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by Sequimite
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lifespan of Backlocks?
Replies: 20
Views: 724

Re: Lifespan of Backlocks?

My old Endura trainer's backlock was defeated by peanut butter. I wrote up a review years ago as my Spyderco PBJ. After a couple years of stirring peanut butter the lock failed constantly and I had to retire it. ??? Did the lock actually fail or get worn out? If so how does peanut butter have anyth...
by Sequimite
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lifespan of Backlocks?
Replies: 20
Views: 724

Re: Lifespan of Backlocks?

My old Endura trainer's backlock was defeated by peanut butter. I wrote up a review years ago as my Spyderco PBJ. After a couple years of stirring peanut butter the lock failed constantly and I had to retire it.
by Sequimite
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds & used sale - a perspective
Replies: 48
Views: 2090

Re: Seconds & used sale - a perspective

Sal, I love you and your company. I've really enjoyed meeting you, Eric and Ed on several occasions. Resale prices on ebay show that most of the seconds are sold at below market prices. However, as a CPA I must point out that your second paragraph is wrong. Spoilage is part of the cost of every reta...
by Sequimite
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?
Replies: 209
Views: 8541

Re: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?

Talking to the folks at the local powder coat shop I broached the subject and they offered to do a handful of parts, with different color for each part, for $40. the Ti Military is the only one with textured coating which I loved for grip but which is starting to peel in the hardest wear area. The o...
by Sequimite
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?
Replies: 209
Views: 8541

Re: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?

Last shipment just received. In the center from bottom to top is the VG-10 Chef's Knife, Manix XL, Waterway, Ronin, Reverse, Nightstick and Hatchethawk. The Ronin and Hatchet are labeled as having a scratch. Can't find anything wrong with any of them, appreciate the smaller notches. On the outside c...
by Sequimite
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Factory Seconds Shipping
Replies: 42
Views: 1351

Re: Factory Seconds Shipping

Thursday morning purchase shipped Monday. Thursday afternoon purchase ships today. Waiting on Friday purchase.

I have tracking numbers for the first two, probably check them in a few days.
by Sequimite
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which seconds sale knife are you most excited about?
Replies: 24
Views: 708

Re: Which seconds sale knife are you most excited about?

Bought 6 knives and a hatchet. Most excited about the Genzow as I was splitting kindling with a Forager last night.(gifted my hatchet to a neighbor)

Ronin, Nightstick, Reverse, Waterway, Manix XL, VG-10 Chef's Knife, and Genzow Hatchethawk.
by Sequimite
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - SOLD OUT!
Replies: 92
Views: 3920

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - SOLD OUT!

Although having to refresh the screen was a pain it was far easier than flying to Denver and paying for a rental car and hotel, not to mention without monetary cost. I was tenacious and had the time, being retired, so I got the 7 knives I wanted. Thanks for putting this on. Overall I enjoyed the exp...
by Sequimite
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Larger knives?
Replies: 47
Views: 1326

Re: Larger knives?

I used mostly 3.5" knives, like the Manix... but 3.5" blades with a choil have edges no longer than My 3" Lil' Temp and Hanan.

So now that my Hanan owns my pocket, when I want a larger knife I go up to a 4" blade. The Military is particularly versatile because it is so easy to choke up on.
by Sequimite
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing
Replies: 25
Views: 1041

Re: Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing

I've posted photos of some of my 2nds but haven't identified them as such. Usually there is no clue that the pictured Spydie is a 2nd. I'll gather up my current 2nds and include them in a photo of the news ones.
by Sequimite
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing
Replies: 25
Views: 1041

Re: Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing

I think that is a decent point; I took out the address. On various forums I regularly run into members who won't reveal their city or even their state. I think that is rather silly. When regularly discussing valuables that you possess however, withholding the address is probably prudent. I'll check ...
by Sequimite
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing
Replies: 25
Views: 1041

Re: Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing

Much faster this time. Only about twenty refreshes as I picked up a Hatchethawk and a Waterway fixed blade.

Dribbling a few new ones twice since this morning. Being bought very quickly.
by Sequimite
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing
Replies: 25
Views: 1041

Re: Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing

Dear Greg, Thank you for placing an order at the Spyderco Online Store. Your order has been received, and you will be notified when it ships. If your order included a gift card, the card number and PIN will be sent digitally in a separate email. Your reference number for this order is 29382-16. Your...
by Sequimite
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing
Replies: 25
Views: 1041

Re: Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing

Done for now, but I'll check in later in the day. Maybe the traffic will slacken at 2AM.
by Sequimite
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing
Replies: 25
Views: 1041

Bought 3 factory 2nd knives after an hour of refreshing

25 minutes to get my 1st item in the cart 5 for second 15 for third, during which the cart showed empty 15 minutes to check out 1Ronin 2 Black G-10 PlainEdge - No Sheath - PlainEdge (XXFB09GP2Z)*$37.00$37.00 1Chef's Knife Black Corian PlainEdge - PlainEdge (XXK12P)*$63.00$63.00 1Manix 2 XL Black G-1...
by Sequimite
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Online Seconds Sale FAQ
Replies: 192
Views: 9864

Re: Spyderco Online Seconds Sale FAQ

I had the same thing happen.
Recovered ID (wasn't what I thought it was)
Reset password
Ready for 2nds sale
by Sequimite
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 730
Views: 36507

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

I've never made it but twice had surrogates kindly buy some seconds for me. Looking forward to Thursday.

I have a long list.
by Sequimite
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk pocket wear...
Replies: 66
Views: 5004

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: 3531

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: 2595

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 ...

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