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by Sequimite
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk pocket wear...
Replies: 66
Views: 4463

Re: Let's talk pocket wear...

I adopted Deacon's back pocket recommendation years ago. Some knives stay upright very well beside a folded bandana and some don't. The Ti Military was excellent, as was the original Southard collaboration because they are a bit thicker. The Hunan has done well in the back pocket when it is not clip...
by Sequimite
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?
Replies: 54
Views: 3028

Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

I've gone the other direction and minimized what I carry. Car key, driver's license, one credit card and my Hanan. Fewer items makes it easier to keep everything sterile. My wife has all the common ailments which make Covid-19 particularly life threatening so I'm being very careful.
by Sequimite
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Spyderco changed your approach to knives
Replies: 35
Views: 2413

Re: How Spyderco changed your approach to knives

I always carried a slipjoint and had one knife with a locking blade. After I retired I decided to pursue this interest. I started in 2006 by buying a large lot of used pocket knives on ebay. There were several Kershaws, I got into them a bit, and one very odd looking knife, a Delica. Once I used it ...
by Sequimite
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hanan review
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: Hanan review

Wanted to add a photo of my 3.5" recurve slipjoint to illustrate how much I like recurves and because its really cool. https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/295005_3250864783619_170625485_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=41Yk5yNn1E0AX8urZmO&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=b5a096ac779d78...
by Sequimite
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Post up your Rit dye projects..
Replies: 154
Views: 17573

Re: Post up your Rit dye projects..

This isn't dye, it's done with Sharpies on the gray G-10 of a super blue Caly 3.5:

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by Sequimite
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife conscience
Replies: 26
Views: 1547

Re: Knife conscience

What sucks me in is the quality to price ratio. I find a well designed knife which skimps on steel quality but is really cheap. I have a few of those in the drawer. I have another drawer full of Becker fixed blades which I bought on impulse at a knife show. They are nice but I have more higher quali...
by Sequimite
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hanan review
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Hanan review

Before my recent purchase of the Hanan I hadn’t bought a knife for several years; that previous knife being the original Brad Southard / Spyderco collaboration. Brad seems to have an obsession with squeezing as much blade as possible into a given handle length and an unconscious hatred for the tip o...
by Sequimite
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Survey
Replies: 97
Views: 8394

Re: Mule Team Survey

1) Did you purchase a Mule Team knife in the past? Yes, at least 20. Still have 52100, M4 and Cru-Wear 2) Did you put a handle on it? Yes, most of them. 3) Did you make or buy a sheath? Bought a bunch of discontinued Buck sheaths which fit perfectly. 4) Did you test the performance of your Mule? Yes...
by Sequimite
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ideal Spyderco Knives For Lawn, Garden & Landscaping Jobs?
Replies: 39
Views: 2848

Re: Ideal Spyderco Knives For Lawn, Garden & Landscaping Jobs?

The Caspian Salt is my go to utility knife in the garden and on the water.
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by Sequimite
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite thin & slicey Spydie?
Replies: 55
Views: 7059

Re: What's your favorite thin & slicey Spydie?

When I traveled from Seattle to Boynton Beach, FL two years ago to spend 6 months caring for my father I knew he had no good kitchen knives. I brought a Chokwe and it performed magnificently. My Kreined Barong is also excellent; it would be difficult to choose between them.
by Sequimite
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who owns a Hanan?
Replies: 22
Views: 2184

Re: Who owns a Hanan?

Now that i've used it for a few days I've found it to be excellent. I love the blade but, as I wrote previously, I love recurves and am partial to draw cutting, which the back of the blade edge is well suited to. The detent works fine on mine. When I shake it as violently as I can the blade will dep...
by Sequimite
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any longtime users of the G-10 Stretch 2 (ZDP-189)?
Replies: 18
Views: 1973

Re: Any longtime users of the G-10 Stretch 2 (ZDP-189)?

I have the CF ZDP-189 Stretch. It's a very nice knife and IIRC a little difficult to sharpen. I've given the lightweight Stretch as a thank you gift several times when staying with friends while traveling. It's been pushed to the bottom of the list by other knives I like better and hasn't been in my...
by Sequimite
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!
Replies: 562
Views: 67047

Re: Crazy Good Deals Part 2!!

Non-clearance items at Sierra Trading Post, like the Positron and Chaparral are also 25% off every few weeks. I did pick up on the $111 Hanan and while it's my first knife purchase in a couple of years I've previously bought dozens of Spydercos at STP.
by Sequimite
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who owns a Hanan?
Replies: 22
Views: 2184

Re: Who owns a Hanan?

Here I am, a resurrected forumite adding to a resurrected thread. I've been away for a few years principally because I had so many knives that I was so satisfied with. The last knife I bought was the first Southard collaboration. Buying some clothes on Sierra Trading Post I came across the Hanan for...
by Sequimite
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Southard, Chokwe ... musings
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Southard, Chokwe ... musings

Taking out the trash this morning I was cutting up a big double corrugated box with my Southard and suddenly realized that I've been using this knife for six years. Where has the time gone? I'm down to about two dozen Spydercos and some customs and the Southard was one of the last ones I bought. Gre...
by Sequimite
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why the Manix in Maxemet?
Replies: 52
Views: 6105

Re: Why the Manix in Maxemet?

"Artisan" steels may cost a LOT more largely because of low production quantities. Ramp up production and the price falls. If Carpenter thinks this is a winner they have an incentive to make a big batch, sell it at rock bottom pricing to knife makers with the agreement that they will get it out to t...
by Sequimite
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sailing: Spyderco Finishes First in Race to Alaska
Replies: 15
Views: 2058

Re: Sailing: Spyderco Finishes First in Race to Alaska

Cool event. The story was on the front page of yesterday's paper because they started at Port Townsend, about twenty miles from me. I'll try to watch the first part next year, either from near Port Townsend or Victoria.
by Sequimite
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can't decide which Military
Replies: 32
Views: 2945

Re: Can't decide which Military

I've been carrying the black combo bladed Millie lately. I think the combo edge works well on this length blade. Since I back pocket carry the TI is ideal since the thicker handle keeps it upright with just a bandana beside it.
by Sequimite
Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting the Cord: Life Without Television
Replies: 48
Views: 5870

Re: Cutting the Cord: Life Without Television

We're cut the cord several times over the years. Currently we've had no TV, local, cable, satellite since early 2008.

Internet only since then.
by Sequimite
Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes
Replies: 448
Views: 52657

Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Thanks so much, Wouter, wonderful photos and videos. I still look forward to your reporting each year.

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