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by kwselke
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Are you a collector?
Replies: 57
Views: 1855

Re: Are you a collector?

I collect coins that I find on the ground and use them. I guess that makes me a collector of users, but I do occasionally find foreign coins which are not usable locally due to law. I collect non-users and use most of my collection of users. All this keeps the collection process dymanic and as fluid...
by kwselke
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cru-wear Delica
Replies: 231
Views: 11752

Re: Cru-wear Delica

Does CruWear bring anything to the Delica that the ZDP-189 version doesn't? It looks to me that CruWear is more rust prone and probably not as wear resistant as ZDP. This exclusive is cheaper than the stock ZDP model and it is tempting, but I have eight Delicas and my ZDP version was long ago paid f...
by kwselke
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 534
Views: 61510

Re: Spyderco 2019 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

Based on the May 2, 2019 release of the Spyderco 2019 Reveal Volume 2 and projecting the 90 days thereafter means that these should make it out to U.S. dealers within the next 2-3 weeks . I checked all the Spyderco knives in the Reveal Vol. 1 released on January 11, 2019 and all were at U.S. dealer...
by kwselke
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: German 4116 series Stainless?
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: German 4116 series Stainless?

I always thought it was a budget stainless similar to 420HC or 440A. I've got many knives with decent 400 series blade steel, but they are nothing to go out of your way to buy these days.
by kwselke
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Source for factory clips
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Source for factory clips

I ordered one for a ten year old Delica 4 from the factory store a month or so back. They hade both black and silver. Reasonably priced and delivery only took three to four days.
by kwselke
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would a Chaparral LW Slip joint be a good idea?
Replies: 18
Views: 371

Re: Would a Chaparral LW Slip joint be a good idea?

Would it be a good idea for what?
by kwselke
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans
Replies: 41
Views: 1650

Re: Knife Vs. Pork Covered in Jeans

What happens if the denim covered pork has brass knuckles, pepper spray, an Endura, or a gun? I do believe a Ladybug can defeat a denim clad pork butt, but what's the point?
by kwselke
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Small Knife For Self Defense?
Replies: 79
Views: 2544

Re: Spyderco Small Knife For Self Defense?

My Tasman Salt 2 SE weighs in at 2 ounces on my kitchen scale, the same as my Chapparal LW. My Delica 4 in ZDP189 weighs in at a whooping 2.3 ounces. I do not carry a knife for defense, but will use one as a last resort if need be and figure two ounces is not that much to carry for a 60 something ka...
by kwselke
Wed May 01, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Easy knife sharpener for beginner
Replies: 21
Views: 543

Re: Easy knife sharpener for beginner

I have tried and accumulated a wide range different sharpening tools over the years. I have a Norton Crystolon 8" coarse stone, a DMT 8" fine, a DMT 6" coarse, a steel honing rod, a ceramic honing rod, a neat per-treated leather strop, and a Sharpmaker with optional Diamond and ultra-fine ceramic ro...
by kwselke
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: corrosion on delica?
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: corrosion on delica?

My oldest Spyderco is a ten year old combo-edge Delica in VG10. It was my primary carry knife for seven years. Over life's journey in my pocket it has been exposed to all sorts of corrosive elements. I've washed it with soap and water and shaken it dry before using to cut a steak. It's taken several...
by kwselke
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which endura?
Replies: 27
Views: 857

Re: Which endura?

The Endura 4 also has skeltonized steel liners and may be slightly heavier and stiffer than the comparable Salt. You did not say if your Pacific Salt is plain edge or serrated. I have four Endura 4s, one each Waved, full flat grind, fully serrated, and blacked out combo plain/serrated all in VG-10. ...
by kwselke
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Experiences with walmart.com's Spyderco?
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: Experiences with walmart.com's Spyderco?

Over the last two years I've made three knife related orders from Walmart.com with free shipping to my home. One was a serrated edge Ladybug, another was a Sharpmaker, and the third was a Kershaw Leek. All three were delivered as promised and the products were genuine. I use ship to store if there i...
by kwselke
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cutlery Shoppe Hap40 Zome Endura
Replies: 12
Views: 2061

Re: Cutlery Shoppe Hap40 Zome Endura

That is really an ugly choice of colors in my opinion. Like the knife and the steel, not the colors. I'll not be buying that bad boy.
by kwselke
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Odd question about trade war with China
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Odd question about trade war with China

Think of it this way... tariffs have been placed on foreign steel and aluminum in an attempt to protect US domestic suppliers. That protection means domestic suppliers can charge more because their foreign competition is not price competitive. What's going to happen to the price of Crucible Industri...
by kwselke
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Manbug Salt Sheepfoot or Ladybug Salt Hawkbill?
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: Manbug Salt Sheepfoot or Ladybug Salt Hawkbill?

I have both, each on a separate set of house keys. I carry the Manbug sheepsfoot more often for whatever reason. I also will carry a second larger knife usually a Delica, Endura, or Positron along with the key ring knife. The hawkbill Ladybug is a great cutter, but if I have a serious cutting job to...
by kwselke
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Found 8 more filet knives
Replies: 203
Views: 31510

Re: Found 8 more filet knives

Put kwselke in the hat.
by kwselke
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knifecenter s35vn orange g10 Positron exclusive
Replies: 65
Views: 7675

Re: Knifecenter s35vn orange g10 Positron exclusive

I bought one a month or two ago because the price is hard to pass on and have been very pleased with it. The lock is tough to get to but I have big meaty fingers, and it doesn't bother me since its not a race to be able to close the knife. The polished orange g10 is awesome to look at and the size ...
by kwselke
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Quality control issue.
Replies: 14
Views: 1168

Re: Quality control issue.

I guess I didn't want to part with my first love :D I'll look into returning to amazon. I've literally never shipped anything so it will be an experience haha. I will just have to be sans spyderco for a bit :( P.s. in my defense, I only ordered from amazon for the 2 day shipping because I had just ...
by kwselke
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MAP policy change? 35%
Replies: 636
Views: 59261

Re: MAP policy change? 35%

MAP and I have been playing games anyway. There is a thread here to defeat it. There are other brands that draw my attention too. I buy knives when I want one and think the price is appropriate. Minimum Advertised Price is marketing. Sorry folks, I grew up in a world where products and their prices ...
by kwselke
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Green/Yellow S30V Delica
Replies: 26
Views: 3162

Re: Green/Yellow S30V Delica

Is it better than the VG-10 and ZDP-189 versions or just a color choice?

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