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Kahz
09-04-2001, 12:00 AM
I am thinking about buying a Snap-it to carry with me every day and clip it to my jeans. I noticed that A.G. Russell has a red/black version whereas other retailers carry only black. Any other difference besides this? I am trying to decide if I should pay a little (a lot!) more for a more limited edition or not, but would like to hear expert opinions from the people in this forum. Thanks!



Kahz



"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Clarke's Third Law

Gatekeeper
09-04-2001, 09:33 PM
Sorry, I'm no expert. I just want to compliment you homepage. Do you study any martial art?
THE GATEKEEPER

Kahz
09-04-2001, 09:42 PM
*blushing* <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

Thanks! I do not study one &quot;formally&quot; as of now. I have studied Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, and Kung-Fu in the past with a teacher who was student of Choi (the one who supposedly brought TKD to the American continent). I reached only red belt with him, since I had to move to another place.

My father taught me many other moves. He is 3rd dan in Judo, 3rd dan in Karate, and black belt in Full-Contact, different styles in each. It has been his life's passion and he passed it on to me, along with his love for weapons (knives and swords mostly, he is not into firearms, but mostly sharp weapons).

I am currently looking into Kendo schools, but thay may actually happen later when I settle down somewhere.

Do you practice martial arts?

Kahz

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Clarke's Third Law

Gatekeeper
09-04-2001, 11:20 PM
Just had that feelin' that you did. I've been a part time student at Villari's Martial Arts Centers in Madison, WI for about 11 years now. Nothing too serious. I do have my Shodan rank (1st degree black), but very humbly consider it a &quot;expert beginner&quot; status. I think most martial artists have a soft spot in their lives for blades.
THE GATEKEEPER

yog
09-05-2001, 01:15 PM
I know I fit your profile Gatekeeper <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

Kahz
09-05-2001, 02:22 PM
Well, color belts may indicate the time or level of experience, but not necessarily the wisdom acquired, right? <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

I know I have my life to study, so I am in an eternal phase where new things appear every day. No matter how many papers, belts, degrees one holds, there is just so much more still to learn.

Kahz

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Clarke's Third Law

Gatekeeper
09-05-2001, 02:35 PM
Sorry..I turned your post into something else.

Kahz
09-05-2001, 03:58 PM
LOL! Yes, I noticed, it's ok, I still have that same question, tho. I am undecided whether I should order the red or black, and if there is any other difference besides color.

Thanks!

Kahz

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Clarke's Third Law

scolby
09-05-2001, 04:30 PM
Kahz, I recently considered this same issue. If you are interested in a plain edge Snap-It, you will find them difficult to locate. AG has some of the last plain edge Snap-It's that you will find through a dealer.

Otherwise, I decided in the end to buy a black Snap-It, and then I tied a red paracord coil lanyard on the end. So I got the high-visibility that I wanted for $20 less. I used that $20 to purchase 100 feet of black and 100 feet of read 550# test paracord.

"Chance favors the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur

John F Jensen
09-05-2001, 05:58 PM
Kahz

The Black Kraton on red Zytel Snap-it was not special. It was part of Spyderco's regular line and has been discontinued for some time.

If you are interest in a plain edge, black Snap-It, C26PBK, we have one left on closeout. Please check our web site.

Good luck to you.

John


John Jensen, www.johnfjensen.com