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by gdwtvb
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone else wish for a standard scale color other than black?
Replies: 42
Views: 655

Re: Does anyone else wish for a standard scale color other than black?

Just reading through the replies to this post,if I personally was to introduce a new knife, it would have black scales. Black seems to be the least objectionable color. My favorite color, purple, would turn off more buyers than black. It might bring in a few new buyers but it would lose more sales d...
by gdwtvb
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Another collaboration with Serge Panchenko, please?!
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: Another collaboration with Serge Panchenko, please?!

I also have been lusting after a coin claw for years. I am saving and will probably buy one of the $100 production models if they are available when I have the funds. Still, a Spydiehole version would be better.

Grizz
by gdwtvb
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Phoenix rising
Replies: 25
Views: 940

Re: Phoenix rising

This is one I regret not getting. I seem to recall some reports of it not being really comfortable in the hand, hotspots or something. I held off...

I'd love another run of these...and a Dark Phoenix would be cool.

Grizz
by gdwtvb
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lupe: Asking for advice / recommendations please
Replies: 29
Views: 1014

Re: Lupe: Asking for advice / recommendations please

Another recommendation for the Belomo triplet 21 MM 10X. I researched and bought that model 5-10 years ago and have never needed anything else. Great for when first sharpening a new knife to make sure you've sharpened all the way to the apex, after that I have so many knives in rotation, just touch ...
by gdwtvb
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tusk and SE
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Tusk and SE

I wanted a Tusk from the first time I saw it, finally got one a couple years ago. Great knife. I'm not out on water like I used to be, but the Tusk finds its way into my pocket regularly. In fact the blade steel on the Tusk is one of the reasons that the Spydiechef is on my to-buy list. Once I truly...
by gdwtvb
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Reveal: Tell me more!
Replies: 28
Views: 1640

Re: Spyderco Reveal: Tell me more!

I just checked the Spyderco forum to see if the catalog was out yet, saw it was released, then searched for the usual "what are you most excited about from the catalog thread' and was confused that I didn't see one. Then I looked at the catalog, then found this thread. Bummer. Very disappointing tha...
by gdwtvb
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What would make you buy more Spyderco fixed blades?
Replies: 84
Views: 3329

Re: What would make you buy more Spyderco fixed blades?

I love and use Spyderco folders on a daily basis, that said I have yet to pull the trigger on any of their fixed blades. Sadly, while I always find a folder from Spyderco for the next purchase, I have yet to find one of their offerings in fixed blades to be a winning choice. My last two fixed blade ...
by gdwtvb
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Discontinued List
Replies: 155
Views: 11711

Re: 2018 Discontinued List

The stealth Chaparral had a good run, It's my most oft used Spyderco. I am generally opposed to buying pre-need replacements but I am sorely tempted to get another before they are gone for good. But then I'm planning on the Mcnees, the Ankerson/Sanders Bowie, and strongly considering the new hatchet...
by gdwtvb
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hatchet
Replies: 174
Views: 17574

Re: Spyderco Hatchet

I have been reading about the Spyderco hatchet and I want one; even though I reasonably have no real use for one. There are maybe six or more various small axes and chopping tools in my garage and I doubt any other than my go to one have been used in the last two years...some have been sitting unuse...
by gdwtvb
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 2392

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

Personally I see this as another example of a ' virtual problem ' that has cropped up in the age of the internet. It works something like this, we now have almost unlimited research materials for just about any product and discussions that used to take place by two people verbally in a knife shop ar...
by gdwtvb
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Nick's question of "why"?
Replies: 172
Views: 22325

Re: Nick's question of "why"?

Sal, Thanks for bringing this video to my attention, I found it very thought provoking. I think the question of 'why' brings up another thought that I have had for some time. That thought is "The manufacturing capacity of the earth has far outstripped the actual need of the residents on this planet....
by gdwtvb
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How good is the Chaparral - and is the Ti worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 3293

Re: How good is the Chaparral - and is the Ti worth it?

2xl gloves sometimes fit me, but 3xl is what I really need. Titanium stealth Chaparral is my most often carried knife in my rotation, at least twice a week since I got it. I do remember all the edges on the entire knife being very sharp when I got it, but it took less than fifteen minutes with 1500 ...
by gdwtvb
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos
Replies: 72
Views: 10559

Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

The more I look at this knife the more I feel I need to have one. Excellent job on the design. looking forward to custom scales too. I love the screw on scales. I haven't had a large fixed blade since I sold off my Busse Skinny ASH due to poor handle ergos. (For me anyway.) I can't wait to add a 4V ...
by gdwtvb
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: McNees
Replies: 62
Views: 8134

Re: McNees

I've been asking and praying for a small titanium handled Spydie to cover cigar cutting duties for years. The Mcnees knife looks perfect. I'v been searching for a place to do a pre-order.

Grizz
by gdwtvb
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Almost Mid Year New Release Time
Replies: 25
Views: 3516

Re: Almost Mid Year New Release Time

ZrowsN1s wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:28 am
I'd like to see the McNees. I heard someone on BF refer to it as the Killer B. Not sure if thats the name Spyderco is going with. This one is on my must have list, love the size, blade shape, and love that it's built like a little tank.
EXACTLY MY SENTIMENTS!!!

Grizz
by gdwtvb
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Models to Purchase for Value Increase?
Replies: 15
Views: 1947

Re: Which Models to Purchase for Value Increase?

After the standard caveat of saying knives are a bad way to save for retirement, I would say look for much anticipated models that were cut due to poor sales and ones that are lower volumes that maybe a collector might pay a ridiculous price for, in the future, to complete a set. Also expensive thin...
by gdwtvb
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is an Off-center Blade Really a Big Deal?
Replies: 19
Views: 1673

Re: Is an Off-center Blade Really a Big Deal?

I look at the 'off center blade issue' as a symptom of the internet. It is a problem that is only evident because the internet tells us it is a problem, but doesn't impact the functionality of a knife. I am lucky enough to have some of my grandfather's knives. The ones he used for years and years. U...
by gdwtvb
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydie Hole sharp edges
Replies: 17
Views: 1236

Re: Spydie Hole sharp edges

I had a similar problem with the Chaparral. 1500 grit automotive sandpaper was all that was needed. Five minutes was about all it took. To look at it you can't see any difference, but it made all the difference in the world to the way the knife felt.

Grizz
by gdwtvb
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Jonathan McNees Knife
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Jonathan McNees Knife

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! First off, I must confess that I am more of user of Spyderco knives rather than a collector. At one time I collected knives but eventually sold off all but the ones that actually get used. I limit my new purchases to ones that will see pocket time, or fulfill a real ...
by gdwtvb
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report
Replies: 237
Views: 31871

The Spyderco I've been waiting for!

The Jonathan McNees design was another Spyderco surprise for me. The extremely small folder echoes small Spyderco collaborations in the past like the toad. It’s a size-class smaller than, say, a Dragonfly. The McNees design, size-wise, is more in the Ladybug range. The ergos were surprisingly good ...

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