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by The Deacon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: designs - evolution - lifting
Replies: 67
Views: 3035

Re: designs - evolution - lifting

I'm sure it can be frustrating to see your ideas commandeered by others, Sal. On the other hand, I don't think the clip on that flashlight screams SPYDERCO!!!. For one thing, Spyderco does not make flashlights. For another, while you may have been the first to use an enlarged rounded end on the pock...
by The Deacon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Folders for food prep?
Replies: 68
Views: 2771

Re: Folders for food prep?

I have a nice collection of kitchen knives, but I've used folders for food prep at various times and for various reasons. Been retired for 10 years now, but I used a folder at work for food prep because I didn't feel comfortable leaving a fixed blade knife in my desk. Haven't eaten out in years, but...
by The Deacon
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any dog lovers?
Replies: 36
Views: 3170

Re: Any dog lovers?

Had a rescue Pekingese that was my constant companion for the last 8 years. He passed in September and a month later I was adopted by this 9 year old Mini Schnauzer named Romeo. :)

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by The Deacon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Older box is better
Replies: 43
Views: 2233

Re: Older box is better

Evil D wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:33 am
It's really more gray than black. With your extensive collection I'm sure you have loads of these.

Yep, I have loads and loads :o of those grey boxes. Just I can't recall ever hearing them called black.
by The Deacon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Older box is better
Replies: 43
Views: 2233

Re: Older box is better

Can't recall ever seeing a black box with a web on it. The oldest Spyderco boxes, the all blue, all black, all red, and all white ones, were terrible. They were no better than the boxes Goobers, Raisinettes, and a number of other candies came in. The tray type boxes were a vast improvement, but I do...
by The Deacon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many knives do you typically carry?
Replies: 70
Views: 3173

Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Depends on what I'm doing. Around the house I rarely "carry" even one knife, because there's always one or more handy. When I'm going out I'll usually have three with me. A Jester with my keys, a Kiwi in my watch pocket, and a larger folder in my back pocket. That larger folder is normally a Stretch...
by The Deacon
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: FedEx
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: FedEx

Given the choice, I'll opt for USPS shipping every time. UPS would always be my second choice, FEDEX a distant third, and DHL so distant a fourth as to be just barely ahead of having the shipper tie the package to some helium filled balloons and letting it fly off.
by The Deacon
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread
Replies: 92
Views: 4293

Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

If Sal thinks it will sell, the by all means Spyderco should make it. That said, I'd be more interested in a Stretch 2, either straight spine or regular, with an extra 1/4" of blade than an even larger version of the Stretch. Either would be legal to carry where I live but I'm fairly certain that a ...
by The Deacon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Service From the USPS
Replies: 6
Views: 391

New Service From the USPS

Over the years I've read many posts where folks complained about the inconvenience of packages that need to be signed for, so I thought I'd pass along something I saw this morning on the US Postal Service website. USPS has just announced a new service for those who use their "Informed Delivery" opti...
by The Deacon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Spyderco Rescue Designer? History?
Replies: 39
Views: 2584

Re: The Spyderco Rescue Designer? History?

I'm pretty certain that the Spyderco RESCUE models were all "In House" designs. And I'm about 98% certain that Sal Glesser is the creator of the RESCUE models throughout the years. My favorite is the Stainless handled RESCUE from the ATS-55 era. That Stainless RESCUE is built like an Abrams Tank :c...
by The Deacon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16194

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

In my opinion, if there's a difference in blade length between the straight spine and regular Stretch 2, it's very, very small. I'd put it at under 1mm, or somewhere around 1/64th of an inch, at most. Same goes for edge length. As for the "wasted" space in the handle. That was the price that had to ...
by The Deacon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16194

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Do you happen to know what size the washers of the Endura (or Endela) have, resp. if they are larger and thicker than on Delica and seemingly the Stretch? Sure I could have a look myself, for I own all of these models, but I don´t like to disassemble my Seki FRN knives if I don´t have to, but maybe...
by The Deacon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bob Lum info #'d C46PS...new guy ;)
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: Bob Lum info #'d C46PS...new guy ;)

As others have noted, iIt's not a CC#. Up until the early 2000's the entire first run of collaboration models, like the Lum, were numbered.
by The Deacon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Madrid Seismic Zone?
Replies: 51
Views: 1898

Re: New Madrid Seismic Zone?

And then there's the Yellowstone super volcano. :eek:
by The Deacon
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift
Replies: 60
Views: 1793

Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

Well, it depends on how much he wants to spend per knife. Spydiechefs would be around $220 each. You can get CF Chaparrals for around $130 each, the Rafir Noble version for $133 and, right now, both the plain stepped and blue stepped titanium versions can be found on closeout for around $200. All th...
by The Deacon
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Earth is round and orbits the sun. FACTS.
Replies: 362
Views: 32188

Re: Earth is round and orbits the sun. FACTS.

All of the ice on the planet could melt and the sea level won't rise one inch. The Earth is 2/3 water, the math just never added up on that one and it never will no matter how they try and cook it... One doesn't have to be a math genius to figure that one out... It would have to rain for like 100 y...
by The Deacon
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Earth is round and orbits the sun. FACTS.
Replies: 362
Views: 32188

Re: Earth is round and orbits the sun. FACTS.

NASA says: “Global warming is the rise in average global surface temperature caused primarily by the build-up of human-produced greenhouses gases, mostly carbon dioxide and methane, which trap heat in the lower levels of the atmosphere. No offense Chris, but it will be a cold day in hell before I c...
by The Deacon
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Re-surface" Almite
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: "Re-surface" Almite

Yeah I think you're right about that. I've had two of those Terzuola models over the years and both of mine where anodized aluminum handles. Other than the original 2002 era Massad Ayoob C-60 model I'm struggling to remember what other Spyders did have Almite handles? It does seem like that I remem...
by The Deacon
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Re-surface" Almite
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: "Re-surface" Almite

Don't think that's Almite, Larry. Mainly because the 1993 catalog describes the Terzuola's as having "anodized aluminum" handles, but also because Almite is normally shiny while every Terzuola I've ever seen was dull looking and felt almost chalky. Not sure if you can partially refinish an anodized ...
by The Deacon
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you done with 2019, Spydie wise? What do you wish for in 2020?
Replies: 101
Views: 4056

Re: Are you done with 2019, Spydie wise? What do you wish for in 2020?

It depends on a couple things. I have 2 straight spine Stretches on pre-order that may, or may not, arrive before the end of the year. And, if the lower price versions of the Murray Carter kitchen knives get released this month, and are stainless, I'll be purchasing one or more of them this year.

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