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by knolan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral LW FRN Wire Clip Question
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Chaparral LW FRN Wire Clip Question

Most all of my Spydercos have the wire clip due to low profile, and deep carry but they are more prone to jumping out of your pocket when caught on jacket hems, seat belts, etc. There are two things I have done in the past that do tighten their grip in the pocket somewhat. The 1st (and best way IMO)...
by knolan
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hard truths and observations
Replies: 249
Views: 11188

Re: Hard truths and observations

I'll never understand the prestige Titanium enjoys. It isn't very expensive. Check prices yourself - https://store.tmstitanium.com That's the first retailer I found for Ti stock, I'm sure you could do better if you shopped around. Titanium was discovered waaaay back in the 1700's, it isn't the spac...
by knolan
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hard truths and observations
Replies: 249
Views: 11188

Re: Hard truths and observations

I'll never understand the prestige Titanium enjoys. It isn't very expensive. Check prices yourself - https://store.tmstitanium.com That's the first retailer I found for Ti stock, I'm sure you could do better if you shopped around. Titanium was discovered waaaay back in the 1700's, it isn't the spac...
by knolan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is your interest in sharpening on the same level as your interest in knives?
Replies: 120
Views: 6623

Re: Is your interest in sharpening on the same level as your interest in knives?

For my 2 cents, guided systems gives the end user "repeatabilty" assuring consistently apexed edges across a number of knives. Repeatability and consistency is big in the world of engineers.
by knolan
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GB Air LW?
Replies: 25
Views: 1555

Re: GB Air LW?

Thx for the tip but I'm not really a sheath/holster guy. My tightened pivot seems to keep me from being cut, and I don't mind slow(er) opening folders.
by knolan
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GB Air LW?
Replies: 25
Views: 1555

Re: GB Air LW?

I really like your idea of a new Air Bradley, with a clip & FRN scales, and relieved (skeletonized) SS liners since it might help somewhat with the oft-reported weak detent issue the original Air exhibited. I suspect even with SS liners, and FRN scales it might actually end up slightly heavier than ...
by knolan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Techno vs Techno 2
Replies: 26
Views: 10543

Re: Techno vs Techno 2

There seems to be a lot of confusion floating around about this... The original Techno had a carburized lock face. It was basically ‘heat treated’ similar to the way a Sebenza is done. This is not the same as carbidizing. Many of the Taichung framelocks have been carburized, to good effect evidentl...
by knolan
Mon May 28, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UKPK now in CTS BD1N
Replies: 42
Views: 9406

Re: UKPK now in CTS BD1N

Sorry...I thought both the UKPK and Urban were both Italian made.
by knolan
Sun May 27, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: UKPK now in CTS BD1N
Replies: 42
Views: 9406

Re: UKPK now in CTS BD1N

Sure hope this means the Urban is produced next in BD1N as a production piece since it's a Maniago stable-mate?
by knolan
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Techno opinions
Replies: 33
Views: 3741

Re: Techno opinions

I love it too for most of the reasons already given, however I think the main reason is...it is one of the best (truest to the original) production interpretations of a custom design by ANY manufacturer I've ever seen! Other than the clip, and a few other superficial cues, it essentially is a ringer...
by knolan
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Change to Techno scale finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Change to Techno scale finish?

Sorry to hear your impression is one of diminishing precision build quality and lock stick, especially since I always felt the Techno was one of the best examples of Taichung's craftsmanship. Sure hope it's not a trend... To be clear, I do NOT feel that the quality has diminished. Apart from the st...
by knolan
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Change to Techno scale finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Change to Techno scale finish?

My Techno is several years old now and is as you described your earlier version(s) with scales a very pronounced stone wash only a shade or two darker than the blade. Your new Techno scales almost appear to be a manuf'd in a similar process as the Sage 2, or perhaps the Mantra (1&2)...kind of that s...
by knolan
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.
Replies: 27
Views: 2504

Re: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.

Thanks SG...good to hear. Seems like the majority of people are getting good ones, and I'm sure Spyderco will ultimately address the bugs in the design, just wish I knew w/some degree of certainty that we had crossed that threshold before I buy.
by knolan
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.
Replies: 27
Views: 2504

Re: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.

I've been reluctant to purchase the Mantra, even though I think it's a great design w/impressive materials for the $$, due to the reports of dented bearing races and poor flipping action due to a weak detent...and frankly, Spyderco's silence (unless I missed a factory rep or Sal reply) in view of th...
by knolan
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)
Replies: 46
Views: 5250

Re: Did i buy a fake Ambitious? (Texas ebay seller)

Is there a better quality knife in the same size? Yep...the "Techno" is extremely similar in form. If you like the chunky appeal of the Ambitious, I'm guessing you'll love the Techno's far superior materials, and meticulous build quality. I own both, and the Ambitious segued me into Spyderco's high...
by knolan
Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...
Replies: 76
Views: 8956

Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

I think the bug logo make it look cute and helps conform to the non-locking knife laws and what not. Price is a bit steep though. Can I buy one for $150 minus the bug? I think you're probably right about the logo adding to it's "lets not freak anyone out" vibe for a targeted market...although if th...
by knolan
Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...
Replies: 76
Views: 8956

Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Before your next hyperbole rant make sure that if you can dish it out that you can take it. You are entitled to your opinion and you are encouraged to share it (we all dislike some spydies) but you could try to be a little more tactful maybe. That's funny, I don't feel very encouraged, but maybe yo...
by knolan
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...
Replies: 76
Views: 8956

Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Jazz wrote:When you state your opinion, maybe you could first get your panties out of a bunch. Chill out.
You can go back to your fanboy group hug now...you suck-up.
by knolan
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...
Replies: 76
Views: 8956

Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Johnnie1801 wrote:It's a bit different but not as bad as you are making out, and like others have mentioned you can modify it. Here is the pic from the new catalogue.

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Sorry, but IMO this is cringe worthy.
by knolan
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...
Replies: 76
Views: 8956

Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Arent you a bit hard on this one ? Spyderco put a hell of a lot of hard work and money in this knife to please us all. Maybe...but I stand by my opinion. I suppose Spyderco was trying to add a bit of whimsy to the folder considering it was designed for markets where one handed openers are prohibite...

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