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by TomAiello
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Quick question: Upcoming K390 Endura family: Sprint runs or regular production?
Replies: 25
Views: 1059

Re: Quick question: Upcoming K390 Endura family: Sprint runs or regular production?

I can't recall if it was ever said whether or not the entire K390 Endura Family will be sprint or regular production but, the K390 Ladybug in Reveal 4 is listed as a new regular production model. If that's any indication for the rest of the K390 Endura family, I would guess they'll be regular produ...
by TomAiello
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spy27 and S45vn - Question for Sal
Replies: 17
Views: 1477

Re: Spy27 and S45vn - Question for Sal

I'd love to see s45vn make it to the Manix LW. That's my personal "mule" for evaluating new steels. :)
by TomAiello
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe
Replies: 64
Views: 2442

Re: Watu...AKA Lil Chokwe

I'd love to see a traditional knife like this one in something like a dark wood handle.

On price, anyone in this market has no real grounds to complain. We can afford to buy $100+ pocket knives. We're all in the top 1% globally.
by TomAiello
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 120
Views: 5144

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

Regardless, I'm definitely in for this one.

Manix 2 LW is my favorite knife, and this will give me a chance to compare a bunch of blade steels. Along with this one I'll have s110v, Maxamet, BD1, XHP and BD1n to compare in the same platform.
by TomAiello
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????
Replies: 98
Views: 3910

Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

A note on the "smooth" g10 scales on this one: I'm assuming these will be the same as the smoother g10 scales on the St.Nicks shaman. Can anyone verify that? The KC "smooth" g-10 scales (manix and native) are really very smooth. Basically no texture at all. Because it's a Shaman I'd guess you are c...
by TomAiello
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 120
Views: 5144

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

Is it replacing BD1n in those models?
by TomAiello
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 130
Views: 6268

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

That photo is not rosewood,, it is a mystery softwood dyed and impregnated into laminated form. Nothing wrong as a knife handle, just not as advertised. I would also guess it is not stabilized as in exotic woods for handles, only glued up into plywood. Real rosewood is very oily and does not glue u...
by TomAiello
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: LSU or CLEMSON? Tiger vs Tiger
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: LSU or CLEMSON? Tiger vs Tiger

I think we really got to see the two best teams in the nation there. Which often isn't the case in college championships.
by TomAiello
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Don't Get The "Spydie-Flick."
Replies: 57
Views: 1574

Re: I Don't Get The "Spydie-Flick."

I use the thumb. Spydie flicking is a fidget. I prefer to fidget with flippers, and use my Spyderco knives. :)
by TomAiello
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?
Replies: 38
Views: 833

Re: Would you pay up-front for a Forum knife?

Having a dealer "sponsor" the program by commissioning the exclusive would definitely make it a lot easier (lower risk) for Spyderco.
by TomAiello
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Production LC200N
Replies: 43
Views: 1203

Re: Production LC200N

ctrikard wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:47 am
What does everyone think of replacing s30v with lc200n?
Definitely against that. s30v and lc200n fill different niches for me. I prefer s30v for EDC, as it holds an edge better than s30v for me.
by TomAiello
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, can we please get a Para 3 lightweight in grey/maxamet please?
Replies: 19
Views: 551

Re: Sal, can we please get a Para 3 lightweight in grey/maxamet please?

Instant buy for me. And probably a lot of other people.
by TomAiello
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?
Replies: 48
Views: 2185

Re: Best Edge Performance Steel between these choices?

Maxamet for my small-ish folder EDC uses. Holds nice edge the longest and I haven't had any problems with edge stability. I live in a desert where corrosion resistance isn't an issue, so differences in stain tolerance on these steels are negligible to me. If I wanted a larger blade, I'd probably shi...
by TomAiello
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt
Replies: 37
Views: 1514

Re: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt

Cambertree wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:11 am
Another cool mod would be to have a reinforced horizontal slit next to your pocket so the whole knife can be dropped down into it, with just the clip riding outside your clothing.
Would you want the top of the knife "hiding" as well? Assuming it didn't have a low ride clip of some sort?
by TomAiello
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team
Replies: 236
Views: 13926

Re: Mule Team

I would buy another RWL-34 and another K390. I bet a lot of people would buy CPM-Cruwear or PD1. I'm definitely in for whatever comes out in the future though, regardless. I love playing with different steels. It would be cool to have mules in 4v and Vanadis 4 extra to compare apples to apples. The ...
by TomAiello
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Family friendly jokes
Replies: 207
Views: 13394

Re: Family friendly jokes

Doc Dan wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:00 am
They say you can’t get a decent job without education. But look at Albert Einstein – he was a drop-out and still ended up being the first man on the moon!
Yes, but his brother Frank was a monster.
by TomAiello
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt
Replies: 37
Views: 1514

Re: Spyderco Hooded Sweatshirt

For example, extra knife or utility pockets with reinforced stitching. I think we can all relate to having favourite items of clothing worn out around areas where knives are pocket clipped. I own a loft full of industrial sewing machines, and I habitually modify my pockets to reinforce them against...
by TomAiello
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 25K Post Contest
Replies: 136
Views: 3773

Re: 25K Post Contest

579, please.

Thank you!
by TomAiello
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Southpaw - Lefty Question
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: Southpaw - Lefty Question

I have a left handed friend who runs a (right handed) PM2. He just uses his thumb to engage the lock mechanism, rather than his forefinger.
by TomAiello
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Techno 2 contour mod
Replies: 19
Views: 1093

Re: Techno 2 contour mod

That knife should come with contours like that from the factory. Great work!

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