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by Mako109
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Post up your Rit dye projects..
Replies: 61
Views: 5165

Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

lowcountry wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:37 pm
Just finished my first rit dye and I'm super happy!

Brand new yellow native 5 salt. Was going for black. I checked it after about 1 minute and it looked like this. Thought it looked very cool!

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Very good job! I think this color should be a standard offering.
by Mako109
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vote: SMOCK v.s. IKUCHI
Replies: 62
Views: 876

Re: Vote: SMOCK v.s. IKUCHI

I vote for the Smokuchik.
by Mako109
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ DLC natural G10 Yojimbo 2
Replies: 45
Views: 1623

Re: BladeHQ DLC natural G10 Yojimbo 2

Got this baby in the mail yesterday, and it is my first Yojimbo. This knife means business and melts into your palm to become an extension of your hand. With that said mine too came with an extremely strong detent. I struggled to manually use the Spyderhole with my thumb. I had to use a great deal ...
by Mako109
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Of all your Spyderco knives, which gives the best, smoothest cut?
Replies: 39
Views: 868

Re: Of all your Spyderco knives, which gives the best, smoothest cut?

Out of the box, it has to be my Caly 3.5 ZDP CF. I purchased three when they were first released several years ago and keep one in the office, one at home, one backup. The office one seeing the most use, but general light duty: envelopes, packages, paper, occasional fruit, etc.. Still I'm always sur...
by Mako109
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favourite method to open PM2?
Replies: 23
Views: 406

Re: Favourite method to open PM2?

Middle finger flick, but usually with my hand pointed down and next to my leg to be discrete. I also use slow roll.
by Mako109
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How much are you willing to spend on a Chinese made knife?
Replies: 82
Views: 3037

Re: How much are you willing to spend on a Chinese made knife?

I focus on form, function, quality and service. So yes I'll spend whatever for Chinese made knives as long as my conditions are met. Heck I'll even buy German, Italian and French made knives.
by Mako109
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First time spyderco owner--love it!
Replies: 33
Views: 530

Re: First time spyderco owner--love it!

Welcome and congrats on your new acquisitions! I have several PM2 in various popular steels but the s110v really caught me by surprise, I am loving it. Hope it serves you well too (and your s30v is no slouch either).
by Mako109
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your 2 knife EDC system?
Replies: 63
Views: 1153

Re: What's your 2 knife EDC system?

Constantly changing but the closest thing I have to a system might be a PM2 + SAK Huntsman. Lately it's more of the PM2 + Brad Zinker Dogtooth. As of four days ago the PM2 + Ikuchi.
by Mako109
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi Notes and Suggestion Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Ikuchi Notes and Suggestion Thread

My suggestion will be met with resistance by some, but I going to suggest it...captive ceramic ball bearings. I know this is beyond CQI and more of a new version. I've been playing with three knives similar in size to the Ikuchi; two made in China; one made in Italy. All three had dead perfect cente...
by Mako109
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Advocate
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: The Advocate

+1 for the Advocate. My favorite blade shape put out by Spyderco so far. I installed a deep carry pocket clip. It's thin frame carries well, the flipping action is crisp, and it feels solid in hand. I know M4 and titanium are super capable materials, but I've been babying mine so far. The Meat Man i...
by Mako109
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Curiosity....What handgun do you carry????
Replies: 35
Views: 390

Re: Curiosity....What handgun do you carry????

Don't have a CCW, but on my property I keep a Sig Sauer P228, P229, and P226. The P228 is a classic Austrian pure bred with proof stamps. All are tack drivers.
by Mako109
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ DLC natural G10 Yojimbo 2
Replies: 45
Views: 1623

Re: BladeHQ DLC natural G10 Yojimbo 2

Promised myself not to purchase anymore knives I didn't need. Already have the basic version of the Yojimbo 2, but this one looked sooo good. Had my cursor on the Add to Basket button this morning, but fought the urge to click. It was a real test of resolve and self-restraint. Don't put me through t...
by Mako109
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?
Replies: 260
Views: 8425

Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

koenigsegg wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:30 pm
Anyone else notice these sharpening marks in certain lights?
Looks like something I would do when I sharpen :o Sorry, but my copy is nice and clean.
by Mako109
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojimbo Love?
Replies: 55
Views: 1343

Re: Yojimbo Love?

I have had a number of MBCers comment that the current Yo 2 doesn't fit their large hands, so there is a co concept for a larger version bouncing around inside my head. I, too, have been jokingly calling it a "Yojumbo," or a "Mo-jimbo." Don't know how Kurosawa or Mifune would feel about that... Acc...
by Mako109
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?
Replies: 64
Views: 1191

Re: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?

I depend on long blade folders for cleaning and filleting small game fish (eg. crappie, trout, surf perch, pompano, herring) and for prepping bait.
by Mako109
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: mid sized "gentleman" folder
Replies: 60
Views: 828

Re: mid sized "gentleman" folder

I haven't read thru all of the suggestions but if not already mentioned I think you should definitely look at the Advocate. One of the best blade shapes Spyderco offers IMO; thin package; and crisp action. Blade steel is M4. I live and play in marine environments, use EDCi Formula to treat the steel...
by Mako109
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?
Replies: 260
Views: 8425

Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Zatx wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:43 pm
I've been asked by some people to illustrate the modifications I made to eliminate my Ikuchi bites. I'll show you what I did, but don't blame me if you screw something up. :)
Thank you Zatx for the detailed explanation!
by Mako109
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojimbo Love?
Replies: 55
Views: 1343

Re: Yojimbo Love?

Love Michael Janich's Yojimbo2, but would like to see a slightly gentrified version...contoured handles, removal of hump, and maybe thinner 0.14" blade stock as already mentioned. But wait a minute, I think I'm describing this (but with compression lock)...! https://i.imgur.com/jWRxoh1.jpg It also m...
by Mako109
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?
Replies: 260
Views: 8425

Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

I just noticed that I have two small cuts on my pinky finger while handling it. I didn’t feel the cut until I went to wash my hands. Howdy Colorado, Sorry to have overlooked your post and sorry to hear your Ikuchi is getting you from the tip end. The blade-to-handle packaging is intentionally tight...
by Mako109
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: We just saw Aquaman
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: We just saw Aquaman

I felt like I wasted 2 hours and 22 minutes of my life sitting thru that horrible acting and cartoon quality CGI.

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