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by GaryArt1
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds & used sale - a perspective
Replies: 48
Views: 2111

Re: Seconds & used sale - a perspective

Mushroom wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:47 pm

In the past, the OpFocus seconds sale has taken place in early May. Of course, in person at SFO. :spyder:
Thanks, I look forward to attending one year.
by GaryArt1
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds & used sale - a perspective
Replies: 48
Views: 2111

Re: Seconds & used sale - a perspective

sal wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:57 pm
We also do a seconds sale for "Save and Serve" professionals. (Law enforcement, military, fire fighters, first responders, etc).

sal
Oh wow. I never heard of this seconds sale. Does anyone know when this generally takes place?
by GaryArt1
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread
Replies: 158
Views: 14948

Re: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread

JRinFL wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:39 am
I'm kind of hoping early next year since I have spent far too much this year.
I hate to say it but I must agree. In my impatience of waiting for the Shaman , I ordered 2 Microtechs and a Carribean. Now I'm broke.
by GaryArt1
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 279
Views: 19474

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

I PMed this to GaryArt, then thought it might be useful here. I designed the sheath for deep carry of the BushcraftUK knife, its meant to go down a long way, and is based on the very widely used bushcraft knife pouch sheaths. Usually with veg-tan leather, these sheaths start out tight but loosen up...
by GaryArt1
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 279
Views: 19474

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Cambertree wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:50 pm
Is the Proficient sheath made so it could be used for lefty carry as well?
Yes it is ambidextrous.
by GaryArt1
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 279
Views: 19474

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Hi GaryArt, Thanx for your input. At this time, my first recommendation would be to pull the plastic insert, as you did, and I did. Earlier in the thread, someone asked about a Kydex sheath.. I spoke with Christina yesterday about it and told her she could use my knife as a sample for making a shea...
by GaryArt1
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 279
Views: 19474

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

I know this thread is not really a review of the Proficient as it is today but more what is should be. Being this thread is what sparked my interest in the knife resulting in me purchasing it, I will give my initial impression and what "needs" to be changed. First the knife design is as close to per...
by GaryArt1
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 279
Views: 19474

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

I can't believe you guys "made me" order the Proficient. Well that is at least what I telling my wife if she finds out I ordered another expensive knife. I needed a good fixed blade for camping and hiking. After all the good reviews, I just decided to go for it. I'm looking forward to it coming in.
by GaryArt1
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: Reveal 6 - blacked out Autonomy 2’s (3).
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Reveal 6 - blacked out Autonomy 2’s (3).

What is your guys thoughts about PE, SE or CE in a knife like this? I used to be all about PE knives and just have gotten more into SE models. I was originally thinking maybe going for the CE version but it seems a lot of dislike for CE models out there. For this price i want to get the right one th...
by GaryArt1
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Totem Art Pendants
Replies: 24
Views: 1269

Re: Totem Art Pendants

Looks like a awesome and innovative necklace. Love the idea behind it. Making me really think about priorities in my life. Very interested in more info. Sent email and look forward to hearing back
by GaryArt1
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread
Replies: 158
Views: 14948

Re: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread

Pretty sure they'll show up eventually. Yes I don't think it is a matter of if, just when. Spyderco still has quite a few knives to issue from reveal 5. But if you consider how Covid is effecting the manufacturing community, they are doing pretty **** good. My hopes with the Shaman is they have rea...
by GaryArt1
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread
Replies: 158
Views: 14948

Re: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread

Change of plans. Took too long, now there's not going to be any Spyderco purchase from me for the next 6 months. Instead I was able to get the wife to agree on another totally not necessary but soooooo nice to have extravagance. So long... Cool. My chances of getting one just went up. 😂 Hey leave o...
by GaryArt1
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread
Replies: 158
Views: 14948

Re: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread

archangel wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:31 am
Change of plans. Took too long, now there's not going to be any Spyderco purchase from me for the next 6 months. Instead I was able to get the wife to agree on another totally not necessary but soooooo nice to have extravagance. So long...
Cool. My chances of getting one just went up. 😂
by GaryArt1
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade discoloration
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Blade discoloration

Thanks all. Yes it is really unnoticeable. I only saw it first when I oiled the knife and the spot had a rainbow effect. Once I cleaned it well, it became a blueish spot that you really had to look hard to see. My main thing was that it didn't effect the performance of the knife. You guys gave me mo...
by GaryArt1
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade discoloration
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Blade discoloration

Looks like it may have been used once or twice then returned. It is always possible but I highly doubt it. As soon as I saw the blade discoloration I immediately looked over entire knife and blade with magnifying glass. It looks 100% unused. If this was a return, the last person opened it, saw the ...
by GaryArt1
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade discoloration
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Blade discoloration

I usually buy all my knives from SFO. This is first I bought through Amazon (them directly not third party). The price was hard to beat. I figured I would be safe with Amazon in not getting a counterfeit or second. I was worried more about the integrity of the steel rather than visual being this is ...
by GaryArt1
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade discoloration
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Blade discoloration

I just purchased a Lil' temperance. I saw one side has what looks like a strain or bad heat treatment on the blade. I wiped off the blade well but the discoloration is still there So far all my Spyderco blades have been flawless. Is this something to be concerned over. I tried to capture as best I c...
by GaryArt1
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 16
Views: 1069

Re: New Guy

I have had a interest in knives ever since I was a kid and my father have me my first Buck knife. Over the years I have owned many brands and now as a Law Enforcement Officer, I carry one every day on the job but also carry a knife when I'm off. I had recently learned about the Opfocus program and h...
by GaryArt1
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread
Replies: 158
Views: 14948

Re: Z-Wear Shaman: availability discussion & lookout thread

It is hard to believe that it's only 2 weeks out with the major sites still not taking preorders but one can always hope.

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