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by Tucson Tom
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's bring the Mule back
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: Let's bring the Mule back

I love my mules and my 4v is probably my most used knife. But I think spyderco is ahead of you. The bow river is similar and due any time now. Other similar knives would be the enuff series or the Moran. All mostly affordable but the bow river is downright cheap. I will also throw the waterway out ...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's bring the Mule back
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: Let's bring the Mule back

Mules rule. Long live the mule. A fixed blade mule in the permanent lineup is a great idea. I would honestly like to see it in a "performance steel" rather than a "budget steel". Another question would be if it would be a bare blade for the craftsmen and artisans among us, or a finished small fixed ...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why does tooling get destroyed?
Replies: 26
Views: 1343

Re: Why does tooling get destroyed?

Bloke wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:52 pm
SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:53 pm
They proceeded to then tell me
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Ha ha. I wish I knew where you find all these things. Thanks for improving my already pretty good day.
by Tucson Tom
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why does tooling get destroyed?
Replies: 26
Views: 1343

Re: Why does tooling get destroyed?

There are sort of two questions here. One is why tooling doesn't get saved forever (the answer being there is a cost to store things, take a look in my workshop if you don't think so). The other is why tooling gets destroyed. The second is more interesting. If something like that is being discarded,...
by Tucson Tom
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?
Replies: 44
Views: 2596

Re: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?

I far prefer the FFG. I like a hollow grind now and then, just for variety. I kind of squint and scowl at saber grinds, but frankly they would serve me fine for anything I want to do, but I still like the FFG better.
by Tucson Tom
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores
Replies: 51
Views: 2228

Re: Mourning for the brick and mortar stores

We have a great store here in town, and they have a few Spydercos. I try to give them as much business as I can, but now that I have gotten to where most of my purchases are sprints and exclusives, it is hard to give them business. I'm not sure anything can be done about that. I suppose if I was to ...
by Tucson Tom
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How can we get more women interested in Spyderco knives?
Replies: 45
Views: 2303

Re: How can we get more women interested in Spyderco knives?

Guys like things like knives. Girls, not so much. I am OK with that. I am OK if girls are different than guys -- I think it is just fine. So I don't see any need to sweeten the waters for the ladies. Let the chips fall where they will. As for the ladies who do like Spyderco knives, more power to the...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why all the Manix love?
Replies: 93
Views: 3331

Re: Why all the Manix love?

Yeah, I was disappointed as well when I saw it didn't have the manix liners. Hmm. That's odd. I thought it was great not having the liners. I thought it made for a cleaner and less busy design. There is certainly no way those thick slabs of G10 were ever going to be less than adequate. Funny too ab...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Measure of worth
Replies: 17
Views: 656

Re: Measure of worth

The Cat is a nice little knife. I had one for a while, but gifted it to a friend. I replaced it as my "backpacking knife" with a Native 5 with S90V (forest green, but not for the reason you might think). But the Cat was a nice knife and didn't need to be replaced, I just wanted to see more of my kni...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4542

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

I use mineral oil. If I'm going to waste money, I'll give it to my wife and enjoy the brownie points. ;) Now that is pure genius! I have had two other thoughts / suggestions to offer. 1) I buy oil in these little bottles with a long tube to squirt into the bearings on my evap cooler. It is a simple...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10
Replies: 76
Views: 4698

Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

These things sure do come and go quickly. I am lucky to have been able to pick up
this Cruwear Manix. I am surprised there was not more excitement about this one on
the forum.
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just ordered some Nano Oil *cough snake oil cough*
Replies: 89
Views: 4542

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

I have a case of SAE 20 non-detergent I bought for use with my lathe. I may as well use that since I have a supply for several lifetimes. I typically use whatever I can just reach for at my workbench, which is currently either tri-flow or CLP. If I get some of that SAE 20 in a handy oiler I'll use t...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why all the Manix love?
Replies: 93
Views: 3331

Re: Why all the Manix love?

Doc Dan wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Maybe Manices

Matrix plural is matrices.
Yes! This sounds right.
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why all the Manix love?
Replies: 93
Views: 3331

Re: Why all the Manix love?

I am definitely a Manix fan. I just might have more Manixes (Manii ?) than any other model -- not from any intent to accumulate them, but one interesting model after another just keeps coming along. The recent Cruwear with smooth G10 just joined the crew. Worrying about how it looks and in particula...
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day
Replies: 31
Views: 1253

Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

I plan to pass on ALL my Spydercos someday. The day when I pitch over stiff as a plank and they all go to my two boys. I've told them to put them all in a pile, flip a coin for first pick and then have at it in alternation.
by Tucson Tom
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10
Replies: 76
Views: 4698

Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Mine arrived today. I certainly have no complaints. Cruwear is one of my favorite steels and there is nothing wrong with smooth G10. In fact, I think I am learning something. I thought I would hate smooth G10 when I first got the PM2 Cruwear last year, but it grew on me more all the time, so I had n...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trendy steels
Replies: 63
Views: 1593

Re: Trendy steels

Now I'm trying to cool off the spending a bit by limiting my new purchases to new steels. I enjoy trying new steels and learning as I go. You say a lot of things that express exactly what I think. I would say you are a steel junky, and so am I, I guess. Nothing wrong with that. I am also trying to ...
by Tucson Tom
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trendy steels
Replies: 63
Views: 1593

Re: Trendy steels

I have intensely disliked s30v after a benchmade and a ZT in that steel, so ... I don't know about ZT, but I had developed exactly the same opinion about S30V based on the other maker. I took me some time to revise my opinion, but quite frankly I have been very impressed by a couple of Spyderco kni...
by Tucson Tom
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trendy steels
Replies: 63
Views: 1593

Re: Trendy steels

Trendy! Like Mini-skirts and bell bottom pants. Beware the entrenched group-think.
by Tucson Tom
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?
Replies: 33
Views: 668

Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Hey! I remember you!! There is only one answer. Get a PM2.

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