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by TomAiello
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your views on machetes?
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: Your views on machetes?

I have a little more than a mile of trail that I have to clear 2 or 3 times each year. I have a woodsman's pal, which is pretty good, and a Baryonyx machete, which I like a bit more. I bought a nice machete in 3v this year, so I'll give that a go next time and see if I notice any difference in actua...
by TomAiello
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 92
Views: 5517

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:39 pm
TomAiello wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Who's the seller?
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I've actually bought from them before with no issues. I wouldn't have thought twice about ordering from them via eBay.
by TomAiello
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 92
Views: 5517

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

So many authorized dealers to purchase Spydercos but people risk the bay for what, save a few bucks and possibly have an earlier model in hand? Whatever floats your boat. :) There are authorized dealers selling on eBay. National Knives, for example, is one of my preferred dealers, and you can occas...
by TomAiello
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: looking for custom scale maker
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: looking for custom scale maker

Hands down Aramis, dude makes some amazing scales. Yes - he is quite the cnc wizard. Unfortunately does not do custom orders on new knives. And a bit far away. That said - I have been considering his scales for a para3. I emailed him, but haven't received a reply - does anyone know if his scales wi...
by TomAiello
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Sage 5 LW - Who's In?
Replies: 18
Views: 249

Re: Upcoming Sage 5 LW - Who's In?

Better edge retention.... In my experience the CTS HXP of the Chap has better edge retention than S30V... in fact, it feels like a "slghtly better S30 V" to me personally... Ditto. XHP has treated me better than s30v. I've spent a substantial amount of time with the Chap and the Sage (various model...
by TomAiello
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 92
Views: 5517

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Who's the seller?
by TomAiello
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sante Fe Stoneworks Spydercos
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: Sante Fe Stoneworks Spydercos

Does SF Stoneworks do custom jobs? Meaning, could I request/purchase a specific model in a specific pattern? Or do they just do a bunch and sell them?
by TomAiello
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the chance of an Urban in Sleipner?
Replies: 7
Views: 173

What's the chance of an Urban in Sleipner?

Urbans come from Maniago. Lots of Sleipner blades are made in Maniago. It's not my first choice for Sleipner, but I'd love to see Spyderco do something with this steel. My rough impression is that it's like Cruwear in terms of toughness, but with better wear resistance. But all my Sleipner blades ha...
by TomAiello
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clipitool K390 Blade?
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Clipitool K390 Blade?

I think for a clipitool I'd rather see H-1 SE, and I'm a huge K390 fan.

I'll buy anything Spyderco releases in K390, though.
by TomAiello
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Do People Hate Knives?
Replies: 67
Views: 7402

Re: Why Do People Hate Knives?

I hate knives because they drain my bank account. Especially Spyderco knives. :)
by TomAiello
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban K390 in stock
Replies: 209
Views: 21403

Re: Urban K390 in stock

I'll pretty much buy anything in K390.
by TomAiello
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S35VN?
Replies: 26
Views: 554

Re: S35VN?

Just from what I read and heard over time, I somehow get the impression more and more, that S35VN is an "upgrade" over S30V only just for the manufacturer (easier to machine), but not for the consumer/user. Don´t know if that´s true of course. Well, it does have 5 more V's and an extra N. ;) Person...
by TomAiello
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: para 3 20cv
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: para 3 20cv

DLT would certainly do both with and without DLC, like BHQ.
by TomAiello
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Now THAT's better.. (Caribbean dye job)
Replies: 29
Views: 729

Re: Now THAT's better.. (Caribbean dye job)

Brilliant. I suddenly find that I actually like the Caribbean.
by TomAiello
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: para 3 20cv
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: para 3 20cv

20cv Para 3 would be another instant sell out. Hopefully they do multiple runs so I can have a shot at getting one.
by TomAiello
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: M390 CTS-204P 20CV :) Hype Steel
Replies: 121
Views: 2997

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

I'd like to see an EDC folder in CPM 154. Spyderco does make knives in CPM 154, just not something I can EDC. Even around here carrying around a Respect or Darn Dao is probably going overboard.

I have a Leek in CPM 154 that I've been quite impressed with.
by TomAiello
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When / where was the first time you heard of or saw a spyderco?
Replies: 33
Views: 552

Re: When / where was the first time you heard of or saw a spyderco?

I think it was 1993 or 1994. At REI in Sacramento, on the drive out to go climbing in the Tahoe area (which we did almost every week). I bought a SE Snap It.
by TomAiello
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLC Who does it best? Spyderco? Coldsteel? Others?
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: DLC Who does it best? Spyderco? Coldsteel? Others?

You can get DLC applied to a knife after market, as well. Oh? Now that is interesting could you share a link? https://www.razoredgeknives.com/services-fees/dlc I have not had REK do a DLC coating for me yet (although I probably will in the future), but the work I've had him do (regrinds and sharpen...
by TomAiello
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smallest spiderco knife
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Smallest spiderco knife

Dragonfly. Maybe look at the Chaparral FRN and see if that fits your size requirements.
by TomAiello
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 now in BD1N?
Replies: 38
Views: 1005

Re: Manix 2 now in BD1N?

When I asked in another thread, Sal said that they weren't planning on moving the China made models to BD1N.

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