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by The Mentaculous
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me appraise some of my "rarer" spydies?
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Well, it really just varies depending on what a buyer's willing to pay and how quick of a sale you want. Here are my estimates based on what I have seen on Ebay in the past few months. Red G-10 Persian sprint $150 Foliage green flat ground JD Smith sprint $160 ** CF ZDP Walker sprint $200 CF ZDP St...
by The Mentaculous
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me appraise some of my "rarer" spydies?
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Donut wrote:Does the 20CP Para really go for that much? hmm
I'm seeing the PM2 20CP going for 350-450, and the XHP military for about the same.

It's crazy how wildly it varies though. I saw one that went for 250 and the highest went at 470.
by The Mentaculous
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me appraise some of my "rarer" spydies?
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Nice! Thanks for the info, that's good to know. Now if I could only bring myself to sell any of them :D .
by The Mentaculous
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5375
Views: 524859

I got some unexpected extra cash this week, so I finally ordered a Centofante 3. I don't know why I've waited so long to get one!
by The Mentaculous
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me appraise some of my "rarer" spydies?
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Help me appraise some of my "rarer" spydies?

*I am not soliciting offers, this is just for my personal edification* So it's been a while since I've been very active in the knife community (though I still continue buying spydies when I can :D ), and I have a lot of models that I don't really see listed on ebay anymore. I'm just looking to get a...
by The Mentaculous
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Name a Spyderco
Replies: 90
Views: 7268

notsobrite wrote:Cyder-ops?

in my brain it sounded good- seeing it in print not so much :o
How 'bout "Spy-clops"...the opening hole does kind of look like an eye
by The Mentaculous
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Buy Sprints, then Flip Them at a Profit?
Replies: 326
Views: 29170

When I buy a knife, especially a sprint run, it's because it A)Appeals to me and B)Is probably my only opportunity to get one for a decent price. If I didn't think I would want to keep the knife and use it and/or add it to my collection, I wouldn't even consider buying it. I guess if I were made of ...
by The Mentaculous
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Chaparral is Perfect
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

I got my Chaparral for Christmas, and I have EDC'd it more than any other knife since then. Mine was beautifully constructed as well. I did loosen up the pivot a bit, so that caused the blade centering to be a bit off, but it also allows it to open easier without affecting the lockup. The spring on ...
by The Mentaculous
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lum Chinese--two different washers?
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Thanks for the response! I don't mind it, the action is so silky smooth, and I'm not a big stickler for blade centering. As long as the blade runs parallel to the handle which it does. Absolutely love this knife...the gorgeous Nishijin glass fiber, the almost wharncliffe style blade shape. It is def...
by The Mentaculous
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Name a Spyderco
Replies: 90
Views: 7268

We were joking around in the "Earth" thread a couple of days ago, but I like the idea of naming a series of knives after moons in the solar system. NASA has cataloged over 336 named moons in the solar system - and some of them have pretty cool names: - Ganymede - Callisto - Phobos - Diemos - Telest...
by The Mentaculous
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lum Chinese--two different washers?
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Lum Chinese--two different washers?

Hey everyone! I just received my first new Spyderco since christmas (money's been tight :/), the Lum Chinese is Nishijin fiber. It's gorgeous, perfectly ground and assembled. The only strange thing I noticed though, is that on the lock side, the washer is made a Teflon and rather thick, and on the o...
by The Mentaculous
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mini Sharp Maker
Replies: 50
Views: 7364

As much as I love thin edges and acute angles, If Mini Sharp Maker can have only one angle 40 degrees make more sense IMHO. I can see this tool just for quick touch-ups and not for reprofiling. Many people put backbevel @ 30, for them minitool at 30 will be useless. My thoughts exactly. 40 is a goo...
by The Mentaculous
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wanted to like the Native 5 but...
Replies: 19
Views: 3141

I guess not all thumbs are created equal. I think designing a blade primarily so that someone can safely gravity drop it into their finger is a poor way to design a blade. I'm more concerned about how the choil performs when I'm actually using the knife (the reason I have it to begin with) and how ...
by The Mentaculous
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: millitary 2 ?@?@?!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4218

Not in the palm, but when pushing down with the thumb in a saber grip. Doesn't your thumb fall on the thumb ramp? It seems like in order to have your thumb on the compression lock cutout, you'd either need really tiny hands, or a very cramped saber grip. I like to stretch my thumb out in saber grip...
by The Mentaculous
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm in Spyderco heaven today :)
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Nice! It's been too long since I've experienced the pleasure of fondling a new Spyderco--money has been tight. I remember this spring I got my Urban, Kiwi and Chokwe all on the same day...that was a good day :D I love the FFG Delica as well--I think I'll eventually get another one in ZDP, since I do...
by The Mentaculous
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Correct pronunciation for Delica
Replies: 16
Views: 4606

The accent is on the first syllable, at least that's the only way I've heard it pronounced. Rhymes with Toyota "Celica".
by The Mentaculous
Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Going the Spyder way!
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

I'd definitely agree with the Pacific Salt (or Salt 1 if almost 4" is too big), in serrated edge. I think the serrated edge is better because it holds a much better edge on H-1 knives and it is much better for cutting rope/cord/line, pruning twigs, etc.
by The Mentaculous
Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyFox?
Replies: 35
Views: 12222

Looks really nice, I never knew this existed! Pretty much looks like a mini-Volpe.

How much did it cost when it was available from AG Russell?
by The Mentaculous
Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 2 rust? (Some questions)
Replies: 23
Views: 6792

I own two Para 2's, one regular and one 20CP sprint, and neither have so much as stained on any part. Also, I have handled a few others, and none showed any corrosion either. For what it's worth, the reports and picture I've seen of the "rusted stop pin" problem also showed corrosion on the blade it...
by The Mentaculous
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 Dragonfly just arrived!
Replies: 21
Views: 5901

The G10 Dragonfly has steel liners? Yes, drilled out non-nested stainless liners. It is a pretty hefty knife for its size, but not overly heavy. I love my G-10 Dragonfly. It is a great multi-purpose subcompact EDC. Great for regular EDC, as well as a great gentleman's knife. I'm a sucker for the st...

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