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by Surfingringo
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN vs G10 vs Wood: Strengths and Weaknesses in each for Spyderco Knife Handles?
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: FRN vs G10 vs Wood: Strengths and Weaknesses in each for Spyderco Knife Handles?

I like the look of wood but it doesn’t have any real advantages over synthetic materials other than aesthetics. Stabilized wood is much much more resilient but it is still not on par with g10/frn for being impervious to the elements. I have tested stabilized woods on the kayak. Leave that stuff in t...
by Surfingringo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The SpyderThrowers are AWESOME!!
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: The SpyderThrowers are AWESOME!!

Those are pretty sweet, they're not "all the way" sharpened are they? It looked like there's only about an inch or so of edge bevel on each side, although maybe it was just the light or whatever. Yes, just the last 1" or so up by the tip is sharpened. And it's not really "sharp", it just has a an e...
by Surfingringo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The SpyderThrowers are AWESOME!!
Replies: 7
Views: 282

The SpyderThrowers are AWESOME!!

So I just got back from the Blade show with my only purchase. Two sets of Spyderco SpyderThrowers! I got a large set for myself and a small set for my girlfriend. I was pretty impressed with the knives when I handled them at the show. I was more impressed though when I got home and opened the box an...
by Surfingringo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean salt is getting sticky and showing rust
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: Caribbean salt is getting sticky and showing rust

When it comes to the salt knives and highly corrosive exposure it is always the hardware and not the steel that can cause an issue. The more hardware, the more potential to see some sort of corrosion. That said, I tested my Caribbean pretty rigorously for a couple of months and had very little issue...
by Surfingringo
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reverse S Dragonfly?
Replies: 31
Views: 495

Re: Reverse S Dragonfly?

I think the wharncliffe will do it all but better than a reverse s. I think you are right that a wharnie D’fly will do most of what a reverse s would. I think the two blade shapes are more similar to each other in use than either is to a traditional blade shape. Each will still have certain advanta...
by Surfingringo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reverse S Dragonfly?
Replies: 31
Views: 495

Re: Reverse S Dragonfly?

juggler wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:49 am
steelcity16 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:16 am
A wider tip and more belly.
Surfingringo wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:19 am
I would vote for something in between

Tough crowd :)
Beautiful! I would be all over a knife like that!
by Surfingringo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reverse S Dragonfly?
Replies: 31
Views: 495

Re: Reverse S Dragonfly?

Hi Jazz, my feeling is that hawkbills are mainly designed for pull cuts. If you are performing pullouts with a hawkbill (that is an more or less an upside down half moon shape) then the half of the blade from the center to the heel is essentially useless for pull cuts and is therefore wasted space. ...
by Surfingringo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reverse S Dragonfly?
Replies: 31
Views: 495

Re: Reverse S Dragonfly?

I'd love a SE reverse S Dragonfly I was thinking more of the shape of the Meerkats in the photo I posted. A wider tip and more belly. I would vote for something in between but closer to that dragonfly juggler posted. The meerkat doesn’t have enough “hook” to really grab material but that dragonfly ...
by Surfingringo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reverse S Dragonfly?
Replies: 31
Views: 495

Re: Reverse S Dragonfly?

I like hawkbill shapes for some tasks but I find that they are a little too specialized for me and lack versatility. The reverse s shape is a lot more useful to me. It has the tip of s hawkbill (which is the most useful area for me) but that bit of Straight edge/belly back by the heel can be very us...
by Surfingringo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Congrats Spyderco!
Replies: 29
Views: 698

Re: Congrats Spyderco!

Man, I thought Spyderco had some awesome knives in the prototype case. Probably my favorite was the straight spine Stretch... Any chance we'll get to see pics of this? Or were photos not allowed in that area? No pics of the prototypes allowed but the knife looked really “right” with that blade shap...
by Surfingringo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Congrats Spyderco!
Replies: 29
Views: 698

Re: Congrats Spyderco!

Man, I thought Spyderco had some awesome knives in the prototype case. Probably my favorite was the straight spine Stretch... Any chance we'll get to see pics of this? Or were photos not allowed in that area? No pics of the prototypes allowed but the knife looked really “right” with that blade shap...
by Surfingringo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Congrats Spyderco!
Replies: 29
Views: 698

Re: Congrats Spyderco!

Man, I thought Spyderco had some awesome knives in the prototype case. Probably my favorite was the straight spine Stretch... Any chance we'll get to see pics of this? Or were photos not allowed in that area? No pics of the prototypes allowed but the knife looked really “right” with that blade shap...
by Surfingringo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Congrats Spyderco!
Replies: 29
Views: 698

Re: Congrats Spyderco!

Lucky you could see the Holy Grail prototype case, my eyesight could not reach that far over the Ocean, neither my bottom :) If they keep them in the case instead of showing them due to new (non) Reveal policy, I comment for what I could see on YouTube... My apologies if I came off as contentious G...
by Surfingringo
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Congrats Spyderco!
Replies: 29
Views: 698

Re: Congrats Spyderco!

Man, I thought Spyderco had some awesome knives in the prototype case. Probably my favorite was the straight spine Stretch! That thing reminded me so much of a lockback paramilitary 2! Beautiful knife, and that ivory frn handle was really sweet too! Then there were all the different handles! Man, th...
by Surfingringo
Wed May 29, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela-thread
Replies: 87
Views: 2639

Re: Endela-thread

Patiently awaiting the Salt version.
by Surfingringo
Sun May 26, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 170
Views: 5787

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

Thanks for the chart zrows, I was kind of thinking the same after looking at the composition. I was just curious how it might compare to some other “non-stainless” steels. Like more or less stainless than m4? I imagine Shawn will have an idea about corrosion performance by now. If not, I might have ...
by Surfingringo
Sun May 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?
Replies: 170
Views: 5787

Re: Sal, Can we get CPM 15v?

Hey Shawn, you guys have any idea what kind of corrosion resistance to expect from 15v?
by Surfingringo
Sun May 26, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Translucent Venom Green LC200N Manix Salt?
Replies: 26
Views: 626

Re: Translucent Venom Green LC200N Manix Salt?

I would buy one. Not because I particularly love the color but more because i don’t worry much about handle color. I think it would be a good idea as a color option but a bad idea to use it as the standard color. I think that Green is too polarizing for a standard color and wouldn’t turn off too man...
by Surfingringo
Thu May 23, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.
Replies: 142
Views: 2105

Re: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.

It would be neat if all of us who argue what the best one hand open/close knife is could get together, put on fall protection harnnesses and lanyard, grab a 20lb bag of tools and parts, walk up 20 flights of stairs, climb some pipe and tie off above the abyss, stradling a pipe, then see who opens a...
by Surfingringo
Tue May 21, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.
Replies: 142
Views: 2105

Re: Closing one handed: Faster with a backlock than with a compression lock.

I think the OP’s point was that any difference in closing speed between the two locks is negligible to the point of being meaningless. I would share his opinion.

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