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by Kels73
Sat May 15, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why did you join?
Replies: 179
Views: 4717

Re: Why did you join?

Sal, Thanks for taking the time to ask this question. I enjoy the depth and breadth of the discussions that take place on this forum. They are intelligent, and they cover a wide range of topics and models. In contrast, some forums consist primarily of anticipation and picture threads, and the member...
by Kels73
Sun May 02, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which FRN knife would you choose
Replies: 34
Views: 913

Re: Which FRN knife would you choose

Of the ones you listed, I selected the Chaparral. It fits my hand nicely, and the thin blade makes it a slicing machine.
by Kels73
Sat May 01, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, may I ask: Any (even just remote) chance of an FRN Chief?
Replies: 69
Views: 2107

Re: Sal, may I ask: Any (even just remote) chance of an FRN Chief?

I've come to really like Spyderco's FRN over the past few years, so I'd be down for this.
by Kels73
Sat May 01, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Salt Knives Only!
Replies: 24
Views: 627

Re: Salt Knives Only!

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by Kels73
Sat May 01, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint Run Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Re: Sprint Run Poll

Police 4 Salt - LC200N blade, Orange FRN
by Kels73
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-/Mi-carta Military: Am I wrong or would it gain a lot of weight?
Replies: 25
Views: 534

Re: Cru-/Mi-carta Military: Am I wrong or would it gain a lot of weight?

... I question whether they really need to strengthen the steel liners. Micarta is not as strong as G10, but it's still very strong. I wonder if controlled testing led them to change the liners in the PM2, or if they were just excessively cautious. Aftermarket Micarta scales have been popular for s...
by Kels73
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: It’s time for a Police LW Salt!!
Replies: 18
Views: 617

Re: It’s time for a Police LW Salt!!

Absolutely! Perhaps they could call it the Coastie in honor of US Coast Guard personnel who exercise police authority on American waterways.
by Kels73
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-/Mi-carta Military: Am I wrong or would it gain a lot of weight?
Replies: 25
Views: 534

Re: Cru-/Mi-carta Military: Am I wrong or would it gain a lot of weight?

If I'm not mistaken, Micarta is a bit lighter than G10. So as long as the Micarta scales are cut to the same dimensions, it won't make it heavier. As laid out in my original post: Weight of handle material is not the issue here, but that a Micarta Millie would have to go from its minimal liners to ...
by Kels73
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 LW CTS-BD1N
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Manix 2 LW CTS-BD1N

Yeah, I used to like the super high vanadium steels for their extreme edge-holding characteristics. But over the last two years or so, I've come around full circle. Now I prefer good mid-grade steels for their ease of sharpening.
by Kels73
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-/Mi-carta Military: Am I wrong or would it gain a lot of weight?
Replies: 25
Views: 534

Re: Cru-/Mi-carta Military: Am I wrong or would it gain a lot of weight?

If I'm not mistaken, Micarta is a bit lighter than G10. So as long as the Micarta scales are cut to the same dimensions, it won't make it heavier.
by Kels73
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is looking forward to the K390 SE Endura?
Replies: 14
Views: 348

Re: Who else is looking forward to the K390 SE Endura?

I've been hoping for K390 SE ever since I owned a Police 4 G10. Very exciting!
by Kels73
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seki black blade K390 run?
Replies: 18
Views: 506

Re: Seki black blade K390 run?

I'd be on board for that, especially with the Police 4.

How about serrated K390 that's blacked out?

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Can you feel it? :cool:
by Kels73
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is it time for an E5/D5?
Replies: 38
Views: 965

Re: Is it time for an E5/D5?

I would like to see an improved back lock like the one found on the Native 5 that is less prone to vertical shifting. I would also appreciate improved ergonomics.
by Kels73
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are your top 5 favorite steels?
Replies: 73
Views: 1756

Re: What are your top 5 favorite steels?

In no particular order:

1) CPM-3V
2) CPM-S30V
3) K390
4) CTS-XHP
5) H1
by Kels73
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is Sal Glesser Irreplaceable?
Replies: 40
Views: 1536

Re: Is Sal Glesser Irreplaceable?

This has been a question on my mind lately. A lot of the popular knife companies founded in the '80s, or thereabouts, have founders that are getting up in years. Are these companies postured for continued success when their founders are no longer with them? For example, Lynn Thompson recently sold C...
by Kels73
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Colors - Talkin' Story - Marketing
Replies: 111
Views: 3112

Re: Colors - Talkin' Story - Marketing

Great question, Sal. I like knives with color because I like color. It appeals to the eye, evokes positive feelings, adds variety, and makes things more interesting. Don't get me wrong. Black and stainless look great too, and they'll always have a place in my knife drawer. But as someone has said, "...
by Kels73
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Next SE Sprint Run Desired?
Replies: 51
Views: 1206

Re: Next SE Sprint Run Desired?

Military and Police 4...long, FFG, SE goodness!
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: 2482

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: 5907
Views: 588879

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: 1930

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.

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