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by hoimin
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley 2 pros and cons might buy one
Replies: 23
Views: 1095

Re: Gayle Bradley 2 pros and cons might buy one

The GB2 is my favourite Spyderco to date.

This thread has a lot of the information you might be looking for:
http://www.spyderco.com/forumII/viewtopic.php?t=68977
by hoimin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on titanium scales
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: Thoughts on titanium scales

If you’re interested in what is possible with titanium in a folding knife, do check out Snecx on Instagram.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBf-3U01ML0
by hoimin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on titanium scales
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: Thoughts on titanium scales

I've never really considered handle material as the primary decision point, as it's largely pre-determined by lock style and design intent (no one is making a titanium-scaled fixed blade are they?). That being said, I eschewed titanium framelock flippers for a a long while as they have saturated the...
by hoimin
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1589
Views: 215762

Re: What "Other" is in your pocket???

The Sinkevich 0470 is the only ZT I’ve ever been interested in and now actually have. God have mercy on my wallet if Spyderco’s collab was this model with a Spydeyhole instead of flipper.

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by hoimin
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bradley Bowie
Replies: 19
Views: 1489

Re: Bradley Bowie

I got one when it first came out, largely because I love the way it looks and it generally has the right size to be a one-knife option. F/F was great out of Taichung as usual. That swedge clip is very beautifully executed and adds even more robustness to the tip/taper. The handle is very comfortable...
by hoimin
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 3709

Re: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?

The upcoming Hanan might be of interest.
by hoimin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Alistair Phillips!
Replies: 276
Views: 30904

Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Really looking forward to this one. Here's the original concept thread from Australian Blade Forums, where Sal initiated the wide ranging discussion about what features people would want in an Australian specific model. https://www.australianbladeforums.com/vb4/spyderco-knife-discussion/32112-dedic...
by hoimin
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report
Replies: 237
Views: 32618

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Does the Smock clip truly need 3 anchor screws? If you go with two (or even one, like the Hanan) in a recess, it should be sturdy enough. This would allow for the clip to be used for left-hand carry, and maybe push the clip closer to the end. Alternatively, standard clip + lanyard post instead of ho...
by hoimin
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report
Replies: 237
Views: 32618

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

does anyone remember a slipit prototype posted by the designer on the forum I want to say in 2016 that had green g10? It was meant to be a food prep knife I think. I for the life of me can't remember the designer's name or the name of his prototype but it reminds me of the Alistair Phillips posted ...
by hoimin
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report
Replies: 237
Views: 32618

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

The Sabotage looks like a baby folding machete!

I also really like the manufacturing idea of G10 over Ti-liners instead of a straight up RIL -- more cost-effective sculpting, colour accent options/customizability.
by hoimin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Recommendation: companion fixed blade for piggy back
Replies: 31
Views: 2563

Re: Recommendation: companion fixed blade for piggy back

Well, I returned the FFR. I thought it could double as a camp/bushcraft option + edc fixed blade. Unfortunately it was too long to pocket (and belt carry regularly) so I’ve opted to split the two requirements. The Ultra-Lite Bushcrafter just came back up so I will get one of those for the piggyback....
by hoimin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 7792

Re: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion

Sjucaveman wrote:Do they blow up when clicked?
Not automatically.

You’ll have to wrap the img tag stuff with URL tags.

[ url=Full size image url ][ img ]thumbnail url[ /img ][ /url ]

Most image hosting sites provide share links that handle this for you. Your first image did it perfectly.
by hoimin
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 7792

Re: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion

Sjucaveman wrote:Image

Better?
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I did this by taking the image url and placing it between the [img ][ /img] tags (with the extra spaces removed) like you did the first time.
by hoimin
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley 2 - So close to perfection...
Replies: 26
Views: 3011

Re: Gayle Bradley 2 - So close to perfection...

Aesthetically, I probably agree with the OP. Freehand sharpening a poorly realized plunge grind into ricasso/sharpening choil is also a bit of a pain. Practically speaking, I never really use the heel of a folding knife's cutting edge for anything anyway, so while I understand the frustrations of th...
by hoimin
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 7792

Re: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion

One of the reasons I moved to fixed blade EDC is stuff like this. I go camping very frequently, often times twice a week. While I was out last night getting prepared to cook dinner I came across a stump of perfect fatwood. This stuff takea a flame so well. Instead of having to walk back to camp for...
by hoimin
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 7792

Re: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion

xceptnl wrote: I'm hoping to talk him into a high hollow grind
!! at 2mm stock, that'll be a pretty tall order; it might be transparent in the middle! My littlest folder is a hollow grind and it's about 2.25-2.3 mm, and I think the Chris Reeve Mnandi is thereabouts as well.
by hoimin
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 7792

Re: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion

Planning on... 2mm stock, FFG 3" blade and a full 3 finger grip, much like a Caly 3 in proportion. Hollow pins & I'm not sure about handles yet. I'm super excited to get one of his pieces after 8 years of procrastination. This is a good plan. It's hard to find a small production fixed blade at 2mm ...
by hoimin
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 7792

Re: EDC Fixed Blade Discussion

I really like the idea of a fixed blade for EDC, even in the office. I've tried the Featherweight Fox River out in pocket carry for a couple of days and while it is perfectly sized for its intended uses and super comfortable, it is unfortunately too long with the default sheath in pocket carry, and ...
by hoimin
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: January Spyderbite Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1714

Re: January Spyderbite Discussion

Bigger bearings and thicker washers are the way to go here. Not sure why the bearing cage needs to be phosphor bronze though... The old plastic ones were seen as cheap and weak by some and I would imagine they could potentially warp or somehow prevent a bearing from rolling. These shouldn't cause a...
by hoimin
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: January Spyderbite Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1714

Re: January Spyderbite Discussion

Bigger bearings and thicker washers are the way to go here.
Not sure why the bearing cage needs to be phosphor bronze though...

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