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by foofie
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 FRN observation and question
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Para 3 FRN observation and question

Welcome to the forum. I've been carrying my para3 LW for a couple weeks now (since I got it), and have not had any issues with a weak detent or the blade opening. I have carried other para3s for at least a year, and never had issue with those either (all tip up). One common suggestion I have seen is...
by foofie
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The backup that helps you sleep at night... ;)
Replies: 55
Views: 1604

Re: The backup that helps you sleep at night... ;)

Over the past few years, I purged all my backups (exact duplicates). One of the joys of Spyderco is the variations on a theme - getting my favorite platform in m390, s110v, rex45, and now maxamet. I caved a bit and bought a backup maxamet. Not hoarding a sprint, but this is a steel I can readily ima...
by foofie
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long-time lurker, first time poster...
Replies: 23
Views: 977

Re: Long-time lurker, first time poster...

Out from the shadows. Welcome!
by foofie
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning g10
Replies: 33
Views: 888

Re: Cleaning g10

I have used the magic eraser as well. That said - it is kind of like very fine grit sand paper. I've heard it compared to 3000 grit sand paper. This means that over time, the g10 may smooth out a bit. I prefer slightly less grippy peel-ply, so it works for me. Also, always use water (to reduce the a...
by foofie
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you a collector?
Replies: 57
Views: 1859

Re: Are you a collector?

I may have to change my prior answer. Where does "backup" fit into this scheme? Bought another Para3 maxamet on the irrational fear that they disappear again. Not really a collection if it is an exact duplicate? More accumulation? All part of the same spectrum of disease?
by foofie
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you a collector?
Replies: 57
Views: 1859

Re: Are you a collector?

Accumulator here. And rationalizer :D
I have 3-4 knives that were purely for collection sake (old Goddards and Lums that caught my eye, but won't ever get used), but the rest are bought as users. Problem is I have too many now to use them all :rolleyes: - life is hard.

Actually, Life is Good.
by foofie
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So when does this forum start speculating about the upcoming discontinued models???
Replies: 45
Views: 1701

Re: So when does this forum start speculating about the upcoming discontinued models???

I would add the Q ball. That said, I have always been curious and might pick one up when it goes on the list.
by foofie
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 535
Views: 61756

Re: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

koenigsegg wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:35 pm
Where's the Bow River? Do any stores have it? I saw there was a sheath now
It shows as in stock at (at least) two internet sites. I think they will soon be available widely :D

edit - it shows the Smock as in stock as well, so perhaps their inventory management is not so strong...
by foofie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 205
Views: 13986

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Just found it in stock at two internet retailers.
Guess they have dropped!
by foofie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nicks Knives Exclusive hint - Lil Native?
Replies: 324
Views: 15112

Re: St. Nicks Knives Exclusive hint - Lil Native?

It is now 4:02 CST
They are gone...

The batch almost made it a full three minutes :eek:
by foofie
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Scales?
Replies: 36
Views: 1415

Re: Favorite Scales?

Took this pic recently for a friend - but I figure a picture is worth a thousand words.
The g10 has moved on to a new home, leaving micarta and frn as my choices.

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by foofie
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)

The simple answer is many parts are molded into the frn liners - one washer, the standoffs, etc. Very well designed frn. The frn UKPK is similar, and Cuscadi did figure out a way to use the same slip joint mechanism in custom scales.
by foofie
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)

I know that's not what this thread about, but: Could you?! I mean swap out the Para 3 lw scales for custom scales? Are their such? Not the best pic, but here's a quick picture of the compression lock LW: https://i.imgur.com/nZCFq61.jpg I think it could be done. Rather than pockets for the regular l...
by foofie
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)

Excellent. :spyder: I thought about doing this but decided against purchasing 2 knives to get one I'll use, and give the other away. I've done this in the past. Hoping for future lw para3s in maxamet, rex45, and the longshot - k390. I almost put rex45 into the LW. I can't really justify another LW ...
by foofie
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Para 3 Maxamet LW!!! (no, not another sprint or exclusive)

So I have two new cruwear blades on their way to me, and I don't know that I can resist the m390 Para 3. Or the lil native 4v. And yet, in the midst of it all, I may have found my near perfect knife. This was inspired by Fullflat at Bladeforums. Maxamet blade in the LW body. I finally received the L...
by foofie
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-wear Delica
Replies: 231
Views: 11760

Re: Cru-wear Delica

Delica is not my favorite. Also prefer high vanadium carbide steels. And yet, still couldn't resist this one.
by foofie
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?
Replies: 19
Views: 967

Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

anycal wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:53 am



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Are those your new cuscadi scales? If so, would you mind a close up? How are they?
by foofie
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ouroboros G10 polished and contoured
Replies: 41
Views: 1317

Re: Ouroboros G10 polished and contoured

Beautiful work.
I am a huge fan of good design ergos and smooth scales - this one now seems about perfect.
by foofie
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: looking for custom scale maker
Replies: 29
Views: 805

Re: looking for custom scale maker

I just got notification - my para3 in maxamet has shipped. I guess Aramis scales go to the top of the list.

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