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  1. Thread: Straight Razors

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    I guess it depends on the beard. I need about 4-5...

    I guess it depends on the beard. I need about 4-5 minutes with an electrical shaver, so the actual shaving time is not all that different for me. I was curious myself, so I clocked it a few times....
  2. Thread: Straight Razors

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    I believe it. When I shave with a straight razor,...

    I believe it. When I shave with a straight razor, the first stubbles will show at least half a day later than otherwise. It is because good soap will open the pores and they will push the hair...
  3. Thread: Straight Razors

    by HoB
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    No electric shaver will ever approach even...

    No electric shaver will ever approach even remotely the closeness you get from a straight razor. The difference is vast. I use an electric shaver during the work week because it is fast and easy. I...
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    I find it rather "funny" that the box behind it...

    I find it rather "funny" that the box behind it says "Spyderco Round Hole" in the drawing of the knife, where the hole should be, while the knife shown, clearly doesn't have a round hole :rolleyes:.
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    Poll: No thanks. Personally, I have no problem with...

    No thanks. Personally, I have no problem with carrying two knives: One fully serrated and one plain edge. Any of the partially serrated variances hold no interest of mine.
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    I think your questions are a bit too general to...

    I think your questions are a bit too general to be answered. Just a few posts down from this one there is one called "quick rundown of Spyderco steels":...
  7. Thread: Combination Edge?

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    Poll: I have no interest in CE. For those few selected...

    I have no interest in CE. For those few selected applications, I want the full-length cutting power of SE, for everything else I prefer PE. CE is neither fish nor flesh. As always only my $0.02.
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    You can always give them a call. That's what I...

    You can always give them a call. That's what I would do. Sometimes it takes them some time to take pics and post them on the website. A quick call would clarify this. And they are wonderful people to...
  9. Not claiming to be an expert but I get my ZDP-189...

    Not claiming to be an expert but I get my ZDP-189 Caly sharper than any other stainless steel knife. I use, however, waterstones.

    My experience with ZDP is, that it burrs very little, so you...
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    Spyderco is 28 years old, and there have been...

    Spyderco is 28 years old, and there have been roughly 140 different knife styles (different designs - not variants!!!) released by Spyderco. That is on average 5 new designs EACH YEAR! What the hell...
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    Manix - yes minimanix - yes Para-Milly - first...

    Manix - yes
    minimanix - yes
    Para-Milly - first production runs very likely not, later models: yes
    Milly??? - no
    Chinook - yes
    Yojimbo - yes
    Lil'Temp - yes
    Persians??? - no
    Kriss?? - no...
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    The following is purely my own humble opinion and...

    The following is purely my own humble opinion and I don't want to start a flame war:

    To compare any frame lock, especially the Strider that I have seen, against a knife like the RAO seems to me...
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    A lot of people are usually disappointed to hear...

    A lot of people are usually disappointed to hear this, and some simply won't accept it, but I couldn't name a single frame lock that is as strong as one of the stronger lockbacks.

    In principle,...
  14. Thread: I became a dad !!

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    Congratulations! All the best to the three of...

    Congratulations!

    All the best to the three of you!
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    In the first year or so, when the first Salts...

    In the first year or so, when the first Salts were released, Spyderco collected a lot of ELU data on how they performed. A first generation Pacific was for example tested by Frank K on bladeforums,...
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    I have been gone for nearly a year....there was a...

    I have been gone for nearly a year....there was a move, trying to find a new job, ....you know the drill :).

    And, hey, there is the same (stupid) Strider thread running around on the off-topic...
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    Happy Birthday, Daywalker! H.

    Happy Birthday, Daywalker!
    H.
  18. I am no collector, I use all my knives and the...

    I am no collector, I use all my knives and the Lil'T is not one I would willingly depart with. It is very high on my list of favorite Spydies and knives in general.
  19. Thread: Pry Knife Folder??

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    I doubt you would be able to bend or break an...

    I doubt you would be able to bend or break an Atwood Prybaby. For the limited leverage they offer, they are plenty strong.
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    Happy Birthday, Zen!

    Happy Birthday, Zen!
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    Wow, now you've opened a Pandora's box. I will...

    Wow, now you've opened a Pandora's box. I will attempt an explanation with a little bit of personal commentary:

    There is a model by Roman Landes, that he himself refers to as the chocolate model....
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    Underwhelmed I have been by the Kiwi, but it...

    Underwhelmed I have been by the Kiwi, but it wasn't much of a disappointment, as I really didn't plan on buying one. Really disappointed I have been by the Paramilitary. Usually, ergos on the...
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    Ah, thanks! Well, on the cataloge....I wish...I...

    Ah, thanks! Well, on the cataloge....I wish...I moved 3/4 of a year ago to a different country. Since then it has been increasingly difficult to stay in the loop.
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    Salt prices (MSRP)?

    Ok, I admit defeat. I know this has been posted before, but I just can't find it, neither here nor on bladeforums: What are the MSRPs of the Rock Salt and the Aqua Salt?

    Thanks guys!
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    A nice steel without any shortcomings. Well...

    A nice steel without any shortcomings. Well balanced for a folder IMHO.
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