Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,872
    Location:
    22310
    My comments on your logo are obvious, and I'm certainly not the first to think about it. I looked through your website, and found no mention of knife-related work, so you can hardly blame an outside observer from assuming it's not part of your business.

    I'm not the one who started shitting in the thread, you did by insinuating my methods were unsound. I've documented my heat treat process, and the results of destructive testing, and have shared them here. To call my work "smoke and mirrors" borders on libel, and I would ask that you retract that statement. I have made a choice of materials to work with, and do my best with the equipment and environment I have to produce a high-quality product. I try to help educate people here who ask about knives, to the best of my ability, and am completely open to others who have something constructive to say. Your contribution is dismissive and rude, possibly insulting, and without context or history of positive contribution here. If your Texas-sized ego can't handle a little back and forth, perhaps this forum isn't the one for you.
  2. Phat

    Phat Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Oddometer:
    55
    Location:
    Wherever I May Roam
    Well said Smithy.
  3. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,888
    Location:
    New Hampster. Live, Freeze and Ride.
    +1 for Smithy! Anyone who has spent any time reading Smithy's posts understands that he is a stand up guy.
  4. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,390
    Location:
    Bloomington, IL
    Surprised a mod hasn't stepped in yet.
  5. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,872
    Location:
    22310
    No need, we're all adults here, right?
  6. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,888
    Location:
    New Hampster. Live, Freeze and Ride.
    Well, some are. :lol3
  7. George Papadopolis

    George Papadopolis between

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,985
    Location:
    Neverland
    I've no dog in this fight, I enjoy Smithy's post here and on other sites. That said, he got his hackles up quick and this thread has devolved to a cock measuring match. Also you seem to be a bit of a sycophant with your go get him Smithy, oh yeah Smithy posts.
  8. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2004
    Oddometer:
    709
    Location:
    Espinazo del Diablo , Tejas
    This has been a few sad days. One person I've grown to respect and another who to me is simply offering interesting information. This is not Jo momma and I expected better. Hoping this ends and we can continue with the task at hand.:nod
  9. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,872
    Location:
    22310
    Well, apparently I don't know what I'm talking about, and use smoke and mirrors to describe what I do.

    Of course my hackles got up.

    :bluduh

    I just try to share what I do, because people have asked me to. If someone has a problem with that, PM's are more than welcome... but a public insult is out of line. I admit I got sucked into it, and I'm sorry, to all of you, and Mr. Fritz.

    I'll trouble you all no more.
  10. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,729
    At the risk of being lumped in as a sycophant, are you guys serious?

    fritzcoinc was insulting, condescending and full of negative assumptions from the start. Smithy kept to the high road the whole time.

    If you can't see that already, I'm sure I won't convince you. :dunno
  11. George Papadopolis

    George Papadopolis between

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,985
    Location:
    Neverland
    Ive read back through an I stand corrected.
  12. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Oddometer:
    7,674
    Location:
    Cypress, Tx
    Mr. Smithy, I am sorry to have insulted you. It certainly appears that my choice of words did not convey the intended meaning. Your shit comment caught me at a bad time and I reacted inappropriately.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    One thing that is certain in the metal business, whether it be energy or cutlery, there always may be a better way to process the material yielding a better product. You openly admitted that obtaining good quality raw material was difficult for you and that your confidence level for your shops equipment was that of processing only carbon steel. You cited material defects and product uniformity issues. I attempted to offer information from the heat treating and forging businesses I&#8217;ve been involved in for the past 40 years and felt that there was some information that could have been shared to your benefit. If you or anybody else has no interest, so be it. <o:p></o:p>
    As to having the last word, I sincerely hope that I will have other post here.<o:p></o:p>
  13. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Oddometer:
    7,031
    Location:
    Cin City, OH
    And now for something completely different.

    Anybody have a nice knife they'd like to show? :wink:
  14. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2002
    Oddometer:
    32,826
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Thanks for the redirect. :thumb

    As for mod intervention, it came "this" close. Sometimes posters need to know the players a little better, it keeps them from stepping on their dick so much. The old "read more, post less" thing and all.

    Fritz, you and Smithy work in two different worlds, but you didn't see that. You only saw what Smithy does from your own perspective. Not everyone works the way you do. Doesn't make them wrong, just different.
  15. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2001
    Oddometer:
    31,825
    Location:
    Brooklyn


    Plus +1

    Smithy keeping it above board, class act.

    Carry on with your bad shanking shiv selves.....:D
  16. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    20,215
    Location:
    Moran Nation, NC
    Can't remember if I posted this here or not, I did on another forum a week or so ago.

    [​IMG]
  17. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Oddometer:
    9,045
    Location:
    Utah
    ...2 guys got K-Bars in the secret Santa thread :D
  18. duc

    duc Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2004
    Oddometer:
    856
    Location:
    Downeast, Maine
    Well, having lost both my Benchmade auto and my first Microtech LUDT; I found a second LUDT to replace the one lost. I have two dozen other knives I could lose and not bat an eye. That I lost my two favorites causes me rash like you wouldn't believe. :cry

    Anyway, during my search for the replacement LUDT (and it wasn't easy), I ran across the Microtech Scarab. Do you have any opinions on it?
  19. Phat

    Phat Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Oddometer:
    55
    Location:
    Wherever I May Roam
    Nothing fancy.

    [​IMG]
  20. fishwich

    fishwich El Borbah

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,647
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ