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by Tucson Tom
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Steel Types
Replies: 28
Views: 849

Re: Spyderco Steel Types

It is all about the difference between theory and practice. There is this famous quote by Einstein: “In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.” So, in theory you can get any steel arbitrarily sharp, but in practice some steels are much much easier to sharpen. There are ...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me
Replies: 22
Views: 1630

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

I have to say that the Tenacious is an absolute Spyderco classic. I have only ever had my hands on the G10 model, and it is the best bang for the buck for any knife anywhere. I haven't looked at prices, but if this makes it an even better deal, as I suspect it does, then it will really be something....
by Tucson Tom
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of S45VN, cf S30V?
Replies: 33
Views: 1295

Re: What is the purpose of S45VN, cf S30V?

Bolster wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:32 pm
I'll live. Don't worry about me. I'll be fine. I found a half gallon of ice cream in the freezer, and I've already stopped crying.
Hmm, what else is hiding in that freezer ?
by Tucson Tom
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What knives in your collection keep wow-ing you?
Replies: 103
Views: 5595

Re: What knives in your collection keep wow-ing you?

The so-called "Rosewood" Rex-45 Shaman. I bought it because I wanted a Rex-45 Shaman and figured I would never manage to pick up a Rex-45 Sprint (but I did). Be that as it may, there is just something about the pakkawood Shaman. I like the way it looks and feels and carry it a lot. Oddly enough I ha...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Forum knife?
Replies: 133
Views: 2554

Re: 2021 Forum knife?

Are you allowed to have a vote if you are new to the forum? If its ok id vote for a lil native, which would be legal in most places and is a fantastic knife, maybe in lc200n and ok for salt :) Sure! And welcome aboard!! Being new to the forum means you may have more sense and/or be taking this more...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel that takes the keenest (sharpest) edge?
Replies: 107
Views: 11795

Re: Steel that takes the keenest (sharpest) edge?

Bill1170 wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:24 pm
52100 in my experience takes the keenest edge.
You can say that again!! Next best thing is Cruwear aka PD1.
by Tucson Tom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with my first manix
Replies: 30
Views: 703

Re: Help with my first manix

Thanks for all the replies. I am still unsure of what I’m going to do. I think the knife is (finally) going to arrive today, so we’ll see what happens... The Maxamet Manix LW? I am sure you´ll like it! Make sure you read up on how to sharpen it best (I never had Maxamet myself, but if I did I´d rea...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Solving the issue of things we ask for
Replies: 30
Views: 852

Re: Solving the issue of things we ask for

A factory in Tucson would solve (or create) problems for me. Honestly for Spyderco to set up a custom shop would be a pretty big business decision. They don't (I am pretty sure) have staff sitting around on their hands right now, so they would have to hire new people and set up some new side of the ...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Forum knife?
Replies: 133
Views: 2554

Re: 2021 Forum knife?

vivi wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:44 pm
Something in spy27 sounds good.

How about a spy27 Military 2? :D
Yeah! I was going to say it would have to be a Shaman, but a Military would be fine too.

Spy27 either way.
by Tucson Tom
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with my first manix
Replies: 30
Views: 703

Re: Help with my first manix

I am an overwhelming fan of the G10 Manix myself. I also think that M390 (or either of its equivalents CTS204P or 20CV) are great steels and I would choose them over Maxamet. Maxamet excels in super edge retention, whereas M390 is a friendlier easier to sharpen well rounded steel. But everyone has t...
by Tucson Tom
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mulebteam
Replies: 49
Views: 1925

Re: Mulebteam

Hey, everyone: In anticipation of the Mule Team relaunch, I am creating a new area of the forum that will be devoted to Mule Teams. The area is set up, but it's not visible yet as I'm still moving all of the relevant threads to the new area. It will be obvious when I make it live for everyone. ;) H...
by Tucson Tom
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 LW CPM SPY27 now shipping to dealers!
Replies: 89
Views: 2890

Re: Manix 2 LW CPM SPY27 now shipping to dealers!

Is there a thread discussing advantages of drilling rivets and replacing w screws? At this point i dont understand why youd do that. My current Manix 2 LW has a sticky lock. Not bad enough where I feel like bugging Spyderco about it, but enough to irritate me. On top of that it is the Rex45 sprint,...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 LW CPM SPY27 now shipping to dealers!
Replies: 89
Views: 2890

Re: Manix 2 LW CPM SPY27 now shipping to dealers!

I like the new color, but don't think I'll get another Manix 2 LW until I work out the process for drilling out the rivets and replacing them with screws. ..... If I can just track down those screws. I believe these are the best option for this job, as they should be just the right length. Unfortun...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 LW CPM SPY27 now shipping to dealers!
Replies: 89
Views: 2890

Re: Manix 2 LW CPM SPY27 now shipping to dealers!

I like the new color, but don't think I'll get another Manix 2 LW until I work out the process for drilling out the rivets and replacing them with screws. The best 'trick' I have found, Tom. Is to use a very small carbide burr in a Dremel. Slowly grinding a little bit of the head of the rivet off a...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 LW CPM SPY27 now shipping to dealers!
Replies: 89
Views: 2890

Re: Manix 2 LW CPM SPY27 now shipping to dealers!

I like the new color, but don't think I'll get another Manix 2 LW until I work out the process for drilling out the rivets and replacing them with screws.
by Tucson Tom
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?
Replies: 96
Views: 3464

Re: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?

Well, this thread is veering off into a discussion of every imaginable fixed blade anyone has ever thought about. I have often wondered about this topic and took interest in this thread. I still find myself a little skeptical after hearing the explanations, though I trust that Spyderco is not for so...
by Tucson Tom
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 LW: Doing It My Way (no screw conversion)
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: Manix 2 LW: Doing It My Way (no screw conversion)

Curious why you chose rivets - again! A lot of thoughts went through my head, probably none more valid than any other. I've seen two sets of pics from other guys who took apart LW's. The first one, I didn't like the look of the screws. The second one was a little better, but didn't excite me. The s...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 LW: Doing It My Way (no screw conversion)
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: Manix 2 LW: Doing It My Way (no screw conversion)

I should do this. I have all the tools here to do it. I would probably go with screws though. Curious why you chose rivets - again! I have cursed my Manix 2 LW (also Rex-45). The crew must have been rushing that Sprint run out, as many issues as there are out in the field with it. Of course once the...
by Tucson Tom
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More 52100?
Replies: 27
Views: 1130

Re: More 52100?

jdw wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:43 pm
I am pretty vocal about the 52100 Millie being my favorite Spydie and I would love to have a fixed blade as a nice companion piece. A Bushcraft would be pretty cool.
This is pretty much one of my dream knives. It would be great to see this.

Black Micarta -- yes that would work really well.
by Tucson Tom
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix LW Rex45 Issues
Replies: 29
Views: 1212

Re: Manix LW Rex45 Issues

A lot of these threads seem to be popping up about this model lately. G10 always for the win!!! Agreed. This was the model that I chose to try to revise my negative opinions about LW models, but it simply served to solidify them. This particular model is especially bad given the pinned construction...

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