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by WMR
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Forum Knife?
Replies: 52
Views: 5446

Re: New Forum Knife?

The closer they get to a Caly 3.5 super blue, the more likely I would buy it. I don't care what they say on the blade. Any wood burl scales, like the fore mentioned Buckeye Burl, or better yet, Amboyna would be worth $100 more.
by WMR
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2nds sale contest
Replies: 263
Views: 18529

Re: 2nds sale contest

Evil D 13 rybu0305 55 mb1 77, 111, 444 Peter1960 235 Wright.88 333 Liquid Cobra 368 swigert 477 Sharp Guy 555, 222 MattM68 570 i am travvy 622 Whitetail addict 731 opaul 777 Hojo133 871 SpyderNut 911 Tap78 963 paladin 808_22 ImageX 762 razrman8 673 SteelSpyder130 RadioActiveSpyder 820 osprey 245 abb...
by WMR
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MT22P - Mule Team Fixed Blade with RWL 34
Replies: 68
Views: 7794

Re: MT22P - Mule Team Fixed Blade with RWL 34

Well, I ordered mine and look forward to its slow arrival. UPS ground is similar to Pony Express when you live in Florida. Only other complaint with the Mule Team is that when #22 arrives, I will still only have 21 mules to display. (The others are in use.) I think it was #14 that died before being ...
by WMR
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Weird Nano-Oil on DF2 result
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Re: Weird Nano-Oil on DF2 result

I tried Nano-0il for awhile.... and for a while it was my lubricant of choice. I don't use it much anymore. Actually, I find it much more important to keep the knives clean. Lubrication is secondary for me. Chris Reeve, known for precision knife tolerances, recommends fluorinated grease. But, you re...
by WMR
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Next Mule ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2265

Re: Next Mule ?

BUMP!! Just a little note to say I'm ready when Spyderco is ready. Sitting here with no projects to do. I promise to buy 2 when you cut er loose.

WMR
by WMR
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I will now EDC only SE for 6 months.
Replies: 208
Views: 28367

Re: I will now EDC only SE for 6 months.

EvilD, You should allow yourself the same opt out as every one else. Or at least consider another knife along with your EDC because that Ladybug aint goin to cut it. After years of EDC my Caly 3.5, I switched to the Nilakka with great satisfaction, but after a while, I missed the best EDC I ever own...
by WMR
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What do you DIY? : A hobby thread
Replies: 23
Views: 5872

Re: What do you DIY? : A hobby thread

Wow, interesting post. Like EvilD, I used to fix my own cars. Now, I lift the hood and don't recognize a thing. Also, did all the plumbing on our recently remodeled kitchen. Pretty well acquainted with HVAC having my own set of gauges and tools and having worked in the frozen food industry for almos...
by WMR
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Polished Carbon fiber dings! Rubicon help!
Replies: 13
Views: 3191

Re: Polished Carbon fiber dings! Rubicon help!

If you have the time and patience, a set of Micro-Mesh Pads is far superior to using sandpaper. A set of nine pads start at 1500 grit and progress up to 12,000 grit. A 12,000 grit finish will not leave any marks detectable by the naked eye. Many places carry Micro-Mesh pads. They are available from ...
by WMR
Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What grit do you consider coarse or fine?
Replies: 7
Views: 7118

Re: What grit do you consider coarse or fine?

I mostly stop at 1K for everyday use. It is toothy enough to get most jobs done. When you move on beyond 1K, it will look better, and if you like a mirror finish on your knife edge it looks great. But, for me, it is not worth all the extra work for an EDC knife. Your question asks for an answer to c...
by WMR
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3.5 discontinued?
Replies: 108
Views: 16304

Re: Caly 3.5 discontinued?

First off.... I find it really hard to believe that Spyderco has discontinued the Caly 3.5. Having carried it for years, my recent favorite being the Super blue, I don't worry, as I have back ups now that will outlast me. But the Deacon gives me great hope here. He says: "or switching to a different...
by WMR
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Spyderco Nilakka*
Replies: 57
Views: 8870

Re: New Spyderco Nilakka*

Thank you MacLaren. I didn't mean anything negative here. The Nilakka has actually become my EDC replacing (at least temporarily) my Caly 3.5 which has been in my pocket for a few years now. If they made the Nilakka in Super Blue, it would definitely be my permanent replacement. I suppose we knife n...
by WMR
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Spyderco Nilakka*
Replies: 57
Views: 8870

Re: New Spyderco Nilakka*

I, also find it to be one of my favorites due to the F&F , FFG, and amazingly sharp S30V out of the box. I have to admit that the scales were not comfortable in my hand so I removed the clip. I never use the clips. And, I added a peice of teak wood to the end where the clip attaches. Then I made my ...
by WMR
Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3.5 or PM2?
Replies: 29
Views: 8067

Re: Caly 3.5 or PM2?

I have to vote for the Caly 3.5. It too will handle everything you plan to do. And it will probably feel better in your hand and feel light in your pocket. Manix = 6.1 oz. PM2 = 3.9 oz. Caly 3.5 = 3.1 oz.
by WMR
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Opinel knives
Replies: 146
Views: 45678

Re: Opinel knives

Thanks Jack. The guy climbing the tree was actually sort of a native girl. My first and last attempt at carving.

Will
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by WMR
Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 3 Spydies that you really wanted to like but didn't in the end
Replies: 69
Views: 13578

Re: 3 Spydies that you really wanted to like but didn't in t

Back in February, I took a shot at the Nilakka saying it was the number one Spyderco that I wished I had not bought. The sharp edges on the scales were just not comfortable. I finally replaced the scales with a pair I made from Teak wood. I also removed the clip as I almost never use the clips. I sc...
by WMR
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Opinel knives
Replies: 146
Views: 45678

Re: Opinel knives

Here is a closer look at the handle. It was carved from an Olivewood raw handle series.
by WMR
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Opinel knives
Replies: 146
Views: 45678

Re: Opinel knives

Some of the most fun that I have had with Opinel is playing with their "Raw Handle Series." I tried my hand (for the first time) at wood carving. Then later, and more recently I decided that the handle would be perfect if I could copy my Caly 3.5. That was going fairly well until I realized that the...
by WMR
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Factory Second: Would you buy this?
Replies: 9
Views: 4251

Re: Factory Second: Would you buy this?

No
by WMR
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Sharpest?
Replies: 37
Views: 10588

Re: The Sharpest?

The sharpest EDC user has been my Superblue Caly 3.5. Out of the box sharpest I just can't remember but the least sharp out of the box was a recently purchased Double Bevel VG-10. After reprofiling, sharpened to 30 degrees and stroping with a Stropblock, it rivels my SB Caly 3.5.
by WMR
Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tuf-Glide/cloth, updated opinion
Replies: 3
Views: 3355

Re: Tuf-Glide/cloth, updated opinion

One more in agreement! I used Tuf-Glide on Super-blue and found that it did not work....period. Not as a lubricant, as I gave up on that a long time ago, but it does not stop a patina unless you use the knife for just opening the mail. Several times I resorted to shining up the blade with flitz. Fin...

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