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by JD Spydo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tangled up in gray...
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Tangled up in gray...

I used to have one of those old Rapala knives myself. I think I might still have it in some of my storage unit totes. I used to carry mine in my tackle box for years and used it quite a bit over the years. But I'm going on a search for more of Spyderco's CATCHERMAN models and I'm hoping they cave in...
by JD Spydo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Giants
Replies: 21
Views: 193

Re: Giants

Amazing thread. Thanks for the information and pictures. I walked through a museum with suits of armour from centuries past and one of the museum guides commented that, as some of you have stated on here, due to enviroment and nutrition and other factors such as genetics, human populations have bee...
by JD Spydo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Giants
Replies: 21
Views: 193

Re: Giants

Back in the early 70's, in Montreal, used to see Andre the Giant occasionally - he was part owner of a restaurant "Le Pichet" a few doors up Rue Mackay from the main campus building of Sir George Williams University (which I was a student at). He was 7 foot 4 at the time. A bunch of were having lun...
by JD Spydo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Aquisition, curious if meant to be or what it use to be?
Replies: 22
Views: 496

Re: Interesting Aquisition, curious if meant to be or what it use to be?

This is the first I ever knew that Spyderco and the Mattel toy company did a collaboration :eek: or did they :rolleyes: ?? I've seen some Gil Hibben stuff that sort of looked like that. :rolleyes: Now all we need is for Rod Serling to walk around the corner and say "Your Next Stop Is The TWILIGHT ZO...
by JD Spydo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great article on the Wharncliffe Blade History, has Michael Janich.
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Great article on the Wharncliffe Blade History, has Michael Janich.

Through the years I've found it interesting working with a friend of mine who used to graft trees in his apple orchard. Most of the grafting knives I seen him use were Wharncliffe blades. I've wondered why over the years too. Also last night I was fine tuning the edges on some of my culinary blades ...
by JD Spydo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Logging/Wood Cutting Hazards and "Widow Maker" facts?
Replies: 16
Views: 141

Re: Logging/Wood Cutting Hazards and "Widow Maker" facts?

Michael is 1000% correct in saying that chain saws are extremely dangerous tools and way too many people are way too careless in using them. I made my living with chainsaws for about 12 years and I saw a couple of very nasty accidents done with them. The only accident I ever had with one is when a f...
by JD Spydo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME
Replies: 33
Views: 588

Re: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME

I think a catcherman in lc200n plain edge would be a great knife and is what the catcherman has been waiting for, a corrosion proof steel with good edge retention. Count me in ! An lc200n fillet knife is a definite must have, a folding frn spyderco would be the ultimate fishing knife. I've owned an...
by JD Spydo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Giants
Replies: 21
Views: 193

Re: Giants

Any of the record height holders from the last 100 years would have been considered a giant a thousand years ago before people understood the conditions that cause people to not stop growing. I also believe history has quite a lot of embellishing written in as fact. That is a good point you make Da...
by JD Spydo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Giants
Replies: 21
Views: 193

Re: Giants

Another explorer later said that Magellan's chronicler exaggerated the height of the Patagonian giants a bit. Later explorers said (if I remember rightly) that they were (a still impressive) 7.5 feet tall. That is a real giant to a man who is only in the low to mid 5 foot range, for sure. Still mor...
by JD Spydo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Giants
Replies: 21
Views: 193

Re: Giants

Yeah I believe the Biblical accounts of the giants and they have been doing some interesting digs in Peru and Bolivia in South America that has been yielding some interesting results. Everything from elongated skulls to all kinds of super large tools, shields and other large artifacts. There are sch...
by JD Spydo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is your interest in sharpening on the same level as your interest in knives?
Replies: 62
Views: 655

Re: Is your interest in sharpening on the same level as your interest in knives?

Vivi I'm glad you brought this up for discussion. I voted "OTHER" because my situation is kind of unique in many ways. Ever since I got into knives in the first place I've always immediately tried to address the problem of the eventual need to sharpen the knives. I've always been the kind of guy tha...
by JD Spydo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Using the 701MF
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

Re: Using the 701MF

sir_mike wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:29 pm
This came in the mail yesterday! It's true! A new/unused in package 701MF Profile set.
Where might I ask did you get those new 701 Profiles? They look to be in great condition. Are there any more available? Was there a dealer that still had a few left on their shelves?
by JD Spydo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint Runs Of Old Models With Old Blade Steel?
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Sprint Runs Of Old Models With Old Blade Steel?

OK first off, right off the bat considering the title of the thread I think some of you are going to immediately recommend me for extensive psychiatric counseling and/or treatment regimens :rolleyes: :D But please bear with me for just a few seconds and I'll make my point a little more clear. Becaus...
by JD Spydo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME
Replies: 33
Views: 588

Re: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME

I would love to have a new Catcherman in LC200N PE and SE both. I still have yet to pull the trigger on one, holding out for the future. If that would make it happen I'll go for that scenario all the way. Actually the thought of a Catcherman in LC200N in full SE is really sounding really good and I...
by JD Spydo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Models That Absolutely DESERVE Sprint Runs
Replies: 77
Views: 1317

Re: Models That Absolutely DESERVE Sprint Runs

Given the sad news of Wayne Goddard’s passing, how about a medium Goddard in PE? Handle material doesn’t matter. Nothing crazy expensive though. LIke I said on the Wayne Goddard passing thread I really liked that one Gray Wayne Goddard model. That would be a great one to do a memorial Sprint Run of...
by JD Spydo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes
Replies: 43
Views: 850

Re: Mr. Wayne Goddard passes

I distinctly remember that one of my first 10 Spyderco knives I ever owned was the Gray Wayne Goddard model. I think it was in the early 2000s when I got it. I also had one of the little GODDARD models too at one time. Never met him but throughout the years I had heard many good things about him. We...
by JD Spydo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME
Replies: 33
Views: 588

Re: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME

As far as AUS-8 being resistant to corrosion all I can say is that it seems to have a decent Chromium content and of all the AUS-8 models I've had I've just noticed that it seems to resist oxidation and corrosion a bit better than a lot of them. No it's not on the level of H-1 but it's still pretty ...
by JD Spydo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME
Replies: 33
Views: 588

Re: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME

I wonder if being revived as a Byrd model would make this project more economically feasible? Absolutely NOT!!! BLASPHEMY!!! The Catcherman model is a true Blue SPYDER. Anything done to cheapen or compromise this masterpiece of a utility blade would truly be disrespectful IMO :D It was borne a Spyd...
by JD Spydo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME
Replies: 33
Views: 588

Re: The CATCHERMAN: The TIME HAS COME

This forum is amazing with the speed and quality of good answers. Thank you guys. One of the reasons I didn't buy it is it's not fully serrated and I picked up a few days earlier an Aus8 Combo Catcherman so if I am going to have multiple of them, now I have one combo I'd prefer to put the money to ...
by JD Spydo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Caribbean Serrated Real world experience
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Spyderco Caribbean Serrated Real world experience

FFG/SE is a formidable combo. I'm really interested in this steel and how it performs in SE for that reason alone. All I've heard so far is that it isn't quite as tough as H1 and that in PE it holds an edge better than H1....not really any feedback on SE performance yet. I need to get one for mysel...

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