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by zuludelta
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?
Replies: 60
Views: 29235

Re: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?

Not to further revive an old thread, but seeing as how people seem to be using this thread as an information resource, I thought to add some updated information regarding CTS-BD1N's characteristics relative to more well-known steels. These notes are largely derived from the work of Dr. Larrin Thomas...
by zuludelta
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Street Beat Review
Replies: 28
Views: 1537

Re: Spyderco Street Beat Review

Great review! The Street Beat LW & Street Bowie are two of my favourite fixed-blades (regardless of manufacturer). They make for great outdoor utility knives, and I frequently carry one or the other in place of a folder when hiking. One thing I really like about the deep index finger groove on both ...
by zuludelta
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dear Enablers - Help me decide...
Replies: 24
Views: 614

Re: Dear Enablers - Help me decide...

I'd recommend the RockJumper in PE. If this is your first Wharncliffe, I think it's somewhat educational from a design perspective to try a Wharnie in PE first to really appreciate how blade shape (isolated from edge type) can radically affect cutting dynamics. I'm a big, big fan of Wharncliffes for...
by zuludelta
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swick 5 ETA?
Replies: 48
Views: 2755

Re: Swick 5 ETA?

Hi Zuludelta, How small do you think that line is? We have another small Fixed blade in-the-works in addition to the Swick. In my opinion, I think the issue is more of purchase than blade length? sal I agree, in small fixed-blades, I find that any issue in utility almost always stems from a lack of...
by zuludelta
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swick 5 ETA?
Replies: 48
Views: 2755

Re: Swick 5 ETA?

The Swick 5 is my most anticipated new knife design in a while. I'm currently on a fixed-blade kick and this would be a great EDC option for me. As much as I love the Ronin 2 & Street Beat LW (my two most-carried fixed blades), I'd love to have an even smaller option that doesn't suffer as much of a...
by zuludelta
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydercos you pair with NON Spydercos (inspired by Cambertree) - pics appreciated!
Replies: 107
Views: 2969

Re: Spydercos you pair with NON Spydercos (inspired by Cambertree) - pics appreciated!

I occasionally do light trail maintenance at the local forest. Nothing major, mostly just clearing trails of small fallen trees (6 inches in diameter or less) after a windstorm (we get them a lot here). When I want to do expedient/opportunistic trail maintenance while going on a trail run, I carry m...
by zuludelta
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 7 Live!
Replies: 141
Views: 7618

Re: Reveal 7 Live!

2021 was supposed to be the year when I would drastically cut back on my folder purchases & focus more on fixed-blades. But there are at least 2 folders in this reveal that I'm definitely getting (Salt 2 Wharncliffe PE in LC200N, Yojumbo All-Black) and at least 4 more that I might be getting (Delica...
by zuludelta
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

A full minute to go through a 1.5" branch though....yikes. That'd take me about 10 seconds with my ESEE6HM, or a single swing with my reprofiled Scrapyard Dogfather :p It would have probably taken 15 to 30 seconds with the Rock if I decided to stop at the point where I could just comfortably snap t...
by zuludelta
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

I see what you guys are saying and the point you all are trying to make. But for me if I truly need a tool for chopping I want the appropriate tool. I would much rather have an axe, hatchet, machete or razel>> or you could add a myriad of woodworking tools to that list as well. I guess my point in ...
by zuludelta
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

Hi Zuludelta, Thanx for sharing your experience. Ed Schempp is a performance Junky and it shows in his designs. sal You're welcome Sal! Yeah, I was really impressed with how well the Schempp Rock worked. I went back to the woods yesterday to finish clearing the trail (having brought a proper hand a...
by zuludelta
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

Bet you like the knife more now..... I do! I haven't used the Schempp Rock much this past year outside of the kitchen and the garden, and I was actually thinking of selling it and using the funds to buy a high end-ish gyuto (I've always wanted one) and a new brush axe/clearing hook to replace my ol...
by zuludelta
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need suggestions for EDC in black slacks
Replies: 33
Views: 1027

Re: Need suggestions for EDC in black slacks

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I think I'm going with the Little Native with black blade. Good choice! I carry one when I want a very discreet knife clipped to my pocket, but still want something that feels a bit more hand-filling than a Dragonfly 2, just in case I have to do some cutting th...
by zuludelta
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

Bolster wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:34 am
Great report, and very well documented! I'm impressed that VG-10 performed that well. Merry Christmas to you!
Thanks! And merry Christmas to you, too! :)
by zuludelta
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Impromptu chopping test with the Schempp Rock

So as I mentioned in this other thread , I spent most of my day today just chilling in the local forest. It's the first time I've gotten Christmas Eve off work in years, but with the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place in British Columbia, there wasn't really much for me to do from a social sta...
by zuludelta
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Spyderco Christmas Eve And Christmas Day EDC
Replies: 50
Views: 1257

Re: Your Spyderco Christmas Eve And Christmas Day EDC

I actually get Christmas Eve off work this year... I think it's the first time in five years that I've gotten it off, so for once I won't be carrying one of my regular work Spydercos the night before Christmas. I'm spending today outdoors in the woods near my place, just decompressing from a crazy w...
by zuludelta
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydercos you're gifting this holiday season
Replies: 22
Views: 575

Spydercos you're gifting this holiday season

Every year, I like to gift Spydercos to friends, family & coworkers. Most of them are aren't "knife people" but I think a good folding knife is a very practical tool that everyone should have, and if a person is to have one, it better be a a well-designed, reliable model. I tend to gift tried-and-te...
by zuludelta
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...
Replies: 43
Views: 1226

Re: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...

... I'm now at a point where the ramp is mostly a non-issue for me, and if it's the "tax" I have to pay to get a Spydie-hole that is the proper distance & angle from the pivot for efficient actuation, I'll gladly pay it... This mirrors a lot of my own thoughts. ... So even though I prefer no ramp, ...
by zuludelta
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Classics: The C-58 JD Smith model
Replies: 38
Views: 807

Re: Spyder Classics: The C-58 JD Smith model

I don't think I'm the first person to make this observation but the Siren handle looks somewhat similar to the JD Smith's—the Siren's is a bit more neutral, but I think the overall proportions are pretty close. The Siren might be a good current production alternative to the JD Smith for those who ar...
by zuludelta
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...
Replies: 43
Views: 1226

Re: The illustrious vertical thumb ramp, why...

It took me a while to come around on Spyderco's thumb ramps. For the longest time, my favourite and most-used Spyderco was a Native model, precisely because of its lack of a ramp. I like to have my extended thumb ride up relatively high on the spine a lot, and it just feels more comfortable doing th...
by zuludelta
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 4093
Views: 467374

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

I wanted to grab a Cold Steel folder after news of the company's acquisition by GSM Outdoors so I picked up the Cold Steel Grik. I just wanted an affordable representative knife of the pre-GSM era & the Grik fit the bill. It's an actual Andrew Demko design & not just an anonymous "in-house" design f...

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