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by nicked.onaut
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cruwear; Brown Micarta characteristics
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: Shaman Cruwear; Brown Micarta characteristics

TLDR: "Cool scales." "Yup. Oiled 'em." Simply looks like the difference between linen and canvas micarta (the "L" and the "C" in the sample photos). The Shaman is canvas micarta, and your Native is linen. Exactly. Any other differences can be chalked up to whether it's polished or not. The Stretch p...
by nicked.onaut
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cruwear; Brown Micarta characteristics
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Shaman Cruwear; Brown Micarta characteristics

The Shaman Brown Micarta Cruwear Sprint is likely a quick sellout when it reaches vendors, if the FOMO frenzy is any indication. The scale and steel combination has been popular in posts since the earliest rumors. They are not yet widely in the wild, so I hope this post will address some queries abo...
by nicked.onaut
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Riddle me this!
Replies: 91
Views: 4382

Re: Riddle me this!

Surfingringo, sent you a PM
Nicely done SG

(that one math method will turn nary a head. oooooh, a math pun clue!)
by nicked.onaut
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Riddle me this!
Replies: 91
Views: 4382

Re: Riddle me this!

Hi Lance, I'll take a look on a computer screen. Even with readers I can't see it that clearly on this old phone. Old and slow, just like....What were we talking about?

kind regards
by nicked.onaut
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Family friendly jokes
Replies: 509
Views: 115085

Re: Family friendly jokes

Haha some good ones. Doc Dan, good "lying" gotcha.
Rbb2, dry as a Stephen Wright joke. heh
by nicked.onaut
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Riddle me this!
Replies: 91
Views: 4382

Re: Riddle me this!

Any method which works is praiseworthy, Lance. And while satori may flash in 30 seconds, it takes longer than that to write the three weighings grid. It's all good fun. Meanwhile, here's a cross discipline puzzle I just cobbled for the forum: Sal, I gave a Salsa purchased at online forum for inlaw s...
by nicked.onaut
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Riddle me this!
Replies: 91
Views: 4382

Re: Riddle me this!

Thanks for posting that, Lance, and the trip down memory lane. I encountered that one about fifty years ago among many wonderful interactions with other puzzlers. (Martin Gardner was always delightful to correspond with, via letters. A different time, then. Pre ARPA ) I suspect you and most others ...
by nicked.onaut
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a titanium compression frame lock?
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: How about a titanium compression frame lock?

That worked well with the first Salsa (I'd love a reissue of the Ti ATR, but the ho-hum response to the ATR 2 bodes poorly for that..) So the Salsa had an "integral" compression lock? That's interesting. Only the titanium first version. Subsequent Salsas use a liner for the compression lock.
by nicked.onaut
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Riddle me this!
Replies: 91
Views: 4382

Re: Riddle me this!

Thanks for posting that, Lance, and the trip down memory lane. I encountered that one about fifty years ago among many wonderful interactions with other puzzlers. (Martin Gardner was always delightful to correspond with, via letters. A different time, then. Pre ARPA ) I suspect you and most others a...
by nicked.onaut
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How about a titanium compression frame lock?
Replies: 27
Views: 1141

Re: How about a titanium compression frame lock?

That worked well with the first Salsa

Would be keen in other models such as the Para 3, but I'm not sure if titanium Spydercos have been stellar sellers.

(I'd love a reissue of the Ti ATR, but the ho-hum response to the ATR 2 bodes poorly for that..)
by nicked.onaut
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A few More Bunny Photos.
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: A few More Bunny Photos.

Nice photos, Jim. I have a soft spot for the little fellows, myself.
by nicked.onaut
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Factory edge poll
Replies: 51
Views: 2088

Re: Factory edge poll

Generally, if the factory bevel is reasonably even and the edge will readily cut newsprint I'll use it as is for a trial period. Then I'll resharpen as needed, and eventually reprofile after repeated sharpening. Rare are my spyderedge blades which have *all* the factory serration grind lines cleared...
by nicked.onaut
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Android App Release!
Replies: 57
Views: 5059

Re: Spyderco Android App Release!

Thank you.

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by nicked.onaut
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rockin’ orange
Replies: 27
Views: 1694

Re: Rockin’ orange

Spyderco Rock in orange (per thread title ;-) https://i.imgur.com/kkv0enc.jpg Above also includes the UKPK orange frn Rescue in GIN-1 SE. Here it it ready to make some soup: https://i.imgur.com/U3920Tt.jpg Here are some others which fortunately I had labeled incl. "orange," thus easier to pull from ...
by nicked.onaut
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: AEB-L Urban Performance Reviews
Replies: 167
Views: 9776

Re: AEB-L Urban Performance Reviews

Fine performance with most EDC tasks, but I have not use it in yard/garden/orchard (yet). Works great for packages, envelopes, clamshell plastic, tag removal etc. Ergos in use, comfort in pocket, and ease of deployment are all fine. Today's task included slicing two rolls of whatchagot sushi. (maybe...
by nicked.onaut
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Never Ending Appeal Of The Old School Spyders
Replies: 19
Views: 1072

Re: The Never Ending Appeal Of The Old School Spyders

I sincerely believe that we are in the Golden Age of Spyderco right now. Never in the history of the company have they offered a broader offering of designs, steels, sprints and other options as they do right now. The idea of what an “interesting” design looks like is very subjective but I feel lik...
by nicked.onaut
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st Generation Ladybug appears lilac/purple... Name that color?
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: 1st Generation Ladybug appears lilac/purple... Name that color?

The original blue seems closest to the blue of the ZDP Stretch and Delica blue FRNs, not too far from the denim blue of the Kahr Delicas. Looks similar to the original ZDP color before it changed to British Racing Green. I really like that shade of blue. So I pulled out a Stretch Blue FRN ZDP 189 t...
by nicked.onaut
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1st Generation Ladybug appears lilac/purple... Name that color?
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: 1st Generation Ladybug appears lilac/purple... Name that color?

Welcome to the forums petey2020! If my memory serves me well the SKU is LBL and stands for Ladybug Blue ... a simple blue. Yes, that is the factory blue Ladybug Gen 1. The blue does tend to fade over time. I have some NIB G1 LBs stashed somewhere in a box of "Little Black Box Spydies;" meanwhile he...
by nicked.onaut
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Chokwe
Replies: 97
Views: 5712

Re: Lil Chokwe

The Lil Chokwe will be a dandy complement to the regular size version for those all-too-common times where blade length restrictions are encountered. One of my reg-sized CWs has lost some length over the years due to frequent use and sharpening--but not that much as above ;-) (it is kind of beat to ...
by nicked.onaut
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco coffee mug
Replies: 184
Views: 10316

Re: Spyderco coffee mug

Great! a Spyderco sprint release coffee cup, from which I can spill coffee onto my official Spyderco shirts when I read Bloke's (and others') posts!

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