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by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam Meet 2014 Report of Upcoming Spyderco Prototypes
Replies: 425
Views: 78929

The prototype John sent me is pretty much identical to the Spyderco version (not in H1 of course) but it didn't even have scales. From my experience, it doesn't need jimping. The finger choil, thumb ramp, and overall blade shape really lock the knife into the hand. John is an accomplished martial ar...
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam Meet 2014 Report of Upcoming Spyderco Prototypes
Replies: 425
Views: 78929

Anti Rape Knife...is what someone else called it elsewhere..sad really... That may have been another working title for the acronym. I'll have to check with Sam and John. It is horrible and sad that US Troops would need to wear a neck knife in the shower to avoid getting raped, but it's true. There ...
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam Meet 2014 Report of Upcoming Spyderco Prototypes
Replies: 425
Views: 78929

I'd rock an ARK round my neck. Does the name stand for anything?
Yes, Active Resistance Knife
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam Meet 2014 Report of Upcoming Spyderco Prototypes
Replies: 425
Views: 78929

Just some clarity on the ARK: It was designed by both John Shirley and Sam Owens, who are friends of mine and both are also moderators on THR. Sam is the blade smith, and John was the driving force behind the knife design. John is the US Army Reserve officer who was trying to protect his troops. Joh...
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is really going on in Ukraine
Replies: 45
Views: 4997

Your English is very good. I can't write or speak a word of Russian, Ukranian, or any other Slavic language. It's quite a bit to digest, but thank you for the informative, citizen on the ground report. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong in this time of crisis brother.
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, a question re: the Superblue FRN sprints
Replies: 92
Views: 14308

If the Calypso Jr FRN molds are still around I think that would be a great experimental steel sprint run platform. FRN handles would keep the cost down, and the Calypso JR would be a nice size compromise between the Dragonfly and the Endura, while being different enough from the Delica to give it a ...
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flashlights
Replies: 92
Views: 11360

Only recently I heard about the 18650's. Would you recommend them? I heard that not all CR123's lights are compatible? How would I know? The 18650 is a single rechargeable lithium battery measuring 18mm diameter x 65.0mm length. The CR123A battery is a actually a combination of two naming conventio...
by ugaarguy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cant remember knife company!
Replies: 12
Views: 1221

AZ Custom Knives probably has the most comprehensive maker list you'll find - https://www.arizonacustomknives.com/makerListing.aspx.
by ugaarguy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Karambit blanks
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

You're welcome. If you still haven't found anything by late May send me a PM or post in the Blade Show thread here. I'll look and ask around for you there, but it's a huge show and I'll mostly be working the Knife Rights booth. So, if you post in the Blade Show thread I'm sure some other folks here ...
by ugaarguy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clarity on the C81CFPE2 – Para Military 2 Carbon Fiber CPM 154/CPM S90V
Replies: 227
Views: 23741

Congrats to the folks who got these at great prices from the couteous sellers that had them.
by ugaarguy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: R Nishijin compared to Para2
Replies: 15
Views: 1669

Ohh, it's an awesome knife, I just passed it on to someone who had more appreciation for it.
by ugaarguy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: R Nishijin compared to Para2
Replies: 15
Views: 1669

A friend gifted me an R, which is what convinced me that the Para 2 was the perfect size for me. I had the same issue as that friend though in that the clear lacquer, or whatever the clear finish is over the woven glass fiber, is just too slick for me. So, this particular R with Nishijin glass fiber...
by ugaarguy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Karambit blanks
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

This is the closest thing I can find - http://usaknifemaker.com/kit-knives-bla ... -glk2.html. You might check some of the knife making specific forums for places that will make a short run of what you want.
by ugaarguy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: ANTIQUE IVORY BAN: Nuts!
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Bans on legal hunting only increase poaching and destroy herds: "Hunting, especially big game hunting, is also a major force in encouraging conservation and promoting economic self-sufficiency in native cultures. In Africa, in l979 the wild elephant herd was 1.3 million. By 1989, it was sliced in ha...
by ugaarguy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clarity on the C81CFPE2 – Para Military 2 Carbon Fiber CPM 154/CPM S90V
Replies: 227
Views: 23741

Also, asking Spyderco to stop experimenting and innovating is asking them to go completely against their DNA. First, I didn't say they should quit innovating. I said they should slow down until they get caught up with production. The PM2 is just one of several knives that they can't keep up with de...
by ugaarguy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clarity on the C81CFPE2 – Para Military 2 Carbon Fiber CPM 154/CPM S90V
Replies: 227
Views: 23741

Sal, Kristi, here's another outside idea. If you can only make 300 of a knife, which would only be 6 per state if they were evenly distributed across the fifty United States, don't even announce it. Just offer it straight to the collectors club and avoid amping up the general public. Alternately, do...
by ugaarguy
Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If your Meerkat was alive...
Replies: 5
Views: 495

That's cute.
by ugaarguy
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica 4 FFG
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

I wasn't sure about the compression lock either until a friend loaned me a Salsa as a control point for a little big knives review I did. I now have a Para2 and a Superleaf. The compression lock is sweet, and the Para2 at 3.9 ounces is very sweet.
by ugaarguy
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tanto Point?
Replies: 16
Views: 3802

Here's a link to some interesting discussion and commentary around Michael Janich's 2010 testing of various tanto tip shapes - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=525854 . The link in the OP - http://www.ksky.ne.jp/~sumie99/kissaki.html - is also still active. For those who want the Cliff's ...
by ugaarguy
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Clipitools
Replies: 26
Views: 3899

The pics have me drooling. Am I the only one wishes that the main blade had a lock?

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