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by tvenuto
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best Defense in attempted mugging/assault?
Replies: 119
Views: 3796

Re: Best Defense in attempted mugging/assault?

Whoops I already answered this.
by tvenuto
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Some of the Brethren Missing???
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Some of the Brethren Missing???

New baby kept me busy, as well as crazy work deadlines. Trying to log on more, but there does come a point where you’re more or less satisfied with the collection and there doesn’t seem to be as much to discuss or add.
by tvenuto
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is anything truly indestructible/unbreakable?
Replies: 28
Views: 599

Re: Is anything truly indestructible/unbreakable?

All is semantics. All is debatable.
by tvenuto
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's Get Serious: G-10 Handles Are Just Hard To Beat For EDC uses
Replies: 75
Views: 1951

Re: Let's Get Serious: G-10 Handles Are Just Hard To Beat For EDC uses

I like G10 just fine, but Spydercos bi directional textured FRN is a phenomenal scale material for an edc. It’s my favorite material for my favorite EDC: the delica. That said, my current EDC is the smooth scaled nishijin R, so I’m really not too choosy with the scale material. Whatever works well w...
by tvenuto
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Magnitude
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Spyderco Magnitude

It’s a phenomenal knife, just not what I’d prefer to carry or I’d own one. The whole MSRP thing boggles my mind. I get that a high MSRP lets people offer things “at a discount” but it’s just so strange to me that it works this way with things like knives and guns. Perhaps there are other industries ...
by tvenuto
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Perrin PPT
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Perrin PPT

I have the original. Very cool knife and atypical for Spyderco in a few ways. Doesn’t look like it’d be ergonomic but I find it comfortable. As mentioned, it’s way heavy. If I were in charge, it’d be rerun with Ti instead of stainless, and I’d eliminate the back half scale. I also might make it 30-5...
by tvenuto
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: At what point does a collection become clutter...???
Replies: 28
Views: 659

Re: At what point does a collection become clutter...???

This will come off as glib, but you hit the nail on the head: when you decide it is clutter. Does having them stress you out? If so sell of the ones that don’t speak to you. I have a bunch, maybe 40? Some I haven’t used in years, some more recent purchases that I’ve never used, and I’ll probably sel...
by tvenuto
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Superman vs Batman
Replies: 44
Views: 792

Re: Superman vs Batman

by tvenuto
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?
Replies: 47
Views: 1236

Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Thinned out Delica in AEB-L. (I know this generally would be difficult due to the Japan origin, but we've seen S30V in a Delica so who knows). That is a good design idea. While I like the saber grind, do you at times prefer the original pointier Delica and Endura, like was on the older models? I li...
by tvenuto
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?
Replies: 47
Views: 1236

Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Thinned out Delica in AEB-L. (I know this generally would be difficult due to the Japan origin, but we've seen S30V in a Delica so who knows).
by tvenuto
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: You ever accidentally hide a knife from yourself only to happily find it later?
Replies: 19
Views: 413

Re: You ever accidentally hide a knife from yourself only to happily find it later?

It's such a good knife. Might be my favorite handle design ever. A-freaking-men to that. A true "folding fixed blade" (actually more comfortable than mavy of my FBs). [Moment of silence for the D'allara, which officially died when that name was attached to peel-ply slabs] Regarding the original que...
by tvenuto
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite steel!
Replies: 51
Views: 1662

Re: Favorite steel!

For me it's more about which steel is in the designs I like to carry, as opposed to which designs carry the steel I like. So, if pressed, I'd say VG-10, because it's on the R, and Delicas. Interested to try super gold in the Massdrop Delica (which might just get here soon, only a year late but whate...
by tvenuto
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: lego handles...?
Replies: 31
Views: 842

Re: lego handles...?

This is a great point, Doc. We have to remember that the people in these positions are just enforcing the rules they are paid to enforce, and hopefully they do it in a respectful manner. If we respond calmly, and don't get defensive, there are often reasonable ways to reconcile the situation. We als...
by tvenuto
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: lego handles...?
Replies: 31
Views: 842

Re: lego handles...?

Not too long ago I went with a few friends to the new Guinness brewery outside of baltimore. We took an Uber and I had my Ouroboros clipped to my pocket. They ID outside of the building and those people also act as security screeners and they said that I couldn't bring in the knife (the clip was vis...
by tvenuto
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How to buy a knife
Replies: 23
Views: 985

Re: How to buy a knife

The chaparral is a keeper for sure. I adore my “stealth” version and carry it in all “dressy” scenarios. It’s an interesting point you bring up, though. I bet 90% of the forum would say that they are caught in the paradox of having both objectively far too many knives, and yet not all the knives the...
by tvenuto
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for "sprint runs", NOT concerning steel (let´s dream...)
Replies: 74
Views: 1994

Re: Ideas for "sprint runs", NOT concerning steel (let´s dream...)

Another run of the “R” with a 3D machined handle to evoke the past skeletonized versions.
by tvenuto
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else have an edc that you didn’t expect?
Replies: 25
Views: 1282

Re: Anyone else have an edc that you didn’t expect?

I bought the “R” on a lark after missing out on the original smurf PM2s. After carrying for a while I realized it was really just an up sized Delica with a choil. It’s has a great combination of qualities that people often request (make a delica with a choil! Make a back lock PM2! Make a Caly with l...
by tvenuto
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Investments
Replies: 29
Views: 2322

Re: Investments

Thanks for the reply. I would never ask someone to prognosticate a short term move, I think we both agree that if you're tying to time a short term move you're speculating not investing. I'm definitely into investing in strong companies and sometimes that means investing in misjudged and/or overlook...
by tvenuto
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Horrible topic but important: Why so many suicides?
Replies: 37
Views: 1676

Re: Horrible topic but important: Why so many suicides?

Yup. https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/denied-assisted-life-by-hospital-ontario-man-is-offered-death-instead-lawsuit https://evolutionnews.org/2018/03/canadian-disabled-man-is-denied-care-but-offered-euthanasia/ https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/doctors-concerned-legalization-of-suicide-eliminat...
by tvenuto
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Horrible topic but important: Why so many suicides?
Replies: 37
Views: 1676

Re: Horrible topic but important: Why so many suicides?

I'm with Deacon on this one, although I know it's unpopular to say. If you have taken care of all of your responsibilities I see no moral obligation to keep living or positively contributing to society. Thought experiment: do you see anything morally wrong with a single man going off onto a large pr...

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