using manners when speaking with others is somehow " oppressing" a person's individualism. You can still very much be whoever you choose. It also doesn't really matter if I hold a door for a person and they don't say thank you. To me it'...
by v8r
Sun May 08, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The loss of common courtesy
Replies: 32
Views: 3171

Re: The loss of common courtesy

Well I'm only 39, so I don't guess I'm all that old. I have worked in customer service for years, and simple words like please, thank you, thank you for your business, etc are becoming less frequently used.
by v8r
Sun May 08, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NAVY SEAL KNIVES: Your thoughts?
Replies: 18
Views: 3624

Re: NAVY SEAL KNIVES: Your thoughts?

The Microtech navy Scarabs are supposed to be legit. They have rubber seals on the opening for the blade and civilian models do not.
by v8r
Sun May 08, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: OK, it's time to get serious
Replies: 691
Views: 73184

Re: OK, it's time to get serious

If nobody has suggested it yet look for a Byrd Pelican. They have been discontinued for a while, but are great work knives. It won't have the super wiz bang steel your hunting, but 8c r seems to work pretty well for most of my uses.
They also modify easily in to a Wharnie if you need a pointier tip.
by v8r
Fri May 06, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The loss of common courtesy
Replies: 32
Views: 3171

The loss of common courtesy

Is it me or has manners and being polite been lost in today's world?
by v8r
Mon May 02, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Blerv's Car Chit-Chat
Replies: 196
Views: 31265

Re: Blerv's Car Chit-Chat

Yeah the Capris had the cool flared fenders and quarter panels. A lot of guys around my hometown would swap the nose off a mustang on to them just for the fenders and quarters. I used to live really close to 3 mustang shops. I bet all were within 20 miles roughly. MPS racing, MV performance, and Dug...
by v8r
Sun May 01, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Blerv's Car Chit-Chat
Replies: 196
Views: 31265

Re: Blerv's Car Chit-Chat

Evil, that's a cool fox body. I almost bought a 85 Mercury Capri bubble back. It was a 5.0 with 4 speed manual if I remember right.....with 80s striping down the doors and all! The thing that turned me off to it was it smelled like the bottom of a ashtray inside( instant headache for me).
by v8r
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Blerv's Car Chit-Chat
Replies: 196
Views: 31265

Re: Blerv's Car Chit-Chat

Still have my 88 cutlass Supreme after all these years. Can't beat a nice G body in my opinion. My Cutlass sits in the garage mostly these days, because when I take it out for a drive I leave my brain at the house....;). I have responsibilities now that are more important than acting a total fool. C...
by v8r
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any chance of a Jess Horn throwback model?
Replies: 22
Views: 2515

Re: Any chance of a Jess Horn throwback model?

Maybe a touch larger with the same opening notch and leave the clip. Don't care to dig in my pocket for a knife. Throw on some dark green polished G10 or linen micarta

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