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by tvenuto
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean different scales
Replies: 53
Views: 1348

Re: Caribbean different scales

I’m ok with both grooves and contouring, but I don’t see the grooves as being needed with an improved hand-fitting shape. Secure ergonomics don’t always require groves or other retention features, take most fixed blades for instance. This is doubly true in cases where you’re not taking shocks from c...
by tvenuto
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kidney Stones?
Replies: 33
Views: 6398

Re: Kidney Stones?

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by tvenuto
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean different scales
Replies: 53
Views: 1348

Re: Caribbean different scales

I have one in the bubble bee scales. It's not my favorite but I don't mind. If they did another scale I'd like to see a top to bottom contour as opposed to the milled ridges. If they're going to spend time milling, may as well be to make it more hand fitting (like the d'allara).
by tvenuto
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Consumer vs Industry Standards for Spyderco?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Consumer vs Industry Standards for Spyderco?

Demoncase has put it well. To Joe's point, spyderco doesn't actually control a ton of their upstream manufacturing compared to some others. I'm not saying they should, a handheld knife just doesn't demand that level of control. My coworker used to work for YKK zipper, and they actually owned their o...
by tvenuto
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!
Replies: 59
Views: 2568

Re: Massdrop SG2 Delica shipped??!?

This thing is going straight in my pocket, but I probably don't cut enough stuff to get good data on the steel in a timely fashion (or to actually tell). I mainly got it because the Delica is my favorite EDC, it's a new STAINLESS steel, and I actually don't have a black delica strangely enough. Plus...
by tvenuto
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Consumer vs Industry Standards for Spyderco?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Consumer vs Industry Standards for Spyderco?

As stated, the comparison is not rigorous enough to declare true or false. There is not one set if standards for all “industry.” Whether it not they hold tighter tolerances than another company is unknown, or whether they are more reliable from a statistical standpoint. It seems like they were refer...
by tvenuto
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!
Replies: 59
Views: 2568

Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!

:eek: Just got an email saying my massdrop super gold Delica has shipped! I joined this drop on April 3, 2018, so it looks like I’ll get this one in less than a year!

Pumped! (It was ordering this knife which jarred me out of a several-year hiatus from this forum.) :D
by tvenuto
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Selling knives
Replies: 30
Views: 1037

Re: Selling knives

Pay for an upgraded membership at bladeforums. You'll get a higher sales price on ebay probably but it'll get eaten up by the fee. There are other options and I'm sure people will chime in.
by tvenuto
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Step Child
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Step Child

I have no step children, but my wife was one. She said: “oh yea, we pulled that s**t on my stepmom a few times. Kids are jerks.” Heck, even my 3 year old daughter said to me recently: “mommy loves me, you don’t love me, I love mommy not you.” She literally said this apropos to nothing and she wasn’t...
by tvenuto
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chemo Begins
Replies: 40
Views: 1287

Re: Chemo Begins

Wish you luck. Sending strong thoughts your way.
by tvenuto
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your Username...why did you choose it?
Replies: 67
Views: 1477

Re: Your Username...why did you choose it?

First initial last name. I didn’t have any better ideas and it didn’t seem like something worth agonizing over.
by tvenuto
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Delica will never die.
Replies: 32
Views: 850

Re: The Delica will never die.

It’ll last longer than me anyway. I have at least 3 lifetimes worth of delicas!
by tvenuto
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: rusty steels
Replies: 50
Views: 1397

Re: rusty steels

I can see the appeal. After all, people will spend more for natural indigo jeans so they’ll fade in use. No doubt the garment makers rejoiced at the advent of colorfast pigments and thought it was an improvement that everyone would want. My gripe is that people seem to like a particular quality in a...
by tvenuto
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion: everyone should design a knife
Replies: 34
Views: 827

Re: Suggestion: everyone should design a knife

stop armchair quarterbacking Yup. Imagine a world where we walked in other people’s shoes from time to time. Actually...don’t. Your real-world feedback is valuable to Spyderco (and is a big part of the discussion on this forum). Knife designers make compromises and mistakes. It’s perfectly valid to...
by tvenuto
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean SE Mega Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 1748

Re: Caribbean SE Mega Thread

I have on my desk a device used in ocean environments which has fasteners made from 316 steel. It’s been used for years and they are absolutely pristine. You have to remember that both heat treat and composition affect corrosion resistance. The nitrogen steels are unique in that they have extreme co...
by tvenuto
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Poverty: Can this spectre be ended by man?
Replies: 33
Views: 649

Re: Poverty: Can this spectre be ended by man?

“It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner. That is the way it was and will be. That way and not some other way.” ...
by tvenuto
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What makes a good knife/good steel?
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: What makes a good knife/good steel?

SEF for a decent primer on why Europeans showed up in North America and infected the native Americans with smallpox (instead of the other way around) I recommend reading Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond . The short answer is that people tend to trade in east-west lines. This is because the li...
by tvenuto
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What effects/what happens if India and Pakistan go to nuclear war against each other?
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: What effects/what happens if India and Pakistan go to nuclear war against each other?

Maybe, when the smoke clears, the largest mammal will be a shrew (again).
by tvenuto
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What makes a good knife/good steel?
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: What makes a good knife/good steel?

A (heat treatable) steel is only as good as its heat treat. You can take a potentially acceptable knife steel, and heat treat it in such a way that it shatters when you drop it. You can anneal it and it won’t hold an edge.
by tvenuto
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is anything truly indestructible/unbreakable?
Replies: 28
Views: 586

Re: Is anything truly indestructible/unbreakable?

I would actually argue that this object is kind of the opposite of a black hole. My reasoning is a black hole has been defined as a region of space with maximum entropy. An object that does not allow any reorganization I would think could be called a region of space with minimum entropy. But as I sa...

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