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Kershaw Tilt, for which I have been waiting for so long, and frankly, quietly gave up hopes of receiving it at all, even though I had it on backorder for a long time. Well, few days ago the dealer contacted me and offered gray tilt, instead of the original black one I had on preorder. Since the color didn't matter that much, at least it wasn't pink, I took it. One weird knife to be honest, the biggest and most expensive boxcutter design I have ever come across, but I like it somehow. Build quality is really high, definitely on custom knife level. Pix coming soon.

Monday, February 27, 2012 14:50:11

I suspect it was defunct long time. When PHP stopped processing form variables by default. Just realized the data was old and fixed the issue, along the way converted everything to modern HTML standards. Hard to keep up with the site of this size, sorry. Anyway, if you are a DE owner, and have not done so, please fill it out.

Friday, September 23, 2011 21:19:36

Modern browsers still suck in terms of adhering to specs. Fixed damn object tag, seemed to work ok, but no, now broke in Firefox. Got that worked out too. I still hate coding if/else etc based on browser. Even such a basic tag is not the same across the main browsers. Chrome started acting up on java applets too. Hangs every other time, and their runtime is slow as hell...

Thursday, September 22, 2011 19:26:24

AISI 420 steel One of the oldest and mostwidel used steels in the knives and I had the composition off... I suspect it was messed up back when the database didn't support alloy groups with multiple compositions. Well, it's all good now, according to AISI specs.

Sunday, August 14, 2011 22:25:38

Technically it is not a steel, but a non ferrous, Nickel Chromium alloy. Invented in US, then copied/modded by Soviets and now produced in China as GNiCr40Al4 steel. I don't know neither American nor Russian names for it, so if you have extra info please let me know.

Monday, March 14, 2011 15:15:59

And again :)

Happy 2011 Everyone!!!

Friday, December 31, 2010 16:15:49

Finally I did it :) For Android smartphones, 1.6 and higher, the chart or database application is out. It's a snapshot of October 5, 2010, later I'll add online synchronization. Most of the online functionality from the Interactive Knife Steel Composition chart is there, including comparison graphs.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 20:57:59

Added last 3 weeks log of dishwashing. Nothing important to report for now. The same rust spot, discoloration doesn't reappear after I've cleaned the blade. On the other hand, I just got a few Global kitchen knives with lots of rust spots. I figure using knives for food and dishwashing them is more corrosive...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 20:35:55

Blah, both phones sold out in the area

Droid incredible and Evo are sold out in my area. What's up with that? And I still can't decide which one. Evo is noticeably larger, which is a plus, for keyboard and all that, but sitting in my pocket with a knife or two...

Friday, June 4, 2010 16:28:48

HTC Evo or Droid Incredible, that is the question today

I have to decide today... Both look very appealing to me, main criteria being Android OS, so I'm not tied up with Apple policies when developing software. So, which one... Sprint has crappier coverage in bay area, but EVO has better specs, on the other hand Droid incredible is smaller, which is a plus. Then again, when carrying a phone of that size, is 0.5" that important? Either way, I need android phone, since I'am already developing for Android. All goes well, we will have knife apps on Android ;)

Friday, June 4, 2010 09:34:34