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by Mattysc42
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics
Replies: 41
Views: 1479

Re: What is your dominant hand / forum statistics

Completely ambidextrous. Drumming helps a lot with training ambidextrousness.
by Mattysc42
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damascus Shaman
Replies: 22
Views: 1298

Re: Damascus Shaman

If they make one of these, spyderco should do that Vanax Damascus (dc18n steel). Go all out!
by Mattysc42
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 130
Views: 6239

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Definitely still in. Diamondwood is much more my cup of tea than solid wood. Now I won’t have to worry about swapping the scales :D .
by Mattysc42
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Reveal 4, What's your favorite release?
Replies: 140
Views: 5528

Re: Reveal 4, What's your favorite release?

The rex 45 Native Chief is the only one I’ll try for, as I’ve already got a preorder for the KC Rex 45 Shaman. Once again, the Manix XL was left out from the Golden sprint linup :( .
by Mattysc42
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 130
Views: 6239

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

I’m surprised I got my order in. I just checked the spyderco website a little after midnight, and saw this thread. Pretty excited!
by Mattysc42
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45
Replies: 130
Views: 6239

Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Preordered. I’m not a fan of wood scales, but the rex45 sold it for me. I’ll try it with the scales first, and if I don’t like them, I’ll look for some aftermarket titanium or micarta.
by Mattysc42
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")
Replies: 49
Views: 2710

Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

While cutting through some hard plastic, the plastic snapped and the blade flew out of my hand into the corner of a metal support pillar where it meets the floor. The angle was apparently perfect. And I’m a firm believer in the toughness of LC200N after this happened.
by Mattysc42
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")
Replies: 49
Views: 2710

Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

Can’t bend it back because it’s firmly folded completely against the back of the blade.
by Mattysc42
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")
Replies: 49
Views: 2710

Re: SpyderEdge 2020 (A Personal "Challenge")

I like SE, and I find them easy to sharpen after carrying serrations for the last couple months, but repairing an tooth that gets badly damaged is exponentially more difficult than repairing a plain edge. I’m going to have to send my SE Caribbean in because one of the teeth got folded over 180 degre...
by Mattysc42
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anything that can replace Chaparral?
Replies: 60
Views: 3943

Re: Anything that can replace Chaparral?

My stepped titanium chap doesn’t have liners. My raffir noble one does.
by Mattysc42
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Philosophy of locks
Replies: 75
Views: 3371

Re: Philosophy of locks

If it’s strong enough to be reliable it’s fine. Extra strength past that is more for peace of mind in a potential emergency, but is unlikely to ever actually be necessary.
by Mattysc42
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your Last Spydie of the year before price hikes in 2020?
Replies: 44
Views: 2537

Re: What is your Last Spydie of the year before price hikes in 2020?

Blue stepped titanium Chaparrel. Looking forward to it 😁.
by Mattysc42
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Liner Lock Failure??
Replies: 43
Views: 2772

Re: Liner Lock Failure??

The reason I generally avoid liner locks and framelocks is because they need to have a finger in the blade path to close, not because the are likely to fail. For a careful user a linerlock is safe to use, but accidents happen, and being bumped on the shoulder when closing a liner/frame lock can easi...
by Mattysc42
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 vs K390?
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Rex 45 vs K390?

K390 is a rust bucket had it in Police4 and will never buy it again. If REX45 is worse, really why this discussion? Because extremely effective rust preventatives like eezox exist. So long as you don’t use your non-stainless folders for food prep, there is zero reason to care about corrosion resist...
by Mattysc42
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 45 vs K390?
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Rex 45 vs K390?

K390 is a rust bucket had it in Police4 and will never buy it again. If REX45 is worse, really why this discussion? Because extremely effective rust preventatives like eezox exist. So long as you don’t use your non-stainless folders for food prep, there is zero reason to care about corrosion resist...
by Mattysc42
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Caribbean Scales: Love, or Hate?
Replies: 72
Views: 2623

Re: Caribbean Scales: Love, or Hate?

Cilantro. Crocs. The Dallas Cowboys. French fries and mayo. Boondock Saints. The Caribbean's scales. Either you love them, or you hate them -- there is no middle ground. Which is it?! Sorry, but: For ME there actually IS a middle ground... :o ;) I´d be just ok with them colorwise (don´t own a Carib...
by Mattysc42
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steels did you carry today?
Replies: 405
Views: 10080

Re: Which steels did you carry today?

Maxamet, s110v, and zdp189 this week.
by Mattysc42
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?
Replies: 96
Views: 4903

Re: Spyderedged Blades: A Total Mis-Understanding Maybe?

The only reason I don’t have more serrated blades is because I can’t sharpen them on my wicked edge. My eyes are bad (right eye extremely nearsighted, left extremely farsighted, glasses only help with distance vision) which makes holding a steady angle with the sharpmaker a PITA. Freehanding on a st...
by Mattysc42
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2019 seconds sale
Replies: 49
Views: 4229

Re: 2019 seconds sale

I’ll be going this year. My goal will be to get several serrated knives, particularly the caribbean leaf, native salt, and dragonfly salt, to test out serrations without breaking the bank. Definitely looking forwards to it! :D

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