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by willc
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St Nicks Native 5 4V Lightweight
Replies: 97
Views: 6409

Re: St Nicks Native 5 4V Lightweight

EF4B3F04-C8B9-49D7-88AF-CC08CA4ECD5A.jpeg I can’t believe this arrived so quickly. The black blade and hardware look nice. Everything is good, centering, action, etc. The Native lightweight is a great knife, if it had the wire clip it would be close to perfect. I completely agree that the Native LW...
by willc
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St Nicks Native 5 4V Lightweight
Replies: 97
Views: 6409

Re: St Nicks Native 5 4V Lightweight

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I can’t believe this arrived so quickly.

The black blade and hardware look nice.
Everything is good, centering, action, etc.

The Native lightweight is a great knife, if it had the wire clip it would be close to perfect.
by willc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Combat Aircraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3761

Re: Combat Aircraft

Love reading stories on the A-10 Warthog! Seeing some photos of that plane shot to pieces and still getting it's pilot home! And then there's it's Gatling gun!! When in the field during basic and AIT we would always see A-10’s on training missions from White Sands. The burb of the guns was unmistak...
by willc
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 197
Views: 54055

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

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Just got a GEC 23 in woodland micarta.
The 23 is a pretty large knife and it has a good bit of heft to it.

As usual fit and finish is excellent and the pulls on the blades are just right, about 7.5 for the drop point and a 7 for the spey.
by willc
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Show your mods!
Replies: 3088
Views: 1000372

Re: Show your mods!

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I half switched scales on my Rex45 and S35VN Native 5’s.
Now they have a Halloween/ Philadelphia Flyers look.
by willc
Sun May 31, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is SV30 Good for Cutting Coaxial Cables?
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Is SV30 Good for Cutting Coaxial Cables?

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For coax cable I would go with Klein linemen pliers.
by willc
Sun May 24, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 in Maxamet: What I think about it so far
Replies: 41
Views: 2470

Re: Manix 2 in Maxamet: What I think about it so far

DB88186F-7033-4C49-9871-77B43F3F9BA9.jpeg The lightweight Manix2 is probably my most carried Spyderco. For me it is not too big or too small and the ergonomics plus how light it is really makes it a winner. I think Maxamet is excellent but lately I have been going with the CS orange S90V one. The S...
by willc
Sun May 24, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 in Maxamet: What I think about it so far
Replies: 41
Views: 2470

Re: Manix 2 in Maxamet: What I think about it so far

DB88186F-7033-4C49-9871-77B43F3F9BA9.jpeg The lightweight Manix2 is probably my most carried Spyderco. For me it is not too big or too small and the ergonomics plus how light it is really makes it a winner. I think Maxamet is excellent but lately I have been going with the CS orange S90V one. The S...
by willc
Sun May 24, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 in Maxamet: What I think about it so far
Replies: 41
Views: 2470

Re: Manix 2 in Maxamet: What I think about it so far

DB88186F-7033-4C49-9871-77B43F3F9BA9.jpeg The lightweight Manix2 is probably my most carried Spyderco. For me it is not too big or too small and the ergonomics plus how light it is really makes it a winner. I think Maxamet is excellent but lately I have been going with the CS orange S90V one. The S...
by willc
Thu May 21, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12548

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

I like how they point out this is a very limited run.
by willc
Thu May 21, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: pain to sharpen SE blades?
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: pain to sharpen SE blades?

When you get to finishing your SE blade be mindful of pressure. You want to use just the weight of the knife, very light pressure. Another thing is frequently clean the rods. They cut much better when clean. Like anything the more you practice it the better you will become. Find some old steak knive...
by willc
Thu May 21, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov
Replies: 54
Views: 2812

Re: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov

I have used Spydercos 8cr knives for quite a few years and if you actually use and know how to sharpen it is a great steel for work. There is no reason for Spyderco to upgrade these models. Spyderco has an abundance of similar models in more expensive steels. The budget line fills its category very ...
by willc
Sat May 09, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/flashlight match-up.....
Replies: 183
Views: 18587

Re: Spyderco/flashlight match-up.....

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My PM2 with an Emisar D1S.
by willc
Thu May 07, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cutlery Shoppe s90v manix lw
Replies: 65
Views: 5935

Re: Cutlery Shoppe s90v manix lw

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Mine arrived the other day and it is flawless.
I will probably just put it away and it will be a backup for the satin blade version that I carry in s90v.

Cutlery Shoppe really has been doing a great job with sprints lately.
by willc
Fri May 01, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cutlery Shoppe s90v manix lw
Replies: 65
Views: 5935

Re: Cutlery Shoppe s90v manix lw

This is one of my favorite models right here.
Just ordered.

Hope the Rex45 drops soon also.
by willc
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Community Sharpening Journal
Replies: 493
Views: 35543

Re: Community Sharpening Journal

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Today I touched up the edge on my Hap40 Delica.
Used a Naniwa combo stone and just used the 1K side.
by willc
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's 4v pm2!
Replies: 177
Views: 11371

Re: St. Nick's 4v pm2!

Only speculating but I have a feeling someone at St Nicks is sitting on a bunch of these now and they will now let them go to the highest bidder.
by willc
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 22292
Views: 1746396

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

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Going with my new Native 5 in Rex45.
by willc
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REX 45 and other "rustprone" toolsteels: Corrosion and by that dulling on the very apex - is it an issue in regular EDC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1946

Re: REX 45 and other "rustprone" toolsteels: Corrosion and by that dulling on the very apex - is it an issue in regular

I haven’t experienced any dulling of the apex of any of my knives in Rex45 or Hap40.
This could be because I usually go to a pretty fine stone (5-6k) and strop them fairly regularly.

I think some of the waxy stropping compounds may offer some corrosion resistance also.
by willc
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL - Manix 2 ffg SE anyone?
Replies: 42
Views: 2606

Re: POLL - Manix 2 ffg SE anyone?

I would love to see a full serrated Manix2 lightweight.
The Manix2 is one of the best designs IMO and having a one with a full Spydie-edge would be great.

I mostly carry plain edges but I do like serrated blades.
Just about everything new I like design wise comes with a plain blade.

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