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by wrdwrght
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear Native Chief ????
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Cruwear Native Chief ????

I have Cruwear (Manix2 and Shaman) and like it a lot.

But I think the Chief’s delicate geometry begs for 4V, a steel that is marginally tougher and cuts marginally longer than Cruwear, if I’m not mistaken. Besides, I have no 4V.

So, I just might pass on a Cruwear Chief and suffer my original.
by wrdwrght
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: First Opinel Experience
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: First Opinel Experience

If you find yourself one-bagging on airlines, an inexpensive Opinel can usually be found somewhere in the city where you land. I found one in Florence a few years ago and had some nice picnics in consequence. I left it in Venice for the next dwellers of the apartment we rented there. Had I no others...
by wrdwrght
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?
Replies: 74
Views: 5230

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Well, here I am, a year and a week after admitting above that I’d chosen to wait for a Manix2 midlock in some steel other S30V, and was thus without a midlock version. Today, I have one. Not the unlined Manix2 one, but the original lined “Mini” Manix. Pre-owned, but never used. Off-center more than ...
by wrdwrght
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kids Knife Kits
Replies: 18
Views: 651

Re: Kids Knife Kits

I gave my going-on-7 grandson the wooden Dragonfly and “supervised” his building of it. He showed me he was too young for the real thing. But he still toys with it almost two years later, so I reckon he’ll inherit my pile one day.
by wrdwrght
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slipit as a base for testing new steels
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: Slipit as a base for testing new steels

I’ve been in this choir since the mule program came to an end. I didn’t buy mules (Spydie folders are what brought me here) but I did pay close attention to reactions of those who did. Early warning primes the pump. Spyderco’s slipits, apart from being a relatively inexpensive way to introduce new s...
by wrdwrght
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super Blue and patinas
Replies: 15
Views: 944

Re: Super Blue and patinas

Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:57 am
Not into "shabby-chic" or "reliced" knives. Just using it will bring a natural patina on.
Hate pre-shredded jeans and artificially aged leather jackets too.. You can spot it at a 100 paces.. Just my opinion of course.

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Mine, too, FWIW.
by wrdwrght
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why the lack of Elmax options -- are any on the horizon?
Replies: 37
Views: 1645

Re: Why the lack of Elmax options -- are any on the horizon?

I would like an Urban in Elmax, but truthfully the only thing this steel has going for it is a cool moniker. Isn't that something that was already done? That model was a British Blades-exclusive (members-only exclusive, if I’m not mistaken). I was lucky to find a Collectors Club version; I have yet...
by wrdwrght
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Basque Axe - finally got one! :D
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Basque Axe - finally got one! :D

Nice. Now I’m curious.
by wrdwrght
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Retro?
Replies: 55
Views: 2710

Re: Spyderco Retro?

sal wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm
SSSssssooooooo.

Whaddayawant?

sal
Well, since you ask, how about an SE Massad Ayoob, a Breeden Captain (SE on recurve), AND a Terzuola Starmate in, say, Vanax or LC200N?
by wrdwrght
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Classic Spyderco Folders In Larger Or Smaller Scale
Replies: 44
Views: 1784

Re: Classic Spyderco Folders In Larger Or Smaller Scale

Because JD often supposes a bygone Spyderco Golden Age, I’m not sure what “Classic” would mean, especially as I detect no falling off in quality or design since the ‘00s (or 90s or ‘80s). Or are we just talking models no longer in production so as to make way for newer ones. NO any model you think ...
by wrdwrght
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why the lack of Elmax options -- are any on the horizon?
Replies: 37
Views: 1645

Re: Why the lack of Elmax options -- are any on the horizon?

I think the “grass is greener” adage applies here. Whether Elmax is great or not, just wanting and having it is enough for the steel-curious.

But, because the steel is so indifferent, Elmax PM2 owners ought to be dumping theirs...
by wrdwrght
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many knives do you typically carry?
Replies: 56
Views: 2381

Re: How many knives do you typically carry?

If I have pants on, I normally have three knives. RRP’s bottom has a Manbug Salt; LFP’s lip has a SAK Spartan on a dangler; RFP’s lip holds a clipped Spydie that varies intentionally on a whim (recently a 52100 PM2). Going to Boston, crossing into Canada, one-bagging to Europe can disturb this patte...
by wrdwrght
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BHQs translucent "natural" G10 exclusives
Replies: 39
Views: 1869

Re: BHQs translucent "natural" G10 exclusives

It’s not off-putting to me but I do dislike the trend toward dealer-associated and steel-associated colors. I’d rather we be tantalized by the next new color.
by wrdwrght
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Classic Spyderco Folders In Larger Or Smaller Scale
Replies: 44
Views: 1784

Re: Classic Spyderco Folders In Larger Or Smaller Scale

Because JD often supposes a bygone Spyderco Golden Age, I’m not sure what “Classic” would mean, especially as I detect no falling off in quality or design since the ‘00s (or 90s or ‘80s).

Or are we just talking models no longer in production so as to make way for newer ones.
by wrdwrght
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why the lack of Elmax options -- are any on the horizon?
Replies: 37
Views: 1645

Re: Why the lack of Elmax options -- are any on the horizon?

I still can’t explain to myself how I missed the Elmax PM2 exclusive. :mad: And my Urban and Pingo don’t really compensate because of niggles I have about them. :( I’d go for an Elmax Military in a heartbeat, and a PM2 in two. And a C95 midlock or Manix2 XL would command my attention. ETA: Given Sal...
by wrdwrght
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C95 Manix Sprint
Replies: 47
Views: 2627

Re: C95 Manix Sprint

Vivi wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:59 pm

PM sent
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by wrdwrght
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C95 Manix Sprint
Replies: 47
Views: 2627

Re: C95 Manix Sprint

I doubt the C95 will find enough interest these days, given trends toward weight- and size-reduction. Much as I love the foliage-green C95 sprint that I was lucky to find a few years ago, I think the comparable Shaman is now the more compelling carry, even for those who prefer a midlock’s obvious a...
by wrdwrght
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C95 Manix Sprint
Replies: 47
Views: 2627

Re: C95 Manix Sprint

I doubt the C95 will find enough interest these days, given trends toward weight- and size-reduction. Much as I love the foliage-green C95 sprint that I was lucky to find a few years ago, I think the comparable Shaman is now the more compelling carry, even for those who prefer a midlock’s obvious ad...
by wrdwrght
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread
Replies: 51
Views: 2709

Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

A four-inch straight-spine Stretch? Where does the line form? Though I’m more than happy with the Stretch and Stretch2, now including my straight-spine Stretch, the latter does share much with the PM2 and, with its edge-profile, suggests to me a Lil’ Military. In stretching this Stretch, people want...

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