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by zhyla
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 200
Views: 13604

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Just cancelled my order from knifeoutlet.com. They don’t respond to emails and had no update on shipping the knife for two days. I suspect they were lying about having any stock. Who runs a business like that these days? Everybody finds out immediately.

They in stock anywhere else?
by zhyla
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just the brown SM flats
Replies: 56
Views: 1590

Re: Just the brown SM flats

what's confusing about it? polishing to high grits isn't necessary for shaving sharpness. Based on my experience with sandpaper and sharpening plane irons and straight razors I don't see what I consider shaving sharp until 1200 grit. And I sharpen the straight razors to around 5000 grit (2000 will ...
by zhyla
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just the brown SM flats
Replies: 56
Views: 1590

Re: Just the brown SM flats

I’m a little confused how you’re getting shaving sharp on medium stones. Isn’t that around 600 grit? On the UF stones I totally believe it but medium? Wish I could find my medium stone to try to make sure I’m not crazy. Any chance you’re raising a burr? That can give the impression of sharpness but ...
by zhyla
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 200
Views: 13604

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Allegedly in stock at knifeoutlet.com. Never heard of them but placed an order.
by zhyla
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else interested in a LW Native Chief?
Replies: 42
Views: 2225

Re: Anyone else interested in a LW Native Chief?

Not sure how to determine this, but if a linerless FRN is just as durbale as linerless G10 (specifically pivot and stop pin areas), then why wouldn't I want a lighter knife? Go crawl eBay for used Spydies. You’ll find plenty of knives from as far back as first gen Delicas (molded clip!) that have c...
by zhyla
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else interested in a LW Native Chief?
Replies: 42
Views: 2225

Re: Anyone else interested in a LW Native Chief?

My initial reaction is “ewww, I don’t like the current Native LW” but as you mentioned the corners of the scales are too sharp on that and the Manix 2 LW. If they solved that it would be fine. I could go either way on FRN vs G10 on this model. It won’t be that much lighter since it’s already I have ...
by zhyla
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 SE Tatanka LW Salt Anyone???
Replies: 21
Views: 933

Re: H1 SE Tatanka LW Salt Anyone???

Have you checked out the G Sakai H1 knives? https://shop.r10s.jp/v-road/cabinet/01393622/sabiknife-1600-0.jpg This (sorry, ridiculous) thread was worth it just for this. Wasn’t there a fixed blade hawkbill thread that went on for a while? This ticks most of the boxes, plus it’s got Spyderco-style s...
by zhyla
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 200
Views: 13604

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

The sheath looks fantastic (for the price point). The handle looks way more ergonomic and contoured than I was expecting from the previous videos and photos.

I don't see these in stock anywhere, who actually has them shipping?
by zhyla
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delicafly
Replies: 44
Views: 1889

Re: Delicafly

Unfortunately, not everyone has the equipment, confidence, skill, or inclination to do that. Besides, it would void the warranty. For some mods I would 100% agree. You can do this with a $10 file and some sandpaper to polish the spine up when you're done. There's no real risk involved and no skill ...
by zhyla
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's DLC Coating
Replies: 14
Views: 935

Re: Spyderco's DLC Coating

Does Spyderco (and Cold Steel) actually do their own DLC? Or are those blades sent out to a vendor (plating house?)?
by zhyla
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delicafly
Replies: 44
Views: 1889

Re: Delicafly

So many of these threads can be solved by just buying a cheap belt grinder and going for it. You can make a stubby Delica right now, today. It will take about 5 minutes with an 80 grit belt and a cup of cold water to dip the blade in.
by zhyla
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: spyderco/esee collab?
Replies: 31
Views: 1536

Re: spyderco/esee collab?

Why would two mainstream knife production companies collaborate? ESEE can buy LC200N steel can't they? What would either company gain from the other? IMHO, each is THE leader of its own world. because they would literally be making the knife of my dreams. That’s why you want that blade, not why the...
by zhyla
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: spyderco/esee collab?
Replies: 31
Views: 1536

Re: spyderco/esee collab?

Why would two mainstream knife production companies collaborate? ESEE can buy LC200N steel can't they?
by zhyla
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Polestar in bd1n?
Replies: 32
Views: 1395

Re: Polestar in bd1n?

BornIn1500 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:00 pm
zhyla wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:20 am
if people don’t see Nick Shabazz etc nodding their head at it nobody will know it exists.
He already did a review on the Polestar and Alcyone.
You’re right! I either missed those or forgot. Just skimmed thru the Polestar video. Not convinced it’s really $20 better than a Tenacious.
by zhyla
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Polestar in bd1n?
Replies: 32
Views: 1395

Re: Polestar in bd1n?

There was a giant thread about this already but I think the Polestar/Alcyone models aren’t obviously distinct from the Tenacious line. Apparently there are improvements but to someone looking at a photo and a price there just isn’t anything compelling over the Tenacious. Another issue is I’ve never ...
by zhyla
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".
Replies: 45
Views: 2337

Re: A Spyderco "Throwing Pocket Knife".

From what I’ve read throwing knives have never been effective weapons. That’s just in movies.
by zhyla
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: coated lc200n?
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: coated lc200n?

Discretion? Nothing draws attention like a black blade.

If you’re referring to stealthiness in the dark... unless you’re a SEAL I think you can get by with regular LC200N.
by zhyla
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I've got about $150 to spend...
Replies: 20
Views: 621

Re: I've got about $150 to spend...

Two Chaparral LW.
by zhyla
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 200
Views: 13604

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Any waiting has an apex,after which the interest drops close to nothing.I was sooo eager to get the BR,when i first see it,and now i'm between meh and don't bother.I doubt we will ever see the BR,on the market but at this point i wouldn't buy it anyway. This may be true for a $200 knife, but a $35 ...
by zhyla
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix titanium ball bearing cage
Replies: 68
Views: 7713

Re: Manix titanium ball bearing cage

Interesting to see some aftermarket cages out there. I've been making cages for a little while but haven't been selling them since the cage is protected by a Spyderco patent (until 2023, I think?). I wonder how they're getting around that? Just did the first brass version, it polishes up really nice...

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