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by BornIn1500
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Prospects for more Manix 2 backlocks?
Replies: 29
Views: 1262

Re: Prospects for more Manix 2 backlocks?

It was discontinued due to lack of sales. I think it was only in production for a year or 2. People seemed to not like the extra thickness of the handle. I'd be shocked if any special variations are made.
by BornIn1500
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Salty Chap
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: Salty Chap

There are an estimated 12,800 miles of coastline here in the US. I think there are tons of people who want an assortment of fully stain-proof folding knives. Other than Spyderco, I don't know of any company that caters to this huge market.
by BornIn1500
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Buying Guide article?
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Spyderco Buying Guide article?

It's basically a clickbait form letter with the word Spyderco plugged into all of the <manufacturer> fields, mad libs style. It has nothing to do with Spyderco knives. Exactly. The article is garbage. It's written in a way that it can be universally applied to every company in existence. Then they ...
by BornIn1500
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?
Replies: 44
Views: 2596

Re: Saber Grinds Revisited: Love, Hate, Indifference?

I'd have to say "indifference". I used a saber grind for many years when I worked on a farm and I beat the crap out of it. After 8 years with my Boker Top Lock, I was down to having only the pivot and a cotter pin I rigged up through the lanyard hole to hold this knife together. All other screws fel...
by BornIn1500
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: [edited title] My new VG-10 spydie, the Battlestation
Replies: 24
Views: 1230

Re: My VG-10 spydie

:D It's surprisingly very available from dealers still. A quick search shows BladeHQ has it in stock for $192
by BornIn1500
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: [edited title] My new VG-10 spydie, the Battlestation
Replies: 24
Views: 1230

Re: My VG-10 spydie

Battlestation
by BornIn1500
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: insistent, efficient, emphasis sprint run plz
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: insistent, efficient, emphasis sprint run plz

Sal has said the China manufacturers can't handle better steels, plus it's expensive to ship the steel to them. I think he said they aren't set up to heat treat them properly and are simply unwilling to work with them. It's not as simple as picking a steel out of a hat and sending it to any manufact...
by BornIn1500
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Yet another Counterfeit eBay seller
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Yet another Counterfeit eBay seller

To Meat man Have you ever seen one of these fakes in person? I have and if they're fake they're perfect. I was thinking stolen. They're shipping straight from China. They aren't stolen. They are 100% counterfeit knives. Look, this seller is also selling "Medford" knives, complete with the Medford l...
by BornIn1500
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 2 with button lock release..
Replies: 31
Views: 1807

Re: Para 2 with button lock release..

From that photo, it must require that they use a lefty PM2, correct?
by BornIn1500
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Choil-less Spyderco Knives
Replies: 53
Views: 1730

Re: Choil-less Spyderco Knives

Wartstein wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:52 am
When I think of "your" version with a comp.lock, something like a Caribbean-shaped, but a bit smaller knife comes to mind.
Yes. Also perfect!
by BornIn1500
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Choil-less Spyderco Knives
Replies: 53
Views: 1730

Re: Choil-less Spyderco Knives

Ngati Pom wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:16 am
Polestar/ Alcyone. Designed to eliminate the need for a choil, if I recall correctly.
If a nice mid-sized knife like the Polestar, with no choil, was given the compression lock, I really do feel like that would be the ultimate Spyderco knife.
by BornIn1500
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lamentations of the Discontinued
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Re: Lamentations of the Discontinued

Changing tastes, especially fashion or fad items. Many high fashion trendy items fall out of favor quickly. This is the biggest reason. I think a lot of new models, especially the collaborations, are made to appease the collector base. In order to keep those buyers around, you constantly have to ch...
by BornIn1500
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 105
Views: 7163

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

Huh, well that's strange. I found the video that pic is from. It seems like they may have dropped that divot from the design. :confused:

https://youtu.be/Oi1Bu4SfwWM?t=113
by BornIn1500
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Future of the Para 2? I'm sort of worried
Replies: 45
Views: 1129

Re: The Future of the Para 2? I'm sort of worried

The PM2 is their most popular model of all time. Maybe 2nd to the Delica. It's not going anywhere.
by BornIn1500
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my Bow River ?
Replies: 105
Views: 7163

Re: Where is my Bow River ?

There have been some changes to knife itself. I remember that is had 3 hollow pins and now it has two full pins and two hollow. I think that simple kydex/boltatron sheath would do the trick, no need for leather. As far as I know, the Bow River was always shown with 3 solid pins and one hollow pin a...
by BornIn1500
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpydieChef Stock
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: SpydieChef Stock

Been saying the same thing for months, No one listens. I think people aren't listening because it doesn't make sense. With the advent of all these YouTube and social media "influencers", I think Spyderco is more popular than they've ever been before and Spyderco wasn't prepared for their products f...
by BornIn1500
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Smokey mountain knife
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Smokey mountain knife

Be aware, the link is a referral link to give him points for a contest. Should this be allowed on the forum?
by BornIn1500
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Compression Lock questions?
Replies: 34
Views: 847

Re: Compression Lock questions?

It flicks and pinches almost every time I open my knife. Some models are horrible. I hate that I have to jocky the grip out to my finger tips to engage the small lock well. It's almost inoperable with gloves. This lock is strictly for blade flickers. Reducing their knives to fidget toys. I've never...
by BornIn1500
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 3 love??
Replies: 29
Views: 735

Re: Para 3 love??

jdw wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:28 pm
and now I own three on sheer hype.

So many good Spyderco models get overlooked and eventually discontinued because people feel the need to buy the "hype" models instead of another model they may really like.
by BornIn1500
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The threesome fight!
Replies: 24
Views: 832

Re: The threesome fight!

If the benchmade does not wobble it is too stiff to open. The partial liners and plastic handle is likely the culprit...just mush for a handle...and a plastic unlined handle with a painted black blade at this cost in this range? Get serious. I just have to make a little correction. That Benchmade's...

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