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by fanglekai
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 Lefty?
Replies: 24
Views: 3995

Re: Para 3 Lefty?

I don't like normal compression locks as a lefty. I own both the lefty PM2 and lefty Military. If a lefty PM3 ever comes out I'll definitely buy one.
by fanglekai
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: Gayle Bradley

I wish I would have bought one back when they were easy to find.
by fanglekai
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GOAT : Spyderco fejesgörbe bicská
Replies: 15
Views: 1722

Re: GOAT : Spyderco fejesgörbe bicská

Mine has slight vertical play. I sent it in and they said it was within spec but they could try to bend the lockbar and I said not to mess with it. It's a really nice knife. I think it would have looked a bit nicer if the spine had a swedge or was crowned, but overall it feels great in hand and cuts...
by fanglekai
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Value Knives
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Spyderco Value Knives

The Byrd Cara Cara 2 at around $20 is one of the best deals out there on a folder. Nice, thin stock. Secure lock. The two I bought were sharp out of the box. I gave one to a relative in Scouts. It seems to have served him well for the last year. The $30 Bow River fixed blade is really nice. The leat...
by fanglekai
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???
Replies: 56
Views: 3886

Re: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???

I pass on knives that I can't use as a lefty. S30V and VG-10 are both great. That's an interesting topic you bring up. Because I don't see as many "lefty" Spyderco models as I did a few years back. However I think it's fair to say that most of the models I really like tend to be ambidextrous ( righ...
by fanglekai
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Super happy with my New Mantra 2
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Super happy with my New Mantra 2

I ordered one of these as well. I didn't read the specs, so it was a bit smaller than I had imagined, but it's a really nice size for office carry. It has nice flipping action, the stonewash looks good, and I really like CPM-M4. It packs a lot of cutting edge length into a pretty small package.
by fanglekai
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Note to self - only let the GF carry stainless knives...
Replies: 32
Views: 1732

Re: Note to self - only let the GF carry stainless knives...

You can also try abrading it away with a paste of baking soda and water or something like Flitz. Neither will hurt the knife, but avoid getting them in the pivot area.
by fanglekai
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is the Bow River sold out?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Is the Bow River sold out?

I've been thinking about picking one of these up. It's unfortunate the sheath is right-handed only, but for the price I can deal with that. I'm looking forward to seeing some reviews on these. $32.50 is cheap for a nice fixed blade.
by fanglekai
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco
Replies: 234
Views: 42525

Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

I've been enjoying the Advocate I got recently. The discontinued pricing was hard to pass up. I haven't had any trouble with the lock. https://i.imgur.com/yMTpGyX.jpg CPM-M4 is probably my favorite steel, but it will patina for me over time. My GB1 certainly has some patina. I'm expecting the Advoca...
by fanglekai
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???
Replies: 56
Views: 3886

Re: S30V, VG-10; But If I Had A Choice???

I pass on knives that I can't use as a lefty. S30V and VG-10 are both great.
by fanglekai
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with S30V?
Replies: 48
Views: 3265

Re: What's wrong with S30V?

Nothing is wrong with S30V.
by fanglekai
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: To M4 or not to M4...
Replies: 52
Views: 2393

Re: To M4 or not to M4...

M4 will patina for sure. My GB1 has quite a bit of patina from using it. Look at the patina near the Spyderhole, for example.

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by fanglekai
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Province and Bow River at last!
Replies: 22
Views: 1788

Re: Province and Bow River at last!

The Bow River sheath is set up for right hand carry only.
by fanglekai
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 CTS-204P 20CV :) Hype Steel
Replies: 121
Views: 8618

Re: M390 CTS-204P 20CV :) Hype Steel

I am a skeptic of "influencers" myself and in a way sort of detest that they have the pull they have. They are the ones who started the S30V is crap and ZT’s Elmax is bad stuff years ago and “influencers” weren’t even a big thing then. S30V years ago had a bad rap because of issues that occured whe...
by fanglekai
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Value folders for lefties or ambidextrous

One thing I appreciated most about value folders line was the design, going from the handle shape, to blade being completely usable (no half finger choil - not a fan of this unless the knife is really short, and even then you need usable blade length more than ever). Looking at Ambitious, Persisten...
by fanglekai
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: Chaparral Ti Stealth - Problem with Action

I didn't receive any indication what caused the issue but it seems to have been fixed. The action is still a little more sluggish than new but the blade closes from the backspring as it should, which is what I was hoping for. My Chaparral is usable again, which is great because it's a really nice ca...
by fanglekai
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My 55 dollar Hungarian
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: My 55 dollar Hungarian

Wow I paid $105 for mine and thought that was a good price. Nice find!
by fanglekai
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 307
Views: 24669

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

I'm very excited about this one. An inexpensive Phil Wilson design Spyderco made fixed blade sounds great. I've used Spyderco's 8Cr and it works just fine. Sharpens easily, has decent edge retention. I'm hoping these are available for purchase soon.
by fanglekai
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Shaman - Front Flipper?
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Spyderco Shaman - Front Flipper?

Thumb in the Spyderhole makes more sense.
by fanglekai
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: This must change: VG10 and H1 to be used outside of Japan. What can Spyderco do?
Replies: 41
Views: 1693

Re: This must change: VG10 and H1 to be used outside of Japan. What can Spyderco do?

As some on here have said, and please confirm for me if this is true or not: VG10 and H1 Stainless Steel cannot be used outside of Japan? This is a travesty, this is not right. It is one thing for people to invent something and then license it to others, it is a whole other thing to monopolize it a...

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