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by guywithopinion
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places
Replies: 4076
Views: 594281

Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

If you are interested in regular models and/or will order more than one thing, Lanbo's Armory has some good prices. Eg: Street beat LW black blade: $84 Manix 2 G10: $89 Delica 4 FFG: $61 They seem to charge $10 shipping, so something like just a Delica wouldn't be much of a deal, but a couple knives...
by guywithopinion
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch 2 Saber Grind BD1N G-10 Diamond Weave
Replies: 45
Views: 1488

Re: Stretch 2 Saber Grind BD1N G-10 Diamond Weave

No offense, really, and maybe I'm missing something here. But I just don't see how wrdwrghts comment is "dismissing the OP as a person"? In any case I am sure it wasn't intended to do so. It seemed implied to me, but probably should have been explicit. Dismissing him as a person who can offer up kn...
by guywithopinion
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places
Replies: 4076
Views: 594281

Re: Crazy deals @ Sierra and other places

Why anyone would login to a website with their google or facebook account if it isn't google or facebooks own website is beyond me. For anything remotely suspicious that asks for an email address in general, I use a temporary email address from this website - https://www.guerrillamail.com/ One reas...
by guywithopinion
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stretch 2 Saber Grind BD1N G-10 Diamond Weave
Replies: 45
Views: 1488

Re: Stretch 2 Saber Grind BD1N G-10 Diamond Weave

No thanks. I’ll rely on Sal, Eric, and their collaborators for designs. Just wanted to thank you for the reminder! I occasionally drift back here, and the quick reminder of how dismissive and demeaning some of the long-time/regular folks are will sustain me for a while. You could have left it at No...
by guywithopinion
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lum Tanto non sprint?
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Lum Tanto non sprint?

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:39 am
Why would the price go up $100 is they used g10? They used g10 on the bladehq Lum Tanto and it was $220 like you said. I’m just not sure where you’re gettting $300 from.
Ah, you are right! I thought it was FRN like most of the other Seki models, but of course it was natural G10.
by guywithopinion
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lum Tanto non sprint?
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Lum Tanto non sprint?

My suggestion would be a compression lock with S30V and black g10. I think this would be a successful model. My opinion is it probably would not be. Here's why I think that. The BHQ exclusive was $220, when their other models have been quite reasonable ($150ish for the PM2's and Manix's). That sugg...
by guywithopinion
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 1 new Military released all of 2018?
Replies: 42
Views: 2805

Re: 1 new Military released all of 2018?

FK wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:51 pm
Introduced in May 2016, it was in inventory for over two years as an exclusive and was one of the first issue with CQI improvements.
That seems like the most relevant answer as to why there aren't more sprints or exclusives of the military.
by guywithopinion
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?
Replies: 147
Views: 11966

Re: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?

The OP’s argument, if such it can be termed, is basically the same as the clamor for shipped parts and a custom shop. They want what they want and criticize Spyderco for not providing it to them. No, the OP is basically complaining that Spyderco is “...cheap[ing] out...” because they have opted to ...
by guywithopinion
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sprint Runs and the Abysmal Aftermarket.
Replies: 126
Views: 10892

Re: Sprint Runs and the Abysmal Aftermarket.

But that would reduce the choice from three knives to one. Bad for everyone. True. I feel like that logic mainly depends on thinking that the one run they will keep is the one you wanted to buy but were unable to due to how limited it was. The fact that two other runs you didn't want will never exi...
by guywithopinion
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?
Replies: 147
Views: 11966

Re: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?

Veneered wood can offer greater stability, better aesthetics (mirrored grain) easier workability, greater availability and better purchaser value over solid. Sure, you get cheap veneered furniture, but you also get cheap solid wood furniture. If a buyer wants “money no object, the best that can pos...
by guywithopinion
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?
Replies: 147
Views: 11966

Re: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?

Sal hasn't said much about it other than 'it looks good and it saves you some money, and we think that makes it a good choice for some models.' I don't think that it's awful, but it's *clearly* a cost-cutting measure, and in my mind it represents a compromise that's not worthwhile. I guess to me "c...
by guywithopinion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?
Replies: 147
Views: 11966

Re: Cost Cutting on Sprderco's Higher End Models, Why?

Your argument only makes sense if something is better mainly if it is more expensive. You've tried to reduce the discussion to this several time now, it doesn't seem to be working. It's incredibly simplistic to think people can only prefer solid CF in a CF-patterned handle because it is more expens...
by guywithopinion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is collecting knives and other items greedy? How would you answer this person?
Replies: 36
Views: 3453

Re: Is collecting knives and other items greedy? How would you answer this person?

The same person (And I am not putting down those who choose to eat vegan/vegetarian foods by this) is a self-professed "vegan and enviromentalist" and claims those of us (myself included) who eat meat and animal products on a regular basis, are "destroying mother earth" because, according to him, i...
by guywithopinion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: These videos of knife locks failing.
Replies: 30
Views: 2480

Re: These videos of knife locks failing.

I guess more to your actual question. They seem interesting. I mean, they show a typical quality knife can take a fair bit of force before the lock fails. I don't think their ranking serves any benefit, it will simply encourage some people to parrot how lock type x is better than lock type y. If the...
by guywithopinion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: These videos of knife locks failing.
Replies: 30
Views: 2480

Re: These videos of knife locks failing.

Their specific test seemed pretty poor to me. They had no way of controlling the load, and it ramped up very fast. I'm sure there could be a huge variation in the actual load and what their gauge spiked to. Also they had no way of controlling how far up the handle it was pulling. 100 pounds a quarte...
by guywithopinion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question regarding blade steel vs. hardware
Replies: 13
Views: 982

Re: Question regarding blade steel vs. hardware

What would a Spyderco knife look and perform like if it was made of 100 percent H1 or Lc200N? https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/MT25/Mule-Team-25-LC200N/1035 A folder would probably look and perform a lot like the Foundry model (heavy for size and a framelock), except it would be rust proof ...
by guywithopinion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question regarding blade steel vs. hardware
Replies: 13
Views: 982

Re: Question regarding blade steel vs. hardware

We don’t need to know what the other hardware is made of, all that matters is how rust proof it is. You don't need to know what any product is made of, as long as it performs as advertised. But quite a lot of people want to know what they are paying for, and not just take a manufacturer's word that...
by guywithopinion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question regarding blade steel vs. hardware
Replies: 13
Views: 982

Re: Question regarding blade steel vs. hardware

The barrels are also Ti I believe. Definitely not plastic and definitely not magnetic like the rest of the salt hardware. That makes more sense. They sorta look/feel like plastic in the knife, I've not removed them though. The pocket clip doesn't strike me as being titanium either, though, but it i...
by guywithopinion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question regarding blade steel vs. hardware
Replies: 13
Views: 982

Re: Question regarding blade steel vs. hardware

I recall when searching some long past posts where Sal mentioned that the lockbar on H1 Salt knives was also make of H1, and the hardware is things like 17-7PH steel: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/h1-steel-100-corrosion-resistant.239015/page-2#post-2232008 Most of the Salt folding knives don't...
by guywithopinion
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: New 20CV Para 2!!!
Replies: 350
Views: 28992

Re: New 20CV Para 2!!!

Philo Beddoe wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:07 pm
20CV..What are we gaining over M390?
20cv comes from the same country as the knife, m390 does not. Up to you whether that's a gain or not.

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