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by dj moonbat
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do You Worry About "Legal" Blade Length??
Replies: 129
Views: 31116

I guess I'll be the one to cop to the fact that I have occasionally broken certain laws -- sometimes knowingly, other times ignorantly. In particular, I have broken certain laws concerning intoxication. If I should ever, ever find myself in a serious conversation with LEOs, for any legal violation, ...
by dj moonbat
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do You Worry About "Legal" Blade Length??
Replies: 129
Views: 31116

My answer is yes and no, oddly enough. The reason for this is that California's laws are incredibly vague (that's putting it very lightly). (insert summary of statutes/ordinances...) Yes, all that's true. But I know that if I'm carrying a folder under 3" in length, that will not add up to big troub...
by dj moonbat
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the Military losing it's iconic status?
Replies: 37
Views: 4362

I just don't see the purpose of a big knife, too expensive and you never really need a knife that big in real life. If I need to cut up an apple (hardly some crazy, esoteric need), I much prefer a 4" blade to 3". Not even close; any kind of food prep benefits from a longer blade, since the blade ca...
by dj moonbat
Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE - Titanium Military Models with Reeve Integral Locks (R.I.L.)
Replies: 53
Views: 12699

I have no frame-locking knives. But this seems like a significant advancement in the state of the art. Are there any shops -- custom or production -- that are doing this beside :spyder: ?
by dj moonbat
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do You Worry About "Legal" Blade Length??
Replies: 129
Views: 31116

I live in CA -- no blade length limit. But I also live in Los Angeles -- blade length limit.

If you're EVER going to get pulled over by the LAPD, you'd really rather have no knife at all. But if you want an EDC in a place where the cops are that aggressive about making arrests, it should be legal.
by dj moonbat
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Whys no one excited about the balance release?
Replies: 58
Views: 7723

I've only seen a prototype, and the blade was all bent. Maybe I'll be more excited once I see one that's not bent.
by dj moonbat
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker: How long before you "got" it?
Replies: 34
Views: 6404

ryanandty wrote: Edit: my spyder is already super sharp- not gonna mess with it juuuust yet.
Don't think of it as messing with it. Think of it as an ongoing conversation with the knife's edge. Learning to get your tools really sharp is worth messing up that Spyderco factory edge.
by dj moonbat
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker: How long before you "got" it?
Replies: 34
Views: 6404

If you are doing kitchen knives, the reason it may be taking off so much is that kitchen knives tend to have a much more shallow angle [like 12.5? correct me if im wrong about this pls] I'm pretty sure this is wrong. I think many knives are sharpened to between 40 and 45 degrees. Certainly, my chef...
by dj moonbat
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 and RUST - or just get H1?
Replies: 93
Views: 18806

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by dj moonbat
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 and RUST - or just get H1?
Replies: 93
Views: 18806

Thanks for you compassion, Vassili. Thanks for MY compassion? You've been hassling people because they don't systematize their results. You've built a system, but have treated wrist pain as a static quantity, rather than a variable! How the hell is that going to help anybody try to reproduce your r...
by dj moonbat
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 and RUST - or just get H1?
Replies: 93
Views: 18806

P.S. I start testing end of 2005 1. Since that time, would you say: [ ] Your wrists can perform more repetitions with the same amount of pain? [ ] Your wrists can perform more repetitions with a lesser amount of pain? [ ] Your wrists cannot tolerate the same number of repetitions? 2. Please quantif...
by dj moonbat
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 and RUST - or just get H1?
Replies: 93
Views: 18806

There are certainly people who could "crunch the numbers" and yield some chart that supposedly clears up all the decision-making around knives if we all just described our methods, and recorded our results. But before we got any stable methodologies that would let us standardize results, we would ge...
by dj moonbat
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 and RUST - or just get H1?
Replies: 93
Views: 18806

You have "a lot of opportunity to use knives in high stress situations and to cut things that most people do not get to cut" you test environment set up for you already, you just need to record this. You may not have noticed, but some of the activities that contribute to the "high stress" environme...
by dj moonbat
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 and RUST - or just get H1?
Replies: 93
Views: 18806

Unfortunately, our sample size is small. However, we can at least take the anecdotes in this thread as data points re: the original question of whether H1's superior rust resistance justifies giving up on other superior aspects of VG-10. That's really all the OP has to go on, and in fact was the typ...
by dj moonbat
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New to knives
Replies: 19
Views: 2304

Unless you have actually handled a Flash 1, I recommend that you reconsider. The ergonomics require one to hold the Flash 1 in a very particular grip, one which I am not fond of. The index finger choil location is dictated not by human factors, but by the need to have some extra plastic to reinforce...
by dj moonbat
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 and RUST - or just get H1?
Replies: 93
Views: 18806

I am not nice to my knives. Ride 'em hard, put 'em away wet. VG-10 handles it fine. Assuming you don't actually STORE the blade in salty conditions (i.e., if you wipe down the blade every few times you use it), I don't see VG-10 giving any trouble. Unless rust resistance is your primary consideratio...
by dj moonbat
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening CPM-S30V
Replies: 20
Views: 9676

Ken, I want to view your videos---they look great. For some reason, I can't get sound on any at present, so I need figure out if something's gone haywire on my laptop. I don't have the seed money, so somebody else needs to fund what clearly MUST happen: an angle-adjustable jig that holds DMT stones...
by dj moonbat
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dress Knife
Replies: 31
Views: 6061

The kiwi, if you want a knife w/o clip. It's sweet. There's a non-locking version in the works; the current version is lockback.
by dj moonbat
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker needs extra coarse
Replies: 22
Views: 3303

The Sharpmaker is a nice, simple system with some limitations. Yes, you could ameliorate some of the limitations, but all of a sudden, your system is not so simple. Indeed, it doesn't even fit in its box anymore with all these extra rods. Reprofile on a DMT stone, or a belt sander, or a concrete blo...
by dj moonbat
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Change in taste
Replies: 11
Views: 1567

Interior mammoth ivory is about as "pre-ban" as one can get.
And is A-OK in my book. Just out of my price range...

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