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by yablanowitz
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knifecenter Exclusive Police4
Replies: 45
Views: 1899

Re: Knifecenter Exclusive Police4

I ordered one. Im really liking the police 4, its just such a good large slicer. Im really looking forward to the lightweight k390. I think it will be my beater police model. This one... will probably get some occasional use but I do plan on holding onto it. Seems the police models dont get the lov...
by yablanowitz
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?
Replies: 74
Views: 1757

Re: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?

So much for civil discission. :rolleyes: Remember, guys and gals, for every one of us here, there are a thousand people out there who think $20 is a lot of money for a knife. The example with Zoomer :D Ship steel to Taiwan, probably pay some import taxes in there on american steel Have it made in Ta...
by yablanowitz
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?
Replies: 74
Views: 1757

Re: Can we (civilly) discuss fixed blade prices?

There is also the fact that those custom makers/collaborators get royalties for using their designs. On the subject of the Zoomer, costs add up. Royalty to the designer, extra cost of 20CV steel, extra cost of machining that steel, cost of 1"+ thick handle material, cost of machining that handle (wh...
by yablanowitz
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How I operate the Compression Lock as a Leftie
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: How I operate the Compression Lock as a Leftie

I put my index fingertip in the Spyderhole and operate the release with my thumb. Are my other fingers in the path of the edge? Probably, but I have the blade under positive control with my index finger all the time, so I have plenty of time to move any flesh out of harm's way.
by yablanowitz
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 185
Views: 15119

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

From what I have seen in the past, not to a great extent.
by yablanowitz
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 185
Views: 15119

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

For those who have been to previous factory second sales; do the fixed blade knives come with sheaths and if so do the sheaths have some sort of defect as well. I am looking into buying a bow river at this sale and it will be my first Spyderco knife. :) Yes and no. Some of them have sheaths, most d...
by yablanowitz
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Left handed PM2
Replies: 22
Views: 354

Re: Left handed PM2

The "Lefty" Para2 is the only comp lock folder that I carry right handed. All my other comp lock folders are set up for portside carry. Since I'm right handed, I have no love for the Compression lock.
by yablanowitz
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with Police model number . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 549

Re: Help with Police model number . . .

The first question in the authentication process is: "Could this be genuine?" Since Spyderco never made that model, the answer is: "No, it couldn't." The second question would be: "Could it have been put together from genuine parts?" Since it has a mark side liner and Spyderco has never made a Polic...
by yablanowitz
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with Police model number . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 549

Re: Help with Police model number . . .

I just double checked, the VG-10 Carbon Fiber Police is single liner, just like the later G-10 models. That knife was not made by Spyderco, or cobbled together from parts of genuine Spyderco knives.
by yablanowitz
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with Police model number . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 549

Re: Help with Police model number . . .

Monty - I get that a lot. :D JonLeBlanc - Thanks. The CF Police is almost too pretty to carry and use. Almost. zemogaKA - Not only is that marking crooked, it appears to be a surface transfer or etch instead of being stamped in the way Seki does. Mystery Flavor - I don't want him to waste more money...
by yablanowitz
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with Police model number . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 549

Re: Help with Police model number . . .

The SS Police is pinned together. The edges of the handle are chamfered. You couldn't just add G-10 scales over the top, you'd have to build an entire handle from scratch. Send it to Spyderco. Ask them for information. Expect a reply that says "This isn't one of ours." I saw those on Ali Express (a....
by yablanowitz
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Laminated spine?
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Laminated spine?

The ones I have the core goes all the way through to the spine.
by yablanowitz
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with Police model number . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 549

Re: Help with Police model number . . .

It's a lot less mysterious when you remember seeing them on Ali Express a few years back.
by yablanowitz
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Online Seconds Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: 2020 Online Seconds Sale

No clear answer to that. Prices at the sale seem to be based on production cost. A few(usually returns) will be discounted even further. Mule Team seconds are only about $5 less than original MSRP since they are sold direct anyway with very little markup. Online? Your guess is as good as mine. I exp...
by yablanowitz
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with Police model number . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 549

Re: Help with Police model number . . .

Sorry, no such thing. The P3 was a total redesign, basically a whole new model although they kept the C07 designation. It also came out before the change to 4 position clip on the stainless Police.
by yablanowitz
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with Police model number . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 549

Re: Help with Police model number . . .

And this is what the clip looks like on that one. https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/kk28/yablanowitz/1116200603.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds Prior to the P3, Spyderco did two G-10 Police. The first had flat saber grind blades in GIN -1 and later in ATS-55, with no liners and single pos...
by yablanowitz
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help with Police model number . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 549

Re: Help with Police model number . . .

I don't think you are going to find a model number. As far as I know, Spyderco has never made a G-10 Police2 with full liners, 4 way clip, Boye dent and saber ground VG-10 blade. It's either a Frankenspyder or an outright fake. https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/kk28/yablanowitz/1017201857a_HDR....
by yablanowitz
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 185
Views: 15119

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Probably be better to close this one and start another.
by yablanowitz
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS
Replies: 185
Views: 15119

Re: 2020 Seconds Sale - BREAKING NEWS

Online? I don't know. In person? You can get out with one Ladybug if that's all you want. I scrimp and save all year so I can blow a grand at the sale. Just because people are carrying around several thousand dollars worth of knives in their basket doesn't mean they are planning to buy anywhere nea...
by yablanowitz
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: History of negative blade angles?
Replies: 12
Views: 487

Re: History of negative blade angles?

Mas Ayoob definitely used it in his knife design. He wanted to put the point in line with the bones of the forearm without having to bend the wrist to maximize power when thrusting.

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