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by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who´d like to see a return of the Vagabond in an upgraded steel?
Replies: 23
Views: 861

Re: Who´d like to see a return of the Vagabond in an upgraded steel?

It would have to be an entirely new design, as the tooling is gone. That is a pretty big gamble for a concept that already failed once. I remember handling a Vagabond long ago, and trust me, it wasn't the blade steel that made me hand it back to the guy behind the counter.
by yablanowitz
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C95 Manix Sprint
Replies: 58
Views: 3429

Re: C95 Manix Sprint

My one and only Manix 2 non-lightweight is a Sprint run S90V/CF. I took a belt sander to it and ground all the teeth on the liners down to the level of the scales. I appreciate a knife I can use while wearing gloves. A knife that I need work gloves to protect my hand from the knife handle is simply ...
by yablanowitz
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?
Replies: 79
Views: 6023

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

To be honest, it hit at a time when the cost of living had overtaken my wage scale and my Spydie buying was pretty much limited to Mules and the Seconds Sale. So mine is a second although I couldn't guess why.
by yablanowitz
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: designs - evolution - lifting
Replies: 67
Views: 3094

Re: designs - evolution - lifting

It sure makes you wonder why you bother to innovate, doesn't it? I don't like companies taking the hard work of others and reaping the rewards for themselves, but that seems to be the nature of humans. My girlfriend runs an annual craft show here (we just held the fifty-first last weekend) and she h...
by yablanowitz
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C95 Manix Sprint
Replies: 58
Views: 3429

Re: C95 Manix Sprint

I still have my C95, but I couldn't force myself to buy an XL, even at Seconds Sale prices. Threw one in my basket a couple of sales back, got over to the side, opened it and held it for about 2 seconds and sent it back to the tables.
by yablanowitz
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many knives do you typically carry?
Replies: 70
Views: 3218

Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

Has anyone else noticed their posts vanishing?

I generally carry about a dozen, plus a few multi-tools that also have blades.
by yablanowitz
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Biggest P.O.S. knife you paid premium for/has big name..
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Biggest P.O.S. knife you paid premium for/has big name..

Please read the "shiny footprints" thread stickied at the top of General Discussion. If you have a need to vent, I suggest either G,B&U or whine and cheese over on Blade forums.
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Four pockets, Four blades
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: Four pockets, Four blades

My girlfriend may roll her eyes at me, but she also knows who ask for a knife when she needs to cut something.
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C95 Manix Sprint
Replies: 58
Views: 3429

Re: C95 Manix Sprint

You're welcome!
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Four pockets, Four blades
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: Four pockets, Four blades

Bloke wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:01 pm
yablanowitz wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:14 am
That's actually light for me.
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What's she doing in my bedroom? My girlfriend is gonna be pissed.
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Four pockets, Four blades
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: Four pockets, Four blades

Not much to see, really. LH PM2 clipped to RFP, Maxamet PM2 clipped to LFP, P4 clipped to each back pocket and a Wharncliffe Endura reground into a Wharncliffe clipped to the right cargo pocket. Everything else is loose in the bottoms of pockets. The 8OT stockman and F Hartkopf half-whittler double ...
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Four pockets, Four blades
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: Four pockets, Four blades

Not counting multi-tools I have sixteen blades on me at the moment. That's actually light for me.
by yablanowitz
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C95 Manix Sprint
Replies: 58
Views: 3429

Re: C95 Manix Sprint

I'd be interested. Even though the original C95 was a brick in the pocket, I carried and used it for a while before the Military took over. The thick stock didn't bother me since the grind was reasonably thin and the blade was wide enough to prevent the wedgyness one typically sees. If memory serves...
by yablanowitz
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?
Replies: 46
Views: 2027

Re: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?

Like I said, CRK and Benchmade have been selling blades for years (decades?) and it hasn't ruined those companies yet has it? This is Sal's house and in keeping with his shiny footprint policy, I won't discuss the business practices of other companies. If you cannot (or will not) accept Sal's state...
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?
Replies: 46
Views: 2027

Re: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?

Yep. People do it all the time, but the risk is much greater if they are selling the blade by itself. Where are you going to get the handle for that blade? You buy a complete Spyderco knife and do a blade swap, which means fitting the new blade and lock yourself. Fine for those who know what they ar...
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?
Replies: 46
Views: 2027

Re: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?

Spyderco sells the blade. Spyderco sells the handle. Joe Blow fits the blade and lock himself. Lock fails and Joe Blow gets hurt. Joe Blow sues Spyderco. Don't think that could happen? Talk to Bill Ruger. Manufacturers can be held liable when their customers do stupid things with their products.
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?
Replies: 46
Views: 2027

Re: Sal and Co. DIY edgeless blanks?

I didn’t post an expectation of price so I don’t know how you would know what I think is reasonable. My guess is they would cost as much as a fully finished knife if they are done in relatively small batches. Joe My guess is they would cost more than fully finished knives once they factor in the co...
by yablanowitz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Oh Where Oh Where Has Our Little SEF Gone...
Replies: 38
Views: 2227

Re: Oh Where Oh Where Has Our Little SEF Gone...

If he really thinks scissors are controversy-free, he has a lot to learn.
by yablanowitz
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Microtech advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Microtech advice needed

Personally, I find the double edge blades next to useless for edc tasks, but I have a habit of placing my thumb on the spine of the blade when cutting, especially hard materials. With that blade, I'd be bleeding all the time. Others will disagree I'm sure. I do like my single edge Ultratech, but I h...
by yablanowitz
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Regrinding the Nirvana?
Replies: 22
Views: 800

Re: Regrinding the Nirvana?

Carry a $500 knife? Like to use it? It’s your knife, but the best case is it doesn’t get stained, scratched, lost, etc. Or — God forbid — taken by the TSA. I get that some people really enjoy the craftsmanship in knives at this price point. I get it. But unless the price just isn’t something you th...

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