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by JLS
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who designed the Chicago and Cat? The Civilian? The Police?
Replies: 21
Views: 2523

Re: Who designed the Chicago and Cat? The Civilian? The Police?

Not to hi-jack the thread, but I'm now looking forward to a Police 4. I've rather enjoyed the Police 3, much more than the original. It's nice to have a long blade that is small in all other dimensions (thickness, height closed, etc.)
by JLS
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SHOT Show
Replies: 24
Views: 3631

Re: SHOT Show

I had a blast last year talking with Sal, Ed and Gayle at the main booth and with Mike and Gene at the "satellite" booth. Great folks who have a genuine passion for knives as well as the rest of the shooting/hunting industry.
by JLS
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A good day for used knives
Replies: 15
Views: 1820

Re: A good day for used knives

We have our first winner, but I'm not going to tell who so people can't just copy. The other two most recent answers are just one detail away each. Now for the clues. The Military is a sprint and I need you to list the steel. One Mule is a U.S. steel and the other is a Japanese steel. I'll run this ...
by JLS
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A good day for used knives
Replies: 15
Views: 1820

Re: A good day for used knives

In retrospect, that is a really crappy picture! I didn't do that on purpose, but it does make it a bit more challenging. There are 2 knives that are stumping people based on the answers above. I'll give hints on both tomorrow at the 24 hr mark. Thanks for sharing! I've been looking for two of those ...
by JLS
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A good day for used knives
Replies: 15
Views: 1820

A good day for used knives

I stop in to read the forums, but haven't participated much in some time. Life is busy with a young family and while I still use my knives many times on a daily basis, I don't take much time for the knife "hobby" lately. The Mule Team project keeps me involved (even if I am behind on getting hardnes...
by JLS
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sell me on the Temperence 2
Replies: 17
Views: 1482

Re: Sell me on the Temperence 2

It's a great all-around fixed blade, just like Sal intended. With a leather sheath, it's a beautiful looking knife that is not out of place on your belt when in certain public situations. With the factory Boltaron sheath (or an even slimmer custom made Kydex) it's quite possible and comfortable to c...
by JLS
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2015
Replies: 82
Views: 15844

Re: Shot Show 2015

On Friday, I did have the chance to talk with Ed Schempp. He walked me through some of his designs, including two folding kitchen/camp cook knives. The one was huge and was intended as a portable chefs knife so they could transport it safely. He also had a really neat horticulture knife that combine...
by JLS
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2015
Replies: 82
Views: 15844

Re: Shot Show 2015

I was able to swing by the Spyderco booth yesterday. The prototype cases (yes there were 2) were awesome and there's some really neat stuff either in the works or being considered. I'm not trying to be coy, but honestly I don't remember much about the cases since I got to talk with Phil Wilson, Brad...
by JLS
Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: JD's Top 10: In SPYDEREDGE only
Replies: 38
Views: 6636

Re: JD's Top 10: In SPYDEREDGE only

I'll play as my first 2 Spydercok knives were serrated. I rarely use them outside of certain uses and only carry a serrated Cricket on a day to day basis. But for specific uses, they're impossible to beat. 1. G-10 Harpy (stainless will do if one can't find a G-10) 2. FRN Rescue (any generation) 3. C...
by JLS
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Catalog Released!
Replies: 59
Views: 10803

Re: 2015 Catalog Released!

The Reverse looks great for an EDC blade. I haven't done much with my P'Kal, but this makes it an easy option when I want to explore that with a fixed blade. I'm glad to see the Urban return as well, even if it is in lightweight form. Perhaps we'll even see a Wharncliffe version sometime. Also glad ...
by JLS
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smallest tip down knife with a lanyard hole?
Replies: 32
Views: 6242

Re: Smallest tip down knife with a lanyard hole?

The Cricket works nicely in this role. I've been carrying keys like this for about 3 years. I like it better than the CF Balance that I tried for a while due to being so thing, but never tried a SS Balance to see how that was. The Cricket is about the best thing going for blister packs, so I never g...
by JLS
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam Meet 2014 Report of Upcoming Spyderco Prototypes
Replies: 425
Views: 83604

Some neat details on the Native 5 LWT. The pin for the lock bar appears to be pushed in and not held with screws. I'd guess it is a larger diameter where it goes through the lockbar, using the scales for retention rather than just a pin held by friction in the scales. Also, the handle screws come fr...
by JLS
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Temperance 2 update
Replies: 43
Views: 5609

I used to yearn for a re-release of the first. But the more I think about it, it'll be interesting to see Sal's thoughts on improving it and making it appeal to a wider audience. The first one took a while before people appreciated it. I know most don't like the original clip, but it was a very usef...
by JLS
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question for Police 3 Fans
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Both are very useful, but there are few full serrated flat ground blades in the lineup. The slight belly makes for a very good cutter, especially in SE. I love them in PE, but if I had to pick one it'd be the SE.

Great knife that doesn't get the exposure it should.
by JLS
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Spyderco EDC When Meeting The Pizza Guy/Gal
Replies: 41
Views: 3372

Agreed that this is a very specific, but random thread...nice! I don't think I'll be doing pizza this weekend either, but if I did, it'd be the standard complement of 4 knives. Nearly always a Military in RFP, a Cricket SE with my spare keys, one of my Mules on belt, setup for horizontal left hand d...
by JLS
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Xceptnl's 3K GAW
Replies: 96
Views: 9547

Awesome gesture and congrats on 3K posts.
by JLS
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Status on MT-18?
Replies: 106
Views: 13355

I'm interested in updates on either this or the "missed" 204P Mule. I'd be happy for either one.
by JLS
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker angle rods (for measurement)
Replies: 17
Views: 1557

Plus it has to be extremely cheap to just get plastic rods made. I agree with you...right up to that point. Whether it's injection molded or extruded, it'll be pricey for tooling and unless there is a massive demand, short runs will be quite expensive as well. If you don't get much run time out of ...
by JLS
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FB14P3 – Swick3 Wharncliffe - Release Info
Replies: 164
Views: 23680

Hey do most folks wear th swick as a neck knife? I'm thinking about buying one of these and of course I'll need to think about how to carry it. The Swicks make great little belt knives. One of the Swick 1's is on my belt most of the time when I'm working in the garage. The little Wharncliffe blade ...
by JLS
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Swick
Replies: 16
Views: 4878

Swick 2 was actually third generation. Swick 1 had two versions. A new Swick would be the fourth, technically speaking, but I'd like the idea of a third one I don't know about. True that it'll be the fourth release, but the model designation rarely, if ever follows that. I just don't want to be mis...

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