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by 2cha
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you sharpen?
Replies: 61
Views: 8877

+1 for adding another category for jigs, seems worth it to pull that category out especially considering the host of the forum. After reading some knifemakers' comments, I recently switched from waterstones to Norton 8" x 3" oilstones. I still use either 8000 grit japanese waterstone or strop for fi...
by 2cha
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wrist Watch Decision
Replies: 27
Views: 4631

The problem with the batteries is really a problem with me. I rotate watches and from time to time, I'll leave a watch sit for years. I've had to replace the movements on two watches because the battery died and leaked all over the place like in an old flashlight. Yes, automatics and mechanicals do ...
by 2cha
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Axis Heresy
Replies: 39
Views: 6435

I love the axis lock, carry mini grip more than any other knife. However, I equally love, love, love the ball-lock on P'kal and Manix2. I've never had any issues with needing to use two hands to open or close, though I think maybe that manix2 was a little tight when before I started playing with it....
by 2cha
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wrist Watch Decision
Replies: 27
Views: 4631

The seiko IS NOT an automatic, but is rather a kinetic quartz which means that your movement charges a capacitor, kinda like a battery. The advantage of the kinetic quartz over automatic is that you get quartz accuracy. The disadvantage in this case is that you aren't getting a tank--even the non ja...
by 2cha
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Khukuri Fascination
Replies: 27
Views: 6702

Thanks for the great comparison folders, sold it to me. Picked up kukri. Nutnfancy's SHOT video interview with Schempp got me thinking--so I was sniffing around for a persian, but, again, the comparison photos really pushed the button for me.
poor_fish is now only showing 1 in stock.
by 2cha
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ready to buy first H1, which one?
Replies: 27
Views: 4521

thanks to all for 2 cents. Looks like pacific salt SE or salt1 SE. Thanks again!
by 2cha
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ready to buy first H1, which one?
Replies: 27
Views: 4521

I was trying to imagine doing things like cleaning a fish--or slicing a tomato--with a hawkbill. I've never owned one, though I do have a P'Kal. The heavily curved knives seem like they'd be great for cutting rope/fabric, or maybe sharpening a stick, but I can't imagine their utility beyond those ty...
by 2cha
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ready to buy first H1, which one?
Replies: 27
Views: 4521

Thanks for the responses so far. In light of the shiny footprints thread, which I finally just read, please don't misconstrue my worries regarding the boye folder as criticism. I really like the knife and have purchased several as gifts over the years. (actually just bought a little boye friction fo...
by 2cha
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ready to buy first H1, which one?
Replies: 27
Views: 4521

Ready to buy first H1, which one?

I have a boye cobalt folder--the cast blade worries me so I don't like to carry it-- but I'm looking to buy my first spyderco H1 knife for general use in salty and sandy beach environment--could be for anything from cutting rope off a prop to cleaning smallish fish, from time to time. I'd like to be...
by 2cha
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Knife as a Weapon
Replies: 52
Views: 6951

Kuolema, very insightful remark about the mind being the best weapon. In my experience, knives are used as weapons by drunks in brawls and drug addict muggers--any "pro" mugger will have a gun--give him your money and your watch and move on with your life. Stay out of bars where people get wasted an...
by 2cha
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bitten by P'Kal
Replies: 13
Views: 2846

Funny, bitten yesterday! I just slipped it into my pocket so it wasn't riding all the way toward the crotch (as is necessary to employ the opening feature anyway). If it had been seated properly, couldn't have happened. I think I must have nudged the wave pin while digging for keys.
by 2cha
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on the Leafstorm?
Replies: 15
Views: 3271

I've purchased 2: 1 pre-release/tool-up proto, and 1 regular (that I gave away). Pros: not scary looking but a serious tool, can carry it without getting dirty looks--my pal skinned, cleaned and removed the limbs from a buck with it. I haven't had any problems with slippage or cutting myself with it...
by 2cha
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V vs Duck
Replies: 25
Views: 4114

Leafstorm vs. whitetail

I gave a leafstorm to a buddy this fall (his last name is Wilkins-couldn't resist). One of the guys at his hunting camp was having trouble dressing a whitetail with some monster 8" blade knife. My buddy pulled at the leafstorm, skinned and jointed the animal with the little 2 1/4 in. CPM S30V blade....

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