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by rangefinder
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Models you'd like to see return.
Replies: 99
Views: 5172

Re: Models you'd like to see return.

An odd one: I'd like to see the Schempp Equilibrium return. But not in the original form, because I really don't like stainless handles, so either in G10 or FRN. And I realize that would require a new lock, which means it'd require a complete redesign. So I know this isn't likely to happen, but that...
by rangefinder
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UKPK Wharnie?
Replies: 19
Views: 393

Re: UKPK Wharnie?

A rescue model might be interesting with a full Spyderedge. They've already done that -- twice: S30/G10: https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C94GOR2/UK-Penknife-Rescue-Orange/435 GIN1/FRN: https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=475 But I doubt anyone would complain if they brough...
by rangefinder
Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great article by Janich on improvised weapons
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Great article by Janich on improvised weapons

More of Mike Janich (and others):

http://www.michaelbane.tv/category/the-best-defense/

These were done in response to the COVID pandemic, so some of the info in the earlier videos might be dated now. But the final video about riots has nothing to do with COVID and has lots of practical advice.
by rangefinder
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would anyone else like to see the Delica get a forward finger choir?
Replies: 75
Views: 1639

Re: Would anyone else like to see the Delica get a forward finger choir?

Try the Byrd Harrier 2. It is just a tiny bit bigger than a Delica, but not by much. I posted a comparison pic of it between a Delica and PM2 here: https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?p=1352576#p1352576 Plus, the H2 is available with G10 handles (as well as FRN) which is something else that fre...
by rangefinder
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Using folders unlocked
Replies: 97
Views: 2145

Re: Using folders unlocked

... I've even used the military as a cigar cutter by putting the cigar in the last swell of the handle and closing the blade on it. ... The Assist Rescue is specifically designed to cut cord the same way. So that's a use case where the knife is actually designed to be used with the blade unlocked.
by rangefinder
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back to Spyderco after 20 years
Replies: 29
Views: 1006

Re: Back to Spyderco after 20 years

If you haven't already done it, subscribe to this thread: https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=88444 RamZar does an incredible job of keeping the thread updated with all the new releases. (The link is for the 2021 thread; RamZar will start a new thread for 2022 when the new year gets c...
by rangefinder
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mystery DLT Exclusive
Replies: 366
Views: 16479

Re: Mystery DLT Exclusive

If you saw someone like that prowling around your yard, what would you do? You'd call the police. So my guess is it's a dealer exclusive Police. It'd be awesome to see a Police in the black Cruwear/OD green FRN combo they did on the Delica and Dragonfly. They're all made in Seki, so it's at least th...
by rangefinder
Sun May 30, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Could this possibly be the first thumb stud opening knife?
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Could this possibly be the first thumb stud opening knife?

It was not a dumb question at all. As the old saying goes: The only dumb question is the one you don't ask. The history of knives is very long and complicated. Like I said, I'm definitely not an expert in any of this stuff. I just happened to remember seeing that style blade before from some other r...
by rangefinder
Sat May 29, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Could this possibly be the first thumb stud opening knife?
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Could this possibly be the first thumb stud opening knife?

Not the first by a long shot... I'm definitely not a military knife expert, but a while back I was researching a WWII era bayonet I've got and found a lot of info about folding knives issued to various militaries in WWII and WWI. Here's a thread that shows some knives issued to British and Commonwea...
by rangefinder
Mon May 17, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Backlock placement
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Backlock placement

Although he did not invent it, Al Mar was probably the first to use the "Front Lock" in a production knife. Mar's first knives came out in 1979, a couple years before the first Spyderco knife. There's a 1979 Al Mar catalog here that has some text about the Front Lock: https://archive.org/d...
by rangefinder
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If you could, would you go back in time?
Replies: 107
Views: 7987

Re: If you could, would you go back in time?

Many years ago, I read a book ("Rewind" by Ken Grimwood) that explores some of these ideas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replay_%28Grimwood_novel%29 The novel tells of a 43-year-old man who dies and wakes up back in 1963 in his 18-year-old body. He relives his life with all his memories o...
by rangefinder
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pitch for a Spyderco neck knife and/or small skeletonized fixed blades
Replies: 78
Views: 1988

Re: Pitch for a Spyderco neck knife and/or small skeletonized fixed blades

The upcoming Swick models will kind of fill this role. They might be a little bigger than some would want for a neck knife though.
by rangefinder
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Traditional Pocket Knives - what are my options?
Replies: 21
Views: 1258

Re: Traditional Pocket Knives - what are my options?

LionSteel has the "BestMan" line of traditionals, although it's only a few models. They're really "neo-traditionals" since they use modern materials such as m390 steel and carbon fiber. I don't have first-hand experience with them, so I don't know how good or bad the build qualit...
by rangefinder
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is it time for an E5/D5?
Replies: 38
Views: 1334

Re: Is it time for an E5/D5?

So, if many here feel like a smooth handle profile, deep cary clip and choil are needed innovations in a Delica/Endura sized folder, then shouldn't you just be asking to have an FRN Caly 3/3.5 that runs in parallel to the Delica family? I, and quite a few others here *don't* want a completely chang...
by rangefinder
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Camping Craze
Replies: 161
Views: 15612

Re: Camping Craze

How much do you guys pay for fuel? I almost fell off my chair when I saw 19mpg. I paid £1.24/litre yesterday, which I reckon is $7.82/gal. Fuel prices in the USA can vary a lot, due to state taxes. Here's a good resource: https://gasprices.aaa.com/state-gas-price-averages/ Another oddity is that de...
by rangefinder
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lanyard/Fob Preferences
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Lanyard/Fob Preferences

Depends on the model. I have a short lanyard on a Dragonfly to extend the handle a bit. It's not absolutely needed, but I figure it doesn't hurt. And I have blaze orange lanyards on knives I use outdoors. Hopefully that will make them easier to find if I drop them somewhere. (These knives all have b...
by rangefinder
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bugout pack suggestions
Replies: 77
Views: 2097

Re: Bugout pack suggestions

One of the new Swick models.
by rangefinder
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica options for the wife
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: Delica options for the wife

Byrd Meadowlark and Harrier are both about Delica size and have G10 handle options.

On the other end of the price spectrum, the Spyderco Mantra 3 is also Delica size.

All of those have handle profiles that are similar to a Delica.
by rangefinder
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco UTILITY Knife...
Replies: 128
Views: 4403

Re: Spyderco UTILITY Knife...

Seems like the "Spyderco utility knife" topic comes up pretty regularly, much like the "Spyderco multi-tool" topic. Here's the last thread about utility knives: https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=87684 I don't care for folding utility knives. Most of the time when...
by rangefinder
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Retire The PM2?
Replies: 97
Views: 3225

Re: Retire The PM2?

I don't think a thinner Shaman is necessarily a bad idea. But I don't see it replacing the PM2, not even over a long period of time. The Shaman and PM2 are very different designs. In particular, the blade shape is completely different. If someone likes the PM2 blade shape and likes the pronounced th...

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