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by RustyIron
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful
Replies: 29
Views: 2103

Re: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful

The chopping and cutting tools made from flint and other stone types, which have been used for millions of years by hominids, were mostly around Dragonfly size or smaller. You know why all the Australopithecines died off? Lycopene deficiency. No one would eat the gross Caprese salads that were prep...
by RustyIron
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Scarcity of CBBL
Replies: 45
Views: 2741

Re: Scarcity of CBBL

I have pretty strong hands and I can manage to unlock a CBBL with just my thumb, but I'd be lying if I said it was easy. I think that's my one complaint about the CBBL. The easy one-handed operation of the Axis lock is a HUGE bonus. If we could get the Manix 2 to have sex with the Benchmade Adamas ...
by RustyIron
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Scarcity of CBBL
Replies: 45
Views: 2741

Re: Scarcity of CBBL

CBBL is what brought me here, after having much experience with the Axis. I have only on Compression, but that's because Spyderco only makes one left handed Compression lock. Nevertheless, the CBBL better suits my needs.
by RustyIron
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful
Replies: 29
Views: 2103

Re: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful

Like the pic, like the knife, don´t know the beer ;) Guess I could not find it here in Austria... ;) Thanks for the info, folks. I'm looking forward to trying out the new "smallest of the small" when it shows up in a few days. Normally I don't need a knife on a ride, but the prickly pear fruit will...
by RustyIron
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kiwi 5?
Replies: 20
Views: 1158

Re: Kiwi 5?

For me, the Kiwi 4 was somewhat depressing. It embodied the truth of Whittier's "of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, it might have been". Hey, Mister Literary Scholar. The City of Whittier, California is right next to where I live. I knew Whittier was a guy, but didn't know a...
by RustyIron
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful
Replies: 29
Views: 2103

Maybe small knives are not TOTALLY awful

I've made no secret of the fact I like medium to big sized knives. The M2 and M2XL are my favorites, and I've been carrying a Native 5 LW when I'm slumming it. But... I ride mountain bikes, where hauling around extra junk can move you from First Place to "Fastest Loser." Minimalism is best. A knife ...
by RustyIron
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Replacing a BY07GS & BY07GP
Replies: 13
Views: 3614

Re: Replacing a BY07GS & BY07GP

You guys rock.
Have a great Independence Day.
by RustyIron
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?
Replies: 27
Views: 1852

Re: Forum search turned up nothing: How do you lubricate the washers on Manix 2 LW?

metaphoricalsimile wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:35 pm
I actually can't find a good angle to get any lube down on the washers themselves.
Don't overthink it. Put a couple drops at the boundary between the scales and the blade. Maybe even a drop in the small space created by the CBBL when the knife is closed. A thin lubricant will migrate.
by RustyIron
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1596
Views: 125072

Sinh tố bơ for lunch

I like big knives. My favorite kitchen knife is an eight incher. For me, using a typical folder when there is a real knife available, is both silly and tedious. Recently I’ve been carrying this Spyderco behemoth (which might actually be a cool name for a knife). It’s kind of on the small side for ki...
by RustyIron
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2
Replies: 170
Views: 11718

Re: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2

Pancake wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:08 pm
I highly doubt that it is possible.
That's ok. I can do a lot of things that most people don't understand.
by RustyIron
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2
Replies: 170
Views: 11718

Re: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2

Planning on getting a regular G10 model too for "light carry days" (it has about only half the weight of the copper version)? With all the enthusiasm for the copper scales, and the concern about weight, Im surprised no one is talking about plating some G10 or other plastic. You'd get the copper "lo...
by RustyIron
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a mini manix 2?
Replies: 27
Views: 1559

Re: How about a mini manix 2?

JuPaul wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:10 am
mostly I want the cbbl on more knives,

^^^That


I'll admit to using a couple back locks, but mostly I carry CBBL's.
by RustyIron
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: CryptoCurrencies?
Replies: 39
Views: 2904

Re: CryptoCurrencies?

Let's all put our heads together and talk about these CryptoCurrencies. It's a form of currency, but you can't really use it to buy the things you want. I don't get it. People get some of it by running computer programs on their computers, and if they're lucky, they hit the jackpot and win a few bu...
by RustyIron
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anybody still use CASH?
Replies: 38
Views: 2447

Re: Anybody still use CASH?

Yup, I love cash. Our card culture is just making the banks rich. Why should they be getting a 1-2% cut of all of our spending? Are we that lazy? Ummm... c'mon, brah. I KNOW you're good at math. I use cards, and I automatically get 2% back. Sometimes it's 3%, and if the stars are aligned, I get 5%....
by RustyIron
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco pairings
Replies: 20
Views: 776

Re: Spyderco pairings


My Spyderco pairs nicely with a 2014 Cabernet Franc.

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by RustyIron
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Got first Spyderco, somewhat disappointed...
Replies: 66
Views: 2787

Re: Got first Spyderco, somewhat disappointed...

Michael Janich wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:11 am
That's because the radius of the tang gradually decreases. The dimensional change isn't much, but it lightens the force of the opening arc as the blade opens.
Thanks. I'm now intrigued, and eager to get home to compare lockbacks from other manufacturers.
by RustyIron
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Ladybug is a full size knife
Replies: 44
Views: 2587

Re: The Ladybug is a full size knife

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:53 pm

:D
WOW! It appears to fit the hand so nicely. Where did you EVER find a Ladybug XL?

:eek:
by RustyIron
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!
Replies: 564
Views: 67776

Re: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!

Hey, heads up, Blade HQ has some of the black bladed M4 Manix XL's back in stock - I got a notification last night and missed it, so I missed out on the regular one (which I wanted), but the coated blade version still has a few in stock. $180. https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Spyderco-Manix-2-XL-Exclus...
by RustyIron
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Got first Spyderco, somewhat disappointed...
Replies: 66
Views: 2787

Re: Got first Spyderco, somewhat disappointed...

The Native 5 has a true concentric pivot. That means the radius from the pivot pin to the arc of the profile of the tang remains the same throughout the arc. That means there is constant, consistent pressure on the tang throughout the opening arc. Hey, Mike. Maybe I don't completely understand what...
by RustyIron
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Big Boy Manix XL has arrived!
Replies: 19
Views: 1150

Re: Big Boy Manix XL has arrived!

Red wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:48 pm
Buddy was at the shop and comparing my Manix 2 to the new Manix XL.
He asked me “why do you need the bigger blade?”
Sounds like a question asked by a guy with a tiny... blade.
Size matters.

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