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by Kels73
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??
Replies: 77
Views: 6831

Re: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??

As a general rule, I like larger knives to have handles with more girth. The reason is that I commonly use larger knives for heavier cutting tasks which require more force. I find that a handle with insufficient girth tends to roll and shift in my hand when used this way. A good example of this wou...
by Kels73
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??
Replies: 77
Views: 6831

Re: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??

I hear you, and prior to actually using a Chap would have said the same. But then I had both a Chap FRN and a Native 5 LW at the same time. While the Native felt better and more comfortable in hand when I just held the knives, totally contrary to what I expected in actual (harder) use the Chap felt...
by Kels73
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??
Replies: 77
Views: 6831

Re: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??

I would like to see Spyderco release a folder with a long blade ground from thin stock. However, I would prefer a thicker handle. The thin handle of the Chaparral is perfect for its intended application as a small EDC folder. But for a long knife, I would like a handle with a bit more girth. I hear...
by Kels73
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talk to me about Ferro Rods
Replies: 35
Views: 5875

Re: Talk to me about Ferro Rods

I use the spine of the blade. Most of my fixed blades have squared spines for scraping. If a spine is too round, the problem is easily resolved with a sharpening stone or file. You can also use the scraper that comes with the rod, or you can use a section of hacksaw blade as a scraper. However, I pr...
by Kels73
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?
Replies: 67
Views: 6534

Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

I'd be interested in this. I'd like it in forest green G10 and CTS-XHP. I also like earth tones, blue, and gray.
by Kels73
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??
Replies: 77
Views: 6831

Re: Poll: Interested in a longer version of the Chaparral while KEEPING it´s thin bladestock??

I would like to see Spyderco release a folder with a long blade ground from thin stock. However, I would prefer a thicker handle. The thin handle of the Chaparral is perfect for its intended application as a small EDC folder. But for a long knife, I would like a handle with a bit more girth.
by Kels73
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite thin & slicey Spydie?
Replies: 55
Views: 6950

Re: What's your favorite thin & slicey Spydie?

Chaparral FRN for me.
by Kels73
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Quick question: Upcoming K390 Endura family: Sprint runs or regular production?
Replies: 82
Views: 7571

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

sal wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:14 pm
The plan is for a sprint series. I'd like to do all of the models in the "Endura family". I'd be intrested in what additional blade configs you wight also like?

sal
Police 4 LW, K390, fully serrated. I've been interested in trying serrated K390 since I first used the steel.
by Kels73
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 hopes and dreams
Replies: 73
Views: 6906

Re: 2020 hopes and dreams

I'm hoping for more FFG serrated. Native Chief perhaps?
by Kels73
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?
Replies: 187
Views: 14230

Re: So what's your top 3 favorite steels? and why?

My top three steels for folders: 1) CTS-XHP: Good balance of traits and takes a great edge. I also find that it is relatively easy to sharpen regardless of the abrasive used. 2) H1: Truly rust proof. Amazing edge retention in serrated configuration. 3) K390: Superior performance! Sharpening is an ab...
by Kels73
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best torx wrench set
Replies: 49
Views: 4880

Re: Best torx wrench set

I use a Wheeler Fat Wrench on my guns, and I really like it. Admittedly though, I've never used it on knives, so I can't comment on that.
by Kels73
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient
Replies: 107
Views: 9797

Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

This thread has me excited. I have several bushcraft knives that are scandi ground. I love a thin scandi grind for working wood, but I don't like it for anything else. I think of it as a specialty grind. Consequently, I'm in the market for a fixed blade that would serve as a good general purpose woo...
by Kels73
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Carbon Steel Temperance 2?
Replies: 42
Views: 5287

Re: Carbon Steel Temperance 2?

I voted "yes."

As for a carbon steel fixed blade, I prefer toughness and ease-of-sharpening over edge retention. I'm partial to simple steels like O1, A2, and 52100.
by Kels73
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite linered lockbacks?
Replies: 41
Views: 2860

Re: Your favorite linered lockbacks?

Chaparral FRN
by Kels73
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie quotes
Replies: 148
Views: 15431

Re: Favorite movie quotes

Jeremiah Johnson

Johnson: "You smelling them Blackfeet?"
Doug Goodnuff: "No I’m locatin my horse. Dirtiest animal this side a hell."

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by Kels73
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie quotes
Replies: 148
Views: 15431

Re: Favorite movie quotes

The Godfather

Don Vito Corleone: ...

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by Kels73
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie quotes
Replies: 148
Views: 15431

Re: Favorite movie quotes

Dirty Harry Inspector Harry Callahan: "I know what you're thinking: 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you...
by Kels73
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie quotes
Replies: 148
Views: 15431

Re: Favorite movie quotes

The Running Man

Schwarzenegger: "Killian, I'll be back"
Game show host, Damon Killian: "Only in a rerun."

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by Kels73
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 408
Views: 69475

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The thread on Bowie knives reminded me of this fight scene. It's from the "The Long Riders" starring the late David Carradine.

https://youtu.be/-GSZwG_s-8A
by Kels73
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The pronunciation of "Bowie"
Replies: 38
Views: 2221

Re: The pronunciation of "Bowie"

Thanks to Jim Bowie's role in the famous Sandbar Fight of 1827, Bowie knives became wildly popular, especially in the Old South. Today, most people I know from that region are adamant that it's pronounced "boo-ee." Because so much time has passed, this does not provide positive proof of original pro...

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