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by Tucson Tom
Wed May 20, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native 5 G10 REX 45
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: Native 5 G10 REX 45

I own two LW but not a G10. I wanted to figure this out so I went to BHQ's website and noticed two versions The S110V is standard production, whereas the Rex45 is a "sprint run". The Rex45 sprint is available now, but won't be for long -- the S110V should be available any time you care to pick one ...
by Tucson Tom
Tue May 19, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First time sending a Knife under warranty, is it normal to be worried? 
Replies: 22
Views: 1408

Re: First time sending a Knife under warranty, is it normal to be worried? 

I was worried, but now that I have read through to the end I feel much better. ;)
by Tucson Tom
Mon May 18, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PRICING
Replies: 113
Views: 6425

Re: PRICING

I asked a real estate broker once about "a good deal" and he said a good deal is when both the buyer and seller are pleased. For me, it comes down to two things: 1) If I can't afford it, I don't buy it -- this keeps me out of debt. 2) If it costs more than it is worth to me, I don't buy at and spend...
by Tucson Tom
Mon May 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov
Replies: 54
Views: 2579

Re: Suggestion for changing Spyderco budget knife steel 8Cr13Mov

Some people, all they care about is price. I have a friend I have been lecturing on this (and he is starting to listen!) There is a saying, you can have it good, fast, cheap -- pick any two of the three. The Bow River is a winner for sure, even in 8Cr13Mov -- I would love to see some sprint runs in ...
by Tucson Tom
Fri May 15, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpening a Knife
Replies: 92
Views: 5678

Re: Sharpening a Knife

Get a Belomo 10x loupe and you will thank yourself. As for the sharpmaker video, I am pretty sure you can find it on Youtube. At least I did and watched it there -- it saved me walking into the house from the workshop and negotiating with my wife to let me play the DVD. I've never actually played th...
by Tucson Tom
Fri May 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I Apologize
Replies: 46
Views: 2694

Re: I Apologize

I don't know what you said. And I don't care much either. You have always seemed to be a great guy to me, so ride it out, stick around and things will be good. That you would apologize for whatever you said gets you four gold stars from me.
by Tucson Tom
Thu May 14, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Two Decades of Great Spyderco Models: What's Your Fav?
Replies: 33
Views: 1825

Re: Two Decades of Great Spyderco Models: What's Your Fav?

I am all about the Golden Models. The Manix and Paramilitary have always been top runners, but now I add the Shaman to my top 3, and the Military is right up there as well, so - in order: 1) Shaman 2) Paramilitary 3) Manix 4) Military The order among those shifts from time to time for me, but they a...
by Tucson Tom
Thu May 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Face Mask (now bandana, hat and patch)
Replies: 100
Views: 4306

Re: Spyderco Face Mask (now bandana, hat and patch)

A Spyderco Shemagh would be the only thing I would consider. It could outlive the current crisis. Just today I just dug out a shemagh I had stored away and was watching videos about how to tie it. We'll see if it satisfies certain places that are talking about mandating face masks for entry. It was ...
by Tucson Tom
Tue May 12, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team Picture/Appreciation Thread!
Replies: 43
Views: 2098

Re: Mule Team Picture/Appreciation Thread!

Keep it up! There was a great thread like this once, but it was ruined when the Photobucket disaster shanghaied all of the images. I have a number of mule blades stashed nearby and working them into knives -- well, it is a project I might actually find time for now. First thing though is to get this...
by Tucson Tom
Tue May 12, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 in Maxamet: What I think about it so far
Replies: 40
Views: 2131

Re: Manix 2 in Maxamet: Talk me into it (or out of it)

Even though I don't own one, I admire the Manix LW. I handled one in a shop once, long ago, before I ever bought a Manix of my own, and it fit my hand like it was made just for me! But I can never bring myself to buy FRN instead of G10, so all of my Mani' are G10, and I have quite a gang now. The M...
by Tucson Tom
Tue May 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 in Maxamet: What I think about it so far
Replies: 40
Views: 2131

Re: Manix 2 in Maxamet: Talk me into it (or out of it)

Even though I don't own one, I admire the Manix LW. I handled one in a shop once, long ago, before I ever bought a Manix of my own, and it fit my hand like it was made just for me! But I can never bring myself to buy FRN instead of G10, so all of my Mani' are G10, and I have quite a gang now. The Ma...
by Tucson Tom
Mon May 11, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 in Maxamet: What I think about it so far
Replies: 40
Views: 2131

Re: Manix 2 in Maxamet: Talk me into it (or out of it)

Don't do it. Save your money. Look for one in CTS 204P instead, or even better CPM 20CV. I am a great fan of the Manix, but for Maxamet, I like a smaller blade, like the Native 5 LW. CTS-204P and CPM-20CV are the same steel but simply made by different companies. M390 is also the same chemical comp...
by Tucson Tom
Mon May 11, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When someone says ''Spyderco'' which of there knives comes to mind first?
Replies: 52
Views: 2629

Re: When someone says ''Spyderco'' which of there knives comes to mind first?

PoisonedPizza wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 10:33 pm
Tucson Tom wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 3:04 pm
Military

The OP asked for a "there" knife, not a "here" knife.
LMAO I meant ''their'', I need grammar help.
I'm being a wise guy of course, nonetheless the military is a quintessential Spyderco without a doubt,
and a model known to many who are not Spyderco maniacs like the gang here.
by Tucson Tom
Mon May 11, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manix 2 in Maxamet: What I think about it so far
Replies: 40
Views: 2131

Re: Manix 2 in Maxamet: Talk me into it (or out of it)

Don't do it. Save your money. Look for one in CTS 204P instead, or even better CPM 20CV.

I am a great fan of the Manix, but for Maxamet, I like a smaller blade, like the Native 5 LW.
by Tucson Tom
Fri May 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Military conundrum.
Replies: 20
Views: 1240

Re: My Military conundrum.

This will sound silly, but my advice is to go with whatever scale color you prefer. S30V is just great stuff. My esteem for it keeps going up, especially in a knife from Spyderco. If it was me, I would probably go for the S30V. I have come to appreciate more well balanced steels and I am willing to ...
by Tucson Tom
Fri May 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maxamet and Patina. Should I acid wash?
Replies: 32
Views: 1453

Re: Maxamet and Patina. Should I acid wash?

I never actually -worry- about patina. I only worry about thick rust where half the blade falls off. So far all worry of this sort has been entirely unwarranted.

Nice knife, why screw with it.
by Tucson Tom
Fri May 08, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: unreal!
Replies: 18
Views: 2255

Re: unreal!

If you paid with a credit card and/or used Paypal you will be fine. Good of you to give a heads up to the gang here.
by Tucson Tom
Fri May 08, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Good Spyderco intro knife
Replies: 62
Views: 3064

Re: Good Spyderco intro knife

Tenacious all the way. Always my first recommendation for a Spyderco, and I don't see any reason to change it for a 13 year old. Orange is all the better, harder to loose, distinctive. Well, there are my two cents. Also he won't be 13 for long and can grow into it in many ways.
by Tucson Tom
Thu May 07, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mule Team MT28P CPM SPY27 Revealed!
Replies: 22
Views: 2105

Re: Mule Team MT28P CPM SPY27 Revealed!

This is welcome news.

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