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by rangefinder
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!
Replies: 135
Views: 10103

Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

The "sun" side looks like a Japanese flag. I think a blue scale with a yellow dot would be a better combo for the "sun" side.

OTOH, it'd be interesting to have knife scales that are flag patterns. A UKPK with Union Jack scales is an obvious combo.
by rangefinder
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Wire Clip: express your love, hate, indifference
Replies: 101
Views: 9807

Re: The Wire Clip: express your love, hate, indifference

Wow, 75% of pollers (166 votes cast!) prefer the wire clip or wish there were more models with it. And it really is a rather unique clip. The only other I've seen with a wire clip is Fox Knives. Maybe a Gerber too. Why doesn't Spyderco do more wire clips? GiantMouse (the Jesper Voxnaes/Jens Anso co...
by rangefinder
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What Are You Reading ?
Replies: 491
Views: 101114

Re: What Are You Reading ?

"History As You Heard It" by Lowell Thomas (PDF scan of the BOTM edition here: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Bookshelf/Biography/History-as-You-Heard-It-Lowell-Thomas-1957.pdf) Just finished the 1941 chapter, so WW2 is going strong. "Say Nothing - A True Story Of Murder And Memory In ...
by rangefinder
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can We Please Have a PM2 with CBBL or a Pin and Springs Lock?
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: Can We Please Have a PM2 with CBBL or a Pin and Springs Lock?

I don't call it the Axis because I don't wanna just talk crap about benchmade/griptillian etc, and more importantly I'm pretty sure they can't call it an axis lock in their advertised specs. So I gave it a generic name. Pin and springs lock sounds about as generic as it gets I'm not a big fan of th...
by rangefinder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can We Please Have a PM2 with CBBL or a Pin and Springs Lock?
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: Can We Please Have a PM2 with CBBL or a Pin and Springs Lock?

If you too want a PM2 with a pin and springs lock, or just any of the other line with that lock. Let Spyderco know. They can't be expected to read our minds. We have to tell them what we want. I assume you mean "AXIS lock" here? It's OK to use the given name. I suspect that if Spyderco ever used th...
by rangefinder
Mon May 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How and why did you pick your username?
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: How and why did you pick your username?

Nothing too clever: I like rangefinder cameras. But I rarely shoot film any more, so my rangefinder cameras don't get much use now. Leica, Contax, Canon, Nikon, other? I used to shoot a lot of film on SLR and view cameras until 10 Years ago. These days it's all digital. My first RF was a Canon VT. ...
by rangefinder
Sun May 26, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite war movies?
Replies: 21
Views: 663

Re: Favorite war movies?

There are a lot of really good movies listed here. Some I haven't seen for a while so maybe it's getting to be time. Lawrence of Arabia I have never seen. Maybe it's time. I have a movie I don't know the name of and haven't seen since the 60's . If it seems familiar please get me the name so I can ...
by rangefinder
Sun May 26, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How and why did you pick your username?
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: How and why did you pick your username?

Nothing too clever: I like rangefinder cameras. But I rarely shoot film any more, so my rangefinder cameras don't get much use now.
by rangefinder
Sun May 26, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Banks: One Of The Biggest Rip-OFF Con Jobs Ever
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Banks: One Of The Biggest Rip-OFF Con Jobs Ever

Banks are like any other business, you need to shop around. There are still many small community banks and credit unions that are cheap to work with and welcome people with small balances. In most cases, a member-owned (co-op style) credit union is probably going to be your best option. These are (o...
by rangefinder
Sat May 25, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite war movies?
Replies: 21
Views: 663

Re: Favorite war movies?

My all time favorite war movie (and one of my favorite movies in general) is "Lawrence of Arabia". It's not entirely historically accurate, but it is visually stunning. It's also a really long movie. The original 1962 release was almost 4 hours long (3:40) and included an intermission. Over the year...
by rangefinder
Thu May 23, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which knife if you were....
Replies: 36
Views: 994

Re: Which knife if you were....

Well, I would think small planes that fly over the bush often, like in Alaska, would keep knives, axes, and guns in them. Maybe I'm wrong. I would keep all three in mime if possible. But, if I just had a Spyderco folder in my pocket, I'd hope it were my Police 4 or Military. Yes, there's actually a...
by rangefinder
Wed May 22, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: seat belt cutting
Replies: 42
Views: 1711

Re: seat belt cutting

So in my car I have a strap cutter from a different company. Benchmade? Ontario? Mine is an older Benchmade (the model 5). But I'm probably going to replace it with a Leatherman Z-REX because a) the Leatherman handle is a lot longer and b) the Leatherman has a carbide glass breaker integrated into ...
by rangefinder
Tue May 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: seat belt cutting
Replies: 42
Views: 1711

Re: seat belt cutting

Of the knives in the Spyderco lineup, I'd pick the Clipitool Rescue -- because it's the only knife Spyderco makes with a strap cutter (hook) blade. But I'd rather have a fixed (vs. folding) strap cutter, because I don't want to deal with trying to open a folder in the middle of the chaos of an accid...
by rangefinder
Wed May 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!
Replies: 115
Views: 7075

Re: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!

There's a lot of posts here that say "if the backlock had been a different steel, it would have sold better". Here's a differing view: I've had a Manix2 for 10 years (purchased 2009, it's got the original hollow grind 154CM blade) so I'm a long-time Manix2 owner. But I've never really liked the CBBL...
by rangefinder
Mon May 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ebay question: Your speculation wanted.
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Ebay question: Your speculation wanted.

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:35 pm
My question is: Why do you think this is? Why are they so "tense" about such actions?
They don't want people doing sales outside their system because eBay doesn't get their cut (commission) from those sales.
by rangefinder
Thu May 09, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Musing on slipjoints...
Replies: 38
Views: 1779

Re: Musing on slipjoints...

The collaboration sounds like a pretty cool idea though... Has anything like that ever happened before when it comes to Spyderco slipjoints? About 10 years back, there was the Bob Terzuola "Slipit" model: https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C131/Spyderco-Terzuola-SLIPIT/416 http://www.spydiewi...
by rangefinder
Thu May 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Replaceable blade folding mule
Replies: 35
Views: 1290

Re: Replaceable blade folding mule

It could also be something along the lines of the Havalon knives, where the pivot is permanently part of the knife and only the cutting edge gets replaced. This avoids all the issues with the end user taking apart the knife to swap blades, trying to get the blade centered, etc. But it would only sup...
by rangefinder
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tip up or tip down carry
Replies: 30
Views: 1014

Re: Tip up or tip down carry

What are your reasons for tip down carry? I use the "pinch method"(*) for deployment, and this method works best with tip-down carry. As a result, most of my knives are set up for tip-down carry. I do have a few knives that only support tip-up carry and I still use them -- I'm just not as efficient...
by rangefinder
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Endeavour
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Endeavour

Guess there are not many "Endeavour" fans here! I've never read the "Morse" books and didn't watch the "Inspector Morse" or "Inspector Lewis" shows. (I tried watching both of them, but they just didn't "click" with me.) So when I saw ads for "Endeavour" a few years back, I was skeptical I'd like it ...

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