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by flipe8
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me... ?
Replies: 56
Views: 5928

Re: Is it just me... ?

I totally agree. I prefer a good back lock over pretty much anything else. I like a truly ambidextrous lock. I’d love to see more top-shelf back locks offered.
by flipe8
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Admitting when wrong
Replies: 31
Views: 3783

Re: Admitting when wrong

While neither the Delica nor the Native is my favourite Spyderco, I simply love Spyderco in-house designs. Many knife enthusiasts could do themselves a favour and find one the classic designs that fit their personal tastes and save a pile of money in the process!
by flipe8
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Do you ever wish you only had 1 knife?
Replies: 96
Views: 12875

Re: Do you ever wish you only had 1 knife?

I think about that idea regularly, but doubt I'll ever end up with truly just one knife. My collection is pretty modest by knife enthusiasts' standards; consisting of 4 folders, 3 fixed blades(1 lives on my PFD), a couple SAKs and two Leathermans. Of those, I carry one folder 99% of the time. The ot...
by flipe8
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Pre-2005 Spyderco Model?
Replies: 48
Views: 5534

Re: Favorite Pre-2005 Spyderco Model?

I've been giving this a bit of thought, as there are a couple pre-2005 models I really like, but am gonna go with the C32 Spur. The size and blade shape just do it for me. I carried one for years and wish I still had it.
by flipe8
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Facebook is the WORST!!
Replies: 32
Views: 4220

Re: Facebook is the WORST!!

I just deleted my account as it's more of a headache than it's worth to me.
by flipe8
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Facebook is the WORST!!
Replies: 32
Views: 4220

Re: Facebook is the WORST!!

I got off it years ago after having experienced how people all became experts regarding a situation none of them had been personally involved with that I happened to have been directly involved with. Interestingly, none of the people making the comments knew they were talking about me, but a number ...
by flipe8
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: D'Allara 3 bump -> The D'Allara revisited - 11 years later
Replies: 64
Views: 10797

Re: D'Allara 3 bump -> The D'Allara revisited - 11 years later

Not much to add other than I'm super excited about the D'Allara 3 coming out. I did have a rescue version of the original D'Allara, but moved it on years ago. The upcoming model hits everything I'm looking for.
by flipe8
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chris reeve sebenza vs hinderer xm-18
Replies: 7
Views: 5216

Re: Chris reeve sebenza vs hinderer xm-18

I've owned multiple knives from both companies and both make good, solid products. I'd pick the CRKs every time over the Hinderers. CRKs have a higher level of F&F, based on my experience, but not by much. To be honest, I don't really care for the looks of the Hinderers, but I got caught up in the "...
by flipe8
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Mid-Year Product Guide Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10917

Re: Mid-Year Product Guide Discussion

The Magnitude looks awesome to me, even though I generally really, REALLY dislike flippers. The Spydiechef is also a knife I've liked from the first time I saw one. The Rhino and Sage 5 also have me giving them a second look.
by flipe8
Tue May 03, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderchef size??
Replies: 44
Views: 8858

Re: Spyderchef size??

While I've taken a break from titanium fame locks, that will change when this knife comes out.
by flipe8
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes
Replies: 448
Views: 51367

Re: Amsterdam Meet 2016 Report of Spyderco Prototypes

Love the Snap-It, I'll get at least one in SE. Hopefully the Remote Release is not too far behind... *wishful thinking emoticon* I love the idea of it but the positioning of the hook/clip bothers me a little. I'm sure my aversion to it is based on me imagining it being more of a hindrance to cuttin...
by flipe8
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco's Answer To The Buck Model 110?
Replies: 58
Views: 8006

Re: Spyderco's Answer To The Buck Model 110?

JD made mention of the target audience at the beginning of this thread as one of his reasons he sees the Military as Spyderco's answer to the 110, but wasn't the Military designed by Sal as a folder he'd be confident in giving to his son joining the military? I don't know what the designer of the 11...
by flipe8
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Pocket knife perfection---Chaparral
Replies: 74
Views: 8331

Re: Pocket knife perfection---Chaparral

I recently picked up a CF Chaparral and am very pleased with it, overall. For many years, I carried small lock back Spydies like the Spur(still think it's one of the best designs Spyderco ever made), Co-Pilot, Navigator II and Dragonfly, so this knife made a lot of sense to me. I also love that it's...
by flipe8
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday, Surfingringo!
Replies: 19
Views: 1938

Re: Happy Birthday, Surfingringo!

Yup, happy belated birthday!
by flipe8
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I love lock back knives!
Replies: 79
Views: 8714

Re: I love lock back knives!

Lance that video looks like me trying to close my Stretch while driving lol. Why do you open your Stretch while driving :p I like my lock backs. Most have no bladeplay, but my older Salts show a bit (not an issue in use...) Sometimes I get bored and want to play with my spydies lol It's better than...
by flipe8
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I love lock back knives!
Replies: 79
Views: 8714

Re: I love lock back knives!

Maybe I'm also lucky that none of my Seki knives have any blade play. I even bought a few super blues in the last week, and they were tight out of the box. Maybe there's a certain way people are using them that makes it more likely to happen? Or maybe there's just bad batches of them out there? You...
by flipe8
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which spyderco is in the mail?
Replies: 5040
Views: 484071

Re: Which spyderco is in the mail?

abbazaba wrote:
The fit and finish of the Chap is in a different class than most lock backs, but if you can find a Sage4.... :cool:
Yeah, I should be considering one. If the F&F of the 4 is on par with the 3 or 2, I'd be very impressed :spyder:
by flipe8
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lets talk locks
Replies: 37
Views: 4156

Re: Lets talk locks

Surfingringo wrote: I would also note that I like ALL of the locks on the list. They all work great for me when well executed.
Amen :cool:
by flipe8
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lets talk locks
Replies: 37
Views: 4156

Re: Lets talk locks

I voted for the Power Lock, because it's an evolution of the back lock. All things being equal, I'd choose a fully ambidextrous lock over a dedicated right or left every time. If you can improve on a time tested design, all the better!

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