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by Kale
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?
Replies: 186
Views: 8128

Re: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?

-snip- If the other retailers died, as they surely would, then ebay and amazon control all delivery, and they are both profoundly anti-gun. Guns and knives overlap, so there is every reason to believe they would leverage that power "politically." Very true. Amazon has already stopped most pocket kn...
by Kale
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?
Replies: 186
Views: 8128

Re: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?

For some reason price increases don't get called "inflation" anymore, but that's what they are. When the Federal Reserve prints endless trillions for Wall Street, this is one way we pay for that (the other being lost income when the bubble bursts). In the 9 months since passage of the last bailout (...
by Kale
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Machete by Spyderco?
Replies: 68
Views: 1987

Re: Machete by Spyderco?

I would actually prefer a Hori Hori digging knife. But as others have said, I doubt I could afford something like this made by Spyderco.
by Kale
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Cara Cara 2 sized hawkbill?
Replies: 33
Views: 6029

Re: Cara Cara 2 sized hawkbill?

I'd love to see a Byrd version of the Spyderhawk (or Cara Cara-sized hawkbill). No one is making anything like this (believe me, I've looked) and the asking price for most Spyderhawks is crazy. I have the FRN Byrd Hawkbill pictured above... it's fantastic. I use it at the Community Garden I run, alo...
by Kale
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: lil native lightweight update? Para 3 tanto?
Replies: 13
Views: 828

Re: lil native lightweight update? Para 3 tanto?

I know a lot of people are expecting it to get the para 3 treatment, but has the lil native lightweight actually been announced? It wasn't in the reveal, but I'd love to get one!
by Kale
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thee Most Practical Spyder Of All Time? Your Choice?
Replies: 87
Views: 3413

Re: Thee Most Practical Spyder Of All Time? Your Choice?

I think the gap between the handle and blade was the culprit. It actually partially opened up a few times before I cut myself. My first spyderco (and first knife - ever) was a ladybug so I’m definitely a fan - I’ll just pass on the hawksbill. Have you tried tightening the pivot? I'm considering the...
by Kale
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco multi-tool?
Replies: 41
Views: 2801

Re: Spyderco multi-tool?

I would actually would prefer a multi-tool without a blade. Because I always have at least one Spyder on me, it seems like a waste of space ;) I also think a mult-tool should have multiple tools, not just two or three. My Leatherman Micra works pretty well for my needs. If Spyderco made something s...
by Kale
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco multi-tool?
Replies: 41
Views: 2801

Re: Spyderco multi-tool?

Bern.Haz wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:18 pm
I would give a kidney for a Spyderco multi-tool in LC200N! :spyder:
It would be a major bummer to leave a multitool outside overnight, only to find it covered in dew and rust the next day. As tools go, they're both difficult to clean and expensive to replace.
by Kale
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 vs LC200N
Replies: 56
Views: 2599

Re: VG-10 vs LC200N

I've been wondering how VG-10 compares to what we typically use in the kitchen (utensils, pots and pans, etc.), at least in terms of corrosion resistance? (I realize that VG-10 has far superior edge retention.) I ask because this is my only real point of comparison, when looking at stainless steel ...
by Kale
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VG-10 vs LC200N
Replies: 56
Views: 2599

Re: VG-10 vs LC200N

I've been wondering how VG-10 compares to what we typically use in the kitchen (utensils, pots and pans, etc.), at least in terms of corrosion resistance? (I realize that VG-10 has far superior edge retention.) I ask because this is my only real point of comparison, when looking at stainless steel c...
by Kale
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blades slightly above legal limit
Replies: 42
Views: 1382

Re: Blades slightly above legal limit

In Massachusetts, a number of cities have a 2.5'' limit, saying you are subject to arrest for violating it. In my town, the local daily will even publish the picture of the individual and their knife. I wonder how the courts treat someone who was arrested to enforce a local bylaw (ie, something that...
by Kale
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: How do you carry your Spyderco Dragonfly?
Replies: 39
Views: 1165

Poll: How do you carry your Spyderco Dragonfly?

I know this is a popular knife, partly because it's so small. But for that same reason, I would worry about losing it. Putting it on my keychain would fix that problem, but it's a bit large for that purpose (I'm deciding between the Dragonfly and a Ladybug). The Dragonfly is an "in-between" size, so...
by Kale
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How About A High Caliber Hawkbill?
Replies: 46
Views: 1181

Re: How About A High Caliber Hawkbill?

I could go for a cru-carta Superhawk :) . I've only ever user hawkbills with a PE never a SE. Interesting? Because at least 90% to 95% of the people I talk to like Hawkbills in SE far more than they do in PE. But you must use it for cutting chores where PE has advantages? If you could be so kind to...
by Kale
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Questions
Replies: 56
Views: 1816

Re: H-1 Questions

Hi Cambertree, Yes, I’ve been very impressed by the Hawkbill Byrd... so much so, that I just ordered the orange Cara Cara 2 rescue knife. So I’m going to be joining Skeeg11 and The Meat Man in owning both of those. Now if only we could get a "Byrdhawk" release, I'd be all set. ;) It's been interesti...
by Kale
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H-1 Questions
Replies: 56
Views: 1816

H-1 Questions

I'm still learning about Spyderco (and knives in general). Since I work outside, and typically don't wash tools until the end of the day, the whole Salt line is attractive. In learning about it, I've come up with a couple of questions: 1) I know that serrated H-1 is work-hardened and has especially ...
by Kale
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)
Replies: 42
Views: 2311

Re: Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)

Thanks Cambertree and everyone, for all the very helpful advice... So I ended up buying the Byrd FRN Hawbill.  I like it, especially the barely-noticeable weight in pocket.  It's a real pleasure to use something that is so thoughtfully designed.  Our standard harvest knife has a 3.25'' cutting edge...
by Kale
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)
Replies: 42
Views: 2311

Re: Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)

Thanks Cambertree and everyone, for all the very helpful advice... So I ended up buying the Byrd FRN Hawbill.  I like it, especially the barely-noticeable weight in pocket.  It's a real pleasure to use something that is so thoughtfully designed.  Our standard harvest knife has a 3.25'' cutting edge,...
by Kale
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)
Replies: 42
Views: 2311

Re: Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)

A couple of days ago while I was mowing the lawn, I noticed that my hedges needed a bit of a trim. I didn’t have a battery charged for my hedge-trimmer, so I just used my Tasman Salt. It was great opportunity to practice snap-cuts with my left hand, and the Tasman made quick work of the hedges. May...
by Kale
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)
Replies: 42
Views: 2311

Re: Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)

Wow, thank you to everyone for all the welcoming and helpful replies! I'm willing to have another go at sharpening, but a serrated hawkbill is daunting. Does the sharpmaker DVD include this style blade? As suggested, we would definitely use it on hoes, shears and other equipment as well. The Spyderh...
by Kale
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)
Replies: 42
Views: 2311

Considering Hawkbill for Gardening (sharpening question)

Hi everyone, I'm considering the Tasman Salt Hawkbill for gardening (clearing weeds, harvesting and cutting line/zip ties). I believe that's the biggest Spyderco hawkbill available. The H1 is nice, since it will spend a lot of time wet (and possibly not cleaned until the end of the day). The bright ...

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