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by The Mastiff
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Do People Hate Knives?
Replies: 115
Views: 28045

Re: Why Do People Hate Knives?

my coworkers are afraid that because im bipolar and carry knives, im going to fly off the handle and hurt someone. Their statements hurt me, because they show ignorance of my condition and hobbies. Have you ever considered being less forthcoming about your hobbies and conditions? Why would they nee...
by The Mastiff
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do I take care of K390?
Replies: 24
Views: 2465

Re: How do I take care of K390?

If there is anything corrosive wash and dry it. Then seal the steel with paste wax or silicone and retreat as needed. Think about how rust works and then interrupt the cycle. It's actually very easy and takes very little time. No need to complicate things.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Collectibles
Replies: 53
Views: 10213

Re: Collectibles

Some of the older Mr. Natural, Furry Freak Brothers and Fritz The Cat and several other underground comics
I'd bet it is very hard finding those in mint condition. In my area they were passed around and read and reread until someone finally threw them away after a year or so.
by The Mastiff
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Missing 411: Really Strange
Replies: 175
Views: 32409

Re: Missing 411: Really Strange

Wow Joe ( David?) You spent 17 years and over 17,000 posts just to fool us?!? I'm appalled! :rolleyes: :p :D


heh.
by The Mastiff
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What's Cookin'?
Replies: 109
Views: 26224

Re: What's Cookin'?

A large pot of beef barley stew. That package of stew meat was all that was available at my store when I shopped so it's an excuse to make one of my favorites. I miss having a soup with every meal like when I was in Europe so I occasionally make a soup or stew. Feeding only myself I don't like to ma...
by The Mastiff
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 stain removal
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: ZDP-189 stain removal

IMO every knife owner / collector should have some Flitz or similar for the occasional use as needed. For me it's just part of my maintenance supplies.

Joe
by The Mastiff
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Don't Get The "Spydie-Flick."
Replies: 96
Views: 4848

Re: I Don't Get The "Spydie-Flick."

I'd like every person who thinks this way to get charged by an aggressive dog just once and see if they can deploy their knife in time to make a difference. I'm not sure I could even get my Autonomy out in time. I've been looking into some small fixed blades with rings on the end that I can draw in...
by The Mastiff
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Don't Get The "Spydie-Flick."
Replies: 96
Views: 4848

Re: I Don't Get The "Spydie-Flick."

I open it as fast as I need to with the regular thumb in the opening hole traditional method. It's fast and sure and gets out and open quicker than an auto and I just don't need it to be faster. The back locks get smoother as time goes by and the opening hole keeps my thumb right where it's supposed...
by The Mastiff
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Collectibles
Replies: 53
Views: 10213

Re: Collectibles

I also have a Somerset Light Infantry badge, in memory of my Great Uncle who also fought (as pbi, wounded twice but survived) in Normandy, and a Gloucestershire Regiment cap badge (actually recovered from the Somme battlefield) in memory of another Great Uncle who subsequently was killed in 1917, a...
by The Mastiff
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Collectibles
Replies: 53
Views: 10213

Re: Collectibles

Started collecting ammunition when I was about 10. Gave it up for a long time. I mostly read more than collect now. Military unit patches. Gave that up Watches. Gave that up as too expensive for the watches I like. I used to collect knives in different steels until Spyderco made it way too easy . :)...
by The Mastiff
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 97
Views: 8659

Re: Mule Team Survey

Boraxo was a good soap - my Dad kept it in his garage along with a giant tub of Goop. Is Boraxo like the "20 mule team borax " I have up near my washer and dryer and still use for cleaning? I recall my grandparents using things like Borax and baking soda and Lye and ammonia ( not together of course...
by The Mastiff
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 262
Views: 55658

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

That is very nice SG. I carried a Model 15 heavy barrel for about 20 years. They had phased them out for Model 65 stainless which for practical purposes was the same gun except in .357 and stainless. The Model 15 was what I was sent to armorers school for and I'll always be fond of them and because ...
by The Mastiff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 262
Views: 55658

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

In 1981 I bought a Security Six in stainless steel for my petite daughter. My recollection is that I chose it because it was the smallest revolver available for the 357 and she did not to want a semi-auto. The price was very reasonable at that time. I think she still has it. They are reliable and b...
by The Mastiff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kirinite
Replies: 27
Views: 2191

Re: Kirinite

I bought a custom with this material in a very nice 4V knife. It didn't take me long to figure out I needed to rough up the scales for traction. I'm used to FRN, G10, Micarta etc. and Kirinite just didn't cut it in comparison. It looks great though. Perhaps if it had a pattern in it I might have fel...
by The Mastiff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 455
Views: 59623

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Not to put a damper on all the additional boozing, but I had a random thought...do you guys think domestic violence will intensify with couples being cooped up and drinking more now than usual, stuck together 24/7?? I think this is going to be a true test for relationships and marriages... I hope t...
by The Mastiff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gun You Bought
Replies: 262
Views: 55658

Re: The Last Gun You Bought

That is nice Paul. I have read good things about those but don't have any experience. All I have added lately is an add on barrel in 357 Sig for my Glock 23. If I ever find the right one I will add a 357 Ruger Speed Six 3 or 4 inch ( or similar Security Six) , preferably stainless. Those old revolve...
by The Mastiff
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 455
Views: 59623

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

The sun is almost strong enough here to decontaminate packages on my front porch. I have never yet had one stolen and I've lived here since the middle 90's. The ultraviolet rays are one of the best decon tools around when the sun is out and strong enough. As those of us that have seen plenty of sunb...
by The Mastiff
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st spiderco
Replies: 38
Views: 2451

Re: 1st spiderco

Scott, those are both great choices. I like my Buck 110 also but to be honest the Spyderco designs are worlds different when it comes to ergonomics and the naturalness of the feeling when in use. If you get a chance try the Endura, the smaller delica and the Stretch. I switched to the Endura from th...
by The Mastiff
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 56
Views: 3039

Re: Serration Disappointment

I don't like chisel ground PE blades but the SE edges have always worked great for me when I use them. For whatever reason I don't think of Spyderco SE as chisel ground. I'm surprised you weren't aware what you were getting. They are the same basic designs as the one I bought way back in 1992. No su...
by The Mastiff
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45
Replies: 126
Views: 8763

Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

I'm getting old I guess. Still haven't gotten mine yet. I've been too late everywhere so far. I'm sure not wanting to pay the E bay prices though. Some of those folks are just plain greedy. I haven't given up though. I'll find one eventually.

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