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by zuludelta
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Value Knives
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: Spyderco Value Knives

Tenacious is one that I would love to see with a VG10 steel balde...just because. The ergos and the edge which runs way back the ricasso, makes it perform above it's weight. Have you tried the Polestar? It's basically a Tenacious blade in CTS-BD1 mated to a choil-less version of the Byrd Raven hand...
by zuludelta
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: No Words! Only Pictures Thread!
Replies: 2519
Views: 394060

Re: No Words! Only Pictures Thread!

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A Spyderscorpion!
by zuludelta
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How was your 2019?
Replies: 62
Views: 2173

Re: How was your 2019?

2019 will go down as the year that I bought more Spyderco knives than any other year. But it is also the year where I sold or gifted away more Spyderco knives. I think I've finally settled on the Spyderco folder designs & steels that I like. Prior to this year, I was still searching for the designs ...
by zuludelta
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift
Replies: 55
Views: 1369

Re: Gentleman EDC / Groomsman Gift

UK Penknife. Very discreet & a well-done slipjoint is always classy (and if he wants a more premium model, he can get the version in S110V). Don't get me wrong, the Spydiechef is a fine knife that I would personally love to get as a gift, but I don't know if it's the first knife I would choose as a ...
by zuludelta
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lost knife
Replies: 30
Views: 1363

Re: Lost knife

Someone in a facebook group I am in lost a Paysan. Dang, that's rough. The most expensive knife-related thing I've ever lost was a Leatherman Skeletool (which is not really a premium item all things considered) & I was super-annoyed at myself for days afterward for being so careless. Can't even ima...
by zuludelta
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Black Friday cyber Monday DEALs?!?
Replies: 33
Views: 3860

Re: Black Friday cyber Monday DEALs?!?

For any of you Canucks out there, Gorilla Surplus currently has the Jumpmaster 2 selling for C$137.26 (approximately US$102). That's the cheapest I've ever seen it go for at retail. Took a lot for me not to buy it (I already have a Waterway for a rustproof fixed-blade & can't really justify buying t...
by zuludelta
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lost knife
Replies: 30
Views: 1363

Re: Lost knife

I usually find mine under the seat between the seatbelt buckle and center console. I literally just found my trusty blacked-out combo edge Delica (missing for a week) in the exact same location... it never occurred to me to look there because I was so certain that I'd lost it at work. As an added b...
by zuludelta
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What number of Spydercos are in your active rotation?
Replies: 45
Views: 1200

Re: What number of Spydercos are in your active rotation?

My current work knife rotation (listed according to frequency of carry): Native 5 Lightweight Combo Edge Salt 2 Spyder Edge Delica 4 Combo Edge Tasman Salt 2 Spyder Edge On non-work days, I carry whatever I feel like carrying or whatever I feel is most appropriate for the day's tasks. If I'm trail r...
by zuludelta
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 4912
Views: 464406

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

I got the D'Allara 3 in one of the bhq bundles not long ago. Im just going to say the ceramic ball bearing lock is a different animal than the caged bbl. What Im getting at here is dont judge all ball bearing locks off of this one. Thanks for the tips! Yeah, I've always wondered about the design ch...
by zuludelta
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 4912
Views: 464406

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Waiting on the recently discontinued Spyderco Q-Ball. I've always wanted to try out the ball-bearing lock but I'm not particularly interested in buying the Manix 2. Don't get me wrong, I think the Manix 2 is an excellent knife but it's a smidge too big to fit my needs as a work knife. When I saw the...
by zuludelta
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?
Replies: 146
Views: 3884

Re: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?

... I had a manager who said that my Dragonfly looked "scary"). Isn't that pitiful? One wonders how he/she manages to get through life being so timorous. The funny thing is, he was pretty much a regular dude except for his very specific aversion to/fear of knives. If I had to play armchair psycholo...
by zuludelta
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?
Replies: 146
Views: 3884

Re: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?

There are no firm blade length restrictions where I live (Canada). It's all about intent: if you have a qualifying reason to publicly carry a folding knife of a particular size on your person, you can carry it. Note that "self-defence" is not one of those reasons, but if you carry a folding knife as...
by zuludelta
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sell me on the plain edge Tasman Salt 2
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Sell me on the plain edge Tasman Salt 2

Thanks for all the replies guys. I do have one Spyderco hawkbill in PE—a Karahawk—but I don't want to extrapolate its work performance to that of the PE Tasman Salt 2 too much given the differences in steel (VG-10 vs. H1) & philosophy of design/use. That said, I did find the Karahawk to be a decent ...
by zuludelta
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sell me on the plain edge Tasman Salt 2
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Sell me on the plain edge Tasman Salt 2

So I've recently started using the Spyder-edged Tasman Salt 2 as my primary work knife. I find the combination of the hawkbill blade & serrations to be especially useful for cutting pallet straps, nylon rope, netting, and other cordage (which is probably 80% of what I need to do with a knife at work...
by zuludelta
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is it time for a Black Native Salt yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Is it time for a Black Native Salt yet?

I'd love to see a non-yellow Native 5 Lightweight Salt with a combo edge option.
by zuludelta
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: P'Kal vs. Yojimbo vs. Chinook
Replies: 32
Views: 1174

Re: P'Kal vs. Yojimbo vs. Chinook

Sonorum wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:10 am
I have a friend who trained a lot of martial arts with edged weapons and he always recommends a good pair of running shoes :p
Nothing beats de-escalation or conflict avoidance altogether as a self-defence measure, that's for sure. But it's always good to have options :D
by zuludelta
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: P'Kal vs. Yojimbo vs. Chinook
Replies: 32
Views: 1174

Re: P'Kal vs. Yojimbo vs. Chinook

As others have mentioned, choose the knife among the three that best fits your training background & SD approach (I carry a Yojimbo 2 since it fits my SD purposes & can easily pull double-duty as a utility knife, but I can definitely see the appeal of the P'kal for clinch fighting-focused approaches...
by zuludelta
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Native 5 Trainer?
Replies: 23
Views: 837

Re: Sal, Native 5 Trainer?

I'd love a Native 5 trainer, perhaps with a linerless FRN handle and with 3Cr13 for blade steel to keep costs down. Currently, I use a Delica 4 trainer as a "close enough" Native 5 trainer (the Native 5 & the Delica 4 are my two most-carried folders). The weight of the Delica 4 trainer is almost the...
by zuludelta
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 4912
Views: 464406

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

A Yojimbo 2 trainer (red handle scales, CTS-BD1 blunt blade) should arrive on my doorstep within the next couple of days. I want to get the "full experience" in handling the Yojimbo 2 and for me, that means using it in the context for which it was originally designed and the only way I can do that s...
by zuludelta
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Corrosion Testing of 9 Stainless Knife Steels
Replies: 42
Views: 1016

Re: Corrosion Testing of 9 Stainless Knife Steels

Interesting conclusion for XHP. It's been quite corrosion resistant in my experience. I think as far as conventional knife usage goes, XHP is "stainless enough" for 95% of the knife community and perhaps to less of an extent, the same can be said for ZDP-189 and CruWear (I carried a Dragonfly in ZD...

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