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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: 28
Views: 1725

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: 24
Views: 990

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: 24
Views: 990

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: 24
Views: 990

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: 24
Views: 990

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: 24
Views: 990

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: 834

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: 990

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...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sun May 17, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Y’all like rare knives? First run Paramilitary, circa 2004.
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

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

bearrowland wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 7:21 pm
I like that clip. It looks pretty heavy duty to me! When did the switch to point up mounting points take place?
Not sure when the switch happened!


But the clip itself was adapted from the military model. That model still uses that style clip to this day.
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sun May 17, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Golden Colorado Heat Treat
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: Golden Colorado Heat Treat

Re: chips VS rolls An argument could be made from a durability perspective that deformation is preferable to crack formation and potential propagation. Sure, that argument could be made - but it would be slightly pedantic. We’re talking about small chips and small rolls, not huge cracks up the blad...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sat May 16, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Golden Colorado Heat Treat
Replies: 24
Views: 1501

Re: Golden Colorado Heat Treat

I must be in the minority. I’d rather have a hard blade that holds an edge for a long time (that also chips a little on some stuff) rather than a soft blade that doesn’t hold an edge well. That soft blade is also going to roll on the same stuff that chips the hard blade. And rolls are damage just li...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sat May 16, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Y’all like rare knives? First run Paramilitary, circa 2004.
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

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

Genius. Does it hold the blade closed better than the detent? Not on my example. A nice dialed in detent ball works better. Guessing that’s why they CQI’d it to a ball. Basically every change that was made to bring us the paramilitary 2 was a positive. This is an AWESOME knife but the paramilitary ...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sat May 16, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Y’all like rare knives? First run Paramilitary, circa 2004.
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

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

This is interesting. I did not realize there was a cutout instead of a detent. Why did the move away from the cutout? Probably much easier to machine a little hole compared to a large cutout that has to be milled. Also, since there is no detent ball the contact area between the lock bar and blade i...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Fri May 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's 4v pm2!
Replies: 172
Views: 10623

Re: St. Nick's 4v pm2!

the price is coming down from when they were first on ebay.I guess most people that want one bad have got one. True, I have tracked 74 that have sold with an average sold price of $286.88, lowest price sold was today (6/15/2020) $232.50. There are 28 for sale. So 102 knives being flipped out of the...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Fri May 15, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St. Nick's 4v pm2!
Replies: 172
Views: 10623

Re: St. Nick's 4v pm2!

Just counted 67 of these on the auction site that are for sale or sold... the price is coming down from when they were first on ebay.I guess most people that want one bad have got one. True, I have tracked 74 that have sold with an average sold price of $286.88, lowest price sold was today (6/15/20...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Fri May 15, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Y’all like rare knives? First run Paramilitary, circa 2004.
Replies: 28
Views: 1725

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

Hey guys. Figured I’d take some time and show my original, first run Paramilitary. Maybe Sal can chime in, but by all the research I’ve done this is one of the first Paramilitary’s to be made. It would have been made in 2004. This one was made before all of the subsequent CQI on the original paramil...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Mon May 11, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DragonFly II in K390
Replies: 34
Views: 2375

Re: DragonFly II in K390

I will most likely be buying 6 of these. So I’m glad it’s not a sprint. Haha.

Two for me, one for wifey, one for each child, one for father in law. It’ll probably end up being more than 6 honestly.
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Mon May 11, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 lightweight problem
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: Manix 2 lightweight problem

Since this is a dealer exclusive, and a pinned knife, I'm thinking you ought to contact CS about it first. They may still tell you to send it to Spyderco, but at least you could ask if they held any back for replacements. Can an issue like this be fixed on a pinned knife? Does spyderco hold back a ...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sun May 10, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New reveal...Zwear/micarta Shaman, s90v Native Chief, k390 Seki series, Slysz Swayback! So much to love.
Replies: 67
Views: 6079

Re: New reveal...Zwear/micarta Shaman, s90v Native Chief, k390 Seki series, Slysz Swayback! So much to love.

I like the stuff on my Rhino and Schempp Bowie I ain't going to deny it, those are some awesome looking knives - but to me they'd be even awesomer with micarta! you'll be happy to know that none of the knives in this reveal have laminate scales. Spyderco's own page about the Canis contain the bone-...
by AwayFromMySpydieHole
Sun May 10, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s45vn pm2 sprint alert thread
Replies: 176
Views: 17038

Re: s45vn pm2 sprint alert thread

I was lucky enough to snag 2 of these. One has a super aggressive texture on the scales. The other has the same pattern, but a much less aggressive texture. Not sure which one I prefer, but I love them both!

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