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by Rutger
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Still wishing for a Chaparral XL / Endela "thin edition" / or something along that lines
Replies: 37
Views: 944

Re: Still wishing for a Chaparral XL / Endela "thin edition" / or something along that lines

No doubt about it, though; a 2mm Endela will outperform a 3mm Endela. For some metrics of performance, not for all. ;) (I'd prefer a BBL or maybe the Stop Lock or frame-compression-lock to a backlock, but hey, I carried a thinned-out Caly 3.5 today so I'm susceptible to thin backlocks too.) If one ...
by Rutger
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: K390 PM2 | Testing
Replies: 26
Views: 1269

Re: K390 PM2 | Testing

Always enjoy reading your posts Shawn. Good stuff. Do you know the HRC of that PM2? I'll add that later, jcoolg19/Kurt tested one on YouTube to 63rc. I'll test mine when I get the time. Hmm 63 HRC seems a bit soft no? Think the police 4 K390 were like 65-66 HRC. Was expecting these to be in that ba...
by Rutger
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Still wishing for a Chaparral XL / Endela "thin edition" / or something along that lines
Replies: 37
Views: 944

Re: Still wishing for a Chaparral XL / Endela "thin edition" / or something along that lines

YES PLEASE! I love my Chaparral and i wouldn't mind getting a bigger brother. I prefer the thin blade stock to all my other folders. I never have the need for a thick blade, while a thin blade increases performance a lot. Thick is also more annoying to sharpen and keep thin behind the edge. I'd prob...
by Rutger
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's discuss cheaper base models
Replies: 25
Views: 1054

Re: Let's discuss cheaper base models

Just like with other (luxury) products the makers will just charge a price that the market will bear and there is often little relationship to the production/material costs. The amount of steel used for 1 pocket knife is so small that it doesn't change the price much. Companies in any industry will ...
by Rutger
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 2713

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

They don't need a poll to know a Compression Lock Military Salt in LC200N is a slam dunk. And again, and I don't see them doing a non-salt LC200N knife as most people at this point associate LC200N with Salt and they would likely have people complaining about rusty liners. If you are neglecting you...
by Rutger
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military 2. What exactly is going on?
Replies: 219
Views: 9788

Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

I badly cut myself with one when I was a youngster and haven't used one since. I do enjoy the Mantra though. It has the flipper tab that acts as a kick on a backlock. Unless there's a block to keep the blade away from it, I don't want my finger anywhere near a blade that cuts on contact. I almost b...
by Rutger
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military 2. What exactly is going on?
Replies: 219
Views: 9788

Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Sumdumguy wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:00 am
If you want a liner lock, get an original Military. Let the rest of us who don't like liner locks have one to enjoy.

The liner lock is the only reason I haven't owned a Military yet. This will change that, finally.
What is your problem?
by Rutger
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll
Replies: 72
Views: 2713

Re: Compression Lock Military 2 Steel Poll

I am supporting LC200N too. So i just won't be voting on this poll with the current options. Not even an "other" option in it. If you look at what price they can make the Caribbean in LC200N (and full salt) vs the stock S30V Military. I think it is really affordable stuff. I'd also say that the curr...
by Rutger
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military 2. What exactly is going on?
Replies: 219
Views: 9788

Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Just like Evil D mentioned i think an open back design is the best for the millie. I also think the liner lock is great for operation with gloves. Now the compression lock we are all used to is operated from the back of the knife. But can´t we mate the liner lock with the compression lock and have i...
by Rutger
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military 2. What exactly is going on?
Replies: 219
Views: 9788

Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

I'm open to steel suggestions for a regular production Millie 2. sal I think you should make both the Police and Military standard production models full on Salt models in LC200N. If not the standard version then at least variants. LC has been great for me and it would be a great steel for a servic...
by Rutger
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3
Replies: 30
Views: 1121

Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

No. I prefer thin blade stock on a knife that is smaller than the Para 3 and that is not really possible with a compression (or frame) lock because it needs some blade thickness for a ramp. For smaller knives a lock back is the best solution in my opinion. Maybe a CBBL from the Manix 2 would be nice...
by Rutger
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 7086

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

Darn missing 3v and 4v Interesting pd1 over 100 cuts more than cruwear. Thought people said they're the same. I’m no expert, and haven’t looked much into this, but I’m pretty sure “Cruwear” and “CPM-Cruwear” are two different steels. So, you think the spyderco used cruwear and not cpm cruwear for t...
by Rutger
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?
Replies: 96
Views: 4579

Re: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?

I didn't think the edge would benefit from the reduced teeth of sharpening. I'm not too experienced with serrations, so thanks for your insights Lance and Vivi. Think i'll have to look into getting some serrated blade for my edc in the future. I'm not totally sold on the H1 steel yet though. Think i...
by Rutger
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else hoping for a BBS exclusive Military in k390?
Replies: 93
Views: 3623

Re: Anyone else hoping for a BBS exclusive Military in k390?

And shipping 5x for international customers compared to other US vendors. So no thanks BBS.

K390 would be nice though. But even then i'm not sure if i'd get it. I am pretty well set with the CTS 204P and REX 45 Military.
by Rutger
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?
Replies: 96
Views: 4579

Re: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?

The thing that bugs me with a serrated edge is that when you sharpen them on the corner of a stone (or the sharpmaker) you are slowly going to round off your pointy teeth. And the spyderedge would need several different shaped stones/rods to properly sharpen the serrations. But i do see the appeal o...
by Rutger
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Opinions Wanted: Top 5 Best Spydercos
Replies: 81
Views: 5247

Re: Opinions Wanted: Top 5 Best Spydercos

Top 5 from large to small:
Military
Caribbean
Shaman
Para 3
Chaparral

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by Rutger
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cutlery Shoppe Para 3 Exclusive restock
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: Cutlery Shoppe Para 3 Exclusive restock

I bought these last year and they are really nice. The orange color is nice and bright. I don´t think the store pics do it justice.
by Rutger
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 K390 Ranger green from BBS!
Replies: 72
Views: 6539

Re: Para 3 K390 Ranger green from BBS!

I'd love to add K390 to my Para 3 steel collection, but their high international shipping costs is just killing the deal for me. $68.95 does seem steep for shipping. What are your typical shipping charges from the US? Much lower, here some examples from other sprints i bought last year: KnifeCenter...
by Rutger
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 K390 Ranger green from BBS!
Replies: 72
Views: 6539

Re: Para 3 K390 Ranger green from BBS!

I'd love to add K390 to my Para 3 steel collection, but their high international shipping costs is just killing the deal for me. It will push the price simply too high for me to 'need it'. I already own 11 Para 3's so i can live without even though K390 is one of my most desired steels atm. But i gu...
by Rutger
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 980
Views: 62934

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

As others mention here, i too did not jump on the Shaman before because it was just plain S30V and black G10. That combo just doesn't tickle my fancy. The contoured scales of this model really did appeal to me so i waited for this sprint run. It has been a long wait! I think that new models should g...

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