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by bdblue
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My wish list for future Spyderco variations... 2 items
Replies: 18
Views: 490

Re: My wish list for future Spyderco variations... 2 items

2) Spyderco Military with Natural Micarta Scales I've seen various Spyderco models with aftermarket natural micarta scales. I have not handled one myself and I think they would be functional, but all of the photos I've seen have been fairly unattractive. But I would still like to handle one to see ...
by bdblue
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: VIDEOS: 6 ways of closing a CBBL one handed
Replies: 39
Views: 607

Re: VIDEOS: 6 ways of closing a CBBL one handed

I'm always #6- thumb and first finger operating the lock. I hold the knife horizontal pointing away from me, activate the unlock, and let the blade drop. My past work knife is an old M4 version that is well used. The blade drops freely, almost has enough inertia to close completely. My new work knif...
by bdblue
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC vs WEDC
Replies: 43
Views: 1034

Re: EDC vs WEDC

Well, I have this unfortunate job where I'm required to test a sample of every model we make and determine if it's good enough. Yeah it's a tough job but somebody has to do it. On the plus side you seem to be good at it. I put my knives in 3 different categories, but they are somewhat similar and t...
by bdblue
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spydercos Are In Your EDC Rotation?
Replies: 27
Views: 774

Re: Which Spydercos Are In Your EDC Rotation?

My EDC is pretty simple- PM2 and Manix2. Well I have several versions of each- PM2 CF M4 PM2 S110V PM2 K390 Manix2 LW S110V Manix2 LW Rex45 Manix2 XL M4 I have more but considering that for the past 6 months I've been working from home my EDC has been disrupted and I'm not carrying as many. I've bee...
by bdblue
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 100% of people agree on this one thing!
Replies: 41
Views: 973

Re: 100% of people agree on this one thing!

I don't mind the ranger green. I would prefer this in a LW version.
But let me ask a question- would you prefer 10V over K390? It read that it runs at a higher RC.
by bdblue
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a Spyderco utility knife (box cutter)
Replies: 30
Views: 731

Re: Any interest in a Spyderco utility knife (box cutter)

I think the spot for Spyderco in the market would be to make a utility knife in their own design. I wouldn't expect it to be cheap, I wouldn't expect it to sell a lot to people who work up on roofs and worry about dropping or losing tools, but I would expect Spyderco fans to buy them.
by bdblue
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fully serrated Stretch
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: Fully serrated Stretch

I would get a SE Endura to use temporarily then troll the online auction until you find what you want.
by bdblue
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need advice! Freehand or Guided System
Replies: 35
Views: 596

Re: Need advice! Freehand or Guided System

I use a DMT aligner with its diamond stones. It is quick and easy although the DMT hardware is a bit crude. I can't spend the money for a wicked edge but I would like to have something made a little better than the DMT. I may end up making some bits of my own to supplement the DMT hardware. But back...
by bdblue
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Collection Limiting Rules
Replies: 57
Views: 1317

Re: Collection Limiting Rules

I have a good number but I'm not really a collector. My guideline is to buy folding knives that I have a use for and that I will use. For the most part I have about 3 different categories of use so at the minimum that gets me 3 knives. Or there are a few different models that work well for each cate...
by bdblue
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: They're everywhere!
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: They're everywhere!

They are my new 2 favorite steels. I have a Manix 2 LW Rex45 that I use for working around the house, and a PM2 K390 that is my favorite EDC. Previously I had several knives in M4 that I carried, I don't think that it is a big jump from M4 to Rex45 or K390.
by bdblue
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What’s up with the military?
Replies: 114
Views: 2745

Re: What’s up with the military?

Abyss_Fish wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:24 pm
Why is it tip down only?
As long as it is, if it was tip up it would take 5 minutes and 3 hands to pull it out and open it.
by bdblue
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Personal knife categorizations?
Replies: 21
Views: 657

Re: Personal knife categorizations?

Favorite knife:
PM2 K390
Most used knife:
Manix 2 G10 M4
Least favorite knife:
knives I don't have
Best work knife:
Manix 2 LW Rex45
Best EDC knife:
PM2 K390
Best beater knife:
Manix 2 G10 M4
Best big knife:
Manix 2 XL M4
Best small knife:
no such thing
by bdblue
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie with question
Replies: 29
Views: 479

Re: Newbie with question

vivi wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:36 pm
My suit
Oh just think of the options- for instance among others there is
the Manix 2 with orange frcp
any of the blurple models
the recent pm2 with purple scales and dlc blade
by bdblue
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie with question
Replies: 29
Views: 479

Re: Newbie with question

I don't wear a suit much these days, or go into my office, but the last time I wore a full suit and tie I carried my Paramilitary 2 clipped in my pants pocket. You'll find a lot of discussions about what knife to carry with a suit, usually called what "gentleman's" knife to carry. Most of them a sma...
by bdblue
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Age Old Question .... E4 or D4
Replies: 30
Views: 555

Re: The Age Old Question .... E4 or D4

The Delica is too short for me, I would not use it. I would be thinking Endura or Endela instead. I understand that some people don't want to frighten the public, or they living in areas with restrictive laws. But if you have the ability to carry the bigger knife then why not? Partly my objection to...
by bdblue
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Manix 2 with a sharpening choil instead of a finger choil would be perfect, IMO
Replies: 27
Views: 425

Re: A Manix 2 with a sharpening choil instead of a finger choil would be perfect, IMO

I like the Manix 2 design just fine. I don't typically use the finger choil, but if there was sharpened edge there I probably wouldn't be using that part of the edge either.

A knife generally shaped like the Manix 2 but without a choil would be the Tenacious.
by bdblue
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stable edge steels (NOT TOUGHNESS)
Replies: 34
Views: 919

Re: Stable edge steels (NOT TOUGHNESS)

You should see the way some of the properties of soils are measured. Geotechnical engineer? I'm a structural engineer, we interface with geotechnical engineers and we take geotechnical courses in college. Larrin provides a very thorough explanation of toughness and chipping in this article: https:/...
by bdblue
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stable edge steels (NOT TOUGHNESS)
Replies: 34
Views: 919

Re: Stable edge steels (NOT TOUGHNESS)

For comparing failure behavior of different steels you still have to keep in mind the strength of the steel after heat treat. My previous post stated the relationships but maybe I was too simplistic with the wording. Exert stress on steel and it deforms. Up to its elastic limit is deforms elasticall...
by bdblue
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Manix 2 lw is pretty good
Replies: 54
Views: 1184

Re: The Manix 2 lw is pretty good

A blade swap and screw construction are possible with the current handle molds, but I have no idea what screws to order. We had a member years ago swap the S110V blade out of the original LW and into a G10 handle I was always impressed by how tough those LW models were when they tried to get the bl...
by bdblue
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage Maxamet
Replies: 24
Views: 668

Re: Sage Maxamet

Interesting combo, but a little too short for me to actually use so I'll pass. I'm putting my attention into K390 and Rex45.

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