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by chipdouglas
Fri May 16, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino - to those who've had one, what do I need to know before I pull the trigger ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3914

Love my Dominos, have one in blue and one in black! This is the knife that brought me back to Spyderco! The Southard is nice, but not lefty carry friendly...maybe if they make a lefty version ;) I had no idea the Southard wasn't lefty carry friendly. Geez, this is a total deal breaker for me as I'm...
by chipdouglas
Wed May 14, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino - to those who've had one, what do I need to know before I pull the trigger ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3914

Love my Southard, got a modded Domino (pic before blade stonewash) on the way so we'll see what wins out. Both will normally be orange though... http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q164/svhas/B1/20140117_134552.jpg I've found the Southard to look significantly better with custom scales like yours fo...
by chipdouglas
Wed May 14, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino - to those who've had one, what do I need to know before I pull the trigger ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3914

Tough decision....
by chipdouglas
Tue May 13, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino - to those who've had one, what do I need to know before I pull the trigger ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3914

I prefer the ergonomics of the Domino personally. If you've held a Manix 2, you'll have a good idea about the ergonomics of the Domino, as they're VERY close in size and shape when opened. I happen to own two Manix 2 and really like the ergos, so what you wrote above is a rather compelling argument.
by chipdouglas
Tue May 13, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino - to those who've had one, what do I need to know before I pull the trigger ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3914

Thanks for the many compelling comments guys. I also considered the Southard, but it seems that the Domino flips better or faster. Also, I'm not super keen on the blade and handle shape of the Southard - maybe that'd change if I held one though. The handle shape of the Domino seems more intuitive to...
by chipdouglas
Tue May 13, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino - to those who've had one, what do I need to know before I pull the trigger ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3914

Strong-Dog wrote:With what you can get a Southard at currently, I'd say grab that instead. Better steel, just IMO a better overall knife. Besides the grind, I hate saber grinds.
Isn't the Southard a hollow grind ?
by chipdouglas
Tue May 13, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino - to those who've had one, what do I need to know before I pull the trigger ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3914

Thanks for sharing. Btw, what's your top three :) , as I see you have quite a few Spydies.
by chipdouglas
Tue May 13, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino - to those who've had one, what do I need to know before I pull the trigger ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3914

Domino - to those who've had one, what do I need to know before I pull the trigger ?

Hi there, I'm about to pull the trigger on a Domino. Given the price point of this last, I want to make sure I know all I can possibly know before I pull the trigger. So, I'm asking those of your who've had it for a while. What do you not like about it ? Has there been any issues with it (any kind r...
by chipdouglas
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Matriarch or Tasman - which is the better cutter ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2862

I own and edc'd both the Tasman SE and Lil Matriarch for about 1 year each. I found the Lil Matriarch to be a better cutter due to the belly of the blade. I also feel the Delica 4 handle is superior to the Tasman (doesn't that handle compare to an older delica?). I like having both, as I do think h...
by chipdouglas
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Matriarch or Tasman - which is the better cutter ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2862

How come I never heard of BBB shop before ? Looks like a nice shop.
by chipdouglas
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Matriarch or Tasman - which is the better cutter ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2862

Well duh! ;) . Isn't that the standard answer around here anyway?? Hey, as long as u are feeling nutty, check out the pe blue matriarch at bbs. That thing looks HOT...I've almost decided that I need one. :rolleyes: No matter what they tell you, this is NOT a free site!!! Hah Been there done that :p...
by chipdouglas
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Matriarch or Tasman - which is the better cutter ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2862

Hey chip, I have the se tasman and it's awesome. I got it because I'm on the ocean everyday and the h1 steel was important to me. It is a great knife, but having read your intended uses, I might actually recommend the matriarch. I just think you might find the matriarch blade shape more useful for ...
by chipdouglas
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Matriarch or Tasman - which is the better cutter ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2862

I'll probably get a Tasman in SE, but I'm quite intrigued by the Lil' Matriarch as well...
by chipdouglas
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Matriarch or Tasman - which is the better cutter ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2862

I used to have a Matriarch in SE and I'd agree it SE needs to be kept very sharp...which is rather easy on the sharpmaker.
by chipdouglas
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Matriarch or Tasman - which is the better cutter ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2862

If these 2 were the exact same blade steel it is likely the matchup would be very close. Because the Tasman is H1 and based on the testing done with H1 in the SE configuration, the Tasman in SE would outcut the Lil Matriarch in SE by a large margin. Again remember this is just based on edge retenti...
by chipdouglas
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Matriarch or Tasman - which is the better cutter ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2862

Lil' Matriarch or Tasman - which is the better cutter ?

I've been contemplating both, but I'm shooting for the best of these. Is the SE version of the Tasman likely to outperform the Lil' Matriarch cutting power ? I might be wrong, but I'd think the PE Tasman might outperform the Lil' Matriarch's cutting power, or at least it could end up being a tie. As...
by chipdouglas
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2014?
Replies: 155
Views: 24544

Out of all these pics one of the poster shared (thanks btw), I find the Kiwi and the Tatanka to look the best - of course, it's a matter of preference. The Tatanka is a very large blade though, so I'm not sure I'll pull the trigger on one of those. I like the grind lines on it.
by chipdouglas
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino vs. Southard
Replies: 102
Views: 12474

Thanks for taking the time to post those high-tech pics of a high tech knife Evil D, as well as listing the pros and cons of both knives - it'll come in handy for sure in my purchase decision.
by chipdouglas
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino vs. Southard
Replies: 102
Views: 12474

Looking forward to have a look at those pics....
by chipdouglas
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Domino vs. Southard
Replies: 102
Views: 12474

Thanks for all the comments - I must admit, it's a tough choice, the Southard or the Domino...I'll need to think it over some more before I pull the trigger.

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