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by sparky2016
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What would folding pocket knives look like if Sal never started Spyderco?
Replies: 49
Views: 2113

Re: What would folding pocket knives look like if Sal never started Spyderco?

Also we’d have knives that were designed and released and never tested or improved after that. And a lot less knives and features that respond to user feedback. That is, the process Spyderco uses has a huge impact on delivering great knives: - design a knife based on own experience and user input - ...
by sparky2016
Tue May 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I like the Para 3 LW...but...
Replies: 58
Views: 1548

Re: I like the Para 3 LW...but...

This is another discussion about the subjective merits of something that can’t be objectively quantified without definition or metrics. Basically, which lock do you like the most? Nothing wrong with that and it is good that we have so many different choices to discuss. My notion is that a lock’s pu...
by sparky2016
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?
Replies: 53
Views: 3433

Re: CTS-BD1N Where does it fit in?

Where it fits is "Carpenter’s CTS-BD1N holds the potential to achieve stardom as the go-to performer of the production knife world. It costs about the same as VG-10 or N690, with a better mix of wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and sharpenability. These qualities make it an easy choice for any...
by sparky2016
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Byrd Tern: First Impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Byrd Tern: First Impressions

Really great pix (as always), thanks. The photos do a nice job showing the contouring on the G10 handles, which IMO makes all the difference. A really terrific value.

A Slip Joint, worth noting.
by sparky2016
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Casual Sage 5 Lightweight reveal
Replies: 74
Views: 3899

Re: Casual Sage 5 Lightweight reveal

Nice video, thanks.

Obviously each to their own. But I prefer the backlock
- smoother feel / grip along the back - no indent
- easier to release, in the sense that it's not a precise movement to unlock. Just put a fat finger on top and press.

Great to have options.
by sparky2016
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is the most general use Spyderco blade steel in your opinion?
Replies: 47
Views: 1335

Re: What is the most general use Spyderco blade steel in your opinion?

I read this to say that Sal (and the other guy) thinks BD1N is a contender as a steel that a lot of people will find to be a good general use steel in the budget price category:
From https://knifenews.com/are-we-entering-t ... de-steels/
by sparky2016
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thumb Stud Spydercos
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

I haven't bought a knife with a thumb stud in years. It's usually a deal killer for me at this point.
by sparky2016
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?
Replies: 46
Views: 2382

Re: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?

There's nothing wrong with people having their own opinions about knives. Though reading this forum, it's not always clear people buy into that. There's nothing wrong with knives that look great but can't really be used for much more than opening letters, cutting threads, or opening a package. That'...
by sparky2016
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?
Replies: 46
Views: 2382

Re: Do Spyderco Knives Have No Flaws?

OP, read this thread about the Rhino. Spyderco is different: //forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?t=74423 Also, keep in mind that Sal or Eric usually carry and use new or changed designs for a while before they are released. They don't release stuff that looked cool, but didn't work in practice. A lot...
by sparky2016
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Website Ordering Woes
Replies: 18
Views: 1312

Re: Spyderco Website Ordering Woes

I was afraid I might get this response, I can see how this comes across as whining, that's one of the reasons I waited two months to mention it. I had hoped that my opening paragraph in which I expressed my gratitude for the discount would assuage that, but I was incorrect. You are absolutely corre...
by sparky2016
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 5265

Re: Shot Show 2019

They only solved the pocket clip issue but they lost a good opportunity to thin down that overkill blade stock :eek: Too bad ....maybe they'll grind them thinner behind the edge at least ... I only hope Sal reads this .... The blade stock is the biggest reason the Para 3 doesn't work for me. But I ...
by sparky2016
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 5265

Re: Shot Show 2019

Man, that Lightweight para3 is gonna be a huge seller! I just noticed (after watching that last video) that they smoothed/rounded the chamfering. This handle should feel much more like the Japanese frn knives which IMO will be a huge improvement over some of the “blockier” handles on the Golden mad...
by sparky2016
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shot Show 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 5265

Re: Shot Show 2019

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:18 pm
A thread for everything From this years Shot Show.

https://youtu.be/_9jYzYE2JOU
That's a great video, thanks. Eric does a nice job of conveying what makes Spyderco unique. Credit to BladeHQ as well for how it was produced.
by sparky2016
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade Steel CQI
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Blade Steel CQI

In a folder that is probably the most relevant aspect for a lot of People. Me, i don't really care if i can cut 100 feet of cardboard or 120 before sharpening. :) Me neither. There are a lot of people who prefer something that can be sharpened reasonably easily, others that look for toughness for a...
by sparky2016
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gift for new sailor
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Re: Gift for new sailor

You might still look at the Salt knives that use H1 steel - the Salt 1 and Salt 2 in particular - and see what you think. To me they seem better suited to sailors, while some of the others seem better suited to fishermen and other sportsmen.
by sparky2016
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade Steel CQI
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Blade Steel CQI

I would tend to think they have it pretty well figured out in the first place. Most of these steels have been around a while, even if they are new to knives, and they are careful. As to some of the comparisons - It may be Spyderco is going for a different mix of characteristics than other companies....
by sparky2016
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: eBay selling
Replies: 47
Views: 1755

Re: eBay selling

Things may lean in favor of fixed price. There's a thread here, a lot of the recent posts are about eBay coupons. The idea is that when an eBay coupon that works pops up, a buyer gets a discount and seller gets their price, because eBay funds the coupon. Coupons seem to be easier for buyers to use o...
by sparky2016
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the Paramilitary FRN replace the Delica?
Replies: 69
Views: 2975

Re: Will the Paramilitary FRN replace the Delica?

Lock, choil, size. Plus you haven't seen the Delica 5 yet. :P Delica 5: For me still NO choil, still backlock hopefully... ;) Yeah, I don't see it getting a choil. That's why there are other models. And that's one reason why the Para variations don't displace the Delica. Clearly there's room for bo...
by sparky2016
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Will the Paramilitary FRN replace the Delica?
Replies: 69
Views: 2975

Re: Will the Paramilitary FRN replace the Delica?

Lock, choil, size.

Plus you haven't seen the Delica 5 yet. :P
by sparky2016
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hard truths and observations
Replies: 249
Views: 10020

Re: Hard truths and observations

On a different note- Who’s buying a delica for $75 odd dollars when the new para3 lightweight is $90? Other than the lock which some have strong opinions on gotta say that’s a tough sell! In addition to the lock, there's also the choil vs no choil camps. The handle and blade of the Delica are narro...

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