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by bwunger
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.
Replies: 92
Views: 3300

Re: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.

I said I was going to work on it a bit more. I thought I'd post the setup I used and the results. It's night and day from before. I honestly think Spyderco just needs to re-do the clip bends on this one and they'll have it 99% solved. It's SO much better. I really hope they do some CQI on this since...
by bwunger
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.
Replies: 92
Views: 3300

Re: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.

We'll, my grinds and stop pin are fine. I just had a go at re-bending the clip and with a little more clearance it's a great improvement. Not perfect by any means but vastly better. Here's what it looks like now. I plan to tweak it a bit more later. Hopefully I don't screw it up. https://i.imgur.co...
by bwunger
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.
Replies: 92
Views: 3300

Re: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.

We'll, my grinds and stop pin are fine. I just had a go at re-bending the clip and with a little more clearance it's a great improvement. Not perfect by any means but vastly better. Here's what it looks like now. I plan to tweak it a bit more later. Hopefully I don't screw it up. https://i.imgur.com...
by bwunger
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.
Replies: 92
Views: 3300

Re: The Drunken: Amazing Knife, Ruined by its Pocket Clip.

I was coming on here to make the exact same post as the OP. It's such a great knife that I really want to like but I'm really close to returning it because the clip is so bad. I'll try it on a few more pants tomorrow. Maybe this pair is especially bad and maybe I can resend the clip but if it doesn'...
by bwunger
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I'm not a drinking man, but...
Replies: 25
Views: 1301

Re: I'm not a drinking man, but...

They appear to be available at Knives Plus as of this evening.
by bwunger
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Spyder Knife, need sharpening?
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: New Spyder Knife, need sharpening?

All of my Spydercos have come sharp, certainly sharp enough for normal use. I like mine sharper than factory though and like to set bevels narrower than factory so I always reprofile and sharpen them withing the first couple weeks.
by bwunger
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Light Weight LC200N Kapara
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Light Weight LC200N Kapara

I think I'd rather see it in canvas micarta scales and a steel that can handle really low angles. Maybe a hard 4v or HAP40. Lightweight models are cool too though, I just feel like the Kapara screams for something really slicy with a grippy contoured handle.
by bwunger
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The hard choice of Christmascarry
Replies: 51
Views: 1762

Re: The hard choice of Christmascarry

Spydersense wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:08 am
St. Nick's Para 3 for me. Too obvious? ;) :)
Same here, though the Kapara will probably get some pocket time too.
by bwunger
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Alistair Phillips!
Replies: 276
Views: 29878

Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

If I hold the knife as I would for cutting and disengage the lock with my thumb and no pressure on the clip side scale it drops shut freely and the blade choil swings into my index finger. Works fine for me, though not quite as fidget friendly. ;)
by bwunger
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you cheating on the bug?
Replies: 78
Views: 2564

Re: Are you cheating on the bug?

My regular rotation of EDC knives are: S110v Para 2 4v Para 3 Kapara ZDP189 Delica Gareth Bull Shamwari Chris Reeve Small Inkosi Massdrop FF Gent Benchmade 940-1 The Para 3 and Shamwari seem to get the most pocket time lately though I have a feeling the Kapara will be getting a whole lot of time now...
by bwunger
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Alistair Phillips!
Replies: 276
Views: 29878

Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Got mine last night and my initial impression is really good. Love the design and the fit and finish on mine is perfect. The ergos, blade shape and handle are all as I had hoped. Blade is nice and thin behind the edge. It's heavier than I expected, due to the full liners but it gives it a solid feel...
by bwunger
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Puukko 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1483

Re: Spyderco Puukko 2018

How about Maxamet, if you want hard. ;) That'd be a pretty unique knife.kinda like taking the proficient up another level.
by bwunger
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Alistair Phillips!
Replies: 276
Views: 29878

Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Ordered mine from Cutlery Shoppe. Definitely excited about this one. Was debating on waiting on the Drunken but this one ticks almost all the same boxes for me and costs half as much!
by bwunger
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2018 Alistair Phillips!
Replies: 276
Views: 29878

Re: 2018 Alistair Phillips!

Alistair just went live on his Instagram with a production version. Shouldn't be long now!
by bwunger
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM 4V | Edge Performance
Replies: 34
Views: 3388

Re: CPM 4V | Edge Performance

Staying tuned. So far I'm really liking my 4V Para3. Don't suppose you have any way of testing the hardness? I'm skeptical of St. Nick's claim of 62.5-64.
by bwunger
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3
Replies: 488
Views: 27731

Re: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3

Mine arrived yesterday evening and I got to carry it all day today. Hit the edge just a bit on the sharpmaker fine stones to really get the edge to pop and it's been great. My first para 3 and I love the ergos. Love the colors too. The grind on mine is just a little off at the tip but nothing that c...
by bwunger
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3
Replies: 488
Views: 27731

Re: St. Nick's Knives Exclusive Para 3

They definitely seem to have handled this drop well. USPS says it will arrive tomorrow! Super excited. Been waiting for the right steel and color to try the Para 3. Thought that would be maxamet but I just couldn't pass up this color and the steel sounds like it will be right up my alley too.
by bwunger
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I've decided, (bleep) it, I'm, gonna carry my "nice" knife, replacement be damned...
Replies: 22
Views: 1680

Re: I've decided, (bleep) it, I'm, gonna carry my "nice" knife, replacement be damned...

Good on ya! I've had the same debate but I've found that I actually take way more joy in the "use" of something than the "having" of something. I've started selling knives I don't use now to buy new ones to experience them and hopefully find ones I like using even more. No backups. I will admit I'd ...
by bwunger
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why use a tough steel in a folding knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 1999

Re: Why use a tough steel in a folding knife?

Tough steels have tough edges too. They can hold thinner edges without rolling or chipping making them better slicers. As many say, it's more about geometry than steel type, but if the steel type supports better geometries...
by bwunger
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM3–what would it be?
Replies: 24
Views: 2449

Re: PM3–what would it be?

I'd like to see a bit less of the choil in the blade so the blade to handle ratio was a bit more even. As it is, the blade is pretty short for how big the knife is.

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