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by I_like_knives
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP pricing policy favors amazon. Bad for vendors (that are not Amazon) and consumers.
Replies: 79
Views: 2061

Re: MAP pricing policy favors amazon. Bad for vendors (that are not Amazon) and consumers.

not all customers are 'moral' enough to choose to pay extra to support small businesses, instead of being wise spenders of their hard earned money and choose the best deals for their buck. If we were wise spenders we wouldn't be buying dozens of expensive unnecessary knives. Outside of a few models...
by I_like_knives
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP pricing policy favors amazon. Bad for vendors (that are not Amazon) and consumers.
Replies: 79
Views: 2061

Re: MAP pricing policy favors amazon. Bad for vendors (that are not Amazon) and consumers.

Unlike the OP, many of us have morals. I will gladly spend a few extra bucks to support a business that is real part of our community. And if there were still a decent brick & mortar anywhere near here, I'd spend a few more yet bucks to keep it local. There used to be really cool knife dealer in a m...
by I_like_knives
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Guided angle sharpening systems with FFG spyderco blades?
Replies: 16
Views: 624

Re: Guided angle sharpening systems with FFG spyderco blades?

The Lansky can be clamped onto FFG blades. Rather than the two pieces of the device being parallel, you can spread the one end out so that the whole thing tapers and follows the flats of the blade.... if that makes sense. However, the numbered slots will now be at different position relative to a st...
by I_like_knives
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Darkening / greying / blackening stainless clips
Replies: 39
Views: 910

Re: Darkening/greying/blackening stainless clips

Not quite sure if it's what you're after, but if you have access bead/sand blaster it will take the shine off. And I guess it sort of "greys" it to a small degree.
by I_like_knives
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Feeling fearful...:(
Replies: 43
Views: 3865

Re: Feeling fearful...:(

Much ado about nothing if you ask me. The media has this blown out of proportion. Unless you are 90 years old, or in poor health, I wouldnt worry about it. My wife and I had it a couple of weeks ago. We felt a bit under the weather for about three days, then back to normal. I have been far sicker wi...
by I_like_knives
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?
Replies: 210
Views: 8762

Re: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?

Para3 Maxamet showed up today. Blade is very slightly warped to the show side making it appear just a tiny bit off center. The bend is practically unnoticable unless you eye ball straight down the spine. Even then, it is subtle. All this is pretty much a non-issue. The action is very stiff though. I...
by I_like_knives
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: End of 2020 Opinions on VG-10
Replies: 52
Views: 1442

Re: End of 2020 Opinions on VG-10

VG10 is good in my book. S30V is great. IMO, anything beyond that is overkill for the vast majority of us. But it sure is neat experiencing some of the upper tiers of metallurgy. My favorite attribute of vg10 is probably its ease of sharpening. Its a breeze to bring back to screaming sharp. After ge...
by I_like_knives
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Factory Seconds Shipping
Replies: 42
Views: 1380

Re: Factory Seconds Shipping

zatch wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:51 pm
I got order confirmation on as soon as I ordered on Friday but still have not received a followup email with any shipping info. Anyone else?
Me too. I'm not worried about it though. Its only been a few days.
by I_like_knives
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your ideas for the future of the seconds sale?
Replies: 24
Views: 627

Re: Your ideas for the future of the seconds sale?

I would keep it the way it has been for years (most recent event not included). The in person sale is an experience, not just another frenzied online drop. We dont really need any more of those. And no, I am not local. It takes considerable commitment for me to travel to Colorado. Same is true for m...
by I_like_knives
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Direction and Magnitude!
Replies: 19
Views: 529

Re: Direction and Magnitude!

Would be nice if I could get some spacers to take up the space in the pockets. Glue them in with some weak adhesive, give the pivot more stability. Kind of like the Hinderer tri-way design. Down the rabbit hole I go! On my XM is used the provided spacers, but installed by own oversized (OD) washers...
by I_like_knives
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Direction and Magnitude!
Replies: 19
Views: 529

Re: Direction and Magnitude!

Do you have a tutorial on how to swap the bearings? Specs on the washers and source? I am interested! I've done this on many knives, not just Spydercos. Its pretty easy. Now, it seems to me that many people think you need some sort of super thick washer to fill the bearing pocket. Not true. Just ge...
by I_like_knives
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 730
Views: 36700

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Good grief. Entitled much? Many people, for one reason or another, cannot make a cross country trip to Golden for a knife sale. Meanwhile, there are a bunch of us that are willing make some sacrifices to make it happen. And yet, some Spyderco fans are lucky enough to live right down the road from SF...
by I_like_knives
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Direction and Magnitude!
Replies: 19
Views: 529

Re: Direction and Magnitude!

I like mine. Got it in a trade a while back. Its a pretty sweet knife. Fit and finish is second to none. Chunky, but thats OK in my book. The CF scales are beautiful. To avoid that cupping business I converted mine to PB washers, along with my other ultra thin bearing race models. I feel bearings ar...
by I_like_knives
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 730
Views: 36700

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

I think I'll sit this one out.

Taking a few days off work, driving halfway across the country, and meeting cool people is all a part of the great Spyderco experience.

Simply buying knives online? I can do that any ole time I please.
by I_like_knives
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BaliYo "heavy duty"
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: BaliYo "heavy duty"

Magnets would ruin the "flippability."
by I_like_knives
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica tip shape Bother anyone else?
Replies: 33
Views: 1041

Re: Delica tip shape Bother anyone else?

I think it looks good on saber ground models, but kind of odd on a flat ground blade. A guy could flatten out the spine he wanted. I once made a straight spine Caly3.5 with just an angle grinder, some sand paper, and a bit of patience.
by I_like_knives
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Boye dent poll
Replies: 45
Views: 1227

Re: Boye dent poll

I'm surprised there are people that won't buy models that lack boye dents, considering how easy they are to add. Takes less time than reprofiling the edge or taking the knife a part to polish the pivot, two commonly done mods to new knives. Depends on the knife. I added a small one to my Siren, due...
by I_like_knives
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC vs WEDC
Replies: 44
Views: 1350

Re: EDC vs WEDC

No difference for me. I grab a different knife every day or two, but rarely use them at work. My job just doesnt involve much cutting. And when it does, its not much different than what I do outside of work. My flashlight, on the other hand, gets used frequently at work, and at home too. But I carry...
by I_like_knives
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 107
Views: 6662

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

Compression is my choice because I like the ease of use when going about my daily tasks. There is a bit of a fidget factor too that is kind of neat. 90% of the time or more it's great. But on the occasions that I decide to do some tougher cutting, requiring considerable force applied to the back of ...
by I_like_knives
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thick handle Spyderco knives ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1477

Re: Thick handle Spyderco knives ?

The Magnitude is about 5/8 thick.

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