oogie: paul mcj
Seattle, WA
December 18th, 2004 - 18 years ago (17,665 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.














Aug 28, 2022 5:39 AM
Looking great, congrats, Ken!
Dec 25, 2021 5:46 PM
Merry Christmas to this group of fine people!
Nov 18, 2021 11:31 PM
A bit excited for this one - one of the most interesting takes on a knife design that I’ve seen. Full size knife, utilizing carbon fiber absolutely anywhere possible. The blade is largely carbon fiber, with just a metal insert to make up the cutting edge. Insanely light, and shocking great action. From an individual maker (VC Edge).

Sep 11, 2021 12:31 AM
I think I’ve proven that knife collecting is more expensive than Oakley collecting ever was!

Jul 21, 2021 3:55 AM
I do like the Clifden, and that fade frame is looking pretty cool.
Apr 9, 2021 4:03 AM
Two pretty spectacular additions arrived on the same day today.

Jan 5, 2021 4:11 AM
I believe I spotted $1,500 on today’s extra’s signup form. Those are pretty neat pieces, quite larger than many of his other fidget series pieces.
Dec 13, 2020 1:21 AM
A few recent notables, with two grail-worthy knives that got delivered this week. The last knife (blue) is a Holt Haptic, which runs a weekly lottery (usually about 2% chance of being drawn) in order to ‘win’ the chance to buy one of their knives.

Sep 21, 2020 10:14 PM
So loosely related, but i was looking through a couple swag/brochure items from my first visit to HQ back in 1999, and the Fall 99 software catalog of hats got me feeling the feelings for the berets and beanies. Oh, winter hat!

Sep 12, 2020 12:19 AM

- paquit0

Excellent shot! I snapped a sacrificial earstem to help keep your pair pristine.
Aug 29, 2020 2:29 AM
I’ve got the heart eyes for today’s delivery. Essentially been waiting 14 months for one to be built and distributed to a dealer.

My Chris Reeve Sebenza family ... hoping it stays at these 3!

Aug 27, 2020 2:29 AM
Reminiscing on great designs anytime I snag the Antix or Hijinx.
Aug 13, 2020 5:52 AM
What an event, congrats to those that snagged one. Personally, I would only take exception with the limited quantity. If you are only making 20, selling them for a crazy $2k is the best move to control scalping to whatever extent possible.
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)
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