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by Kels73
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steels did you carry today?
Replies: 139
Views: 2860

Re: Which steels did you carry today?

S30V - Spyderco PM2 at work
S30V - Benchmade Griptilian at home
by Kels73
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Stickers on your car - good or bad?
Replies: 47
Views: 21250

Re: Stickers on your car - good or bad?

I prefer to err on the side of "mildly paranoid," so no stickers for me. Some of my military colleagues choose to prominently display military stickers on their cars. While I appreciate their pride, my concern is that it might tempt thieves to break into the trunk in the hopes of finding expensive g...
by Kels73
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lc200n Manix 2 LW Interest Poll
Replies: 107
Views: 6273

Re: Lc200n Manix 2 LW Interest Poll

Absolutely. I'm not a huge fan of BD1 or S110V; however, LC200N would be perfect for me. I think the BD1N is a real upgrade on this knife. I've owned the BD1 version pretty much forever (multiples actually) as well as almost every other variant. I bought the BD1N so I could get a good comparison on...
by Kels73
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Neck Knives? Good or Bad?
Replies: 45
Views: 1617

Re: Neck Knives? Good or Bad?

I've owned neck knives made by Murray Carter. The ergonomics were amazing. When carried under a shirt as an EDC, deployment is easier than one might think; however, I feel that a folder clipped to the pocket is easier yet. A potential advantage is weight distribution. Instead of having a lot of weig...
by Kels73
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Murray Carter Kitchen Knife Collaboration.
Replies: 33
Views: 1685

Re: Spyderco/Murray Carter Kitchen Knife Collaboration.

Larrin wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:27 am
He said making knives for 30 years, not 30 years old.
My mistake. Thanks.
by Kels73
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Murray Carter Kitchen Knife Collaboration.
Replies: 33
Views: 1685

Re: Spyderco/Murray Carter Kitchen Knife Collaboration.

I have a lot of respect for Murray Carter. In my opinion, he's confident, but I've never experienced him as arrogant. He's committed to the art of traditional Japanese knife forging, so he's not focused on complex alloys. I've never used one of his kitchen knives, but I've owned three of his neck kn...
by Kels73
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tactical Pens Revisited
Replies: 48
Views: 2741

Re: Tactical Pens Revisited

A standard pen can be used to stab an attacker for the purpose of creating distance. For example, an attacker grabs you, so you stab a soft tissue area until he lets go and steps back, at which point you run or draw your gun. A tactical pen can be used to stab; however, the robust ones can also be u...
by Kels73
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "others" are in the mail?
Replies: 204
Views: 39728

Re: What "others" are in the mail?

I got an orange Benchmade Griptilian in S30V and am loving it.
by Kels73
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Well this hobby is about to get more expensive.......
Replies: 29
Views: 1759

Re: Well this hobby is about to get more expensive.......

Winkler makes top-shelf knives. Some of their models tend to be thick behind the edge for sake of durability, so you might find that you want to thin it to improve cutting performance. That's true of a lot of today's fixed blades though.
by Kels73
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New Carrying Bag? Or Fanny Pack?
Replies: 22
Views: 992

Re: New Carrying Bag? Or Fanny Pack?

My pants have cargo pockets, so I usually have plenty of storage space for my daily carry needs. If I need more, I'll usually reach for a backpack. However, I have to admit that I like the idea of a messenger bag. Perhaps it's time to give one a try. As for fanny packs, I will use them in the woods,...
by Kels73
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: Orange Autonomy 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Re: Orange Autonomy 2

I'd like to see an orange Autonomy 2 with a fully serrated edge. I'd buy that in a hurry.
by Kels73
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco Restricted Models Discussion
Topic: Auto Storage
Replies: 17
Views: 14356

Re: Auto Storage

I agree with those who have said that storing an auto closed is a non-issue. If it is a collector's piece that is never going to see use, then I'd just assume store it open, especially if it is in a display case. However, all of my knives are users, and I recognize that the springs are likely to wea...
by Kels73
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Upland game/Small game knife
Replies: 67
Views: 3044

Re: Upland game/Small game knife

I shot five squirrel yesterday. I would have loved to have had a dedicated Spyderco small game knife when I was cleaning them, but I have to admit that my Mora Companion worked just fine.
by Kels73
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First of Many and What's Next?
Replies: 20
Views: 876

Re: First of Many and What's Next?

Depending on what you need, it's hard to go wrong with a PM2. In my opinion, the PM2 is as close to perfect as a folder can be.
by Kels73
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, can we please have an orange P4 LW?
Replies: 50
Views: 2098

Re: Sal, can we please have an orange P4 LW?

Yes, I'm in for some orange, serrated Police goodness!!
by Kels73
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your "return ethics"?
Replies: 112
Views: 3298

Re: Your "return ethics"?

My primary ethic is to honor the dealer's return policy. If that return policy allows me to return a knife simply because I'm not happy with it, then I have no problem doing so. The downside of buying an item online is that I can't handle it in advance. A good return policy compensates for this. Per...
by Kels73
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?
Replies: 95
Views: 4548

Re: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?

I remember when partially serrated edges were extremely popular; however, when I tried a knife with a partially serrated edge, the experience turned me off to serrations in general. Then a few years ago, some well-written forum posts caused me to rethink the matter. The individuals who wrote the pos...
by Kels73
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What knives have made the change to BD1N?
Replies: 20
Views: 1562

Re: What knives have made the change to BD1N?

Also, I only got hits on the translucent blue option. It may be the case that this colour is more popular than the others, thus has a higher rate of restocking compared to black and black/DLC. Time will tell. This is what I've been wondering. I'm in the market for a black/black Manix 2 LW, but I'm ...
by Kels73
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Upland game/Small game knife
Replies: 67
Views: 3044

Re: Upland game/Small game knife

As I prepare for squirrel season, this question has been on my mind too. When cleaning squirrel, I prefer a stainless steel blade that is roughly 3" long and very slender. For big game, I usually use a fixed blade; however, for small game, either fixed or folding is fine. I can make other knives wor...
by Kels73
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?
Replies: 75
Views: 4889

Re: Your Thoughts of an Ideal Companion Blade?

When I carry a companion knife, my intent is for it to compliment my primary knife. Therefore, if my primary knife is full size and has a plain edge, then my companion knife might be small and have a serrated edge. However, if my primary knife is small, then my companion knife might be large with ei...

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