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by telemeister
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Killer westerns
Replies: 51
Views: 7784

Guys, I am surprised no one has mentioned Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch....probably one of the best westerns ever made. I remember one of the independent cinemas over the other side of the city was playing a rerelease about 7 years ago. I trekked all the way to see it based on my old man's recommen...
by telemeister
Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Convince me to buy a Military
Replies: 30
Views: 3379

My Military (SE) has been an absolutely fantastic knife. I do a lot of emergency service work dealing with storms, floods and other natural disasters. I used a number of different knives before I settled on the Military a bit over 2 years. I frequently abuse it by cutting vines/wisteria, 16-20mm nat...
by telemeister
Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Catcherman in H-1 -- any interest?
Replies: 61
Views: 12970

Yeah, H1 would be good. There is actually a shop that has an old Catcherman in their display and I've been tempted to buy it, it is a really versatile looking knife. Unfortunately he wants more than $190 (Aust), which is just way too much.
by telemeister
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spydercos Are In Your EDC Rotation?
Replies: 39
Views: 6351

My regular EDCs are as follows S30V Military SE - I use this for the tough jobs when I know I am going to need a knife that can get knocked around and perform brilliantly. VG10 Stretch FRN SE - A brilliant knife, wish I had discovered it sooner. Manix 2 CE - I really like the look of this knife and ...
by telemeister
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: It's a start...
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

addylo wrote: I'm thinking a Manix2 should be next.
Definitely, the Manix 2 is a great knife and would definitely not be out of place in your collection.
by telemeister
Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Aussie Spyder nuts, re. HI Warrior ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

I think you could definitely argue the point. But, is it really worth it? As Daniel said, give them a call and be nice, you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Just reading the regulations is pretty disturbing though, its amazing what is in there though, some seemingly pretty innocuous st...
by telemeister
Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Aussie Spyder nuts, re. HI Warrior ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

I have had some knives opened and some not. I have eventually got everything I have ordered though. I remember when I had a Laguiolle knife shipped they actually called me and asked for an explanation (can't remember, but it may have been the shipping company wanting an explanation for customs). As ...
by telemeister
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Liner Lock Observations
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Liner Lock Observations

Another thread prompted me to have a bit of a closer look at the liner lock on my knives. I only have three liner locks in my collection (Millie, Sage & Cricket) so I had a play around with them and what a truly remarkable little piece of engineering the liner lock is. If you look closely, the end o...
by telemeister
Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Annoucement: Amsterdam Spyderco mini meet 2010
Replies: 65
Views: 20127

Lucky! Wish it wasn't so far away from Sydney. I say 'Spyderco Sydney 2011' :)
by telemeister
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you buy in 2009?
Replies: 145
Views: 20352

This year I bought myself the following: Millie S30V (replace a lost one) Stretch II (FRN - a FANTASTIC knife, don't know why it took me so long to get one, seriously it is a great EDC) Baby Goddard (Burgundy) Police G10 Manix 2 CE (one of the few CEs I own, a brilliant knife, extremely strong!) Sup...
by telemeister
Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Keep or Sell
Replies: 17
Views: 3016

Keep them and get more - like the CF Kopa while it is cheap!
by telemeister
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: your Top 5 fav. knives with a twist
Replies: 43
Views: 11296

Only really have 4 (ok, 2 of them are multi-tools)

1. Spyderco Police (lol, at the moment!)
2. Laguiole de l'artisan (boxwood handle)
3. Swiss Army Huntsman/Explorer
4. Leatherman Charge
by telemeister
Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Show us your Tactical Pens
Replies: 36
Views: 15228

However, while were quite nicely made and felt good in my hand, the one thing which has kept me from getting one for myself was the cap. While it screws on very securely to close the pen, you must choose between letting it rest loosely on the pen, or just laying it down when you're writing. Assumin...
by telemeister
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How much Spydies did you lose over the years?
Replies: 34
Views: 4024

I lost an Endura III a couple of years ago on one of my adventures. I also lost a Military during an emergency in floodwaters at the beginning of the year. Interestingly, I had taken a couple of Salt knives with me but decided on my trusty Millie instead - the bigger blade and handle was probably th...
by telemeister
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Kopa - CF or squash bone?
Replies: 28
Views: 5842

I'm going to get the squash bone because I like the colour and texture. I also have the jigged bone and I think it would make a nice match. Looking at the two, the CF version is a little bit bland for my tastes - I think the natural materials give the knife a bit more character.
by telemeister
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the weak dollar force more Golden models?
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

feeny wrote:Its certainly forcing a certain aussie to increase sales *grins*
+1 absolutely!
by telemeister
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kiwi discovery !
Replies: 19
Views: 2807

Excellent news...I'm yet to get my first Kiwi, it is one of the eight or so Spydies on my Christmas wish list though.
by telemeister
Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dealers in San Francisco and Las Vegas
Replies: 3
Views: 2831

Dealers in San Francisco and Las Vegas

Hi Guys,

I have a friend who is heading to the good old US of A next month and he wants to get a couple of Spydies for himself (and me!). Can anyone give me the name/address of a good store in San Francisco and Las Vegas?

Cheers
by telemeister
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ...In the Kitchen...
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

I use my Spyderco Yang kitchen knife all the time, it is my most used knife. I actually sharpened it this evening right before carving up a nice big leg of lamb. Did an absolutely fantastic job - I can't tell you how impressed I am with it, particularly given it was only about $50. I hope that Spyde...
by telemeister
Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Show Us Your Laguiole
Replies: 12
Views: 4937

Very nice. I'm starting to think I wouldn't mind getting another one.

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