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by Big50
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?
Replies: 186
Views: 7068

Re: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?

@Sal, Thank you for supporting, monitoring, and participating in discussion (throughout the years and throughout the community). Thank you for supporting our troops and first responders. @bearfacedkiller, Very concisely stated. Maybe it is only us, the people, that can fix this but I don’t think tha...
by Big50
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?
Replies: 186
Views: 7068

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: Since getting into knives (around 2016), my average annual pay increase as b...
by Big50
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2021 wish list!
Replies: 97
Views: 2612

Re: 2021 wish list!

I would love to see a new colaboration with Ed Schempp.
by Big50
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Looking for SpydieChef feedback
Replies: 41
Views: 1035

Re: Looking for SpydieChef feedback

Fantastic knife. I’ve used mine in the kitchen a bit—mostly before I got some decent dedicated kitchen knives. It’s a little too broad for a parring knife and too short for a chef’s knife. I see mine as a great EDC that’ll work for kitchen duties in a pinch, and I won’t have to stress over clean up ...
by Big50
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Evolving tastes over time?
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: Evolving tastes over time?

All of Spyderco’s scales are really well done.
I would have to say they are the quintessential masters of FRN and polished G10.
by Big50
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Inside the Spyderco Pochi
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Inside the Spyderco Pochi

I wouldn’t have guessed bearings.
by Big50
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?
Replies: 96
Views: 3476

Re: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?

I have a Lionsteel M4 and M5 fixed blade, and only the M5 has the smallest of gaps at the front of the right side scale, which I never even noticed until now as it does not affect function. The tang of both is prowed with respect to the scales, so I don't know if this is the gap you are referring t...
by Big50
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?
Replies: 96
Views: 3476

Re: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?

I am very impressed with the quality of the the Spyderco fixed blades I own or have fondled. They are very, very good. The street price is still hard for me to handle. The ones I own, I’ve picked up at a discount (but that’s true with the majority of my knives). It’s just an assumption, but I imagin...
by Big50
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?
Replies: 80
Views: 4337

Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

I kick myself almost daily for not grabbing a Southfork while they were readily available.
CPM154 seems like it would be a great steel for a reissue.
by Big50
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Don’t lube your Southard!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: Don’t lube your Southard!!

I’ve had similar experiences with my Southard. Call me crazy, but something also caused the plastic bearing retainers to swell to the point they would not rotate freely in their pockets. I had to sand down the outer margin of the retainers so they would spin freely, and the action went back to normal.
by Big50
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pm2 S110V
Replies: 37
Views: 2761

Re: Pm2 S110V

It’s the only PM2 I own.
I found the factory edge chipped real easy.
I reprofiled it with a 17°convex (and later with an 18° KME). Never any problems after the first sharpening.

It’s my go-to work knife and I use it hard. Holds a great edge.
by Big50
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Final (probably) Three, Revised
Replies: 71
Views: 4511

Re: The Final (probably) Three, Revised

Too late to put in my 3? #1. The Southard. It was my first grail knife. I love the blade shape & grind. The edges are perfectly melted. The stonewash on the blade and lock side scale is impeccable. I even find the asymmetry endearing. Mine is still flipping great, in spite of the wonky washers. #2. ...
by Big50
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mini Swayback chop
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: Mini Swayback chop

DigDug72 wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:48 am
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That looks really well done.

I’ve done some mockups of widening the access hole the way did. Screwing up the finish has held me back from moving forward.

Did you leave the cutout bare Ti, or did you refinish it somehow?
by Big50
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ordering from SFO
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Ordering from SFO

I just found out about OpsFocus two years ago, after most of my Spyderco collection had already been collected. Nevertheless, I’m super honored & humbled that Sal & Co. offer the program. As you probably already know, one enrolls online with a credentials verification. I’ve noticed that new releases...
by Big50
Sun May 17, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: GIN-1 ( G-2) Era: Spyderco's Beginning
Replies: 28
Views: 1787

Re: GIN-1 ( G-2) Era: Spyderco's Beginning

I’ve had my Delica 1 since about 1992.
It was out of my league as a poor college student, but I had to have it!
It’s still a nice knife and in some ways I prefer it to the Delica 4.

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by Big50
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Most Collected Spyderco?
Replies: 80
Views: 8169

Re: Your Most Collected Spyderco?

I’m a small fish.

I have 3 Southards, 2 brown & 1 black.
I have 3 Delicas: a D1 SE, an orange D4 and a D4 in V-toku 2.
by Big50
Sat May 25, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydiechef blade centering
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Spydiechef blade centering

If your Chef was sentered before disassembly, I think Extra330sc might be correct in suggesting something isn’t quite reassembled correctly. With my Southard I had difficulties with the keyed pivot. With another knife I had a back spacer that wasn’t aligning correctly. On some knives the stop pin is...
by Big50
Thu May 23, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What types of colors of FRN do you prefer?
Replies: 44
Views: 1078

Re: What types of colors of FRN do you prefer?

I’m on both sides of this one. As far as bright goes, I really like the orange FRN as seen in the Delica, DF, etc. I’m not a fan of the Salt yellow FRN aesthetically, but it serves it’s purpose. With earth tones, I really like the blue-gray of the V-Toku run. It’s very much grown on me. The brown FR...
by Big50
Thu May 16, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie
Replies: 79
Views: 1907

Re: Least liked thing about a favored Spydie

Spyderco Southard: Perhaps my favorite knife ever! It bothers me that it has paper thin washers for bearing races! My sample still functions well, but I can’t help but think the washers are a time bomb. I love everything else about the knife. Yes, that includes the clip, asymmetric scales, and othe...
by Big50
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reinhold Rhino Update
Replies: 517
Views: 87382

Re: Reinhold Rhino Update

The Rhino still rolls through my rotation. Each time it does, I’m reminded of how useful it is. Like others, it was kind of an impulse buy. It was a good impulse.

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