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by Blerv
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Name the spyderco you can't pull trigger on
Replies: 90
Views: 10406

Re: Name the spyderco you can't pull trigger on

The Battlestation. I want it but I don't want it. Makes me feel like a teenager or something. :p
by Blerv
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pakkawood Endura HAP40 exclusive at KC
Replies: 222
Views: 32997

Re: Pakkawood Endura HAP40 exclusive at KC

Yea, this one is a no-brainer as far as I'm concerned :D.
by Blerv
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What happened to ZDP-189??
Replies: 14
Views: 3953

Re: What happened to ZDP-189??

ZDP was hot about 15 years ago. It's still a great steel but with exception to a few things (The Beatles, etc) obsession eventually settles into normality.

You will know it's on the way out when half a dozen Spyderco knives aren't available with it.
by Blerv
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 2 as EDDC
Replies: 177
Views: 18019

Re: Para 2 as EDDC

A sharp 3.5" blade and compression lock will do just fine. Awareness and training is more important than the tool you pick anyways.
by Blerv
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Name your best bang for your buck spydie readily available
Replies: 52
Views: 5826

Re: Name your best bang for your buck spydie readily available

If I had to throw all my Spydies into Mount Doom except for one it would be the FRN Stretch.
by Blerv
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: China > Golden ?
Replies: 42
Views: 6902

Re: China > Golden ?

A knife's action, edge sharpness and the traction of G10 are fairly cheap items to get right (and prone to vary per unit). I'd say buy some of both and enjoy each model and what goes into making them.
by Blerv
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Aqua Salt sheath - Fail
Replies: 33
Views: 6188

Re: Aqua Salt sheath - Fail

You might find someone to make a Kydex or leather sheath locally. I personally also hate the injection molded sheaths. Even if it's possibly my user error.

Sorry Spyderco, I'm a fanboy for all things but those :o.
by Blerv
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why is the Domino so overlooked as an edc ?
Replies: 23
Views: 4423

Re: Why is the Domino so overlooked as an edc ?

The model line expands and shrinks constantly. I just don't think it's received the marketing due to that fact. Most of us have problems keeping all the names straight and we have dozens of Spyderco knives and thousands of posts ;),
by Blerv
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Worth a warranty claim?
Replies: 23
Views: 3565

Re: Worth a warranty claim?

I'd sharpen it out and carry a small Leatherman (like a CS) or mechanics screwdriver. Having a small pry bar/Philips is very handy.
by Blerv
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm officially over G10
Replies: 52
Views: 10050

Re: I'm officially over G10

Same. Over classic peel ply G10 at least. Slab knives in general don't do it for me. Contoured ergos over traction going forward :).
by Blerv
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else surprised RFP carry is so common?
Replies: 43
Views: 4936

Re: Anyone else surprised RFP carry is so common?

I guess I take the phrase "pocket knife" literally. That and most people are right-handed. No surprises here but whatever works, works :).
by Blerv
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why so much chrome in ZDP-189?
Replies: 26
Views: 4096

Re: Why so much chrome in ZDP-189?

It's an old formula. Think of it as the Ferrari F40 of high carbide. It's still a very potent car but at the time was a technological masterpiece.

ZDP-189 takes grief for being brittle but is WAY tougher than it should be given the hardness, formula, and historical timing.
by Blerv
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: more high-chromium steels please
Replies: 41
Views: 7314

Re: more high-chromium steels please

ZDP is the ultimate "high chromium steel" in regards to carbides. Plenty of other steels with lower carbon use it for corrosion resistance, 440C being a classic and AEB-L being a new popular afi option. It's probably all in my head but my thinner ZDP blades (regained Stretch and Calypso Jr) have the...
by Blerv
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone carry a PM2 that wears a suit?
Replies: 40
Views: 5829

Re: Anyone carry a PM2 that wears a suit?

Even throwing a lanyard on it and free-pocketing would work. I'd just go a different route for a hard working gent's folder. Maybe like a Sage or Advocate. Variety is a good thing and if you do have to use it the aesthetics will line up better.
by Blerv
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Khukri
Replies: 15
Views: 3325

Re: Spyderco Khukri

I have a regrind Khukuri by Razorsharp. Always loved the design but hated factor geometry, now it's perfect.
by Blerv
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ergonomics
Replies: 15
Views: 3116

Re: Ergonomics

I think all the Spydies are fairly ergonomic. Ones that aren't are done in the spirit of the ethnic background or due to the collaborator's original design. That said, my hands don't fit all the knives. The Stretch for me is pretty amazing. No hot spots anywhere in any grip.
by Blerv
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Warranty question: Covers irregular surface-touch-ups?
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: Spyderco Warranty question: Covers irregular surface-touch-ups?

I'm guessing in most cases they would ship another hoping it would be well received. For most this would be sufficient, for the collectors perhaps not. Even an expensive Spyderco knife is first a functional tool at an aggressive price range. The most expensive ones are often a fraction of a mid tech...
by Blerv
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Electrician's knife?
Replies: 16
Views: 2689

Re: Spyderco Electrician's knife?

I've heard great things for the serrated hawkbills for electricians. Imho, extra do-dads or blatant aesthetic choice can make a functional tool clunky/silly.
by Blerv
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Big Chris regrinds
Replies: 19
Views: 3058

Re: Big Chris regrinds

They look great David :D.

It is a shame to loose the bug logo. I have a number of regrinds and feel the same. The performance though, relative to certain new limitations, can be outstanding.

For a Spyderco user, regrinds offer some of the best performance you can buy/build.
by Blerv
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Uh oh nutnfancy spreading misinformation...
Replies: 150
Views: 17845

Re: Uh oh nutnfancy spreading misinformation...

The only "rust" I've seen is pictures of as you mentioned, steel dust transfer (or whatever). I've also seen some algae staining that someone thought might have been rust. Someone put it through an aquarium that was so hyper-salinated that it was ruining the tank itself, the Salt knife was unscathed...

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