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Postby PayneTrain » Thu May 15, 2014 8:25 am

Scorpion wrote:Thank you! This actually made me feel the best out of all the posts. I have dropped everything of value too. :mad: My iphone, macbook, Paramilitary 2, and now my Techno. I thought I was the only one!
Hah no problem! Every scratch, dent, and broken screen is a lesson learned the hard way which is apparently how I prefer to learn things. It's also how I learn what brands to buy. Samsung and Dell don't last long in my possession, but I have yet to be let down by a Spyderco despite my best efforts.

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Postby JNewell » Thu May 15, 2014 10:45 am

Scorpion wrote:Thank you! This actually made me feel the best out of all the posts. I have dropped everything of value too. :mad: My iphone, macbook, Paramilitary 2, and now my Techno. I thought I was the only one!
Not by a long shot. Off the top of my head, within the past year: iPhone (on the sidewalk), notebook computer, 2013 Forum Rift (Benchmade), Ti/G10 Military, Sebenza 21, Gayle Bradley, and more milk cartons, eggs and yogurt containers than I could count.

Not sure how old you are. It gets worse as the years go by...

My most colorful "drop": cellphone left on roof of car about 10 years ago; stayed on the roof for some reason until I got to the interstate, where it finally "fell" off the roof.

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Postby xceptnl » Thu May 15, 2014 11:05 am

JNewell wrote:... Ti/G10 Military....
I cringe thinking about this! :eek:
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Postby sok » Thu May 15, 2014 11:51 am

Scorpion wrote: I thought I was the only one!
Heh heh, nope. That is why a lot of us were surprised at your reaction to the knife dropping incident. For some of us, your story is standard fare. :cool:

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Postby JNewell » Thu May 15, 2014 1:11 pm

xceptnl wrote:I cringe thinking about this! :eek:
I was (1) annoyed at myself and (2) disappointed, but the fact is it's probably my all-around favorite Spyderco, and certainly one of the two or three knives that are my favorite folder category. So...shrug...these things happen. :) :spyder:

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Postby SolidState » Thu May 15, 2014 1:21 pm

Most of us learned to sharpen because we damaged our edges and didn't want to throw out perfectly good tools.
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Postby WorkingEdge » Thu May 15, 2014 2:31 pm

I've dropped and scratched my Techno. It now sports a polished blade (as I didn't like the look of a big scratch on the stonewash).
If your Techno belonged to me, it would now be sporting some polished Ti scales to match.

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Postby Jazz » Thu May 15, 2014 5:33 pm

SolidState wrote:Most of us learned to sharpen because we damaged our edges and didn't want to throw out perfectly good tools.
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Postby Halfneck » Thu May 15, 2014 6:29 pm

I love knives, have ever since I got my first one 37-38? years ago. Don't think there was a policy where I could send a knife in to be refurbished - not that I could of afforded it anyway. So I was expected to learn how to sharpen & maintain my pocket knife. Even with all that, I still think I baby my knives. Regardless, they are tools meant to be used. Use will add wear & tear to them over time. Think of it as adding character. Look up some pics of old slipjoints. You'll see blades that have been sharpened so much they almost look like awls. While I'd agree that's an excessive amount, imagine the stories that knife could tell.

You've gotten past the initial character marks. Sharpen that Techo up and use it like a rented mule.
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Postby Scorpion » Fri May 16, 2014 8:32 am

Ok guys, I think I may send it to Golden. Any idea on how a stonewashed finish will look with parts buffed? Should I ask for the whole thing to be polished? Will the titanium look lighter?

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Postby Donut » Fri May 16, 2014 8:49 am

JNewell wrote: Not sure how old you are. It gets worse as the years go by...
I took a martial arts class for a month. We used these bamboo sticks, called bastons. To stress the importance of keeping hold of your weapon, you had to do push ups each time you dropped it. They say as you get more experienced, the work you have to do after dropping something increases.
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Postby Scorpion » Sat May 17, 2014 12:46 pm

Hey guys, I'm sure your all gonna hate me for this but I sold the Techno and lost $20 between buying and selling, which I think is acceptable. $20 is much less than the cost of a decent sharpening/reprofiling system and even less than sending it to Golden to get refurbished. Lastly, I wasn't finding it any more useful than my Manbug, and a lot harder to carry, as well as a lot more to worry about. I will likely buy another Techno in the future, since it is such a tank little knife, but not as a hard user, probably more of an around the home knife.

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Postby Halfneck » Sat May 17, 2014 1:24 pm

Buying a sharpening system, and learning how to use it, would of saved you money down the road.
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Postby Scorpion » Sat May 17, 2014 6:11 pm

I guess, but only if I became a real collector. I plan on using what I get and atm I don't see much need beyond what I can handle with my Manbug.

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Postby Surfingringo » Sat May 17, 2014 6:19 pm

You probably did the right thing for you. I don't think you were going to be happy with that one so if you only lost $20 that's as good as you could hope for. On a completely unrelated note, I would still highly recommend getting a sharpmaker and spending a bit of time learning to sharpen. Whether you are a collector or just have a couple of users, you are going to need to sharpen. It will really enrich the experience of owning and using knives.

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Postby senorsquare » Sat May 17, 2014 6:34 pm

Sounds like you made a good move for your situation.

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Postby PayneTrain » Sat May 17, 2014 9:14 pm

Scorpion wrote:I guess, but only if I became a real collector. I plan on using what I get and atm I don't see much need beyond what I can handle with my Manbug.
All the more reason to have a means to sharpen them! You don't need any fancy system, just get a pocket stone like the Double Stuff or try and find a 701 file. Heck I barely ever use the white grit, I'd be fine with just my brown 701.

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Postby Fred Sanford » Sat May 17, 2014 10:37 pm

Scorpion wrote:Hey guys, I'm sure your all gonna hate me for this but I sold the Techno and lost $20 between buying and selling, which I think is acceptable. $20 is much less than the cost of a decent sharpening/reprofiling system and even less than sending it to Golden to get refurbished. Lastly, I wasn't finding it any more useful than my Manbug, and a lot harder to carry, as well as a lot more to worry about. I will likely buy another Techno in the future, since it is such a tank little knife, but not as a hard user, probably more of an around the home knife.
Wow.

It's not just an "around the home knife". You are simply too anal about your knives. There was ZERO wrong with your Techno. I suggest your next knife is completely plastic.
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Postby Cameron » Sun May 18, 2014 7:28 am

Threads like these remind me there are some really weird people out there...
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Postby LC Kid » Sun May 18, 2014 10:33 am

^^^ :D Somebody said once:

'The world in absolutely insane, only with some small patches of sanity here and there'.
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