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by cali
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?
Replies: 186
Views: 7043

Re: Spyderco MSRP Increase for 2021?

Spyderco invests in interesting, innovative, but sometimes also weird and gimmicky knives. Spyderco releases many new versions of knives every year. Somebody has to take care of all of that - NPD/NPI costs are rising. There are also problems with rapidly developed products. That is completely normal...
by cali
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: No date stamp on Manix LW: Normal?
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: No date stamp on Manix LW: Normal?

Doc Dan wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:01 pm
That must have been a real chore to drill out those pins!
The biggest problem is that the pins are spinning. Besides that it is not as bad :)
by cali
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: No date stamp on Manix LW: Normal?
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: No date stamp on Manix LW: Normal?

The date stamp in my old Manix is not visible without disassembly, but the blade is marked.
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by cali
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Improved backlocks
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Improved backlocks

I completely forgot about the existence of the stop pin! That makes the difference (very noticeable for me)!
Native 4 looks interesting despite the lack of it :)
by cali
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Improved backlocks
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Improved backlocks

Hi
The backlock in Chaparral is absolutely the best one I ever handled. It is significantly improved compared to Endura/Delica family. What other Spyderco knives have the same lock?
by cali
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: Cara Cara 2 pocket clip screw size?
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Cara Cara 2 pocket clip screw size?

M2.2, M2.3 screws and threads are extremely rare. You won'tt find in anywhere and I suppose nobody would used it in cheap, mass manufactured product. I checked the screws, in my Cara Cara Rescue the diameter is 2.34-2.4 mm, so the thread is (common) M2.5.
by cali
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?
Replies: 130
Views: 4409

Re: S35vn on the Tenacious...what does it mean?

What is the point of manufacturing in China if it is not cheaper than in a manufacurers country?
Buck Vantage S30V, Kershaw Blur S30V, both made in USA, are cheaper than Tenacious S35VN made in China.
by cali
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Next Delica
Replies: 56
Views: 1847

Re: The Next Delica

How could they improve the backlock? I have zero complaints there and I've carried an Endura and/or Delica nearly every day for the past year. It is easy, just copy the technology from Taichung to Seki ;) To be fair, Delica blade and lockbar are AFAIK stamped and moving to laser cutting and machini...
by cali
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Next Delica
Replies: 56
Views: 1847

Re: The Next Delica

IMO what is needed is better lockback, with no blade-play - like in Chaparral or Native.
The blade/handle ratio could be better.
Also deep carry wire clip is a good idea.
by cali
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: byrd Knife General Discussion
Topic: byrd lockbacks
Replies: 8
Views: 4119

Re: byrd lockbacks

I bought CC2 Rescue recently ans indeed the finiah of the lockback is a bit rough, but on the other hand the fit is better than in Spyderco lockbacks made in Japan. The up-down blade-play is very little. I am a bit suprised.
by cali
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes a metal a metal
Replies: 25
Views: 1951

Re: What makes a metal a metal

Guys, as I wrote, it is about forming of band structure in metals. The title of the article is misleading, it is a clickbait and you are catching it.
by cali
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes a metal a metal
Replies: 25
Views: 1951

Re: What makes a metal a metal

IMO a much better explanation of the experiment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv_enhLIea8

It is all about forming band structure in metals, not about determining what a metal is. Can't relate in to knives though.
by cali
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Price difference between FRN lw and G10 on same models is very different
Replies: 22
Views: 1691

Re: Price difference between FRN lw and G10 on same models is very different

Does anybody know what really FRCP is? In my opinion it is not better than FRN, just transparent. There is a lot of knives with handles made of reinorced nylon, no liners.
by cali
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Price difference between FRN lw and G10 on same models is very different
Replies: 22
Views: 1691

Re: Price difference between FRN lw and G10 on same models is very different

Hi Cali, That is not the way we do business. We believe that to charge as much as the market will bare is to bite the hand that feeds you. We work on relatively fixed margins that we need to run our business and take care of our staff. I suggest you re-evaluate your premises. sal Hi Sal, It was pro...
by cali
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Price difference between FRN lw and G10 on same models is very different
Replies: 22
Views: 1691

Re: Price difference between FRN lw and G10 on same models is very different

It is called pricing. The goal is to maximize profit, not sales.
by cali
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral FRN CQI
Replies: 97
Views: 6292

Re: Chaparral FRN CQI

Well, thanks for the warning. I was wondering how thin it was. Can you see the hole with the clip on? No, the hole is under the wire. The problem is solved, damage is minimal :) That is the third issue I that needed tinkering (first - stiff lockback required repositioning of the spring, second - sc...
by cali
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral FRN CQI
Replies: 97
Views: 6292

Re: Chaparral FRN CQI

Is this something a little blue loctite would take care of? The problem is that the clip is not held in the channels properly. It loosens itself even if the screw keeps tight. If mine gives me trouble, I may Dremel the troughs a bit deeper. It looked like a good idea... Why hadn't I thought about i...
by cali
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chaparral FRN CQI
Replies: 97
Views: 6292

Re: Chaparral FRN CQI

That is great that the issue is solved in the new release... but I am an owner of an original Chaparral FRN, and I constantly fight with the clip, what should I do?
by cali
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela-thread
Replies: 344
Views: 25511

Re: Endela-thread

You´re welcome! If you´re looking for a folder to literally replace your Stretch 1, imho NO knife can do that, for the Stretch 1 is perhaps the best folder ever designed (for me personally at least)...;) But if you like the overall size and materials of your Stretch and additionally want something ...
by cali
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Endela-thread
Replies: 344
Views: 25511

Re: Endela-thread

Great thanks!
I am fine with Stretch and as I can see Endela will not replace it.

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