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    Having worked with Americans for about 10 years...

    Having worked with Americans for about 10 years and worked over there with my counterparts sporadically over the last few years, but being a Brit myself, I can relate a bit to the reticence about...
  2. Mmm....My feel is that by definition you would...

    Mmm....My feel is that by definition you would need several modules of practical exposure in the real world.
    Things like Vickers or Izod tests need to be carried out to understand them.....As an...
  3. It boils down to is the use of the word 'Bear' in...

    It boils down to is the use of the word 'Bear' in the context of knife sales likely to cause 'confusion' in the mind of a notional 'reasonable buyer'.....
    Gerber's range of Bear Grylls branded...
  4. I hope they rename themselves 'Urine Drinking...

    I hope they rename themselves 'Urine Drinking Fake Ballerina Media Whore Knives' in 'honour' of their enforced name change. ;)
  5. To expand on the sage post above: some of the...

    To expand on the sage post above: some of the coatings are a total and utter PITA to remove without lots of elbow grease via mechanical removal.
    Beadblast and stonewash are just finishes, and should...
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    That's the one word I've got a problem with:...

    That's the one word I've got a problem with: Will.....Could, may but will'?....
    Possibly- But not a certainty by any means: when your pouring molten materials out off a nozzle using gravity to stick...
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    Sorry matey- boiled down: 3D printing doesn't...

    Sorry matey- boiled down: 3D printing doesn't produce as strong a part as a traditional machining and it struggles to keep edges smooth. especially where holes meet in the part.

    It does save you...
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    I'm aware. This is tech we've invested in with my...

    I'm aware. This is tech we've invested in with my current employer- it's being marketed currently as all things to all men and the deathknell of traditional manufacturing by the popular press

    One...
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    I do like the patterning of the grips. My wife...

    I do like the patterning of the grips.

    My wife always said you can find something nice to say about something you really don't like ;)
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    Domino on it's way..... hemmed and hawed long...

    Domino on it's way..... hemmed and hawed long enough.
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    Great- but still no word on improving edge...

    Great- but still no word on improving edge definition or final density for ultimate tensile strength.
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    That'll teach those pesky Russkies a thing or two...

    That'll teach those pesky Russkies a thing or two when all those AKs wear out......Wait a minute..... ;)
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    With the thickness of the blades, automatically...

    With the thickness of the blades, automatically assume that they are through-hardened all the way to the core.

    Differential hardening (like with the hamon on Japanese blades) is also hard through...
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    Junk Mail deserves to receive The Death Of 1000...

    Junk Mail deserves to receive The Death Of 1000 Cuts and this is just the blade to do it ;)

    I have a Cold Steel Triple Action with the double edge which is utterly useless and/or inappropriate for...
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    Why don't CRKT use 'nicer' steels?....Because...

    Why don't CRKT use 'nicer' steels?....Because CRKT are a massive mass producer of knives with (probably) the biggest footprint in the marketplace- that points them towards having a smaller portfolio...
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    I would make one (relevant to the OP!) comment...

    I would make one (relevant to the OP!) comment about the underfolder stock- it looks 'right' for an AK, but the position it puts your head into for the sights is less than ideal....Plus they tend to...
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    *sighs patiently* Yesterday's 'military weapons'...

    *sighs patiently* Yesterday's 'military weapons' designed to kill people are todays 'sporting weapons'

    .....John Paul Mauser designed his magazine fed bolt action rifle to kill people- it was just...
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    Why would anyone buy a car that can exceed the...

    Why would anyone buy a car that can exceed the speedlimit?- Because you can.

    I'm a fully fledged sedentary benchrest target bore, intrested in nothing but laser accuracy and microscopic...
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    For a hunting looking for that ideal humane '1...

    For a hunting looking for that ideal humane '1 shot/instant drop' kill- which means a combination of a gun/sight/round that is reliably accurate enough to hit vital areas at decent range along with a...
  20. Texture, general lack of taste and reaction to...

    Texture, general lack of taste and reaction to heat are the real problems with all and any meat substitutes*- which limits your cookery range.

    When cooking in broths and in most asian cookery, the...
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    I'd guess (from my tv-derived understanding of...

    I'd guess (from my tv-derived understanding of the Amish way of life) that most of Spyderco's range would be entirely acceptable.....
    Only really slinky things like the Hungarian or Valloton (with a...
  22. I've got a Civilian in ATS55. ;)

    I've got a Civilian in ATS55. ;)
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    Epoxy resin has a very short shelf life if kept...

    Epoxy resin has a very short shelf life if kept outside of ideal conditions (room temperature and about 50% humidity)- even then, I'd say 12 months is probably the limit.
    The higher strength the...
  24. Ah the age old comedy: It's not the idiot...

    Ah the age old comedy:

    It's not the idiot holding the sharpened edge creating the problem-
    it's the way that sharpened edge is deployed from the handle that's the problem. ;)
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    It's deposited by Physical Vapor Deposition, not...

    It's deposited by Physical Vapor Deposition, not by an electrolytic plating process.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_vapor_deposition

    For reference:
    TiN, TiCN, TiALN are all deposited...
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