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by bdblue
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite Spyderco in CPM Cruwear?
Replies: 41
Views: 643

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: 799

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: 1202

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: 828

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: 1682

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: 720

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: 1036

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: 1479

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: 2356

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: 837

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: 2356

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: 1038

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: 835

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: 403

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: 848

Re: Request: Rex45 or M4 Manix 2 XL

I'd be interested in M4 as well.
by bdblue
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the lowest edge retention steel you'd carry?
Replies: 77
Views: 2491

Re: What's the lowest edge retention steel you'd carry?

In folders I'll say ATS34/154CM/D2 because I have a few with that steel. I'm unlikely to buy any new folder without better steel.

In fixed blades I would carry 1095, A1, O1, again because I have various interesting knives in those.
by bdblue
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carpet vs. VG10/S110V
Replies: 20
Views: 801

Re: Carpet vs. VG10/S110V

Maybe 15 degrees is too shallow for cutting a difficult material? Maybe try with a 20 degree microbevel.
by bdblue
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The hard choice of Christmascarry
Replies: 51
Views: 1760

Re: The hard choice of Christmascarry

Manix 2 Cruwear light gray G10.
I'm not sure about tomorrow but the Manix 2 might be the most practical.

Oh and to the OP- I recommend scissors or shears for the clamshell packages.
by bdblue
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Paramilitary 2 With Wire Clip!
Replies: 19
Views: 1473

Re: Paramilitary 2 With Wire Clip!

brainfriction wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Nice, but why put it on that side?
Or that END?
by bdblue
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How come some enduras say 111v on blade?
Replies: 13
Views: 820

Re: How come some enduras say 111v on blade?

lonerider1013 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Are these a different steel?
110V, 111V, whatever it takes.

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