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by colin.p
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 4219

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

My suggestion is of no account to anyone, but I chose 20cv just because. However, FOR MYSELF IS CONCERNED, the steel is the least important. All the listed steels above are more than adequate and will work better than fine. I am far more concerned with ergonomics and aesthetics.
by colin.p
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A resurrected lower cost One-Eyed Jack, please
Replies: 28
Views: 1834

Re: A resurrected lower cost One-Eyed Jack, please

I'm looking for a more "classy style" folder for discreet carry to alternate with my Case Mini-Trappers. I have looked at the OEJ a few times and if not for the rather premium price, would have jumped on it. However, it does seem to be calling me (also a tie between that and the Kiwi or the Baby Jes...
by colin.p
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S30V Only Cool if it's a Benchmade?
Replies: 63
Views: 3919

Re: S30V Only Cool if it's a Benchmade?

For what I use my knives for (and I have/use literally dozens) blade steel doesn't even enter the picture. So s30v is perfectly suited for my particular needs, but then again so does 420HC.

Oh and BTW, you are referring to the 940-2 as the -1 is CF and s90v.
by colin.p
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hard truths and observations
Replies: 249
Views: 13702

Re: Hard truths and observations

1) the pricing elephant in the room is this: anybody here who has more than a couple of pocket knives (me included) purchases knives as luxury goods. Regarding luxury good marketing and pricing, quality and materials are only remotely correlated to price of goods. Roland. Ah, I was hoping someone w...
by colin.p
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 vs paramilitary 2
Replies: 62
Views: 10415

Re: Para 3 vs paramilitary 2

A year ago, I bought my first Spyderco knives, an all black s30v PM2 and an all black s30v Para 3. My P3 is in my rotation and my P2 rarely sees the light of day. That's MY take on the two.
by colin.p
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?
Replies: 79
Views: 7680

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

"Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?"

Well, for me, I don't like back locks. I only own two (by different manufacturers) that never get carried and just sit in a drawer. However, I'm not crazy about liner/frame locks either, but they do see the light of day on occasion.
by colin.p
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New? Immerse!
Replies: 62
Views: 3966

Re: New? Immerse!

As you keep an open mind and observe and learn, one finds: differences in steel and the "why", handle materials, ergonomics, mechanical (locks, opening methods, etc.), performance, edge geometries and a host of other courses in knife 101 to PHD studies. I have observed that when someone is new, at ...
by colin.p
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: People still like Benchmade?
Replies: 60
Views: 9520

Re: People still like Benchmade?

I just bought my seventh BM, a 943, so I guess you could say I still like BM.
by colin.p
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ignore feature?
Replies: 404
Views: 55980

Re: Ignore feature?

Jazz wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:04 pm

Am I being ridiculous?
But that is the point of the "ignore" button, to ignore those kinds of people. Life is far too short to get upset and your blood pressure up over the antics of some keyboard warrior.
by colin.p
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Location
Replies: 292
Views: 18686

Re: Location

I have my location listed as Ottawa Canada because that is a city that most people have heard of. But point of fact I reside about 30 miles south of Ottawa in a 120 year old (drafty) farm house in the midst of miles of farmland. I spent all of my childhood in Ottawa but moved out to the country soon...
by colin.p
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ignore feature?
Replies: 404
Views: 55980

Re: Ignore feature?

I "grew up" on BBS's and usenet from back in the early '90's where it truly was the wild west. There was no such thing as a MOD, you had to do the moderating yourself. I still operate that way. I don't spend much time on this forum, so I am not too familiar with most here and as such have no one on ...
by colin.p
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Serrated Traditionals
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: Serrated Traditionals

Cold Steel Lucky has both PE and SE blades. Nice CF covers as well.
by colin.p
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with problem with pivot on Positron
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Help with problem with pivot on Positron

Great thread. I just want to be certain, is the adjusting screw on the show side or the clip side? The reason I ask (unfortunately my memory is getting a little spotty) is I seem to recall from another source, that it was the clip side that turns, hence my re-asking to make sure I don't muck it up. ...
by colin.p
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Made a strop
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Re: Made a strop

I took an unused paint stir stick and glued an old belt to both sides, smooth side out. I haven't needed to use any compound yet, but I can sure get a real sharp edge. My son used to install hardwood flooring so I have a garbage can full of oak scraps. I'll have to use a piece of flooring to make a ...
by colin.p
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Something has been bothering me...
Replies: 30
Views: 3560

Re: Something has been bothering me...

I haven't noticed too much negativity here but if/when I see it, I just skip past the "offender". Interestingly, "the other rather large knife oriented forum" is the only forum that I have put people on the "ignore" list (over 40 so far) and find it quite pleasant to read.
by colin.p
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?
Replies: 30
Views: 4198

Re: Steel inserts on titanium lockfaces, are they necessary?

gdwtvb wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:11 pm
Personally I see this as another example of a 'virtual problem' that has cropped up in the age of the internet.
"snipped"
Buy what you like from a major manufacturer and I doubt you'll have any problems.

Grizz
Thank you, couldn't have said it any better.
by colin.p
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Finding the Para 3: The Perfect Storm
Replies: 91
Views: 10221

Re: Finding the Para 3: The Perrfect Storm

I kind of chuckle over what some people consider as a catastrophic failure as to the pocket clip position on the Para 3. I find it sticks out of the pocket just a 1/4 inch more than the PM2. Not much more in the grand scheme of things. I was thinking about an MXG clip for both but actually prefer th...
by colin.p
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PM2
Replies: 26
Views: 2653

Re: PM2

My first Spyderco's were an all black PM 2 and an all black Para 3. I figured I would get the best first ;) Love 'em both and the standard s30v is great.
by colin.p
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Warentee - and how good is it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1859

Re: Spyderco Warentee - and how good is it?

Daveho wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:10 am
Crux wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:39 am
*EDITED - Political comments and profanity violate forum rules. Please review the forum rules above*
Yeah I’m a few drinks in myself.
Hah-hah good one. Thank goodness you cleared that up. I honestly thought I was having a stroke.
by colin.p
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any butchers ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Re: Any butchers ?

I have never used a ceramic knife, so can't answer that. I work in a retail environment and we have our dull knives replaced with slightly "less" dull knives every other week. We have two commercial sharpening establishments in Ottawa that look after pretty well all the retail cutting knives and do ...

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