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by bengaiser
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum Calendar Mailing for Entrants
Replies: 39
Views: 2264

Re: Forum Calendar Mailing for Entrants

Online order submission seems to be broken (tried Safari and Chrome). Gets all the way to the end then error 500.
by bengaiser
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify this C35 Q?
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Can anyone identify this C35 Q?

For reference this specific example sold for $380 in used condition (blade chips / scratches), no clip, no box. Q collecting is a tough game to be in these days...
by bengaiser
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: SpyderCoffee
Replies: 215
Views: 39439

Re: SpyderCoffee

farnorthdan wrote:Image
Incredible! Love the look of this one.
by bengaiser
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ATS-55: A Brief but Interesting Era in Spyder History
Replies: 109
Views: 25132

Re: ATS-55: A Brief but Interesting Era in Spyder History

I didn't realize that fact about the Aluminum model (ATS-55 later gave way to VG-10). Once I got my hands on the Titanium version I was pretty much set. That knife is amazingly smooth and beautiful and is one I will never give up.
by bengaiser
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ATS-55: A Brief but Interesting Era in Spyder History
Replies: 109
Views: 25132

Re: Re:

JD Spydo wrote:
Donut wrote:... and the very first Peter Herbst model was also >> you guessed it!! ATS-55.
Pretty sure these (the original German made Titanium models) were 440C, but I don't have mine in front of me to check at the moment.

From there they went to VG-10 on the Aluminum handled variety.
by bengaiser
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Washer material
Replies: 13
Views: 1807

Re: Washer material

I've heard of many people using Ballistol on knives and also that it is food safe. Still not sure about washers, polymers, etc. Seems crazy to me... and also worth investigating. I keep meaning to pick some up one of these days and test it out.
by bengaiser
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Valeline as a pivot lube?
Replies: 30
Views: 4050

Re: Valeline as a pivot lube?

Rubbing wax on carbon steel blades to protect them is an old timer trick that goes back way before my time and may be a practice that is largely forgotten now. I think basically every museum and preservationist does this, though I won't dispute that the knowledge may have disappeared some from the ...
by bengaiser
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Official knife comparison pic thread!
Replies: 163
Views: 48866

Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Reject wrote:Lum Chinese

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Why the silver clip on the mini? Was this a swap out?
by bengaiser
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Original Ten Spyderco Knives?
Replies: 12
Views: 5842

Re: Original Ten Spyderco Knives?

Steel liners have also changed from single to double and solid to drilled in many cases. In some models increased strength was desired (or to help prevent clip screw pull out in scale materials that don't hold as well), in others the goal seemed to be to reduce overall weight. Not sure how/if this e...
by bengaiser
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: SpyderCoffee
Replies: 215
Views: 39439

Re: SpyderCoffee

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Viele
by bengaiser
Tue May 10, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: SpyderCoffee
Replies: 215
Views: 39439

Re: SpyderCoffee

Oh man, I miss Tim Hortons, those Honey Crullers!
by bengaiser
Tue May 03, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco knives that will increase in value?
Replies: 28
Views: 4204

Re: Spyderco knives that will increase in value?

I think it is safe to say that nearly all of Spyderco's models will increase in value at some point. Most of the current standard production models likely won't gain a tremendous amount of value (from a collector's standpoint) due to ease of availability. It is difficult to determine which model (s...
by bengaiser
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-term huge Spyderco knives collection...
Replies: 18
Views: 3063

Re: Long-term huge Spyderco knives collection...

Interesting storage solution. Wouldn't work in earthquake country, but looks nice!
by bengaiser
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Mr Blonde's Bunch
Replies: 837
Views: 419117

Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Jazz wrote:I hate to say this, but the blades are a bit hard to see with the white. Maybe it's just me. :confused:
They all look fine to me. A couple are close very near the tips, but still seem to be within range. Are you using a calibrated display (with a browser that supports color profiles)?
by bengaiser
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Official knife comparison pic thread!
Replies: 163
Views: 48866

Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Reject wrote:Most models of the Spyderco fixed blades.
Impressive!
by bengaiser
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Q Identification
Replies: 11
Views: 1516

Re: Q Identification

Wow, nice digging, thanks everyone! I wasn't the high bidder either, but I had to know more about it since in 15+ years of collecting I've never seen or heard of another one like it.
by bengaiser
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Q Identification
Replies: 11
Views: 1516

Q Identification

Do any of the Q experts out there know who this version was made for and what the cutout represents? The pic isn't mine, but was part of an auction that ended recently.
C35SBK.jpg
Unknown C35SBK Q model.
The final price was almost $340 for a possibly used model with no box or clip :eek:
by bengaiser
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Double Rainbow Delica
Replies: 15
Views: 3529

Re: Double Rainbow Delica

Very nicely done, thanks for sharing the pics! The pattern goes amazingly well with the damascus.
by bengaiser
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2016 Spyderco Calendar Released
Replies: 105
Views: 10754

Re: 2016 Spyderco Calendar Released

Thanks for continuing to put these out, I enjoy these all year long, ordered!
by bengaiser
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: SpyderCoffee
Replies: 215
Views: 39439

Re: SpyderCoffee

Throw in some chocolate and you have the trifecta!

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