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by prog_knife
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?
Replies: 186
Views: 7063

Re: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?

-snip- If the other retailers died, as they surely would, then ebay and amazon control all delivery, and they are both profoundly anti-gun. Guns and knives overlap, so there is every reason to believe they would leverage that power "politically." Very true. Amazon has already stopped most pocket kn...
by prog_knife
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco for Little Brother
Replies: 38
Views: 795

Re: First Spyderco for Little Brother

The Native 5 Salt is pretty much the perfect allrounder. Plus the only thing on your list that comes close to it in ergonomics is the Para 3, but to me the backlock and LC200N of the Native are more reliable in outdoors situations. I agree with everyone on the Native 5, but since he’s not carrying ...
by prog_knife
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Classics: The C-54 Calypso ( the big one)
Replies: 38
Views: 609

Re: Spyder Classics: The C-54 Calypso ( the big one)

VIVI I know exactly why that C-54 Calypso didn't sell better. It was truly a victim of Spyderco's explosive success during that time period ( late 90s/early 2000s). That was about the time the JD Smith, Viele, Peter Herbst, and about 4 others I could mention that all hit the market at about the sam...
by prog_knife
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco for Little Brother
Replies: 38
Views: 795

Re: First Spyderco for Little Brother

For whittling I found a long, straight section in the edge much more efficient than a more curved edge: So my best whittling and wood working Spydie is the Stretch 1 (discontinued, but perhaps still to be found). A very compact folder (smaller than a PM2!) that offers a lot of cutting edge generall...
by prog_knife
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco for Little Brother
Replies: 38
Views: 795

Re: First Spyderco for Little Brother

If it needs to be smaller I'd go with some version of the Para 3 or Native 5. Sage 5 would be fine too but I consider those to be more of a Gent's knife for some reason. Sage 5 LW might be a good choice Otherwise the Wolfspyder or Brouwer might be fine too. I don't own either of those. So didn't fe...
by prog_knife
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Classics: The C-54 Calypso ( the big one)
Replies: 38
Views: 609

Re: Spyder Classics: The C-54 Calypso ( the big one)

I have the brown G-10 sprint and fall in love with it every time I carry it. The standout characteristic for me is the slimness–-I wonder if it would be possible in a lightweight.

For some reason, the clip also makes a fantastic sound when I take it out of my pocket! Just a joy to carry.
by prog_knife
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco for Little Brother
Replies: 38
Views: 795

First Spyderco for Little Brother

The bug bit my bro! We were building a fire together, and he borrowed my PM2 to feather/shave tinder while I batonned bigger stuff with a fixed blade. We were dealing with a lot of damp wood, and he found the wood-processing utility of having a knife compelling enough to (finally) want one for himse...
by prog_knife
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?
Replies: 186
Views: 7063

Re: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?

Spyderco's got to keep up with inflation, just like the rest of us!

I reckon these price increases are mostly painful when you don't get a raise at your job. May you all get a nice raise and keep up with MAP in 2021 :cool:
by prog_knife
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which knife for my wife?
Replies: 54
Views: 1604

Re: Which knife for my wife?

That looks fantastic!
by prog_knife
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Classics: The C-57 Zowada
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: Spyder Classics: The C-57 Zowada

:) Interesting. Looking at Spydiewiki; the PS the first run. C56BMPS Black beadblasted Micarta PS AUS-8 1999-2000 146.95$ (1999) First run C56. 1200? Hollow 3- screw old standard clip RH TD Main C56BMP Black beadblasted Micarta PE VG-10 2001-2002 146.95$ (2001), 154.95$ (2002) Second run C56. ? Hol...
by prog_knife
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you think of metal handles?
Replies: 73
Views: 1339

Re: What do you think of metal handles?

I think aluminum is underrated in the knife community. I haven’t had the pleasure of handling an aluminum Spyderco (anyone have an old Lum Chinese they want to give me?), but I’ve been happy with aluminum-handled Benchmades. The finish will take a ding or two, but that adds character to a user knife.
by prog_knife
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyder Classics: The C-57 Zowada
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: Spyder Classics: The C-57 Zowada

How could I forgotten about the :o C56 Tim Zowada in the last thread. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/923/tm3gDM.jpg Hey Reject, this is interesting: your micarta/AUS-8 Zowada differs from mine. Mine is pinned! Slightly different arrangement of attachment points, too. D84A388D-6985-44...
by prog_knife
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What did you use your Spyderco for last?
Replies: 1918
Views: 147194

Re: What did you use your Spyderco for last?

Used the name + serial number of a flash batch knife as the basis for a password.

On more of a real usage front, used my new Parata to shave a lot of spoiled surface florets off of an otherwise delicious head of cauliflower. The curvy blade really excelled!
by prog_knife
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Moki + Spyderco partnership knife?
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Moki + Spyderco partnership knife?

sal wrote:
We have a couple of new designs with them in the pipe.
Excited to see what's coming :D
by prog_knife
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Moki + Spyderco partnership knife?
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Moki + Spyderco partnership knife?

I love my Moki-produced Spydercos. Have a Zowada, a Friction Folder, a brown G-10 Calypso, and a Caly 3.5. F&F on the newer Caly is definitely a step down form the older Zowada and Calypso. I'm curious why they moved from the flat pivot of the Calypso to the protruding one on the Caly. You can see t...
by prog_knife
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?
Replies: 210
Views: 8931

Re: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?

I watched Nick Shabazz disassembly video of the Parata. Ha had a production version but said he had a preproduction version earlier before getting the one he disassembled. He said there were changes but didnt say what. Anyways, in his video the parata has an internal stop pin that should prevent th...
by prog_knife
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?
Replies: 210
Views: 8931

Re: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?

PS, warning to the other new Parata owners in here: don’t fling the blade shut with the lock disengaged. The edge can hit the spacers. I stupidly put a little chip in my edge doing this.
by prog_knife
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?
Replies: 210
Views: 8931

Re: How Do Your Factory Seconds Look?

Happy with mine! My Parata has the same lock cutout issue as others have reported. Difficult to find any problem at all with my UKPK. My wife pointed out that the plunge grind overlaps with the round hole on one side, but is tangential to it on the other side. Her powers of observation really impres...
by prog_knife
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Factory Seconds Shipping
Replies: 42
Views: 1422

Re: Factory Seconds Shipping

My order (placed Friday) shipped this evening, via UPS. Pretty quick turnaround under the circumstances, I'd say.
by prog_knife
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A 2020 Spyderco story
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: A 2020 Spyderco story

The un-2020 thing here is that you're spending time together, rather than isolated out of an abundance of caution. Nothing better for an old timer with memory issues than time with loved ones. Good on you. Hope your Swayback turns up sooner rather than later.

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