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by bdblue
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2 Tip Down - Standard Configuration
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: PM2 Tip Down - Standard Configuration

But the longer a folder gets (PM2 vs Para 3...), the further away your hand is from the opening hole when drawing from a tip UP position. So that can be an argument for tip down on the longer of two folders. From what I've read over the years from Sal and others who prefer tip down, it comes down t...
by bdblue
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2 Tip Down - Standard Configuration
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: PM2 Tip Down - Standard Configuration

Assuming right front pocket carry, there are advantages and disadvantages to both positions. Assuming carry in other pockets that may dictate position. When knives first started having clips, they were almost universally tip down. When Spyderco started molding FRN handles those knives ended up tip u...
by bdblue
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Has your compression lock knife opened accidentally?
Replies: 94
Views: 6152

Re: Has your compression lock knife opened accidentally?

Liner lock and compression lock don't have an affect on how easy it is for a knife to open, there is a little detent built into the blade independent of the lock type that keeps it closed. This little detent can wear and make the blade easier to open but I can't tell that any of mine have worn or ch...
by bdblue
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Forum knife 2020 - model poll
Replies: 96
Views: 2546

Re: Forum knife 2020 - model poll

We've tried this poll in the past and it is impossible to get much consensus on a model. Let Sal choose and we will always get something interesting.
by bdblue
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hardness vs Toughness vs Strength
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Hardness vs Toughness vs Strength

Not a simple question and an online forum almost certainly will not give you a complete understanding of the topic, but a simple example of axial loading of a steel rod can help explain some of these concepts. Some terminology: Stress: force normalized by the cross-sectional area over which the for...
by bdblue
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What number of Spydercos are in your active rotation?
Replies: 45
Views: 1324

Re: What number of Spydercos are in your active rotation?

For me it is 7- 4 variations of the PM2 and 3 variations of the Manix 2-

PM2 in CF/M4, Jade/satin M4, Jade/DLC M4, Blurple S110V
M2 LW S110V, M2 LW (orange) S90V, M2 XL S30V
by bdblue
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?
Replies: 146
Views: 4203

Re: Discussion: What do you think is the best size for an EDC folder?

My favorite size would have a 3.5" blade but I do carry knives up to 4" blades. My favorite knives are the in the range of the PM2, Manix 2 LW and Manix 2 G10 so this tells you my size and weight preferences. I like the Military and Manix 2 XL, but I've tried knives a bit heavier and found that it w...
by bdblue
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Going against the grain
Replies: 92
Views: 3343

Re: Going against the grain

I don't like or dislike the PM3, I've never even seen one in person, but it is too small for me. The PM2 is barely large enough and I like it a lot. As for "against the grain", I dislike lockback knives and I dislike tip up knives. But I do own some of each so it's not a complete deal breaker for me.
by bdblue
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steels did you carry today?
Replies: 405
Views: 10066

Re: Which steels did you carry today?

Over the past 7 days I carried M4 and D2. Of the knives that I normally carry and use- (11 Spyderco and 1 BM) I have 5 in M4, 2 in S110V, 1 in S90V, 1 in S30V, 2 in Cruwear and 1 in D2. I have one more in M4 and one more in 154CM that get used occasionally, and a couple of old ones in ATS34 that I m...
by bdblue
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re: Spydercos beginnings
Replies: 22
Views: 1597

Re: Spydercos beginnings

rangefinder wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Here's an old picture of Sal demonstrating the Sharpmaker. This is 1981, so it's pretty early.
I still have the one, an older version than that one, that I bought from him at the Texas State Fair. Mine has the wooden base, round sticks, and typewritten instructions.
by bdblue
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Most Abused Spyderco?
Replies: 19
Views: 1795

Re: What's Your Most Abused Spyderco?

For me it's an old franken-Manix 2 with M4 blade and black G10 scales. I bought it that way and don't know the story behind it. It has a lot of honest patina like an old tool and I treat it like a pure tool and use it as a weekend work knife around the house.
by bdblue
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?
Replies: 58
Views: 2599

Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

I don't pry with knives unless absolutely necessary. Years ago I worked in my father's garage, and carried a traditional folder that he had handed down to me. The main blade had the tip snapped off so I ground it nice and square and used it as a pocket screwdriver. It could also cut wire, belts and ...
by bdblue
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your toughest Spyderco Folder
Replies: 68
Views: 2440

Re: Your toughest Spyderco Folder

In reality it is probably my Manix 2 Cruwear, but I treat my Manix 2 M4 as if it is a tough knife.
by bdblue
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: To M4 or not to M4...
Replies: 52
Views: 2211

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: 5409

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: 2448

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: 781

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: 687

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: 2161

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...

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