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  1. NickShabazz

    Overall, is the Large Sebenza built better than the Small ?

    Man, who knows what that jackass was on about! In all seriousness, I don't recall saying that, but who knows what slipped out. Let me know, if you happen to remember, which video you saw. I should check that out and clarify. That said, it's a bit bigger in the hand, and has a bigger feeling...
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    Some Thoughts on Youtuber Nick Shabazz

    A) It's bizarre to me to be on the better side of a voice comparison statement on the internet B) Everybody's got taste and you're welcome to yours, but MC's a great guy and good friend, and not that I'm running the show, but I'd rather I be the only person getting bashed in here. Everybody...
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    Some Thoughts on Youtuber Nick Shabazz

    This is something I've thought a lot about, and something that's really tricky with review channels, particularly if you're trying to make the channel your 'full time job'. I've talked about this some in this video: For what it's worth, balancing this tension between 'giving honest negative...
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    Some Thoughts on Youtuber Nick Shabazz

    For what it's worth, Whitty and I have talked a good bit since this interaction, and I think we both see each other's perspectives pretty well. More importantly, he's been kind to me as a human, has been supportive of the channel, and he's even sent some gear my way for review himself. So...
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    Some Thoughts on Youtuber Nick Shabazz

    Yep, that's always a worry. I try my best to be upfront about what goes on in terms of loans and when I'm able to purchase something unique (like that Pro-Tech you're referencing), and I do my best 'not to let that affect the nature and quality of my review', but ultimately, you have to be the...
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    GiantMouse GM6 Integral from China

    This looks great. I just wish they'd drop the Limited Edition game, as they have for the ACE line.
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    Mixed William Boos / Boos Blades

    You know I like you, your designs, and your work, and I get that sometimes your hands are tied or it's beyond your ability to repair, and I can sympathize that when you're not manufacturing them yourself, that your control over quality issues can be limited. But saying 'There's a problem with...
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    Nick Shabazz gets his own SAK design.

    Hah, thanks everybody. As has been pointed out, even in my own video, it's just a Classic SD with some snazzy graphics, in the same series BHQ is doing for lots of YouTubers. If that appeals to you, that's awesome. If it doesn't, or just reminds you of my creepy voice (:D), then luckily, you...
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    Mixed William Boos / Boos Blades

    Of course, you all understand that saying nice things about a knife on my table isn't the same thing as vouching for their long-term customer service. But I see this, it's not the first I've heard of warranty issues, and I'm disappointed. If these issues persist, I'll keep that in mind next...
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    What's with these Youtube knife review videos?

    Agreed, we all suck. :D BUT, if you find that there's no channel that's doing the things you want to see done, this is your perfect opportunity to start your own, and as Banter247 said, be the change you want to see in the world.
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    Your recent opinion on Nick Shabazz ?

    I'm around, and checking the thread from time to time. But I'm trying not to bump the thread any more than needed, just because that feels super egocentric. (He says, bumping the thread!) And yes, that's a better method of reassembling the Delica, but I still don't tend to recommend taking...
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    Spyderco Paysan - lock slip?

    It's seeming, based on what I'm hearing, that this is not a universal (or even common) problem, but when present, it's quite serious. The big question, then, becomes how Spyderco handles the situation for affected buyers. Here's hoping they make it right for them.
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    Spyderco Paysan - lock slip?

    So, I've had three of these on my table (due to a shipping mixup). None had substantial slip, and the two of the three that I tested showed no problems even with pretty substantial spine-whacks (the third one was returned, so I wasn't going to do abusive testing). On the one I've been carrying...
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    Your recent opinion on Nick Shabazz ?

    Your wish is my command. Tomorrow morning! But don't worry, it's not gonna become a habit :)
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    Your recent opinion on Nick Shabazz ?

    Hah, this is fair. But remember, I spend about equal time with amazing flippers and awful ones, where the wrist flick is needed. So, my general strategy probably favors a bit of flick for encouragement. Regression to the mean! This is a dangerous thing, for sure. 'Influencer' is a term...
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    I got the Grimsmo purchase invite...

    I'm hearing Rask-related rumbles (not any insider information, just rumors). So it might yet be that Rasks are on their way soon.
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    PM2 vs Shaman: A New Look

    I hate to disappoint, but "this feels good in my hand" is, by definition, specific to my hand. Whether people find my work useful is really up to them, and has little to do with the truth of the universe. Some folks seem to appreciate my work, others don't. For those who watch, maybe it's...
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    PM2 vs Shaman: A New Look

    Hah, interesting thread. Glad to hear you love the PM2 and want to stand up for your buddy. Given that you're calling me out directly here, I should probably respond. First, I stated in my Shaman review only that: "This is the best harder use folder that's come across my desk. This...
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    Your recent opinion on Nick Shabazz ?

    Good! You should never take too seriously any one voice in a community, or frankly, any one community. At best, a reviewer's take is a single data point, who you might or might not agree with. So, despite not being a fan, you're doing it right!
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    Reate running soft screws?

    There are other folks who use Ti screws who don't seem to have this problem as often. And perhaps it's a trade-off, particularly for anodization, and as I said in the review, there are those who buy these to collect (rather than use), and who don't require their tools to be maintainable in the...
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