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by Onionman
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Massdrop appears to be conforming to MAP
Replies: 73
Views: 7865

Re: Massdrop appears to be conforming to MAP

I noticed the MAP pricing on Massdrop too, but they now have a "free" case where if you decline, they take $25 off the MAP price. It also has free shipping. So it is slightly less than the MAP price if you don't fall for the gimmick and decline the free case. With that being said, part of my passion...
by Onionman
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite small Spyderco
Replies: 47
Views: 4422

Re: Favorite small Spyderco

I love my Techno and it was my favorite small knife. That is until I got the Kiwi 4. The slim design and deep pocket clip are great you hardly can tell you are carrying it, and the blade is long enough to slice my fruit at lunch!
by Onionman
Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedges! What are your uses & steel preferences and why?
Replies: 29
Views: 5350

Re: Spyderedges! What are your uses & steel preferences and

My Spyderco Military SE is great for yard work. Great for clearing out vines and brush in my boxwoods, cutting rope and twine, and opening various bags of topsoil and mulch. One pull with the SE along a thick vine or weed usually does the trick. My SE really can't be replaced by a PE blade for this ...
by Onionman
Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What knife or knives did you give or receive this Christmas?
Replies: 59
Views: 11772

Re: What knife or knives did you give or receive this Christ

Received a Spyderco Techno from my wife. I never thought I would like this knife, but it's really growing on me. I am really impressed with the ergos and love the deep pocket clip.
by Onionman
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Classic Spyderco Military 440V question
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Classic Spyderco Military 440V question

Just picked up a used Spyderco Military 440V at a knife show this past weekend. Its in good condition except that the heads of the pins and/or screws are no longer along the top of the handle (there are no problems with pivot pin). Does anyone know if this model has pins or screws along the top of t...
by Onionman
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Navaja Issues?
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

My Navaja definitely has a detent ball, just like any other liner lock. I can see it engaging when closing. It's not as strong a detent as some, and it doesn't take too much effort to shake it open, but it's definitely there and functioning. Thanks. I looked at the linerlock and there appears to be...
by Onionman
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Navaja Issues?
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

I just bought a used Navaja and the ratcheting sound works well. However, I noticed that there is no detent keeping the knife closed. While it stays in there fairly tight, I find I can get the blade to open with a moderate flick of the wrist. Does anyone know if this is normal or is there an issue w...
by Onionman
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about picking up this Native III but wondering about blade.
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Looks like a fake to me. I have seen fakes just like this on the bay.
by Onionman
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just picked up a Spyderco Blackhawk . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 3345

I replaced the original clip with a deep pocket clip, but didn't think to look for a liner. I'll have to take a look and see
by Onionman
Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Southard fake
Replies: 4
Views: 3094

Wow! I have never seen so many high end fakes on one site. Military titanium, strider, hinderer. The sad thing is, the Southard with CF looks awesome! I only wish it was real.
by Onionman
Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just picked up a Spyderco Blackhawk . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 3345

Just picked up a Spyderco Blackhawk . . .

At a local knife show this past weekend. What intrigued me about this knife are the G-10 handles with NO liner. I never could understand why all of the G-10 knives made by Spyderco today have liners. The G-10 handle on the Blackhawk does not flex at all, so I see no point adding the weight of a SS l...
by Onionman
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military Blanks... authentic or what
Replies: 21
Views: 2554

I have a Spyderco Military SE with a blade very similar to the one shown above. It has no markings and the area around the pivot screw is looks the same. I bought it used and it looked well used when I got it. I sharpened it up and it has been my go to yard knife for the past 2 years and has cut a l...
by Onionman
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3.5 impressions
Replies: 53
Views: 7340

Are you talking about the full size Calypso? I assume that Spyderco considers the Caly and Calypso as different knives entirely since the Caly 3 and 3.5 fairly different than the original Calypso and Calypso Jr. The full size sprint run Calypso was disappointing to me since it did not have the wire...
by Onionman
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3.5 impressions
Replies: 53
Views: 7340

My 3.5 was so gritty and washing and lubing did not help. I ended up sending it to Spyderco who took care of it in a few weeks. That was over a year ago and it is now one of my regular carry knives. I really wish they would make a Caly 4 with the wire clip configuration.
by Onionman
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 24032
Views: 1858998

Manix 2 XL today. Now that I've got a deep pocket clip that allows it to fit comfortably in the pocket, I think this may have to be my weekend knife for the foreseeable future.
by Onionman
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anniversary Gift
Replies: 28
Views: 3082

The GB is a nice looking knife, but be aware that it is heavy and has no bump/guard, choil or jimping to protect the hand in the event of slipping. It also has a thick blade and is not a great slicer compared to other Spyderco models. I typically like lighter, thinner knives myself, but do carry the...
by Onionman
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dress Knife
Replies: 37
Views: 4158

I carry the Des Horn regularly with my dress pants. I bought a black wire clip from the SFO to replace the SS wire clip so it is very discrete when wearing dark dress pants. To me, a dress knife should be inconspicuous as to not attract attention, but not appear threatening if you need to use it.
by Onionman
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2 well used mules, SB and damascus
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Great pics! It looks like you work these Mules pretty hard. What type of cutting tasks are do doing? Any cutting tasks that they excel at or have trouble with?
by Onionman
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Scales
Replies: 14
Views: 2731

I love the all construction micarta handles and try to get my hands on them whenever I can. After seeing the polished G-10 on the Des Horn, it is the closest thing to the micarta handles offered by Spyderco today. Not to change the subject of this thread, but after I bought the Des Horn I wondered w...
by Onionman
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which one should i get?
Replies: 24
Views: 1976

If you want a lighter thinner profile knife with a 3+ blade, I would recommend the Caly 3.5 or the Junior. The Para 2 is another option because its light but its handle is a bit thicker and it does not have the low rider clip. If you are looking for a smaller sub 3" blade the Chapparal or Dragonfly ...

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