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by weeping minora
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal; will we ever see...
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Sal; will we ever see...

...The Jazz Wharncliffe Delica in K390 and ZDP-189 and the Endela in ZDP as available options? Been really interested in these steels and I'm teetering on placing a pre-order for the Endela in K390. Admittedly, I'm not a huge high wear resistant steel proponent and I've never owned anything in eithe...
by weeping minora
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The "Chicagojimbo" (Yojimboston?)
Replies: 52
Views: 3830

Re: The "Chicagojimbo" (Yojimboston?)

weeping..... I had the same issue with my iPad. Was able to see full website & order on my phone. Dunno why.😗 I'm glad you had positive results and I thank you for sharing, elde! Went ahead and tried this on my phone and I can only access one additional page, being the descriptive list of customs m...
by weeping minora
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica/Endura Gen 5 Thoughts
Replies: 22
Views: 775

Re: Delica/Endura Gen 5 Thoughts

One thing I thought initially from pictures was the added depth of the ricasso into the handle and after handling the model, I believe this will nullify lock-rock inherent to the lock type, especially after prolonged usage. I'm not following here. The disassembly pictures seem to show a normal back...
by weeping minora
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Pretty sure this Delica 4 is a fake
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Pretty sure this Delica 4 is a fake

It looks like a used D4 to my eyes. I compared the directional texturing to my D4 and much of the bi-directions I directly compared match up; in count and in placement. My "SPYDERCO" features the same spacing between the ring and the script. Looks like the SP are close together, the Y has the large...
by weeping minora
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Holy Cow! Delica 204P rocks!
Replies: 29
Views: 1120

Re: Holy Cow! Delica 204P rocks!

Would love to see that Jazzlica adorned in ZDP-189 :p.. :cool:.
by weeping minora
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The "Chicagojimbo" (Yojimboston?)
Replies: 52
Views: 3830

Re: The "Chicagojimbo" (Yojimboston?)

Harkens back to my impressions of the original design with the much more drastic blade-to-handle ratio and I actually visually prefer it to the current "2" iteration :cool:. Tried to check out the 5x5 website and had only stumbled upon a blank page for their shop :confused:. Not sure the window of ...
by weeping minora
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica/Endura Gen 5 Thoughts
Replies: 22
Views: 775

Re: Delica/Endura Gen 5 Thoughts

Personally I think this innovation in lock allowing the blade to reach all the way back to the handle, giving a maximal cutting edge to measured blade ratio as being a possible valid reason to start a re-innovation of the design. Also gives speculative reason that a new gen will in fact not have a ...
by weeping minora
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica/Endura Gen 5 Thoughts
Replies: 22
Views: 775

Re: Delica/Endura Gen 5 Thoughts

One thing I thought initially from pictures was the added depth of the ricasso into the handle and after handling the model, I believe this will nullify lock-rock inherent to the lock type, especially after prolonged usage. I'm not following here. The disassembly pictures seem to show a normal back...
by weeping minora
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Pretty sure this Delica 4 is a fake
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Pretty sure this Delica 4 is a fake

Could just be the pictures from the lighting and camera that was used. It looks like a used D4 to my eyes. I compared the directional texturing to my D4 and much of the bi-directions I directly compared match up; in count and in placement. My "SPYDERCO" features the same spacing between the ring and...
by weeping minora
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Holy Cow! Delica 204P rocks!
Replies: 29
Views: 1120

Re: Holy Cow! Delica 204P rocks!

Missed out on this run as I splurged on the M390 run a while back. Not so different as to justify a purchase for me, though the price on these sure was a kicker!

Not to de-rail the thread, but where da Jazzlica sprints/exclusives at?!? Sal... Jazz...?
by weeping minora
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The "Chicagojimbo" (Yojimboston?)
Replies: 52
Views: 3830

Re: The "Chicagojimbo" (Yojimboston?)

Harkens back to my impressions of the original design with the much more drastic blade-to-handle ratio and I actually visually prefer it to the current "2" iteration :cool:. Tried to check out the 5x5 website and had only stumbled upon a blank page for their shop :confused:. Not sure the window of a...
by weeping minora
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica/Endura Gen 5 Thoughts
Replies: 22
Views: 775

Delica/Endura Gen 5 Thoughts

With all of the backlash at the lack of boye-dents on the newest offerings coming from the Seki plant (Police 4 LW, RockJumper) it has me thinking after receiving the RockJumper just a few days ago. Sal mentioned the lack of boye-dent due to a modification in the back-lock design for the model. One ...
by weeping minora
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 49
Views: 3356

Re: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review

As others have stated, I too missed the opportunity to experience the LT3 due to price being a bit in discrepancy with my morale of value and funds, although this one really stood out to me in the line-up upon release and has continued to pique my interest. If you want to risk an Amazon purchase, i...
by weeping minora
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN/Lightweights: I just can’t get into them
Replies: 72
Views: 1660

Re: FRN/Lightweights: I just can’t get into them

So I am wondering if people are reacting to the FRN itself or other factors? These would be: the difference between a stainless steel liner and no stainless steel liner (in terms of weight/heft and sound absorption/deadening), the contouring of the edges of the handle as one is more rounded and pro...
by weeping minora
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Black/Gray Zome + Damascus Delica and Endura Distributor Exclusives
Replies: 55
Views: 1650

Re: Black/Gray Zome + Damascus Delica and Endura Distributor Exclusives

Looks like the "raindrop" pattern, but the TV static is a viable and preferred description credited to Tabo :D. Looks to my eyes FFG, although the pattern does deviate and gives an illusion of a typical saber grind. Hard to decipher clearly from the photos though :confused:
by weeping minora
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 49
Views: 3356

Re: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review

Due to my in-and-out nature in visiting with this forum, I do appreciate the re-awakening of this thread :cool:. Missed this discussion and am very interested in the development of this Lil Temp 3 LW or LT4 (?) spoken of by Sal in this thread. As others have stated, I too missed the opportunity to e...
by weeping minora
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: FRN/Lightweights: I just can’t get into them
Replies: 72
Views: 1660

Re: FRN/Lightweights: I just can’t get into them

Another in favor of the Seki FRN knives here. I've had one Golden-made Manix 2 LW in "FRN", which, while isn't outright horrid, is my absolute least favorite knife handle material I've ever handled. In use, I'm not 100% convinced that it's as durable as the Japanese FRN variant, even if it were to c...
by weeping minora
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need advice! Freehand or Guided System
Replies: 35
Views: 601

Re: Need advice! Freehand or Guided System

Hello Arn and welcome to the forum. This is of course a very personal preference. I prefer the commitment of free-hand sharpening and I will freely admit I have never used a guided system of any kind, nor have I ever had to work with such "hard" steels as K390, REX 45, nor MAXAMET. I am a proponent ...
by weeping minora
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica point styles
Replies: 23
Views: 1521

Re: Delica point styles

I personally don’t care... makes each one unique in my book. I had a sage 1 that was the thickest spydie ive ever laid eyes on for an FFG blade.... I try not to let it bug me but sometimes my neuroticism gets the best of me. Like say I get two identical para 2’s at the same time in the same steel, ...
by weeping minora
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Got a couple Cruwear Delicas and they have Sal's makers mark on the blade. When did this start?
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Got a couple Cruwear Delicas and they have Sal's makers mark on the blade. When did this start?

This appears to be the very first iteration of Sal including his mark on a Delica that has been released. A month or two prior saw the M390 exclusive, which did not feature his mark. As far as the color/non-marked CW Delicas go, I believe these are merely as seen only in mock-up photos; before the d...

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