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by RLDubbya
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More info and question on Knife Quality vs Price for you all
Replies: 23
Views: 3108

Re: More info and question on Knife Quality vs Price for you all

Most of them are garbage really, all the makers cut corners. Always better to build your own, you can get better quality parts and exactly the ones that you want. I don't know that I agree with this; I've built my share of PCs, but somewhere around 2000-2002 I think it changed. I remember I had a c...
by RLDubbya
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: The Thieving Chub
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

The Thieving Chub

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He'll steal your time.
by RLDubbya
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Real world edge retention
Replies: 27
Views: 4099

Re: Real world edge retention

Well, a couple thoughts: If you keep feeding them, they'll keep coming back. What about carrying a cutting board? I'm not kidding - KC has some very thin Japanese boards; you could cut one of these down to a manageable size, sand it off, and keep it in a ziploc bag that also has wet wipes stored in ...
by RLDubbya
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lost my best friend today...
Replies: 39
Views: 4989

Re: Lost my best friend today...

Run free, Bailey.
by RLDubbya
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I love my wife: A Darn Dao Tale® of love
Replies: 4
Views: 663

I love my wife: A Darn Dao Tale® of love

Some of you may have read my posts and gathered that I am a Busse / Scrapyard Psykco 1111 in the war against rabid animals in the woods. At lunch today, my wife, sitting at the computer, asks to see the Psykco and a tape measure; I've learned not to say no. In a short time, she asks me "did you know...
by RLDubbya
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Went to a great knife shop this week
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Went to a great knife shop this week

1) every folder besides benchmade where frame locks. Mostly flippers. I don't own any frame locks or flippers. Am I missing something, should I jump on board with framelocks? 3) it seems that most higher price knives use s35vn, which really surprised me. But I guess most people paying $500+ for a k...
by RLDubbya
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 4100
Views: 467934

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

Around the house and yard, my other "pocket" will typically have a Psykco 1111 fixed blade these days, to deal with raccoons, underbrush, etc. If I'm not around the house, or if I'm just kicking back, chances are you'll find a Todd Begg Sun Tzu Kwaiken, or a WE, or an older Reate / District 9.
by RLDubbya
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Survival Sharpening Article: Natural & Man Made Abrasives?
Replies: 19
Views: 2315

Re: Survival Sharpening Article: Natural & Man Made Abrasives?

Thinking about this a bit, I wonder if a good solution isn't to take 2 Wicked Edge stones: one coarse diamond, one glass / cowhide. Then pre-cut a bunch of DLF in various grades, without the adhesive. Place, let's say, 10 strips of the DLF cut to size between the two stones, have the coarse side of ...
by RLDubbya
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Restoration Project - Help Please!
Replies: 18
Views: 1813

Re: Restoration Project - Help Please!

I've built a couple knives like that from old files. I would start at the pommel / butt, and I would use an air compressor with a cut-off tool, and cut the butt clean off. The leather handle looks to be stacked leather washers; a typical construction technique is to stack the leather washers with gl...
by RLDubbya
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I wish Spyderco would make...
Replies: 240
Views: 31314

Re: I wish Spyderco would make...

Something with a large, thick blade out of steel purposed specifically for this item. The other day, I had the need to quickly send a rabid raccoon on its way. When the brain is rotted from the rabies, the 'coons no longer feel fear, or pain, or much of anything. They readily attack people, large do...
by RLDubbya
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife insurance
Replies: 44
Views: 4501

Re: Knife insurance

I hear guys saying that there was knife insurance and I look it up and there is knife insurance I got it today for whole year it's like 40 dollars that's seem Very cheap and even if someone stole your knife they cover it in the contract there wasn't specified what means stolen so it can be even whe...
by RLDubbya
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your most comfy boot...
Replies: 53
Views: 5121

Re: Your most comfy boot...

I've been using Asolo boots for the past, oh, 20 years. I tried a few other brands before that (my first pair of boots were Redwing Irish Setters, I bought them at age 14); I've used Redwings with metatarsal protection and steel toes on the shop floor; I've used Merrell and others outside, but the A...
by RLDubbya
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blackout shaman 200 bucks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2488

Re: Blackout shaman 200 bucks?

I'll probably spring for the blackout model soon after release. The price increase is not terrible, IMO. I'll admit, when the price increases first started rolling out, I had to take a deep breath, but...if this means I purchase one less knife over the course of say 6 or 12 months, and divide that s...
by RLDubbya
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco have you lent to a friend, who broke it through mishandling?
Replies: 30
Views: 3050

Re: What Spyderco have you lent to a friend, who broke it through mishandling?

so you told him it was a very expensive gift from your wife and he still treated it and you like trash? new friend time. hindsight is 20/20 but I never lend people knives I either cut what they need for them or flat out say no. sorry that happened to you. Thanks. Yeah, lesson learned. take the mone...
by RLDubbya
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco have you lent to a friend, who broke it through mishandling?
Replies: 30
Views: 3050

What Spyderco have you lent to a friend, who broke it through mishandling?

I joined the "mishandling" club. I was neglectful; this was totally my fault - but now I'm a proud(?) member of the "I can't believe I lent my good Spydie to that idiot" club. Background: I've known this guy for, oh, 15 years. He's always been neat, clean, organized, and perhaps even picky about all...
by RLDubbya
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wicked Edge Opinion
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Wicked Edge Opinion

Yes, it is fairly complete, especially when you realize that it includes a lot of adapters so that it is possible, with some patience, to reprofile / repair any blade and then put a mirror edge on it. The only real limit is the amount of runtime permitted before you should give the WorkSharp a rest,...
by RLDubbya
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wicked Edge Opinion
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Wicked Edge Opinion

Greetings. I am working with Clay Allison, founder of Wicked Edge, putting together a "pay it forward starter kit." Clay was kind enough, upon hearing of my impending death, to give me at no charge the lastest Wicked Edge sharpening system, access to his himself and his staff to assist me in learnin...
by RLDubbya
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN
Replies: 22
Views: 2539

Re: Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN

I can realistically envision a scenario in which one knife pools and takes 20 hours to dry and another never pools, appears dry immediately, and actually dries within 1-2 hours. I believe the potential exists for an even greater difference. If the blades aren't touched after application and they ar...
by RLDubbya
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN
Replies: 22
Views: 2539

Re: Somewhat odd behavior of steel: 204p and S35VN

I would put a same sized drop on either blade at the same time and compare. My guess is — no offense — you won’t see a difference. Blade A = Chub in question Blade B = Southard in question Blade C = Cheap WE blade Blade D = Gayle Bradley Folder 1, full liner Blade E = Manix XL, DLC Black Blade F = ...

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