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by BG-ThatsMe
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Getting an unpainted pocket clip
Replies: 23
Views: 431

Re: Getting an unpainted pocket clip

Soaking the clip in acetone will remove the paint and leave this behind.
by BG-ThatsMe
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Street Beat Sprint - Let's Get Serious!
Replies: 36
Views: 597

Re: Street Beat Sprint - Let's Get Serious!

A premium Natural micarta, hap40 or cruwear option with a leather sheath under $200 would be terrific in my opinion.

lc200n/frn with plain and fully serrated options would be really cool too.

What the hell, just produce the frn/lc200n as the next gen after a sprint run of the first.
by BG-ThatsMe
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your ideas for the future of the seconds sale?
Replies: 24
Views: 689

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

I think as Spyderco is elevating their brand, and their pricing, a “seconds sale” is a bit odd. I don’t fully understand why Spyderco puts all these flawed products out in the world. On one hand, they sell (quite well) their great customer service, but then they fire sale a bunch of reject knives wi...
by BG-ThatsMe
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ronin 2 Sheath
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Ronin 2 Sheath

rwasham wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:53 pm
Ok! Got a Ronin 2 amongst other things at the seconds sale...who has a lead on a sheath?
Sheathpro may be the supplier for the ronin 2 and others.

They are run by a member of Sal’s family if I’m not mistaken.
by BG-ThatsMe
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Apparently - Cold Steel Has Been Bought
Replies: 60
Views: 4207

Re: Apparently - Cold Steel Has Been Bought

The company most likely will exist in name, but the products may no longer be what we once knew. And "that" Sir is what scares me. I'm very doubtful if their super high quality Gurkha Kukri models will maintain their sterling reputation. I have 3 of the Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri models ( all differen...
by BG-ThatsMe
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Apparently - Cold Steel Has Been Bought
Replies: 60
Views: 4207

Re: Apparently - Cold Steel Has Been Bought

From what I see, the buyer is owned by a private equity shop so we should expect the standard creating of efficiencies, squeezing all the value out and then selling parts/pieces later. Selling was probably LT’s only choice to get his equity out, so I don’t fault him for choosing this route as his su...
by BG-ThatsMe
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swayback Lookout Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 20147

Re: Swayback Lookout Thread

Sumdumguy wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:19 pm
Josh modifies them to fit the knife.

The screw pattern isn't 100% perfect, it's made for a PM2 and then modified to the curve of the Swayback.

It works, you just have to slowly screw it on, alternating between screws until it seats. Once it's on, it's rock solid.
This is good info. Thank you
by BG-ThatsMe
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swayback Lookout Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 20147

Re: Swayback Lookout Thread

Edit: Dang XHP is not very stainless. I'm going to have to put a desiccant packet in with it. Do you live by the ocean? Never had an issue with any staining on XHP Nope, the mountains of Georgia. I had it put up in the pouch for the past few months and when I took it out, the edge had quite a few o...
by BG-ThatsMe
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Swayback Lookout Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 20147

Re: Swayback Lookout Thread

Decided to get it out and give it another whirl. I tried what Nemo said and was pleasantly surprised. Just moving my index finger onto the pivot, made it open much nicer. Still wish it was a bit smaller. But, it may actually see some use now. Edit: Dang XHP is not very stainless. I'm going to have ...
by BG-ThatsMe
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?
Replies: 96
Views: 3736

Re: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?

I would imagine a significant contribution to retail cost is the lack of economies of scale for Spyderco’s FB market compared to their folder market. If Spyderco produced fixed blades in the large runs like folders I suspect the costs could be reduced. Obviously the zoomer or the proficient are very...
by BG-ThatsMe
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I need some pen suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 916

Re: I need some pen suggestions

The Urban Survival Gear TiScribe bolt is an option that can handle a variety of refills. I use g2 size refills and parker style ones in mine. Bigidesign makes some useful pens that can accommodate hundreds of types of refills. The tactile turn and karas kustoms pens are nice but a bit clunky imo. La...
by BG-ThatsMe
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2 brand new Native 5 LW problems
Replies: 24
Views: 1042

Re: 2 brand new Native 5 LW problems

My spy27 just arrived from DLT this afternoon. It's basically perfect. I like the stonewashed clip...reminiscent of the Shaman.

Spy 27 finishes really nicely. If it sharpens better than s30v I'd call it a winner in my book.
by BG-ThatsMe
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ark--new steel in the future?
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Re: Ark--new steel in the future?

I don't have this model, but have been looking at it. While I'd love LC200N, I can't help but wonder how it would do as a wharnie. That's what I was thinking as well. I can only imagine it would be even more effective in its current role with a wharncliffe blade shape. The new swick is your solutio...
by BG-ThatsMe
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ark--new steel in the future?
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Re: Ark--new steel in the future?

I don't have this model, but have been looking at it. While I'd love LC200N, I can't help but wonder how it would do as a wharnie. That's what I was thinking as well. I can only imagine it would be even more effective in its current role with a wharncliffe blade shape. The new swick is your solutio...
by BG-ThatsMe
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2 brand new Native 5 LW problems
Replies: 24
Views: 1042

Re: 2 brand new Native 5 LW problems

I’ve had a few lightweight natives (2 salts, rex45 and maxamet) with the ricasso bumping the handle scale right out of the box. I haven’t experienced any loose parts on one yet. I suppose it can be debated whether these are deal breakers. I decided a while ago to just deal with fit/finish anomalies ...
by BG-ThatsMe
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT Cruwear purple Para3
Replies: 167
Views: 5873

Re: DLT Cruwear purple Para3

On DLT's instagram there are "buyers" gloating that they were able to purchase and will be flipping both knives for x2 the price. They'll list them for that, but then most will sit at ebay for months until some fool finally pays a stupid price. This is getting the twitter “manipulated media” label ...
by BG-ThatsMe
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT Cruwear purple Para3
Replies: 167
Views: 5873

Re: DLT Cruwear purple Para3

Nobody's defending DLT here (at least I'm not, pointed out that it was even party their fault) but I'm trying to paint an objective and unbiased picture here. Bottom line, some collectors decided that PM2/Para3 collecting is much more better than other Spyderco knives, created a group dedicated to ...
by BG-ThatsMe
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT Cruwear purple Para3
Replies: 167
Views: 5873

Re: DLT Cruwear purple Para3

Why do you think the demand was artificial? Buyers are buyers. It doesn’t really matter who bought (or wanted to buy) the pm3’s today. The site once again could not handle the traffic. The business failed and that’s a big problem that DLT needs to finally fix. If they want to get these huge paydays...
by BG-ThatsMe
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT Cruwear purple Para3
Replies: 167
Views: 5873

Re: DLT Cruwear purple Para3

Nobody's defending DLT here (at least I'm not, pointed out that it was even party their fault) but I'm trying to paint an objective and unbiased picture here. Bottom line, some collectors decided that PM2/Para3 collecting is much more better than other Spyderco knives, created a group dedicated to ...
by BG-ThatsMe
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT Cruwear purple Para3
Replies: 167
Views: 5873

Re: DLT Cruwear purple Para3

I think it’s time that they get put in the corner by Spyderco until they figure out a way to clean up these release fiascos. For f-‘s sake...you have to be able to do better when you are generating that kind of revenue. That goes for Spyderco too. I’d like to hear the response from Golden. I guess ...

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