What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby cycleguy » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:33 am

Wartstein wrote:
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Lightweight tools for mountain hiking.. :)
Though not "in my pocket", still both in my pack.

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Awesome pic. That Rex orange looks at home among the orange on the rock.

What elevation?

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:40 am

cycleguy wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:33 am
Wartstein wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:52 pm
Lightweight tools for mountain hiking.. :)
Awesome pic. That Rex orange looks at home among the orange on the rock.

What elevation?

CG

Thanks! :)

Actually not that high up, about 2400 m / 8000 feet above sea level (the valleyground you can see is about 550 m / 1800 feet above sea level)
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby The Meat man » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:24 am

vivi wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:49 pm
The Meat man wrote:
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vivi wrote:
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Work knife.
Interesting looking book!
It is! It's a reprint of a book written when Europeans first explored Virginia. I'm a little obsessed with the 1490-1600 era when Europeans re-discovered the New World. Columbus, Cabot, Cortez, Magellan.....such a fascinating era of history.
Sure is.
I've read a few books about that era and I also enjoyed listening to a Great Courses lecture series on the subject, The Conquest of the Americas. The Age of Discovery, as it's called, would have, I imagine, been a very tumultuous and exciting time to live in. Just reading some of the accounts of Magellan's voyage, for example...the hardships and risks those men took in pursuit of spices - which today we use every day without thinking - is hard to fathom.

On topic, I'm currently giving the CRK a break and carrying the Autonomy 2.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby cycleguy » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:30 am

Wartstein wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:40 am
cycleguy wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:33 am
Wartstein wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:52 pm
Lightweight tools for mountain hiking.. :)
Awesome pic. That Rex orange looks at home among the orange on the rock.

What elevation?

CG

Thanks! :)

Actually not that high up, about 2400 m / 8000 feet above sea level (the valleyground you can see is about 550 m / 1800 feet above sea level)
Was thinking higher. Our tree line is about 10,800 - 11,000 feet.

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:12 pm

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Awesome photo!
Thank you very much. :) His brother, the Techno 2 in the pocket today...

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:28 pm

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:56 pm

Todays hike: Pic taken just about 1000 m / 3300 feet above sea level.. and on the sunny side: You won't usually find snow there in September... but this year is different. :)

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby M Sea » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:29 pm

Took the Salt SE Wharnie out to the reef today. Such a great fishing/boating knife. Used for bottom fishing rigs, cutting off the tag line off knots, cutting up bait, even cut my sandwhich with it (before the bait :D.) Its just a stellar little knife.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Featherblade » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:30 pm

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby M Sea » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:32 pm

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Also just had the DLT Delica in the pocket walkng the dog just now.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby prndltech » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:58 pm

M Sea wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:29 pm
Took the Salt SE Wharnie out to the reef today. Such a great fishing/boating knife. Used for bottom fishing rigs, cutting off the tag line off knots, cutting up bait, even cut my sandwhich with it (before the bait :D.) Its just a stellar little knife.
Man this knife and the SE salt dragonfly are 2 of my current favorite work/utility/edc blades
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby M Sea » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:17 pm

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby vivi » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:32 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:59 am
vivi wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:49 pm
The Meat man wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:45 am
vivi wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:15 pm
It is! It's a reprint of a book written when Europeans first explored Virginia. I'm a little obsessed with the 1490-1600 era when Europeans re-discovered the New World. Columbus, Cabot, Cortez, Magellan.....such a fascinating era of history.
It is fascinating indeed and I´ve read many books about this era and topic too... both more scientific subject books and more novel like ones.

Concerning the latter there is a great book by the rather famous Austrian Novelist Stefan Zweig (early 20th century) about Magellan - actually a novel, but very close to the historical facts. Don´t know though if the English translation can capture the poetic language he uses.

And the whole Cortez and conquering the Actec empire thing is fascinating anyway... and sad too, if thinking about what a in many ways highly developed and fascinating culture was almost totally annihilated and so many aspects of it will never be known to us. I sometimes think about how things would have turned out if the British and not the Spaniards would have come into contact with the Aztecs first: Not that the Brits did treat Native cultures "nicely" either, but at the time they tended not to totally extinguish everything that was not (catholic) Christian, and so perhaps more temples, artefacts, scripts and general knowledge of the Actec culture would have survived.

To get back on topic a bit ;): Manix 2 on a book about the Aztecs and their conquering by the Spaniards seen though the eyes of a Native American. Not the best book in the world, but still a nice read and gives one another perspective.

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Thank you for sharing that book Wartstein, I immediately added it to my list of books to buy. It looks very interesting. Unfortunately giving ebay a quick look I don't see an English edition. Maybe a good excuse to brush up on my German or Spanish ;)

One of the things I dislike about reading about American cultures prior to the founding of the USA is you're nearly always viewing them through a European perspective. There were a lot of interesting things going on in these continents that gets glossed over, like how certain South American tribes share DNA with aboriginal Australians. The more I look into it the more I'm convinced humans were here well before anyone crossed the Bering land bridge.

On a somewhat related note, this is one of my favorite books about the era.

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This book does an incredible job of describing the scenes it mentions, making you feel like you're there. I like how it stresses that the Spaniards were very impressed with the cities and civilizations they encountered, noting that they were as grand as anything they had witnessed in 16th century Spain and England.

Maybe we need to take this discussion to the off topic section :)
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby vivi » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:38 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:40 am
cycleguy wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:33 am
Wartstein wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:52 pm
Lightweight tools for mountain hiking.. :)
Awesome pic. That Rex orange looks at home among the orange on the rock.

What elevation?

CG

Thanks! :)

Actually not that high up, about 2400 m / 8000 feet above sea level (the valleyground you can see is about 550 m / 1800 feet above sea level)
Not that high up, he says. This is the highest point in my part of the world :p

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Cambertree » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:41 pm

LOL :D

The highest point in the whole of Australia is Mt Kosciuszko at 2228m/7309’! :p :)

Used the K390 DF2 at work with the factory edge last week, until it lost that high end sharpness.

Put it on the stones over the weekend and I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes this week.

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby vivi » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:39 pm

nice looking edge!
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:07 pm

vivi wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:59 am
vivi wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:49 pm
The Meat man wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:45 am
Thank you for sharing that book Wartstein, I immediately added it to my list of books to buy. It looks very interesting. Unfortunately giving ebay a quick look I don't see an English edition. .....
Thanks, I will check that book out for sure! :)

I won´t go into detail concerning your post, cause you´re right: This otherwise is really getting too "off topic" for the General Spyderco discussion section" ;)

As for the book I posted: There actually has been an English edition (https://www.amazon.com/Tenochtitlan-Jos ... B000EPTAM0), but I don´t know if one can find it anymore... maybe used?!

Again, the book, while interesting (as is the life of the author) and worth reading, is still not the best I´ve read on this topic. It is more novel than "textbook", but mainly keeps to the historical facts and tries to describe what happened through the eyes of the Aztecs while capturing quite many aspects of what we know about their culture and what life might have looked like for them.
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