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    Although M4 takes a little while, it's not tricky...

    Although M4 takes a little while, it's not tricky at all.
  2. In defense of quoting images: Although quoting...

    In defense of quoting images:

    Although quoting pictures reduces readability, it really should not increase page load times. Unless people are doing funky things to their browsers, the browser will...
  3. This.

    This.
  4. Wow. That Frontier is spectacular.

    Wow. That Frontier is spectacular.
  5. If I bend down to pick something up, my breast...

    If I bend down to pick something up, my breast pocket points toward the floor. For my pants pocket to do that, I have to do a handstand.
  6. That's a good choice. Japanese style, VG-10 both...

    That's a good choice. Japanese style, VG-10 both significant upgrades over German-style 440C. Less corrosion resistance, but superior in every other way.

    I recommend NOT putting the 40 degree...
  7. For urban EDC (letter/package opener, food prep,...

    For urban EDC (letter/package opener, food prep, trimming loose threads, etc.), the ladybug is competent for probably 90% of your use cases. (If I were to carry one of this family of knives, I would...
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    Yes, it generally requires some human action for...

    Yes, it generally requires some human action for a knife to cut somebody. That's not the same as saying that knives can't hurt people by accident. I feel confident predicting that more than one of...
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    Anything CAN hurt you. Knives can hurt you by...

    Anything CAN hurt you. Knives can hurt you by accident. I (a person who should know better) have accidentally cut myself quite a few times.

    We can argue (and I do) that people's fear of knives...
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    People are scared of dangerous things. Knives...

    People are scared of dangerous things. Knives are dangerous. End of story.

    Some people unlearn the fear, or are around a certain dangerous item so much they never learn that it's dangerous. In...
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    Cross cutting the scratches, with a very light...

    Cross cutting the scratches, with a very light touch, lets you abrade the wire edge away ever so slowly, rather than trying to pop it off with a strop. I haven't been doing it this way long, but I...
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    I have a towel impregnated with Corrosion-X, and...

    I have a towel impregnated with Corrosion-X, and wipe it down periodically. I have no worries about corrosion.

    The tool steel makes this a fantastic whittling knife. Even at sub-30 bevel angles,...
  13. The Urban is a fine, fine modding platform. And...

    The Urban is a fine, fine modding platform. And if you go to England, you can pack it in a checked bag. Other than that, you can expect its role to diminish significantly. The Air is just too good...
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    The blade stock is 2.3 mm. But very little of...

    The blade stock is 2.3 mm. But very little of the actual blade is actually that thick. It certainly slices like a thinner blade than my Chaparral, which is 2 mm.

    The M4 does take a mean edge,...
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    This.

    This.
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    Yeah, it's not G-10. It's a single layer of...

    Yeah, it's not G-10. It's a single layer of fiberglass cloth (if glass, it's silicon, not carbon), embedded very shallow in one side of a slab of resin.

    The thought of sanding it down to just the...
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    I've been whittling with mine a lot, and I've got...

    I've been whittling with mine a lot, and I've got the edge now at 14 degrees per side. It's holding up like a champ. There's no such thing as "overkill" if you're going to be cutting much wood.
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    It's a brilliantly executed piece of work. When...

    It's a brilliantly executed piece of work. When I first got it, I almost sent it back (mostly just because I wasn't adjusting well to my first liner-lock). Now I'm really glad i didn't.

    There is...
  19. Cool. Now I understand.

    Cool. Now I understand.
  20. I guess I'm just lost as to what fundamental...

    I guess I'm just lost as to what fundamental unit, or ratio of units, is used to measure "sharp" under this definition. Is it the microns' distance across the edge? The ergs of downward force...
  21. Under this definition, is a 20 degree bevel...

    Under this definition, is a 20 degree bevel equally "sharp" as a 90 degree angle (or, for that matter, a 135-degree angle), so long as each is honed to the same fineness? If so, it seems to be a...
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    The Air lacks a lanyard hole, but the open back...

    The Air lacks a lanyard hole, but the open back is wide enough for a rawhide boot lace to go around the rearmost post.


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    Aside from the differences in the physical format...

    Aside from the differences in the physical format between the 3 (lockback vs. liner, twill CF vs. polished), there is one big difference, IMO: ZDP 189 is capable of stable edges that are...
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    No -- they were discussing the Air Bradley (which...

    No -- they were discussing the Air Bradley (which is a sub-3" M4 blade). The mention of the Tuff was just an aside.
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    A Mule candidate?

    Some of you may be familiar with Lee Valley, and its in-house toolmaking shop Veritas. Veritas woodworking tools are good stuff -- not always elegant looking, but typically designed smartly and...
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