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by mac_heath
Wed Feb 05, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: vesuvius question
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Mine has the same blemish. The pin also has a corresponding mark on it. The strange thing is that the blade does not contact the pin at all, not even when I squeeze it. I speculate that the blade contacted the pin before the compression lock was adjusted fully. But that's just a guess. <a href=http:...
by mac_heath
Fri Jan 31, 2003 1:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: making the pilgrimage
Replies: 11
Views: 877

making the pilgrimage

I'll be in Denver the middle of Feb and plan on visiting Spyderco. Do they have tours? I'll have to stop by SFO too. Unfortunately, my cash situation may warrant merely a trinket as a keepsake. <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfreque...
by mac_heath
Thu Jan 30, 2003 1:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the oddest thing you've ever cut with your Spydie?
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

I've cut the plastic top of a Ramune bottle to get to the glass marble inside. Ramune is a Japanese soda, sorta like sprite, that's very popular w/ kids. The bottle is pinched in the middle and the soda is kept in by pressure on a glass marble. You open the drink by using a plastic top to push down ...
by mac_heath
Fri Jan 10, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: WHEN DID YOU ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2117

First sydie bought 1994: Black FRN Rescue (w/ plastic clip). I think I paid $50-60 at a knife and tool shop (I think) in Maine (near Bangor). I wanted something lightweight that I could carry clipped to my pocket and open one-handed. The sheepsfoot design appealed to me because it didn't look threat...
by mac_heath
Fri Jan 03, 2003 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FIX THIS WEBSITE!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

I rarely have load problems (partial T-1) running XP on 1.2 Ghz processor w/ 256 Mg of RAM. When I do encounter a problem I reload (F5 or click the link again). I experience no noticeable difference between this and the BF site. But this could be because of my computer's power or the connection, or ...
by mac_heath
Thu Dec 26, 2002 10:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lefty or Ambi.... report...
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Righty here. I can deploy knives left handed, but rarely cut with them in left. I taught myself to brush my teeth and eat left handed (even with chopsticks!). When I was first learning to write Japanese, I started with my left hand. It wasn't much worse than my right. Unfortunately, I switched and l...
by mac_heath
Thu Dec 26, 2002 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which had Christmas duty?
Replies: 22
Views: 1730

Rescue 93mm for many boxes, as well as shaving the imperfections off a poorly manufactured plastic bigwheel (plain edge worked well). PE Vesuvius carried through the rest of the stuff, 'cause it was always on-hand. And a Leatherman Wave for the plastic and wires. <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/foru...
by mac_heath
Mon Dec 16, 2002 10:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite knife lube
Replies: 15
Views: 1100

I've used 3 in 1, Rem oil, but my current fav is mineral oil (ingestion-safe). <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfrequently%2Bon%2Bthis%2Bbulletin%2Bboard&forum_title=General+Discussion">Frequently Used Terms</a> Praise not the day er...
by mac_heath
Mon Dec 16, 2002 10:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ok, its time... empty your pockets
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

LFWB Rescue 93mm RFWB Vesuvius PE (blk) LF Cherry Chapstick, Changepurse, Leatherman Micra RF SS Dragonfly PE LB Cards RB Security cards, cash <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfrequently%2Bon%2Bthis%2Bbulletin%2Bboard&forum_title=Gen...
by mac_heath
Mon Dec 16, 2002 10:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Passing along the spirit, Merlin PE Give away
Replies: 84
Views: 11757

thanks 635 <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfrequently%2Bon%2Bthis%2Bbulletin%2Bboard&forum_title=General+Discussion">Frequently Used Terms</a> Praise not the day ere evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice before it has be...
by mac_heath
Tue Dec 10, 2002 9:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another Kerambit?
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Yamashita is a Japanese family name. It literaly means "bottom of the mountain" or "below the mountain." More loosely translated, it's the foot of the mountain (English idiom). <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfrequently%2Bon%2Bthis%...
by mac_heath
Tue Dec 10, 2002 8:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade - Top 10 Tacticals
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Toothed> A tactical knife usually does not refer (solely) to the knife being ideal for combat. That's why the Civilian didn't make it. A good tactical knife can see hard use in the field and is expected to be a working blade. Of course it should also be easily applicable as a weapon, but that is not...
by mac_heath
Mon Dec 09, 2002 3:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered a Chinook and a Merlin!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

You'll be amazed a how light the Merlin is. It's blade and handle are thinner than the FRN Native, very sleek. <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfrequently%2Bon%2Bthis%2Bbulletin%2Bboard&forum_title=General+Discussion">Frequently Used...
by mac_heath
Mon Dec 09, 2002 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More Vesuvious Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 913

I'd be surprised if spydeco stopped production on the vesuvius. I just got mine and it was backordered (read: not manufactured yet). Unless that was the last run ... <EDIT> just checked BF, yeah, Sal says production stopped, reengineering taking place. I should know better than to start typing befor...
by mac_heath
Fri Dec 06, 2002 4:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Contest: Invite a MeerKat To Your House
Replies: 183
Views: 19130

I'm in: mac_heath. I actually got to see a meercat at the local zoo. Cute critters. <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfrequently%2Bon%2Bthis%2Bbulletin%2Bboard&forum_title=General+Discussion">Frequently Used Terms</a> Praise not the d...
by mac_heath
Fri Dec 06, 2002 8:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ok, why do you have your sig line/meaning?
Replies: 9
Views: 1311

Mine is a neat norse saying I ran across, edited for length and some potentially confusing comments on women. <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfrequently%2Bon%2Bthis%2Bbulletin%2Bboard&forum_title=General+Discussion">Frequently Used ...
by mac_heath
Fri Dec 06, 2002 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ok, it's 0130hrs, the forum is dead... Design a Spydie...
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Distall taper: Smooth taper on the spine of the blade from hilt to point. This is found most often on flat grind blades. Full Tang: For fixed blades, this means the tang (the metal part of the blade that connects it to the handle) goes all the way through the handle. Cut down tang blades are lighter...
by mac_heath
Mon Dec 02, 2002 1:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: daisho
Replies: 2
Views: 724

daisho

Daisho is a Japanese term that describes the samurai practice of carrying both a long sword (katana) and a short sword (wakizashi). It literally means "long-short" and comes from the roots of those two words. I always try to carry both a serrated knife and a plain edge knife so that I'm prepared no ...
by mac_heath
Tue Nov 26, 2002 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Don't laugh just help
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Ron> some text to go with 4 s ter's pics One part of the cord is the standing line (it doesn't move, you tie around it). The other part is the running line. With the cord pulled through a lanyard hole, make one side the standing part and the other the running part. Since I'm right handed, I'd make t...
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UGLY!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 2087

For me, function is paramount, but aesthetics always factors in. I have a dislike for clip points (chinook, buck 110, renagade/blackhawk). I doubt they operate any less effectively than a drop point or modified clip point in most circumstances. And I'm sure clip points excel in certain situations. I...

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