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by Kels73
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: What serrated model would you prefer: FFG Endura SE (liners, VG10) or FFG Pac Salt 2 SE (no liners, LC200N)?
Replies: 34
Views: 2081

Re: POLL: What serrated model would you prefer: FFG Endura SE (liners, VG10) or FFG Pac Salt 2 SE (no liners, LC200N)?

I had a similar experience as the OP. The cutting performance of my Paramilitary 2 FFG SE blew me away. I liked hollow ground SE, but FFG elevated my appreciation for SE to a whole new level. I voted for the Pacific Salt 2 FFG SE LC200N. My Pacific Salt has taught me that the Endura/Pac Salt doesn't...
by Kels73
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5296
Views: 517595

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Stretch 2, ZDP-189
Dragonfly 2, H1 SpyderEdge
by Kels73
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What brings you more joy?
Replies: 27
Views: 1620

Re: What brings you more joy?

I only enjoy knives that regularly find their way into my pocket and see use. Except for gifts and "retirees," I sell the knives that sit in my drawer, collecting dust.
by Kels73
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's Upcoming New Folder? Stretch Lc200N with FRN Navy Blue Scales?
Replies: 30
Views: 2289

Re: Spyderco's Upcoming New Folder? Stretch Lc200N with FRN Navy Blue Scales?

I'm interested in this. I intend to buy a Stretch 2 for use as a backup knife while hunting. Blood is exceptionally corrosive, so LC200N's extra corrosion resistance would be beneficial. And I love navy blue.
by Kels73
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bring Back the Catcherman?
Replies: 29
Views: 1625

Re: Bring Back the Catcherman?

A Catcherman with blaze orange FRN scales and an FFG LC200 plain edge blade would get my money.
by Kels73
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My first glimpse at the Siren !
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: My first glimpse at the Siren !

This knife definitely has my attention, and I hope to get one eventually. It seems like a great EDC knife as well as a fisherman's companion.
by Kels73
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Full serrated manix 2 please
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Full serrated manix 2 please

Yes. I'm definitely in for one.
by Kels73
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V Support Club
Replies: 101
Views: 6851

Re: S30V Support Club

I've been thinking the same thing lately, so I was glad to see this thread. I like S30V. Its balanced properties allow my folders to do everything that I need them to do, and then some. I think the issue for a lot of knife enthusiasts is boredom. They are bored with plain vanilla and want to try dif...
by Kels73
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm falling out of love with the Compression Lock
Replies: 86
Views: 5752

Re: I'm falling out of love with the Compression Lock

My favorite locks are the backlock and the CBBL. However, for extended woodworking/bushcrafting tasks at camp, I only use a fixed blade. Handle comfort is one of the primary reasons why. This is one of those options that is both the right answer, and I guess just not the answer I want to hear. I fe...
by Kels73
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 3 Classics You Want To See As SPRINT RUNS
Replies: 111
Views: 5375

Re: 3 Classics You Want To See As SPRINT RUNS

1) Catcherman - orange FRN linerless, LC200N FFG PE

2) Tuff - green micarta, 4V

3) Persian - bolster/ivory micarta, M390
by Kels73
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm falling out of love with the Compression Lock
Replies: 86
Views: 5752

Re: I'm falling out of love with the Compression Lock

My favorite locks are the backlock and the CBBL. However, for extended woodworking/bushcrafting tasks at camp, I only use a fixed blade. Handle comfort is one of the primary reasons why.
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: 7010

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: 7010

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: 7010

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: 6078

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: 6810

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: 7010

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: 7111

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: 7998

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: 7051

Re: 2020 hopes and dreams

I'm hoping for more FFG serrated. Native Chief perhaps?

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