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by Lodestar
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Quick question: Upcoming K390 Endura family: Sprint runs or regular production?
Replies: 82
Views: 7814

Re: Quick question: Upcoming K390 Endura family: Sprint runs or regular production?

The plan is for a sprint series. I'd like to do all of the models in the "Endura family". I'd be intrested in what additional blade configs you wight also like? sal I'd also love some upgraded steel wharncliffe blades please (if that is what you mean). Count me in on the dragonfly and delica!
by Lodestar
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Siren?
Replies: 44
Views: 3686

Re: Siren?

Siren up for preorder on BladeHQ and Knifecenter.
by Lodestar
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Alistair Phillips Custom Kapara Backspacers
Replies: 22
Views: 1107

Re: Alistair Phillips Custom Kapara Backspacers

The white spacer is pretty tempting, but are they sitting as flush as the factory one? I remember being impressed with how flush the liners, scales, and backspacer were on the original. The red backspacer I got from Alistair awhile back is pretty darn flush like the original. Practically speaking t...
by Lodestar
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 342
Views: 18892

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

What a great knife Sal! I always meant to get around to the stretch, but those sprints and new releases get in the way. This one finally got it in my hands. Always seemed in comments like Sal wished more people would give the stretch a chance in the previously vacant Endela niche, I see why. I like ...
by Lodestar
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Straight Spine Stretch
Replies: 342
Views: 18892

Re: Straight Spine Stretch

National Knives has them currently.
by Lodestar
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Kapara compression lock action is great
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: New Kapara compression lock action is great

Just a follow up, since a couple of people mentioned it. Jimping was intentionally omitted as a design choice due to this knife being intended to be useable for food prep, so as to not trap things.
by Lodestar
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Kapara compression lock action is great
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: New Kapara compression lock action is great

Seconded on the CQI version (never handled the original). Action is very smooth. Highly impressed. Looks better in person, very nice unique non uniform look to the carbon fiber pattern due to the curvature of the handle. Drop free without blade play out of the box, if that's your thing. The compress...
by Lodestar
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s30v spyderco's acceptable
Replies: 110
Views: 3126

Re: s30v spyderco's acceptable

My thought is. I'm fine with S30V on a knife. Acceptable, but not exciting. However, when the knife gets into the $150-200+ range I expect (or would prefer) better steel. I'm willing to eat the extra cost which is realistically not that much of a price bump based on sprints. Probably <$30 unless the...
by Lodestar
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Achieving blade drop without blade play
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Achieving blade drop without blade play

My first PM2 came with poor action in the drop free. It was nowhere near drop free without backing the pivot screws out until they were sticking out. This introduced a lot of blade play as well. I was very disappointed with the compression lock, a joke. I did notice that there is a small handle scre...
by Lodestar
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back Lock Question Re: Disassembly
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: Back Lock Question Re: Disassembly

Vivi wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:51 am
That method doesn't work with certain knives. FRN backspacers can lose their shape from the lock spring, making it impossible to set the second liner on flush.
Was referring to the OPs delica/endura question.

Thanks for the info on other models, good to know.
by Lodestar
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back Lock Question Re: Disassembly
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: Back Lock Question Re: Disassembly

I see people saying put the blade in last and fumbling with 3 hands. How I learned it. 1. Assemble half 2. Put in the spring, the blade, and washers and pivot 3. Add other scales/liners and loosely tighten up screws except the one that goes through the lockbar. 4. Tape the blade for safety 5. Place ...
by Lodestar
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carabiner clip
Replies: 54
Views: 4088

Re: Carabiner clip

Cool idea. I wonder if it would actually work as a universal design. Seems like a lot more force/stress would potentially be placed on the threads, screws, and attachment point. I'd buy one after initial reviews got rid of that concern. For my use, would be nice to dangle any knife of choice on a ba...
by Lodestar
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My improved LW Chaparral....now became my best urban EDC !
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: My improved LW Chaparral....now became my best urban EDC !

Nice, I like the grind.

Prefer the aesthetics of this more obvious angle change to the subtle (but once you see it you always see it) hump of the factory spine.
by Lodestar
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help picking my 1st spyderco
Replies: 34
Views: 1439

Re: Help picking my 1st spyderco

Words of warning: All of the knives you mentioned have significantly less than 3" of actual cutting edge due to the finger choil being counted as blade length. If you want 3" of actual cutting edge, swap the native to a manix, swap the Para 3 for a Para 2. Native is a good knife. The FRN is a person...
by Lodestar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Guys who put lanyards on your knives, why?
Replies: 26
Views: 1388

Re: Guys who put lanyards on your knives, why?

Generally, don't use them. I think it is for flair as much or more than practical benefit in most cases.

I do have a simple one knot one on a dragonfly for when I put it in the watch pocket of jeans. I actually very much like that one. Carry it regularly that way and it is useful.
by Lodestar
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker and new knifes
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: Sharpmaker and new knifes

My suggestion, especially if you are new to using this sharpening equipment. Do not sharpen at all at first. Spydercos generally come nicely sharpened. Watch the sharpmaker DVD video on youtube and understand the goal of the 2 degree settings. See the image of the primary bevel (sharpmaker 30 degree...
by Lodestar
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Very Disappointed
Replies: 58
Views: 4821

Re: Very Disappointed

Just a suggestion for part of your issue (even though I know you don't want to deal with this on a new knife): To loosen, you can try heating the pivot a bit with a hair dryer or some hot water to loosen it up, obviously with the latter you will need to blow out the knife with compressed air or flus...
by Lodestar
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question on blade length and why folks measure as they do...
Replies: 34
Views: 1543

Re: Question on blade length and why folks measure as they do...

Sorry, to resurect posts from the slight dead. Long time lurker first post on the forum, randomly came across this thread. The way OP posed the question, going strictly by the AKTI's definition of how to measure, to be safe, you would measure from tip to handle regardless of choil. I however, strong...

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