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by bdblue
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 39
Views: 1477

Re: What makes S90V so special?

S90V was one of the first ultra high end steels to come to the market. Since then we've just be flooded with so many options There are a lot of premium steels out there but I think S90V is ahead of most of them. Of the stainless steels used by Spyderco I think it beats all but S110V in edgeholding.
by bdblue
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you a collector?
Replies: 57
Views: 1864

Re: Are you a collector?

I sort of collect handmade fixed blade hunters- knives that I won't use but I enjoy looking at them. I have a few fixed blades that I bought to use but I don't have much opportunity to use them. I buy folders to use and most of my good folders I actually do carry and use. So even though I collect a ...
by bdblue
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I've got about $150 to spend...
Replies: 20
Views: 625

Re: I've got about $150 to spend...

I think the various production S110V versions are the best bargain, pick the one that you like the best.
by bdblue
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC, or rotation?
Replies: 52
Views: 1609

Re: EDC, or rotation?

I was going one knife per week for awhile but I realized that I had enough knives in my rotation that it was taking a long time to get back to a specific knife so I went to about 1/2 week per knife. I've read of people who couldn't determine what knife to carry each day, and people complained that a...
by bdblue
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: You can run any model you want in LC200N. Which do you choose?
Replies: 107
Views: 3052

Re: You can run any model you want in LC200N. Which do you choose?

This is gonna be a popular wish me thinks but I'll have to go with a PM2, 2nd choice Manix 2 I'm with you. I think some of the most popular models should be standard production with the basic stainless steel but also in a salt model and in a model with premium steel which could be M4, S110V 4V or C...
by bdblue
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel
Replies: 83
Views: 2850

Re: Favorite "HARD USE" Blade Steel

The ones that I use for working around the house are Manix 2 in 154CM and Manix 2 in M4. I have a Manix 2 in Cruwear that I bought to use for work but haven't brought myself to beat on it yet.
by bdblue
Wed May 22, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which knife if you were....
Replies: 36
Views: 786

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: 84
Views: 1867

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: 364

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: 677

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: 677

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: 1145

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: 942

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: 1437

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: 1213

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: 1923

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: 782

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: 1185

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: 1616

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: 2443

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" ?

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