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by Metric
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ED Schempp Persian Sprint Run?
Replies: 530
Views: 94624

Mr Blonde wrote:I'm partial to the red one, the G10 version seems very close to my beloved Stretch, minus the lefty clip option.

Wouter
You always have to stay one step ahead, though -- this might make the G10 version the next ultra-rare holy grail collectable in a few years. :D
by Metric
Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ED Schempp Persian Sprint Run?
Replies: 530
Views: 94624

Just a thought -- if Spyderco is going to do some damascus-blade sprint runs, I can't think of a better or more obvious design for it than this one.
by Metric
Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ED Schempp Persian Sprint Run?
Replies: 530
Views: 94624

Yesss!!!
by Metric
Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Torx Driver? (Problem with stripping screws)
Replies: 20
Views: 7732

I just bought an $8 driver set from K-mart, and just used it to disassemble my Tenacious. T8 probably would have worked, but T9 fit better. :)
by Metric
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your experience with CTS-XHP?
Replies: 36
Views: 7868

Vassili, do you mean that your test is the only one that is accurate, that is why you are disregarding every single opinion from makers or steel manufacturers contradicting you? I have yet to see someone else putting in writing that 420HC is superior to M2... Here are a few thoughts from Joe Talmad...
by Metric
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Discontinued model
Replies: 93
Views: 14391

rycen wrote:Manix
I have to agree. I do enjoy my Manix 2 (favorite lock of all time), but there is something about the closed, smooth spine of the lockback Manix that still calls to me.
by Metric
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Discontinued model
Replies: 93
Views: 14391

It is fairly easy arrange to see http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34190 more difficult to get. Last time I checked few dealers, all of them are out of C105 75 mm Persians. Looking a little more at the design, I think I now must have one (and I really would like the large one). :D But I f...
by Metric
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your experience with CTS-XHP?
Replies: 36
Views: 7868

The statement in bold totally discredits anything Vassili posts. Anyone who owns a Buck and an M2 BM knows that this is BS. I would love to see him defend this, since it is a very counter-intuitive finding, but I don't rule it out at all. From time to time I have had a knife made of lesser-grade st...
by Metric
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Discontinued model
Replies: 93
Views: 14391

It is fairly easy arrange to see http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34190 more difficult to get. Last time I checked few dealers, all of them are out of C105 75 mm Persians. I've seen pictures before -- just never examined an actual one up close. It does have a very graceful look. Also, I ...
by Metric
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Discontinued model
Replies: 93
Views: 14391

Metric, you should still be able to grab some Mini Persians if you look. They are in some ways better cutters than the Large Persian as you are closer to the tip and thus for most cutting tasks it gives you better control. Trust me on this one.... get a Mini :D I will definitely keep an eye out for...
by Metric
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Discontinued model
Replies: 93
Views: 14391

There are some older ones I would like to try (Persian gets rave reviews and I've never seen one), but from those I've owned, I really like the older versions of the Cricket -- I like the new one, too, but the old ones are really, really cool. Would love to see creative new sprint run variations on ...
by Metric
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your experience with CTS-XHP?
Replies: 36
Views: 7868

My manila rope cutting test shows this steel being best edge holding steel among production knives so far, performs almost same as Dozier and take 2nd place. See results here: http://playground.sun.com/~vasya/Manila-Rope-Results.html CPM S90V is not really good edge holder, possible because of high...
by Metric
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco knives you try to like.
Replies: 41
Views: 5102

I had a Worker in the mid-90's that I really wanted to like -- I ended up giving it away. The blade just did not seem substantial enough to me, and the serrations seemed too shallow to offer much additional bite, while at the same time messing with the symmetry of the cut. I remember thinking it was...
by Metric
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Must have models
Replies: 45
Views: 8230

If my entire knife collection/accumulation disappeared tomorrow, my first few replacements would be these: 1) Manix 2, one of the flat grind variations. (covers all bases for me and is next to indestructible with the best lock in the universe, imo) 2) Cricket. (I have no idea why it took me so long ...
by Metric
Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone bought a Tenacious lately?
Replies: 31
Views: 4729

Blerv wrote:I think the lack of ricasso/choil is a more frequent cause of bleeding via thumb unlocking.
That was definitely it for me. First day, practising closing left handed, but it was my middle or index finger that took a good chop near the liner lock (don't remember which).
by Metric
Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone bought a Tenacious lately?
Replies: 31
Views: 4729

I have one from about 2 years ago and EDC'd it for about a year -- detent always worked great, for me. I too cut myself, but it wasn't because of that!
by Metric
Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Spydie Models, Not a Rumor
Replies: 26
Views: 3956

Sophisticated little self-assembling nano-technology robots. The future is going to be really interesting!

Also, I like how crisp the "spyderco vg-10" stamp is!
by Metric
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me decide...
Replies: 25
Views: 2469

The Caly 3 is truly a laser-sharp beauty.

Another small Spyderco classic you might want to consider is the Cricket -- I've never heard of a person who wasn't totally surprised at what a great knife it is for constant-carry.
by Metric
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica Four w/Choil
Replies: 21
Views: 3293

The Delica has a cult-like following among MBC sorts of folks, and a choil on the Delica would ruin the knife for us, flat out ruin the knife. There are dozens of other Delica sized knives in the Spyderco line up that have a choil, please for the love of all that is holy leave the Delica alone... Y...
by Metric
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are spyderco's ugly?
Replies: 52
Views: 6968

I don't find them ugly at all, and never did -- in fact, I think they make some of the most "alive" and "cute" looking knives in the world. Some of aj1985's pictures from another thread, which I think demonstrate this perfectly: http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc136/carpediem1985/IMAG0217.jpg htt...

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