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by nativeleek
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: designs - evolution - lifting
Replies: 67
Views: 3040

Re: designs - evolution - lifting

Hi VooDooChild, I agree and that's why I said it's not good or bad. The world may need an idea for the betterment of humanity. I'm not complaining, just gathering opinions. There are many countries like China that do not think an idea should be anything but public from the git-go. The USA is one of...
by nativeleek
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steel has impressed you lately?
Replies: 28
Views: 1327

Re: Which steel has impressed you lately?

CTS-XHP.

I've had knives with CTS-XHP for a very long time, but I've never put any extensive use on them. During the past few months, what I carried and used the most was Spyderco Chaparral LW with CTS-XHP, which really impressed me a lot. It has already become one of my all-time favorites.
by nativeleek
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who would like to see more 2mm thick blades?
Replies: 51
Views: 6736

Re: Who would like to see more 2mm thick blades?

I never experienced any 2mm thick blade until I got my first Chaparral. Now I've become more and more addicted to thin blades. Thicker blades do make people feel safe because they are stronger. But considering what most people use their knives for, a 2mm thick blade is more than just enough.
by nativeleek
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?
Replies: 146
Views: 4260

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

This varies for me. Mostly it ranges between Delica size at the small end and Military size at the large end. If I had to choose just one size it would be 3.5” blade, no choil, in a 4.25” handle. Why no choil? I personally consider forward finger choil as one of the best designs from Spyderco becau...
by nativeleek
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco native 5 flute ti
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Spyderco naive 5 flute ti

Looks real to me. I personally only buy knives from authorized dealers and never buy used items.
by nativeleek
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What number of Spydercos are in your active rotation?
Replies: 45
Views: 1335

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

My EDC rotation:

Dragonfly 2
Delica 4
Native 5
Chaparral LW
Lil' Native lockback
Para 3
by nativeleek
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Location
Replies: 292
Views: 13447

Re: Location

Chengdu, China, Asia, Earth
by nativeleek
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?
Replies: 146
Views: 4260

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

In the US, if you carry a blade larger than what's permitted by the law, what will happen? Is it possible for a policeman to randomly check your pocket?
by nativeleek
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many screws can be seen on your CF/G10 laminated Chaparral?
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: How many screws can be seen on your CF/G10 laminated Chaparral?

My four-screwed Chapparal CF was produced in July, 2019. There are letters "GS" printed on the box. So I'm sure this change was made during the first half of 2019.
by nativeleek
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?
Replies: 146
Views: 4260

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

There was a woman whose house was broken into in a home invasion, and the guy tried to sexually assault her. She ended up stabbing him to death in self-defense. Surprisingly, the news story actually showed photos of the woman and the knife she used. First off, she appeared to be a heavy-set middle-...
by nativeleek
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many screws can be seen on your CF/G10 laminated Chaparral?
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: How many screws can be seen on your CF/G10 laminated Chaparral?

I believe they did change it to the 4 screws on the cf models. I have the 2 screw version but mine is one of the early models in S30V. Yes, I remember a thread about it not to long ago. They now look like the one pictured on KC. I'm glad I have the previous style with two screws exposed. https://ww...
by nativeleek
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many screws can be seen on your CF/G10 laminated Chaparral?
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: How many screws can be seen on your CF/G10 laminated Chaparral?

blueblur wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:20 pm
I believe they did change it to the 4 screws on the cf models. I have the 2 screw version but mine is one of the early models in S30V.
Hi, Blueblur. Thanks for the confirmation. :)
by nativeleek
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Logo close up
Replies: 22
Views: 1099

Re: Spyderco Logo close up

Really love the logo finish from Taichung factory.
by nativeleek
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?
Replies: 146
Views: 4260

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

Good example of how things can be. :) Right you are. Depending on where you live, just going to the car or to the bus stop in the morning may be the last thing you ever do! Kids walking to school...littke kids in grammar school, are gunned down every year in Chicago. Story regarding the perps who s...
by nativeleek
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many screws can be seen on your CF/G10 laminated Chaparral?
Replies: 12
Views: 325

How many screws can be seen on your CF/G10 laminated Chaparral?

Hi there. Recently I got a CF/G10 laminated Chaparral from an autorized dealer. Everything on this knife is perfect but I find something strange. On my CF Chaparral, I can see four screw heads exposed from the handle scales, which are the pivot screw, the pocket-clip screw and other two in between. ...
by nativeleek
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?
Replies: 146
Views: 4260

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

Hi there. Just want a discussion on your favorite size for an EDC folder. IMHO, a perfect EDC folder should have a handle long enough to accommodate all four fingers with none sticking out from my pinky in saber grip. This provides a secure grip while maximizing the carriability. In my situation, t...
by nativeleek
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, how about a Chaparral with 2.5mm blade thickness?
Replies: 21
Views: 656

Re: Sal, how about a Chaparral with 2.5mm blade thickness?

GarageBoy wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Leave it alone!

It's why new BMW cars have gotten softer - people like the idea of the performance, but don't actually like the rawness
Good analogy. I myself own a BMW F25 X3 so I know exactly what you are talking about. :)
by nativeleek
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?
Replies: 146
Views: 4260

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

Hi there. Just want a discussion on your favorite size for an EDC folder. IMHO, a perfect EDC folder should have a handle long enough to accommodate all four fingers with none sticking out from my pinky in saber grip. This provides a secure grip while maximizing the carriability. In my situation, th...
by nativeleek
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, how about a Chaparral with 2.5mm blade thickness?
Replies: 21
Views: 656

Re: Sal, how about a Chaparral with 2.5mm blade thickness?

Chaparral is pretty much a perfect EDC folder for gentlemen's carry or for people with small to medium sized hands. The only thing that possibly needs to improve is the thin lock-bar, which may become a hot-spot when being pressed. Depends on whether you're using it as a tool or a toy. I'm 74 and h...
by nativeleek
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, how about a Chaparral with 2.5mm blade thickness?
Replies: 21
Views: 656

Re: Sal, how about a Chaparral with 2.5mm blade thickness?

Welcome to the forum, nativeleek! Concerning your idea: I have to be honest, please NO! Maybe the greatest thing on the Chap is its thin and slicey blade, rather unique even in Spydercos lineup. A thicker blade and lockbar would also make the handle and the overall closed package thicker. If you fi...

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