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by embry386
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My thumb keeps slipping from the hole on my new spyderco
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: My thumb keeps slipping from the hole on my new spyderco

Ah, I had exactly this problem with the Spyderco Brouwer when I got it. Was kind of embarrassing too, because it happened in the middle of the knife store after I bought the thing. I think this problem happens with knives that have strong detents and then super easy action? At least that's what happ...
by embry386
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any way to restore FRN scale finish after damage from falling?
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Any way to restore FRN scale finish after damage from falling?

Might be able to use RIT dye after the sandpaper to get the color to all match again.
by embry386
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Past Spyderco Collaborators You Would Like To See Again?
Replies: 46
Views: 1075

Re: Past Spyderco Collaborators You Would Like To See Again?

Brian Lai did my favorite EDC, so I've gotta say him -- that Amalgam is entirely awesome :) Maybe this time something with a sheepsfoot profile, because sheepsfoot blades are neat and handy.
by embry386
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2021 wish list!
Replies: 105
Views: 3709

Re: 2021 wish list!

Amalgam, sheepsfoot edition with only a very slight belly (like the Smock or the Kershaw Leek), with a DLC blade and gray G10 scales. Make it in both serrated and non-serrated plz The Amalgam in its current configuration is awesome for lots of things, but dang, every time I open a box with it I wish...
by embry386
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spydercos you're gifting this holiday season
Replies: 22
Views: 617

Re: Spydercos you're gifting this holiday season

Blacked-out serrated Pacific Salt 2. Originally bought it for a blade swap, but decided I wasn't as big a fan of the serrated wharncliffe Endura as I thought I'd be, and therefore didn't want to go to the effort of performing the swap to create an uber-lightweight serrated wharncliffe Endura. I'd al...
by embry386
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tell us about your Spyderco Knife of the Year 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2157

Re: Tell us about your Spyderco Knife of the Year 2020

Amalgam. I almost didn't buy it, was more interested in the Brouwer and ended up buying the Amalgam because it was a similar shape to the Brouwer and I figured it'd be cool to have a "matching set" of similar knives in different sizes. Ended up disliking the Brouwer enough that I gave it to my dad, ...
by embry386
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: POLL: More Atlantic Salt versions (leafshape, drop point...) based on its already existing, very "pm2-ish" handle?
Replies: 23
Views: 793

Re: POLL: More Atlantic Salt versions (leafshape, drop point...) based on its already existing, very "pm2-ish" handle?

I love this handle and would be very interested in any alternate bladeshapes that utilize it. It's very similar to the handle of my '98 Rescue, aside from the shackle key, and the '98 Rescue is the ergonomically best of all the Spydercos I've had a chance to check out. I'd be happiest to see it in a...
by embry386
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Just for fun. What configuration?
Replies: 47
Views: 1650

Re: Just for fun. What configuration?

Lightweight serrated sheepsfoot Amalgam with thinner bladestock, no liners, gray FRN, and DLC coating. I'd take it in a plainedge version as well.
by embry386
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Boye dent poll. Let your voice be heard or be a sheep in a herd.
Replies: 50
Views: 1437

Re: Boye dent poll. Let your voice be heard or be a sheep in a herd.

I like the Boye dent on most knives. Some, like the Native 5, look better without. I won't be too bothered either way though; even if they remove it, that's nothing that can't be fixed with some power tools. :spyder:
by embry386
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Hello all

Hello and welcome! Nice to see another person around here who appreciates the old Rescues. Mine is the slightly newer version with the metal clip, but it's still old enough to have the patent info stamped into the clip, and it's my coolest knife. :) :spyder: Looking forward to seeing the next additi...
by embry386
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC vs WEDC
Replies: 44
Views: 1598

Re: EDC vs WEDC

My Police LW and my serrated Pac Salt 1 live in my work bag. The Police is thin and zips right through cardboard, and the Pac Salt mostly sees use as a makeshift screwdriver unless I come across some tough fibrous material that a serrated edge would work best on. For home carry, I have the Amalgam a...
by embry386
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would like suggestions on Spyderco's to look at next
Replies: 44
Views: 1122

Re: Would like suggestions on Spyderco's to look at next

Looks like you enjoy larger knives with broader blades. In that case, everyone's suggestion of the Manix XL is probably a good one, although I can't speak to it myself because the handle ergonomics just don't mesh with my smaller hands. The Amalgam is an excellent knife with a cool backstory, and is...
by embry386
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New here & just bought 3 knives
Replies: 63
Views: 1717

Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Hello and welcome! :spyder: As another female person with very petite hands, I've found that the size of the overall knife doesn't matter to me as much as the ergonomics of the handle. I wanted to love the Manix, but the contouring and finger choils were just set too wide apart and I couldn't get a ...
by embry386
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: AEB-L SE Sheepfoot Push Button Comp Lock Autonomy
Replies: 29
Views: 1912

Re: AEB-L SE Sheepfoot Push Button Comp Lock Autonomy

Sheepsfoot PM2?

...This might actually convince me to buy a PM2. Sheepsfoot blades are so useful and awesome.
by embry386
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help Me spend my money...Southard or Advocate
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Re: Help Me spend my money...Southard or Advocate

You can always grind a blade shorter. How about pick a knife based on the handle ergonomics and the other aspects you want, and then shorten the blade to your liking, if necessary? Got no advice about the Southard-vs-Advocate question, just wanted to point out that knife mods are a thing that is pos...
by embry386
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!
Replies: 166
Views: 16276

Re: 2021 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

https://i.imgur.com/WLmT0cQ.jpg The serrated one is an early edition of the Spyderco Rescue (released in 1998, I believe); the other, the Spyderco Amalgam, was released 20 years later. I bought the Rescue a couple years back, and it arrived brand-new, in the box, with all the original paperwork, an...
by embry386
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 27555
Views: 2103729

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

5-by-5 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:27 am
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What IS this??! I've never seen this Spydie before that I can recall.
by embry386
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First time you saw a Sypderco?
Replies: 23
Views: 1502

Re: First time you saw a Sypderco?

Went looking online for a serrated knife because serrated knives are epic, and also I knew I liked knives but really wasn't feeling the Benchmade my Dad had bought me a few years back. Read lots of reviews, discovered Spyderco, decided on the full-serrated blackout lightweight Native, traded the Ben...
by embry386
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman mini-skinny chop
Replies: 40
Views: 3980

Re: Shaman mini-skinny chop

After seeing the awesomeness of this and that other knife you did the mini-skinny chop to, I need to get an extra Amalgam and send it to you :D I've been wanting a sheepsfoot Amalgam so bad, and this would be a way to sort-of get one.
by embry386
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 27555
Views: 2103729

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

After buying a few Spydercos last year I find that I mostly carry the PM2 S35VN and the Endura SE Wharncliffe depending on what I am doing. During the rainy winter working outdoors I was often carrying my Pacific Salt SE. I have a PM3 S35VN but the blade seems too stubby. The PM2 feels like the per...

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