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by wrdwrght
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anything that can replace Chaparral?
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Anything that can replace Chaparral?

I don’t think that any Spydie comes close to what the Chaparral is, but then I think the knife is one of Sal’s top 5 designs.
by wrdwrght
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 4V Manix XL?
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: 4V Manix XL?

I have the peel-ply S90V Knifeworks exclusive and would be game for an uncoated 4V Manix2 XL.
by wrdwrght
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Evil's question
Replies: 27
Views: 1623

Re: Evil's question

Like carving an elephant; take a piece of material and cut away everything that isn't elephant. Ahh, an artist’s way of saying “everything you need and nothing you don’t”. I’m here for the elephants, but especially for the guy who’s envisioned all the ones I have. For the record, the Military, Stre...
by wrdwrght
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: No More Curvise Writing In Schools??
Replies: 27
Views: 765

Re: No More Curvise Writing In Schools??

You complain about cursive. Anyone here remember learning to “sound out” unfamiliar words, or to diagram a sentence? Such lost things instill self-discipline and a broader standard of behavior. They (whoever “they” would be) did not cause these losses. We (as in We the People) own that, but to go fu...
by wrdwrght
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Idea of a DREAM HAWKBILL folder?
Replies: 31
Views: 999

Re: Your Idea of a DREAM HAWKBILL folder?

I can’t imagine a better hawkbill than my SE Spyderhawk Salt. OK I'm with you. I love the Spyderhawk I now have 4 of them>> two users and two for the long term collection. But wouldn't you want a better handle than the current FRN handle it's been available in?? Or at least when it was still being ...
by wrdwrght
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: We are saved! Baseball Season is here!
Replies: 512
Views: 15846

Re: We are saved! Baseball Season is here!

I’ve been a Red Sox fan since I saw Ted Williams play in his last year, so I’m glad the championship-starved Nats will meet the awesome Astros. Because the Nats were first the Expos, for whom I rooted during my 22 years in Montreal, I’ll continue my tradition, but either way, the Series should be go...
by wrdwrght
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco for firefighter
Replies: 23
Views: 704

Re: Spyderco for firefighter

The Salt line is, on my opinion, the ultimate work knife series Spyderco produces. That's why I carry a Salt 2. If you don't know what you may need your knife for then the salt line is what you need. I understand splinter picker knives with very thin behind the edge stats are funnier to use in a co...
by wrdwrght
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More 4V anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 951

Re: More 4V anyone?

Uncoated in a Native Chief would suit me just fine.
by wrdwrght
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Idea of a DREAM HAWKBILL folder?
Replies: 31
Views: 999

Re: Your Idea of a DREAM HAWKBILL folder?

I can’t imagine a better hawkbill than my SE Spyderhawk Salt.
by wrdwrght
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco for firefighter
Replies: 23
Views: 704

Re: Spyderco for firefighter

My niece, a civil engineer, trained as a firefighter while at GE and is now a volunteer firefighter in her town. She loves her VG10 Assist. I regret not giving her the Salt version. VG10 is no slouch, but H1 has the harder teeth and cares not about the wet.
by wrdwrght
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your toughest Spyderco Folder
Replies: 67
Views: 1692

Re: Your toughest Spyderco Folder

My toughest Spydie folder would be either my original Manix, my Superleaf, my GB1, or one of my Shamans. None would be nearly as tough as my SE Enuff Salt.
by wrdwrght
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1005
Views: 71923

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

During my visit with family in Toronto, I effortlessly sliced very dense Montreal-style bagels into perfect halves not with a bagel-slicer or a bread knife, but an SE Pacific Salt. Purpose-built?
by wrdwrght
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with S30V?
Replies: 48
Views: 2770

Re: What's wrong with S30V?

I didn’t know there was something wrong with S30V. I must have missed the memo. :rolleyes:
by wrdwrght
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 415
Views: 30050

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Evil D wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:17 am
I really do wish this thread was about the release of this knife and not what it has turned into. You guys can start your own flipper debate thread in off topic and talk each other in circles and I promise I won't get in the way.
What David said!
by wrdwrght
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 415
Views: 30050

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

The FOMO is thick in this thread, and I am not immune.
by wrdwrght
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box Something Something....
Replies: 220
Views: 13388

Re: Bento Box Something Something....

At my post office.
by wrdwrght
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cutting boards
Replies: 33
Views: 2161

Re: Cutting boards

Epicurean boards are now the standard in our kitchen and camper van. Hygienic and don’t dull edges unduly.
by wrdwrght
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is detail work????
Replies: 54
Views: 5633

Re: What is detail work????

Whenever I feel the urge to index the choil/notch or pinch the ricasso, something I’m doing is telling me to lessen the blade-tip’s arc of travel. Whatever that “something” is what marks the beginning of “detail work” for me. As need for detail increases, I might go farther tipward with a pinch grip.
by wrdwrght
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: Choking up on Ricasso or even edge - who does it?
Replies: 40
Views: 4963

Re: POLL: Choking up on Ricasso or even edge - who does it?

For increased “detail work”, I often index the choil/notch or pinch the ricasso (to limit the arc of blade-tip travel), and sometimes advance my pinch-grip tipward for chef-like slicing and awl-like hollowing, even up to just the tip for safe opening of Amazon and other boxes.

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