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by The Deacon
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16093

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

If some dealers have them, or have had them, then all other dealers who ordered them will be getting them soon.
by The Deacon
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?
Replies: 146
Views: 4204

Re: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?

Personally, I prefer knives with a blade around 3.5" and a handle 4.75" or less for general use. I don't use a clip and carry my knife in my back pocket, so that's the largest knife that will ride comfortably at the bottom of that pocket. Only time I carry smaller is when I'm going somewhere with a ...
by The Deacon
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, how about a Chaparral with 2.5mm blade thickness?
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Sal, how about a Chaparral with 2.5mm blade thickness?

Albatross wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:56 am
What about a Boye dent?

As with most things in life, YMMV, but I've found that the two edges of a flat lockbar hurt my thumb joint far less than the four sharp corners on a Boye dent.
by The Deacon
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Going against the grain
Replies: 92
Views: 3343

Re: Going against the grain

Sounds like this goes under the "different strokes for different folk", "nothing works for everyone", "one man's meat is another man's poison" heading. As for me, I probably go against the grain more than most. I don't care for handed locks, even when they're left handed. Prefer something that has t...
by The Deacon
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, how about a Chaparral with 2.5mm blade thickness?
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Sal, how about a Chaparral with 2.5mm blade thickness?

Chaparral is pretty much a perfect EDC folder for gentlemen's carry or for people with small to medium sized hands. The only thing that possibly needs to improve is the thin lock-bar, which may become a hot-spot when being pressed. Depends on whether you're using it as a tool or a toy. I'm 74 and h...
by The Deacon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Still wishing for a Chaparral XL / Endela "thin edition" / or something along that lines
Replies: 37
Views: 1057

Re: Still wishing for a Chaparral XL / Endela "thin edition" / or something along that lines

Thin blade stock is great, but I think a thin grind has more impact on cutting performance. There was a thread on that and Sal seemed at least open to the idea. I'm fairly certain that, for any given blade stock thickness, a thin edge grind will out perform an obtuse grind, all other things being e...
by The Deacon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: RE: FFG H1 Pacific Salt just grind it
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: RE: FFG H1 Pacific Salt just grind it

Thanks and that knife does look good!! My question is really more about if a HOLLOW grind can be turned tnto a true ffg realisticallly without getting TOO thin (and I am all for thin blades... ;) https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=85342) Thanks. Like I said, turning a hollow grind into ...
by The Deacon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: RE: FFG H1 Pacific Salt just grind it
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: RE: FFG H1 Pacific Salt just grind it

Can a sabre / HOLLOW (!) grind technically be regrinded into a really true ffg (as in full FLAT)? And if so, wouldn´t it be a very/too thin grind? Saber defiintely can. I suspect hollow depends on both the height and depth of the hollow grind. I can tell you the Kiwi pictured below that was regroun...
by The Deacon
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16093

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Paul, do you happen to have a PM2? I could imagine that it would be interesting for PM2 owners to see some more comparison pics, since the Straight Spine Stretch is almost similar in most dimensions, and in that the best choice for any PM2 - fan who perhaps wants to try out a similar Seki / backloc...
by The Deacon
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean Scales: Love, or Hate?
Replies: 72
Views: 2619

Re: Caribbean Scales: Love, or Hate?

Don't love 'em, but don't hate (or even dislike) 'em either. For me, when it comes to G-10, anything's better than peel-ply. Not a fan of the Caribbean, but if Spyderco offered a Stretch 2 (or, better yet, a Stretch 1), a Sage 4,a Chaparral, a Caly 3.5. or even a Native 5 with that same black/yellow...
by The Deacon
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16093

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

I'll keep my eyes peeled. Not quite ready to fork over the $15 s&h to BBS. It might make there prices more palatable if you consider that most places are asking $94 - $95 for the FRN/VG-10 Stretch 2 and at least some of those places charge you $5 - $7 for shipping on anything under $100, so $102 to...
by The Deacon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Murray Carter Kitchen Knife Collaboration.
Replies: 37
Views: 2116

Re: Spyderco/Murray Carter Kitchen Knife Collaboration.

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:15 pm
They are making them in BD1N as well. ;) Sorry about you wallet. :)

Guessing that will be one or both of the less expensive versions with plainer looking handles. So yes, the wallet will take a hit, just not as big a hit. :)
by The Deacon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Murray Carter Kitchen Knife Collaboration.
Replies: 37
Views: 2116

Re: Spyderco/Murray Carter Kitchen Knife Collaboration.

They are beautiful looking knives. Guess I should be glad they're carbon steel because, if they were stainless, my bank account would be down by about $1300.
by The Deacon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16093

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Congratulations Deacon! The knife looks great, too. Despite being a rusted on fan of the Stretch 1, I've become more and more interested in this version of the Stretch. Is the belly basically the same as the standard 'drop point' Stretches? Yes, the profile of the blade's edge from tang to tip appe...
by The Deacon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steels did you carry today?
Replies: 405
Views: 10070

Re: Which steels did you carry today?

So far today I've carried AUS-6 (Jester) and VG-10 (Kiwi & Stretch). Yesterday I carried those same knives and used VG-10 (Stretch), MBS-26 (K05 and modified K04), and some mystery stainless steel in a steak knife I got 50+ years ago for cigarette coupons that's my go-to knife for cutting food in fr...
by The Deacon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16093

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Still kicking myself for not getting the Stretch 1 when it was around. Will definitely get this version. Straight spine + ergos for the win. Would love to see a run in K390! :eek: BBS still has it.... in VG10 and HAP40 Still kicking myself for not getting the Stretch 1 when it was around. It's stil...
by The Deacon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Turkey
Replies: 36
Views: 639

Re: Turkey

I like both turkey and chicken but wasn't going to bother with cooking a turkey this year. Then Publix put their store brand frozen turkeys on sale for 49 cents a pound today, so I broke down and bought a smallish (around 13 lb.) one. :o
by The Deacon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16093

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Now the question is: how will you be able to use it without rubbing off Sal's note to you?? ;) :D Like porcupines make love, very carefully. ;) :D Seriously, been carrying it this morning, did use it once to cut open a plastic bag when I got home from grocery shopping. Will probably carry it, but u...
by The Deacon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 328
Views: 16093

Straight Spine Stretch

Found this on my front porch this morning... http://paulberetta.com/images/stretch/Straight%20Spine%20FRN/Straight%20Spine%20Stretch_02.JPG http://paulberetta.com/images/stretch/Straight%20Spine%20FRN/Straight%20Spine%20Stretch_04.JPG http://paulberetta.com/images/stretch/Straight%20Spine%20FRN/Stra...

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