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  1. Irminsul

    Mini Commander Problem

    I've an older Mini-Commander BT (bought circa 2001), with a black blade. No squeaking ever. It could be a problem particular to the stonewashed blades, as someone suggested.
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    Florida knife laws help.

    As I wrote before, a CCW in Florida preempts local ordinances by city or county restricting guns. This preemption however does not extend to knives. A gap in the preemption legislation is responsible for this issue. The only county of which I'm aware that has explicit ordinance(s) restricting...
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    What MOVIE KNIVES do you have in your possession and why?

    I dunno. What was the knife with Hannibal Lecter used to eviscerate the Florentine police detective in the movie Hannibal? If it was a Tasman Salt, yes. If it was a Harpy, then no, I don't have one. Except for the Ka-Bar, Buck 119 and the SOG Tigershark which were previously described as...
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    EDC II Which knife or knives are you carrying today?

    I'm currently alternating among these two on a daily basis.
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    What watch do you wear?

    A Swiss Army watch, with large dial numbers and a diver's bezel.
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    Stop the whining!!!!

    To paraphrase the late great Victor Borge, if you think that the problem with pancakes is that they should be waffles, just get waffles instead and forget about pancakes.
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    Taking a stab at paracording the handles on my Izulas.

    Interesting bpeezer. That seems to involve an entirely different wrapping method but I like it.
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    Taking a stab at paracording the handles on my Izulas.

    Thanks for the advice! Those knots and frayed cord ends is what happens when I rely only on YT videos to learn cool stuff. I accessed some great videos, but no info on which is the best type of knot to use or how to cauterize them cord ends. A moments like these I wish I'd been a boy scout...
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    Spyderco Chaparral Carbon Fiber (Passaround Knife)

    Thanks for the great review! I have one of them CF Chappies and it's everything you said, but mine came really sharp out of the box. It's a pleasure to handle, use and carry.
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    Taking a stab at paracording the handles on my Izulas.

    Well, as I favor hobbies that engage coordination, concentration and motor skills, all of which are recommended for staving off Alzheimer's, I briefly took up paracording skeleton-handled knives. These are three of the four Izulas that I pararcorded yesterday. You can see I used William...
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    The identity principle, or someone is wrong.

    The Y2 is the distillate of M. Janich's thought and practice in his quest for a folder that would be ideal or close to it for his concept of self defense. The Szabo is probably a reflection of Szabo's quest for the same thing, for his concept of self-defense. If you are acquainted with...
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    What Spydie do you have on the way???

    I have a Street Beat on the way. Thought a lot about getting one but did some research and finally gave in.
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    Florida knife laws help.

    My post referred to Miami-Dade. Hitherto, due to the current wording of the legislation, the right of a CCW holder to carry a knife in Florida does not pre-empt any of the restrictive county and municipal ordinances passed in Miami-Dade. I am not aware of any other county or municipality...
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    Florida knife laws help.

    Are you referring to any recent pre-emption legislation? If not, and I'm not aware of any such recent legislation, you'd better check with kniferights.org. CCW in Florida, at least in Miami-Dade, does not apply to knives, absurdly enough, due to the wording of the law, which does not prevent...
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    Forging meteorite ?

    Many knife aficionados who grew up in the 50s and 60s (yes, I know) got their start in that hobby from either reading the novel The Iron Mistress or after watching the Alan Ladd movie that was based on it. The storyline perpetuates the myth that Jim Bowie's knife was forged from steel melded...
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    BOT TAKON HONK? Varrum mit der Bot Takom Honk? Nov Schmoz ka pop??
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    Your clip ever do this?

    I hate it when that happens. A good thing that my cargo pants have a flap with a snap fastener on the lower pocket. That's where I carry it most of the time.
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    What is your latest knife purchase?

    I've just received my Stretch from knifeworks. A VG-10 to pair up with my ZDP.
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    EDC II Which knife or knives are you carrying today?

    I'm carrying my new Stretch, in the current ZDP 189 and FRN in British Racing Green.
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    My two Civilians, one older and one newer.

    I bought the older one with the rubber inserts, which I believe is the earliest version, at a gun&knife show around 1992. The other I bought last year online. The latter's tip is less pointy, which I understand was to avoid breakage issues, although the tip of my older is still intact.
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