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by Lucabrasi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's up with Spydiechef's lockstick?
Replies: 41
Views: 1186

Re: What's up with Spydiechef's lockstick?

I have the current version with black hardware. Has a consistent click with every close no matter what. Not getting better, not getting worse. To me it is a non issue. Does not impede the use of the blade, doesn’t feel like resistance at all. Just an audible clock every time. I love the knife, and d...
by Lucabrasi
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me decide - Endela or stretch k390?
Replies: 30
Views: 775

Re: Help me decide - Endela or stretch k390?

I don't think I've ever looked at the weight of a knife I'm debating on buying, for some reason that plays zero factor in my decision to buy or not. I honestly have no idea how much the typical knife weighs. Some of you guys are crazy technical with this stuff. Makes a difference in pocket, which i...
by Lucabrasi
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me decide - Endela or stretch k390?
Replies: 30
Views: 775

Re: Help me decide - Endela or stretch k390?

I think i prefer the look of the Stretch, but would likely prefer the lower tip of the Endura/Endela in use.

Someone earlier mentioned the Stretch as a PM2 lightweight and it just occurred to me it is about a tenth of an ounce lighter. I don’t really understand where the weight comes from.
by Lucabrasi
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me decide - Endela or stretch k390?
Replies: 30
Views: 775

Re: Help me decide - Endela or stretch k390?

Why is the Stretch so much heavier than even the Endura? Is it full steel liners, not nested or skeletonized at all?
by Lucabrasi
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife lubricating agents
Replies: 38
Views: 1083

Re: Knife lubricating agents

I use rem oil, right combination of thin and cheap. Have liked it. My brother uses knife pivot lube, which works better. But several times the price.
by Lucabrasi
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?
Replies: 186
Views: 7689

Re: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?

I have to admit, I have only recently been introduced to how good some of these knives coming from China are for the price. They are impressive, both for budget (under 80) and premium (200+). I have way more Spyderco than anything else, and intend to continue that way. But there is no denying the va...
by Lucabrasi
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will Spyderco Sharpen A Factory Seconds
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: Will Spyderco Sharpen A Factory Seconds

Worksharp precision adjust is impressive. Diamonds and ceramic so will handle whatever steel. It won’t give you mirrored edges but will give you very sharp edges. Precise and the only learning curve is understanding chasing the burr. It has some limitations, a very thin height blade will be hard to ...
by Lucabrasi
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Spyderco Christmas Eve And Christmas Day EDC
Replies: 50
Views: 1176

Re: Your Spyderco Christmas Eve And Christmas Day EDC

Spydiechef for both. My brother gifted it to me a few weeks ago for something not Christmas related. Haven’t been able to stay away from it since.
by Lucabrasi
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?
Replies: 210
Views: 9733

Re: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?

Waterway looks good. I think the second status comes mostly in some rough finishing of the g10. My brother spotted the slightest inconsistency in the plunge grind but I never would have noticed without close examination. Way better than the plunge grind on my bark river bravo edc. It’s a very very n...
by Lucabrasi
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?
Replies: 210
Views: 9733

Re: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?

I just wrote a very long reply but decided to bin it. If the owner is happy with it, salud. Enjoy it.
by Lucabrasi
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?
Replies: 210
Views: 9733

Re: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?

If you bought a Second expecting it to be perfect, well that's all on you. I won't be disappointed at all if my Waterway shows obvious flaws. I appreciate what you’re saying, but the clear description of what they define as seconds talked about minor cosmetic flaws. It showed pictures of examples a...
by Lucabrasi
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?
Replies: 210
Views: 9733

Re: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?

Hmm. That seems like more than a minor aesthetic flaw. My brother got one of those...hoping it’s not quite that for his sake.
by Lucabrasi
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 vs LC200N
Replies: 56
Views: 2201

Re: VG-10 vs LC200N

What do we think accounts for the incredible disparity in experience and opinion with LC200N edge retention? Some see it as even or better than S30v some seem to see it as equivalent to Aus8. Pete at Cedric and Ada has done multiple tests with different edges that you can watch that show it in the S...
by Lucabrasi
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Behind the curve with an Ikuchi
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: Behind the curve with an Ikuchi

I considered returning mine at first as it was near impossible to deploy, and the wheel was tearing up my finger trying. But, after a few dozen forced flips it really loosened up and is now a great action. It’s one of my favorite knives, and one of my most carried. So light and thin, yet no flex to ...
by Lucabrasi
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?
Replies: 96
Views: 3772

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

I’d love to see a survival type knife in lc200n. With how tough it is reputed to be I’m not sure why there hasn’t been a rush of companies putting out models as alternatives to 3v, or as step up options from 1095. I’d be very much about a 6 inch blade with .18-.22 inch stock, meant for horizontal be...
by Lucabrasi
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

Hey I’ll be honest about it. It’s all fiction. I’m a collector. A decade ago I got really into free hand sharpening as a way to distract from law school and branching out in to all types of blades gave me new things to sharpen. So I collect blades because I like them. I do pretty much always have a ...
by Lucabrasi
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

I’ve wanted a waterway for a while. But it’s a different type of blade. Thin stock, inch and a half shorter. It appeals to me very much, but isn’t the type of knife I’m currently looking at.
by Lucabrasi
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

Would love a blade like this in lc200n, which I’ve never tried actually but sounds perfect. Doesn’t seem to exist at the moment. Interesting Ankerson. I guess it’s a question of a blade that is maximally tough to handle just about anything, most of which fictional, or another that is more than likel...
by Lucabrasi
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

I had a Fallkniven A1 in VG10 which is fairly widely beloved in that world that I sold because I felt like raising some money. Now of course I was never in any survival scenario, but I beat that knife up pretty good with wood and never had any failures with it. I have to think s35vn is as tough as v...
by Lucabrasi
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Large fixed blade- s35vn vs 3v

I’m sorry I clearly should have posted this in the off topic forum. I don’t know how to delete this, Will a forum please delete it?

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