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by foofie
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK - DAMASTEEL PATTERN
Replies: 87
Views: 3886

Re: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK - DAMASTEEL PATTERN

The actual steel type used is _a lot_ more important to me than the pattern. I VASTLY prefer DC18N to DS93x or DS95x. DC18N is only available in Odins Eye™, Grosserosen™, Hakkapella™, Thor™, Hugin™ and Rose™. So basically, I vote for "any pattern of DC18N" and I vote against "DS93X or DS95X" regard...
by foofie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK
Replies: 179
Views: 8127

Re: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK

Costs are another story. The Damasteel alone will probably add 25% to the cost of the "Entry Level" FRN UKPK. The current FRN version made in Golden is about as inexpensive as we could make the tool. Handle material and the processing of the material adds quickly. The cost of the s110v version of t...
by foofie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chapparal LW
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: Chapparal LW

I have only one complaint about the Chap - it is a platform for handle/scales (yay!), but not knife steels (wah). The last one I owned was an early s30v version. Maybe it is time to reconsider.
by foofie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK
Replies: 179
Views: 8127

Re: Damascus UK Penknife UKPK

A Damasteel bladed UKPK would certainly be cool and Golden have used their steel before. But to be honest, considering the likely price point, I'd probably prefer to pay for a tool steel UKPK in something like K390, CPM 4V or Maxamet. k390? Yes CPM 4V - Yes! Maxamet? YES! :D I would even settle for...
by foofie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Final (probably) Three, Revised
Replies: 71
Views: 3915

Re: The Final (probably) Three, Revised

Para3 LW. Maxamet would have been the answer a few weeks ago, but rex45 sure fits the platform well. UKPK - S110v. I have a few with custom scales - not sure I could choose. Watu I do have some boomer lil' para scales coming in for a jazzlica- this may make it onto the list since it gets rid of that...
by foofie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 23
Views: 1043

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Yeah I would totally buy some without holes I am tempted to try and make my first set of scales - and was debating between "holey" and "non-holey" What do you dislike about the holes? Limits aftermarket clip options bc some clips "fall" into the hole Good point. As much as I love my wire clip - it'...
by foofie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 23
Views: 1043

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Yeah I would totally buy some without holes I am tempted to try and make my first set of scales - and was debating between "holey" and "non-holey" What do you dislike about the holes? Limits aftermarket clip options bc some clips "fall" into the hole Good point. As much as I love my wire clip - it'...
by foofie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 23
Views: 1043

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

JuPaul wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:24 am
Sometimes sacrifices to the spouse gods must be made!
I may have found my signature line quote... :p
by foofie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 23
Views: 1043

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:47 pm
Yeah I would totally buy some without holes
I am tempted to try and make my first set of scales - and was debating between "holey" and "non-holey"
What do you dislike about the holes?
by foofie
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 23
Views: 1043

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:58 am

Maybe on my next one, this one was Shanghaied by my wife. Haha

She didn't even fiddle with it. Just saw it and stuck out her hand. :p
She obviously didn't read the whole form vs function thread!
See - we can have both, and the Watu is a great example :D
by foofie
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 23
Views: 1043

Re: Watu - aftermarket scales?

I'd also be interested...haven't seen any yet, though. I'd probably already have a Watu if it had g10 scales with some kind of color. I think it'd look really cool with pakkawood scales, too. Yes - I normally love micarta - but I think wood would fit well with the ethnic series design behind this k...
by foofie
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu - aftermarket scales?
Replies: 23
Views: 1043

Watu - aftermarket scales?

I know the Watu was only recently released - just asking if anyone is aware of any aftermarket scales yet? I really like the knife. There is something about the laminated CF that doesn't sit right with me. It looks fine and it feels fine - I just don't like it. As an example, I now love my Smock aft...
by foofie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 3 Classics You Want To See As SPRINT RUNS
Replies: 89
Views: 3898

Re: 3 Classics You Want To See As SPRINT RUNS

We have lost quite a few classic designer/knifemakers these past few years that I am feeling a bit nostalgic. How about a homage sprint run series?
Goddard - I prefer mini, but okay with baby
Centofante - thinking vesuvius!!
Jess Horn or Tim Wegner to round out the trio
by foofie
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 163
Views: 14256

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Not a deal breaker! I would actually prefer polished. And - it is easy to run a little sand paper to rough it up if that is what someone prefers. I think green micarta doesn't polish as readily as natural? If so, perhaps that is an option? Perhaps after milling, you would end up with a matte finish ...
by foofie
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Form vs. Function
Replies: 54
Views: 3245

Re: Form vs. Function

With a background in design, I wholeheartedly believe that "form follows function." I also think that we are incredibly lucky to not have to choose - we have stellar knife designers/makers here at Spyderco that can provide both. Form over function has its place - but not something I prefer to carry ...
by foofie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Sal
Replies: 30
Views: 2801

Re: Happy Birthday Sal

Happy Birthday! Hope you were able to see some family and friends.
by foofie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Foiled again!
Replies: 14
Views: 2020

Re: Foiled again!

What you really need in that situation is a flying guillotine. I tried that, but the stock wire clip made it sit too low in the pocket so it was not readily available. I was even willing to accept a little pocket shredding to get a tactical advantage, but it didn't work out. If only it came in all ...
by foofie
Fri May 29, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Lobster 'mini-skinny' chop
Replies: 36
Views: 2225

Re: Rock Lobster 'mini-skinny' chop

DigDug72 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:20 am
Thanks man! No, I haven't but it's high on my list! Next in my sights for chopping is the Kapara...
:eek:
My Kapara recently left me... it was a bit too big. Just about perfect otherwise.
by foofie
Thu May 28, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Lobster 'mini-skinny' chop
Replies: 36
Views: 2225

Re: Rock Lobster 'mini-skinny' chop

Really liking this - good thing I can't easily order up a rock lobster ;)
Could you include some pics with the blade closed?
And curious - was the original plan for picture 3, but then you kept shaping and ended up with picture 4? I am trying to understand why you made the cuts you did.
by foofie
Tue May 26, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Cat Refresh
Replies: 15
Views: 1083

Re: Spyderco Cat Refresh

The cat was the knife that first pulled me into Spyderco. I agree that the black g10 was not very inspiring. I loved it so much I had a few sets of scales made for it even. The CF was full-CF. Early days of CF, and I remember lots of them had chips or inclusions. Couple of old photos: faux bolster l...

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