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by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyOpera cqi when
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: SpyOpera cqi when

After the PM2 goes to bearings Fair enough tbh Putting the para 2 on bearings would completely destroy the knife for me. It already has a super smooth drop shut action (on most of them, at least) so why would we need bearings? When cutting things that are gritty, or in a dirty environment, bearings...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyOpera cqi when
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: SpyOpera cqi when

I mean, is it really that necessary? I saw one video and the liners are not magnetic and presumably are made from titanium, blade is stainless, so there is very little to go wrong with corrosion. Bearings....well, you can't have everything. The liners could be a non-ferrous stainless steel. Would b...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint run Manix XL clicks. Any idea why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: Sprint run Manix XL clicks. Any idea why?

Mine still clicks... tried 3 times Yours is most likely caused by the rod that the spring rides on, which is molded into the cage. The manix is one of my favorite models and I've extensively looked into the maladies and variances that can happen with them. In examples that have the "click" I have r...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean back in stock: Still got an old one
Replies: 21
Views: 1662

Re: Caribbean back in stock: Still got an old one

I recieved a CQI version. Date code is HS. What was changed in the CQI upgrade? VooDooChild already answered the question. Click the link for pictures and more discussion on the CQI. https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86852 Thanks for the link. As VooDooChild said, those changes don’t s...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley
Replies: 83
Views: 7150

Re: Gayle Bradley

samdasnake wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:43 pm
I'm so pleased that these are finally back in stock! Just waiting for my paycheck then one'll be heading my way!
Back in stock where?
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAXAMET!
Replies: 14
Views: 2740

Re: MAXAMET!

I bought the Manix 2 LW a couple of weeks ago. Cutting cardboard was excellent and rope. I have experienced chipping on the tip just from digging into a zip tie. Today I used the tip on a plastic water pipe and it ruined the tip of my knife. I have used cheap Kershaw knifes and the “other brand” kn...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Impressions of SPY27 Steel
Replies: 71
Views: 7465

Re: First Impressions of SPY27 Steel

The OP didn't make any actual observations about the steel. He made observations about the action on his new knife.


I came expecting to hear about some use. Some actual cutting. Not how easy it finger flicks.
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Impressions of SPY27 Steel
Replies: 71
Views: 7465

Re: First Impressions of SPY27 Steel

The density of all steels is very similar (regardless of the alloy), so I wouldn’t expect SPY27 versions of existing knives to be significantly heavier of lighter (especially when compared to other high alloy martensitic stainless steels), unless the grind was different. Yeah, came to post this. Yo...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Salt 2, is this a problem? (Lock bar related)
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: New Salt 2, is this a problem? (Lock bar related)

Well I’ve cycled it a couple hundred times now and I think it’s a bit better. The lock seems to sink deeper now. Not perfect, but deeper. That leads me to believe it will only get better with time - not worse. I’m thinking it’s probably tolerance stacking. Coated lock bar and coated blade. As the co...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New Salt 2, is this a problem? (Lock bar related)
Replies: 8
Views: 803

New Salt 2, is this a problem? (Lock bar related)

I’ve had plenty of spyderco lock backs. Never quite ran into this before, though. Just opened the package and when the knife is locked open the lock bar is very proud up front, and is inset into the handle in the back. Anyone else had this or seen this, and is it an issue? The knife seems to lock up...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: C22 Michael Walker in 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13314

Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

I would be down for multiples.
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!
Replies: 27
Views: 1562

Re: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!

I think the Kapara is a great design too. However there could be some improvements made to it. I am sure it has been said before. The cut-out for releasing the compression lock is a bit to small for your finger. The CF handles are slippery (dry and wet). These two combined together makes closing th...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sun May 31, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Y’all like rare knives? First run Paramilitary, circa 2004.
Replies: 29
Views: 2151

Re: Y’all like rare knives? First run Paramilitary, circa 2004.

I would still love Sal to chime in on this one. All of my research has led to me to believe this is a 2004 model, and one of the first. But obviously a confirmation from the man himself would be cool. :)
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sun May 31, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!
Replies: 27
Views: 1562

Re: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!

I do agree with this ^ Would love to see a LC200N Marbled CF Kapara with a Yellow Backspacer! An M4 Polished White G10 Kapara with a Red Backspacer would get my attention as well! This is my exact feeling on the matter, in that order! :spyder: Edit: Although, I'd change the M4 backspacer to purple....
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sun May 31, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!
Replies: 27
Views: 1562

Re: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!

This has to be the 100th thread with suggestions for Kapara sprints/exclusives. Poor Sal, he probably just glazes over when he sees these threads haha. Really?! Don’t know how I’ve missed that. I guess the kapara hasn’t been on my radar until now so maybe I was just glossing over them as well. Anyw...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sun May 31, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!
Replies: 27
Views: 1562

Re: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!

I love M4, but no. The next one is required to be LC200N. As a 3rd iteration, heck yea! But this knife was designed with specific thought to food prep, it should've been LC200N to begin with. I don’t get the hype for lc200n. I wish I did. I don’t need more stainlessness. S30v is plenty stainless fo...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sun May 31, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!
Replies: 27
Views: 1562

Re: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!

A Kapara in M4 would be awesome. I'd have to find a good aftermarket clip though. The wire clip is killing the standard version for me. I have seen on Instagram recently some clip makers doing neat things. I can’t remember who the maker was, but they made standard deep carry clips that fit the two-...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sun May 31, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!
Replies: 27
Views: 1562

Ok, so the Kapara is really good. Better than I thought. Especially in M4!

I finally broke down and got a Kapara. Not sure why I put it off for so long, but I did. I always wanted it, just ended up getting other things first. All spydies, of course. I have like 200 spyderco knives at this point. Been quite a ride over the last 10+ years. Anyway, I rarely ask Sal for things...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Mon May 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S90V exclusives?
Replies: 12
Views: 1000

Re: S90V exclusives?

The para 2 got the s90v treatment many years ago. Like 2012.

I’d gladly welcome another run of paramilitary 2’s in s90v though!
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Tue May 19, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kapara exclusive or sprint
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Kapara exclusive or sprint

I'd be devastated to see a micarta Kapara cos I've only just purchased an original in carbon fiber. I don't need two of (despite the Kapara being one of my all time favourite folders) but I know I'd be thinking obsessively about the upgrade until I smashed my piggy bank and counted the coppers. You...

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