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by awa54
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Do People Hate Knives?
Replies: 76
Views: 9587

Re: Why Do People Hate Knives?

As a wise man here once said, "The only real weapon is your mind. Everything else is just a tool." The people who fear everything fear responsibility the most. They were raised to accept no blame, to take no responsibility for their actions, and they believe everyone else is just like them, to they...
by awa54
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your views on machetes?
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Your views on machetes?

I know this gets attention from time to time, but I'll drag it up again... What's your view of the machete format? Do you have one to clear brush all day? In a "bug-out bag"? For zombie defense? Because it was featured in a survival show? To cut pig carcasses in half? What do you expect from your ma...
by awa54
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New stones for Edge Pro (for Maxamet)
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: New stones for Edge Pro (for Maxamet)

Moldmasters are excellent and cheap, but I definitely prefer the Gritomatic/Venev bonded diamond stones for difficult to grind steels (and basic steels for that matter!). That said, Maxamet is surprisingly easy to work with.
by awa54
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Grid Down: EMP or Natural Event
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Re: Grid Down: EMP or Natural Event

If there was an EMP attack we would have even bigger worries than being without electricity... As far as natural overload of the electrical distribution system (huge solar flare) goes, AFAIK the distribution network has had disconnects to prevent or lessen system-wide damage built in for many years ...
by awa54
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Glock 17, Austrian gun: How good is it, asks an Austrian who has no clue about guns..
Replies: 72
Views: 1465

Re: Glock 17, Austrian gun: How good is it, asks an Austrian who has no clue about guns..

As Peter1960 noted, in this case CZ refers to the Czech firearms maker. I own a CZ85 Combat 9mm pistol with the .22lr adaptor and a CZ82 surplus police/military pistol. I also have two CZ rifles...
by awa54
Mon May 27, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 140
Views: 22752

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

Dang! my Endura must have been the one and only dud in the whole run... I have recurring breakouts in the edge, big (over 1mm long) sections that just crack away leaving flat spots on the edge. That and sharpening is wretched as well, with wire edge a-plenty (and no, the cracked off edge isn't just...
by awa54
Sun May 26, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: V-TOKU 2 Love
Replies: 140
Views: 22752

Re: V-TOKU 2 Love

Dang! my Endura must have been the one and only dud in the whole run... I have recurring breakouts in the edge, big (over 1mm long) sections that just crack away leaving flat spots on the edge. That and sharpening is wretched as well, with wire edge a-plenty (and no, the cracked off edge isn't just ...
by awa54
Sun May 26, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is your favorite fruit?
Replies: 44
Views: 599

Re: What is your favorite fruit?

403 forbidden

...or possibly figs?
by awa54
Sun May 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Banks: One Of The Biggest Rip-OFF Con Jobs Ever
Replies: 16
Views: 295

Re: Banks: One Of The Biggest Rip-OFF Con Jobs Ever

Not that I think $8 is a fair fee for cashing a check (or that charging to cash a check drawn on that bank is acceptable), but with interest earnings so low these days, banks have to find other ways to generate income so they can keep their doors open... Good luck with your quest to forgo bank patro...
by awa54
Thu May 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Glock 17, Austrian gun: How good is it, asks an Austrian who has no clue about guns..
Replies: 72
Views: 1465

Re: Glock 17, Austrian gun: How good is it, asks an Austrian who has no clue about guns..

When have you been there? I got to visit Salzburg twice, back when my ex worked for Salzburg Seminar (2004 and 2005?). Salzburg is a pretty awesome small city! I biked a lot on borrowed bicycles and was impressed by how safe and easy riding in traffic was, much more so than in my small home town in...
by awa54
Wed May 22, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Indian vs Swedish-made "Mora Knife": What do you think of these?
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Indian vs Swedish-made "Mora Knife": What do you think of these?

Helle has their own laminate stainless formula, that's quite good and Bohler Uddeholm produces much of their steel in Sweden. Frosts, Eriksson (and one other I think?) consolidated into "Mora", IIRC they all used Sandvik for their stainless offerings. The Karesuando knives are run a bit softer than ...
by awa54
Sun May 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 lightweight
Replies: 143
Views: 6436

Re: Para 3 lightweight

Anyone else notice that BD1N has a distinctive smell when you sharpen it?
by awa54
Mon May 13, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 lightweight
Replies: 143
Views: 6436

Re: Para 3 lightweight

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Nope. The para 3 lw is my only para 3 currently

That's not right!!
by awa54
Tue May 07, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday "tvenuto"
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Happy Birthday "tvenuto"

As usual, late on the B-day wishes... Hope it was a good day¡
by awa54
Mon May 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 lightweight
Replies: 143
Views: 6436

Re: Para 3 lightweight

I had to do some unforseen plumbing today and the knife clipped in my pocket happened to be the Para 3 LW. It was used to de-burr the inside of a copper pipe and to cut some PEX tubes off of their metal ends (the tension straps were removed with Vice-grips), this brought the edge and tip in contact ...
by awa54
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 56
Views: 1584

Re: Records.

I’ve just pulled the trigger on a Vm-95e/h audio technica is substantially easier to find locally so that’s a safe bet plus the interchangeable stylii is an easy way to try out some options. It's hard to argue with the quality you get for just a few bucks in the basic A/T carts, but the VM 540ML (l...
by awa54
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"
Replies: 91
Views: 2951

Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

My vote for an off the radar Spydie that outperforms its reputation and should get more love and pocket time (from me as well) is the Kiwi 4.
by awa54
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 56
Views: 1584

Re: Records.

congrats on scoring Station to Station! What phono pickup are you running on that Technics? If it's an old 70s/80s Ortofon (looks like one?) you may want to think about upgrades... not only are newer designs likely to have better frequency response and separation, but also the option of hyper-elipti...
by awa54
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your 2 knife EDC system?
Replies: 70
Views: 1954

Re: What's your 2 knife EDC system?

My two-knife EDC system is simple: select the Spyderco I feel like carrying today, clip it in my RFP and walk out the door... one knife does just fine ;)

It should be noted that ThePeacent is in a twelve step knife program :D

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