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by bdblue
Wed May 22, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which knife if you were....
Replies: 33
Views: 381

Re: Which knife if you were....

Of the ones that I already carry- either a Manix 2 M4 steel or a Manix 2 XL S30V.
by bdblue
Mon May 20, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Top 5 knives you actually carry
Replies: 82
Views: 1325

Re: Top 5 knives you actually carry

Para2, Manix2, Military, and one odd Benchmade Para2 is my favorite EDC, I have 3 different ones. Manix2 is my favorite work knife but I also use them for EDC. Between G10, LW and XL I have 6 different ones. I use the Military frequently for weekend carry and I have 2 of them. I have one stray B____...
by bdblue
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How often do your preferences change?
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: How often do your preferences change?

My preferences in style and characteristics change slowly, but I sometimes get tired of one thing and replace it with something that is relatively similar.
by bdblue
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tip up or tip down carry
Replies: 30
Views: 536

Re: Tip up or tip down carry

2. It's quicker for me. Tip down requires me to rotate the knife, then open. Tip up, I simply open it from the position I draw it. Makes it more convenient eliminating a step. I have both types and carry both types. I've done all I can do in the way of experiments and tests and with real clothes an...
by bdblue
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tip up or tip down carry
Replies: 30
Views: 536

Re: Tip up or tip down carry

- like to have the blade against the seam of their pocket / away from the hand when reaching in - think tip up a knife is faster to deploy. - feel the clip in the back of the knife helps closing the knife one-handed. Other reasons for tip up- - people like a lanyard on their knife - people use a Wa...
by bdblue
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite Spyderco in CPM Cruwear?
Replies: 48
Views: 965

Re: What is your favorite Spyderco in CPM Cruwear?

Manix 2 and Military are my favorites. I consider the Manix 2 to be a tough work knife, and I likt to think the toughness of Cruwear when I see the long blade of the Military.
by bdblue
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your personal size categories?
Replies: 47
Views: 837

Re: Your personal size categories?

I can't remember if I've responded to this thread yet-
My preferences for folders are PM2 and Manix 2 on the short end, Military and Manix 2 XL on the big end. I rotate through all of these for EDC duty to my office.
by bdblue
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: rusty steels
Replies: 50
Views: 1297

Re: rusty steels

Our climate can be wet at times, dry at times. I have no problem with general carry of M4 steel and like its combination of edgeholding and toughness. Granted I did carry one one day when I was working in the yard and sweating a lot, and it did quickly develop some surface rust. The rust cleaned off...
by bdblue
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pm2 vs Manix 2
Replies: 37
Views: 904

Re: Pm2 vs Manix 2

I like, own and carry both. I was carrying a manix 2 XL today. I should say that I like all 3 versions of the Manix 2- standard G10, lightweight, and XL. All of them, including my PM2s, are in my carry rotation. I actually consider the Manix 2 lightweights and the PM2s better for EDC and the Manix 2...
by bdblue
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Chaparral is a large knife
Replies: 54
Views: 1766

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

It is relative- the Chaparral is significantly smaller than anything I carry, including what I carry to my office every day.
by bdblue
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So I think Spydies are beautiful...
Replies: 29
Views: 733

Re: So I think Spydies are beautiful...

Remember the saying "beauty is as beauty does". Their function is beautiful so what they look like is secondary.

As Sal says- the Spyderco is built for the hands, not for the eyes.
by bdblue
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What would you want a Dragonfly XL to look like?
Replies: 41
Views: 1068

Re: What would you want a Dragonfly XL to look like?

I think it would look like a Delica.
by bdblue
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a double edge dagger Spydie?
Replies: 31
Views: 1523

Re: How about a double edge dagger Spydie?

How hard would it be to do some regrind on a Starmate and put an edge on its swedge?
by bdblue
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The tastes they are a-changin’
Replies: 36
Views: 2371

Re: The tastes they are a-changin’

knivesandbooks wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:27 pm
I'm trying to get myself from buying duplicates.
So I shouldn't mention "2 is 1 and 1 is none" and "a pair and a spare" ?
by bdblue
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else here still love the Starmate?
Replies: 23
Views: 866

Re: Anyone else here still love the Starmate?

It's the thickness and shape of the front of the blade. I could be wrong but imho it seems to be designed to penetrate stuff. Bob T is the Father of the tatical knife and it definatly shows up here I like the looks of the Starmate, particularly the blade shape. I seem to use pointed blades a lot so...
by bdblue
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The tastes they are a-changin’
Replies: 36
Views: 2371

Re: The tastes they are a-changin’

Oh Grasshopper, you have a long way to go. In my case I had to go through 20+ years of knife collecting before I had some confidence that I could select some favorites and they would stay favorites for awhile. OTOH I wonder if it is ever possible to select permanent favorites. I've been collecting w...
by bdblue
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S110V vs M4 for cardboard
Replies: 24
Views: 1073

Re: S110V vs M4 for cardboard

People have done this type of test, IIRC S110V came out ahead. I did my own informal test with an older Manix 2 M4 and a new Manix 2 LW S110V but in my test the M4 came out ahead. I thought it could have been because the M4 edge had been sharpened more. However my favorite Military is in M4. If a pe...
by bdblue
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best PM2 For Ocean Work?
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Re: Best PM2 For Ocean Work?

After today's reveal of the Para 3 LW, I would venture to say that the best PM2 for ocean work is the inevitable LC200N PM2 LW Salt. When we will see it is anyone's guess, but it will certainly be a day that lives in infamy. I've said several times before that the popular models should come in mult...
by bdblue
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal: Outstanding catalog design!
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Sal: Outstanding catalog design!

I agree, it's an awesome and very well done catalog. Somebody put a lot of work into it and did a very good job. It also shows how hard the company in general works to bring out all of those incredible products.
by bdblue
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Request: Rex45 or M4 Manix 2 XL
Replies: 20
Views: 861

Re: Request: Rex45 or M4 Manix 2 XL

I'd be interested in M4 as well.

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