What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:49 pm

knifemovieguy wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:26 pm
Russian language day (Pushkin’s birthday)

There actually is a "Russian language day"? Is it like a holiday (so no work)?

/ Pushkin outside Russia is actually less well known than let´s say Tolstoi or Dostojewski... can you recommend a good read to get an impression of his work (in German or English though... ;) )
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Cheddarnut » Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:54 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:28 am
Salt 2 again, seen here on a fragment of an US bomb from the (end of) the second world war.

I am lot on my way in the mountains close to the city of Salzburg (my hometown) - close, but they have still many really remote places where very rarely or even almost never humans set their feet. And there one can stumble over remains of WW2 bombs quite frequently, many a lot larger than the one in the pic (I even know two wrecks of US bombers that crashed in WW2 in the mountains around).
One buddy of mine who also likes to explore remote areas in our mountains once even found a live/still explosive bomb that had to be defused then.

Some brief history, for those who are interested in such things:

Salzburg is a city in Austria, and Austria was part of the Nazi Third Reich (in fact Austria was the first country occupied by the Nazis - ("occupied" is technically true, but still more than debatable - but it would go too far to discuss this here))
So at the end of WW2 from October 1944 to May 1945 American bomber formations flew overall 15 attacks against the city, but it was not as severe as in some German cities ("just" around 550 casualties overall) - more destruction and deaths could be avoided, since one Austrian colonel (Lepperdinger) surrendered the city to the US troops on May 4th against the will and orders of his (Nazi) superiors. One example when insubordination was a more than good deed imho...

The pilots did not aim to hurt civilians or civilian buildings, their targets were of strategical nature, like the train station and some production facilities. (Sad, but true: Due to the craziness of the Nazis these attacks where really necessary in order to end the war and their evil regime).
The planes had to stay pretty high though, like 7000 to 8000 meters (23000 to 26000 feet) due to the still existing air defense which made proper aiming difficult considering the equipment back then, there were malfunctions and sometimes they had to unload bombs on their way back in remote areas in order to keep the planes light enough.

Long story short ;): This is why there are still not too few remains of WW2 bombs in the mountains around my hometown.

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Thanks for sharing, love to hear some context!

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:58 pm

Cheddarnut wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:54 pm
Wartstein wrote:
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Thanks for sharing, love to hear some context!

Thanks! :)

I do like some context too in this particular thread (it is not a real discussion thread anyway, so I figure people not interested in reading back ground stories or a lot of text just can skip such posts) and so sometimes I give one, mostly of historical nature.

Would love to see more people doing so, but of course I understand in the end this is a knife forum and most don´t come here for sharing (or reading) any other content.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Airlsee » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:03 pm

Wartstein wrote:
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Thanks! :)

I enjoyed reading that as well, thanks for sharing.
So it goes.

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby knifemovieguy » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:36 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:49 pm
knifemovieguy wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:26 pm
Russian language day (Pushkin’s birthday)

There actually is a "Russian language day"? Is it like a holiday (so no work)?

/ Pushkin outside Russia is actually less well known than let´s say Tolstoi or Dostojewski... can you recommend a good read to get an impression of his work (in German or English though... ;) )
Nope, just regular day. That’s strange he is considered as a father of modern Russian literature. The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish - his version of an old fairy tale. The Station Master is a good short novel.

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:42 pm

knifemovieguy wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:36 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:49 pm
knifemovieguy wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:26 pm
Russian language day (Pushkin’s birthday)

There actually is a "Russian language day"? Is it like a holiday (so no work)?

/ Pushkin outside Russia is actually less well known than let´s say Tolstoi or Dostojewski... can you recommend a good read to get an impression of his work (in German or English though... ;) )
Nope, just regular day. That’s strange he is considered as a father of modern Russian literature. The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish - his version of an old fairy tale. The Station Master is a good short novel.
Thanks! :) I´ll read one of these soon (or both) (guess they should probably even have Pushkin in our public city library)

Yes, at least where I live Tolstoi and especially Dostojewski are the better known Russain authors - and more people have actually read literature written by them
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby The Meat man » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:52 pm

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Airlsee » Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:02 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:52 pm
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Your picture just caused me to purchase a Byrd Hawkbill, thanks!

I've never tried anything from the Byrd line or a hawkbill, and the 8cr is not a problem in a SE blade...the $30 just jumped right out of my account, LOL!
So it goes.

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Wartstein » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:12 pm

Airlsee wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:03 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:58 pm
Thanks! :)

I enjoyed reading that as well, thanks for sharing.

Thanks! :)
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby The Meat man » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:31 pm

Airlsee wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:02 pm
The Meat man wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:52 pm
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Your picture just caused me to purchase a Byrd Hawkbill, thanks!

I've never tried anything from the Byrd line or a hawkbill, and the 8cr is not a problem in a SE blade...the $30 just jumped right out of my account, LOL!
Ha, that's great! :cool:

Byrd knives are great, especially the serrated models...for some reason the byrd serrations are ground more rounded and shallow, which means less snagging and better cutting. I preferred it even to the Tasman Salt:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=85803

This Hawkbill has been used and carried a lot and it's just a super solid little knife. Despite what many people think, a hawkbill blade makes a terrific EDC. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you think of it!
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby GiftedMisfit » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:35 pm

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby vivi » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:52 pm

You wouldn't guess it but the apex is taken up to 8,000 grit. hair whittling sharp.

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Its a very high performance edge.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby Cheddarnut » Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:38 pm

vivi wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:52 pm
You wouldn't guess it but the apex is taken up to 8,000 grit. hair whittling sharp.

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Its a very high performance edge.
Looks deadly, was that done freehand?

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:34 pm

That's a killer edge and bevel right there!
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Postby mikey177 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:32 pm

Already Manix Monday in our part of the globe.
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Postby Makunochimaster » Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:40 am

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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby vivi » Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:58 am

Cheddarnut wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:38 pm
vivi wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:52 pm
You wouldn't guess it but the apex is taken up to 8,000 grit. hair whittling sharp.

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Its a very high performance edge.
Looks deadly, was that done freehand?
Yep. One of these days I'll work on the bevel some more. It gets a little more obtuse towards the tip if you look close.
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Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Postby M Sea » Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:20 am

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June 6th carry.
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