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    Well Cliff, folders are what I carry, but if I...

    Well Cliff, folders are what I carry, but if I was that concerned with lock failure I could carry a fixed all day long. I just see no reason for one 99% of the time. It's not that I can't carry a...
  2. Thread: Spy-DK review

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    My replacement came yesterday. Much better pivot...

    My replacement came yesterday. Much better pivot with just a slight bit of movement. Now I get to start using it.
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    I have been using knives for twenty some years...

    I have been using knives for twenty some years and can't recall a single situation where I hit the spine of the knife during use. If you are carrying for SD why not get a fixed blade? I hope you are...
  4. Thread: Opinel knives

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    I have that knife in orange, I really wish it was...

    I have that knife in orange, I really wish it was available in plain edge.
  5. Thread: Spy-DK review

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    Spy-DK review

    My Spy-DK arrived tonight and I thought I would share my impressions. FRN construction is familiar if you have had any of the past :spyder: slippies. The backspring is highly polished and runs the...
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    I don't mind the pinned ones. Ask your dealer if...

    I don't mind the pinned ones. Ask your dealer if they have newer stock if you don't want a pinned one.
  7. Thread: Opinel knives

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    Jack those curved handle are sold under the...

    Jack those curved handle are sold under the Coghlan's brand name and can be found on ebay or amazon or some brick and mortar sporting goods shops. There is also an Opinel No 8 garden knife that has a...
  8. If you want to evaluate steels and cutting...

    If you want to evaluate steels and cutting performance you really need to compare the same model with different steels. Geometry will trump steel type if you are comparing a a Ladybug to a Millie- I...
  9. Thread: Opinel knives

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    A little tip- if you find the knife is stiff in...

    A little tip- if you find the knife is stiff in the pivot,put it in the oven on warm or the lowest setting available for about 10-15 minutes. Being wood it absorbs some moisture and swells a bit. A...
  10. Thread: DK alert!

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    Got mine inbound, should be here Tuesday.

    Got mine inbound, should be here Tuesday.
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    I have had plenty of 1095 knives and never found...

    I have had plenty of 1095 knives and never found rust to be a big issue. Just treat it like carbon steel, keep it oiled and no issues. I'm not suggesting this is a knife to be used to just slice...
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    Have you ever used an Opinel? There is simply no...

    Have you ever used an Opinel? There is simply no better folding knife for the money available, period. They are cheap, reliable, made for cutting and use quality materials. Crap they are not.
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    I want thinner. ;)

    I want thinner. ;)
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    Sounds very interesting.

    Sounds very interesting.
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    The only SK series steel I know is SK5. I think...

    The only SK series steel I know is SK5. I think that its similar to 1080?
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    I'm open to anything, just don't think there is...

    I'm open to anything, just don't think there is any reason to increase price for what may be marginal return. Just a decent steel.
  17. I have a couple of the very first GECs still...

    I have a couple of the very first GECs still wrapped up in their tubes. Trapper patterns that I have never used. Pretty for sure. Well made definitely. Will I ever carry them? No. They are too heavy...
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    Spyderco Experimental Slicer

    So I would like to suggest a Sprint (of sorts) built like this.
    Handle: FRN Delica 3/ Salt 1
    Blade: 1095 carbon, no super steels required
    Grind: FFG
    Thickness: 2.0mm or less

    I would like to...
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    I would let it wear in a few weeks, I bet the...

    I would let it wear in a few weeks, I bet the lockbar will seat in with a little use.

    I use the sharpmaker to keep my ZDP dfly sharp. Just maintain it and you don't have to worry about major work...
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    Well, cookie monster seems to be working for you.

    Well, cookie monster seems to be working for you.
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    Dish soap and mineral oil generally do the job...

    Dish soap and mineral oil generally do the job for me. I sometimes take my Salts into the shower and use a bit of soap and a nail brush to clean them up.
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    I have been pleased with the thrunites I have...

    I have been pleased with the thrunites I have picked up on amazon. At $8 the TiS is a very nice small (AAA) light. For CR123 lights, I like my 4sevens mini as its very compact. The $26 ThruNite Saber...
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    I am really liking Colombia. Fun to watch and...

    I am really liking Colombia. Fun to watch and they have the best celebration dances.
  24. Thread: Opinel knives

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    Has anyone else tried the Slim models? Super thin...

    Has anyone else tried the Slim models? Super thin blades make them amazing slicers. Best apple knife ever IMO. Those are some great looking mods.
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    Did you use a tumbler? It looks very nice.

    Did you use a tumbler? It looks very nice.
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