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by SleeplessInSoCal
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V

This was all great intel, guys.

I dropped some lube in the pivot, and 90% of the grit went away.

Obviously then, if I follow any of the above tips, (open and close in soapy water, then lube; disassemble and clean, then lube) the knife will be at 100%.
by SleeplessInSoCal
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V

jpm2 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:19 pm
Sometimes it's grit, sometimes burrs.
Sure hope not. No idea what to do about that. No idea where to look for them.
by SleeplessInSoCal
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V

Have you tried any sort of lubrication yet? I second Voodoo' s thought. I might try flushing with mineral oil. May also try compressed air to blow out the Oil. I use liberal applications of mineral oil to flush the joints of new traditionals, which tend to have grinding and buffing residues from ma...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Terribly Gritty Action out of the box - Native 5 Fluted Carbon S90V

Love the knife. Love the steel. Absolutely beautiful. Bought it as a group gift for a good friend and colleague. Presented it to him this afternoon. Would REALLY love to avoid sending it to Colorado for weeks, if at all avoidable. I have experience with loads of Spyderco models, and their stiffness ...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knifeworks Exclusive CTS-204P Delica 4
Replies: 100
Views: 4510

Re: Knifeworks Exclusive CTS-204P Delica 4

I have some pretty cool sprints and exclusives from Golden. Love them all. But despite having XL hands, I always find myself playing with and pocketing these little Delica laser slicers in these great steel offerings (Cru-wear, S90V, etc.). This steel (with its smaller grain size compared to M390, 2...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?
Replies: 64
Views: 2009

Re: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?

Slight deviation everyone, but how were the past forum knives been sold...were those only exclusives to forum members (with tenure) or was it available at a limited run to the public? If there's one thing I really dislike about the Sprint Run format, is that as an international customer with a diff...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?
Replies: 64
Views: 2009

Re: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?

All good intel, thanks!

Perhaps a Native 5 Lockback in the same combo would generate more excitement. Traditional classy chassis, traditional classy scale material.

I’ll put more thought into the recipe until I get a hard no from the powers that be.
by SleeplessInSoCal
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?
Replies: 64
Views: 2009

Re: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?

Well, this is a very exciting development! It sounds like I’ve found two partners willing to help me cough up about a million bucks to invest in Spyderco inventory to sit on for a while. And in the middle of a recession. Didn’t think it would be that easy! If not, I can just sell my megayacht, or m...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?
Replies: 64
Views: 2009

Re: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?

I mean. If you're serious then become a dealer and cut sal a check. Although every once in a while forum posts go somewhere. Right? If BBS is considered a dealer then the barrier to entry can't be too high. :rolleyes: My thoughts exactly. That place is clearly one or two dudes in a garage with pile...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?
Replies: 64
Views: 2009

Re: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?

I mean. If you're serious then become a dealer and cut sal a check. Although every once in a while forum posts go somewhere. 100% serious. Again, drawing the parallel with the whiskey clubs, these hardcore enthusiasts (who all have day jobs) are given the priceless opportunity to partner with the m...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?
Replies: 64
Views: 2009

Sal, Can We Form A Collective, And Order An Exclusive?

I was just looking at some of my favorite private label bourbon bottles, while fidgeting with a Shaman. And just like that old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups ad from the 80s, “You got chocolate in my peanut butter!”, I was struck with an epiphany. Can we form a collective, and write a check for an exclu...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Predictions for Reveal 6
Replies: 65
Views: 2406

Re: Predictions for Reveal 6

CRU-CARTA anything!

alternatively, S90V/Micarta

Also, more Shaman sprints please🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼



There you go. ***S90V Micarta Shaman***
by SleeplessInSoCal
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Work Sharp Discounts/Sales/Coupon Codes Anywhere?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Work Sharp Discounts/Sales/Coupon Codes Anywhere?

odomandr wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:23 pm
camel camel camel will show the historical prices of items on amazon.
Do I just Google the term “camel camel camel”?
by SleeplessInSoCal
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Work Sharp Discounts/Sales/Coupon Codes Anywhere?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Work Sharp Discounts/Sales/Coupon Codes Anywhere?

odomandr wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:48 am
Camelcamelcamel the Amazon listings and see what they historically sell for
Don’t know what Camelcamelcamel means, but I’ll give it a go, thanks!
by SleeplessInSoCal
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Work Sharp Discounts/Sales/Coupon Codes Anywhere?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Work Sharp Discounts/Sales/Coupon Codes Anywhere?

Looking for a Ken Onion Edition w/Blade Grinding Attachment. Seems like they’re the same price everywhere.

Wondering if anyone knows about maybe seasonal sitewide sales anywhere that I could take advantage of.

Would very much appreciate some direction.
by SleeplessInSoCal
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BHQ Jade M4 Series Poll - What next???
Replies: 29
Views: 851

Re: BHQ Jade M4 Series Poll - What next???

Uncoated Delica please
by SleeplessInSoCal
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?

For models that I wish that I had a backup for, or for models that I was lucky enough to grab two of, and would like to pay it forward. The Bladeforums folks have a lot of restrictions for people who don’t pay their membership fee. There’s a Facebook group “Spyderco Knives,” that allows buying and ...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?

jpm2 wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:58 pm
http://bentoboxshop.com/ has a lot of sprints, exclusives, and discontinued models to choose from.
I appreciate the suggestion. Figured that they basically only had their own exclusives for sale, rather than sprints as well.
by SleeplessInSoCal
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?

xceptnl wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:43 pm
The buy/sell/trade portion of Bladeforums is probably the best place to avoid supporting the flippers. I will use eBay but it helps to look for long discontinued models which requires patience if you are interested in something that just sold out on 2020.
Thanks so much for the tip!
by SleeplessInSoCal
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Where Can I Buy/Sell Discontinued Models Without Supporting The Flippers?

For models that I wish that I had a backup for, or for models that I was lucky enough to grab two of, and would like to pay it forward.

Happy to pay some sort of premium. Not happy to reward/encourage flippers.

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