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by JSumm
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu spring tension
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Watu spring tension

Not even a week. The Watu is not the most beautiful and shapely knife, but I love "the package". It is quite comfortable when using it. I've cut 1x2 pine stick and no pain happened. The 20CV is sharpened so very well. The thin handle is also a plus. ;) Don't tell anyone but I've lessened ...
by JSumm
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More Bolt-action locks please
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Re: More Bolt-action locks please

Here is the actual patent (with great mechanical diagrams) that breaks it down. It's my favourite Spyderco lock, it's incredibly strong and once broken in a bit you can use the traditional 'pinch' or use a single finger to operate it. I really hope we see more of it in the future beyond the two mod...
by JSumm
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Value - Manix 2, Native 5, Para 3
Replies: 63
Views: 1941

Re: Best Value - Manix 2, Native 5, Para 3

Not one to get too deep into these debates, but sometimes I make mistakes… used a plastic handled Kershaw doing construction for 5 years, Monday - Friday, 8 hours a day. I doubt it was any stronger than Spyderco’s FRN and the handle was never the problem. Still have that knife in fact, it got retir...
by JSumm
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More Bolt-action locks please
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Re: More Bolt-action locks please

I'm a fan of the bolt-action lock. Just wondering if it can be made with a more favorable edge to handle configuration and no choil and less tall than the CBBL. How dissimilar is the bolt action to the CBBL? It is odd that there are not more bolt action or CBBL models. And speaking of edge to handl...
by JSumm
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu spring tension
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Watu spring tension

That's interesting JSumm. One too strong, one too soft. I tend to lean towards back locks now. And the CBBL on the Manix due to its strong tendency to want to stay closed. I also have the Kapara from Taiwan. It has the strongest detent of any compression lock I have had. I actually prefer that one....
by JSumm
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu spring tension
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Watu spring tension

I would rather have the stronger detent. My Watu is too weak. In fact, I don't carry it often because it came open in my pocket multiple times. How hard is it to pinch the blade towards the tip when closed an open it up? Doesn't take much pull for mine to open. I have noticed something about the sha...
by JSumm
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT black & red zome Endela dropping Sept. 14
Replies: 144
Views: 5446

Re: DLT black & red zome Endela dropping Sept. 14

There are a lot of these and the first Endela left. I can't help but think that if they would have done the Endela in the OD Green/TiCN Cruwear combo it would have sold out in a week or two just like the Delica and Dragonfly. Zome (and smooth G10 for any dealers reading this) seem to kill exclusive...
by JSumm
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mid-sized Native?
Replies: 112
Views: 9960

Re: Mid-sized Native?

Accutron wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:22 am
Here's the lightweight prototype, as shown at Blade 2021. The production version will not be M4.

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All this talk about the Chief in FRN is pulling me off the Mid-Sized Native train.
by JSumm
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mid-sized Native?
Replies: 112
Views: 9960

Re: Mid-sized Native?

I understand that the Chief will still be too long for you then, but there will be a lightweight option (linerless FRN instead of linerless G10, just as it is with the Native 5 and Native 5 LW). Assuming no new model in the mid-sized range, a lightweight Chief would definitely peak my interest. The...
by JSumm
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mid-sized Native?
Replies: 112
Views: 9960

Re: Mid-sized Native?

I am looking for mid-sized backlock from Golden. Decided against the Native. The handle was too small if not using the choil. The Chief was too large when using the choil (a lot of handle) and there is no lightweight option. I think a mid-size in this very good series would be just right. I underst...
by JSumm
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mid-sized Native?
Replies: 112
Views: 9960

Re: Mid-sized Native?

I am looking for mid-sized backlock from Golden. Decided against the Native. The handle was too small if not using the choil. The Chief was too large when using the choil (a lot of handle) and there is no lightweight option. I think a mid-size in this very good series would be just right.
by JSumm
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Problems with k390 Spyderco knives
Replies: 67
Views: 3422

Re: Problems with k390 Spyderco knives

I wonder if it is a recent trend to speed up production. My K390 Endela I got a year ago was great, but my recent DLT Exclusive Endela was pretty uneven on the edge grind. Personally, if anything was off on a knife this is the easiest to correct with a reprofile which most of us will do anyway. It i...
by JSumm
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pm3 vs manix 2 (warehouse knife)
Replies: 34
Views: 3045

Re: Pm3 vs manix 2 (warehouse knife)

I really prefer wharnies for this type of work so I'd look into the Salt 2 wharncliffe or something along those lines, I carry an Autonomy 1 a lot for work and often use it a lot harder than I did in warehouse work. Yes! My Rock Jumper is my most used "Project/Work" knife. The wharncliffe...
by JSumm
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Value - Manix 2, Native 5, Para 3
Replies: 63
Views: 1941

Re: Best Value - Manix 2, Native 5, Para 3

Are there any other knives that are considered really good values that I should be considering for my EDC rotation? The Endela, Endura, and Straight Spine Stretch are all great knives and great values! I have had all of the popular USA Made models, but the Seki models are my favorites and all I own...
by JSumm
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BD1N is no slouch, man…
Replies: 26
Views: 1405

Re: BD1N is no slouch, man…

Not too mention it is very stainless if that is important to you.
by JSumm
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Post up your Rit dye projects..
Replies: 253
Views: 30603

Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

DLT Exclusive Endela
by JSumm
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk about cutting edge vs blade length
Replies: 58
Views: 2179

Re: Let's talk about cutting edge vs blade length

Yes it is a smart design. This is a good reason to harp on Sal to get the leaf bladed Rockjumper out. That has an edge all the way to handle. An XL version would be even better. Cutting edge rules, but sometimes I do need something longer or something easier to hold on to. Yes please on the leaf bl...
by JSumm
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT black & red zome Endela dropping Sept. 14
Replies: 144
Views: 5446

Re: DLT black & red zome Endela dropping Sept. 14

Stelth wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:48 pm
I've seen examples of zome pattern before, but thought it had to do with zombies.
I would be lying if I said zombies and camouflage were not the first things that came to my mind.
by JSumm
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT black & red zome Endela dropping Sept. 14
Replies: 144
Views: 5446

Re: DLT black & red zome Endela dropping Sept. 14

Stelth wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:11 pm
Thank you. I tried googling it but got nothing like your answer.
I will say. This DLT line with 20CV is a little more polka dotty than other Zome patterns.
by JSumm
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT black & red zome Endela dropping Sept. 14
Replies: 144
Views: 5446

Re: DLT black & red zome Endela dropping Sept. 14

Can someone tell me what "zome" means? Is it a camouflage pattern? From Spyderco: "Zome (pronounced "zoh-may") is a class of Japanese handicrafts that focuses on dyeing textiles. ... Inspired by this rich artistic heritage, Spyderco's Zome knives are unique variations of ou...

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