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by Thunderpants
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bleach FRN?
Replies: 20
Views: 530

Re: Bleach FRN?

I like that faded look from the aquarium! Reminds me of the lovely "Ivory" Stretch from a couple of years ago, which I'm still kicking myself for not buying.
by Thunderpants
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyOpera, Brouwer, ...
Replies: 29
Views: 617

Re: SpyOpera, Brouwer, ...

SpyOpera! Far prettier than Brouwer I reckon.
by Thunderpants
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch in k390
Replies: 41
Views: 1117

Re: Stretch in k390

Apologies for my choice of words! I appreciate that special materials will cost more, and I don't mind paying more for metal that is superior in some way. My remark concerned the price difference between the ZDP Endura and the ZDP Stretch; possibly because the ZDP Endura was such a bargain, the less...
by Thunderpants
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch in k390
Replies: 41
Views: 1117

Re: Stretch in k390

I don't care which blade shape it gets, I just hope it doesn't maintain the ZDP price strategy of being way more expensive than an Endura - for no discernible reason. FRN plus rip-off pricing ain't my thing.
by Thunderpants
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for SpydieChef feedback
Replies: 41
Views: 1034

Re: Looking for SpydieChef feedback

Yes I realised just after posting that your Caribbean is going to have just as much blade as the Pacific... and the Caribbean is probably overall a nicer knife!
I have been trying to decide which one of these to get for a while - having concluded the Spydiechef is probably too posh for me.
by Thunderpants
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for SpydieChef feedback
Replies: 41
Views: 1034

Re: Looking for SpydieChef feedback

What about that green Pacific Salt thing? Doesn't that have a longer blade in the same metal? (That said, the main reason dedicated kitchen knives tend not to be folders is cleanliness - any folding knife is going to accumulate gunge around the pivot, no matter how thoroughly washed. I admit it's fu...
by Thunderpants
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spidiechef XL?
Replies: 21
Views: 734

Re: Spidiechef XL?

I have a set of the non-folding Victorinox tomato knives and they're terrific! I don't know what metal they use but I am quite sure it's not the blunt-o-matic they use in Spartans etc. And if it is, for some reason they can be used every day at mealtimes and still be decently sharp years later. The ...
by Thunderpants
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 blue is awesome !
Replies: 38
Views: 1256

Re: K390 blue is awesome !

It's as clear as the day is short and grim that this colour is everyone's favourite... phthalo turquoise!
Though I haven't seen a blue K390 in person so it may indeed be "distinctive blue color"...
by Thunderpants
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: question about BEAD5LY
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: question about BEAD5LY

In its own plastic bag. (rolls eyes)
by Thunderpants
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Removing patina on K390
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Removing patina on K390

Cut more limes! It looks good.
by Thunderpants
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you think of metal handles?
Replies: 73
Views: 1334

Re: What do you think of metal handles?

My favourite knife right now is the MKM Root which is a titanium slipjoint. It's a smaller knife so the Ti just feels solid, rather than burdensome. It's such a well designed knife that the untextured metal isn't a problem either.
by Thunderpants
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 30 years of Delicas and Enduras
Replies: 159
Views: 6171

Re: 30 years of Delicas and Enduras

Lovin' the Spam and I don't even like Enduras!
by Thunderpants
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll for alternating annual seconds sales between online and in-person
Replies: 48
Views: 1202

Re: Poll for alternating annual seconds sales between online and in-person

I added up the MSRPs of all the seconds I bought at one sale and they totalled almost $3800.... The deals are just a bonus. Obviously if you're a big spender then those bargains add up and justify the travel expenses, etc. And I hadn't considered the social aspect - not often you meet a bunch of kn...
by Thunderpants
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A 2020 Spyderco story
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: A 2020 Spyderco story

What's the Latin for "I put it in a safe place!" - cos it should be my family's motto!
These things always turn up eventually... and in this case, every time you look at that Swayback it'll take you Wayback.
by Thunderpants
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Recs for Self Defense while running/biking?
Replies: 68
Views: 1870

Re: Recs for Self Defense while running/biking?

I would see some houses with a sign that says “safe place” or something along those lines. This indicates that if Something bad happens a child has a safe place they can run to in an emergency. Yes this sounds like a good idea. The only problem is, who makes sure those places really are safe and no...
by Thunderpants
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cutlery Shoppe and Knifeworks no longer shipping Spydercos overseas?
Replies: 15
Views: 558

Re: Cutlery Shoppe and Knifeworks no longer shipping Spydercos overseas?

My 3 orange Victorinox Farmers from Cutlery shoppe disappeared in the post and never ever showed up. (That was ca 5 years ago!) Since that experience (and a couple of other misadventures) I really can't be bothered with shipping from the US.
by Thunderpants
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll for alternating annual seconds sales between online and in-person
Replies: 48
Views: 1202

Re: Poll for alternating annual seconds sales between online and in-person

It strikes me as bonkers to drive hundreds of miles just to save a few dollars on a knife!
by Thunderpants
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Recs for Self Defense while running/biking?
Replies: 68
Views: 1870

Re: Recs for Self Defense while running/biking?

Or a Stretch! Forgot about that one. Maybe getting bulky and heavy though.
by Thunderpants
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Recs for Self Defense while running/biking?
Replies: 68
Views: 1870

Re: Recs for Self Defense while running/biking?

Where I live, there have been several incidences recently of someone trying to drag school kids into a mini van. Naturally this is pretty upsetting as my daughter has a train ride/bike ride journey to school each day. My wife immediately purchased pepper spray and a portable alarm but my feeling was...
by Thunderpants
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Pochi Review : How I learned to stop worrying and love the Pooch
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Spyderco Pochi Review : How I learned to stop worrying and love the Pooch

Increasingly I wonder why anyone bothers with bearings at all...they seldom deliver the glassy smooth action they're supposed to, and they just seem to add a layer of complexity and potential rust to a very simple mechanism. I actually find them a big turn off, when it comes to buying a knife. Not t...

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