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by gdwtvb
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sgain Dubh poll
Replies: 29
Views: 562

Re: Sgain Dubh poll

this guy gives a bit of background on the knife style and makes a pretty good looking modern Bushcraft interpretation. https://youtu.be/7BDP2itSjX8 I watched that video when I was first searching for a usable Sgian Dubh. I think Spyderco can produce a modern interpretation that maintains the look a...
by gdwtvb
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sgain Dubh poll
Replies: 29
Views: 562

Re: Sgain Dubh poll

Most interested in a 3-5 inch fixed blade. That might just be the ticket for a concealable fixed blade to take fishing or on a hike. You can actually do a lot of cutting chores with a 3.5 inch blade. Many people think that fixed blades have to be a foot long or longer>> but nothing could be further...
by gdwtvb
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil’ Waterway
Replies: 16
Views: 475

Re: Lil’ Waterway

I suggested a Sgian Dubh in lc200N with a 3 to 3.5 inch blade. A Sgian Dubh is a Scottish knife usually worn in the sock when wearing a kilt. There is a poll going on right now for people to vote for fixed vs folder and blade size. Grizz I read that thread and like the idea! But:Can´t recall right ...
by gdwtvb
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil’ Waterway
Replies: 16
Views: 475

Re: Lil’ Waterway

I suggested a Sgian Dubh in lc200N with a 3 to 3.5 inch blade. A Sgian Dubh is a Scottish knife usually worn in the sock when wearing a kilt. There is a poll going on right now for people to vote for fixed vs folder and blade size.

Grizz
by gdwtvb
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Mule Team quantity discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 2204

Re: Mule Team quantity discussion

I personally would trust Spyderco to bill me $50 for the pre-sale and then charge me the additional cost (within reason, of course) at the time of delivery. I'd have no problem putting in $50 for presale and then having to come up with another $50 at delivery, for example. That is admirable on your...
by gdwtvb
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Mule Team Discussion
Topic: Mule Team quantity discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 2204

Re: Mule Team quantity discussion

Thanks Sal for bringing this up. The best solution I see is a presale arrangement, and include a bump in price. (This would be necessary due to the added costs Spyderco would have in implementing a presale arrangement. Plus while I admire and support Spyderco doing the mule team as a service to inte...
by gdwtvb
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More Chaparral Variants
Replies: 36
Views: 720

Re: More Chaparral Variants

I'd like to see a fatty version. Same blade, same exact handle shape, just much thicker contoured scales. Some of us go clipless and don't mind the girth.

Grizz
by gdwtvb
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sgain Dubh poll
Replies: 29
Views: 562

Re: Sgain Dubh poll

Bdubs808 wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum member gdwtvb has generated interest in a Spyderco Scottish Sgain Dubh. Sal requested a poll for design input.
Thanks for picking up the banner. I saw Sal's post earlier, but had to work and was hoping to do this tomorrow!

Fixed with 3.5 inch blade.

Grizz
by gdwtvb
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sgian Dubh, Who wants a Spyderco version?
Replies: 21
Views: 719

Re: Sgian Dubh, Who wants a Spyderco version?

JMM wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:04 pm
I'm in, are you thinking more user or fancy, like....

user
https://emersonknives.com/shop/knives/l ... gian-dubh/

fancy
https://stkildastore.com/Sgian-Dubh-Scottish-Crest
Somewhere between those two is a great knife!
Grizz
by gdwtvb
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sgian Dubh, Who wants a Spyderco version?
Replies: 21
Views: 719

Re: Sgian Dubh, Who wants a Spyderco version?

Hey Gdwtvb, Are you thinking fixed or folder? What is the proper pronunciation? sal Best I can tell the proper pronunciation is "Skeen Doo" or "Ski-en Doo". I've always loved smaller fixed blades, so fixed blade would be my choice. LC200N would be a natural choice for the steel but M390 or one of i...
by gdwtvb
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sgian Dubh, Who wants a Spyderco version?
Replies: 21
Views: 719

Sgian Dubh, Who wants a Spyderco version?

A Sgian Dubh is a small fixed blade knife usually worn in the sock of a Scottish man when in full regalia. (Kilt) Sgian Dubh means black knife and probably referred to the color of the knife, with bog oak being one of the usual handle materials. Most commonly it is a small spear shaped blade. (Some ...
by gdwtvb
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why did you join?
Replies: 127
Views: 2417

Re: Why did you join?

I've been a member for twelve years now. I'm looking at the forum pretty much every day, yet my post count is relatively low. I joined because Spyderco is a company that mirrors many of my life values. CQI, Constant Quality Improvement, that is something I try to do in my life, with a focus on famil...
by gdwtvb
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Native Slip joint: Perfect pocket knife?
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Li'l Native Slip joint: Perfect pocket knife?

I'm excited about it! I am hoping that the little native becomes the base model of a Spyderco custom shop. With three choices of locks, (none, lockback, and Compression lock.) then offer three or four steels for each, some handle options and then Spyderco will have a custom option that would be leg...
by gdwtvb
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Native Slip joint: Perfect pocket knife?
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Li'l Native Slip joint: Perfect pocket knife?

I'm excited about it! I am hoping that the little native becomes the base model of a Spyderco custom shop. With three choices of locks, (none, lockback, and Compression lock.) then offer three or four steels for each, some handle options and then Spyderco will have a custom option that would be lega...
by gdwtvb
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What knives in your collection keep wow-ing you?
Replies: 103
Views: 5793

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

Spyderco Stealth Chaparral. I always come back to it. I'll carry other knives, and then put this one back in my pocket. The first time I use it again after not carrying it for awhile, I remember why it's my favorite. Not too small, not too big, and with the thinner blade and great profile, it cuts b...
by gdwtvb
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife lubricating agents
Replies: 38
Views: 1077

Re: Knife lubricating agents

I pretty much only use mineral oil. Food safe and I've never had a problem in the last twenty something years using it. I imagine there are other products that might do a marginally better job at lubrication, but I like the idea that the stuff on my knives is non-toxic.

Grizz
by gdwtvb
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: As a fan, it's sad Spyderco isn't adressing the slysz bowie problem.
Replies: 140
Views: 4901

Re: As a fan, it's sad Spyderco isn't adressing the slysz bowie problem.

I have a slightly different take on this, I think the current demand for the slyz bowie is a result of Spyderco offering so many desirable models at the same time. The Slyz Bowie is one that I, and alot of people I am guessing, wanted to buy but missed it. We just assumed, being such a great knife, ...
by gdwtvb
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Forum knife?
Replies: 133
Views: 2929

Re: 2021 Forum knife?

Titanium handled ladybug or manbug...or even a titanium handled roadie.

Grizz
by gdwtvb
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2021 wish list!
Replies: 97
Views: 2987

Re: 2021 wish list!

First and foremost, a Titanium scaled ladybug/manbug. Been wanting one of those forever. I'll echo one other I glanced at, Spy27 Making it's way into some G10 models...or better yet, titanium. I hope the recently discussed Titanium handled UK Penknife makes its return in 2021 so I can finally get on...
by gdwtvb
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knifemakers, Machinists: Help Me Jimp
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Knifemakers, Machinists: Help Me Jimp

The correct term for the 'catch' is lockbar. I would advise you against your proposed modification. I'm not sure if or to what extent the lockbar is hardened, but modification of the locking mechanism on a knife is asking for trouble...as is using any powered equipment to modify plastic. I think any...

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