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by SleeplessInSoCal
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blemishes? Advice Needed
Replies: 23
Views: 910

Re: Blemishes? Advice Needed

Personally I probably would just tighten everything up and live with that scratch. I'd also make sure I scored another one before sending that one into Spyderco. I kinda doubt they would/could fix it. My bet is they would offer you store credit and that one would go into the 2021 seconds sale. Kind...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blemishes? Advice Needed
Replies: 23
Views: 910

Re: Blemishes? Advice Needed

Chances are, with the scratch's location on the blade, it's from contact with the liner in one way or another. So you could probably polish it out yes, but it would likely reappear. I have a few knives with scratches like this, usually from the edge of the finger choil. Best you can do is tune up y...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blemishes? Advice Needed
Replies: 23
Views: 910

Blemishes? Advice Needed

I love my new Z-Wear Shaman, and consider myself lucky to have scored one, thanks to a heads-up from a member on this forum (SteelCity16). My issue (is it one?) is that my new specimen came with a scratch on the blade, and it stands out to me every time that I handle the knife. Is this something tha...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread
Replies: 802
Views: 75347

Re: Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread

$5 above MAP from this ebay seller "Tin Star Shooting Range". Looks legit. Looks like he started with 20 and now there are 13 left. Most of his feedback is from Spydies and he has 38 different Spydies listed. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Spyderco-C229MPZW-Shaman-Sprint-Run-Z-Wear-Micarta-/174...
by SleeplessInSoCal
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bots on the Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread?
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: Bots on the Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread?

steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:32 pm
They are always here. I think they are webscraping bots or something. Feeds the search engines. Something like that. These bots are our friends. The bad bots are sitting on the dealer websites waiting to pounce!

Thanks guys! Sorry for the false alarm.
by SleeplessInSoCal
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bots on the Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread?
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Bots on the Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread?

At the bottom of the Z-Wear Shaman lookout thread page, where it shows who’s online, there are these three users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot] Are those actual bots, waiting for links to be posted? If so, shouldn’t they be cleaned out? Sorry if I’m wasting everyone’s time, and this is...
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: 849

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: 849

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: 849

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: 849

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: 6068

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: 2468

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: 2468

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: 2468

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: 2468

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: 2468

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: 2468

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: 3150

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: 465

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: 465

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!

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