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by yablanowitz
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: RE: FFG H1 Pacific Salt just grind it
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: RE: FFG H1 Pacific Salt just grind it

The Endura I had Tom do for me is still 0.015" behind the edge bevel. I had him stop there because I use the knife for general utility and didn't trust ZDP-189 any thinner. H-1 is very tough and strong so it should be able to go down to 0.010" easily. I've seen pictures here of full flat regrinds of...
by yablanowitz
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale.
Replies: 64
Views: 3673

Re: Seconds Sale.

I'm only 435 miles away. The first time I felt buyer's remorse was when I spent almost $1200 at the sale. That vanished when I added up the MSRPs of my purchases and came up with over $3600.
by yablanowitz
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: RE: FFG H1 Pacific Salt just grind it
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Re: RE: FFG H1 Pacific Salt just grind it

It has been done. Tom Krein used to do them for reasonable prices. You need to alternate sides and cool frequently.
by yablanowitz
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale.
Replies: 64
Views: 3673

Re: Seconds Sale.

The advantage of seniority. I had this scheduled before my boss started. In fact, I have next year's sale weekend reserved already.
by yablanowitz
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife opened in my pocket.
Replies: 78
Views: 4785

Re: Knife opened in my pocket.

I'm a little worried about carrying my Military in my right front pocket. Being tip down carry and the spine not against the seam of my pants like it normally is, I just hope I don't stick my hand in my pocket and when pulling my hand out, that the blade doesn't happen to be open a bit and gets me ...
by yablanowitz
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale.
Replies: 64
Views: 3673

Re: Seconds Sale.

Last year I had a G-10 Puukko second in my basket marked $110.00 with sheath. I thought it was a great deal until I walked by the clearance table and found a stack of them NIB for $100 each, with box and warranty. Guess which I bought. It is probably worth noting here that factory seconds are "As is...
by yablanowitz
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale.
Replies: 64
Views: 3673

Re: Seconds Sale.

Yes, it is. Limit of 25 pieces on seconds, no limit on first quality items, even on clearance. I'll be there
by yablanowitz
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Turkey
Replies: 36
Views: 654

Re: Turkey

I like turkey, my girlfriend loves it, but it is one of her worst gout triggers, so we probably won't be having it this year.
by yablanowitz
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military 2. What exactly is going on?
Replies: 246
Views: 11872

Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Yeah, it would amplify the very things I dislike most about the comp lock. I've been pinched and stung by that tab too many times already to be thrilled with the prospect of a bigger, more acceccible tab. I haven't had the pinch problem with my Shaman yet either, but I definitely did on my Para 3 L...
by yablanowitz
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military 2. What exactly is going on?
Replies: 246
Views: 11872

Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Yeah, it would amplify the very things I dislike most about the comp lock. I've been pinched and stung by that tab too many times already to be thrilled with the prospect of a bigger, more acceccible tab.
by yablanowitz
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military 2. What exactly is going on?
Replies: 246
Views: 11872

Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

sal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 pm
I have a Compression lock prototype.

sal
Pass. I've tried for years to like the compression lock but the "left-handed" Para2 is the only one I've found tolerable.
by yablanowitz
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your "return ethics"?
Replies: 112
Views: 3516

Re: Your "return ethics"?

My "return ethics" are simple: if it has a defect in material or workmanship that should be addressed under warranty, it goes back to the manufacturer. If it is not as advertised (fake/counterfeit, not the specified model or some such) it goes back to the seller to make right. Otherwise, it is mine ...
by yablanowitz
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C66 Vesuvius
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: C66 Vesuvius

Peter1960 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:04 pm
What color has the paint? ... :p

This is the knife in question:
White. In fact, I think the bucket actually says "Extra Boring White".
by yablanowitz
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C66 Vesuvius
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: C66 Vesuvius

The Deacon wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Don't know the answer, but given Sal's penchant for giving credit where credit is due, I'd be very surprised if Frank Centofante helped design the compression lock.
So would I. Like I said, the things I think about when I'm rolling paint.
by yablanowitz
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else hoping for a BBS exclusive Military in k390?
Replies: 93
Views: 3893

Re: Anyone else hoping for a BBS exclusive Military in k390?

BBS exclusive, no. K390 Military, yes.
by yablanowitz
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C66 Vesuvius
Replies: 9
Views: 696

C66 Vesuvius

The things I think about while I'm rolling paint :rolleyes: .

The Vesuvius was a Frank Centofante collaboration and the first compression lock folder. Did Frank have a hand in designing the lock, or did Sal just field test his lock design in Frank's knife design?
by yablanowitz
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The hawkbill learning experience
Replies: 65
Views: 3100

Re: The hawkbill learning experience

I have experience sharpening SE knives with the sharpmaker. The hawkbill shape may prove to be slightly more challenging, but I imagine I’ll pick it up quick. A word of advice: don't try to follow the curve. Those serrations are ground on a shaped wheel, and their centerlines are parallel. Set the ...
by yablanowitz
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help identifying?
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Help identifying?

Thanks a bunch. Perhaps I could ask the same with this collection? ProVenator, Vesuvius, Ladybug Dragonfly, Native, Tenacious Ladybug, Manbug, Ladybug3 Hawkbill Salt, Ladybug3 More information can be found on all of these at www.spydiewiki.com Edit: that's a ProGrip, not a ProVenator. My bad.
by yablanowitz
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help identifying?
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Help identifying?

Top row left to right: First generation Delica, third generation Delica, fourth generation SS Endura, Sprint run Tenacious. Second row: SS Dragonfly, third gen Endura, Tenacious and Native. Third row: FRN Dragonfly, Tenacious, Bug, Gen 4 FRN Endura. Fourth row: SS Dragonfly, Gen 2 Delica, Gen 2 Endu...
by yablanowitz
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2019 seconds sale
Replies: 49
Views: 4387

Re: 2019 seconds sale

Spyderco. Sal had them made up last year for Blade Show. I didn't make Blade, but I bought one anyway for the Seconds Sale

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