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by thewoodpecker
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sgain Dubh poll
Replies: 29
Views: 547

Re: Sgain Dubh poll

Will Spyderco ever do an Irish ethnic knife? I was thinking of something more like the sgian dubh (although that'd be Scottish). A Seax style knife would be interesting as well. Pitched this back in 2017! Glad to see some interest brewing. I would love to see a small fixed blade 3-3.25 inch blade a...
by thewoodpecker
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy
Replies: 82
Views: 2112

Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

The chaparral is the best sage model. Change my mind. It's a Chaparral, not a Sage I do agree that the Chaparral has the same general shape but it would have to grow a little to actually be a Sage model. Y’all aren’t changing my mind. :D If spyderco called the chaparral the Sage 7 no one would blin...
by thewoodpecker
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Spyderco value
Replies: 81
Views: 7575

Re: Best Spyderco value

Urban Lightweight - does 95% of everything I need. Simple, lightweight, robust and discreet...looking forward to different steels like the Damasteel variant.
by thewoodpecker
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 LW needs an update badly.
Replies: 78
Views: 1945

Re: Manix 2 LW needs an update badly.

1) I love the Manix 2 LW platform. It finds its way into my pocket more often than not. 2) A hybrid of the M2LW and Rockjumper would be a phenomenal design. M2LW + screw construction + more contoured handles FTW. That said I have pin construction with carbon steel (super blue Caly 3.5) and disassemb...
by thewoodpecker
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Interest in Front Flipper by Spyderco?
Replies: 23
Views: 775

Re: Interest in Front Flipper by Spyderco?

+1 for a production front flipper. Seems like the upcoming high hollow ground choil-less Shaman would be an excellent candidate. :D

The Shaman can be deployed like a front flipper if you get the angles right.
by thewoodpecker
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sage 5 / LW5 Rex45 ?????????????
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Sage 5 / LW5 Rex45 ?????????????

I'd really like to see this become a reality ... I suspect it would be a sprint and I'd be interested in one in G10 and another in FRN. Can they do burnt orange carbon fiber? Lava Fat Carbon - https://www.gpknives.com/media/catalog/product/cache/a814c5e59b116971d7c5140c4d75fcfc/f/l/fl02-fcltd_2.jpg
by thewoodpecker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3/3.5 interest Poll
Replies: 41
Views: 2899

Re: Caly 3/3.5 interest Poll

Cambertree wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:47 am
Sal’s previously mentioned that SRS13 is available to them in Japan.

HAP5R, which is similar to Cruwear would also be interesting - maybe in monometal blades, if it’s available?
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by thewoodpecker
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper
Replies: 201
Views: 7471

Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Sal - I never would have believed the RockJumper would bump the exquisite Caly 3.5 out of my #1 spot. I was looking forward to checking it out as I am a big fan of both Wharncliffe blades and FRN. I can already say that I am blown away by this design. My belief is that once more people get it in han...
by thewoodpecker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?
Replies: 108
Views: 8815

Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Bump for any updates? Definitely one of my most anticipated knives!
by thewoodpecker
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK - HANDLE OPTIONS
Replies: 26
Views: 1490

Re: Damasteel UK Penknife UKPK - HANDLE OPTIONS

Ivory G10 or Micarta would be my choice but polished. Ergos are good enough for a secure grip on this slipit, so I think the polished look is more fitting for the Damasteel blade. Also, should be easier to maintain/clean and keeps cost down vs Ti or CF.
by thewoodpecker
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?
Replies: 108
Views: 8815

Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Wartstein wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:19 am
The Caly 3.5 blade looks like another one that should work great in spyderedge... and since LW editions most times seem to come in steels that lend themselves to SE (VG10, BD1N... ) I hope they´ll do a serrated version of the Caly 3.5 LW... :rolleyes:
Ooooh...serrations. :) :spyder:
by thewoodpecker
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman mini-skinny chop
Replies: 40
Views: 3790

Re: Shaman mini-skinny chop

Love the blade and handle profile. Would prefer to retain some length in both but looks great.
by thewoodpecker
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara Vanax or LC200N
Replies: 60
Views: 3675

Re: Kapara LC200N

Would love to see an LC200N/G10 back lock version. I enjoy the compression lock but something about this knife feels 'back lock' to me. G10 for utility and to reduce cost. Great knife all around though.
by thewoodpecker
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?
Replies: 108
Views: 8815

Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

I agree that the UKPK is a high value/high performance option. Really looking forward to the LW Caly 3.5. My Super Blue is top 5 go to EDC but for Summer carry FRN will be nice and I'm looking forward to more steel options in the LW/Taichung platform.
by thewoodpecker
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Form vs. Function
Replies: 54
Views: 3695

Re: Form vs. Function

Would love to see a Shaman platform with something like a Sheepsfoot or Wharncliffe blade...choil or no choil. :D
by thewoodpecker
Thu May 14, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caly3 Lightweight??
Replies: 19
Views: 1180

Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Would prefer S30V to XHP for corrosion resistance but the Caly 3.5 is in my Top 5 all time knives, and I am really looking forward to the LW version. Hoping this might get the K390 treatment but if it is Taichung vs Seki it might be a stretch.
by thewoodpecker
Tue May 12, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Status of the Native Chief
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Status of the Native Chief

Hi, all- I'm looking to buy a Native Chief. I'm still dithering over whether or not to wait for the Sprint Run or get one with S30V (leaning towards the S30V.) The S30V appears to be sold out in most knife stores, but they are still available on Amazon. So, what I'm hoping you can tell me is: 1. Wi...

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