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by soulspy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyOpera, Brouwer, ...
Replies: 29
Views: 598

Re: SpyOpera, Brouwer, ...

Brouwer is a true sleeper. They are so smooth and have great ergonomics.

I'd add the new slipit Lil Native (just shown in the newest Reveal), although no one knows when those will be released
by soulspy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Z-Max mule!
Replies: 27
Views: 590

Re: Z-Max mule!

I looked up the manufacturers spec sheet...

https://www.zapp.com/fileadmin/_documen ... eet-US.pdf

...Saw mention of underhardening to improve toughness. I wonder what hardness Spyderco will aim for?
by soulspy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: General Forum Knife Question - Serial Numbers?
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: General Forum Knife Question - Serial Numbers?

There's a Spyderco Club that has serialized knives for each member. I'm not sure how the forum knives got numbered.
by soulspy
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Oily liners.
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Oily liners.

I always wash the production oil off with hot water and soap blow the knife out with compressed air, and then oil the pivot and detent with Ballistol.
by soulspy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Well that didn't take long...
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Well that didn't take long...

Look inside the handle and see if the blade can make contact with the lock mechanism when the lock is depressed.
by soulspy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The negative blade angle wharncliffe that I wish existed
Replies: 54
Views: 1092

Re: The negative blade angle wharncliffe that I wish existed

Get a Rock Jumper. You'll like it.
by soulspy
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New ambitious knive feels wrong when open/close
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: New ambitious knive feels wrong when open/close

Wash with hot soapy water. Let it dry. Add tiny amount of oil to pivot and detent ball.
by soulspy
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Running out of Airs
Replies: 21
Views: 608

Re: Running out of Airs

Yes, please. I thought they were too small when they were available. Now I am a fan of all the "Lil" knives.
by soulspy
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K2 Sprint
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: K2 Sprint

It will never happen. The relationship between Spyderco and the designer has diminished.
by soulspy
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: End of 2020 Opinions on VG-10
Replies: 52
Views: 1471

Re: End of 2020 Opinions on VG-10

All of my first Spydercos were VG-10 Rescue blades from the 90's. This was during a period of time where I was much less concerned with blade steels or even the use/abuse of my knives. It never rusted even though it was in the pocket of swim trunks all summer. It never chipped. I eventually met some...
by soulspy
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL
Replies: 20
Views: 607

Re: Official plea for a Rock Jumper XL

I'll buy one. I have been carrying the SE Rock Jumper since it first came out and I really like it. I normally like a "Lil" version of my favorites, but in this case an XL would be pleasing.
by soulspy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any blade play in the New Green Pac Salt?
Replies: 67
Views: 1792

Re: Any blade play in the New Green Pac Salt?

Seki City lockback = a little up/down blade play. Bothers me less than the Siren which has amazing lockup until you grip the handle. The tiniest amount of pressure on the lockback lets the blade rattle.
by soulspy
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean Troubles
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: Caribbean Troubles

The pivot and stop pin interplay has been different on most of my PM2's. Some I can crank the pivot tight and loosen the stop pin and get great action. Others have the stop pin snug and the pivot loose. I'd just keep messing with it. Actually maybe put it down and come back with fresh patience and t...
by soulspy
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Have you owned a Spyderco lockback with zero play?
Replies: 57
Views: 1575

Re: Have you owned a Spyderco lockback with zero play?

2 new backlocks to me: Siren and the Rock Jumper. Siren: no blade play, but lock slop when you grip it tightly. The lock bar is so wide and the cutout is quite far forward such that the meat of your hand will ever so slightly depress the lock and you can feel the blade rattle against the lock. Feels...
by soulspy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Siren
Replies: 94
Views: 7360

Re: Siren

I just received by Rockjumper and it has exactly the back spring strength that my Siren is missing. Much less lock release in an edge-in reverse hammer grip and firm hammer grip. If anyone else has both, can you check to see if your results are the same? Maybe my Siren just has a weak back spring? ...
by soulspy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What steel balances attributes best?
Replies: 61
Views: 1407

Re: What steel balances attributes best?

M390 family of chemical compositions do well for me.
by soulspy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wildland Firefighters Knife
Replies: 180
Views: 5465

Re: Wildland Firefighters Knife

I thinking an XL Rock Jumper in Red G-10 with an LC200N SE blade. Called the Fire Jumper.
by soulspy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Jimping poll
Replies: 37
Views: 686

Re: Jimping poll

I like it, but if it's not there, it is presumably not needed. See: Siren, Rock Jumper, Rock Lobster, Nilakka and Lil Nilakka, Rhino.
by soulspy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite odd duck/black sheep model?
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: What's your favorite odd duck/black sheep model?

I'd have to say the Vrango. Recurved tanto blade, anodized Ti handles. No cutout for the liner lock. Sharp edges on the entire handle make reaching into the pocket carrying it (tip down only) an uncomfortable endeavor. But for some reason I still love it.
by soulspy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Climbing story" in the newest Spyderco Byte
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: "Climbing story" in the newest Spyderco Byte

I used to rock climb and I was an Always-Knifer. Spyderco Rescue.

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