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by BornIn1500
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Rebrand Concept
Replies: 29
Views: 850

Re: Spyderco Rebrand Concept

The current look of the spider is what makes it memorable. It's a caricature of a spider in the same way that Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck do not look like a real mouse or duck... which is why they're so recognizable everywhere. Changing to a "sleek" and "aggressive" spider that is anatomically corr...
by BornIn1500
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife conscience
Replies: 21
Views: 902

Re: Knife conscience

Just from the wording it seems like we could replace the word knives in the first paragraph with a few other words and be having a very different conversation. let's try that out. Fill in the blank! :D Mine keeps me from cheap _______ that seem cool... until the next morning. There have been a few ...
by BornIn1500
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review
Replies: 22
Views: 1143

Re: Li'l Temperance 3: A (not so) li'l review

has roughly the same edge length as the Manix 2, which is a significantly larger knife overall. This is what I love about it. Looking at them both at a distance, you'd never guess the Manix 2 and Lil Temp 3 have the same edge length. It really shows how efficient the design is. the action on openin...
by BornIn1500
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Back locks with edges going all the way to the handle
Replies: 75
Views: 2933

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

I think it would be a big gamble to try to change 45 years of successful designs for something that has not proven to be more successful like the Centofante, Lil' Temperance or other designs where the edge is close to the handle. I think the cost of the Lil Temperance is what led to it not being a ...
by BornIn1500
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can't reassemble my brand new Tenacious
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Can't reassemble my brand new Tenacious

I dealt with some of that with a Tenacious I bought. After about 2 days of owning a new one, a screw fell out (on it's own) from the butt end of the handle. I tried putting it back in but it just turned freely... almost like no threading existed in the liner. I ended up just supergluing in place, fo...
by BornIn1500
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: H1 PE question
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: H1 PE question

I'd say slightly less edge retention than 8cr.
by BornIn1500
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rivers Edge Cutlery Mystery Exclusive (DLC 10V/Coyote Brown G10 Paramilitary 2)
Replies: 168
Views: 9381

Re: Rivers Edge Cutlery Mystery Exclusive (DLC 10V/Coyote Brown G10 Paramilitary 2)

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:15 am
Now had they done this in O.D. green with such a nice steel it would have been very tempting.

They wouldn't do that because of their OD green 204P exclusive coming up soon. They wanted to make this different.
by BornIn1500
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Cleaning Mat?
Replies: 80
Views: 4265

Re: Spyderco Cleaning Mat?

So I commented on their video. They just replied.

My question: "Can you confirm if the Spyderco mat is either made by Spyderco or at least authorized by them?"

BattlBox reply: "This is 100% authorized and an exclusive partnership with Spyderco."
by BornIn1500
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Cleaning Mat?
Replies: 80
Views: 4265

Re: Spyderco Cleaning Mat?

I was talking about their cost, not retail. But buying or manufacturing at a cost and having a markup is true of every business, Spyderco included. I think we'd all be stunned to find out what Spyderco pays the manufacturer of the Persistence per knife which we end up paying $48 for. And that's jus...
by BornIn1500
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Cleaning Mat?
Replies: 80
Views: 4265

Re: Spyderco Cleaning Mat?

These subscription box companies are all the same. They spin the truth, to make their "service" sound like an ultra high quality, bargain. In reality, you are paying $130 for MAYBE $40 worth of product. That's quite an exaggeration, though. In fact, it's just plain wrong. Look at Battlbox here. In ...
by BornIn1500
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pi Day Giveaway:WINNER ANNOUNCED!
Replies: 53
Views: 2348

Re: Pi Day Giveaway

My belt holds my pants up, but the belt loops hold my belt up. Which one is the real hero down there?

A man is on trial for cannibalism. He says to the judge, "Your honor, if people really are what they eat, then I am the innocent victim here!"
by BornIn1500
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Cleaning Mat?
Replies: 80
Views: 4265

Re: Spyderco Cleaning Mat?

https://youtu.be/OVT3QT6gWMk

At 25:40, he says it's a "first release", implying that it is made by Spyderco. He also said they visited the Spyderco factory in Golden, CO. That would be awful if it's a bootleg mat, but he makes it sound like it's legit.
by BornIn1500
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Would anyone be interested in...
Replies: 27
Views: 2437

Re: Would anyone be interested in...

The Byrd hawkbill used to be available in plain edge too, but I think Sal said sales were poor and it was discontinued. People largely preferred serrated.
by BornIn1500
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SE for cutting CPVC
Replies: 24
Views: 1110

Re: SE for cutting CPVC

Like the other guys said, a serrated knife just gets wedged instead of cutting. A saw is what you need so you can remove material.
by BornIn1500
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife too thin
Replies: 56
Views: 4241

Re: Knife too thin

I wonder if anyone who wants a super thin and hard blade has tried the Sandrin TCK 2.0? It's basically a tungsten carbide razor blade in a slip joint. Blade thickness is said to be 0.9 mm. Be prepared to sharpen 71 HRC though. :D
by BornIn1500
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife too thin
Replies: 56
Views: 4241

Re: Knife too thin

I understand that office-type guys want to see dainty, thin blades, but it's not only prying and batoning that can make a blade fail. For instance, recently I was deboning a turkey with a very thin Victorinox paring knife and when I put significant downward force on the blade it started to flex. I w...
by BornIn1500
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CPM SPY27 steel
Replies: 149
Views: 10181

Re: CPM SPY27 steel

I don't understand the comparison to VG10 and I think it is entirely bogus........... (comparing Spy27 and VG10, which people should stop doing) Sal himself said it's a variation of VG10. So comparing them seems very justified to me. SPY27 is a USA made variation of VG-10, another useful and succes...
by BornIn1500
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Golden made no choil knife - edge all the way to handle
Replies: 41
Views: 1817

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

aaronkb wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:04 pm
I think a comp lock would be next to impossible without a finger choil...
The Caribbean and Lil Temperance would like to have a word with you.

I would definitely like to see more Golden models with no choil. It seems like nearly all of them do which is why I don't own a USA Spyderco.
by BornIn1500
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: What would you like to see next from Byrd?
Replies: 124
Views: 32215

Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Compression locks? Maybe that’s a little crazy. Sal has said the compression lock is difficult to make properly in mass production. They already tried making a budget compression lock with the Spyderco Rhino. From what I recall, it was initially being made in either the Taiwan or China facility and...

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