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by ZMW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tips for UF bench stone?
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Tips for UF bench stone?

My UF Bench Stone arrived the other day and I have just begun to fiddle around with it. But, it is unlike any other stone I have worked with and am curious if there are good tips or tricks you guys have? For example, I was cleaning the powdered steel off the stone with a regular papertowel and water...
by ZMW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi - fantastic knife!
Replies: 29
Views: 789

Re: Ikuchi - fantastic knife!

What’s it like to use if you have big hands? I really like Paul Alexander’s designs, but the slating the Ourobous* got for simply having Teflon washers should have been a lesson learned. Nick S’s video review probably killed that model. *FWIW I use a silicon lubricant on mine and it’s fantastic. It...
by ZMW
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi - fantastic knife!
Replies: 29
Views: 789

Re: Ikuchi - fantastic knife!

SSD_777 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:09 am
So the customer/user has to modify a new knife to prevent cutting their hand? Doesn't sound very fantastic to me.
I have not had to mod it...
by ZMW
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Waterway Impressions
Replies: 44
Views: 1727

Re: Spyderco Waterway Impressions

Got my waterway today! Impressions - The handle is a little thinner then I expected, but still fills the hand is super grippy. You can tell this is made for water/bloody slippery conditions. I love the blade size, handle, overall length, and holster. Stud of a knife! I will play with the steel in th...
by ZMW
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi - fantastic knife!
Replies: 29
Views: 789

Ikuchi - fantastic knife!

I placed an order with KC (pre order) and it was delivered 3 days later. What an amazing knife! Action is smooth and the flipper tab is great, F&F is dialed in, and it is sleek and stylish. The cut out of the comp lock is small, but it works just fine, and I think that was required to keep the knife...
by ZMW
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: mid sized "gentleman" folder
Replies: 60
Views: 796

Re: mid sized "gentleman" folder

I pulled the trigger on the Ikuchi! Pre order at least. I hope it comes in soon. Now, let’s see how much I can get for Stretch... thanks for the options and info fellas! The uniqueness of the Ikuchi is appealing, specifically the blade shape and the blade disappearing into the handle. It may be a me...
by ZMW
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: mid sized "gentleman" folder
Replies: 60
Views: 796

Re: mid sized "gentleman" folder

Cool! That is great to hear. From a pricing perspective, I think that Ikuchi is my target. I do not "need" anything better then S30V, especially on a folder that will not see hard use.
by ZMW
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: mid sized "gentleman" folder
Replies: 60
Views: 796

Re: mid sized "gentleman" folder

I am definitely leaning towards Taichung models.
Mantra 2
Spydiechef
Ikuchi

or a ZT 0450 (SHHHH, do not tell anyone). SMOOOTH action...
by ZMW
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: mid sized "gentleman" folder
Replies: 60
Views: 796

Re: mid sized "gentleman" folder

I just realized that everything I have that I would consider as a gentleman folder is from Taichung. What up Golden?! https://i.imgur.com/MBXiJGt.jpg Edit: I take it back ;) https://i.imgur.com/KxE1FAY.jpg What are your thoughts on the Ikuchi's comp lock? That design looks interesting and unique. I...
by ZMW
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: mid sized "gentleman" folder
Replies: 60
Views: 796

Re: mid sized "gentleman" folder

Dang that chap handle is smaller then I thought, compared to the delica. But I bet it works nice with the choil. The stretch is awesome, I just never carry it. I either go smaller or larger, but recently I realized my only “upscale” knife is my Millie which is too large to carry sometimes.
by ZMW
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: mid sized "gentleman" folder
Replies: 60
Views: 796

Re: mid sized "gentleman" folder

Let me add to my post above: How about "pimping" your Stretch into something more gentleman-like? Aftermarker CF scales for example? ;) (I know, that would be quite expensive, for you logically would not have the funds from selling the Stretch). Haha, I like the idea of “pimping” my current knife o...
by ZMW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: mid sized "gentleman" folder
Replies: 60
Views: 796

Re: mid sized "gentleman" folder

The Ikuchi looks awesome! Even though its S30V, that is a good option. S30V is great, I was just hoping for some diversity...
by ZMW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: mid sized "gentleman" folder
Replies: 60
Views: 796

Re: mid sized "gentleman" folder

I should clarify. I was hoping for an upgraded handle material. Ti or CF, something upgraded. I have almost all FRN and love it, but wanted 1 knife a little nicer.

I keep comparing a mantra 2 vs a 0450 ZR right now. Any other similar sized options I am missing?
by ZMW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: mid sized "gentleman" folder
Replies: 60
Views: 796

Re: mid sized "gentleman" folder

I almost want to get real weird and get a Parata. VG 10, but it looks so funky!
by ZMW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: mid sized "gentleman" folder
Replies: 60
Views: 796

mid sized "gentleman" folder

So guys, I am looking for a new Spydie and need some guidance. I have smaller folders (Urban k390 and Dfly salt SE) and some larger users (pac Salt and millie in S90v). I am going to sell my Stretch 1 in ZDP and want to roughly flip that into a nicer gentleman folder. I was gonna try the manix LW S1...
by ZMW
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Waterway Will Be Mine...
Replies: 227
Views: 28280

Re: The Waterway Will Be Mine...

**** all of you! I just joined the club and placed an order. Having a do it all, you can throw anything it type knife is awesome. I only fish 1-2 times a year, so this will be more of a camping knife that will see the occasional fish. But maybe this will make me fish more! Lance - I blame you for de...
by ZMW
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The GOLDENSTONE: Any new talk? Any Hope For More Grit Selections?
Replies: 20
Views: 362

Re: The GOLDENSTONE: Any new talk? Any Hope For More Grit Selections?

My goldenstone and my bow river are tied to the same order! Ahhhhh, my impatience is getting the best of me
by ZMW
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PE H1 for EDC - how long will it last?
Replies: 66
Views: 1508

Re: PE H1 for EDC - how long will it last?

This probably says more about my sharpening skills for a chisel grind then anything, but I just sharpened the 3/4 inch tip to my SE pac salt to a shave arm hairs (not split an atom sharp, there was a little pull when it shaves arm hair) And, I got about 5ft-6ft into cardboard and it stops shaving. I...
by ZMW
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PE H1 for EDC - how long will it last?
Replies: 66
Views: 1508

Re: PE H1 for EDC - how long will it last?

The tip of my H1 SE Pac salt will hold shaving sharp for about 2-3 seconds before a mild wind wears down the edge. Seriously, after cutting a foot of cardboard it will not shave. Maybe that is just the difference with a single bevel compared to a normal PE double bevel?
by ZMW
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Could Profoundly Improve The 204 Sharpmaker?
Replies: 32
Views: 676

Re: What Could Profoundly Improve The 204 Sharpmaker?

If the sharpmaker rods could be doubled or triple in size (width) that would be great to make reprofiling faster. That means more expensive, but that would be great

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