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by wrdwrght
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I need some clarification before using the Sharpmaker for the first time...
Replies: 28
Views: 1040

Re: I need some clarification before using the Sharpmaker for the first time...

Hi ManyReason, I would also suggest that you get a magnifier loupe, maybe 10X so you can study the edge as you learn. sal Please note: your iPhone has a 10X magnifier loupe built in. You can even snap a picture of your edge if you have a question or want to show your work. Great news to me. Thanks....
by wrdwrght
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I need some clarification before using the Sharpmaker for the first time...
Replies: 28
Views: 1040

Re: I need some clarification before using the Sharpmaker for the first time...

A caution. Whether you microbevel or not, if you discover the hint of a notch forming on the edge at the width a triangle from the ricasso, you are applying uneven (and probably too much) pressure. The abrasive will do the needed work with slightest and evenest pressure. What these pressures are in ...
by wrdwrght
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Home Protection and or CC
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Home Protection and or CC

Don’t get hung up on brands. Google your candidate’s record of failure (but do recognize that complainers are louder). 9mm is good, not just because it has proven to be effective for self-defense against thugs, but because it is generally more available (if also subject to hoarding). Hollow-point (“...
by wrdwrght
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?
Replies: 42
Views: 1427

Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Crunch time involving fires, evacuations, no electricity/light and possible looting, it's always the Jumpmaster 2. I want something quick, visible and very capable. This crunch time, with everyone indoors, it's just normal rotation. Today it was a Tasman Salt. Yeah, I’m not sure what is meant by “c...
by wrdwrght
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?
Replies: 27
Views: 1006

Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Green micarta would get my attention.
by wrdwrght
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back in the Spyder Web
Replies: 25
Views: 831

Re: Back in the Spyder Web

Very good to “hear your voice”, Michael. I have been wondering, worriedly.
by wrdwrght
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I stole a C53 yesterday
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: I stole a C53 yesterday

Nice find.

The old ones I seek all have the “2” or “3” digit just after the dollar sign.
by wrdwrght
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 235
Views: 15390

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

Ankerson wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:18 am
Then don't ask a question then.... :rolleyes:

**EDITED* - TazKristi

We are all in the same boat.....

And I will post what I want as long as it's within the forum rules.
Interesting response. Let’s discuss privately.
by wrdwrght
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 235
Views: 15390

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

I thought this thread was about our daily life. I get that some here have preconditions and at-risk dependents. That is a terrible worry I wish on no one. But advice springing from such worry changes this thread’s intent and puts it on boil. Other threads on this virus boiled and got turned off. Ba...
by wrdwrght
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?
Replies: 235
Views: 15390

Re: Has the Coronavirus affected your daily life?

I thought this thread was about our daily life. I get that some here have preconditions and at-risk dependents. That is a terrible worry I wish on no one. But advice springing from such worry changes this thread’s intent and puts it on boil. Other threads on this virus boiled and got turned off. Bac...
by wrdwrght
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any dog lovers?
Replies: 76
Views: 12894

Re: Any dog lovers?

I feel sorry for the second group. I don’t feel sorry for dogless people, but neither do I trust them as readily as dog-lovers. Nice to see you back. Been a while. I’ve been wanting to tell you what I have discovered about the quote in your sigline. I’m an Orwell admirer, like you evidently, and ce...
by wrdwrght
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The muscular Shamans lean and wiry "kissing cousin" (borrowed that term from Sal) ?!
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: The muscular Shamans lean and wiry kissin cousin.. ?!

Gotta say, I can’t begin to imagine what Sal is suggesting in light of the Shaman. I was similarly puzzled when he hinted the Shaman in light of Chief. The man keeps us hopping!
by wrdwrght
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question for other owners of Native5 S90V CF (C41CFFP5)
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Question for other owners of Native5 S90V CF (C41CFFP5)

I really admire mine. Quite a bit more refined than my G10 Native5s, whose blockiness I liken to my mid-lock “mini” Manix, but in smaller form.

S90V is one of my favorite steels, but more importantly, it’s one of Sal’s.

I carry mine rarely, but only because I prefer larger and smaller Spydies.
by wrdwrght
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX 45 Chief ??
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: REX 45 Chief ??

I hope all who want a Rex45 Chief get one.

I love my S30V Chief and thought to get the Rex45 version.

As I already have a Rex45 Millie, I opted instead for the Rex45 Manix2 and hope one day to see a Vanax Chief.
by wrdwrght
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Handle scale color and material
Replies: 28
Views: 1109

Re: Handle scale color and material

Not unike Evil D, overall design and the steel are more important to me. With those concerns satisfied, I will smile more broadly if the color and material of the scales strike my fancy, as with my new 10V PM2. I’m not sure why some here have distinguished between light- and hard-use. I regard all S...
by wrdwrght
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman XL
Replies: 34
Views: 1038

Re: Shaman XL

Meh. But, then, I have a Tatanka. And never carry it... I love the Shaman as is. Oh it's quite good, besides the Caribbean/Military/Sliverax it's probably my favorite model, I just like them on the bigger side. Bigger for me too. Heavier, not so much. The Shaman starts heavy (just right for me) but...
by wrdwrght
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman XL
Replies: 34
Views: 1038

Re: Shaman XL

Meh.

But, then, I have a Tatanka.

And never carry it...

I love the Shaman as is.
by wrdwrght
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The best pocket knife ever
Replies: 101
Views: 4748

Re: The best pocket knife ever

The Urban Light Weight, in this case K390, is the best overall pocket knife ever. It carries light and easy. It is easy to live with and use everyday. It can be opened with one hand. It has superb steel. It slices like a surgical laser. What more could be asked? I hope we see more Urban versions, b...
by wrdwrght
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The best pocket knife ever
Replies: 101
Views: 4748

Re: The best pocket knife ever

I don’t love it most, but the PM2 is what I have most of.

I think the PM2 has the greatest utility and richest feature-set of any knife I’ve ever used, and few others offer such a delicious range of steels to throw at a task.

I also like that Sal’s and Eric’s maker’s marks on the blade.
by wrdwrght
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: One of the best bargains of the 21 century?
Replies: 22
Views: 1093

Re: One of the best bargains of the 21 century?

I certainly wouldn't argue. I have owned a few Manix but I believe that the most recent REX45 version with combination of overall F&F, quality of the steel and reasonable cost may be one of the best knife values that I have ever purchased. I've gotta agree! Such an excellent knife at an almost unbe...

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