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by JRinFL
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N hunting knife?
Replies: 20
Views: 417

Re: LC200N hunting knife?

I have been saying this for awhile and it is either unread or easily forgotten. https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=87792&p=1459586&hilit=Moran+lc200n#p1459586 Considering LC200n is better than one of the most popular steels for hunting knives, A2 steel, it seems to be a no brainer to me....
by JRinFL
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: As a fan, it's sad Spyderco isn't adressing the slysz bowie problem.
Replies: 140
Views: 4283

Re: As a fan, it's sad Spyderco isn't adressing the slysz bowie problem.

Please Sal and Eric, hoping (and praying) that it will be put into queue for production. We can be patient as long as there is a confirmation that it will be back. :D In 2023 the hip new thing will be folders with solid carbide TiAlN-coated blades and graphene-impregnated scales. Cutting anything w...
by JRinFL
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for model #
Replies: 24
Views: 412

Re: Looking for model #

There are plenty of craftsmen who take apart, repair, and rebuild traditional slip joint knives. I'm fairly certain a stainless handled Spyderco could be taken apart and put back together by a skilled person.

My natural distrust makes me lean towards a proto that made it out the doors somehow.
by JRinFL
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sunsets
Replies: 45
Views: 1351

Re: Sunsets

Just a quick phone snap at a famous amusement park.
by JRinFL
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for model #
Replies: 24
Views: 412

Re: Looking for model #

Sounds like it might have been a custom blade swap? Who knows, maybe it was some prototype lifted from the factory? I remember Sal saying there was a not so good person who used to work there in the past.
by JRinFL
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Upper Tier Sharpening Systems?
Replies: 18
Views: 1042

Re: Upper Tier Sharpening Systems?

Great rundown by Zrow, thanks for that.

By adding the Gritomatic universal stone holder to the KME, you can greatly expand the stones available to you. It supports longer stones, but there is going to be limit based on the geometry of the clamp to rod guide distance.
by JRinFL
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?
Replies: 61
Views: 1069

Re: What is your dream car if you had unlimited money?

Rivian Pickup truck, solar array for free charging, and a biodiesel generation plant for the generator needed for the really long journeys. Biodiesel could be done away with once small scale hydrogen storage cells arrive.
by JRinFL
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bleach FRN?
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Re: Bleach FRN?

Bleach and UV from sunlight will damage the handle material. To what degree I do not know, but color change indicated damage.
by JRinFL
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Native Slip joint: Perfect pocket knife?
Replies: 31
Views: 613

Re: Li'l Native Slip joint: Perfect pocket knife?

Does it still have that ridiculously thick blade? If so, then it is far from perfect. It could have been perfect, but no.
by JRinFL
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 121
Replies: 75
Views: 3720

Re: Rex 121

Yes, I did and color me surprised.
by JRinFL
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for model #
Replies: 24
Views: 412

Re: Looking for model #

I'm leaning towards a custom or a custom re-handled knife. The only Spyderco with a stainless handle and a reverse S blade is the Cricket. Looking a Cold Steel's Talon & Talon II, neither came in a stainless handle. We are left with few options if it was not a custom of some sort, OP misremembered t...
by JRinFL
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police 4 broken pivot
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Police 4 broken pivot

Material defect in the screw, it happens. If it were me, I'd source a screw elsewhere after extracting the broken piece.
by JRinFL
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Affordable USA made fixed blades to consider?
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Affordable USA made fixed blades to consider?

Look up Landi. Hand made in (IIRC) PA, micarta / wood / g10 scale options, kydex or leather sheaths, with the steels heat treated to 61rc for great edge holding. Commonly uses A2, 1095 and 154CM. I've never paid over $100 for one of his knives. https://www.collectorknives.net/product-category/landi...
by JRinFL
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Affordable USA made fixed blades to consider?
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Affordable USA made fixed blades to consider?

This is a targeted purchased based on Vivi's thread about the CS SRK in SK5. I was about to order one, then I thought to myself "I wonder if there are US made knives in that price range?" And here we are. I already have higher prices fixed blades, but I want to see what I'm missing in the much more ...
by JRinFL
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which should be the next model in Cru-carta?
Replies: 71
Views: 1164

Re: Which should be the next model in Cru-carta?

There were exclusives in Cruwear for the Para 2, Para3, Manix 2, and Native 5. Any of these are the most likely "nexts" in the line, if Spyderco decides to expand it. That said, even though I have little interest in one and still vote for the Native, maybe the Military would make the most impact?
by JRinFL
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Affordable USA made fixed blades to consider?
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Affordable USA made fixed blades to consider?

I understand Case uses 1095CV, same as Kabar and several other manufacturers. It is probably the most used steel for affordable fixed blade knives, even in the 21 century.
by JRinFL
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Techno 2 XL?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Techno 2 XL?

Scaled up to a full sized knife keeping the same proportions? That would be no from me. It would have a 1/2" think blade and be too heavy. Now, a larger knife in the same family as the Techno, sharing the same design language could be interesting. Doesn't the designer already have a design?
by JRinFL
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which should be the next model in Cru-carta?
Replies: 71
Views: 1164

Re: Which should be the next model in Cru-carta?

I have one Military and do not need another in any flavor. I have many Natives, and can always use another. :D
by JRinFL
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Baby boom Jan 20th 1980.

Click on a few and you can see most are spammers. Happy Birthday to the remainder real folk!
by JRinFL
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which should be the next model in Cru-carta?
Replies: 71
Views: 1164

Re: Which should be the next model in Cru-carta?

For me it was a close thing between the Native family and the Manix family. I voted Native 5, FWIW.

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