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by Toucan
Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Debating Seki or Golden
Replies: 30
Views: 638

Re: Debating Seki or Golden

Endura for sure. Love that knife. One of the most underrated aspects of the Endura is that it's a big knife that works great for small hands. Seriously, it's amazing in that regard. Manix by comparison, is not nearly as comfy for me. Plus, base Endura is cheaper than the base Manix. More cutting edg...
by Toucan
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket scales for Native 5 LW
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Aftermarket scales for Native 5 LW

I've been thinking about getting some yojimbo scales from that seller. The glittery glow-in-the-dark and the translucent purple look really good.

I don't think I would use 3d printed scales on a liner-less model unless there has been some giant leap in the materials that can be printed.
by Toucan
Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: To those who have upgraded their Delica/Endura handle scales..
Replies: 22
Views: 590

Re: To those who have upgraded their Delica/Endura handle scales..

Not being able to match the back spacer to the lock bar has kept me from considering swapping scales on my FRN lockbacks. Then again, now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever replaced any scales on any of my knives. Haven't ever used an aftermarket clip either. If a matching stainless back...
by Toucan
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives With Rounded Spine
Replies: 18
Views: 795

Knives With Rounded Spine

It's a shame rounded spines aren't more common on knives. Especially models without thumb-ramps. When bearing down on a push cut with a grip that has the thumb on the spine (Filipino grip?) it makes the process much comfier. Pinch grip is also way comfier with a rounded spine. Why aren't rounded spi...
by Toucan
Sat Sep 10, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Magnacut Paramilitary 2
Replies: 33
Views: 3144

Re: The Magnacut Paramilitary 2

At this point, Magnacut is riding such a powerful hype train that it literally doesn’t matter what model it’s in, it will sell. A Magnacut “this” or a Magnacut “that” is going to have buyers. I think Spyderco needs to be very calculated when it comes to marketing their Magnacut knives now that they...
by Toucan
Thu Sep 08, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the big deal with the nub?
Replies: 36
Views: 1368

Re: What's the big deal with the nub?

I have no strong feelings about it, but I guess I'd err on the side of nub.
by Toucan
Tue Sep 06, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear/Smooth G10 Yojimbo Knifecenter exclusive
Replies: 61
Views: 3637

Re: Cruwear/Smooth G10 Yojimbo Knifecenter exclusive

I think it's weird tho that it's veiwed as a good deal cause it's a little less than the standard model. When the standard model is 30% off MSRP and the Cru-wear one is only 21%. Not tryna trigger anyone. Just saying lol. I understand it's an exclusive and all. %off MSRP isn't really a great indica...
by Toucan
Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear/Smooth G10 Yojimbo Knifecenter exclusive
Replies: 61
Views: 3637

Re: Cruwear/Smooth G10 Yojimbo Knifecenter exclusive

I think it's weird tho that it's veiwed as a good deal cause it's a little less than the standard model. When the standard model is 30% off MSRP and the Cru-wear one is only 21%. Not tryna trigger anyone. Just saying lol. I understand it's an exclusive and all. %off MSRP isn't really a great indica...
by Toucan
Tue Sep 06, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 746319

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

From "Magnacut in Seki Salts" https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=93238 We're still refining the heat treat on MagnaCut. It's sensitive to different heat treatment. We'd like to get it down before exporting the steel. Eventually, assuming the market likes it, we'll move the...
by Toucan
Sun Sep 04, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone ever wondered…
Replies: 38
Views: 1432

Re: Has anyone ever wondered…

VG10 instead of 1.4116

FRN instead of cellulose acetate butyrate

a 1mm Spydie-hole

made in "Ibach, Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland, Earth"
by Toucan
Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Izula Equivalent
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Izula Equivalent

Vivi, Yes. I have virtually abandoned my Rat 2 folder because the belly and tip are cumbersome. Scaleless fixies aren't my cup of tea on larger models, but in this size format I like it because it makes for a very unobtrusive carry for something that will most likely be used light to moderately and ...
by Toucan
Sat Sep 03, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Izula Equivalent
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Izula Equivalent

I don't know if it would make it much cheaper, but if a carbon steel was of notably less cost, that would be the advantage in my eyes. Otherwise, I just like carbon, no justification required. :smiling-cheeks I am curious about the handle shape on the Street Beat. I haven't ever found myself super ...
by Toucan
Sat Sep 03, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Izula Equivalent
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Izula Equivalent

I'm definitely sold on the street beat as a great knife. This thread has probably bumped it up on the list of knives to get soon. LC200N would be a very cool variant too. I'll keep hoping for a 2.5" 52100 skeletonized leaf shape fixie @62HRC, but we are well-served by the Street Beat. The issu...
by Toucan
Sat Sep 03, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Izula Equivalent
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Izula Equivalent

I'm definitely sold on the street beat as a great knife. This thread has probably bumped it up on the list of knives to get soon. LC200N would be a very cool variant too. I'll keep hoping for a 2.5" 52100 skeletonized leaf shape fixie @62HRC, but we are well-served by the Street Beat. The issue...
by Toucan
Sat Sep 03, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Izula Equivalent
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Izula Equivalent

Mules Street beat Enuff Junction However I do like this idea. Cheaper carbon steel basic fixed blade would be great. All of those are great knives, in their own right. But none can quite fill the Izula niche in terms of dimensions, materials, exclusivity, and/or cost. Perhaps if someone were willin...
by Toucan
Sat Sep 03, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Izula Equivalent
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Izula Equivalent

The original Enuff, scaled down in the handle and about 2.5 mm thick. The OG was incredibly overbuilt but was on the right path. Spyderco is making it bigger but smaller was what I had hoped for I do like the Enuff. Not sure why it isn't more popular. I can only imagine it's the non-removable FRN s...
by Toucan
Sat Sep 03, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Izula Equivalent
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Izula Equivalent

street beat is very similar but better IMO. I can post comparison photos later. Street Beat is very cool, and I regret not getting the older micarta model, but it is a 3.5" blade compared to a sub-3". That combined with being an additional 50 bucks and a permanently attached handle makes ...
by Toucan
Fri Sep 02, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Izula Equivalent
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Izula Equivalent

I think the Subway Bowie is the closest we have to an equivalent at the moment. It is also on my list of knives to eventually get.
by Toucan
Fri Sep 02, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Izula Equivalent
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Izula Equivalent

Idk if this has been brought up before, but wouldn't it be cool it Spyderco made a knife that was in the same niche as the Esee Izula? Before anyone says anything, let me clarify; I don't mean a blatant copy or rip off. But a similar idea. A small skeletonized fixie with economical carbon steel mean...
by Toucan
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Chinese Chef Knife?
Replies: 63
Views: 2449

Re: Spyderco Chinese Chef Knife?

Well I don't believe it would be any thinner than the Murray Carter knives, so it would basically be a slightly taller version of the Spyderco Nakiri, unless I'm missing something else about the design. I'm always the first to say, the more knives the better! More variety is always good. But... is ...

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