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by Tucson Tom
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Nitrogen steels
Replies: 55
Views: 2303

Re: Let's discuss Nitrogen steels

So H1 is not a nitrogen steel? Is this the same sort of thing as Pluto not being a planet? I would expect a surprising statement like this to be substantiated -- and without a "go read my paper on this pay to view site". What would be nice is a brief explanation, along with a note, "for more informa...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: St Nicks Knives Exclusive 4V Shaman - Available 9/19/19
Replies: 116
Views: 6139

Re: St Nicks Knives Exclusive 4V Shaman - Available 9/19/19

Well, since I recently received the Ankerson/Sanders "Province" Bowie, I don't see any real point in a Shaman in 4V -- do any of you? And beside that, I am going to be in a remote area 9/19 and unless I want to cancel a trip, I am out of the game. This is probably a good thing for my budget anyway (...
by Tucson Tom
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives ruined...
Replies: 20
Views: 1582

Re: Knives ruined...

Very nicely written, and I agree with all of your praise for the Police 4. I misunderstood the Police 4 entirely -- until I got one. The "Police" name could be some of what pushes people away, not that I have anything in particular against the police. And it does seem like a big knife, though compar...
by Tucson Tom
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 107
Views: 5672

Re: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*

This is a great thread. Both entertaining and educational. Thanks Evil D -- I have enjoyed reading all that you wrote. I have a case of SAE 20 non detergent I bought for my lathe. It should last beyond the end of civilization. The plastic will probably break down and the oil leak out of the bottles.
by Tucson Tom
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Collectors club for the rest of us?
Replies: 35
Views: 1821

Re: Collectors club for the rest of us?

I think I understand what Doc is saying, but I am trying to wrap my head around why he is saying it. I don't understand the "paranoia" about being labeled by law enforcement, which is kind of a crude way to say it. I figure we are all on some kind of "list" already for being on a knife forum. Would ...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast
Replies: 51
Views: 2411

Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

As much as I lean towards the Military, I think there is a lot to be said for a compression lock knife. It is unique to Spyderco and one of the most agreeable locks to handle you will find anywhere. So PM2 for the win. Or the Shaman. Or the Military. But knowing this persons tastes would help a lot.
by Tucson Tom
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 295
Views: 20345

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Mine arrived yesterday. Darn nice is all I can say. I am amazed that they can sell the sheath for the price and make money! And you get a knife to go with it!!! This is a Phil Wilson design, and all I can say is that he knows how to design a knife that feels right in the hand. Mine feels like the we...
by Tucson Tom
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast
Replies: 51
Views: 2411

Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Bloke wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:16 pm
The Mighty Military would be my pick. :)
Yes indeed.

Or even the Shaman -- unique in the Spyderco lineup with stout blade steel and contoured scales.
If the CF/S90V sprint is still available, that is some knife.
by Tucson Tom
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Intro & Please Welcome!
Replies: 53
Views: 2515

Re: Intro & Please Welcome!

Howdy pard.
by Tucson Tom
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast
Replies: 51
Views: 2411

Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

The PM2 is always the first thing that comes to my mind as a first Spyderco.
by Tucson Tom
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?
Replies: 73
Views: 2796

Re: Do you immediately sharpen a new Spyderco?

I certainly don't sharpen a new Spyderco. I am still not confident of my sharpening skills for one thing, and on the other hand I am lazy. I can understand and sympathize with the concept that a "knife ain't mine until it has my edge". I hope to get there someday -- and I will! Even then I will prob...
by Tucson Tom
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Return of Temperance 2 (sort of)
Replies: 28
Views: 2000

Re: Return of Temperance 2 (sort of)

cycleguy wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:00 am
Can someone post a pic of the Temperance 2 next to a Mule Team?
I'm too tired right now -- but the Temperance 2 is quite a bit bigger. Sort of a "big brother".
by Tucson Tom
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which is the best?
Replies: 25
Views: 1258

Re: Which is the best?

Deadboxhero wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Save and get the lightweight para 3. That is a wonderful knife.
Sound advice. Look what you get:

-- Made in USA
-- First class knife steel
-- Compression lock

Well worth waiting and spending the extra money.
by Tucson Tom
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Return of Temperance 2 (sort of)
Replies: 28
Views: 2000

Re: Return of Temperance 2 (sort of)

A remake of the Temp 2!! My vote is for 52100 -- I have always itched for a 52100 fixed blade. Second choice might be Cruwear. I have a Temperance 2 and like it very well, but have always thought it would be great if it was redone in a different steel. The Micarta is fantastic. Would it have to be a...
by Tucson Tom
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which is the best?
Replies: 25
Views: 1258

Re: Which is the best?

You get what you pay for. That is absolutely true up to a given point and then diminishing returns sets in. You definitely get your moneys worth for a $100 knife like the Para 3 or a PM2. Somewhere around $200 to $250 diminishing returns definitely sets in. That being said, my recommendation for a $...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 295
Views: 20345

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

I just placed an order for one of these at the Knifeworks. In order to avoid shipping charges I also ordered a Jumpmaster 2, NO, wait!! An Ankerson "Province" to go with it. It will be interesting to see which of these two I like better. :D
by Tucson Tom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drawing tip up knives more easily
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Drawing tip up knives more easily

I have always drawn my tip up knives as Vivi suggests - it I correctly understand what he is suggesting. My thumb goes into my pocket alongside the knife as deep as it can go. My index finger is straight and the rest of my fingers curled. My curled fingers kind of squeeze the exposed part of the kni...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: Who´d like the Native-family to become the general "coming in both comp.lock and backlock version" - line?
Replies: 44
Views: 1662

Re: POLL: Who´d like the Native-family to become the general "coming in both comp.lock and backlock version" - line?

I should point out that the main reason I would be reluctant to see a back-lock Shaman, is that the back-lock is so much harder than the compression lock to close one handed. The compression lock is a breeze -- as if it was made to be easily opened and closed. The back-lock on the other hand can be...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: Who´d like the Native-family to become the general "coming in both comp.lock and backlock version" - line?
Replies: 44
Views: 1662

Re: POLL: Who´d like the Native-family to become the general "coming in both comp.lock and backlock version" - line?

I should point out that the main reason I would be reluctant to see a back-lock Shaman, is that the back-lock is so much harder than the compression lock to close one handed. The compression lock is a breeze -- as if it was made to be easily opened and closed. The back-lock on the other hand can be ...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: Who´d like the Native-family to become the general "coming in both comp.lock and backlock version" - line?
Replies: 44
Views: 1662

Re: POLL: Who´d like the Native-family to become the general "coming in both comp.lock and backlock version" - line?

My vote was "let it be". There is no doubt in my mind that this is Wartstein's way of agitating for a backlock Shaman. As much as I like the backlock Manix, I like the Shaman just as it is. Those boys at Golden make good decisions. Besides that, I have my backlock Manix and one is enough for me. Tou...

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