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by EmperorMA
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2 vs Para3
Replies: 28
Views: 9508

Re: PM2 vs Para3

I carry and love both. For general work and EDC, I like the stouter blade and smaller form of the Para 3. It is a workhorse and carries easily. I will admit, though, that I didn't like or carry the knife at all until I purchased and installed a Casey Lynch Short Clip in place of the ridiculous facto...
by EmperorMA
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loving the Para 3
Replies: 76
Views: 13389

Re: Loving the Para 3

sanman28 wrote:Are the MXG and Lynch clips, in natural titanium, a close match to the blade color on most knives....or is it much more gray/dull?
My Lynch is duller and darker, for sure.
by EmperorMA
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loving the Para 3
Replies: 76
Views: 13389

Re: Loving the Para 3

A "deep carry" clip like the Casey Lynch model I have on my Para 3 does not make it a deep carry knife. It makes the Para 3 a "normal carry" knife that sticks out about the same as a Delica or PM2 or Native 5. My Dfly 2 and Caly 3.5 definitely carry deeper than my modified Para 3. I don't think any...
by EmperorMA
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loving the Para 3
Replies: 76
Views: 13389

Re: Loving the Para 3

A "deep carry" clip like the Casey Lynch model I have on my Para 3 does not make it a deep carry knife. It makes the Para 3 a "normal carry" knife that sticks out about the same as a Delica or PM2 or Native 5. My Dfly 2 and Caly 3.5 definitely carry deeper than my modified Para 3. I don't think anyb...
by EmperorMA
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do Five Constitute a Collection?
Replies: 47
Views: 6699

Re: Do Five Constitute a Collection?

Oh, hell yeah! Five is a great collection! I have six but I'm looking to trade a Caly 3.5 and a NIB Manix 2 XL for a stainless Military, which if successful would put me at five. Of course, I'll buy more. But five covers just about everything. In my case, it would be Dragonfly 2 - Military and just ...
by EmperorMA
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loving the Para 3
Replies: 76
Views: 13389

Re: Loving the Para 3

I get your point about being discreet in Illinois. That must be frustrating. I will say however, that Spyderco shouldn't design every knife with that in mind. It's good that you have the option of making it deep carry. I'm not being argumentative with you, just using the quote to make a point. :) I...
by EmperorMA
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Grilling Companion Spyderco?
Replies: 25
Views: 2937

Re: Best Grilling Companion Spyderco?

I don't have one but I'm thinking the Caribbean PE might make a great grilling knife.

I use and love my PM2 in S110V currently.
by EmperorMA
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Loving the Para 3
Replies: 76
Views: 13389

Re: Loving the Para 3

IMG_0444.JPG I have a Para 3 and it kind of languished in the safe due to the inexplicable placement of the clip. The thing rode so high that my Manix 2 XL was easier to carry. I was thinking of sending it down the road. Then a kind soul who knew of my predicament PMd me and let me know he'd sell m...
by EmperorMA
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 24890
Views: 1928170

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Para 3 on snack duty.
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by EmperorMA
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S35VN vs. S30V
Replies: 38
Views: 32402

Re: S35VN vs. S30V

Hello everybody, I am new to the forum but believe I may have useful knowledge and experience to contribute. I hope you find my posts beneficial. To answer the S35VN vs. S30V question: you would have to have two identical knives with two identical blades (other than the steel) and test them repeate...
by EmperorMA
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Name the spyderco you can't pull trigger on
Replies: 90
Views: 11932

Re: Name the spyderco you can't pull trigger on

Can't pull the trigger on a manix. The KC Cruwear version is very tempting, and honestly if i pick one up that's the version I'd grab.... but I can't justify it when the PM2 which I carry almost every day is just about perfect for me Pretty much this for me, although the XHP Manix version was calli...
by EmperorMA
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which knives would you like to see in XL size?
Replies: 76
Views: 8926

Re: Which knives would you like to see in XL size?

Manix 2 XL in a good, corrosion-resistant steel like S110V or LC200N. Carbon steels and tool steels just can't handle what I do with a knife and some superior options to those usual sprints would be nice. Maybe the Caribbean would make a good alternative? I'd also love to see a 4" - 4.5" SpydieChef....
by EmperorMA
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC knife for camping?
Replies: 38
Views: 5930

Re: EDC knife for camping?

Para 3, Native 5 LW or Delica 4. I carry a Para 3 five days a week and it works great for just about any task I ask of it. The Para 3 is soon to be available in all kinds of different steels and blade types, too. Great slicer and tough blade that can handle outdoor duties. Native 5 LW would also be ...
by EmperorMA
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal allows you to tweak ONE thing on any existing model...
Replies: 86
Views: 10759

Re: Sal allows you to tweak ONE thing on any existing model...

Move the clip location on the Para 3 to somewhere much closer to the end of the handle and also make it a deep carry clip .... wire or otherwise.
by EmperorMA
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Militaries; What Spyderco Does Very Well
Replies: 25
Views: 3463

Re: The Militaries; What Spyderco Does Very Well

I definitely love the Military family over all others. The PM2 is my favorite EDC, although I carry my Para 3 more often due to blade length restrictions in the town I work in. It has often occurred to me that a person with one each of the Military, Paramilitary 2 and Para 3 would be very well equip...
by EmperorMA
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5510
Views: 553374

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

Native 5 LW S110V
by EmperorMA
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 S90V or Para 3 Cruwear
Replies: 11
Views: 4326

Re: Para 3 S90V or Para 3 Cruwear

If you really want CF scales, you gotta go with the S90V. It's a super steel that will do anything you could realistically ask of it and it'll give you excellent corrosion resistance, too. Cruwear is great and I plan to get a knife or two with this steel. If I wanted CF, though, I probably wouldn't ...
by EmperorMA
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Recommend a Classy EDC Spydie
Replies: 34
Views: 4216

Re: Recommend a Classy EDC Spydie

Blurple S110V PM2. It's a beautiful knife.

If the Para 3 version is out in time, maybe even better.
by EmperorMA
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Name your own Sprint Run!
Replies: 117
Views: 14522

Re: Name your own Sprint Run!

I would like to see another XHP Paramilitary. I was not really into collecting spydercos when that came out. Maybe a more subte color than orange. Seeing how XHP is lower carbide and a pretty high carbon stainless, like ZDP, maybe a British Racing Green G10 PM2. I'd be in. The PM2 is my favorite kn...

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