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by mad german
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN/Lightweights: I just can’t get into them
Replies: 72
Views: 1660

FRN/Lightweights: I just can’t get into them

Hi guys, I picked up a Para 3 lightweight the other day. After getting home and really looking at the knife and playing with it a bit, I had to return it. I just can’t get into the FRN models. Is there anyone else who feels the same? I love all my Spydies (G10 and CF scales), and really wanted to li...
by mad german
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: People still like Benchmade?
Replies: 57
Views: 7106

Re: People still like Benchmade?

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:55 pm
mad german, would you like to see a line of Benchmade knives similiar to the old Ascent and Eclipse folders?
I’m not familiar with those.
by mad german
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: People still like Benchmade?
Replies: 57
Views: 7106

Re: People still like Benchmade?

I'm down to my last Benchmade, a North Fork. I've had many different Benchmades over the years, but what aggravates me the most about their knives is the pivot. When you finally get it adjusted to the sweet spot of smooth action and no blade play, unless you loctite it, it won't stay that way. Also,...
by mad german
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fluted Ti Military: A Collectible?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Fluted Ti Military: A Collectible?

Thx Roland!
by mad german
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fluted Ti Military: A Collectible?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Fluted Ti Military: A Collectible?

Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that ... but I consider the fluted Military (CQI 2017+) the prettiest and most functional knife that I own. And it feels like supply is limited. So I have two, one in the safe, and one received an s110v blade and is a user. So there :) Roland....
by mad german
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fluted Ti Military: A Collectible?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Fluted Ti Military: A Collectible?

Hi guys, quick question. I have a Ti fluted Military that I just got. It’s a great knife and looks incredible. My question is, is this going to be somewhat of a collectible piece? Or, should I go ahead and just use it as I would a normal Military? Same question goes for my Knifeworks S90V version. T...
by mad german
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If you could change dimensions/sizes on your favorite knives?
Replies: 23
Views: 5290

Re: If you could change dimensions/sizes on your favorite knives?

I'd like a narrower PM2 and Para 3, please.
by mad german
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Done with Zero Tolerance
Replies: 56
Views: 20410

Re: Done with Zero Tolerance

I'm often tempted to buy a zt 0450 but just before I pull the trigger I back off due to issues I've read about. Nearly bought one this past week but ended up with 3 spydies on the way. Oh well sounds like I'm not missing out. I've got a few 0450's, all are stellar. What issues are you referring to?
by mad german
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Done with Zero Tolerance
Replies: 56
Views: 20410

Re: Done with Zero Tolerance

I have several ZT knives, and love each of them. I've NEVER ONCE gotten one with an uneven grind, blade play, off center blade, or minor cosmetic blemish. I CANNOT say the same for the Spydercos (or Benchmades) I've bought. Plus, their Customer Service rivals Benchmades, which is still tops as far a...
by mad german
Fri May 04, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best way to clean Pakkawood Scales?
Replies: 12
Views: 2353

Re: Best way to clean Pakkawood Scales?

A quick wipe down with IPA will be fine. Don't over analyze it.
by mad german
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: NRA Convention - No Spyderco booth. Why not?
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

NRA Convention - No Spyderco booth. Why not?

I read that Spyderco will not have a booth at the NRA convention. This seems like a miss on Spyderco's part since there is a lot of crossover in the customer base, I'm sure. I'd bet that a high percentage of firearm enthusiasts are also knife enthusiasts to some degree or another. Many other knife c...
by mad german
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 4692

Re: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?

Mantra 2 it is. My wallet hates all of you...LOL!
by mad german
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know of a source for a Para 3 backspacer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1713

Re: Anyone know of a source for a Para 3 backspacer?

Check out a guy on Facebook called J.C. Customs. He has a good reputation for making backspacers.
by mad german
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 4692

Re: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?

abbazaba wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:37 am
mad german wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:06 am
That Mantra looks nice. It doesn't appear to have a lockbar insert on it, however.
Both Mantras have the lock bar insert.

I see the lockbar insert. Is it just an overtravel stop or does it actually function as a interface between the lock and blade?
by mad german
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 4692

Re: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?

Thx all. I'll have a look at the Mantra and the Positron. As mentioned, the spyder hole is going to make most blades seem wide. I've got a fair number of PM2's and they are wide (to me), as is the Manix. One of the things I really like about my 940 and ZT0450 is how my hand slips right past them whe...
by mad german
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 4692

Re: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?

That Mantra looks nice. It doesn't appear to have a lockbar insert on it, however. Have there been any issues with the Mantra's bearings and washers?

Thx guys!
by mad german
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 4692

Re: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?

Depends on how you're referring to "slim". Do you mean a slim blade as in thin blade stock, or do you mean short blade height from edge to spine, or do you mean slim in grip thickness, or slim in the overall width when folded in your pocket? Apologies for not being clear. I'm mostly referring to sl...
by mad german
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Slim Spydies - Recommendations?
Replies: 40
Views: 4692

Slim Spydies - Recommendations?

Hey all, I've moved towards carrying slimmer blades, and really like it. I'm mostly referring to knives with profiles similar to the BM940 & ZT0450. For my edc tasks, they seem to fit rather well. I am interested in the Pattada since it seems like a slim knife. Sal teased at the possibility of one w...
by mad german
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pattada owners: Tell me about it
Replies: 20
Views: 2336

Re: Pattada owners: Tell me about it

Fit and finish on the knife is excellent, it came very sharp. Beautiful knife. I like the blade shape and acute point it comes to. For me it wasn't as good in the hand as some other Spydies. Imo, not nearly as nice in the hand as the Chokwe. Seems like it might be better for those with larger hands...
by mad german
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pattada owners: Tell me about it
Replies: 20
Views: 2336

Re: Pattada owners: Tell me about it

Oops. Double post.

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