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by Matus
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Dragonfly - show the love!
Replies: 385
Views: 167460

Re: Dragonfly - show the love!

Just received a Dragonfly in V-Toku2 - my second Dragonfly as I lost my Aogami Super about 2 years ago. I really love this little knife. Strangely - I never warmed up to a Delica (and sold mine HAP40 recently). Now I would like to get custom scales for the Dragonfly. But nobody seems to be making th...
by Matus
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mantra thoughts and comparison pics
Replies: 29
Views: 3502

Re: Mantra thoughts and comparison pics

Some great comparison photos :)

I have just learned about the Matra (I have no idea how I managed to miss it ?!?). I have Delica HAP40 high on my list - I am wondering how does the Matra compares to Delica in use (grip, cutting etc). Isn't the smooth Ti too slippery?
by Matus
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Photos and impressions: Ladybug, Dragonfly, Leaf storm, Delica
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Photos and impressions: Ladybug, Dragonfly, Leaf storm, Delica

Hi, since I am "expanding my horizons" ;) on smaller EDC knives I have got the following knife to have a look at. I did have Dragonfly before, but unfortunately lost it and before getting another one I decided to look a bit around. The photos are not the best - just a few quick snaps. The knives: It...
by Matus
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives

So, the decision was made - from the 3 knives pictured above I decided to keep the small Sebenza. I really love the look of the Worker, but I have realised that if I would keep it, it could be a dangerous way towards becoming collector (something I personally try to avoid). I know I could have kept ...
by Matus
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: HAP40 Delica and Endura
Replies: 399
Views: 41244

Re: HAP40 Delica and Endura

Nasgul wrote:
... Hope the HAP40 family will grow as previous : Dragonfly, Manbug, ... :) ...
+1 :spyder:
by Matus
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives

Why not keep all 3? Well, it's also a $ question. And I have Large Sebenza, LionSteel SR-1Alu and Mnandi (Eldder Box burl) in the post. Also - I am trying to stay from the collector thing - so I am looking to get some 2-3 really nice knives and just keep using them. If I were using knives more ofte...
by Matus
Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives

I am in the process deciding whether to keep it or not. I really like the overall design (it looks awesome!), the handle is comfortable (save for the sharp edge of the steel liners, but that could be fixed easily) and the grip is very secure. The shape of the spine of the blade offers very good supp...
by Matus
Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives

Well, the mailman brought a little package and now my Calypso Jr. has got some comapny. The said part is - only one of the three will stay. It is going to be one tough job. But since you guys helped me out I though a few photos could make this thread even more useful for others. Just one short note ...
by Matus
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker purchase help
Replies: 23
Views: 1361

Re: Sharpmaker purchase help

I would just shortly mention that IMO it may be worth to get some sort of coarse diamond instead the CBN rods. Do not get me wrong - I like my spyderco for touching up small blades (clean, easy and relatively fast), but when I wanted to set the edge bevel on Caly 3.5 super blue (not thinning, just 3...
by Matus
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives

That is great, thanks! I was comparing the Worker to Caly Jr. and after seeing your photos I am surprised to see that it is very similar in size and Delica and even smaller when closed. I had in all wrong in my head even though I have seen the numbers. I somehow though that delica is even smaller. Q...
by Matus
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Photo request - Worker G10 vs other knives

Hi, I do not like the impolite tone of the title, what I really meant (but it was too long) was: Would you guys be so kind and post a few photos of the Worker G10 next to maybe Dragonfly, Delica or Caly Jr. (Caly Jr. is the only spyderco I have at the moment) - I would like to see how much larger it...
by Matus
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Calypso Jr. II
Replies: 23
Views: 2430

Re: Calypso Jr. II

The burgundy Caly Jr. is a lovely knife, but yes, I can imagine some improvements. I find that the handle does not really fit well into palm without using the choil area for grip. Feels somehow insecure, maybe jimping could improve that. I think the hypothetical Caly Jr. II could learn a bit from th...
by Matus
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just lost my dragonfly super blue
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Just lost my dragonfly super blue

Just browsed for the HAP40 and that could really be an option! I love the handle color. Any idea when it could be coming out?
by Matus
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a great slicer
Replies: 42
Views: 3282

Re: Looking for a great slicer

I am actually having thoughts in similar direction. How about Hungarian (C173G), or Persian (C83GRD) (the red one looks great, thought it is discontinued and probably hard to find). Both are pricey :)
by Matus
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just lost my dragonfly super blue
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Just lost my dragonfly super blue

Hi, I am coming back after longer time. We have just returned from otherwise great vacation from Norway, however my little Dragonfly in super blue did not come home with us. It was my favourite pocket knife (I since sold my Caly 3.5 in SB and may not keep the burgundy Calypso Jr. either, not sure ye...
by Matus
Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: What I love about the Caly Jr.
Replies: 26
Views: 8327

Re: What I love about the Caly Jr.

Sorry for picking up an old thread, but I have (after nearly 1 year long wait for one) a Calypso Jr Burgundy ZDP in post that should arrive in a few days. I love the way the spine and thumb rest was modified on this one. Since I have never done such a modification myself, I would like to ask what to...
by Matus
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - choosing the right waterstone
Replies: 94
Views: 20257

Re: ZDP-189 - choosing the right waterstone

Cliff, I did not realise the extend of your experience with different stones when I entered this discussion. Obviously your interested and expectations go way beyond that most users ever try to learn or reach (that includes me, honestly). Still - should you find the right stone for ZDP please let us...
by Matus
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - choosing the right waterstone
Replies: 94
Views: 20257

Re: ZDP-189 - choosing the right waterstone

I see, you are actually not actually looking for an advice, you are trying to educate us ;) Seriously - you make a valid point. It is very hard to convey with words how does given stone work on given steel. Since you have made it this far (experience with many stones and steels) - you could really p...
by Matus
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ZDP-189 - choosing the right waterstone
Replies: 94
Views: 20257

Re: ZDP-189 - choosing the right waterstone

OK, I understand your point. You lack a point of reference for speed and hardness of a stone. First of all - you do not want a stone that get's described as 'soft and muddy'. Soft and muddy is great for leaving less scratches and better feel during sharpening (yes, we kitchen knives nuts do like tha...
by Matus
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Dragonfly 2
Replies: 22
Views: 5905

Re: Which Dragonfly 2

I have SB and really like it (I found the handle too dull and dyed it orange-brown). I have had the ZDP version in hand and while very nice, the handle was too dark green to enjoy. On the blade side - the SB will probably be easier to sharpen and somewhat less prone to chipping than the ZDP. Patina ...

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