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by dalefuller
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc.
Topic: Is this a fake please help
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: Is this a fake please help

Looks just like mine, which did come from an authorized dealer, as far as I can tell from your pics. Spine shots of the jimping and the compression lock would be helpful. I agree that places like Reddit and social media subgroups are very risky for buying knives. There are several knife boards that ...
by dalefuller
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where Do You Carry ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4940

RFP unclippped almost exclusively. I do sometimes carry my Para or Millie IWB at about 10:00, esp if I'm driving. When using a pocket, though, nothing else gets carried in that pocket. I'm not big on belt pouches for folders... don't have any big enough to need one. When I wear a smaller FB I like i...
by dalefuller
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sheath for Native 5
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

I've recently started making leather sheaths for folders and such and I'd gladly make one but making such a sheath requires access to the knife in question as the leather is custom fitted to the knife. I don't have a Native5, and shipping it back and forth from Canada to Europe would be very expens...
by dalefuller
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Go to EDC Knife/Knives
Replies: 42
Views: 6182

MrGlockJock25 wrote:What's yours? Mine is Para 2 Satin/Black
My work carry has been a Native 5 since they came out. For weekend and larger carry I've switched from a Para 1 to a GB recently.
by dalefuller
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: so hey guys what are you thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 1176

stephenhines88 wrote:on the spyderco paramilitary 2 and who would lovw them to make it in a Japanese super blue blade steel version :cool:
Not me. The Millie and the Para are US platforms through and through. I would prefer that they stay that way.
by dalefuller
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ordered a Sharpmaker
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

... For maintaining my Delica, Endura, and Military I should just need to touch up with 40 degrees - right? Unless the bevels are really off from the factory? The 40 deg setting should work fine. It will give you a very sharp edge, especially with the UF rods, and it should still be a pretty robust...
by dalefuller
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: quick easy painless
Replies: 3
Views: 647

A decently affordable combo would be the discontinued 701 Profile Set and the Byrd Duckfoot. Both easily available still and should cost about $60 total if you shop around. The 701 comes with a medium and fine grit ceramic stick and are done free-hand. They hit the scallops/valleys well. The Duckfo...
by dalefuller
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is the next step after the sharpmaker?
Replies: 32
Views: 3228

DRKBC...Sorry about the negative post ,only meant to question the use of a blade sharpened beyond what is normally considered a workable edge. Again my apologies T Each of us probably has our own unique idea of what a workable edge is. I think a lot of us have enjoyed learning to sharpen, then push...
by dalefuller
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is the next step after the sharpmaker?
Replies: 32
Views: 3228

Thanks Dale, Great information, so for the balsa strop do you actually just use a piece of Balsa wood? I have heard that you are better to buy a decent leather strop rather than make one so that the leather is cased, any particular brand of strop you have found to be good? Where do you buy the past...
by dalefuller
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is the next step after the sharpmaker?
Replies: 32
Views: 3228

Forgive if this is something that has been asked a million times before. I use my sharpmaker and its been great. But I have seen the results that a lot of you get from stroping and using different polishing compounds etc.. What I am wondering is what would be a good sort of "starter kit" for a pers...
by dalefuller
Tue May 29, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I wish they made a Para 2 with bolt action lock
Replies: 23
Views: 1292

What Blerv said. It would also needlessly complicate a very simple and effective design that has proven itself over the years.
by dalefuller
Tue May 29, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best slicer - PM2 or GB???
Replies: 38
Views: 3079

They are both great. Out of the box, I'd say the GB, due to how thin it is behind the edge. But if you reprofile the PM it can get just as good. But part of this question hinges on 'what are you slicing?' Thick, stiff materials eeem to do better with FFG (which is where I think your question was le...
by dalefuller
Sun May 27, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So what about the Natiive 5?
Replies: 32
Views: 3509

The N5 is my favorite EDC Spyderco. It's the only knife I have a backup for. I've found it to be everything I need in an EDC blade. It's a very efficient cutter, very easy to maintain the edge and keep the body clean without having to take it apart, and it's been plenty tough for my EDC needs. As fa...
by dalefuller
Sun May 27, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Did I miss a deal? First-Gen Paramilitary
Replies: 16
Views: 1431

Hi all, Was at a swap meet this weekend and passed on an original Spyderco Paramilitary w/ black blade. The guy wanted $150, and it was new, but I didn't really NEED it. This being the first time I've seen an original (not a PM2), I got curious. I tried searching around online when I got home, and ...
by dalefuller
Sun May 20, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gayle Bradley vs Manix 2?
Replies: 47
Views: 6393

Ok, I will find a retailer that carries the Para 2, Manix 2 and the GB and handle all 3 and made my decision. This is definitely the way to go with these 3 knives. As you handle them, let the knives make the purchase decision for you. Pick the one that seems to be the best choice for your uses afte...
by dalefuller
Fri May 11, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: best edc medium use knife
Replies: 26
Views: 4444

As Blerv has suggested, the VG10 Stretch is screw construction and can be had for around $71 or $72 if you spend a little time looking online. It's also a very comfortable knife with a wide range of uses.
by dalefuller
Fri May 11, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Para 1 Appreciation Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2004

I've said before that the P1 is my fav Spyderco. IMAO it didn't need any upgrades since it was already an 11 on a scale of 1-10. It's still what I choose to carry for general EDC & woods walking stuff when I have no other considerations. My Native 5 gets more actual carry time because of work, but t...
by dalefuller
Tue May 08, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need suggestion, Gayle Bradley vs Endura ZDP Saber Grind for office
Replies: 13
Views: 1723

IMHO, I think any blade over about 3 inches is really pushing the sheeple factor unless you're doing IT at Cabela's or REI. Further I wouldn't worry about your hand slipping forward for office tasks and pull cuts pose no risk. Regarding price at a popular internet retailer the Endura is $89 and the...
by dalefuller
Sun May 06, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: para military 1 variations
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

There was also at least one early CQI variation that didn't get renumered. The early Para 1s had smooth choils and wide jimping on the top of the blade similar to the Militaries of the time. Once the D2 sprints started coming out with finer jimping on the top and the choil, all the Paras switched to...
by dalefuller
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stupid, sharp knives!
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Okay, I love it when they're extremely sharp. :p My wife might think differently, though. :eek: She just asked me if I had a knife (what do you think? :D ) so she could cut some threads off her new shorts. I handed her my ZDP Dfly and watched her cut off the threads. Neither of us saw how or when i...

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