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by The Deacon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CryptoCurrencies?
Replies: 40
Views: 3784

Re: CryptoCurrencies?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you need internet access, or at least cell phone access, to use cryptocurrency? Actually, you don't. It's possible to do it all manually (with paper and pencil). You can set up a series of small accounts and then just hand over the private keys (on paper) to someo...
by The Deacon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CryptoCurrencies?
Replies: 40
Views: 3784

Re: CryptoCurrencies?

I fear that if the USA goes through something similar that cryptocurrencies and/or precious metals might at least give you something to buy food with if nothing else. Correct me if you believe my thinking is wrong? Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you need internet access, or at least cell phone ...
by The Deacon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK - HANDLE OPTIONS
Replies: 75
Views: 4004

Re: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK - HANDLE OPTIONS

Flizwit wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:21 pm
G10 Ivory

Smooth like the lil Nilakka
+1

In my opinion, a Damascus blade should be paired with a handle that is elegant, but simple so that it doesn't draw attention away from it. Contoured and polished G10 or Micarta would be ideal and ivory or white would be an excellent choice.
by The Deacon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK - BLADE SHAPE.
Replies: 23
Views: 1051

Re: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK - BLADE SHAPE.

Although I like drop point blades a lot, if you're going to do a Damascus blade, leaf would probably showcase the pattern more effectively. Heck, I wouldn't be averse to a PE sheepfoot blade either.
by The Deacon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need the gurus' help: C39 Dyad Jr., unmarked blade!?
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: Need the gurus' help: C39 Dyad Jr., unmarked blade!?

Can't locate the knife at this moment but, on the basis of the photo below that I took of mine some years ago, I'm guessing it's either normal for the model, or at least not a particularly rare accidental oversight.

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by The Deacon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kiwi 5?
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Kiwi 5?

What changes would you make in a Kiwi5? For me, the Kiwi 4 was somewhat depressing. It embodied the truth of Whittier's "of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, it might have been". If there was ever to be a Kiwi 5 they should, at the very least, omit the clip and replace the pee...
by The Deacon
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone else Aeropress coffee?
Replies: 49
Views: 4722

Re: Anyone else Aeropress coffee?

Not yet, but it looked interesting so I ordered one. Should be here Tuesday. Will see how it compares to my current method of placing a paper filter and coffee in the basket from a 4 cup coffeemaker, setting it on top of a 16 oz mug, and slowly pouring boiling water over it.
by The Deacon
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Virus Hook EDC tool: opinions?
Replies: 24
Views: 3678

Re: Virus Hook EDC tool: opinions?

My first thought on seeing the virus hook it is to wonder how many touch screens will be damaged by the inappropriate use of it and similar devices. Beyond that, no personal interest.
by The Deacon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Missing 411: Really Strange
Replies: 175
Views: 32429

Re: Missing 411: Really Strange

MichaelScott wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:03 am
That, fundamentally is how the scientific methods works. I suggest a recent, basic book on the history of science to illustrate the process.

Hard to respond, as I have no idea which part of my post you were referencing.
by The Deacon
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anybody still use CASH?
Replies: 38
Views: 2582

Re: Anybody still use CASH?

Short simple answer would be rarely. Longer answer would be that I carry a $20 bill in my wallet, just in case, but it's been there for a few years now. There are only a few cases where I actually pay for something with cash. I pay the gentleman who mows my lawn every couple weeks with cash, as that...
by The Deacon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 455
Views: 59661

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

That self-isolation has been framed as a “lockdown” smacks of knee-jerk anti-governmentalism. Given the need for coordination beyond one’s own worm’s-eye view, this resistance is plainly inappropriate for the times. Call me a worm but, to me, self-isolation implies a voluntary action on the part of...
by The Deacon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 455
Views: 59661

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

The WuFlu still hasn't had much impact on my life, but I finally broke down and bought a mask, just in case SC, or my county says I absolutely, positively, have to wear one in public.

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by The Deacon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Trying to find out how old this stainless harpy pe
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Trying to find out how old this stainless harpy pe

Clip markings are not totally reliable. An older knife may have a newer replacement clip and a newer knife could conceivably have had its clip replaced by an older one. Blade markings, although they will only give you a date range, are more reliable. If there is no steel marking beneath SPYDERCO on ...
by The Deacon
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 455
Views: 59661

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

It's about following the guidelines in the end and making sure the people actually do follow them. Follow the science.... ;) To date, "the science" regarding the Wuhan virus has been wrong more often that it's been right. It's easy, in retrospect, to cherry pick the few theories that have been righ...
by The Deacon
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 455
Views: 59661

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

It's about following the guidelines in the end and making sure the people actually do follow them. Follow the science.... ;) To date, "the science" regarding the Wuhan virus has been wrong more often that it's been right. It's easy, in retrospect, to cherry pick the few theories that have been righ...
by The Deacon
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else dislike the wire pocket clip?
Replies: 70
Views: 3703

Re: Anyone else dislike the wire pocket clip?

I have mixed feelings about the wire clip. As a general rule I remove clips from any knives I'm going to carry and, in that regard, find the "channels" left when a wire clip is removed even less attractive than the screw holes left when a conventional 3 screw clip is removed. With screw holes, at le...
by The Deacon
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question about ZDP189
Replies: 15
Views: 939

Re: Question about ZDP189

I'll admit, I've never been a fan of ZDP-189. For one thing I found it far less rust resistant than VG-10. For another, I found that although it held an edge considerably longer it took considerably longer to sharpen, so a wash in that regard. Personally, I can't justify paying more for that set of ...
by The Deacon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Forging" mini swords with my kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: "Forging" mini swords with my kids

RustyIron wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:45 pm
If there was an award for "Coolest thing on the web today," then you'd take home the prize. The swords are neat, and I love it when the youngin's use their hands, tools, and minds to do things.
:) :spyder: :D
+1 :)
by The Deacon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I like that Spyderco brings out so many new models, but...
Replies: 25
Views: 1453

Re: I like that Spyderco brings out so many new models, but...

To each his own. The way I see it, Spyderco has brought out hundreds of models over the years. Many have failed to catch on and disappeared from the lineup. A few have had only marginal success, attracting just enough of a following to remain in production for 5-10 years. Only a handful have been ma...
by The Deacon
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is This Overkill?
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Is This Overkill?

double tap.

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