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by dplafoll
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores
Replies: 56
Views: 2649

Re: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores

There's still one close to me but he doesn't carry a big selection of Spyderco's anymore, just the safer bet type models. He does however carry dozens of BM models. This is why Benchmade is a different kind of knife company than Spyderco. They have the diversity and quality of a company like Spyder...
by dplafoll
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cost of Sage 5 LW
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Cost of Sage 5 LW

Could also just be that it's slightly less expensive to make the Para 3 in the USA than to have the Sage made in Taiwan with US steel that has to be shipped there. If the Taichung plant wasn't already making so many Spyderco models with S30V, that might make sense. In fact, I'd say that would make ...
by dplafoll
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives you rarely carry but hesitate to part with for non sentimental reasons?
Replies: 31
Views: 1846

Re: Knives you rarely carry but hesitate to part with for non sentimental reasons?

Sage 4, Sage 3. Sage 4 has a split in the wood that I don't want to exacerbate, and both of them are just not my favorite carries. Lil' Nilakka. I love this knife, but it's so small, and it's pretty rare, so I tend to baby it. Chaparral Raffir Noble. This one had the clip snag on a door and split th...
by dplafoll
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pobody’s Nerfect! Para 3 calamity.
Replies: 59
Views: 3234

Re: Pobody’s Nerfect! Para 3 calamity.

The issue is one of using the same type of symbols (Arabic numerals) to denote knife iterations and blade lengths. I've suggested using Roman numerals for iterations in the past (Para Military II, Delica IV, etc.) but that's still a number, so there would still be a confusion when the name is not in...
by dplafoll
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 tightness
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Sage 5 tightness

If you're comfortable doing so, and very careful, I would watch a disassembly video and take the knife apart for a good cleaning. Mine certainly benefited from doing so. Just remember, you don't automatically void the warranty by disassembling it, but you do if you damage it in the process.
by dplafoll
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Casual Sage 5 Lightweight reveal
Replies: 74
Views: 4398

Re: Casual Sage 5 Lightweight reveal

I got the Sage 5 over the Para 3 because I prefer the blade shape and the clip, as well as the handles. And in terms of pure utility, the Sage 5 is probably my best knife (size, blade shape, steel, handle/ergos, lock, etc.), though not necessarily my favorite (way up there though). But man... FRN Sa...
by dplafoll
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.
Replies: 113
Views: 8477

Re: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.

I don't have this knife and won't speak to it in particular. However, I will say that over half my collection is from Taichung, and what I've found is that they are extremely well-made and finished, and all of them seem to benefit from a disassembly+cleaning. And, while they come sharp enough, it's ...
by dplafoll
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Location
Replies: 292
Views: 14242

Re: Location

Birmingham, AL
(actually, north of Bham.)
by dplafoll
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Model Dropped: Calypso Jr. Super Blue sprint run (PICS)
Replies: 22
Views: 2076

New Model Dropped: Calypso Jr. Super Blue sprint run (PICS)

Thanks again to Mark's Outdoors in Vestavia Hills, AL. Album link: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmubbcSC https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1928/44472756865_f33a650600_k.jpg Untitled by dplafoll , on Flickr Thoughts: It's a nice knife, and I get why people would want it and why the Caly Jr. is a classic design, ...
by dplafoll
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Model Dropped: Brouwer
Replies: 5
Views: 556

New Model Dropped: Brouwer

Hey everybody. I apologize for the delay on getting these up, and for not being around as much. Life, uhhh, finds a way (of getting in the way). Thanks as always to Mark's Outdoors. Album link: https://www.flickr.com/gp/57770516@N06/11785n https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1871/43052335260_4719edf02c_k...
by dplafoll
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dragonfly 3?
Replies: 20
Views: 2807

Re: Dragonfly 3?

Not a DF3 really, but I'd love to see sprints in non-Japanese steels, if that's even feasible. I'm imagining DF2 in LC200N, or one of the M390/CTS204P/20CV family, or maybe M4 or Cruwear. I have 2 DF2s now; I'd buy another one for M390.
by dplafoll
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Model Dropped: Hanan
Replies: 4
Views: 981

New Model Dropped: Hanan

Thanks again to Mark's Outdoors in Vestavia Hills, AL for the opportunity to hold and photograph the knives. Album link:https://www.flickr.com/photos/57770516@N06/sets/72157693216277690 https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/42407543615_bd73a23c44_k.jpg Untitled by dplafoll , on Flickr Thoughts: It's r...
by dplafoll
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any guesses or leads on what the Sage 6 lock will be?
Replies: 18
Views: 1785

Re: Any guesses or leads on what the Sage 6 lock will be?

Top lock, powerlock would be interesting options.
But I could see a button-actuated compression lock since that's somewhat associated with a specific knife maker (Smock) and one with which they've collaborated recently.
by dplafoll
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is that an Spyderco on The Rock's belt?
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: Is that an Spyderco on The Rock's belt?

Evil D wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:06 pm
Wow what an odd choice for a movie knife.
This here. I mean, I can think of a LOT of Spyderco knives that are better suited here. But any Spyder is better than no Spyder. :p
by dplafoll
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Techno Discontinued
Replies: 44
Views: 5235

Re: Techno Discontinued

JonLeBlanc wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:55 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:14 pm
I wonder how much the price will drop
Lol that’s a joke right?
I'm pretty sure she's referring to the Techno getting a price drop from being discontinued, not a price drop to the Techno2. :D
by dplafoll
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Techno Discontinued
Replies: 44
Views: 5235

Re: Techno Discontinued

I've had a Techno for over 3 years, and it was the first high-end knife and Spyderco that I bought. I loved it from the first time I held it, and it's a common carry for me on "Techno Tuesday" and/or "Framelock Friday" or just because. That said, I handled the Techno2 at Blade, and it's absolutely f...
by dplafoll
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Models Dropped: Rhino, Delica Wharncliffe HAP40, Endura V-TOKU2
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: New Models Dropped: Rhino, Delica Wharncliffe HAP40, Endura V-TOKU2

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:32 am
dplafoll wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:02 am
it's taking a lot of willpower not to try to grab all of these as well.
What is "willpower"? :p
I uh... I had to look it up.
by dplafoll
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Models Dropped: Rhino, Delica Wharncliffe HAP40, Endura V-TOKU2
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

New Models Dropped: Rhino, Delica Wharncliffe HAP40, Endura V-TOKU2

Thanks again to Mark's Outdoors in Vestavia Hills, AL for allowing me to fondle and photograph the knives. Sorry for the delay in getting this up. Album link: https://www.flickr.com/gp/57770516@N06/kHf3J3 Rhino: It's a beaut. Feels good in the hand, interesting design, well-made... I know a lot of f...
by dplafoll
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Dealer Locator
Replies: 13
Views: 3245

Re: Spyderco Dealer Locator

Perhaps we could crowdsource a "Dealer Locator" thread right here? Folks can come in and tell the rest of us about dealers they know carry a worthwhile selection, and let us know how the experience is at that store.
by dplafoll
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which sharpening system for convex edge?
Replies: 14
Views: 2188

Re: Which sharpening system for convex edge?

The KME has an attachment that you can use for convex edges.

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