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by palonej
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is the new, improved Advocate?
Replies: 46
Views: 6638

Re: Where is the new, improved Advocate?

I am a Spydie fan, NOT a fanboy. I have a Southard, Domino, Positron and an Advocate......they are my favorite Spydies. I have carried my original Advocate exclusively for 5 months for work, HVAC. It has been through hell and has proven itself to be one tough hombre. After lots of abuse, it still fl...
by palonej
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco
Replies: 234
Views: 39834

Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

I wouldn’t be concerned over what a few people said on YouTube. I’ve had NO PROBLEMS with any of my flippers. That's the problem with this hobby, one negative comment by someone with enough followers and it becomes the gospel, and any positive feedback is dismissed as fanboying. I've completely sto...
by palonej
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco
Replies: 234
Views: 39834

Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

I wouldn’t be concerned over what a few people said on YouTube. I’ve had NO PROBLEMS with any of my flippers. Neither have I Josh, and I have a bunch. I have been carrying my original Advocate for a work knife, HVAC, for the last few months and it has impressed me big time. Great flipper and an ama...
by palonej
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Benchmade 940
Replies: 54
Views: 7714

Re: Benchmade 940

Doesn’t feel boxy in hand at all. Very comfortable. Every once in a while when choosing the knives for the day, I feel something is missing or I haven’t carried ‘those’ particular knives for a while. It always turns out to be a 940 and a Para 2.....always. These models were both purchased very early...
by palonej
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: You have to get out fast. What one Spyderco knife?
Replies: 42
Views: 3892

Re: You have to get out fast. What one Spyderco knife?

.... Been praying for you guys. Hope all of the evacuated are home safe very soon. Hang in there. Joe Thank you Joe. I hope for everyone's safety and well-being too. I was fortunate again, many were not. A lot of horses were killed and a lot of structures were destroyed. That fire is 95% contained ...
by palonej
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re: Spyderco Warranty & Repair / Customer Service
Replies: 10
Views: 1754

Re: Spyderco Warranty & Repair / Customer Service

Wow! This is not a warranty issue at all. KC should have taken care of you. Sounds simple, but I have found KC is not the easiest dealer when it comes to any issues. I had a similar experience with them and found their CS extremely lacking. If you haven’t shipped your knife to Spydie yet, give KC a ...
by palonej
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do I really "need" a Southard?
Replies: 153
Views: 11177

Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Mine arrived today. To say blown away is an understatement. I've always thought the "if you could only keep 1" threads were a little silly, and they are, but I really think I could be happy with only a Southard and a dragonfly. Knocked the PITS down to #2 of my nicest knives. The quality level of t...
by palonej
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: You have to get out fast. What one Spyderco knife?
Replies: 42
Views: 3892

Re: You have to get out fast. What one Spyderco knife?

Thankfully I'm 30 miles away from the big fire near me. But I've been getting things ready in case any pop up near by. Got the cat carrier, cat food, water. Got myself my bag with 2 changes of clothes, toiletries, leatherman, ect... got my photos and all my spydies in their Pelican cases (carrying ...
by palonej
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why no more Autos?
Replies: 33
Views: 3667

Re: Why no more Autos?

The Autonomy is a fantastic Spydie! It is tough as nails, very comfy in hand, locks up stupid tight and fires like a pistol!!
It also cuts like a pocket chain saw!
Joe
by palonej
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native5 is not smooth to open
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Native5 is not smooth to open

Just flick the snot out of it and in a week or so you’ll be back letting us know how smoooooth it is!
Just remember....it’s a lock back, it won’t fly Open like a Para 2.
Joe
by palonej
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do I really "need" a Southard?
Replies: 153
Views: 11177

Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

The Positron has it also! Got the CF version couple days ago and that finish is amazing!
Joe
curlyhairedboy wrote:The Taichung mirrored stonewash is really something unique. Only seen on the Southard, Bowie, and Techno.
by palonej
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do I really "need" a Southard?
Replies: 153
Views: 11177

Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

LMAO!!!!
I blame these shameless enablers all the time Josh!!!
You’re going to LOVE the knife!!
Joe
murphjd25 wrote:If there’s still a brown one in stock tomorrow I’m going to order it. You guys suck! (Someone please buy all of these before tomorrow!!) Dang my weakness.
by palonej
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do I really "need" a Southard?
Replies: 153
Views: 11177

Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

My black one is nothing short of a great flipper! Super smooth action too!
by palonej
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 59538

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

It all sounds good ^^^ BUT many people will still buy from Amazon or eBay. They’ll wind up here posting a thread hoping their NIB $90 ‘Para 2’ is real........it’s not.
Joe
by palonej
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do I really "need" a Southard?
Replies: 153
Views: 11177

Re: Do I really "need" a Southard?

Here’s my recommendation!! Pic is worth tons of words! :D :D
All kidding aside.......it is a fantastic knife!
Joe
by palonej
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 59538

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

Not counting a few years out of the field, I have been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years, my family since 1925, or so. Things have changed so drastically, it’s almost impossible to keep up. Where loyalty and great service used to be enough to keep accounts, they don’t even enter the equation an...
by palonej
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 59538

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

I remember one of my first top end Spydercos in September 2005 was the Military Model C36GPSE with G-10 Handle and ComboEdge S30V steel for $103.09 shipped. Now, the PlainEdge C36GPE with G-10/S30V is $160.77 and soon to be $174.18! Yes, and you could get a pound of potatoes for 2 cents in 1913. No...
by palonej
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 59538

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

Great point Dave. I saw the same exact thing happen between American Standard & Home Depot....and it was absolutely nauseating. I worked corporate for Amer Stand from 1998 - 2005 and watched our quality go in the dumpster. We had around 25 plants in the US employing about 4,000 people in each one. Q...
by palonej
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My heart just sank..
Replies: 16
Views: 2299

Re: My heart just sank..

So, I’ve been away from the Knife world for a bit since I’m in college and all (and frankly the “broke college student” stereotypes unfortunately followed suit), but I have been getting back into the swing of things as of late. This is great because one of my favorite Knife designs I’ve ever seen w...
by palonej
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Examples of Spyderedge, and Why
Replies: 41
Views: 3935

Re: Your Favorite Examples of Spyderedge, and Why

Toss up between my Pac Salt & Autonomy. Both are flat out CUTTERS!!
Both are work Knives, HVAC, and have handled everything I’ve thrown at them.
Joe

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