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by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper
Replies: 162
Views: 4629

Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Sal - I never would have believed the RockJumper would bump the exquisite Caly 3.5 out of my #1 spot. I was looking forward to checking it out as I am a big fan of both Wharncliffe blades and FRN. I can already say that I am blown away by this design. My belief is that once more people get it in ha...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 243

Re: Vanax PM2 Lets Do This!!!

Man, am I oldschool... never ever been on Instagram (nor on Facebook, Twitter...for that matter) and this forum is the only one I am active on.
So I have no idea what is/was going on Instagram and can just say 'welcome to the forum'.
Will have to look up what Vanax is like. No idea either tbh... :o
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 23142
Views: 1793994

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

I put some new Micarta scales from Sharp Dressed Knives on my old and trusted Gayle Bradley 2 and think it is almost perfect. Perfect would be a custom from Mr. Bradley himself if I could figure out how. It is perfect (for my preferences). Congrats! :) The Bradley 2 is a knife I really want to try ...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1473

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

Don't take this the wrong way. Like you, I want the folks here have the correct information from which to make a decision about what may or may not work for them. Personal experience is subjective, and should be viewed as such. But something like specs should be pretty straight forward. I measured ...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1473

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

For real... we all care about minuscule details. we’re all abnormal freaks if we’re on a knife forum :cool: Well said! And this thread really teaches us that: - Most "non knife people" would say it totally does not matter if one chooses the Native FRN or the Delica: Both FRN, both backlock, both ro...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 23142
Views: 1793994

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

JuPaul wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:10 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:31 am
JuPaul wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:22 am
Wartstein wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 3:55 am
I love these! Thanks, W!
You´re very welcome! More to come... (I am actually surrounded by "Sound of Music" without realizing it most of the times... ;) )
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1473

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

Wartstein does always fret over the minuscule detail of "cutting edge" Mere millimeters are a make or break, or game changer from one model to another. Which confuses me why he loves the Chaparral so much...it's cutting edge is much smaller than so many other knives. When in reality...does the cutt...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Collection Limiting Rules
Replies: 55
Views: 1159

Re: Collection Limiting Rules

Rule 1: Tools, not rules ("more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules") Rule 2: It's gotta get used Rule 2a: To get proper rotation and use, there is a natural upper limit to size of collection Rule 3: It's gotta bring enjoyment Rule 3a: Enjoyment includes - hand feel, aesthetics, action, F&...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 23142
Views: 1793994

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Mushroom wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:59 am
Had the Straight Spine Stretch with me for a motorcycle camping trip through the downeast Maine area this weekend. The fall foliage was near its peak and the colors were incredible!

Very nice!! :)

But your Stretch blade almost looks like if it had a Patina... on VG10?!
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1473

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

Boy, you must be talking about some precission cuts ;) How are there no pics here?! Ok, here you go: NOT my pic, but some random one from blade forums. But it shows the situation I know from my Native and Delica: Longer edge on the Delica... :confused: https://i.postimg.cc/02mC1JZm/Native-Delica.jpg
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1473

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

Boy, you must be talking about some precission cuts ;) How are there no pics here?! https://i.imgur.com/2HsYvMO.jpg Amazing... (the pic)... I remember several pics here on this very forum that show the Natives clearly shorter edge (as it should be going by Spydercos own specs) I should have some co...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1473

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

Some things I don't agree with based on what I remember reading in these pages. - I don't see how the Delica excels in skinning over Native. ... - Since it was mentioned twice, the Delica does not offer 10% cutting edge. On paper, the cutting edge is advertised as 65mm vs 62mm - 4 % at best. My act...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1473

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

Wartstein, do you ever used fixed blades as 'work knives' (your category definition)? In general if I know I'm going to be doing a lot of cutting with a knife, I intentionally go pick up a fixed blade for the job. In that case I actually picked up the definition "work knife" from Sonorum, but I do ...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1473

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

I want to start this with saying that this is how the knives feel to me. For me the Native is a work knife in this sense: For other things I used to carry this at work: Good points, and you are right on your choices 100% :) Still, and maybe even especially for the "Stanley knife tasks" I personally...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 23142
Views: 1793994

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Glad you give the Chap a fair try! Imho it is constantly underestimated by many who never actually really used it hard and pushed it to the limits, since it is (falsly) considered to be only a gents knife. It is amazingly though (and actually overall built like a tank with all that steel in the han...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 23142
Views: 1793994

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

..... I could start a knife-pic-series with all the location of "Sound of music" in the background... would actually be pretty easy to do, most are in or very close the city of Salzburg, where I live. ;) I would love to see that thread - that movie was a favorite of mine as a kid. Fun story: Like 6...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 23142
Views: 1793994

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Didn't take you as a Chaparral owner. Usually have something that hits a little harder! It never got it’s fair shakedown. I bought it used and never really carried it. Well, I don’t pass judgment on a knife without carrying it and using it so therefore I will do just that. Man this blade is thin! P...
by Wartstein
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native
Replies: 94
Views: 1473

Re: 12 reasons why the Delica is better than the Native

I feel like the Native is more of a work knife where the Delica is more of an EDC knife. If one were to force them in different directions. This is a real interesting discussion and shows how different people sometimes are in their preferences and assessments (and all of those are fine or course). ...
by Wartstein
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 23142
Views: 1793994

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Thank you for sharing that book Wartstein, I immediately added it to my list of books to buy. It looks very interesting. Unfortunately giving ebay a quick look I don't see an English edition. ..... Thanks, I will check that book out for sure! :) I won´t go into detail concerning your post, cause yo...
by Wartstein
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where do you grip large knives with a choil?
Replies: 20
Views: 267

Re: Where do you grip large knives with a choil?

Though I am not necessarily a fan of choils (except on folders of Chap size and smaller): In your scenario I actually would be more interested in the ergos when choked up on the choil and probably try that first Why? Quite simple just because IF a folder has a choil (which I would not need to have i...

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