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by Tucson Tom
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How important is scale color?
Replies: 53
Views: 3433

Re: How important is scale color?

There is little as bleh as a grey blade with grey scales and grey hardware. I actually really dig the grey scales/black blade/black hardware combination. And the grey scales on the Maxamet Manix and Native are totally fine with me. I think they'd take Rit Dye really well, though, if I didn't like t...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 198
Views: 12313

Re: Unpopular opinions

Do people really watch knife review videos on You Tube? I did for a while, and I get a kick out of Nick Shabbaz, though I don't give his reviews any particular weight. But it was clear in short order that I was wasting time unless I just wanted to get a quick look at a knife in somebodies hand. I sh...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 198
Views: 12313

Re: Unpopular opinions

There are certain vintage cars that are worth a lot of money, talking about $1 Million or more and they could lose a lot of value if they are driven. So there is always that issue. That's a rich man's game though, not like MOST people could even buy a car like that now. They are investments for the...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How important is scale color?
Replies: 53
Views: 3433

Re: How important is scale color?

Hmmm. Sometimes it is and sometimes it ain't. I guess the answer is "it depends". Most of the time though it doesn't matter. I do appreciate something that looks good (to me, eh?). They say "art is what you like" and I guess that is true about color. I have warmed up to things that at first jolted m...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you could only keep one Spyderco
Replies: 75
Views: 4367

Re: If you could only keep one Spyderco

Cruwear Shaman. And I would probably find some way to take the Ankerson Bowie also.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 198
Views: 12313

Re: Unpopular opinions

There are certain vintage cars that are worth a lot of money, talking about $1 Million or more and they could lose a lot of value if they are driven. So there is always that issue. That's a rich man's game though, not like MOST people could even buy a car like that now. They are investments for the...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Boxes? Cases? My knives are all in a drawer. If they travel, it is one at a time in my pocket.

I do have a bunch of Spyderco boxes in a big cardboard box. Someday I'll move or need space and toss all that in a dumpster.
by Tucson Tom
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 198
Views: 12313

Re: Unpopular opinions

My unpopular opinions: 1 - My opinion is that I don't care if you are a collector or not. 2 - I don't like small knives. Para 3 and smaller are toys in my book. 3 - I don't like the Sebenza, no matter how great people say it is, it doesn't do a thing for me. 4 - I think S30V is great stuff. 5 - I t...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Unpopular opinions
Replies: 198
Views: 12313

Re: Unpopular opinions

My unpopular opinions: 1 - My opinion is that I don't care if you are a collector or not. 2 - I don't like small knives. Para 3 and smaller are toys in my book. 3 - I don't like the Sebenza, no matter how great people say it is, it doesn't do a thing for me. 4 - I think S30V is great stuff. 5 - I th...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: One month carry: which one?
Replies: 43
Views: 2534

Re: One month carry: which one?

I also chose the Sebenza. We don't see much about them here on the forum, especially with prolonged use. You do such great reviews, I'd be very interested in your analysis after a month of carrying it and see if you feel it justifies that steep price! Make it happen Connor!! If they ever make one w...
by Tucson Tom
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!
Replies: 115
Views: 6635

Re: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!

I kind of feel like the Manix Back Lock could do a 'Shaman' (going from relative obscurity to smash hit) if it got a sprint or exclusive in a good high end tool steel like CruWear, 4v or Rex 45. I bought one after they were discontinued and I'm glad I did. It's pretty much the perfect expression of...
by Tucson Tom
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police HAP40 and Pakkawood: KC Exclusive
Replies: 47
Views: 2869

Re: Police HAP40 and Pakkawood: KC Exclusive

Very cute! Pakkawood is great.
by Tucson Tom
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!
Replies: 115
Views: 6635

Re: Gone too Soon - Manix Backlock Deserves a 2nd Chance!

Yes! I don't think the linerless construction sacrifices anything. One of my favorites, as I have said many times.
by Tucson Tom
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anybody else want Rex45 as a Production steel?
Replies: 32
Views: 2403

Re: Anybody else want Rex45 as a Production steel?

Actually, Spy27 might make a great production steel. ;)

That aside, I also would vote for Cruwear over Rex45, much as I like Rex45 (and I do like it).
by Tucson Tom
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else love BD1N?
Replies: 30
Views: 2603

Re: Anyone else love BD1N?

Wartstein wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:00 am

Well, Wartstein has to sleep from time to time (you posted this at 3:59 am where I live) :p :p - but here I am! :)
Well, we are always glad when you roll out of bed and have a few things to say. At least I am certainly.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Vision for the PM2, The XM-18 of Spyderco
Replies: 12
Views: 1216

Re: A Vision for the PM2, The XM-18 of Spyderco

I've never understood the Barbie Doll approach to knives. But it takes all kinds to make a world. I have driven my Tacoma for 20 years entirely stock, but I know a fellow with a 2 year old truck that is spending all kinds of money "pimping it out". The custom shop idea has been raised several times....
by Tucson Tom
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My first post and a question
Replies: 24
Views: 1328

Re: My first post and a question

Welcome aboard.

And I have never once regretted getting a set of Wiha torx drivers. Was using them just the other day.
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thicker "harduse" bladestocks / fine tips.. and more - I don´t fully get it
Replies: 72
Views: 3130

Re: Thicker "harduse" bladestocks / fine tips.. and more - I don´t fully get it

I am all about thick bladestock. I love the Shaman for that reason, and that was one of the reasons I so admired the Backlock Manix. Not that I do a lot of prying mind you. Every tool has its limits.
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman with some grip?
Replies: 16
Views: 828

Re: Shaman with some grip?

I can go either way. I like knives with an aggressive texture, but I am just fine with smooth scales also. I have a Cruwear PM2 with really smooth G10. That is the way they made it. I didn't like it at first, but I soon realized it was not a problem, and now the whole thing has grown on me and I lik...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Strong Smell
Replies: 50
Views: 2698

Re: Strong Smell

I've never gotten a smelly Spyderco. I would certainly check for other evidence that is was a fake. I personally wouldn't mind a smell if it was genuine (provided it went away fairly promptly). But my nose is quite insensitive, so things that might annoy others don't even register with me. But it so...

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