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by MichaelScott
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Para 3 LW: Features or “Bugs”?
Replies: 0
Views: 17

The Para 3 LW: Features or “Bugs”?

What has the Para 3 LW got that the Para 3 doesn’t? Well, first, it is light in comparison with the “regular” Para 3. It is thinner in hand and the FRN is way more grippy than G10. The lightweight has no liners, rather just enough steel to support the same compression lock as they both have. The bla...
by MichaelScott
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Give The Spyderedge A Chance Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2149

Re: Give The Spyderedge A Chance Thread

I don’t see it. It appears that market forces argue for most blades to be plain edge rather than serrated. It’s probably a good alternative to carry a smaller serrated blade like a hawk bill or maybe even something as large as a Delica Warrencliffe. But I think that offering redundant edges on popul...
by MichaelScott
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies
Replies: 43
Views: 2877

Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Top five, some I have, others I have had:

Reinhold Rhino
Reinhold Ikuchi
Schempp Bowie
Lum Chinese folders
Gayle Bradley 2
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Military service...Past, Present, Future???
Replies: 35
Views: 2671

Re: Military service...Past, Present, Future???

Fire Control Tech, Guns, USS Buchanan DDG-14, ‘62-‘63, WesPac, Golden Shellback.

Fire Control Tech, Ballistic Missile, Polaris boats (Boomers), out of Rota, Spain and Charleston. If I revealed what we did I’d have to kill myself.
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your suggestions please
Replies: 43
Views: 2557

Re: Your suggestions please

In my own personal experience I've found that Spyderco's Dodo model to be the very best short bladed folder I've ever used. Dodo. Yes. Never had one but it’s high on my list. Aftermarket prices are generally very high. I may have to wait until Spyderco does an exclusive or sprint. Quirky little kni...
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your suggestions please
Replies: 43
Views: 2557

Re: Your suggestions please

Having lost my Rhino during one if my big knife sell-offs, I ordered another this morning. Michael did a superlative job designing this knife. Fits my requirements for a small folder with much more to appreciate. This one is really not one you can appreciate by reviews and videos. You have to have i...
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 LW slippery
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: Para 3 LW slippery

I am in the light sanding camp, if really necessary. Pivot adjust and just using it might help.
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your suggestions please
Replies: 43
Views: 2557

Re: Your suggestions please

I always carry Lil’ Lum in my Hitch & Timber Runt along with a flashlight and small Leatherman tool. I have a Chaparral which is still on probation. I remember how much I liked my Rhino and think now that the “trouble” I had adapting to the blade was mostly me. I plan to get another and educate mys...
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera
Replies: 29
Views: 2145

Re: 1st Impressions Of The New SpyOpera

Does little for me. Looks kind of awkward and the small ricasso with a falling blade, spells “ouch” to me.
by MichaelScott
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your suggestions please
Replies: 43
Views: 2557

Re: Your suggestions please

I always carry Lil’ Lum in my Hitch & Timber Runt along with a flashlight and small Leatherman tool. I have a Chaparral which is still on probation. I remember how much I liked my Rhino and think now that the “trouble” I had adapting to the blade was mostly me. I plan to get another and educate myse...
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco !
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: First Spyderco !

Welcome to the enablers club!
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1686
Views: 131526

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Rendered about 30 cardboard boxes into small pieces for recycle with my Chaparral Raffir Noble. Still laser sharp.
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your suggestions please
Replies: 43
Views: 2557

Re: Your suggestions please

Thanks every for your opinions. To answer a few questions, yes I like odd-ball designs. Rhino. Has the best ergonomics of any small knife I have used. I just haven’t been able to adjust to the long upswept blade. There is probably something here that I’m not understanding. Beautiful knife and I can ...
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your suggestions please
Replies: 43
Views: 2557

Your suggestions please

I would greatly appreciate suggestions of Spyderco folders for the following circumstances. I am an old cancer patient. When I go anywhere it would be in a wheelchair or fancy walker — this is most often to my oncologist clinic in Denver for chemo every three weeks, a 2.5 hr drive. Mostly I’m at hom...
by MichaelScott
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone here with a recent pacemaker?
Replies: 11
Views: 779

Re: Anyone here with a recent pacemaker?

Having to deal with stage 4 cancer for the last couple of years I can say that if you have a good cardiologist who has your best interests in mind, go with what she says.

I’ve fired a couple of oncologists along the way. Probably be dead now if I hadn’t.

Best of fortune and fortitude to you.
by MichaelScott
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 258
Views: 16727

Re: Unpopular opinions

My most unpopular opinion.. brace yourselves now.. People who carry knives daily, but only cut apples and open letters are "users" too! There, I said it! I’ve had a knife in my pocket every day for over a decade. In a given day, I may open mail/packages, cut up an apple at work, cut a loose thread ...
by MichaelScott
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

Or, put another way, you walk up to the Spyderco table at the annual Cut & Slice show. The man behind the table looks somehow familiar. He says “it’s your lucky day. Here,” he says gesturing at five identical knives on the table, “ You are our 1000th visitor. You get to pick out and take home one of...
by MichaelScott
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 258
Views: 16727

Re: Unpopular opinions

If a clip works in-pocket and in-use, it’s fine by me. I think generally wire works better. People who trash S30V are steel snobs. If you miss out on an exclusive or sprint, and don’t want to pay market price, then move on, nothing to see here. My main carry knives are a Lil’ Lum and a Schempp Bowie...
by MichaelScott
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Lock Type Preference
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

Re: Spyderco Lock Type Preference

I fixed the poll. I think I wrote the pOst around midnight last night.
My intent is to get to why you prefer one lock over the others. More information that way than just saying “I love the [insert lock type here].

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