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by mac_heath
Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "ball bearing" lock
Replies: 8
Views: 802

scolby> I'm a big fan of the lockback, but I have had no problems closing the compression lock. I've never been pinched, and unlike the lockback, I can actually release the lock with all my fingers out of the way. This makes closing a one-step process rather than two-step. <a href=http://www.spyderc...
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: what does everyone do for a living?
Replies: 115
Views: 7598

One other interesting thing, my wife's grandfather witnessed a person bleed to death in a car accident because the seatbelt was jammed and no one had a knife. This was several decades ago. From that point forward, he refused to wear a seatbelt and always carried a knife. I wouldn't advocate driving ...
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 25, 2002 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: what does everyone do for a living?
Replies: 115
Views: 7598

I install, configure, and support software. I also train users on its use and occassionally customize it. It's rare that I have to use a knife when I work, and then I only use my SS PE Dragonfly (sheeple friendly), to open hardware boxes and the like. I have worked in environments where I opened box...
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 25, 2002 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Quicky poll
Replies: 38
Views: 3050

3 if you don't count the leatherman micra PE Vesuvius RFWB CE Rescue 93mm LFWB (takes getting used to, I got an impression on my abdomen from it). PE SS Dragonfly RF (in pocket, not clipped) At home, add Leatherman wave LB sheath <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id...
by mac_heath
Thu Nov 21, 2002 11:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Collector Program
Replies: 28
Views: 3007

That's why I don't buy the latest computer technology, it still has bugs. You can perform all the laboratory and field simulation tests you want, but until the product gets into the hands of the end users, it hasn't been really tested. Methinks antichristina has an axe to grind. I don't think I've s...
by mac_heath
Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: speederco
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Neat mod. The wave wouldn't work for me 'cause I keep my knives IWB. (Can you say "hara kiri?"<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfrequently%2Bon%2Bthis%2Bbulletin%2Bboar...
by mac_heath
Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE or PE.....personal preferenecs?
Replies: 24
Views: 2163

I carry both: PE for versatility, SE for cutting power. To me they're just tools: gotta have the right tool for the job. I have two wood carving sets, one with standard handles and one with push handles. Each set has four or five blades. When I carve (rarely these days), I might favor one or two bla...
by mac_heath
Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: On the kerambit....
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

So is the Merlin a Kerambit form? I've also seen pictures of an African ring knife. The ring was worn on the index finger and the blade was relatively long, comparably. With no apparent handle. <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfreque...
by mac_heath
Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vesuvius
Replies: 14
Views: 1655

Now that I've had my Vesuvius for all of seven days, I feel a little more qualified to make initial comments on it. The blade locks up nice, opens smooth, and fits well in my hand. I was looking for something longer than my CE Native, but the Endura was just a little too long for my taste. Plus I am...
by mac_heath
Tue Nov 19, 2002 5:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does the 2nd Amendment apply to knives?
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

I take the perspective of whether the object (knife, stick, gun) has multiple (prime) uses or not, and what the perceived intent is. A gun's only prime use is as a weapon, to harm or kill a person or creature. A knife can have multiple prime uses. The ones I carry function as tools and as weapons, b...
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you use to maintain your 's?
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

vamp> OK, so where do I get mineral oil? <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> <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</...
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 18, 2002 11:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you use to maintain your 's?
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Got an older sharpmaker for the blades, a few flat stones I almost never uses. I use WD40 to clean the pivots. (like my new 93mm Rescue, pivot was really tight, WD40 loosened it up.) I've found that Rem oil works better than 3 in 1 oil for lubricating the blade, but I don't like that it's poisonous....
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 18, 2002 9:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vesuvius
Replies: 14
Views: 1655

dialex> I carry mine tip up IWB, so I'm not worried about the blade opening, though it is very loose compared with lockbacks. I'm not having any trouble closing it one-handed (right or left). The knife has some heft to it, quite different than my usual Spydie FRNs. <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/fo...
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 15, 2002 5:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: TOO MUCH!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1883

Christmas came early, anniversary came late. <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...
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 15, 2002 5:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: favorite movie quotes?
Replies: 47
Views: 3600

"What we have here is a failure to communicate." - Cool Hand Luke "I love it when a plan comes together." - Hannibal from the A Team (cheesy show, and not a movie, but a great quote). "Gotta figure out what road we're on. It's like Bob's Road." "Trust me ... Rabbit is good, Rabbit is wise." - Twiste...
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 15, 2002 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Post test, ignore
Replies: 1
Views: 575

better this time? <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 before evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice before...
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 15, 2002 1:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: TOO MUCH!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1883

Yesterday I finally got my order for a vesuvius PE and a blue rescue 93mm. Very nice.

Praise not the day before evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice before it has been crossed, and beer before until it is drunk.
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 15, 2002 11:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else aggrivate thier direct superior today?
Replies: 22
Views: 2082

In my experience, people who regularly use dull kitchen knives get very irritated when you sharpen them. They're also uncomfortable with the sharp blade (oh no, I might actually cut something!). My kitchen knives are quite sharp, and my wife complains if they get dull. We hate cooking at our parent'...
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 15, 2002 9:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 30° then 40° or vice versa
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

I don't think it matters whether you start w/ 30 or 40. If you do both, you'll get the same bevel. The point of the 40 bevel at the edge is for strength.

Praise not the day before evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice before it has been crossed, and beer before until it is drunk.
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 15, 2002 1:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vesuvius
Replies: 14
Views: 1655

Vesuvius

I've seen a lot of complaints about the Vesuvius' lock and blade movement. I'm interested in more detail on this. I'd also like to hear from those who love the Vesuvius. I just got mine (PE no inlay) and am very pleased. This is my first experience with the compression lock. It seems to lock tight a...

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