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by bdblue
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Steel Types
Replies: 28
Views: 824

Re: Spyderco Steel Types

My point? For all practical purposes all steels are capable of achieving similar levels of sharpness and any differences we see are mostly the result of the steels ease of sharpening rather than an inherent ability to get sharper. This is a big variable. I've been able to sharpen steels like S110V ...
by bdblue
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slow on the Draw
Replies: 46
Views: 1067

Re: Slow on the Draw

The issue is most people pinch the butt end of the knife when they draw. The idea behind a quick draw is to retrieve your knife with a grip closest to the one you use to open the knife. https://streamable.com/0kwvwh I have to pinch the end to pull the knife out. If I try to push against the side of...
by bdblue
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Relative strength and toughness of FRCP?
Replies: 15
Views: 450

Re: Relative strength and toughness of FRCP?

If you read back some years when the LW came out in S110V, people were trying to take them apart to get the blades out. The handles were very difficult to get the blades out of and resisted all kinds of prying and so forth. To me that alone proves that the FRCP is very tough. Basically I think the h...
by bdblue
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with my first manix
Replies: 30
Views: 625

Re: Help with my first manix

I've come to like the LW model more than the G10 model, and my favorite steels are M4 and Rex45. I have a G10/M4 that I used to use while working in my garage, now I'm more likely to carry the LW/Rex45. I wanted a Maxamet for a long time but decided it was not optimum for my use. If you do a lot of ...
by bdblue
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slow on the Draw
Replies: 46
Views: 1067

Re: Slow on the Draw

The "Spydie Drop" was the favored opening technique in the early days of Spyderco. It is still the favored technique with the knives you mention--the Police Model and the Military (which doesn't even offer the option of tip-up carry). The down side to the Spydie Drop is that the contact area of you...
by bdblue
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slow on the Draw
Replies: 46
Views: 1067

Re: Slow on the Draw

That all sounds perfectly normal for a tip up knife, including fumbling around and occasionally dropping the half open knife on your foot. There's a reason the early Clipits were tip down. Tip up knives can be problematic in this regards, depending on the knife size and the clothing that you wear. ...
by bdblue
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 3
Replies: 70
Views: 2060

Re: Manix 3

I hope I'm not in the minority but I'm happy with the XL just the way it is.
by bdblue
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which folder?
Replies: 42
Views: 880

Re: Which folder?

Nothing with a delicate tip, open construction for easy cleaning, washers rather than bearings ... from what’s in my collection, probably a Starmate. It seems that there aren't very many of their models that have strong tips, the Starmate is one that came to my mind. Manix 2 is the model that I use...
by bdblue
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What the heck is this??
Replies: 33
Views: 1232

Re: What the heck is this??

He spent $120 on it, so it sucked to tell him. That's the biggest giveaway right there. A stock used PM2 in S30V would cost about that much. As already stated here, getting the S90V blade would set you back a tremendous amount, plus the cost of the scales and the coatings. Anybody who is doing that...
by bdblue
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spy 27 or ZDP189 or K390
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: Spy 27 or ZDP189 or K390

I already have a Manix 2 LW S110V ,i was looking for another type of steel to get. If you already have S110V then it is hard to improve on. Spy27 would be less expensive but also wouldn't hold an edge as well. If you just want a different steel, and you want edge holding at least equal to S110V, th...
by bdblue
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you think of metal handles?
Replies: 73
Views: 1304

Re: What do you think of metal handles?

I can't remember if I've owned very many of them. I prefer G10 or Micarta, both because they are lighter and because they typically give more grip. Another objection I have to metal handles is the ones I see most often are brushed finish stainless steel and they show scratches too easily. However I ...
by bdblue
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me pick my new Spyderco knife.
Replies: 50
Views: 1137

Re: Help me pick my new Spyderco knife.

I like the Manix 2 XL and I still own one. It's a big knife and take a lot of room in the pocket. I would like to try the Chief in person to see what it's like.
by bdblue
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Count the eBay Flips of Seconds...
Replies: 32
Views: 1485

Re: Count the eBay Flips of Seconds...

Unfortunately for enthusiasts the knife market is very cutthroat- a lot of people that buy knives don't care about knives, they just buy them to resell for profit. And they know the secrets to get through the websites faster than the rest of us. It has become the same for any item where there is hig...
by bdblue
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 730
Views: 36626

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, it shows who is currently on the forum. There are usually a couple bots browsing at any given time. Maybe they like us. Well the older terminators could not carry complex devices through time, and since the Terminator asked for a cutting tool he probabl...
by bdblue
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blades slightly above legal limit
Replies: 42
Views: 1196

Re: Blades slightly above legal limit

It is always worthwhile to not attract the attention of LEO. In general I am the type of person who wants to be sure, so I will meet the letter of the law. In Texas I don't have a problem. I will be visiting family in Colorado frequently so I typically carry a Tenacious or Manix 2 on those trips. I'...
by bdblue
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The blues...
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: The blues...

I especially like the blue on the K390s BLUE? my K390 is light green. In general I like blue of all kinds, and lots of other colors. (fancy that- check my username) I have a light blue Tenacious, bought along with a green one. The green was more popular so they made more of them, now my budget blue...
by bdblue
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Larger knives?
Replies: 47
Views: 1333

Re: Larger knives?

So I sit here looking at my 2 manix 2s while waiting on a PM2. Why did I wait to try larger knives? PM2 is the smallest knife that I carry. Where a folder can get too large for me is mainly in carry - I usually carry RFP I carry clipped in RFP and have no problem carrying a Military. I frequently c...
by bdblue
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seconds Sale, what are you hoping to snag?
Replies: 61
Views: 1852

Re: Seconds Sale, what are you hoping to snag?

I got excited when I saw the Endura K390 but it lasted about 3 minutes.
So to answer the question I would be interested in K390, Military in S110V, Bradley Bowie, the lower priced kitchen knives. If I was placing an order I would try to add a few things like Tenacious for gifts.
by bdblue
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I cleaned some M4 today
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: I cleaned some M4 today

The closest thing I had handy for protection was Renaissance Wax which is a little tricky to work with. I have been using it on mine for years now. Renaissance wax dries pretty hard, and mine is somewhat dried out so once you put it on the blade it dries fast. I found that if I put it on both sides...
by bdblue
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I cleaned some M4 today
Replies: 17
Views: 831

I cleaned some M4 today

I've been carrying my Manix2 XL M4 for the past few days. I noticed a touch of surface rust on it so I wiped it off yesterday. I had the idea this morning to clean my various carbon steel blades and put some protection on them. Mostly my knives pick up tape residue from cutting open packages, but I ...

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