SpyderScout wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:24 pm
JD Spydo wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:08 pm
But with the newer steels we got now it's just kind of pointless to use that stuff from the 60s, 70s, & 80s. The advances in blade steel have made most stuff from those time periods practically useless
Nah, we are just spoiled with todays blade steels.
I gladly use my knives from the decades mentioned.
Shoot, I use my WWII Cattaraugus 250Q in the woods on a regular basis. It works just fine and is certainly not useless.
But that was OT. Back to the excellent wharncliffe design, which I from now on will endevour to spell more consistently with an 'e' because Janich
Yeah you're probably right
And yes I am spoiled
But actually I wouldn't have it any other way. Just like the new Surefire flashlight I got today. When I got my footlocker opened that I store all my flashlights and other tools in I looked at one of my old Maglites
and I do feel that way about those old dinosaurs compared to the flamethrowers that Surefire and other high tech flashlight companies have blessed us with in the past 12 years or so.
It's funny you mentioned a "Cattaraugus" knife because I found two of them in a tote I had in my storage unit I found today. I also found a "Laguiole" and an old CUTCO as well. I could name a few more I found but you get the drift. And these were probably some great knives in their day I'm sure.
I cut my knife loving teeth on Ka-Bar, Buck, Case and Victorinox ( the old Swiss ARMY knives) and Old Timer by Schrade. But as long as I got stuff made by Spyderco, Benchmade, Boker and a few other modern knives I could mention that I've accumulated over the years it's just really hard for me to get excited with buggy whips so to speak when I've got state of the art new stuff that is far superior. But to me it's like "night & day" comparing some of this new stuff to the old.