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by JRinFL
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report
Replies: 309
Views: 12362

Re: Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2019 Report

I really like the looks of the Less Efficient, the More Efficient, and most definitely the Native Chief!
by JRinFL
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Hundred Pacer?
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Lil' Hundred Pacer?

I really like the design, but I knew it was not one I would carry due to the size. Hopefully they can capture the spirit of the design in a smaller size, but they usually cannot just make it x% smaller than the original. From what Sal has said in the past, things have to be changed when they shrink ...
by JRinFL
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can I baton with lc200n?
Replies: 64
Views: 1510

Re: Can I baton with lc200n?

Take it however you wish. My point is that Lance was not blowing smoke about the hardness of the wood, so if he does actually test against this wood people will have some reference. The post isn’t about you at all.
by JRinFL
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can I baton with lc200n?
Replies: 64
Views: 1510

Re: Can I baton with lc200n?

The Waterway will work fine for steaking fish. I use mine all the time that way, sometimes even whacking the spine with my palm to force it though thicker bones and cartilage. The worst you might see is a bit of dulling due to flattening of the apex if the bone is hard enough and the force is great...
by JRinFL
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Warehouse knife
Replies: 217
Views: 4062

Re: Warehouse knife

I don’t think you can go wrong with either a Delica or a Native 5 Lightweight. Both are good all around knives, just pick the one that best fits your gloved hand.
by JRinFL
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch3
Replies: 158
Views: 7656

Re: Stretch3

Forgot to mention that Paul’s bolstered Stretch is gorgeous and I believe would sell well even at a the high price they would need to charge for it.
by JRinFL
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch3
Replies: 158
Views: 7656

Re: Stretch3

Whats- a boye dent is when there's a little dent in the backlock. I think the purpose is to easier locate the lock without having to look at it. :) The Boye dent was originally designed to prevent accidental unlocking when gripping the knife tightly. People either love it or very much hate it, some...
by JRinFL
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: No more love for the Rhino ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1316

Re: No more love for the Rhino ?

I love my Rhino and I have compared it favorably with Sal’s best LBK designs. I’m right handed, but carry on my left and I have found it very easy to open and close with my left hand. If the designer’s larger model gets made, I will get one of those as well. I’ll have to wait until they hit the used...
by JRinFL
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?
Replies: 50
Views: 3754

Re: New reveal policy: is it the end of an era?

The new Reveal plan seems wise to me. It removes one more stress point for Spyderco, allows for better control in setting realistic customer expectations, and allows Spyderco more time (if needed) to perfect designs. Not really seeing a negative here.
by JRinFL
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your top 5 Sal Glesser designs?
Replies: 97
Views: 3599

Re: Your top 5 Sal Glesser designs?

When we make a collaboration design, we always put the collaborators name or "tag/logo" on the blade. If there is no indication on the blade, then the knie was designed by sal or Eric or both sal & Eric. sal there should be a "Saleric" logo for joint designs. ;-) My top five: Native (original frn w...
by JRinFL
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hard truths and observations
Replies: 249
Views: 9342

Re: Hard truths and observations

I think it is unfair to continue to lump those with price concerns into the the "under-informed & price-is-main-concern" camp. None of use would be here discussing Spyderco knives if we were in that camp. Really, think about it. What many of us are worried about is that Spyderco, once the benchmark ...
by JRinFL
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hard truths and observations
Replies: 249
Views: 9342

Re: Hard truths and observations

I'm sick of these threads just as much as anyone, but I'm also sick of the excuses for Spyderco's prices. HERE'S THE DEAL. Spyderco charges what people are willing to pay. It's a (relatively) FREE MARKET. The prices are BS, but at the end of the day you get a good product. If you don't like it, buy...
by JRinFL
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Wishlist
Replies: 67
Views: 2579

Re: 2019 Wishlist

Only the Native Salt is on my 2019 list, not much else is of interest, but that will likely change when Spyderco drops some of their surprise models.
by JRinFL
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military Thief
Replies: 26
Views: 1609

Re: Military Thief

Always sad to see this sort of thing. I once had an apartment when I was younger and much poorer and one of the maintenance people stole my mini-mag flashlight. Many thieves are opportunistic, they will steal it because they have the opportunity, not out of need. The maintenance people were likely e...
by JRinFL
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: yet another "price increase"
Replies: 73
Views: 4701

Re: yet another "price increase"

OP, the correct order is think, post, drink and NOT drink, drink, post. Have a better New Year. No one likes price increases, but it is a fact of life. Many of us struggle with the hobby because our wages do not see the same yearly increase. At least Spyderco is not selling us mostly empty boxes lik...
by JRinFL
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear
Replies: 140
Views: 8851

Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

KC is letting me down. Still no change on order status and no contact from KC customer service. Strange. :mad:
by JRinFL
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear
Replies: 140
Views: 8851

Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Billed on the 30th, but order status only shows as approved. Here’s hoping I get good news tomorrow.
by JRinFL
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Tale of Two Rhinos
Replies: 18
Views: 1155

Re: The Tale of Two Rhinos

Very cool, thanks for sharing. I’m guessing enough of the original batch failed inspection to get the whole lot rejected. This one might have been the best of the bunch, only Spyderco knows. For the record, I’d buy less expensive model in a lesser steel & handle material because the design raises th...
by JRinFL
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.
Replies: 102
Views: 4901

Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Jazz wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:00 am

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This one, made in Canada, Earth.
by JRinFL
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any word on the Native Salt?
Replies: 90
Views: 7685

Re: Any word on the Native Salt?

This is the sole new item in the current catalog to get and keep my attention. Hopefully, it will be a stock item and not a sprint. Recent unplanned purchases have depleted my fun monies. i know what you mean. i just had to replace all four tires on my truck. $900 that won’t be going toward spydies...

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