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by Tucson Tom
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Dlc sells out faster than satin
Replies: 25
Views: 1129

Re: Dlc sells out faster than satin

Obviously because it wont reflect light and give away your position when doing covert missions behind enemy lines. This is bad however since you cant use it as a signal mirror in a survival situation. Both great mall ninja arguments in my opinion. :) Yeah man! You nailed it. Mall Ninjas forever! I ...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 7068

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

I know lots of folks like the hassle and chase of sprints, but why not just make the Micarta and [high end steel] Shaman a regular production knife, like the S110V/Blurple ones. Demand is clearly through the roof, and it seems silly to keep a great material and great tool away from people who might...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 7068

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

Not to mention that many folks, (myself included), got along for decades in the wilds, climbing, backpacking, paddling, x-c skiing with lightweight folders and fixed blades just fine. Sometimes a bit of technique, know-how and care go a long way. Not everything is manhandling your way through a tas...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 7068

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

I passed on the original S30V version. Not because I thought there would be anything lacking in it, but because I knew I would appreciate a sprint or exclusive more and that once they came along the S30V would not get as much pocket time. It was very hard to resist and hold out -- but I did and am p...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your "return ethics"?
Replies: 112
Views: 3296

Re: Your "return ethics"?

I begin to wonder if there are really maybe even slight "cultural differences"? Where I live, literally and absolutely no one I know would have any problems whatsoever to return (unused!) items to an online store. It is just not an issue at all... Any person I´d ask here if it is ok to return an un...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 7068

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

Absolutely. Based on what I've read here and other places, no one should be disappointed by a pd-1 shaman - for all intents and purposes, it'd be the same knife as the cruwear version. Different in name only, really. If I hadn't been lucky enough to grab one from this sprint, I'd be just as excited...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 7068

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

sal wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Ever feel like you can't come out on top no matter what you do?
sal
Don't let a few (or one) complainer get you down! Virtually everyone here is cheering for you.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First of Many and What's Next?
Replies: 20
Views: 876

Re: First of Many and What's Next?

Life is not complete without a Paramilitary 2.

Nothing smaller than that is worth owning -- except the Native 5.

This is absolute fact, and not just my opinion.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your "return ethics"?
Replies: 112
Views: 3296

Re: Your "return ethics"?

It sounds like you are asking if people on the forum feel it is ethical to order a model just so you can handle it and see if you like it. I certainly would not do this. And most models I am interested are not available in any stores where I could go check them out either. The stores in my area only...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why no more FDE coating?
Replies: 24
Views: 1281

Re: Why no more FDE coating?

No one else has love for the flat dark earth blades?? Nope. Doesn't do a thing for me. I wonder though. "FDE" just describes the color, not the technology used for the coating. I am quite impressed with DLC, as on my M4 Paramilitary (which I was carrying and using today, by the way). But I have no ...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 7068

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

Not sure why it will be referred to as a "sprint run" if it is essentially just another batch of the same knife. The letter I received implies that the sprint run is limited, unique, never-to-happen-again and, therefore, something of particular value (whatever the owner perceives that to be). You a...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 7068

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

Anyone mind enlightening me on that? Everyone get silly excited whenever the name Cru-Wear drops but PD-1 keeps flying under the radar, how come? In the same way, I will be eager to lend my support (in the form of buying a knife) to a PD1 Shaman -- but it will be kind of silly alongside the same in...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 7068

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

Anyone mind enlightening me on that? Everyone get silly excited whenever the name Cru-Wear drops but PD-1 keeps flying under the radar, how come? To be blunt -- ignorance. But maybe that is unfair. They are essentially the same steels, but made by different makers. For one reason or other Cruwear h...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 7068

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

looking at the specs there dosnt seem to be 'that much' difference in a shaman from a PM2 i understand the blade shape but what else am i missing here? About the only thing similar is they both use the compression lock. I love them both, but am really growing fond of the Shaman. The Shaman has cont...
by Tucson Tom
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 980
Views: 62783

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Lottery is OK with me. Seems like a good way for BHQ to handle having 100 preorders and only 15 knives. Spyderco making only 1200 or whatever number they pick is OK by me too. That is what a sprint run is. At some point it is economics for Spyderco I suppose, they have a limited production facility ...
by Tucson Tom
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team
Replies: 194
Views: 10488

Re: Mule Team

Almost there! The rear of the knife needs to be thinned a bit... But it's getting close! Looks good fixall! PD#1 is a great steel, I have a couple laid out for some cold weather knife projects just have to decide on scale material. Nice work fixall! Around these parts, it is hot weather knife proje...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread
Replies: 2356
Views: 585502

Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Where are the bombshells? This is turning into a chat thread.
by Tucson Tom
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opinions Wanted: Top 5 Best Spydercos
Replies: 81
Views: 5235

Re: Opinions Wanted: Top 5 Best Spydercos

Not spending a lot of time on this, which is probably best, because the best should jump right to mind anyway.

Shaman
PM2
Manix - esp the backlock
Military
Ankerson Bowie

The Police 4 and Native 5 get honorable mention.
by Tucson Tom
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll
Replies: 71
Views: 2819

Re: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll

Pondering this today in idle moments in traffic. I think this would be a great candidate for a forum knife. Green or Blue Denim Micarta. Rex45, or K390, or even Cruwear -- you just can't get enough Cruwear. I sort of favor Rex45 though. I forget how forum knives are handled, but it might give the fo...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 980
Views: 62783

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Well. What a rollercoaster. I anticipated and waited for this. Then I looked the other way when the 4V model came along, because my budget couldn't tolerate two Shaman purchases back to back. Then it seemed impossible that I would ever get one. I wrote the whole thing off, spent the money on somethi...

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