Search found 1953 matches

Go to advanced search

by v8r
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Bladesports Championship
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: 2018 Bladesports Championship

I was at market hall yesterday as well. I think I’m going to build me a camp chopper loosely based on the comp choppers i saw. Honestly it’s a interesting sport we should all get behind. It it is truly fun to watch.
by v8r
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C60 GP Sprint Run: Ayoob
Replies: 22
Views: 2926

Re: C60 GP Sprint Run: Ayoob

The one I had was very nice. The only thing I didn't like about it was tip down only carry.
I imagine a good wash with hot soapy water in the pivot area and a little lube after it dries will help the action a little on yours.
by v8r
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lum Tanto...Yes or No
Replies: 245
Views: 27857

Re: Lum Tanto...Yes or No

They must not be as popular as they used to be. I was trying to sell my used TI plain edge Lum Tanto for what I assumed was a very reasonable price recently, and the guy returned it.
by v8r
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cold steel Golden Eye ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Cold steel Golden Eye ?

Sorry, I haven't been on the site in several months. I'll take a look
by v8r
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cold steel Golden Eye ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Cold steel Golden Eye ?

Not trying to break any rules here, but is it me reading more in to a name than what is there?
The knives have a opening feature that Spyderco is known for plus they use the word Golden in the name?
It all seems in poor taste to me.
by v8r
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blending EDC with Self Defense
Replies: 103
Views: 8841

Re: Blending EDC with Self Defense

Why would a military be too heavy to carry in shorts? It is probably lighter than a Para. One of the full SE models would fit the bill.
by v8r
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dull Blade
Replies: 21
Views: 2919

Re: Dull Blade

CC13, I have personally owned 75+ Spyderco knives through the years. One thing was consistent, they were all/ have been sharp. It's true some were sharper than others, but all were shaving sharp. Not saying that there aren't any that don't occasionally slip out that aren't sharp, but it isn't the no...
by v8r
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 G10 CQI?
Replies: 18
Views: 2349

Re: Manix 2 G10 CQI?

It makes more sense to me to be able to use the same liners all across the board instead of inventorying two separate parts.
by v8r
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your EDC On Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Replies: 13
Views: 1786

Re: Your EDC On Tuesday, September 11, 2001

I was carrying a native 2 plain edge.
by v8r
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 or the para 2? Which is your favorite?
Replies: 54
Views: 5840

Re: Manix 2 or the para 2? Which is your favorite?

I prefer the Manix 2. Can't put my finger really on why I don't care for the Para 2. I have handled several versions, just never really warmed up to it.
by v8r
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco and heat-treat consistency
Replies: 24
Views: 3264

Re: Spyderco and heat-treat consistency

Just as everything else in life nothing is the same. I imagine there are subtle differences from blade to blade. One blade could be closer to the heating coils in the HT oven, one blade could be quenched slightly longer, etc , etc. I have to claim my ignorance as to if S110v is a air hardening steel...
by v8r
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ATR Goodness!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: ATR Goodness!!

I traded for a NIB one with fullteefs the other day myself. This is one of those models that looks great in full SE.
I used to own a plain edge years ago, and traded it to a good friend of mine since he always went nuts over it.
by v8r
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Blade forums pop up ads
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Blade forums pop up ads

Has anyone besides me been having problems on blade forums with Pop up ads and redirects. I like to go over there and browse the handmade knives , sheaths and such forum, as well as the for sale forums. I can't click on anything without being redirected.
by v8r
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Customer makers with the best fit and finish?
Replies: 9
Views: 1828

Re: Customer makers with the best fit and finish?

I like brut de forge finishes, but even they can look sloppy if not done right. Uneven grind lines, plunge cuts, and handle fit up are unacceptable in my opinion. If all of those qualities are met it can be beautiful. I like the texture it adds to a knife when a forge finish is well executed. I also...
by v8r
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Customer makers with the best fit and finish?
Replies: 9
Views: 1828

Re: Customer makers with the best fit and finish?

You will see a lot of non "MS" makers that build better knives a lot of times, which is sad. You can go on the custom and handmade forum on Blade Forums and see some truly exceptional knives that are being built by people that do not have the MS title. I have seen a few knives in person that were bu...
by v8r
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How to improve the Manix 2
Replies: 87
Views: 10226

Re: How to improve the Manix 2

I can't see how any of those "improvements" would amount to anything. You can already buy a XL If you need a longer blade? The only improvement that can be made would to be to change out the plastic ball cage for aluminum or something. It's a great knife as it is, but that would be icing on the cake...
by v8r
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Old Millie has some "play"...
Replies: 17
Views: 2438

Re: Old Millie has some "play"...

Maybe try loosening the stop pin and rotate it. See if that helps. Could be a little wear on the stop pin.
by v8r
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Watch???
Replies: 17
Views: 2575

Re: Spyderco Watch???

Cogito wrote:Seriously, how cool would it be if Spyderco collaborated with Casio to make a special edition G Shock watch!!
That is a fantastic idea sir!
by v8r
Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?
Replies: 15
Views: 1821

Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

I have a Tatanka, and love it. Beware if you are concerned if it is sheeple friendly, it is quite large.
by v8r
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kinda disappointed with my PM2
Replies: 14
Views: 2407

Re: Kinda disappointed my with my PM2

A soldering iron placed on the very end of the screw for a few seconds will typically make it where screws could be loosened.
Make sure you have quality/ well fitting torx drivers as well. Really easy to strip heads of screws if the drivers are of poor quality.

Go to advanced search