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by ugaarguy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 52
Views: 2160

Re: Serration Disappointment

Double Tap.
by ugaarguy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 52
Views: 2160

Re: Serration Disappointment

Cambertree wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:11 pm
As a lefty it was a pleasant surprise to find the SE Salts feature a correctly ground chisel edge. ;) :p

Sorry, had to say it. :D
It's all good :D . Vanity to make it look good for us righties makes it cut right for y'all lefties. ;)
by ugaarguy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 52
Views: 2160

Re: Serration Disappointment

Really?? This is surprising to read. You had to have known this is how the knife was ground? Personally I find pull cuts best with SE blades. Did you try touching it up, maybe a small burr or wire edge on the scallop's? I knew it was how they were ground, I just wasn't thinking about it when I orde...
by ugaarguy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serration Disappointment
Replies: 52
Views: 2160

Serration Disappointment

My first fully serrated Spydie, a Dragonfly 2, was delivered today. I'm a disappointed with how the serrations are cut / ground into the blade. They're ground in on one side only, as most of y'all know. This creates a chisel ground. The chisel grind is done on the "show" side of the blade. As I made...
by ugaarguy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are sprint runs too small?
Replies: 72
Views: 2738

Re: Are sprint runs too small?

I think that the situation is not quite so simple. Some distinctions: A Sprint run is a run made by Spyderco that is a remake of an earlier design, usually discontinued, that has been changed in some way to distinguish the run from earlier models. It might be a color change, a handle material chang...
by ugaarguy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What was your first Spyderco?
Replies: 57
Views: 1213

Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Gen 3 Endura with ATS-55 blade. That was shortly followed by a Calypso JR with black micarta handles, which I still regret selling.
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st spiderco
Replies: 36
Views: 1511

Re: 1st spiderco

I am stepping into a new class of knife and could use some advice. Until now, I have only purchased hunting knifes. I am looking for a combination of EDC and protection. I have done a little too much research (video's-artical's-blogs) and now have more information then I know what to do with. Looke...
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crucible 60 NiTiNOL
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: Crucible 60 NiTiNOL

Sal, have you seen the little "The Drift" framelock from Quiet Carry? It's a $300+ Ti framelock with a Vanax blade. Quiet Carry sold out of them and have commissioned a 2nd run. Given, I don't know how many pieces a run is for them, versus a run for Spyderco of doing a Vanax blade sprint of the Nati...
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The muscular Shamans lean and wiry "kissing cousin" (borrowed that term from Sal) ?!
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: The muscular Shamans lean and wiry "kissing cousin".. ?!

I'd buy a high hollow grind lightweight Shaman too, as long it had a highly corrosion resistant blade steel. S30V would be sufficient. Just no tool steels - those have been most of the sprints and exclusives this year. It's time for more S90V, S110V, 20CV and the like.
by ugaarguy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crucible 60 NiTiNOL
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: Crucible 60 NiTiNOL

It would be interesting if Spyderco could get sample quantities of NiTiNOL to test against Vanax. Sal has said Vanax is too expensive to use currently. I wonder if this metal could possibly be any less expensive, but I have my doubts.
by ugaarguy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are sprint runs too small?
Replies: 72
Views: 2738

Re: Are sprint runs too small?

Actually I agree that it is problem and this is great thread which provides some real world perspective. We're watching it closely. sal Sal, are there any plans to do more sprints in carbon fiber or other less common handle materials, and higher end stainless steels? I wasn't able to get in on the ...
by ugaarguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please educate me on Flashlights
Replies: 33
Views: 1796

Re: Please educate me on Flashlights

My friend showed me his little Olight i1r 2 and I was blown away. I couldn't believe something so small could be so bright, run for so long, and was rechargeable! Not only that it was cheap to buy. I had to have one. Well I ended up buying a Olight S2r Baton 2 instead as Amazon was having a flash s...
by ugaarguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please educate me on Flashlights
Replies: 33
Views: 1796

Re: Please educate me on Flashlights

I still like Surefire because I like to support "Made In The U.S.A." companies. Also Surefire has dependability like few others I've used over the years. I had a couple of Fenix models at one time but they just weren't as durable as Surefire. Also Surefire's customer service is very similar to Spyd...
by ugaarguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45
Replies: 62
Views: 2966

Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Jazz wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:47 pm
Why do the cool knives come out when we’re jobless?
Grocery stores are hiring temps. Medical and Pharma are pretty recession and pandemic resistant.
by ugaarguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please educate me on Flashlights
Replies: 33
Views: 1796

Re: Please educate me on Flashlights

I still like Surefire because I like to support "Made In The U.S.A." companies. Also Surefire has dependability like few others I've used over the years. I had a couple of Fenix models at one time but they just weren't as durable as Surefire. Also Surefire's customer service is very similar to Spyd...
by ugaarguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please educate me on Flashlights
Replies: 33
Views: 1796

Re: Please educate me on Flashlights

Aren’t Surefire shock resistant for weapon mounting? I do like the P60 format. It seems much less popular now, but the Lego-ability of the format giving me the option of top drawer LED drop-ins and batteries in budget but robust bodies has been an absolute winner for me. Having said that, my latest...
by ugaarguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please educate me on Flashlights
Replies: 33
Views: 1796

Re: Please educate me on Flashlights

Most people aren't even buying Benchmade or Spyderco level knives. Go look at the best selling pocket knives on Amazon to see what people are buying. Lots of people are buying Fenix and Olight flashlights, which are kind of the Kizer and WE knives of flashlights. I also know of several cops who carr...
by ugaarguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45
Replies: 62
Views: 2966

Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

They're shipping. I missed getting a lightweight the SFO, but I did get the G10 version.
by ugaarguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Please educate me on Flashlights
Replies: 33
Views: 1796

Re: Please educate me on Flashlights

The CRK of flashlights is HDS Systems. Surefire and Streamlight are the Benchmade and Spyderco of flashlights.
by ugaarguy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are sprint runs too small?
Replies: 72
Views: 2738

Re: Are sprint runs too small?

I am not a fan of the 400 piece runs of exclusives. I'd be okay with it, as long as the dealers ordered additional runs to meet demand. I'm not a fan of BHQ's one and done practice. I don't like that by using the exclusive program, a dealer can take that steel and handle color combo out of future p...

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