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by Mzen
Sat May 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Appeal to bring back the stunning Titanium UK Pocket Knife
Replies: 112
Views: 9510

Re: Appeal to bring back the stunning Titanium UK Pocket Knife

Personally I think that 20CV would be a lovely match to that titanium, but I don't even want to imagine how much such a piece would cost... If not, anything around the level of S30V would suit me perfectly well, that's more than enough for anyone. However, I don't think the titanium alone plus S30V ...
by Mzen
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban Ti Elmax
Replies: 24
Views: 1947

Re: Urban Ti Elmax

Perhaps they should seriously consider moving production to Golden. That would be the dream for me, the HH UKPK has completely converted me to slippies made in Golden, but I really doubt they have the capacity to produce so many different types of knives there... They undoubtedly have their hands f...
by Mzen
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban Ti Elmax
Replies: 24
Views: 1947

Re: Urban Ti Elmax

From what I've seen it's all about the prices, all of those TI variants went for some pretty wacky prices compared to what they offered. Nowadays I think that it's even harder to get into that market since many huge and not so huge Chinese makers are providing high-quality Titatinum models with grea...
by Mzen
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?
Replies: 67
Views: 6688

Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

Why would we want one? Because not every country in the world is enjoying the same relaxed knife laws as the ones where you live. In Europe, every new version or model of a legal knife from Spyderco is an event. I also have quite a few of those models, problem is that I can't take them outside the ...
by Mzen
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 hopes and dreams
Replies: 73
Views: 7014

Re: 2020 hopes and dreams

Regular production Cruwear Shaman in G10. Pretty tired of the whole Sprint Run drama by now, just make this one available to everyone who wants it. Urban BD1N/S30V, orange G10 and made in Golden with all that sexy CQI. The elusive Lil' Native slippie. Finally, a new Hawkbill slipjoint as a curveball...
by Mzen
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?
Replies: 67
Views: 6688

Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

For me personally, orange G10, Wharncliffe shape all the way: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e6/ea/db/e6eadbdf4ba341c211c32be2ce878812.jpg That's obviously the Urban, which would be the perfect complement to the Heinnie S30V UKPK, but I would buy a UKPK equivalent just as quickly! As for steels, any...
by Mzen
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban LW pivot screw
Replies: 22
Views: 2098

Re: Urban LW pivot screw

The Maniago factory strikes again... From experience, I can tell you that the D-shaped pivot hole turned into an O-shaped hole by now, I've had that experience twice now with Italian FRN models, on a Squeak and an Urban. Unfortunately, for me personally, after trying every single little trick and ha...
by Mzen
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?
Replies: 89
Views: 5747

Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the PITS folder yet. It only has a 3" blade, but its still a good size and fills the hand well. Oh make no mistake, I am well aware of the PITS, but unfortunately, the only way to get one now is to pay very silly prices. Would love if they came up with a PITS 2, b...
by Mzen
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?
Replies: 89
Views: 5747

Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Any type of slip joint coming from Spyderco is a good slip joint, big or small :) My only preference is that it comes from Golden. After the wonderful Red G10 UKPK, I feel like I have been spoiled when it comes to quality compared to the stuff that comes from Maniago. At this point, I would be happy...
by Mzen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Change in price of Spydercos in 2020?
Replies: 117
Views: 7776

Re: Change in price of Spydercos in 2020?

We still have some solutions to find with Europe and export to other countries. Any new information regarding that Europe bit? You should see eBay in Germany... Whenever anything Spyderco related shows up at a decent (meaning: not great) price it immediately evaporates as if it was a Cru-Wear Shama...
by Mzen
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: G10 UKPK officially makes a return! Heinnie Haynes Exclusive
Replies: 334
Views: 19030

Re: G10 UKPK officially makes a return! Heinnie Haynes Exclusive

Personally I am absolutely satisfied with this model and steel choice, I would much rather that Spyderco gave the UKPK a little break and focus on giving us new slipjoint options. I mean, even Zero Tolerance is getting into slippies now, doesn't get any weirder than that. I'm definitely looking forw...
by Mzen
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any info on why the GB 2 is unobtanium right now?
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Any info on why the GB 2 is unobtanium right now?

I'm curious why you think it needs CQI? How would you know if you've never held one? I only have two GB1s but I've handled a few GB2s. I can't think of anything I would change. The action is very smooth, the blade shape is great, etc. Some don't like the limited access to the lock bar but the GB2s ...
by Mzen
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning up DLC...it's easy!
Replies: 42
Views: 1933

Re: Cleaning up DLC...it's easy!

I hate feeling the blade of my 4V Shaman and feeling the surface rust all over it. I'm guessing there's no way to get rid of it without removing the DLC in the process? I may just OSPHO it and then tuff glide the blade or paint it. The only reason I'm disappointed is that I've never really used the...
by Mzen
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Any info on why the GB 2 is unobtanium right now?
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Any info on why the GB 2 is unobtanium right now?

If I had to take a guess (and keep in mind that this is just my educated guess without any evidence to support it...), I would say that the grinding that hollow ground blade in M4 can't be the easiest of tasks, and given that the GB 2 isn't the most sought after knife at the moment, I understand why...
by Mzen
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 8420

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

Since others have chimed in already with their stories, I will provide my own anecdotal evidence as to why the standard Shaman didn't sell more than it did. My personal example is the Spyderco price hike from last year. When the S30V version came out at 140$, it was an amazing deal and I was fully c...
by Mzen
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 8420

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

If it ends up being PD1 as many are speculating, then it's nearly identical to CPM Cruwear (like m390 vs 20cv). Slightly off-topic, one thing strikes me as a bit odd... I did look at some data on PD-1 being almost equal to Cru-Wear, but why isn't there more interest in that particular steel? When i...
by Mzen
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 8420

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

I'm rooting for Team Stonewash here since my desire is to drag this one to work with me, which means that a pretty satin-finish would be trashed by the end of the week, and I'm just not a fan of the "battle-scarred" look on folders, I prefer keeping them presentable in the long term. I think a black...
by Mzen
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native slip joint?
Replies: 39
Views: 3027

Re: Lil Native slip joint?

Yeah, I think the AEB-L Urbans shouldn't be used as a gauge to measure the success of a Spyderco slipjoint, they are more for steel nerds, plus the color choice isn't for everyone. The folks who wanted the Urban probably already have one in other variants. Speaking for myself, I'm just not a fan of ...
by Mzen
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 77791

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

great point, the s90v CF Shaman is probably one of the best Golden knives out there and is still available lots of places. From my point of view, that specific sprint didn't exactly convince most folks for two reasons: high price and S90V. Yes, it's a wonderful super steel, but in my estimation I d...
by Mzen
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll
Replies: 71
Views: 4214

Re: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll

Green micarta + Cru-Wear or 4V for me, as well as a stonewashed blade to go with the tough folder theme.

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