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by Robishere
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please talk me into a military or para military
Replies: 38
Views: 2308

Re: Please talk me into a military or para military

Ponder this first... Do you want the longest possible handle plus a finger choil and some cutting edge as an afterthought? Before you spend. Look at these. A Gale Bradley2 is vastly better with a fantastic steel (m4) as standard. I had 9 para 2 knives, now I have one just ao I can say I have one. D...
by Robishere
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Golden made no choil knife - edge all the way to handle
Replies: 66
Views: 4289

Re: Golden made no choil knife - edge all the way to handle

As I have the Gayle Bradley2 and several other 3.75 inch blades with the cutting edge all the way back with M4 or 20cv and titanium I REALLY want a 3 inch the same. Titanium and an M4 or cts-xhp or similar blade with no front choil. I DIRELY wanted to love the brouwer till I looked at the lack of cu...
by Robishere
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please talk me into a military or para military
Replies: 38
Views: 2308

Re: Please talk me into a military or para military

Ponder this first... Do you want the longest possible handle plus a finger choil and some cutting edge as an afterthought? Before you spend. Look at these. A Gale Bradley2 is vastly better with a fantastic steel (m4) as standard. I had 9 para 2 knives, now I have one just ao I can say I have one.
by Robishere
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have ANY info about where the GB2 is?
Replies: 5
Views: 963

Re: Does anyone have ANY info about where the GB2 is?

Warriorsandwonders.com aka blades Canada
by Robishere
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Golden made no choil knife - edge all the way to handle
Replies: 66
Views: 4289

Re: Golden made no choil knife - edge all the way to handle

I have asked time and again for more cutting edge. Especially in a 3” or under and hopefully no spyder hump. I was so worked up for the brouwer until its blade had the cutting edge reduced so much. I had over 40 spyderco knives, now I have 4. I am selling them for other brands. I have: Titanium chap...
by Robishere
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 10V Patina
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: 10V Patina

I live where they salt the roads daily and it rains a lot and found even with oil my Maxamet native was turning black and had spots on it so I never carried my Maxamet para 2 or 3. Not a single time did they get out. I traded them both for a titanium ZT0562 and actually carry the thing! I did not se...
by Robishere
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle
Replies: 75
Views: 3641

Re: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle

For the record I'm the guy that's fighting for this change, but I completely agree with Sal, the blade still needs to be able to drop closed without cutting your finger. There are already decades of models being produced with too many people who have developed muscle memory closing their knives thi...
by Robishere
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle
Replies: 75
Views: 3641

Re: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle

I just had a thought about optimization of blade length as well. I notice that lanyard tubes add a ton of length to handles and limit shapes like wharnclife blade styles, so that would be absent in my ideal blade. But with the mention of dropping on your finger I do not buy into that. How many peopl...
by Robishere
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle
Replies: 75
Views: 3641

Re: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle

I am incredibly eager to see this rock-jumper model! I have no idea what it is but if it was around 3” with full cutting edge and high end handle/blade steel combination I will get a couple for sure. I cannot imagine a new lock so this is exiting as well. I have seen that a flipper makes good protec...
by Robishere
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle
Replies: 75
Views: 3641

Re: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle

Hi Robishere, ZT makes very good knives. Different designs than ours, but good designs and good quality. Though the designs you are speaking of I do not believe are Back-locks? sal You are completely correct Sal. Now Mack in my days the 3 bladed buck stockman was a pocket clip with a stag and chrom...
by Robishere
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle
Replies: 75
Views: 3641

Re: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle

I used to have 5 para 2, now I have one. So what if a zt titanium is $450 Canadian in stores? The leverage I get putting my thumb farther up and longer cutting edge vastly beats the finger choil. Believe it ot not the zt blade is not as tall as the para2. The frame lock plus dual lock studs plus loc...
by Robishere
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle
Replies: 75
Views: 3641

Re: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle

Sal I have seen the endura offered in higher end metals, with plastic handles. I have purchased the Gayle Bradley2 with a stunning handle and m4. The southard and chef are in great steel with great handles. All of these knives are pushing 4 inches. Other than a plastic delica and tenacious there are...
by Robishere
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle
Replies: 75
Views: 3641

Re: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle

I personally never use the "let the blade drop on your finger" closing method, and so would not need a (hidden or not) Ricasso at all (but I get that many others like this method!). So one of my dream knives would be a Delica with: a) an edge all the way to the handle and b) a blade that would be l...
by Robishere
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle
Replies: 75
Views: 3641

Re: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle

I LOVE this idea. Sad as it is I got rid of all 4 para3 models I had and have a lone m390 titanium para2. Why? I found I liked cutting length over “choking up” simply to accommodate being unable to move my thumb up due to a spydie hump.....hence shorten the blade and add a choil. Here is my question...
by Robishere
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are your favorite ~3.5 inch blade / ~3 inch edge 50/50 choil Spydercos and why?
Replies: 24
Views: 2153

Re: What are your favorite ~3.5 inch/ ~3 inch edge 50/50 choil Spydercos and why?

Correction, I still have a para2 in M390 and titanium and it has a finger choil. But do I use the para2? Maybe I carry it to show someone but hardly at all for use. It is rare. Look at the usability of the ZT and Gayle Bradley2!!! The cutting edge is far longer and the guard doesn’t make sharpening ...
by Robishere
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are your favorite ~3.5 inch blade / ~3 inch edge 50/50 choil Spydercos and why?
Replies: 24
Views: 2153

Re: What are your favorite ~3.5 inch/ ~3 inch edge 50/50 choil Spydercos and why?

Correction, I still have a para2 in M390 and titanium and it has a finger choil. But do I use the para2? Maybe I carry it to show someone but hardly at all for use. It is rare. Look at the usability of the ZT and Gayle Bradley2!!! The cutting edge is far longer and the guard doesn’t make sharpening ...
by Robishere
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are your favorite ~3.5 inch blade / ~3 inch edge 50/50 choil Spydercos and why?
Replies: 24
Views: 2153

Re: What are your favorite ~3.5 inch/ ~3 inch edge 50/50 choil Spydercos and why?

Only my native and my titanium chaparral have finger choils. Beyond that I got rid of choils. I got tired of sharpening into the “guard” where the steel is thicker, I got tired of the guard getting in my way with round things. Anything bigger than my native 5 no longer has a finger choil. If I need ...
by Robishere
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your top 10 why?
Replies: 21
Views: 2105

Re: Your top 10 why?

This is interesting. It seems that the vast majority are a 3 inch blade or smaller, and 85% or more are super steels like M4, Cruwear, cpm20cv, rex45, M390 etc. There seems to be very little s30v, vg-10, and the ho hum steels and very little of the S90v and s110v. I am thinking the users out there n...
by Robishere
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your top 10 why?
Replies: 21
Views: 2105

Re: Your top 10 why?

JonLeBlanc I think those are great users. I think the 52100 and K390 should keep you blazing through stuff quite well. Those all sound like great users with versatility and edge retention. Nice size variety as well. I worked with a guy that had a Cold Steel XL Espada that had lost 2 jobs due to bein...
by Robishere
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your top 10 why?
Replies: 21
Views: 2105

Re: Your top 10 why?

I got fed up with s30v chipping out on the slightest thing. For me anyways it seemed to chip on even cardboard. I just couldn’t believe it. You must have the worst luck ever with S30V. I've had a bunch of S30V knives and haven't had one chip yet. You may be right. I have had 3 and they would micro ...

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