oogie: paul mcj
Seattle, WA
December 18th, 2004 - 15 years ago (17,197 logins)Last Login9 hours ago
First Oakley purchase in July 1991 (Blade). Been going pretty strong since then. Thought I was a big Oakley stud until I found this place. Collection doubles in first year, doubles again shortly thereafter - and the addiction is complete. I like Oakley, like a few others here.

Can't say enough great things about o-review and my respect and mutual support for the members here. Some of the greatest 'pay it forwards' are done right here, among friends.













Jun 30, 2020 2:09 AM
Early on, I picked up the Spyderco Sharpmaker, and have just kept with that plus an extra couple varying grit stones. It seems to do a good job, only limited by my inexperience. From what I understand, the sharpmaker’ s main limitation may be any serious re-profiling of a blade if necessary.
Jun 29, 2020 1:41 AM
Unfortunately my wallet can’t control the releases of all these knives and brands, but a lot of nice quality blades out there.

May 31, 2020 8:20 PM
A quick google search could have fixed the founder of Oakley’s name, Jim Jinard.
Mar 28, 2020 5:25 AM
A new addition today - the Native 5 is likely my overall favorite model from Spyderco. Currently have 9 variations, each with a different handle, and 8 different steels.

Feb 23, 2020 6:56 PM
First rule of thumb should always be to wear what you like.

Chances are, the models that came out when we more closely fell within the target market are NOT styles that today’s youth market would be laying claim to. I’m sure they will let us have our Straight Jackets.
Feb 21, 2020 6:25 AM
I’m pretty certain the O hobby both eroded my ability to be patient and granted me great powers in justification.
I’ve had an order placed for a new Chris Reeve Sebenza since last July, but it may very well be until Aug or Sep before it is ready. In the meantime, I’ve convinced myself this recent pickup will hold me over.

Feb 8, 2020 10:42 PM
A few of the nice recent additions, along with a snapshot of majority of current collection.

Dec 29, 2019 1:54 AM
With the holiday sales as an excuse, I’ve been on a bit of a tear with the knife purchases. Below are a couple of the fancier pickups. Also added a nice Benchmade 940-1 Osborn, GiantMouse Ace Sonoma, Kizer Feist and Gemini, among others.

Todd Beg Mini Bodega

Chris Reeve Large Sebenza Insingo
Nov 28, 2019 2:04 AM
For those with SI access, a pretty good set of cyber week deals. An extra 10-15% off retail from the standard discounted prices (45% total in most cases). Finally broke me down to give the Clifden a try.
Aug 10, 2019 6:14 AM
So easily reminded of how much there is to love about the Hijinx/Antix designs. I feel a bit bad that pretty much all my pairs of Hijinx were either artist or customs (hydroprinted, cerakote) ... I didn’t leave myself any solid basic stock colorways.

Aug 4, 2019 5:51 AM
Thanks guys. I’d be interested in the black iridium, but unfortunately the gold split jacket lenses were sold a bit before your post. Let me know if anything else would work.
Aug 4, 2019 5:49 AM
Looking for a set of Jawbone / Racing Jacket lenses. Would prefer some Iridium colorway, but generally flexibility on which lens color. Condition should be free from scratches, though I may not hold it against anyone for one of those annoying pin-point nicks on a lens.

I have a few other lens options to offer up to see if a trade makes sense:

Split Jacket (Gold Iridium)
Fuel Cell (Emerald)
New Straight Jacket II (Black Iridium)
Half Jacket (G30)
Half Jacket XLJ (VR28)
Aug 1, 2019 3:45 AM
Thanks for checking ... or to anyone else who may have spare JB/RJ iridium laying around. Not sure how I ended up with just some yellow and orange low-light lenses to put in a frame.
Jul 31, 2019 5:18 AM
I’m sure I’ve shared above that I started getting into pocket knives around the start of last year. For the first 16 months or so, I pretty much just picked up Spyderco knives that struck my fancy. Some of Spyderco’s recent releases haven’t really been my thing, so I started checking out the offerings from a few other brands. Below are a few of my recent additions from Three Rivers Manufacturing, GiantMouse, ZT and Benchmade. Overall it’s been really enjoyable to add some different handle materials, metals, styles and finishing touches to the knife collection.
While I keep telling myself that most any of my knives could suit me well the rest of my adult life, I’ve learned there is no knife to rule them all out there. There is often something unique to appreciate about each knife.

Jul 8, 2019 4:44 AM
Super cool. I remember having some email exchanges with Trevor back in 2013 and sporadically over the coming years. It’s great to see that he has seemingly been able to create a business out of this.
Jul 2, 2019 11:11 PM
Super cool! Any idea on distribution - what stores might receive these?
Apr 25, 2019 5:25 PM
They must have skipped Texas when doing market research.
Apr 24, 2019 7:41 PM
The first thing that came to mind - the Chevy Avalanche was ahead of its time!
Mar 22, 2019 12:35 AM
Can't believe 10 years have gone by! And to think I already thought the copilots were representing a pretty 'mature' group compared to the stereotypical Oakley fan. Thankfully we haven't aged at all...
Mar 22, 2019 12:28 AM
Ha, I was just reflecting on my love-hate-love relationship with the Gascan. A great release that transitioned into a bit of an overused or burned out model. But compared to my lackluster impression of a lot of the newer models, the Gascan is just a solid style and really enjoyable.
Mar 13, 2019 5:10 AM
Definitely go for the 80+ TV, Rich! Especially if you are living in the 60ish size right now, the difference in screen size is so awesome. I finally made the move to 4K a couple months back, and I’m this close to buying Saving Private Ryan for the 3rd time.
Feb 27, 2019 2:09 AM
Welcome! For some reason, the Double Payload bag was first to come to mind, so that must be what you’re looking for!
Feb 22, 2019 6:37 AM
Had this one on preorder for a full year - and finally received this week. Very happy with the final product, though.
Feb 12, 2019 5:23 PM
Reminds me when we were putting HJ lenses in Romeo2 frames. Wonder if these flak jacket lenses would also fit the R2?
Feb 5, 2019 5:18 PM
Hopefully not too limited in distribution. I was feeling a bit Debbie-downer on these between the use of the Eye Jacket name and not sure I care for some of the style features. Was falling back to a "try on before passing judgement' approach, which hopefully isn't too difficult to find and try on.
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