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by The General
Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco flashlight/torch idea;...
Replies: 35
Views: 4196

Appreciate the feedback and yes you are all probably right. However, just a thought, I bet the reception to the (at the time proposed) Byrd line was not good on this forum board either. Now look at it. I still think a small selection of Byrd branded torches would be a nice addition to the line. Stil...
by The General
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco flashlight/torch idea;...
Replies: 35
Views: 4196

Spyderco flashlight/torch idea;...

I was thinking the other day, the price of Cree based LED torches on EBAY has crashed the last 3 months or so. You can get silly good deals from China but its a lottery as to whether you get something that actually works, has O rings in place or is made correctly. On the other hand you get companies...
by The General
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you find 8Cr13 scratches easily?
Replies: 13
Views: 4162

Not really noticed any specific issues regarding scratches.

It likes to rust a little bit but then its a great super budget steel and holds a pretty good edge. So in that regard, I have no complaints.
by The General
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco UK visit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1929

We all certainly appreciate the time, money and effort put in Ed! I suppose its going to be too expensive then to do, what with the current economic climate. :( Perhaps a table at next years UK knife show and sell Spyderco knives with signed boxes from Sal? That ought to go some way towards recoupin...
by The General
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco UK visit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1929

Sverre my friend, it was good to meet you!

Now Ken has spotted this thread... :D I sense the possibilities of a plan! ;) :D

Fingers crossed we can work something out over the next year or so! :D
by The General
Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What materials do you think a "tough" folder can't cut?
Replies: 132
Views: 5238

A few years ago I owned 3 folding knives from a well known hard use company. They were massively built knives, a virtual tank in the hand. I won't name names as the knives were so over built as to be clownish. I traded them for other knives of similar value. They were NOT cheap knives. I bought into...
by The General
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What materials do you think a "tough" folder can't cut?
Replies: 132
Views: 5238

As far as I know the only difference in any folder and a fixed blade is the joint. How well the joint and/or lock holds up is what makes a folder tough or not. Other than that any folder can cut anything that a knife is supposed to cut but if you can twist (a little bit) a folder while cutting wood...
by The General
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What materials do you think a "tough" folder can't cut?
Replies: 132
Views: 5238

The Mentaculous wrote:amazing...I'd like to buy your stone.
Unless your name is Homer... its not for sale. ;)
by The General
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco UK visit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1929

The last meet up I attended was at the Royal Armouries in Leeds in 2007 IIRC. Not really been able to visit the forums for a while for several reasons so I do not know if there were meets after this.
by The General
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is "hard use" the new "tactical"?
Replies: 151
Views: 23283

I guess we will all have to agree to disagree. In a hundred years it won't matter if you had a knife with a super Kryptonite Unobtanium steel blade and ultra Photon Proton lock that locks on the molecular level. Some people don't have a endless amount of time to read every post in a thread due to h...
by The General
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What materials do you think a "tough" folder can't cut?
Replies: 132
Views: 5238

There is a stone in my back garden that keeps tigers away.

How is that possible?

I don't see any tigers in Wales, do you? :rolleyes:
by The General
Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco UK visit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1929

Spyderco UK visit?

Are Spyderco planning a visit to the UK in the next 12 months or so?

Would be nice to meet the gang again ;) and introduce some new blood to the brand. :D

Any plans Sal? :spyder:
by The General
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anti-knife hysteria
Replies: 34
Views: 4783

Without seeing the video recorded by the officers car, I would be very reluctant to comment.

I sounds like a terrible case of a trigger happy cop, but how can anyone pass judgement without the full facts?
by The General
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What materials do you think a "tough" folder can't cut?
Replies: 132
Views: 5238

Serious question now. Why do you need to keep starting threads about every single possible aspect of tough folding freaking knives? Its artificially making it look like the three or four people with a hard use agenda have a lot of support. Can't you keep this discussion to one or two threads? Its an...
by The General
Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Military 440V steel with pearl Spyder inlay question
Replies: 3
Views: 1813

Thanks for the info NoFair. Sal, its a tough call, I think I will hold on to it as I have someone interested in an old Matriarch folder of mine. Hate to see that go as well but I would hate to see the pearl Military go more. Times are as you say, really tough world wide. Hopefully things will improv...
by The General
Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What materials do you think a "tough" folder can't cut?
Replies: 132
Views: 5238

Two rubber ducks... quack quack quack!
by The General
Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What materials do you think a "tough" folder can't cut?
Replies: 132
Views: 5238

A rubber duck.
by The General
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: R W Loveless has passed away...
Replies: 16
Views: 3780

Rest in peace Bob, you will be missed.
by The General
Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM-M4 Rust prevention
Replies: 22
Views: 6398

Patina may be too strong a word for the way ZDP-189, and to a slightly lesser extent VG-10, will discolor if exposed to some things and, sometimes, to nothing at all. Mr. Blonde described the effect on the VG-10 blade of his Balance when he received it as "tarnish". That might be a better term sinc...
by The General
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is "hard use" the new "tactical"?
Replies: 151
Views: 23283

I own a few custom knives. I have one in front of me that has a value of about $1500. Or 7 Spyderco knives of good quality. Customs are great, hand made, fit and finish is excellent. However... Would you abuse a knife like that? I would feel bad abusing a Byrd knife. Because to me, they are all tool...

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