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by bdblue
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: To M4 or not to M4...
Replies: 52
Views: 2097

Re: To M4 or not to M4...

M4 is my favorite Spyderco steel, I have 5 of them for various uses. IMO a replacement for M4 should have similar edge-holding but better toughness. Otherwise why bother.
by bdblue
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 145
Views: 4826

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

I will pick steels that are somewhat readily available: 1. M4 2. S110V 3. S3V I like M4 because I like the concept of carbon steel. For me it is easy to sharpen and holds an edge very well. I think of it as being tough although maybe it isn't as tough as I like to think. I have this steel in Militar...
by bdblue
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Is this a fake?
Replies: 28
Views: 1546

Re: Is this a fake?

CranstonSnord wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:33 pm
I cannot afford a new one now, so will look into buying a used one off Ebay. Will probably post here if I find one and have any questions about its authenticity!
There is a high probability of getting a fake on ebay too so be careful there.
by bdblue
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Problem sharpening a Mannix 154CM
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: Problem sharpening a Mannix 154CM

I have one of those, but with the tumbled finish blade. Mine is easy to sharpen with my DMT Aligner, and with a strop I can get it scary sharp. Since you said the pull through only went to 24 degrees, is there a misunderstanding in terminology? The Spyderco 30 degrees, or 40 degrees as someone else ...
by bdblue
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drawing tip up knives more easily
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Drawing tip up knives more easily

I have problems drawing the knife with fingers on the clip. First of all depending on finger position you just make the clip tighter and the friction works against you. If I push on the very end of the clip most of the time my finger slips off. I have longer than average fingers and with a Manix 2 t...
by bdblue
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Count ‘em up and share
Replies: 40
Views: 2042

Re: Count ‘em up and share

off the top of my head (maybe I didn't forget any) 4 PM2 (S110V and 3 in M4) 3 Manix 2 (154cm, M4, Cruwear) 2 Manix 2 LW (S110V, S90V) 1 Manix 2 XL S30V 2 Military (Cruwear, M4) 1 Dragonfly 1 Bradley folder M4 that makes 14 4 Mules (XHP, S110V, 4V, Maxamet) 1 Swick that makes 5 5 out of 19 is approx...
by bdblue
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes S90V so special?
Replies: 48
Views: 2388

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: 2003

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: 669

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: 1651

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: 3124

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: 2908

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: 802

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: 1919

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: 370

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: 693

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: 693

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: 1164

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: 959

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.

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