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by awa54
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?
Replies: 73
Views: 1856

Re: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?

Stimulated by some recent posts and discussions I´d like to adress a question to all of you who like to carry folders with blades of 4 inches or longer: What are the actual advantages of such a long blade in various EDC-scenarios compared to a not short, but around 3.5 to 3.8 blade ? Let me specify...
by awa54
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 612

Re: Cat

For my taste a 50/50 choil without serration is a strong strike against the design. Same with thumb ramps: having a thumb ramp or forward finger choil encourages their use to enhance grip, but having the contact areas on the blade be smooth defeats their utility in large part. Even in a gentleman's ...
by awa54
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 56
Views: 1650

Re: Records.

The colored vinyl DMM reissues of the Beatles red, blue, and White albums are all sonically excellent LPs. In a way I'm bummed that they didn't do the whole catalog (at least if they did the individual albums weren't available in the US), though the CD remasters that came out a few years later are a...
by awa54
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 612

Re: Cat

I have the N5 LW and four Chaparral variants, but the standard Para 3 finds its way in to my pocket more often than the others. I definitely want a linerless Native G10, but the right combination of scale color and steel hasn't popped up yet.
by awa54
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!
Replies: 59
Views: 2568

Re: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!

Thanks for the heads-up on available Enduras! I guess I'll be able to comment on R2/SG2s qualities soon :)
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!
Replies: 59
Views: 2568

Re: Massdrop SG2 Delica...arrived!!

so.... how *does* SG2 from Spyderco stack up?

I know it's highly esteemed in the Kitchen knife world, but as HAP40 has proven, not all HTs are equal and a steel that has it's hardness lowered for the sake of durability can be quite different from it's harder iterations.
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coyote Urban update?
Replies: 69
Views: 3102

Re: Coyote Urban update?

Bump

I'm really hoping this one has a spot in the next Reveal... or at least releases this year.
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, any hope for a Cruwear Native 5 in dark gray G10?
Replies: 38
Views: 3381

Re: Sal, any hope for a Cruwear Native 5 in dark gray G10?

Yeah, the fact that this hasn't happened yet is a bit baffling. I don't own a linerless G10 N5 and I can't think of a better introduction to it than a CruWear Sprint!
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cat
Replies: 25
Views: 612

Re: Cat

More of a D'fly fan here, my Cat had crummy action and soggy lock-up until I fit some brass washers in place of the polymer ones. It's still not a fave even after that (very effective) modification. I'm waiting for the Para 3 LW to give me the perfect combination of compactness and utility :D
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP
Replies: 56
Views: 1612

Re: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP

Sufficient power, lighter, easier to get repeat shots on target and it’s not going through something and into your neighbors house. As I recall just a few years back the FBI after extensive research switched from the 40 to the 9 mm. And before .40 was in the running there was the 9mm Speer Gold Dot...
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP
Replies: 56
Views: 1612

Re: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP

Crux wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:03 pm
I love my SA XDs 3.3 and all my SA's love these.

G2 R.I.P.

Image

And here I thought you were going to recommend a Para 3...

not sure what to do now, I'm so confused.
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 56
Views: 1650

Re: Records.

by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 56
Views: 1650

Re: Records.

for anyone who hasn't been introduced to the wonders of Bowie, the 3 disc box/comp (plus DVD for 4 discs) is a great overview. it's a 20 bit remaster from the original tapes and much of the material that had been crippled by the early CD releases is back in all its glory... of course the current iss...
by awa54
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 14804

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

Wow! Endela, D'fly wharcliffe and Native Chief are all must haves (though I'll likely hold out for a different steel in the NC)... Thought I had all the Spydercos I "needed" already, but it seems I was wrong!
by awa54
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How much would you pay for a SAGE 4????
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: How much would you pay for a SAGE 4????

I would draw the line at about $250, but that's not at all realistic... If I had one it would be a user, so I don't consider investment value, just how much I like the design/materials and if I think I'd actually use the knife.
by awa54
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone going to see the "new" Gilliam movie?
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Anyone going to see the "new" Gilliam movie?

The man who killed Don Quixote is finally out in the US as a limited release, one night only this coming Wednesday April 4th. The project has been languishing for decades, so hopes are high among fans of Terry Gilliam's work, but reviews (*someone* has been getting advance access) are mixed. I'll be...
by awa54
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What are these imbeciles thinking?
Replies: 32
Views: 780

Re: What are these imbeciles thinking?

"Petting zoos" are usually terrible for the animals and for the human patrons' view of nature. There are exceptions, but that sure wasn't one of them!
by awa54
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP
Replies: 56
Views: 1612

Re: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP

There was research done in the middle of last century in Europe that suggested .380 was the optimal cartridge for police use, because it gave up most of its kinetic energy in a human target, giving more chance of knock-down and less chance of overpenetration without as much lethality. I think that w...
by awa54
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Multi quoting
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Multi quoting

I’m seriously going to go insane with all the super long - tons of scrolling - huge posts lately. It’s real easy to delete all but the last person’s post so it’s shorter. Still easy to follow the thread. I’ve been just ignoring so much because of this. Am I the only one this annoys? If so, I’ll jus...
by awa54
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Records.
Replies: 56
Views: 1650

Re: Records.

Yeah, I ditched a bunch of the LPs I had collected in my youth and high school years when CD hit hard in the late 80s... I regret that to this day, since some of those albums were never released on CD :( BTW, I don't hate vinyl, far from it, I have a Rega Planar 2 with upgraded wiring and a modded O...

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