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by Mako109
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Behind the curve with an Ikuchi
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Behind the curve with an Ikuchi

Dazen wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Where did you get those contoured cf scales from?! That is the way the Ikuchi should have come factory!
Karbadize
by Mako109
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Behind the curve with an Ikuchi
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Behind the curve with an Ikuchi

About two or three weeks ago a few retailers received a fresh batch of Ikuchi's. I decided to take the chance and placed an order. Very happy with this iteration as it's much better than the first that I bought. Excellent detent, flips wonderfully, drops shut, centered blade, and blade tip well rece...
by Mako109
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman doing work!
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Shaman doing work!

Slide show tonight, yay!
by Mako109
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Imperfect tri-stones on Sharpmaker
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Imperfect tri-stones on Sharpmaker

The Meat man wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:41 pm
The are some bumps on my UF stone flats that will chip an edge if I try sharpening on them. Luckily, there's at least 1 side to each UF rod that is perfectly smooth so I just marked the smooth sides and only sharpen on those.
Yes, that's been my solution too.
by Mako109
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Imperfect tri-stones on Sharpmaker
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Imperfect tri-stones on Sharpmaker

Sharp Guy wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:34 pm
I have a couple sets of each and mine are all smooth. Have you considered contacting Spyderco?
Unfortunately it's been several years since I purchased mine, so I doubt they'll do anything.
by Mako109
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Imperfect tri-stones on Sharpmaker
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Imperfect tri-stones on Sharpmaker

Sounds not normal to me: Just checked my white, brown and CBN rods: All perfectly smooth (other than being abrasive of course.. ;) ) on the flats and the corners, no "pimples" or jagged spots. The "pimples" on yours are really that bad that you actually can´t use the flats where they (the "pimples"...
by Mako109
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Imperfect tri-stones on Sharpmaker
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Imperfect tri-stones on Sharpmaker

I probably should have asked a long time ago. The tri-stones on mine, particularly the Fine (white) feel imperfect. 1. The sides on mine have "pimples". I mean if i run my finger down one side I can feel a pimple or two; and it's like this on two sides per stick, giving me only one side on each stic...
by Mako109
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What knives in your collection keep wow-ing you?
Replies: 103
Views: 5587

Re: What knives in your collection keep wow-ing you?

1. Swayback - alright it's new and still in honeymoon phase. I keep admiring the highly polished fine grained stonewash; razor sharp edge; smooth titanium scales which remind me of the feel of beach glass. 2. PM2 - in M390, M4 or S110V all with Aramis CF scales. They're in my rotation which include...
by Mako109
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies
Replies: 47
Views: 3357

Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Marcin Slysz - Swayback
Michael Janich - Yojimbo 2
Gayle Bradely - Advocate
Paul Alexander - Ikuchi
by Mako109
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Interest for an all Titanium Ikuchi?
Replies: 28
Views: 1987

Interest for an all Titanium Ikuchi?

IIRC the designer Paul Alexander once mentioned a titanium Ikuchi was considered. I for one would love to see that happen along with an appropriate stainless steel upgrade. Any others?
by Mako109
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loving my wharnies
Replies: 18
Views: 1537

Re: Loving my wharnies

I love wharnies too. Anxiously waiting for the release of the next round of Swaybacks from my favorite retailer.
by Mako109
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you could only keep one Spyderco
Replies: 75
Views: 4677

Re: If you could only keep one Spyderco

After all these years, it's still the PM2 with Aramis CF scales.
by Mako109
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Project Obsidian - M4 DLC / Jade dye project
Replies: 18
Views: 1309

Re: Project Obsidian - M4 DLC / Jade dye project

Awesome collection and theme!
by Mako109
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An Original Two-Screw Worker
Replies: 21
Views: 1186

Re: An Original Two-Screw Worker

FYI, Gail and I had to hock our house to cover the cost of the first run of the Clipit knife, which most said would fail in the marketplace. Talk about "risk" We sold our knives along with our Sharpeners at consumer shows and fairs. It was many years before any stores or dealers ( Brick and mortar ...
by Mako109
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An Original Two-Screw Worker
Replies: 21
Views: 1186

Re: An Original Two-Screw Worker

The clip side on mine is clearly thicker so must be a Gen 2. Hah, learn something new everyday :) The clip is original. That makes perfect sense and explains why the clip has the earlier markings. Those workers with the uneven scales (one thin and one think) are very cool because they show the tran...
by Mako109
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anybody still use CASH?
Replies: 38
Views: 3367

Re: Anybody still use CASH?

I shopped at an Amazon Go store in early March (just before local SIT orders were issued). Walk in, help yourself to what you want and leave. When you're done, a receipt is emailed to you before you make it out the door. It doesn't miss a thing, not even just one cookie from the bakery. You take it ...
by Mako109
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An Original Two-Screw Worker
Replies: 21
Views: 1186

Re: An Original Two-Screw Worker

https://i.imgur.com/lu2Oonbh.jpg This is an interesting example. Are both handle scales of the same thickness? As I recall, the earliest (Gen 1) had the two-screw clip and both scales were thin. The Gen 2 knives had one thin scale and a thicker scale on the side with the clip (and I believe it was ...
by Mako109
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anybody still use CASH?
Replies: 38
Views: 3367

Anybody still use CASH?

I've had the same $115 in bills in my wallet for more than two years, and I never carry coins. Everywhere I go I simply wave my card, wave my mobile phone or pay by app. The vendors at my favorite farmer's markets use card readers on their mobile devices. The parking meters and garages all accept pa...
by Mako109
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: An Original Two-Screw Worker
Replies: 21
Views: 1186

Re: An Original Two-Screw Worker

@shunsui Thanks so much for posting the old price sheet! I dimly recall paying around $39 but wasn't sure if my memory was correct. Thanks for confirming. Back then it seemed more people called it the "Clip-it". Here's a pic of my Three-Screw Clip-it which I purchased around the end of 1981 or early...
by Mako109
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite "Obscure" Spyderco model?
Replies: 49
Views: 2832

Re: Your Favorite "Obscure" Spyderco model?

1. Ed Schempp's Khukuri - odd shape for folder and somethings gotta be done about that HUUUGE ricasso. Otherwise it's pure genius.

2. Spydersaw - I still pair it with something like a Shaman, PM2 or Military when out in the woods.

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