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by navin johnson
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How I operate the Compression Lock as a Leftie
Replies: 20
Views: 651

Re: How I operate the Compression Lock as a Leftie

Left thumb while using a conventional grip...... then use my index finger to catch the choil...... Is there something I'm missing?
by navin johnson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would s110v family sale better w/o Blurple?
Replies: 45
Views: 1172

Re: Would s110v family sale better w/o Blurple?

The FRN color is ok. The G-10 is a no go for me. Have been looking at a P2 S110V in the case for a while and can't do it...
by navin johnson
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Power Lock
Replies: 84
Views: 2296

Re: Power Lock

The ricasso will protect your hand if the lock fails been there done that. What are lockbacks not strong enough for? The debris in my area consists of course sand and clay based dirt it f**** up compression locks liner locks and ball locks. Mostly it locks the knife open so it is unclosable. Lockbac...
by navin johnson
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pac salt green frn lc200n shipping to dealers!
Replies: 274
Views: 11878

Re: Pac salt green frn lc200n shipping to dealers!

I have a half dozen or so serrated knives and find them useful only for certain tasks. Every time I buy one I think it will be different and it's not. Sure you can EDC it but a plain edge works better for most of the things that I do with a knife. I do carry both while I work but only use the serrat...
by navin johnson
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What happened to the Boye Dent?
Replies: 71
Views: 1271

Re: What happened to the Boye Dent?

I would like to see a deeper "well" and longer travel than the dent. Lock location and hand "type" (fat, skinny, long fingers etc.) Have more to do with a partial lock release than the dent. The E4 with my hand will often get blade wiggle with hard use or in certain grips. Not the D4, Stretch, or an...
by navin johnson
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info
Replies: 156
Views: 4558

Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

The safest way to close any folder is with two hands.

With a LB dropping the ricasso on a finger is next most safe.

Any method that requires multiple movements and /or violent flicking/movement has the potential to loose control and is far more difficult to do under stress.
by navin johnson
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 104
Views: 2492

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

The biggest thing to me on the native is the small hole that is hard to get your thumb into. I think the sage is much better in this regard. I do like the no hump for hard work. The sage is a lower hump it was a good compromise because it's much easier to open. I have one native and at least 6 delic...
by navin johnson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: enuff 2!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 604

Re: enuff 2!!!

.5-1.0 more blade

Warncliffe Option
by navin johnson
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper
Replies: 201
Views: 7144

Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

I de-jimp my users. Seldom wear gloves and prefer a fixed blade when I do.

I think the no-dent knives look much better and are easier to use.....I would prefer a deeper well than a "hogged out" lock bar.

So glad for more choil-less LB folders.

Now can we discuss pinned and linerless?
by navin johnson
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Determining the Best Budget Knife Steel
Replies: 38
Views: 2138

Re: Determining the Best Budget Knife Steel

Thanks for another both very informative but still for layman like me well comprehendable article, Larrin! :) One point that puzzles me again (did so already in your previous article about edge retention): BD1N is worse in edge retention than VG10. This is really contrary to my personal (admittedly...
by navin johnson
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Golden made no choil knife - edge all the way to handle
Replies: 66
Views: 4755

Re: Golden made no choil knife - edge all the way to handle

Can someone explain what taking the choil away and an extra 1/4 inch of blade would do to dramatically change a PM? Especially at the expense of safety for closing and handling? How would no choil make it more dangerous to close and/or handle a PM2? :confused: A PM2 isn't a backlock. Fingers are ne...
by navin johnson
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Golden made no choil knife - edge all the way to handle
Replies: 66
Views: 4755

Re: Golden made no choil knife - edge all the way to handle

Understanding the difficulty of designing a folding knife and how one can't just randomly pick a blade, lock, and handle and make it work. Understanding that these tools need to be made for purposes and not individuals. Can someone explain what taking the choil away and an extra 1/4 inch of blade wo...
by navin johnson
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle
Replies: 94
Views: 5325

Re: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle

I find back locks with ricassos much less snaggy on material for my use. Choils snag lots for me unless my finger in in the choil.

The other methods shown for closing seem more dangerous....and complicated.

I would like to see more back locks with ricassos....possibly a leaf blade?
by navin johnson
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Liner Lock Failure??
Replies: 43
Views: 3673

Re: Liner Lock Failure??

I have a Military that will close with a lite tap on the spine. Just pressure on the spine and the liner will walk almost off the tang. I never used it much and never did any lock testing kind of abuse. I only use if for minor tasks around the house. I never carry it as I don't trust it. In general...
by navin johnson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Philosophy of locks
Replies: 75
Views: 4368

Re: Philosophy of locks

I choose back locks anymore do to blade security as I carry IWB or bottom of pocket often. Comp., liner, and CBBL have all opened on me at the wrong time except when carried in jeans or neck sheath. Wouldn't consider a flipper ever. I choose folders that provide hand protection so lock strength is n...
by navin johnson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Liner Lock Failure??
Replies: 43
Views: 3673

Re: Liner Lock Failure??

I have a Military that will close with a lite tap on the spine. Just pressure on the spine and the liner will walk almost off the tang. I never used it much and never did any lock testing kind of abuse. I only use if for minor tasks around the house. I never carry it as I don't trust it. In general ...
by navin johnson
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?
Replies: 79
Views: 7625

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Already have several with S30V or close with CBBL.

Wanted a different steel.

Realllly wanted a light weight version. Would have been OK with S30V in that.

CBBL opened on me a few times drawing from IWB.

Did I mention I really wanted a LW version?
by navin johnson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hap40 vs zdp189 vs k390
Replies: 20
Views: 4126

Re: Hap40 vs zdp189 vs k390

In my experience ZDP is only a bit more time consuming to sharpen than S30V as long as the edge is not overly blunted. It machines slowly but has almost no burring. It holds its sharp edge better than S110V (S110V will hold a working edge longer). For personal carry I value a fine sharp edge. The FF...
by navin johnson
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CBBL, Compression lock, and other lock preferences
Replies: 25
Views: 804

Re: CBBL, Compression lock, and other lock preferences

I have had CBBL (Manix) and a para 3 open when not wanted (drawing). Back lock is only safe lock if not against a seam to hold closed. For me.

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