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    my Byrd Rescue has zero vertical or horizontal...

    my Byrd Rescue has zero vertical or horizontal play after 2 plus years of abuse. The only issue I had with the lock was the Boye dent is too shallow and using the knife with fishing gloves on...
  2. why not? I do it every day, pretty much. Folding...

    why not? I do it every day, pretty much. Folding knives with modern construction and materials are not fragile toys made of glass. I've had 7 knives break in the past year. 5 of them were victorinox...
  3. I haven't been around for a while but was looking...

    I haven't been around for a while but was looking for another knife since my cara cara rescue is pretty worn out. Naturally I came back to the Spyderco forums to see what the latest offerings were...
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    David- I'm pretty sure Cliff is in the Canadian...

    David-
    I'm pretty sure Cliff is in the Canadian Maritimes...Newfoundland or Nova Scotia...I forget which...

    I saw some codfish in one of his reviews when he had cutleryscience...:D
  5. you're overcomplicating sharpening your...

    you're overcomplicating sharpening your crossbill....putting a microbevel on the flat side won't affect cutting performance but will make the plain edge portion sturdier. if you're worried about it...
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    The native never came with a FRN pocket clip that...

    The native never came with a FRN pocket clip that I know of. The clip on yours is most likely coated steel with a barrel bolt through the lanyard hole. Wal-Mart carried the plain edged S30V Native...
  7. Thread: Wallets?

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    I usually carry an empty wallet every day :p ...

    I usually carry an empty wallet every day :p It's a Nautica I picked up about 10 years ago and it's holding up fine. It's soft leather but a decade of daily carry has it worn in pretty well...
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    go get some PB Blaster and soak it in it...I...

    go get some PB Blaster and soak it in it...I freed up a bunch of bolts on my boat engine that were rusted solid with that stuff....
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    As for the handle/pivot ability of the Delica,...

    As for the handle/pivot ability of the Delica, David Lowry had a Salt 1 that was run over by a bobcat. The blade bent and the FRN snapped but the pivot/handle point was still intact.
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    Several years ago my girlfriend moved into an...

    Several years ago my girlfriend moved into an apartment above a bar. It was pretty shady so we put an extra deadbolt on the door. After we bought the lock and installed it the plate that goes on the...
  11. Thread: Byrd Rescues

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    Thank YOU Sal. I appreciate the opportunity to...

    Thank YOU Sal. I appreciate the opportunity to test out Spyderco's knives. I have been a lifelong user and usually can't get used to a knife without an opening hole and serrations :D

    Anytime you...
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    One thing I have noticed re: steel is that for...

    One thing I have noticed re: steel is that for what I use a knife for, edge retention isn't paramount. I have dulled VG-10, S30V and H-1 in the same amount of time cutting dirty rope, rubber hose,...
  13. Thread: Byrd Rescues

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    no problem. I worked the heck out of that...

    no problem. I worked the heck out of that original Cara Cara Rescue. One day I put it on top of one of my lobster traps, reminded myself to grab it before I set the string of traps back, and...
  14. A lot of commercial boats have remote operated...

    A lot of commercial boats have remote operated fire fighting systems in their engine rooms. In the event of an engine fire, the crew or captain would pull a cable (a manual engagement since an engine...
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    I have carried and used a byrd rescue 2 daily for...

    I have carried and used a byrd rescue 2 daily for about 2 years. Sal sent me a Cara Cara Rescue to test the serration pattern. I used that knife for about 18 months until I lost it overboard while...
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    I forgot to mention, i used an all stainless...

    I forgot to mention, i used an all stainless pelican for a few months after I lost my Cara Cara Rescue...it rusted quite a bit, once to the point where I had to use two hands to open it. This was in...
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    My original Byrd knife was a coated Raven. It...

    My original Byrd knife was a coated Raven. It would show rust around salt water even with the black blade...I've used 2 different Byrd Rescue knives both on freshwater rivers in the midwest and as a...
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    when I used a plain edge Atlantic Salt commercial...

    when I used a plain edge Atlantic Salt commercial lobstering back around 2006 or 2007 I used to sharpen it on the sharpmaker. I had the best results thinning the back bevel down by hand and setting...
  19. it's coming on and its going to come on strong...

    it's coming on and its going to come on strong from the looks of it...it has been described as a hurricane wrapped in a noreaster...winds have increased locally to 40 knots and the seas have built to...
  20. I just found this thread and saw that my name was...

    I just found this thread and saw that my name was mentioned :D. I would get rid of all that wood. It is all dry-rotted. replace it with something close grained like oak. (It will be cheaper than...
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    Great story! :D I see hundreds of gulls during...

    Great story! :D

    I see hundreds of gulls during the summer with hooks in their beaks or wrapped up in monofilament fishing line. For all of the bashing commercial fishermen take, it is the...
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    hope you heal up JD... my brother just got out of...

    hope you heal up JD... my brother just got out of a 3 day stay at the hospital after sticking his thumb with a fish bone. He got fish poisoning and some pretty heavy duty IV antibiotics.
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    great spyderco customer service

    In 2006 I got my girlfriend's mother a black FRN serrated cricket after she expressed interest in the girl's pink cricket. she carries and uses this knife all the time. she has accidentally taken it...
  24. when I had the time and money to train, I...

    when I had the time and money to train, I preferred RGEI. When the P'kal came out I swore I would get one but never did. I still know the basics and always have a knife for work. I deal with cash a...
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