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by ugaarguy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1
Replies: 39
Views: 561

Re: H1

In the past, I've read posts by some who stated that "H1 is not really a steel." That's not true; H1 is definitely a steel. Magnets stick to it. Interestingly, there are stainless steels, apparently called austenitic steels, that magnets won't stick to. I encountered it on a friend's refrigerator w...
by ugaarguy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1
Replies: 39
Views: 561

Re: H1

I looked at the LC200N knives, and the only thing that stopped me from getting one of them is that they all seemed just a little too big to just have in some shorts during a lake day or something. Any input on that? Like a few others have mentioned, I'll carry a thin knife clipped inside my waistba...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Para 3 LW Drop
Replies: 52
Views: 2888

Re: Spyderco Para 3 LW Drop

It will be interesting to see what comes. I view these changes to lightweight to be an Eric thing, which is not to say unwise but a transition to something different that well let’s just say I am wary of. The Manix 2 LW was done under Sal. There have been numerous plastic handle knives under Sal, i...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Proposed Model - Spyderco Antilles
Replies: 27
Views: 805

Re: New Proposed Model - Spyderco Antilles

That's a Boston and Chicago boater's special. I like it.
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?
Replies: 26
Views: 528

Re: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?

I think of that whole group of steels (s30v, s35vn, s90v, s110v, zdp) as stubborn. Stubborn to get sharp but also stubborn to dull. That goldielocks zone of good cutting performance and ease of sharpening is hard to get. I would classify BD1n in that zone. Interesting. I just checked my Sage 2 (S30...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What "Other" is in your pocket???
Replies: 1266
Views: 198444

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

MacLaren wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:46 pm
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How big are your pockets? :D
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1
Replies: 39
Views: 561

Re: H1

I assume you're asking about plain edge. If you can live with serrated, edge retention will be much better. You could also buy a Byrd or value line Spyderco and just oil the blade occasionally (or get a competing budget knife with a 14C28N blade, which is quite corrosion resistant) while you save fo...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?
Replies: 26
Views: 528

Re: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?

Looking forward to the Para3 Lightweight becoming available. Wondering about the steel. Where does CTS-BD1N fit in as far as holding a truly sharp blade? What steel is it comparable to? LC200N Perhaps? VG-10? See this thread - https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=77098 - Phil Wilson seems...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Para 3 LW Drop
Replies: 52
Views: 2888

Re: Spyderco Para 3 LW Drop

Extra330SC wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:00 am
Live on Spyderco website
https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/det ... ght/1201

James
And PE is already sold out. I hope they're able to get another run cranked out again soon.
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your 2 knife EDC system?
Replies: 60
Views: 1057

Re: What's your 2 knife EDC system?

The rare times when I carried two knives they were a ZT 0562CF or a Domino clipped in my jeans pocket; and a CRKT Pilar, Cold Steel Tuff Lite, or CS Mini Tuff Lite dropped into the coin pocket as the secondary blade. Now I rarely carry anything except for a Sage 2, and a SpydieChef is usually the on...
by ugaarguy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the Para 3 LW come in colors and BD1N?
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Will the Para 3 LW come in colors and BD1N?

I kinda wish Spyderco would make the standard color white or very pale gray on all FRN handle knives so we could just Rit dye them whatever color we want.
by ugaarguy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Coyote Urban update?
Replies: 58
Views: 2263

Re: Coyote Urban update?

Capt'n Boatsalot wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:13 pm
ugaarguy wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:59 am
Between this and the new Para 3 LW with 14C28N
Wait, what? I was aware of the Para 3 LW in CTS BD1N, but was not aware of 24C28N. Is this real?
I meant BD1N. Thanks for catching my brain fart 2 months later.
by ugaarguy
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Salty Stretch?
Replies: 20
Views: 916

Re: Salty Stretch?

Yeah...I'm really surprised we aren't seeing more plain edge salt folders with LC200N. I know it's probably coming, but I'm just impatient. :) Correct me if I'm wrong, but aside from the Spydiechef, Carribean, and N5 LW, aren't all of the Salt folders made in Japan? The Japanese both strongly prefe...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco polestar vs steel will modus
Replies: 24
Views: 452

Re: Spyderco polestar vs steel will modus

I don’t think framelocks are the solution. Spyderco has been putting thread inserts into newer designs to eliminate the need for steel liners. Works fine. I think in general Spyderco has had trouble moving titanium at the price points they require. A Chinese Spyderco framelock would sell just fine....
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco polestar vs steel will modus
Replies: 24
Views: 452

Re: Spyderco polestar vs steel will modus

...I think the Steel Will clips are not as good as Spyderco's. They work, but they're not as sturdy. Also they haven't yet figured out that you need a smooth spot where the clip contacts the knife or else it snags too much on your pocket... ... Personally, I would tend towards the Polestar. Even if...
by ugaarguy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco polestar vs steel will modus
Replies: 24
Views: 452

Re: Spyderco polestar vs steel will modus

@ Naperville and Ugaarguy, that's interesting stuff (and I mean it!), but to be helpfull to the OP (who obviously is new to knives): Would you agree with me that CTS BD1 is a better "beginner -steel" than D2? For me it definitely is. I don't have my Manix 2 LW anymore, but can remember that I liked...
by ugaarguy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: You're So Jaded...
Replies: 38
Views: 999

Re: You're So Jaded...

My Sage 2 has pushed every other knife out of my pocket, but I want the same knife with an ATR 1 style integral Ti compression lock and a Vanax blade. I'd like same elements in a Native 5 shape. I'll probably buy a Sage 5 LW when it comes out to save wear on the now difficult to replace Sage 2. I've...
by ugaarguy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco polestar vs steel will modus
Replies: 24
Views: 452

Re: Spyderco polestar vs steel will modus

I am also not that much in to the Chinese D2 on the Steel Will. I am not going to rant and rave abt BD-1, but D2 allegedly has no fixed recipe. D2 in the US is not the same as D2 in China. I am no fan of Chinese D2. American D2, I'm fine with it. I have not seen any "cut tests" regarding Steel Will...
by ugaarguy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco polestar vs steel will modus
Replies: 24
Views: 452

Re: Spyderco polestar vs steel will modus

The Modus comes in lots of colors, and it's a pretty nice knife. The D2 steel blade on the Modus will probably hold an edge a bit longer than the BD1 on the Polestar, but the BD1 blade will be more corrosion resistant. The Modus is a pretty nice flipper for $51, but it's flipper only opening. The Mo...
by ugaarguy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Harrier (2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Byrd Harrier (2019)

So this is the Endela blade length equivalent in the Byrd lineup?

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