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by Tucson Tom
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where's the 3V?
Replies: 135
Views: 6499

Re: Where's the 3V?

A person could make the same arguments for 154CM that have been offered for 3V. And the same answers would come along. Yes, 154CM can make a good folder (I know, I have some), but there are simply better alternatives, so why do it? You could play the same game and talk about any number of other ste...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where's the 3V?
Replies: 135
Views: 6499

Re: Where's the 3V?

Really surprised by the arguments against 3v here. You don't hear these arguments used against any other steel. "You don't need x because y is better for folders." I understand if this was a poll and we could only choose one, but it's not. And maybe if there was something that was a strict upgrade ...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where's the 3V?
Replies: 135
Views: 6499

Re: Where's the 3V?

Wow! I wore myself out reading this entire thread. There is some great stuff in here. My take is that I want more Cruwear. What does a poor person do who wants to pick up a Spyderco with CPM Cruwear right now? I guess the only option is Ebay or the forum knife sales and getting lucky. It is too bad ...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4
Replies: 83
Views: 1259

Re: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4

I found all of this fascinating and learned a few things. Particularly that G10 was being worked on in the US and then being shipped to Japan. And just because some kind of G10 is available someplace (say in Japan) that doesn't mean it is available of a suitable (or desirable) sort. It sort of expla...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?
Replies: 64
Views: 1205

Re: Advantages of 4 " (plus) blades?

So, why carry a Military or a Police 4? To be honest I am not usually hankering for the big blade. I find that the 3.3 inch blade length (or whatever it is) of the PM2 or Manix hits the sweet spot for my uses. What I like about the 4 inch knives is the handle. I appreciate having something to hold o...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s30v spyderco's acceptable
Replies: 103
Views: 1494

Re: s30v spyderco's acceptable

The key for shaving sharp off coarse stones is a very light touch. For example, if using the sharpmaker, don’t hold the base and if you move the unit you’re pressing too hard. This has done more to improve my sharpening than almost anything. A light touch that is. And what helps me mentally is to r...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Deleted

This thread gives me a deja vu feeling.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4
Replies: 83
Views: 1259

Re: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4

"Overcharging" is in the wallet of the purchaser. If you are willing to pay for it, then by definition it's not overcharging. If you aren't, then by definition (for you) it is. In this case, Kenbo has decided that the P4 is currently priced above what he is willing to pay for it. It's pretty simple...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The one knife worth breaking my rule
Replies: 48
Views: 1164

Re: The one knife worth breaking my rule

MichaelScott wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:44 pm
.... there are a couple of Spydercos that would be acquired just because they make me smile.
And there is the bottom line folks!

I can't afford every smile that might come my way, and sometimes timing is a significant issue.
by Tucson Tom
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need help making a decision
Replies: 48
Views: 673

Re: Need help making a decision

https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-Native-5-Knife-Fluted--33043 I had this knife and it was lovely back lock :( but something to consider if I can't find anything else. I used to be really negative on backlocks, but the Native 5 might change your mind. It is as good as it gets with backlocks. B...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need help making a decision
Replies: 48
Views: 673

Re: Need help making a decision

I carry both the PM2 and the Manix regularly. The Manix will definitely feel somewhat bigger. Ok, by me, I love the Manix -- but if the PM2 feels big in the pocket to you, then the Manix most certainly will. I don't know a thing about the Flytanium CF. Take a look at the Native 5 -- not what I would...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: s30v spyderco's acceptable
Replies: 103
Views: 1494

Re: s30v spyderco's acceptable

I had some mediocre opinions about S30V based on knives from other makers. I have found S30V in my Spyderco knives to be excellent. I have heard people here on the forum attribute that to Spyderco doing a better job on the heat treat of S30V, and that very well may be true. S30V may not be the hotte...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The one knife worth breaking my rule
Replies: 48
Views: 1164

Re: The one knife worth breaking my rule

But wait, pointless limitations is what this is all about !! I recently heard (and liked) the claim that whenever you say yes to one thing, you say no to something else. I said yes to a significant purchase for one of my other hobbies, which currently means that I am having to say no to some knives....
by Tucson Tom
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4
Replies: 83
Views: 1259

Re: Im keeping my enduras. No to the police 4

The Police 4 is a pretty svelte knife. (There is a word I don't use often). I mean, you don't realize until you get it in hand how refined it is. I guess I am saying, you definitely get what you pay for. The K390 is what pushed me over the edge, but then when I had it in hand I realized how special ...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The one knife worth breaking my rule
Replies: 48
Views: 1164

Re: The one knife worth breaking my rule

I was intrigued by "the rule" and couldn't resist reading this to find out what it was. I certainly admire and identify with what you are aiming at with it. It is always beneficial to "focus" in some way. Or just buy everything and go broke. The trick with exceptions is that they become a slippery s...
by Tucson Tom
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else wants BHQ M4 Lightweights??
Replies: 28
Views: 587

Re: Who else wants BHQ M4 Lightweights??

Not me. I hate FRN and "lightweights".

Give me G10 every time. Better yet, what I want to see is Micarta, especially for the Shaman.

Hey, you asked.
by Tucson Tom
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 591

Re: Shaman thoughts

Certain reviewers complained about how part of the blade shows up alongside the release tab for the lock. This is a total non-issue. It is only there when the knife is closed and no part of my anatomy is anywhere in the vicinity then. When the knife is open is when you want to actuate the tab. So t...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Deleted

Yeah, but I'm still confused.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Quick Thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Quick Thanks

This is indeed a great place. I have participated in other forums, but never felt "at home" like I do here. Apart from the positive social aspects, there are a lot of people here who know a lot -- and are willing to be helpful. A good mark that it is a good place is that I can't think that I have ev...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Steels
Replies: 46
Views: 1110

Re: Favorite Steels

M4, Rex45, K390 -- if you just gotta have stainless, then 20CV or CTS204P. I hope we haven't seen the last of Rex45!! As far as S30V -- it continues to rise in my estimation -- but I would rather have 20CV in the world of stainless. And we can't forget 52100 - there is a steel that has been good to ...

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