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by spyderg
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where does SPY27 Steel sits among the current Steel lines?
Replies: 33
Views: 1180

Re: Where does SPY27 Steel sits among the current Steel lines?

In my use I’m finding it similar to ctsxhp in terms of toughness, edge retention and sharpening. Both remain spotless from my fairly corrosive sweat.
by spyderg
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The comings and goings of a SwayBack
Replies: 36
Views: 1023

Re: The comings and goings of a SwayBack

I have large hands with xl hitchhiker thumbs. I’m left handed, (so this knife is perfect for me, yay Spydie flick!) and I have extensive damage on my right hand from a tablesaw kickback years ago leaving me with limited dexterity and grip. Yet Despite these challenges, I find the Swayback very easy ...
by spyderg
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 208
Views: 55497

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

Yes. They seem like s small operation. Their knives are really well made. Perhaps not as refined in some ways as gec but they've got titanium liners, mosaic pins, bronze washers and premium steels.
by spyderg
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clips you don’t like do not constitute a fatal flaw
Replies: 44
Views: 1585

Re: Clips you don’t like do not constitute a fatal flaw

The clip on the Swayback is definitely a flaw. I definitely disagree on this one. While aesthetically it might not have been the best choice in some people’s minds, it is functional, comfortable for many, and doesn’t impede any function or use of the knife so I don’t see it as a flaw at all. I opte...
by spyderg
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Share your in-hand pictures!
Replies: 341
Views: 107339

Re: Share your in-hand pictures!

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by spyderg
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clips you don’t like do not constitute a fatal flaw
Replies: 44
Views: 1585

Re: Clips you don’t like do not constitute a fatal flaw

Sometimes a perfectly good clip and clip placement for some is a fatal flaw for others. - For me the wire clip is a good example, on my Para 3lw it folds over all the time and will eventually break or damage the knife. It is also problematic in use as the knife suddenly shifts in hand. -The clip pla...
by spyderg
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: First mod, pivot issue
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: First mod, pivot issue

If the new washers are even just a touch thicker than the old ones, the lock bar may not travel quite as far over. This may result in play. If you can push the lockbar over and it eliminates the play then there is your issue. You can then sand down the washers a little and put them back in, and/or b...
by spyderg
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 208
Views: 55497

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

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I follow these guys on fb and IG, keep seeing posts about more being released and it made me want to carry one of mine. This is the first one I got. It’s in us2000, (similar to Cruwear). My other is in m390. Great knives!
by spyderg
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bottle Openers
Replies: 101
Views: 16979

Re: Bottle Openers

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Rostfrei Solingen
by spyderg
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera
Replies: 100
Views: 7259

Re: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera

Too bad they excluded lefties. Oh well, bank account is happy with that, lol! Not sure what you mean... a back-lock is ambidextrous. That's one of the positive things about a back-lock. The pocket clip is right side, tip up only. Exactly, if I can’t carry it lefty an ambidextrous lock doesn’t mean ...
by spyderg
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco stainless is least prone to accidental edge damage?
Replies: 42
Views: 4040

Re: Which Spyderco stainless is least prone to accidental edge damage?

Obviously there are a lot of factors involved and the experts have chimed in with the sciency stuff. My two cents, as far as stainless steels go, S35vn and CTS-XHP have held up the best for me against accidental and harder use damage.
by spyderg
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Civivi knives, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Civivi knives, anyone?

Their modern folders don’t call to me. Got the Rustic Gent, I think that’s what it’s called. Super well made but lacks character.
by spyderg
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera
Replies: 100
Views: 7259

Re: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera

I don’t know what it is but I like the look of the blade. Too bad they excluded lefties. Oh well, bank account is happy with that, lol!
by spyderg
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 6004

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

I voted ball bearing, I assume we’re talking cbbl as in my Manix2. Wish they would use it more but I guess it’s hard to fit into designs. Next up would be the compression lock, particularly button activated as on the Smock! Hopefully we will see some more of that soon. Last on my list is a backlock,...
by spyderg
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 208
Views: 55497

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

As much as I like GEC, I’ve acquired a number of other brands. Here is my Queen made Trestle Pine Knives “Topper”. It is one of my most carried, if you’ve seen some of my other posts you’ll know I’ve got a thing for caplifters. When I got it, I really should have sent it back. The blade and lifter w...
by spyderg
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 208
Views: 55497

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

GEC 15 is a great pattern, a couple cousins as well...
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by spyderg
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 208
Views: 55497

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

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This is getting a lot of negative attention on BF, but I’m actually looking forward to this one!
by spyderg
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Talking about your traditional knives
Replies: 208
Views: 55497

Re: Talking about your traditional knives

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by spyderg
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Showing how much a butcher sharpens steel off a blade
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: Showing how much a butcher sharpens steel off a blade

My late fathers old “roast beef knife”. He used it nearly every Sunday to slice the roast. He almost always took it downstairs to his 1/2hp coarse grinding wheel first. The blade used to be more than twice the height. After he past, I decided to see if I could put new life to it. Reshaped the blade,...

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