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by zuludelta
Tue May 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Handbag Folder for Wife?
Replies: 20
Views: 1169

Re: Best Handbag Folder for Wife?

Not sure if buying your wife a knife of her own after she put the kibosh on your knife collecting will make things better. Sounds like pouring gasoline on a fire to me, but you know your wife better than some random jackass on the internet, so I hope it works out for you. On the topic of giving her ...
by zuludelta
Mon May 25, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Most Ideal PE Or Spyderedge
Replies: 37
Views: 2011

Re: Most Ideal PE Or Spyderedge

I've been an avid and regular knife user since I was a child (Boy Scout, helped out in the kitchen as a kid, etc.) but I only started paying attention to the online knife community relatively recently (like maybe in the last 5 years or so), so I was very, very surprised to see so many people seeming...
by zuludelta
Fri May 22, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Steel For Small Hand Saws? Toughness or Wear Resistance?
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: Best Steel For Small Hand Saws? Toughness or Wear Resistance?

Ez556 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Whatever the Japanese use for their hand saws is pretty darn good.
SK-3, SK-4, and SK-5 are (or have been) used in Silky folding saws if I remember correctly.
by zuludelta
Fri May 22, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Steel For Small Hand Saws? Toughness or Wear Resistance?
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: Best Steel For Small Hand Saws? Toughness or Wear Resistance?

Saws and axes (and machetes) are subject to different directional and impact stresses than knives. There's probably no great benefit to their being theoretically made in Cru-Wear or 3V. "Toughness" is on an altogether different level in the axe/saw context relative to knives and if I had to speculat...
by zuludelta
Fri May 22, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strongest EDC Steel?
Replies: 46
Views: 2143

Re: Strongest EDC Steel?

Have to agree with Wartstein here... if the OP's concern is that he does not fully trust his ability to sharpen a knife but still wants something that is low-maintenance, then an ultra-long wearing "supersteel" blade might be the wrong way to go. "Low-maintenance" can mean one of two things when it ...
by zuludelta
Fri May 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me decide on a lil native!
Replies: 27
Views: 920

Re: Help me decide on a lil native!

I keep going back and forth and can’t decide between PE or SE. I’ve been wanting a DLC Lil native for a while and I just cannot decide between the 2... so I come to you good folks to persuade me one way or another. Post up why you voted the way you did From an aesthetics perspective, my favourite v...
by zuludelta
Fri May 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Salt Series
Replies: 60
Views: 3873

Re: Salt Series

Yojimbo 2 Salt PE in LC200N and moss green G-10.
by zuludelta
Wed May 20, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The best part of giving away a Spyderco...
Replies: 24
Views: 1604

Re: The best part of giving away a Spyderco...

I love seeing the knives I gift to people get used. I gave a couple of young hard-working coworkers two of my old (but well-maintained & hair-whittling sharp) Spydercos as end-of-semester gifts (both are attending university) & it's a nice feeling seeing them use the knives at work—and I like to thi...
by zuludelta
Mon May 18, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PRICING
Replies: 113
Views: 6437

Re: PRICING

For me its the size of my collection that is the problem. Spending $200 on one tool that you will use every day for the rest of your life seems reasonable. Having a few different versions of that tool for different tasks also seems reasonable. A salt series, a stainless edc, a tool steel/supersteel...
by zuludelta
Mon May 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov
Replies: 54
Views: 2579

Re: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov

I'm pretty sure Sal has said in the past that the polestar and alcyone were designed to see if the market would support better steel on the Chinese made knives. I don't think sales have been good enough for them to expand the effort. ... as "Notsure" mentioned, the market has not responded well to ...
by zuludelta
Sun May 17, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket clip decisions and preferences
Replies: 16
Views: 700

Re: Pocket clip decisions and preferences

Same as a couple of people who posted earlier in this thread, I prefer the spoon clip on heavier knives and knives I actually use for work. Having a little bit of handle poking out of the pocket makes a discernible difference in how quickly I can get a knife out while wearing work gloves. At the sam...
by zuludelta
Fri May 15, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When someone says ''Spyderco'' which of there knives comes to mind first?
Replies: 52
Views: 2630

Re: When someone says ''Spyderco'' which of there knives comes to mind first?

The Delica & Endura are the knives that most readily come to mind when I hear "Spyderco". They weren't my first Spydercos, but they were the first Spyderco designs I became aware of way back in the mid/late-1990s.
by zuludelta
Fri May 15, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/flashlight match-up.....
Replies: 172
Views: 16783

Re: Spyderco/flashlight match-up.....

Just the basics:
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by zuludelta
Fri May 15, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco factory choice
Replies: 15
Views: 1184

Re: Spyderco factory choice

Hi JR, In Japan, I worked with the grandfather and the father and Eric is working with the grandson. Since 1980. We've been working with our Taipei maker for about 25 years. Eric is now working with the son, I worked with the father. Our Taichung maker was an experienced start up that we've been wo...
by zuludelta
Wed May 13, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Schempp Rock 'Chopper' idea
Replies: 46
Views: 2723

Re: Schempp Rock 'Chopper' idea

I know Spyderco doesn't re-release sprints but I'd go for a "Rock Salt Chopper" in H-1—I missed both the original Rock Salt and the orange-handled sprint. I have the Schempp Rock in VG-10 & it's a great all-around camp knife, but I've always wondered how H-1 steel's top-tier toughness (relative to o...
by zuludelta
Tue May 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Knives You Want to See Back in Regular Production
Replies: 51
Views: 2298

Re: Spyderco Knives You Want to See Back in Regular Production

  • Caly 3
  • Caly 3.5
  • Reverse
  • Equilibrium
  • Li'l Matriarch
by zuludelta
Sun May 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: It's Hawkbill Time: Spyderco Units Only Please
Replies: 41
Views: 2987

Re: It's Hawkbill Time: Spyderco Units Only Please

My modest collection of Spyderco hawkbills (from L–R: Dragonfly 2 Salt Hawkbill in H1, Byrd Knives Hawkbill in 8Cr13MoV, Tasman Salt 2 SE in H1, Karahawk in VG-10): 20200510_105226.jpg I used to regularly carry the Dragonfly 2 Salt Hawkbill as my trail-running knife but eventually replaced it with a...
by zuludelta
Sat May 09, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 33
Views: 2443

Re: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review

Seriously though, after the P3LW, I won't be buying another unlined LW knife in that size range. They just aren't balanced and do not inspire confidence. Heft is necessary sometimes. Not to derail the thread, but if you're looking for a ~3 inch linerless lightweight FRN model with the weight more e...
by zuludelta
Sat May 09, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 33
Views: 2443

Re: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review

Edit: For the love of god, if you're going to make it FRN, PLEASE give it full liners! I don't think you have to worry about any future version of the Li'l Temperance 3 not having any liners any time soon. The whole design conceit of the knife is "an MBC-rated folding knife that is legal to carry i...
by zuludelta
Sat May 09, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 33
Views: 2443

Re: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review

In what steel would you like to see the next version? I know I've replied to this query before but I'm wondering... would a Li'l Temperance 3 in SG2 be significantly more affordable to produce than one in CPM-S30V since SG2 can be sourced locally in Japan from Takefu? Given the similarities between...

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