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by mastiff
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 61877

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

The problem is everyone keeps saying that Spyderco is doing this because they have to pay for the CQI, new facility space, new machinery, etc. Is there a reading comprehension problem on this thread? I'm dead serious. SPYDERCO GETS NO EXTRA MONEY, PER SAL. NOTHING. NADA. ZILCH. Only the dealers are ...
by mastiff
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 61877

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

So you think dealers should be happy to carry and promote the brand to make $5 on a $100? Many dealers don't bother selling Spyderco as there is not enough meat on the bone. This is not greed, it's economic reality. As I was saying, I sell Spyderco because I love the brand and they are what got me ...
by mastiff
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 61877

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

So Spyderco gets nothing and the dealers get everything. If Spyderco was getting more then yeah, but just the dealers get more? That's sad in a way I can't even express. Could you tell us which dealers pushed for this?
by mastiff
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 61877

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

I'd say it's time for a knife dealer to chime in and add some real world information to this debate. 1st off I sell Spyderco because I love the brand and respect Sal Glesser and his way of treating people. I don't sell it because there is a lot of money in it, because there isn't. Let's use the ven...
by mastiff
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 61877

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

I want to compare prices for people so they actually see what this price increase means. I'll compare 2 back-lock folders of similar size and weight from 2 very popular companies. Knifeworks.com prices Spyderco Endura 4- 35% Map comes to a $87.71. TiNi'd VG-10 and FRN at 3.4oz Cold Steel Broken Skul...
by mastiff
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New catalog
Replies: 26
Views: 4086

Re: New catalog

The only change I would make to the catalog is a pic to show the thickness of the handles from the rear. That would be a big help when trying to guess if a handle is the right size for people!
by mastiff
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you could pick one discontinued knife to turn into a sprint..
Replies: 146
Views: 16032

Re: If you could pick one discontinued knife to turn into a sprint..

The Dodo in plain edge. I got into Spyderco folders about decade too late to get one. I'd take one in FRN, FRCP, or G10. S30V, CTS-XHP, CTS-BD1, or any steel Golden would make them in. Any way I can get it.
by mastiff
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in a PM2 with LC200N
Replies: 71
Views: 8274

Re: Any interest in a PM2 with LC200N

If they can make the Caribbean then why couldn't they Salt-ize the PM2? Both are comp lock folders with, 2 screws on the scales, nested steel liners, barrel lined lanyard holes, and hourglass clips. You just use the same materials and hardware on the PM2 that's being used on the Caribbean. The PM2 i...
by mastiff
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: We need more Wharncliffes!
Replies: 93
Views: 7342

Re: We need more Wharncliffes!

Ok, now don't go lighting me on fire and tossing me into the bushes here but... What about instead of a traditional Wahrnie, it was more Xacto shaped? Just for visuals, imagine laying a straight edge across a Manix 2 blade from the tip to where it meets the ricasso. Not a super steep angle but defi...
by mastiff
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: We need more Wharncliffes!
Replies: 93
Views: 7342

Re: We need more Wharncliffes!

A Wharncliffe Manix 2 or Para Military 2 would be just sweet! I'd be in for sure and the semi or open construction of the two make Wharnie-Izing them a fairly easy proposition just looking at them. I'd really like a LW M2 version too. I might even break my rule of no more Japanese Spydies for that E...
by mastiff
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Decisions, decisions...
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

Re: Decisions, decisions...

Get yourself a Delica or Endura, and then make your second one a Caribbean or Pacific Salt. The Caribbean is not out yet but it will not disappoint, nor will the Pacific Salt. Those two are 100 percent rust proof and hold great edges. Do a search on here for posts by SurfGringo and see how the H1 s...
by mastiff
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 catalog release?
Replies: 22
Views: 3324

Re: 2018 catalog release?

If I sign up for a catalog right now will that get me the 2017 or will it sign me up for the 2018?
by mastiff
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: From which company does Spyderco get their Japanese steel?
Replies: 24
Views: 3782

Re: From which company does Spyderco get their Japanese steel?

Man is it really confusing having someone who doesn't know much about steel named mastiff and someone who knows a LOT about steel named The Mastiff. It feels like April Fools every day! I didn't say anything bad about the steel, I was just hoping that Spyderco wasn't getting it from Kobe. Kind of w...
by mastiff
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clip Preference
Replies: 41
Views: 4630

Re: Clip Preference

abbazaba wrote:
mastiff wrote: I just wish with they made a deep carry wire clip that fit my Manix 2 properly.
Call SFO and ask them for a clip from the Foundry...

https://imgur.com/5zqhK4Z

Thanks for the pic and info!
by mastiff
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Clip Preference
Replies: 41
Views: 4630

Re: Clip Preference

Wire clips got my vote. Less hot spots, no cheap paint to rub or flake off, and only one significantly larger screw that is much less likely to strip or break just make wire clips a better choice. That larger screw is something I think everyone else missed when looking at advantages that the wire cl...
by mastiff
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damasteel Paramilitary 2
Replies: 25
Views: 3617

Re: Damasteel Paramilitary 2

If you go damascus why not go all the way and do Raffir Noble scales? Now that would be different. I'd love to see that mock up!
by mastiff
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back After a Few Years... Thoughts on LW Knives.
Replies: 41
Views: 5416

Re: Back After a Few Years... Thoughts on LW Knives.

A LW Manix 2 is my constant home companion even though I dislike the steel, I'll probably upgrade to a S110V LW version at some point. I love the G10 Manix 2 but it's just too heavy for basketball shorts. I didn't like it at first but the LW grew on me I guess. I still carry my DLC Manix 2 at work a...
by mastiff
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Hate Japanese Spydies, Sorry
Replies: 112
Views: 18568

Re: I Hate Japanese Spydies, Sorry

I think a lot of people misunderstand what my problem was and what I agreed to do about it. I'll be calling warranty and repair on Tuesday. I have no problem with the steel, design, FRN, or ergos of the Japanese made knives. I like them a lot and that's why I'm so disappointed. I'm not condemning a ...
by mastiff
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Hate Japanese Spydies, Sorry
Replies: 112
Views: 18568

Re: I Hate Japanese Spydies, Sorry

Returning 6 folders would have cost around $30 or more- seems stupid when the fix is a clean workplace and/or an air nozzle at the factory. It comes down to either laziness or complacency. Also remember that my taking them apart when I did voided the warranty on all but the last two because that pol...

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